ERYKAH BADU

Erykah Badu kicked the Neo-Soul music doors wide open snatching the hinges off in 1996 and got things popping like fish grease. Since that time her voice as an artist has grown along with the respect she’s gained as a woman. Erykah gave birth to a sound that is so unique to her, yet so conscious and so relevant. She’s a woman who is not ashamed of her truth, nor is she afraid to share it.

Aside from the fact that Erykah Badu has a thing for musicians and they clearly have a thing for her, we’ve had the pleasure of learning many things about the Queen of Neo-Soul. Her willingness to share her truth in a raw and uncut fashion is yet another reason why we can’t get enough of Erykah Badu, a.k.a Fat Belly Bella, a.ka. DJ Low-Down Loretta Brown…we could keep going!  View Full Post

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LISTEN! So I had this bright idea to hike up the Runyon Canyon. It’s been on my bucket list for years and since I was in LA for my last trip with Buick (read about my year-long adventures here) I convinced my boyfriend, my fellow blogger from the Buick crew and his daughter to hike up the mountain on our free day. View Full Post

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It’s week one of 2016 and everyone has many irons in the fire. For many people, they’ve been planning and setting goals for the New Year since the Summer or early Fall. Now, things are in full swing; new ideas, new goals and creative juices are at a high, the question is, how long will it last? View Full Post

2016 reader survey

I’ve been blogging for almost six years and I just realized that I’ve never asked who you were. Like, I don’t know where you’re from, if you went to a HBCU, or if you love fruit snacks like me (I promise you those are just jokes I don’t really want to know all of that).

Either way, your opinion and feedback means the world to me and although we chat via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat I want to know what you WANT and NEED. SO I need to hear from you!

I’d love you even more if you could take a few minutes to fill out the survey. By doing so, you will ultimately be making your life easier. Why? Because you will be helping me create content even more interesting and relevant to you! BET?

The survey is easy to fill out, and the results are completely anonymous. I won’t see who said what and I definitely won’t know if you went to a HBCU either (but you can tell me if you like, I went to Hillman College!). The best part is that you will finish in less than five minutes (unless you type mad slow and then you have bigger adult issues than I can fix). Also to sweeten the pot, I will have a few prizes for a few random participants who have completed the survey!

Once completed, the results will be posted here on le blog for all to see.

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While this post is sponsored by LensCrafters via Socialstars, you beauties know that all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make my blog possible! #LensCraftersCrowd

You could should know by now that I kinda feel naked without my glasses and I actually need 1,000 pairs to feel complete. Surprisingly I managed to unplug (kinda, I just didn’t blog for a week…who really quits social media), and during that time I went to get my eyes checked thanks to Lenscrafters. View Full Post

christmas pics gorgeous in grey

OMG it’s Christmas Eve! Also…I may or may not be really tired as I type this. Also (part 2), I might be a little semi-tipsy (read: blame this sweet red wine for any typos). But you know what, whatevs…it’s the holiday season. I’ve missed my besties back home in Baltimore and life is short so…you should have brunch with unlimited bottles of wine, yes? #JudgeMeNot

But on a serious less rambling note, I am so thankful. 2015 has been a doozy. But in all the best possible ways. And I couldn’t let another blog post go up without thanking you guys.  View Full Post