‘Tis the season of gift-giving. Before you start making lists and checking them twice, give yourself the gift of cyber safety. The National Cyber Security Alliance created a holiday shopping safety tip guide to help keep your gift purchases safe this holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, 73 percent of consumers plan to… Read More 8 Holiday Shopping Safety Tips for a Cyber-Safe Season
Happy November! It’s the month of thankfulness, family feasts, festive celebrations, and my birthday month. 😉 I’m here for it! How about you? I’m sure you’ve heard of a November Thankful Challenge. Usually, family and friends will post on their social media a daily thankfulness post leading up to Thanksgiving Day. Do you like thankfulness challenges?… Read More November Thankfulness Challenge: Practicing Specific Gratitude
The 2nd Annual ROCK THAT Photography Conference and Trade Show starts tomorrow. Are you going? The three-day conference will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan from July 25th to the 27th. I plan on attending the conference and learning more about what ROCK THAT has to offer. Although I’m not a… Read More Piper Carter Talks Photographing Erykah Badu and the Advice She’d Give Women Photographers
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine said something to me that caused me to dig deep into my creative side as a blogger. We were at the Detroit Podcast Fest (DPF) mixer at Marble Bar and she mentioned how I am a storyteller because I am a blog writer. Of course, I’m… Read More What Makes You a Storyteller?
What do you do when you love your career, but you discover a new industry you’re passionate about? You make it your side hustle, of course! In today’s blog post, I’m featuring my interview with metro Detroit makeup artist Jasmine Wagner, and she shares how she turned her passion for beauty into a side hustle.… Read More How I Turned My Passion Into a Side Hustle
What up doe! How did your work week go for you? It looks like the Spring weather is slowly making it’s appearance. Travis and I have been taking our kids outside to play and it has been such a refreshing change from being stuck indoors. If you get a chance this weekend, make sure you… Read More #FridayVibes 3.29.19
Happy Spring! It’s finally here! How did your work week go for you? My biggest highlight from this week is celebrating my oldest daughter’s birthday! Today is Michala’s 17th birthday and we are so excited for her! She has been counting down the days to her big celebration. Ahh, to be young again! I told… Read More #FridayVibes 3.22.19
The career world is changing so much these days. Many men and women are starting to accept positions remotely to have more time with family and a flexible schedule. For business owner Karen Kamenwa, working from home has given her the chance to keep her career and also care for her children all from the… Read More Three Tips to Help You Run a Successful Home-based Business
WHAT UP DOE How did your week go for you? I think the time change kind of threw me off this week. I’ve been staying up later at night than I should and as a result, I wake up feeling very tired. There is one good thing about losing an hour: more daylight! So for… Read More #FridayVibes 3.15.19
WHAT UP DOE! Today is International Women’s Day– a day to celebrate and honor women across the world. Do you have any plans to celebrate with family or friends? I wrote an article featuring 10 quotes from Detroit women professionals. You should read it and share your thoughts about the special day, too! Here are… Read More #FridayVibes 3.8.19
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! Today we celebrate women from across the globe who have made a great difference for women everywhere. It is a day we show our appreciation for the women within our inner circles and in our communities. We honor the women in our family who have made a strong impact on our… Read More 10 Inspiring Detroit Women Share Their Thoughts on International Women’s Day
What up doe! Happy March! I’m counting down the days ’til Spring and when I can start wearing my cute shoes again. Ha! The other day I was in Downtown Detroit for a press conference and I wore my big ol’ snow boots with my dress pants. It was way too cold to wear my… Read More #FridayVibes 3.1.19
What’s good, friends? How did your week go? My week has been a busy one with working from home and caring for a very sick Zhen. My six-year-old has the chicken pox and she has been miserable all week. So if you have any great home remedies for the pox, let me know! Here are… Read More #FridayVibes 2.22.19
We made it! Friday is here and I am ready for the weekend. Are you? What are your weekend plans? On Friday, we have plans to check out Cranbrook Institute of Science’s new dinosaur exhibit. I also have to reorganize my work table and do some homeschool planning so Saturday and Sunday I’ll probably stay… Read More #FridayVibes 2.8.19
Post updated 10/23/19 What’s up, friends?! I know it’s been a while since I’ve written. I hope you are doing well and your New Year is off to a blessed start. What are your New Year’s goals for 2019? This year, my theme for 2019 is growth and voice. I am excited because I am… Read More It Feels So Good to Be Back!
Happy Fall! The fall season has officially begun and you know what that means: it’s boot and sweater season. Do you have any sweater trends your loving right now? I’ve been perusing various fashion sites like Who What Wear, Nordstrom, and Target to stay in the know with all of the fall trends. From a… Read More 10 Fall Sweater Trends I’m Loving Right Now
To all of my single-dog-loving-friends, I know the dating world can be hard sometimes. I remember the #singlelife when I was in my 20s (typing that last sentence just hurt my heart a little as I realize I’m showing my age) and it was pretty brutal at times. Just trying to determine all that you… Read More The New Dig Dating App Connects Dog Lovers (and They’re Launching in Detroit!)
Hey, friends! Social media has become this great platform for getting the latest news in a matter of seconds. From breaking news to the latest celebrity gossip, social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter keep us plugged in so we don’t miss out. One thing I really love about using social media is connecting with people… Read More When You Meet Your Blogger Friend IRL: Catching Up with Marisa from MexiMoments
Last year, when I was pregnant with Zephaniah the healthy foods I used to love eating were homemade salads, cottage cheese, asparagus, and sweet potatoes. I also enjoyed eating tilapia fish tacos and salmon. (Here’s my homemade fish taco recipe with sweet potato fries if you’d like to try it.) After I gave birth, I… Read More Can Eating Fish During Pregnancy Help Reduce the Risk of Having a Preemie?
What are your weekend plans? I’m hoping the weather will be nice enough for us to go to Eastern Market and take the kids to the park. My little ones are so excited for springtime weather because they want to stay outdoors all day. I’m ready for the warmer weather so I can start wearing… Read More A Casual Weekend Style for a Day Out in the City