Lane Bryant

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5 Ways To Slay This Spring

5 ways to Slay This Spring

Five Ways to Slay this Spring   Although spring got off to a late start in Chicago, Mr. Sunshine finally found a few minutes to pay us a visit. The70-degree days combined with the sunshine is just what I need. It feels like I’ve been hibernating all winter long. Dressing in layers of clothing and […]

What My First DIY Dresser Project Taught Me

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What My First DIY Dresser Project Taught Me I’m no DIY expert by a longshot, but I wanted to add a pop of color to this dresser. I purchased it so long ago until I can’t remember what month. I bought a sleeper sofa for my basement from Craigslist sometime in 2014. I wanted the sofa […]

Why Can’t African-American Women Be More Supportive?

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Why Can’t African-American Women Be More Supportive? On last Sunday, we witnessed the support of African-American actresses as Taraji P. Henson took on the role of the head cheerleader at the 2015 Emmy awards. Regina King, Uzo Aduba, and last but not least, Viola Davis took home awards for their outstanding work in various dramatic […]

It’s September: Are you Falling Backwards or Forward?

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As summer starts to fade away ask yourself “are you falling backwards or forward”? Have you ever just stopped and asked yourself, “where did the time go?” I had one of those moments this morning. I can’t believe how fast 2015 is going. I imagine time will continue to fly as I get older and […]

I Survived My First Zumba Class

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I Survived My First Zumba Class My sister has been bugging me for months to take a dance class with her. I finally found a local class not too far from my home that offered a Zumba class multiple times a week. I figured that was good enough because it was the only class I […]

Traveling Through Southern Spain: Madrid, Toledo, & Sevilla

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The last time I posted, I was leaving Barcelona and heading to Madrid. Barcelona was beautiful! It presented me with a magnitude of fun times, laughter, and excitement.I hopped on the AVE High Speed Train and within a few short hours, I found myself in Madrid. Madrid was a much different atmosphere than Barcelona. The […]

Beautiful Barcelona, Spain

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Beautiful Barcelona, Spain My vaction officially started with my first stop in Barcelona, Spain. I’m not sure what my expectations were, but Barcelona exceeded any expectations I could have thought of. Barcelona is strikingly beautiful! The architecture, pier, fountains, Las Ramblas, sangria/cava, and its laid back atmosphere makes this a destination worth visiting. I thought […]

Goodbye Flirty Thirties Hello Fabulous Forty

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Goodbye Flirty Thirties Hello Fabulous Forty Yesterday, I said goodbye to my flirty thirties and hello to my fabulous forties. In case you missed it, yesterday was my birthday. Last week, I was in my feelings about turning 40. I had such a fabulous time my thirties; I didn’t want to say goodbye or age another […]

NOLA (New Orleans, LA) is Everything I Expected

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I have an amazing time anytime I travel with my sisters. In February, we decided to do a girl’s trip to New Orleans, LA; neither of us had ever been before, so we jumped at the opportunity to book cheap flights during a sale. This is normally in January/February before the100 days of Summer take […]

Keep Calm I’m Turning 40

Keep Calm I'm Turning 40

Keep Calm I’m Turning 40 – I’m Treating Myself Big Time Every day it seems like time is moving faster and faster. In little less than a month, I’ll be saying goodbye to my flirty thirties and hello to my fabulous forties. As I reflect on my thirties, I can say I had an incredible, fantastic, […]