Peace Earrings Giveaway Winners

I know I say this often after a giveaway, but y’all make it hard on a bella. Choosing just three deserving winners from a list of 45 comments is overwhelming anyway. But when each and every comment is so very inspiring, it’s beyond difficult. Still, I had to pick three winners. And they are: #11 […]

Justice for Jada

Here in Chicago, the story of missing 2 year old Jada Justice has gotten the attention of the nightly news. But I was reminded by a regular commenter, this story isn’t getting nearly enough national attention. In case you haven’t heard, click here to read more at BlackAmericaWeb. To summarize, Jada Justice has been missing […]

5 New Fave Body Washes

My daily shower routine is a little bizarre I guess. I like to use bar soap first, then slough my skin with a decadent, lavishly scented body wash using my trusty bath puff-thingy. And I like to have several options at the ready. How do I choose the body wash du jour? That entirely depends […]

Lessons From My Father

My homegirl Renae of the ever-inspirational In Her Shoes blog put together a wonderful Father’s Day post featuring yours truly. I was asked to share the best wisdom my dad taught me over the years. After considering all the priceless bon mots and tidbits of advice my father has offered over my 30 years of […]

Saturday Night Celebration!

This weekend I’ll be downtown Chi town meeting and greeting my peers at the Blogging While Brown conference. And Saturday night, I’d love to invite all of you bloggers and Chicago-area bellas to celebrate, mingle, and support a righteous cause with me! Just a reminder, Luvvie of Awesomely Luvvie and Karyn, AKA The Fab Giver […]

Summertime Skin -Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask

I don’t know about you, but in the summertime my skin goes ka-razy. I find myself almost constantly plagued by acne and excess oil. Lucky me – being a beauty blogger I have the privilege of reviewing quite the variety of skin care products, some of which are insanely pricey. I’ll do a review on […]

Healthy, Local, Fresh

I’ve been reading Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food. The first sentence grabbed me right away. Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. He makes it sound easy, right? But when you’re living in a city, or on a budget, if you work long hours or if you have kids who are picky eaters, […]