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Every Dream Begins With A Dreamer

In Living on August 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
– Harriet Tubman

Home Accents: ILLUME Monogram Candles

In Fashion and Style on August 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm
I’m seriously addicted to the heavenly scent of these candles! Made with nontoxic soy wax and lead free wicks, they are a chic embellishment to your home decor and fills your nest with a fragrance infused with essential oils of mandarin, vetiver, vanilla, and cedarwood.

 And at $10 each, the characterful and personal votives are perfect for simple, dainty (and affordable) gifts.

Video Of The Day: Jill Scott "Hear My Call"

In Entertainment and Celebrity on August 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm
Jill Scott pours her heart out in the deeply moving song “Hear My Call”. No dancers, fancy jewels or designer clothes.  Just Jill doing what she does best; giving us the best music to feed out souls. 

Style Hunting: Adrienne Bailon

In Fashion and Style on August 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm
Former 3LW and Cheetah Girl, Adrienne Bailon attended the 2011 US Open Rock the Set concert at Terminal 5 in New York rocking these super cute Door Knocker Earrings. 

The oversized hoops are made by the brand  Badacious, inspired by Gianni Versace.  

Style Hunting: Nicole Richie

In Fashion and Style on August 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm
The always fashionable Nicole Richie attended the Band of Outsiders event at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. The starlet and mommy of two wore her own design, a black fringed Winter Kate ‘Starlight’ robe jacket and paired it with

blush Winter Kate ‘Black Magic’ silk blouse and black leather pants and chic black fedora.  I love how she takes simple, easy pieces and turns them into fashion icon looks.   

You Have The Ability To Succeed In Anything

In Living on August 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm
I have life on my mind.

You have the ability to succeed in anything you attempt! Sometimes the hardest part is getting started! We all have the spark within us to do something great!

We just have to find the right motivation and determination to get the fire ignited!”
– Jon Hawks

How To Avoid Toxic Friendships

In Living on August 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm

No friendship is perfect but sometimes you have to wonder why or how you’ve allowed certain friends to enter your life.  Do you have that girlfriend that always has something negative to say?  Is she not supportive of you?  Becoming an enemy more than a friend?  If so, you may need to reevaluate the relationship.  Madame Noire dishes on ways to avoid a toxic and unhealthy friendship.

Don’t Rationalize Bad Behavior
When we’re dealing with someone new, we’re constantly on the lookout for “hmmm” moments. By this I mean moments when our new friend or associate makes some type of backwards comment, perhaps in passing, that gives you pause. Just like in a romantic relationship, don’t ignore the red flags or even worse don’t play the dangerous game of making excuses for their shadiness. Your “hmmm” radar is rarely wrong. Ignoring those “hmmm” moments now will lead to frustration in the future.
Redirect the Conversation
We’re all prone to our moments of negativity and pessimism but no one wants to be surrounded by a Debbie Downer all the time. If you hang around these types for too long you’ll either waste precious time and energy attempting to make them happy-all to no avail- or you find yourself rowing right along with them in their sulking ship. Most people who focus on the negative don’t know this about themselves. If you recognize that deep down yourfriend is a good person then you might be inclined in trying to sway their outlook by speaking positively around them, reminding them to look at the bright side.
You can see the full article at Madame Noire.


In Living on August 29, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
-Mark Twain

Video Of The Day: Beyonce "1+1"

In Entertainment and Celebrity on August 29, 2011 at 12:40 pm
Beyonce channels her inner sexy and showcased a very steamy (and well…wet) video for her hit single “1+1”.  The video for the love ballad premiered on E! Thursday night but if you missed, here’s your chance to see B’s latest debut.

Style Hunting: Ciara

In Fashion and Style on August 29, 2011 at 12:40 pm
ATL songbird, Ciara was spotted  in New York City wearing one of the biggest fall trends- super sexy leather pants.  

CiCi’s donned in Rag & Bone/Jean Distressed Leather Skinny Pant in Cognac and a chic white Equipment blouse. And let’s not forget those accessories she’s rockin’! A Givenchy Antigona bag, aviator glasses, gold jewelry and Christian Louboutin Maggie Leopard pumps gives her a uber glam style.
Do you like the look?