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25

Aug

No longer miseducated. Lauryn is...she is

20

Aug

The beauty…..

The beauty…..

18

Aug

Meatless Mondays!! 

#CookinAllinYoKitchen - Home fries, green pepper and tomato omelet with a plain buttered bagel!

Meatless Mondays!!

#CookinAllinYoKitchen - Home fries, green pepper and tomato omelet with a plain buttered bagel!

15

Aug

John legend NEVER disappoints me.

You&I

MUSICxARTxLOVE

14

Aug

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

13

Aug

Beautiful Saturday with Beautiful People! SCREENSHOTS!
(TOP: Momma Smalls, Toni Diggs, Tionna Smalls)
(BELOW: Momma Smalls & Toni Diggs)
I absolutely adore these two women!!! <3  

Last Saturday August, 9th I had the pleasure of attending #BrooklynBredFilm FUNDRAISER DAY PARTY in Brooklyn…Of course ;)
The party was SO dope! There was so much love in the building not to mention, the excitement from the cast members chosen to be apart of the film. I was extremely grateful to have been apart of such a historic event. We remember films like Boys-N-da Hood,Juice, Paid and Full and many other movies for their touching messages and STRONG familiarity to the world we know. Not only are those movies classics but they are truly unforgettable, That is what BROOKLYN BRED will be for our GENERATION!

With so much experience in television, Tionna Smalls knows just what we need on the big screen and we are FOR CERTAIN she will deliver!!

Besides, who else could have gotten me out in ALL WHITE!?


#BrooklynBredFilm
#OperationFocusonYourFocus
#ACA

12

Aug

Green juice! 

What she order?
Spinach,kiwi,carrots,celery,orange,apple and raw aloe

#Healthyliving
#OperationFocusonYourFocus

Green juice!

What she order?
Spinach,kiwi,carrots,celery,orange,apple and raw aloe

#Healthyliving
#OperationFocusonYourFocus

11

Aug

10

Aug

Juicing saves lives
What she order? Beet, ginger, red apple,spinach,carrot,pineapple, kiwi, orange &amp; a piece of raw aloe
I don’t drink any juice that contains preservatives. If it isn’t cold pressed or freshly squeezed I don’t drink it either. There’s usually too much sugar or it lacks nutrition.
#OperationFocusonYourFocus #Healthylifestyle #GodsTemple

Juicing saves lives

What she order? Beet, ginger, red apple,spinach,carrot,pineapple, kiwi, orange & a piece of raw aloe

I don’t drink any juice that contains preservatives. If it isn’t cold pressed or freshly squeezed I don’t drink it either. There’s usually too much sugar or it lacks nutrition.

#OperationFocusonYourFocus
#Healthylifestyle
#GodsTemple

09

Aug

Smoothie Saturdays

I received this cute little jar from a Co worker a few months ago. Today is my first time actually using it and I love it.

Smoothie: Raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, banana, vanilla chobani yogurt, vanilla nutriment, peanut butter and ICE

BEFORE GYM SMOOTHIE

#OperationFocusONyourFOCUS

Smoothie Saturdays

I received this cute little jar from a Co worker a few months ago. Today is my first time actually using it and I love it.

Smoothie: Raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, banana, vanilla chobani yogurt, vanilla nutriment, peanut butter and ICE

BEFORE GYM SMOOTHIE

#OperationFocusONyourFOCUS

07

Aug

I surround myself with amazing people. I forsee amazing things. Scared to close my eyes, I may just miss out on this journey.

#ACA
EATxPRAYxLOVE

#OperationFocusonYourFocus

I surround myself with amazing people. I forsee amazing things. Scared to close my eyes, I may just miss out on this journey.

#ACA

EATxPRAYxLOVE

#OperationFocusonYourFocus

06

Aug

#CookinAllinYoKitchen Cajun grilled chicken and veggies(carrots, broccoli, tomatoes,mushrooms) with Rotini pasta sauteed in garlic and butter.
#OperationFocusonYourFocus

#CookinAllinYoKitchen Cajun grilled chicken and veggies(carrots, broccoli, tomatoes,mushrooms) with Rotini pasta sauteed in garlic and butter.

#OperationFocusonYourFocus

21

Jul

After the FACT

It sucks being in LOVE….AFTER THE FACT
It’s almost like you getting dumped ….except
you did it to yourself….knowledge is wealth
and you couldn’t change it …even if you could help

experience means growth and growing means losing 
but is it ever easy? The pain in your heart and the soaking of your tears
with thoughts of you saying ‘you’d never leave me’.

However I pushed you away 
expecting you to stay even though
EVERYDAY I ‘d treat you however which way
due to my hang ups from artificial break ups and
broken promises… I’d lie with you and then lie to you, about
how I don’t need that HIGH again and now……. I’m sober

but your gone and now I’m sober but your HIGH
HIGH off life…. Gone off me because while you were on me
I was on E for you and on FULL for him 
I’m just sitting here wishing I could be fueled AGAIN.

As a matter of fact…..IT SUCKS BEING IN LOVE AFTER THE FACT.

16

Apr

Rated RATCHET


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                        Today I decided to start a PETITION against MONA SCOTT-YOUNG and the RATCHET REALITY she conjures up. Unfortunately as soon as I made that decision, I dismissed it. I mean sure I would get signatures; but what worries me most is that the same people that SIGNED the petition wouldn’t really make a conscience decision to forgo watching LOVE AND “HIP-HOP” all together. I realized the HARSH REALITY is that although Mona Scott is serving up RAW RATCHETNESS on a digital platter; It’s us THE PEOPLE, we are the reason why shows like this are still ON TV. It’s all about politics! ratings are the glue keeping this buffoonery together. 

I can’t even lie; I’ve walked past someone watching it and I have too succumb to the ratchetness of it all. What always stops me from religiously tuning in is that once I’m finished watching; I always feel like I’ve been drained of all my time, energy and positivity. At the end of each episode I am almost certain I have been served enough drama to last me weeks. 

I realized that because most of us are so used to negativity we’ve become prone to it. It’s not just a form of entertainment anymore, it’s pure WANT! We want to see someone else’s drama unfold before our eyes, because at least it will give us someone to talk about. This way we won’t feel like we’re really gossiping about anyone because hey! everyone is talking about it and besides this is what they signed up for right? We have to eliminate our need for destruction in our lives. Even if our lives aren’t destructive we feed off of the destruction of others. A sex tape hasn’t drawn this much attention since R.kelly’s. I mean come on I was only 11 years old and I knew about it. Famed blogger Necole Bitchie didn’t even post about it because she’s cutting down on the amount of ratchetness she posts on her blog and I commend her for that.

Now Mimi is being ripped to shreds and everyone will be tuned in for the season premiere, why? because WE JUST HAVE TO KNOW! Mona Scott will rake in the dollars big time and ratings will shoot through the roof. I guess we could start a petition for the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and let them know that a new TV rating is long overdue. But let’s face it whether it’s rated RATCHED or has no ratings at all, MONA SCOTT will continue winning because WE HAVE BEEN FINELY TUNED to feed off or ANY DRAMA THAT ISN’T OUR OWN.

I don’t know when the SEASON PREMIERE of LHHA is but if I did I wouldn’t say. The truth is I won’t be watching! 

07

Oct

Waters Falls and Government Shutdowns!

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So 23 huh?  I guess it feels good to be 23, 23 was MJ’s number right? Funny thing about this part of my life is that I’m more fearless than I’ve ever been. Once I reached the age of 20 people always told me the time to live is now, “you’re in your prime” they said. Even that was only 3 years ago, I am just now understanding what it feels like to be in IT. IT being the prime of my youth, I’m opening my life up and facing alot of my fears. I have overcame more this year than any other year I have lived thus far. With each year comes a life changing experience, last year I took my life further but kept ME back. The person I was, wasn’t changing; my life was changing but within I was still the same ol’ me. This year 2013 I pushed myself and broke down the bearers I built. For my birthday I was so blessed to be taken to Niagara Falls, CA and got a chance to experience and see one of the 9th wonders of the world, the intensity of the falls mixed with my own amazement and sheer joy gave me an experience that money could not buy… It was almost like I wanted to take as much of it as I possibly could with me. The beauty of Nature deserves much more credit than we give it. People are always saying “Thank God, I’m alive” and not that I wasn’t thankful to be alive but I was more happy to see, breathe, hear, feel and LOVE. To know me is to know that I am sometimes full of selfishness and this birthday I asked for things, yes! But when MY DAY actually blossomed I wanted NOTHING more than what I have, I am accepting that things happen and it’s a natural part of life. Prayer has gotten me through tough times and jesus has blessed me with humility so even when my days get too bright and pockets get too heavy my head doesn’t get too big. Again…. It’s so many things I’ve realized in this year, last year mentally I swore I was ready to be someone’s wife but today in this day, I realize I’m NOT ready and it has nothing to do with my LIFE but with my self, THE WOMAN I AM WITHIN ….TODAY…. is growing into the woman I want a man to take unto FOREVER, Being a GOOD woman is more than just how well you cook,clean and f*ck it’s more about how selfless you can be, how hard you can love and your ability to MAKE IT THROUGH and be a SUPPORT SYSTEM! I recently watched a documentary called ‘Queen of versailles’ on Netflix and the interviewer asked Siegal if his wife was a support system and he said “no to him she was like another child”, that stuck with me and it helped me realize I had to outgrow a lot of childish things. I speak about LOVE and becoming a wife because the GOD I KNOW told me to ask and I SHALL RECEIVE, I asked and I KNOW that without a good HUSBAND by my side I WONT ACHIEVE massive success and WITHOUT massive SUCCESS I wont obtain a great HUSBAND. Just like anybody else I want it all, but it won’t mean anything to me if I can’t come home and COOK ALL IN ‘HIS’ KITCHEN. My birthdays are NOT about TURNING UP but about self EVALUATION,  I always take major time out to REFLECT for my birthday and in the end I have these revelations, this year was all about ONE THING and that was to ALWAYS and only do what I love…..I smiled every second of MY DAY because all in all I was happy to just be here. To have come this far. I’ve accomplished things I didn’t expect myself to be able to, I took one step further. I held my FIRST RALLY AUG. 21st for my community organization SAY PEACE 2 GUN VIOLENCE and that alone meant so much to me, It’s something I will continue to do and speak out about. Overall, I have so many things I can’t wait to share with you guys in 2014! While I was in my birthday bubble some FAMILY around me were truly affected by the GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN! Let me just say a few things. My time in CANADA has showed me just how SCREWED UP our U.S. gov’t is. I find it so messed up the way GOVERNMENT COULD SHUT DOWN on us but we could never TURN OUR BACKS ON THEM. When an american citizen goes AGAINST the government, they get IGNORED, BLACKLISTED, thrown in jail or pretty much go missing. Our Government spends alot of time MINDING OTHER COUNTRIES business but they never take the time out to TREAT US the way SOME other COUNTRIES treat their citizens. We have the highest student loan rates in the world, it’s quite obvious our government doesn’t give a damn if we have health care! and whether we like it or not, ONCE THE GOVERNMENT turns their back on us we just have to sit and wait for them to finish their childish tantrum. SMH

All in all I would LOVE to thank YOU ALL for the BDAY love, it is GREATLY appreciated! I have had the best Birthday ever! I am surrounded by the greatest LOVE of all and I only pray for a BETTER YEAR, NEXT YEAR…Because it’s Mine ;-)


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(Bella Me Foundation ‘Smart, Fresh n Fab’ giveback event SEPT. 13’)

I also would love to CONGRATULATE Ms. LETITIA JAMES on her PUBLIC ADVOCATE WIN! She deserved this, Not only am I proud but I cannot wait to stand with her in this FIGHT! A win does not mean IT’S OVER but that now YOU ARE MORE EQUIPPED!
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