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16 Jan 2018

2018 + January Goals and My Word of the Year

Happy 2018! I hope everyone has had a great start to the year. I had a great NYE – I spent it in church with my fiancé – but admittedly, the start to my year was a little crazy (not in a good way), and that’s an understatement! Things are turning around now, as they…

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29 May 2017

How I Got My Literary Agent!

  image via I haven’t written on this blog in 6 MONTHS, but now you know why– after feverishly working on a novel, I now have a literary agent! If you’ve been following this blog or my Youtube Channel for a while, you know that this is something I’ve been working on for a few years…

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03 Jan 2017

2017 Goals, Recaps & a Powersheets Giveaway!

  image via Happy New Year, readers! I hope everyone had a great holiday and went back to work this week feeling super replenished, fed, and ready to start the new year. I wanted to do a little something different with this post, and I’m passionate about helping others set goals for the year, so…

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06 Nov 2016

#indiatakesnyc: the first month

I’ve made the journey from South Carolina to New York City about a month ago– the last time I’ve updated this blog! Ever since I’ve changed the name from IndiaHillWrites to BooksandBigHair, I’ve been meaning to give this blog a revamp and jumpstart things with series about living in New York. Of course, it was…

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02 Oct 2016

hey there | it’s booksandbighair!

If you have been following me since I started blogging in 2010, you’ll know I’ve changed my blog name and/or layout at least 10 times. It started out as The Reddlipstick Blog, and it was entertainment focused with a black and red theme. From there, it briefly changed into xoxo India, then TheReddBlogger (that layout…

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19 Aug 2016

The Happies!

Happy Friday! I had an idea to do occasional weekly rounds-up of things I’ve done this week and things I’ve seen on the internet that made me smile. Just something that you can look at on the internet that’s guaranteed to be 100% positive. Until I can think of a better name, I want to…

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22 Mar 2016

Aspiring Writers Workshop Recap

Man, oh man. I took a few days before I could sit down and write this post, partly because I had so many emotions that I didn’t know how to put them in blog post form, and partly because I was soo exhausted from everything I’ve learned in those five days. As I’ve said before, I…

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10 Mar 2016

Currently #2: March Goals, Books and Thoughts

Hey y’all! I wanted to do another “Currently” post so this blog just won’t be filled with Goals recaps. I just to fill you guys in on what’s going on with me! Check out my last one here. Feeling: The end of February and the beginning of March have been so busy for me. My…

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06 Jan 2016

Hello, 2016! |Goals and Recaps

  Happy New Year! I haven’t said it on this blog yet, but I hope everyone has had a great start to 2016. This year, I had the pleasure of seeing Lauryn Hill LIVE in concert and she was just as amazing as you’d think she would be! Us South Carolinians have had a rough…

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28 Dec 2015

Highlight Reel: First and Then by Emma Mills

Two weeks ago, I was having one of those days, that turned into one of those weeks. You know the ones. You wake up on the wrong side of the bed and things start to add up that leave you feeling grumpy and not wanting to leave your bed. Luckily, at the start of this…

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  • If you watched my InstaStories a few weeks ago (they’re still on my highlights!) you’ll know that I did a 3-day juice cleanse with @pressedjuicery. I blogged about my experience & talked about weight loss, appetite, and whether or not I’d do it again. The link is in my bio!
  • Talking about my goals for the year and month, my word of the year and why I chose it, and everything in between on the blog today! Booksandbighair.com. 💕 What’s your word for this year?
  • I think capturing the essence of being a black Southern girl who loves God is something so specific that you have to experience it firsthand. It’s in the way we love, the way we pray, view nature, are in tune with our bodies and that inner voice. Before reading this book, @Beyoncé’s Lemonade visual was the only other thing that captured it for me. Calling My Name by @liaratamani is so lyrical, so beautiful and so captures that essence so perfectly. I highly recommend! 💚(& I’ll be reviewing it for @sesimag and my YouTube channel soon so subscribe to both if you haven’t already!)
  • Getting engaged, my farewell to @hbo, getting a literary agent, meeting Gucci Mane, and articles! 2017 was filled with blessings 🙌🏽 so excited to see the blessings 2018 has in store for me! (And you, too!)
  • I’m doing my very first juice cleanse with c/o @pressedjuicery. I figured after all of the yummy steak we had for Christmas and the countless bags of hot Cheetos, this would be a great way to reset for the new year. I’ll be doing a blog post about it, but in the meantime I’ll be posting on instastory and coping with a good book. Send prayers! 😂🙏🏽 #foodie
  • When you’re fiancé supports your notebook addiction! 🤗
  • Encouraging words for you on this Monday. ✨👊🏽
  • Some great book mail. ✨ @harlemportland