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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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16 Dec 2015

Currently: December 2015

I had a few things I wanted to share with you guys, from what I’m reading now, to what I think about ColourPop lipsticks, and how you can score yourself a free box of snacks. I didn’t want to make separate posts for each of these but I did want to share these things with…

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16 Nov 2015

Book Review | Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a collection of essays written by Issa Rae, the creator of the web series with the same name. The web series is HILARIOUS and relatable to someone who, is indeed, an awkward black girl. I love Issa Rae and decided to check out her first book. Click here…

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31 Oct 2015

Book Review | Echoes by Laura Tisdall

Prefer video reviews? Watch mine here. Echoes is a story about Mallory, a high schooler who lives with her younger brother and her ex-Marine father, who sufferes from PTSD. Mallory is a hacker in a secret group called The Forum, where she hacks under the alias echosix. Mallory hacks as a stress reliever, to get away…

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  • “One can't stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?” 💗 I finished Anne of Green Gables in January and it became an instant favorite. It put me in a reading slump bc I wanted to read something exactly like it when I was done! Anne is such a lovable character and I feel like we have the same view on life. This is a classic, character driven story with beautiful descriptions that makes you feel like you’re going through Anne’s life with her. Have you read it? What other books give you the same feelings as this one? #AnneOfGreenGables
  • I turned in second pass pages for #TheForgottenGirl this week, so here’s a tiny sneak peek. 😍 Look at the chapter headings! ✨
  • Very cheesy selfie to tell you that I have a new video on my channel featuring the books I read in January and what I’m reading this month! Also this @olay sweatshirt is one of my favorite work-from-home shirts, ever. 📚
  • @buzzfeedbooks included me in their round-up of books by Black authors not to miss this year, along with so many other authors I admire! ☺️🙌🏽! The Forgotten Girl is for the young and young at heart. It isn’t available for preorder everywhere yet, but I’ve seen it on Amazon, Books-a-million, and IndieBound so far! 💙
  • Today being Langston Hughes’ birthday and the first day of Black History Month has me feeling really inspired to create. I wrote 2k words on my new project and I’m feeling really good about them! January was a great month for me, I hope February is even better. ✊🏽✨I took this picture at the Langston Hughes House with @i_too_arts in 2017! What are you working on today?
  • A quick recap of all of the books I read in 2018! I enjoyed them ALL. This year, my goal is is to read 30 books. You can find my thoughts on each book in the new video at the link in my bio. The only book I realized I forgot to mention was The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton 🤦🏽‍♀️ I REALLY enjoyed that one and have the review for it on my channel! Did you read any of these books? 💕
  • A year ago today, I said yes to my dress, and I’m sharing the ones that almost were in my IG stories. This is actually one of the few pictures I have in my wedding dress with my hair curly. It was 95 degrees on my wedding day and I didn’t want to be fussing over my curls (my hands are always in my head lol), so I opted for straight hair. I also wanted to do something out of the norm, since I wear my hair like this 98% of the time. I’m glad I did, but I still really love this photo. 💕
  • I’m writing something new, and this time it’s a YA romance. 💕 This project has been swimming around in my head for months. For the past year or so I’ve been editing or rewriting, so I’m so excited to start a new story. I have to start on paper first, to scribble out the general idea or quotes I want to use. I’m having so much fun with one, y’all. 😍 Also, shoutout to my husband for buying this new notebook, and my mom for buying me this lap desk. Now it’s so easy to write in bed. 😂 #amwriting