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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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06 Sep 2016

I’m Moving to New York!

As you’ve probably guessed by the title, next month (!!!) I will be moving to New York City, as I’ve accepted a spot in a Fellowship Program! Although this is a program I’ve applied for earlier this year, the interviewing process and actually getting a spot happened so FAST. The actual turnaround was so quick that I barely…

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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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13 Apr 2016

April Goals + Saying No To Things

I know we’re already halfway through the month of April, but I still wanted to check in with my goals. I also wanted to talk about something that’s been on my mind, which is knowing when to say no to things.   I’m I have a hard time saying no sometimes, and I know my…

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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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10 Feb 2016

February Goals + Time Management

I’m a little late, but here are my February goals. January was a great month and I think I did really well with my goals! Although I did struggle with one thing: time management. I think it’s because I wrote down so many goals in my Powersheets that I wanted to accomplish, when January 1st hit I…

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20 Jan 2016

A week in healthy eating

As I’ve stated in 2016 goals, I want to lose a few pounds, become healthier and just get in better shape overall. This week, I cut out all fast foods, SUGAR (more on this. omg.), junk food, all beverages except coffee and water, and most carbs. I’m trying out this new meal plan and I…

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13 Jan 2016

Emily Ley 2016 Simplified Planner Review

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m a paper goods addict, and that includes planners. I LOVE planners, and have been getting one every year since high school. I’m 24 now and after (literal) months of debating, I decided to go ahead and purchase Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner.  …

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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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  • On Friday night, I SAID YES!!! 💍 I can’t wait to be @rhythmofrob’s wife!! 🤗 #weddingboundbrowns
  • Was looking for the “right” notebook to fill up with story ideas and my boyfriend got me this one for my birthday. ✨ I love it! Nothing like a fresh notebook.
  • 26 feels so carefree and I feel so blessed to see it. 🎉🙌🏽 #athleta #powerofshe #sponsored
  • When you get book mail that is just 😍😍😍 @ashwrites
  • 😄 talking about the books I’ve been reading lately in my newest video! This video is probably the most reflective of my reading tastes bc I’ve read so many different genres recently! Link in bio 📚
  • My Harry Potter book matched my Autumn Blessings sign too well not to take a pic. 😂 This is my favorite book in the series, so I’m excited but a little sad that this Harry Potter reread is almost over!
  • My review of The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is on my channel! Like I said, I thoroughly enjoyed this read for many reasons. The link is in my bio! ❄️
  • Wow, this book. Gritty, raw, compelling. There’s a lot I can (and did) say about this book, & it’ll all be in a review on my channel tomorrow! #theautobiographyofguccimane