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Modest Swimwear: You Can Still Have Fun!

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Wisconsin Dells Should be at the Top of Your Summer 2021 Travel List

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All the Things I Bought to Celebrate Ramadan & Eid 2021

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Ramadan 2021: April Fasting & Covid-19

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Letter to my Daughter: It’s Your Birthday!

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The Bottleworks Hotel is THE Hotel

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Winter Whites: Styling, Cleaning, and Wearing

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Self Care is Self Love: Teaching Kids Through Activities

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Tax Season Tips: Some Lessons Learned

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Resources to Get Educated This Black History Month

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Let’s Talk Fashion (But Keep My Curves Outta Your Mouth)

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Here’s What’s New with Me: Life Changes and Tips

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The Samsung AirDresser: All the Ways it Can Benefit Your Life

Introducing the Samsung AirDresser In the past, I’ve shared the importance of finding timeless clothing pieces and hanging onto them. It can be hard …
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Free Assembly: Wear What You Want this Winter

A New Brand: This winter 2020, I want to highlight a new brand I’m adding to my closet. Committed to sustainability, affordability, and flexibility, Free …
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Guide to a Relaxing Night: Cue Natural Vitality CALM®

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Sun-Maid Raisins in My Couscous: A Holiday Recipe

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Activities to Fight Seasonal Depression while also Fighting the World

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Make a Statement in a Fall Dress Outfit

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How to Prioritize Your Mental Health as a Black Person During This Election

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How to Find the Right Jeans: Finding Confidence and Comfort in the Right Pair

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Nurtec ™ ODT (rimegepant) Review: How to Stop Migraine in their Tracks and Take Back Today

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The Peninsula Chicago: A Covid Stay Away from Home

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The COVID-19 Delta Variant: Facts, Thoughts and Tips

The COVID-19 Delta Variant: Facts, Thoughts and Tips

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Modest Swimwear: You Can Still Have Fun!

Modest Swimwear: You Can Still Have Fun!

Modest Swimwear One misconception about choosing to cover your hair is that you can’t have fun with your family. Specifically, you can’t go to the pool or the beach with your family. I’ve always had…

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Wisconsin Dells Should be at the Top of Your Summer 2021 Travel List

Wisconsin Dells Should be at the Top of Your Summer 2021 Travel List

A Warm Welcome to Wisconsin Dells When we started looking for our first family vacation destination of the 2021 post-covid summer, we wanted something slow-paced and close by. That’s not that hard to find in…

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All the Things I Bought to Celebrate Ramadan & Eid 2021

All the Things I Bought to Celebrate Ramadan & Eid 2021

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Ramadan 2021: April Fasting & Covid-19

Ramadan 2021: April Fasting & Covid-19

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Ramadan 2021: April Fasting & Covid-19

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Letter to my Daughter: It’s Your Birthday!

Letter to my Daughter: It’s Your Birthday!

Diari, Happy birthday, my love! Right now, you are one year old and you’ve developed the habit of calling me “Aicha.” I let it go before, but now I know that you know that my…

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Letter to my Daughter: It’s Your Birthday!

Diari, Happy birthday, my love! Right now, you are one year old and you’ve developed the habit of calling me “Aicha.” I let it go before, but now I know that you know that my…

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7 Ways to Put Your Stimulus Check to Good Use

7 Ways to Put Your Stimulus Check to Good Use

Here Come the Stimulus Checks The pandemic has been hard on a lot of people. For some, more financial than others. With the new $1400 stimulus checks coming, I know a lot of us are…

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The Bottleworks Hotel is THE Hotel

The Bottleworks Hotel is THE Hotel

The Bottleworks Hotel If you’re in the market for a hotel, there’s one on every corner. If you’re looking for an experience, there’s the Bottleworks Hotel. I cannot say enough good things about this new…

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The Bottleworks Hotel is THE Hotel
Winter Whites: Styling, Cleaning, and Wearing

Winter Whites: Styling, Cleaning, and Wearing

Keeping “Whites” White The hardest thing about wearing the color White is how easy it is to get dirty. Whenever I wear White, I feel like less of a woman LOL. Seriously because every time…

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Winter Whites: Styling, Cleaning, and Wearing

Keeping “Whites” White The hardest thing about wearing the color White is how easy it is to get dirty. Whenever I wear White, I feel like less of a woman LOL. Seriously because every time…

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Self Care is Self Love: Teaching Kids Through Activities

Self Care is Self Love: Teaching Kids Through Activities

Self Care is Self Love Self care is self love. Diari hates naps. Since she was little, she would come up with every excuse not to sleep. If only she knew how bad mommy wishes…

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Tax Season Tips: Some Lessons Learned

Tax Season Tips: Some Lessons Learned

Tax Season and Money Management This year, I hired an accountant to help me with my finances. Every Monday of 2021, I’ve sitting down (via Zoom) with my new accountant to figure out what I…

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Resources to Get Educated This Black History Month

Resources to Get Educated This Black History Month

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Let’s Talk Fashion (But Keep My Curves Outta Your Mouth)

Let’s Talk Fashion (But Keep My Curves Outta Your Mouth)

Being Modest (and Thick) You might not have seen but last week a man came for me in my comments about how my clothes hug my curves. I’ve addressed this before in a post called…

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Let’s Talk Fashion (But Keep My Curves Outta Your Mouth)

Being Modest (and Thick) You might not have seen but last week a man came for me in my comments about how my clothes hug my curves. I’ve addressed this before in a post called…

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Here’s What’s New with Me: Life Changes and Tips

Here’s What’s New with Me: Life Changes and Tips

What’s New, What’s Changed? We have finally gotten away from 2020 and walking into the new year can feel like a fresh start. But a lot of times, it also means it’s own set of…

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The Samsung AirDresser: All the Ways it Can Benefit Your Life

The Samsung AirDresser: All the Ways it Can Benefit Your Life

Introducing the Samsung AirDresser In the past, I’ve shared the importance of finding timeless clothing pieces and hanging onto them. It can be hard to take care of these pieces because a lot of times…

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The Samsung AirDresser: All the Ways it Can Benefit Your Life

Introducing the Samsung AirDresser In the past, I’ve shared the importance of finding timeless clothing pieces and hanging onto them. It can be hard to take care of these pieces because a lot of times…

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Free Assembly: Wear What You Want this Winter

Free Assembly: Wear What You Want this Winter

Fashion  |  Indianapolis, IN

A New Brand: This winter 2020, I want to highlight a new brand I’m adding to my closet. Committed to sustainability, affordability, and flexibility, Free Assembly from Walmart is here to give us the freedom…

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Free Assembly: Wear What You Want this Winter

Fashion  |  Indianapolis, IN

A New Brand: This winter 2020, I want to highlight a new brand I’m adding to my closet. Committed to sustainability, affordability, and flexibility, Free Assembly from Walmart is here to give us the freedom…

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Guide to a Relaxing Night: Cue Natural Vitality CALM®

Guide to a Relaxing Night: Cue Natural Vitality CALM®

Good Night! Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things we can do for our health. We focus a lot on physical exercise as a sign of wellness, but sleep and rest (real…

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Sun-Maid Raisins in My Couscous: A Holiday Recipe

Sun-Maid Raisins in My Couscous: A Holiday Recipe

Pulling Off the Holidays: Sun-Maid Couscous and Savory Chicken Y’all know I love hosting. Every year, I look forward to the holiday season because it’s nonstop family gatherings and opportunities to host people we love.…

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Sun-Maid Raisins in My Couscous: A Holiday Recipe

Pulling Off the Holidays: Sun-Maid Couscous and Savory Chicken Y’all know I love hosting. Every year, I look forward to the holiday season because it’s nonstop family gatherings and opportunities to host people we love.…

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Activities to Fight Seasonal Depression while also Fighting the World

Activities to Fight Seasonal Depression while also Fighting the World

Seasonal Depression is Real; Let’s Fight It The cold months are upon a lot of us and it can be a hard time. Many of us feel sad but can’t really explain why. If you…

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Make a Statement in a Fall Dress Outfit

Make a Statement in a Fall Dress Outfit

SHOP MY FALL DRESS OUTFIT: Dress: StitchFix [Michael Kors] • Boots: Zara • Hat: Lulus • Jewelry: HM A Fall Statement Surprise You know those outfits that come together really unexpectedly? Well, this Fall statement…

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Make a Statement in a Fall Dress Outfit

SHOP MY FALL DRESS OUTFIT: Dress: StitchFix [Michael Kors] • Boots: Zara • Hat: Lulus • Jewelry: HM A Fall Statement Surprise You know those outfits that come together really unexpectedly? Well, this Fall statement…

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How to Prioritize Your Mental Health as a Black Person During This Election

How to Prioritize Your Mental Health as a Black Person During This Election

I’m Prioritizing My Health this Election I’ve been struggle to prioritize my mental health since the last presidential election. I have always been super outspoken about my feelings around the current state of things and…

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How to Prioritize Your Mental Health as a Black Person During This Election

I’m Prioritizing My Health this Election I’ve been struggle to prioritize my mental health since the last presidential election. I have always been super outspoken about my feelings around the current state of things and…

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Cooking with Aicha: Puff Puff Recipe Two Ways

Cooking with Aicha: Puff Puff Recipe Two Ways

Puff Puff Recipe: Sweet or Savory Puff-puffs are an African delicacy that can either be a sweet treat or a savory snack. They’re bite-sized so they’re fun for kids (but dangerously tempting for adults)! With…

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How to Find the Right Jeans: Finding Confidence and Comfort in the Right Pair

How to Find the Right Jeans: Finding Confidence and Comfort in the Right Pair

The Power of Jeans The right pair of jeans can have the power to wipe away years of insecurities, shopping headaches, and self-doubt. I remember a few years ago after having my first daughter, I…

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Nurtec ™ ODT (rimegepant) Review: How to  Stop Migraine in their Tracks and Take Back Today

Nurtec ™ ODT (rimegepant) Review: How to Stop Migraine in their Tracks and Take Back Today

This post is sponsored by Nurtec ™ ODT (rimegepant)  Another Day, Another Migraine One of my worst migraine days went something like this. Everything started going downhill around 8pm. It just came out of nowhere,…

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The Peninsula Chicago: A Covid Stay Away from Home

The Peninsula Chicago: A Covid Stay Away from Home

Travel  |  Indianapolis, IN

A Stay at The Peninsula Chicago Whether you’re in Chicago, visiting the City, or just a few hours drive away, you have to stay at The Peninsula Chicago. Let me tell you about the amazing…

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The Peninsula Chicago: A Covid Stay Away from Home

Travel  |  Indianapolis, IN

A Stay at The Peninsula Chicago Whether you’re in Chicago, visiting the City, or just a few hours drive away, you have to stay at The Peninsula Chicago. Let me tell you about the amazing…

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Diari’s Dream Bedroom Reveal (Finally!)

Diari’s Dream Bedroom Reveal (Finally!)

Decor  |  Indianapolis, IN

Diari’s Bedroom was My Childhood Dream I’m excited to finally share that Diari’s bedroom is complete and it looks like my childhood dream bedroom! I remember growing up, I had a friend whose parent’s were…

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Diari’s Dream Bedroom Reveal (Finally!)

Decor  |  Indianapolis, IN

Diari’s Bedroom was My Childhood Dream I’m excited to finally share that Diari’s bedroom is complete and it looks like my childhood dream bedroom! I remember growing up, I had a friend whose parent’s were…

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Black-Owned Businesses for Stuff You Already Buy

Black-Owned Businesses for Stuff You Already Buy

Buying Black-Owned This is the time to put our money where our mouth is, and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to find Black-Owned businesses for stuff you already buy. I’m trying to be…

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Dresses for Easy Summer Fashion

Dresses for Easy Summer Fashion

Fashion  |  Indianapolis, IN

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Dresses are my favorite thing to wear. They come in so many different shapes, prints, and styles. I love how easy they are to throw on for going out and even staying…

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Dresses for Easy Summer Fashion

Fashion  |  Indianapolis, IN

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Dresses are my favorite thing to wear. They come in so many different shapes, prints, and styles. I love how easy they are to throw on for going out and even staying…

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