• Lifestyle

    3 Online Shopping Tips That Will Save You Money

    If you’re a shopper, like myself, then the goal is to buy what you want, but at the best price. Purchasing an item for less than retail value is rewarding because it’s money you can keep and use for something else. Every little bit counts because the ultimate goal is financial freedom. Here’s a few online shopping tips that your bank…

  • Business Spotlight

    Business Spotlight: Sweet Dames Artisan Confections

    February is the month of lovey-doveyness. No matter how much you hate it or love it, it’s all around!  For Business Spotlight, I set out to find a black owned dessert company. One that’s up and coming with scrumptious treats. I came across Sweet Dames Artisan Confections on Instagram and decided to order two items: Coconut Chocolate Bark and Salted Caramel…

  • Business Spotlight,  Jewelry

    Spotlight: Imperfections By LLA

    I enjoy hearing about the creative process when it comes to highlighting businesses. Why did they decide to make this product? What’s their vision? Where do they draw inspiration from? For this business, the owner couldn’t find jewelry she envisioned and started making her own. After being persuaded by her family, she decided to create Imperfections by LLA in 2011. …

  • Business Spotlight

    Spotlight: Jade Purple Brown

    If it’s one thing that brings me joy, it’s words of inspiration and bible scriptures. If you look around my apartment, you will see: “Let your faith be bigger than your fear.” “She believed she could, so she did.”  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” – Proverbs 3:5 “Be still.” “May the God of hope fill you with…

  • Business Spotlight,  Jewelry

    Spotlight: Splendid Works of Art

    Hailing from the sunshine state of Florida, designer Sytinenia P. is the owner of Splendid Works of Art, a black owned business that makes handmade crochet accessories for your lifestyle. She loops bold colors of yarn to create pieces that have meaning and evoke happiness.  In the above picture, I’m wearing the Healing Cowrie earrings in Tiger’s Eye. It’s described as:…


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