• 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:…

  • Fashion

    Spot On

    It’s now the end of November and as the holiday season continues, all I can really think about is those severely impacted by Covid-19. From the loved ones lost to family members/friends who are sick to those who faced homelessness. The list continues as countless individuals try to push through day by day – hour by hour.  If you are…


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