Purchasing your dream home soon? Do you know what you should look for when searching for your next home? Would you like some tips for purchasing your dream home? Daniel and I are choosing between purchasing our dream home and renting an apartment. The first thing of course we ask ourselves, How much home can we afford to purchase? We’re leaning towards renting an apartment. Paying down debt and saving for our wedding hasn’t left much room in the budget to save for a home purchase. Regardless of whether you’re thinking of purchasing a home or renting an apartment, the tips that expert Elizabeth Dodson shared with us will work for you whether you’re newly engaged, newlyweds, married or in the “let’s move in” phase of your life. Read on for 6 tips Elizabeth advises newlyweds should think about when purchasing their first home. Read Article
My friend Allen nominated me to do The Ice Bucket Challenge on Facebook yesterday. After screaming like a girl, as the ice poured over him, I shook my head. Yeah, I’m not doing that. In his video he didn’t say my real name but his nickname for me, so on a technicality, does that mean I can skip the bucket of ice pouring down above my head? I think so! What’s the #IceBucketChallenge? Read on to find out . . . Read Article
Saturday, August 9th is The Black Wall Street Festival! The event begins at 1pm at The BK Lounge Parking Lot and will end at 7pm. If you are in the Bridgeport area please stop by! What is The Black Wall Street Festival? I’m glad you asked!
Eldorado Anderson, of Dream Life Works Inc. is celebrating his 35th birthday. He is celebrating by giving back to the community. He wants to display a portion of our history that he hopes to see thriving before his days on earth are gone. How awesome is that?
In the early 20th century, there was a section of Tulsa, Oklahoma called “Black Wall Street” and at its prominence was the most thriving and profitable black community in the nation. Unfortunately, the town and its community was destroyed during one of the worst race riots in United States history. Over 600 businesses, including churches and schools, were burned to the ground. History books have yet to make mention of this Mecca of our history and tried its best to hide the devastation that occurred when it was burned down in 1921. However, despite this tragic event, the people of Tulsa stayed with the motto that “Every Child Must Be Educated”, and this is the premise of The Black Wall Street Festival.
He would love for us and especially our children to be in an atmosphere of “minority” entrepreneurs, who own or represent businesses, that affect our community every day.
What’s one of the major perks of a gym membership? The classes, right?! When I was asked to review CrunchLive.com I was excited and curious. Normally when I work out I go to the gym. Depending on my mood AND energy level, I normally do the elliptical or the treadmill. If I’m super motivated walking in, I’ll do some strength training too. Notice I haven’t mentioned taking a class yet. What are you doing now for exercise? Are you in search of something new? Do you work out at home? Read on to see what I loved about Crunch Live. Read Article
97 days, 21 hours, 13 minutes and counting . . . With the upcoming wedding, Daniel and I have discussed starting our family sooner than later. Our food budget for two will grow. I’m usually great with budgeting but figuring out the special math to go grocery shopping, well that wasn’t taught in school! Or was I sleeping :/ I can save us money on fashion finds but that won’t feed us will it? My Pushing Lovely sister, Amiyrah has a gift for feeding her family of 4-1/2! I’m so excited to share that Amiyrah has started a new business called Grocery Budget Tutor! Read on for an exciting #GroceryChallenge and a chance to win money! Read Article
In a few short months I’ll be walking down the aisle towards my best friend. We’ll become husband and wife. For a long time though, I didn’t think I’d get married. There were a handful of guys I dated that shouldn’t have made it past date two and a handful that never made it to date one. I was certain that I was forever doomed. But when you’re young sometimes you don’t know, ya know? The last guy I date though, right before Daniel, well that lasted way longer than it should have. My friends listened to me talk about him. Did they tell me to move on? Maybe. You couldn’t tell me anything though. I was in need of a good shaking. Read on if you can relate or thats you now, I have just the book for you, The 9 Mirages of Love.
When love won’t show you what you want to see, you will do whatever it takes to make a relationship meet your expectations, even if it means sacrificing your well-being, and throwing yourself down a rabbit hole of denial. Instead of being proactive and building the life you deserve, you settle for the one you have. Why? Because it’s easier to try making the pieces fit, than it is realizing you’re putting together the wrong puzzle. When it comes to love, the only advice worth listening to is the raw, uncensored truth. How else are you supposed to move on from a toxic relationship? How else are you expected to make sense of the pain and confusion you feel in your current relationship? Rainbows and butterflies won’t have the answers you’re looking for, but this book does. Take the wishful thinking and get rid of it, once and for all. It’s time to take control of your love life again. Think of me as the awesome best friend that finally comes to the rescue and helps you get the romance you deserve. Fight the sugarcoat. You can take it.
The 7 Days to a Better Blog Challenge
by Brandi Jeter Riley
“Have you heard that there are well over 250 MILLION blogs on the internet?”
Are you a fellow blogger or someone looking to start a blog?
Do you have a blog that you want to take to the next level? Have you tried to do it on your own but all the tutorials read like another language? Have no fear! Brandi Riley, the blogger behind Mama Knows It All, has written her FIRST book, The 7 Days to a Better Blog Challenge! This book is a guide for anyone looking to take their blog to the next level. You now have access to the Master herself! How excited are you? Read on to find out what you learn in the book! Read Article