Sunday, October 24, 2010

Why I Rock!

I was catching up on the blogs I follow and came across a great post: written by Cocoa Popps. Black Girls Rock will be airing next month on November 7 on BET (stop gagging, lolol!).  I've read numerous tweets and blog postings about this wonderful organization spearheaded by the fabulous famed DJ Beverly Bond. *Warning* Cocoa Popps post is filled with spoilers. I didn't read it in its entirety. What prompted me to write this post was the closing question. She asked why I rocked. Now I love me so I jumped at the opportunity to celebrate me a gift to the world. 

So here is why I rock: when I look in the mirror the divamom I see is the one that GOD created and I'm sooo very comfortable with my brush cut, small waist, thighs & hips, big nose, bug eyes and fashion sense on a dime plus I'm smart, funny and loveable. I like being an undercover (well now ya know) nerd who reads books until the sun comes up. I rock because I've come to the realization I'm living my best life now. That GOD has the unimagined in store for me. 

I rock because even though my son was born out of wedlock he's the very reason I'm a better woman, more responsible, committed to education and dancing in the rain. I rock because I surrounded by a great support system that holds me down and jumps in when I'm about to loose some of the plates I'm juggling. I rock because I come from the loins of one of the strongest black women who ever lived. She build me up so that my foundation would never be shaken to the core and I couldn't start again. 

I rock because I refuse to be defined by the unimportant traits. I rock because I'm in love with me. I rock because I can reach my destiny. I rock because I'm royalty. I rock because I'm going to shape history, MY HISTORY. I rock because no one is greater at being me than me.  

Tell me why you rock?

New Artist Alert

I'm sure I mentioned before how much of a music lover I am. If not you certainly discovered it from earlier posts I've written. Two days ago I received a text message that stated: "I heard this artist Justin Nozuka and his son After Tonight and thought of you." Of course, I was all smiles. I took to YouTube and found the song. It's amazing! I created a Pandora station and I've been listening and being transported to a place where my other me comes out. The other me is one who likes artists like Norah Jones, John Mayer (before pissing me off), Corrine Bailey Rae and other artist with an acoustic sound.

Enjoy my new favorite song: ">

The artist's website is and can be found in the iTunes store.A special thank you to my own personal TA aka Terry Kennedy for putting me on!

With my headphones on,

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Style

I'm feeling fabulous today and decided to celebrate a part of me. Something I really love is fashion. In my next life I wanted to be a model. This week, I've created some really good looks and just wanted to share. In my next life I'll probably be a photographer as well because I stay behind the camera. Ok, I confess I like being in front of it much better, lolol!

What's so special about these looks is they were all created with items I've had for years minus the new cute black booties from Bakers and the cream pumps and handbag from Aldo. I do splurge occasionally.

My other favorite thing NOW thanks to my bestie Q is make up. I follow the great MUA Sam Fine on Twitter and he's commended me rocking the red lip below. Here are a few additional looks I've created. I am a virgin so don't judge me too harshly. The second look was for a evening on on Las Olas. I received alot of compliments on my face.

One thing that has helped me blossom is a quote my barber says  frequently when I visit the shop. I can hear his voice with a Haitian accent saying:"Confidence is a woman's best accessory." This has encouraged me to be who I am without masking or conforming. At the end of the day the most important reminder is that I am fearfully and wonderfully made in the likeness of Jesus Christ. That truth makes me a magnificent creation just like you!

What's your style? Share on your blog, twitter of Facebook.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

There's a Knock at Your Door. How Will You Answer?

Yesterday I started my morning listening to Ledisi's Turn Me Loose album & got a revelation. My cousin teases me all the time because most of my ahhh haaa moments aren't super spiritual. Yes, I'm a believer, Christian and Jesus Feak who listens to secular music. Hope that didn't give any of the Saints a heart attack! Anywhooo that's for another post.  Have you heard church folks say when the devil knocks send faith to answer? I've always heard this church phrase with the same answer. 

I have a  new solution to this reoccurring problem. If you are asking yourself why I emphasized reoccurring, let me go ahead and forever break it down for you. The Bible speaks of the enemy who is constantly poking me (like on Facebook and it's super annoying..ugggh get a Twitter life, ha ha haaa!) trying to kill me, steal from me if I'm not dead or destroy me that includes hopes and dreams and then...bang I'm dead.

1 Peter 5:8 (Amplified Bible)

8Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [[a]in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.

There is a guarantee that we will face opposition. Just a side note: the devl/enemy isn't dressed in a red suit, with a pitch fork and horns. He or she is in the cubicle next to you Monday through Friday or even that needed familly member who gets upsets that you won't help with their rent although they work 6 days a week and are always rocking designer handbags or the car that broke down on the freeway. Yes, we need faith to overcome, to stand and not give up. Faith keeps us fueled when we are on our last drop of believing things will get better. This economy, tsk, tsk, tsk!

What I'm trying to tell you is there is a different way you, me, we can respond.  Why not refuse to allow him (the devil) in? I don't have to respond in a negative manner to the circumstances. I don't even need to respond. I'm so favored that GOD can take care of the messy parts of my life while I live under HIS protection. Let's finish this week committed to allowing the drama to stay outside the door. I don't want it in my life. I'm taking back the power I have been given by not entertaining negativity. Me and how I respond to the knock at the door. I'm resting in the assurance that every time I pray a blessing will come my way. 

P.S. Don't sleep on a dynamic voice. I own both of Ledisi's cds and they are constantly on rotation.

I hear you knockin' devil but you can't come in!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I was a guest blogger!

Hey Readers, hoping everyone is well. Yes, I'm still writing =). Last month, I was invited by a fellow blogger over at www. to do a post for her GlamDolls. Since I don't want to grow up and my time at the prestigious Florida State University was extraordinary I jumped at the chance to share some tips with young ladies tackling collegelife. Take a moment to head on over to FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY and read what I shared with Ashley and her readers. I'm sure you know someone who can benefit from this info. Be sure to post a comment that we can put in our tool box to be more glamorous financially.

Yours Truly,
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