3 Lessons Millennials Can Learn from HBO’s Insecure

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If you haven’t seen HBO’s new hit series Insecure, you are totally missing out! The show explores the black female experience, but as I binged watched the series I realized it’s a show millennials of any race can enjoy and probably relate to. I don’t want to reveal too many spoilers for those of you that haven’t seen it and are planning to watch, but there are a few lessons to be learned from this first season of Insecure. (more…)

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Her

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Last week, I published my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Him which was filled with gift ideas under $100 for any man in your life. In that post, I promised to come back this week with a Gift Guide for Her as to not leave out those of us shopping for the special ladies in our lives. This gift guide for her is categorized just like the gift guide for him. It tackles fun and creative gifts for Mom, Wife/Girlfriend, and your Sister. (more…)

3 Must Have Holiday Checklists + Thursday 3 Link Up

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Are you making a list and checking it twice? If not, you should be! The holidays can be a hectic and stressful time with gift buying and visiting family members. In my opinion, the key to surviving this time of the year is to stay organized. When I have a lot going on and need to ensure a variety of things get done, I make checklists. Using checklists during this time of the year helps me to be sure everyone’s Christmas gift is purchased, the house is clean, and I can actually enjoy the holidays without worrying. There are three holiday checklists I think anyone celebrating the holidays should have on deck: The Gift Buying List, The House Cleaning List, and The Master List. (more…)

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Him

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s gift giving season. Maybe you started your shopping on Black Friday/Cyber Monday or you can’t stand the crowds so you’ll be doing your shopping in the coming weeks. No matter the circumstance, you probably have some men on your list to shop for. I’ve notice that it’s always much easier for me to plan gifts for the women in my life, than it is the men. I’m not quite sure what it is, but men are SO hard to shop for. In talking with my girlfriends, it seems that we all tend to struggle in this area. This year, I thought I’d scour the internet and create an awesome “gift guide for him” to find the perfect gift for any man in your life. (more…)

3 Tips on Meeting His Family For the First Time

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I remember the first Thanksgiving I spent with The Boy’s family like it was yesterday. I was SUPER nervous to be meeting such a large portion of his family and agonized over what to wear for days. My mom and grandma both felt some kind of way because this would be the first time I was going to be spending Thanksgiving any place else. Meeting your boyfriend’s parents is one thing, but meeting the family is a whole different ball game. Will they like me? What if they don’t? What if I don’t like them? The questions that flow through your head are endless. Meeting the family is kind of like ripping off a band aid, the anticipation of the pain is really what causes you distress, not the actual removal of the band aid. However, we’ve all been there before, whether you’re a guy or girl you can relate to the anxiety associated with meeting the family of your beloved. Lucky for all of my Royals, you guys don’t have to worry (much) any more because I’m giving you my 3 tips to be sure you your honey’s family loves you. (more…)