First things first, a HUGE thank you to Rachel over at Her Happy Home for my nomination for the Liebster Award! Rachel is a lifestyle blogger on a journey to create a happy atmosphere for her family (her daughter is ADORABLE). She shares health & wellness tips, book recommendations, and tasty recipes on her blog! (You guys really should check her out)
So for those of you outside of the blogging community, the Liebster Award is an award by bloggers, for bloggers. It is passed from one person to the next to encourage networking and support within the blogging community. The cool thing about the award is that it’s a nomination from a new blogger for another newbie, and by “new” I mean fewer than 200 subscribers. I was beyond thrilled and honored when I found out that Rachel had nominated me. When I started blogging, I had no clue I’d enjoy it as much as I do and it feels amazing to know that people other than The Boy and my mom are reading Royalty in Reality. (more…)
Bargain hunters, our favorite time of the year is finally here, Black Friday. For all my Royals outside of the U.S. or unaware, Black Friday marks the beginning of a weekend filled with unbelievable deals on basically EVERYTHING. It unofficially marks the first day of Christmas shopping and is always the Friday after Thanksgiving. Savings on highly sought after Christmas gifts like electronics, high-end accessories, and clothes draw very large crowds that can be overwhelming and even sometimes dangerous (I’ve seen people get ran over when the doors of a store open). As a bargain hunter that’s also into fashion and the latest electronics, I would be a hypocrite to tell anyone to stay home on Black Friday because of the crowds. So instead, I’m going to equip you all with tips for surviving Black Friday. The key to Black Friday success is your preparation! (more…)
Approximately 5.5 years ago, on April 22nd, 2010 I was initiated into the best Black Greek Lettered Organization (BGLO) known to mankind (yes, it’s that great), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta was founded on the campus of Howard University on January 13th, 1913 by 22 women wanting to promote academic excellence and social justice. Since its founding, Delta Sigma Theta has been trail blazing and expanding its reach globally. The sorority currently has over 1,000 collegiate and alumni chapters within the states and more than 200,000 proud members.
The Tau Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, was chartered on April 30th, 2004 on the campus of The University of Miami by 17 SAGAcious Divas. Since’s it’s introduction to UM’s campus, the TP Divas have received highly esteemed honors such as inductions into Iron Arrow Honor Society (the university’s highest honor), Mortar Board, Rho Lambda, and several other accolades. TP Divas are the women often seen leading the pack both in and out of the classroom. We pride ourselves on upholding the organization-wide commitment to bettering the community.
If any of you are anything like me, saying that you’re busy doesn’t even begin to properly describe your life. Between graduate school, working a full-time job, being an after-school nanny, my part-time job at Mastermind MGT, blogging, and all of my other obligations there is almost ALWAYS something that needs to be done. When I factor in needing to have time to myself and spending time with other people (The Boy, my family, etc.), it’s easy to get overwhelmed, say screw it all, and pour a glass of wine. Unfortunately, that approach comes back to bite me in the long run and simply delays everything which has to be done. I keep on top of everything by planning ahead, staying extremely organized, and utilizing what I consider advanced time management skills. I figure the most effective way to convey how I get everything done would be to share what a typical week day looks like for me and the tools I use to survey them. (more…)
For those that have been keeping up with Royalty In Reality, you know that my 26th birthday is just around the corner. I’ve started to get the “so what are the plans for your birthday” texts and it has caused me to deeply consider the people I want to celebrate with. While I’m having trouble deciding exactly what I want to do, I know I don’t want my guests getting hit with high gratuity charges because I’ve invited everyone in my contacts list. Trying to narrow down the guest list really got me thinking about my relationships with people and contemplating the difference between a friend and an acquaintance. (more…)