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Womanista Health: Loving YOU through InBodied Yoga

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Healthy body image. Being comfortable in your own skin. Loving yourself. Self-Acceptance. These are all things that many of us, including myself, struggle with in our daily lives – either consciously or sub-consciously. It’s tough to be a woman these days. Every where we turn there is a new product on the market to tell […]

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Womanista Beauty: Get My ACM Awards Look with Mary Kay Cosmetics!

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This year for the ACM Awards (in Dallas, y’all!) I partnered with Mary Kay Cosmetics for all of my glam. I joined a group of fun bloggers for the weekend and we dined at some of Dallas’ coolest hotspots (umm the fried chicken at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen is to die and the vibe at Grange […]

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Womanista Vacation: Spring Break Essentials


Who is ready for Spring Break??? *Raises Hand*… My “Spring Break” will be spent jaunting through Australia but later this month I’m hitting the beaches of 30A to soak up some sun & celebrate my sister with a baby shower (I have a new niece or nephew due this summer! <3) For those of you […]

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Womanista Birthday: This is 32

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Today is my birthday (woohoo!) and I turn the big ol’ 32 today. THIRTY TWO! I’m starting my morning with some espresso & reflection and saying so many thanks for my life. I feel settled, happy, healthy, and loved. Thank you, my fabulous womanistas for being part of all of those things in my life! […]

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Womanista Love: Valentine’s Day Essentials


I love Valentine’s Day (yes, it’s a cheesy commercialized “holiday”) but it’s still a fun opportunity to remind your love (or your best girls) that you are connected & thankful for them. And for those of you celebrating with your girls, I heard the term “Gal-entine’s Day” the other day – obsessed! Here are a […]

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Womanista Love: The Changing Tide of Friendship


Last week one of my best friends from college posted a link to a blog about being a mother to a newborn & a toddler. She is a mom to a 2-year-old and a 4-week-old and was clearly feeling a moment of “holy crap this mom thing is NO JOKE” when she posted it. After carefully reading […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Last Minute Steals & Deals


Happy Christmas week, womanistas! Christmas is just a few days away (hooray!) and if you still have a few people on your list to shop for, there is still time! I was browsing Nordstrom yesterday and they not only have some amazing last minute gift items, but they are also offering FREE SHIPPING with guaranteed […]

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Womanista Beauty: Holiday Hairstyles


When it comes to holiday hair, I like some glam & glitz! (Ok fine, I like glam & glitz all the time, but especially during the holidays!) And unfortunately I’m hopeless at styling my own hair (unless it’s going in a top knot thankyouverymuch.) So I went straight to the expert, Ali Ryan of The […]

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Womanista Beauty: My Fave Makeup Picks


I make no secret about my undying love for Tarte Cosmetics – it is truly my favorite cosmetics line and I pretty much use their makeup exclusively (seriously!) Tarte is an eco-friendly cosmetics line that features all natural ingredients (no harmful chemicals) and really fabulous products so you can feel confident putting them on your […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Gifts for the Babe on a Budget


So here’s the thing about this gift guide…everything is fabulous & everything is LESS THAN $50! FOR REAL! I love it when I find a gift that’s perfect for someone I love and amazingly affordable! Like this gorge jumpsuit from Nasty Gal, and this luxe watch from ASOS. Happy shopping y’all, and enjoy making the people on […]

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Black Friday // Deals & Steals


Happy “Black Friday”, womanistas! I hope y’all had an amazing Thanksgiving with your friends & families! Here is a super-comprehensive round up of some AMAZING deals that retailers are offering today and some through the weekend. Not only are the black friday sales awesome, many of the retailers are offering free shipping! Many sales are […]

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Womanista Love: Giving Thanks

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This year has been an absolute whirlwind. There has been so much going on that I feel like I’ve barely had a second to stop, breathe, and appreciate. These past few days I’ve allowed myself to be introspective and remark upon all the incredible opportunities, friendships, love, and laughter I’ve experienced this year (I love […]

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I know y’all are all aware of the craziness that is black friday (I, personally, am not interested in hitting up the mall at midnight after thanksgiving, but to each their own…) The good news is, many of my favorite online retailers like Shopbop, Nordstrom, C Wonder, and Piperlime have started their holiday sales EARLY, […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Gifts for the Guy who has Everything


I don’t know about y’all, but the men in my life (especially my husband) are IMPOSSIBLE to shop for. I mean, really. I actually start jotting down Christmas gift ideas for my husband about 6 months before the holiday just so I’m not completely clueless during the shopping season. So if y’all are anything like me, […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Gifts for the Girl who loves GLITZ


Y’all, can you BELIEVE it’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping already?? (I know. I didn’t believe it either. And then I looked at the calendar and saw that we have 40 days. FORTY DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! And Santa has been set up at the mall for about 2 weeks already, so…) Not to […]

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Womanista Fashion: ASCAP Awards 2014


Last night my husband and I attended the awards ceremony & dinner for his performing rights organization, ASCAP. This evening honors all of the songs you heard on country radio for the past year & the songwriters who composed them (they deserve to be honored year round, but this night is always fun!) I wore a black […]

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CMA Awards Week 2014!

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Y’all, its one of my favorite weeks of the year – CMA WEEK!! We kick off the festivities tonight with the ASCAP Awards in Nashville. It’s a great start to the week because it’s relaxed and fun and there are always AH-MAZING performances (I mean, UNREAL performances from some of the most talented songwriters in […]

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Ready for Takeoff…

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Lord have mercy, I am thankful today. Lady A’s fifth studio album, 747, is out today…And y’all, it is so dang good. One thing that (to me) is the mark of great music is the way that it moves you. The way that it creates a memory and timestamps a moment. I am so thankful […]

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Womanista Shopping: 5 can’t-miss online retailers


I love online shopping. I love shopping in general, but it’s really fun when you can shop at a boutique across the Atlantic Ocean or design your own custom throw pillow, all while sipping coffee in your living room. Online retailers have made discovering chic global brands as easy as a few strokes on your […]

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Womanista Style: Gold Rush

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I am loving gold lately (ok fine, more than lately – all the time!) This rich metallic is so versatile and great to mix in everywhere in your life – from you makeup, to your home decor, to your wardrobe. Here are a few pieces that I’m seriously loving – just click directly on the […]

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Womanista Love: A “Look Good Feel Better” recap

I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Look Good Feel Better & The National Women’s Survivors Convention on Friday and it was so inspiring & fabulous! Look Good Feel Better provides free workshops for women dealing with the appearance side effects of chemo, radiation, and other treatments – they team beauty & styling tips […]

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