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Updated 05/01/2018


  • #Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorates the day that spaces were emancipated in Texas. Today, I celebrated #Juneteenth @freemarketsquare ! I finally got to taste the delicious buffalo cauliflower bites from @houstonsauceco & I paired it with a refreshing watermelon cooler from @sphynxhouston ! There was a live band and I caught a glimpse of the parade. #juneteenth #thirdward #htown #houston #713 #everythingislove #vegan #veganfoods #veganeats #veganbites #buffalobites #buffalocauliflower #blackvegans #yum
  • I had a great experience today getting my makeup done at @colordujourstudio by @noethegr8 !!! My natural hair was silk pressed by Chara @canvashairstudio as always! ☺️ #motd #makeup #houstonmakeup #silkpress #naturalhair #colordujour #colordujourstudio #lawyerlife #htx #houstonblogger #freshstart #allsmiles #all2018
  • Enjoying the Greek Fest! Friendly people, lots of culture, and great food! I had an authentic gyro and some fresh squeezed lemonade. So yummy! 😊 #greekfest #houstongreekfest #htx #houstonevents #houstonfoodie #houstonblogger #htxfoodie #millennialpink #dreamypresets #blackcreatives
  • Celebrating Mother’s Day with my beautiful mom! 💚💛 #mothersday #htx #amotherslove #ilovemymom #motherdaughter #sundaybest
  • Last week, I stopped in at the Paper Co. Cafe for a delish vegetarian bean burger, with sweet potato fries and a tea. I like how spacious the cafe was. It's a nice place to get some work done and grab a cup of coffer or tea, and some real food. If you're looking for a local #htx cafe, check it out. 👋🏾 Swipe for pictures of the food and the space! @papercohouston ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#planoly #papercocafe #houstoncafes #paperco #houstonrestaurants #papercocafehouston #houstonbloggers #blogging #blackbloggers #htx #tourofhouston #htxrestaurants #houstoncreatives
  • Lately, I’ve been working on improving my writing skills.  I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and a JD....AND I've taught writing professionally. So, why do I still strive to improve? There are lots of reasons, but here are a few. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. A good writer is always striving to get better. 
2. I've switched up my brand over the past couple of years, and I don't think I've communicated that very clearly.
3. I'm adding additional products and services that I need to write about in order to share those with people. It's easy for me to write or other people, but it's harder for me to craft my own brand message and essentially "publicize myself."
We live in a very crowded world where we are bombarded daily with lots of messages. I have a message that I want to share, but I have to write clear copy in order to convey that message. Plus, business and analytical writing is a lot different than writing content online specifically for MY audience. So, I have to keep working to improve my skills to try to get my message out there.
It's also  a big time investment, but I'll still be sharing my day to day life experiences here on Insta while I work on my blog behind the scenes! What are some things you're working on to get better? 
#planoly #creative #blackcreatives #writer #writerlife #blogging #womenbloggers #blackbloggers #writingforcreatives #macbook #millennialpink #creativeculture #amwriting #houstonblogger #lifestyleblogger  #houston #htx
  • “Melange” means a mixture or medley, and there were certainly a variety of crepes at Melange Creperie. One of the fun things about @melangecreperie is that you can actually watch your crêpe being prepared! 
I love the look of this place! The aesthetic of the building outside is actually what made me go inside. I’m thinking about exploring some other restaurants in the Heights over the next few weeks. Any suggestions?
#melangecreperie #crepes #foodie #houstonfoodie #htx #houstonheights
  • I had fun painting with my friend and Soror @sunayye ! I needed to get out of the house and away from the computer! 💙

#Repost @sunayye
Spending time with my ls #spring05 #13years #wegonholditdine #zphi
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