Dia Darling – All Things I Do

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Dia Darling is a San Antonio, Texas gal. She started working as a ghost blogger and enjoyed putting her communications skills to work. While working on her passion she realized her talent craved for more. She knew she had a lot to bring to the internet world, and soon enough All Things I Do was created. It takes courage and boldness to step out and pursue goals in life. Dia did just that, I recently followed her 5-day email challenge titled Mapping your Side Hustle which allows you to focus on your goals and dreams She is an extraordinary person to follow and her blog speaks volumes to her readers. Take a moment and read below Continue reading “Dia Darling – All Things I Do”

4 Tips to Balance Marriage and Friendships

It’s typical for newlyweds to disappear off the face of the earth. Don’t be alarm we all do it. While we enjoy the new thrill of our lives, some of our relatives and friends find it strenuous to reach us. Others will respect your space and assume you will reach out to them once things get in order. There are a lot of challengeWebsiteLR-109s married couples encounter within the first year of marriage. They are learning how to work together and figure out what strategies works best for them. They are combining two different styles of upbringing all while creating a foundation together. Can you imagine how complicated that is? Soon enough they’ll come back around and friendships will continue to be built. In addition to the marriage journey, children are born and new chapters are created. Finding time for friends and family becomes another level of complication through this adventure we call life.  Continue reading “4 Tips to Balance Marriage and Friendships”

Terri Lomax: Mocha Girl Pit Stop

Terri Lomax puts power in motivating women of color, her videos, and words of encouragement inspire women to ignite fire into their passion. She has over 30 thousand Terri Lomax Headshotfollowers on Twitter, a blog, a YouTube channel and a 5-year workbook plan that will help you discover your passion. Society needs women like Terri for our future. She wants to bring positivity into the world and inspire other as she trails her purpose. I instantly followed her social media platforms and signed up for her webinar. I learned about Mocha Girls Pit Stop and why she motivates others to accomplish their dreams. She said in one of her videos to “Speak life into your situation” and that’s what we all should do daily.

What inspired you to become a blogger?

TL: I honestly didn’t set out to be a blogger. Back in 2012, I found myself in the midst of a quarter-life crisis. I followed the well-intentioned advice of my mentors and advisors; I went to school, I got good grades, I graduated and found a good job, but I still felt empty. I knew there was more to life than working, paying bills, just to wake up and do it all over again. Continue reading “Terri Lomax: Mocha Girl Pit Stop”

7 Bridesmaids Gift Ideas your Girls will Love

Brides often get stuck figuring out the perfect bridesmaid gifts. You read about hideous presents, bridesmaids refrain from using, which gets put in the back of their closet and they pray the bride don’t ask them about it later. People like useful gifts. If your bridesmaids don’t sew, avoid purchasing a small sewing kit, or if they don’t drink, renounce from purchasing a bottle opener. Signature Chapsticks and wine glasses are nice to have, but don’t you think your girlfriends deserve a little more?

Bridesmaids all want to feel appreciative at some point during the wedding planning. They are responsible for many things and have to dish out a lot of money for the bride to enjoy her special day. From dresses to purchase to standing next to the bride on her big day, the accountability can lead to arguments, frustration, and sometimes chaos. However, their hard work needs to be recognized. Buying them practical gifts will make them thankful to accompany you on your special day. Here are a few gift ideas thaWebsiteLR-115t will make your bridesmaids feel warm and grateful.

1. Professional Makeup Artist: After purchasing the dress and shoes, makeup is the last thing on a bridesmaid’s budget. The cost of professional makeup can range from $50-$90 dollars each face! This amount could turn bridesmaids off leading them to rely on YouTube tutorials, that may end up a disaster. When you talk to a makeup artist inquire package deals. Depending on a number of girls in your bridal party, there should be a least two professionals who have similar makeup styles, to give you the look you want for you and your ladies. If you have a friend that is a makeup artist or know someone that can put makeup on properly, talk with them about a cheaper rate. If their rate is convenient for your budget, check out their work and book them for the big day. Having a professional makeup artist will allow your photos come out admirable and everyone will have a nice polish look. Continue reading “7 Bridesmaids Gift Ideas your Girls will Love”

Make Love Not War

Thanksgiving is a few days away and we all want to see our family and friends. This can become quite difficult when you are in a relationship.img_3634 Your husband may want to spend time with his family, or your boyfriend prefers to stay home and cook dinner.  Either way, our family is important and during the holidays it’s common to want to spend with them.

Where to spend the holidays is one of the leading arguments in a relationship. It’s an argument because you may not have discussed with your husband previously how you expect to spend the holidays. You might like your mama’s mac and cheese, while your husband destains dealing with your Uncle Pete’s corny jokes. It’s imperative to remain happy in our own home. There is no sense of arguing about where to spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years for that matter. That is why it is MANDATORY to plan ahead and figure out what your household is doing for the holidays. Continue reading “Make Love Not War”