The Chemist wins the Crown: Kara McCullough new Miss USA 2017

Congratulations to Kara McCullough, who was crowned Miss USA 2017 on Mother’s Day Sunday May 14, 2017! She will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe competition early next year. What an awesome Mother’s Day gift for her mama.


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Ruby Misty Copeland

Greetings Rubies!

It’s Women’s History Month!! What better time than this to celebrate other Rubies. Recently while perusing Netflix and trying to decided weather to start a new series or watch a movie. I came across “A Ballerina’s Tale” which piqued my interest. This documentary shares the story of  Misty Copeland’s journey to becoming the world’s

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Recap: 59th Grammy Awards

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles on February 12, 2017. Although L.L. Cool J was not the host this year, the award show was pretty entertaining. I don’t know about you, but I like to watch the Grammy’s for the Fashion and the Performances. The wins and losses of the evening will always be debated because of all the amazing musical talent. Keep reading for a brief recap of the nearly 4-hour award show.

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Valentine’s Day Activities for Couples

Happy February Rubies! February is Black history Month, which I love. I love history and enjoy celebrating all year round. February also has the day of love. While my husband and I think it’s important to showcase love all year round, I think Valentine’s Day is a day to do something different. Especially if you’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day once, twice, or twelve times together, like my boo dip and I. Here are a few  couple experiences you and your love can do together this Valentines Day! Some may be DC Metro specific, but I am sure there may be something similar in your neck of the woods!

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Mindset Shifts 2017: Money, Time and Energy

Hey Rubies!

Closing out the Mindset Shift 2017 Series for January is have a guest writer,  Contessa Brown. She is the founder and operator of Cafe S.O.U.L, a place for the divinely creative to connect. Contessa shares her thoughts on ways to invest in yourself.

Twenty seventeen is the year to invest! Invest in your Time, Finances and Energy.

A new year has come upon us and we all have goals we would like to reach.  Rather than just reaching these goals to simply obtain an imaginary trophy. Let’s take some time to evaluate our investment of time, money and energy and see how the changes can carry on long term.

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Mindset Shift Part 2: Time, health, personal development!

Toya Williams is a guest writer on the blog, she shares her time management, health, and personal developments Mindset Shifts for the year. 

“Mindset Shift!” What an awesome way to get in gear and start the New Year. In years past I would make New Year’s resolutions and within the first three weeks the motivation and vigor had dissipated. This year I decided that I would not make a New Year’s resolution, but shift my focus and continue the work of personal development as well as spiritual development. I have come to realize that in order for there to be effective change, there must be a transformation in my thought life. Everything in life pretty much begins with a thought first, whether good or bad.

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Golden Globe 2017: Hits and Misses

Hey Rubies!

It’s that time of year again, AWARD SEASON! Admittedly, with my little one, I haven’t been to the movies to see a film that didn’t have a colorful main characters in a while but, I still enjoy watching the award shows. Mainly for the pump, circumstance and to see who wore what. Check out some of the dresses I pegged as hits and misses for the first award show of the season.

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