February is Black History Month and in case you missed it; Dr. Dorothy Irene Height is the newest face on the USPS stamp! The unveiling took place Wednesday, February 1, 2017, on the historical campus of Howard University.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Happy Happy New Year Rubies!
Wow, 2017 is here! I understand for some it’s a time to set new resolutions, but I’m not a resolution setting Ruby. I think that long term habits need to become lifestyle changes. My personal belief is that if you are going to make a change, you don’t need to wait until a certain date to get it done. If you make the decision to eat healthier, start with your next meal. If you want to learn how to sew, then take a course and begin your journey. While I consider myself to be a goal setting, restructuring and trajectory recalculating Ruby; I do like to use January as a point to review, to reflect, and re-set.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!!
There was a scent of nervousness, glamour and girl power in the air at the Renaissance Hotel in Northwest Washington, DC on December 17, 2016. Where 27 women competed for the Miss District of Columbia USA and Miss District of Columbia Teen USA Crowns respectively.
Christmas is right around the corner, my husband and I have been together for 11 years and married for 6. And although gift giving has now focused on my daughter mainly, when I think of all the gifts that he has enjoyed the most throughout the years (besides the ones collecting dust in a corner someplace) the three categories I know will be a hit are fitness/ sports, electronics and/or household related. Although he is the leading man in my life, I have several brothers, in-laws, and the list goes on of men to think of as well. Since I know we all do, to sum it up, below are a few gift ideas for the him in your life.
With the holiday season here and while we think of our friends and family and other personal relationships, the holidays are also a time to think of others besides ourselves. While thinking of creative gifts to give others, think of donating to a charity in the name of someone else (or yourself). You will be helping organizations continue to do great work, it always feels better to give than to receive. Check out a few organizations below who are helping across various demographics and platforms.