Happy Black History Year (Month)! I’m kicking off this month of Black Excellence with a BANG! Last year I didn’t think too much about generational wealth because I thought was doing fine making a living. Then I saw an article that stated that the black woman’s network was $5. WTH! How can this be? I started to read more about generational wealth and how and why black people have a disadvantage. The biggest reason we have such a low net worth is because most of us started out as slaves. Slavery was only 150 (or less) years ago. That’s not that long. Our people were still fighting for our rights to vote in the south in the 60’s. My mom was a young woman at this time and live through it all. Yes, we have come a long way to go but we have to continue to work towards building real wealth.
Today you are in for a treat! I have the financial expert, Tonya Rapley from My Fab Finance sharing some important tips to building generational wealth. If you haven’t heard, Tonya is the shizzz! Tonya has been a “cover girl” of Black Enterprise, featured in Toyota campaigns, global speaker and also helped participants of her debt elimination challenge pay off over $400,000 in debt in 60 days. I told you she was the truth. I’m so excited that Tonya took time out of her busy schedule to share some important tips to building generational wealth. Please read this post and share! This is so important to us and our children and their children.
This recipe has been a long time coming. If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t you should) and watch my stories you will see I cook quite often. Most of the time it’s the same meals but I like to shake things up and add something new. I made my low carb stuffed bell peppers back in November but I promised I would share the recipe. It’s finally here! I also did you one better and filmed a video while cooking it. That something new that I wanted to do for 2018, more simple cooking videos. Check out the recipe for my low-carb bell peppers below.
I’m back with my second #OrganizedonFleek challenge! Last week I tackled my pantry HERE and this week I’m taking you under my sink. I’ve found that organizing and decluttering work best when you break them down into small tasks. Under my kitchen sink was a hot mess filled with cleaners that I never use or even empty bottles. Watch the video below to see how I got it together and learn how you can participate in the Organized on Fleek Challenge to win a gift card to one of our favorite stores.
Have you ever heard (from your elders) that you should not enter the New Year with a dirty house? Something about if you start that way, it will be that way all year. I’m happy that I’m not superstitious because my house was a mess when the clock struck 12. So to get my home together (and yours) I’ve partnered with my two favorite bloggers Danielle from The Style and Beauty Doctor and Mimi from Unlikely Martha for a home organization challenge! Each of us will be tackling spaces and getting organized throughout our homes and sharing it on our blog and social media pages. We also want you to join in on #OrganizedOnFleek challenge as well! Keep reading to check out my first organization challenge, my pantry and learn how you can participate in the #OrganizedonFleek challenge!
I’m so excited to share this product that will help all my naturalista minis and mommies. To this day I still get emails asking how to grow out bald spots on babies and toddlers. Bald spots are usually due to babies rubbing out their hair because they spend a lot of time on their back. Just like us women, the texture of our hair against cotton is not a good mix. It can cause bald spots and breakage. A friend told me before I had Peyton that I needed to make sure she kept silk or satin behind her head. Where do I find that? I stole a few of Mister’s silk pocket squares and used that for Peyton when she was a baby. It wasn’t cute but it helped. When I had Harper, our friends from MM Blankies sent us one of their fabulous satin blankets that she could lay on and be wrapped in. I’m happy to share with you MM Blankies newest genius product, designer satin pillowcases.