2012: 5 Ways I am Preparing for the New Year

I do not want to approach another New Year with the same resolutions only to result in disappoint due to a lack of motivation and discipline. Sadly, my intentions are sincere but may result in an epic fail..SMH. This year, I am going ease some pressure by implementing J’s Personal Plan BEFORE the New Year!…

Journaling

Hey My Loves! Journaling has become an important part of my daily life. I have been Journaling since middle school. It all started with a notebook that held the private conversations between me and a classmate. It registered that my life’s experiences were indeed valuable and I owed it to myself to explore and embrace my own thoughts regarding…

OOTD: Work

Hey Loves! I hope all is well AND I hope you had a FAB-U-LOUS CHRISTmas! I sure did! I spent lots of QT with my loved ones and connected with and old friend who I had not seen in soooo long. If there is someone out there who you are no longer speaking to for…

Red is the New Black

Since Red is the NEW Black, I went on a hunt for some shoes that I thought would be appealing to the eye and perfect for the closet. When shopping for the perfect red shoe, my experience has been a little, how shall I say it…BLAH and discouraging! I have found that many affordable red…

Motivational Monday: My Secret – The Diagnosis

Hey Loves, I hope you had a Blessed and FABulous weekend! My weekend was spent volunteering, in a meeting, and DANCING (I <3). I def had a wonderful weekend! After the week I had, a little jig was definitely in order! 🙂 Ill keep it Short and Sweet today. I want you to view this…

Motivational Monday: Enough with the Butts!

Hey LOVES, I hope your weekend was Stress Free and FABulous! My weekend was good. I found myself at the library…I have not visited that establishment in a while thanks to Mr. Google! I surprised myself this weekend; I didnt work on a single thing!! I am ALWAYS working on something. I just watched a…

The Perfect Solution for Your Many Bangles

Hey LOVES, I hope all is well! Recently, Vogue offered its readers a clever solution for keeping up with your many displaced bangles…CANDLE HOLDERS! If you are anything like me, this is the perfect, nontraditional solution. Not only does it serve as a unique, decorative piece, it also serves as your handy organizer that can…

Vintage Chic

Hey LOVES! I hope your days have been Blessed and FABulous! Children are something else!! A couple of my new students ALWAYS have something to say about my wardrobe. This particular day, the dialogue went a little something like this… Student 1: Ms. Joí, are you a Fashionista? Ms. Joí: No, I wouldn’t say that. I…

Motivational Monday: The Power of What You Say

Hey LOVES, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! My weekend was very productive! I was a able to help a family member brainstorm business ideas AND wash my Locs. I love my Locs but with all of this hair, I have to mentally prepare myself for that task! Also, I had a productive yet…

Jet Magazine Highlights Ms. Ashaka Givens

Ms. Ashaka Givens Ms. Givens is receiving the attention that is deserved. Ms Givens is a talented Rochester, New York native, FIT graduate, and Fly Entrrpreneur. Ms. Ashaka Givens is featured in JET Magazine’s latest “Designer’s Spotlight” (with Drake on the cover).  Pick up your copy to learn more about the Inspiring Female Entrepreneur’s custom designs…