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Monday, September 19, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
I'm far from a coupon maven but there's no denying I love to save whenever possible. And like most I want my savings immediately, I don't want to have to wait for the next cycle or discounts sent via mail. (This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.)
Friday, September 2, 2016
"A spontaneous moment, captured." That's my definition of "street" photography. This is hands down one of my fave shots that I had the privilege to capture this week. I happened upon a group of young bicyclists while out scouting shots and the choreography and symmetry in which they rode, in unison almost was awe'ing. I could barely reach for my camera quick enough. I pray they, you, me are blessed to ride through life in the same spirit.
Location: The Yards Park, Washington, DC
Shooter: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi 400D
Thursday, September 1, 2016
The Taste of Prince George's Food and Wine Festival, returned to Six Flags America for a fourth year, like it never left. A one-day family fun affair which includes tastings, competitions, performances and lots of activities, The Taste of Prince George's Food and Wine Festival presented by marketing agency, FLYCANDY, shines a light on local talent while reinforcing that Prince George's County, Maryland is a worthwhile culinary destination for great food.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
I knew I would be guaranteed beauty, education and fun but when Yolanda Adams took to the stage at this past weekend's 2016 Ubiquitous Hair and Beauty Expo, I realized that was not all that was in store.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The same as we freshen up our humble abode so too do bars, seasonally. And even better when said bar whose former sister spot you frequented, extends you an exclusive invitation to sample fresh new menu items (cocktails included). That was a mouthful and my mouth pretty much stayed full at last week's The Wicked Bloom Social Club #TasteTheWicked.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Have you ever posed in front of the camera? I received great feedback on my last post and the tips I provided on what to do with pics "after" the photo shoot. Click HERE to check it out. My readers appreciated the tips and they also loved the pics which drew to mind how important chemistry is when selecting a Photographer.
I'll ask again, have you ever posed in front of a camera that someone else is behind?
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
I wrapped a shoot just last week and shared pics across my social media platforms. And while I'm totally flattered by all the generous comments and feedback, I couldn't help but consider how many individuals I've come across attempting to navigate the social media landscape, build their brands, start a business, etc. who have invested in great flicks that literally just sit. That's right, they hire a photographer, get their "fit" together which may not be limited to one if the shoot includes multiple looks, perhaps a Stylist even is required. Not to mention hair, makeup, etc. And if things go as planned, you have gorgeous pictures!
So you have pretty pictures, now what?
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Who knew??! I mean Earl Grey is one of my faves and it is considered a breakfast tea so perhaps there is some truth to this. How bout you, what kind of sipper are you? Find out for yourself by clicking HERE for The Telegraph Food survey. Please be sure to post your results as a comment below. I totally wanna know am I the only "snob" amongst us.
Monday, August 8, 2016
My kids are hearty eaters and knowing that I typically reserve Sundays as my day to go all out, they start inquiring about Sunday dinner a couple a days before. I on the other hand was rather finicky as a child but my kids seemingly don’t know nuttin bout that life. It’s a wonder they don’t bang their silverware on the table screaming, “where’s my dinner woman?”
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
What do you get when you combine Dance Classes, Line Dancing, Circuit Workout Demos and MORE? Saturday's FIT FEST on the GREEN presented by Pampering Junkies.
We all know efforts to motivate ourselves to workout can be a challenge. How about
Thursday, June 2, 2016
"When hitting the road with kids, they can get antsy and bathroom breaks are likely. My oldest is 11 and I have twins who are 9. While there are now many music streaming apps, I love Spotify. I have a library of playlists at the ready for when I take my morning runs and need to stay pumped and even when I'm heading to church and want to listen to my gospel faves. As the kids and I were packing and readying ourselves for the trip the day before leaving, I had a thought regarding building a playlist for them. One, I love to hear my kids sing, they are typically totally oblivious to me and will sing as if no one is watching but I also thought it a good way to curb that boredom and "antsy-ness" that kids can sometimes fall into when on the road. So in an effort to engage them in the trip and make them feel even more a part of what we were doing and where we were going, I asked each of them to write me a list of their fave songs and instead of picking the songs myself, I allowed them to pick 6 songs each so it became a project. I set a deadline which was before they went to bed and I would then build the list prior to hitting the road. It turned out to be the best idea!"
The key to this tip is that I made it a project which kids love. But it will also engage your kids and make them feel as though they have a say in the trip and plans and preparations as opposed to just being ordered to pack this and pack that. You know us Mommies are good at ordering our kids around especially when we are "red" to go :). My kids were so excited at the mere suggestion and diligently planned their lists. It kept them quiet and chill the night before and tempered them being so wired about going on a trip. They were so selective about their songs and upon playing their playlist the next day whilst on the road, it worked like a charm!
This tip is an excerpt from a previously published post. Click HERE to read in it's entirety.
Where are you hitting the road to this Summer, you got any tips of your own?
Where are you hitting the road to this Summer, you got any tips of your own?
Saturday, April 16, 2016
JUST ANNOUNCED: I have a pair of general admission tix to tonight's Events DC Cherry Blast, an event taking place from 6p to 2a this evening to cap off the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. It's a fantastic event infused with Japanese culture. Think sushi, saki, LIVE painting, LIVE music and MORE! And the Carnegie Library where the event is being held is a fantastic venue. Click HERE for an event I previously attended.
You wanna go?! I said don'tcha wanna go?! The giveaways is only running for a limited time meaning a winner will be selected/chosen SOON.
Follow me on Instagram NOW @bagladies, for giveaways details. See you there!
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
If you follow me on Instagram @bagladies, you know I'm a "loose leaf" tea fein. I drink multiple
cups mugs a day. But as I delve more into my habit if you will, it lends itself to focusing more on healthy eating. I've sourced organic teas that have all kinds of medicinal benefits be it better skin, more energy or even improved cardiovascular and digestive functions. Sugar and/or equal are my go-to's when it comes to sweeteners but I've LONG since wanted to find an alternative if for no other reason, than all that sugar is just not good. I think I've finally found it!
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Cause when you are surrounded by #BlackGirlMagic. Immersed in #BlackGirlMagic. Drowning in #BlackGirlMagic …It produces sumpin and that which all that magic yielded at last Friday’s The Ayaba Series: A Sister Circle event at Nubian Hueman, was an abundance of amazing energy.