*cues up Red Lipstick by @treysongz* We're having our office holiday happy hour today and I decided to get gussied up a bit. Red turns heads, right? Have y'all already had your holiday parties at work?
For the past three days we've had to wear layers in Houston; it's 40-something degrees in the morning and high 70s in the afternoon. 🙄🙄 That means that I'm starting my day with something hot and ending it with something iced. I've been favoring peppermint mochas recently, but I want to try the Irish Cream cold brew from @starbucks. What's your go-to order?
Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!!! I'm throwing it back to a few weeks ago when we went to @p6farms and I had the biggest smile on my face the whole time. I spent the day with loved ones, and I'll be doing the same time. Plus we all know that our faces light up as soon as we hear time to eat! What dish are y'all looking forward to eating today? I can't wait to have some of @megrenae87's mac and cheese and Kand'z's...well everything she makes!
Me: *metaphorically checking my emails hoping I get one saying we can wear jeans to work tomorrow.* I love these short weeks, the building is quiet and I'm able to get a lot of work done! How many of y'all are working through tomorrow? Peep my daddy being silly in the background 😂😂
Full circle moment at today's volunteer event with @haul_yp. The annual day of caring was the first volunteer event I did when I joined 2 years ago and it's one of my favorites to do every year. This year we not only assembled and distributed food to 220 families, but we had fun and played a few ice breaker games too! Like @itsbrilew said, we can do both! We gave back and had fellowship, and that's the way it's supposed to be. #ThisIsHAULYP
When you have to volunteer on your mom's birthday, but you get @haul_yp to wish her at a #happybirthday from the event!
Throwing it back to Sunday on the blog today. I got a last minute ticket to go to #SundayService at @lakewoodchurch with some of my YP folks and went in with low expectations. I just wanted to praise and worship my lord and DASSIT! Well I got that a little more and I'm sharing my thoughts in today's blog post. Check out this remix of some Houston legends and click the link in my bio to read more!
No is a full sentence. That was something I had to learn from a therapist and even then it took a few years before it actually sunk in. Often times women feel the need to justify their answers, even when they don't need to be. - Can you do XYZ for me? No. Do you want to go XYZ place? No. Can I come over? No. - You don't have to go into long and drawn out excuses or explanations; and leaving your answer at just a no is so freeing! I love these shirts that @itsbrilew designed for her blog, @unprocessedlifestyle, and I think she only has a few more in stock. Do yourselves a favor and snag one before they sell out and keep your eyes peeled for the next release!
#tbt to the @jidenna #85toafricatour stop in Houston. It was my first time seeing him live, but it won't be the last! Incredible stage presence, extremely talented and very engaging with the crowd! I was mesmerized, and not just because he's so damn fine. He did all of my favorite songs too! I knew I had a good time because I only have like 3 clips of the entire show. Do yourselves a favor and go see this man!
No, your eyes don't deceive you. I'm posting the same picture twice, but this time it's for a great cause. Next year's census is a really important one and the Urban League (@naturbanleague @nulyp @haul_yp) want to #MakeBlackCount! Please do your part and participate so that federal funding can be properly distributed, federal programs can come to the places they're needed and so that people are represented properly by enough national reps. . . . . . . . #ThisisHAULYP #HAULYP #UrbanLeague #HAUL #Houston #YoungProfessionals #CommunityService #Outreach #YPU #serviceorganization #htx #blackexcellence #volunteer #houstonvolunteer #Giving #Donate #NUL #NULYP #history #blackprofessionals #blackexcellence #melaninated #africanamerican #NDOE19 #MakeBlackCount #WeVoteWeCount
It's Friday and it feels great outside! I'm sharing some tips to help make your pumpkin patch visit a memorable one on the blog today, and sharing a few more pictures from Saturday's visit. Click the link in my bio to check it out!
I don't know about your @starbucks, but mine was PACKED this morning! I still managed to get my #toastedwhitechocolatemocha and my free reusable holiday cup, so it was well worth the wait. Did you brave the lines this morning for your #redholidaycup? And what's your go-to winter beverage?