It's no secret that I'm an advocate for women's rights, especially our health rights. I've blogged about my IUD journey, my decision to adopt and I even have an entire podcast episode dedicated to loving your vagina and your body (shout out to @missbension and @itsbrilew for joining me on that episode)! Well I'm teaming up with @OwnEveryPiece for a giveaway for y'all, and the winner gets an awesome swag bag from them with an OEP makeup bag, water bottle, portable charger, shirt and more! To enter all you have to do is comment below and tell me why you made the decision to get on or not be on birth control and what you love about that decision. I'll start – I made the decision to get an IUD to help prevent pregnancies, since I have no desire in having bio kids and having this implant gets rid of the need to pop a pill every day. This is perfect for a wanderluster like me! Bonus entry – tag a friend! Good luck and may the odds ever be in your favor! ** This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook and the winner will be announced August 27, 2019 **
Saturday's service project was a success! Running on 5 hours of sleep I met up with @haul_yp for @houurbanleague's third annual #SouthsideTakeover at Worthing High School and had so much fun! There were free clothes, school supplies, immunizations and even dental inspections for the community and even a parade with the mayor! I'm already looking forward to next year's event.
Brunch anyone? We're in the middle of #HoustonRestaurantWeeks and there are so many great brunch spots on the list of participating restaurants! Tag your favorite one below with your favorite dish so I can not only grab a bite (and maybe a drink), but give back to the @houstonfoodbank too!
Ask any of my loved ones and they'll let you know that I immediately check out turn ratios and partitions when I go into public restrooms. Don't blame me, blame my mouth...well the 7 years I have in my career. 20 points to anyone who gets the reference I made above. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ I was so focused on compliance that I almost missed this gorgeous chaise and crown. I was so happy that one of my girls pointed it out and I was able to snag this picture. I can't be the only one who's worklife bleeds over into their personal life, right?
Hold the phone...and my drink! Ya girl is officially 31 and I celebrated my actual birthday with a solo stay-cation. I'm talking about that and more on today's episode of @lehautepaire. Have you checked that out yet?
This is 31. It's the joy that comes with being authentically you. Going to bed by 10PM because you wake up before 6AM. Walking in your truth in your career and personal life. Giving back to the community that helped raise you and taking that service to the next level. It's letting your loved ones know how you feel about them whenever you can, and putting action behind those words. Thirty-one is traveling and seeing the world, because while you live in an amazing city in an even more amazing state, the world is SO much bigger than your backyard. Thirty-one is realizing that life is indeed like a ferris wheel, and while some of the lows are really low, the highs are even higher and you have to hold on and smile through it all. Yeah, feel your feelings and talk about them with your therapist, but know that if you keep holding on your view and position will change. Here's to another trip around the sun!
My love for #HarryPotter and the Weasleys run deep! I touched a bit on that in yesterday's @lehautepaire episode, and I even mentioned how excited I am for #FandemicHouston! Have you gotten your tickets yet? #fandemictour #FandemicPartner
It's official, I'm one of the 2019-2020 PR & Marketing Co-chairs for @haul_yp! I'm looking forward to serving with my team and getting ready for next year's National Urban League Conference. #ThisIsHAULYP #TheMightySouth
Ah! I can't believe this was 2 years ago. I remember this event like it was yesterday. Shout out to @starz and @power_starz for a great event here in Houston, and to these guys! I can't wait to tune into the final season.
Every now and then I'll get gussied up and step out. This weekend we continued to celebrate the #RoadToRandle and it was like homecoming! I shared a post on Facebook recently that described us perfectly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Honor the friendships that allow you to pick up from where you last left off, regardless of how long it's been since you connected. The friendships that survive hiatuses, silences and space. Those are the connections that never die.
So apparently today is #ChristmasInJuly day, and that's perfect because I definitely still have my tree up at the house. Judge ya mama, not me. The weather's even cooler, so I almost opted for a hot coffee this morning...almost. It's still summertime in Houston so while it might be 70* in the morning, it's up to 90* by lunch. What's your go-to coffee order in the summer?
This is the face of accomplishment...plus a little whiskey. I've put out new episodes of @lehautepaire each week for about a month, and that wasn't something I thought I'd ever be able to do! I have @taylorbrione, @itskerristen and @los_thadean on this week's episode and you don't want to miss it! It's on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and everywhere else you consume your podcasts! Take a listen and let me know what you think!