Your Dreams vs. Your “Steady Freddy”

Update video about my MIA in 2017! What is to come in the new year 2018, makings difficult business choices when there is a greater need to put food on the table.

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Dear Coffee, You Set My World On Fire.

 

Dear coffee,

I look for you as you comfort me daily.

Cream no sugar,

you are everything.

Without you, my mind becomes frazzled and I cannot focus.

They say caffeine is an addiction.

I say so what.

Pouring you

puts me at ease;

the way some might appreciate an ocean breeze.

In my morning thoughts,

now and forever.

Coffee,

you set my world on fire.

Dear Loved Ones, No You Can’t Have a Discount

They say the best things in life are free but I’ll tell you what’s not:

My blood.

My sweat.

My tears.

My shop.

MESSAGE: People only understand the value of time and money when it directly affects them. Don’t take it personally, but do tell these freeloaders no!

discount

No, you may not get “the hookup” on my work after I’ve spent my hard-earned money to make it do what it do.

No, you may not get a percentage off just because you know me, and you damn sure can’t have anything for free unless you plan to put in some work promotionally. This was really hard for me at first but as I’m coming into my brand it’s definitely been necessary.

In the beginning, I gave out so much free stuff just looking for exposure which isn’t always a bad thing if there’s a mutual agreement (future post for sure). When I look back on how much I’ve spent and how much I’ve given away, it’s absolutely embarrassing and it’s because I was giving folks the hookup.

I’m begging you DO NOT DO IT.

Especially if you know you can afford it. If you’re reading this and you actually know me, don’t be upset.

Next time pay me.

The best support in this game is monetary.

 

Before you Abandon that DIY, Do This! (5 steps)

Wanna know a secret? Not every DIY is a success! (sorry if I’m ruining the magic for anyone)

Sometimes you glue the wrong sides together, break the zipper, you spill the paint and call it quits. Anything can be fixed with a little bit of patience if you’ve got it, but when you don’t…

1.Save the project

2.Gather or fold up all the pieces

3.Put everything in a bag

4.Write yourself a note

-what it was supposed to be

-what happened or went wrong

-what you need to finish or complete the project

  1. Sit on it. (not literally)

Sometimes a little time is all you need and leaving yourself a note helps if you let a little too much time lapse.

#DontGiveUp

#ChillModeOnFleek 

Afropunk 2016 Day 2

Hey folks, 

I’m so happy to say I made it back to commodore park once again for Afropunk day 2! 

Today’s blog comes written literally from the floor of the red stage. Yes, I’m writing these very words on the ground behind VIP as I wait for Janelle Monae to take the stage. This will be my second time seeing her and I am totally hype! 

On to my outfit..
I made my very first jumpsuit y’all and I am absolutely IN LOVE. This was far from easy considering I’ve found myself to be in a huge sewing slump, I haven’t been feeling it. As a solution I decided to come join mommy’s boot camp (aka sitting in my moms sewing space so she can yell at me when I slack) I knew she would push me to get it done and I killed it! 
Check me out. 

I also decided to rock out with my black Tobi Beech bag, (which is actually the last one left unfortunately but the taupe version is still available)  it’s made from the same cloth as my jumper which is pretty dope. 
Match made in heaven. 

Let me know what you think of the jumper and feel free to reach out if you were at the show. I would love to hear from you! 

Note: Thanks for being so patient as I update the site and I apologize for the lack of posts lately. Your girl is grinding and there will be plenty of content to come.

 

Peace and Magic.