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Here is what I am Currently up to for the Month of August 2015

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I saw Straight Out of Compton this weekend. YES YES YES. It was excellent! Now, it glossed over quite a few things( Dee Barnes anyone?) But overall, it was an excellent movie with great believable acting. I mean, O’Shea Jackson Jr had me spooked a few times! He looks and acts so much like his Daddy! Child when he was rapping No Vasoline, I felt like I was in the studio with the Real Cube!


I watched this You Tube replay from The Knighten Project last week called Manifesting Your Dreams. It spoke to me SO MUCH. I just ordered The Magic and I am only on Chapter 1 but I am so excited about practicing gratitude in my life. I don’t know about you, but lately, my thoughts have become so negative. And as we all know, thoughts are things. I’ve started a Gratitude journal where I list 5 things a day that I am grateful for. Listen: the first few days were a STRUGGLE! But it’s getting better. Not easier, but I find myself listing the little things that I wouldn’t have thought about if I wasn’t consciously looking for something to be grateful for.


Podcasts. I finally got into podcasts.( yes I’m late I know!). Anyway, my favorite right now is The Read. LAWD. Hillarious.  Do you have any other Podcasts that are funny, entertaining or educational??




Using Artifact Uprising to print iPhone photos

So, yesterday, I FINALLY got around to ordering my Artifact Uprising book for my vacation photos. I’m excited for this one because it’s mainly for all of the photos I took with my iPhone on the trip. I’ve gotten a smaller one for my iPhone photos from our San Francisco Trip last year. But this one is bigger. I got the soft cover book right here instead of the one specifically for Instagram photos. Mainly because I don’t shoot square. This one fits my photos better.


Fat. The end. I need to lose 20 pounds by Thanksgiving. Cause ain’t nobody got time to look fat in Disney photos.



You KNOW that I am loving that Instagram now supports portrait and landscape formats! That means you can now just upload your photos straight to Instagram in landscape and vertical  form without using a 3rd party app!!!

Uploading horizontal photos to instagam



So what you do is upload the photo directly into Instagram. Click on the little icon circled in pink above. It stretches your photo to horizontal or vertical. But the genius part of this is that when you look at your feed, they all look the same size! I love how that first line of my feed looks! It’s so uniform! And we know how all important it is to have a beautiful feed!


And Speaking of Instagram, I’m planning a new free email series coming to your inbox soon!  It’s all about improving and beautifying your Instagram feed. So if you are looking to improve your Instagram  community and Aesthetic, make sure you are signed up for my newsletter right here! ( which by the way should be out tomorrow!) The class will be coming to your in box soon!


So that’s it! What have you been up to this month!

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    Kimberly Bolden
    August 31, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Michael Hyatt and Jeff Goins are two of my favorite podcasters.

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    August 31, 2015 at 7:22 am

    I love this post! I was shaking my head in agreement on a lot of these. i really need to work on keeping a gratitude journal & keeping myself in a positive state of mind. Loving the new IG changes…no more white space. Great post & I always love your pics. Take care! ;0

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    Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    August 31, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I need to see Straight out of compton because honestly i know absolutely nothing about that story. I think it was just a few years before my time and growing up in Brooklyn doesn’t help either. The Read is just the best. I feel like they are besties in my head. LOVE the insta update!!!!

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    August 31, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I haven’t seen it. It plays around 12 around me and it’s too long where I will be late to pick kids up so I will probably be waiting until dvd. I haven’t checked out instagram photos yet I have been so busy scheduling mine that I haven’t been on the actual platform in a while I will do it today.

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    August 31, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Great post! I loved Straight out of Compton as well!

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    August 31, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Yes! “Straight Out of Compton” was awesome! I went in not knowing what to expect, but I was blown away by the movie. Worth every single penny! I know how you feel with wanting to lose weight. I need to lose WAYYY more than 20 pounds and at times, I feel stressed, but I remind myself that each day I make a good choice, I’m closer to my goal. I signed up for your newsletter so I’m looking forward to your e-mails on Instagram!

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    August 31, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Maybe I’ll treat myself to Straight Outta Compton this week. I’m reading Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones interesting read and she’s from the A. Try This American Life and Death, Sex and Money podcasts, they are my faves. I’ve heard about The Read. I’ll take a listen. We’re also heading to Disney in November for RJ’s bday. I haven’t been on the scale lately because the last time was too depressing. I would love to usher that trip and 36 a few lbs and inches less than I am now, but the Publix chocolate chip cookies keep calling me!

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    Nicole (Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge)
    August 31, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Straight Outta Compton and Perfect Guy is movies i want to see. And yes loving Instagram right now.

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    August 31, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Great post! I’ll def have to checkout what you’re using for your vacation photos! I still haven’t gotten into podcasts but the more I hear about them, I want to check them out!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    September 1, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I keep hearing good things about Straight Out of Compton. I kind of want to go see it now. lol

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    Camesha | Mama Motivator
    September 1, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    You are the umpteenth person that has said something about The Read. Ok, I gotta get on it. I listen to Smart Passive Income and The Lively Show plus several more biz building podcasts. I’m kinda addicted.

    Looking forward to the Instagram class. I’m trying to focus Instagram these days.

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    LaVonndra Johnson
    September 1, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    I still have to see Straight Outta Compton. All the reviews seem really good.

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    September 2, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I love your roundups. I wish I had time to read! I am excited about beautifying my Instagram feed LOL

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    Nancy Laws
    September 2, 2015 at 12:21 am

    I have not watched the movie, but I am loving instagram too, for life, fun, business, it is so much fun…

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    Mia Jones
    September 2, 2015 at 3:10 am

    I have yet to see “Straight Outta Compton” . But, I too have heard good things about it.

    I am not an instagram person. However, I am thinking about starting one for my blog and business.

    You recaps are a treat.

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    Christine @MomsNCharge
    September 2, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks for that IG tip because while I knew it had changed, I couldn’t figure out how to do it LOL. And I love Podcasts, so I’ll have to check that one out 🙂

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    September 2, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Check out the Pat Flynn podcast. So many useful, educational casts for bloggers/marketers.

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    September 3, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    I’m so here for the IG update (and now your email).
    I need to check out the book too. I haven’t gotten ANY prints done this year and might just opt for a year book in January.

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