Relax & UnWind at with Complimentary Services at Aveda Experience Centers


This past Black Friday was my first *major* Black Friday weekend for my lifestyle apparel brand Ven & Rose. All the planning, strategizing and long nights (that turned into early mornings) were worth it, but afterward I was TIRED. Enter Aveda. A few days after Black Friday, I got to check out the new Aveda Experience Center at NorthPark Mall here in Dallas. That invite was right on time because I definitely needed to unwind a bit.…

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I’m Never Taking This Off- KinkyCurlyYaki Upart Wig (Afro Kinky Curly)


THE LEAST. These two words which perfectly describe exactly what I’ve been doing with my hair. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my hair hasn’t been high on my priority list as I’m currently focused on growing other parts of my business. BUT, I still needed to do something with my hair. Enter the KinkyCurlyYaki Afro Curly Upart Wig. Outside of one random wig I bought at the beauty supply store a few years ago, and two other crochet wigs I…

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Less Thinking, More Doing- Achieve Your Goals in 2017 with the Whose Shoes Transformational Planner


At the time of this post there are 40 days left in 2016. A lot can happen in 40 days, but if there are 2016 goals you haven’t started on, you may be feeling a bit discouraged at this point. While 2016 is practically “over”, your 2017 can be very different, if you take steps to make sure it is. From my experience, one of biggest issues that hold many people back is being stuck in the “thinking” phase. I…

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Why I Use My Voice To #SpeakBeautiful


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dove and The bLink Marketing Network. The opinions and text are all mine. Social media is an amazing place. It has allowed me to connect with so many amazing people, start and grow a business, and I have developed partnerships and friendships because of it. I didn’t grow up with social media so by the time I started actively using social media for my blog and business, I was an…

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A Season of Stillness, Pivoting & Growth – Blog Update

VeePeeJay with Inspirational Pillow & About That Faith Life Sweatshirt from Ven & Rose

I have been a bit extra quiet on the blog in the last few months. I was rereading at a post from last around this time where I talked about having “blogger burnout“, and while I have been experiencing some “blogger burnout”, and some boredom, I think I’ve mainly been in a “be still” period. Every time I would try to force myself to write a post, it’s as if God kept whispering “be still“, so that’s exactly what I did.…

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“Be Quiet & Let Me Be Great” – Silencing the Little Girl In My Head


Brandy Butler (Middle) & Sherica Matthews (Right) I spent this past weekend in St. Louis attending Brandy Butler’s “Package Podcast Profit” intensive workshop. I was excited to attend the event as an instructor to share my expertise with the attendees, but I had no idea how much of an impact this experience would have on me. Although I’m always encouraging others to celebrate their wins, I realize, in some ways I still struggle with fully celebrating my own wins. I feel comfortable sharing…

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How Mobile Inspiration Makes The World A Better Place + #SMS16 Twitter Chat


I am an AT&T Influencer and I received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.  Earlier this week I was making a late night scroll through my Facebook feed and saw a post from my friend Amber of She had recently started a podcast and just uploaded her second episode. The title of the podcast caught my attention so I decided to listen. It was short podcast which touched on the fact that so many people are…

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