Year of the Great Coin Snatch!

Year of the Great Coin Snatch!

Image result for im trying to save moneyHear ye!  Hear ye!  I’m on my way to becoming DEBT FREE!!

Why:  Debt has become a monkey on my back and I just can’t do it anymore.

How: My first step was purchasing Tiffany The Budgetnista’s book, “The One Week Budget.”  I didn’t follow everything to the letter but I did modify her method to suit my situation.

Also, in 2017 I decided to make better money choices and also did better with saving.  Joining Qapital, increasing my credit union deductions, paying off credit card debt and student loans [and of course spending less] were tips that I used to snatch my coin back.

To add to the list, I even created my very 1st Penny Challenge Jar as a Christmas gift for my mom, but I wound up making one for myself too.  Check out the video and let me know if you plan on making one of these jars, so you too can save extra money!   The challenge starts January 1, 2018 so I wish you all a Happy New Year and declare 2018 to be the YEAR OF THE GREAT COIN SNATCH!

Thanks for watching and Happy Saving! ❤

Lace, Bling & Velvet OH MY!

* Avenue Plus Size Clothing sponsored the clothes but all opinions are mine.*

One of the things I love about fall is the FASHION!!  Needless to say, I was all in when Avenue Plus Size Clothing gave me an invitation to peruse this season’s newest looks.  I was like:

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LOL, but since I can’t do that, I narrowed my wish list down to the 4 items featured in this post.

For starters, sweaters are a staple in EVERY woman’s closet because they are so versatile.  A good sweater can be worn so many ways depending on the material, color and overall look you’re going for.  And in case you didn’t know, I’m all for the gaudy and embellished look, so yaaas hunT bring on the sheer and bling!  Both sweaters were rather dressy so heels were definitely the option for me.

Now on to the dresses…I love floor length dresses don’t get me wrong, but I also love to show a lil leg at times too.  It’s all about balance right??  Not to mention, I had just recently purchased some new thigh high boots that desperately needed to be worn (insert laugh) so I seized the moment!

Check out all the looks and let me know in the comments which one you liked best.

Stone Embellished Choker Sweater


Velvet Burnout Bell Sleeve Dress


Lace Shoulder Pullover


Floral Embroidered Cold Shoulder Dress


Also for behind the scenes footage, check out my very first haul video below:

As always, thanks for stopping by and I will see in my next post… xx, Nij ♥

Soul-ly Handmade Fest

Soul-ly Handmade Fest

So yall know I’m all for a good time right?  Well, I went to the Soul-ly Handmade Fest and of course it was amazing.  So shout out to Kei Reeves for another successful event!!!!  While there, I had the opportunity to greet the guests, mingle and[ I know I know, I just couldn’t resist *hides face* ] swipe my card AGAIN!

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It was wall to all vendors, representing their brands, from homemade soaps, clothes, hair products, jewelry etc.  The black girl magic oozed in the Sheraton!  Don’t believe me?  Then check out my vlog featuring the event.


Now if you missed out on this one, no worries because there is another event coming up on November 25, 2017, Keirenae Holiday Stop & Shop.  And did I mention that tickets are only $5????  Here is the link on Eventbrite to purchase a ticket:

As always thanks for reading and I hope to see you there!!

Lastly before you go, I’d love to hear your feedback.  So please if you will, leave a comment and/or subscribe to see more from me…ya gurl Nij ♥

$ample $ale w/Designer Thomas Lavone

$ample $ale w/Designer Thomas Lavone

Ok gurls, so last weekend, I had the opportunity to work behind the scenes with Designer Thomas Lavone for his sample sale.  And of course there were deals on top of deals!!!  Most of the items were for smaller sizes, but there were some pieces for curvy women.  But no fear, a little birdie told me that another sample sale is in the works and that it’d be dedicated to all the curvy chicas like me!!!

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Can we say yaaaaaaaaaaaaas???

So, in order to be in the know, make sure you head on over to Facebook and like his page for all the deets, upcoming events…and/or to simply admire his gorgeous designs.

In the meantime, check out my latest YouTube video here,  which includes some behind the scenes footage and an impromptu beat by John Wesley, Regional Account Director of Fashion Fair Cosmetics!!!  How cool is that??

By the way…that same day somebody went out on a date…but I’ain the one to gossip so you aint heard that from! LOL  Here’s the 411 on the date

Lastly before you go, I’d love to hear your feedback.  So please if you will, leave a comment and/or subscribe to see more from me…ya gurl Nij ♥



Relax, Relate, Release…

Relax, Relate, Release…

Hey beauties and beaus!

So have you ever got into a groove and then wham!!  Err’thing gets shaken up.  I used to be able to adjust to schedule changes quickly and with the ease.  But as of lately, not so much so.  However, I refuse to put myself under undue stress.  Instead I had to take a lesson from Whitley Gilbert and…RELAX RELATE RELEASE!

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Over the summer, I had loads of time to workout, plan my meals and binge watch Being Mary Jane, Underground and This is Us (great shows right?!)…but the one thing I did NOT do was rest.  Therefore, when it was time to go back to work, my body was exhausted.  I didn’t realize it until I had to go back to work and my body was like:

Image result for girl byeLOL, hilarious yes but it is the sho nuff truth.  Welp, 3 weeks have gone by and I’m ready to get back into the swings of things.  I do miss the beat down sessions with my trainer, but I also realize that in life you will have to make adjustments at times.  Needless to say, this was a valuable lesson learned and instead of beating myself up, I’m jumping back in the game one day at a time, because after all, WE CAN BOUNCE BACK FROM A SETBACK!

Check out my latest video in which I give 5 tips on how to bounce back and stay encouraged!  Also let me know if these tips help in the comments section.  I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time, xx Nij!

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