Is it too early to talk about Christmas? If you ask me, absolutely not. The holiday season is my favorite time of the year and it just got better. Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network is bringing three original Christmas movies to your home this season and it’s rather exciting. Usually, I just stick to my classic holiday favorites, but I’m in the mood to add some new movies into the mix this year.
With over 20 years in the industry as an erotic fiction novelist, more than three dozen books published, and millions of copies sold, it’s hard to believe that Kristina Roberts, better knowns under her creative alias Zane, had never read erotic fiction prior to becoming an author. She is best known for her New York Times best-selling novel, ‘Addicted‘, which was released in 1998.
Regina King is a prime example of why you should never give up on your dreams. The 48-year-old actress is gracing the November 2019 cover of Marie Claire’s appropriately titled ‘Ambition Issue‘. For any young black girl growing up, representation is critically important. I was fortunate enough to have Regina King as a familiar face of my childhood, starring in some of my favorite movies that we deem classics in the black community such as ‘Boyz N The Hood’, ‘Poetic Justice’, ‘Higher Learning’, ‘Friday’, and ‘A Thin Line Between Love & Hate’. Not to mention, she starred as teenager Brenda Jenkins at just 13 years-old in the late 1980s sitcom, ‘227’.
First and foremost, Happy Fall!
If you’ve read my previous posts on ‘How To Plan The Perfect Scary Movie Night’ and ‘5 Ingredients For The Perfect Christmas Movie Night In’, then you know that I’m all for a cozy and festive evening at home. I’m sure a lot of you are coming off of a summer full of fun outdoor activities such as vacations, poolside Sundays, cookouts, trips to the beach, and more. So, I figured now would be the perfect time to help you settle into the last of the year by giving you a few suggestions on creating the perfect fall evening routine, especially now that the temperatures are finally dropping!
Ladies, of course, we all know that as the season changes, not only does our wardrobe but so does our choice of nail polish colors. Over the spring and summer, we indulge in the baby blues, pinks, neon greens, oranges, and yellows. However, once the fall starts, we tend to opt for darker or more neutral colors. We can all agree that choosing a new polish color can be one of the most overwhelming tasks when there are so many different hues to choose from. So, as always I am taking some of the stress off of your next nail shop visit by rounding up a few nail polish colors for the fall that look amazing on black women!
Recently I posted to my personal Facebook account stating that I wish I received one dollar for every time someone insisted that I become an interior decorator. This came after a conversation with my cousin at one of our family gatherings where he expressed how much he and his girlfriend loved my taste in decor and maintains that I should consider taking it more seriously. The status was accompanied by a few seasonal decor photos of my living room, including a more recent picture I took after adding a few new home decor accents.
A couple of months ago, I came across a viral Facebook meme that read, “Check on ya’ll friends born in 1989; next year they turn 30.” Humorously, I shared the meme with a response that said, “Okay. First of all, mind ya business.” Although myself and a few of my Facebook friends had a good laugh about it, it’s true and almost surreal. This October, I will be 30.
If you’re familiar with any of my previous blog posts, then you know here at Suite 3869, I am all about self-care. It’s so easy to get caught in our daily routines that we forget to take care of ourselves both mentally and spiritually.
First and foremost, Happy New Year guys!
I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season and is now ready to kick off the New Year with a fresh mindset and a new set of goals. After offering up a few tips on things like ‘How To Set & Actually Achieve Your Goals For The New Year’ and ‘5 Benefits of Creating a Vision Board’, I wanted to continue the conversation of goal-setting and personal development by discussing some great practices for success.