The Lessons I Learned from Having a 30-day Giveaway

Woo-hoo! I have been counting down the days to transition to December. Not because I didn’t want to have my giveaway, but because it was so much work … a lot of work. There’s a reason why many bloggers, vloggers,…

Beese’s Pieces Wakanda Month-Long Giveaway Is Here!

Yay – happy November! My Beese’s Pieces Wakanda Month-Long Giveaway is finally here and I am super excited, so let’s get straight to it. I will post one Beese’s piece here you could win daily; the instructions will be different each…

Beese Eats: Calabash

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl Estimated time to read: 6 minutes During my first conversation with the team at Calabash in Alexandria, Virginia, I thought it was a…

Do It Again

“Who speaks, sows; Who listens, reaps.” – Argentine Proverb   Her sister told her she had an outfit idea for her. She showed her my jumpsuit, and baby girl loved it. She said her seamstress did not give the sleeves…

This is a [Wo]man’s World

“. . . let joy be unconfined . . .” —George Gordon Byron These past few months have been very busy, yet productive, as I restructure and reorganize many things in my life. It’s quite the roller coaster of nervousness and excitement…

Frozen

“Dreams without goals remain just dreams, and ultimately fuel disappointment. Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.” – Denzel Washington Everyone has a goal to do one thing or another. However, without consistent (my ne…

15-Minute Break

“The people around you will take note if you work hard and work smart. They will also take note if you don’t.” –Lowell Taub These photos are from a fashion show at the University of Pennsylvania, as I waited to showcase.…

Spotlight: Kelly Rowland in Nigeria

“A lot of people give up too easily. You are closest to your victory when you face the greatest opposition.” – Joel Osteen Kelly Rowland was in Victoria Island, Nigeria last week to perform and co-host Darey’s Love Like a…

In All Your Glory

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones.  And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” – Victor Hugo Chris made these pants himself in…