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    Imagine if we obsessed about the things we loved about ourselves. – Leah Tackles Social Estimated time to read: 8 minutes I’ve always been insecure about my big calves and ankles. So much so, when I heard of calf reduction…

    Beese Eats: Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant

    “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien Estimated time to read: 6 minutes Since starting the Beese Eats series, I’ve mainly focused on West Africa. Not to…

    Win It: Beese’s Pieces Giveaway 25

    Last month, I went to Israel and, with you in mind, I bought a peace necklace to give to today’s winner. Enter to win it along with this pretty floral #ankara dress sewn by The House of Faye in my…

    Win It: Beese’s Pieces Giveaway 19

    ​Can you believe is already Day 19 of my birthday giveaway? Well as you know Mondays are [still] for blazers and business … even during a holiday week! #givethanks Once again my fellow Gates Foundation scholar and entrepreneur Shade Adu is offering a buddying business woman…

    Win It: Beese’s Pieces Giveaway 18

    Now this beautiful bandana shirt dress is everything – funky, bright, and popping. Transparency moment: I didn’t like the flower on the front initially, but now I love it. Now YOU can own it and love it too (excluding the…

    The Bride and Her Maidens

    Show me your friends, and I will tell you the kind of person you are.   I had the privilege of being a bridesmaid for my friend this past weekend. As I told her, I could not have done this for…

    Get Fired Up!

    This past weekend, a friend from high school passed away. Though it breaks my heart, the details of how he died are not of utmost importance. I’ve been trying to piece together my thoughts of him…the hilarious moments we shared in and…


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