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New Pantry Organization

Happy Friday Luvs!

Super late blog post tonight but I had to share my new pantry organization with you all. I’ve been wanting to get things more organized at home and I’ve finally taken the plunge by designating a project space and just going for it!

I wanted to start with a space that when organized would benefit the whole family so the pantry seemed like the perfect space.  I neglected to take a true before photo, so the one below will have to suffice.  In this photo I had already cleaned out the very bottom, which was a mess, and started organizing the third row.


As you can see there was no method to my previous madness, and as a result I really had no idea how much food I actually had in my pantry!

So, I began by determining what type of storage pieces would serve as a solution to this disaster of a space. Big Lots, Dollar Tree and Walmart were my go to stores for getting what I needed. The clear bins pictured above are from Big Lots. The teal canvas bins and teal cereal containers below are from Walmart. And the other plastic bins are from Dollar Tree. I stuck with teal and red for pops of color since those colors are consistent with my living room which is right off of the Kitchen. 



I pulled everything out of the bottom of my pantry which had become a storage space for pretty much anything. My little person helped me go through everything 


After I got through that I went on to pairing like items in each bin. This is when I realized how much food we had! It was crazy to see just how much we had been over purchasing. After two days of hard work I completed our new pantry organization and couldn’t be happier. 


I’m so excited I just leave the doors open since the colors flow so nicely with my family room decor.  The black chalk name tags are from Walmart.?I spent roughly $50 to complete this project. I’m so inspired and ready to move on to the next space. Stay tuned! 

XOXO 

~TJ

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Black Hair Magazine Feature!

Hello my luvs!

I’m so excited to share my first print feature in a major publication with you all today. Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine is the go-to publication for everything black hair. They feature some of the most amazing styles for all types of hair from natural to relaxed. 

One of my biggest goals for the year was to get a print feature in a magazine, so you can imagine my excitement when earlier this year Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine sent me a message on Instagram requesting photos. I was so shocked! I immediately went to work putting together pictures for some quick, creative looks that captivate.  I had just cut my hair to start the restoration from my hair color damage so my hair was shorter than usual. I managed to still pull off some really nice styles that I sent over hoping they would love them.

Every month that passed I would purchase this amazing publication full of trending and forward styles wondering if I would see my face. This past Sunday, that day came! 

You should have seen me in Publix trying to FaceTime hubby. It was hilarious!  Almost a full page dedicated to one of MY hairstyles. I immediately took to my social networks to share the news and glorify God. 

It’s so surreal seeing my face in a major print publication. I’m so excited to have reached this milestone and can’t wait to see what God has in store next. 

If you are striving for something, keep going and keep believing! Faith without work is dead. Do your best, do what you love and watch God move in your favor.

Be sure to pick up the November issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine! I’m on page 72.

XOXO,

~TJ

Planner Power

Happy Monday Beauties!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Outside of some family quality time and an amazing church service, I spent a lot of my time planning for the week with my new planner by   ban.do.

I’ve been looking for a really cool planner to help me keep track of life and I found it during my NY trip in Macy’s!  I am loving this planner. Every time I open it, I get excited about planning. It has tons of fun stickers, a secret meaningless but super cute code, and lots of motivation! Take a look at all of this coolness.


From, upcoming blog posts, YouTube videos I need to film, Zavien’s baseball games to date nights, I’m putting everything in this planner. The idea is to be productive and not just busy. So, here’s to being more organized and having more fun getting there! 

You can find this super cool planner here.

XOXO,

~TJ

Life Update

Hey beauties!

I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling over the past couple of months to Tampa, Vegas and then New Orleans. And, with planning my Fearless Textures tour and every day mommy and wife stuff I’ve been pretty busy. Then, on top of that, when I got back from New Orleans last weekend we all faced a week full of tragedies that took a big emotional toll on me and the rest of the world.

As a result of all of this I’ve been feeling a little disconnected from my luvs!

So, I just wanted to share a little life update video with you all.  If you want to check it out just click here.

XOXO,

~TJ