Below you will find my Top 5 Mystery Podcast that I think YOU ALL will love. There’s so much drama and suspense detailed in these podcast that I literally could not wait to listen to the next episode. My thoughts and opinions on who did what, when, and where, kept changing. I couldn’t believe that […]Read More My Top 5 Mystery Podcast
Here I am in my late 30’s and suddenly I feel like time is just moving too fast. For years it seemed like I’ve rushed life away. I’ve been a little girl, desperately wanting to be a teenager. Then once I became a teenager my 20’s couldn’t get here soon enough. Now that I’m in […]Read More The Days of our Lives
I’m loving this weeks photo challenge! When asked “what would you rather be doing right now,” …my answer will always be; Traveling! If I could be a little more clearer, I’d rather be traveling on a cruise ship! For me, nothing can top this. It’s the best way to travel, the best way to unwind, […]Read More I’d rather be…
As you all know I’m always eager to highlight up and coming Entrepreneur’s around the world to my readers. With that being said, this months Entrepreneur Spritzer is all about the new book, TheFace of Expression by Aaron Woodson. If you’re not familiar with my Spritzer you can get caught up HERE!! 5 reason why you most certainly need to […]Read More 5 reasons to read “The Face of Expression” By Aaron Woodson
A few years ago, I was introduced to a non-fiction book called, The Moth. You can find it HERE. The Moth was a book of short stories that were told in their truest form around the world by individuals in a live group setting. It was called The Moth because every time they would get […]Read More The Moth: The Traveling Sandwiches
Once upon a time (like in 2016), I lived life as the Rich and Famous. Even though it was only for a few hours….I lived it and I LOVED IT!! I could truly be a Hollywood type of girl, living in Beverly Hills…but I would want to be behind the scenes and just living my […]Read More Beverly Hills: Telling a story via Pictures
Everything I do, exist of me being on my phone. From paying bills, to emailing, to social media, shopping….everything. But apparently, I’m a HUGE texter. My cell phone provider sent me an email breaking down my usage for 2017. I was blown away! 80k text? Are you kidding me? That’s over 6k text a month, […]Read More Apparently, I’m just a text away!?
Before we touch on my curls today, let me just say that my hair has been the topic of many discussions. People are constantly asking me where did I get my hair from? What are you mixed with? Honestly, I DO NOT KNOW. But I will find out soon and when I do I will […]Read More Today, my curls are popping!
I received these roses for Valentine’s Day. Of course they were beautiful at first glace. Two weeks later and they were still trying their best to hold on. The water was getting lower and with any flower, the leaves started to turn and die. After a few days of neglect I noticed even more beauty. […]Read More Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
Well, well, well! Your favorite blogger is back with your favorite segment of IToja which is the monthly edition of Dos and Don’ts!!! If you need to catch up the previous issues, please catch the 411 HERE for January and HERE for February! All aboard? Lets go! Shana: Don’t pay full price for anything. There […]Read More Dos and Don’ts (March Edition)
As kids, boys and girls are raised a little different from one another. Girls are given kitchenettes and baby dolls. They begin an imaginary life of what they want when they get married and how they want it. They immediately begin playing house. While boys are given power tools and things to build. They are […]Read More A peep inside Marriage
Anyone familiar with the English singer/song-writer, Sam Smith and his latest song, Pray? It is a song that I play at least 8 times a day. Usually back to back. I love how he goes from a deep tenor tone to a high falsetto (his voice is magical) as what appears to be a choir […]Read More Pray by Sam Smith
Dating is hard. Let’s just put that out there. It is even harder when you are young. To me, it’s hard because you’re still trying to figure out who you are as a person. You’re still trying to learn to love yourself while also figuring out where life will take you. Adding another person into the mix, to love and to […]Read More Dating Military: Long Distance vs PTSD
I have a dilemma. We have a dilemma. Over the weekend, a dear friend of mine who lives in Texas was out and about. Like many of us, sometimes it’s just easier to grab food while you’re out. It was convenient so that’s what she did. I’ll just speak for myself and say that I […]Read More Is meat really killing us?
Hello World. Today in Black History, lets talk about the 44th President of the United States of America. Excuse me, the FIRST BLACK President of the United States of America. Barack Obama I remember like it was yesterday, the night he won the election and the day of the inauguration back in 2008. African-Americans really thought that we had […]Read More From the Southside of Chicago to the White House: OBAMA
Last night I sat in bed and just scrolled my Twitter timeline and read all the text from students who sent “I love you” text to family and friends. Not because it was Valentine’s Day, but because their school was under attack. They were living in the moment of a mass shooter running through their […]Read More My heart is in pieces #Parkland
Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovers across the world! You guys have shown me so much love in the few months that I’ve been blogging and I cannot be more grateful. If the below picture has your country shaded with any color……I THANK YOU! This map tells me where my readers are. The difference […]Read More V Day 2/14/18
You all know how busy my life is. I’m sure yours is just as busy. So follow me on this quick steak dinner guide to serve up the perfect meal for your special someone for Valentine’s Day this year. It’s even more perfect because this day of love falls on a weekday and no one has time to spend […]Read More The perfect Valentine’s dinner in 30 min or less
Today’s mood is melancholy. I cry internally over the lost of my uncle frequently but especially today because it’s his birthday. Two years ago today, he laid in a hospital bed with little response. Suffering from pneumonia and lack of oxygen that he would never recover from. A few weeks later he passed away. Sometimes, […]Read More I’ll always love you! [RIP CLT JR]
She is fearless and fierce. She is persuasive and potent. She is unapologetic and unmovable. She’s a mix of old school and new school. She advocates for the unqualified, the poor, and for women’s rights. She is a Trojan for all black people.Read More Drinking all the “Waters”
One of the vision’s I had for my blog when I first started was that it would be “Our” blog; I always suggest that my readers give me feedback on what they want to read. With that being said, I received a suggestion to do a blog about that special someone who was once in […]Read More Did the “one” get away?
I promise I want hold you long. I know it’s Super Bowl Sunday and that you have things to do. Yes, I do too! So real quick. I just have this one question. Because in life we celebrate every occasion with food. So today’s question is……. Do you prefer Flats or the Drum when you […]Read More Super Bowl Sunday: Question of the Day
Our monthly Dos and Don’ts are off to a great start. We’ve received amazing views and feedback thus far. Thank you! We are two months down and 10 more months to go; but who’s counting! To find out what the monthly Dos and Don’ts are all about click HERE. In short, think of it as, every […]Read More Dos and Don’ts (Feb Edition)
It’s officially Black History Month, and I want to change things up, so I feel its only right to begin with a new card gamed titled “Black Card Revoked!” Find it HERE. So in this game, you can pretty much play however you feel fit. Because the instructions are clearly typed saying, I know you […]Read More Black Card Revoked!
Hello Readers! Welcome to the month of February. This month we will be focusing on Black History Month, Love & Relationships (it is love month right? 2/14), and we will have our monthly edition of Dos & Don’ts. I’m sure there will be some random blog post here and there as well. So be sure […]Read More Hello February!
I remember growing up as a young girl and hearing my late great Granny praying and saying, “Lord, send us a snow storm to clean the air!” She was a Godly woman and prayed for just about everything. At the time I was a little confused as to how the snow would exactly “clean” the […]Read More Lord, we need a blizzard and not the kind you eat!
Hey guys! Another quick weekend has flown by. Weekends are just too short for me and for the most part they are always really busy. In fact, my life is just busy, but I really wouldn’t have it any other way. The only thing I would change is if every Monday was the new Sunday. […]Read More I wish Monday was the new Sunday!
After reading the topic for this week’s photo challenge immediately two things came to mind. I debated on which direction to go because I have a hard time making decisions. Did I want to go the traditional black girl hair theme? Because we all know that black women run through hair styles as if time […]Read More Photo Challenge: How many ways?
Over the years, I’ve learned that friends come in many forms. The reserved one, the honest one, the listener, the BFF, the acquaintance, the friend who doesn’t like any of your other friends, the annoying friend, the negative friend, the THOT friend, the fighting friend, the go-getter friend, the party friend…..you get my drift? Then […]Read More What about your friends?
Buttery soft leggings! Where have you been all my life? I’m finding myself wearing these LuLaRoe leggings more and more throughout the week. I wish you could feel the softness of these leggings through this blog. If you are not familiar with LuLaRoe it is a direct sales company and a great way to support entrepreneurs […]Read More LuLaRoe Spritzer
Today, at work, I’m listening to a Ted Talk Daily podcast by Bryan Stevenson and it was on of those podcast that I felt like I had to share with all of you. I don’t want to quote the entire podcast word for word, because I feel I would not be able to do it […]Read More “Keep your eye on the prize”
First, let me say Happy #MLKDay. Because of his activism during the Civil Rights movement we will forever be indebted to Dr. King. His legacy shall continue to live on as his words and messages are still necessary today. Thank you, Martin Luther King, Jr.Read More How to have a Vision Board Party!
Hair stylist are the real MVP’s and they come through time and time again. I can walk in looking one way and walk out looking like a different person. Besides, I love my stylist. No matter what I ask him to do, he perfects it.Read More Slayage
Appetizer: It was a long time ago, like 1999, long time ago when I graduated from high school. I really can’t believe it’s been that long. But, if there is one thing I want to stress to all of those in high school or college is the importance of interning. You may have started to […]Read More If You’re in High School or College – Read This!!
Today’s daily prompt word of Evoke is the perfect word for the day especially after the disgraceful and racist comments from 45 last night. If you are not familiar he (45) makes a statement at a White House meeting stating “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out” and “we don’t need more people from […]Read More Calling a thing a thing; He wished America was WHITE again!!!
Today, I’m listening to the #RolandMartinUnfiltered podcast. I mentioned in a previous blog, which you can find HERE, my love for podcast, especially when I’m at work. If you are not familiar with Roland Martin, he is a journalist, political commentator, author, etc. To get to the point, he refers to the speech that Oprah […]Read More Are you qualified to run for President?
This is how I would describe my day using only adjectives; from morning to night: Fuzzy Fabulous Fearless Friendly Focused Fine Frustrated Framed Fuming Furious Forlorn Faithful Feisty Fatigued I’ve literally felt every emotion today. It’s cool. Life happens. How was your day? Could you pick a letter to describe your entire day? I’d like […]Read More My Day Was Eff’d Up!
Howdy folks! I hope your New Year has gotten off to a great start. As we begin fresh for the year, I want to begin with putting ourselves in a position to save money, and we can do this by utilizing reward offers that many companies offer. I’m always amazed at how many people who […]Read More Did you say FREE?
Appetizer: Has anyone else turned into a podcast junkie like myself? I have the ratchet podcast along with the documentaries; there’s also political podcast on my playlist followed by true stories, true crime, radio podcast, people talking about random things, etc.. There is literally something for everyone to choose from. AND, if you are living under […]Read More Parameters Podcast: The Insecure Complex – Live Event
The 4’s of growing. Did you ever guess this?Read More The 4 S’s of Growing!
Basically, these are suggestions that will help you “get yo life” on some sort of level, if not all.Read More Dos and Don’ts (Jan Edition)
Mid-Day Snack: It’s the last day of the year and I don’t particularly care for resolutions. They never last and to me it’s always geared towards the negative aspects of your life that you would like to make better. To do something a little different, answer this question: The most valuable lesson I’ve learned in […]Read More Did you learn ANYTHING this year?
Hot Tea: You know, I am really unsure of what type of world we live in today. But what I do know is the fact that the chain store Kirklands, yes your favorite decorating store, has the nerve, the audacity, the bravery to come out with balls of COTTON as decorations is beyond me. Let’s […]Read More Kirkland’s New Cotton Trend is Humiliating….check out the pic!!
For me, coziness is under the covers and sipping Hot Tea.Read More Getting cozy with IToja
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Writer: Anthony Bernardo Founder & Owner of: Teachers-to-GO! Online Education Platform Contributor, Education, Games, Successful Living and Writing Writer Teachers-to-GO! Searched for the best study hacks for effective studying. These study tips remind you not to study hard, but study intelligently. 1. Do a little physical exercise before your exam. A […]Read More Helpful Studying Hacks that Every Student Should Know (2 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest Magazine
Appetizer: (There’s no Main Course or Dessert with this post—I’m stuck at Appetizer because I really want to start the entire day over and just remain in bed—It’s that kind of day) It’s the day after Christmas and I am at work but I’m not really here. I am awake but I’m mentally asleep. I […]Read More Holiday Hangover
Yule is a period of time from December to January on very old German Lunar calendars that represents the winter festival, such as Christmas. You can sort of think about the first day of Winter as to when Yule would begin. Yuletide Carols would basically be old Christmas songs. Perhaps meant to put you in a happy […]Read More What do they mean by “Yule”
Mid-Day Snack: How can someone tell you, that something about you, isn’t of God? If it is something dealing with me, I do believe that God would tell me specifically instead of telling you. I do have a relationship with Him! When people are unhappy with themselves they will try to bring you down with […]Read More Think About This!
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