My Top 5 Mystery Podcast

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 […]

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The Days of our Lives

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 […]

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I’d rather be…

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, […]

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5 reasons to read “The Face of Expression” By Aaron Woodson

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 […]

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Apparently, I’m just a text away!?

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, […]

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Today, my curls are popping!

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 […]

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Dos and Don’ts (March Edition)

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 […]

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A peep inside Marriage

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 […]

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Pray by Sam Smith

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 […]

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Dating Military: Long Distance vs PTSD

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 […]

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Is meat really killing us?

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 […]

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My heart is in pieces #Parkland

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 […]

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V Day 2/14/18

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 […]

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I’ll always love you! [RIP CLT JR]

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, […]

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Drinking all the “Waters”

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.  

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Did the “one” get away?

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 […]

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Dos and Don’ts (Feb Edition)

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 […]

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Black Card Revoked!

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 […]

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Hello February!

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 […]

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Photo Challenge: How many ways?

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 […]

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What about your friends?

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 […]

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LuLaRoe Spritzer

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 […]

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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.

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My Day Was Eff’d Up!

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 […]

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Did you say FREE?

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 […]

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Parameters Podcast: The Insecure Complex – Live Event

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 […]

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Did you learn ANYTHING this year?

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 […]

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Helpful Studying Hacks that Every Student Should Know (2 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest Magazine

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 […]

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Holiday Hangover

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 […]

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What do they mean by “Yule”

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 […]

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Think About This!

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 […]

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