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Why Home Chef* wasn’t for me?

*ADDENDUM: Earlier today I posted this blog with incorrect information. The company I used was Home Chef and NOT HelloFresh. So, as you read any references towards HelloFresh should be redirected to Home Chef* -Toya ——- Around this time last year, I had been bombarded with the idea that meal kit services could make my […]

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Just Keep Climbing! (Picture blog)

Recently, we (my fiance’, myself, and friends from out-of-town) decided to go on a hike.  I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into but I was determined to give it a shot. Being that I live in the valley, mountains are literally in my backyard. This particular mountain peaks at 3,197 feet.  The […]

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Dos and Don’ts (July Edition)

I cannot believe it’s July!  Kids are in full summer mode and vacations are happening every week.  The days are longer and it’s hot.  Time flies when you’re having fun and with that being said, that brings us to our “Dos and Don’ts” for July. Shana:  Give to give, not to receive… if you give […]

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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 (June Edition)

Hey guys! For a second I thought we weren’t going to have the June edition of Dos and Don’t due to my partner, Shana (who collabs with me for this specific segment of Itoja) being busy and enjoying herself on vacation. But like always she has come through and has yet to let us down. She’s […]

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How “woke” are you?

“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” ~ Malcolm X Just how “woke” are you?  The term “being woke” stems from the ideology of being aware and informed from a sociological aspect.  […]

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The Purge by way of Poshmark!

Back in January I started my journey of letting go.  But this letting go was a little different than usual.  This letting go required me to face reality and my closet.  For a woman this can be dramatic.  We all keep things entirely too long.  We’ll buy a pair of shoes and wear them once and they will never […]

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