One more look at my favorite #WhiteOutfit of this summer before I put it away. Guess it would be awkward to wear this & accidentally spill PSL on it!🤔🥤🎃...Still trying to rationalize this #NoWhiteAfterLaborDay thing ...🤣🐚
This fave look of mine can be found in the App or on
 #liketkit #ltkholiday

One more look at my favorite #WhiteOutfit of this summer before I put it away. Guess it would be awkward to wear this & accidentally spill PSL on it!🤔🥤🎃...Still trying to rationalize this #NoWhiteAfterLaborDay thing ...🤣🐚 This fave look of mine can be found in the App or on . . #liketkit

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🤔 Is it just me or do you take pictures of the TV? 
📺 Like this one I took last night when watching #TheReidOut because @joyannreid is #HairGoals! 💁🏾‍♀️
The beauty of inspiration is that it can come from anywhere to find you! You just gotta be ready to grab a hold! 📸
❤️ And I love it especially when inspiration comes from another Queen ☺️🖤👑 
👉🏾 So here’s how to save that TV pic for later so you can take action & the idea isn’t lost in the see of film 🎞 on your phone:
1. ❤️Favorite the pic in your phone
2. Save the pic to Pinterest to a related board like “Hair Inspo”
3. If you’re an influencer like me, share it to @shop.ltk & post the hair products you used to get the look! 
✨ Just keep the inspiration going!
🖥 About my hair -  How’d I do?
😁 Am I Zoom ready?
❓Wanna know the secret to always feeling like you’ve won the lottery?

👯‍♀️ It’s having a bestie in biz! An accountability partner. Like my manager Johanna and I here.

Someone who provides a safe space for sharing and receiving with only nurturing responses and never bitter judgement. A sounding board for new and innovative ideas and a soft landing place for the ones that crash and burn (because it happens).

The ones that give you guidance on how to show up and be your best self and cheer you on as you do!

If you don’t have one yet, you’re likely thinking, “This sounds like a Godsend.” 

And you are absolutely right. Just wait until you find yours! 

When you do, focus on letting the relationship grow naturally. If you’re in need of a business bestie, here are a few ideas to find your BBF!

1. Attend local networking events and become a networking ninja! That’s how I meet my new BFF & biz bestie @jalehzandieh!
2. Leverage social media. @Johannavoss and I met from IG!
3. Just ask by reaching out to other like minded folks you already follow.
4. Be a Friend. No strings attached. See something that would interest your new contact? Possibly an article related to their industry or something they are interested in? Send it to them and show genuine interest in their success! (Tips from @yfsmagazine)

Do you have a business bestie?
🌟It always seems impossible until it’s done. 
🌟And that’s why “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” 
🌟And here’s the magic of it all🪄: “All dreams do come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney
🌟I’m closing Q1 with a dream come true after 5+ years in the making. We purchased our first Las Vegas home in the community of our dreams! And… I was our real estate agent!🪧 
Yes - a purchase that came with a commission - cha-ching!✨😆🤑😉 (Is there any other way to do it?!)
🌟 And more recently, we just booked one way tickets 🎫 to go back “home.” (Even the cat & dog 🐈‍⬛🐕 are ticketed too!)
🌟Dare to dream ☺️💭 and one day the plane ticket will be one way.
🌟 Let your dreams be your wings!
#NVlife #LasVegasliving #Vegasblogger
🥳✨ It’s the jump off!! 🙌🏾✨
Wait. Why are we celebrating again?! 
@jbv & I just nailed our @foodbloggerconference  presentations! 

Wanna join in this feeling & deliver a presentation that really resonates with your audience?

👉🏾 Then check out these 3 Magic 🪄 Ingredients for powerful presentations!
1. 👥 Audience: Make sure your presentation is made to measure for your specific audience.  Take the time to understand your audience to ensure your talk is special just for them!✨
2. 🎤 Speaker: Add an ingredient that’s only personal to you, the speaker. Included examples & stories from your personal experience to make your presentation memorable. Your audience will feel the care when you share!✨
3. 🪄 Transformation: Don’t aim to inform your audience. A good presentation is not about information, but rather transformation! Go beyond knowledge & intellect to connect to each listener’s emotions & feelings to deliver a transformative experience, changing what each attendee believes & feels they can do.✨
— IB: @ted talks
It’s finally happening! International Food Blogger Conference 2033 #IFBC22 😋🇲🇽🌱🥩 It’s been amazing to be here @foodbloggerconference after 2 x this event was canceled since 2020. 
Food, fellow bloggers, excursions in El Paso TX, crossing the board into Juarez Mexico 🇲🇽
& New Mexico …And did I mention the food!!😍🍽
🎤📝 Typical me here, I’m wearing 2 hats at this event - presenter & participant. 
📍So here’s a roundup of 10 tips to get the most out of your next in-person conference event: 
1. Identify what you want to get out of the conference.
2. Figure out who you’d like to meet at the event.
3. Connect through pre-event social.
4. Include time for rest & regroup into your agenda.
5. Manage your diet.
6. Go to the gym, or when possible walk to events.
7. For ease & convenience, stay at the conference hotel.
8. Trade notes on processes and tactics with people you meet in your industry.
9. Create conference-specific content & share on social for a boost in visibility.
10. Schedule follow up time with folks you want to stay in touch with after the experience.
11. And remember to make the most of the experience by having lots of fun! In today’s climate, group events like this are rare & should be cherished!
🤙🏾 I called you from Oklahoma. Why didn’t you answer??
Seemingly archaic (like this retro pay phone) 😆📞 is my number one road trip piece of advice after a day of driving thru 4 states! (TN, AR, OK & TX).
👉🏾 Pro tip: Bring an actual map 🗺 on your trip!
Believe it or not, even on a road trip in the good ole U.S.A., there are plenty of places where your GPS won’t be able to help you.
It’s a good idea to have a road trip map on hand (an atlas) for exactly these occasions. 
You can find foldable road maps and road atlases online @amazon 😉
🤟🏾 The gang-gang is reuniting for our cross country tour!
Headed to viva Las Vegas!
We’re calling it our “World Tour” 🌎🎸
Going to my new Las Vegas residence. 
#LasVegasresidency ! 😆
👉🏾 How long does it take to drive from East Coast to West Coast?
🗺 Driving from an East Coast landmark (VA Beach) to a West Coast iconic city (Las Vegas) - the route cuts through America's heartland with unforgettable stops along the way. At slightly over 2,800 miles, you could break down this 36-hour trip into four 9-hour driving days with 4 overnight stops. Or like we’re planning, three 12-hour driving days with 2 overnight stops before out final destination - ❤️🏠 home sweet home, Las Vegas NV.
Stay tuned here as I reveal more about #LasVegasLife 
Look for less of this ❄️ and more of this 🏜 in 2022!
🥘 What makes a soul food chicken recipe?
✅ Here’s how you can tell if a Southern chicken recipe is, in fact, a soul food chicken recipe:
A flavorful dish with tender, juicy, seasoned chicken as the star of the entrée…
Yep – that’s a Black folks’ soul food chicken recipe!
💥 Check this out! 👉🏾 16 Best Black Folks Soul Food Chicken Recipes 🍗
Who you wit? I got boosted 🩹💪🏾 this morning so we can continue to enjoy fam, friends & our favorite places!
2021 has been good to me so I’m returning the favor by protecting my fellow humans around me ❤️ - even if you’re not @raiders fans! 🖤😜 (#JustWinBaby)
We’re already making plans for the big game @allegiantstadium 2024 & the best starting position is to do everything to stay healthy today! #VaxLifeAndLovinIt 💉❣️

#LTKbrasil #LTKswim
I’m spilling all the #tea ☕️👌🏾 on my family secrets!
🤫 Every single recipe, secret sauce, & soul food seasoning (#flavor) on my food & recipe blog (@soulfoodpot). 
🥘 Join the 200K plus folks that have stopped by to visit this month! 
You just might learn something new - you know how we do!😉🍴
Millions of people know the saying - “What happens here only happens here! “ I pinch 🤏🏾myself every time I think of how I’ve influenced thousands of them to go! ❣️✈️
Check out my Las Vegas guides & free planner pages: & find out why thousands of folks look to my insider tips to unveil the magic that’s happening behind these doors! 🪄✨ @vegas baby!
🚨Spoiler alert: I don’t gamble - I’m just sitting here to rest my feet! 😆
Although I may not play the casinos, my time in this city is always an investment & never a bet! Las Vegas is my country & The Strip is my hometown!♥️🏘♣️ #VegasBaby
How does such a place exist?
What are the odds that a place so empty would become so full. 
♥️♣️ From Las Vegas with love.
🖤 Hello darkness, my old friend. 
🍂 You’re back early at 4🕓! 
🌅 Imma fall back & enjoy your beauty.
💪🏿✨ My hope is that I leave a legacy of showing up - even when everyone else was mentally defeated & short memories prompted inaction. 
I showed up. 
Even when I was tired, when I was stressed, and when the outcome looked bleak. 
I hope that my future generations know that I showed up for them. 
When I had every intention of it being good, great, and grand, but it turned out OK - I want them to know that I still showed up. 
That I still tried. That every day I tried to be better because of them.
#VoteVirginia2021 #VABeachDems
💕 Mother and Daughter from the start.
💖 Best friends forever from the heart.
💓 Happy Birthday @muahdestiny !
If they say it’s impossible 
It’s impossible for them not you.
Keep reaching! 🌱
💬 Conversations in my office be like this:
🐈‍⬛Cat: Sorry, I thought I just heard you say, “Get out of my chair, kitty.” 
🙋🏾‍♀️Me: I would never say that. (💭…but I be thinking it tho!)
This one ☝🏾 is simple. 
Do what you love! 💓
⚠️ Warning - This office reno comes with a dog 🐕 who has no respect for personal space!🤣
New office couch 🛋 who dis?🐾
💓 The things that make your heart beat faster
✨ And your eyes glow when you do it or talk about it
🎨 No matter if it’s hiking, yoga, gardening, painting, photography, going for walks, helping others - do that.
📈 Do it as often as you can. 
🥰Because that’s what life is about. Creating as many passionate, happy moments as possible. 
🛑 Don’t let anyone stop you from doing the things you love - not even yourself.
This is simple. Do what you love.❤️💕
🥘 This easy gumbo is a hearty Louisiana Cajun recipe that combines Creole seasoning and Thai flavors, like two peas in a pod!  
#GumboRecipe #EasyGumbo
✨ We made a thing! 😃 How to DIY a sliding barn 🚪 door tutorial!! 🖌🔩🎨📐
👉🏾 Barn door kit from @amazon :

👌🏾Barn door handle:
Are you subscribed to my food & recipe blog - The Soul Food Pot? 
Should you be? 🤔
Uh yeah - duh! 🙄
🪄✨ Instant Pot + Soul Food = Magic
And many of my magical meals in minutes have gone viral because they’re so quick, easy & delicious!! 😋🍴❤️
Like instant air fryer chicken 🍗, Puerto Rican pastelòn 🧀, & Southern banana pudding - the Black way!👊🏾✨
Start here —> 11 Southern cooking Instant Pot recipes for beginners:
😉 You can thank me later! 😆
⚜️ Y’all know The #Nawlins Ladies?
If you don’t, you better ask somebody! 😉
📸 We’re living proof that you can meet lifelong friends on Instagram!
Today’s too funny 🤣😆 “I’m in a good place right now. Not emotionally, I’m just in Las Vegas!” @area15 #LasVegas
I’m obsessed with @meowwolf 🐱🎨🐺Las Vegas! 
😉 Those who know know! 
🤷🏾‍♀️ If you haven’t gone yet - what are you waiting for?! 
🧐📜 Download & print the free scavenger hunt on my blog before you plan your next visit! 
🌺👽The Ultimate Guide To Meow Wolf Las Vegas - linked in my bio!
Las Vegas is always my favorite holiday!♥️♣️♦️♠️ #3DayWeekend

Pro tip: You won’t get the holiday blues if you just keep booking holidays!♥️✈️
🥂✨ Cheers to endless summers & new experiences! 
Off the Vegas Strip at the beautiful new @virginhotelsLV for their  Sunday #BoozyTeaParty ! It’s a mad hatter meets 🧞‍♀️ in a bottle Bohemian paradise! 
✨🌞 Where my fellow gypsy hippie bohemians at?! Go here!! #VirginHotelsLV 
Putting Virgin on my list of next @vegas hotel stays!
#Hosted visit ❤️
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” — Michelangelo
This —> One ☝🏾 & done! 
✔️ @gunsnroses in concert 🎶 & my dream come true of singing along to #NovemberRain live!! 
I’ve had lots of practice in my car & shower studios preparing for this moment!😆🎤🎶
#AxlFuckingRose 🌹 #Slash 🎸✨
Seize the day!
“If you want the rainbow, 🌈 
you gotta put up with the rain.” ☔️
- Dolly Parton
There are seven days in the week and someday isn’t one of them. 
Go sea! 💙🌊
California ☀️ is always a good idea.

🌅 “Because my favorite color is sunset.”

🤟🏾 “I love California. It definitely represents wild freedom.”  
— Jenny O.

💛 “Home is where the heart is. And mine is in California.”


✌🏾Stay golden.