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Tuesday, July 31, 2007


I am excited, I hit my 4 year locversary on July 15, 2007, but could not post any photos because our computer crashed and my DH is trying hard to restore our computer. I am so afraid that we may lose everything, so please say a little prayer for us (smile).Once our computer is restored I will post photo's, I can't believe how long my hair has grown in 4 years, Sisterlocks are AMAZING, "but you already knew that!"

Stay tuned for pictures, hopefully within a week........

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


NEW ONLINE MAGAZINE TARGETS AFRICAN AMERICAN CHRISTIAN WOMEN: Dianna Hobbs' 'Empowering Everyday Women' aiming to become the Christian alternative to secular magazines.
(July 11, 2007)

Long gone are the days when African American Christian women and black women in general, sit back and passively wait for their next big break.

They are forging their own entrepreneurial paths and quickly emerging as forces to be reckoned with. "They are speaking out and paving their own paths in record numbers," says Dianna Hobbs, 30-year-old African American Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Empowering Everyday Women Online Magazine. African American Christian Women are everywhere, starting businesses, occupying executive-level positions, and launching successful international ministries. Still, in light of all their major contributions, things are not, by any means, being handed to them on silver platters.

"We have to work harder, think faster, and be more agile than the majority," says Hobbs, also Vice President of Hobbs Ministries, a Christian copywriting firm.

Consequently, in order to create inroads for themselves, a trend is emerging among women of color. Through advanced technology, social media, and online communities, they are networking, creating viable connections, and opening up opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to them. Empowering Everyday Women Online Magazine provides a Christian alternative to secular magazines. It is an advertiser-supported site and is free and open to women worldwide, regardless of race, religion, culture and creed.

Visit the site at http://www.eewmagazine.com/.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

"Chosen Vessel Interviewed by Goodnapps"

I was on Goodnapps (Tanya's ) blog and I read her interview and I really enjoyed it....I loved it so much I wanted to join in on the interview/survey, so I asked Tanya to interview me.....Here it goes.....
Here's my interview: Tanya asked?
1. What is your best physical feature? My smile :)

2. To date, what is the worst fight you've had with your darling husband and how did you kiss and make up? Oh, too many family members read my blog so I will have to pass on this one (smile).

3. How would you deal with dreadlocks discrimination in the work place? I would research the laws and my rights and one of the places that has some great information is the Official Sisterlock website. After getting all of the information I need I would pray about it and then go straight to my HR department.

4. What is your dream vacation? Me and my DH taking a cruise to Jamaica and staying for at least 2 weeks of uninterrupted time. The perks would include full body massages, great food, swimming, dancing, dining, walking on the beach, site seeing, great music, etc. Just time with my honey on a beautiful island. The benefit of doing it this way is we get to have the perks of a cruise ship and the island :)

5. Would you ever consider being a Harley Mama? If you are talking about "Harley" as in motorcycle, heck no, those things scare me....but I would not mind wearing the black leather pants and jacket, "I know I can work this outfit ((((Laughs)))))!!!!"

6. What is the best advice your mom ever gave you? Oh wow, she gave me a lot of good advice, but I would have to say in the area of romance she said whatever I start with a man expect to continue because once you start something with any consistency and you decide you do not want to do it anymore it will be hard to break him out of it and you will have a hard time. For example, when I first got married I was such a 'giddy bride' that I wanted to wake up at the crack of dawn every morning and make my DH breakfast (because he loves breakfast food) and I tried but with working full-time it was hard. My mom said you better stop now because once he gets used to it, he will be spoiled and you will not be able to break him out of it. I am soooooo glad I listened to her because there is NO WAY I could have kept that up. But I will say, I have spoiled him in some other areas and it is ok because he deserves it :)

If you are interested in being interview by Chosen Vessel, here are the guidelines:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."

2. I will respond by asking you five questions.
I get to pick the questions :)

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Your Mother is always with you. She's the whisper of the leaves as you Walk down the street, she's the smell of certain foods you remember, Flowers you pick and perfume that she wore, she's the cool hand on your Brow when you're not feeling well, she's your breath in the air on a Cold Winter's' day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors Of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning. Your Mother lives inside your Laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop. A mother shows every Emotion.... Happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love, hate, anger, Helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrows.... And all the while, hoping and Praying you will only know the Good feelings in life. She's the place you Came from, your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step You take. She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but Nothing on earth can separate you...Not time, not space....not even death!

God bless all of you, especially those who no longer have their mother here.