This guy is calling engagement rings a scam, and I beg to differ! I think the people who came up with this kind gesture are magnificent! What does and engagement ring mean to you? Would you care if your spouse did not propose with a ring? I try to be subtle and say that I could just live off of love, but in all reality, the ring means so much more. It simply says I'm taken and I'm committed. And, yes you can do both of those things without a girls best friend (A diamond), but it just puts the icing on the cake. Furthermore, I've always said that I wanted rings tattooed on when my husband and I jump the broom one day. Why? Because I'm his and he is mine forever. We have taken the holy oath before God and I'm telling you that nothing can break us apart. Why do people get tattoos anyway? Because its permanent and serves as a reminder/memorial as to why they got whatever artwork they imprinted on their body anyway. An engagement ring is the same way! Its a symbol for so many things! What are your thoughts? Let me know! I'm curious to know what you think about this love notion!
Sixteen, obsessed with Gossip Girls, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen Magazine and of course boys; I couldn't help but to be in tune with as much of ALL of this as possible. Thank goodness for the internet because I was for sure taking in all of the advice and knowledge of a 20-something at the age of 16. I remember joining Facebook in 2005 because my college boyfriend at the time had an account. Yes, I said college boyfriend. I promise you that this is nothing, but a sign of the times as Facebook began as a college network, and then extended to high school students. I stalked him on his Facebook as this would become the new age of finding out everything I needed to know. I laugh so hard at the thought of all of this today as a 20-something. My maturity has festered just as much as Facebook's! I, now, use Facebook to stalk the news and my really close friends and family. Times have definitely changed. I've grown up with Facebook. As I watched my #Facebookis10 Video, I can't help but get emotional and thank God for my growth! And as a social media guru/consultant, I can't help but to get excited about Facebook's growth! I cannot wait to see what is in store for us in 10 years via Facebook! I started out using it to stalk boys, then to get my daily dose of news and family/friend scoop. What will I use Facebook for in 10 years?! That's a crazy thought to ponder on, but I know it'll be something amazing!
What is not to love about this man? He is so relational in his speech! So vivid, that when I read this tweet, I woke up and smelled the coffee! ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ It makes me wonder why its so hard for Congress to see where he is coming from on so many different issues. He speaks about every day topics in relation to the political vernacular. There is nothing to not love about it or him!
The Polar Watch FT4 is the best purchase I've made in 2014! Never would I have considered making this investment in the past unless it was a Micheal Khors watch or some fabulous piece from a magazine, but this watch is life changing. Just when I think I can't do anymore, this chirping gadget from my phone keeps me going! So get yours today on Amazon.com! It is that amazing. 😊.
I dream of the day that I'll walk down the aisle all the time! I'm not ashamed of this at all. I know my day will be full of dreams and an experience that I'll never forget. Lots of girls are ashamed to say this, but I love love and all things love.
So when I saw Beyonce's Facebook post today paying tribute to Jacqueline Kennedy's wedding dress designer, Anne Lowe I couldn't help but say yes to the dress and yes to Black History! I imagine myself in something just as stunning one day, and I pray it carries as much history as that of Anne Lowe's design! Things like this make me want to change the world! They simply make me dream big! Happy Black History folks!
Courtesy of Beyonce: #28DaysBlackHistory
Ann Lowe was the fashion designer that designed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' wedding dress for her marriage to John F. Kennedy in 1953. Lowe opened “Ann Lowe Originals” inside the Saks Fifth Ave department store on Madison Avenue in New York in the 1960s. Her work lives on in the permanent archives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Black Fashion Museum and The Smithsonian.
My favorite performer, Beyonce, is highlighting amazing African Americans that we may not often recognize. I think this is brilliant, and I've decided to share one with you that I believe is an excellent example of leadership! Often times, we can only think of those who were in the spotlight such as Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks. The magnificeince of the others is just as great! Look below to learn more about the stunning, Bessie Coleman:
Born to a Native American father and an African American mother, Bessie Coleman faced many hardships during her childhood. After seeing some newsreels on aviation, she became interested in becoming a pilot, but no U.S flight schools would accept her because she was a black female. She saved enough money to go to France where women could be pilots. In 1921, she became the fir...st black woman in the world to own a pilot's license.
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