#JCarEats | All Purpose, D.C.

So I recently went to All Purpose for my birthday, and I absolutely loved it. All Purpose is an extremely cute, small restaurant serving pizza and other exquisite Italian fare. Their pizzas taste like brick oven goodness and are all super unique! You can also build your own though if you want to create your…

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#JCarReads | The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success

I just want to start by saying that I love DeVon Franklin. He’s a soulful inspiration to me, and after this book he is one of my aspirational mentors. This book is a great read and the best way I can try to share some of its glory is to give short snippets by chapter.…

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#JCarReads | Living in Truth

I can’t even begin to explain what I feel when I read this piece written by Kim Quindlen (featured below). I feel so…understood. I feel so….not alone. This year has been an interesting year to say the least. Thus far, it has been one of self-discovery, of transformation, of brokenness, of happiness, of triumph and…

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The Genesis of My Beauty Journey

Hey y’all! I’ve missed writing so much! I’m so excited about this post and just putting my heart + soul out there. I’m hoping this feels like a weight being lifted off my shoulders because LAWD have I been carrying so much for so long! So here goes….. My Dream This post is going to…

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On Florida…

You know for the longest time I have always said that Florida wasn’t a place I could see myself living. I know I have often said things like “Florida is where motivation goes to die.” Harsh I know, even for me…but it’s how I’ve felt for so long. It’s interesting because I have very mixed…

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Day 4 #FreedomProject

You Say You tell me you love me…. Yes, you…you tell me you love me…. You tell me you love me, but I don’t believe it…I can’t… See love, love isn’t a feeling, love is a choice… & the choices you make are so full of selfishness and the desire for self-pleasure that I have…

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Day 2 #FreedomProject

Hey y’all, so I totally know that it’s been about two or three days since my last post and that typically would mean that this was project was a fail, LOL, but you know, I’m in the year of healing, soooooo I forgive myself. #aayyyeee Carrying on… I must say, these past few days have…

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2016 Reflection – The “Uncommon” Year

As I sit here and reflect on 2016, I can’t help but think….”Wow, the year flew.” Literally, it feels like the year just flashed before my eyes….until I start to really think about what all happened….and then……I realize it didn’t flash, it happened, a lot happened. I think back to January, figuring that’s a good…

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#JCarEats | Smorgasberg Brooklyn

I’m so happy to say that I FINALLY got to go to Smorgasberg when my sister visited me earlier this summer! I have literally been trying to go to Smorgasberg since I moved to NYC three years ago. I’m happy I got to experience the delectable goodness that is this place with none other than my…

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