Saturday, October 3, 2015

Back at it...Welcome BACK!!!!

Hi Guys! Where have I been? Or, where haven't I been, is more like it...
As most of you know or may not know my Mini has graduated high school...yeah...and is now an illustrious scholar at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. I could NOT be prouder...but, more and more and more on that later...I promise. 

Today, I just wanted to re-start the Soul Pretty brand by offering up a really quick hair tutorial on a style that I have been wearing all summer long, bohemian crochet braids...inspired by Mrs. Solange and one of my favorite bloggers, Sunitav...this young lady has style for days...follow her on social won't be sorry. 

This is the hair I used.  Two packs cut in half...if you want a bigger more Diana Ross look...I'm not mad at you...go ahead and use three packs.
$5.99 per pack

Don't know how to do crochet braids?  Just watch this video and you will be an expert in 5 minutes.  It's that easy.

Have fun and stay around for more Soul Pretty, DIY's...Inspiration...Thrift Hauls...Videos...Before and Afters...Recipes...What's up with Mini...and of course Decorating and Sewing.

I listened to a podcast on NPR on why women are not successful in business and the number one reason was, when we fail or don't succeed immediately, we give up and never try again.  That really spoke to me...I had given up on the blog...didn't really know why I was still doing it...but after listening to that show...It made me realize that if I love doing it I should keep doing it until I succeed.  Whatever success is...sigh.

Any who, today is my late mom's birthday so, as a tribute to the lady who put the "C" in my creativity...I'll start my blog again...thanks mom.  Miss you.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Can You Believe Mini is 18 and Applying to College - GoFundMe

Hi guys...long time no post.  Well, just let me tell you...having an 18 year old daughter who is gung-ho on going to college is time consuming.  Most of you know our story and I have had many parenting challenges since before my daughter was getting her into college is just another one.  You know we are up for the challenge.

After a discussion the other night with my best friend about how expensive senior year is...and finding the money needed for college and how it's stressing Mini out...she encouraged to make a GOFUNDME page.  She said surely there are people out there who are inspired by her story and want to help her fulfill her dreams...So after much thought and discuss...we made a page to help raise funds for senior year expenses and freshman college life...

Mini has applied to many schools and has already been accepted to Buffalo State University, Utica College and LaMoyne College.  She is anxiously awaiting responses from Spelman College, Lincoln University, Smith College and Agnes Scott College.

If you have followed my daughters journey and it has touched you in someway...maybe she inspired you through a tough time in your life when you thought about Mini and didn't give up...well, we would really appreciate your help now as Mini continues to not give up following her dreams once again.   Mini is asking for donations to help her pay for her senior trip as well as the freshman year at college.

I know it's not always easy to give up our hard earned dollars, so if you can't donate...please share Mini's story with someone who can...and please share her story with someone who just needs to be inspired!

Thanks you and we love all of you for following along.  You have inspired us as well.
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