The Blessing Jar: Easy Way to Stay Motivated and Encouraged


The journey to success can be a long road. At times its easier to think about how you are not where you want to be and forget to acknowledge all the good things happening in your life. Earlier this year I came across a picture of a Blessing Jar. I decided to make one to help me stop and take note of all the progress I’m making in life. My Blessing Jar is a great way to track good news, answered prayers and accomplished goals.

All you need is a jar and a nice bow or some sort of decor to make it your own. It is best to start in January so that you get a year’s worth of memories. Each month, try to write down a least one thing you would want to reflect back on. It’s cool if you use different sizes and colors of paper to add some life to the jar. At the end of the year, take out each piece of paper and reflect on all the great things that happened.

Life can be hard at times…you may go through a period where it may seem like if it wasn’t for back luck, you wouldn’t have any luck at all. A Blessing Jar will help remind you that there are good things happening if you take the time to notice them.

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Watch Out for “Trap Soul” Artist Bryson Tiller: #MissyBMoment [VIDEO]

Bryson Tiller and his “trap soul” music is undeniably on the verge of blowing up the charts. His hit, “Don’t Worry/ Molly” is an example of his how music is continuing to evolve and becoming more difficult to define by genre. Bottom line, what’s he’s cooking up in the studio is poppin’.

With his roots in Louisville, KY, this 22- year-old rapper/ singer is grinding to blaze his own trail in the music game. In case you’ve been sleeping, he’s all over the blogs and has earned props from recognized chart-toppers in the industry. He’s successfully carved out his own lane with his swagged out, smooth R&B vibe mixed with slick rap lyrics. Tiller’s hooks just seem to find their way stuck in your head. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, Tiller jumps on the scene with hot tracks that you will surely want to add to your playlist.

For more on Bryson Tiller, check out his SoundCloud and follow him on Instagram and Twitter @brysontiller.

5 Quick Looks for Date Night: #MissyBFashionFinds


It is officially cuffing season, so you know what that means? There will be loads of opportunities to go out on a date. If you’re on the market, the last thing you want to do is fret about what you’re going to wear. Below are looks you can create by shopping in your own closet:

Ready for Fall Look: Turtle neck, scarf, jeans, high heel boots and a hand bag.

Casual Cute Look: A light weight sweater, jeans, pumps, hoop earrings, handbag and sunnies.


Right After Work Look: Blazer, pop of color tank and open toe wedges


Girly Girl Look: Long sleeve fitted top, above the knee skirt, tights, pumps, clutch and coat.


Dressed In All Black Look: Find what you have in your closet that is black! You can never go wrong with black…its slimming and classic.

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The Perfect Guy Movie Review: #MissyBMovieMoment

To all my fellow ladies who have just about everything they want except a husband and baby in tow, you must check out The Perfect Guy. Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) is a lobbyist with a dope house, good friends and a great guy…who just so happens to not be ready for marriage and kids. After 2 years of dating Dave (Morris Chestnut,) Leah decides that she can no longer wait for him to take things to the next level and breaks things off. A few months later, Carter Duncan (Michael Ealy) enters Leah’s life and course, he is everything she wants…and more. Just when Leah starts to believe that Carter could be the one, his true colors come to light and “the perfect guy’ turns out to be her worst nightmare. This movie will totally open your eyes to how life comes at your fast and can go from 0-100 real quick.

As a 30 something female who desires to be married and have a family, this movie really made me think about how complicated it can be dating these days. I have had thoughts about my biological clock ticking, not wanting to waste time in a relationship where a man is not ready for marriage and kids and the unknown when it comes to taking a risk on someone new. I also realize that there is no such thing as “the perfect guy.” I do believe that you must have faith that the man you want is out there and will find you. First, a woman should know her value, then be willing to deal with whatever she signs up for in a relationship. Love is truly a risk, but its worth it when its right!

I give this movie a 5 out of 5. The Perfect Guy will either be a reality check, wake up call or confirmation for people on the dating scene.

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A Girl’s Quick Guide to Understanding Football: Football Basics 101

Hey girls, now that football season is underway, its time to get with the program. I know many of you simply don’t understand the sport, but want to get in on the game day fun. Well, look no further. Check out some basic football terminology below. Soon you will be feeling cool, rockin’ your favorite team’s jersey and understanding what the heck is going on. Oh, by the way, Go Bucks!

Kick Off: This is when the game officially begins. The football is placed on the kicking tee and the team on defense kicks the ball to the team on offense. A player on offense will try to catch the ball and make a play in hopes of making a touch down or at least advancing the ball toward the end zone.

Ball in Play:  Each football play starts with a snap at the spot on the field where the play begins (line of scrimmage.) The quarterback calls a play, using a code and the player in front of him (center) passes the ball under his legs to the quarterback. Once the quarterback has the ball he can either throw, pass or run the ball.

First Down: When a team makes progress in a game, it is counted in yards (yardage.) The goal of the team on offense is to get the ball in the opposite teams end zone to score a touch down. To get there, each team is given four chances (downs) to gain 10 yards. If the offensive team gains 10 yards in an attempt, they will earn a first down.

Fumble: A fumble occurs when the ball carrier drops the ball before he can be taken down (tackled.) Once the ball hits the ground, any player from either team can recover the ball by picking it up and running to an attempt to score or dive on the ball to secure possession.

Interception: The ball can be caught by the opposite team (team on defense) to regain possession of the ball.

Sack: If the quarterback or another offensive player acting as the passer is taken down before he can advance the ball past the line of scrimmage, the play is called a sack.

Touchdown (6 points): A touchdown is the ultimate goal of each team. A team must carry the ball over the goal line (line right before the end zone.) The ball can be thrown, carried or recovered on an untouched ball by kicking team.  After the touchdown is made, the team with the ball has a chance to earn one or two extra points.

Extra Point & Two Point Conversion : After the team has scored, the ball is placed on the two yard line and the team can either go for one or two extra points. The kicker can kick the ball and if it passes through the goal posts, the team earns one point. The team can earn two points by running or throwing the ball in the end zone as if they were scoring a touch down.

Field Goal (3 points): If a team’s offense is unable to score a touchdown, they may try to earn three points by kicking a field goal through the goalposts at the back of the end zone. A field goal is the perfect way to get some points on the board if the offense is near the end zone or to inch a win in close games. Field goals are normally kicked from inside the defense’s 45-yard line on fourth down.

Safety (2 points): A safety happens when the ball carrier on offense is taken down behind his own goal line. This usually occurs during passing plays when the quarterback gets sacked before he can throw the ball. 

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Learn to Fight in Prayer: War Room Movie Review

As a Christian, it made my heart happy to see that War Room was the #2 movie at the box office its first weekend in theaters. In a world full of negativity, haters and a “crabs in a barrel” mentality, it was quite refreshing to watch a movie that was encouraging and spoke to my spirit.

War Room is a movie about a family going through the motions and a marriage on the brink of failure. On the outside, the Jordan’s seem to have it all…nice jobs, cars, home and a child. We all know looks can be deceiving… Mrs. Jordan’s chance encounter with a prayer warrior (Miss Clara,) changed the whole direction of their lives. It is very cliché to say that prayer changes everything, but it is a very accurate depiction of how it helped guide this family back to life.

This film had me cracking up and in tears. It is a beautiful portrayal of the power of prayer and how strong faith can make the impossible, possible again. I walked away from War Room totally energized and hopeful that God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above anything I could ask or think. I trust that I now have a better strategy to fight and win any battle I encounter. This is a must see movie for all families!

I give this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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Labor Day 2015 Biggest Store Deals: Shop til You Drop

Labor Days is pretty much the “see you next year” holiday for summer. So, lets say hello to Fall! It’s time for football, cool temperatures, layered fashion and a perfect opportunity to shop! For those who are ballin’ on a budget or ready to knock some stuff off their Christmas list, check out the stores below. Happy shopping!


1. On Amazon, you can take 20 percent off already discounted clothing with the promo code LABORDAY20. Lighting and magazines (up to 90 percent off!) are on sale as well.

2. Old Navy’s Labor of Love sale has discounted everything in the store. Get up to 60 percent off, and try the code ENJOY to get 30 percent off women’s clothes. Remember: Shipping is free on all orders over $50.

3. Sears is offering 40 percent off appliances like refrigerators, washing machines and vacuum cleaners.

4. Bedding, home decor, curtains and furniture are between 30 and 50 percent off at JC Penney.

5. On eBay, kitchen essentials — think blenders and mixers — are up to 40 percent off with free shipping. So are power tools, bedding, lawn mowers and outdoor furniture.

6. Nordstorm’s end of summer clearance sale allows you to get women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing up to 40 percent off. Nordstrom also offers free shipping and free returns.

7. Macy’s is offering free shipping on orders over $75 plus an extra 25 percent off with the promo code DEALS.

8. Get 30 percent off some tees and tanks at Forever 21 . Then pick up some bath and skincare products — they’re three for $10.

9. At HH Greg, use the code LABORDAY to get $50 off appliances between $499 and $1,498.99, $100 off purchases between $1,499 and $2,998.99, and $200 off purchases over $2,999.

10. Best Buy is discounting electronics like iPad Air tablets, HDTVs and Lenovo laptops by up to 60 percent, and it’s giving free shipping on orders over $35.

11. Buy clothes and shoes for 25 percent off online at Target, and stop by a store to get the same discount on bedding and rugs. Use the code LABORDAY for an extra 10 percent off.