the 5ive (September 2015)

Is it just me or do the weeks seem to be flying by? How is it September 30th already?  My mom always says that months fly by when the end of the year approaches, she’s so right!

With the month’s end being this week, I figured I would share the 5 things that I discovered and loved these past 30 days. I try  to share my 5 the first week of the following month, but I’m trying to do better with my blogging schedule; besides these things are so fantastic that keeping them for myself one more day wouldn’t be right.

If you follow my page on FB you might have already seen one of the links I’ve shared below. If not, let’s not wait any longer… scroll down for The 5ive ( September edition)

1. It’s no secret that I absolutely enjoy dressing my little girls. Twinning sessions are my absolute fave as you’ve surely noticed via our Instagram feed ( @milknhonee). My choices when it comes to their clothing is … different! I’m not a fan of pink, nor am I a fan of bears, and princesses and ponies on their clothes, so when I read this article penned by  Kool A.D. for Vice not only did I nod in agreement, I also chuckled the whole way through because he so eloquently verbalized my exact sentiments. The only thing I couldn’t agree with would be buying babies Gucci/ Fendi etc. I rather save for their education.  WARNING : the article contains interesting language, nevertheless it is entertaining.

2.Surround yourself with dope people doing dope things, no matter how big or small! I strongly believe that the folks you keep around have the power to influence you be it negatively or positively. This goes for the people who you follow on social media too. Your digital feed, essentially feeds you. My feeds consist of people I interact with on a personal level and accounts that motivate me to do/be better. Which leads me to ” A dream inferred’. The latter is the title of a book authored by Tiye Johnson who I met a few years ago through a  mutual friend. It is a great source of inspiration for those of you looking to be motivated in the areas of self -actualization. A handbook of sorts to assist you in pursuing your passion. Thirty carefully worded pages of awesomeness await you right here.

3. You know what I love? I love a good shoutout! I love giving props where they are due, and if you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you know that I love sharing stuff. With that in mind, I’m going to make it a point to do more sharing with a focus on Chicago! I’ve been calling the city of Big Shoulders home for the past 7 years and it’s time I gave it the recognition it deserves… Chi-City has been good to me and I want to share it with the world. Chica-GO is what I’m calling the segment and it will be all about places to go, and things to do in the Chi! Ready, set … Chica-GO!

4. You see me rocking my New Balance shoes with my overalls in that pic right? Mind you it’s half of my look, but you get the drift! Earlier this week ShopBop launched their Principle Collection and I’m loving everything about it, I bogged about it e arlier this week! If you missed it fret not, I’ve got you covered. Read all about it here.

5. Last but certainly not least. Neriah and Micah have both been pictured in PSF ( pintsizefaith) and the official launch of the website is set for  October 1st 2015. If you love the Lord, dope tees and have small children in your life that would look insanely cute in some of their tees, be sure to show them some love and follow/share their social media handles : twitter/facebook/instagram/snapchat @pintsizefaith

Hope September was good to you!

p.s. Check out my denim board on Pinterest!


Until next time!