archive of ‘dialogue + musings’ category

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thinking of you, FSU.

i woke up this morning to a text from my brother saying there was a school shooting at our alma mater, Florida State University. i read it three times before what he’d written registered. i immediately went to google and searched for some information. there it was…”Gunman shoots 3 students at Florida State, is killed.“ WHAT?! […] Read more…

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a personal Veteran tale and endless thanks.

this Veterans Day (and every day) i am grateful to the women and men who have and currently fight for my freedom by serving this country. i’m particularly proud of my family and friends for their service. today, as we honor our men and women of the armed forces, i’m compelled to share a story surrounding my family’s […] Read more…

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LOB lust.

for about five months now, i’ve been jonesin’ for a new, much shorter, ‘do known as the LOB. (i know, it’s unlike me to be so on-trend) having long hair has it’s perks. the ease of a quick ponytail and/or top knot is my fave. having long thick, naturally curly hair, on the other hand, […] Read more…

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speaking of sharing.

speaking of sharing…i have questions and concerns about that. when it comes to my own personal tales, i’m fine with an overshare and the occasional personal photo. but now that Judah is here, i have major reservations about how much i share about him – in the way of photos mostly. i think a story […] Read more…

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monday mentions!

the leaves are falling, we got that extra hour of sleep this weekend (praise!), and it’s finally sweater weather. fall is in full swing! it’s strange…i don’t think i’ve ever been this pumped for chillier weather. could it be? could pregnancy have given me a new appreciation for non-summer temperatures? i suppose being nine months pregnant […] Read more…

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friday faves repurposed: monday mentions!

let’s face it, this kid could drop at any moment. and while we’re still taking time to watch a movie here and there or spend time with favorites, it’s definitely crunch time. we’ve been scrambling to get everything done we’ve ever wanted to get done in the history of our lives, before babysmith gets here. so, […] Read more…

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some Monday motivation!

hey there! saw this somewhere on instagram and thought it was a perfect end to an inspiring day and worthy of a quick share before this Monday is up. if you’ve read anything by or about me, you know i love me some Oprah. and while she is my deity a great inspiration, this little […] Read more…

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low tide love.

last night i crossed something off my cali bucket list. i took a stroll on a completely deserted, totally safe, beautifully moon-lit beach at the lowest tide of the day, in the middle of the night. and it was awesome. akeem and i decided to spend one last weekend away (before it’s Thundercats are go!!) and head to […] Read more…

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happy Women/Dog day?

we had a doctor’s appointment today and baby Smith is looking good and healthy in there! eyes, nose, arms…the whole deal. our doc also mentioned that (because everything looks great – whew!) if i were to go into labor he wouldn’t try to stop me. soo…that’s a new and exciting development – guess we’re installing […] Read more…

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