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Quel
Austin, TX
Interests: romantic comedies, r&b, scrubs, private practice, seinfield, pop), reggea, british, books (fiction and creative non-fiction), music (folk/rock, conscious rap, films (independent, anything depressing--love dysfunctional families), tv (grey's anatomy, lipstick jungle, gossip girl).
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Lupita Nyong'o has received another mainstream beauty stamp of approval. On the heels of the her becoming the newest face of Lancôme cosmetics, she has now been named People's Most Beautiful! The gatekeepers of beauty standards cntinue to give her shine and I am here for it. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Home Girl Blog
One of the things I love about children's theatre is the learning opportunities it presents. I took Zack to see Stories of Frog & Toad at Scottish Rite Theatre Sunday. On the drive home from the show, my son had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Home Girl Blog
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In this post I will be covering: What is Advocare Catalyst? Who is Advocare Catalyst For? What are the Advocare Catalyst Ingredients and Directions for Use? What Are Others Saying? What Are The Side Effects? My Recommendations What is Advocare Catalyst? Adovcare Catalyst is a widely used amino acid supplement... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at HomegirlRuns
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My son has always tinkered, but has never been interested in building anything according to specs. He has built simple exact models maybe twice in his six years of life. He has gotten LEGO sets for his birthdays over the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Home Girl Blog
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image from http://www.marshaambrosiusmusic.com Just... So dirty. Some music is just good for nothing but increasing the transmission of sexually trasmitted diseases and also potentially unwanted pregnancies. *And, secretly, I love it. *I totally do not support irresponsible sex practices, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Home Girl Blog
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In case y'all aren't familiar with the story, a nine year old boy in North Carolina was bullied for bringing a My Little Pony backpack to school to the point where the school asked him to no longer bring the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Home Girl Blog
The Internet gave gifts this week. These are my favorites. 1. Beyoncé fans are the most talented. She posts videos of her fans being awesome on Facebook all the time. This one is just...just all of everything. 2. The POTUS... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Home Girl Blog
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My first night watching House of Cards was a total accident. I already had insomnia and when I opened the iPad, the Netflix app was open. I switched it from Zack's profile to mine and House of Cards was staring... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Home Girl Blog
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So this happened. I was selected to participate in the Disney Side Home Celebration campaign. I received an awesome official Disney Traveler suitcase from sponsor, American Tourister. It's purple, my favorite color, which they learned when I filled out the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Home Girl Blog
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Twenty picture books, history books and chapter book series that will expertly diversify every child's book collection. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Home Girl Blog
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Sapiosexual (n)- a person who is sexually attracted to intelligence in others. Just like any person with eyesight, I know how to appreciate the aesthetics of a good looking man. But I've never connected emotionally with looks. Just like any... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Home Girl Blog
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What you are reading (probably) has nothing to do with your sex life, but this is a fun thing to do. I saw it on Facebook and my reply was way too long to post on Facebook without looking like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Home Girl Blog
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Note: I post this annually, but there's an important excerpt and update this time. Where ever you are today (well, not today-today, because we all come together for rallies and marches and speeches today, but I mean on a regular... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Home Girl Blog
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I could have titled this post 'I'm Obsessed With Hunger Games', but that would imply that my deep interest is completely out of my control, but it is not because I can stop whenever I want. Hunger Games was my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Home Girl Blog
I'm going to enjoy the next few days napping as much as possible and doing everything else in between meals and trips to the bathroom. Thanks so much for reading Home Girl Blog in 2013! See y'all in 2014! Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2013 at Home Girl Blog
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My Hairspiration (Inspired Styles) I remember when Solange first went natural. Watching her natural hair journey has been inspirational, particularly because she has embraced her style during all the length-stages following her big chop. I also love that she has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at Home Girl Blog
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*Update* Zack still kinda doesn't believe and periodically asks, just to be sure, "Mom? Santa isn't real right? So, even if I'm not good sometimes, he really doesn't have a naughty list or anything like that, right?" Originally posted on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Home Girl Blog
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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the cutest book reading ever! It took place in The Little Yellow House, formally known as Dedrick-Hamilton House connected to the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce. SUPER appropriate, because... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Home Girl Blog
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Pantene, the World's #1 Hair Care Brand, is dedicated to keeping every woman's hair healthy, shiny and beautiful! I have used Pantene products off and on since returning to my natural hair in college--back when I was shopping around for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Home Girl Blog
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Austin's week basking in the spotlight as National Geographic Kids' Weird But True Town of 2013 is over, but we will always have the memories. Also, Austinites, don't forget to enter my Giveaway of a year subscription to National Geographic... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Home Girl Blog
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A couple of my friends had mentioned these 12 year olds to me, but I didn't really learn about them until they were in Austin for the Fun Fun Fun Fest this fall. They are insanely talented musicians, particularly for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Home Girl Blog
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In case you missed it, Austin is National Geographic Kids Magazine's first ever Weird But True Town, and I'm Austin's NGKids Insider! There will be all kinds of awesome free fun and giveaways in Austin this week beginning on #WeirdWednesday,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Home Girl Blog
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My five year old is very emotional. Sometimes when he gets upset, it is extremely difficult for him to stop crying or to calm down on his own. Over the years we have worked on calming methods that involve him... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Home Girl Blog
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It's Official! National Geographic Kids has designated Austin as their first ever Weird But True Town Of The Year! And they've designated me as your Austin NGKids Insider! I'll be all up on Twitter and IG with Insider pics and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Home Girl Blog
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No wheat, gluten, soy, casein, egg, dairy or preservatives! *cue violin music* I have a kid with allergies. Not just an allergy here or there, but all the allergies. On top of that, he's sensitive to food preservatives, food dyes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at Home Girl Blog