I am a happy wife and mom living in the beautiful Northwest. I have been married to my BFF, Rob for 10 years and we have three beautiful children that inspire us everyday to be better people. In 1999 I won the title of Miss Washington and competed at the 2000 Miss America pageant and earned enough cash to pay for college...yay!!! With my degree in Management from the University of Washington my husband and I started our own business 7 years ago. I certainly gravitate toward any sort of task that allows me to be in charge... We have been members of the same church for 15 years where we are fortunate to have established life long relationships.
I recently started blogging for a few reasons, 1. I am religious about making entries in my personal journal and have started one for each of my kids. So I think this is something I will enjoy. 2. I want to share my life with other people and learn from all the creative and smart people in our world. 3. I am currently on bed rest with my third child and have an abnormally amount of free time on my hands... I figured this is a good time to learn something new!!!
The, 'Being Afro in a Straight World', issue I am currently blogging about has been a personal journey for me. Media, beauty, fashion have always been a passion of mine and sorting out a definition of beauty for myself has been both sweet and sour, but I've made huge strides these last 5 years. That growth is what I want to share you.... and maybe in my story you will find freedom for yourself.
I want this site to CELEBRATE the differences within BEAUTY. I want to highlight the POWER and INFLUENCE of WOMEN. And that is what you will find here.. tips on topics from makeup to motherhood, from hairstyles to lifestyles. Stories that impart the strength of women while learning about the best nail color ever!
As an inter-racial couple raising bi-racial kids, today's race relations within our society intrigue me. I am regularly asking myself questions and meditating on answers that I think will help my kids understand their physical identity. More than likely, you will read some of those thoughts on that topic here as well.
I look forward to getting to know you through emails and comments. Talk to you soon,