Google to HBCU for the win!

THIS is how you change the game… go straight to the source. #STEM #HBCU #ComputerScience #BlackSoftwareEngineer <== šŸ™‹šŸ½šŸ™‹šŸ½šŸ™‹šŸ½

Read more about Google and Howard’s partnershipĀ here. Here’s to hoping this business-to-hbcu trend continues and my Alma Mater is next in line…. šŸ¤”


Planning Season

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Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 6.56.31 PMLet’s start with this: I’ve always loved paper and Planning Season isn’t a real thing (that I know of) – I made it up because I just bought a fabulous new planner and I’ve been super addictedĀ to #everythingplanningĀ for the last few weeks. So today I want to share an amazingly chic and super affordable resource for all your planning needs!Ā One of my secrets is none other than Target (pronounced tar-jay…) via a boutique in LA called Sugar Paper. If you’re a girly girl and you like colors like blush, gold, whites and grays then you’re in for a real treat!Ā Sugar PaperĀ hasĀ so many great piecesĀ I don’t know even where to start… so instead of writing too much more, I’ll show you aĀ few of my favorite pieces from their latest collection (clickĀ images to shop).

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Document folder turned laptopĀ case #gotit. if you have a gold macbook it’s a must have!

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An assortment of 2017 planners. The gray & white striped planner towards the bottom right is #everything. This pic does NOT do it justice. It also took #everything I had to leave this pieceĀ in the store šŸ˜©

Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 7.00.37 PMSuper chic weekly planning pad – will use this at work. (not sold in stores)

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The cutest little post it notes!

Take your pick ofĀ ANYTHINGĀ on their site. You really can’t go wrong! Want more pictures??! Check out the following hashtags on Instagram: Ā #sugarpaperĀ #sugarpaperla. You can shop all Sugar Paper LA’s products at Target hereĀ or visit their website. Happy Planning!

gray & gold notebook in cover photo – must find & buy in store

Chime in for Change


Chime for Change, founded by Gucci, is asking women everywhere to speak up for change all over theĀ world. The kind of change that benefitsĀ girls and women everywhere. “Education. Health. Justice. For every girl. Every woman. Everywhere. Because none of us can move forward if half of us are held back.” Pick a cause and donate to hundreds of projects.

I ran across thisĀ initiative soon afterĀ I read, “6 simple ways to save the world” in the November issue of Marie Claire via NextIssue on my iPad mine. Ā Seeing some of the solutions people are coming up with to address women’s issues globally is eye-opening. Here are a few relevant highlights:


Made with Code

Google just launched an initiative, Made with Code, to get girls interested in computer programing. The tech giant has set aside $50 million for the program. “Made with Code will organize events where girls will be invited to do programming together and discover that computer programme codes can be used to make and print bracelets using 3D printers, design accessories to superimpose on “selfies” or compose an instrumental piece.” You can become a mentor or find an event near you. The site also offers resources (beginner and intermediate) for future coders, teachers, counselors Ā and parents.

EveryoneĀ (big kids included) can dig in andĀ introduceĀ themselves to techy-type projects if you’re interested!Ā