C'mon 2012

I can't believe it's almost 2012. To me the new year is one more step closer to graduation. Freshman year 2012 seemed so far off but now I can clearly see the finish line, 5/20 here I come. This year has been full of greatness and some downfalls, but all of the good far outweighs the bad so I won't complain. I can't wait to see all that 2012 has to offer. I hope and pray that God blesses the new year and makes it the best year of our lives. See you guys on the other side. Have fun & be safe out there.

♡ Myss


Christmas 2011

Family, friends, food, and laughter. This Christmas was everything. I had way more fun that I thought I would. It was a pretty low-key day at first but later on that night we had a Christmas shindig at one of my cousins house. It was cool because I had the chance to see people I hadn't seen in years. Going away to school has really distanced me from some people, and it was cool to catch up. Here are a few pics from that joyous day.

get into my fro. ( a year ago I would've never worn my hair out like this, oh how mindsets can change.)
our gigantic Christmas Tree. (we couldn't even put the angel on the top)
A few things I got from my mom:
(she knows me too well!)
Parisian Dreams. I've wanted a poster like this for a long time, I can't wait to get it back to my dorm room.
I knew someone was gonna get me a hard copy of the new Common album, my family knows the love I have for this man and his music.
Overall it was a great Christmas definitely one I'll remember. I hope you had a great holiday season, and remember that the spirit of Christmas does not have to be contained to one day. As my mom put it, we should celebrated everyday like it's Christmas because after all Jesus is worth it everyday!


Sister, Sister

 Silly moments with my sister <3
One of the main things I miss when I'm away at school.

Mermaid in Disguise

with my ear pressed up
against your chest, I heard
the roar of the ocean
and it felt like home



Currently in rotation, yet again.


Billionaire Girls Club

Finally us ladies gets some love with a new line from Mr. Williams, cause after all women can be billionaires too. I think the initial line is pretty dope for what it is, a launching point. I can't wait to see what else Pharrell has in store for the line in coming collections. I especially love the colors and tattooed tights, they are so funky, I would love to see more versions of them.

What do you think about the new line?


Swoon Worthy: Alexander DeLeon (of the Cab)

From those piercing green eyes to his sultry voice, from his tattoos to the fact that he is often adorned in a beanie, (I adore guys in oversized beanies) Alexander DeLeon id definitely swoon worthy. I'm also in love with his poetry which he often posts on his tumblr blog SymphonySoldier.com. DeLeon is the founder and lead singer of one of my favorite bands, The Cab. If his looks weren't enough he is the sweetest guy ever. I remember seeing The Cab perform in Atlanta and he was just standing outside before the show talking to fans and asking them about their day. He also rights the majority of the bands lyrics and if his looks don't draw you in his lyricism definitely will. If you've never listened to their music I encourage you to do so, you won't be disappointed. Peep my favorite song by The Cab below.

Vegas Skies - The Cab


Guess Who's Going Natural for Christmas???

None other than Barbie herself. I think this is such a cool idea, check out the article below via The Root.

 A Georgia group plans to give Barbie dolls to kids in Columbus' Booker T. Washington Apartments this Christmas. But the real gift they hope to deliver is self-acceptance.

Candace McBride, a member of the African-American natural-hair group coordinating the giveaway, told the Ledger-Enguirer that it's hard to find dolls with brown eyes, let alone hair that will remind black girls of their own. So she found an online tutorial that uses pipe cleaners and boiling water to give Barbies natural-looking curls. The plan is to collect and make over about 40 dolls before handing them out.

"We wanted to show the girls that basically, it's OK the way God made you," said member Jennifer Henderson.

Giving plastic toys a trip to the hair salon sounds like a huge undertaking. But maybe that's the kind of thing it takes to combat the pervasive and problematic messages about beauty with which black women are inundated, beginning in childhood. And it's as good as any other idea we've heard to combat this generations-old issue.

If the giveaway goes according to the group's vision, 40 lucky girls will get both toys to play with over Christmas and a powerful message that will stick with them long after they outgrow playing with dolls.



So I have this theory that people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder are closer to God than anyone else. God is perfect and when you’re close to him you begin to crave perfection holiness and purity. You desire a world where there’s a place for everything and everything has it’s place. But because the world is not like that it drives you crazy, as I’m sure it does for God. People with OCD are heavenly minded and can’t comprehend earthly clutter and calamity of earthly living.

Just a theory.

On my Christmas list: a record player

I've wanted a record player for a long time now. Recently my mom found my Dad's old records and now I REALLLYYYY want one. Since I don't have one all I can do is stare at the records and collect more. Hopefully I'll have enough saved up soon to get a really nice one or maybe Santa will make my day and place one under the Christmast tree. One can only hope. :)

I was really happy to see all the Gil Scott-Heron records my dad had, I love his music and his poetry. RIP Gil Scott-Heron. I also love the Kenny Rogers album because it shows me that my dad had a soft spot for country just like me lol.


mistaken identity

the moon follows us
home, mistaking the glow in
your eyes, as the sun


"A girl's gotta have mysstery" 
quote from Love, Sex, and Eating the Bones


Quote of the Day

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a great weekend mes chéries!


Fly Like Paper Cranes

I'm obsessed with all things birds, so I decided to learn how to make paper cranes. Turns out it's pretty easy. I plan on getting some origami paper so I can make tons more to hang all over my room. (how hipster of me right?) I also wanna bring back some Christmas lights from home to hang up over my bed. (again so very hipster) Anyways I think they look pretty cool. Sorry the pics are so dark.

A while back I wrote a poem about paper cranes and I thought I'd share it with you guys, It's called Origami.


you took me in your hands and molded me
fold by fold you brought me to life
you gave me wings and
through me towards the sky
by day I soar amongst the clouds
and at night you hang me from the stars
and watch me twinkle in the twilight
and there I dangle and dance in praise
with my paper crane neck arched upwards
in total admiration



I'm finally done! My 20 page thesis proposal is complete and today God blessed me tremendously with a 0 balance on my account. Praise Him! Now all I've to do is turn this paper in in the morning pack and go home. I can enjoy the holiday without worrying about paying tuition, God is too good yall. Glory to his name. Seven semesters down and one more to go. Graduation here I come!

"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." - 1 Peter 5:10

This verse pretty much sums up how I fill right now. Thank you God for your faithfulness.

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

you need a cape that
matches mine, and together
we can save the world

Are You A Believer?

Today Common released yet another single in anticipation of his new album The Dreamer/The Believer, which drops Dec. 20th. This time he teams up with G.O.O.D. Music family member John Legend, for one of the album's title tracks. This song is everything I wanted it to be and more, it's gonna be my anthem for the new year. Peep the track below. Common - "The Believer" ft. John Legend by ThinkCommon


Quote of the Day



My Life Right Now
  •  My hair is growing so much :)
    • I wish I had a better camera to take pics with, my other one broke. :(
  • I just tried OPI nail polish for the first time,yea I know,(you can kinda see it in the first pic) and I'm in love with it. It's lasted for so long. I see now why people love it so much.
  • The semester is over which means I'm one step closer to graduating. :)
    • Real life is quickly approaching though, and I'm having mixed feelings about it.
  • I should be finishing my thesis proposal but instead I think I'll start season 5 of The Wire.
  • I'm currently listening to Camp on Spotify and falling more in love with Donald Glover.
  • I can't wait to go home to Dallas this weekend :)
    • Hopefully I'll have a job when I get there. (Please Jesus!)
press play >

"I like black girls who nerdy but when they dance they saying 'Owwww'"


I Don't Wanna Care Right Now

Lupe Fiasco - I Don't Wanna Care Right Now ft. MDMA

This wasn't my favorite song off the album, but this video definitely makes me appreciate it more.



be careful what you
plant, seeds of lust will never
produce buds of love



I peeped this interview over at www.malibumara.com and I had to share it. Oh how I love Donald Glover, like you guys have no idea!


The NBA's Back

Basketball fans rejoice! Games supposedly will resume on Christmas with a triple header, Celtics vs. Knicks, Heat vs. Mavs, and the Lakers vs. the Bulls. While the lockout has left a sour taste in my mouth, as I'm sure it has for most fans, I'm still excited that the league is back!!!!


Swoon Worthy: Tavior Mowry

Meet the youngest member of the Mowry clan, Tavior Mowry. He is 18, a football player for UC Davis, and he is definitely swoon worthy! You can check him out on his twitter and his tumblr page. I'm sure the young lad is driving the girls crazy out there in Davis, California. Go Aggies!!! lol


As Thanksgiving ends I sit here watching The Wire and thinking about the memories I made today. I didn't get to go home but I enjoyed great food and great times with my friend and her family. I was sad at first because I wanted to be home eating my mom's greens, but the day turned out pretty good. This Thanksgiving I have a lot to be thankful for so I thought I'd make a short list. I try to do this in my journal every once in a while, it helps me stay focused and grateful for all the many blessings in my life. I encourage you all to do the same, it's very beneficial.

here are few things i'm thankful for:

· Great family
· Great friends
· Being a senior at the prestigious Spelman College (God is good)
· Having a strong relationship with Christ
· My health
· Laughter and laugh lines
· My weight loss and my new fit and active lifestyle
· Peace of mind
· Belonging to a great church
· Being a leader and, nore importantly, a servant
· For all the opportunities that God has and is giving me
· For the great and powerful future that God has placed in front of me

What are you thankful for?


Praise Break

Praise Him!!!!!


Quote of the Day

"To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable."

- Erich Fromm



If this is any indication of what the album is going to be like, then this just may be Common's best cd yet.

All I Want for Christmas

ok maybe not all I want but it is at the top of my list.


she wrote her pain in
the sand, and watched as the waves
carried them far away


The Best Blog Post Ever!!!

This is exactly what I said to myself when I heard that Bradley Cooper was deemed this years sexiest man alive by people magazine. No diss towards B. Coop, he is a good looking guy but I mean C'mon Peaople magazine!!!! Click the link to check out the post.

63 Reasons Why Bradley Cooper Definitely Isn't The Sexiest Man Alive



Dang, I still can't believe that Heavy D died, It's just so unbelievable to me. I was so excited when he performed on the BET Awards last month. I mean the guy is just so lovable, how can you not fall in love with Heavy D. I just can't wrap my head around it. I chose this song to post because I used to jam to it every time it came on VH1 Soul. I love this song so much. I don't think I ever fully wrap my head around the fact that Heavy D died, I just can't.


You Sneaky Mom!!!!

Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween YouTube challenge results!

Saw this at church today, and I had to share it with you guys.

Halloween 2011

I know it's late but I had to tell you guys about my Halloween festivities. Halloween weekend was so much fun, and unexpected. I thought I was going to spend the weekend shut up in my room doing homework. At the last minute I was invited to a party and decided to go even though I didn’t know anyone there. I’m so glad that I did though, it was so much fun and I met a lot of cool people. Towards the end of the night we braved the Atlanta chill and went outside to carve pumpkins. My friend and I carved this one, she drew it free hand and wee both carved it out. I have to say we did a pretty awesome job for first timers. *pats self on the back* On Halloween I got to spend time with friends and I watched my favorite Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus. Over all Halloween 2011 was one of the best Halloween's I ever had, definitely one for the books!



he stood tall over the yard
and watched as the pieces of his heart
fell down and covered the grass
he bent over in mournig
as each colorful tear
fell from his eyes

One day he saw a young boy
gather his tears together in one big pile
he stood erect as the child
jumped into the pile with
the biggest smile on his face

he realized at that moment that his pain
was purposed for someone eleses pleasure
and in that he found happiness



Photo from the "Sweet" video shoot in Haiti
My ears are in a state of euphoria right now. This new Common song is EVERYTHING. I can't wait for The Dreamer/The Believer to drop in December, I'm gonna be the first in line. Don't mistake the name of the song though, there is nothing sweet about Com's flow on this one. So glad to have the old Common back!

Common - Sweet (produced by No I.D.)


I have to shout out Common's arms in his new video for "Blue Sky" lol, I couldn't help but to stare at them.

This song gets me going, gotta add it to my morning playlist.


Too Hot to Handle

*This is not a post about Glee*

I swear, I can be so clumsy sometimes. I burned my hand the other while making tea lol, guees I made the watter too hot. It spilled all over my hand and know I have to walk areound looking like MJ with tape on my fingers. Smh. Only me.


we all dream...

We all dream of that special someone. We all dream of lavishing all of our love on our future hubby/wifey to be. We all have this untapped pool of love inside of us, just sitting there, just waiting. I think that we should bottle up all of the love and lavish it on ourselves instead. Love attracts love, love yourself and be loved in returned. It’s just that simple.


You Can Do It Too

"Focus on your work, and every once in a while look over your shoulder and see how far you've come."

Uncle P dropping that knowledge.


The Royal Wedding

Mi Madre, Me, and my sister
one big room full of bad....
Me & the groom (so happy for you cousin!)
Recently I traveled home to attend my cuzzos weeding. We had so much fun, I don't think I've ever had that mussch fun at a wedding. I wish I could embedd the video from fb but I don't know how, or if it's even possible. The weeding was beautiful and I wish my cousins the best with their union. I pray that God blesses them tremenduosly.

The Happy Couple

Cutness Overload

This has been making it's rounds on tumblr, and I just can't get enough of it. While I'm not the bigest Nicki fan I gotta give it up to Nicki for this one. She wins major points with me.


Nas – “Nasty”




So I've recently discovered spotify *recieves late pass* and it's been a life saver. Especcially since our school blocked pandora on all it's computers. Now I can just chill in the loung and rock out to @brokemogul ( aka Scott Vener - the musical supervisor for Entourage and HTMIIA.) radio as I study, or listen to playlists from Mike Shinoda, D. A. Wallach and the like. You can even listen to brand new albums in their entirity for free 99. My ears are happy. :)

Lust For Life

go, devour this life
feast ‘till there’s nothing left, and
then ask for seconds


Think Different

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

He left his amazing mark on the world, tonight and every night my prayer is that I can do the same. Thanks for being an inspiration, RIP Steve Jobs.



in the wind I sway
but my roots run deep in You
I can not be moved


Move Over Selena

Haha clownin' at the mall.


Swoon Worthy:William Marcin

His hair!!! & he's Parisian, I think I'm in love!!!