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You Got It Girl!

Hello Honeybees, Imposter syndrome is real. You would think that at 52 I would be past it but sometimes it still rears it’s ugly head. The good thing about this time is that God sent me encouragement immediately. Picture it middle of a pandemic 2020. I am asked to do a Facebook Live by an… Continue reading You Got It Girl!

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I Remember Momma

Hello Honeybees, On Sunday many of us will have the blessing of picking up the phone and calling or Face Timing our Mothers to say thank you & I love you. Some of us will say a prayer to our mothers in heaven. Many will have flowers, cards & gifts delivered. The usual of going… Continue reading I Remember Momma

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Jean Check

Hello Honeybees, I’ve completely lost count of how long I’ve been #shelteredinplace. The days, weeks & now months have all run together. I’m tired of cooking, I’m tired of cleaning the kitchen (I don’t like the way my sons do it). I am most definitely tired of zoom calls for work or pleasure. We’ve all… Continue reading Jean Check

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Two Weeks

Hello Honeybees,   Life comes at you fast, sometimes a little too fast. Two weeks ago I was in Chicago with my god daughter doing a college tour. I was enjoying the unexpectedly beautiful weather, strolling down Michigan Ave popping into stores looking at things that are definitely not in my budget. I was being… Continue reading Two Weeks

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Speaking My Language

Hello Honeybees, It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. I'm sure by now you have heard of The 5 Love Language book and quiz. I have read the book and taken the quiz and it always comes back the same.... My first love language is Acts of Service. For me actions speak louder… Continue reading Speaking My Language

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Advice To A Younger Honeybee

Hello Honeybees, If you follow me on IG you know that I attended Karleen Roy’s inaugural Owning The Block event. I enjoyed seeing Memphis come together to support one of its own. The guest for the event was Myleik Teele. SN: Myleik has been on my vision board for a few years & I got… Continue reading Advice To A Younger Honeybee

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Forgive Yourself

Hello Honeybees, We are all a work in progress. No one has it all together no matter what their Instagram feed or Facebook page says. I know that I am definitely a serious work in progress. I’m working on me! One of the major things that I am working on is forgiving myself. The weird… Continue reading Forgive Yourself

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Position Yourself

Hello Honeybees, Recently I was listening to Soledad O’Brien speak on a podcast about her leaving CNN. She spoke about how they never really “fired” her but they offered her a different position that she felt was not a good fit for her. To her credit she was able to walk away from CNN because… Continue reading Position Yourself

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Blogger XPO 2019

Hello Honeybees, August was a crazy busy month. It started with a focus on family and ended with a focus on me. I spent a weekend in Nashville at the 2nd annual Blogger Xchange XPO. The Blogger Xchange was founded by Leigh Love & Kay Elle. Both are Nashville natives that grew up together. They… Continue reading Blogger XPO 2019

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Diner En Blanc

Hello Honeybees, The inaugural Diner En Blanc Memphis is termine` & this Honeybee is tired. I've always wanted to attend a Diner En Blanc event especially after seeing them in other cities. Thanks to Instagram I’ve watched Diner En Blanc in NY, NJ and Baltimore but there is nothing like having my own personal experience.… Continue reading Diner En Blanc

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Seasons Change

Hello Honeybees, I wrote this post seating on the couch in an Airbnb in New Orleans. I was in NOLA to take my youngest son to college. My smallest birdie is learning to fly, but that’s another post for another day once I get all of these emotions together. One thing on this journey that… Continue reading Seasons Change

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Peace Be Still

Hello Honeybees, A few months ago I asked what excites you? This month I want to know what brings you peace? What keeps you centered? What helps to sooth your soul? Where do you find your zen moments? We spend a lot of time running, moving and staying busy. I don't mean running & moving… Continue reading Peace Be Still

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Birthday Lessons

Hello Honeybees,  I've had 52 wonderful trips around the sun and it stands to reason that I have learned some valuable lessons. So to celebrate my birthday I am sharing some lessons that have helped to shape me. People are fine with you as long as you stay in the place that makes them comfortable.… Continue reading Birthday Lessons

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Daddy Lessons

Hello Honeybees, My daddy Alabama, momma ..... okay that’s it because my momma was born right here in Memphis,Tennessee and we ain’t nowhere near creole but Chicago brought them together so I don't know what that makes me......Lol!!! Last month for Mother’s Day I shared a lesson that my mom taught me so for Fathers… Continue reading Daddy Lessons

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Motherly Advice

Hello Honeybees, Growing up my mother always told me to buy myself something out of every paycheck. It didn’t have to be anything expensive or over the top but something. "A tube of lipstick or pair of panties" Her exact words not mine. Her thought process was that you deserve to reward yourself for all… Continue reading Motherly Advice

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Self Love Day with Dr. Jamie

Hello Honeybees, One of the ways that I practice self love is by surrounding myself with women who inspire me and lift me up. On Sunday I was fortunate enough to experience self love at its best. Dr. Jamie Hardy is the founder of The Fab Gathering, The Fab Gathering is a safe space to… Continue reading Self Love Day with Dr. Jamie

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Positively Strong

Hello Honeybees, A few weeks ago I talked about my superpower of always finding the positive in any situation. I had a post that I was working on for last week that I never posted that talked about being positive on purpose. Well that post never made it past the draft stage for two reasons:… Continue reading Positively Strong

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Testing,Testing

Hello Honeybees, As we enter Q2 of 2019 many of us have either given up on our new year’s resolutions or we are hanging tough. I didn’t make any particular resolutions but there are some things that I am making a priority. One of the biggest is my health. As you know the latter part… Continue reading Testing,Testing

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Extending GRACE

Hello Honeybees, Have you ever extended grace to someone? Has someone ever extended grace to you? What does it even mean to extend grace to someone? Having something that you don’t deserve is God’s grace to us. He extends his grace to us every day but do we return that grace to those around us?… Continue reading Extending GRACE

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My Sacrifice

Hello Honeybees, The party is over, Madri Gras (Fat Tuesday) is done. Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the start of the Lenten season where we begin the process of sacrifice for 40 days. I grew up in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic school until college, so the Lenten season has always held a special place… Continue reading My Sacrifice

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I’m So Inspired

Hello Honeybees, Inspire was one of my words for 2019 and when I tell you that these first two months of the year have truly been inspiring...believe me they have. And not in the way that you might think. My initial thought for the word inspire was for ME to inspire others. There have been… Continue reading I’m So Inspired

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Greatest Love Of All

Hello Honeybees, The month of February is usually focused on love and most of us automatically think of love in a romantic sense. Which is only natural but there is one love that must be achieved before any other kind of love can reach its full potential. That love is SELF LOVE.   Loving yourself… Continue reading Greatest Love Of All

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My Favorite Valentine’s Day Memory

Hello Honeybees, Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day can hold some happy memories and for some people some not so good memories. For me I’m in the middle. I have experienced both the good and the not so good. I can take all the dark chocolate that you can give me, or a cupcake or a… Continue reading My Favorite Valentine’s Day Memory

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My City Tasting Tour

Hello Honeybees, If you ask anyone that has lived in Memphis for a while who has the best barbecue you will probably get the answer: my backyard or my uncle, brother, daddy or cousin etc. There are a lot, I mean a lot of folks in Memphis that can werk a barbecue grill. It's a Memphis… Continue reading My City Tasting Tour

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Be. Here. Now.

Hello Honeybees, I live what I think is an active social media life. I document places, life and events to share with you all on the interweb. But sometimes I like to just enjoy the moment. Sometimes I don’t want to share the person or the experience. Sometimes I just want to be in that… Continue reading Be. Here. Now.

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Consistently Inspired

Hello Honeybees, Happy New Year!! Every January I select a word here that helps me to set the expectation for the new year. 2018's word was FLOURISH. And in some aspects of my life I did just that. I became more confident & comfortable in my skin. I began to appreciate ME more. I also grew my… Continue reading Consistently Inspired

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Sh*t Happens

Hello Honeybees, If you follow me on Facebook or Insta, I’m judging you if you aren’t, you know that I spent a few days in the hospital. It caught some by surprise but my tribe knew that it was coming. So here is the short version. Longer version coming later. I had a colonoscopy in… Continue reading Sh*t Happens

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First Impressions Matter

Hello Honeybees, 3 seconds, yep 3 seconds is all you get to make a first impression. In 3 seconds the other person forms an opinion about you based on your appearance, body language, your demeanor, your mannerisms, and how you are dressed. Admit it, when you meet a person what's the first thing that you notice?… Continue reading First Impressions Matter

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Fall Flowers

Hello Honeybees, "Do you remember, the 21st night of September" Name that song. Yep, nobody but the elements... Earth, Wind & Fire. Let's try this one; "It was the 3rd of September, a day I'll always remember".... The Temptations, Papa Was A Rolling Stone School has started, my youngest is in his Senior year of… Continue reading Fall Flowers

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Living My Best Life

Hello Honeybees, Have you heard the song Living My Best Life by Lil Duval? Despite some of the language I love the hook in this song. I’m living my best life, ain’t going back & forth with you "people".  But what does it mean to live your best life? And by whose standards? To me… Continue reading Living My Best Life

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Hot Springs Weekend

Hello Honeybees, Sometimes 48 hours is all you need to get in alignment. This past weekend I was able to do just that. I got away for 48 hours with my aunt, a friend and two of my cousins to help celebrate my aunts birthday. We didn’t go far but this trip accomplished it’s mission… Continue reading Hot Springs Weekend

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Let’s Celebrate

Hello Honeybees, It’s a celebration at the honeycomb. On July 16, 2015 I pushed the send button on my very first blog post. It was scary, very scary but also very liberating. The blog has gone thru several changes, including name changes. I started with Blogging With Bee, then The Honeybee 901 and what I… Continue reading Let’s Celebrate

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Who Told You No?

Hello Honeybees, Who told you that you couldn’t do something? Who told you that it would be to hard? That you are to old or to young? Who told you that you couldn’t do it because you didn’t have the right education? Who said you didn’t know the right people? My question to you is… Continue reading Who Told You No?