In The City: Summer Fun in VA

During the week of the fourth, I had the opportunity to spend some time with family in Hampton. We always love traveling to see them because we get to go to the beach- oh and we love them a lot too. This trip was different as we spent more time beach hopping.  The first beach … Continue reading In The City: Summer Fun in VA

I Wanna Be Free Like Jill Scott!

Listening to Jill Scott is my medicine. Her songs are my love potion. Her lyrics give me life. The words are like attending a spoken word event on steroids. Just like every woman who has ever loved, her heart is pure and her emotions spill from her soul. Her voice is flawless. When she sings, … Continue reading I Wanna Be Free Like Jill Scott!

In the City: Mezcalito’s

I am super excited to share with you a new restaurant that I visited last week. I love finding restaurants with amazing food, drinks and service and this visit proved to be a winner in my professional opinion. Mezcalito's Cocina and Tequila Bar in Grant Park totes a wide variety of tequila options and delicious … Continue reading In the City: Mezcalito’s

Everybody Should Have a Fall Back Career!

"My mom had the best fall back career talents. She managed to make ends meet doing things she loved."   Growing up, I admired my mom for having talents that made our life better and easier. In my eyes, she was born to thrive and accomplish things that most people considered impossible. My mom transformed … Continue reading Everybody Should Have a Fall Back Career!

I’m Not Crazy!

"Even as a writer I'd be ashamed to put it on paper because I didn't want people to think that I was crazy. But what I've learned is that my battles are never for me."   I'm a big advocate for healthy mental health within the African American community. Unfortunately, we tend to stick with … Continue reading I’m Not Crazy!

To Weave or Not To Weave

As I was preparing to go on vacation with my husband, I debated as to whether I should have my hair styled and wish for the best or get a weave so that I would have little to no concern for styling my crowning glory. As I weighed the options, I thought about the one … Continue reading To Weave or Not To Weave

Morning Motivation- Positive Thinking Can Change Your Life

It only takes a moment out of your day to stop, refocus, and remember the things that you should be grateful for. Check out my article on and see 4 Practical Ways to Think Positive & Have More Joy ~Tamara    

Save with Julep and the Maven Summer Beauty Box through CLS!

We are happy to begin partnering with some amazing brands! First up, Julep!   From gorgeous, bright nail colors, to awesome lipsticks and blushes, Julep has some amazing products that can be delivered right to your doorstep.   Yes! One click! And when you shop Julep, you can find some great savings on products you … Continue reading Save with Julep and the Maven Summer Beauty Box through CLS!

Book Buzz- The Millionaire’s Gamble by Sarah Ballance

We got the chance to chat with author Sarah Ballance, author of The Millionaire's Gamble. See what she says about becoming a writer, what inspires her, and what's on her reading list! Women love romance and stories of love and passion. Why do you think that millionaire romances are so successful with romance audiences? Reading … Continue reading Book Buzz- The Millionaire’s Gamble by Sarah Ballance

CLS Exclusive- The Punany Poets

This weekend, we are invited to attend Jessica Holter's Punany Poets here in Atlanta.   The shows explore romance, relationships, and love in an intimate setting. Always ready to talk about the things that are on women's minds, CLS is ready to come out and attend this epic show! We're going to be doing a … Continue reading CLS Exclusive- The Punany Poets