Thursday, February 26, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

It's Saturday and I'm Here..

Good evening Lovelies,

I've missed you all the last couple of days. I feel like I'm missing something when I don't post. Thursday and Friday was so busy and I was tired. I'm going to try and post in the mornings so hopefully nothing will interfere with my posting.

It's Saturday and I will shoot and post my video later. I'm looking forward to the theme and to use my new camera.

Change of topic: Have any of you watched Arrow, it's a show on Netflix. I'm not sure if it was on regular tv or just a Netflix series but it's pretty good.

Well have a great day and be on the lookout for my Saturday with Sonya video.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday 2015

"Pain is weakness leaving the body"
~ unknown
Good evening Lovelies,
Happy Ash Wednesday, Happy First Day of Lent, Happy Day to you. 
I have to ask the question that you'll probably hear a million times this week, what are you giving up for Lent? I think I should do like I did a couple of years ago and not give up anything. As easy as that sounds, there is no way I can go into Lent and not do "something" to bring me closer to God, to sacrifice.
I asked so now I'll answer...I'm doing the clean eating so I will not eat anything processed. I am also
 going to try and do everything with love. I want to show love, give off love, spread love, and promote love.
Lent is a challenge so I'll be prayerful. Please add / keep me (and Kayla and families) in your prayers.

Monday, February 16, 2015

I'm Excited

"You should be able to look at me and see my work. You should be able to look at my work and see me."
~ Roy DeCarava - 
Good evening Lovelies,
One day away from my good news, I'm excited to share. I hope you like my Talkative Tuesday video that in posting tomorrow.
I'm happy, can you guess the good news?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

It's Sunday...

"My father always used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument." Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is always the best arbiter of what is right.” 
~ Desmond Tutu
Good evening Lovelies, 
Happy Sunday, I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day and awesome Sunday. I don't have much except to inform you to stop by Tuesday for my surprise good news announcement.  
I'm excited, I'm excited.
Have a great night, 

Saturday with Sonya: February Ipsy Unboxing

"You have to be resilient."
~ Gabrielle Union 

Good morning Lovelies,

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's day. Now spend a little time with me. Check out my Ipsy Unboxing. Have a wonderful day.

Make sure to tune in Tuesday for my exciting news. I'm excited to share with you.

Wishing you all the best, 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday

I get reminded a lot of the time that my life is a little bit different, but I'm just trying to keep it as regular as possible because I like it that way.

~ Mos Def

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kayla's week in review, Jan. 25th-Feb. 1st

Wordless Wednesday: Black Models

Talkative Tuesday: ToniDaley Review

"Happiness is the bomb cosmetic! When I'm smiling, sometimes I'm giving thanks for all the things I have rather than worrying about the things I don't."
~ Yaya DaCosta
Good evening Lovelies,
It's my Talkative Tuesday video and I am reviewing I won't comment in this post so you have to watch the video to see my review.


Btw, I added the quote by Yaya DaCosta because I'm excited. I read on FB that Yaya will have a role on Chicago MD, if you don't know I love and can't wait to watch Chicago Fire (Tuesday) and Chicago PD (Wednesday) weekly. I'm excited and can't wait for Chicago MD now. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday, oh Monday

"I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy."
~ Whitney Houston

Good evening Lovelies,

Have you ever needed to focus but we're too tired? Yep, that's pretty much me from this weekend. I'm not sure why I'm so tired but I'm about to rest / sleep. I hope you are resting and regrouping, getting your sleep. 

I'm looking forward to my Talkative Tuesday tomorrow. Be on the lookout.

Good night,

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Simply Sonya

"The best part is still ahead of me - I haven't experienced my "good old days" yet."
~ Luther Vandross 

Good evening Lovelies,

I struggled with my post today.  I could not think of anything, which is rare because I think about this blog and YouTube channel all the time.  I decided to discuss our better days. I love the quote from Luther Vandross above.  The best part is still ahead of me (and you).  The quote reminds me of one of my favorite toasts. It's...may the best of your today's be the worst of your tomorrows". There is always better, (say it with me...there is always better") and my best is still ahead and your best is still ahead.

I will leave you with a quote my mom always told me:

Good, better, best
Never let it rest,
Until your good,
is your better,
and your better,
is your BEST!!!

Remember "the best part is still ahead of me". Have a great week and stay encouraged.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Spend a Saturday with Sonya

"Wearing clothes should be a personal narrative of emotion. 
I always respond to fashion in an emotional way."
~ Andre Leon Talley

Good evening Lovelies,

It's the weekend and I'm so happy. I've enjoyed a relaxing day in bed (dealing with back pain and napping). Considering the circumstances, I'm doing fine. Attached is my video, spend a little time with me today. I am opening / unboxing my order from Cato's.

As always, thank you for your time. Don't forget to like "thumbs up" my video. You can also share it. Have a great evening.

National "Go Red for Women" Day

"The world would not be dictated by one race or gender." 
~ Dr. Myra Adele Logan
In support of National Go Red for Women day, I wore my red to raise awareness and to support my friend Monica.
This information was copied from: 
1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. So we encourage you to join movement to end heart disease and stroke in women because it’s not just a man’s disease. Here’s what it means to Go Red:


Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.


Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy.
It’s up to you. No one can do it for you.


We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills one of three women.


Make healthy food choices for you and your family.
Teach your kids the importance of staying active.


Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No. 1 killer.
Raise your voice here

This article is copied from: 
With February being both Black History Month and Heart Health Month, we want to celebrate a Woman You Should Know who deserves recognition across all fronts. Meet Myra Adele Logan (1908 – 1977), a pioneering doctor known for her selfless, humanitarianism. She is another perfect example of an extraordinary woman we sadly never learned about in school, which is truly dumbfounding given her impressive accomplishments and historic firsts. Here’s the long overdue history lesson… WYSK style.
Myra was born in 1908 in Tuskegee, Alabama, the eighth child of Warren and Adella Hunt Logan. Her father was the treasurer of Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute and her mother, a noted suffragist and health care activist, had a college degree – rare for a woman of that time, especially a black woman. Needless to say, her parents held education and optimism in the highest regard, neither of which were lost on Myra.
"The world would not be dictated by one race or gender." – Dr. Myra Adele Logan
In 1927, she was valedictorian of her graduating class at Atlanta University and went on to earn an MS in psychology from Columbia University. In her first of many firsts, Myra then became the inaugural recipient of the Walter Gray Crump Scholarship for Young Women, which landed her a $10,000 four-year scholarship to attend New York Medical College. After graduating from med school in 1933, she began her internship at Harlem Hospital, where she worked in the emergency room.
In 1943, when open-heart surgery was still in its infancy, Myra, then an associate surgeon, became the first woman to operate on a human heart in only the ninth such operation of its kind anywhere in the world.
Throughout her career Myra studied new antibiotic drugs, and in the 1960’s she researched early detection and treatment for breast cancer, specifically developing a more accurate x-ray process that could detect differences in the density of tissue and discover tumors earlier. Her research saved countless lives.
She was also a charter member of one of the first group practices in the nation, the Upper Manhattan Medical Group of the Health Insurance Plan, a concept that housed physicians of various specialties under one roof… the norm today, but revolutionary at the time.
Myra, who practiced medicine to serve, rather than simply to earn a paycheck, also found the time to address the needs of her community in other ways. She worked with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Planned Parenthood, and the New York State Fair Employment Practices Committee, among other organizations. After her retirement in 1970, she served on the New York State Workmen’s Compensation Board. She was known for encouraging people to walk tall and proud, and be who they wanted to be.
Myra’s myriad of medical and civic achievements led to her election to the American College of Surgeons… she was the first black woman ever to earn this honor.
She died on January 13, 1977 of lung cancer at the age of 68.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Under the Weather

"No pain is forever"
~ Rihanna
Good evening Lovelies, 

Just wanted to do a quick update letting you all know we're under the weather. I know Kayla wasn't feeling well yesterday and I'm catching something today.  I'm pretty sure Kayla stayed in bed all day and I'm about to rest now.

Please take care, bundle up, and keep warm.

Good night, 

Part 2 Sonya's Unbraiding

I've never gotten any complaints about my headscarf from a man. You can be sexy with a head wrap!
~ Sanaa Lathan

Wordless Wednesday

"That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn't be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind."
~ Mos Def

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Talkative Tuesday: Black History Month

"If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it."
~ Sojourner Truth

Good evening Lovelies,

Happy Tuesday, Talkative Tuesday that is. I hope you enjoy my video.

My 1st Talkative Tuesday of Black History Month 2015. I discuss my natural hair and products used:

  • Sesame seed oil
  • Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
  • Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter
  • Kinky Curly Curling Custard Gel
  • Carol's Daughter Hair Milk

Selfie shirts, leggings/jeggings, jeans and custom made orders at DoxDesigns (sample shirt on our FB page) email or 480.226.8842.


Monday, February 2, 2015

Top 10 Black History Month Scholarships For February 2015

Top 10 Black History Month Scholarships For February 2015

Here's the Plan...

"We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list."
~ First Lady Michelle Obama

Good evening Lovelies,

Happy Monday!!! I hope you're staying warm and dry and bring safe. It's the second day of Black History month and I wanted to inform you of my plans for the month. I will be supporting and highlighting at least one small black business each week. I will include the details of my purchase and about the company. I have a couple items I'm in the process of ordering.

I have to give it more thought but I think my Talkative Tuesday's videos will be about Black History. One of my sorority sisters mentioned that it would be good to state new facts instead of recycling the ones we've heard most of our lives. I am going to try and share new history. Hopefully I can share something you may not know. Let's grow together and learn.

Also most of my daily quotes will be newer quotes. Yesterday I posted a quote from President Barack Obama and today I'm posting a quote from First Lady Michelle Obama. Both quotes are meaningful and I hope you consider and carry them with you.

In case you haven't noticed, I will also post videos on Saturdays. Sometimes it will be a recap of my week or maybe for February, I will use that day to discuss black businesses.

I hope you're enjoying yourself and are finding a good, legitimate reason to visit us daily. Kayla and I continue to look for ways to entertain, amuse, and inform you. As always, thank you for your support and please don't forget to follow us on all social media.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Fall Lookbook........The Lost Files

Happy February and Black History Month

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. 
We are the ones we've been waiting for. 
 We are the change that we seek." 
                      ~ President Barack Obama

Good evening Lovelies,

It's a lot going on this month. Can you believe February is here? It's Happy Black History Month!!! It's Super Bowl Sunday. It's support Black Business Month. During the month, we will post black history tidbits, and we will share small black businesses that we support or have supported. Make sure you visit often, thank you for your support.

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