Coffee | Curls | Crafting: Three of My Favorite Things

Coffee, Curls, and Crafting: three of my all-time favorite things. What better way to express my love for my favs than to start a YouTube series about them. Click the links below to watch me yap  away in the first and second episodes of my new YouTube series.   Episode 1:     Episode 2:…

Summer Skin Protection

The first day of summer is quickly approaching and if you are anything like me you are looking forward to days at the beach or park or somebody’s cookout. With all the fun that we have planned, we need to make sure that our fun in the sun is actually safe. There is this misconception…

How To Get Away With Scandal

On March 1st ShondaLand will give us crossover episodes of two of my favorite shows: How To Get Away With Murder and Scandal.   Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope will meet and I can’t wait for all of the Black Girl Magic! So, Annalise will appear on Scandal at 9pm, followed by Olivia on HTGAWM at 10pm….

Plans

This Week’s Verse: Proverbs 16:9 “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” (NIV) I have always been the type of person to write down my plans. I have an agenda book that is filled with my “To-Do Lists” as well as sticky notes and an excessive amount of…

2018 Must Reads

If you know me you know that I absolutely love to party…and by party I mean read novels until 2 am (lol). I’ll read anything, but my favorite genres include: Sci-Fi, Afro-Futurism, Horror, Mystery, Fantasy and Adventure. Now if a woman of color is the main character AND the book is written by a woman…

Vogue Knitting Live 2018

I had so much fun at Vogue Knitting Live! Spending time with family, touching all of the yarn, and meeting up with Instagram FiberFriends made the day perfect (I learned the term “FiberFriends” from GGMadeIt). Click the video to watch my highlights from our Saturday adventures. I’m not the type of person to walk up…

Grace

I’ve been debating with myself about sharing Bible verses since I began this blog. I didn’t want to come off as too pushy; forcing my beliefs onto you all. But, I also don’t want to censor myself. I want to present 100% pure Cherrelle; I want to show my true authentic self. If I never…

Pouring From an Empty Cup

There are times when I feel completely drained, like my battery is nearing empty. It could feel at times that my many responsibilities consume all of my wake hours and my To-Do list is never ending. Yet, I keep going. I know I am not the only one with a mountain of obligations. Our stories may…

Protective Styles for Puffy Hair

One of the most important keys to long healthy hair is to preserve the oldest parts of your hair shaft. The end of your hair shaft (farthest from the root) is the oldest and most fragile, so it is very important to protect it as your hair continues to grow. As much as I love…

2017 Natural Hair Journey Questions

A few weeks ago I was asked a couple of questions by Natural By GloryAma (IG @naturalbygloriama): 1. What would you say are three of the biggest mistakes you have made with your hair/lessons you have learned? 2. Do you believe everyone’s hair can grow or some people’s hair is bound to be shorter because…

The Puffy Girl’s Guide to Moisture

When my hair was in the TWA stage (Teeny Weeny Afro), I wore a wash-n-go most of the time and I had no problem keeping it moisturized. But, as my hair grew longer I noticed that it would become excessively dry and even break at times. This lack of moisture became an even bigger issue…