Why I still send Christmas Cards… December 1, 2021 – Posted in: Be Inspired

WHY I BOTHER… It’s a project. I get it. Many people think about the amount of cards received and say, “Hey, I’m good.  People just don’t do this any more.” In my age bracket (40-45) hardly any of my friends send out cards. Typically any cards I get from my sista girls are the ones who send photos of their children. The cards that are fun to see and you say, “Wow so-and-so is getting…

Continue reading

Show The Moms How Special They Are April 20, 2021 – Posted in: Be Inspired

We Celebrate Our Moms With Our Gifts. Let’s Couple That With The Gift Of Time…   In my family, “Mother’s Day” usually ended up becoming “Mother’s Weekend.” We would get together with aunts and cousins to bring my grandmother to a restaurant of her choice for an afternoon full of bonding and filet mignon.  As time passed on, and the holiday celebrations grew in popularity, we opted to go on Saturday to avoid the crowds and…

Continue reading

Women In Black History | Who’s Who March 25, 2021 – Posted in: Be Inspired

How Many Of These Fantastic Women Do You Know? See Below For More Information On Each Trailblazing SHE-ro! Let us continue to raise our sistren and their accomplishments. Wangarĩ Muta Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.[1] As a beneficiary of the Kennedy Airlift she studied in the United States, earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Mount…

Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know The Signs October 15, 2019 – Posted in: Be Well

Today we take a moment to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It has touched so many of us. We are survivors. We are supporters. We are angels. We are all in this together. Together we must support our village. Together we must get checked. Together we must commit to self care. Together we stand. Together we walk. Together we raise. Together we rise. Together we find a cure! Shades of Color encourages you to check…

Continue reading

Home Cookin’ ! September 24, 2019 – Posted in: Lifestyle

I started cooking by helping my grandmother, mother and aunties as a young girl. We all lived on the same property, but different housing. The “front,” or the “big house” as we called it, was where we would come together for everything until it was time to go to bed. I loved those days. They were not always happy or fun, but they are still good days to remember.   All of us, my sisters…

Continue reading

Reflections. Life. History. September 17, 2019 – Posted in: Be Inspired

Shades of Color Reloaded | African American Calendars ==== Recently I started working on Shades of Color’s Black History Facebook page. I really enjoy reading about the different first African Americans to pioneer hope in America. People from all walks ranging from founders, sororities, leaders, activists, pioneers, scientists, musicians, performers, inventors, award winners, athletes, entertainers. As you can see our influences crosses all categories. It is inspiring to uncover the first African Americans to make…

Continue reading

The Trips That Last A Lifetime September 12, 2019 – Posted in: Lifestyle

Shades of Color Reloaded Blog | African American Gifts   Everyone should do a road trip at least once in their lifetime. I enjoy it so much I do one as often as I can. Whether you go with a spouse, best friend, girlfriend, family or your children – you must try it! We decided some years back to just do that. Our drive started out on a Thursday night for a two week vacation. The…

Continue reading

What Flavor Is Your Water? August 29, 2019 – Posted in: Uncategorized

Shades of Color Reloaded Blog =========================== It’s hot out there. August “dog days” of summer hot. We NEED to wear our sunscreen outside. Whether or not we are outside or inside we also NEED to drink our water!! Water is incredibly good for our bodies. If you suffer from any of the below, it could be a sign that you are depriving yourself of adequate water === 9 Warning Signs That Your Body Is Lacking…

Continue reading