FIVE Things in FIVE Years of Black Girls Who Brunch

Can you believe it? Five years ago, I laid on my living room floor and hit "publish" on a series of blog posts.  Check those first few blog posts here and talk about GROWTH.  My initial blog posts included a few lists of favorites, a trip and one restaurant review.  I truly believed that only my mom and a few of my friends would read my blog posts, but since it was fun I kept going.   Here I am five years later still blogging, still enjoying it.  I have probably shared some of these things before in reflection posts, but [...]

By |2020-06-03T00:46:55-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

10 Things I’ve Done During Quarantine

Hello long lost friends! Earlier this week I realized that I had not drafted a blog post for the month of April and the month is half over.  In the five years that BGWB has existed that has never happened!  And in my month of absence a lot of "nevers" have happened!  I mean who woulda thunk that a national pandemic would take over 2020, require me to postpone Girls Love Crawfish, force us in to our homes for social distancing, close down all the fun businesses and sadly take the lives of thousands of people worldwide! COVID or as [...]

By |2020-04-29T23:06:26-05:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Tips and Tricks|3 Comments

Not so Basic, Basic Invite

 *This post is sponsored by Basic Invite but the opinions are my own* I am sure paper invites are among the many things that millennials are accused of not appreciating!  While I am one to jump on the latest technology can I just say that I love finding a beautiful invite or thank you card in my mailbox?  There is time and effort that goes in to picking an invite, finding some stamps and asking for people's addresses.  I truly enjoy it!  If you are like me, Basic Invite has you covered.  So get in to the Not so Basic, [...]

By |2020-02-24T19:49:04-05:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Getting Invited to Blogger Events

My friends affectionally call me "the plug" because I seem to have a knack for staying in the know about local events around town especially foodie events.  There are two avenues that keep me abreast of what is going on in my hometown, the first is my blog.  After almost five years in the game, most of the events I am interested in fall in my inbox in the form of press releases, invites or promotion partnerships.   The other side of this is just me being a Houstonian that wants to say informed on what is going on in the [...]

By |2020-02-09T11:15:59-05:00February 9th, 2020|Categories: Tips and Tricks|10 Comments

Butcher Box Review

*Links included in this post are affiliate links, which means I may receive payment (at no additional cost to you) for items purchased through my links*  Whewwww... writing blog posts has been so hard lately!  But since this website remains one of my favorite ways to communicate with my audience, I am pushing through!  For those that follow me on Instagram, you may have caught a few of my posts about the meat delivery service Butcher Box.  I received my first box a few months ago and while I am still making my way through all of the products, I [...]

By |2019-11-29T13:50:02-05:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

All I Want for Christmas: Black Girls Who Brunch Holiday Gift Guide

*This post was made in collaboration with Zing Zang, but all of the opinions below are my own.  This post also contains affiliate  links* It is that time of year again!  Where we all rack our brains trying to think of the perfect gifts for family and friends.  With this in mind, I created a short guide the "All I Want for Christmas: Black Girls Who Brunch Holiday Guide" featuring a few of my favorite things. Cue the Oprah gif! Books Becoming Michelle by Michelle Obama - Obviously Auntie Shelly's record selling book would be top on this list!  I [...]

By |2018-12-11T18:56:28-05:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Events, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Blog

Blogging ain't for the faint of heart!  I naively started this blog about three years ago without really having a plan.  I knew enough to buy my domain and pick a theme on Wordpress.  Listen, I really thought only my mother would be reading my blog, but quickly my lack of a plan had me scrambling to catch up! So after three years in the game, there are a few things that I wish I knew way back when.  Rather than watching newbie bloggers flounder like I did, I thought I would share a couple of things I wish I [...]

By |2018-08-30T09:47:51-05:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|19 Comments

New Snap Kitchen Meal Plans

If you are not meal prepping are you really a millennial living in 2018?  Everyone seems to be about quick and easy ways to have healthy meals ready to go throughout the week.  I for one never hopped on that train because it seemed like tons of work!  So if you are like me, may I suggest the new Snap Kitchen Meal Plans?  I had the chance to try the meal plan for just three days and honestly it went far beyond my expectations!  Check my experience with the New Snap Kitchen Meal Plans below! How it Works Guests can [...]

By |2018-07-03T23:07:09-05:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|1 Comment

KitchenAid Ice Cream Attachment vs. Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Making frozen custard/ice cream is kinda my thing.   I created a good vanilla ice cream base (find it here) and kind of went from there creating various versions from pistachio, cinnamon olive oil,  to a dairy free and even a no-churn version.   With all but the last recipe, I have used my KitchenAid Mixer Ice Cream Bowl attachment to churn up these great treats.  Despite being happy with my final products, I always wondered about that competitor ice cream maker, the Cuisinart!  I just happened to catch the last generation of the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker on sale for $45 [...]

By |2020-04-26T13:59:47-05:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Ice Cream, Recipes, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|2 Comments

How to Travel for the LOW

More than anything I want everyone especially black women to experience the joys of traveling far and wide!  Before I actually started traveling, I had misconceptions on the actual costs involved.  Once I stepped into the reality of my own budget, I found that the vacations that I dreamed of were within reach.  I am a firm believer in sharing the wealth, so I drafted a LONG list of tips on cutting costs while traveling.   Get into this "How to Travel for the Low" post now and be sure to comment with your own tips! Flight Deals If I could [...]

By |2018-01-10T20:40:51-05:00January 10th, 2018|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Traveling Foodie|2 Comments