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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 |August 28th, 2018|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|18 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 |July 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 |June 19th, 2018|Categories: Ice Cream, Recipes, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|Comments Off on KitchenAid Ice Cream Attachment vs. Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

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 |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Traveling Foodie|2 Comments

The Mac & Cheese Rules

Let me start by saying I LOVE mac 'n cheese.  It is my all time favorite side dish.  I enjoy making it and of course partaking in devouring it.  As the Thanksgiving holiday approached, I got excited about all the mac 'n cheese I planned to eat.  Then something odd happened, it seemed like everyone was presenting their own spin on mac 'n cheese AND about 50% of these versions broke the cardinal rules!  Scrolling social media, I found myself saying "oh no baby what is you doin' " countless times!  So I decided that as a connoisseur of mac 'n [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Categories: Recipes, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|2 Comments

Issa Giveaway!

I have teased this giveaway a bit because I am super excited about it and who does not love a good giveaway!  This one is a bit different than what you are accustomed to from Black Girls Who Brunch.  Instead of giving you a gift card to a great brunch, I am giving you a few accessories to take with you to brunch.  Get excited! Issa Giveaway!! The Bag Here is my snazzy brunch attire with my favorite skirt from Haute Dimensions. While I do not intend to be a fashion blogger, I recognize that brunch IS a [...]

By |July 15th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|50 Comments

Protect Yo Stuff!

I have shared before that outside of this blogger world I am an attorney.  During law school, I took ONE Intellectual Property class and decided that was not my thing.   Never did I think some years later I would be removing the cobwebs to try to recall the key things I "learned" in that class.  This blogger world though? It is a giant Intellectual Property minefield where it is important you not only know your rights, but you enforce them as well.  So this is a little blog post about why you should "Protect Yo Stuff!" Let me preface [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks|4 Comments

Fitzgerald’s Problematic Email

*Puts lawyer hat on.*  Y'all, another Houston spot has been accused of racism, but get this the discriminatory comments are in writing!  Here is the back story.   Today, a Houston based producer named Garrett Brown aka TrakkSounds (who happens to be white) reached out to local music venue Fitzgerald's requesting information on booking two "billboard charting hip hop artists" at their venue.  He received the below email in response. *music stops, mouth hits the floor*  You'd think I would be used to instances of overt racism, but each time my mouth hits the floor and I scream YOU CANT [...]

By |February 7th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|2 Comments

Black Girls Who Brunch Super Bowl Event & Deals List

I have a few friends coming to town for the Super Bowl so that means I go into planner extraordinaire looking for things to do etc. It is easy to became overwhelmed with all of the events for the Super Bowl so I decided to make a list one for my own planning and because I figured it would be helpful to you as well. I am a foodie so this list will of course highlight the food events! If you know of an event or deal I do not have shoot me an email and I will add it. Enjoy, Black Girls [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Events, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|21 Comments

To Split the Check or Not?

So I am an avid twitter user, logging in numerous times a day.  One of the draws for me is the constant conversations about current events, politics, reality tv and a host of other things.  Twitter is often times a focus group of sorts if you want to get a variety of opinions.  I have seen people debate whether a $200 date is acceptable or the best way to approach a woman you are interested in.  Trust me, these debates are reoccurring and hilarious.  A recent debate got me thinking and I decided that this topic deserves a blog post. [...]

By |January 7th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|4 Comments