Category Archives: Tai Talkin’

Tuft & Needle Mattress Review

Made Bed

I love sleep more than Oprah loves bread. The only thing I love more than naps is sleeping in without setting an alarm. I’m pretty unique in that I can usually fall asleep on any relatively soft surface: air bed, futon, pull out couch, carpet etc.

I’m still able to fall asleep pretty much anywhere but, at the ripe age of damn-near-30 my body doesn’t feel the way it used to when I wake up. My husband and I had been sharing a full-sized mattress with a foam topper that just was NOT the business. The mattress sagged to one side and the foam topper would slide around in the middle of the night. Plus, the foam topper made the bed extra high which made it a challenge for me my dog Bailey to climb into and out of. Tired of waking up to aches and pains, precariously perching and scaling the bed, I knew it was time to upgrade our sleeping sitch.

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Paint the Town Red with These Date Night Looks

Two of the best words that my husband can say to me are “date night.” We work opposite schedules and only share one night off so it’s always a good time when we can hit the town together. The one thing that gives me pause is selecting an outfit. The idea of dressing up is always fun but sometimes my closet can be limiting.

For the third week of the #BLMGirlsWrite link-up, SheBeKnowin and I thought it would be cool to plan looks for a night out. Whether you’re planning a date night with bae or looking to chill out with your girls, these three looks are sure to please.

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A Few of My Favorite Things: The 2015 Edition

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We’re still fairly early in 2015 and I have already found five things I adore. This is a pretty diverse list but what can I say? I’m pretty well-rounded!

Azealia Banks’ Album – Broke with Expensive Taste

Regardless of the Twitter drama, I’m really loving this album. It’s not an album for the youngins as she’s very explicit but she also isn’t your typical hip hop artist. She expresses herself through Baltimore-club sounding songs, grimy hip hop, and even has a Beach Boys-esque song. There will definitely be at least one song to fit your mood. My personal favorites are 212 and Chasing Time.

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Wanderlust: Where In The World Do I Wanna Go?

California

Like most people, I absolutely love to travel. While my finances don’t always support my wanderlust, it doesn’t hurt to dream! My husband and I both enjoy traveling and we’re in agreement about some the places we want to go. Most of these are pretty standard but I still wanted to share them with you.

California

Sadly, I have yet to visit the west coast. I have always found Cali interesting and can’t wait to get out there. In-N-Out burger, sunny skies, Bay Area accents? Sign me up!

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Why I Plan to Fail in 2015

I recently had an epiphany that has irrevocably changed my life. I can’t believe I’m going to share it with you but I think you deserve to know: I’m human and I fail. A lot. People share their highlight reels on social media so we never see the hustle, struggle, and mishaps that go into making people successful and noteworthy.

There is a lot of pressure to always have perfectly coiffed hair, flawlessly applied makeup, and the wittiest of responses. While that makes for tons of likes, double taps, and retweets where does that leave the mere mortals among us? Are those of us who try and fail simply doomed for a life of disappointment?

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Birthday Weekend Recap

This year, I harbored no excitement about my birthday. I felt blessed that God brought me through another year but 27 is such a blah age. My birthday was okay, not amazing and not horrible. This is the first time in about 5 years that I have had to work on my birthday and it isn’t something I’d like to soon repeat. Since I started at a new company, nobody really knows me so I spent the whole day with my head down, focused on the job. My parents gave me a lovely card but all I did for the whole day was go home, do my hair and go to bed early.
My family celebrates birthdays by going out for dinner and enjoying each other’s company. Last month, my grandmother asked me if I wanted to go out to dinner or have her cooking. Considering the fact that Gramma is coming out of pocket heftily for next year’s nuptials, I thought it would make sense to have dinner at her house. I guess fiscal responsibility is coming with my age, too. To sweeten the deal, Jordan said he’d planned a lovely date night after the family dinner.


We were running late to my Gramma’s house but we all looked nice. Everyone’s hair was laid and outfits pressed. I thought that was weird for a family night but I was glad my family was going to look cute in the Instagram pics that would shortly follow. When we got to Gramma’s, Mommy and Jordan were fussing back and forth about whether we should go through the front or back. Another oddity but we eventually went through the back. I was chatting with Gramma and eyeing all of the food she made hungrily when my mom called me to the front. As soon as I crossed the threshold from the dining room to the living room, a crowd of my friends screamed, “Surprise!” If you want to see my reaction, check out the video.

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