Upcoming Works: The Fall 2019 Edition

Hey what’s going on? It’s me again, Nicole Alicia coming to you from my living room, writing this blog this afternoon. I am trying to squeeze in a little post before I have to rush off to do my hair (so I don’t look to crazy for my friends baby shower tomorrow) and before IContinue reading “Upcoming Works: The Fall 2019 Edition”

Becoming Foster Mom

Today I am writing to you a little under the weather… The hard part about being a mom is you rarely get days off. Like both of the kids are sick right now, and I am too. My husband had to go to work today, so guess who’s left to care for the kids? Yep,Continue reading “Becoming Foster Mom”

“When They See Us”: From a Young Black Mother’s Prospective

It’s taken me awhile to process, digest and write about “When They See Us” the Netflix film from director Ava Duvernay. As a African-American mother to an African-American little boy, I have worried about his safety growing up since he was in my belly. I remember watching the Trayvon Martin case when I was pregnantContinue reading ““When They See Us”: From a Young Black Mother’s Prospective”

The Realest Post I Ever Wrote

Life has been a busy blur these last 8 months. My son started school last Fall, my Dad started having health issues in October leaving my parents heavily dependent on me for transportation needs. Negative comments on my shop pages almost prompted me to quit selling Vintage all together (which is something I love) andContinue reading “The Realest Post I Ever Wrote”

Book Review: Colored People-A Memoir By Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

  One Sunday I met with my cousin for lunch at D’Bronx Pizza down on 39th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. After we said our goodbyes, I was anxious to get across the street to one of my favorite bookstores in the city, Prosperos. I think my husband and I discovered this little spot, ohContinue reading “Book Review: Colored People-A Memoir By Henry Louis Gates, Jr.”

Mommy Struggles: Living Up To Our Mother’s Expectations

My house is a mess. It seems that I clean up one room and the next gets messy. Then magically, while the house is getting dirty, a mountainous pile of laundry has appeared out of thin air. It’s a never ending battle! Yet, week after week, while still working on my shops Blu-83 Vintage andContinue reading “Mommy Struggles: Living Up To Our Mother’s Expectations”

Why Non-Entrepreneurs Will Never Understand You

Back when I graduated in 2006, from College the term entrepreneur was something foreign to me. As an elective I took this class on Entrepreneurship. I had been taught that you go to school, get a job and work doing something you may hate for the rest of your life (or whatever job paid well).Continue reading “Why Non-Entrepreneurs Will Never Understand You”

Loosing Grandma’s House, Gaining Treasures

  The ladder part of 2018 really got to me for real on an emotional level. I started loosing direction as far as what I was doing business wise and started trying to think too much. I know some of you maybe wondering why I fell off the face of the earth and stopped bloggingContinue reading “Loosing Grandma’s House, Gaining Treasures”