Showing posts from 2017

It's Been a Minute

I have been a very bad blogger the past two weeks, but there is a good reason why. If you scroll down to my previous posts, you may see some posst about my recent experience with unemployment. Well I am happy to say that I am no longer living the unemployed life (woo hoo). I was really excited to start my opportunity and I wanted to focus on getting settled. My job seems to have created a new obstacle for me though. 
Time management is always something that we constantly have to adjust as changes come into our life. This is something that I am currently trying to get a handle on at the moment. I am trying to be a good worker, daughter, girlfriend, blogger and crafter; but it can hard to manage all of that. I just started my job so I can't expect it to be perfect right away, but I am working on balancing everything that I want to do.Today, I just want to share how I am beginning to balance everything. 
For one I am beginning to plan more. I always liked the idea of planners but to…

MyFitnessPal Journey

I recently went to the doctors for my routine yearly check up and I was surprised at how much weight I had gained in the past year. I gained about 15 pounds and I am not happy about it. My doctor wasn't to happy with it either because of the weight related health issues that run in my family. My doctor very kindly suggested that I should loose some weight in order to keep those complications at bay. He suggested that I should think about seeing a nutritionist and perhaps go on a diet plan for help with this.

However dieting is one thing that I have always hated. I have tried to diet in the past and it never goes well. I always end up binge eating some food I wasn't allowed to have. I also like to think that life is too short not to eat what ever you want. But I want to do something to help me loose a little weight. I came across this app called "MyFitnessPal" when search for weight loss tools.

Here's a video on how it works from their official Youtube page.

What …

Halloween Costume Predictions

So this weekend is Halloween weekend and I want to compile a list of all the costumes I think are going to be popular this year. Last year it was all about Harley Quinn and Day of the dead skeletons as well as characters like the Joker and Batman. Every year there are the same costumes you can always expect like sexy animals and witches and vampires. Those are just some Halloween staples that will always be there. This year I am predicting that the ones on my list are going to be very popular and you will see them everywhere.
1) Pennywise the clown is going to be EVERYWHERE trying to scare everyone. Last year was Harley quin this year is Pennywise. This character is a dream for all creepy kids and adults. With the movie reboot only making this character even more popular you will see him all over the place. If you don't spot a Pennywise, you may also find a red balloon over a sewage drain somewhere. 

2) Wonder Women is going to be popular his year due to here amazing movie debut.…

The Perils of Job Searching

Okay so everyone knows that job hunting is an annoying but necessary process. However I feel like over the past couple weeks it has hit a fever pitch. It is not that jobs are not out there, they are. Its just that the means of getting to that job can be the most arduous processes you have ever come by. Lets talk about how you are asked to upload your resume/cv on one page and then on the very next page they want you to type in your entire resume again. What the hell kind of sense does that make? I am also shocked at the lack of professionalism that some companies have as well. One company emailed me that they were interested in interviewing. Then about a couple hours later replied to my email saying, "never mind your not a good fit for us". I'm not kidding this was an actually (grammatically incorrect) email that was sent to me.

I can't lie, not only this process annoying but it can be very spirit crushing too. We all need job to make a living and provide for oursel…

International Day of the Girl

October 11th is the international day of the girl and it has been that was since 2012 thanks to the United Nations. They describe it as "the day to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights." (United Nations)

This had me thinking about what I am doing, as a women to aid in this. I am extremely fortunate to live in the circumstances that I am. There are girls all over the world and even in my home country (the United States) that fall victim to crimes against women. I am going to be honest I had no idea that this day even existed but I am glad I learned about it today. It can be hard to figure our how you want to do your part,  and it was no different for me. I took to the internet to find some organizations that focus on the development, empowerment, and support of women and young girls. I created a list of three organizations that I like and I donated what I could to help their …

Comic Con NYC 2017

This Friday was my first time at "the con" and I had a blast. This is the time of year where Comic book, movie, and video game enthusiasts convene at the Javits Center in NYC. I was never too interested in going to Comic Con before I met my boyfriend but he loves comic books and everything Comic con so it was my girlfriend duty to accompany him.  We decided to cosplay at the Redhood a DC comic anti-hero. It was so much fun getting our components for our costumes and dressing up. I had no idea that getting your costumes right and accurate to the character was so important but I learned very quickly.  If I am being completely honest, I really did not expect to have as much fun as I did. I am really glad I went because it really was a lot of fun. Seeing everyone in cool cosplay and taking in all the excitement was a real treat. With all that being said going to your first con can be really overwhelming. I have compiled some tips that you may find useful if you will be going to N…

Made by Kay

As mentioned in a previous post I am obsessed with jewelry. It has been something that I become really passionate about. From collecting to making my own pieces, it has really becoming my newest hobby.I have always been on the crafty side and one day while walking around in the city (New York City), I stumbled upon a magical place (a.k.a the bead store)! I went inside a was mesmerized by all the strands of beads and cabochons and findings. That's when it hit me; I can make my own accessories. since then I have been hooked and my hobby has morphed into a full on obsession!

Right now I have been focused on making bracelets and earrings, since these are my favorite pieces to wear daily. I plan to expand to necklaces soon though. I love working will all different kinds of beads natural and man-made. I am constantly looking for new beads and new techniques I can try. Below are some post from my Instagram page that I made to display some of the pieces that I have made. Maybe some time …

Passport Progress

Confession time:

I'm 24, and I have never been out the country.
There I said it. It seems that whenever I tell people that I have never been out of the country they are always so shocked. My boyfriend has also been campaigning for me to get my passport for some time now. Well as of this week I have filled out my application and got my pictures taken. All there is left to do is pay for it and what for it to arrive. This got me thinking of all the places I could go and where would I even want to go. I mean as some one who has never been out of the U.S., I always said I want to go here or there. But, now for the first time in my life I will actually be able to. This brings me to...
 3 Places I Want To Go To Palace of Versailles in France -I have been obsessed with this place for a such a long time. I watch documentaries on this places whenever I have the opportunity. Marie Antoinette by Sophia Coppola is also one of my favorite movies. I just think it will be so fun visiting this histo…

Fall Festivities

Fall has finally arrived and I could not be happier. Fall has always been my favorite season and not because of the pumpkin overload we get during this time. But because of all the fun things you can do during this time.  I don't know about you, but I just look better and get out more when Fall rolls around. One of my favorite things to do at the start of the season is to go apple picking. my beau kicked off the season right by getting some apples and spending time on the farm.

One of the best things about living in New Jersey (and yes there are some good things) is that you have a bunch of farms to choose from. Not only was there apple and pumpkin picking but there was kettle corn and farm raised roasted corn that was so buttery and delicious.

So what are your favorite fall activities? Let me know!

Unlikely Match

I have been with my boyfriend for a little over two years now and we met in a very millennial way: online. Whenever I tell people that I met my boyfriend on tinder the response is always the same; REALLY ON TINDER? Butit is absolutely possible to meet normal and wonderful people on the app, its just not always easy. Everyone thinks of Tinder as just a hook up app, but in my experience I have met friends and met the love of my life. If you go into it with the right frame of mind it can be a fun experience. Which brings me to my tips of making a positive Tinder experience:
1. Have fun with it  When I first logged onto tinder it was just to have fun. My main goal of tinder was to just, be on tinder and see what it was like. All my friends would show me all these funny conversations that they had, and I thought it would be fun to have my own stories to share. Keep an open mind and don't take yourself to seriously and you can have  pretty fun time.  may
2. Identify the creeps So it is t…

Motivation Monday

Scrolling through some blogs I follow this morning I came across a great article called 6 simple ways to overcome self doubt. Everyone struggles with some form a self doubt, but its always great to have to some tools in your arsenal to combat it. In this article the 6th way to overcome self doubt is to prove others wrong, and I love that idea. I actually kinda get this little satisfaction from proving others wrong.

To add to this I think when it comes to self doubt, proving yourself wrong can be helpful too. We all make assumptions about our own circumstances and situations that are not always positive. I am a firm believer in challenging oneself to want more and do better. After all doesn't the best self motivation come from within? Everyone at some point goes "I can't" or "it won't work", but why not? Challenge your own thoughts and you may discover brand new thoughts, skills, and other aspects you have had in you all along. The satisfaction you get …

Sunday Stuff

So Sundays have always been a chill day for me. Its the day before the week work (or not so work week currently) so I try relax as much as possible. I always take this day to work on me and and get my mind, body and spitit right. Today I just wanted to share a few of the ways that I relax on sunday.


Coloring is not just for kids anymore! There are so many coloring books for adults out there and they are super relaxing. Whether it be at home or in the park under a nice shady tree, coloring is a creative and soothing way to spend you Sunday. Below are a two coloring books that I currently have and where you can find them.

Self Spa 

Sunday nights are perfect occasions to pamper yourself, but if you're like me and you done have the duckets to pay to go to a spa you can make one at home. Skin care is huge right now and there are tons of scrubs, masks, and serums you can use to indulge in. Giving yourself a mani-pedi and a foot soak with a bath bomb are super easy ways to help yo…


Say it loud, say it proud, I'm broke and I'm proud! Well not exactly, let me explain. I graduated college not too long ago and I had a wonderful college experience. I was bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready to go into the world.  But as the world does it slaps you in the face with reality and disappointment. Okay, that might be a little dramatic but that's what it feels like in the moment. My first job straight out of college was a telefundraiser with a very well known charity. The job was super easy and in the one of the best cities in the world (New York City), and it payed pretty well for a girl who just graduated. But there was one problem: I HATED IT. The methods of how they had us calling people and who we were calling really didn't go well with my moral compass. I was constantly getting in trouble for, in my opinion, doing the right thing. That's when I decide to leave and my battle with unemployment began

Not too long after that I entered into another po…

Back At It

So this is my third attempt at blogging in the past couple of years. My first blog I created was a natural hair blog that I created when I started my natural hair journey. It consisted of reviews and styling tutorials for girls with hair similar to mine. The second attempt was a college life blog where I shared tips on surviving campus life. Neither of these blogs still exist.(pour some liquor out for the homies) Which brings me to where I am now. An unemployed former toddler teacher looking for the next step in her life.

My plan for this blog is to, well, not have a plan; this will be a creative space where I share and do fun things for my enjoyment and maybe for yours too! I want to just explore the world, express my thoughts and make funny and creative content to share. I don't know where this blog will take me (just like my life) but I'm down for the ride and I hope you are too.

Welcome to Black Girl, Big World!!