Showing Love By Giving

Showing Love By Giving

The five love languages is something I became aware of last year, and once I did, it was definitely life changing for my marriage and how I interact with my husband. Knowing your spouse’s love language is major to effectively give them what they need in the relationship.

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Why your hair needs a DEEP Clean TODAY with Pantene Charcoal Collection!

Why your hair needs a DEEP Clean TODAY with Pantene Charcoal Collection!

will be the first to admit that I have been slacking on my hair. With my busy travel and work schedule, I have been going weeks without washing my hair and just simply reapplying product after product to style my hair. I have definitely noticed that my hair was starting not to look and feel like what I am used to. It started to feel really heavy, weighed down and greasy.

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Professional Workouts wherever I go with ClassPass Live

Professional Workouts wherever I go with ClassPass Live

I honestly can’t believe it is almost October. This year has gone by so fast! I have been traveling like crazy, literally every week and to the point where I forget what city I am in!! I am currently heading off to Vegas as I type this. One of my biggest goals for 2018 was my health and fitness. When I started this year, I was 178 pounds-

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THE BOLD EXPERIENCE

THE BOLD EXPERIENCE

I can't believe I am finally hosting my first BIG Event!! For the last few months, I have been hosting small #DinnerWithDayna meet-ups with 25-30 women and those have been widely successful, but I wanted to give MORE! I wanted to create an EXPERIENCE like no other that will connect like-minded women in one room. You may say "Oh it is just another women's empowerment event" But, no because no one has done it like I will do it.

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Keeping the Love while Chasing the Dream: Balancing Marriage and Entrepreneurship

Keeping the Love while Chasing the Dream: Balancing Marriage and Entrepreneurship

I got up from my corporate desk with tears welling up in my eyes. I tried to hold them in as I walked swiftly to the bathroom. I pushed open the door and boom, just like that, the tears rushed down my face like I opened up the floodgates. I was so incredibly torn and sad. I walked over to the bathroom sink and looked into the mirror as I cried uncontrollably. “I can’t do this anymore,”

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Dear Women of Color

Dear Women of Color

I can honestly say, it has been a great year for Women Of Color. I am so proud to see how Women of Color have excelled in their respective fields. Whether it's politically, at the corporate level, entertainment industry or entrepreneurship, we are killing it! I am so proud to be a black woman in 2018.

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Family Staycation at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore

Family Staycation at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore

It feels good to get away and relax with no stress about work or other priorities. That is exactly what we did last week at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Baltimore! We had our first family staycation at this beautiful hotel and we loved it. We spent one day and one night relaxing, recharging and spending quality time together. 

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BALTIMORE Soul food Sessions The Table is Set: A four-city tour served with a Coke

BALTIMORE Soul food Sessions The Table is Set: A four-city tour served with a Coke

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Soul food Sessions The Table is Set: A four-city tour served with a Coke event in Baltimore Maryland. If you are not familiar, Soul Food Sessions is a nonprofit started in 2017 to break stereotypes and enhance opportunities for African American chefs. Soul Food Sessions offers a unique dining experience that features African American chefs' diverse culinary skills.

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The Perfect Shoes for Back to School- DSW

The Perfect Shoes for Back to School- DSW

I cannot believe we are officially ONE MONTH away from back to school!! Aria will officially start Pre-K and I am slightly freaking out!! Literally, "Where is my BABY?!" I remember like it was yesterday when she took her first steps. Now, she will be walking into school and I can't help but get emotional!!

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Why cleansing your skin post workout is a MUST with Olay Daily Facials

Why cleansing your skin post workout is a MUST with Olay Daily Facials

I have been going strong with my fitness journey, and keeping up my workouts at least four  times a week, with my goal being five times a week. I am loving this journey. I am so focused on having a healthy mind, body and skin!! As you all know, skincare is so important to me. With increasing my workouts, there was one thing I had to increase, and that was my focus on my skin. With me working out frequently, this prompted me to add a new step to my skincare regimen and that is cleaning my face immediately after my workout with the Olay Daily Facials.

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HOMESENSE COLUMBIA MARYLAND

HOMESENSE COLUMBIA MARYLAND

This week, I had the pleasure of previewing the new Homesense store in Columbia, Maryland before the grand opening on 6/28! I must say, the store is a complete DREAM!! If you don't know, Homesense is a part of the TJ Maxx family and it is the sister store to Homegoods! I am already a TJ Max and Homegoods fan, so I knew I would LOVE this store.

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Dinner With Dayna- Baltimore

Dinner With Dayna- Baltimore

I am still on a high from this weekend! #DinnerWithDayna Baltimore edition was simply amazing. I started this dinner meet up for the first time last month when I had a quick impromptu business trip to Jacksonville, Florida. On my IG stories, I asked my community if anyone in the Jacksonville area wanted to meet up with me for dinner and I was surprised to get over 20 women to show up! The Jacksonville meet up was received so well and I started to receive hundreds of requests to do the meet up in other cities- and of course, my own city BALTIMORE was next up!

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THE BOLDEN SQUAD

THE BOLDEN SQUAD

My family means the absolute world to me. I thank God every day that I can wake up to an amazing, faithful and loving husband and a daughter that is full of life, love, and joy. On this Father's Day, I reflect on how important daddy/daughter relationships are.

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Dinner With Dayna- Jacksonville

Dinner With Dayna- Jacksonville

I hosted my very first meet and greet in Jacksonville a few weeks ago!! I do not know what took me so long to do this. But I was traveling to Jacksonville for work, and I had one whole Saturaday to myself, so I thought; why not meet up with some of my BOLD women!!

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3 Ways I Stay Motivated When Running My Business

3 Ways I Stay Motivated When Running My Business

I can’t believe it has been a year since I left my corporate job to start my business. I am not going to lie, this year is flying by!! The main reason why this year is going by so fast is because I literally have been on the move. My business has been non-stop, in a great way! Running a business is not easy, and there’s days when I question myself and what I am doing, but I keep pushing and I stay motivated.  

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TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS- Part 1

TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS- Part 1

Yes, we just came back from Walt Disney World- AGAIN! What can I say, we LOVE it here!! Not even two months after our family Disney Cruise vacation, we ventured back to Disney for a press trip with my Disney family!! This time, we got to bring Aria’s best friend Skylar and Skylar’s mom, my friend Lavette! We had the best time exploring Disney together! Aria loved having Skylar with her as they created memories together each day.

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TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 2: Animal Kingdom

TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 2: Animal Kingdom

The Animal Kingdom is definitely one of our favorite parks. Aria loves to visit the African Safari! This is definitely a must see ride/attraction for the kids! They will love getting up close and personal with some of their favorite animals!

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TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 3: DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 3: DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

On our second Day at Disney, we had the opportunity to explore Disney Hollywood studios! This is one of my favorite parks because this is where you will spot all of your favorite characters!

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TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 4: Epcot

TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 4: Epcot

In this post, I will be recapping our day at Epcot! Epcot is definitely one of the favorites for adults! We started with dinner at the Living Seas, which was really nice intimate private dinner for the Disney Moms Group! The kids got to gather and watch the fish and sharks swim up close and personal!

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TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 5: Disney Springs

 TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 5: Disney Springs

We ended the trip by visiting Disney Springs. We had dinner at Honecomin’ (which was AMAZING) and then we took the kids to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!

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