I couldn’t wait to come on here and share with you guys the two black business owners i interviewed over the last couple weeks!

Here’s the thing…i’ve been looking for black owned businesses that provide quality products and services. Right now I’m limiting my search to Atlanta because that’s where I live, but I plan to expand my search soon. More details on that later on…

His name is Darryl Harris and he said, “I named my business Moods Music because music has many.” Couldn’t agree with him more.


Moods Music is that one spot where you can’t just go in, buy a few dope items and them leave. Naaaah…it’s that spot you wanna hang around awhile and vibe. You can find independent artists, music you won’t typically here on the radio…just an eclectic selection of great music. I can’t give y’all all the details. You gotta watch the clip.


Wanna keep up with what’s happening at Moods? Then look for this logo on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and FOLLOW. Something’s ALWAYS poppin at Moods Music! Recording artists typically come thru and bless the patrons with a song or two like Atlanta’s own, Avery Sunshine. OOOOOH! Love her!


This is the┬átime of year where folks are sending their kids back to school and there’s an opportunity to get their house in order. Organizing and redecorating your home isn’t fun for some people, but it can be if you have ShaVonne LaDonis doing the work for you.


ShaVonne is the owner of LADONISH::iNTERiOR dESiGN! This girl is high energy ALL THE TIME! LOL! She is definitely the kind of person you want to bring some order and pizzazz to your living space.


She’s also running a special. So you have to watch to find out and take advantage! Book LADONISH::iNTERiOR dESiGN…where style meets personality! It will be an experience you will NEVER forget.

Okay enough of me rambling on…here’s the link>>EP.102_MOODS MUSIC & LADONISH::iNTERiOR dESiGN

Oh! And don’t forget to subscribe, share, like, comment, EVERYTHING! LOL!


He sang to me…

james taylor carole king

Greetings! Yeah…I know it’s been a minute since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been so crazy busy…in a good way though ­čśë┬á I’ve had so many good thoughts and epiphanies that I wanted to share these last couple weeks, but I always ended up getting distracted with my busyness and forget. However, this time…I bookmarked this thought in my head and now I’m going to share. YAY!

Typically, when I’m on my way to work, I drive without music. Sometimes it’s just me and my thoughts or sometimes I leave it off in hopes of hearing God speak to me loud and clear.┬á On this particular day as I was driving my regular route to work, He sang to me. You see I love music…all types for the most part…good music. I know songs that most people would stop and say, “You actually know this???”. Yeah…I’m that chick.

Anyhooo…getting back to the route to work. I was listening to one of the pre-programmed stations on my radio dial. One of my favorite artists, James Taylor came on…”You’ve Got A Friend”. I’ve heard this song for yeaaarrrrrs. Music and words written by the great and talented Carole King and sung by my boy James Taylor…but this time He sang to me.

Any other time I heard this song, I usually just hmmm along or just let it play without really listening to it, but this time as I was singing along loudly, I┬ábegan for the first time┬áreally paying attention to what I was singing…

“When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand
and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there to brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there, yeah, yeah,
you’ve got a friend.

If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds
and that old north wind should begin to blow,
keep your head together and call my name out loud.
Soon I will be knocking upon your door.
You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there.

Hey, ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend? People can be so cold.
They’ll hurt you and desert you. Well, they’ll take your soul if you let them,
oh yeah, but don’t you let them.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call, Lord, I’ll be there, yeah, yeah,
you’ve got a friend. You’ve got a friend.
Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend. Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend.
Oh, yeah, yeah, you’ve got a friend.”

I don’t know who Carole King was talking about when she wrote that song…I don’t know who James Taylor was singing about when he sung “You’ve Got A Friend”, but I can tell you this, when I heard that song THIS TIME…my friend Jesus was singing to me. Every word explained who He is to me and what He has done for me in every situation described in those lyrics. All I could do was smile really hard after the song went off. Ha! I’m smiling right now as I share this with you. For the rest of the week, I hummed and/or sang that song to myself because to me…He sung that song to me.

I know that if I hit a rough patch in my day or someone disappoints me or things may seem a little out of control…thank God for iTunes ­čśë I will NEVER listen to “You’ve Got A Friend” quite the same again. smh

Q19. What’s the last song you listened to?

Location: Urban Outfitters

Nicole said…
“In my car…hmmm I’m drawing a blank right now. Let me think about this one. (10 seconds later) The Black Keys! I just bought the CD, I don’t remember the specific song. But it was The Black Keys CD…the newest one.”