October 31, 2017

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October 30, 2017

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October 9, 2017

J.A.M Gr8test Hits



This weekend was nothing short of amazing. I did it, my first performance in D.C... in front of a fairly big crowd... and it was great. I didn't use the 'N' word and just continued to think to myself... you got this!!! To say that I'm proud of myself is definitely an understatement. There is definitely something special about being around a bunch of creatives; they definitely push you to be better, do more, and give more. Although the practices were crucial in regard to time management, I truly enjoyed the entire process.  I was also happy that I didn't get sick and my voice held up for 4 shows singing around 8 songs. This experience has me thinking about the next performance, maybe even voice lessons, and getting back in to writing.

Although, I was totally in the moment and enjoyed every bit of it, I was happy that 18 friends/family came out to support your girl and that meant the world to me. Take a look below to see just  to see a snippet of this weekend.

Yonce scene...

My innanet friend Tameka

The amazing Jeremy


My castmate Chelsea and I


Thanks Kim for getting me into the JAM Fam




Don't worry if you missed it this year, the show will run again in the Spring; and I hear it may be a 90's show. I'll let you all know well in advance so you can come out and support us.

September 30, 2017

Buying Black Monthly- September Edition

SUPER DOPE!!!


This month of 'Buying Black', was super dope. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm a huge fan of enamel pins, and many of you also know I'm a huge fan of Hello Kitty. Well ya'll, after just following links on Instagram I was able to find Hello Kitty's cousin, Hello Kiesha and I had to have her. I. Got. My. Entire. Life with this particular pin and had to tell every one close to me of my find. When I tell you I ordered immediately, I did lol. Since Hello Kiesha's arrival, I gave her prime placement on my denim jacket. Be sure to check out The Pin Twins for usual dopeness.

This is sooo me

The next company that I shopped with I also found on Instagram, Instagram be letting you know lol. I saw this t-shirt and it was a direct representation of me, so I had to cop it. I also LOVE the name of Lee Luh's site and she's a fellow blogger as well. Also, her shipping was super quick and the shirt is sooo soft.



Be prepared to see both of the items above in HEAVY rotation because they're just that dope!!! Did you 'buy black' this month, if not you still have a little time left!!!

September 29, 2017

Eliminating the 'N' Word...

Use JamwithKristin for a discount!!!


I know what you're thinking... 'Kristin, you still use the 'N' word' don't judge me but I'm not speaking of that 'N' word. I'm speaking of the word 'Nervous'. As many of you know, I'm in an upcoming show next week; singing. Yes, singing. Now I know and you know that singing is actually a talent of mine. But 9 times out of 10, I'd let that 'N' word get the best of me. This time around, I told myself that I wasn't going to use it... at all. Words become you, and often times, what you speak is what you project. Sooo many times I've been asked to sing in public and my response is usually 'you know I'm nervous', and that's exactly what I projected... nerves.

I totally BOMBED this Summer at my Family Reunion because of that pesky word. The song I chose to sing, I could pretty much sing backwards but I totally F'D it up... bad. Singers are already SUPER critical of ourselves, so I beat myself up bad. Afterwards, I prayed for God to allow me to use ALL of the talents that He's given me boldly and fearlessly. It seemed like right after that prayer, an old co-worker/friend reached out with this particular opportunity.

*Side Note- this is exactly why you have to be careful what you pray for and ready to receive just that.*

Honestly, I'm not sure where this overwhelming sense of 'N' word actually came from. I've song countless times in church, in high school/college, and in several weddings. I actually did the Sweet Auburn festival (twice) in Atlanta. I know that I have issues with being put on the spot to sing but that's primarily it.

I end this post by saying... whatever talent that's bestowed upon you, it's given to you for a reason; to share with the world and not to keep to yourself. It's okay to feel the initial vibrations of the 'N' word, but its not okay for it to rob and take over your greatness. Lastly, remember to speak life to every situation as well as words of encouragement over yourself; for you are what you say you are.

September 7, 2017

Influenster- Oasis Voxbox


Super excited when I received the Oasis Voxbox in July latepost,  this was the perfect Summer box. I mean this box contained everything, something to make you look, smell, and feel good.

Here's what I got in my Oasis Box...
Evolution Fresh Coupon
Eva NYC Mane 10-in-1 Primer
Vera Wang Embrace Fragrance
Aloha Protein Bar in Peanut Butter & Jelly
CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Elixer Foundation in #765 Tawny
Welch's Fruit Rolls







This drink was right on time for my walk



I can't really say my favorite thing because they all are. I will say that the foundation really surprised me. I hadn't used CoverGirl foundation since high school, yep you read that right. Aside from the makeup the juice was the BOMB!!! The workout bar was something that I could not get into at all, it was like an instant stomach ache. If you all received the Oasis Voxbox, which item was your favorite? 


August 31, 2017

Buying Black Monthly- August Edition

I decided to add a segment which highlights a few black owned brands that I've purchased from. This month I found sooo many things that I wanted to buy from my melaninated brothers and sisters... but, the way that my bank account is set up lol.


The first company that I shopped with is Coloring Pins. I was introduced to Coloring Pins when I attended the 2nd Anniversary of Ujamaa Box back in November. I briefly met the owner when I asked about a melanin pin that she had on. Although this is my first purchase from Coloring Pins, it definitely won't be my last; I actually have my eye on this and this. However, when they announced that they would be collaborating with By Ms James for the Story of OJ, I knew I had to turn on my notifications to make sure that I didn't miss out. Now I'm not much of a 'patch girl' but I just LOVE the 'black panther' vibe of this patch as well as the meaning. The front of my denim jacket has pins and I was thinking of putting the patch on the back, but once its there... its there. If you can think of any other cute ways to style patches let me know.

The next business I shopped at was Cute as a Button. Now I knew Tiffany because she's a fellow graduate of my Alma Mata, Albany State University. I remember Tiffany's business was exclusive to button earrings but since then she's began to take on the custom apparel market. When I saw that she'd created a 'Reclaiming My Time' t-shirt, I knew I had to have one customized in pink and green; you already know. The shipping was fast and the shirt ended up being a perfect fit. If you are looking to have customized shirts made for any occasion, please reach out to her as she does an amazing job.


Sooo this kicks off August edition and my pockets are burning for September's edition as sooo many things are already on the radar. Let me know if you'll be 'buying black' this month and if so, what are some dope businesses to check out?