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How Planning My Wedding Reminded Me Of Something Else Slavery Took From Us

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Photo by Alekon pictures on Unsplash How Planning My Wedding Reminded Me Of Something Else Slavery Took From Us By Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Despite some ominous, misery-loves-company-ass-predictions, my wedding planning process and my actual wedding day went very smoothly. (Thanks in large part to a groom who didn’t really care what I did and the leadership of my Jill…

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Metro Kids South Africa- Our Visit to Guguletehu

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Re-posting as a reminder not to forget to donate to Metro Kids!  I’m sponsoring the beautiful and intelligent teen leader, Anathi!  Tamron and Johnny are sponsoring several children as well. I hope you’ll join us!  On our latest excursion I took more than a couple hundred pictures to try to convey the magnitude of what we were experiencing first hand….

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Tamron Hall’s Natural Hair!

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SURPRISE! Tamron’s natural, y’all! Read On!>>> For those unawares, Tamron Hall is a MSNBC anchor, correspondent for NBC News and NBC’s Today Show.  Although clearly very beautiful, she is not just another pretty face, but a twenty year news and TV journalism veteran.  She is also the first African-American woman to co-anchor the NBC Nightly News.  Name a celebrity or influential figure and…

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Lion Cubs and Calves, Oh My!

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The final day of our African Safari Adventure was all about the babies (as well as my unwillingness to pack and vacate the premises)!  And since the experience transcends words, I thought I’d share ALL the pics-  Meet Sam. He along with a female elephant (Tsotsi) were to be culled from Zimbabwe, but were ultimately rescued and brought to Botlierskop.  Here, they…

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Walking With Lions

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Winners- MotherEartha BreandaP Email me at nikki@curlynikki.com with your addresses! Thanks!!! So look at who we ran into on the way back to our tent… #Wild #JohnnyTamedThemTho Read On!>>> But for real, #TheCrew decided to walk with the lions, y’all!  When we read about this unique opportunity, we knew it had to happen. Despite fears. Despite reservations. Despite common sense….

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Glamping- Our African Safari

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so this happened.  We woke up at a disrespectful 5am and drove across the tip of Africa from Western to Eastern Cape to visit the game reserve Botlierskop, located about 12 miles from the Indian Ocean. ‘Astonishingly beautiful scenery’ aren’t even the words.  Imagine the landscapes of California, France and Montana in the same place. This land is absolutely beautiful and enormous. Tamron…

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Happy New Year’s from Cape Town! (and a giveaway!)

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And our winners are… Shannon Branch and Janel21!  Email me at nikki@curlynikki.com with your mailing address ASAP! Congrats! You haven’t lived until you’ve brought in the New Year in Cape Town, South Africa. After an amazing dinner, we hit the streets to join the masses for their first ever ‘World Design’ celebration. Tamron insisted that we fight the crowd of…

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Warning- Penguins Will Bite. (and a giveaway!)

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#SoCrown So after a night of shenanigans and dranking, (#PourItUpPourItUp #DrunkInLove #WeBeAllNight), we rented a car because there is so much ish to see and none of it is in walking distance, nor within budget to rent a cab everywhere. After we gathered ourselves and headed down to the garage to check out the car we had delivered, Hubby took a…

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