Cooking Serves Me 5 Warm Life Lessons

SOUTHERN COMFORT Saturday mornings filled with buttermilk pancakes, crispy bacon, perfectly cooked eggs and a side of seasonal fruit jump start our day. Nothing like waking up after a long hard week to something tasty and comforting for the belly. My family and I enjoy eating out but cooking at home really pleases our tummies….

What’s On My Christmas Wishlist As A Fashion Journalist?

A WRITER’S HOLIDAY SURPRISE Dear Santa, I don’t want much for Christmas, just a stocking filled with a bundle of goodies to continue my fashion writing journey. Do you have fashion/lifestyle bloggers and friends you’re struggling to select the perfect gift? Not quite sure what they need in this particular career field? Keep reading, I…

Eating a Neapolitan Pizza Helped Me Break Ordinary Habits

OUTSIDE THE BOX Did you know bacon-wrapped shrimp etouffee, alfredo pizza, eggplant lasagna, Mahi Mahi soft tacos, Irish potato nachos, sweet chili Asian wings, artichoke-spinach omelette, Italian cream sodas, stromboli and crispy fried alligator tail were all foreign dishes to my food palate? I could run down a longer list but there’s a point to…

How to Write Blog Posts/Articles Faster

ORGANIZING THOUGHTS & IDEAS Content creators maneuver through ideas daily sorting information rapidly sometimes leaving a mind filled with inspiring concepts but incomplete thoughts. Nowadays, technological advances pave ways to establish relevant content more efficiently by allowing easier adaption of our ideas from the mind to paper or digital apps. As a creative writer, I’m…

Tortas, Enchiladas & Wild Salsa!

SEASON & SPICE After a day of exploring sci-makeup and prosthetic techniques, our stomachs desired a big meal. As Texans, my sister Chanel, Tia, Matt and I craved one type of cuisine to secure lunch goals. I must say our Saturday adventure was rather a tasty one, disappointment never came across our faces. Following the…

Pumpkins, Mazes, Chocolate and an Arboretum…Autumn Adventures?

OCTOBER BEGINNINGS Renewal is in the air along with a few nostalgic scents such as fresh pumpkin muffins, hot hazelnut coffee and sweet caramel apple cinnamon buns. October brings in a joy for change with a drive to take on new challenges and opportunities. As I kindly admit to you, spring and autumn are my…

The Off-Duty Minimalist: Zoel Hernández

#StealHisStyle Welcome to my new male blogger series: #StealHisStyle, which features interviews with some of my favorite fashion male bloggers or digital content creators who effortlessly add their sauce to the fashion industry by redefining the meaning of style. These influencers are game changers and it’s time to give them the spotlight. Iconic and eclectic style is…

I’ll Get to It When I Get to It

TAKE YOUR TIME August marks three months since launching JustNatonya! How exciting is it to celebrate a blog’s three month anniversary? I’m so happy where this blog is going and all the feedback I’ve received from you guys makes my heart warm and literally keeps a permanent smile on my face. Real Talk After the…

Bro in Bowtie: Zain Bhai

#StealHisStyle Welcome to my new male blogger series: #StealHisStyle, which features interviews with some of my favorite fashion male bloggers or digital influencers who effortlessly add their sauce to the fashion industry by redefining the meaning of style. These influencers are game changers and it’s time to give them the spotlight. Iconic and eclectic style is derived…

Are You Going Broke Trying to be a Fashion Blogger?

BREAKING INTO THE INDUSTRY My ultimate dream is to work in the fashion industry, whether it’s a stylist, fashion editor for a popular magazine/blog or public relations specialist for a high-end brand, I want to contribute my perspective to the industry one way or another. Discovering you CAN become all those things through the blogging…