Destination Delicious: TerriBerriez Sweet Boutique and Cafe Opening Soon

When Terri Lawson approached me for a logo for her side hustle TerriBerriez Sweet Boutique and Café, I hadn’t seen the destination yet. Every week we sat at the local Panera discussing goals and accomplishments beyond blogs, logos, and fonts. Instead, we talked strategy and not once did I consider myself a mentor until one…

I’m a Millennial Mayor

It was our parents that told us that we could be whatever we wanted. I’ve been a secretary (fun), an AmeriCorps member (proud), flight attendant (interesting), IT Business Analyst (weird right), and now I can add millennial mayor to that list. On February 11th, 2019 I was sworn in as Braddock’s youngest mayor. I went…

Happy Mon(Daé) 24

Mon(Daé) Motivation Happy Monday. We’ve finished an entire week in 2019 and we deserve a pat on the back. Winter is still here with a bit of a vengeance but the countdown to vacation next month is on. 412 Fresh (Events) There’s a few awesome events coming up. Here are a few of my favs….

A Tale Of Two Cities: What’s Up with the Other Steel City?

Pittsburgh makes list after list for being one of the most livable cities and I can see how but there’s no such thing as growth without growing pains. October 2018 I  started a fellowship (an internship-like position) with PublicSource and attended the EcoDistrict Summit in Minnesota. Who knew that a summit focused on racial equity, climate…

Four Things We Should Crowdfund in 2019

Right now GoFundMe is crowdfunding more things than we ever imagined it would. Someone started one to pay for a border wall, a Canadian border privacy hedge, and even ladders to get over the border wall. The most unsurprising thing is people are shelling out millions of dollars to pay for such things.  Sitting back thinking…

24 Things I’ve Accomplished Before 30

I’ve been told that I have so many stories to be so young. I’ve looked to several other bucket lists for things to do before I’m thirty and quickly came to the realization that, “been there done that” is a straight up mood. Observations like this is why I no longer participate in games of…

Four Things to Avoid in Vegas

Las Vegas can be loads of fun for people who do it the right way. I’ve been a few times and I’m always amazed at all the neon lights and people. As someone who briefly lived in New York, I find it comical that their neighborhood New York is way cleaner than the actual New…

Happy Mon(Daé) 23

Only eight more Mondays (excluding today) left of 2018. It’s time to make them count especially if my Aquarius horoscope is correct about the amount of change in my future. We don’t have to wait for Mondays to make motivational moves but here goes. Mon(Daé) Motivation I’m Rockin’ This awesome Amazon top was sent to…

A Long Happy Weird Society

It’s sad that we sometimes have trouble with being properly appreciated because we’re so used to this throwaway narcissistic, instant gratification society. Society made self-love an insecurity because people who like themselves and embrace their flaws are weird. Weird is mostly synonymous with uncool. Quirks are frowned upon because we all should be clones second…

What’s Up with The Pittsburgh Zombie Den?

There’s a pop-up bar in Market Square! The Zombie Den has about two zombies and a fake dead person in the window. It’s more like a bar decorated for Halloween and has a few zombies as an afterthought. Technically, it’s a zombie-ish bar.  Like, they met their quota for zombies but just barely. After visiting…