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August 15, 2019

Post Pregnancy Hair Struggle

Ya’ll it’s been a JOURNEY loving my hair. I’ve been relaxed, natural, texturized, and back to natural. Today I wouldn’t trade my texture of hair for anyone else’s. I’m proud of it and I love it. Detangling: Wetting, Combing, applying product, and twisting. They are normal everyday ordinary things that most people do on a daily basis. The key for me was a shift in emotion and mindset.
actingtoya's life
August 8, 2019

What I Learned Making My Bed Daily

For most of my life I’ve been on and off about making my bed. But for the past  three months, I’ve made it a priority to make the bed every single morning without excuse. First I began because I wanted my space to look better, but I quickly realized it made me feel like I have my crap together. And I LOVE that feeling. The funny thing is, I actually got more organized and felt a bigger push to be more productive.
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August 5, 2019

Hollywood Acting. How’s It Going For Me?

In my last post featuring my new YouTube channel trailer, I talked about doing ordinary things on a consistent basis that has helped guide me into the woman I’m becoming. I’m an actress and a storyteller. So I took my own advice and stepped away from YouTube to do some ordinary things like sleep, spend time with my family, and get back into acting class. My time away led to some pretty wonderful things. I consider myself blessed to be able to share these moments with you.
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August 1, 2019

My New YouTube Channel Trailer

I remember standing on a train platform in Chicago on the last day of having a nine to five in that city. I had a big Afro matched with big ambition.  I moved into a tiny Los Angeles apartment that felt like a shoebox with a bathroom attached. I literally slept in the same room as my stove.  I made Youtube videos about my hair and worked part time as a makeup artist.  But I didn’t care,  because I was going to be on TV. I had just shot my first television episodes as a guest star on a hit…
actingtoya's life
July 7, 2019

I’m on BET’s “Murder in the Thirst” Tonight Ya’ll!

I'm on TV again y'all and this time it's for BET. I live for the moments I get to tell you all good news in my acting career! My episode airs July 7th and I will be playing Chiquita Tate, a wonderful lawyer who gets brutally and mysteriously murdered. Also, I have to appologize...
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November 9, 2018

Pregnant at 32 | Third Trimester

Third trimester update! Here's my light-hearted take on being pregnant in the last trimester. I got pregnant at 31 with PCOS. I delivered two months after my 32nd birthday- and I'm still salty I couldn't have a drink. LOL real girl talk here!
fashiontoya's life
October 9, 2018

Postpartum Athleisure

I'm just gonna say it. "Athleisure", THANK GOD it's trending. There are so many cute and comfy options to choose from now. As a new mom, I'm so grateful. Clothes like these are flexible, can get beat up, wash easily, and are simple to put together. The past few months I've been LIVING in tank tops and leggings.  It's such a blessing to be able to step outside of the house wearing the same thing, and not feel like a slob. All I needed was to layer some cute necklaces, fix my top knot bun, and head out.
lifestyletoya's life
October 5, 2018

I Got Married and Had a Baby in the Same Year

I guess the best place to start is where we left off.  I was in a great relationship, posting outfit ideas, and blogging about how to dress my athletic endo-mesomorph body.  I had my year completely planned out. Everything I wanted to do with this blog, my Youtube channel, and my acting career. I was ready. Then something even more exciting happened - I got engaged! My husband and I immediately began planning our elopement.
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November 14, 2017

How I Paid Off $27,000 Of Debt in One Year 💰

I am living proof that you can pay off a large amount of debt in short period of time without winning the lottery or being born into a wealthy family. Truth be told, it isn't rocket science, it just takes laser focus intention, a well constructed habit loop, a little know-how, and a strong desire to be debt free. The five key tips for getting out of debt are Mentality, Income, Budget, Automate, and Mentors. In the video below I go into detail about each word and share a bit about my journey to debt freedom in the process.