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#Giftedbyadidas: Ultraboost Laceless Are The Most Comfortable Shoes Ever!!

Firstly, my adidas family (because that’s what we are…umkay?) is nothing short of amazing!  I am beyond grateful for the ways in which they always respond to my interest.

With that being said, the shipment that I received on Friday was filled with heat!  Oh my goodness!  Listen.  I can’t wear everything at once, so I will start with this tough track jacket and these super comfortable laceless ultraboost.

My favorite color is green, and my sorority’s colors are pink and green.  Everything in my package came in variations of these two colors.

The collegiate green, iconic 3-stripes track jacket is sporty, but edgy.  I can pair it with jeans or track pants, whatever suits my mood.

The pink laceless ultraboost are beautiful.  Yes, beautiful! Beautiful and comfortable.  They aid, rather than restrict, my movement.

You see them!

Again, thank you adidas (family) for the nice apparel and treats for my feet!

Stay tuned for more of my adidas style posts.


Howard University’s Latroya Pina And Her Siblings Will Represent Cape Verde At The 2020 Olympics

Latroya Pina Howard University

Howard University senior Latroya Pina, along with her siblings Troy and Jayla, has been selected to represent Cape Verde at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.  The team will be Cape Verde’s first-ever national swim team.

Pina, a biology major, competes in the 200-meter medley and 100-meter breaststroke for Howard University.  In addition to swimming accolades, Pina made the 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)  Commissioner’s All-Academic Team and the 2018 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Spring President’s Honor Roll List.

“We’re not just swimming for our colleges or schools, but for a nation so we want to do our best,” she told the Sun Chronicle.

Lesley Riley, CEO of Mama Biscuit’s, scores distribution deal with Wal-Mart, Whole Foods and Other Major Grocers

Mama Biscuits CEO Lesley Riley said she hopes to expand her services to monthly cooking/baking classes for children and millennials. (Image courtesy of Lesley Riley)

Tried and true family recipes are passed down from generation to generation with love.  Lesley Riley, the CEO of Mama Biscuit’s, has turned her grandmother’s 127-year-old biscuit recipe into dollars.

After years of only cooking for family and friends, Lesley Riley decided it was time to hop back in the kitchen. Now she’s the face of a must-have gourmet biscuit brand offering more than 60 mouth-watering products — and they’re coming to a store near you.

Riley, the founder and CEO of Mama Biscuit, has a lot to celebrate this year after scoring major distribution deals in Walmart, Whole Foods, Sam’s Club and Amazon, among others. To make things sweeter, the company is also celebrating its four-year anniversary.

Click here to read more about Lesley’s rise to the top (HT to Tanasia Kenney).

Life Is About Creating!


Take a deep breath.  Dust yourself off.  Take on new patterns of thought…new waves of emotions.  Every day is a gift. Take your attention away from things that do not connect you to your destiny.