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Queens Supporting Queens!

This month 30% of each purchase will go to women’s education in Haiti.

The “Nefertiti Piece” is part of an ongoing effort to help young women all over the globe. Purchase a Nefertiti necklace for yourself, or for the Queen in your life!

If you are interested in purchasing one of these necklaces, and learning more about women’s education in Haiti … please email me, through the contact tab, or leave me a comment and I will make sure to get your info =)

Necklace details …

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Very lovely raw brass charms of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. They have a ring at the top for hanging. They measure 11mm x 14mm. (25mm = 1 inch) These are 100% brass stampings, which means they are slightly hollow backed, made of 100% nontoxic metal.

* Chain : Metal: Solid copper with gold vacuum plating.

Size: Total 18″ and 1mm in width.Lobster clasp is 8*5mm.

***Lifetime warranty on necklace is also available upon request.

Martin Luther King, Jr – 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Headlines have dominated for months by the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and other various issues. There have been protests, outrage, and numerous conversations, trials, and debates. Also, the critically acclaimed and praise worthy film, Selma, is in theaters right now. I read different articles today, and read some really interesting things. In light of all that, I decided to take a minute to celebrate Dr. King with a look at some lesser-known facts about him. After all, he achieved incredible things in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. He was inarguably a hero, but he was also an ordinary man. He is always worth talking about. (more…)

Weekly Goal Challenge!

Last week I made a post titled,  7 Tips to Make This a Great Week. This was the original inspiration for this post.

This is a new week and that means new goals! I know it’s the middle of the month, but who cares?! Goals are goals, and they always need to be met! I want to challenge you all to my Weekly Goal Challenge. Let’s all try it together!

For the next month I’m going to post my goals of the week and keep you guys posted on my progress. So I decided to make a challenge of it. This way we can get better acquainted, and create a support system. There’s nothing like cheerleaders to help you along the way. Everyone can benefit from a little support =)

Please feel free to refer back to my original post if you need better understanding, and help executing. Click here.

Challenge:

Since this is our first week, we won’t get too crazy.

  • Pick (3) roles that are the most important to you. They can be anything; mother, father , son, daughter, business owner, employee, artist , blogger , etc.
  • After you pick these roles, make (1) goal for each role. I made an example of mine. You can use this as an outline:

Week One:

  1. Role– Business Owner/Entrepreneur Goal: Deliver products on time
  2. Role-Blogger Goal: Create Weekly Blog Plan
  3. Role-Daughter Goal: Take some time this week to have quality time with your parents

*Feel Good Project– In my original post, the 7th habit is “Making a Difference.” I wanted to incorporate that in this challenge. I’m going to reach high this week and make a goal to volunteer at a shelter nearby.

Ok. So you created 3 roles and have a goal for each? Great ! Every week we will add on to the goal list. I am eager to see what you guys choose as your *feel good projects! I’m going to keep you guys updated on my progress via blog posts. I would love to know what your goals are. Either leave a post about your goals and tag me in it, or feel free to leave a comment below. If you are feeling shy, you are more than welcomed to email me @ theeleventhletterblog@gmail.com

Whatever you chose is fine, I look forward to hearing about your goals and checking on you throughout the week. If you want to post about your progress that would be awesome! I encourage it. If you rather leave a comment and let us know how you are doing that’s perfectly fine too. However you want to keep track of your progress is up to you. The objective is to complete these goals. Come Saturday, we can all share our progress and finished products. I’m going to figure out a way to include everyone that participates.

I wanted to do a challenge that could be useful to everyone. What better way to start off the year by organizing goal plans! I’m all about creating healthy habits. Have any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask. Let’s get started on a happy and productive week!

Having a Bad Day?

The world is so hectic, and life can get overwhelming, and sometimes we forget to make time for the most important person…. OURSELF. Last year I had a really rough year, and lost sight of some of the things that make me… ME. I wanted to share a few things with you guys that I do on a weekly basis that make me feel like myself. When my world is going crazy these are the things that I need to stay well-balanced. (more…)

7 Tips to Make This a Great Week

Well Monday is here again. Yes the weekend is over BUT this also means a new week of unlimited potential awaits. Here’s some suggestions and ideas that will help you have a happy, productive and meaningful week.

  1. Set Goals. Ideally we would set these goals on Sunday( but Monday is fine). I reflect on the week that just passed, and I like to take some time to think about the week that is ahead. I use the Goal setting outline from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
    1. Identifying Roles: Identify the key roles in your life. If you haven’t given this much thought think about the roles that first come to mind. Some of mine for example are: Daughter, Sister, Granddaughter, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Designer etc.
    2. Selecting Goals: Think of 2-3 vital things you would like to accomplish in each of these roles for the upcoming week. For example as a granddaughter I need to go over and paint my Grandmother’s nails. As an entrepreneur, I need to finish my latest business plan, as a blogger I want to publish at least 5 posts this week etc.
    3. Scheduling: Taking the above goals, and scheduling time to do them. Be flexible though, daily duties happen, so adaptions may be needed.
  2. Get the Most out of Every Day.Yes this might sound cliché, but each and every day is a gift. This may sound ridiculous but I remember seeing a post that read “You have the same amount of hours in a day as Oprah.” It’s a different way of thinking, but its true. Everyday is a gift and everyday calls for greatness. You can accomplish anything if you really desire to do so.
  3. Do That Thing You Are Dreading to Do: Everyone has at least one thing that they keep calling off. Get that thing done. If anything else, once you get that out the way you will surely applaud yourself and feel like you got something accomplished this week.
  4. Nurture Your Relationships. I am a firm believer that one of the stems of happiness is highly dependent on the quality of our relationships with other people. I try to take time each day and throughout the week to commit and communicate with the peoplei care for. I try to call my grandparents once a week. I talk to my sorority sisters daily, I check in with colleagues, talk to my parents throughout the day. Relationships are a critical part of a healthy atmosphere.
    1. Pick Up the Phone: Text messages and emails are cool, but they aren’t personal. Take some time to actually call someone. I promise you the quality of conversation will be so much better.
    2. Meet a Friend for Lunch: Food and Conversation are some of my favorite things. Its’s always good to stop playing phone tag and have a face to face catch up session.
    3. Remember Birthdays: Birthdays are huge. I celebrate evey birthday of mine like its my last, so I try to make the people around me feel just as special when its theirs. If you can’t do anything else,you can acknowledge someone’s birthday. There is so much technology today, you have no excuse as to why you can’t get to someone on their birthday. Use a notebook, planner, Facebook, or leave a reminder in your phone.
  5. Try Something New. Try something new this week, if you need some ideas check out this article How to Improve Yourself: 50 Ways to Kick Ass in All Areas of Life
  6. Be Disciplined. Starting the week by setting goals is a lot like New Years Resolutions. These things are easy to make, but even easier to dismiss as time goes on. Sure there may be some changes in the week or you might not get to everything, but imagine how good you will feel if you get everything done! Effective goals lead to effective weeks, effective weeks lead to months, and before you know it you had a productive year!
  7. Make A Difference. This week commit to making a difference in this world, a positive impact. Sure it would be wonderful if you could go out and feed the homeless or volunteer at a shelter. Those are amazing attributes but sometimes our weeks may not allow us to have time to do so. Don’t count yourself out just yet, even the following small actions can make a big difference:
    1. Recycle
    2. Buy lunch for someone in need
    3. Clean out your closet and drop somethings off at Goodwill or the Salvation Army
    4. Volunteer your time for any good cause
    5. Put a smile on a child’s face
    6. Do something nice for your parents
    7. Do something nice for a friend
    8. Heck, just do something nice for someone else

Hope these suggestions and ideas were helpful. How are you going to make this week great? What are some of your goals?