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Friday, December 18, 2015

Santa Boo, I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas...

Dear Santa Boo, 

How you doing? I know Christmas is seven days away and I'm way past the cut off date for gift requests. See, what happen was.... procrastination is a mug! However, I understand you're a man who knows how to get things. (Quote that movie!) So lemme slide this list over here to you real quick. See what you can do in seven days. No pressure.  'preciate it. 


1. Skip the designer purses. My lopsided self (thanks, scoliosis!) can't handle carrying expensive handbags on one shoulder. I need to pack everything including the kitchen sink when I'm out and about. So this book bag from Because of Them We Can is right up my alley. Might as well make a statement when they look back at it. 

2. It's been a long time dream of mine to rock an African maxi skirt! The short girl struggle is real because the ones I find in stores are way too long and I can't justify spending extra dollars on top of the skirt purchase just to cut off excess fabric. This skirt from His Inspiration Wraps is adjustable and hella easy on the budget. *shimmy shake* 

3. I'm not a sneaker head. I'm usually rocking my chucks or my spiky boots. For some reason, these red high tops from Negash 83, inspired by Egyptian royalty is hoooot! I'm hella salty these sneakers are sold out and the store owner is ignoring my excessive pleas to restock. *grrr*! I check back at the website weekly to see if they've been restocked. They do have an all red pair but nah, I want THIS pair. 

4. I'm bald. Winter is coming. This hat is fly. 'nuff said. (Truthfully, I can make this ish myself at home.... maybe I should.) 

5. These shoes kinda look like TOMS, which isn't my favorite brand. Wrap some kinte cloth around it and I'm sold! Size 6.5 please, Santa! 

6. I'm always talking about #ManifestThatIsh but first, "Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. ~Habakkuk 2:2. I love how this journal is beautifully designed and organized. Plus I'm a sucker for pretty notebooks. This one is  crafted by Keep Chasing the Stars, whom I've had the pleasure of meeting at Blogalicious Weekend.  

7. *Roar* I always need celebrate my inner lioness. Believe it or not, lion shirts are hard to find in retail stores. Yeslioness came thru with this design! The slouchy shoulder is a plus. 
{edited: It's sold out! BOOOOO!} 

8. Ujamaa is one of the seven Kwanzaa principles, which stands for "cooperative economics", which is exactly the purpose of the monthly box subscription (and this Christmas list) serves. $25 a month yields about 4-5 products, selected at random, from black owned business. Past subscriptions have included head wraps, nail polish and jewelry.  


Did  you know the black community makes up for 1.1 TRILLION dollars worth of economic spending? (Source) How long does that money stay in OUR community? Six hours. 

S-I-X hours!! 

Santa Boo, thanks for keeping the dollars in our community this holiday season and beyond.  

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