Blog Anniversary: 4 Lessons in 5 Years

My blog anniversary just passed on December 5th. I celebrated 5 years of www.apyoungblog.com running. Can I just say what an amazing feeling that is? For those who aren’t bloggers and have no vested interest in blogs; this probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re a blogger you know the ups and downs that go…

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Influencer: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Influencer. I remember the first time I heard this word. I scratched my head a bit and tried to figure out what it was. I kept seeing it pop up in the bios of bloggers on Instagram. It didn’t take me long to figure out that it was a person who had social media presence.…

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Ashley Stewart Kendall + Kylie Collection – My Thoughts

Ashley Stewart Kendall + Kylie Collection recently dropped and the plus community is talking all about it. Opinions of those in favor or against have been very vocal on social media. However, people’s distaste for the collaboration seemed to be more pervasive. Here’s the Conversation It’s no secret that Kendall and Kylie are apart of…

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#YouTube: E.L.F Flawless Foundation & An Instagram Without Likes!

Hey A-Team! Today I’m sharing my first impressions using E.L.F Flawless Foundation and chit-chatting with ya’ll about an Instagram without likes! What’s that mean for the blogger/influencer communities? Press play to see my thoughts! All products linked in the description box of the Youtube video!

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Event Recap: Atlanta’s Ultimate Women’s Expo

The last couple of years I’ve resided in the Atlanta Metro area I was aware of the Atlanta’s Ultimate Women’s Expo (UWEXPO). For one reason or another, I was unable to attend until this year. When I saw that they were advertising FREE tickets I felt like what better time to attend right? This year…

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Curvy Spotlight: Nicole Chisholm

I have always been a fan of photography because I truly believe it’s art. Anyone can snap a photo these days as cameras are as accessible to us as air. However, the ability to capture a moment in time, and it tell a story is truly a craft and one I don’t take lightly. That’s…

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Healing Isn’t Linear

When we experience trauma in our lives whether emotionally,mentally or physically; somewhere in our minds we have the desire to get over or to heal from said trauma. Self help books, talk show therapists and self proclaimed gurus alike often tell us that we can get over our pain. And they are correct, we can…

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Curvy Spotlight: Brie of No Minus Plus

Have you ever met someone who’s spunk and spark were so contagious, you smile every time you see them? That’s how I felt every time Brie of No Minus Plus popped up across my timeline on Instagram. I’ve been following this young lady for awhile now and I respect her hustle so much I thought…

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Curvy Spotlight: Milli Femme

It’s no secret that I am a makeup enthusiast! I find myself truly enjoying learning new techniques, trying new products and admiring the work of other makeup enthusiasts and artists. That is how I stumbled upon today’s featured Curvy Spotlight. Meet Milli Femme To find out a little bit more about this North Carolina transplant;…

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Recap: The Chronicon

If you’re an avid reader of my blog (first of all thank you!) then you are super familiar with The Chronicon and what it is since I interviewed the creator Nitika Chopra here. Check it out to get all the tea on how The Chronicon was born! Leading up to The Chronicon I had been…

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