Itoja’s Top Blogs + My Number 1 Blogging Tip!

If you’ve been following me for some time now, then you are aware that I’ve written about everything under the sun.  If you can name it, I’ve probably written about it or given my two cents about it in some form or another.  This is one reason why I like to call myself your virtual best friend—because I’m here to give you the 411—and one of the reasons why you’ll never catch me conforming to a niche.

With that being said, I wanted to highlight a few of my top blogs thus far.  Perhaps there is one on the list that you didn’t get a chance to read or maybe you’re just interested in seeing the blogs that has gotten the most love over time. Whatever the case may be, I have them here for your review.  Believe me, they range from Love and Romance to smoking weed.  It’s a wide spectrum.  It truly makes me laugh out loud!  But, I now know what you guys are into! HAHA.  Listen, this is a no judgement zone so no worries here! Continue reading

Dos and Don’ts (Feb Edition)

Our monthly Dos and Don’ts are off to a great start.  We’ve received amazing views and feedback thus far.  Thank you!  We are two months down and 10 more months to go; but who’s counting!

To find out what the monthly Dos and Don’ts are all about click HERE.  In short, think of it as, every woman should have a little black dress in her closet or don’t ever leave the house without a bra on.  Seriously though. Continue reading

Kirkland’s New Cotton Trend is Humiliating….check out the pic!!

You know, I am really unsure of what type of world we live in today.  But what I do know is the fact that the chain store Kirklands, yes your favorite decorating store, has the nerve, the audacity, the bravery to come out with balls of COTTON as decorations is beyond me.img_2803-1

Let’s be clear.  This isn’t just some pillows made out of cotton.  This is cotton that looks like it’s been freshly picked out of the nearest field.  How degrading, hurtful, and humiliating.  I need to know who is over this design department.  Who is the owner and CEO of said store because I have never seen anything like this.  We don’t need any reminders of slavery, we don’t need reminders of what our ancestors had to go through.  We have constant reminders every single day.  This is just pouring salt over a wound that hasn’t even began to heal yet.

You mean to tell me you couldn’t find anything else to use for your Spring collection or whatever you want to call it.  Besides, you tell me what is cute about having cotton hung up on your wall?  Or what’s cute about having a garland of cotton crawling down the rails of your steps?  Moreover, who approved this nonsense??  The fact that you didn’t even think to perhaps color the balls, make them out of ceramic or ANYTHING proves that you really don’t give a crap about how this would make blacks feel.


I need answers and I need them fast.  Kirklands????????  Where the hell are you?  Am I the only one who feels this way?


Getting cozy with IToja

Dear Readers, Followers, and those who peep in from time to time:

I just want to say Thank You for joining me on this great adventure.  I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed communicating with you via my blog since I started this journey.  It has been the best outlet a girl could have.  Within a short period of time I’ve posted 31 blogs (feel free to catch up if you’re behind) and I still have so much to share with you.

Here is a snippet of what to look forward to for 2018:

More blogs about everyday life and situations

Podcast reviews:   The first being Parameters Live event.  Be sure to watch for that early January.

Entrepreneur Spritzers:  If you’re an entrepreneur and would like a feature–I’m your girl.  Refer to the form for entrepreneurs in the menu section.

Monthly Do’s and Don’ts:  I’m collaborating with a good friend on these and they will be a lot of fun.

Travel blogs

Daily Prompts responses

Picture blogs

More blogs based off of your request–So be sure to send any request to me.

And a lot more!!!!!!

So, lets get COZY and start reading.  Your cozy can be wherever you like it to be.  For me, coziness is under the covers and sipping Hot Tea.  If only I had a fireplace….that would be so “lit” (pun intended)!  For you, it may be sneaking to read while you’re at work.  Or on the couch or perhaps in your favorite recliner.  You can also be cozy on the beach under an umbrella while listening to the waves.  No matter where you are or what you’re doing, feel free to get cozy with me in 2018.

As always, if you enjoy what you’re reading, be sure to subscribe! Feel free to comment and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!

Thanks for tuning in to IToja,


via Daily Prompt: Cozy