Lifestyle Magazine

Writing for a magazine was an unspoken dream I use to have while flickering the countless pages of Southern Living, Essence Magazine, Country Living and a host of others.  Realizing the opportunity of being able to work for one is NOT gonna happen, the “ding” went off in my head.  I decided – why not do one myself… create an online magazine.  I’ve been holding off telling you about this new project because of my own insecurities.  I pushed it aside and tiddled around with it, and after realizing how many months had passed since New Year’s (which is when I actually started working on it..) I came to terms that I had to either (excuse the expression) $#it or get off the pot—lol– and you see- I chose to drop it like it’s hot.


You all know how much I love the thrill of the hunt and live the lifestyle of the “Thrift and Famous” – I decided to create the online magazine to reflect the joys of thrifting.  I don’t have a forecast of plans for it, but as of now it’ll be a quarterly snippet of living the vintage lifestyle, decorating on a budget, introducing collectibles and inspiring you to CYOC “Create Your Own Chicness” using vintage, antique or modern pieces.  It’s all about having fun with your BTB – “BestieThriftBuddy”, while seeking those hidden jewels .  I’ll offer advice from seasoned thrifters, interior decorators, appraisals and a host of other exciting ideas.  If you’re wondering if this will take the place of my blog.. NOPE!  I love having my blog but this is just another venue to express creativity along with having a host of others who’ll help inspire you. This is just in time because Garage Sale Season ( yard sales, estate sales and the clean-out mode) begins, you’ll be ready to incorporate your finds into your home’s decor to decorate or re-decorate your space on a budget.



If you’re a beginner at the thrift game – here’s an article that will help get you started.  It won’t take long before you become hooked and find yourself among the thrift aficionados   If you’re not new to the game and want top notch decor inspiration – check out The Olive Guide.  All in all folks – it’s my hopes that you’ll  click the pages, enjoy reading the content, and get excited about living the lifestyle of the “Thrift and Famous”!!


!! Oh, last but not least,  meanwhile this happened  🙂  How awesome it is to be a part of this amazing group of  talented women!!





5 thoughts on “Lifestyle Magazine

    • Hi Nancy!! You just caused a huuuuuge smile on my face.. thank you so much for all your encouragement and support.. It’s because of readers like you that makes me strive to do more.. I deeply appreciate you being a part of my Blog Land Fam.

  1. I’m just so proud of you!!! 🙂 I’m tickled with pride and joy. Your drive is one to be admired. Sometimes it takes us a few moments of hesitation, doubt and insecurities, but once those emotions are felt, gone, done and over… it’s full speed ahead! Love the magazine. I’ve read it and quite impressed. To the moon and back babe! Wish I could give you a great big bear hug. OX Congrats!

    • Linda, your support and words of encouragement mixed with your love has a tremendous amount of influence on me. I can’t thank you enough for all you do.. Luv Ya!

  2. You are just the one to do this, Jamala, with your upbeat spirit, boundless energy, and perfect eye. I have no doubt about the success of this new venture. You have been working toward this for a long time. Think of all the things you’ve done to get you to this point. You just keep growing and bringing more and more to your readers. Congratulations!

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