Turn the Page

April 21, 2017

When was the last time you read an average book? Chances are, you don’t really recall. As a writer, I am always finding new parallels between writing, the characters that I create and real life. In all honesty, living life is a lot like reading a book. Unlike the characters…

No Excuse Will Do

March 6, 2017

One More Reason to Chase Your Dream Now This photo depicts a beautiful story that unravels in a ironic way. The young lady whose shoulder I have rested my hand upon is a Chef. Her mother named her Ashalah. Together, they created Kid Chef Dreams, a budding enterprise of kid…

Ardre Orie Recognized as A Changemaker by Black Celebrity Giving

March 3, 2017

All, I’ve ever wanted was to make a difference. I can finally say that I am walking in purpose. About 6 years ago, I resolved that purpose must be rooted in service. We must hear the calling to serve others before being able to delight in purpose. That said, I…

True Colors

February 20, 2017

Confident women, don’t compete. My life has been bursting at the seams with new opportunities, simply due to the abundance of collaboration with other like minded women. I absolutely love women because I feel like there is so much that we endure. I personally understand how much effort goes into…

A|Orie Cosmetics Featured on Buzzfeed

February 15, 2017

I woke up this morning to discover that A|Orie Cosmetics was featured in the Buzzfeed article “12 Brown Girl Approved Red Lipstick” for our signature red lipstick “Taraji”!  You can imagine my excitement. I was surprised and honored to say the least. I am most excited about the promise of our company’s growth. I…

The World Needed You!

February 10, 2017

Can you believe that after God created the entire galaxy, filled with the moon and the stars and the sun and after HE sculpted the wondrous world with mountains and valleys and all of the beautiful things that we so often take for granted, He still thought that it needed…

Pause for the Cause: 4 Reasons the Plot Twist is Your Friend

January 23, 2017

They say that with age comes maturity. I wholeheartedly agree. As time has passed, I have learned that there is great value in our ability to press the pause button during the moments of life that don’t go as planned and trust me, there will be several. What we must…

Ardre Orie Featured in Empire Life Magazine with the Launch of A|Orie Cosmetics

January 2, 2017

You Must Read This Before 2017!

December 30, 2016

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. 2016 has stretched me in ways I never imagined possible. We have seen the remnants of the gentleness of life through tremendous loss and heartbreak and we have seen the joys of smiles from tremendous achievement. Through it all,…

5 Reasons to Chase the Fairytale in Love and Business

December 19, 2016

Chase the fairytale, it does exist.  This year, I’ve either written, edited or published a ton of love stories. It dawned on me just yesterday that many of the concepts that I have shared with you regarding chasing your dreams and business and purposeful living are applicable to love. It’s…