Monthly Archives: March 2012

To Veil or Not To Veil??

THAT is the question…

Many brides today are throwing traditions out of the nearest window, choosing to do their weddings THEIR way. Have veils become passe? That depends on the bride. If you absolutely, positively, beyond a shadow of a doubt do not want to wear a veil at your wedding, there are tons of options available. For example, Niecy Nash did a fabulous lace headband with flowers, and was just as FIERCE as ever. Sparkly always works

At a loss for ideas?? Take a peek below…

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Spring is Here!!!

Hello Spring, it hasn’t been that long since we’ve been together, I’m SO glad you’re back.

(Pollen, you are free to leave…)

Now that it’s official, go ahead and put away the boots, heavy coats, gloves, and thick sweaters. Go ahead and pull out your sandals, cardigans, orange nail polish, and sun hats!

It’s also time to start thinking about BBQs in the backyard, pool parties, lemonade stands, and flowers. I for one do not have an official favorite season (my birthday is in February), but I can’t help but be giddy over being able to show my toes again without them getting scorched!

I encourage you to spend this season enjoying time with the people that matter the most to you, and try not to sweat the small stuff. Besides, it’s pretty hard to keep grumbling and frowning when you’re on the porch in a rocking chair, enjoying the breeze……….

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Trailblazers in Your Backyard

It’s Women’s History Month!!!

March is the month to celebrate, champion, and cheer for women everywhere. You really should be doing this EVERY month, and in March you double your efforts :-).

While you go the extra mile to commemorate women like Harriet Tubman, “The Conductor”, and Amelia Earhart, “The Aviator Trailblazer”, Zora Neale Hurston, “The Writer”, or Sandra Day O’Connor, “The Justice”, I want you to think about those women that are much closer to you who have done/are doing amazing things.

For me, it is Delores, “The Mother” who worked as a housekeeper and raised my three siblings and me  by herself, instilling a sense of family unity and independence in each of us, doing the best she knew how with what she had. It is Beulah, “The Grandmother” who left this world too soon, but is still very much present every time I have to stand my ground and tell somebody off. It is Ida, “The Grandmother” who couldn’t envision the world past her street corner, but encouraged me to join the Army and experience the world for myself.  It is Lillian, “The Granny” who told me the unvarnished truth, preparing me to take on the harsh world. It is the cirle of sister/friends/aunties/cousins/gals/homies that uplift, encourage, and motivate me when my shoulders get low.

I celebrate those women, and endure to pass what I get from them along to others. You see, you don’t have to look in the history books to find greatness; sometimes it’s right in your backyard.

CHEERS TO US!!!!!

 

 

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Spring Forward

As we move our clocks up one hour tonight, and bemoan getting up on Monday to go to work, there is something else I’d like you to consider. Spring is a time of awakening, and looking forward to a vibrant, colorful time ahead.

Why not apply this line of thinking to your business? As you change the batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector (muy importante), think about how you can use this time as a springboard for your business. Maybe you establish a relationship with a related business, barter for products/services, or reach out to businesses that you haven’t been in contact with previously. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you DO something.

Think about it this way: the sun will be shining if full force during your Monday morning commute, if he can get his best face on that early, why can’t you??

 

CHEERS

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Celebrate with a glass of Milk!!

Happy Birthday Oreo!

Yes, milk’s favorite cookie (and my preferred midnight snack) is celebrating 100 years today. The first cookie was sold on March 6 ,1912. Wow, Oreos are older than my grandmother.

So, what did you buy for this momentous occasion? Word on the street is that DQ has an Oreo Blizzard..I’ll be investigating that for lunch today. Or maybe I’ll make my frozen strawberry whipped creme cake with Oreo topping. Or maybe I’ll raid my home stash of Double Stufs and Goldens. I’m not picky

Whatever your plans are for today, add Oreos to the mix. I think you’ll enjoy it 🙂

CHEERS!!

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Congratulations!!!

Congrats on your new business!!!

I know, you haven’t started a new business. But if you had, I would hope that you are consulting a professional event planner to coordinate your grand opening. I know what you’re thinking, “Why on Earth do I need an event planner when I’ve been doing everything by myself already??” I’m glad you asked 🙂

Your grand opening, whether for a new business startup or announcing a new location, is the absolute best opportunity you will have for a long time to touch as many potential customers at one time. Don’t waste it. Besides, after working your tail off to move in, set up shop, and get ready to sell, sell, sell, why would you want to be stuck managing refreshments while your customers are wandering around? You should WANT to be right there with them, telling them how great your business is, and why they should take a card, flyer, or pen and file your contact information in their mental rolodex to be used when the need arises. Having an event planner available doing what they do best gives you the freedom to do what you do best.

Here’s to a successful grand opening!

CHEERS!!

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