Nov 7, 2014

Eden Body Works on Target.com!!

For all you hair afficionados you should be dancing on the rooftops with this news. You can now get all good for your hair lines from EDEN BodyWorks on the company's website. I'm super excited that I can get my Coconut Shea Oil (its the truth).

Not to mention Jasmin Lawrence, CEO and Founder of EDEN is an inspiring young female entrepreneur that all young women should learn about. I just love her story and intend to share with my daughter and my boys this video- take a look:




Customers will have access to EDEN BodyWorks’ entire family of products including the Peppermint Tea Tree, JojOba Monoi and Coconut Shea collections on Target.com


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Nov 4, 2014

These old eyes have a new boo.

Yep my eyes are old well not really. They are more strained I would say. Its not rocket science, I literally stare at a big screen for 8-9hrs a day and a small screen for a 4-6 hrs or more for the rest of the day. As I've gotten older I've noticed that my eyes begin to water if I work past 8pm. To top it off, last year my eye doctor told me he thinks I might have 
early onset Glaucoma (doesn't that sound glamorous? NOT).


Anywhoo, while I'm getting older and I need glasses I'm not about to sacrifice being chic in the process. That's why when I got an email from my good folks at Warby Parker about their new Winter Collection, I was super excited. I've been a fan of the company for some time because of their Buy A Pair, Give A Pair initiative (see my previous groupie posts 1 & 2 ). When I saw the new collection I was amped that I could choose from eyeglasses as well as sunglasses styles. 

The lookbook states that the six new rich tones and eight new shapes from this year’s Winter Collection will help you put your best foot—or face, rather—forward. Warby Parker has mixed stainless steel with acetate, freshened up
existing silhouettes with color treatments, and renovated classic shapes. 

Here are a few I'm crushing on which I plan on wearing with my menswear style sweaters and collared shirts (I'll probably look like said girl in the photo just older :-/):


Keene in Beach Glass
Vaughan in Eastern Bluebird Fade

@Who What Wear - Turtleneck Under A Plaid Shirt:                 A thin turtleneck provides the ideal canvas for serious statement accessories. With this look from Leandra Medine of Man Repeller as your guide, layer your thinnest turtleneck under an oversized plaid button down, pop the collar, throw on a chunkier top sweater, and finish with every piece of statement jewelry you own.
Courtesy of Pinterest
And on the weekends I'll be soccer-momming it in these beauties:


Got to WarbyParker.com now to find your own pair. Don't try to take mine. The collection is available November 4th online and in stores and showrooms; Prices start at $95

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Nov 3, 2014

A Halloween Birthday to remember...



The little one turned 5! I can hardly believe it and just like last year he wanted a Halloween themed birthday party. We invited his class along with family and friends and did a low-fuss birthday bash. We prepped a few deliciously spooky treats, invited everyone to come in costume and had ourselves a ball.

See for yourselves how the Party Man does 5.

















Any Superhero worth his salt absolutely has a comic booked themed video to closeout his shindig- Uhhh right? I'd like to give a special shout out to the Party Man's Uncle Phil for this awesome video comic book themed recap. Check it:


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Oct 22, 2014

Don't Miss This: I Am Here Exhibition

I Am Here: Girls Reclaiming Safe Spaces- an 
exhibition of photographs and words curated by Delphine Fawunda & Ibi Zoboi

From Curator, Ibi Zoboi:
As a mother of two daughters, it's become crucial for me to constantly think of safe spaces for them to truly grow and dream and know that the world belongs to them. I don't try to hide the negative truths about their world, instead, I let them know that they are safe within their own bodies and there are indeed safe spaces all around for them to play and laugh out loud. 

As a writer for children, I know that reading can be a safe space for little brown girls. By highlighting quotes from successful black women and books that feature black girls on their covers and within their pages, I want to affirm that their stories are indeed relevant. There is such a dearth of images of little black girls simply being their wonderful, unique selves. The I AM HERE exhibit will serve as a safe space where girls and their families can simply embrace the magic and joy of girlhood. 

About Delphine Fawunduhttp://www.delphinefawundu.com/

I encourage you to run don't walk to this exhibition with all your baby girls in tow. 

Enjoy!



Oct 20, 2014

Cookie Cocktails: The Recap


Hello Beauties! As you know, this past Thursday I was a featured speaker along with Renae Bluitt from InHerShoesBlog.com at the Cookie Cocktails event in NYC. The beautiful room at the 40/40 Club was packed with female entrepreneurs and bloggers looking to own and manage their own brands and opportunities. I was so humbled & happy to be a part of it. There were great questions, idea sharing and networking. It really made me happy to see women support each other in this way. We need more of this in the universe.

Special thanks to Alee-Sha Steward, I Plan Events and Patrice Cameau, The Cookie Life for putting the event together. See photos and fun times below: Photos by U.Kay Photography

Renae, Alee-Sha Steward , Patrice Cameau and Me!
   
Giftbags & Photo props




If you missed it don't worry because you can click here for some of the key takeaways and brand tips shared via an article written by Brandis Snagg as featured on InHerShoesBlog.com.




Oct 16, 2014

Words To Live By

Who wants to get up everyday to do something they hate. Life is hard enough, make sure you find your passion and hold it close. Always remember to...


I'll see you all tonight at the 40/40 Club for the #CookieCocktails event NYC edition, where we'll talk about this and more. Don't be late-I've included the event details below.






























Oct 1, 2014

BBQ Chicken Pizza: busy mom style

Today I traveled to LA on business but two days ago I promised the kids they'd have BBQ chicken pizza for dinner that upcoming Wednesday. Of course I hate to break my promises soooo...

I set my alarm for 4:30am, snoozed twice  and then finally got up at 5am after a nudge from daddy. Next came a shower and a few last minute things thrown into the suitcase and I was ready to head downstairs to make lunch and then the pizza (this pizza feels like it needs a theme song now). 


The pizza is a easy make no-brainer and a take on what I used to order at California Pizza Kitchen back in the day. It's an instant crowd pleaser and my kids called me in LA to say how much they loved it. 

So with that I'm sharing my semi-homemade recipe with you so you can add it to your own repertoire. Hope you enjoy:



INGREDIENTS:
-Whole wheat pizza crust or flatbread (pictured from Target)
-Grilled chicken strips (I buy the bag of Tyson ones from Target-they are kept frozen).
-BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Rays)
-Shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar Cheese (Smoked Gouda works well)
-Red onion thinly sliced & green onions fine chopped
-Cilantro (optional)
-Arugula (optional)
-Baking sheet

DIRECTIONS
Place pizza crust on baking sheet and sprinkle cheese liberally to your liking. 

Take a good handful of the frozen chicken strips and put into bowl. Microwave on high for 1.5 minutes to defrost, let cool. Take a knife and cut the strips into 2 inch pieces. Pour BBQ sauce on chicken and toss evenly. Top pizza with coated chicken.

Next sprinkle with red and green onion then drizzle BBQ sauce across the top and bake until cheese is melted and flatbread is crispy but not hard.

Top with a little cilantro (omit if your family doesn't like) and a little Arugula for a few extra veggies or serve with a salad. 

Yum!!