27 May 2013

Chic Baby Shower- Welcome Baby Zoe!

Who says you need diaper cakes and silly baby games at your shower?? People are finding brand new ways to snaz up the event-- by really taking it beyond a backyard barbeque.  My sorority sister Angela Jones from Texas hosted her shower in the heart of Houston's Galleria Area at the Living Room Bar & Lounge.  It's an upscale club with a sophisticated taste!  From the food to the decor, this is far from your traditional baby shower!
Nontraditional location for a shower, but create the perfect mood
Simple & Elegant Decor

Pretty Pink Cake--for Baby Zoe!
Who doesn't like an open bar?? Perfect at ANY party!
Gumbo Shots-Fancy!
You have to do at least 1 silly baby shower game-- "The Diaper Changing Game: was a huge success!

24 May 2013

Skin Bleaching Cream-- WPLG Local 10 Investigation

Some South Floridians are using skin bleaching creams to look a few shades lighter!!
Dr. Andrea Trowers warns that "eventually your skin can become addicted to it like a crack addict to crack."
Check out my disturbing report--about "skin bleaching!!

20 May 2013

The Dangers of Skin Bleaching


You've probably heard of tanning--but what about skin bleaching?? India Arie, known for her songs about embracing the black culture, is now being accused of bleaching her skin… trying to look “lighter” than she is. On her new album cover, she does appear to look several shades lighter.
There have been many celebrities of color accused of bleaching their skin:
Sammy Sosa—Lil Kim—and Nicki Minaj .
But there’s a “deeper issue here”—a dark secret those in “African and Caribbean American communities” know all too well. Barry University African American Studies Professor Evelyn Cartwright explains. She says, “People of lighter skin are treated differently. I see it in the Caribbean. It’s the old culture that Lighter skin is better, economically and in every aspect.”

Health experts say, skin bleaching is not common in most parts of the country—
but here in South Florida—there’s clearly a demand for the products.

In my Local 10 Report, I go UNDERCOVER—and find dozens of illegal bleaching creams. Many of these creams are very dangerous to your health!

You can watch the story on WPLG Local 10 Wednesday at 11pm. 
I will also post a link to the story after it airs!

What are your thoughts about “changing” the color of your skin?
14 May 2013

$40 in Free Hats for a Vote!

Want $40 in free hats from Huggabeans Crochet Creations? Well, here’s your chance!  Vote for this cutie--  Beatty!!!  She’s the daughter of my friend- News Anchor/Reporter Sean Muserallo! 
Here's what you need to do:
1. Just click on Beatty’s picture above and cast your vote! Simply LIKE the photo on Facebook!
2.Once you vote—leave a comment below ON THE BLOG--with your contact info! 
A winner will be announced THIS WEEK!
The winner will receive a GRAB BAG of great goodies from Huggabeans!
Good Luck
13 May 2013

Jamaican Rum Cake!

If you're looking for the best in home-style Jamaican cuisine-- Lady Kell's has you covered!  Lady Kell sent the WPLG Local 10 Morning News Team this delicious rum cake--to welcome our newest members to the team-- Julie Durda, MJ Acosta, and Jen Herrera!
It's one thing that I love about South Florida--the amazing Caribbean food!!  If you've never tried Jamaican Rum Cake-- you are definitely missing out! It's typically made for special events, like Christmas! Most of the cakes are made with yummy fruit soaked in your favorite Jamaican Rum. The longer you soak the fruit--the tastier the results!

To find out more about Lady Kell's Catering simply click HERE or call 954-249-0793!!

06 May 2013

"The Priceless Pact"

 An amazing children's book has just been released that teaches children how to deal with bullies!
The Priceless Pact is the emotional story of a young girl who is tormented by bullies. While Michelle, doesn't own the most fashionable clothes or quite understand how to tame her curly hair, her outlook changes when a new student, Elyse, enters her class. Elyse, with her unique style of dress and unmistakable self-confidence, offers a nonviolent approach to handling the bullies. By making a pact with Elyse, to think more highly of herself, Michelle gains confidence and a new friend.

This book was written by my dear friend, Ericka English!  Find the book on Amazon