27 August 2013

Real Housewives of Atlanta's Phaedra Parks says "Thank You" for Huggabeans!

What a nice surprise!  I received a handwritten thank you card from Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks! She loved her Huggabeans Crochet baby gift!   
She was also kind enough to send me a message on twitter saying “Thank You!”

Phaedra Parks is truly a woman of class & manners! I can’t wait to see her in Season 6 of Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo! It is tentatively scheduled to air in November!

Also—be sure to check out her amazing workout DVD—Phine Body by Phaedra & Apollo Donkey Booty! Click here for details!

14 August 2013

Manicure Party with Miami Now TV-- "Nailed Not Screwed‬"

My nails are RED CARPET ready!

Miami Now TV hosted “Nailed Not Screwed” this weekend at Red Boutique Hotel on South Beach!  Manicure parties can be great fun for girls and women of any age! 
Blinged Out Decor
 Lots of goodies were given out!  I loved the sweet mini- cupcakes from KeishaCakes!!
Yummy Treats--from Keisha Cakes!
And--we all got a little tipsy from the Sno Bar Alcohol Ice Cream and Ice Pops!
This Product is NOT FOR CHILDREN!-- Adult Treats from Sno Bar Pops!
 The amazing Michelle Madison from Miami Now TV was the Hostess with the Mostess!!   News Anchor/ Meteorologist Trina Robison from NBC 6 Miami was also there along with WSVN Anchor/ Reporter Adriana Hopkins!

To host a manicure party, the first thing to do is decide if you prefer to hold the party in your home or at a restaurant/hotel/bookstore! The boutique hotel was the perfect spot for the event!  Also make sure you choose the right time and date for the party! Who doesn’t like painting nails on a lazy Sunday afternoon!
Michelle Madison-- Giving the DIY Class!

 These parties are typically for smaller groups. You don’t want to feel overcrowded!  The next step is set the scene!  Michelle did a great job transforming the hotel atrium into the ultimate nail-care salon! The best part of the event —was the red carpet for your nails! 
Red Carpet--Thanks to "Miami Now TV"
Such a Sugar High--with these creative treats from Keisha Cakes!

10 August 2013

Super Mom-- Super Broadcaster

 My dear friend Aubrey Aquino made her NFL Network debut last week on their morning show, “NFL AM,” with a countdown style segment on NFL’s PopCulture Crossovers.

Can you believe that she just gave birth to her second child 3 weeks ago! So-- how does she do it? Aubrey sat down with me-- to share her advice for other working mothers! 

1. How do you balance your love life, your two kids and work? I'm a Libra, so I'm constantly striving to find balance and stay there. That being said, I'm the kind of gal who wants to fit it (life) all in, and everyday I try to figure it out how to make it work. I'd say what works for me is being organized, planning ahead and making time for anything and everything. At times my scales get out of balance, so I just keep working to get things back in place! 
2. What advice would you give to other mothers trying to get back in the work field? My best advice to other Mothers, who may be attempting to get back to work, is to stay focused. When I decided to become a Mother, I knew I'd be putting my career on the back burner, and I'm fine with that because there is no better job than being a Mother...BUT all the while, I have kept networking and looking for opportunities that suit my background, what I want to do and still work with my Mom role. There are times when it feels like you're losing yourself in this "kid" world, but don't lose sight of who you are and what you're capable of. I've been blessed to have unexpected opportunities knock at my door, so I'm letting them in!
Someone wants to play!
 3.What has been the best part of being a mother—the second time around?The best part about being a Mother, the second time around, is knowing that I didn't do so badly the first time and now I get to "fine tune" things! No two babies are the same, but I am more relaxed this go around and also more confident in my parenting skills. It's also great to see my 2 boys in front of me and know they will grow to be best of buds and always have each other.
4. What’s your next project? Honestly, my next "project" is to get back in pre-baby form! After delivering 2 children in 53 weeks, my body needs a break, and I can't wait to slip into my favorite pair of jeans from 2 years ago! So, fitness is at the top of my list, but work-wise, I plan to continue working as a TV Host and Reporter and do more segments as a contributor to television outlets like the NFL Network and The Welcome Channel. 

To find out more about Aubrey—check out her amazing website by clicking here!!