Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy LOOOOOOOVE Day


Hello World and Happy Valentines Day!! LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!
NO, I'm not giving any TIPS OR TRICKS FOR COUPLES!! BECAUSE YA'LL KNOW WHAT TO DO!!

Tips Tricks Ideas (Children)

Once again this day is celebrating and recognizing love
Parents don't just stop at giving your partner a Valentines Gift!!

Make sure you involve your child; in this day and age we need to emphasize the bond called love with our children especially
When you plant the seed of love and cultivate it will grow and spread
It's never to early to express love to your child!
We as parents should always show our children how to love, have compassion and respect throughout the year that way they understand LOVE is more than just Valentines Day... It's away of life.

Here are some ideas:
Cards
Parents you can buy OR even make your child a card
Show them the love!! let your children/child know that you love them
Get them that lil box of heart shaped candies
Healthier snack Make a fruit bowl full of love and eat it together
Communicate to your child how much you love them!!
It works!
You'll be surprised, kids today are craving for that love and attention!
Give them a memory about the times they spent with you on valentines day AND maybe they will carry this tradition on.
Valentines day cups... Valentines day cider Raise your cups to LOVE!! make sure you say cheers!! I guarantee you... your child will put a smile on their face
Buy a Valentines Day Cookie for yo babies!
Valentine's Day Coupons for kids (You can make these easily Moms and Dads)
Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt
Have the kiddies look for the Cards/Candies
Make a list called Things I love about you (this can be used for anyone)
This is really easy and effective. Sit your child down and tell them the things you love about them and give them a written copy of all the things you love about them!! This is good reinforcement. It doesn't have to cost money to show your love for your loved one
AND of course... Dinner and Movie always works!
Love your babies parents!! Let them know you love them!! I promise you will put a smile on their face


Tips Tricks Ideas (For yourself)

LOVE is in the air!! and if your single! Love yo self!!
You deserve it
You've been taking care of business!
Time to show yo self some love
Thats right!! Dinner!! A good dinner!!
Movie!! a good movie!!
Spa Day, Shopping, Ice Cream, Get yourself a special dessert
Bottle of Wine, OR just relax!! Get that new CD! Get the Sees Candy Box for yourself. Get dressed up for yourself if you want too! When you look good, you feel good and why not feel good about yourself! Make yourself happy!! This is now time to celebrate you and loving yourself! Get some flowers for yo self!! put them in a vase... smell the sweetness WHY!! because you deserve it! Unconditional love for yo self is healthy! Turn this day into... It's all about me and I have somethings I'd like to do for me. Buy some new underwear!! anything!! New PJs LOL! It's all about you!! and you love you!! Now sho yourself some love

Don't just say its another day. It's another day to express love to someone... OR yourself... AND IT DOESNT HAVE TO BREAK YO WALLET!! Get creative folks!!
We must all remember it's important to show LOVE all the time!! NOT JUST ON THE 14TH of February

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

You Never Have To Wear A Bra Again? Breform Surgical Bra

Hello World, as usual I was doing my late night reading online and I ran across this article. THe title read, Breform Means You Never Have To Wear A Bra Again?
AND then I see this thing AND I'm baffled. I had so many thoughts going thru my mind. My first thought was how is this gonna stop women from wearing bras? what size does it come in? where are the straps? does it have tape? does it stick to you?
Then I read... " Now there’s the internal bra"

A internal bra?? WHAT THA... so of course I continued to read and it said, it "goes one step further by putting a reinforcing structure in place, so that you don’t actually have to wear a bra."

The wording REINFORCING STRUCTURE sounded so harsh! SO then I read on, "The product used is called Breform—a firm mesh cup that’s implanted under a layer of breast skin, effectively providing a support to lift and hold them."

HOLY MOLY!! Did they say a FIRM MESH CUP IMPLANTED UNDER A LAYER OF SKIN!!!
I was baffled, I suddenly started to think what are we as a human race doing to ourselves! Is it really this serious?? MESH CUPS IMPLANTED in our chest. I thought about the images we we're sending our daughters and young ladies. I felt sad. What ever happened to loving yourself. Whatever happened to knowing that you are beautifully and wonderfully made. NOW don't get me wrong I'd like to get somethings tucked due to childbirth BUT does it really matter in the long run?

I continued reading and the article went on to say, "While this kind of sounds like a miracle procedure, some of the details are not so pleasant."

Miracle and Not So Pleasant don't go together!!

A plastic surgeon who performs the technique explains, “Over time, the mesh gets incorporated into the breast as the body produces a fibrous tissue that holds the structure in place—like a permanent bra under the skin.”

I went on to read that, "The procedure is relatively new, but so far, none of the 600 women to participate have had any complications."

India Arie has a song called I Am Not My Hair (AND I LOOOOOOVE THAT SONG... it speaks to me everytime I hear it)

I AM NOT MY BREAST!! or are WE?? This really made me wonder... I guess a push up bra isn't enough LOL!! Check out the link. Read it. Let me know what you think.

Breform Surgical Bra The Frisky

THE CHOQOLATE CHIQ'S CHRONIQLES TODAY

So on top of Sassy Girl Tees... of course there is MUCH more to QD THE CHOQOLATE CHIQ. MUSIC is one of those things. Yep Music... I'm a die hard music fanatic! I spend alot of my down time listening to music, writing short stories and poems. Music is like air to me... I can't live without it. I have so much going on everyday I just have to surround myself with music daily. I came across this really cool Mary J. Blige tribute on Soulbounce back in December BUT it was a tribute to Mary J. Blige. Mary J. is someone I grew up listening to and I still listen to her. Mary has sang about it all!! She is sassy, sexy, strong and just FLY! Yes I still use the word 'fly' SO... I came across a Mary J. tribute and not only was this just any ol' kind of tribute BUT MEN WERE SINGING... MEN singing Mary's songs. I have to admit that made me wonder BUT when I saw the artist... MAN OH MAN!!How could this go wrong!! So... of course I listened to it today and man oh man... yeah I know its February 2010 BUT the music!! sounds so good... soothes me oh so good!!! Please check it out! at http://menlovemary.bandcamp.com/


http://menlovemary.bandcamp.com/





Sunday, February 07, 2010

I attended Kiss the Curves

Marna and I attended Kiss the Curves, the first ever Plus-Size Fashion Gala in the Bay Area, The show was located in Oakland at the Historic Sweets Ballroom. Tracie Collins Executive Producer, Plus Model, Actress, Writer!! (she does it all) I had a chance to meet Tracie and she was so COOL!!

The Kiss the Curves Fashion Show was hosted by Sterling James of KBLX!!

Here are the featured Designers:
Corithia Peoples http://www.corinthiapeoples.com/
Igigi http://www.igigi.com/
Ashley Stewart http://www.ashleystewart.com/
Chocolate Sushi Couture http://www.chocolatesushicouture.com/
Marie Denee http://www.mariedenee.com/
A Clothes Mind http://www.aclothesmind.com/
Tru Diva http://www.trudiva.com/

The Models were absolutely beautiful. Everyone on board with Kiss the Curves had it going on.
Singers Ashley Tremnell, Samantha Jones and De-Ann Lott SANG! yes S.A.N.G.!!

I even heard one of my all-time favorite songs... MY FUNNY VALENTINE and Samantha Jones KILLED IT!! She did a excellent job!

I left the show feeling inspired!

As many of you know Marna and I are working hard on getting Sassy Girl Tees up and moving. We're making some great moves. We finally have a shirt (Hallelujah) and we have someone to print them (Hallelujah)... now to get everything in production!! It's been an interesting journey... Please follow our progress at http://www.itsasassyworld.blogspot.com/

FEBRUARY 2010

HEY EVERYONE!! so I know I haven't blogged in a while. I've been pretty busy these days.
It's February 2010!

Let me first say... Happy Black History Month!! I can't let this month go by and not think of my past! I actually get pretty emotional about it because I know I could not do anything that I'm doing now without someone breaking some sort of barrier for me.

Many people have endored sooooo much pain and torment just so that I and many other people like myself could read, vote, drink out of a fountain, swim in a pool, sit in the front of the bus... so many things!! I'm so thankful for them. Now don't get me wrong... I'm thankful for my ancestors everyday BUT I'm thankful for this month of extra celebration LOL!

One of my favorite songs written by James W. Johnson, Lift Every Voice and Sing
Lift ev'ry voice and sing, Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise, High as the list'ning skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on till victory is won.
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/72



OK so now... I've been a naughty water drinker... meaning... I fell off the wagon! UGH! I'm starting all over again with drinking at least 64oz of water every day!! I need water! You need water! We need Water!!











I'm still doing my walking every saturday with our walking group and we are the best! Although it's been rainy out here in the Bay Area were still walking YEP! were in the malls walking the whole mall!! and let me tell you to walk a mall for an hour!! is work!! I love my walking group! they keep me motivated and they keep my smiling!! Thank you ladies!

I'm promoting good health! I'm all for healthy living!! Get that excercise in! Drink you water!! Take care of yourself and ladies... always remember to keep it sassy AND FELLAS!! make sure you show LOVE!! to all your Sassy Girls!!

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