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Summer 2012 is officially over and today was a beautifully warm day. Saying goodbye to summer…so long September, see ya next year you will be missed. Smooches!!

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Have a blessed week!

Hello friends, I hope that you had a great weekend. I cannot believe that tomorrow is the first day of October…where did September go? The weekend was uneventful but I did clean out my closet and put away the summer shoes. It’s unbelievable that there were this many shoes in my closet!

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I also removed a lot of clothes and next week will be at the Flea Market selling them for $1.00 a piece, anything not sold will be donated to Goodwill. I didn’t get a chance to post Thursday or Friday’s outfits so here they are.

20120929-234526.jpgSkirt is NY&Company, top and sandals from Ross

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Worthington top from JC Penney, gauchos are a closet staple, boots from Payless. Necklace belonged to my grandmother and it was the first time wearing it.

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Saturday night Malik went with a friend to a Homecoming Dance and was excited to be riding in a Mercedes, which belonged to Mike’s mother – I wish I had a Benz! I didn’t ask, but wonder if they coordinated their attire with the car – lol!

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Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, was a guest speaker last night at the University of Delaware, in Trabant Hall. The event was presented by CPAB and co-sponsored by Center for Black Culture. The evening started with a tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer by Ms. Glenis Redmond, poet and author.

The program was free and open to the public but was geared more towards the college students. In the lobby there were several tables manned by students registering people to vote, seperated by states. The audience was a mix of young and old, black and white, students, coaches and staff. I was there with my husband and sons listening to historical facts and stories, some funny and others not so much, some even sad.

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, is a Professor, Author, Radio and TV host, and a regular guest on The Ed Show on MSNBC. He began by thanking those who invited him, weaving in sports, music, and educational antidotes, some old school for the young crowd, and new school for us older folk. After about 10 minutes of acknowledgments and shout outs he began, “Why You Should Vote”.

Unfortunately, there are many young people who do not plan to vote, some of which have been very vocal, including a talented rapper. He has too many not-so-good reasons as to why he will not vote and many of his fans are listening. What he and others may fail to realize is that there are still places in the world where people cannot vote but wish they could.

Dr. Dyson was not there to tell the audience who to vote for, but just to vote and he laid out these 3 reasons.

Reason #1

“YOU CAN”

many people in the world can’t; it expands democracy

yes, the system is not perfect and has problems but as referenced by this statement: “I may not be perfect but I am perfect for you” – Grace Jones

Reason #2

“HONOR THE STRUGGLE”

people fought, bled and died for the right to vote; blacks and women were unable to vote; Dr. King only had the opportunity to vote the last 3 years of his life

Reason #3

“UPHOLD CIVIC VIRTUE”

help and uphold others, we are the 47%

Failure to vote is failing your ultimate duty as a citizen

The program ended with a question and answer session, unfortunately we didn’t stay the entire time. I did hear him give simple, down to earth, easy to remember responses for students to give those who say they are not voting. It was a very good presentation and the applause was heavy, now just praying that the students in attendance will vote because our future depends upon it.

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Arise Church Launch w/ Special Guest

Ernest Pugh & Russell Delegation

Saturday, September 29, 2012 | 3pm

The Arise Church
345 School Bell Rd
Bear, Delaware 19701


It’s time to ARISE! Come Celebrate the Launch Service!

– Food, Games, Fun & More –

Concert begins at 3pm.

www.thearisechurch.org

What can a little black girl with low self esteem, who grew up in a rough neighborhood in Baton Rouge, filled with drugs, prostitution, gang violence and other unhealthy habits teach me about self-sabotaging behaviors?

I attended a seminar sponsored by the Home Based Business Chamber of Commerce, (DelMarVa Chapter) held at the Java House Café in Middletown. Initially I signed up for the event in support of small businesses in Middletown not really knowing what to expect. There I met and listened to LaShawanda Moore of Elevate Success, a Professional Business Coach, who holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering from Southern U; a Masters in Business; a wife; a mother of 4, one of which is only 7 weeks; a full time employee of the DuPont Company and a Lia Sophia consultant. She IS that little black girl from Baton Rouge and she taught me a lot!  By the way, this is how LaShawanda introduced herself, I was not criticizing her.

Her journey was long as it was for most of us in attendance including retirees on their 2nd career, full time employees of companies, a physical therapist, a stay-at-home mom, a landscaper, and a writer. All working hard every day in addition to operating home based businesses selling jewelry, candles, crafts, cosmetics, residential cleaning services, and a self published book of poetry.

Finding Your Deserve Level, Exceeding Self Imposed Limitations, Creating Self Confidence and Self Esteem, Turning Negatives into Positives and Stop The Self Sabotaging Beliefs, concepts all based upon the book “Stop Self-Sabotage” by Pat Pearson, M.S.S.W. The seminar was very interactive; LaShawanda controlled the time covering 10 pages of exercises accompanied by a Power Point Presentation. Time allowed for open-ended questions, mini exercises, and food-for-thought “homework” assignments. Mark, the owner of The Java House Café provided his famous Panini sandwiches so that our minds and bodies could be fed at the same time. The seminar was scheduled for 2 hours but we exceeded that due to the discussions and networking that followed the program.

The presentation ended with two drawings, one a Scholarship, ($299 value) to attend the C.O.R.E. Connect 1-Day Training next month at The Christiana Hilton. Surprisingly, I won and am looking forward to attending which is designed to teach direct sales reps the basics of the business in a unique manner.

Thank you Jaime and Ira Spencer, of the Home Based Business Chamber of Commerce, networking events such as these truly help businesses grow and it does “Bring Home Based Businesses Out Of The Closet”.

http://lashawandamoore.com/

www.homebasedbusinesschamber.com

http://patpearson.com/

www.homeandgardenbyrk.com

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I’ve lived in my development for over 20 years and our house was built several months before any of our neighbors.  We’ve never had any problems and we speak in passing, but no one has ever said, “You’re a good neighbor”.

 I started my blog 8 months ago and to my great surprise was recently nominated to receive a “Good Neighbor Award”.  Saturday morning en route to Dover, I received an email from the award’s sponsor, Katherine of Pilowsalamode, and got so excited, joyously telling my son.  He was not impressed, looked at me like I had 4 heads and kept on driving.  The excitement grew as I read more, it wasn’t just the award, I along with others was nominated anonymously by fellow bloggers and their comments were so heart felt and touching.  Each morning, I will get a cup of coffee and visit the  blogger neighborhood reading and meeting my virtual neighbors.

 I want to thank Katherine for sponsoring the award, thank and send a great big HUG and SMOOCH to the person who nominated me and congratulations to all the award winners.

 Have a fantabulous day!

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday, a day that we’ve never seen before nor will we ever see again so make the most of it!

Remember when I purchased this dress from Avon (here), well the miracle is, I had to exchange the large for a medium and it fits!  I can’t wait to order it in red for the holidays…may opt for a large if it’s after Thanksgiving!  This evening I am attending a Financial Seminar which was postponed from last week because of the tornado watch.  I wanted to wear something comfortable and wrinkle resistant to stand up for 12 hours and this definitely fits the bill.

Pumps – Salvation Army// Bracelets – Rainbow Shops// Rings and Earrings – Jewelry box


Left the house at 8:00 am and won’t be returning until 9:00 pm – long day!

Have a fantabulous evening!


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