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HOT SPOTS: Jazz it up in Brooklyn with Antonio Hart

14 Dec

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Bring 2015 in on a high note with Antonio Hart at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Jazz Vespers 

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FASHION DO OVERS: Re-Purposed Leg Warmers

13 Nov

1415910565792 So I have had these leg warmers for a while, but to be honest I had no intentions in wearing them on my legs. So since winter is approaching and my hands were getting cold, I decided to turn them into   Continue reading

Back to the Dating Board: Going Poland Strong

12 Nov

Good day everyone one I know it has been a while since I have last updated you with how my dating has gone. Well I am back and since my last post….. I was in a short lived relationship with a guy from Mexico, started dating a guy from Israel and now I am a really good feeling I like him he likes me .. we make out kind of friendship with a hot guy from Poland…. I mean I drink Poland spring water but I did think I would be kissing someone from there…lol. Continue reading

A Dear Sandy Project

29 Oct

Many people who lived through this devastation can tell you how the struggle is not over but they are still standing. Yadestiny Treasure Chest has put together a video documenting survivors of Super Storm Sandy in Brooklyn, NY. You may check out the nonprofit and see how you can help their mission www.yadestinytreasurechest.org  Check out the Video made to Sandy below:

 

 

FLASH SALE FRIDAY

1 Aug

Today is a flash sale friday, where you have a chance to book a sewin for only $50… opportunity ends at 1pm today August 1st. So email haitianbarbiek@gmail.com

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TOP 5 WAYS TO SAVE AND GET HEALTHY IN NYC

27 Jul

While living in New York my entire life, I found that there are a lot of great ways to save and get healthy in NYC. It also, helped that I come from a family of 9: 5 Sisters and 3 brothers. But since I love you as readers I will narrow it down to 5 top ways.

  1. Buddy up on a Metro Card– If you and a friend, family member or co-worker take the same route almost every day, you could save money by just sharing an unlimited metro card. How? Well, there are 3 ways to utilize your unlimited effectively with someone else; A) on days you aren’t going anywhere you can let the other person use it. B) Travel 15 minutes earlier to the train station, swipe the metro card and wait for your buddy to hand them the metro to swipe. C) Walk your buddy to the train swipe them on and you take the bus and either meet them at your destination or take the bus to the next stop and then take the train that way. This is a great saving technique and also a way to burn some extra calories by walking a little more than usual. Trust me splitting the cost of a weekly or monthly would help you save and manage your money and time a lot better.
  2. Using It Until the Last Drop– Most of us are so wasteful and see the glass as half empty, well we need to see it as half full. using makeup in a tube, Toothpaste or anything similar, we tend to throw it away thinking that we can’t squeeze anything out, so its done. Right? wrong! There is aways more and you should use every penny. If you ever find yourself squeezing a tube  so much your hands starts shaking, try grabbing a scissor and cutting the end of the tube and taking from that end. I know you might feel like this sounds desperate but it’s actually eco- friendly. Why throw away before its used up? Try this especially with your toothpaste and you will save a little bit now, but accumulate so much more in the long run. Beside fluoride is not healthy, so if you have fluoride tooth paste less is more.
  3. Split- a-Meal– I love eating out with friends and family but hate the bill and feeling full. I want to share this tip with you, so you can save money and make a little room for dessert or to walk at ease. When going out with a group or just 2, try looking at the menu together and ordering something you both can share or that the group can get and taste a little from each plate. 9 out of 10 times you will not eat the entire plate and will throw food away. By ordering smartly you can save money and stay healthy by not over eating. Its also fun to share food and ask how you all like the taste, being a team of food critics. And when the bill comes you don’t have to start sweating!
  4. Free Events- Everyone in NYC knows that there are always fun and free things to do, especially in the summer. Instead of finding an exclusive night club to celebrate with friends and family, try researching some great places to create fun memories like the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Coney Island or Central Park Concerts. Usually with places like these you can walk to and bring your own meals. Someone can drive, another can bring food and the other can bring drinks. No one said you had to spend your last dime to have fun, only that you had to have fun. You work hard for you money, so you should not have to waste it.
  5. Plant it, Grow it, Eat it– The best way to know what your eating is to grow it yourself. At BJs and Lowes you can find affordable vegetable and fruit seeds that you can take home and plant. when you start thinking about your health and saving money , you would be able to focus and take what goes in your body seriously.

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FLY FLASHY AND FULL OF TALENT: CM3

26 Jul

I was blessed by the voices of these 3 young boys in Brooklyn, NY and one happens to be my little cousin. I am so proud to see young black men doing positive things in the community. Make sure you follow them on every social outlet and share this video. Amazing voices!

 

Please like and follow them on Youtube: CM3 Music/ Soundcloud: _TheOfficialCM3/ Twitter: @_THEOFFICIALCM3/ Instagram: @_THEOFFICIALCM3

 

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