Category Archives: Events

My High School Graduate

Here are some pictures from Naomi’s high school graduation.

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By the way, I made sure Naomi heard my big mouth. Proud mommy.

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Naomi graduated with honors and is also an International Baccalaureate candidate.

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Her dress, shoes, and jewelry were purchased from Charlotte Russe.

Next stop Temple University!

Marketplace Mingle and Cocktail Party

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Marketplace Mingle and Cocktail Party from It’s a Natural Thang. Each attendee received samples of Aunt Jackie’s hair products. The Marketplace Mingle gave local vendors the opportunity to sale their products. I was glad to see two of my favorite vendors there.

Mingle Samples

  • Aunt Jackie’s Quench Moisture Intensive Leave-In Conditioner
  • Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel

Mingle Shea Butter.jpgI previously purchased shea body butter from Good Body Stuff. This time around I purchased the Baby Butter and Sandalwood Butter. My skin loves this stuff! Check out the website at

Mingle Shirt.jpgI couldn’t resist purchasing this t-shirt from Sweethearted. I saw this shirt on her Instagram and knew I had to have it. Please feel free to check out the website as well.

Mingle Earrings.jpgI don’t remember the vendor I purchased these earrings from. I like the fact this is a septum clip too.

Mingle Pink Elephant.jpgThis is what I won from the pink elephant gift exchange. The Hask Argan Oil Repairing Hair Kit and Hask Argan Oil Healing Shine Hair Treatment.

Happy shopping. 🙂


Style Week Pittsburgh 2015: Pinstripes & Pearls

Style Week Pittsburgh was back for a third year. This week took place between August 12th to August 16th. The Pinstripes & Pearls event was held at the LUXE East Liberty Showroom.

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Style bowties                         Knotzland Bowties

Style Dress                                                                 A representative from Dress for Success as in attendance.

Style Jewelry  Jewelry by Silpada

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Style Food

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It’s a Natural Thang Summer Meet Up 2015

Natural hair group It’s a Natural Thang held their Summer Meet Up Saturday, July 25th. The theme of the meet up was Generations. Attendees had the opportunity to bring their children and parents to share in this experience. There was also Little Miss Natural for little girls to showcase their natural hair styles.

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Goody Bag2                                      Goody bag with samples of Taliah Waajid™ haircare products.

Sweethearted raffle win                                                                     Won this cute hat in a raffle. Hat courtesy of Sweet Hearted.

Sweet Tee Purchase                                               Purchased this natural bug repellant from Sweet T’s Beauty All Natural Bath and Body Products.

Shea Butter Purchase                                                              I couldn’t resist purchasing the Vanilla Sandalwood Butta from Good Body Stuff Body Scrubs Body and Butters.

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Little Miss Natural         Participants in Little Miss Natural.

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High Tea with SYOUper Fly!

Last week I attended my first High Tea with the group SYOUper Fly! SYOUper Fly! is the sister group of It’s a Natural Thang. Both of these groups are based in Pittsburgh, PA. The High Tea was held at Arnold’s Tea located at East Ohio Street on the North Side of Pittsburgh. This was a great opportunity for the ladies who attended to network and enjoy some delicious tea and treats. 🙂

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HighTea Tea2  I tried the Peach Apricot Ginger Cream tea

HighTea Plate  My plate

High Tea Headwrap  Glad to see I wasn’t the only one rocking a headwrap.

High Tea Headwrap2 I kept the eyes neutral. Applied pink blush and a pink lip color.High Tea Group Picture

Church Builders Heating the Shelter Fundraising Event and Online Expo

Church builders of Gaffney SC is a non-denominational group that takes in people who are down on their luck, struggling with addiction and helps them know a better path through faith and conviction, by providing Shelter, discipleship, education, and employment. They have currently obtained a new building and are trying to establish all of the code requirements to allow those they assist to move in. They have a huge need here and are willing and able to serve. They function on donations only so please do join our event support our cause all vendors are donating proceeds as well, so everything helps.

Today Church Builders is having a BLOW OUT SALE JUST IN TIME for Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss it with your favorite vendors and products: Jewelry, Households, Beauty and Health Care products. It is a great day online!

The first link provided below is the Facebook page for the Church Builders of Gaffney. The second link is the Facebook event for the online fundraising and expo.


Pittsburgh Fashion Week: Macy’s Fashion Rocks

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2014 marked the fifth year for Pittsburgh Fashion Week. The fashion action took place September 22-28, 2014. I recently attended the Macy’s Fashion Rocks fashion show that was held at the Macy’s in Downtown Pittsburgh. This fashion show displayed fashions you can wear for work that easily transitions for an evening out on the town. Guests also got a sneak preview of student designs from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. There were light refreshments from Savoy Restaurant in Pittsburgh.

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Fashion Week Student Designer A student designer showing her creation

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Fashion Week Blind FaithThere was also a local rock band to provide entertainment after the fashion show.

Style Week Pittsburgh 2014

Style Week Pittsburgh was back for another week of fun and style. Style Week Pittsburgh took place August between the 11th and the 17th with different events happening each day.

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I attended the Jewelry Showcase that was held on Wednesday August 13th. This showcase was presented by the Macy’s Department Store located in downtown Pittsburgh.

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Style Week Mehndi by Soma  Mehndi by Soma

Some very expensive pieces were on display.

Style Week Michael Kors  Michael Kors

Style Week Bulova  Bulova

Style Week Jewelry  An assortment of jewelry on display

Style Week more watches  An assortment of watches

Pittsburgh Fashion Week 2013

Pittsburgh recently hosted its fourth annual Fashion Week. The festivities concluded on September 29, 2013.


Fashion Week in Pittsburgh made its debut in 2010. Seven days of fashion shows and events held at various venues throughout the city. I attended the fashion show that was held at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh on September 28, 2013. I saw the designs from some extremely talented students.














Miyoshi Anderson is the Executive Director & Founder of Pittsburgh Fashion Week. She is a native of Pittsburgh and has had a very successful modeling career.  




Fun, Fit & Fabulous Women’s Health Conference

I attended the Fun, Fit & Fabulous Women’s Health Conference that was held August 17, 2013 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. This conference was sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. The conference started off with a fitness warm-up to get the ladies moving in the morning. The women could take advantage of the health screenings that were being offered or attend the seminars.

After did my health screenings, I attended a cooking demonstration being conducted by Elise Wims. Elise, a Pittsburgh native participated on Season 9 of Hell’s Kitchen where she placed third overall. She made a delicious watermelon salad.  I also attended another cooking demonstration Elise held in the afternoon where she made her goddess smoothie. Her website also has recipes.

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There was a celebrity panel which included local celebrities from Pittsburgh. Jeannette Jenkins, founder of The Hollywood Trainer also participated in the celebrity panel. Each woman took turns sharing a few things about themselves.

Image(L-R) Jennifer Antkowiak, KDKA-TV; Jeannette Jenkins, The Hollywood Trainer; Dr. Holly Frazier, Dance Moms; Nia Frazier, Dance Moms; Miyoshi Anderson, Founder of Pittsburgh Fashion Week

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Jeannette Jenkins was also the keynote speaker for the women’s health conference. She shared her knowledge of fitness and nutrition. By the way, Jeannette is a very sweet person and comical. You can tell she truly loves and is passionate about what she does. I already follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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