Hello Friends and Happy
This week I am thankful for:
recognition for being a volunteer instructor for The Money School of Delaware
spent time with a new friend working on her blog
Annual Mammogram completed
#1 son possible enrollment into college courses at UD
#2 son received approval on his Senior Project topic
took time to read my Essence Magazine
my health, family, friends and of course my faith
Moving more into Autumn attire with a Maxi Skirt from Boscov’s
Thrifted blouse and belt from Goodwill and Wedge Shoes from Kmart
Collection of arm candy and earrings – jewelry box // Serpent Ring – Avon
Okay, it’s your turn, what are you thankful for?
Linking up today with Style elixar– come on over and meet some other fashionistas and enter her $100 Gift Card Giveaway.
Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Last week I taught another class, this one was “Blogging For Your Small Business” held at The Bear Public Library, in Bear, DE. It was the second blogging class that I had an opportunity to teach thanks to The Money School of Delaware. There weren’t as many students enrolled in this class which allowed us more time for questions and answers as well as to do a little networking.
Blogging for Small Business
Enjoying teaching the class
In attendance, along with her mother was Kayla Williams, a 9 year old who is the owner and designer of Kay-Luv-Kreations Jewelry. Kayla showcased her current line of jewelry and has already participated in several vendoring events at Churches and local Craft Shows. This young lady is a lovely entrepreneur and her mother is certainly proud of her. Kayla can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynette Oliver, The SewLadi, creates and sells adorable Handmade Gift Items including Hats, Scarves, Dolls, Key Chain Holders, Money trees, Business Card Holders and Cotton Dish Cloth Dresses. Lynette also conducts sewing, knitting and crocheting classes and has an Etsy Shop, www.etsy.com/shop/thesweladi. Lynette can be reached at email@example.com.
Regina Redden, Consultant/Educator is a very passionate woman when it comes to the upbringing and educating today’s youth. Helping early childhood educators provide building blocks for a strong foundation is her motto, and she can be reached at Edu1Consultants@hotmail.com.
Also in attendance was Carla Shipman owner of Declutter Enterprise, LLC, who I had previously met at The Money School’s Green Tie Event. I will definitely be enlisting her services in preparation of downsizing our home over the course of the next several years. Carla can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rasheeda Demby-Chenault is the Owner/Stylist/Aesthetician of Demby International Beauty Studio located in Wilmington. Rasheeda can be contacted at email@example.com.
Carla Holland, is a Training Coordinator and Business Advisor for the University of Delaware Small Business & Technology Development Center. If you require additional information about this program, feel free to reach out to Carla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The only male attendee in the class was Willard Williams, of Gemstone Real Estate Group, who kept me on my toes with his many questions. As an educator it’s job satisfaction when you can share your knowledge with others especially to those who are eager to learn. If you are in need of housing services, rentals, lease or purchases, Willard can be reached at email@example.com.
Listening to the questions
I would like to once again thank The Money School of Delaware for giving me an opportunity to be a guest instructor. I know that it is a stepping stone leading to something great for my retirement years…yes, I’m putting it into the atmosphere!
Have a fantabulous day – Smooches
On Sunday, a second book signing was held at The Java House Cafe in Middletown with local author, Jacqueline Charmane. Jacqueline’s book, “They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again“ is her fifth book and the first one not self-published. In addition to being an author, Jacqueline is a Christian Evangelist and a Comedian (Mother Maeye). As a student at The University of Delaware she received numerous awards and accolades and was even honored as “Most Likely to Succeed” but her dreams were turned into nightmares and she dropped out of school.
Jacqueline eventually returned to school and began working for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and while commuting on a train she met her rapist and father of her only son. Rejected she hid the truth and married her boyfriend who thought the child was his. This true story is of how her courage, determination and faith in God helped her survive an abusive marriage, kidnapping of her son, a divorce, depression, a mental breakdown and then the near death of her son.
They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again is not for the faint of heart, it’s a graphic real life account about the things men do to women and the things women do to survive, it will definitely change the way you think about life. Jacqueline’s other books are “A Journal of 52 Days To Your Prosperity“, “I Don’t Do “FRIEND” Marry Me or Be Alone”, “Satan’s Dirty Little Secret Is Out” and “Knowing and Possessing The Attributes of God”
For more information and signing dates, please go to www.jacquelinecharmane.com or call 302-357-4969.
Author Jacqueline Charmane
Mark, owner of The Java House Cafe introducing Jacqueline
Members of a local book club discussing upcoming events in Middletown
Listening in awe of Jacqueline’s life events
Jacqueline Charmane discussing “They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again”
My signed copy of “A Journal of 52 Days To Your Prosperity”
On Saturday, we took hubby to dinner at Ali Baba Middle Eastern Restaurant in Newark, http://www.alibabacuisine.com . We hadn’t been there since August and being it was Cinco de Mayo most of the students from the University were at Mexican restaurants so we were seated immediately.
The food is authentic Moroccan, very flavorful and everything is made fresh to order so you have to wait a little bit. We sat in the backroom, which is decorated in tapestries and sofa seating, the soft cushions and pillows made it a comfortable wait. Afterwards the wait staff don’t try to rush you out which also makes your dining experience pleasant.
We started with the Stuffed Grapes leaves, my son used the pita bread to wrap his, but they were perfectly warm when they arrived at the table. We each had a different entrée so that we could taste a little of each.
I ordered the Samke Harra, a flaky fresh salmon filet, baked with tahini, garlic, cumin, onion, pine nuts, lemon juice, and parsley. It was served with a side of tabouli salad which contains parsley my favorite herb. Along with a cup of mint tea it was heavenly!
Hubby had the Moroccan Chicken which had a harisa cumin sauce (spicy), served with a side of Eastern rice. It was suggested that he pull back the skin if it was too spicy but he suffered through, sniffling while enjoying this awesome chicken dish.
Tayair had the chicken kabobs, which were cubes of chicken breast marinated and grilled, served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice. He normally doesn’t eat much of anything unless it pizza, but he ate his entire meal without stopping. After he finished his meal, “itis” kicked in and he leaned back, sleepy eyed on the cushions ready to nap!
al-Malik ordered the Lamb & Beef Gyro Pita Wrap from the lunch menu, but after seeing how small it was he decided to take it home. He then ordered the lamb kabobs which were marinated and charbroiled and served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice.
Afterwards we were all fully satisfied with no room for dessert. Can’t wait for the next visit to Ali Baba!