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Sunday, July 29, 2012

CLOSED: Win a $25 Gift Card from Walmart! Join the Walmart Box Tops for Education!

Ready to get a head start on stocking up on some of your favorite Box Tops for Education products this summer? Spring off of the diving board and into your local Walmart! Then, make a splash at the beginning of the school year by sharing the Box Tops that you collected all summer long. Starting this July, participating products at Walmart will be loaded with 4 Box Tops, so don´t let this opportunity float by you!

  • Look for the Box Tops display at your local Walmart to earn 4 Box Tops on more than 100 of your family´s favorite items including Cheerios, Hamburger Helper, Nature Valley and Totinos
  • By liking Walmart on Facebook you can earn more Box Tops from General Mills
  • Check out the Box Tops For Education website to learn more about the Box Tops Program and how you can help your school reach its goal for the 2012-2013 school year
  • Visit to find out how you can earn even more for your school with eBox Tops

Winner is Evert H. from South Africa!

Win a $25 Walmart Gift Card:
Disclosure:  The Walmart gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by General Mills and Walmart through MyBlogSpark. Deadline August 10, 2012.


‘Reminisce’ Girlfriends Getaway package at the Omni Hotel CNN Center in Atlanta!

Girlfriend's Getaway Package 

The ideal Girlfriends Getaway is here! The ‘Reminisce’ Girlfriends Getaway package offers deluxe accommodations, welcome amenity and turndown service. Bring a dress to donate to Donate My Dress and receive two $50 gift cards to Bloomingdales per room. The hotel will deliver dresses to the Saving Generations' Marietta Chapter of Becca's Closet, an affiliate of that provides mentoring services for youths in Cobb County and Metro Atlanta. 

They’ll also give you ideas on where to shop in the area. A great time to reminisce with your friends..
Package Includes:
  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Concierge pre-call to assist with special requests
  • Welcome amenity
  • Bring in a gently used cocktail dress to donate. Drop boxes will be located at the front desk
  • Two $50 gift cards to Bloomingdales to use online or any store location
  • Destination Shopping Guide
  • Turndown service
Pricing Details:
From $237 per night. Available until December 31, 2012. 
Anyone who wishes to donate, without purchasing the package, can drop their special occasion dresses off at the hotel. For every dress donated, the hotel will donate $10 to the Saving Generations' Marietta Chapter of Becca's Closet, and the donor will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Bloomingdales gift card and a two -night stay at any Omni Hotel and Resorts property! 
Book Your "Reminisce" Girlfriends Getaway visit here!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Georgia Women for Obama: United to Win event in Atlanta #Obama2012

With 100 days left until election day  "Are you in?"

If so, please come show your support and join guests Keshia Knight Pulliam, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and many others at our Women for Obama event in Atlanta!

We're empowering supporters of President Obama to act now! This is a FUN, FREE and ENERGETIC event that is open to the public. (Men are obviously welcome!!)

Time: Saturday, July 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Georgia Women for Obama

Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (Atlanta, GA)
65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.E Atlanta, GA 30303


Friday, July 27, 2012

Saying Goodbye to Kile Glover - Let's Continue His Legacy! #KileGlover

Like many of you, I too have been touched by the loss of Kile Glover. Although I had never met him, I can imagine like my boys he was a smart, talented, and very gifted young man. I had the pleasure of meeting his mom, Tameka Raymond last month at her business in Alpharetta, Georgia.

My dad once told me that, "Bad things sometimes happen to good people." I'd have to say in this case his quote is very fitting. Having two boys myself, my heart aches for Tameka. From my own experiences, there is no easy way to deal with death. 

I do however believe that Kile's legacy will continue to live on. To help his legacy please send donations to: Bank of America Acct # 3340 3823 9828 OR via PayPal email

Shimmer Girls Night Out: A YWCA "Women In Transition" Charity Benefit

Watch this awesome video created by Jasmin Goodman of the Shimmer Boutique presents Girls Night Out charity event supporting the YWCA OF GREATER ATLANTA!
Please don’t forget to Like J. Michelle LLC here too! -->

Shimmer Girls Night Out: A YWCA "Women In Transition" Charity Benefit from JMichelle on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

CARA B Naturally® Launches A National Pledge Campaign Take The Pledge to Care, Naturally!

CARA B Naturally® Launches A National Pledge Campaign
Take The Pledge to Care, Naturally! 
CARA B Natural Products, Inc., a company trailblazing new ground in the ethnic personal care category, has launched a Pledge to Care, Naturally, a national campaign that is intended to positively impact the wellness and development of your children. By requesting that Moms, Dads, caregivers and community members sign the Pledge to Care, Naturally, CARA B Naturally hopes to show a true commitment to promoting healthy decision-making for kids and families as a whole.

Babies and children are the most vulnerable to the potentially harmful side effects of toxic chemicals. Many chemicals found in everyday baby and children’s products have been linked to developmental, learning and behavioral issues, as well as skin and respiratory problems such as eczema and asthma. CARA B Naturally is asking that you join us as we pledge to do our best to eliminate toxic chemicals from our loved ones lives.
To take the Pledge to Care, Naturally and help spread the word visit  
Pledge to Care, Naturally®
I pledge to do my best to make informed and healthy decisions for my family by avoiding toxic chemicals in the care of the children in my life. 
I do this because:
  • Children are more vulnerable than adults to the potential harmful effects of chemicals.
  • Natural, chemical-free products are safe and effective.
  • My family deserves the best.
  • Our Children Are Always Beautiful, Naturally…

About CARA B Natural Products, Inc.
Co-founded in 2009 by Landra Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, and her sister Kristi Booker, CMO, this minority-owned business is committed to promoting positive images and messages for and about ethnically diverse children. CARA B Naturally is devoted to celebrating natural beauty and is eager to help foster healthier attitudes about how kids view themselves. From the Company mission and all-natural product formulations, to the high customer service standards and charitablegiving program - everything at CARA B Natural Products, Inc. is based on thebelief that Children Are Always Beautiful, Naturally®.  

CARA B Naturally currently offers four Certified Natural personal care products for children of ethnically diverse backgrounds. The Company plans to expand its product offerings in the coming months.
• Shampoo / Body Wash – A clinically tested, tear-free formula that includes vitamin E and aloe to moisturize and soothe, while imparting a rich cleansing lather and calming all-natural chamomile fragrance. 
• Leave-In Conditioner / Daily Moisturizer - Designed for use immediately after shampooing to improve manageability and for use every day as a light, non-greasy, and gentle moisturizer. Jojoba oil and Shea butter leave hair feeling noticeably soft.

• Moisturizing Hair Mist – Imparts a light shine to the hair while also improving manageability. Jojoba oil increases moisture, while sweet almond oil leaves behind a light, healthy shine without any greasy residue.
• Body Lotion - Moisturizes and soothes delicate skin with an all-natural formula of Shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E, andaloe. Clinically tested, allergen-free, and eczema-friendly, this light, non-greasy moisturizer leaves the skin feeling soft, with the delicately sweet scent of an all-natural chamomile fragrance.

CARA B Naturally is available at the Company’s website, select Whole Foods Market locations and several independent natural retailers nationwide.  In January 2012, CARA B Naturally successfully launched atest in both Target and CVS stores across the country. The brand will also debut in select Walgreens' stores in August of this year. To learn more about CARA B Natural Products, Inc. please visit

Women for Obama rally in Atlanta

What: Women for Obama rally in Atlanta

Where: Georgia Railroad Freight Depot
65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303

When: Saturday, July 28th
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

RSVP now

Over the past three and a half years we've made some incredible progress, from helping ensure that women get fair pay, to seeing two new women take their seats on the Supreme Court, to passing health care reform that is helping millions of women get access to preventive care and keep their families healthy, too.

Not every woman has heard about everything we've accomplished -- and that's exactly why we have to double down on our efforts. When we reach out to our friends and neighbors and have these conversations, we can help make sure they'll be at the polls with us this fall -- and at our sides the next time we show up to volunteer.

So RSVP for the Women for Obama rally this Saturday in Atlanta:



Meredith Lilly
Georgia State Director
Obama for America

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's Atlantic Station - Atlanta, GA

2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Atlantic Station - Atlanta, GA

2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Atlantic Station - Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
5K (3.1 miles)
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.

Since 1989, this all age, all-ability walk has mobilized millions to join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, raising more than $347 million for the cause. Events are held annually in the fall in nearly 600 communities nationwide.

For more information contact the Metro Atlanta regional office of the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter at and (404) 728-1181.
Event Location:

Standard: No Fees
Although there is no registration fee for this event, we encourage all of our walkers to make a personal donation and raise money for the cause. Raise $200 or more and receive a 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's™ T-shirt! Take the first step toward reaching your fundraising goal by making a personal donation today.

Belk's Big Night Out benefitting the YWCA of Greater Atlanta

August 22, 2012!

Grab your girlfriends to enjoy a special evening of shopping, food & fun at Belk Phipps Plaza. A portion of all purchases will benefit the YWCA of Greater Atlanta Women in Transition Program.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Black Girls CODE Presents- Build a Webpage in a Day ATLANTA!

BlackGirlsCODE is bringing our exciting 1-day webmaking workshop to Atlanta, GA on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Emory University.  This workshop will teach participants to build their own unique webpage in one day using fun games and activities to introduce HTML, CSS, and basic web structure.  
All BGC SummerofCode events are geared towards introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs.  This event is intended for girls ages 7-17.
The event starts promptly at 10:00AM.  Participants can bring their own computer or access will be provided to a computer workstation during the workshop. Both lunch and snacks will be provided.
Space is limited to sign up soon to secure your spot!  
We have been experiencing some problems with our Paypal payments.  Please contact: Kimberly Bryant   (415)860-6387 if you have problems completing your order.
Imagine. Build. Create.

Worse than death - Penn State alums react to harsh NCAA penalties

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

Michael Gutman graduated from Penn State University in 1971 with a master's degree in engineering. His son graduated from the school in 1997, followed by his daughter in 1999. Both went on to earn medical degrees at Emory University.

Yet, when Gutman walks around his neighborhood, he is shy about representing Penn State.
"I am afraid to walk out with my Penn State hat or T-shirt on," Gutman said. "I don't want people to make nasty comments. People have done that before."

Read more to hear what I have to say about the recent penalties..

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tosi Ufodike's, New Book “50 Parent Commandments"

Tosi Ufodike's, new book “50 Parent Commandments" is a comprehensive, simple, and honest guide to finding and hiring a Good Nanny. Tosi guides her readers through 50 Commandments based on her more than 14 years of experience and education in the childcare field. With humor, insight, and proven experience, Tosi Ufodike breaks down the daunting task of hiring a good nanny.

"The notion of having help for parents really stayed with me. It was a part of my foundation and still is to this day”, Ufodike says. “50 Parent Commandments is an essential guide for anyone who has a child and is looking to hire a nanny. It incorporates both advice and tips, as well as the most talked about section, how to nanny proof your marriage.” “As the economic crisis continues, more and more parents are forced to enter the workforce. They are looking for help with childcare, their focus has shifted to finding the best care for their children, and nannies are a great option”, Ufodike adds.
50 Parent Commandments is available online at and other channels.
About the Author

Tosi Ufodike was born in the United States of America. Tosi’s mother is American and her father is Nigerian. She lived in Nigeria until was she was twelve, then went on to study in America and England, igniting her passion for traveling and experiencing different cultures.
Tosi Ufodike has worked with children and families around the world. She started her own business, My Good Nanny, in 2005, and it is now the leading Christian, diverse nanny placement agency in the United States. Tosi Ufodike holds live workshops, training seminars, and hosts a weekly radio show for parents, called MGN Radio. She is dedicated to helping parents find the best care for their families. She lives with her family in the United States.

For more information on My Good Nanny, visit

Cindy Long
Twitter: @50parentcommand

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Shimmer Boutique Girls Night Out Charity Event - Sincere thanks!

Heartfelt thanks for making Shimmer Boutique Girls Night Out charity event supporting the YWCA of Greater Atlanta's Women in Transition (WIT) program a huge success! 

There is no greater gift than to give. Please share your blog posts here, so we can help promote! More photos to come!

For more information, please visit: