Saturday, February 25, 2012

Most Memorable Lines from "The Help"

Real Quick:  If you haven't seen the movie 'The Help', go check it out.  I won't go into the storyline.  By now, everyone knows...  Some people loved the movie, others despised it.  Make the decision for yourself.  *Click here to read my review of 'The Help'.* 

Love it or hate it, it'll definitely make you pause, think and re-think.  Here are just a few of my favorite lines from 'The Help':    

"You is kind.  You is smart.  You is important."  -Aibileen

"Love and hate are two horns on the same goat."  -Charlotte Phelan

"Minnie don't burn no chicken."  -Minnie

"If you can love your enemy, you already have victory."  -Preacher Green

"Eat My Sh*t.  I said.....Eat. My. Sh*t."  -Minnie 

"Courage sometimes skips a generation. Thank you for bringing it back to our family."   -Charlotte Phelan

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My Video of The Day: Colin Powell & Affirmative Action

I met Colin Powell years ago when he was contemplating a run for the U.S. presidency.  I was so intrigued with him.  After all these years, I still am.  One day....I'm gonna sit down and have a conversation with him.  Watch and see.  

Here's Mr. Powell from HBO's "The Black List", speaking about affirmative action. His words struck a chord with me.  I couldn't have said it better myself..... 

Friday, February 17, 2012

My Pic of The Day! (86 Years & Counting!)

Look at these two!  Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher. They're too beautiful... And get this: They've been married for 86 years!  He's 105 years-old and she's 103 (they were 19 & 17 when they married!)

They've lived through the terms of 15 presidents, they sleep in seperate bedrooms and have attended seperate churches throughout the years.  Hmmmm..... :-) 

Note: Miss Zelmyra in this pink giving me life!  LOVE it!!! :-)
Mr. and Mrs. Fisher

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Time to Partay: "Party at Tiffany's" Star is Making Memories and Dreams Come True

Say hello to Tiffany Young, party planner extraordinaire, owner of Pink Pastry Parlor and star of the Oprah Winfrey Network's 'Party at Tiffany's'.  One glance at Pink Pastry and you'll see that Tiffany is not your typical party planner. You name it and she can make it happen!  She's all about that pink power (Yes!), female empowerment (High-five) and having fun!  Check her out:

Tell us a little about Tiffany, the genius behind Pink Pastry Parlor…
Where did you grow up?  I grew up here in Atlanta, Decatur to be exact.  I was born in Monroe, LA, but left when I was 3 years old.

Where did your love of party planning come from
?  I just LOVE KIDS!  I designed my shop to be everything a girl would want for her birthday: A sleepover room, spa, stage for dress-up, classroom for crafts, tea party room, a mini shopping mall, an all pink fun house, and CUPCAKES of course!!!

Tiffany Young, owner of Pink Pastry Parlor 

Have you always loved the color pinkAlways.  It says "girl power" and that's what I'm all about.

What inspired you to open Pink Pastry?  The drive to just do something I’ve always wanted to do. To be my own boss and play with kids all day. It empowers girls and fulfills my true calling at the same time.

‘Party at Tiffany’s’ is an amazing show!  The look on the little girls’ faces when they see their parties is priceless. What kind of feedback have you been getting from the show?  Wonderful feedback!  I get fan mail from little girls all the time! I love it when they say, “I’m saving up to have a party with you!”

What’s the most important thing to remember when planning a party?  To make EVERY element reflect the birthday girl, not the price and not the parent, but all about the birthday girl. It’s all about her on that day.

The Pampering Spa

My favorite party on ‘Party at Tiffany’s’ involved lots and lots of poodles. What’s been your favorite party to plan so far?  Do you have a favorite type of party to plan?  Wow, I’ve done over 650 parties in a year, that’s hard to narrow!  But the “type of parties” that I love to plan are the ones where the birthday girl is a kind of shy, yet 15 minutes into the party she's the most talkative one!  Pink Pastry has that effect!
This one’s for my 62 year-old Auntie. She wants to know… Can she and her friends have a party at Pink Pastry?  LOL!!! Of course, it’s called the “Sweet 16…Again” Party!!!!! Bring it on!

Pink Pastry Make-Over Room
Fast forward five years…to year 2017.  Where do you see Pink Pastry?  I see Pink Pastry being in every major city, where every little girl can experience the party of a lifetime!  And I also hope to have a successful non-profit organization, so that every girl (even the less fortunate) can experience it as well. I’ve accomplished every goal I have put my mind to, and those are the ones on my mind now.

What's up next for Tiffany?  Let's see....More TV, multiple locations, and more parties! What else is there to do?? Lol!  Pink Pastry ROCKS!!!!!

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Pink Pastry Parlor

8465 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite 1000
Alpharetta, GA 30022
(770) 650-PINK (7465)
Twitter: @PinkPastryP

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dear Whitney, I Will Always Love You...

Not much to say here....

My heart is so filled with sadness.  For me, Whitney Houston didn't just represent a great talent. Growing up, she embodied grace, elegance and undeniable beauty.  She ruled the the music world for many, many years and left a lasting musical influence on a lot of people.

I hope she'll be remembered as a legend.  I hope her legacy includes her being a mother and a daughter, someone who touched so many of our lives with her talent, her struggles and her death....

R.I.P. Whitney.

Whitney Houston (Arista, 1985)

Friday, February 10, 2012

My Video Of The Day: Music REALLY Is The Language Of Love

I love music and I love kids, so this one was a no-brainer.  I have no idea what this lil munchkin is singing, but she's so freakin' cute and her passion is priceless.  I fell in love with her right on the spot! :-)


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Her Royal Flyness...

First Lady Michelle Obama looked absolutely stunning (as usual) at the 2012 BET Honors, didn't she?  The event was held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Dec 14th.  The show airs on BET on Monday, February 13th, 9:00 pm (EST).

Friday, February 3, 2012

10 Lessons I Learned From Don Cornelius

I hate to hear about a suicide death.  It's even more disturbing when it's someone you know...or someone you feel like you've known forever.  

Don Cornelius needs no introduction.  The fact that he started Soul Train with $400 and turned it into the most iconic TV and music dance show of our time is....beyond amazing.  I learned some valuable life lessons from this man:

  1. Don't just be a businessman, be a business man. (See the difference?)

  2. When you follow your passion, everything will fall into place.

  3. Always, and I mean always look your absolute best. #swag

  4. Dancing, good music....makes everything better.

  5. Sometimes it's not what you say, but how you say it. (Love, Peace & Soul)

  6. Don't be afraid to fight for something you believe in...especially if you're right. (Dick Clark's 'Soul Unlimited'. Look it up.)

  7. Stay committed to your decisions, but flexible in your approach. (Diversify)

  8. Be gracious to others and the universe will be gracious to you.

  9. Leave a legacy.

  10. Dream big.  Really big.
    Don Cornelius

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