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20 Things I Learned About a Penis from Another Man

I asked my husband before I went to bed, “Do you mind if I go to an event that will teach us 20 things we may not know about the penis?”

“What?!” he replied, but still intrigued because this is not the normal event I would attend.

I repeated the question and showed him the details of the event. The next day when I reminded him about the event, he replied with the biggest smile on his face, “Oh, I didn’t forget that!”dr drai_penis

I was invited out by my good friend Joyce (MommyTalkShow.com) and I am very glad I was able to experience the energy of Dr. Drai (pronounced Dre, like Dr. Dre). It was room full of at least 14 women with our pencils in our hands ready to take notes.

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Dr. Drai is a nationally recognized author, speaker, consultant, go-to media expert on women’s health issues & a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. He currently travels around the country serving 8 celebrity clients that keep him busy. He stopped in Atlanta at Smash restaurant on Monday evening to teach us a thing or two about the mighty penis.

I think we probably all felt we had a working knowledge of the male genitalia until we took that pre-test. We all started looking around and finally admitted, we don’t know as much as we thought we did.

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This Event Was Different Because…

We were taught lessons, like we were actually in school. Dr. Drai handed out a class syllabus with what we were expected to learn for the evening? Syllabus? I thought we were here to have a nice dinner and talk pleasantries about the penis!

Ohhh no, we each received a book, took a pre-test, learned a GREAT DEAL about the male (& female) body parts, and even a final test. We were just lucky enough to enjoy a great meal & wine with our lesson.

20 Things I Learned Last Night about the Penis from Dr. Drai

Now, I can’t share everything I learned for two reasons, 1) It makes me blush too much too type everything, which means I should share more details in person. 2) You have to read the book to get the full details.

BTW, these tips are randomly written. 

  1. If your man usually stinks down there, apply deodorant under the testicles at the start of the day. It will make him smell normal.
  2. The survey results are in: Women prefer a fatter ummmm, versus a longer! Really? Ok!
  3. Having an uncircumcised penis is actually more normal than not. Circumcised penises are an American thing, so most of the world is UNcircumcised.
  4. If your man has a curved penis … there is a certain way to basically sit on it (get the book for that explanation)
  5. The best way for you get to pleasure when you’re on top is to grind on it, not hop on it (no up and down, but round and round). Get it?
  6. The average length of a penis soft and/or hard … (again, get the book! It will surprise you)
  7. Apply pressure on the taint (google it, I am blushing to hard to type where this is) to please your man right before he reaches his climax.
  8. There are 3 ways to increase your man’s sensation during climax: 1) vibrator on the taint. 2) apply pressure on the taint 3) it’s in the book
  9. The best toys for your body should be 100% silicon because they will keep the bacteria out. *Wash those toys too people!
  10. Rough sex can break your man’s penis! It’s actually considered an emergency. Call 911!
  11. Penis Kegals are real. He explained that it will help make your man last longer and strengthen his penis while erect over the long run. He explains how to actually do this exercise in the book.
  12. Men who smoke (cigs), drink & are overweight have the smallest penises!
  13. Good core muscles = a strong penis. Have you ever seen a stripper make it jump! SMH!! It takes a good core to make that happen. So ladies, make your man workout!
  14. One major benefit of masturbation is it reduces the risk of prostate cancer. They’re more benefits in the book.
  15. Is your lover a minute man? Use the stop-start technique to help him last longer.
  16. A morning erection is normal because the bladder is full. It has nothing to do with you laying next to him. And on most mornings, he should be erect. If he’s not, it’s a sign of erectile disfunction. Check him out ladies!
  17. Men with smaller testicles make better dads!
  18. Semen is good source of protein and about 25 calories if you’re watching your weight. Just sayin’
  19. Never bring a toy in the bedroom that is bigger than your man.
  20. Ummmm, I can’t share any of his oral sex techniques… I’m fanning myself as I read them all over again. You’ll just have to get this book. <<< CLICK HERE <<<

As you can see, Dr. Drai went all the way in with our lesson on Monday evening. The things I shared just scratch the surface because in the book he goes in depth on everything I discussed and much more. I promise I wanted to Periscope (@BernettaStyle) while I was there, but I wasn’t sure how people would receive the information. I just wanted all my lady friends to hear this because it was too good not to share.

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Have you ever been in a lecture, read a book or watched a video and thought, “Man, everyone needs to hear this!” That’s how I felt the moment he started talking to us. I knew this was going to be good, and I was right. 3 hours flew by and we were all still raising our hands with questions, questions and a few more questions.

I wish he was my doctor, but he currently works with celebrity clients honey so, I don’t even know if he would accept my insurance!

Follow Dr. Drai on Social Media

Dr. Drai is American’s GYN and is all over social media (@DrDraiOBGYN). His favorite hashtags are #GYNEGirls (a lady who is not pregnant), #Preggoes (a lady who is) & #GENTS (the man we love in our life).

Purchase his book here <<< CLICK HERE <<<and a portion of the proceeds will go to one his favorite charities serving women in domestic violence situations. His hard back is $27 and the Kindle version is $9.99. Get whatever version works best for you, but get it.

Did you learn something today? What was it? Get the book to learn even more!

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Event Recap

3 Reasons Why Atlanta Teachers are Winning in 2015 with Staples! #StaplesforStudents

Across the country children head back to school and teachers prepare with school supplies, projects and big dreams of having another great year.

For some teachers & students those dreams are definitely going to come true because of companies/organizations like Staples, DonorsChoose.org & the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).

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Last week I was one lucky girl, as I was able to visit the newly renovated Ralph J. Bunche Middle School while they held a pep rally for a major announcement that would affect Atlanta teachers & students this school year.

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Watch this video taken by Daphne (Mushy Mamma), as APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen gets the crowd hype about what we are about to learn!

It was very suspenseful because not even the students knew what the assembly was about, but honestly any reason to get out of class for a minute and go to the auditorium is cool!

3 Reasons Why Atlanta Teacher are Winning in 2015 with Staples!

1. Staples has pledged 10 millions dollars to Think it Up, a new national initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, which will also cover over 200 school projects submitted by Atlanta teachers.

“I’m happy to celebrate this donation from Staples to help teachers in Atlanta Public Schools,” said WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News Anchor Jovita Moore. “We’re having a real impact on children’s education, thanks to Think It UpTM, its partnership with DonorsChoose.org and Staples’ commitment to supporting classrooms.”

2. Atlanta Public School system is the first school system to be funded with the new Think it Up™ program which gives our children a great start to a new school year.

Danielle Campbell, actress and Think It Up ambassador, also attended the announcement in support of Atlanta’s students and teachers.

“I’m proud to join EIF’s Think It Up movement and help kick off the school year in a big way for students and teachers in Atlanta Public Schools,” Campbell said. “I’ve had the privilege of working here a lot over the last few years, so Atlanta has become a second hometown to me. It’s wonderful to know that Staples’s investment today will bring to life meaningful learning experiences for so many of the city’s young people,” she added.

3. Atlanta area teachers will not have to postpone or cancel certain products due to lack of funds. Children will now be able to experience new opportunities & learn new things because the supplies for every project will be available.

Most teachers spend on average $400 of their own money to provide materials for their classroom. This helps take the burden off of many teachers.

“We are so grateful to Staples for their support of teachers and students through Think It UpTM,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “Their incredible gesture today will ensure that Atlanta teachers won’t have to dig as deep into their own pockets to pay for classroom supplies, and that students will have the materials they need to start the school year right.”

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How does this work?

Think it Up, a new national initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation that seeks to inaugurate a new movement in support of students, teachers and schools, helping create a culture of excitement about learning everywhere in America.

This fall, Think It Up, in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, will launch a platform to fund student-powered, teacher-led learning projects in classrooms across the country. I wish something like this was around when I was middle & high school. I could only imagine the possibilities. When you are exposed to more, you learn more and have a wider perspective.

The flash funding in Atlanta is part of Staples’ $10 million pledge to Think It Up which will inspire students to pursue their passions by working on collaborative learning projects. To help support the Think It Up movement, customers can donate one dollar at a Staples store near them or visit www.thinkitup.org to learn more.

Customers can help support Think It Up by donating at their local Staples store.

Win a $50,000 Scholarship and VIP Red Carpet Experience

Fans can enter the #StaplesforStudents sweepstakes for a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship and a VIP Red Carpet Experience. Fifty lucky winners will fly to Los Angeles with a friend to attend a star-studded Think It Up event. One lucky grand prize winner will win the trip to Los Angeles and a $50,000 scholarship.

Visit www.staples.com/scholarship to learn about different ways to earn entries and increase chances of winning, including making an in-store purchase, sending a tweet, signing up for e-mail and more. Entries must be submitted before 11:59PM ET on Aug. 22 and participants must be 13 years or older.

Disclosure: I received a promotional item for attending this event. 

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Chuck E. Cheese New Menu Created Just for Parents!

Can you really call yourself a parent if you haven’t taken your children to Chuck E. Cheese? (Of course you can, it was a joke!) Chuck E. Cheese New Menu

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My children love this place as most children do, but do you know the real reason? Mine would probably say the games! Every time we go, its all about the tokens, games and prizes. Food is usually the last thing on their mind, but as a parent can you say the same thing?

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As a parent who takes her children to Chuck E. Cheese for birthday parties, and sometimes Saturday afternoon fun – eating there has never crossed my mind as something to look forward to. I know about their salad buffet and pizza, although I’ve tasted both items and although it was good – it wasn’t memorable.

That all changed last week for me!

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I was one lucky girl when my entire family accepted an invitation to taste new menu items. I honestly thought it would be 1 or 2 new things, but I was so wrong. As a business they know that although, it’s a kids play heaven – the parents are the ones who bring them there. Parents were looking for more!

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This new menu is designed for parents!!

I loved their new items! I sincerely loved the new Cali Alfredo the best! I could order this every time I go to Chuck E. Cheese now.

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What’s actually new?

  • New Pizza: Thin & Crispy option is now available for any pizza!
  • Two New Pizzas: Cali Alfredo (Alfredo sauce, fresh spinach, shredded mozzarella, chicken breast, sliced mushrooms and sausage!) BBQ Chicken (featuring crispy onions and bbq drizzle.)
  • Sandwiches and Wraps: Caesar and Club Wraps (made with whole wheat tortillas) and BBQ Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich
  • Chicken Wings: BBQ & sweet chili boneless and bone-in chicken wings (all wing are baked, not fried)
  • Breadsticks: Soft Parmesan & Buffalo chicken cheesy bread
  • Dessert: Dessert churros served with salted caramel and white chocolate icing & improved Cinnamon Sticks are now stuffed with more cinnamon crunch and topped with white chocolate icing.

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I went back for seconds, thirds and shhhhhh but fourths! My children enjoyed the BBQ Pizza, Churros, Cinnamon Sticks but then went back to old faithful, Pepperoni Pizza! They ate so quickly, I had to make sure I got in a quick survey of their favorites before they ran off to play games! Then it hit me again … this menu is for me and my husband anyway!

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So we sat at the table, along with our 2 year old and fixed us another plate. My husband enjoyed the BBQ Boneless sweet chili boneless wings, BBQ Pizza and Cali Alfredo!

It makes your experience better when you as a parent can enjoy the same atmosphere that was originally created for your children. I enjoyed their new items so much, I can see myself going to Chuck E. Cheese alone – just for that Cali Alfredo!

The new menu is now at 545 Chuck E. Cheese locations and was created by their Corporate Chef Gregory Casale. There were other wonderful moms and their children tasting the new menu, so follow their story & experiences at the hashtag #CECAtlanta on Instagram & Twitter. Follow Chuck E. Cheese on their social media channels too: FB, Twitter & IG.

This new menu has been around for a little while, have you been able to try it out yet? I’d love to know your favorite new item!

Event Recap

Cirque du Soleil Presents VAREKAI in Atlanta

Cirque du Soleil is bringing the arena show VAREKAI to the Gwinnett Center for eight performances from July 29th through August 2nd

I’ve seen 2 previous Cirque du Soleil shows and I always leave feeling that I can do more with my life! What I mean is, that these people are so talented, disciplined and creative. You can tell this work is their passion and they’ve put their all into creating art that moves for our pleasure.

It’s nothing short of amazing.

What I’ve learned is that each Cirque du Soleil show tells a story. It’s more than a group of individuals doing acrobats, but it’s a story that gets you involved with the actual characters and excited about what will come up next.

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Artist from the Cirque du Soleil show ”Varekai’

The story of Varekai begins as Icarus, a solitary young man, falls from the sky and lands in a lush, wonderous world called Varekai.

Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest – a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures – Icarus takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. At the edge of time, in a place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.

The word VAREKAI (pronounced ver•ay•’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers.  This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.

VAREKAI is a furious, flamboyant celebration inspired by those artists who, every single day, no matter where the wind carries them, risk their life to challenge the laws of gravity, to jump and dance over the volcano,” says Director Dominic Champagne. “To tell the old world that something else is possible.” Source

Have you ever been to a Cirque du Soleil show? Which one was your favorite? Are you going to see VAREKAI?

Ticket prices range from $40 – $95 (subject to change) and can be purchased at www.cirquedusoleil.com/varekai or by calling 770-626-2464.

VAREKAI Show Schedule:

Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30pm
Thursday, July 30 at 7:30pm
Friday, July 31 at 4pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, August 1 at 4pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, August 2 at 1:30pm and 5pm

About Cirque du Soleil 
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visitwww.cirquedusoleil.comTo find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.

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1st Annual Mommies Who Brunch Launches in Atlanta

A.B.C. Publicity is proud to announce their new venture with signing Mommies Who Brunch Network. The mission and purpose of Mommies Who Brunch is to show mothers that although they have so many other responsibilities, their health and self-worth is just as important and they are not alone.
The organization hopes with this movement, mommies around the nation will be encouraged to embrace pregnancy and to embrace being a mother.
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Mommies Who Brunch is an organization that gives mothers a chance to spend a day with other mothers; they can network and relate to. Founder, Jasmine Foreman, came up with the idea of having different events that are specifically for mommies. With so many events that pertain to women, there are not any that focus just around mothers.
“As a new mother, I’ve learned that quality time with myself is extremely important not only for my health, but with raising my daughter. Self-confidence is something that all women lack whether it’s during pregnancy or post-pregnancy and it takes time to rebuild, says Jasmine Foreman.”
Save the Date, Mommies Who Brunch will host their first brunch happening August 23, 2015 at 103 West in Atlanta, GA. Ticket are only $35 and space is limited.

For more information on the Mommies Who Brunch and to purchase a ticket please visit www.mommieswhobrunch.com.
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Lake Louisa State Park Great Family Retreat

Every year we get together for my husband’s family reunion and every year it’s at a new location. His family is very big, so we usually need to have a location that can accommodate everyone while giving people their own space. This year we enjoyed Lake Louisa State Park in Florida.

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Lake Louisa, which was originally designated as a Seminole Indian Reservation in 1823, is now a 4,500 acre park that is noted for it’s beautiful lakes and scenic views.

Each family stayed in their own 2 bedroom cabin for our reunion, which gave us privacy but we were close enough to each other for the BIG family gatherings.

11693934_10206106811782853_5627080852712361180_n11705307_10206106812742877_1460704486155146800_nThe part of the park we stayed in had 20 cabins. Our family used up at least 7 of those cabins. There is no wifi on the park and no tv’s in the cabins. So come out expecting to entertain yourself the old fashion way, pure family time.

Rav 511168515_10206106812902881_2250769769209093785_nThe rooms are not the most modern but they are exactly what you would expect from a cabin experience.

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11705353_10206106811182838_1271625019157997316_n11252592_10206106811022834_8426695680348273296_nWe actually brought our two nephews with us, so two of the children stayed in the room with double beds and the other two stayed on the pull out couch. Rav 2We got up early on Saturday morning and went fishing! We had an OMG moment when we saw the sign about the alligators, and then we actually saw an alligator!

My daughter actually caught it on the hook, but there was no way we were pulling it up! She then went on to catch 5 fish!

OMG!!! A real aligator coming toward us!

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Lake Louisa, along with Hammond Lake and Dixie Lake are the state park’s most accessible lakes, which provide opportunities for fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

I mentioned that there must be wildlife out there because it’s too much open space and mini forest. I was right! It’s home to white-tail deer, bobcats, fox squirrel, raccoon, gopher tortoise, bald eagle, and osprey.

My husband and I agreed that we could see ourselves coming back with just our family. There was still a huge part of the park we didn’t get to see. We had free passes to go canoeing but didn’t have enough time. It’s a peaceful place and allows you to experience quietness with nature in a whole new way. It’s truly a world away from the world.

Lake Louisa is located on US Highway 27

7305 U.S. Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34714
(352) 394-3969

 

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iwi Fresh Green & White Party Recap & Skincare Heaven

“I want to age gracefully.”

This is a statement that I have repeated over and over again to my friends throughout the years. It’s still true.

We can’t stop time or the fact that we will get older or look older, but based on how we treat our bodies, we can control the speed at which that happens.

iwi_freshThis past Saturday I was invited to attend the 4th Anniversary party for iwi Fresh, a natural garden spa. I am always up for a cool event, but I was more excited because this place celebrates natural living and “aging gracefully” with ingredients right out of the garden. I couldn’t wait to learn more.

All the guest were supposed to wear green or white, and walked a green carpet when we arrived.

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iwi Fresh is an organic garden spa: “We relax, we scrub, we massage, we cleanse, we cultivate your mind, body and soul. Fertilize your tomatoes (heart), pamper your carrots (vision) and strengthen your celery (bones). “

iwi_freshiwi Fresh is located in the Castleberry Hill art district of Downtown Atlanta. They offer garden fresh skincare products, made by hand. Their skincare chef, Yolanda Owens uses raw, fresh and organic ingredients for all types of skin.  Every week they have specials that are too good not to take advantage of:

  • 1/2 Off BFF Special
  • $25 Mani/Pedi combo
  • $25 Massage Wednesday
  • $45 Gentleman Jack Thursday
  • Fresh Saturday Mimosa
  • Yoga Thursday

Now What About Their Products?

iwi-freshI can’t give you every product on this post, but here are a few that caught my attention!

squash-it-out’face cleanser
real-grits’ face cleansing bar
‘mint-2-be’face cleansing bar
‘flax-grits-mato’ face scrub
asparagus-my-face’ mask
cucumbers-2-the-resuce’eyes
lettuce-face-it’face mist
14-carrot-glow’face cream
$36.50/4oz.  $18.50/1oz
$8.50/8oz.  
$8.50/8oz.  
$36.50/4oz.  $19.50/1oz
$36.50/4oz.  $17.50/1oz
$39.50/1oz. 
$26.50/4oz.
$45.50/4oz.  $25.50/1oz

 

They have 14 different organic body scrubs made with flax-seeds, organic brown sugar, shea butter and coco butter with RAW Honey added.

iwi_freshNow … About Last Night …

For the past 4 years, iwi Fresh has served it’s community and they have returned the love with a night of celebrating!

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iwi_freshHere I am with the iwi Fresh creator Yolanda OwensInspired by her grandmother who treated family ills with nutrition and self-made herbal remedies, Owens produced her own line of skincare products and organic beauty creams for herself and her friends. 

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Do you watch BET’s The Game & Being Mary Jane? Well, iwi Fresh served as Chardonay’s Salon and also the spa where Mary Jane went off to relax!

iwi_freshIt was good to catch up with my blogging boo Kim as well!!

I can honestly say, I will be making my way towards Atlanta to get a treatment and purchase that carrot moisturizer!

Have you ever heard of iwi Fresh? What products do you use? 

 

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5 Big Things That Happen in Episode 1 Season 2 of POWER

I was literally hooked the from the first episode of Power last year. The storyline, actors and rawness captured my attention. Every week, I looked forward to seeing how Jamie or Ghost (whichever one floats your boat) would fall deeper into a relationship with the love of his life, Angela or make things work with his wife, Tasha.

Ghost’s character demands respect from the first scene on Season 1, so you know he’s immediately the lead. My eyes were glued. Period.

A few months ago, I put a picture of Omari on my vision board. I wanted to meet this man. I wanted to have a conversation with him and that happened last night.

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Omari Hardwick, the Atlanta native and star of the Starz breakout 2015 Summer hit, POWER, graced the red carpet last night for a screening of Season 2, Episode 1. I also met actors RonReco Lee (Survivors Remorse) and Brad Parker (below).

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Season 2 Episode 1 is a Jaw Dropper!

This first episode picks up right where the season finale left off. For 60 minutes of uninterrupted drama, love, sex, confusion, drugs, broken hearts, and broken promises, I held my breath.

Episode 1 doesn’t wait to give us the goods! Here are 5 big things that happen, that will make you look forward to the rest of the season, which by the way are 10 episodes this year.

  • Tasha confronts Ghost about Angela, the look on his face is priceless!
  • Holly didn’t die, yet! I think we all wished she did!
  • Cannon is going to try to bring down Ghost empire from within. He will try to use his son.
  • Ghost finds out Angela is a federal agent. Something shifts inside for him, and you see it in his eyes.
  • Tommy and his mom have a bad habit in common. You can see why he is messed up!

After the screening, there was a Q & A with Omari and he shared a few things about his background and what we can look forward to this season.

Is Ghost #TeamTasha or #TeamAngela?

His response was, “He (Ghost) understands that they are both individual people. When I originally read the script, my affinity was for her character the most. Everybody is attracted to the bad guy, but equally attracted to the ride or die chick. Tasha’s that chick! Women love in a way that men don’t. Men get stuck on stupid in a way women don’t. He loves her, but she loves that dark side. It’s limiting him.

Angela believes in his dream. Every man wants a woman who believes the real secret dream of where he wants to see his life. They are two very different women. He wishes he could smash them together but then there would be no show.”

All the ladies swooned and fellas gave their groan of agreement! Those last sentences made me want to go home and ask my husband does he think that I believe in the real secret of his dream?

What I learned tonight

I try to see the lesson in every experience because whether you believe it or not, there is one. I was standing right in front of Omari, trying to get my famous celeb selfie, and seriously considering not saying anything.

In that moment I told myself, “He’s on your vision board. You want more than a conversation-less selfie. You want him to know you, well at least meet you. You want more out of this moment. You have to speak up or the moment will be gone. He won’t reach out to you because there are too many people grabbing for his attention. Act now or lose out.”

That’s exactly what I did. I turned my behind around and simply said, “Hello! You’re on my vision board, so meeting you tonight is a dream come true. I love the show and I am a fan of your work.” His eyes got soft and said, “Really? That’s awesome! What’s your name beautiful?”

“Bernnettttaaa…..” I can’t remember if I tilted my head like a school girl or not.

So he shook my hand and we started to have a small conversation but someone said something and the moment was ended.

As he turned away, I thought to myself, “What if I didn’t ACT?” What if I let fear keep me stuck. I wouldn’t have had my moment in time with him. Now, I have a memory that I will never forget and a picture that captures the essence of my happiness.

Take my lesson learned and add it to your own life. ACT on what you really want. The best thing that could happen is what you really desire comes true! The worst that will happen is something won’t really manifest, but so what! If you don’t ACT, it surely won’t.

Season 2 of Power starts this Saturday, June 6th at 9pm on Starz. Follow the hashtags #PowerTV and even check out the massive FB fan page! If you are a die-hard fan, these are your peoples!

Are you a POWER fan? Are you #TeamTasha or #TeamAngela? Have you ever ACTED on something you initially feared?

 

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Atlanta Alive! Expo (Discount Code): Largest Health & Wellness Consumer Event

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Alive! Expo is an interactive “Natural Products & Green Living” consumer event filled with cooking demos, health lectures, fitness demos, kids area and lots of natural product and food samples. Alive! Expo brings together local and national companies that specialize in natural, organic, and eco products to showcase, sample and educate attendees interested in leading a green, clean and healthy lifestyle. Alive Expo is a fun and exciting weekend event for the entire family.

Our mission is to inspire and encourage individuals to embrace a life of health, wellness, fitness and environmental living through awareness of natural, organic and alternative products and solutions, advanced medicine research, education, nutrition, exercise and lifelong benefits of living a green, clean and healthy lifestyle.

What: 10th Annual Alive! Expo Atlanta

When: May 2 & 3, 2015
Saturday: 11am – 7pm / Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Where: GWCC in Hall C4 located at 235 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Use this special code, BStyle, for $5 off Admission

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Adult Ticket: Use this special code, BStyle, for $5 off Admission
Ticket Price: $10.00 per day
General Admission ticket includes admission to the Expo Show floor, Exhibiting Companies, Educational Lectures from Industry Experts plus Demonstrations

VIP Admission (LIMITED QUANTITY)

VIP Ticket:
Ticket Price: $35.00 per day
VIP Admission ticket includes admission to the Expo Show floor, Exhibiting Companies, Educational Lectures from Industry Experts, Demonstrations PLUS a VIP Gift Bag filled with full size natural & organic products from companies present and not present at the Alive! Expo — VIP Gift Bag valued at $100+

Children 12 and under — FREE general admission
Military with a Valid ID — FREE general admission

Please do not forget to bring your Food Donations to Alive! Expo. Help Us Help the Less Fortunate In and Around Atlanta. Non-Perishable Canned or Packaged Items Welcome. No Glass Please! No Expired Items Please!

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[Atlanta Giveaway] Win a Painting With A Twist Complimentary Session

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As a parent, we live for the hugs, kisses and quality time with our children – but there is nothing wrong with looking forward to date night with your spouse or a girls night out with your friends.

Both events allow us to recharge, renew and reconnect outside of parenthood:

Date Night:

After a few years, dinner and a movie becomes the norm for most couples (parents). Get out of that rut and try something different. Painting with a Twist will allow you to talk and laugh the entire night with that someone special. Also, you will have something to take home to show how much fun you had. You might even find a new passion or talent.

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Girls Night Out:

Most GNO’s consist of ladies sitting at table, a friend’s house or some event drinking included with a lot of laughter. Well, you can still do that at Painting with a Twist. You can bring your favorite wine but also bring a little creativity. You and your friends can still enjoy each others company while creating a master piece at the same time.

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As I just mentioned, one of the new places you can do this at is Painting with a Twist in Buckhead (Atlanta). They are having the Grand Opening Wednesday, April 1st but the studio is open for business as of today, Wednesday, March 25th. 

“The new studio is designed to provide guests with a fun night out and a chance to escape from reality. We are offering lighthearted entertainment that merges creativity and a social gathering where friends come together to create memorable pieces of artwork.” says Amanda (Owner)

Giveaway Time

I am excited that I will be in attendance for the Grand Opening and can’t wait to paint my masterpiece! I might give it to my husband…. well, maybe the kids! I would love for a lucky reader to experience this same fun, so I am hosting a giveaway worth $35 for one complimentary painting session. Please enter below and once the winner is chosen, Painting with a Twist will mail your prize.

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Cool Fact

In keeping with the founders’ fundraising roots, Painting with a Twist of Buckhead is passionate about supporting their local community. With the Painting with a Purpose program, Painting with a Twist of Buckhead donates 50 percent of their proceeds to local organizations and charities.

Painting with a Twist of Buckhead, located at 2140 Peachtree Rd. NW in Brookwood Square, is open during scheduled class times and holds office hours Wednesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.. The studio can be reached at (404) 975-3423.

Keep up with everything new on their social media channels: FacebookInstagram & Twitter


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Webinar: Blogging Basics | Start Your Blog with 5 Questions

I started my first blog in 2010 (W.I.F.E), and created BernettaStyle in 2012. It’s been an uphill blogging journey that allowed me to experience and learn quite a few things. Just like any industry, blogging changes daily but if I knew then what I know now – I could have gotten where I am years ahead of time. Start Your Blog.

There is not a week that goes by that someone doesn’t ask me, How Do I Create a Blog to share my ______ (you fill in the blank). I usually direct them to a website or two and give them a detailed email on what you need to know before you get started. These questions will help you focus and narrow down the Why’s and How’s of your new blogging journey.

I conducted a class in August 2014 on Blogging Basics (in person) and the response from the attendees was so good that I decide to do another class, but online.

Blogging Basics

With Blogging Basics: Start Your Blog with 5 Questions on Wednesday, February 25th at 9pm ET we will go over:

  • Why the name of your blog matters?
  • Where do I start? Blogger or WordPress
  • What do I write about?
  • How does social media play apart in blogging?
  • So you’ve created a blog, now what?

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Blogging has actually changed my family’s life over the pass few years. I would have never known the events I would be able to attend (Oprah’s Live Your Best Life & The White House), people I would be able to meet (Tracee Ellis Ross) and places my family are able to enjoy (Snow Mountain & Six Flags). It’s amazing.

3 Facts About Blogging:

  • It’s hard work – it started out as a hobby, but if you want to make it more than that, it takes work. There are late nights, deadlines and competition but if you love what you do, it’s nothing you can’t handle.
  • It’s not free – Yes to sign up with certain blog sites are free, but that’s the extent of it, if you want to be great at this. In order to invest in your blog, which is basically investing in yourself – it’s going to cost you.
  • You meet friends that can become family – I have so many new great friends because of blogging. It’s a family within itself. I have been able to meet moms, wives, fashionistas, business women from all over the world that I would have never crossed paths with otherwise.

What people are saying about Blogging Basics:

I learned to keep your blog simple and not overload my readers with to much information or you lose the audience. Also, to also stick to a particular area (niche) like fashion, beauty etc. so you narrow you following and not be all over the place. You also have to be knowledgable on what you are blogging about. Do your research. – LaShell B.

The seminar help me with the basics of starting a blog, such as choosing a name, what content to write for my readers, and how to choose what type of blog I wanted to start (lifestyle, fashion , food and etc.) this seminar will set you on the right path on starting a new blog. – Lynn K.

 How do I register?

  1. Click on the button below to pay.
  2. You will be directed to the webinar registration link.
  3. Register with that link, you’ll then be emailed the official link for the webinar.
  4. Be ready at 9pm on 2/25. Click the link to start the webinar or you can call in.
  5. Cost $25

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If you’ve always wanted to start a blog, then register with the link above. Blogging can be an extremely rewarding hobby or a lucrative business. It’s all about your WHY, and that’s something we will discuss in Blogging Basics: Start Your Blog with 5 Questions on Wednesday, February 25th at 9pm ET.

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UniverSoul Circus Atlanta Review

My family were provided tickets to the UniverSoul Circus for an Atlanta review, but all my thoughts are 100% my own.

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Last week my family was given a cool opportunity to experience the UniverSoul Circus on opening night here at Turner Field in Atlanta. I hadn’t been in 13 years, before marriage & children.  So it felt like the first time. We didn’t tell my children we were going until we pulled up, and then the jumping and screaming started! Apparently, they had heard about this before!

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We all honestly enjoyed the UniverSoul Circus. From the beginning of the show, the music and entertainment had us grooving. When there wasn’t a circus act on stage, the music or crowd participation activities kept you laughing, dancing or wondering what was coming next.

So far, so great!! Couldn’t get all the acts, but ooooh and aaahhhing in here!! #universoulcircus #BestCircusEver

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After each act they announced where the people were from, and these entertainers were from all over the world (Honduras, South America, Africa, & more).

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The circus started at 7:30pm and ended a little after 10:30pm, which honestly was late for a school night. I think that’s because intermission ran a little longer than normal, but I am not sure if the kids minded because they offered Camel rides on stage.

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The UniverSoul Circus will be in Atlanta through March 1st! I definitely think it’s worth taking your family to see it at least once. There were times we were literally holding our breath at some of the performances! I tried to ask my kids what was there favorite part, but they named almost every act:

  • The Dirt Bikers
  • The Elephant Act
  • Trinity (these ladies were amazing)
  • The Mambo boys
  • and more …

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Have you ever been to the UniverSoul Circus? Are you planning to go?