Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Scenario: What Would You Do??

You are married for 10 years and you two have a son, Your husband cheats on you and that infidelity ends up tearing your marriage apart. You get divorced and yall move to separate states. Your son wants to go live with his dad. You reluctantly let him. He ends up marrying the trick ass hoe that he cheated on you with. They have been married for 3 years. Living good while you struggling to make ends meet. To get back at the trick azz hoe, you sleep with who is now her husband off and on. You try to move on but he keeps trying to hit it and you let him because when you do he doesn't ask you for money which you can't afford to pay in the first place so you give him azz and even though you are paying a cost, it's free. No money out of your pockets. 

Fast forward to now....your son is a teenager. He is now graduating from High School and is also having a Graduation Party at his Father's Home. Which is a huge home, really nice cause he is now making 6 figures and living well so you have to now travel back to the state that you once lived in with this Pimp and face not only him but this trick azz hoe that he cheated on you with. You have to sit down and have dinner with this biotch in her home that she shares with your ex-husband that she screwed while you were with him.
Secretly you want to tell her that you've been giving her husband the business for the past couple of years just to get back at her but you remain composed and play nice for your sons sake. Your ex-husband acts as if he can't say a word to you the whole time you are there cause of this hoe that he turned into his housewife. 

Could you do it? Would you be able to endure all of this for the sake of your son? Play nice and smile for the cameras even though you wanna drop kick this skank in the throat and while repeatedly beating her, you wanna tell her all the times her husband has been arranging his business trips so that yall can get down with the get down. And you wanna recite that line from The Color Purple and say that "what you did to me, I already done to you" and walk away with a smile on your face. 

I mean could you??? What would you do??

Monday, May 21, 2012

Featured Business: Naturally Me

taken from Interview of Naturally Me's Owner Chaundra.

The Owner of  Naturally Me , Chaundra Smith, took a little time to let us know more about her and her business.
Naturally Me has a line of natural, vegan certified body care products. Naturally Me was built on the foundation of ” quality beauty on a budget.” Our slogan is luxury body care for the everyday woman.

What inspired you to start your business?
I started Naturally Me because my daughter had acne and I couldn’t afford the mail order subscription remedy and the over the counter remedies weren’t working. My friends suggested that I turn this into a business. I figured that there were others out there like me that wanted a quality product but couldn’t pay high prices. That’s why the majority of our products are based under $20.
You recently won the Microsoft Office 365 Contest. Congratulations! What impact has that had on your business?
Winning the Microsoft Office 365 Contest has allowed Naturally Me to be at a place in business that would have taken us years to get to. I was able to get trademarks, attend major trade shows that are mostly attended by the larger companies, purchase supplies in bulk and pay someone to help me with PR and getting the word out about Naturally Me.
What advice would you give to an aspiring product maker?
Do lots of research and know who your target market is. Just because everyone uses soap doesn’t mean that everyone is in my target market.
What are your best selling items?
It’s hard to decide, but if I have to narrow it down it would be our Soap Bars, All Over Butter and Soy Candles
Where can people find your items?
Naturally Me can found in The Honeybun Boutique in Greensboro, NC, Tour Couture in Brooklyn, NY and online at
Final words?
Don’t give up on your dreams. It doesn’t always take thousands of dollars to start your company. I started my company for less than $100. Also surround yourself with people who are either where you aspire to be or who are on that path.
Thanks Chaundra!

2012 Billboard Music Awards Perfomances

In case you missed the Billboard Music Awards like I did here are the performances of Chris Brown, Usher and Nelly Furtado. I knew it was coming on but I just didn't want to watch it and all i wanted to see was the performances and I figured i could watch those online so here they are:

Watch Chris Brown perform "Turn Up The Music"
Usher performs "Scream"

I enjoyed this performance. I mean he's no Chris Brown but he's still got it. Love him.

Nelly Furtado performs "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)"

I really enjoyed this song because it has a hip hop beat to it. I was jamming.

The Whitney Houston Tribute - Live at 2012 Billboard Music Awards

I need them to do this thing right once and for all and let Brandy sing.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III speaks out about Marriage Equality

I really wish more Christians would get it like he has got it. I Love this!!

I pray that Christians get it together before November of 2012 because we need Barack Obama to have another 4 years in the White House. We need it! I have the Faith that it will be done.

Friday, May 11, 2012


It's the end of my 3 Day Cleanse with Shakeology and I lost a whopping 8.6 pounds. Wow! I am super excited and proud of myself. I got on that scale this morning not knowing what number to expect. I knew I had lost weight because I could feel it. I could feel the change in my body already. I could feel the change in my energy level already. I felt more focused and energized. I went 3 days without one hiccup in my plan. My rings were loosening on my fingers and I had a little more pep in my step. I DID IT!!! SUCCESS!!!

I had a big supporter in Alfreda who was my BeachBody Coach through this. So kind and helpful and patient. Her website is:
You can also email her at: Tell her Raycal referred you. 
If you do the 3 day cleanse, let me know how you liked it. I LOVED IT!!! 

I highly recommend this: Don't delay, Order your Shakes from Alfreda today. :-)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Shakeology is the ish!!!!

Okay so, I should have posted about this when I first started but I am terrible at blogging daily. So anyway 2 days ago, I decided to try something different. Shakeology. A "wife" that is in a Facebook group that I am in is a consultant. She had told me about it months ago and even though I was interested, i didn't have the funds to do it at the time.

Well I finally decided, I couldn't afford to not do it anymore so I told her to send it to me and I began it the very next day after I received it in the mail.

Day 1: I was scared, worried and determined all at the same time. I asked people to pray for me because I am a b*tch when I start a diet, cleanse or whatever. I am evil as all get out. EVIL!!
I am addicted to Sugar so when I stop having it, I get withdrawals and become moody and I have headaches as well. I had my shake for breakfast and strawberries for a snack. For Lunch I had a Doctor's Appt so I didn't get a chance to have my shake but for Dinner I had Fish, a Salad, Low Fat Italian Dressing, A Shake and  a cup of Green Tea.

Day 2: I was excited that I had made it through Day One without messing up at all. I didn't screw up one time. Well I forgot to have a cup of Green Tea and actually missed my lunch shake but I had it later on. But I didn't eat anything bad or do anything I wasn't supposed to do. I was super proud of myself. I had strawberries again for a snack and the same thing for Dinner that I had the night prior. What I miss most of all is chewing. LOL Because I have mostly the shakes and only Dinner and 2 small snacks, I felt like I didn't chew much. But at least I made it. That's all that mattered to me. 

Day 3: I am currently in Day 3, The Final Day. The Last Stretch and I am fully energized. I can't believe that I am still standing. Having gone the past 2 days without eating anything but Dinner pretty much, I would think I would be exhausted and looking for the nearest doughnut. But I'm not. I have loads of energy and I feel ummm....different. I can tell my body has lost something, be it weight, water, fat, toxins, I don't know but something is gone and I feel much better. I had my morning shake on my way in to work this morning, a cup of green tea when I got to work and I'm having half of a grapefruit now as my morning snack. This damn grapefruit is a bit tart but I'm happy to be chewing. LOL I will have a shake for Lunch and the same thing for Dinner that I had the past two nights and tomorrow morning, I will weigh myself to see how much (if any) I lost.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse. It is simply amazing. The shakes really have in them what you need to sustain you through it and they give you energy to boot. It's just what I needed to kick start me changing my lifestyle. I will not call it a diet because I am not dieting. I am changing my life. My Lifestyle. I am 40 years old now and it's time to stop acting like a 22 year old (foodwise) and eat better.

Wish me Luck at my Weigh In Tomorrow Morning. Til then.................

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Diana Ross Afro Brillo Pads Cause Racial Controversy

New company is being accused of racism after releasing some afro style sponges that are getting the attention of the public.  The British company Paladone is under fire for the release of the products, featuring caricatures of Diana Ross, using her hair for a brillo pad.   Critics have accused  the company of making products that are similar to those considered derogatory toward blacks during slavery and Jim Crow.

The Unite Against Fascism general secretary Weyman Bennett said: “What are we going to have next, toilet brushes like that?”
“This is not appropriate for the 21st century to show images like that. It reinforces negative stereotypes and ideas.”
Bennett then went on to say, “It opens the door for people to produce racial stereotypes and that’s not something we want to see in our society. We’ve worked very hard to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

The company claims that the product is nothing more than good, clean fun.   A company spokesperson said, “Our range of four washing up sponges are designed to make an everyday chore like washing up more fun.”

What do you think?