Why Teaching This Upholstery Class Is so Important

Because it has been a life dream that I didn't know I had...DUH! I've always loved interior design, especially working alongside Gam and watching her work. Her heavy influence of beautiful things that not only special pieces you could create on your own but also finding old treasures to revamp was so intriguing to me. 

After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor's in Journalism I moved back to New York and worked in design and editing. I found a weekly class taught by HGTV's own, Matthew Haly in Upholstery. I immediately signed up and have been learning ever since. Taking it up a notch, from that I branched out from home staging to reupholstery to interior designing.

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I took a break for awhile to mainly do the skills for myself and own home. 

But I'm back and now I'm going to be teaching. I'm excited about getting to meet people who want to learn about upholstery and reupholstery (which is my favorite). So get ready, I'm anxious


Five Things You May Not Have Known About Breast Cancer


October has always been very special month to me. Both my Grandpa (29) and Gam (17) were born this month. Health wise, October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My Gam was diagnosed with breast cancer more than 10 years ago along with gastrointestinal cancer a few years after and Alzheimer's seven years ago. It'll be eight months since she's been gone. Her breast cancer began to progress back in January after years of chemotherapy.

Being the only grandchild and her primary caretaker I learned a lot of things that I wouldn't have known unless I saw it first hand. Even after there are still things that I didn't know, especially when it comes to getting checked. Here are five things I found out below.

  • Men can get breast cancer. I've heard of this but to actually see the numbers was even more shocking.
  • Most with breast cancer didn't inherit the disease.
  • Alcohol is linked to breast cancer. It raises certain hormone levels and by damaging DNA in cells.
  • Black females are more likely to die from breast cancer. This is due to lack of detection in the early stages and unequal treatment.
  • White women are more likely to get breast cancer more than any other race.

Find out more here and please be sure to do a self check and if you're unsure visit your doctor for a check up.


Be Dangerous Profile: The Multimedia Designer & The Actress Travel Blogger

As we get ready to unveil this dope Be Dangerous Campaign, we want to make sure you know just enough about the young ladies involved. With so many professions, it's a sure thing you'll relate to someone. This first week, we introduced you to Anooluck Sengsouvanh and Tiara Deshaun.

From their favorite songs, to books, to a snippet of what they'll be discussing on this project. Each week we'll provide you with a recap of what you may have missed. Stay tuned as you get to know what it really means to Be Dangerous...It's Careful Out There.



Tiara Deshaun

Representing The Ladies: Top Five Videos From

-Rihanna -Cheers

-Missy Elliot- Sock it to me

-Mya- Like whoa

-Beyonce- all videos lol but Crazy in love

-Janet Jackson- Pleasure Principle

Time to Read: Favorite Books

-The Alchemist- Paulo Coehlo

-Oh the places you’ll go- Dr. Seuss

-Harry Potter collection- JK Rowling

-The five people you meet in heaven-Mitch Albom

-You are a Badass- Jen Sicero

What Keeps You Motivated?

"Knowing that somebody, somewhere needs my gifts and knowing I'm inspiring someone." -Tiara





Anooluck Sengsouvanh

Representing The Ladies: Top Five Videos

-Missy Elliot - Sock It To Me

-Lil' Kim ft. Lil' Cease - Crush On You

-Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)

-Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes

-Foxy Brown - Oh Yeah

Time to Read: Favorite Books

-Good To Great By Jim Collins

- Who Moved My Cheese By Spencer Johnson M.D.

-The Art of Seduction By Robert Greene

-The Time Traveler's Wife By Audrey Neffenegger

-Decoded By Shawn Carter

What Keeps You Motivated?

"The youth and the community. They were the first to believe in me so I want to continue to teach and motivate them that it's possible."


Pink Kicks & 40oz Rose On Deck


Before the creepers I was a huge fan of Puma. The simplicity and the smooth suede always set their style a part from other sneakers I loved to wear. Plus somehow I always kept them clean. Not steering away from their classic style too much, they introduce us to an updated model of the Suede Heart. The new Puma Suede XL gives the feet some breathing room with a few holes to keep us cool. You can cop them for $90 and NOW...here.

Always keeping it classy I spotted a 40oz of Rose. Not just any Rose, but yes 40 ounces of it. Usually, known for malt liquor; creator Patrick Cappiello along with its producer French winemaker Julien Braud sell the bottle for $16. The only thing is you can only cop it in  California, Colorado, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

But that's only because 1,200 cases from the 2016 vintage were made. 

See more info here and save me a bottle.