Monday, October 20, 2014

L.A. County Walk to Defeat ALS in Honor of My Brother, Randell Brown

Yesterday, Sunday, October 19th, I participated in the Los Angeles County Walk to Defeat ALS.  The two mile walk was held at Exposition Park, here in Los Angeles.  Our family walked in honor of my Brother Randell, who past away from ALS this year (it brings tears to my eyes just typing this).  

Several celebrities were at the event, including Renee Zellweger and Reese Witherspoon.

Below are "a few photos":

Me and my Brother Willie.

My two sisters, just back Saturday morning
 from an 11 day Caribbean cruise to
   Bermuda, St. Juan Porto Rico & Haiti!
(maannn I wanted to go!!!!!!)

My Brother Randell's wife, niece Ebony and
you know who.  

I was looking at our Family Team and
was thinking-what beautiful Hersey's Chocolate
People we are!

photos by:   eve4art

Monday, October 13, 2014

Easy DIY Halloween Decorations

I love decorating for the seasons.  Below are "a few photos" of Halloween ideas I sourced from the internet and my simple and easy to make decorations.

I have lots of trims, fabric and notions left over from Halloween workshops.  I cut triangles out of black and orange felt and mixed in fabric prints and solids.  In between the triangles I tie feathers, strips of contrasting fabric, etc.  These buntings can be made as long or short as you want.

 My front door.
On my front steps, I tied orange ribbon around the flower pot and used a black and white print fabric to tie a bow onto the lantern, purchased a pumpkin and walla!

Purchased these bags last year for less than 25 cents each.  Gave them to my   family, friends and neighbors.  They put a smile on everyone's face. 

photos:  eve

Friday, October 3, 2014

My Sister Tonya & Her Traveling Crew From Chicago, Shopping on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

My Sister, Tonya, visited from Chicago along with her travel crew, Jovanna, Lydia, Sherri, Val and Michelle!  We spent the afternoon shopping and sight seeing on Rodeo Drive, in Beverly Hills. 

I love the window dressings on Rodeo Drive. Dolce and Gabbana's store window stopped me in my tracks!  It was enchanting.  I felt like the print ad in my new W magazine had come to life in their window.

w magazine

I took pictures of their store window, (they didn't come out very well from the setting sun's glare on the glass); but, take my word for it, the window was beautifully, magically done!  Below are "a few photos"

me & my sister tonya
everyone loved this "cali" cactus 
consignment store
these pieces were available at hara & co.

Thanks Tonya for letting big sis tag along.  I enjoyed my afternoon on Rodeo Drive with you and the traveling crew!  

I'm looking forward to coming to Chicago soon.

photos:  W Magazine

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Easy DIY 85th Birthday Decorations

We had my Dad's and his twin Brother's 85th Birthday Party at my home.  We kept it casual and simple.  Family members prepared the food and friends brought deserts and drinks.  Everything was soooo delicious!

I brought several mismatched wine glasses from GoodWill.  Cleaned and shined them up.  I overheard several compliments.  FYI: it's a good way for guests to keep up with their glasses; and nothing enhances the taste of wine better than a wine glass.  Below are two photos:

For party favors, my daughter, Ms. E., took photographs of our guest with my Dad and his twin brother, Uncle Charles.  According to Ms. E., it's a simple task:  you need a wireless printer and photo paper, phone or camera.  Everyone enjoyed the photo ops with the men of the hour and enjoyed, even more, being able to take pictures home!

My daughter, Ms. J.'s decorations, were fabulous, as usual.  The birthday party colors were dark blue and light blue.  J purchased 25 silver and blue mylar balloons from Dollar Tree.  Reusing her mason jars from another project, she tied plastic bags filled with water to anchor the balloon bouquets to the inside of the jars, and wrapped the water bags with silver metallic wrapping paper. My sister, Ms. C., painted an "8 & 5" and we placed it over the food table with a happy birthday banner and a bouquet of balloons.  Below are a few photos:

We had 3 drink stations and 4 food tables/stations, to keep our 40 + guests comfortable and moving.  

Thank you.
Remember to be kind and create PEACE.

photos by:  eve

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lights, Camera, NAPPYWOOD!

Join me this weekend as we get ready to kickoff a series of fun events!!  The 2014 Nappywood weekend will focus on empowering the African American community by "connecting the world through Black Hairitage, Art Culture, Education, and Green Health Wellness. " Check out the list of scheduled events below! Hope to see you there! 

July 31
Dysonna Art Gallery
Group Art Exhibit- Opening 6-8pm

August 1
Inkwell Beach Natural Meet up
Nappywood Kick Off- 4pm, FREE!!!
Santa Monica, Bring your picnic baskets
Featuring Saundra Izadore @7pm with Wabari Jordan and Iam Jessie Scott

August 2
Empowerment Workshops
ALL DAY in Leimert Park
Nappywood Film and Theater Series Matinee
Sangria Social: Black Women for Wellness Party Shuttle to Les Nubians FREE Concert

August 3:
LA Natural Hair Care Expo
Hacienda Hotel- 525 W Sepulveda Blvd. 
Education, Stylists, Demos, Panels, Hair Show, Consultations, Swag Bags, and more! 

August 4
Professional Class with Isis Brantley 
Natural Pioneer and Stylist of Erykah Badu


Remember to be kind

Friday, July 11, 2014

DIY Coral & Grey Wedding

I've been knowing Coi since she was 18 months old. I was so impressed with how beautiful, simple and elegant her wedding was.  There was no budget for a wedding planner; family and friends chipped in to help make her day special! 

vases were purchased & trimmed - a family member arranged
the flowers.

twinkle lights were added under this sheer  fabric
to create a dramatic swag

beautiful candy bar, using her wedding colors: coral & grey

cupcakes & cake!

bridal table with a California ocean view...

Wedding on the beach!

Congratulations Coi !!!!!!

photos by:eve