• social good

    Valentine’s Day 2014: #iLOVEmySELFie Movement of Self Love

    Today is Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re in a relationship or single it shouldn’t matter. Because more than anything this day is about LOVE – plain and simple. To promote this concept of LOVE – The day is finally here – the official launch of the iLOVEmySELFie campaign. I’m on the Board of a non-profit organization, Independent Awakening, and we are so proud of this movement. Here’s a short video from our Founder Dr. Neeta Bhushan sharing about the #iLOVEmySELFie movement. Check out our website, spread the movement and join us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and even email. selfie + empowering quote + creativity = iLOVEmySELFie Join the Movement! Tag us…

  • inspiration

    Artwork: Friends Who Are Sisters

    Over the last couple months, I’ve spent some time thinking about my artwork. The response I’ve received from people when they find out how I draw my art has been wonderful. People have told me how much they love the concept of sending hugs and kisses to people via art. They’ve said they love the creativity of it. It makes me feel… great knowing I headed down the right path when I decided to share my art. Because ultimately, my XOs are a piece of me… an extension of my soul. In December I drew a piece for someone who represents what happens when friendship blossoms… it becomes Sisterhood. I…

  • inspiration,  life

    2014 Word of the Year

    Last year I chose a word of the year – FOCUS. I reminded myself daily to remain focused. At first, I thought I had to choose just one business or area of my life to focus on for the entire year. It took a month for me to truly understand the word I had chosen. I realized I could work on each of my businesses and still be a good mother simply by focusing. That meant I didn’t have to give anything up. I could focus on photography one morning and sewing the next. Some days I broke it out by hours. This allowed me to focus on a client…

  • social good

    5 Things David Choi Suggests to Increase Your Safety While Driving

    Last month, I had the chance to interview Singer Songwriter David Choi. David wrote the song Chill Tonight for the #ItCanWait Don’t Text and Drive Campaign I participated in over the Summer, which you can read about here. The interview went well. We spoke about why he chose to participate in the campaign (to make a difference) to his fear of being a hypocrite (he used to text and drive a lot, but has definitely done much less since the campaign began). Overall, he was easy to chat with, is a very down-to-earth guy and an open and honest person who enjoys what he does. We did the interview over…

  • social good

    Pampers: Gift of Sleep Give Back

    As a member of the Double Duty Divas network, I applied for and was chosen a couple weeks ago to participate in the Pampers Gift of Sleep Give Back program. As part of the program, I received my package included Pampers product as well as $100 gift card to give me the opportunity to give the “Gift of Sleep” to a family or baby in my community. Plus, we were also given the opportunity to host a giveaway with the Give Back post, which includes a Sleep Sheep Sound Machine, cozy blankets for Mom/Baby and a $50 gift card. But, to make it official, I need to include this legalese…

  • family,  inspiration

    Encourage Creativity with Kiwi Crate

    A few weeks ago, I received a complimentary sample box of the Kiwi Crate. Unfortunately, due to some emergency issues I wasn’t able to check it out until this past week. I couldn’t hold off any longer because lil man has been staring at this box the entire time and with great patience didn’t ask about opening it until this weekend. He was so excited opening and unwrapping the contents. Which by the way, is packaged quite nicely. The instruction manuals are so cute. I especially like the indications on bottom of the front cover: a messy meter, grownup involvement meter and the things the Kiwi Crate will be providing,…

  • social good

    Ten Ways to Help End Childhood Hunger During No Kid Hungry Month

    Did you know that? I only recently heard about this awareness month through my Social Good network #PANJ4Good. With September being No Kid Hungry Month, it’s such an important campaign to share and get involved with because there are so many children going without proper food and nutrition in America. Here are some statistics from NoKidHungry.org  These statistics are astounding! It pains me to hear little innocent children are starving and not receiving the nutrition they need to grow healthy and live normal and happy lives. So, what can be done about this epidemic across America? The No Kid Hungry campaign is working to end childhood hunger in America: Access –…