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Black Business Spotlight!

Kyra's Shea Medleys
Today, we are highlighting Kyra Young of Kyra’s Shea Medleys! With wonderful products that can be used on your skin AND hair, her products have you covered from head to toe. Organic, cruelty free, and vegan. What more can you ask for? Oh, superb customer service is standard with this business, so you’re taken care of on all fronts. Also, they give back to the community in a BIG way! For every purchase made, products are donated to local nonprofits, homeless shelters, charities, and clinics in America. That’s major! I have no doubt that you will be a fan of Kyra and her products very soon.

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Black Business Spotlight!

February has the honor of being crowned Black History Month. A time for people of color to celebrate all the wonderful contributions made to the world through our very existence. We have overcome and prospered in the face of adversity and many hurdles towards building a legacy of our own. I wanted to start highlighting some black own businesses that not only provide quality products, but are shining examples of our inherit tenacious and enterprising spirit.

Yum Yellow Cake

My first spotlight will be on the owner of Yellowcake Desserts, Lasondra Wilson. She is a California native, residing in Concord, CA by way of southern CA. She has taken her passion for food and turned it into a budding bakery that offers out of this world flavor combinations with quality you can taste.

Read her interview below to get to know this business owner, then place your order! And while you’re at it, leave a comment below wishing her a happy birthday. She’s a Valentine’s Day baby, so she gets twice the love!

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5 Tips to Get Reacquainted with Your Home

The holidays can bring frequent travel. Packing, unpacking, and repacking can seem like all you’ve done the last two months. I know when I travel, I miss simple things like the natural sunlight that shines through my windows. I don’t realize how much I miss waking up in my own bed. It can surely feel like a treat. With all the time away, you may feel the need to get reacquainted with your home. Here are five tips I use to get back in the groove of being home and falling back in love with my place.

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DIY Friend Gift Guide

Listen. DIY is life. Well, at least my life. It is very satisfying creating something with my hands. I am sure we all have a friend that says, “I can make that for WAY less,” once a week. Bulk up their supply closet with the necessities. Every good craftsman needs good tools. This gift guide will guarantee they help you with every diy project you end up tackling. I’m sure of it.


Gifting just got easier! The links below will send you directly to the merch itself or a narrowed down list of the item listed. Get ready to be the best gift giver this season!

  1. Liquid leaf paint
  2. Cutting mat
  3. Scissor sets
  4. X-acto knife
  5. Pompom maker
  6. Silhouette
  7. Bonus: Another machine for variety that is just as great- Cricut
  8. Craftsy
  9. Black & Decker tool set

 

xoxo,Panda

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Bookworm Gift Guide

I remember when I longed to just read for pleasure when I was in school. Then I remember when I was so turned off from reading so much in school, I vowed to never pick up a book again once it was over. This guide is not for people like me. This guide is for people who take their book on vacation and read on the beach. A good night consists of a book and a glass of wine. Those who prefer books over people deserve great gifts too. Use this guide to be added to the list of people they like outside of created characters.

Gifting just got easier! The links below will send you directly to the merch itself or a narrowed down list of the item listed. Get ready to be the best gift giver this season!

  1. Twerk a Book tote
  2. Audible
  3. Knowledge is Power tee
  4. Kindle Fire HD 8 with Alexa
  5. We Were in Power for Eight Years
  6. Book light

 

xoxo, Panda

 

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Last Minute Friendsgiving Tips!

In addition to Thanksgiving dinner, you are probably invited to a few Friendsgivings celebrations. These gatherings can usually be a little more fun and lighthearted. No explaining to your family why your still single or why you haven’t upgraded your entire life yet. Most Friendsgivings are potluck style and unless you are great in the kitchen, it can be hard to know what to bring. Here is a quick list of items that can be easily made or fairly inexpensive to buy.

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Woke Friend Gift Guide

Being woke never looked so good. We all know that person who thinks casual conversation starts on the topic of PTSD (post traumatic slave disorder) and ends with reparations. Or maybe you just surround ourselves with people who want the best for their community. This guide was created with them in mind.  Gift them one or all of these dope curated items to keep them fresh and enlightened while pursuing greatness.

Gifting just got easier! The links below will send you directly to the merch itself or a narrowed down list of the item listed. Get ready to be the best gift giver this season!

  1. A Seat at the Table
  2. Maxine the Maverick tee
  3. Black by Popular Demand windbreaker
  4. The Color of Law
  5. Essential Soaps
  6. Soapy Faith
  7. Respect, Protect, Love Black Women tee

 

xoxo, Panda

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Newbie Traveler Gift Guide

Can you believe it’s already the holiday season? It was just June! Time is flying by. I wanted to help take some of the stress out of the holidays by coming up with my first ever gift guides! My hope is that they will help you give the most thoughtful and practical gifts to your friends and family. If you’ve got friends like me, the vacation requests for 2018 are already submitted. So, here is a gift guide for that red-eye catching, carry-on toting traveler. Get ready to experience serious FOMO.

Gifting just got easier! The links below will send you directly to the merch itself or a narrowed down list of the item listed. Get ready to be the best gift giver this season!

  1. Packing cubes
  2. Double barrel water bottle
  3. Sphynx 3-in-1 travel razor
  4. Noise canceling headphones
  5. Instanx Mini 9 instant film camera
  6. Neck pillow
  7. Blanket scarf
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7 Tips for Hosting Your First Event

 

I am in the process planning the follow-up to an event I threw earlier this year. At the end of January, I hosted a retreat for millennial women of color.  I felt compelled to create an event like this for my community and decided to take on the task.Continue reading

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Scrubs Magazine Feature!

Almost a month ago, Scrubs Magazine did an online search for new material for their online platform. I was a little nervous to even send anything, but I realized that I needed to just shoot my shot. The worst thing that could happen would be that they don’t pick my piece and no one sees it on their site. So, sent my submission into the magazine. The title? 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Nursing Career. Well,  two weeks ago Scrubs Magazine emailed me back and told me that my article would be going LIVE October 2nd! I could not be more excited!!! I really wanted this and am blessed to have this opportunity to share my thoughts on nursing with my colleagues. Please go check out the link below for the article and share your thoughts with me there!

I am super motivated to continue to share my creative gift with others, be it about nursing or my other passions. Thank you to Scrubs Magazine for choosing my article and giving me an opportunity.

http://scrubsmag.com/5-ways-make-most-nursing-career-nurse-amanda/

Be on the look out here for more posts here!

 

xoxo, Panda

 

 

 

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