Have you seen this interview with Bunji Garlin?
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I haven't posted in a while, but I am back with a video! Yes, there have been requests for more nail art tutorials, and so while I was doing my daughter's Saturday manicure, I turned on the camera and made this quick tutorial. Check it out, share, and if you do it - post pics on our facebook page!
For the flag of Jamaica, you'll need base coat, green polish, yellow acrylic paint, black acrylic paint, and top coat. Acrylic paint comes in those little paint pots that you can get at any discount or craft store. You'll need three paint brushes, one small, one flat, and one striping brush.
A Striping Brush (click to buy)
Wide flat brush
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in I-rush Luck 445 (click to buy)
Yellow acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Check out the video to see how I did it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp1ebZIM10gAdd a comment
On September 12, we will be discussing Zapped! Danger in the Cell by Jewel A. Daniel and Lynelle A. Martin via Google Hangout. When a mysterious machine shrinks Sonya, Lynelle, and Giselle to microscopic proportions they become so small that they slip through the walls of a cell. The three girls find themselves in a roller coaster of an adventure that has them running for their lives. Will they ever escape the Danger in the Cell?
This book is recommended for children ages 9 to 12, but may be of interest to younger and older children who are interested in science.
About the Authors:
St. Kitts born Jewel Daniel is a cell biologist, author and educator who combines her love for science and books to teach kids about the exciting microscopic world of the cell. Zapped! is her first children’s novel.
Lynelle Martin, a rising middle school student, has an avid interest in science and adventure. Zapped! is her debut novel.
Zapped! is illustrated by Ann-Cathrine Loo.
Members of the book club can join the discussion. For more information about the Caribbean Book Club, click here.
Caribbean Book Club on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/caribbeanbookclub/
This month, I was honored to participate in the #ChocolateMilk campaign on Diary of a First Time Mom as a guest blogger. Breastfeeding is more the norm than the exception in the Caribbean community. We talked about it on the last Caribbean Mom Chat. Check out what Caribbean moms had to say about breastfeeding in public, how long to breastfeed and more, on this lively Google Hangout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YvI1he_RAsAdd a comment
The Inspired Mobility Panel from the Blogging While Brown Conference in New York was at it again, but this time it was a live broadcast for the world via Google+ Hangout. Thursday, August 7th, Jason Caston, creator of the iChurch Method, moderated a conversation with Chip Dizard, ministry multimedia expert, Tiffani Robinson, digital and social media expert, and L. Michelle Smith, U.S. Diversity Corporate Communications Lead at AT&T.
The Inspired Mobility conversation has really taken off on social media, with people sharing inspirational quotes, memes, music, and videos using the hashtag #inspiredmobility. The discussion has also gone further than online inspiration and daily motivation on the go, to include different perspectives on online giving, using technology during church services, and how faith-based organizations can expand their reach using technology to connect with people wherever they are using podcasts and streaming video. The goal of the discussion on Thursday was to address questions that have come up during these online conversations, as well as to share tips on how to stay inspired on the go using apps and other mobile tools and to talk about the future of technology and faith-based organizations.
The mid-day hangout began around the time of day when most people need some motivation to make it through to the end of the work day and finish on a positive note – refreshed and ready to move into the evening’s activities either spending time with family and friends or enjoying a quiet evening, recharging for the next day. The great viewership of the broadcast, along with the lively conversation on Twitter, served as an excellent indicator that this was the perfect time of day to talk about ways to stay inspired on the go using mobile technology.Add a comment Read more...
My husband always teases me that Caribbean folks love yellow, maybe there’s a little truth to that because whenever I see something yellow I stop in my tracks and head straight to it. That's what happened a few weeks ago, I was at Target picking up diapers when I saw something yellow and pushed my cart over as fast I could.
Not only did I find this gorgeous print yellow skater skirt but it was on clearance! I fell in love with the blue tribal print on the yellow background, the two colors together made me think about, well actually long for the Caribbean sun and sea.Add a comment Read more...
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by AT&T and I was compensated for being part of the launch of their brand new program. Stay tuned for details!
I am a reasonably early adopter. YouTube was founded in 2005. My first video went up in 2010. Facebook launched in 2004 – I was all up in that by 2007. Twitter launched in 2006 – I was here for it by 2009. Google Plus? I try. Really I do. Myspace? Let’s just say I abandoned that right on time. Pinterest? Invitation only beta baby! Now as my tech track record shows, I’m not super early, like the first one to do anything really, but I’m not last. The kids get their daily scriptures online, delivered to Daddy’s inbox every morning. You know what I really picked up on quickly? PayPal. The idea of online payment processing was amazing to me – and it still is. So when I found out I could pay my tithes online? I was definitely ready for that. I was ready for just about anything that gave this mommy brain one less thing to keep track of… or so I thought.
Our church isn’t that deep into social media and the internet. There’s a website and a Facebook page, so they are more tech savvy than a lot of religious organizations. You would think that when my husband opted for his tablet to follow along with the scriptures during Sunday service rather than his well-worn Bible, I’d be giving out high fives like it was 1991. I wasn’t. I realized that day that I wasn’t as far ahead when it came to mixing tech and church as I thought I was. I gave looks as he typed like the stereotypical old lady in the front pew that said, “are you really looking up scripture, or are you playing on that thing?” I looked around to see if anyone else was seeing this, and judging us.Add a comment Read more...
It's Caribbean American Heritage Month, and there are festivals and celebrations going on all over the country! This month, I'll have several quick videos to help you get your kids involved, and to represent their Caribbean heritage year round.
I'll bet you didn't know that I was a nail technician in a former life. Now that I have a little girl, I am back at it with these Caribbean flag nail art tutorials. For the flag of Trinidad, you'll need base coat, red polish, white acrylic paint, black acrylic paint, and top coat. Acrylic paint comes in those little paint pots that you can get at any discount or craft store. You'll need two paint brushes, one small, and one really small. Preferably with a point.Add a comment Read more...
Summer is here and we are all getting ready for the amazing summer movies of 2014. Kicking things off is How to Train Your Dragon 2, and I've got a giveaway for our DC area readers! Enter to win pre-screening passes for you and your family so that you can see it on June 10th, a full 3 days before it hits theaters in 3D on June 13th!
Synopsis: When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.Add a comment
When my mom was visiting us, on any given day you could find her sitting on the couch, with her laptop on the TV tray, watching Chef Roger Mooking stirring up amazing meals. She is so proud to share his birthplace of Trinidad, and she loves his style of cooking.
I’m sure she’ll be pleased to know that Roger is returning to the Cooking Channel for a new season of Man Fire Food premiering Tuesday, June 3rd at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT.
Roger is always on the go, but he took some time out from his super busy schedule to chat with me about how he keeps his children connected to culture, and how he manages his busy life as not only a musician and celebrity chef with multiple shows, but as a husband and dad of four girls aged 8 months to 7 years.Add a comment Read more...
Still from Brian "Astro" Bradley's New Film Earth to Echo ~ Relativity Media
Brooklyn's Brian "Astro" Bradley stole America's hearts with his performance dedicated to his Jamaican American mom Cascia Thomspon, "Stop Looking at My Mom!" At 15, he appeared on the X Factor and introduced the earworm, prompting all kids who thought their mom was beautiful (and that is ALL kids) to immediately jump on board with the lyrics.
Brian Bradley talking with his mom before his X Factor Performance
His pre-show footage and energetic performance made viewers and judges wonder where he got such confidence at such a young age.
The hip hop community wouldn't be surprised to learn that this hip hop phenom has roots that went back to Jamaica like hip hop pioneers DJ Kool Herc and MC Heavy D.
Cascia Thompson, Brian Bradley's mom flexes backstage after he wows the crowd.
At 17, he is no longer signed to Epic Records, but has created several "mix tapes" for his fans (@AstronomicalKid on Twitter) and has jumped into acting, appearing on Person of Interest and now Earth to Echo which opens on July 2, 2014.
You can enter to win passes to a pre-screening of the film in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 1st!
Synopsis: Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones.
Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret. ~ Relativity Media
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