Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Fairytale

Because I believe in the magic of the fairytale and wanted to see a brown girl tell it,  I went to see Keke and Sherri play Cinderella and Step Mother.

Tears, Laughter, Dreams and Truths,  the play was Awesome and should be seen by everyone, Red Yellow Brown and all the other colors in the earthly spectrum.

At 56 years of age it was my very first Broadway show and it was Phenomenal.   The entire cast was wonderful, the imagery and costumes, Magnificent!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Been Away but Back Now

Ok so it's been a min since my last post, so I have a Lot to fill you in on and I'll do so all on Saturday so do check back you'll be amazed.  Promise...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

One Skirt Endless Possibilities

 A note from the Ladies over at Sofistafunk
Inspiration: The Honeybee

Highly Social and Cooperative
The Honeybee is a symbol of Unity, Focus, and the power of Gathering
Multifunctional Timeless and Chic
The Gathering Skirt is a One-Size-Fits-Most little Bottom Frock with Endless Possibilities.

This Spring we venture to where the earth beneath our feet thrives on promise; where woodland creatures frolic amongst nectar sweet hues - like honeycomb, moss, and fuchsia.
From the bluish grey palettes of a cloud heavy sky to the shade of a bears paw, we've allowed nature to take center stage as we pollinate your summer with color.
When honeybees gather they unintentionally provide over 80% of our food

When we designed the Gathering Skirt we intentionally offer you One Skirt with Endless Possibilities


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Queen and the Bee Keeper

Had the most awe inspiring morning ever meeting Mr. Bee Keeper.  Learning is everything!  I added so many more bee facts to my brain cells that I thought I wouldn't bee able to drive home.   The Honeybee is unintentionally responsible for over 80% of our food source, and a major inspiration to the me and the ladies over at Sofistafunk. 
Honeybee Facts.

Mr. Bee Keeper was such a gracious host sending me on my way with a host of sweet goodies.

Right here below is the Dark Queen

 and here: a most beautiful wooden home/hive for the winter.

Do find out more over at

Monday, March 3, 2014

To Be or to Bee

To be the Bee

Climb towards your highest potential, climb knowing that failure is NOT an option.

I was once asked if I've ever had a dream of doing something Big, until today I've always said no because I've never stopped to think about the question on a whole.

I've never known what my dream was because I've always been busy living in it.

One day oh many moons ago I was faced with reality of single parenting. I had one choice. Fall or Fly... at the time I had a desk job but I knew I could sew and people liked what I created sooo, on that very unexpected day I knew I had only about 15 minutes to either pity or party so I "Gathered" my thoughts, cleaned my desk and unknowingly began living my dream. -ArlindaM.

Moral: Sometimes adversities can be just what you need to to soar

Thursday, February 13, 2014

To "Bee" or not to be

The Bee's that taught me to "Bee"

Beecause of the legacies that have preceded us our only requirement is to "Pay it Forward", If you have nothing but information, it has value. No trumpet is necessary for your doings if it's done from the heart.

Judgement of others is a waste of valuable brain space, use your seconds precise because Life is not as short as it is Unpredictable.

"Bee" comfortable with and stay true to your gifts and offerings. If you are a Black girl, you only Rock if you are comfortable with the Legacy that only you know you will leave behind. We are role models.

As a child I wasn't taught about my past, but I know now and I Live my life in respect of my fore parents related and not, those who shed tears to be, those who said yes but meant no, those who died from lack of respect, and those who will be the us for generations to come. They paid it forward.

In the midst of your adversities and self doubt the only way out is FOCUS, you were born with exactly what you need to thrive, just remember that Weighted Wings Can Not Fly.

To my fellow entrepreneurs, it does not matter the size of your bank account, brand or how many likes you get on your social networks, what matters is What We Give Back.

I'll use the Bee as an example of the power of community, diligence and teamwork, they co-exsist in harmony, live as a unit and we eat. Be the Bee. Pollinate.