Cupcakes + Mentee’s 

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of young girls with my sister, Rachel, who has been doing sessions for the past few weeks at a local child care center, representing our family non-profit, Agape Centric.

After we reviewed previous lessons, I spoke about how being “exceptional” has helped me to become an entrepreneur. Confidence and hard work were the core of my speech, which I believe work hand in hand.  Without these two things, people will not take me seriously and I won’t be able to produce quality products.

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Yasmin, The Instructor + Happiness

This is my third class, can you believe it? Sometimes, I am overwhelmed as I think of the people who have supported me since I started this journey last year. I want to give a special shout out to my BFF Tashawna, who referred me to her boss for this event, and for thinking of any reason to get cookies from me to spread the word.  Friends like that don’t come often, and I’m happy to have had her in my life for the last 13 years. Continue reading

Painting with a Sis Event + Create Your Own Opportunities


The Events’ Theme: Created to Create 

Exodus 30 30-35

30 Then Moses said to the Israelites, “See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 31 and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 32 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 33 to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts. 34 And he has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others. 35 He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers. Continue reading

Moving Forward After Trauma + Creative Healing 

This week, Facebook reminded me of a post I wrote four years ago.  I had been released from the hospital days prior after having my son.  It was one of the happiest days of my life and a pivoting moment that I will never forget.  The picture below is the day I came home. I was happy and nervous about the journey ahead of me. Since I only saw my son a handful of times during the first three weeks of his life, I was now on full-time duty and moving on with life.

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A Week in my Shoes + Lesson in Time Management

Week of March 19 – March 26 : This week started off with a bang!

Sunday: I went to church and then we had a family dinner at my sisters’ house.  It was so much fun!  I love that my immediate family and my brother-in-law’s family can come together and just hang out. We took the kids to the park nearby that had a nice water splash section for the children.  My son saw a huge wasp nearby and made up in his mind that he didn’t want to get in the water because of it. Continue reading

Puppy Chow! A Delicious and Crunchy, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Snack (for humans) You’ll Love

“Puppy Chow, like… dog food?” Nope! It’s food for humans, although I’m not quite sure how this snack got its name.  Puppy Chow is near and dear to my heart. On our trips to visit family as a child, my aunt would make us this delicious snack. We loved it and always asked for more.

Years later, every time we see her, she has a box of Puppy Chow waiting for us… Yep! I’m in my thirties and still get Puppy Chow when I come to visit. It’s a great memory and something I still love.

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