September 16, 2014

Super Mom or Super Crazy?

Hello all! Thank you for taking the time to read my first blog post (as a Contributor) with Eccentric Designs. In posts to come I plan to share with you a glimpse of my life – sharing with you my life experiences as a mother, significant other, and future Mompreneur (Mom + Entrepreneur). I will be sharing with you lessons learned, traveling and networking adventures, personal testimonies, and comical situations I may encounter in my day to day life.

Today I will be posting about my experiences as a mother -  trying to be a “Super Mom” who may have bitten off more than I can chew. Being a mother in this day and age with social media at our children’s fingertips (having easy access to any and everything) has made it difficult to keep up with the latest social media trends, lingo, fads, etc. I’ve found that something basic as navigating a website has become a job in itself (making me feel old!) Meanwhile my lovely, intelligent, social media savvy, YouTube tutorial addicted, DIY (do it yourself) tween has presented me with an idea for a Halloween costume (yes, she’s already planning her costume!) Now the irony is she’s never been big on dressing up for Halloween, or even remotely interested in partaking in any aspect of the Holiday other than the “candy eating portion”.
So, to my surprise she came to me months in advance inquiring if she could “dress up” this year.  Immediately (I went into mommy mode) and I knew there was a party somewhere in the midst of this - and I was correct! My tween’s BFF (best friend forever) had convinced her mother to have a dress up Halloween Party at their house with a bonfire and close friends. Unfortunately, as time progressed there was a change of plans causing the event to be cancelled. My daughter was absolutely crushed! Being the oh so awesome mom (I am),  without hesitation I volunteered to help her with the creation of her costume she found via YouTube – Creepy Doll Halloween Makeup – and  to host a Halloween dress-up Birthday Party (for her younger brother) at our home in which she can invite a few friends as well. I want to throw out a disclaimer in no way shape, or form am I creative with DIY projects, decorating, or managing a large group of children, however; without hesitation I can easily put my feelings to the side and do whatever it takes to create happy memories for my children.
September 09, 2014

Eccentric Designs Is Growing...

It’s been a very long time (eight months to be exact) since I’ve posted anything on my blog. My New Year’s Resolution was to be actively involved with Social Networking/Promoting Eccentric Designs and also keeping my Blog updated with fun tutorials, vlogs, party inspiration, business advice, etc. Well, I’m proud to say I’ve been actively Social Networking more than ever this year on my Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. With so many Social networks to update on top of the normal online shop maintenance (daily) my Blog has been put on the back burner. I am really disappointed that I haven’t posted anything here since January.

However, it’s September and the year isn’t quite over … so, there is still hope and the opportunity to make up for lost time. To assist with updating my blog regularly I’ve added a few Blog Contributors! The first couple of ladies I would like to introduce to you are very near and dear to my heart – they’re my friends (or as I affectionately like to refer to them – my sisters).  I’ve known them both for  17+ years’; adding them to the Eccentric Designs team was a no brainer. They’re both just as passionate about Eccentric Designs as I am and I couldn’t be happier to give them an official title as – Blog Contributors – with the Eccentric Designs Team.

 I thought it would be a great idea to expose my fans/followers to a variety of view points and perspectives - getting questions/answers from different perspectives. I am asking you to help me give a warm welcome to Tronda Burton and Jasmilia Robinson! You can get to know a little more about them below:

January 01, 2014

2014 New Year's Resolutions

It's New Year's Resolution time! To be totally honest… I’ve always thought of NYR’s as being wack and a total waste of time because I never can follow through with them and I hate disappointing/letting myself down with promises I couldn’t keep. I can’t remember the last time I’ve made any NYR’s for myself personally or for my business. This year I wanted to do something different – I want to make a change. I want to hold myself accountable for something. At the end of the year I want to be able to look back and reflect on all of the challenges, opportunities, or accomplishments I made throughout the year. I want to be able to say, “I tried” or “I did it!” I don’t want to drown myself in sorrows or “what if’s” this year. I plan to follow through with my NYR’s (goals) this year … because majority of them I dream about all of the time and sometimes lose sleep. Last year January 2013 I walked away from 9-5p job to enjoy my personal life with my family and to elevate my business to the next level. However, I feel as though I didn’t give a full 100% to either one of those goals and I did not push myself as much as I should have. Honestly speaking, I am afraid to face some of my goals but I feel as though – it’s time – to face those fears and stop taking life so serious and enjoy myself a little more. So here it goes …

My NYR (Personal Goals) List:

1. GET MARRIED! This is definitely #1 on my list –  April 22nd will be myself and Lamont’s 9th year together and we’ve been engaged for six years. Every time we get close to actually getting married a fear arises inside of me and I switch the date. Everyone that knows me (personally) teases us and doesn’t take me seriously anymore when I give them dates (and who can blame them), heck Lamont doesn’t even believe me anymore.  I brought this upon myself – I’m foreal this time ya’ll I’m getting married!


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