Sunday, April 2, 2017

Painting in the Park


Can you believe this is my first post of the year?! Wow. We are seriously a quarter of the way through 2017. Hopefully, this post snowballs into a fury of future posts. Last weekend we celebrated the 6th birthday of Jeremy's awesome classmate Kenna. Kenna (seen above) is a super smart kindergartner, gymnast, and pianist. You may remember her mom, Regina from Jeremy's 5th birthday party (click here to see that post). She made the invitations, photo props and tags for that party. Last weekend she put together a fantastic paint party in the park for her very own superstar, Kenna.


The details of this party were executed flawlessly; from the personalized aprons to the perfectly stenciled canvases. Everything was accounted for beautifully, to include custom birthday t-shirts for the family made by Regina herself. Cupcakes and palette sugar cookies set the stage for the beautifully crafted dessert table, and the kiddos had 4 stencil options to choose from: a DC superhero set, Hello Kitty, a butterfly or a race car. The guests were also allowed to decorate their own cupcakes before singing Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!



To say that the kids (as well as the adults) had fun would be an understatement. It was a beautiful and cool day, and the wind died down just enough for us to enjoy the park. The works of art we all ended up with definitely put smiles on our faces. Look at all this talent stuffed into these little bodies:

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Kenna's grandparents and favorite aunt Kimmie were also in attendance, so what better way to end the day than with some lakeside family shots (compliments of the beautiful Bringle Park Lake in the background). The Ferguson family has seriously become my second family while here in Texarkana, and they were super fun to work with.


Here's to 6.
Happy Birthday, Kenna.

xo,

Glenesse

Friday, December 23, 2016

Holiday Glitz and Glam

I was invited to my very first Corporate Holiday Party for my job, and I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to wear. All I knew is that I didn’t want to spend an excessive amount of money.


I remembered I purchased an ASOS jumpsuit that I’ve only worn once. I saw reality star Draya Michele wearing it and thought it was such a cute piece and for $69, it was well worth the price. I bought the jumpsuit in red because 90% of my wardrobe is black (and my sister threatened to kill me if I ordered another black jumpsuit). I tried on the jumpsuit, but something was missing. My mom suggested using a brooch to give it a little bling and make it further festive. However, as I stated above, I did not want to break the bank. I decided to try out JC Penny since there is one not too far from my house and they had SO MANY choices to choose from, AND they were also on sale! I bought my brooch for only $7. And it completed my look for the party!



Check out my previous holiday look with easy go-to holiday hair:

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Stay fab!

posted by Samaantha R.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Pajama Jam Out


Last week Jeremy's class held the most adorable pajama party, complete with a visit from the big guy himself! There were games, snacks and treats, gingerbread house building and even a movie! I seriously had not had that much fun in a long time. I even received the cutest Christmas gift from my son; a plank cut to his size with the inscription: "Lean this snowman against a wall, to remind you when I was this small. Fingerprints made the mouth and eyes. This snowman is just my size! So take him out each Christmas and see I'm not as little as I used to be! Merry Christmas! 2016"

Kindergarten is amazing. Send me back!

xo,

Glenesse



Saturday, December 10, 2016

Heavy is the Head...


I started Crown Heavy LC about a year and a half ago. I was working for Comcast at the time. I was a hard worker for the company. I tried to climb the corporate ladder and failed. Even with my Bachelor's degree, no matter how many ideas my non-educated white supervisor stole from me, no matter how many times I did the job of others, no matter how many initiatives I took to better the company, I was constantly overlooked at promotion time. It was around this time that I realized that working for somebody else the rest of my life was not a life I wanted to live. It was around this time that I started to open my eyes to racial employment prejudice. It was around this time that I began to really grasp the plight of black people in a corporate setting. It was around this time I started to really take control of my destiny. It was around this time that I began to think of an entity that I would love to pass down to my unborn seed one day. It was around this time that I gave life to Crown Heavy LC.


I'm not afraid to admit that I'm a novice when it comes to fashion. But I've never been told I couldn't dress. I'm 6'4", 200lbs, handsome, 29 years young and I intend to take advantage of my high metabolism. More than that, I'm an ambitious black man with a chip on my shoulder.


I intend to use Crown Heavy as a vessel to further black progress. As a black owned business, I plan to become big enough to put my black ppl into a better position to succeed. I think this past election has proven that the black dollar trumps the black vote (pun intended). I want to set an example with Crown Heavy. I hope I can encourage my melanated people to support other Black owned brands: Negash, Laced Legacy, Dashiki Pride and now Crown Heavy. I hope that we circulate the black dollar throughout the black community. It's going to take a community effort to overcome our economic trials.

Black Dollar > Black Vote

#CRWNHVY


posted by Giovanni of Crown Heavy LC

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Good tidings we bring....

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Saint James Day School Kindergarten Christmas Program, 2016.



Jeremy's 3-piece suit and bowtie: Dillard's | Shoes: Payless 
My Dress: Calvin Klein | Pumps: Christian Louboutin

Friday, December 2, 2016

He's back!


Crawford is here! Let's see what kind of mischief ol' Crafty Crawford will get into this year. Elf on the Shelf can be fun, so let your imagination run wild!
xo,

Glenesse


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Milk and Cookies


By now, I think most of my friends know of my tradition to wear all white on my birthday. A few years ago, it was my take on the "little black dress". Originally, the idea was met with much opposition, as my birthday falls after Labor Day, but rules are meant to be broken. Since then, it's become expected. In the weeks leading up to my birthday I was in sort of a slump and did not have any intentions to even celebrate this year. With my fiancé away at training, I just wasn't in the celebrating mood, until I spoke with my best friend Jessica about it. We hung up, and 10 minutes later she called me back and told me she had booked a flight to spend my birthday weekend with me! It completely turned my mood around! She will forever be the cookies to my milk.

Here's to 28...

xo,

Glenesse



Jessica's Dress: Hot Miami Styles | Pumps: Christian Louboutin
My Birthday Dress: KamiShade | Heels: Lola Shoetique