Tuesday, July 31, 2012

SophistiKat "Jam of the Week"



Now this has been spinning in the club for months and finally here is the video!!
Future "Turn on the Lights"
I must say I like the video and it gives us a chance to see another side of this dude.
He might not be so bad after all ;")

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@TheSophistiKats

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

SophistiKat "Drink of the Month"

The Summer is here and it's Hott!! The main thing that I look for in a drink to relax with is something Light, Favorable, and Refreshing. So what will you find in MY pink cup? 
A cocktail everyone would love. .even some of you fellas. 
I received a gift basket last month that had ALL kinds of goodies in it. 
One in particular was Welch's NEW Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade!! 
When I say this stuff is thebomb.com it is!! 
Now my next mission was to create a drink that my girls and I could sip on during a "Single Girl Summer" night out. .by the pool. .wherever we are being Fearless, Fabulous, and Fun. .so here's what I came up with. Hope you ENJOY ;")

Pink Berry Splash

Ingredients
1 oz of Ciroc Red Berry
2 oz of Welch's Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
Slices Orange (for garnish)
Ice

Directions

Pour Red Berry Ciroc in a large martini shaker filled half with Ice 
Shake until well chilled. 
Pour in Welch's Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade then shake again.
Strain mixture into each prepared glass
Garnish each glass with 1 slice of Orange
Serve immediately.



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Show you are TRUE. .to the RED WHITE and BLUE


Karen Nazor-Hill does it again with an outstanding article on the importance of showing patriotism on July 4th. Some of the HoTTest trends for summer feature the colors of our beloved flag. Check out what some have to say they will be rocking and why it's important on this day.


Whether it's combining red, white and blue separates or clothing decorated with stars and stripes, wearing the colors of the flag is a visual display of patriotism for the Fourth of July.

According to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by BIGinsight, more than 48 million Americans will purchase patriotic merchandise, including apparel, this year.

Former Miss Black Tennessee Lorean Mays said three generations of her family choose patriotic attire for the Fourth.

"We always go with the theme for Independence Day," she said. "I feel that it is important to show your patriotism on July Fourth, showing that we are united as one and most importantly showing that we believe in our country."

Typically, Mays pulls together red, white and blue pieces already in her wardrobe.

"I love white jeans and navy blazers," she said. "Red is usually a pop color for me with accessories, my belt or shoes."



Mays said she'll generally buy something new for her 4-year-old son, J.A. Heard, to wear. Red and blue are her favorite colors to dress him in, "so he has quite a bit in his wardrobe."

Misty Heinsman, of Chattanooga, said she, too, will pull patriotic colors out of her closet, perhaps accessorizing with something new, such as a scarf or hat, "and always cute sandals."

Heinsman said Target is a good source for themed T-shirts for daughter Ellie, 8. And husband Rich will also wear a red, white and blue T-shirt, she said.

Local artist Daniel Swanger said his choice of patriotic colors also shows his support for religious freedom.

"I'm wearing red, white and blue to St. Stephen's (Catholic) Church this weekend as our U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops proclaim 'Fortnight for Freedom' to protect religious liberty and be patriotic at the same time," he said.



Rossville resident Ann Dendy, a Realtor, said her church, Parkway Baptist Temple, celebrated the holiday Sunday by singing patriotic songs and swapping out their typical choir robes for red, white and blue clothing. Dendy said the church is also decorated for the holiday.

Be sure to follow Karen on Twitter @KarenNazorHill
*Like* her on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/karennazorhill

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SophistiKat "Jam of the Week"



Rick Ross "The Boss" is bringing the HEAT to these other rappers and crews!!
MMG is on TOP of things right now ;")
Here is MY Jam of the WEEK. ."Touch 'N You" featuring hometown R&B heartthrob Usher.
I loved the song lyrically but LOVE the video more!!
Also featured is the beautiful LaShontae Heckard (who plays "Jasmine" on BET's The GAME)

Enjoy
@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

Sunday, July 1, 2012

3* Secrets

We all want to know the secrets to maintaing a healthy and long lasting relationship. .at least my Single Ladies and Fella's do. Over the course of 3 years psychologist have interviewed several couples who have been in relationship ranging from 5 - 20 years. .trying to find the answer to this most commonly asked question. .and here is the answer.



What are the top 3 secrets to maintaining a healthy and lasting relationship?

1) They accentuate the positive in life more than the negatives.
(Meaning no matter the circumstance your partner will have a positive spin on any negative situation that may occur.)

2) They not only cope well during hardship, but also celebrate the happy moments and work to build more of these into their lives.
(Regardless of what may happen you know that this person will be by your side and endure til the end. In trial and triumph you can truly count on your partner.)

 3) They excel in their ability to support each other under difficult circumstances.
(Being able to adapt to change yet show love and support at any given time and during any type of situation)

They all pretty much sound the same to me. Someone who will always shine a light on who you are at your best and be there for you at your worst. Loyal, Supportive, and most of all a true friend.

What do you all think? Comment and give me some feedback ;")

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

SophistiKat "Dose of Soul"



Here is a dose of some SOUL for your Sunday Afternoon "Magic Happen" by one of my FAVorite groups Kindred the Family Soul!!

Make sure to purchase their latest album "Love Has No Recession" from iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-has-no-recession/id444853990

Enjoy ;")
@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

Single Girl Summer

One of the Hottest books out is inspiring Single women to be Fearless, Fabulous, and to have some FUN!! On June 20, 2012 Deanna Burrell celebrated the 1 year anniversary of her book "Single Girl Summer".



The book chronicles the lives of 3 women Button, Meghan, and Dawn who would take on the summer with many twist and life changing turns. I feel that every woman can relate to each character in some way.



Button Jackson "The Lethal SophistiKat" dressed in the BaDDest designer suit and heels this bona-fide DIVA and owner of one of the Hottest restaurants in the city truly doesn't have it ALL together. From her issues with men, making friends, and her mother (who turns out to be at the root of all of her problems) she will embark on a journey that will take her back in time and move her forward to being loving, free, and open. .all thanks to the Summer.

Meghan Chery "The Boho SophistiKat" in the words of Drake "Sweat Pants, Hair Tied, Chilling with NO make-up on" Meghan has to face reality and find herself after a hard divorce. Many years have gone by with her settling with the "good" job while putting her true dreams of being an Interior Designer on the back burner. Facing change under the hot Chicago sun she will boldly unleash all that was lost with the help of family, new friends, and new life changing experiences.

Dawn Martin "The Stringent SophistiKat" with her mind only on making Partner at her Firm and the woes of waiting on a proposal from the boyfriend who is also one of "Chicago's most Eligible Bachelor's" this sister is surely pressed and stressed. Facing infidelity and deadlines. .she will learn to lighten up and set herself free from the shackles of work and a failing relationship. Armed with a Red Cup and Sunglasses. .Dawn evolves into a new woman.


I give this book beyond 5* stars!! Deanna Burrell delivers a REAL story for not only African American women to relate to but all women in general. With these 3 characters you will find help and courage to face the reality of your own situations and make the steps to make things right and change for the better!! 


Personal Note:
Button *My FAVorite lead character* I felt like I related to her the most with the things that she faces and has to deal with in the book has well as her character and way of thinking. LoL!! We use some of the same phrases.


Davis (Button's Sidekick/Employee) Reminds me of one of my friends. He definitely helped keep her on her toes and provided a shoulder for each character which is what a true friend does.


The Cherry's (Meghan's parents) I loved the life lessons and inspirational messages delivered by Mr. and Mrs. Cherry. It have insight and balance to each woman's situation.

Not a big fan of RED but I have my PINK cup ;")

I'm READY for the sequel!!

If you are crazy and haven't purchased your copy visit the link below and do so TODAY!!
http://www.amazon.com/Single-Summer-Deanna-Kimberly-Burrell/dp/1935766139

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@TheSophistiKats

Food at it's FINEST

Soooo. .I've come to the conclusion that CHICAGO is where it's at right now!! 
From Hot Author's. .FABulous cooks. .and of course we can't forget our Handsome PRESIDENT who served in the Illinois Senate. .Whoop!!

I LOVE giving shout outs. .so this time I'm shouting out MY Big Sister (from another) and her Sister ;") Lol  
The Fabulous ladies of "Two Sister's Catering" straight out of the westside of Chicago, Illinois!!



I am a SOUTHERN girl all the way and when I tell you these ladies have a menu out of this world. .They do!! Any type of fix you may have. .they can satisfy. .and of course they have CUPCAKES!!

Who are the "Two Sisters"?

Two sisters who were born & raised on the West Side of Chicago. Having a love of food our their entire lives, they became serious about creating a unique eating experience & began working on elevating those every day delights into memorable decadence. A savory and dessert catering Service Company offering delicious decadent pastries, succulent savory creations and impeccable service for intimate home dinners, birthday parties, barbeques, rehearsal dinners, weddings, anniversary celebrations, corporate events and other social gatherings.

      Here are a few of their specialties. .

   Jack Daniels Wings

  Roasted Pork Butt

    Fried Pork Chops with Spaghetti, Broccoli Medley, 
 Dinner Roll and Side Salad

And last but not least. .The CUPCAKES!!

   Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes 
(with Raspberry Lemonade infused Buttercream Icing)

Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes
(with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing) 

Banana Pudding Cupcakes

Now you can see why when I get the chance I will be flying up to Chicago. .just to EAT!!

For more information or to book these ladies to cater your next event 
email twosisters@email.com or call (773) 305-5782
Also Check them out and *LIKE* their Facebook page "Two Sisters Catering"

Enjoy ;")
@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophisitKats