Client List: Ms.Nila of Candy With A Twist

Candy With a Twist is an online sweets boutique that specializes in custom candy designs and one of a kind edible favors and gift items.

Not your ordinary Marshmallow. Candy With A Twist brings you an American classic with a twist! Shipping year round & Nationwide!

Not your ordinary Marshmallow. Candy With A Twist brings you an American classic with a twist! Shipping year round & Nationwide!

At Candy With a Twist we are passionate about all things SWEET! We are innovative in our design process as we are the company that started the personalized marshmallow trend! Whether you are looking for a hostess gift or really unique favors for your child’s birthday celebration we are your one stop shop for creative ideas! nila

We worked on 3 HUGE projects together including the DNC in Charlotte, A  cake pop project for a big time NYC perfume and a  yummy 12,00  piece marshmallow order. And now, I’m so proud to call her a friend now after her big move up North.

Nila continues to create amazing works of art and enjoy the life of being a mom.

This dress was made this ensemble entirely out of Candy! YUM!

This dress was made this ensemble entirely out of Candy! YUM!

Today she has the sweetest thang’ money could never buy…….  Lil Miss Milan! Milan- Candy With A TwistI’m so ready to plow her in kisses on that tiny neck of hers. More on Nila, The Candy Artist here,

and here.

xmasHands down, Nila has been the sweetest person to work with! Should you find yourself needing to show off a new product, birthday, celebration or just a fun event, contact Candy With A Twist!

Candy With a Twist is online. Contact her today:

FAQ here!

Contact information here!

Special event services here!

Product info here!

Something else sweet to savor! (It’s not Nilas, but it was to creative not to share!)

Goodbye Homeschool; Hello Charter School

I hope no one dares try to put me in a box. Although I support homeschooling 100%; I do what’s best for my family. As you should do for yours.

HoooRay! The girls are leaving homeschool!!!! Yup, you heard it hear! Their home schooled days are officially behind them. Hoooray!!!!  (yes, I’m  excited, can you tell?)

School days coming

After researching their perspective schools and visiting the campuses, made me want to attend high school all over again.

She said that her phone will be her best friend.

She said that her phone will be her best friend.

I remember when we took them out of public school like it was yesterday. It was horrible and no one was on our child’s side.

One daughter was bullied and bored. Every day she would weep. the children teased her because she wanted to learn, and the teachers ignored her because she kept asking for more work.

Even after numerous trips to the

Entrepreneur High School -DR Potts

Entrepreneur High School -DR Potts

school to discuss my concerns with the teacher, principal and even guidance counselor, nothing worked long term and it started to get old really quick. My other daughter was just restless. She got to a point where she felt like an insignificant number. We felt that the teachers were on the same level as her classmates. Things got way too unruly for us and yes, it was right up her alley.  We had to make changes before they became a habit. So I went to the placement center and it seemed like they gave me very little options. I had no options but to keep them with me at home. Who better right? I could help them prepare for life. FAST FORWARDING—the girls have their own business ( Cassie Sweetz  and The Big Sister ) and both are well involved in the community.

Culinary teacher  and uniformSo, I think it’s fair to say home school worked from them. Now they need something more. Something, that I can’t give them. More social skills with their peers, a more consistent study into college (should they choose to go), prom*, a break from each other; I’m not sure, but this decision feels right.

I’m sending them to  Entrepreneur High School and Kennedy Charter (on the campus of Johnson C.Smith University) both excellent choices for my girls. I have weighed the pros and cons and decided that they would benefit est at the perspective charter schools. 

If you need help navigating this big decision start some where. Ask yourself what’s best for your child. Can you give it to them? The answer will come. What I don’t want you to do is get lost in the education shuffle. I feel sorry for this mom. She should not be punished for wanting better for her son! Free Tonya McDowell!

I think both daughters will do just fine!

Ten Things to Look for In a School

10 Things Colleges Look for in a High-School Student

Read more on FamilyEducation: http://school.familyeducation.com/college-prep/high-school/56210.html#ixzz3AqJZWfVs

Movie Review: “Gravity”

Dr. Ryan Stone and Astronaut Matt Kowalski are left adrift in space when debris from a detonated satellite destroys their Space Shuttle.

Dr. Ryan Stone and Astronaut Matt Kowalski are left adrift in space when debris from a detonated satellite destroys their Space Shuttle.

Gravity has a tiny cast and an incredible story. We loved it! I took my two daughters to watch it in 3D at the local IMAX theater. We enjoyed the comfy seats, larger than life screen, and bottomless popcorn and lemon water- it was so worth it.  If Star Trek was this exciting I probably would like it just a little. It made me wish that I was an astronaut floating around with them in outer space. 🙂

Here’s a sneak preview.Gravity 2013

Movie Tip:”Gravity” in only 90 minutes 

I can relate with Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) role on so many levels. On she lost a daughter at a very young age. So did I.  “Dr. Stone” had to find way to go on mentally. Her commander, veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky/George Cloney, proved to more than eye candy. He served as a refreshing light in guiding her into a place of empowerment. I love the way he used humor throughout the movie.

MOVIE TIP: “Gravity” cost $100 million to make”

Like ” Dr. Stone”, I went a long time looking for a reason to continue to live, love and thrive. I had it so bad, I recall staying up all night searching for the meaning of death.  To this day, I can’t tell you what turned it around for me. From devastation to hope. From sadness to joy. From anger to happiness. Something inside me said, “It’s time to move on. You have others looking up to you. My life isn’t over yet. “Loosing a child is not easy. But just as the movie showed it is a must to be free and at peace before you touch the ground.

Go see GRAVITY, it’s fantastic!”  Woof Woof Woof!”  (after you watch the movie, you’ll know what that means 🙂

1 hr 31 min PG-13 | Intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language

1 hr 31 min
PG-13 | Intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language

Still enjoying the ride! QC Supermom

One part of the movie, Dr. Stone looks like a baby in the womb still attached to the umbilical cord.- Deanna 

Here’s the Synopsis:

Director Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space shuttle mission headed by astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crewmates as well as mission control. As the two are on a space walk, debris hits the area where they are working, and soon the pair finds themselves detached from their ship and stranded in space. While figuring out what steps they can take to save themselves, Stone grapples with a painful past that makes her consider giving up altogether.

 

I heart dance! National Dance Day in the QC

NATIONAL DANCE DAY, a grassroots initiative that encourages the nation, young and old, to move!  Individuals, families, organizations and communities from across the nation come together through their creative expression in dance.  Any style of dance is welcome and imagination is recommended in order to get the most out of this celebratory day.

2012 NDD

I was so excited to get the invite to bring my family out to a day of dance! I really didn’t know what to expect. Because I really like to dance! I knew that we were in for some type of treat.

And were we! There in downtown Charlotte was the biggest interracail, family oriented, multi age dance floor ever! We watching so many different styles of dancing! Looking at faces and different speeds, gestures and costumes of dancing is loads of fun.

Oneaka Mack

Oneaka Mack

I don’t know how I have gotten to the point where I’ve deprived myself from dancing, but I made up for it last Saturday.

DIGITAL CAMERA

I would’ve felt even better had I worn a good sports bra and lyrca pants. But all’s well that ends well. Everyone had a favorite act. Each one was just a bit different than the other. What more could you ask for? Videos? ( ok, You got it! click here! )

I really have to get back on track!  Dancing is amazing! I secured a few videos, so be sure to peek at them on my YouTube channel. National Dance Day always takes place on the last Saturday in July. We can’t wait till next year!

We’ll I gotta go swing my hips! Look out for Wednesday post on water birth.

Till the next swing, QC Supermom

Wednesday Wow! It’s Easy To Be A Fool!

It is SO Easy to be a FOOL!

Tuesday morning, my daughters and I were talking about foolishness. I was trying to explain to them that it’s easy to be a fool and that being wise and productive requires more effort. Like many moms, one of my biggest fears for my children is that they will fall in mainstream society and fail to recover.

fool

My daughters are 13 and 14, so they pretty much know right from wrong, but they are entering that ring pass not “pushing stage.” So, as we rode down the lovely streets of Charlotte, one of them asked why their dad is so hard on them….and Boy did I let them have the answer.

The first thing out my mouth was, “Being a Fool is Easy!” If your dad didn’t love you, he would not be here, or correcting you. His delivery maybe off, but he is valid in what he’s telling you. If you listen, you might learn something. Why be sugar coated? That’s unrealistic. In the real world when you are given watered down responses it weakens you. I want you to be mentally prepared for any challenge, may it be physically, mentally, socially, nutritionally, educationally, environmentally, or spiritually.”

a fool.

Man, I was on a roll.”The point of it all was to get them to see that anything worth having deserves both mental and physical effort. I went on to say chanting,  “It’s -Too- EASY- to – be- a -Fool!  You can literally wake up, and not do a thing to achieve it. I don’t want ya’ll to be a fool so let your skin thicken up and keep it moving.”

I was on a roll. I think I talked the entire way to our destination and back. But it paid off. As soon as we got home, they apologized to their dad and we haven’t had any problems yet. It just goes to show you that a teaching moment an happen at any time. For our children to know, we must take time, over and over again to teach and remind them. It’s not always easy, and you’ll want to quit but don’t sell yourself or them short. Why? It’s Too Easy To Be A  Fool.