Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cindy's Featured Artist of the Week - Carmen



I’m a Financial Service Professional with New York Life.  I utilize their 171 years of experience, expertise, and financial strength to assist business owners and HR Professionals with their financial planning and employee benefits offerings. I also work with Individuals to reach their Financial Goals for their families.

I specialize in the following areas:
Pension Planning Strategies
Voluntary Employee Benefits (virtually no cost to employer)
Retirement Planning 401K Roll Over
Whole Life Insurance
Term Insurance
Final Expense/Burial Insurance
Key Person Insurance
Buy-Sell Agreements
Critical Illness plans
Disability Insurance (Individual & Group)
Long Term Care Insurance (Individual & Group)
I’m an Ambassador for the $50 Billion Empowerment Plan for the African American Community

I would love to be your Agent.  My clients have the utmost trust in my ability to do what is right for them.

Interested in seeing how I could be of assistance to you or your organization? Please contact me:

Carmen Taylor
Financial Service Professional New York Life Insurance Company
576 Broad hollow Rd Melville NY 11747
(631) 391-5861
Cell (770) 329-8691

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cindy's Featured Artist of the Week - Cheryl



Cheryl is an original Georgia Peach. Cheryl is a Lover of God, two times Best Selling author (“Soul Reborn”), Coach, Kingdompreneur, Mother, Speaker, Consultant, Motivator, Chief Encouragement Officer, and former owner of a Boxing Club Franchise.

Cheryl Polote-Williamson is an action-oriented business woman and second generation entrepreneur possessing exceptional strategic thinking, relationship building, and marketing and communication skills. 

In May 2013 Cheryl published her first book, “Words from the Spirit for the Spirit” which has inspired and encouraged many to live their dreams and is available in multiple languages.

Cheryl has been featured on Dallas Fox 4 News, Eclipse magazine, Rolling Out Magazine, Heaven 97 (970AM), and a blog series telling her story about hurt and betrayal. Cheryl has won numerous awards for entrepreneurialism and maintaining strong client relationships. She continues to write with strength and wisdom as an Amazon Best Selling author for the anthology “Shift ON”, released in February 2016.

Cheryl is a highly sought-after transformational, inspirational, motivational speaker. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Links, Inc. 

Cheryl has been married for 23 years to her husband, Russell, has three beautiful children: Russ Jr, Lauren, and Courtney, and one granddaughter, Leah. They are active members of St. John Church unleashed.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cindy's Featured Artist of the Week - Natasha


My name is Natasha. I am the Owner/CEO of InfiNate Destinations Travel Agency.  I am a lover of people and I enjoy helping others. Travel has always been a passion of mine as well as something that I wanted to do more of.

My travel agency is a full-service travel agency which specializes in providing worldwide travel and entertainment consulting.  I am a family woman and I understand how important it is for families to get away and enjoy recess through travel and entertainment.

I believe that it is essential to provide excellent customer service and to be the consulting professional which all of my clients deserve to have.  I have earned numerous industry certifications of specializations from many of the top travel suppliers and destinations such as Disney, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Hyatt, Omni, Hilton, American Airlines, Las Vegas Specialist, Cayman Islands Specialist, Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist, France Specialist, LegoLand Specialist, and much more.

I look forward to meeting new people and would love to connect with you.  Visit my website: and "Let Us Take You To Infinite Destinations and Opportunities!"

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Cindy's Featured Artist of the Week - Traci


Traci A. Fonville was born in Bethpage, New York and was raised in Amityville, Long Island. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media Arts in 1986 from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia. She is currently the Deputy Commissioner of Human Services for the Town of Babylon and has served her community in this capacity for the past seven years.

In 2011, Traci obtained certification as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and in 2013, she became a Registered Yoga Teacher. Traci remains active in yoga by attending trainings, workshops, and classes and is currently looking for space to hold her Very Beginner Yoga Workshops.

Additionally, Traci is a Brand Ambassador for It Works, a company specializing in health and wellness products such as nutritional supplements, weight loss products, and skin care. Traci has been using It Works products since May of this year. She says her skin is the healthiest and brightest it's ever been using It Works cleansing gel, toner, facial peel and day and night creams. To combat stiff joints, Traci uses Relief, which combines glucosamine and chondroitin and other natural ingredients to boost the body’s own formation of joint cartilage. “Our hair skin and nail supplements have helped my hair grow fuller and my nails are stronger! Our probiotics help to keep the good bacteria flourishing in the gut to ward off germs and colds and our signature product, our botanical body slimming wraps help to tone, tighten and firm any area of the body from the neck down. We have such a varied line of healthy products that there’s definitely something for everyone. Your health is your best wealth so drop me a message so we can see what your needs are! I’m very excited about these products and can’t wait to share them with you!”

Traci is a married mother of two, is a member of her church’s dance ministry, and looks forward to bringing yoga, health and wellness programs to her community.

To find out more about her upcoming yoga classes and her It Works products, follow Traci on social media on Instagram and Facebook @iaffirmwellness. You can also log onto her website at

Thursday, November 3, 2016

A little make up tip by Cindy H. Reed

Okay, I don't know if anyone knows this but I know I didn't so I've decided to share it with you!  ;)

If you never heard of it before - spread the love to your girlfriends!  It'll help us all save money and time!

I don't really know why this popped into my head to try but it did, I tried it and it worked!  I've been doing it ever since.

For all you ladies that use a brush to apply the black eyeliner wings - here's a tip on how you can clean that small brush without buying a product to do just that.  You probably already have this in your home - as most of us do... Nail Polish Remover!

Pour a few drops of nail polish remover into the cap and dip your brush into it and swish it around and in two blinks of an eye, it's clean!!!  I then take the brush and rub the tip over my soap bar - (just to make sure that there's no nail polish remover on it) I then rinse under water before wiping it dry and using it again.

That makeup gets hard, even if you wipe it with a tissue or baby wipe, it just doesn't get all the makeup off so if you want a clean brush every time, that feels like it just came out the package - try that.  :)

I've never cleaned larger brushes with it so don't hold me to that.  But I can say that all my very small makeup brushes get that same nail polish remover treatment every time and I'm one happy girl that I can have clean and smooth and not spend any money on a product that specifically cleans makeup brushes.  Yes!  ;)

If you try it - post your comments, let me know how you like it or not.  ;)

My First Floral Creation by Cindy H. Reed

I love the feature that Facebook has - where you get to see your past posts on the exact day you posted it years ago.  I think that's an awesome feature because who remembers what they've posted years ago?  It's refreshing to be able to go back and see a part of my past.  Some things I reshare, other things - I've grown beyond and don't care to reshare.  :)

I wanted to post this picture of my first floral creation on my blog for you, my readers to see.  My Mother asked me to make her a Christmas floral arrangement for her table and I agreed.  She asked me because she'd seen what I could do with recreating the arrangements she'd get from the stores.

I decided to take on this challenge, something new to me but something I was honored to be asked of. My Mother saw something in me that I wasn't quite aware I had received.  After finishing this creation, high like she asked, in the vase, she and I picked out together - I was proud of what I'd created and I was beyond excited that my Mother loved it.

Over the years, Mom would ask me to make her Christmas table decoration and I had no problem doing so.  I enjoy working with my hands, creating, and I love working with flowers.  I thank God for this gift - my hands are one of my blessings from the Father!  I'll have to go on Facebook and look for the other pictures of floral arrangements I created to share with you guys!

Always - Cindy*