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We are hosting an by INVITE only 2018 Hat & Heels FUNDRAISER Brunch. Every year we host this event to  benefit and support single mothers. Although we connect with our community and have a blast every year, our Hat & Heels Brunch is a fundraiser to assist low income single mothers within our community.

If you’ve already received your formal invite, what are you waiting for? You’ve received a personal invite to our event because we know you feel strongly about helping others. Please take out a moment and RSVP below so we will know that you’re attending our event. If you’re unable to attend please take a moment to donate ~~~~~> HERE.

Women With Gifts International is a 501 (c)(3) –non-profit organization with the mission to reach, teach and inspire women who have been neglected by our society. Since starting our organization, we have assisted women with Breast Cancer, victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and single mothers just to name a few causes that we support.

 

Please note this event is by invitation only.. If you RSVP without receiving an invitation your RSVP submittion will be rejected and submitted for our 2019 invitation list. Thanks in advance for your continued support.  

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Holidays| Happy Thanksgiving

Before we take a moment to wish our readers and followers a Happy Thanksgivings, we wanted to also warn everyone to be extra careful this holiday season.  This is the season that men and women especially become targets. This is the season that the broke become rich and the rich become poor. Maybe not poor but the rich  become victims to crimes such as identity theft and credit card fraud and a slew of other scams that criminals have been brewing up all year.

This year before you eat the leftover turkey and drink egg nog take a moment to beat criminals at their own game. Here’s tips to keep you safe throughout the holidays and all year long!

  • Place a credit alert on your credit report
  • Contact your bank and let them know when you’re traveling
  • Protect your credit card and your credit card pin at all times
  • We know you’re excited but DON’T tell social media outlets such as Facebook,Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat when you’re going on vacation. Sadly most burglaries are done by people that know their victims.
  •  Turn off your location before you upload pictures to your social media sites
  • If it’s legal in your city and state invest in a keychain of pepper spray
  • Meet your blind online date in a public place NEVER tell them where you live
  • Only carpool to holiday parties with people you absolutely know and trust
  • Only give your whereabouts to people you know such as close family members and friends

This list could go on and on.. So please take a moment to leave tips below to help someone stay safe this holiday….

Hugs and love to you all and Happy Thanksgiving!- LK

A Day in History| Nicole Brown Simpson

Nicole Brown Simpson was born in West Germany on May 19,1959 and grew up in Southern California. She married former NFL great O.J. Simpson in 1985, but filed for divorce in 1992. On June 13, 1994, Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman were found brutally murdered outside of her Los Angeles home, with her ex-husband quickly becoming the prime suspect. O.J. Simpson was acquitted in a criminal trial in October 1995, though he was later found liable for the deaths in civil court.

Nicole Brown Simpson was married to former NFL star O.J. Simpson, who was charged with murdering her and a friend at her L.A. home on June 12, 1994.

Source: BIO

 

Movie Review|Unforgettable

Many of us were sold on the movie Unforgettable just by seeing the previews RIGHT? Right! Okay so let’s get down to the nitty gritty for our movie review. unforgettable movie

The movie starts out with Rosario Dawson who plays Julia Banks in this movie, is a successful writer who moves from her current state to California to be with her fiancée, Geoff Stults who plays David Connover  and his daughter-Lily Connover played by actress Isabella Kai Rice.

At first, the audience can only be happy for Julia and her big move to Cali that’s until she meets, Lily’s mom-Tessa Connover (Katherine Heigl). Please note that although her and David were no longer married she didn’t bother to change her name back to her maiden name. For us that’s already a red flag!

Get your hopes up about this movie if you want, but keep in mind that the movie is pretty predictable and you will probably have flashbacks about movies you’ve seen pretty similar. This is not a date night type of movie, it’s more of a girl’s night out type movie because of the movie’s scorn wife/lover wanting second chance type plot. Trust us only women would be interested in this.

In MOST cases whenever there’s a recipe of STEP-mom and child visitations involved there’s a perfect recipe for trouble. This movie poses as a thriller but the movie poster somewhat gives away the whole motive behind the movie. unforettable

When Julie first get to California with David everything is seems perfect until it’s time for Lily, David’s daughter to visit. Upon their first meeting, Tessa just comes off as an overprotective mom. You know the ones that what you to go over and beyond for their kid and do stuff that they don’t even do–yea that type of overprotective type.

Julia being a new to the whole stepmom role, pretty much just let Tessa come to David’s house and take over. Her intimidation to Julia may have been the plan to scare Julia back to wherever she came from.

Okay so to sum this movie up, Julia had a past of being domestically abused and an abusive boyfriend that had been looking for her. Thanks to Tessa stealing Julia’s phone, she quickly learned how to reunite Julia and her ex-stalkerish, abusive boyfriend. She also managed to make David insecure about Julia’s loyalty. Tessa also planted seeds in Julia’s mind about her and David going to counseling to get everything back on track with the well-over done marriage.

Personally some parts of the movie showed some abuse and Mother Dearest type action especially when Tessa cut Lily’s hair. Couldn’t believe she cut that sweet little girl’s hair. Just a horrible scene.. Just Horrible! All mother’s will get pissed at this scene!

You couldn’t help but to love both of these women because if you currently have an ex that you want to re-kindle with then Tess is your girl because  she was a real ____________!! If you’re currently a step-mom then you will love Julia. Honestly, Julia was our favorite. She just seem to be more realistic and flattering to the eye. Both women played their role to the fullest.

Oh wow, how could we forget to mention evil Tessa had a mom from hell played by Cheryl Ladd. We are not off the mark when we say that Tessa’s mom is probably the reason there will be an UNFORGETTABLE part 2.. Remember that you read about the sequel here on this blog! Julia also had a best friend that was a great confidant but unfortunately she wasn’t that she Julia needed her most or maybe she was… Well no she wasn’t.

Toward the end of the movie, Tessa and Julia get into a fight and as you all can guess by now David was somewhere knocked out the whole time Julia has to fight for the both of them. So sad how that happens huh? Luckily, due to our praying and hoping Julia, David and Lily got away from Tessa safely and they all lived happily ever after.. UNTIL one day they get a knock on the door….

Have you seen Unforgettable yet? Comment below on your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrity News | Bristol Palin on your new baby girl

imageNo need for more Christmas presents for former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin and the Palin family because Bristol has already delivered a bundle of joy.  Bristol welcomed a baby girl -Sailor Grace into the world Wednesday. Birth weight unknown.

imageHere’s a note from Sarah to Bristol

imageBeing a mother is a great experience with or with a boyfriend or husband. Noone can ever deminish the experience EVER!

News|Women in El Salvador urged NOT to get pregnant

El Salvador recently urged women in the Central American nation to avoid getting pregnant until 2018 to avoid their children developing birth defects from the mosquito-borne Zika virus which has rampaged through the Americas.

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The Zika virus is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is also known to carry the dengue, yellow fever and Chikungunya viruses. Health experts are unsure why the virus, which was first detected in Africa in 1947 but unknown in the Americas until last year, is spreading so rapidly in Brazil and neighboring countries.

Although research is still underway, significant evidence in Brazil shows a link between Zika infections and rising cases of microcephaly.

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“We’d like to suggest to all the women of fertile age that they take steps to plan their pregnancies, and avoid getting pregnant between this year and next,” said Deputy Health Minister Eduardo Espinoza.

He said the government decided to make the announcement because 5,397 cases of the Zika virus had been detected in El Salvador in 2015 and the first few days of this year.

Official figures show 96 pregnant women are suspected of having contracted the virus, but so far none have had babies born with microcephaly.

In Colombia, which has the second-highest Zika infection rate after Brazil, the government is also advising women to delay becoming pregnant, but only for six to eight months.

Source: Washington Post

Movie Review|Girl on a Train

The Girl on the Train is NOT a movie for you to watch when you’re sad feeling like watching television with a big bowl of ice cream.. This a definitely a suspense girly type movie. WHY? Because women we know it all and when we don’t we will for sure get to the bottom of it.

So as you watch this movie keep this in mind. There 3 female characters and 3 male characters and we will list them from the order of importance.  The GIRL on the train is Rachel played by Emily Blunt. Megan is Haley Bennett, Anna is Rebecca Ferguson..

The male characters in the movie are Tom played by Justin Theroux, Edgar Ramirez as Dr. Kamal Abdic and Scott played by Luke Evans which was super sexy in this movie by the way!

This movie is a suspense movie but it’s also a mystery type movie. It’s a mystery because everyone wants to know why the girl is on the train. The girl on the train character is Rachel. So what is Rachel doing on the train? Is she going to work? Is she on her way home from work? Is she picking up the kids from daycare? Like all of those questions are a mystery at the start of the movie. Ladies because we are so nosey, you will get to the bottom of this movie…

As Rachel is on this train daily she is passing by two houses everyday which happens to be the homes of both Megan and Anna. Now you’re wondering who are they and what connection do they have with the girl on the train? See more mysteries…..As it turns out Anna is not the new wife to Rachel’s ex-husband. Megan just happen to be the nanny and neighbor of Anna. So how convenient for Rachel to pass by both of these ladies house every day on the train.

As the movie go on it’s quickly understood that Rachel and Tom are divorced and he once cheated on her with Anna. Yes your read it correctly. Anna and Tom are happily married,but she was once the side piece and she now has Tom’s baby which is what Rachel has always wanted while married to Tom.

Megan comes into the story because she was the nanny and neighbor of Anna and Tom, patient of Dr. Kamal Abdic and wife of Scott. Please take note of how MEGAN has a connection with all the main characters in this movie.

So while Rachel is riding this train back and forth to where ever her proposed destination is, we learned that she is a heavy drinker.. By heavy drinker, we don’t mean a cutesy little girly drink every now and then, we mean a tore up from the floor up type of drinker. Rachel was the type of drinker that would drink and black out and wouldn’t remember where or who she was.. Poor little baby!

So here’s a life lesson that we gained from watching this movie: Rachel was on the train which proved that she wanted to go somewhere but she couldn’t because she was holding on to her past. She couldn’t get over the fact that Tom had left her for another woman and moved on with his life. She continued to pick herself apart and re-live those memories of her past over and over again. It wasn’t until she GOT off the train that she stopped drinking and pick up the pieces of her life. Life Lesson: Always love yourself even when you feel that no one else does. Learn from the past and don’t make your past your future!

Okay so on to the rest of the movie, Megan was the nanny for Anna and she too had deep dark secrets which is why she had to talk to Dr. Abdic – a psychiatrist.

Each day that Rachel got on the train she watched the lives of both Anna and Megan until one day Megan comes up missing and Rachel is blamed for her disappearance. Did we mention that Megan was pregnant when she vanished. Once Rachel was blamed for Megan’s disappearance she turns from poor pitiful drunk into a smart little detective who happens to bump into Scott-Megan’s husband.

As it turns out Anna wasn’t the only one that Tom was having affairs with and after Rachel sobers up she tends to find out more than she wanted to know about her ex-husband that she felt she wasn’t good enough because she had issues having his baby.

This is a great movie but you have to put on your thinking detective cap and just try to keep with the plot of this story..

 

News| 6-year-old Girl attacked by 5th grader in school bathroom

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Deputies say the little girl was attacked by a girl twice her age recently  at Oakland Elementary School in McDonough at around 10 a.m. Thursday. . The older student reportedly choked her, put her head in the toilet several times and hit her head on the toilet, according to FOX 5. FOX 5 reports that a teacher intervened after hearing a commotion.

The 5th-grader was charged in juvenile court and the school district is investigating, according to WXIA.

The child’s father, Jeremy Tackett, told FOX 5, “You send your kids to school to get an education; they should not have to worry about getting pulled into the bathroom and getting pummeled by somebody almost twice their age.”

The family is taking all of their children out of the school.

Source: My Fox News

Missing| Alysyn Collins

The Mobile Police Department has issued a missing person alert for a 24-year-old woman, Alysyn Collins .

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According to the MPD, Collins was last seen March 5 in the area of Barker Drive in west Mobile. She was reported missing by her mother.

Police ask anyone with information on Collins’ whereabouts to call 251-208-7211.

Source: AL.com

Missing| Olivia Hudson

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The Roswell Police Department (Georgia) is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing teen. Police say 17-year-old Olivia Hudson was reported missing by her mother on April 26 after she was last seen walking home after midnight from a Marietta Highway Kroger.

Hudson’s mother says she does not have a cell phone, money or a vehicle. The teen was last seen wearing an Atlanta Hawks t-shirt, black pants, a gray headband and black-and-white Nike shoes.

If anyone knows of Hudson’s location, they are asked to call police at 770-640-4100.

Source: 11 Alive