Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday Accessory of the Day

The Accessory of the Day.

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Carlynn Thornton Melvin

The Honey Pot Co


My muse this week is Beatrice Dixon!!! Why Beatrice Dixon? Recently, she made national news headlines about her controversial comments on black owned business and her personal truth on business funding and ventures for African American entrepreneurship in the United States. Before this made the news in a negative way, I had never heard of her or even her products.

Her company which is named The Honey Pot Co is a black owned feminine care brand. The products are plant-based. These products which consist of pads, tampons, panty sprays, natural washes, wipes, herbal products and lubricants are sold nationwide.  These products can be found in your local Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Whole Foods, Urban Outfitters and Wegmans.

The product itself must be totally amazing because every store I have visited in the Atlanta Metro Area is completely sold out.  I am dying to get a product or two to try out and let you Strawbabies know the Real Tea.

                                                              Beatrice Dixon


                                                        Some of her products

These products and others can be purchased on  https://thehoneypot.co

If you have tried the products already. Leave a comment. I would be happy to hear your opinions Strawbabies.

#atlantablogger #atlantainfluencer #thehoneypotco #atlantatravelblogger
Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Sotto Sotto Restaurant


I recently had an opportunity to dine on a Tuesday night at the Sotto Sotto Restaurant. Sotto Sotto is an authentic Italian restaurant that has been around for about 15 years in the Atlanta area. The doors were open in 1999. Even though it has been here for quite some time,  this was my very first visit to this cozy eatery and I want to tell you it was such a delightful experience.

Sotto Sotto is nestled in the Inman Park area. Yes, Inman Park has all kinds of secrets and hidden gems that I plan to uncover.  Sotto Sotto was named as one of the top 20 Italian Restaurants in the US by the New York Post. At the time of arrival, I had no clue of what I was walking into or what to expect. I did not do any research, I just typed the nearest authentic Italian restaurant nearby and I found this hidden gem. I arrived there almost an hour before closing. I normally don't like to arrive anywhere an hour before closing because I feel like often times you get the end of the barrel and you feel rushed to move along because its closing time.

I decided to suck it up and just take a chance. I was so happy that I did because Tuesday night I was craving Italian food. Not just Italian food, but the authentic kind that put me in the mind of my stunt in Italy. I missed it and I wanted to get that warm full feeling of an Italian eatery I experienced across the pond. I was on the hunt. I wanted some Lasagnette Bolognese. This is the traditional homemade version of the Italian comfort food lasagna. But no one quite makes it like the Italians. The food is so flavorful and it has been perfected over generations to be what I tasted on Tuesday night.

Hope you enjoyed the pics. Only a tease. You should make this one of your places to try after the COVID-19 Ban. This will be well worthy of a first stop on your agenda as free people.

If you want to explore more of this experience, head on over to their website www.sottosottoatl.com.
Make sure to tell them PinkStrawberry sent you for their amazing dining and food experience.

#atlantablogger #atlantainfluencer #sottosottoatl #atlantatravelblogger

Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Supa Cent Cyber Monday


Supa Cent made a pretty cent Cyber Monday. Supa Cent the African American mogul who is the mastermind behind the brand.  The Crayon Case racked in 1 million dollars in 90 minutes. Supa Cent pictured below is a force to be reckon with in the makeup industry. With her makeup cases selling out within minutes it’s not surprising that she reached the mark.

Supa Cent who is a New Orleans native humbly cried over her success as orders raked in and she hit the mark.
I am extremely proud of her success and Strawbabies we will just say she changed the game for the makeup industry this Cyber Monday 2018.
Congratulations are in order for this mogul and we over here at PinkStrawberry Events are looking
forward to many more great things to come for The Crayon Case brand.
Her makeup products are extremely cute and the colors are so vivid on women of color. Take a look and see what exactly The Crayon Case gives. Drip.Drip.Drip.

Support her as you support Kylie make the Billion dollar mark. I want to see Supa Cent there too. IJS


#makeup  #supacent  #thecrayoncase  #neworleansentrepeneur  #beautybrands #pinkstrawberryevents

Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Paparazzi Popping is my HUSTLE

Paparazzi Popping is my HUSTLE.
Well guys many of you don’t know but I am a disabled veteran trying to survive with what I have. To supplement my income I decided to try Paparazzi.
Paparazzi Popping is a legit legal Hustle. I sell $5 dollar bags and if you want the exotic you can get the ZI Collection for $25.
Let me give you an example of the product.

I know you are saying how could all of this be so legal and at the same time so rewarding.
Paparazzi Popping is a catch phrase for Paparazzi Accessories because the jewelry is always popping. Plus the no brainer is it’s $5. Win/ Win situation.
Let me share with you the situation and how to win is so possible.

So first, you get in touch with an consultant which hey of course that would be me.

My website is   www.paparazziaccessories.com/217870

Maybe, you are still skeptical about the whole situation. I got you. Try the product. Order some pieces and experience the quality of the jewelry.

Experience the attention you get from wearing the pieces and calmly thinking I didn’t break the bank with this purchase.

At this point, you can do two things. You can Feed your $5 habits or you can hustle to Feed your other habits.

Plus it’s the holiday season. When you support a small business you support a dream.

#paparazzipopping #thatjewelrylady #pinkstrawberrybling #veteranownedbusiness

Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Monday, November 26, 2018

It Takes GUTS


A real beginning is never easy. It takes GUTS.

As I type this post, I have pondered on the thought of me not reaching out on my blog. Quitting my blog and giving up on what I love and do best and that is write.

Honestly, I was inspired by a 10 year old who believes I am the most perfect human. She also believes I can do anything I want to because hey I’m a grown up. A drive to conquer was planted by a 16 year old who diligently and consistently puts forth the effort to be the best. I then took a closer look at a 20 year old college student who decided to drop everything to create music and follow an unconventional path in college. I mean,  I have consistently spoke greatness, dreams, perfection, motivation. CONQUERING..

But I fell off the bandwagon and pushed my passengers forward.

They had a captain sort of from the shore because the captain was too afraid to enter the ship on the journey. I was just coaching do as I say and not what I do.

The real inspiration in this entire story is they trucked this entire journey with me and their love is what feeds my heart and drive to continue. Their love pushed me to get back on the ship and be the Captain.  Your crew is only as good as the captain and well let’s just say I believe a destination can be charted enroute. If the captain is a believer. The journey could be the perfect destination of many destinations.

I guess you can say Life happens and things fall by the waist side while others get put back on this shelf if things are not perfect.

It’s only a dream. RIGHT.

Not so Right,  but this has been my mind frame when I thought of this blog. It’s a dream I will eventually get back to it. The days became months and those months became years.

As I reflect on the sensitive subject of time, I am reminded that life is not forever. When would this blog become to past if I constantly put off and made excuses for not starting.

 Pinkstrawberry Events was skin and bones and almost nonexistent. When I decided that the light was still glowing not as strong but it was there. I just had to fuel the fire and nourish the fruit.

My biggest supporters reminded me constantly of the blog run and the life I had created with an open book journal.

When I begin this blog I was utterly excited and very enthusiastic about my new journey as a blogger.

I wanted a way to express myself without having a million and one journals or pieces of paper taking over my life

Initially, I wanted to be TRANSPARENT.

Yeah, right not until MY life happened.

It happened and I guess I can say my Transparent Journal📓 somehow went to the private setting.

I no longer wanted to discuss my life as I knew it. I wanted to pretend everything was still flourishing and that everything was as You knew it.

Blogging was definitely  not an option. How could I be sooo TRANSPARENT when things on social media seemed and looked so perfect.

At the time, my life was in total chaos. Everything crumbled as a domino effect took place.

See when I started blogging I somehow had this perfect life. American dream type life and then the Storm hit and BOY did it hit.

Over the years, blogging fell some place in my life and in the end it fell by the waist side to say the least.

My blog sort of  DIED.

The events started to become scarce because of my lack of RSVPing, the events started to feel like some type of facade.

Issues discussed were no longer my issues I was somewhat in a totally different place.

I was not operating in my life at a level of consistency or love.

I was in Survival Mode. I was no longer living or creating the life I dreamed  of I was tasked with
everyday real people issues. So I thought.

Real people I thought. To this point I was blessed and highly favored not to have any type of traumatic issue. I had a fairly blessed life to this point .

I didn’t know what it was to only be able to say GOD help me.

My prayer was three words GOD HELP ME.

I was following the motions and surviving literally hour to hour. Day to Day.

But with the recent events and just life PinkStrawberry Events somehow came full circle for me and at the end it withstood the test of time, trials, tribulations, celebrations as well as my disappointments.

I realized today that a dream is just that until you put forth the effort and dedication to create it into something that is REAL.

I also came up with the realization that my blog can not write itself there has to be an Author.

The Author to my blog was me.

I have pondered literally hours and I mean for real, for real. I have pondered for years on how I can start back blogging consistently.

How could I make this an eloquent piece of my life without offending and pleasing everyone while blogging?

How could I discuss real life issues, how dare me tell you the real truths of my perfect life.

How can I start back exactly where I left off?

The truth of the matter and the reality of things were I couldn’t start where I left off or could I please all of my dear Strawbabies.

I had to start.

How easy that sounded.

I had to start where I am right now.

The truth somehow shattered me because I literally had to start over if this thing was going to be authentic and REAL.

I had to do the groundwork over and somehow appeal to the new Strawbabies I picked up along the way.

So today, I decided to begin my New Journey.

My blog  has changed because hey I’ve changed.

I even added a couple new topics I wanted to explore with you.

I hope you enjoy my upcoming posts and adventures.

To be honest some topics might not be so great to discuss but Hey we will get through those hurdles together.

Life is not all about Rainbows 🌈 anyway. There will be valleys and storms ☔️ .

The real test and score with the triumphs are the manner in which you complete and survive.

Survival is no longer the only option for me but it is the option. My goal is to show you through blogging that real people experience real issues. I want to show you that your journey is just that yours. I want to show you that you can be the hero or heroine in your story.

See you on the flip side and on my Blog Journey.

Carlynn Thornton
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Thumbs Up Diner Atlanta

My honest opinion. I was not paid or coherence to do this post. Well slightly, my stomach did.
 I had to share with you guys a cool breakfast spot. I have eaten here many of times and well its just too good to just not tell you about it.
I enjoyed this particular experience on a Tuesday morning. I always visit the location that is located
at  573 Edgewood Ave SE Atlanta Ga 30312.
The whole experience was excellent as usual and of course I was always meaning to blog about it.
Okay, so my waitress was very attentive to my needs. The wait was short and my food arrived swiftly.
I ordered the Skillet Heap and it is definitely a heap of goodness. It is so much of a heap that I could not muster it all in one table setting. I had a heap for later.
I also ordered a homemade biscuit which melted in my mouth with every single bite.
I was so pleased that Strawbabies it's truly a Thumbs Up.
See you there next time for Breakfast Behavior.


#atlantablogger   #atlantainfluencer    #thumbsupdineratlanta    #atlantatravelblogger

Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Tuesday Accessory of the Day