Body Positivity Does Not Happen Overnight

Featuring Guest Blogger Aisha Nwandu

Sometimes, I hate my body. There, I said it. It feels great to get it out. But then i feel guilty. I was never heavy set. I was a size small & curvy, weighed about 55 kg throughout high school. Hell, I was nominated best body at some point (LOL, the things you remember) but i was never active or cared much about the things i put in my body. I just never ate much. Mostly because i was in a boarding school and the food was horrible. It was either you eat what was offered or go hungry. So naturally, most of us were losing weight or maintaining the same weight we had.

Now fast forward to my arrival to the United States, the land of fast food and busy workload. I was convinced I still could not gain weight because college is stressful enough, no way that stress will let me gain much weight. Boy was i fooling myself. The first 2 years was fine, i was still maintaining my weight but then my junior year of college, i was going through so much and was depressed so where did i turn to? You guessed it, emotional eating. I will binge eat indi’s fried chicken at 1am in the morning 3 nights straight. My heaven was greasy food and i could not get enough.

I look into the mirror sometimes and i don’t even recognize the person staring back at me. I am currently a size medium to large and i have some cool folds in my belly. I had to get rid of most of my clothes because they just do not fit the way they used to. I have tried looking into weight loss programs but most of them just do not work with my lifestyle or they are literally trying to get me to starve myself. I also just do not have the discipline to workout, eat clean and healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle. So, I know there are solutions, i just need to work on them.

Body positivity is not easy. Whenever i talk about my body, people’s response is “well you know what to do to fix it, sooo.” If only they knew that it was not that easy. See, I need to lose weight because i want to, because i need to be healthier but i also need to love my body the way it is right now because losing weight might not fix how i see myself. This is very psychological and that’s where body positivity and body love comes from. If you do not love your body in its imperfection, what makes you think you will ever love it when it transforms to something else? You need to love your body in every single stage it is in because our bodies change, they will continue to change and we have to change our mind set along with them.

Below, i will share a couple of ways in which i have decided to celebrate my body this year and practice a healthier lifestyle.

  1. I am going to invest in clothes that make me feel good, in clothes that fit my body and not waste my time buying clothes a size smaller so i can “lose weight and fit into them”
  2. I am definitely going to stop weighing myself constantly because those are just numbers. I am going to focus on how i feel, how my body moves, how active i am, how much better i am doing in learning the yoga poses etc.
  3. I am going to unfollow any accounts that make me feel terrible about myself. I am going to follow accounts that make me feel amazing about my body.
  4. I am going to take more pictures and not worry about how my body looks, i am going to love my glowing skin, the amazing colors in the pictures, the background and most of all preserve the memory in the picture.
  5. I am not going to beat myself up about eating a cookie every now and then. I am looking for a balance and not a do or die diet.

I know i have not been very good to my body over the years but I am learning how to take care of her, how to nurture her and i am unlearning every negative thing i have learned about her. I sometimes hate my body but i am getting to know her again and i am learning to love her again. Body positivity does not happen overnight, it is a process and a journey.


Aisha Nwandu is a Nigerian lifestyle blogger focusing on personal growth. She wants to inspire and encourage people through her personal experiences to keep working on themselves and understand that personal growth is vital to living a great life. She is also the founder of Kentucky Bloggers. A community she created to connect and promote bloggers, influencers and content creators based in Kentucky. You can find her on all social media platforms Aishadaobi and her website is Aishadaobi.com. When she is not busy creating content for her social media pages, you can find her at home, cuddled up with a good book and some tea or catching up on her favorite tv shows.

Self Love Series: Your Why

Welcome to Octane’s Self Love Blog Series! This series is a collection of 4 posts from an array of guest bloggers focusing on the concept of loving yourself beyond the month of February. 

Week 4: Your Why

When I think about my most peaceful and fun memories in my life you would automatically think I think of those times as self care and love but I also take time to look at the times I felt uncomfortable, stretched, down and out, and away from my comfort zone. Those are all self-love and care as well. Why? These are the times I have felt the most growth in my personal and professional life.

Sure I love to treat myself and having a hot bath in peace and quiet is the best but when it all boils down to it a lot of my self love and care rewarding came from the struggling that happened before hand. Recently I was promoted to a new position at the company I work for. It came with a lot of stress and IM STILL STRESSED. But it hasn’t made me stop wanting to grow.

I haven’t necessarily had a lot of time for reward and trying to balance a career, family, friends, and a side business/project has been a difficult task but I am not giving up. If I could offer one piece of advance for someone who is constantly busy and may not have time to stop for much needed self care and love would be to write down goals and when you accomplish them pat yourself on the back! Buy yourself something or just take a nap.

Rest your mind from all of the days thoughts and just start fresh because what selfcare and love boils down to is you! No one can take care of you like you can yourself!


Betsy is 35, an EKU graduate with Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Minor in Womens studies. She is currently a Sales Manager for Galls LLC in the Lexington Ky Corporate office. She is also one of the co-creators of The Black Route– a business helping route you to black owned businesses and events in Kentucky and surrounding states. The Black Routes online presence is mostly through social media such as Instagram and Facebook. They are always willing to get the word out about your business or event. Betsy is a lover of all things natural for hair and skin!

For product recommendations follow her on Instagram: @Heavens2betsie

I would have to say Self-care and Self-love are things I live by heavily. It always makes me feel better that I know I have my own back and am completely aware of when I need to stop, focus, and take a little down time. I’m pretty happy with the journey I am on right now and look forward to meeting lots of people out there who have the same mindset.

Self Love Series: Learning To Let Go Of What Controls You

Welcome to Octane’s Self Love Blog Series! This series is a collection of 4 posts from an array of guest bloggers focusing on the concept of loving yourself beyond the month of February. 

Week 3: Letting Go of What Controls You

Og Mandino, once said this:

‘many of us never realize our greatness because we become sidetracked by secondary activities. We don’t know how to say ‘no’, and now we’re behind on our dreams.’

Does this sound familiar? I think we’ve all been there, including myself.

As females we’re the caretakers of the world. We skillfully juggle home, work, community and leave very little time for ourselves.  How do you know when it’s time to ask for help? For me personally, I started to become mentally fatigued and overly anxious. My inner self was giving subtle warning signs, that I thankfully slowed down to listen too. During this time of self-examination, I learned WHAT I needed assistance with. I learned to delegate task both at home and within my business. This taught me that I’m not a superwoman and in life we all need an extra pair of hands.

What is your inner dialogue currently telling you?  Is it saying ‘yes I can, I know I can? The type of conversations we have with ourselves will determine our quality of life. Unfortunately, we at times see the worse version ourselves.  We must learn to how to empower ourselves and STAND UP to our inner voices. This is another way of letting go of fear. The fear of failure, the fear of not measuring up.

Self -care is NOT selfish. It’s you and I becoming more aware of our needs, limitations, growth, and taking time to love ourselves. We can’t pour from an empty cup. We have to fill our own cup first.  Don’t give up on your dreams. Love yourself. I encourage you to celebrate the small victories. Be conscious of how you feel when you’re around people or in certain situations. There are many ways to say ‘no’. Once you become more comfortable within yourself in saying this, your world will change. This one day may be a lifesaver.  

In the words of Maya Angelou, ‘Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise.’


Melanie Day is an educator, entrepreneur and small business owner opening Lexington Kentucky’s first salon for curly hair, You’ve Got Curls. Find her on instagram a @ugotcurls or follow the salon on Facebook.

Self Love Series: Tips on Self Care

Welcome to Octane’s Self Love Blog Series! This series is a collection of 4 posts from an array of guest bloggers focusing on the concept of loving yourself beyond the month of February. 

Week 2: Tips on Self Care

“Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.” – Unknown

I never realized the importance of self-care until I was responsible for another human life. Now that I’m a single mom with almost ten years of skin in the game, I am cognizant of the fact that taking care of myself is not only something good to do, but necessary for my and our survival. I want to share a little insight and a few things I have learned along my journey to take better care of and appreciate myself.

# 1 – You can’t pour from an empty cup. This is the exact reason why when you’re listening to those redundant in-flight safety demos, they explicitly tell you to secure your own oxygen mask and life vest before helping anyone else with theirs. You simply can’t give what you don’t have. The several times I have tried to give from a dry well, I was filled with resentment, anger and frustration. When I’m able to give from a full cup with love, peace and gratitude I am able to give my best self.

#2 – Make yourself a priority. Take time daily to cultivate and nurture your own spirit and your own interests. Before you are an employee, an entrepreneur, a mom, a dad, a friend, a wife, a girlfriend or insert various descriptors here _____, you are you. A living, breathing human being with basic physiological needs, wants and desires. A person who grapples with their own demons and downfalls. Take time to stay grounded and in touch with yourself. That could be as simple as journaling (my favorite pastime), dancing to music, taking a short drive alone, listening to your favorite podcast, reading a book for pleasure or simply staying at home in solitude and recharging.

#3 – Self-care is not always Instagram fabulous. When I thought about self-care in the past, I conjured up visions of lying on the beach in Bali, copious amount of drinks at an all-inclusive resort or sippin’ hot cocoa in a tucked away Tennessee cabin. While those are certainly appropriate ways to spoil and care for yourself, there are no rules that say a get away is the fix all for your self-care needs. The care of self includes but is not limited to enjoying time with and by yourself, working out, journaling, praying and taking periods of mental rest.

#4 Get real with yourself. While I truly enjoy and promote positivity, sometimes self-care is about having an honest talk with yourself and doing better. It can be about looking at the cold, hard facts and making the necessary adjustments to yourself and aspects of your life accordingly. Living in your truth is a very important aspect of being your best self. If you don’t tell yourself the truth and work on bettering who you are, no one can do it for you. This includes but is not limited to: removing toxic people and habits from your life, spending time on personal development, therapy, mental health days and nurturing positive and healthy relationships in your life.

#5 Moving your body is caring for yourself. This is one I’m making a more concerted effort to execute as I type this. I have always struggled with my weight and one thing I will say is that when I was mindful of what I consumed and was working out several times a week, I was not only in peak physical shape, but my mind was sharp as well. I understand that everyone has various abilities out there and that is ok, but start somewhere and do what you can. It has been proven over and over the overall health and life benefits of being physically active. If you don’t know how to start, just do baby steps and start with a five minute walk daily. Focus on progress not perfection.

Self-care is not something that comes easy for most of us. We are so used to being caregivers and expending our energy for others that it feels selfish and sometimes wrong to focus on ourselves. This is a situation where being selfish is good. Just remember that when you are and present as the best version of yourself, you share your very best self and gifts to the world.


Cicely is a mom, nurse student, MUA and blogger behind @bougiebeautybabe. When not the co-host of the #MoreThanGraphics podcast Cicely is raising curiosity and exploration within her beloved son Liam. Follow her on Instagram.

Self Love Series: Confidence

Welcome to Octane’s Self Love Blog Series featuring topics that encourage you to love yourself.

Welcome to Octane’s Self Love Blog Series! This series is a collection of 4 posts from an array of guest bloggers focusing on the concept of loving yourself beyond the month of February. 

Week 1 topic: Confidence

This particular topic was one I had an instant knee-jerk reaction to as I prepped for this series. Mostly because I have recently rediscovered a new sense of confidence in myself. 

When I think of confidence I think of my “board of directors” or people that would advise me to be my best self, from a recent exercise I completed from Coach Colene’s (author of  Monday Morning Pep Talks) recent Vision 2019 7-day facebook challenge. 

I knew I had to have Steve Jobs, Oprah and Michelle Obama on board because these are icons and visionaries that deeply impact my day to day thoughts and processes. 

Each of them carry there own swagger and there own convictions making them universally known. 

Is that what confidence is? The ebb and flow of swag and convictions?

Recently I got to listen to the latest episode of Equipped with Purpose podcast with special guest marketing strategist Kevin Jennings who spoke on confidence. (Long story short, his wife is my old college pal and I had the pleasure of designing there wedding invitations oh so long ago.)

He too shared his own definition of confidence and dropped a SERIOUS dose of truth that had me in deep reflection: your purpose gives you confidence.

As a graphic designer of 10 years (dear lord that’s weighty when you type it out) that seems easy but you’d have to define your purpose beforehand. 

10 years ago my purpose was the hustle of the almighty dollar. I was young and a single mom stretching every cent.  Five years ago, I began to mature that purpose into relationships and meaningful storytelling of voices unseen or unheard. And now, all I want to do is pass the baton and amplify my mic for others. 

I was hesitant every step of the way.

In further listening to Kevin’s response to him asking his clients “why do you trust me”, he quoted a book, Anything You Want, that I too had read not too long ago by Derek Sivers.

“What’s simple to you is amazing to others.” 

Boom. It hit me again. 

I can distinctly remember reading that quote and thinking all the way back to impromptu working sessions with my colleague and best friend Samantha Johnson of SamanhattanPR. She would always snap at me when my self confidence was low. Usually about how I could simply whip up a complete business branding concept in a matter of hours and have a fully designed soft launch waiting within a day or two. 

“No one can do what you do” she would say. It didn’t seem miraculous to me. 

Fast forward to now and I can tell you I was created to create. Through trial and circumstance its the only constant to the deepest self fulfillment in connecting with others the way my faith is connected to me.

That’s purpose. 

Through my faith I’m a part of a bigger story. And each has its own role to play. And in it others depend on me being at my best to be at there best. In fact it is a disservice to my faith in the growth of others to not do what fulfills me. 

So where does confidence begin?

It comes from knowing & reintroducing yourself.
It comes from knowing where you’ve been and where you want to go. 
Its accepting that you don’t have it all figured out and could fail anyway. 
It’s knowing who you are after you fall. 
It’s knowing you’re not alone. 

To love oneself is to know thyself. 

Confidence is a huge reflection of loving yourself and overtime becomes the gift that keeps on giving. 


Danielle is the owner of branding agency Octane Design Studios where she designs and strategizes for brands full time. When not working she enjoys time with her three boys and beloved husband. She’s a MMA fan, mentor and educator. Follow her at @octanedesigns. 

6 Rule of Thumbs to Kick Butt in 2019

I’ve had my fair share of hard falls and slip ups in 2018. I’m ready for a new year of clarity, focus and direction. No time like the present to reflect on how to actually get there than right now before the New Year.

I’m pretty sure there’s no manual, magic oil or incantation that will airlift me from the start line to the finish line. So that just leaves my perseverance, my heart and my mind. And a pantry of sugar.

These are some general thoughts that I thought might help others in similar sediments to kick butt in 2019!

 

1. Know that your only competition is who you were yesterday.

Often we can be our own worst enemy. During the holidays I clearly remember having near panic attacks knowing that all the work I do can be done by someone else at any time. What made me special?

Its knowing that I can do *magic* with little to nothing. That I can create well beyond the concept of something and see it completed in a quick turnaround.

The only thing stopping you is you. The real question I find myself asking is: how bad do you want it? Success is a mental stress test and requires lots of additional conditioning to undo some things to learn new things. Sounds cliche but its total truth.

Try to live it out loud. You’re worth it!

 

2. Earn, save and invest before you spend.

This area is a constant work in progress for me. I grew up with my mom, a senior banker of 33 years for Chase Bank and the three mergers prior to that (thats right all the way back to First Liberty National Bank *mind blown*) and still grew into an adult where none of that stuck.

Truth: I still can’t balance a checkbook unless an app does it for me. 

Before I was married I was a single mom to 2 kids under 3 years old in a 500 sqft 1 bedroom apartment living off child support and a hustle.  I was living paycheck to paycheck depleting food stamps to the penny each month. I wasn’t saving because every dime went right back out.

I had to want to change first. Then I had to teach myself how to reserve while in survival mode.  Starting with nickels and dimes. Start small and build on it.

In order: Earn. Save. Invest. Spend.

I am still teaching myself inner Financial Peace before Dave Ramsey could get a hold of me. I’ve started, emptied and refilled my ‘rainy day fund’ on more than one occasion but now I know how to rebuild it.

  • As a business owner and a mom of now three boys, savings and investment is crucial. Real talk: we’re not meant to do this alone. Knowledge is power. Find a local finance resource or even ask for financial recommendations from your social circles. If you don’t have a wealth management professional or a financial advisor of sorts I recommend to find one that works for you.

 

3. Avoid negativity, life is too short.

Is this not self explanatory? By definition, negativity is, the expression of criticism of or pessimism about something.

Negativity can be things that hold you down. Things or people that are negative do not build you up or inspire you to move. It makes you feel small and often immobile. Trapped.

Did you know that scientific research indicates that negativity is contagious, akin to a cold.

“Feelings circulate in patterns analogous to what’s seen from epidemiological models of disease,” reported Wired. 

The effects are drastic. Research has shown that even a small amount of negative brain activity can lead to a weakened immune system, making you more prone to illness, and even lead to a heart attack or a stroke.

Who needs that? Not you.

Note that I didn’t say ignore negativity. This world is imperfect and requires reflective spaces for us to grow from. You need negativity to balance yourself, but not dwell in.

Know when to cut people (even business) off and surround yourself with people that love or at least appreciate your true self.

 

4. Go after what you want (because you’ll never get it if you don’t).

Man, oh man. This is always a whopper for me as I’m sure for anyone who struggles with fear of failure. I’m constantly plotting / rooting ahead for my kids, for my husband, for my business and lastly with whatever is left in the tank for myself.

I’ve had to make some major changes to that over the past few years and will push even harder in 2019 to stick to. You only get ONE life folks. If you spend your whole life in the “what if” bubble, real life will pass you by.

My oldest son and I are dreamers. We could spend weeks in our own thoughts and dreams of how it would all play out, while in reality abandoning relationships and ignoring opportunities to make the dream real. We often get stuck here not wanting to do the work to make our dreams real because the dream is prettier than the reality of making it happen.

This is a lie.

Life is not about what you don’t have, its about what you DO have.

Want to start that dream business? Do it.
Dreaming of going back to school for that degree? Do it.
Inspired to make impact in others lives? Go do it.

Does it involve change? Of course.
Will it be easy? Prolly not.
Will you want to to give up? Most likely.
But it’s entirely worth the risk.

Don’t walk into your later years with regret. Use each day as an open opportunity/ a gift to do something great.

“It doesn’t do to dwell on dreams, and forget to live.” -Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter

 

5. See failure as a new beginning and not a short end.

I clearly remember sharing with a fellow Partnered Vendor this past year to not fear failure because it’s the beginning of something else.

Real Talk: all things end. It’s how much you positively nurture yourself in between the ebb and flow of your failure that will depict your real success.

Fell down? Get up, dust it off, keep it moving.

As my beloved Aunt Shirley would say: NEXT!

 

6. Mind your habits for it directs your future.

Again more advice for myself indefinitely. I find myself nit picking at lots of bad habits this time of year. I even wrote them down:

  • On Phone After Hours
  • Comparison to Others
  • Fast Food Line
  • Over thinking

Can you relate? Each one of these stem from a consistent action that doesn’t benefit me spiritually, emotionally or physically. It could easily define my next 5 years..

Staying on my electronics after hours leads to less family time with people I love especially my married time (apparently we’re above the national average of people who have sex in 2018, so I’ve got that going for me).

Comparing myself to others dismantles my self esteem to stand against the grain and be my true self without consequence of opinion or judgement.

Fast food will kill me. Literally.

Over thinking diminishes my personal faith that God already has his best intentions for me and that by attempting to play Him, I’m playin’ myself.

Make new habits in 2019 that allow you to grow taller in the virtues that matter most to you.

  • Make a plan
  • Set goals
  • Stay firm with your boundaries
  • Start small
  • Take in the moment
  • Hold yourself accountable through others or support group

Wishing you every success in 2019 personally and professionally!

Passionate Event Designs: Fall Inspired Tablescape Sweet and Savory

Are you tired the traditional fall colors? You know, the yellows, oranges and reds combined? Those colors our parents and grandparents pulled out the closet to add a little extra love in the room at the beginning of Autumn. I know this too well myself! I can say that being a event designer I find inspiration in almost anything especially nature, seasons, and natural elements.  I dare to be different, bold and unique creating designs and styles that could seem a bit risky!

The inspiration for this tablescape first came from my obsession of Fall. I guess can say I love Fall, it’s warm, cozy, and inviting. The breezy weather allows my family to spend more time together for some indoor shenanigans! As a busy mom with two boys, thick cardigans are my go to and the boys actually get to dress in actually nicer clothes like flannels instead of their favorite summer Dry-fit athletic wear.

I love designing non traditional themes that have original pieces I can add my own twist on. Of course, you can’t have Fall without pumpkins and gourds. But who said they have to stay completely original?! I went for a sweet and savory look, the bolds with hints of soft complement perfectly. Navy blue and sky blue, accompanied by metallic trims of gold made an amazing color palette which really appealed to the eye keen for details. Leaving the stems original, I spray painted the pumpkins and gourds with matte and glossy paint which turned out quite better than I expected. In love again once the pumpkins and gourds were placed in a perfect flow centered on the wood tablecloth. Yup! You read right, tablecloth!!!

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Octane’s Holiday Photoshoot

We are passionate.
We are strategic.
We are creatives.
And we’re women.

These words became a mantra over the past year as Octane sought unique collaborations that became deep friendships and unshakable sisterhoods that took a life all its own.

It’s truly greater to gift than to receive.

Recently Octane hosted its first ever partnered vendors photoshoot as a way to collectively create holiday content but also take a moment to gift some ‘woman to woman’ self care before the hustle and bustle of the season, where we too often put ourselves last.

This was an opportunity for us to uniquely celebrate who we are, exactly where we are.

As I began to share this ideal photoshoot, more jumped on board linking arm in arm with me to uplift women doing incredible things together. It filled me to watch so many people lovingly surround each of them in ways they didn’t even know.

From getting glammed up to crafting and opening presents under the tree, this full day was worth every minute of surprises, laughter, dresses, headshots, convos and food.

We’re just a bunch of Kentucky girls, barefoot in our passions, striving to be our best selves.

We didn’t ask permission.
We didn’t water it down.
We hold each other accountable.

Let our bond, be our crown.


See our event trailer and read our feature in The Mixx Magazine!


Special Thanks To All Vendors:

Hosted by: Octane Design Studios / @octanedesigns

Photography & Venue: Franzetti Photography / @m_franzetti

Make Up: Edomoni Young / @Amavi_Beauty

Paperie: Octane Designs Studios / @octanedesigns

Event styling: Passionate Event Designs / @passionateeventdesigns

Onsite Videography: Cre8tive Visions / @ei8hty_se7en

Ugly Sweater Workshop: Octane Design Studios / @octanedesigns

Youth Tents & Quilted Blankets: JRow Everything / @JRow_Everything

Partnered Vendors: Samantha Johnson / @SamanhattanPR ,  Shalon Thomas / @passionateeventdesigns, Michelle Franzetti / @M_Franzetti,  Jacqueline Rowan / @jrow_everything,

Gifted Lifestyle Subscription Box: @mochamavenbox

Gifted Bowties: Deez Bowties / @deezbowties

Gifted Calligraphy Quotes: Caylie Mindling / @cayligraphy

Catering: The Mousetrap / @mousetrap_ky, sponsored by Scale Consulting / @scalefemale

Signature Hard Cider: ‘Almond Spice’, Pivot Brewing Co / @PivotBrewing

 

Franzetti Photography’s Fall Mini Sessions Return!

It is almost time for FALL MINI SESSIONS!

Enjoy updating those family photos or just bring your puppy dog along. Anything goes for mini sessions!

We will hang out at the beautiful Henry Clay Estate for 30 minutes and all your photos will be delivered digitally with a print release.

Christmas tree farm minis coming soon!!

Snag your spot: https://calendly.com/franzett…/fall-mini-sessions/10-27-2018

ACAcakes + Octane at Crave!

We came. We ate. We conquered! Had a great visit to Crave Lexington in support of #ACAcakes sweet tooth booth at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, KY.

 

Branding is Everything

ACAcakes Owner Amanda Edwards had all the right style but needed help executing her plan on short notice of a food festival opportunity. Luckily she knew where to go to knock it quick and professionally!

Her laminated signage by Office Depot was grommeted for easy hanging and her banner printed by PrintLex offered quick turnaround. Design only business cards was a quick solution for her to print as needed before Octane quickly produced signature “sweet staff” t-shirts to complete the full branded concept.

 

    

 

Bring on the sweets

Amanda wanted her signage to pop but also reflect the playful energy she has as a professional cake artist! Her food not only looked good it tasted amazing! Did you try them?

  • Strawberry cupcake – signature strawberry cupcake with cream cheese frosting
  • Cookies & Cream cupcake – classic chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting topped with Oreoes
  • Savory cupcake – cornbread cupcake with cream cheese frosting & popcorn chicken
  • Bad and Bougie chocolate dipped saltines w/ edible gold
  • Cookie dough cups – egg free, ready to eat edible cookie dough (not pictured)

 

      

 

And the rest was…Delish

Of course we couldn’t NOT tour the grounds and explore ALL our tastebuds. Samantha Johnson of @SamanhattanPR didn’t skip a beat and was my grounds co-explorer as we ate all kinds of sweet treats and good eats! The grounds were full of activities for kids, families and adults.

 

Fida’s Caribbean Riblets
Babz Bistro
Thea’s Bass & Biddy Kitchen
Habibi’s Sweets & Pastries
One World Ice Cream

 

All done!

At the end of the day the job was not only complete but filling inside and out!

Interested in having #ACAcakes create beautiful and tasty sweet treats? Visit her online at: www.acacakes.com 

#ACAcakes crew at Crave!