Monday, May 04, 2009


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2009 Wedding Package Promo

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Toni Gibson joins lia sophia.

Toni is a new consultant for lia sophia.
lia sophia offers affordable fashion jewelry for the fashion forward.

Founded over 30 years ago, lia sophia offers women across the nation an opportunity to determine their income, make their hours and enjoy the flexibility that truly comes with owning a home-based business. With a continued focus on fashion jewelry, affordable pricing and an unbeatable Lifetime Replacement Guarantee, lia sophia truly offers something for everyone.
“I was introduced to lia sophia very casually. A friend brought me along to a party and I was hooked on what I saw. I thought it was a good representation of style, value and versatility. Versatile is a word that truly stands out to me about lia sophia because the jewelry items can transform an entire ensemble.”
lia sophia connects women to their dreams. It is our corporate vision, and it is what we strive for every day. As a Customer, we expect you will fall in love with our expertly crafted, stylish jewelry which adds the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. Whatever your personal style happens to be, we are pleased to bring you jewelry you will adore at prices you can truly afford, all supported by our unmatched Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. As a Hostess, we know you will enjoy sharing our unique designs with your friends and family. And as our way of saying "thank you," we offer a Hostess Program that includes unbelievable discounts, half-price selections and special items created especially for you. As an Advisor, we invite you to connect with us as an independent business owner, no matter what your personal goals might be. As every current Advisor knows, you are in business for yourself, but never by yourself. You can count on the support of the person who introduced you to lia sophia, and everyone on our Home Office team to empower your financial future in ways you probably never imagined possible.
I hope you will join an advisor or a hostess or both! Either way, you are sure to witness an experience fit for a jewel legend! For more information about lia sophia contact Toni Gibson at or
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About lia sophia lia sophia is a unique direct selling opportunity offering fashion jewelry through personalized in-home demonstrations. The company’s goal is to improve the lifestyles of its Advisors, Hostesses and Customers with products and opportunities. lia sophia connects women to their dreams, from obtaining beautiful jewelry to empowering their financial futures. For more info go to:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

How to fight stereotypes

Set yourself apart. You don’t have to be like everyone else. Be different. Be bold. Be strong. Be courageous. Be informed. Be literate. Be progressive. Don’t let someone’s lower your bar. Keep your standards up high. Black people have a long history of winning through the most heinous of adversities.

Upon the celebration of Black History Month, it’s good to learn and reflect upon those that came before us and the trails that they blazed. There are examples all of progressive non stereotypical black people in every sector of business and life.

I am an artist. What motivates me is to be the best. To be different. I don’t want to what other artists have done. I want to do my own thing. I want to have my own style. My own voice. Yet I can learn from the past and present artists in various mediums.

I am Christian. I choose to be Christ like, of which is a driving force in my being. It’s is important that I adhere to the tenets of the faith wholeheartedly not passively.

I am a husband. I am a father. I am passionate about my family. I want to create a beautiful life for them. I want my children to be exposed to the very best that life has to offer. I want them to capitalize on every opportunity that fits their profile.

I am committed to growth. Everyday of my life, I want to grow. I want to become more. I want to become better. I want more out of life. And this is how I fight stereotypes.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Thou Shalt Keep Art in Thy Stimulus Package

We are all wondering if this 2009 stimulus bill will work. Who knows? Only time will tell. I’m offended that so many critics are making negative and disparaging comments about the National Endowments of the Arts being included in the bill. Personally, I know a few artists that make their complete livelihood based upon contracts that with arts programs in schools and theatres that are funded by the NEA.

I’ll call the people that I’m referring to…my friends. My friends pay taxes (sales, income, and quarterly business taxes). My friends make car notes, mortgage payments, and fulfill daycare expenses. If that is not enough, my friends buy groceries, and other things that they need or want.

To cut off funding for these contracts would hurt collaborating artists who are dedicated to the arts industry.

We can’t forget about the non-creative people who have jobs in a creative environment. These people, I’ll also call them…my friends; pay taxes, make car payments, buy groceries, etc.

In my most humble opinion, the people that suffer the most when unsupported, under funded, and non-stimulated arts programs are the recipients. I’ll refer to these recipients as…. friends, family, supporters, and young undeveloped minds that could create a new and improved marketplace based upon a creative idea shared from a professional artist.

With full-time, full fledged creative professionals, art is not merely a hobby nor an extra-curricular activity. It is a gift, a calling, honest work, a service, and a product.

In closing, I am thankful for every museum, gallery, theatre, coffee shop, school, library, hall, centre, and venue that I’ve even once stepped foot in. My life has be stimulated and enriched by artist from the past as well as those forging ahead in new uncharted grounds.

Art will and shall be important in America.