Friday, December 4, 2015

Black owned Business for Everyday Life

I'm not going to recreate the wheel.  Quirky, Brown Love has a great guide to incorporate products from Black-Owned Businesses into everyday life.

These would also be great Christmas Gifts.  You could easily order some of these items and make a basket for friends and family! 

Quirky, Brown Love | Inspiration, Love Stories & Culture: How To Shop Black-Owned Businesses For Everyday

Thursday, December 3, 2015

It's December and #buyblack guides!

It is now officially December and if you haven't done so already, you better be making your shopping list of items for Black Owned Businesses.  

Buying Black is a commitment because many of us may not live in areas that actually have a black owned business.  It will take effort to assist in keeping our money within Black business to generate the economic growth we need! will have to do your shopping online for the most part.  That's ok! COMMIT TO IT. Even if you support 1 company this season, that's better than zero. But, it would be great if you can support more.  So to make it easier, I've compiled a short (emphasis on short) list of directories to start that shopping list!  I originally posted this on my Facebook page,but figured this needs a blog post.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cremas delicious

I ordered 2 bottles of Cremas Absalon Original.  One to give as a Christmas gift and another to keep. As we just recently moved (6 months is recent, right?) into a new home we're working on stocking our alcohol cabinet.  What respectable adult doesn't have one....

Cremas Absalon was founded by Charlene Absalon LLC in 2013. Cremas Absalon tastes like a dessert liquor.  It was perfect after dinner drink.  It has a thick consistency so I poured over ice.  My husband however, added Pepsi to it which made it taste like a cream soda.  Which wasn't bad at all.  

I absolutely loved the flavor of this drink.  You can taste the vanilla and nutmeg but neither are overpowering.  It is a cross between an egg nog (minus the egg) and irish cream.  

The description on their website says "Cremas Absalon is a smooth Haitian cream liqueur made with sweet condensed milk and hints or nutmeg and vanilla."   

Cremas Absalon also offers another flavor, Kafe, as well as Ice Cream.  Ice Cream is only for pick up only though.   

As far as I can tell, Cremas Absalon doesn't have a physical store.  At least, one isn't listed on their website.  However, it appears that they're in the New York City area.  

The bottles of the Original were $25 each plush shipping.  I will be purchasing this again.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015


So, I received 4 packages today!!! These are orders I placed from some black owned businesses. Looking forward to unboxing these soon!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015


I spent most of my Tuesday evening searching and buying products from black owned businesses.  Thanks to Official Black Wallstreet, it made my search a lot easier.  

HOWEVER, as I was reviewing several websites, you can't tell that they are black owned.  So, this makes the whole #buyblack movement difficult.  While I want to take the word of OBW, I also want to confirm that the company is STILL black owned.  Many of the 'about' pages don't feature the owner or hold images that reflect more non blacks.  

So, I guess therein lies the double edge sword.  You want people to buy black but you don't want people to discriminate because you're black owned.  

How do we find you?  While OBW is doing an amazing job at making a directory of black owned businesses, I'm certain that there are MANY not listed because they don't know about that site.  I didn't know about the site until I started doing google searches to start this project.  

My goal is to find those businesses and make others aware of the amazing products/services offered by black people.