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Temple Street Eatery, Comfort Asian Food in Ft. Lauderdale

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Temple Street Eatery, Comfort Asian Food in Ft. Lauderdale

My husband works at construction job sites all over South Florida so in his search for quick and affordable places to eat lunch he often finds great places to grab a quick bite. That’s how we ended up at Temple Street Eatery in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. I happen to be a big fan Asian Fusion and bowls. One plate, one pair of chopsticks and a filling meal with fresh, healthy ingredients. What’s not to like?  I am not, however, a fan of big chains. I love being able to support local, small businesses, so this restaurant seemed like a...

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My 7 Year Old’s First Opera, It Was Tragic!

Posted by on 10:46 pm in Art Thou Mindful, Blog, I say, Love is Family | 0 comments

My 7 Year Old’s First Opera, It Was Tragic!

If you are an opera fan, you probably know that Lucia di Lammermor is a pretty gut-wrenching tragedy. It is also a VERY long opera, about three hours. Still, I jumped at the chance at making this my son’s first opera.   Since birth I have made it a point to expose Angelo to art and culture. Being a singer myself, art, music and theater are a huge part of our family traditions. He has been to many important museums all over Europe and the US, including the Le Louvre, Van Gogh’s Museum in Amsterdam, the entire DC Mall and The...

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LuLaRoe or No?

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LuLaRoe or No?

The Carly Dress is a YES! I grew up with a mom who raised four kids on her own through sales. She never left us at daycare and had NO one to help her take care of us. When we moved to the US it was only natural that she would stumble upon multilevel marketing companies. She sold everything from water purifiers to ATMs to small businesses. So when my old high school friend Annissa told me she was selling LuLaRoe I didn’t really want anything to do with multilevel marketing sales. It triggered my memories of all those times my mom had...

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Project Haiti: Rebuilding 3 Homes in Angibeau

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Project Haiti: Rebuilding 3 Homes in Angibeau

GoFundMe – Project Haiti: Rebuilding 3 Houses in Angibeau “Mavi Says” used to be a mommy blog and a travel blog: stories about a family going through life with a sense of freedom and adventure based on a foundation of progressive values. As we’ve progressed, our search for ourselves as individuals and as a family has led us to find fulfillment beyond travel and adventure. After working with the Bernie Sanders campaign, I discovered ways to get more involved with the community. We want this blog to become a vehicle for...

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Greens and Evangelicals, a Letter to Fundamentalists

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Greens and Evangelicals, a Letter to Fundamentalists

Dear Green Party family, I wish I could believe in fairies. I wish I could still remember what it felt like to know that Santa Clause was real. I wish I could also go to the polls and cast my ballot with the absolute certainty that I was voting for a good person that could actually perform well in office and make an ACTUAL difference that would impact the lives of those who are most suffering in our country. When I cast my ballot for Obama I really believed he was really going to change things, and when he let me down I tried following my...

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“Blacks for Trump” Are Members of a Black Supremacy Cult

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“Blacks for Trump” Are Members of a Black Supremacy Cult

The Miami New Times broke the story that the famous man standing behind Trump at every rally holding the sign “Blacks for Trump” is actually a black-supremacy cult leader who was indicted on the murderous rampage of the cults previous leader. That fact aside let’s talk about your justification of minorities that support Trump. As a marketing professional I respect the scientific method, especially when it comes to demographics. I find it laughable when people use the one minority person they “know” to backup the...

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Stronger Together, Until What Point?

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Stronger Together, Until What Point?

If you are a berner like me, I know what you are probably thinking, reading that title makes you sick to your stomach. When Bernie Sanders told us he was endorsing Hillary Clinton we cried, we got angry and we wanted her in jail. We knew she undermined our voice and the very democracy we profess to be — the very foundation of our country. We got hurt by the whole thing. We have gone through so much together, like a family grieving a loss. We are all going through the stages of grief at different rates, in our own ways and just like a...

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Three Things I Learned From Bernie Sanders

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Three Things I Learned From Bernie Sanders

That’s my hand touching Bernie!! #feelthebern A photo posted by MaVi (@mavisays) on Mar 8, 2016 at 5:51pm PST I wish I would’ve had more time to invest in the Bernie Sanders campaign. At the time I was playing a balancing act between the side of me that worked as a marketing agency owner and the activist side of me that was dying to come out. I think many people have this struggle in their daily lives. How can we make a difference and make a living at the same time? 1. That’s the first lesson. If you have the opportunity to...

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An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher

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An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher

It’s teacher appreciation day and I am stuck in my bed unable to get a gift because my back gave out two days ago. I didn’t quite know how I could show my appreciation for one of my son’s teachers. A gift to come when I can drive or even move but for now I just want to give her a shout out. These are our EVERY DAY heroes, the people that deserve ALL of our love and respect.         Dear Ms. S, At the beginning of this year I was terrified, sad and very concerned. Moving from a country (Holland) where the...

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The Real Florida, A Road Trip Guide

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The Real Florida, A Road Trip Guide

Looking for a unique Florida vacation or staycation? I’ve got you covered! This past spring break I spent a week wandering several of the hidden gems in Florida. As a peninsula over 440 miles long, the wandering is richer than one may think. Many of the hidden wonders in this state are spread out and one road trip is definitely not enough. You know about the beaches and theme parks, but Florida’s rich nature is more vast and just as spectacular. The locals refer to it as “The Real Florida.” I was traveling alone with...

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