Guess whose back!?

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Fresh oils and butters baby!  I told you I was back to #makinglove! I’ll be releasing a fresh batch of  Glory and Grandeur Oils and Aromatherapy Balms this Sat. 2/8/14.  The fragrances that will be available in the oils are: Madagascan Nights, Woodside, Love, and LavenderRose.  In the balms Woodside, Madagascan Nights, and LOve will be in stock.

Visit our online Shop to pre-order your oils today.

 

 

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Tantalize Your Tastebuds with @Funkiedo & @BazaarSpices Feb. 12 6:30pm -7:30pm at @UnionMarketDC #artoflovemaking

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I love making and eating good food.  I especially love eating food that helps to ignite passion and increase the romance in my life.  It’s like a 2 for 1 deal that I just can’t pass up, full and fired up,it doesn’t get any better ;)

Did you know that Ginger, Vanilla, and Nutmeg, are more than just flavorful spices? Do you want to learn how they can be used to improve your love life and bring you more passion and romance this Valentines Day?

Join me and Bazaar Spices on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:30pm at Bazaar Spices in Union Market as we take you on a tantalizing journey through the herb and spice world. Find out what spices have been used for centuries as aphrodisiacs, sample mouth-watering Valentine’s Day-inspired hor d’ouevres, and receive great heartwarming recipes and tips that will make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

A great date night event! Attendees are encouraged to bring a guest and get a jumpstart on their Valentine’s Day. Cost is $20 per person.
Make it a special Valentine’s Day!

 

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It’s February and I’m making LOVe Again…@funkiedo

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I’m so Happy (in my Pharell voice) to be back to the “Funk Shui’ing” of beauty also known as  FUNKIEDO.  During the latter half of 2013 I took a much needed life break and delivered a bouncing baby boy named Justice to our family.  Now its 2014 and with a new infant in tow I’m once again embarking on this journey of entrepreneurship.  I’ve been blessed with a new life, a new vision, and  I’m enchanted once again by this beautiful force called FUNKIEDO; the ingenious way that it captures the divine and manifests its healing flavors in our everyday lives, making each moment memorable.  I’m in LOVe again…let the lovemaking begin :)

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FUNKIEDO FEATURED IN THE MARCH/APRIL PROMO FOR @WOWRADIO “I AM AWARENESS CAMPAIGN”

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Every month Wow Radio brings awareness to various issues that affect our communities such as Dental Health, Depression, and Colon Cancer.   In March & April they are spotlighting Nutrition Awareness and chose FUNKIEDO to be their featured I AM Awareness photo because we strive to bring awareness about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle through our products and various community service projects.

Coming up this week we will host our 2nd installment of our #Recipe4Survival Healthy Eating Workshop at Lafayette Elementary school where the WOW Radio I AM Awareness team will be our guest speakers.  They’ll facilitate their nutrition workshop for the students and empower them to eat healthier.  To learn more about the I AM Awareness Campaign please visit their website @ iamawareness.wowradio.net and to get more information about the #Recipe4Survival Healthy Eating Campagin and how you can get involved please visit http://youthresolution.com/healthyeating/

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Girls wear P.I.N.K Domestic Violence Awareness, Empowerment, and Modeling Workshop

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Join us for an informative, educational, and FUN
10 session workshop for young ladies
ages 12-24 years old!
Dates: March 2, 2013 thru June 8, 2013.
(Saturdays Only)
Time: 10:20 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Bowie Library Auditorium
Pre-Registration is Required!

Visit the Kennedy Foundation website to register.

 

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Pre-Valentine’s Day Fashion & Beauty Mixer at Vintage & Charmed Boutique hosted by @FUNKIEDO

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Recently I had the pleasure of discovering a rare jewel in the DMV area called Vintage & Charmed Clothing Boutique.  Located in Forestville, this intimate space has been transformed into a fashionista’s playhouse with all sorts of unique, one-of-a-kind, and fabulous vintage and designer pieces.  From purses, hats, coats, dresses, suits, pants, skirts, the offerings are endless.  Owned by fashion stylist turned entreprenuer Lynette Voss-Hunter, Vintage & Charmed specializes in offering customers unique vintage and designer clothing at rock bottom prices.

I was so mesmerized by this quaint little jewel that I decied to team up with Lynette to host an event at the store to introduce my beloved clients and friends to this wonderful location.

This Sunday Feb 10 from 3-6pm FUNKIEDO invites you to our Pre-Valentine’s Day Fashion & Beauty Mixer at Vintage and Charmed Boutique.  Come out relax, pick up some FUNKIEDO Beauty products and SHOP for a new dress for your Valentine’s Date Night, take part in our Fashion Show, sip some wine, snack on fresh fruit and cheese platters, or just have a good time with other fashionable ladies.
You’ll also receive 15% off all of your FUNKIEDO or Vintage & Charmed purchases for the evening!

To Register for the event please visit the following link: www.funkiedovintageandcharmed.eventbrite.com

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Spice up your Valentines Day with these great Aphrodisiac Recipes

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner we’ve gathered some of our favorite recipes  to heat up your Date Night.  All of them combine various known aphrodisiacs to help you get the party started or to fan the flames of DESIRE!  Bon Appetite!

 

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream:

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Use this as a topping on drinks, deserts, or your partner!

 

Creole Gumbo

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It may cost you a few hours in the kitchen, but the intoxicating combination of potent aphrodisiacs  File Powder ( ground sassafras leaves), Garlic, Chilli peppers, and Onions are sure to pay off with a hot and heavy night!

 

Whole Wheat Pasta w/Feta, Squash and Maca

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This simple and quick dish is a plate full of passion featuring the aphrodisiacs of garlic, chillies, and the powerhouse that is Maca powder.  After one serving of this delectable dish you better be prepared for a looonnnnng looonnng night! Wink Wink!

Hippocras (Red-Wine Punch)

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Nothing gets the party started like a little wine!  This ages old love potion is given an update twist in this recipe.

 

Honey Lavender Ice Cream

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For my fellow Martha Stewarts, here’s a quick and simple recipe for a delectable ice cream with relaxing aphrodisiacs of lavender & honey.  Great for an after dinner treat remember to feed your Valentine this desert  for added romantic flair!

Clementines in Ginger Syrup

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A light, sweety, and spicy treat.  This dish features the spicy flavors of the age old aphrodisicas ginger and cardamom.    An excellent choice for a finger food, lip-smacking good and healthy too!

Rosemary & Garlic Lamb Chops

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Lamb is full of zinc an necessary ingredient for a healthy libido and rosemary is a stimulating herb with an herbaceous aroma revered for its passion inducing properties. The chemical substance creating garlic’s aroma is also one of the chemicals present in females sexual secretions.

 

Saffron Paella

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Paella is a classic Spanish dish that is easy to make but looks impressive. The addition of Saffron  adds an exotic twist to this recipe along with shrimp & mussels which are packed with libido enhancing goodness.

1¼ cups low sodium chicken stock
1 pinch saffron threads
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small red pepper, diced small
2 ounces pre-cooked andouille or chorizo sausage, sliced
½ cup long grain rice
6 large shrimp
6 mussels
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Heat chicken stock for about 1 to 1½ minutes in the microwave and dissolve saffron in the stock. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or paella pan over medium high heat; add onion and red pepper and cook until barely soft. Add sausage and cook until lightly browned. Add garlic and rice and cook one minute, then add saffron stock, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes.

Stir rice, then lay shrimp and mussels on top of partially cooked rice, replace cover, and cook until rice has absorbed all the liquid, the shrimp are cooked, and the mussels have opened, about 5 minutes more. Discard any unopened mussels and sprinkle entire dish with parsley. Salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.  Serves 2

Indian-Spiced Roasted Vegetables Over Lentils

lentils8Vegans get laid too…lol! This recipe may lack meat but it still packs a major passion punch via the protein in the lentils!

 

Jamaican Chicken Curry

103-150-Green-Curry-Chicken-1500x1000Our West Indian friends definitely know a lil bit about keeping it spicy!  Jamaican Curry Spice is a smorgasbord of orgasmic spices. The combination of coriander, cumin, mustard seed, anise, fenugreek, allspice, and turmeric is an aphrodisiac dream.  You’ll sweep your sweetie off their feet with this one.

 

Sweet Heart Cupcakes

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FUNKIEDO Romantic Bath Soak

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The perfect beginning or ending to your Valentine’s Date Night.  The combination of Rose, Jasmine, and Sandalwood essential oils are a potent love inducing aroma, the rolled oats and oils are moisturizing , while our proprietary blend of herbs and spices soothes the soul.  A great way to pamper your partner with LOVE!!!

Combine:

1 cup Rolled Oats (Grind them with a coffee blender or leave them whole)

¼ cup of Romantic Bath Tea (Rose, Lavender, Chamomile Flowers)

¼ cup of Love Bath & Body Oil  or Olive & Grape-seed Oil with 10 drops each of the essential oils of Rose, Jasmine, &Sandalwood added to the mixture

Pour the mixture into a clean glass jar such as a mason jar and store in the refrigerator. When your ready to use the Bath Soak scoop some of it into a small organza or muslin bag.  Tie it around the faucet and allow hot (not scalding) water to flow through the bag and infuse the ingredients into your bath water.

To get the most benefit from your aromatherapy bath recipe, boil a kettle of water, then steep the bag in a bowl of very hot water for 10 minutes or so. (Yes, you’re making herbal tea for your bath!)  Pour the liquid into your bathwater BEFORE YOU GET IN then check the temperature to make sure the bath water is not too hot. Drop the herbal bag in the water, slide in and relax for 20 minutes.  Rub the bag over your skin – it will feel slippery. This is the mucilage from the oats, and it’s extremely nourishing for your skin. It also gets rid of redness and itching.

 

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Free Valentine’s Day Event with @FUNKIEDO at @BazaarSpices in @UnionMarket: “How to Spice Up Your Date Night with Natural Aphrodisiacs”

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On Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 6:30pm at Bazaar Spices at Union Market, I will discuss spice and herbal aphrodisiacs and how to incorporate them into your Valentine’s Day Date Night! During the discussion, I’ll provide a list of spice and herb-related aphrodisiacs and offer recipes and suggestions for making food and beverage preparations to enhance your Valentine’s Day. Want to know how to create a romantic bath for two? Come on by and learn more about spices and herbs like Sassafras, Saffron, Vanilla. Rosemary, Nutmeg, Mustard, Garlic, Coriander, Cayenne Pepper, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and much more. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

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#YouthResolution…Get Kids Movin! Upcoming Event @ Sports Zone

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(Greenbelt, Maryland) – The Sports Zone and 9-year-old Rapper Chi Chi Monet have teamed up for “Get Kids Movin!” Part II on Saturday, January 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Beltway Plaza Mall in Greenbelt, Maryland. This event is designed to prevent and raise awareness of childhood obesity, in a fun way, while using the arts to display kids fashion and fitness techniques.

“Michelle Obama’s ”Move” campaign made me want to get involved, and I want to help end childhood obesity, because I want everyone to be healthy, exercise and stay in shape,” Chi Chi Monet said

Get Kids Movin will be co-hosted by Chi Chi Monet and Soul Singer Reesa Renee, and will include
-on-site dance instruction by Lelabelle’s Dance Studio,
-a healthy eating conversation with Singer/Fitness Instructor Green Tea Soul,
-performances by Soul Singer Reesa Renee and Chi Chi Monet,
-dramatic skits about obesity and exercising by youth from
Dreams Work, Inc.
-album signing by Reesa Renee of  “Reelease” 
-music by DJ Heat of WPGC 95.5 FM.

Kids and families are welcome to attend this free event outside of the Sports Zone in Beltway Plaza Mall, located at 6000 Greenbelt Road.

Get Kids Movin! is a part of an overall campaign by Chi Chi Monet to ensure that her peers are active and healthy. Listen to “Move” by Chi Chi Monet, which was inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama.  To learn more about the “Get Kids Movin!” initiative or to discuss partnerships, email info@thinkbrownink.com.

RSVP in advance to reserve your child’s space at rsvp@thinkbrownink.com.

Join the conversation on social media: #GetKidsMovin, @ChiChiMonet, @SPZN, @ThinkBrownINK.

Recent Get Kids Movin! Press
KicksAddict.com Recap (Video) of 1st Get Kids Movin! Nov. 17
WJLA News Interview with Chi Chi Monet
iHeartDilla.com Interview
CTV-News
Glamourina.com Recap of Get Kids Movin!

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“FUNKIEDO Partners with Business and Arts Leaders to Create New Year Resolution Project to Uplift Youth

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Please Sign the online Youth Resolution and Join the Movement

(January 2, 2013) – In efforts to counteract tragedies of youth violence with achievement, dozens of leaders have created the 2013 Youth Resolution Project that encourages mentorship. #YouthResolution (YouthResolution.com) is a community partnership program that unites various non-profit organizations, adult mentors with youth who want to make a difference. The goal of this program is to collectively influence youth to make positive choices, think strategically, and resolve to make a beneficial impact on their communities in 2013 and beyond. Through connecting young people to community and faith-based organizations, the 2013 Youth Resolution Project will ultimately reduce rates of violence, high-school dropouts, bullying…while influencing youth leadership, positive choices and connections to faith-based and community organizations. Dozens of leaders have signed the online pledge. Will you make the Youth Resolution?

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