‘Tis the Season for a Break Up

Have you ever been on a group call with you girls because one has news so exciting that she wants to share it with you all at once and just when she gets to the good part your left earbud slides out; and just as you get it back in place the right one slides out so by the time you get back on the call everyone is already expressing congrats so you chime in with your well wishes only to not find out the actual news until days later? No? Me neither.

Have you ever been in the zone getting your workout on to your newly created Leggo playlist only to lose your motivation once it becomes clear that you must limit your movements to that of a robot in order for your headphones to stay in place? No? Me neither.

Have you ever been on a conference call and the one time someone directs a question to you, you miss it because that’s the exact time that your earphones begin making weird sounds? No? Me neither.

Just in case any of the above ever DO happen to you, please know that #youdeservebetter and Monster knows that.

That’s why they are asking you to say goodbye to those generic commodity earbuds and step-up to superior crafted, better sounding Clarity HD in-ear headphones for an exceptionally comfortable auditory experience.

Monster  Clarity HD™ High Definition In-Ear Headphones are just that. With excellent sound, noise cancellation and three different size eartips you are guaranteed the headphone experience that you’ve long deserved.

Better Build

ClarityHD™ earbuds let users experience the world-renowned craftsmanship of Monster in-ear headphones. Careful reinforcement at critical stress points ensure protection from the fraying and tearing associated with generic earbuds. The wired ClarityHD™ models have flat, tangle-resistant cables and low-profile right angle connectors that stay out of the way and ensure a secure fit. Wireless models use the finest technology and build materials for a durable, long-lasting headphone that stands up to rigorous use.

Better Comfort

The Monster ClarityHD™ earbuds are deigned to fit perfectly no matter what your ear shape or size. They feature a patent applied oblique cone shaped front housing and a variety of soft-tip sizes that conform to any ear shape for a perfectly snug, comfortable fit that stays put and won’t slip out during activity. No more hard and wobbly earbuds. They are so light, users will forget that they are wearing them.

Better Wireless

The ClarityHD™ Bluetooth sets feature a dual battery design for double the life and all day listening. A USB charging port on the control box allows users to easily charge and the microelectronics are situated in line for better Bluetooth reception. The in-line mic is strategically placed at the ideal incidental angle for superior voice pick-up.

Better Sound
ClarityHD™ earbuds offer premium sound at an incredible value. They offer vibrant attack dynamics for horns and percussion instruments, rich, lifelike vocals, and powerful bass and crystal-clear high frequencies.

Better Calls

Thanks to Universal ControlTalk® Controls, users can take a call, shuffle music, skip a track or adjust volume. Additionally, the quality in-line high intelligibility microphone is placed at the optimal angle, which means improved voice pickup for crystal-clear calls and voice recognition.

Better Isolation

High-performance balanced acoustic chambers offer superior noise isolation–great for focusing on the music while working or studying and eliminating plane engine drone and other ambient noise while travelling.

What better time of year to ditch those other buds and usher in the holidays with the quality you deserve? These beauties come in an array of colors and make the perfect gift – under $50!!! They even have a wireless version for under $80. So head on over to monsterproducts.com to grab yours today! Use promo code ‘Monster Nation’ at checkout for an exclusive 20% discount good until December 25th.

Me? I’ll be celebrating my break up by jamming to my holiday tunes with my new boo 😉


Are you ready to give crappy earbuds the boot? What features are most important to you in an earbud? Leave your sunshine below.

*As part of the Monster Nation Influencer program, I was given this product for review however as always all opinions are my own. *



Getting Our Wedding Day Groove On


Disclosure: The following giveaway promotion & content has been sponsored by State Farm®.

Last week Mr. DrummerBoy and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary! It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since we said our vows in front of family and friends on a beautiful spring day.

Our wedding day was quite amazing, even deemed #weddingoftheyear on social media by many of our guests. While there were several things that made our day so special, one of them was undoubtedly the dancing. We grooved our way back up the aisle during the recessional to Chuck Brown’s Bustin’ Loose. We grooved our way into the reception to The Cosby Show Theme Song and then we got our ultimate groove on at the reception! Check us out in this clip from our wedding:


So much fun! Letting loose with my new husband and our family and friends on our wedding day was a great confidence boost and an awesome reminder to always dance as if no one is watching. =)

Do you like to get your groove on, too? Here’s your chance to showcase your moves. “Get in the Groove” with State Farm for a chance to win a VIP trip to the 2015 Essence Festival® in New Orleans presented by Coca-Cola®. Just Instagram a photo or video of your best dance moves using #GetInTheGroove & #ContestEntry, AND then upload it to st8.fm/SFGroove using the “Connect to Enter” Instagram button!

How awesome is that? And as if that wasn’t enough, I am also giving one lucky Sunflower a $25 VISA gift card to inspire you to remember to take time out to get your groove on every now and then. Enter to win by leaving a comment below.

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What did you groove to at your wedding? When was the last time that you got your groove on? Leave your sunshine below.

  As a member of The bLink Marketing Network, I received compensation for this sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of State Farm. The opinions and text are all mine.

Pose ‘N Post with Chrisette Michele

Happy Monday Sunflowers! I’m so excited to share that starting TODAY fellow Urban Flowerchild and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Chrisette Michele, will host an epic eight city social media networking event titled “Pose ‘N Post Symposium”, during the month of April (see dates and locations below). I’m    

The event will consist of a cocktail hour full of free drinks and pink snacks, along with a panel discussion featuring YouTube’s Ambrosia Malborough, an Arizona based Jewelry Designer and and Beauty and Style Blogger, Lover4fashion. 

With sponsors such as The Mane Choice, Lamik Beauty, Abode Candles, Voga Italia Wines and Kamasutra Vodka, this event will cover subjects such as Natural Hair in the a Professional Environment, Selfies and App Editing 101, YouTube Growth and Building a Positive Social Media Community.  


As an added bonus, Chrisette Michele and sponsors will donate a portion of the ticket sales to 8 book and wardrobe scholarships for young women beginning their college journey.

The event will stop here in DC on Thursday so stay tuned for my complete coverage including a one-on-one interview with Chrisette 😉

In the meantime, checkout Chrisette’s latest venture www.richhipster.biz for some refreshing music, art and inspiration from the soul.

Wil you be attending Pose ‘n Post in your city? Which event topic sounds the most interesting to you? Leave your sunshine below.

 *I will be attending the Pose ‘N Post Symposium as a member of the press, as such my attendance is complimentary however all opinions are ALWAYS mine, all mine.*


Hop to the Music with Disney!

I received the Hop To The Music pack as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links.

Happy Spring Sunflowers! I’ve been hibernating most of the Winter but boy am I glad that Spring is finally here. I couldn’t come back empty-handed so what better way to usher in Spring than with a giveaway!

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Get ready to Hop to the Music with your favorite Disney Music albums: Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1, Into the Woods Soundtrack, Frozen The Songs and DJ Shuffle 2.  The Guardians of the Galaxy cd cover hints at its old school feel and is chock full of favs by David Bowie, the Jackson 5 and more. Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods 2-Disc Soundtrack lives up to the movie’s critical acclaim and takes me back to a time (way back when) when I used to do community theater. You can check out my review of Frozen the Songs here and DJ shuffle 2, which includes songs from favorite Disney Junior tv shows like Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First, is on our daily rotation. There’s nothing Baby Sunshine and I love more than serenading Mr. DrummerBoy  with random tunes. Thanks to Disney, we can at least switch it up a little now 😉 I’m sure Daddy will appreciate that.


Whatever the occasion or your musical tastes, Disney has got you covered. All four cds and more are now available at the  NEW Disney Music Emporium.

Be sure to enter my Hop to the Music giveaway from Disney Music Group below:

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Which cd is your fav? How are you celebrating Spring’s arrival? Did you miss me? Leave your sunshine below.





If it comes to this blogger’s attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner.





Frozen: The Songs (Review + Giveaway!)



Happy Tuesday Sunflowers!

Even if you have yet to see the movie like me, many of us are familiar with Idina Menzel’s Academy Award-winning song Let It Go from the popular Disney hit Frozen. Well I am happy to announce that today, September 30th, Walt Disney Records is set to release Frozen: The Songs featuring all 10 songs from the Oscar ®-winning film, a vinyl edition and a Spanish language version Frozen Canciones de Una Aventura Congelada, plus the digital score album from composer Christophe Beck.  The specially priced Songs CD also includes a fold-out poster and stickers.

This movie is a major hit with my niece, nephews and godchildren so imagine my excitement at  having the chance to preview an advance copy of the soundtrack! Anyone who knows me knows that I am quick to belt out a tune and this cd is perfect for doing just that. Peep the track list:

These tracks are bursting with feel good energy! My favs are For the First Time in Forever, Love is an Open Door and of course, Let It Go 🙂 I even have Baby Sunshine singing  her own version of Let It Go along with me! I can’t wait to introduce her to the film once she’s just a wee bit older. In addition to the 10 songs, the specially priced Songs CD also includes a fold-out poster and stickers!

Want to join in on the fun? The Songs album and vinyl are available now here and here. Feeling lucky? Enter below for your chance to win 1 of 2 cds courtesy of #disneymusic and #enmnetwork‬ .

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**If it comes to this bloggers’ attention that the winner of my giveaway has won on another blog, I reserve the right to choose another winner.**

Have you seen the movie Frozen? Do you have a favorite track from the movie? Did you enter the giveaway? Leave your sunshine below.






*I received a copy of Frozen: The Songs cd as a member of Entertainment New Media Network. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.*