The majority of the dolls on the website are hand customized by artist – Karen Byrd. Rare and unique collectable dolls are also offered on the website. Custom styles available include: Dreadlocks/Locs, Afros, Braids, Bantu Knots, Curly Hair, Kinky Hair and much, much more!
Hook Smart specializes in modern handmade crocheted accessories for women, babies, and nerds. All items are handmade in a smoke and pet free environment. Danielle is a doctoral candidate, wife, and mom. At the present time, she is an almost full-time WAHM. She takes care of her son while finishing her doctoral studies, teaching online and in the evenings on campus, and running HookSmart.
Like half smokes, Go-Go music and “Taxation Without Representation,” mumbo sauce is a DC staple that’s here to stay. The sweet, tangy condiment similar to barbecue or plum sauce is a staple wing sauce in the District. The husband-and-wife team started out selling their mumbo sauce online but now sells it in about 18 retail stores in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The sauce is also on the menu at three restaurants.
In an effort to combat the harmful messages about skin tone and beauty in media that her daughters were being influenced by, this owner began asking God how she could use her gifts and talents to empower others. Her husband began using “Pretty Brown Girl” as a term of endearment for their daughters. Together, they decided to share this simple yet, powerful affirmation to encourage girls to be happy in their beautiful brown skin. The couple began by creating a product line for youg ladies that carried the message ” Pretty Brown Girl”. Soon after, a Pretty Brown Girl Movement was sparked and now the Pretty Brown Girl Movement has expanded to offer products, workshops, events and a club for girls and young women.
These Shea Butter soaps are the absolute truth! Shea butter has been used for centuries as a wrinkle reducer. Shea butter contains essential fatty acids, along with vitamins A and E, which are imperative to maintaining your skin’s elasticity and suppleness. In a clinical study done by Frank Renard, Ph.D., shea butter was found to have significant antiaging properties and was proven to help rebuild and rejuvenate collagen. Participants in this study were given shea butter to use as a balm to massage on their skin for four to eight months. The results showed clearer, brighter skin; less wrinkles; and even less sun damage. (SIDE NOTE: These soaps come in 9 different fragrances and not only smell good, but they work wonders, especially for dry skin)