Friday, June 27, 2008

It's A Party!!

Lovin' our new Products!

Hey Pooka Family! I'm loving our new products we're preparing to launch for the second half of this year! First we have our Foot Fizzy. If you came to our Mother's Day Foot Soak, you got a sneak preview of them. Everyone who came for the Mother's Day Soak loved them! And now, we have them for sale! They're not on the web yet, but if you come to the Pooka Warehouse, you can purchase the Foot Fizzy Box. Plus we have the return of Pineapple! Hope to see you this Saturday for the party!

P.S. next week we'll tell you about the next product scheduled for launch. I'll give you a's an old favorite to which it's making a fourth metamorphosis with it's presentation. Can you guess what it is?

Monday, June 23, 2008

Paging Laman Rucker.................Danny Glover?

Well everyone after our 15 minutes of fame the other night, I was pretty excited, when it occurred to me, “Hey maybe Laman Rucker will email!!!!”. For those of you who don’t know him he played Sheriff Troy in Tyler Perry’s “Why did I get Married”. LOVE HIM!!! I waited patiently, checking my email at least 20 times and guess what? No email! You know what I thought to myself I’m just going to move right on, maybe “The Rock” sent an email! After thoroughly checking I was devastated to realize that he too chose not to communicate with me! After thinking it over I’ve realized I may have overestimated myself! So now I am patiently awaiting an email from Danny Glover or maybe Morgan Freeman, he was pretty hot in the Electric Company!!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

CBS News!

Hi All!
We had such an exciting night last night! We were on the CBS Evening News. Of course, Katie had the night off! But Pooka was still there! I hope you all got to see and feel free to watch it again, I know I have!!! We are really trying to stretch our 15 minutes of fame as long as we can! Thanks for all of your support!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sex and the City: The Review (Pookalitas Style)

Donna's View

Well I went to see the much anticipated movie of the summer. I admit that I am a true fan and always have been. I still watch the reruns!! I believe that the show taught women so much... maybe too much!! You could watch to learn or watch because you knew you could never... shut your mouth!

We did the girls pre-movie dinner so we could chat and order cocktails. We also discussed which character we thought we were and then let others give their opinion. It's funny that your perception of yourself is not always others reality!! We ordered our tickets beforehand to be prepared. We got our snacks and stood in line for prime seats in the theater. We watched the previews and then the movie started. We heard the familiar opening music and off we went. Right back into that special woman world. The world full of love, choices, men, fabulous fashion, tears, excitement, doubt, passion, sister/friends, food, laughter, children, money, strength, breathlessness, joy and yes... sex!

I would consider myself a girly girl and a romantic at heart. I thought the movie was really good. I guess I missed those women like they were my girls! I am not sure though how I felt about the end (and don't worry, won't give anything away!!) The romantic/emotional woman in me fought with the logical/hurt woman in me and we rolled around for a minute. In the end though we both gave the movie thumbs up. Did we talk about the shoes?...

Dawn's View

Well... wasn't that nice that Donna had a nice relaxing time?! Alright, I too am a die hard Sex and the City fan!! I was sooo excited and decided to plan our girlfriend Sex and the City outing. I sent out a very witty email and my machine crashed right before I hit "send", so I had to recreate it and then I sent it out. I couldn't wait for the response from all the girls, about 9 in total! I took a shower and went back to machine for all the responses. NONE! Okay, I'll wait a little longer.

At about 2:30 I started feeling a little crappy that no one else was excited. I waited until the next morning to call everyone because I wanted to get the tickets in advance, I had heard theaters were selling out. I made my first call, "So, did you get my email?" response, "NO." After calling everyone I realized no one got my email! But that was okay I put the plan in motion, we were going to eat first and then see the movie.

I purchased all the tickets in advance. That day I called everyone, coordinated times, rides and even outfits (I know I really need to get a life!) By the time we all met coming from different directions I was frazzled and we were running late. I dropped my car load off at the restaurant and then went back to the theater to pick up the tickets. Went back to the restaurant and dropped off April so she could order her food and drove to get gas so I wouldn't have to get it after we ate. I finally got to the restaurant and we had 15 minutes to eat!! When the food arrived we asked for the check at the same time and inhaled everything, drinks included, in our small window of time. Paid the bill and I ran to get the car, packed my crew in and drove to the movie like a maniac so we could get in line and all sit together.

Now we're finally on line and go into the theater and find seats, when I look around and the theater is half full!!! I was losing my mind to get here and the theater was HALF FULL!!! Lights dimmed and the movie began.......

p.s. I liked it, not loved it, liked it, great shoes! Next time I'm going alone, LOL!

April's View

I was SO Happy to be going out and hanging with my girls to watch what I hoped would be one of the best (girl) movies ever. I am not a girly girl, I would much rather see action, science fiction, horror etc. But, I love Sex and the City so it was okay to go see the movie.

My mom was going to watch the kids (who were excited about spending the night at Grandma's house.) I too was excited as I raced to get them into the car and out of the driveway when I managed to scrape the side of my car against the garage trying to be on time! (Thanks D.) Dawn was steady calling me every five minutes, "Are you there yet?", "Did you get there?", "Are you almost there?" It was a little stressful, all I could say was, "I'm on my way!"

When I finally got to my mother's building she had already gone back upstairs, so I had the doorman call her to come back down. (Yes, you know I had to hear some words.) Dawn calls me again "Are you there?" "Yes" I said. "Is Melissa (my sister-in-law) there yet?" "No, not yet." I replied. Oh the agony we were putting Dawn through! She said, "We have to be on time!" I answered, "I know, if you guys want to leave its okay, I'll wait for her and we will ride together." Luckily Mel arrived a few minutes after I did so we were able to jump in Dawn's car (Stephanie was already in the car) and off we went!

We made it to the restaurant where I had a couple of Lemon Drop Martinis (Delicious) and a wonderful dinner. We raced to the theater (Dawn and I had picked up the tickets earlier) secured seats and settled in to watch the show. I enjoyed it, I probably enjoyed it more because I was with my girlfriends.

Tricia’s "Told you!" View

Didn't I tell you Pooka Family? I told you, I told you, I told you! Did you read my last blog? Carrie waited 10 years for Mr. Big and what happens? Okay, I don't want to spoil it for those of you who haven't seen it yet... there is a twist, then a turn, then the quintessential fairy tale ending. Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Day To Remember

Well, I am overwhelmed today! Today is the day that we have our FIRST African American nominated for the Presidency! This is a monumental time for all of us. A time to be proud, a time to be inspired and a time to just be thankful. I feel like this is what Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, even Kunta have been waiting for!

Let's make sure that we take the time to talk to each other and our youth about what has happened today. I believe this could start to change our society. I know there are naysayers who say "He won't win" or "What will he actually be able to accomplish?" but today I'm not worried about that, I'm just enjoying the fact that he is there! As I watched his speech last night, before he started he hugged and kissed his wife and then very quickly they tapped knuckles!!! I love them!!!! THEY TAPPED KNUCKLES! I'm going to be doing that all day! In honor of our nominee it's just fitting that we run Wesley's video again!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sunday Dinner… Mmmmmm!!

Hi family! Well… a few weeks ago I decided to make Sunday dinner. Now to me Sunday dinner is a big deal. There is nothing like it! It’s about the preparation of the food, the good smells, and the laughter and conversation going on in the kitchen while dinner is being prepared. Did I say it was about the food?!!?

Come on now we all saw Soul Food and everyone’s lips were watering because they could smell all that good food right through the movie screen! So I decided to invite my parents, brother and sister. I have been so busy that I haven’t had time to prepare and invite folks over. I like being the hostess with the mostess. All that is going to change this summer with the Oasis! (Update-The Oasis still in progress. Will keep everyone posted!)

I searched many recipes and magazines being the Foodie that I am. I wanted to cook something special, something exotic. Then it hit me exactly what I wanted to make. A big mama dinner!! Now, I think that “big mama’s” come in all sizes. It’s all about the meal, people. My menu consisted of collard greens made with smoked turkey (no pork at our house and turkey gives it great flavor), sweet potatoes (made with brown sugar instead of white), macaroni and cheese (ok, that was just mac and cheese - some things just have to be!), cranberry sauce ( that was from the can but next time I will make from scratch), corn bread (which I added cream corn to-thanks Mom-in Law!) and some smothered turkey wings (baked in the oven).

Now my dinner was alright if I say so myself! More importantly everyone else did too. Now what did Dawn and Douglas say about dinner…..uhh, nothing because they did not come! Everyone is busy so sometimes that happens. No complaints from my hubby though. He loves leftovers second after me!! For dessert I tried to keep it light with mixed berries and whipped topping. My parents gave me that proud look that their baby girl can cook and my husband kept rubbing his belly. All in all I would say a good Sunday dinner was had by everyone!