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KEIGHLEY’S SALON, BOUTIQUE & DAY SPA’S 1ST ANNUAL BUSINESS WOMEN’S WORK OUT TO KNOCK OUT BREAST CANCER

BREAST CANCER PINK RIBBON

Thank you to all of you who made donations to help support yesterday’s event and to the ones who attended.  We’re looking forward to doing it again next year!  I would also like to take another opportunity to thank Ms. Sonia P. Moore, owner of KEIGHLEY’S SALON, BOUTIQUE & DAY SPA, for inviting me to partner with her in this exciting event and can’t wait to do it again next year.

Please enjoy some of our photos from yesterday.  The beautiful, young lady with me at my book signing is one of my former co-workers.  The huge, pink ribbon flower was handcrafted by Ms. Tonya R. Gray-Taylor, owner of INSPIRATION DESIGNS.  She also sells jewelry and sophisticated and classy Sunday attire for women.  Her cell number is (904) 531-6532.  Oh, she also makes a delicious catfish sandwich!  🙂

 

 

Have a great day and an awesome week!  And as always, this is from my heart to yours!

Maxine

http://www.maxinebillings.com

BOOK SIGNING (TABLE ENTRANCE-JUN 28 '14)

 

 

 

 

 
BOOK SIGNING (ME & DOMINIQUE-SIDE-JUN 28 '14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOK SIGNING (TABLE TOP-BOOKS-JUN 28 '14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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KEIGHLEY’S 1ST ANNUAL BUSINESS WOMEN’S WORKOUT TO KNOCKOUT BREAST CANCER

EXERCISEPINK RIBBON WORKOUT

 

Just a friendly reminder that KEIGHLEY’S SALON, DAY SPA & BOUTIQUE’s 1st Annual Business Women’s Workout To Knockout Breast Cancer is this weekend, Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

We are still seeking donations.  A percentage of the event’s sales will be forwarded to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of New York City.  To join Keighley’s in their efforts, we invite you to purchase spa packages of $125.00 per person for someone you know going through treatment now, a survivor of the breast cancer disease, or by paying for someone to enjoy the benefit of a relaxing day of a spa environment.

Again, thanking you in advance for your support and contribution.  Please make all checks payable to Keighley’s Salon, Day Spa & Boutique.  The address is:  8849 Highway 5, Suite H, Douglasville, GA  30134.  For additional information, please contact Sonia Moore at (404) 482-7349.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!  Have an awesome weekend!

As always, this is from my heart to yours,

Maxine

http://www.maxinebillings.comLAM

 

LIFE AFTER MOMMA

15-year-old Kiara’s heartwarming story of how she deals with the loss of her mother to breast cancer


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KEIGHLEY’S SALON, BOUTIQUE & DAY SPA’S 1ST ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY

BREAST CANCER PINK RIBBON 2

I recently wrote a blog about Keighley’s Salon, Boutique & Day Spa which was titled FIT FOR A QUEEN.  This coming Saturday, June 28th, I will have the pleasure of working with the owner Sonia Moore in her first annual breast cancer awareness day.  The name that Ms. Moore has chosen for this event is the Business Women’s Workout To Knockout Breast Cancer.

If you know someone who is going through treatment now or is a survivor of breast cancer, this will be a wonderful opportunity for you to treat them to a relaxing day of a spa environment; and/or if you prefer, why not treat yourself or someone else?  For more information, please visit Keighley’s website.  We are also seeking donations from businesses who would like to participate in this uplifting event.  A percentage of the sales will be contributed to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of New York City.

In LIFE AFTER MOMMA, my first young adult novel in eBook format, breast cancer took the life ofLAM Kiara’s mother.  As we know, though, men can also get this type of disease.  Whatever the person’s gender, they need to have a strong support system.  More than likely, they will greatly appreciate whatever assistance we are able to give (no matter how big or small).  And not only will it bring the recipient a huge measure of joy, but the ones giving will also be happy in that they were able to show by their actions that they care.  (Acts 20:35)

I hope to see you Saturday.  HAPPY READING!

And as always, this is from my heart to yours.

Maxine

http://www.maxinebillings.com

 


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FIT FOR A QUEEN

SPA TREATMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday, I had one of the most fantastic voyages of my life! My hair stylist, Michelle Patton, owner of All About Hair, recently moved her hair salon business to Keighley’s Salon, Boutique & Day Spa. She had already told her clients that we would like her new location, but I had no idea how awesome this place would be until I walked through the door!

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Keighley’s is located at 8849 Highway 5, Suite H, Douglasville, GA 30134. The owner, Sonia P. Moore, opened her business the latter part of last year. Her shop is so well laid out and organized. And to think, I had no idea that something this wonderful is so close to where I live. It’s not in an extremely busy area of town which led me to wondering if a lot of people know about it. If they don’t, they certainly should! I mean, this place is so awesome! I know–I already said that, but I just had to say it again.

Her slogan is:  Come for the service. Enjoy the ambiance. When you enter her salon, you’ll see why she chose this trademark. There is this ambiance that totally pulls you into a romantic atmosphere of a candlelight dinner, wine, and soft music. Even though that is not what you are there for, her décor takes you there. If you are in a bad mood when you come in, it will quickly dissipate into a state of sheer euphoria. Everywhere you look and walk, you are surrounded by sheer elegance, beauty, and serenity. There is even a sauna, a kitchen, a boutique, and areas for massages. Ms. Moore really did her homework when opening her business!

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I was so excited that I could hardly contain myself before and during the writing of this post! It also got me to thinking about the use of spa treatments in Bible times. Since water was scarce in some parts of the world, scented oils were a part of the people’s hygiene routine. Before being presented to King Ahasuerus, the Jewish maiden Esther (who was later chosen as queen), along with many other young and beautiful women, underwent a 12-month spa treatment that consisted of a six-month massage with oil of myrrh and another six-month treatment with balsam oil. (Esther 2:12) Even though this special treatment was at the order of the King, it seems that since the earliest of times, women have been extremely interested in making themselves beautiful. Many archaeological finds have been discovered throughout Israel that testify to the extent of the use of cosmetics by women of that time.

During these busy and stressful times we live in, many women are prone to neglecting themselves in order to help provide for their families. Let’s admit it–we lead extremely busy lives. We wear many hats within our own families–doctor, cook, chauffeur, lawyer, teacher, adviser, and on, and on, and . . . . To our families and others who know us well, we are SUPERWOMEN, but the truth of the matter is, we are not indestructible. We’re fragile at times. Although we usually hold up well under pressure, we can break. So not only do we need, but we dTFHeserve, some rest and relaxation. This is not said in order to promote laziness on anyone’s part for we should be industrious, but God also recognizes that all of us need a relief of tension. (Proverbs 6:6-11; Ecclesiastes 4:6) The key, however, is to be balanced, and this is something Hope has to learn to do in TIME FOR HOPE.

As I said, I was so excited about this discovery that I just had to share it with you! When you have an opportunity, I hope you’ll check out Keighley’s. You won’t be disappointed–it is fit for a queen. By the way, Ms. Moore is now hiring for certain positions in her salon. If you’re interested, why not give her a call! Her number is (404) 482-7349.

One more thing–let’s all please help spread the word about this wonderful business.  Not only do we need one another’s support, but when we find something that we enjoy, aren’t we just bubbling over like a fountain to share it with others?

Well, that’s all for now. I’ve taken up enough of your time. Enjoy your day, and HAPPY READING!

As always, this is from my heart to yours,

Maxine

http://www.maxinebillings.com

P.S.,  My stylist Michelle is also pretty awesome at what she does.  For an appointment, please call her at (678) 886-7855.

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