Meet Our Team

Owners

Annie 

Annie Makhanlall is The Founder of Spectacular Creations – South Florida, LLC, Co-owner of A Cup of Goals., and Partner at Blush Luxury Venue. She brings creativity and sparkle to everything that she does. Her designs include the most exquisite invitations and her followers are always looking forward to using her savvy couponing skills! She manages her “Sparkle Empire” smoothly while staying super busy with her two sassy girls. She’s is the mom that walks down the hall with 2 bookbags on her shoulders; lunch bags in one hand and coffee in the other all the while managing to take pictures of her daughters… Yes, that is Annie! Amidst her busy schedule, she also continues to volunteer and give back to her community. A never-ending sharpie box readily accessible, she is constantly organizing in the hopes of finding the best alternative to simplify life. Annie’s ability to do all this while still making time for her favorite things is inspirational. She enjoys spending quality time with her girls; creating arts and crafts; holding nostalgic family picnics at the park; baking and decorating delicious cookies and adding glitter to just about everything she does! 

Rafeea

Rafeea is your intuitive guide to discovering your gifts, the co-owner of Spectacular Creations – South Florid, LLC. She is an Intuitive Mindset & Transformation Life Coach. She guides women on their path toward accepting and embracing who they truly are. She teaches them how to find the magic within themselves so they can transition to the next step and reach their goals.  Life happens to us all, even Rafeea is not exempt. She is married to the love of her life and share three beautiful children together. They are all close in age and Rafeea understand firsthand the difficulties life has to offer when juggling a marriage, children, and a career. She is an entrepreneur who has a wide vast of experience in sales and marketing who recognizes the fluctuations that occur in business. However, after making good money and selling one business venture only to start another, she realized her true passion was not in making money, it is in helping people. This opportunity is not just another job for her. She is invested in seeing each of her clients grow mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. She is devoted to her craft of teaching each of you how to live a full life. She loves engaging in meaningful conversations with people who are looking to leave footprints. She loves to connect with women all over the world.

 

Contributors

 Coach Deena

Deena McDaniel is the creator founder of Christmas Near The Beach, a premier Christmas show in Hollywood, Florida. (Est. 2007). She began “blogging” before the term was even coined “blogging” and what we know it as today. In 1996, Deena began writing her weekly column Positively Beautiful, which is published in a local Missouri paper and more recently in blog form on Facebook. Her background includes TV commercial production, Evening News promotion, and hosting her own radio request show, “Sunday Drive.” She has a passion for fitness and loves to share it on all platforms and poses, literally!. Fitness has been a life long adventure, from bodybuilding to mime ministry you’ll see this mom of four teaching fitness of almost any style. Coach Deena has been teaching since 1991 and currently is also a dance instructor at Starlight Theater Company. As a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, she and her husband of thirty-two years are those extreme football fans you hear about. Boomer Sooner! Deena’s a brand-new grandmother and just wait until you hear how this granny is taking life by the “horns down.” She’s a stay at home mom, who has homeschooled all four of their children. Her journey to Florida began in 2005 in an RV with four kids ages two-years-old to fourteen. Living in Florida has been an ongoing vacation for this self-dubbed fitness freak. She’s excited to share her granny knowledge and teenage drama secrets to help you get through life. She and her family are active members at Palm Vista Community Church in Miami Lakes, FL.

“Remember you’re never able to quit the job of motherhood, rather the dynamics keep changing and your employment is for life.”- Coach Deena 

 

Alexandra

Alexa Is the Founder of Kids Activities with Alexa, and has over fifteen years of experience working with children; she is a strong believer that children learn through play. In 2018 she launched her business and welcomed her son into the world! She is a sensory teacher, bilingual mother, stepmother and believes that learning through play is essential in every child’s life. Alexa moved to Florida when she was fourteen years old and has always enjoyed working with children building their social, emotional development through play and activities. 

Her online community has built a village of support for moms to meet other moms with young kids and incorporate fun ways to entertain them before starting Pre-K. It has now grown and become much more, and her passion has led to teaching and inspires other moms in Broward County to do these activities and provides both private and virtual classes.

 

Tracie

Tracie Marie, is known as The Bling Artist, and is the CEO of Abitta Bling, a unique rhinestone design company specializing in complex, exclusive custom rhinestone accented products and special projects. She is mother of three and a United States Air Force veteran, artist, and an entrepreneur, Tracie Marie is a St. Louis, MO native. She has been an active member of the South Florida community for over 18 years. When she isn’t busy creating, she is volunteering within various organizations to assist with their mission to serve the community through building meaningful relationships and sharing her experience. Her body of work consists of beautiful custom trophies and awards, an amazing collection of bling statues, masks, wall art, and home accents, numerous sports balls, bottles, custom signs and labels, banners, and apparel all commissioned for numerous community, fundraising and art events. She enjoys  teaching and showing others how to create special pieces through exclusive bling workshops, classes, and parties.

 

Lynda

Lynda Louis-Jacques is a Business Branding and Spiritual Life Coach whose mission is to help women see themselves through the lens of Jesus Christ and outside of societal labels. Lynda is the Founder of Ladies’ First LLC, a community centered around creating authentic sisterhood. Lynda is also a writer seeking a degree in Social Work at Palm Beach State College. She enjoys spending quality family time with her husband and three beautiful daughters

 

Diana

Diana was born and raised in North Miami, Florida, she followed her four sisters into the wonderful city of Pembroke Pines. She was a Certified Dental Assistant before obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix. She has worked in Sales and Marketing for over thirteen years, but her true passion is teaching. As an adjunct faculty member at Atlantic Technical College, Diana serves as a Dental Assisting Clinical Instructor. She loves the impact that gaining a skill can have on the lives of her students. Diana also assists her parents in running two group homes, taking care of individuals with disabilities. When she’s not busy being a superwoman, she spends her days with her wonderful husband Robin and 7-year-old son, Maverick, and 5-year-old daughter Victoria. They enjoy playing games as a family, traveling, and celebrating life. The kids especially love posting videos on their SuperHeroes and Doll Houses YouTube channel and watching other kids play (don’t they all). As parents, they strive to share their Jamaican and Guyanese heritage lessons while raising kind, loving, and compassionate children. They believe in Frederick Douglass’s philosophy, who said that “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

 

Eveline

Eveline is South Florida lifestyle blogger and was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, married for 20 years; She has two teenage boys, 19 and 13.  Typically you will find her working on a house project, trying a new restaurant or recipe, finding unique skin/beauty and fashion brands online. She loves unboxing and sharing various styles for women that are 40+ year-old and all the experiences that come with being a mom.  She focuses on topics like  body changes, mood swings, wellness, fashion, and skincare with her audience. Eveline is known as the virtual try-on gal as always finds unique brands and products to share with the women in her community!

 

Erica

Erica grew up in Michigan and knew she did not want to live in the cold forever! She found her roots in North Carolina where she met her husband, Scott. Wilmington is home to their family of five which includes Kaylei (12), Audrina (10) and Juliana (7). Erica is a sixth grade science teacher and artist. She loves everything from crafting with her kids to painting large canvas pieces.

 

Morneque

Hailing from Miami, Florida, Morneque Moore-Ramos is a talented and one-of-a-kind woman with a grand vision. She studied at Florida State University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition. She attended Florida International University, where she received her Master’s Degree in Public Health. Morneque started her professional career working for The Department of Children and Families, protecting children and engaging families in need. She eventually moved on to The Children’s Trust and then Barry University as an adjunct Professor. During this time, in 2013, she started what was then known as Sugar City Treats 2013. After she created a beautiful candy buffet for her younger sister’s sweet sixteen party, the idea came to her. She loved creating that buffet so much and had fun in the process, and the beginning of an empire was born. After a while doing candy and sweets buffets, she entered the world of event planning and design. It was here that Morneque, and Sugar City, really began to shine. It wasn’t always cupcakes and rainbows. There were struggles along the way. Morneque worked full-time when she started the business and continued working full-time while building her business until 2017. The company name changed from Sugar City Treats to Sugar City Designs and became a full-blown event planning operation known for beautiful, unique, well-organized events.

 

Joy

Although Joy Acaso was born in the Philippines, she has made South Florida her home for the
last 25 years. Joy appreciates the life that she and her husband are building here together with
their children, a 13 year old daughter and a 7 year old son. She is fascinated by the diverse
cultures that surround her everyday. In her practice as a Family Therapist and Anxiety Support
Coach, she values the integrity and uniqueness of every family and individual she meets. Joy
tries her best to put awe and curiosity at the forefront because she knows that “one-size-fits-all”
can never bring healing. She has made it her mission to spread awareness in utilizing therapy
as a means of helping families bond closer and make their mental health their priority. In her
free time, you'll find her out on coffee dates or hosting intimate dinners with friends.

 

Feuza

Feuza Reis is the Founder of Soflo Biz in South Florida. She is a SEO strategist and personal brand photographer originally from Brazil but spent most of her childhood years in New Jersey. Even though she is Brazilian-born, her infectious loud laugh can tell you that she is definitely from Jersey. She is the mom to two rockin’ teenage boys and a stepmom to a beautiful teenage girl. She moved to South Florida in 2017, and it reignited her desire to do what she loves most as a creator. Her passion is in everything that involves digital marketing, relationship marketing, travel, and business tips. She believes in helping women dream big and have the freedom in their life. It led her to create her blog and develop her business to be a bride for bloggers, businesses, and brands in South Florida. She has over ten years of experience and the desire to share her knowledge and experience in the branding production industry. She enjoys teaching SEO to photographers and helping them to move closer to their goals and dreams.

 

Kim

A travel expert with over 8 years of experience . Her passion and love for travel is seen through her dedication to helping people fulfill their dreams of exploring new cultures through amazing travel adventures.
Her favorite travel locations are Marrakesh, Dubai, Palawan, Tokoyo, and Crete to name a few. Sydney, and Seoul are cities that she hopes to cross off her bucket list. When she is not working on travel she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Her guilty pleasures are reading young adult books and binge watching Chinese/ Korean Dramas. 
 
 

Khadijah

Khadijah Alli is a Compensation Analyst specializing in Human Resources and completed her Bachelor’s degree in HR Management. While attending Florida International University, she knew she had a passion for helping others succeed and would often help her friends and family devise a plan to accomplish their goals. She is originally from New York and moved to Florida when she was thirteen. She married her high-school sweetheart and has a 4-month-old baby girl named Aria. She loves traveling, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures worldwide. When she is not working, she is volunteering and looking for ways to give back to the youth in the Broward community. Khadijah is also the social media and marketing manager for her Husband’s Accounting firm-KEAH Accounting & Tax. She is quite busy as a new mom but believes connecting with other mamas in your local community can greatly benefit your mental health. She understands and wants to connect with like-minded women in different stages of motherhood. One of her favorite things is being a Mama and taking a nap with her sweet Aria!
 

Kalina

Kalina San Jorge was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio is one of the most famous cities in South America. She studied Photography and became inspired to explore food photography and began specializing in this area using creative lighting, photo retouching, and manipulation. Her original city and home country have a diversified and rich culture and serve as a source of inspiration for many international artists. It plays a major part and influence in her work. She has been in Florida for twenty years and enjoys the laid-back Floridian lifestyle. Her husband and their family refer to themselves as the “Havaianas” wearing flip flops and spending most of their time outdoors. Kalina loves learning new things and self-taught herself a second language in Spanish. She wanted to communicate better with her extended family and many others in the South Florida area. This allows her to stay up to date with new trends that this intercultural region offers.
 

Amy

Amy Dial-Padilla grew up in Broward, and she is a Child Care Specialist with over 10 years of experience working with young children. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associate so she can advance in her career. Ever since she could remember, she loves doing anything crafty, allowing her to bring out her creative side. She has 4 kids, Isabelle(10), Logan(8), Bruce(6), and Gordon(4). Sometimes people think she is their older sister because she is not afraid to jump in and just have fun! She has a free spirit that is so pleasant to be around, and all the kids love her. She loves spending quality time with her husband and taking the kids out to find new adventures in the Broward Area. Amy is always willing to help other moms lighten up and be honest with them about real-life experiences, and she sure doesn’t sugar coat anything! Her vibrant personality always manages to make those around her feel comfortable and easy to talk to. She plans to further her career and work with the City Of Broward School District after completing her training and development and connecting with local moms to have fun and join in on fun activities in the area.

 

Farah

Farah Rosales studied abroad in Spain and completed the International Study program with Shiller’s University where she obtained her Bachelors in International Business. However, she did not exactly stay in that field it equipped her with understanding the dynamics of different cultures, inclusivity and its importance in society. She is a Creator by nature pursued her career in what she absolutely loves! She is a Skin Care Specialist and Licensed Esthetician. She is that mom that you call when you need to find out all the details on the new stroller, children’s car seats, age-appropriate toys, newest accessories out. Even the latest and best skincare/makeup products; that’s out there! She is what we call our Research Queen; we know you all have that ONE friend that you can call, willingly does all the research for you. She has been such a guiding force and inspired so many women around her, and sometimes she doesn’t even know it. She has five boys and one girl, who definitely keeps her busy.

Farah enjoys spending quality time with her husband and kids hanging out at the pool enjoying his grilling! Farah loves doing makeup and all the fun girly stuff in her free time. She is always encouraging moms around her to make time for themselves, no matter how hard it may seem at times. She believes we should always be kind and welcoming other moms because you never know what struggles they might be going through. Her drive and dedication to her family and helping women gain the confidence to dabble in makeup and explore the world of beauty is so inspiring- we always admire how she does it all!

 

Talisa

Talisa Samaroo has a background as a Customer Service professional with over 12 years of consumer relations experience. She has 2 kids, Nailah (3) her son Kamran (6MO); her days are pretty busy as she is juggling her new role at home. She appreciates spending time quality time with her husband, listening to music, hanging out with family and friends, and enjoying a delectable glass of Merlot. She loves to try all new recipes and cook specialty dishes to make it fun for her and Nailah to do some activities together! She plans to open her own t-shirt company working with mompreneurs specializing in different designs and customizing their needs.

 

Zee

Zee was born and raised in Miami and attended the University of Florida. Then she spent about fifteen years up North; while building her family and expanding in her career, she always knew she wanted to connect more with the community. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children, ages 5 years old, 5, and 6. Yes, twins! Zee considers these moments that she spends hanging out with them a joy that will last until adulthood. She moved back to the Broward area about 2 years ago. She always had difficulty finding things to do with the kids, so she just decided to create a platform herself! When she launched “The Kid on the Go.” she intended to build a network to serve the community in which other moms would also have a place to find activities for the kids to do in their area. She believes that if we as moms can provide opportunities and activities to keep them busy, it will embrace their creativity. These options are provided so they can engage in positively spending their time. It provides resources in Broward County and South Florida locations where all the kids and their families could have fun together.