22 December 2015

Ritz Crackers Chicken Tenders

Ritz Crackers Chicken Tenders 
Ritz Crackers are the perfect combination of sweet and salty--so I figured it would serve as a tasty coating for chicken tenders.  I love to create recipes and throw things together to see if it works! Well, here's one I think you will love! It's uber easy and super yummy!

18 November 2015

12 DIY Thanksgiving Crafts

  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year!  It's all about coming together as a family--to enjoy each other's company!  I also love this season because it reminds us to be thankful and to show gratitude!  Check out this fun list of crafts for Thanksgiving!
29 October 2015

5th Annual Chefs for PACE Cook-Off Judges

Constance Jones at the Annual PACE Cook-Off
Have you ever watched Top Chef? Well, I had the honor of being a Celebrity Judge for the 5th Annual Chefs for PACE Cook-Off! 
13 October 2015

Alaska "The Last Frontier"

Constance & Her Husband Troy Near Matanuska Glacier

Alaska is truly America's “last frontier” with mystical mountains, raw wilderness and crystal clear waters.  My husband and I had the pleasure of experiencing the beautiful terrain early this Spring.  We stayed in the ski resort village of Girdwood, which is roughly 20 minutes outside of Anchorage.
06 October 2015

Hanging with "The Hulk"

Don’t make him angry!  I had the pleasure of interviewing the Incredible Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno.  He was in South Florida for the Wizard World Comic Con in Fort Lauderdale.
30 September 2015

Fashion Reporting

The colorful evolution of fashion is a constant reminder of our ever changing perspectives on beauty, sophistication and credibility.  We witness textile transformations season by season,  on social media, magazines and of course the catwalk. But how much do “women in power” play a role in changing fashion perspectives?
18 September 2015

Natural hair ... or nah?

The natural hair debate continues! For decades, curly haired women have consistently been told that straightening hair is a good move for their careers. I’ve been told that my curly hair can look unkempt or unprofessional. Recently, a North Carolina News Anchor took to social media to chat about the great hair debate.
26 August 2015

Constance Jones to Speak at Social Media Week Miami 2015

MIAMI: Social Media Week  converges with a lineup of nationally prominent Social Media Influencers who will discuss topics that include communications, marketing and business.  Panels will be hosted by media personalities from ABC News, Univision and Fusion.  This year, I will speak about "Advocacy Journalism in the Digital Age #BlackLivesMatter."

21 August 2015

Dancing with Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars

Constance Jones dancing with Derek Hough from Dancing With The Stars

He's the "Dancing Heart-Throb on ABC'S Dancing with the Stars: Derek Hough! He stopped by the Local 10 News Studios to show me a few moves and talk about the upcoming season.
17 August 2015

4th Annual Suits, Stilettos & Lipstick Conference

Constance Jones & her Husband Troy Simmons at Suits, Stilettos & Lipstick

What a fabulous event! I had an amazing time hosting the 2015 Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick VIP SASSY Preconference Reception at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale!
20 July 2015

Constance Jones presents award at Bahamian Icon Awards

Constance Jones, present the award for Outstanding Live Entertainment Ensemble.
NASSAU, BAHAMAS: Constance Jones served as a presenter for the 2015 Bahamian Icon Awards.  The annual awards ceremony was broadcast live throughout the Bahamas. The event focuses on telling the stories of outstanding Bahamian citizens.
25 June 2015

Meeting the Stars of Magic Mike XXL

It was HOT in Miami for more than on reason! I had the tough assignment of interviewing the cast from Magic Mike XXL. The stars from the sequel were in Miami to receive a star on Miami's Walk of Fame.
17 June 2015

Little White Lie

Raised in an upper middle class Jewish home, Lacey Schwartz was always told she was White.  But after her parents divorced, she started to piece together the mystery surrounding her dark skin.  It wasn't until she went to college, when she found out the truth. The Harvard Law School graduate turned filmmaker, shares her remarkable story of finding her identity in her film "Little White Lie."
12 June 2015

Passing for Black?

I've heard of passing for White-- but passing for Black?!? Recently, the parents of Rachel Dolezal claimed she had been deceiving people, passing for a Black Woman.
Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal said they want people to know the truth including that their daughter is White.

Truth About Women in Media

Bad news for women in media.  According to a new study by the Women’s Media Center, the status of women in news and entertainment has shown little progress!  The research also revealed a drop in women working in sports broadcasting, with 7% fewer women in the industry. Nationwide, men still dominate “hard news” coverage including evening newscast and politics. When it comes to management teams, they are overwhelming white and male with 92% white and 84 % male.
03 June 2015

Insight On The World of Broadcasting

 With over 12 years of professional broadcasting experience, I am often asked to give advice and insight on surviving the business.  There are obvious challenges broadcasters face, specifically minorities and women. 
27 May 2015

Troy Simmons featured in Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine: Spring 2015

Troy Simmons featured in Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine: Spring 2015 
 Miami Artist Troy Simmons was recently featured in Luxe Interiors Design Magazine Spring Edition.  The publication highlights the most comprehensive collection of luxury homes and artwork from the best design experts in the industry. 

26 May 2015

Natural Hair Doll Helps Girls Battle Insecurity

As a little girl,  I didn't stop to consider why most of my dolls—including my Cabbage Patch Kids and Barbie dolls—were brown-skinned like me.  Little did I know that brown-faced dolls were not common when I was growing up.   My mother did everything she could to find a doll that would reflect me.
20 May 2015

Tips for Being a Successful Mistress of Ceremonies

Constance Jones Hosting the South Florida HANA Gala, 2015/ Over the past decade, I’ve hosted dozens of events. 
18 May 2015

Raising Money for Veterans: American Icons Campaign With Macy's

  MIAMI, FLORIDA: As a part of American Icons campaign, Macy’s has teamed up with one of the nation’s most innovative veteran empowerment initiatives, Got Your 6.  It’s an amazing organization that helps make positive contributions to the veteran community every day!
08 May 2015

Small Business Revolution With Robert Herjavec

Constance Jones Interviewing Robert Herjavec of "Shark Tank" for Small Business Week!  
You may visit your favorite fashion boutique once a month, or go to your local bakery for a sweet treat! But do how often do you take the time to really appreciate your local small businesses? Well, now you have a chance. In honor of Small Business Week, Robert Herjavec of “Shark Tank”  chatted with Local 10 News about how you can help your favorite entrepreneur win $25,000.
06 May 2015

Honor a Nurse Who Has Touched Your Life

May 6th is National Nurses Day, a day we recognize nurses who have touched our lives!  My Grandma Lela always wanted to be a nurse.  She was a natural caregiver, always putting her family before herself. She selflessly and tirelessly took care of others. But for the wife of an Alabama sharecropper, money was always limited.  Her dream lived on in my aunts, my sisters and even my mother! 

4 Winning Writing Strategies

The first thing you have to understand about the business of broadcasting is that you have to be A GOOD WRITER!  It's not just about having a pretty face! In the age of technology, writing skills are imperative for every industry, especially broadcast journalism!
04 May 2015

DURCHBRUCH: Troy Simmons Solo Show

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK—Artist Troy Simmons stretched the viewer’s imagination in his visual translation of nature’s role as an independent entity challenging mankind.  He explores the theme of relationships in his latest series Revisiting Brutalism. Under the direction of JanKossen Contemporary Art Gallery at 529 W 20th St, 6th floor, New York, NY. Simmons will showcase his new concrete work during his first New York City Solo Art Exhibition May 7th –June 6th.

16 April 2015

Peace Love World: Meeting Alina Villasante

Alina Villasante & Constance Jones at WOW
The first ever W.O.W. (Women of the World) Conference took place in Miami last month!  I was honored to be one of the speakers at the event.  W.O.W. offered several workshops for those looking to take their entrepreneurship and leadership skills to the next level. During the conference, I had the chance to moderate a panel with Alina Villasante, founder of Peace Love World Apparel
06 April 2015

Give A Card- Make a Friend

Do you like to get gifts?  We all remember opening birthday presents when we were kids.  But before we could even open the beautiful, brightly wrapped gift, our parents always made us stop to read the card!  I can still hear by mother yelling in my ear, "Constance, be sure to open the card first!"

23 March 2015

Thankful For Negative Words

In life, you will receive criticism. That's definitely the case for me, the good, the bad and the ugly! With over 2 million viewers in South Florida, everyone has an opinion. From advice on fashion to my lipstick color, social media opens the door for people to share their daily critiques on my performance and appearance.

6 Small Changes That Impact Your Health In Big Ways

Getting healthy might seem hard, but there are a few things you can do right now that will get you in shape!   Start out by incorporating a couple of tips and then, promise yourself to stick with them.
19 March 2015

Winter in Central Park

Constance & Troy in Central Park
With temperatures in the single digits, the only thing I wanted to do was burrow under the covers. Earlier this month, my husband and I traveled to New York City.  I always enjoy my visit to the city, but the weather is typically WARMER.  Thanks to my motivated husband, we bundled up and ventured out to Central Park.  It was MORE than I could ever dream, truly a Winter Wonderland. 
18 March 2015

4 Tips to Making Money With Your Hobby

Are you ready to make some extra money?  What your hobby is will help decide how you can start to generate money. Here are a few ways to turn your passion into cash: 

Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award

This is an unusual post for me and comes as a happy surprise. Turns out my blogger sister Christina Nicholson from Mascara Maven has nominated me for the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award”. Well, I am pretty excited to be recognized and I want to say a very big heartfelt thanks to Christina!
02 March 2015

6 Ways to Stand Out From the Crowd

How will you distinguish yourself among the competition? It’s a daily challenge for me. I work in one of the most aggressive news markets in the country, surrounded by dozens of amazing journalist!  So, how do I stand out in the crowd?
26 February 2015

Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds- by Mara Schiavocampo


ABC News Correspondent Mara Schiavocampo seems to have it all together! She's a working mom and wife, successfully balancing her personal life with her professional role on ABC Network News.  But in her new book, “Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds" she shares her personal journey of self acceptance and weight loss.
25 February 2015

Miami's Top Clubs!

MONEY MONEY MONEY! It's no surprise that the highest grossing clubs are in South Florida. Nightclub & Bar Media Group released its annual review of the top money making clubs!  LIV and STORY Nightclub make millions in revenue every year.

24 February 2015

FINALLY! Apple's New Diverse Emoji Characters

FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY!  Last year, Apple promised to increase the diversity of its emoji keyboard and now it's finally here. The company is rolling out with 300 new emojis including tiny cartoon people in 6 different skin tones.

23 February 2015

Happy Banana Bread Day!

It's National Banana Bread Day! It's a delicious baked good, which is classified is great as a snack all day long.  Take a look at some of these tasty recipes.

21 February 2015

An Evening with Jasmine Guy

Jasmine Guy with Troy & Constance Simmons at Books & Books in Coral Gables/Miami
CORAL GABLES- She was known as the southern belle on "A Different World," Jasmine Guy entertained millions through her popular character Whitley Gilbert. She was always dressed in the latest fashion and spoke with an exaggerated southern accent. But Jasmine Guy was more than just a loveable character, she inspired generations to go to college.  
19 February 2015

Where to Stay in Miami?

White sandy beaches, delectable savory foods and amazingly beautiful people-- it's no surprise that Miami is one of the most visited places in the world.  After living in the heart of the city for over seven years, I am often asked "Where should I stay?"  So, I've compiled a list of my top spots!

12 February 2015

Sharing Your Faith Online

According to recent Pew Research Study, one in five people share their faith online. The study also found that younger people are twice as likely to share their beliefs on social media!
10 February 2015

Should You Work Out Alone or With a Group?

Cross Fit, Yoga, Boot Camp! Group workouts are a popular trend in fitness, but also a great way to stay healthy. Recent studies have shown 95% of those who started a weight-loss program with friends completed the program!
Those who tried to tackled the program solo only saw success about 76% of the time! 

"Fresh Off The Boat" On ABC

The new ABC Comedy Fresh Off The Boat, is inspired by chef Eddie Huang's bestselling memoir. The sitcom about an Asian American Family, who moves to Orlando in pursuit of the American Dream!
05 February 2015

Lipstick-Smearing Selfies For Cervical Cancer

Constance Jones- #SmearForSmear
 The concept is simple: Smear your lipstick, take a selfie, and post it on facebook, twitter and instagram. The goal is to raise awareness for cervical cancer.

Mom & Pop Small Business Grant in Miami

When I first started: My Husband & I Selling Huggabeans Years Ago!
Ready to take your Small Business to the next level?? Entrepreneurs in Miami-Dade's District 4 can apply for the "Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program.
You could get up to $5,000 for your business!

28 January 2015

Super Easy Springtime Cowl Crochet Pattern

It's the perfect accessory for any season. This organic cotton cowl is easy to make and adds the right pop of color for any outfit-- Winter, Spring or Fall! Check out these super simple crochet instructions!

22 January 2015

Cupcakes and Champagne: Misha’s Cupcakes Pembroke Pines Grand Opening

Cupcakes and Champagne! It's always the perfect time to munch on delectable sweet treats from Misha's Cupcakes! Why not pair them with a glass of bubbly!

21 January 2015

Mogul Mommies & Huggabeans


/'mōgəl mämē/ n.

1. a powerful and influential woman whose power is derived from
experience and skill, not popularity.

15 January 2015

Why I Pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

It was the most exciting moment of my college career, being “unmasked” at my probate for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.   For those not familiar with the term “probate”--  it refers to a "coming out" ceremony for those who are secretly pledging a sorority or fraternity.  After years of pursuing membership, I could finally say I was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha!
13 January 2015

How do you get a job on TV?

How do you get a job in Television?  It’s the question I am asked several times a week! Many people believe the TV life is fun and exciting! One day you’re chatting it up with your favorite celebrities, the next you could be interviewing the Governor!  Plus there is a certain amount of “celebrity” attached to being an on-air talent! But before you pursue a career in broadcasting, I want to be upfront about a few things!  

12 January 2015

Constance Jones

Constance Jones Local 10 WPLG Anchor
Every season, I like to share a few of my on-air styles! Most of my clothes come from Touch Dolls in Miami. I've also added a number of items from The Limited! 
 Well, thanks to modern technology I digitally archive my daily looks! Here are a few of my looks from this Fall!
08 January 2015

Why You Need a Side Hustle?

This is where it all started! That's me selling my Huggabeans Crochet Organic Cotton Hats at my first craft show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Seven years later, I am still selling my handmade creations! These little beanies paid for my first BMW and a down payment for my condo!