It's not always easy, but it is always possible!

A year long adventure

As the year is coming to it's end I reflect back on all the progress I have made, and all the lose ends I have to deal with. I have learned much this year, but the biggest thing I have had to contend with is not multi-tasking. It has taken a long time for me to grasp doing one thing at a time, but I am getting there. I would love to know what you have learned so far.  Join me at and leave a comment. 

Yaya Diamond

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Previous events

Reverend Barry and The Funk

The Grove, 10670 Boardwalk Loop,, Lakewood Ranch, Fl

We're bringing LIVE MUSIC & DANCING BACK to LAKEWOOD RANCH! On September 21st 8-11pm, inside the beautiful Ballroom at The Grove - dance all night to the incredible 8-pc band Reverend Barry & The Funk - Southwest Florida’s #1 Dance Band - as they bring you all of your favorite funk, soul, R&B, Motown & disco hits from the 60’s-80’s!

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VIP SECTION & BUFFET • $40 (Only 50 Available) - Best View: the very best vantage point to see & hear the band. - Sit With Friends: reserve a table of 10 so everyone can sit together - Dedicated VIP Server: no waiting for drinks at the bar. - Early Seating: Doors at 6:30pm.

  • Includes VIP Buffet: Pulled pork sliders Soft pretzels with mustard and beer cheese dip Teriyaki chicken skewers Mini Grouper cakes Vegetable crudité platter Fruit display Asian spring rolls

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GENERAL ADMISSION • $15 - Standing Room Only - Save $$ buying in advance. $20 at the door. - Doors at 7pm

The luxurious and contemporary architectural design of the ballroom at GROVE features High vaulted ceilings, oversized windows, and sophisticated embellishments including impressive chandeliers, rich wood detail along with an attractive arched-entranceway.

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Night of Hope for Grieving Parents

Sarasota Gardens Club, 1131 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota Fl.

Please join us for a beautiful sunset in the garden while listening to some of Sarasota's best musicians!

Funds raised at this event will be donated to Waves of Hope, a grief relieving nonprofit program for parents that have lost a child to violence, illness, accident or suicide.

Please RSVP in advance for $18 ticket price to or text 941-366-6669.

Tickets will be $20 at the door.

Your entrance price will include 1 ticket for a refreshment and 1 ticket for a chance to enter our raffle.

Garden Stroll & Seating - 5:30p Opening Concert - 6:15p
Motown Review - 7:30p

Performers: Jana Stanfield & Jamila Trio Brenda Watty Yaya Diamond & Katt Hefner Eugene Hart Duane Freeman Lily Levine Mindy Simmons Cool Water & Friends

A BIG THANK YOU to Robert Steuber of Lionheart Productions for putting on this event in our support. We are grateful!

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