❤️”Happy Valentine’s Day!”❤️

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Today is a day to celebrate love 💕 and I love 💕 I pray everyone has a special day surrounded by love… When I think of Love I think about Christ and his love for each and everyone of us.. He loves us through the good, bad and ugly.. I’m so glad that we don’t have to question God’s love for us.. Let’s celebrate this special day..

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things…” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

I did a brunch for Valentines this year since the weather is cold and snowy in my city.. I also put together a Valentines Inspired Bar Cart.. I hope you all enjoy…

XOXO 😘❤️💋

“Let’s Chat, Hello 2021”

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“Hello 2021!” Happy New Year! I pray you all had an amazing Christmas.. I had such an amazing holiday and much needed break and vacation with my family.. I enjoyed every moment.. My birthday trip was also so much fun.. I’ll do a separate blog post to tell you guys all about it… The holidays looked different this year, but I pray you all were able to celebrate despite everything that’s going on.. Thank God we survived a pandemic… “2020” was indeed a stressful year for everyone of us.. We all experienced highs and lows throughout the year.. So many people lost their loved ones, jobs, etc… It was definitely a tough year.. We all experienced so many losses and many of us were left at our lowest points at times.. Through it all we survived and we are here to tell our story.. God has been so good to us in the midst of it all.. I am grateful and thankful that I didn’t get sick, and God kept me in the midst of a pandemic… He also kept my family and close loved ones safe as well.. It was beyond scary at times seeing so many people around me get sick, but I kept the faith.. I prayed daily and made sure I followed all safety guidelines and protocols.. I was also able to safely travel and I’ll share more of that in a later blog post.. Despite all the loss in 2020, I was able to accomplish a lot of my goals that I set.. I was able to finish my first year of graduate school, crushed my savings goals, paid off debt, credit score improved greatly, and a few more goals I’ll share at a later date… Through it all God is good and I’m blessed to be alive and well.. I have so many goals to accomplish this year “2021” and I’m excited and I can’t wait to share with you guys! I also graduate this year… Xoxo…

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Stay Encouraged..”

Leopard Satin PJ’s I’ll be living in that my mom bought me for Christmas! They are from: (Shein) They are so cute and comfy..

Last Year Of Graduate School

Hey guys! I pray you all had an amazing weekend! I start my last year of graduate school beginning tomorrow.. I’m excited and also nervous as well.. I had a successful year last year and I’m excited to see what this new year holds.. It’s kind of bittersweet for me as well, but I’m excited to begin my new journey.. God has been so good to me and I can’t wait to see where he takes me.. I graduate in the fall and I can’t wait to get my photo shoot together which I’ll share with you guys as well.. My younger sister graduates this Spring… I’m so excited for her as well.. My parents are so proud and can’t wait as well.. I am praying we get to actually walk for our graduation ceremony.. Praying COVID-19 is under control by that time… I have also started applying for careers in my field..

My major is Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resources.. I really would love to work for the government and nonprofit organization as well.. It’s so many career paths I could choose from.. I am still praying about which career path to choose from.. I am seeking God for wisdom and knowledge on that so please keep me in your thoughts and prayers..

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him….” (James 1:5)

If you are lost or need guidance I challenge you to pray and ask Christ to lead and guide you… I will be praying and fasting for the next three weeks.. I am taking a break from social media as well.. I need Christ to lead and guide me this year so I will be taking frequent social media breaks throughout the year..

“Home Decor/Life Chat…”

Hey guys! I’ve been pretty busy with school this year… Classes during the summer were pretty tough and intense but I made it out… I have finally completed a full year of graduate school (Thank you Jesus) I have one more class to take this year and I finally get a break! I’ll start back up next year and I’ll be graduating next year.. (“Fall 2021”) and I cannot wait! I’ll be looking for (photographers, makeup artists etc.) I’m excited… This year has had its ups and downs.. We recently had a death in our family that was so unexpected… I know death happens daily but it hurts the worse when it’s so unexpected and my cousin was so young.. “

“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1/2co.5.8.kjv

Please continue to keep my family in your prayers… I’m praying the rest of “2020” is better….

Home decor update: I have been doing a lot of home decor updates lately.. I recently updated my office area and I purchased the cutest: Wicker Basket Swing Chair from Overstock.com and it was on sale for $200 and they still have it! (Grab it now) I also had a 15% off coupon I found online… I’m always on the hunt for cute and affordable home decor… I also love adding plants to my home… Plants are easy, affordable and they make your place look more “polished” I also love “Real Plants” I’m not really about that “Faux Plant life”

Here are a few pictures below! I still have some updating to do! I’ll share those later! Enjoy xoxo!

Cute short set from: Material Girls and I am wearing a size “Large”
“Becoming” by Michelle Obama is an awesome read!
Perfect space to read and drink my tea! I do a lot of reading in my new class so this is the perfect spot!

“Marble Bar Cart”

Hey guys! It’s been a minute since I’ve blogged! I’ve been super busy with Graduate School and so many other things have happened this year.. I’ll do a catch up blog soon and chat with you guys about that later… Anyways I recently purchased a bar cart from Overstock and it’s so nice… It was on sale so I had to get it.. I’ve been doing a lot of updating around my apartment lately and I plan on doing a full tour before this year is out (crosses fingers)… I styled my bar cart with things I already had around my home… I’m not a cocktail drinker but I do enjoy making “mocktails” and entertaining so this bar cart is perfect.. I’m not big on wine either I’ve tried a few here and there and I went to Florida to a tasting and purchased one that was great.. I have seen a few online that I’ve read reviews on them tasting great with relatively 0%-8% alcohol in them.. I recently tried a wine that was really sweet and it was only like 6% and it was $12 so whenever I do drink wine I’ll try that…. You can use your bar cart for basically anything.. I just simply love the look of them and they also “amp up” your kitchen space making it look “Fancy!” And I’m all about a nice “Vibe”

Styling your bar cart is simple: All you need is your fav drinks, flowers, books, straws, plates/bowls, and whatever else you would like to add! I have to buy a few more things and I’ll be updating it for the holidays and show you guys the new changes! Enjoy for now! XOXO! ❤️🥂

Enjoy! Cheers!

“Mother’s Day Brunch!”

Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely mothers worldwide! Mother’s are so beautiful, strong, resilient, selfless and blessed individuals… Mother’s are the backbones and heartbeats of families! I am so grateful and thankful for my beautiful mom! I pray that you all are enjoying your special day! I’m not a mom just yet but I can’t wait until I become a mom! I have so many great role models that I look up to! Being a mom is a full-time job! Let’s celebrate moms worldwide today!

Today my siblings and I created a beautiful surprise “Mother’s Day Brunch” for our lovely mom! It’s awesome having a big family and even bigger kitchen! We all had a wonderful morning bonding over food, laughs and fun! I pray you all have a Blessed day! Enjoy XOXO! 🙂

“Mother’s Day Gift Ideas”

Mother’s Day is May 10th which is like tomorrow! Lol! I know it happened so fast! Yikes! I know many of you all are probably freaking out wondering what to get your mom, wife, grandmother, aunt etc.. I have a few gift ideas that I wanted to share with you guys! I know most of us have all been quarantined during this pandemic so we have been doing a ton of online shopping! My mom mainly likes “CASH” so she’s pretty easy to shop for lol! But I still like to get her a gift along with cash! She loves flowers and also handbags so those were her recommendations for this year! Gift cards are also a win! We always pretty much get our “Moms” the flowers and candy! Why not do things a tad bit different and get creative with those gifts this year! Here are a few gift ideas below:

Kendra Scott is always a win! They also have a sale going on now!
The heart necklace would make the perfect necklace for your mom!
Perfume is always a win! Here are a few of my fav! Give your mom a gift of love by purchasing her fav fragrance!
These roses last for about 3 years! They’re perfect!
Beautiful red roses
Cute ideas….
Tech Savy Mama….
Granny….
Spa Day! A gift card to the spa for a relaxing facial and massage is much needed…
Louis Vuitton Neverfull So Cute
White Louie Bag! Yes please!
So cute! Handbags are always a plus!

“Quarantine & Chill Meals”

Hey guys! So most of us have all been in quarantine where we are forced to cook more! I actually enjoy cooking and I only really go out to dinner on weekends only! Since the pandemic started I have cooked more, and just took this time to really appreciate life more! I have caught up on so many activities that I normally don’t have time for when I’m at work! I have been off work for a little over a month now and I really can’t complain! I’m Alive, Healthy and Stress-Free! It took some time for me to get here though! Anyways I have a few recipes I’ll be sharing with you guys on what I’ve cooked so far! Enjoy! Recipes are from Pinterest!

Shrimp with baked Parmesan asparagus fries!
Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos!
Stuffed Taco Shells
Arugula Salad!
Banana Pancakes!
French Toast, Turkey Bacon with Eggs!
Key Lime Pie!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

The Perfect Whipped Dalgona Coffee……

Since we are all home practicing “social distancing” during this pandemic (COVID-19) it’s safe to say we have all been home trying out new recipes! I found this great recipe on Pinterest and I wanted to share it with you guys! It’s really simple and totally delicious! I’m sure most of these ingredients you already have in your cabinet!

Ingredients: Instant Coffee, (I used 2 packs) 2 tbsp of sugar, 2 tbsp of hot water… I also used almond milk and topped it with ice and cinnamon!

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, coffee, and water. Vigorously whisk until mixture turns silky smooth and shiny, then continue whisking until it thickens and holds its lofty, foamy shape.
  2. Fill a glass most of the way full with ice and milk, then dollop and swirl the whipped coffee mixture on top, mixing before drinking, if desired.
  3. Add cinnamon & cool whip if desired!

D.I.Y. Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

I’m an avid tea drinker! I prefer tea over coffee.. I enjoy drinking warm tea in the mornings on my way to work or during the afternoons before bed.. I found myself going to Starbucks every week about 2-3 times spending about $10 weekly on tea so I knew I had to break this bad habit… I found out where to get the tea from and I also watched the barista make my tea.. Who knew it was that easy and simple with a few ingredients I could make my favorite tea at home and save money while doing it.. I also drink this tea whenever I travel as well and I enjoy it so much! You can also add a few pumps of peppermint in it as well and it really helps with sinus issues or if you have a cold… It really does open you up and clear out congestion… I recreated it at home and it turned out so good! Goodbye Starbucks! Lol! I have included all the ingredients below and you can purchase everything at your local grocery store or even on Amazon!

Ingredients: Teavana Jade Citrus Mint Green Tea, Teavana Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea, Lemonade (Any kind you prefer) Honey (Any brand) You can also add peppermint tea or the candy in it as well… I used a cup or warm lemonade and placed my tea bags in my cup and I added a few drops of honey and it turned out perfect! Enjoy! Let me know if you try it!