Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Me n Tha Kid!

Just a few pictures of me and my little guy!!  He is the happiest most serious baby I know!  He went to his first Redskin game on Sunday and we had a ball!  The pics from that will be in Cayden's corner for you all to check them out.

I love the one in his "business" attire LOL!  I was a little iffy about the get up initially but I love it now....

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Say It With Me....

Daily Affirmations....

-  Abundance flows into my life in surprising and miraculous ways everyday

-  Every time I turn around I get a check in the mail

-  I love you and I have all I need within ME!

- There is only brightness in my future

I am beginning to tell myself things that I want to see and keep saying them until I actually believe them!  I'm all over this Oprah website!  Remember, what you believe is the energy that will be sent out and comes back to you.  Even if you don't believe it initially, continue to say it and act AS IF it's already happened and change will begin.

                                            ****AFFIRMATIONS + ACTIONS = MIRACLES ****

Monday, September 24, 2012

Super Soul Sunday

 I love love love "SELF HELP" shows, books, interviews etc!  The best self help tools are real life people's stories of their transformations and evolution to the person who they always wanted to be.  Over the past few years I have really been working hard on becoming a better person, not being afraid to be ME and getting over a lot of fears that have paralyzed me my entire life.  That's why it seems as if a lot of my posts have had hidden messages or some sort of lesson, many of them are situations or "conflict" that has happened.  I've always been one to avoid conflict which I feel has hindered my growth immensely.  I always looked at conflict as a bad thing not a tool to prepare me for what's to come.  I just finished watching Oprah's Super Soul Sunday with DeVon Franklin and had MANY "ahh ha" moments as Oprah calls them!  His interview was like a breath of fresh air and I'm so happy for him and Megan Goode! 

Below are things that I've taken away from DeVon's interview!  I'll also put out there what I have been doing that is holding me back.

There is no story without conflict.  Collaborate with God on the script of your life, in order for God to perfect your achieve this God will ALWAYS steer you into conflict.  He knows that we will not grow if we don't go through conflict.  Conflict builds character and integrity to finish YOUR story...conflict prepares you for your ultimate goals and dreams.  These are the points referencing conflict!  Each and every one that I have listed I felt the total opposite.  I thought we were to avoid conflict, I thought God was just going to "make things happen" but when DeVon spoke on collaborating that struck a nerve.  I oftentimes can be "all over the place" in my mind because I have not thought about my PURPOSE!  I know tons of things I love to do but if I was given the platform I am lost as to my reasons.  I mean, i have the basic reasons as far as wanting to help others, give back etc. but I will try spending more alone time to give myself a more focused goal.  It was also mentioned that fame should never be the ultimate goal because if you have no motivation or purpose once fame is obtained then you ask yourself NOW WHAT???  And that's when the unhappiness comes into a lot of famous people's lives.  Not all, but many.

Embracing who you are will open doors not shut them.  If your faith will not fit through the doors that not walk through them.  These two points were like double ahh ha's for me!  I don't think I've ever embraced who I really am trying to fit a particular mold of what I think I should be.  Some based on the way I was raised, definitely not in a bad way, and also based on what worked for others.  DeVon said we have to know that we have all that we need within us to be great, we oftentimes feel we don't have enough because we compare ourselves to what other's have or are doing.  That is just a scene in their movie but we never know what scene is next.  So we have to stay in our role of our life and we will begin to embrace everything that has always been within us placed by God.  Sometimes when it comes to jobs I would not be myself because in school we were taught to act this way, dress this way, say this, don't say that and you will land the job!  That definitely works if you just want A JOB but when you want to live life to the fullest embracing the real you is the fast way to get there.

 One of the last questions Oprah asked was "How to surrender yourself"????  DeVon's answer was "Remember that God loves us and wants the best" and in the back of my mind I know that but I never kept that as a focus for all my decisions.  I can say my faith has been very week over the years when things don't go my way or if I feel I've put my all into something and nothing comes after.  I learned that maybe things never progressed because I was being the best as SOMEONE ELSE not the authentic ME.

So I have a lot of work to do and I definitely have some conflicts that need to be approached head on!  I know this is lengthy but hopefully someone out there will read it and get inspired.

Feel free to leave a comment...I feel myself gradually opening up and not being ashamed of my shortcomings :-)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Bow to your Queen!

"Queen's Men bow down without losing their King status" ~ dope chick

I came across this picture of my favorite couple...besides Barack and Chellie...and I had to post!!  I love a man is not afraid to bow down to his woman because he respects her, wants to please her, let's her be the woman BUT remains KING!  Some men are so caught up in their egos and they want to prove to people who could care less, that they are "running things" when the real ones who are really running it are not afraid for their woman to get their shine on.  Being a King is knowing how to silently one needs to hear what a king does...he just IS.  His woman is always right beside him and backing him up but he also knows when to let his Queen take control.  The key to successful relationships is playing your position correctly.  Let your man be a man and men let your woman be a woman.  Controlling her does not show you are "the man"'s actually the total opposite.  I definitely love my King and he is not intimidated by my Queen status!  We stay in our lanes and never let anyone shake the castle.

The Carters just gave me some end of the day inspiration....

....catch up ni99az

Friday, September 7, 2012

Girl Crush Alert!! #VMAs

I LOVE RIHANNA!  She looked amazing last night!  I love her with black hair and when it's short and that dress was EVERRRRRYTHANG!!  She gave me a tingly feeling last night LOL! #dontjudgeme  But seriously she is such a pretty girl...After following her on instagram she is one of my fave people!  She just does her regardless of how people look at her but how she put herself out there yesterday you would never know she probably smoked 3 blunts on her way to the show!  People criticize her choices but hey, she is still handling her business obviously and she isn't harming anyone else so I say LIVE YOUR LIFE!! *cues music*  Here are a couple pictures of my girlfriend on the red carpet!  And I enjoyed her opening performances....looks like they got my girl some dance lessons because I thought she was a terrible dancer when she first came out!  She still is no Beyonce' but she's trying :-))

Last night, a lot of celebs gave the middle finger to the "no white after labor day" rule and I don't blame them.  If you want to wear white in the dead of winter go for it!  Rhi Rhi's dress was simply chic and the little bows tied on her shoulders were too cute!  And Katy Perry looked great as well, I guess her and Rhi Rhi are hanging now.  Katy is one of my favorite pop artists....

Overall the awards were ok and Kevin Hart is a fool!  I looooved Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz performance, I'm sure I broke out in a sweat dancing in front of the tv as if I was on stage with them.  Hey gotta get that workout in somehow.

Amber Rose looked gorgeous with her baby bump!  I'm happy for her and Wiz Khalifa, grant it we never know how people's relationships are but from what I see they seem to be genuinely happy and in love with one another.  I think they make the perfect odd couple!  They both push the  boundaries with fashion, stick to no trends and could care less what others think about them.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Project Runway Here I Come....

Hmmm Maybe not!  lol  But I just wanted to share my sweatshirt that I created!  I'm so excited, I've been working on my budget and trying to use what I have to create different outfits or just making the old into new!  I've began "thrifting" and I found a good amount of things and only spent $25!!  One of my finds was this $3 hoodie in the men's department and I shredded and studded it up!

This took all of 20 minutes!  I cut the neck off the sweatshirt, then cut the slits down the back!  I also added about 7 studs/spikes to the ends of the slits but they are hard to see in this picture.  I also added a piece of denim and tied it around the last slit...I have a few other things I want to add to it but I'm excited!

I hope you like!  Youtube is my new best friend :-)))