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LENT 2017:Spiritual Recharge

Today is the first day of the Lent season! I have really been looking forward to it this year. As some of you may know, I was baptized in November. It was one of the most amazing experiences and decisions I have ever made! I am so happy I made it official to become a follower of Christ. I was actually baptized as a baby when I “was” Catholic, but that is another story for later ;-).

Lent is a time when I RECHARGE and refocus on my relationship with God, myself and others. It is a time when I figure out what I not only want to give up during Lent and after, but also, what I want to gain. Since being baptized, there have been some interesting experiences happening. God didn’t say once you are baptized your life will be perfect. It is the total opposite. But that is where the faith you may not have had before really starts to kick in. You have faith in God’s plan for your life and not so much of your own. HA! God’s plan will leave our plans in the dust, if only we really TRUST him.  It is hard and no walk in the park. Take a moment to think about when things really got tough, and now, look at where you are. See, God’s got you.

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Bible Study/Prayer Binder

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I am so thrilled that I have finally finished making and setting up my binder I will be using for Bible Study and writing down Prayers. I have been on a spiritual journey for almost two years now  and just wanted to make something that I could write down scriptures, my conversations with GOD and prayers for loved ones and the world. And of course I had to make it nice and cute 🙂 By being able to write down what I am reading in the bible or inspiration I see, I am able to reflect back and refer to things and apply it to my life. I have divided my binder into 5 sections: S.O.A.P, Journal, Prayers, “BLESSON”, and Favorite Verses. Come, take a look inside!

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The Heart of Appreciation, LLC

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I had the chance to interview an inspiring Entrepreneur who is also one of my best friends. She established The Heart of Appreciation, LLC which is an organization with a goal “to help people of all ages and genders have a consistent healthy lifestyle mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.” Antoinette “Toni” Jackson is a woman of many hats. She is a life coach, educator, fitness instructor, wardrobe consultant and a woman of GOD. Her faith illuminates and is the core of her drive and The Heart of Appreciation. Toni delivers to her clients and audiences daily devotionals and empowering videos that remind you of how important, loved and special YOU are no matter what others may think of you. The Heart of Appreciate, LLC is an organization that gives back to help enrich the community and help individuals to truly love themselves.

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with LOVE, <3

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and it’s not too late to pick out that perfect outfit for the Day of LOVE:-) You can be spending the day with your honey, family, your girlfriends or whoever. Go ahead and get dolled up, take lots of pics and enjoy yourself! And if you’re single, don’t worry if your are spending Valentine’s Day alone. Just because you are single DOES NOT mean you can’t celebrate too! Refer to my post “Enjoy Your Own Company“and you will see being single in a totally different light.

I have come up with some cute outfit ideas for Valentine’s Day for you all! Exciting! Red is the color for this season (we have been seeing it a lot on and off the red carpet), so why not be a little festive for the Love Day 🙂 Red is sexy, fiery and sultry. Just about everyone can pull off wearing red!I love a nice red lip (Russian Red  by MAC is my go to shade lately) and pretty red nail polish. Have a look at the outfits I came up with.

xoxo

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Bookaholics: Where’d You Go Bernadette

There are a few books I’ve started reading but “Where’d You Go Bernadette” has been on my “MUST READ” list for a long time. I’ve heard good reviews so decided to pick it up. The cover is what makes it look interesting. I’m the type of Book Shopper that if the front cover grabs my attention, I’m likely to at least read what it is about. And thank goodness for smartphones and internet, I can check book reviews right there in the store before purchasing it 🙂

If you have read or are reading “Where’d You Go Bernadette” what do you think about it? So far it is a little comical to me. Share your thoughts in the comments 🙂

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October Bath & Beauty Favs

For the October bath and beauty favorites, I decided to do something a little bit differently. Instead of giving your guys MY personal favorites for the month, I got some help from my followers! I had a few contributions and I picked two ladies: Tania and Linda. They shared some fabulous favorites and I can’t wait to try them myself.

Of course I had to show my appreciation to these ladies from taking the time out to contribute to this post. Sooo, to help with their next purchase of beauty products, they received a $10 gift card to SEPHORA!

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Wear in the World: Book Worm

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I gave my favorite bookstore (Barnes & Noble) a little break and paid a visit to my local public library. I just LOVE books. I love the feel and smell of them. I’m a thinker and the library is the perfect place for peace and quiet. While I was there thinking, I also came up with some pretty good new blog post ideas 😉 Keep checking back for those. In the meantime, check out my cool chill fit for the library.

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photo 2 (2)I just love this geometric necklace from ALDO Accessories!

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