Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!!

2016 Best 9 for me! God is amazing! First picture is when we closed on our new home as well as selling our first home. The second picture is when Nadia realized that she wanted to ride horses. I admired her courage. The third picture is when our family took a trip to DC. The 4th picture is when I got a chance to help minister to women through performing. The 5th picture is when my Dad was able to visit the kids at their school for the first time. The 6th picture is special because we celebrated our 10 year anniversary. The 7th picture is when we took a family picture in our new home. The 8th picture is when I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to host a Mommy and Me work shop and the 9th picture is my son catching his first fish. He was so determined! What are your highlights from 2016?

I can't believe we are already saying good bye to another year!! I honestly can't keep up with how fast time is moving. This is definitely an eye opener that it is  important to let God lead you to your purpose. I use to battle with being content where I am and I have come to realize that it is okay to be where you are sometimes. I know that sounds crazy, but sometimes it's good to stay put and make sure you are doing what God has called you to do in those surroundings. I'm not saying that you have to stay put and do nothing, but it's okay to be where you are at that moment.  Contentment and complacent are two different things.  The difference between contentment and complacency is a subtle one. Being content means being happy and at peace. Being complacent means refusing to work to improve.

Social media will definitely have you questioning yourself. You start to compare and feel that you need to do more, but know that God is pleased with contentment as well. Peace cannot be purchased.  When you have peace to do whatever God has called you to do, then do it because he will lead you. God is not an author of confusion, so know that if there is peace, you have his approval. With that being said, don't give up on your dreams and if you're still breathing, there's still a chance  to walk in your purpose and remember it's okay to sit at his presence and listen for a year.  We can all achieve our goals and dreams if he is at the forefront. May everyone have a blessed and prosperous New Year!!!

 1 Timothy 6:6 ESV  Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment

Psalm 37:3-5 ESV   
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy Holidays

I want to take the time to say Happy Holidays to all my Naturalistas!!!! Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday and I love to share it with the people I love!  For the month of December, we made sure we did something together as a family each day. It was definitely a blessing and reminded me the reason for the season. I want my family to feel the joy around this time, so I try to make sure it's extra special for them. We had a play snowball fight in the house, watched Christmas movies, hot cocoa bar, played Christmas bingo, drove through a live nativity scene, made a gingerbread house, went to see Christmas lights, and can't forget our Christmas cookies. We had lots of laughter and created new traditions and wonderful memories!! I pray that everyone enjoy your family and friends and if you have unforgiveness in your heart, let it go and give love. Life is short, so make the best of it! Peace and love!!

Live nativity scene
Time for hot chocolate
DIY snow globes
We started a tradition where the kids draw their own wrapping paper!

Pretzel rods with candy melt and sprinkles
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Gifts are wrapped with their artwork.
Poor gingerbread house, but it was a lot of fun!
Christmas morning!!!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Hair Update!!!

I never thought I would share news like this, but I really believe my hair is mad at me!! I have to be honest and say that I have fallen off the bandwagon and didn't give my hair the TLC it really needed. I still managed to keep it moisturized with no heat, but hair not only needs to be moisturized daily, but also needs a deep treatment regularly in order to see great results. I straightened my hair in November and I almost wanted to cry.  I can see a difference compared to how it normally looks when straightened. I'm not going to let it get me down, but it reminded me that it's important to maintain length versus growing it. If you can maintain length, the growth will come. With that being said, it's time to get serious about my hair and start back loving my hair and giving it the care it needs.  Here's a list of things I will do to get my hair back on track!

  • First things first and that is washing and deep conditioning the hair once a week. I would never miss a week washing and deep conditioning my hair, and I saw awesome results!
  • Keep hair tangled free and stretched
  • Wear more protective styles
  • No heat for a year
  • Keep hair moisturized daily
  • Keep ends trimmed
Hair was a month in a half old and reverting back.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Late Post: 35 is Here

I know I know.. I have fallen way behind. My birthday has come and gone, but I had to share a glimpse of my day with you all.  I can't believe I have finally approached the year of 35! It's been truly an amazing ride and God has really proven his love to me time and time again. I honestly didn't know what I wanted to do on my special day, but I have come to realize that I'm a simple chic and what matters to me is being with my family.

My goals in life is to continue to be the light and bring people to Jesus. I want God to guide me with my purpose and also be the best wife and mom God created me to be. At 35, I can honestly say that I am proud to be who I am. I feel beautiful, healthy, and not ashamed of who I am in Christ. God has blessed me with so much wisdom and I am forever grateful!! Thank God for favor!!! Here's a few pictures of my blessings and my special birthday!!!