Saturday, November 23, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
When my father suddenly became critically ill, I found myself thrown into a world wind of activity and life and death decisions. Everything was coming at me at warp speed. In the midst of this, my bestie, Pauline who was trying to reach me unsuccessfully by phone sent me a beautiful package in the mail. (she lives in Florida and I in Atl)
The angel is inscribed "Be strong and courageous for the Lord
your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:4
Amidst all the caios this wonderful package arrived with the most fragrant exotic tees and lovely thoughtful gifts. (most of it not pictured here) It really touched my heart especially considering what was going on in my life at this time. A lovely reminder that someone was thinking of me. Ride or die does not come close to describing this amazing woman. Thank you so much my friend and thank you to everyone else who called or prayed. God bless you all.
Monday, October 14, 2013
I have a home office and there are always papers and odds and ends that I need easy access to without digging in a drawer.
With that in mind I decided to make a cute organizer to keep those items contained in a way that has a little style to it. I am a serious craft head so I decided to make my own.
I took a nice and sturdy box and covered it with burlap.
I am not a gal who measures everything so I just guess-timated it all and let my hot glue do the rest.
I think it adds an element of surprise and if I must say so this came out rather nicely. Hope this inspires you to try one of your own. If you do, let me know how it turns out.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
I've been losing my mind whenever this song comes on so I just had to share it with you. This song is true, encouraging, spirit filled and just bangin!! I dare you to listen to this and not dance if you are a believer. I double dog dare you!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Once upon a time (approximately 2 yrs and 4 months ago) I had relaxed hair. I was happy with it but missed my natural kinky hair which I had kept natural for most of my life. I particularly missed the body and wildness of it.....the Diana Ross-ness of it as I like to put it.
So one day on a whim I cut my relaxed hair off.
It was brave and liberating and scary! After all, I was so used to longer tresses. Longer straight tresses. Now what!
I learned to rocked a small fro.
I rocked it textured and blown out sometimes. And I fell in love with my hair all over again.
I learned how to integrate scarves and other accessories to celebrate the uniqueness of my hair. Most of all I learned to take care of my hair better. Myself. Not the salon.
And my hair grew.
And hopefully it keeps growing like it did when I was younger.
I look forward to wearing my natural hair gracefully as I grow older. I will wear it in all of it's curly kinky glory and enjoy every minute of it.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Do not quote me on this but as simple as wearing a hat, the women of the 1930's era had something that made these pieces legend. These women had enough swag to swim in. Seriously. I particularly like the scenes where the actress wore a hat because the hats were so creative, stylish and dramatic. No matter how dramatic though, the lady wearing the hat wore the heck out of that hat and not the other way around. Gotta love that! Here are some of my favorite still shots. Enjoy!
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Today, I was standing in line at the Dollar Store. There are so many people here who have fallen on hard times...so many unemployed. The Dollar Store is a very busy place now, and there are lots of sad faces.
As my things were being rung up, I looked at the customer being rung up in the next lane. Her face was sad and drawn and looked gray - like she was sick. She looked defeated and heavy with grief. I did something I've never done before. I asked my angels to wrap the stranger in love and lift her up, to hug her and kiss her and make her feel delightfully happy and as light as a feather. I asked them to fill her with joy and make her laugh. I also asked them to heal her of whatever was making her look so gray. I imagined the angels surrounding her.
Right before my eyes, the corners of her mouth started to lift!! I quickly looked away so she wouldn't see me looking at her, and then I heard laughter! LOUD laughter! I looked, and it was her! She was positively beaming, and she said to the cashier "do you know what I'm going to do? I am going to go out to eat!!" She then practically skipped out of the store. As she passed me, I saw her skin was healthy and pink. I watched her drive away, beaming with joy, and I prayed that her angels would keep her wrapped in love and fill her with faith that everything will be alright.
My grandmother told me that every one of us has a whole host of angels from heaven surrounding us, and they will do what we ask. I believe it is literally true!