All posts tagged: health

Journey to Marriage: Moments of insecurity.

Imagine an emotional roller coaster— one moment you feel like you’re being looked at like you are the most beautiful woman on the planet & another you’re as insecure as can be. I wasn’t scared that the man I was falling in love with was talking to someone else or was considering another person, rather that I wasn’t being validated the way I wanted. You see, it took him 2 years before introducing me to his parents. That was honestly the most painful part. I grew up in a very family-oriented home and I was taught by my father that there is nothing more important than family. Just put yourself in my shoes… I was a wreck. The enemy was putting thoughts in my mind that had no place being there. “You’re not good enough to even meet them”, “if you where really ‘the one’ you would have met them by now”. What I didn’t know at the time was that Amners internal struggle became mine. He had no place in being in a relationship at …

Journey to Marriage: How we met II

As I mentioned in part I of “Journey to Marriage: How we met”, Amner began preaching about delaying gratification… To condense it for the sake of the post it was mainly about how we spend our short lives here on earth always wanting things NOW and how waiting upon God for those desires is ALWAYS worth it. This preaching was a foreshadowing for our future relationship and what I was going to entail. Looking back at it now, we both agree it was God who was literally warning us from the beginning. He is amazing, right? Anyways, after Amner preached, he invited me out to eat with his two cousins. He gave me a ride to the location and this is where our friendship began to unfold. We spoke music, life experiences and the tables began to turn. Amner was fascinated with the way God spoke to me and called me out and I was admiring his various spiritual testimonies and encounters. I remember it like it was yesterday, the night took over and we …

Journey to Marriage: How we met.

Lets go back to 2011, it was my junior year of High School. With that said, this so happened to be the school that the Lord led me to. It was truly special. Its where I received a christian education, learned how to read the word, worship and sooo much more. This school hosted an annual home-show, where the acrobats (a team I became a part of the moment I stepped in) would preform and showcase everything they learned in a uniformed manner for their friends and family. Anywho, I was in the midst of running back stage after my scene ended as the “ring-leader” of the “circus” part of the home-show. I remember changing and peeking through the curtains to see how my team mates where doing. I was focused and ready for the next part of the show and I heard a mans voice behind me, “You’re hilarious.” I didn’t know what to say expect “thank you” and walk away. Mind you, at this point I didn’t know who this guy was… He …

ER Order 1 & 2

As some of you can already tell, I’ve been on a nontoxic journey. Ditching & switching away!!! With that said, I’m going to work on posting my monthly orders/ ER purchases from Young Living. ER stands for Essential Rewards which is an optional monthly subscription service that YL offers exclusively to their members, this loyalty subscription is packed with benefits. For example, if you buy more than a certain amount you can get 3-4 free essential oils with your purchase. Also ER gives back by allowing you to earn points toward future purchases with every order. With that said, if you spend 50$ you can get $5 back toward your future purchases. (10%) As your months subscribed to Essential Rewards increase, so do your rewards! 6 months is 20% I’m almost there!!! Ahhh! 🙂 Any-who! Lets get into my first E.R purchase:   Orange EO Clove EO Cedarwood EO Christmas Spirit EO Citrus Fresh Vitality EO I chose this random blend of oils because I was looking for complementary diffuser and roll-on blends to my …

Young Living EO’s

It finally came in the mail and I haven’t stopped researching the different ways I can use my starter kit! Ahhh! Heres the thing, I have been following Young Living for 2 years now. I have bought their Thieves essential oil through my sister in law and have gone back to her for it over and over. I figured that its their best seller and thats all I needed from them. I was doing fine ( So I thought) with my essential oils that I would occasionally buy from TJ Maxx & Whole Foods… But then it hit me, there were serious red flags! For one, I couldn’t use this oils topically without them drying out my skin or affecting me negatively… I tried using an over the counter citrus oil from one of these stores in my water and it tasted like pure chemicals. I immediately freaked out and wandered why I almost put into my body… It led to weeks of research and serious study on what makes an oil a quality one. …

Fall for Matcha

Can we just talk about Matcha for a second? Its everywhere. All over Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. I was so head strong about tasting this powerhouse of antioxidants that I marched into a local tea shop and tried the famous matcha latte… YUCK! My friend Prissy and I literally spat it right out. It tasted like almond milk and grass had an ugly baby. However, the hype was still on. The rich color was so beautiful to photograph that it was truly getting to me. I was on a mission. I determined to make the best matcha latte that anyone has ever tasted. So around March 2018 I was thinking about what makes my favorite lattes taste good… SPICES: Cinnamon, ginger & pumpkin spice (because who does’t like fall spices?) RICHNESS: Coconut butter for some rich froth and creaminess! TEXTURE: Oat milk. The creamiest of all plant-based milks & EASY to mix with anything! DONE! The gentle green beast was born, and its perfect for fall! Here is how to make it: Gather your spices. …