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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 …

Fall in Miami?

Yeah, yeah… I know. We don’t have an official Fall season in Miami, BUT that won’t stop me from getting my Fall-fix. I just moved into my first home, and its LITERALLY under construction. As you can imagine, its not easy to decorate when you don’t have furniture yet, not to mention there is of dust everywhere! HOWEVER, I’m grateful I have a home and a place to sleep. Plus, my kitchen island is ready for business so I will start here! Mind you, I’m a newly-wed so I told myself yesterday “Michele you have a $30 decor budget! Think Wisely!” so I did! You’re probably thinking that my budget can probably only get me 3-4 little things & YOU’RE TOTALLY RIGHT! Now think about it, its all you truly need. Just a little bit here and there. Here is what I got: A Cinnamon-broom Stick $7.99 (Trader Joes) 2 Mini Pumpkins $.69/each (Trader Joes) Decorative Wooden sign $8.79 (HomeGoods) Flowers $6.30 (Local Grocery Store) Not only did I accomplish being under budget,  but my …