Christian life·mom life·Photography

Friendship with my daughters

Good morning and God bless you all. I have a question for you. How was your relationship with your mother? And do you think it affects you today? As for me growing up, I did not have a good relationship with adoptive mother and it still affects me today. I will say that because of my experience it really makes me a better mom for my two daughters. Well, today’s blog post is not about me so let’s start.

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I remember crying to God when I was younger I kept telling him  » God if you know I will be a bad mom please don’t ever let me be a mom » I also remember telling God when I will be a mom I want my kids to be my best friends.

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I know my oldest daughter is only one year old but I include her in everything I do. Before I blog about something I tell her first. I know she does not understand anything but I just want her to know that she and her sister matters to me.

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You guys have no idea how I value their opinions. My youngest is 5 months old and talk to her about my struggles and she looks at like if I’m a crazy lady. But I know one day she’ll understand. I can’t wait for Eliza to turn one so I can take pictures of her. I can never get a good shot of her.

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A lot of people ask me why are you so nice and friendly with your kids. Well, the truth is I need them as much as they need me. these kids are my best friends, I’m able to tell them everything because I know they love me. I think by telling my kids everything it will open the door for them to talk to me about everything.

Well, guys, that’s it for today I know it was all over the place but I’m a mess what can I say. I hope you enjoyed this post. I love you all and Stay bless my friends.

xo Marie

 

Beauty·Christian life·fashion

10 things I’m currently obsessed about

well hello my loves, I’m very sorry for the long break I took. I have to be honest I really needed to take care of me and my newborn baby. The delivery was a little bit scary. We’re not going to talk about that don’t worry. in this blog post we’ll talk about the 10 things I’m currently obsessed about.

1. Juicing

I had the desire to start juicing when I was 38 weeks pregnant. I had absolutely no idea that I would love it as much as I do!! I do different kind of juice and I’m always excited for the next recipe so far I lost 20.2 lbs

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2. coffee

yes I know that you already know that. If you didn’t now you know haha.

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3. Perfume

A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. – Christian Dior I believe that you don’t need an explanation…

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4. lip gloss

I just want to remind you ladies you do not need makeup to be beautiful it’s all about your character. But I do like a good lip gloss just to add a little sparkle into my day.

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5. Fashion

I love to look beautiful because I believe when I look good I feel good. I literally feel like amazing in the right outfit. « The secret of great style is to feel good in what you wear. » Inès de la Fressange

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6. Shoes

I’ve always like a good pair of shoes. I have a pair of shoes for every occasions. I don’t own a lot of flats but I’m working on it guys

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7. My business

As you guys know I’m a new entrepreneur and I launched my business earlier this year and I’m working really hard to succeed at what I do. Being an event decorator was a dream of mine since I was 16 years old. By the grace of God I have the chance to do what I like for a living.

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8. The bible app

I know it sounds crazy but it’s true I just love the bible app so much. I’ve finally found the perfect bible app and I believe it would be a blessing to you as well. the devotional plans are just the best. https://www.youversion.com/

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9.Home decor

My husband and I got a new place!!! we started in a 1 bedroom and God gave us a 3 bedroom and it’s pretty big. you know what that means right? I spend more time on Pinterest looking at home decor. I also do a lot of shopping at Homegoods I’ll have a video for you guys.

10. Trying new things

As a mom of 2 I try to take the kids to new places for new adventures. I have to thank my kids because I get to things I wouldn’t normaly do by myself such as pumpkin patch, new Ice cream place, go to the museum or go to a new park

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Christian life

Suicide Attempt Survivor As A Christian

Hey my loves!! Today I want to talk to you about the worst year of my life (2014) I’m not telling you this story for you to feel bad for me. The reason why I’m sharing this story with you is because I want you to know that YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
Whatever you’re feeling right now is completely normal, but I want you to be better than me. I want you to SPEAK UP. Remember you have people who loves you for who you are. There are people who’ll understand you. I know it’s not easy to open up about suicide because I went to it myself. Please don’t be afraid to talk. NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255
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Here’s my story:
I remember the first time I wanted to kill myself was back in 2006 when I was only 10 years old. I was in a very dark place in my life, I felt like I wasn’t useful, because every day I would hear the same things over and over. (you’re useless, you’re nothing, why are you even alive for? you’re the worse kid in the world, I never met anyone as bad as you.) I use to listen to the song only believe all things are possible everyday to help me. It was 2014 I decided that I had enough of the mental and physical abuse, So I prayed and ask God to help me, I told him that I don’t want to live in this world anymore if he can only come to help. I took the pills and drank them, but deep inside I was hoping that I would live to receive metal help at the hospital. the reason why I attempt suicide was because I wanted to get away these toxic people putting down always. It wasn’t really about dying, but for me it was a way to escape the pain I was going through.
You’re probably asking yourself why I didn’t ask for help or why did I stay in that situation. I grew up in a christian home where the only people who can help you was the pastor’s prayers. Unfortunately the christians in my life were very judgmental. If I would dare tell them I’m depressed, they would tell me how can you be depressed when you have such a christian family and amazing church?
To me, being depressed was such of unholy thing, and I felt like I was a disgrace for the Christians.
I want you to remember something prayers do WORK! If you feel like you’re ashamed to talk to others about your struggles, remember there is a man who can remove the spirit of depression. Talk to God and Trust in him your situation is NOT forever. If it wasn’t for Jesus I wouldn’t be where I’m at today.
Don’t let them break you. don’t let their words get to you. My friends I’m begging you to hold on to Jesus and find help.. God is going to bless you in your storm so trust in him and don’t give up.
I know what you’re going through and I understand you stay strong my love the storm is over.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
Beauty·Hair

Why I Use Henna On My Hair

What is Henna? Henna is powdered leaves use to dye hair or decorate the body.

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What’s in my henna? (I use the Nupur brand)
Hibiscus: rejuvenates hair
Brahmi: promotes hair growth
Shikakai: Leaves hair clean and shining
Methi: conditions, nourishes and revitalizes hair
Neem: fights scalp infection
Jatamansi: prevents graying of hair
Aloe vera: moisturizes hair
Bhringraj: makes hair luxuriant
Amla: darkens hair color
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Here’s all the reasons why I use henna.
  • Stronger hair
  • healthier hair
  • promotes hair growth
  • lighten my hair
  • great smell (not everyone can say the same)
  • Shine my hair

Henna is a very long process first of all I let it soak for 4 hours and then I put it in my hair, I leave it for 5 hours then I rinse it out. * It takes time to rinse out so be patient ladies.

here are my mixtures:
1: 4 Tbsp of Henna + 1 Tsp of honey + 1 cup of warm water
2: 4 Tbsp of Henna + 1 Tbsp of olive oil + 2 Tbsp of lemon juice + warm water
3: 4 Tbsp of henna + 2 cups of warm green tea + 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
How often do I it?
*Well it depends… When I wear wigs I do it every week. When I have braids I do it after I take my braids down. I do it before a protective hairstyle and I do it again after I take it down.
Where to get it?
I always get it at my local Indian store but if you don’t have an Indian store where you live you can also get it online CLICK HERE
Drinks

Favorite Starbucks Drinks Part 1

Hello my darlings, I hope you’re having a great summer! And I hope you had some great iced drinks. Today I’m going to share with you five of my favorite drinks at Starbucks for the summer. Part 2 is coming Friday.
1. Green Tea Lemonade. Calories: 90
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2. Pink Drink. Calories: 140
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3. Strawberry Acai Refreshner. Calories:90
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4.Mango Dragon Fruit. Calories:90
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5. Vanilla Bean Coconut Latte. Calories:190
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fashion

My Birthday Outfit

Hello my darlings! As you know I just turned 23 and for my birthday I really wanted to do something simple for me.
My birthday was on Sunday, that means I went to church and then we went to brunch (Chris, Isabella and I) Everything was perfect. I thank God for another year. I believe that 2018 is my year. https://amzn.to/2vtljR1
My Dress:
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This is the most simple dress I own but It’s my favorite.
  • Price: $11.99 Buy it here
  • Color: yellow (floral)
  • Length: Midi
  • Fabric: Chiffon
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This midi dress is so light and easy to wear. the fabric is just the best. It perfect for the summer time.☀️
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SANDALS:
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These sandals are so simple, I think it was perfect with my dress. I got them at payless for $19,99 buy it here
Well my loves that’s it. Thank you for reading 😘
-When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. Eric Thomas
Beauty

Top 5 Nail Polish For Summer

I will be sharing with you my top 5 nail polish for summer. I have more, but I think it’s best to talk about my favorite ones only. Before we start I just want to give you one tip that helps me save money. DO YOUR OWN NAILS!!! I used to go to the salon every 4 weeks for my nails and it’s really a waste of money. I’m not going to lie, I do get my nails done, but only for special occasions. *This post may contain affiliate links*

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❝Don’t judge a nail polish by its first coat❞ -Unknown

  1. P2 #030 Name: Bronze Cut. Buy it here
I got this nail polish 3 weeks ago and I’m kinda obsessed with it. I just can’t get enough 😍. It dries super fast too, that’s one thing that makes me even more obsessed.
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2. P2 #154 Name Cute Girl. Buy it here
I got this one a couple of months ago and I really like it. I like the gel look of it. This color is really modest and classic at the same time.
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3. Pure Ice #1554 Name: I’m a Unicorn. But it Here
First of all I love the name because I’m obsessed with 🦄!!! To be honest, that’s the main reason why I bought it. When I put it on the first time I was shocked to see how beautiful it was there is something about it that I can’t explain. 💅🏽
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4. Pure Ice #966 Name: Absolutely Mauvelous Get It
You know mauve means pale purple, but this one is not pale at all. It’s a really dark purple, but it’s really beautiful. I love how classic it is.
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5. Ciaté London Name: Beach Melba. Buy it here
This is the most expensive nail polish I own 😱. This is the perfect nude for summer. to be honest with you the thing I love the most about Ciaté is that their products are 80% natural, paraben free, vegan and gluten free.
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Thank you for reading 😘
Job 19: 25 As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.