Posted in affordable books, books, Boy Mom Life, Mom

📘 Keep them reading! More kid’s book finds

I hope everyone is doing well ! Is anyone else on Spring break ? My kids are just finishing up their spring break, it seems like they enjoyed it even though we did not plan a trip or vacation. We still stayed busy and had a lot of fun. 😁

I wanted to come on and share more books that I have found for my youngest son ( he is 9 years old). His reading level has gone up significantly, so I am super proud of him & want to keep him interested and happy to read. I took him to pick out some newer books and also bought him some for Easter as a part of his Easter gift.

All linked below 🙂

The Scary Stories to tell in the dark are a very old series from 1981; https://shopstyle.it/l/btqLx Who else can remember these? I loved them growing up & was so excited to see it being created into a movie, it came out a few years ago and to tell you the truth I am super sad I still haven’t seen it!! Being a HUGE horror movie fan I’m super upset with myself, lol but this blog isn’t about that so lets move on… I bought these for my son since he asked for them for his birthday last year and he has finished two of them, so he only has the 3rd one to finish. They seemed scarier than I remember so I was a little scared he would have bad dreams, but he was fine and he really has enjoyed them so far.

He ended up picking out a few Who is? / What was? books ( I really love these books for kids ) he chose What is the Story of Frankenstein? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMW he personally didn’t like it as much as he thought he would, so I wouldn’t highly recommend that one, but I still wanted to share it. He really enjoyed the What is the Civil rights movement? book; https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMW he is so interested in that era. He also has so many Martin Luther King books he likes history which is awesome👍🏽

The new ones we just picked up for Easter are:

Who was John F Kennedy? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMH , he started this one and so far really likes it a lot.

We have yet to read; Who was Selena ? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqLp & Who was Lucille Ball? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMP

Inside of the Who Was Selena? book
Inside of the What was the civil rights movement?

I know it can be hard to get children to read, I try to have him read 20-30 minutes a day Monday to Thursday. Sometimes longer and sometimes an extra day it really depends, I always have him read out loud. I think its super important so that if there is a word he doesn’t understand I can explain it to him and help him sound it out or say it correctly. I don’t want him to just be reading but to also understand. Also try to ask them about what they read to make sure they are remembering what they are reading. I think once you have them on a schedule and keep going they get used to it & they end up liking it more especially if they are reading books that interest them.

Thanks for reading! Also if your not already follow me on Instagram.😉

Comment below with any books your kids like to read.

Posted in Boy Mom Life, family, Food, Mom, Travel

Visiting Knott’s Berry Farm for the Boysenberry festival! 😁😋

I was super excited to take the kids to go check this out…enjoy some time together & of course have some good food. We had year passes a while back, but we never did the festival before so I was happy when I saw that they still were doing it this year. It’s going on until May 2nd & I highly recommend it! The cost is $45 for adults ( 5 tastings) & $20 for children between 3-11 (3 tastings). We went on a Friday and the hours were 12pm-8pm, we didn’t show up until after 4pm and we stayed till closing and it was perfect timing, the only thing is it was pretty chilly at night. I wasn’t sure how much food was going to be given for each taste, so we all picked different items and pretty much shared. I was surprised that by the end of it we were all so full. The rides are of course closed but they still have people dressed up in character ( they laugh & make jokes with the guest its very funny) , you can purchase items & also play games. My kids had a lot of fun & we all enjoyed the different foods🤍

My world 💙💙

I try to find things to do that look like fun for my oldest who is 16 & sometimes has his “teenager attitude” lol 🙄 who can relate ?? He told me he really enjoyed going, so that made me feel good.

To be honest all the food was very good, the funnel cake & fries were my fave’s! My oldest loved the mac n cheese bites with tater tots, but I wasn’t able to take a picture of those ☹ I did try to take pictures of most of the food (see below)

Both of my boys also loved the Ice float !

There are a lot of benches and tables to sit at around the park so there is plenty of room & also lots of sanitizer👍🏽. You do have to keep your mask on while walking around, but that is the usual and everyone was on the same page.

Has anyone gone to the boysenberry festival, if so what did you think? ( There is another month left ! ) or will you be going before it ends? Comment below.

Posted in Beauty, Makeup, shopping

Recent Sephora Finds ! 🛍💄

I hope everyone is doing well.😀Where are my makeup queens at !? 👑Lol, I don’t usually make huge makeup/beauty purchases, but I wanted to spoil myself a little, I deserve it. I tend to just get the things I need or from time to time, I pick up 1 to 2 items here & there. I am also watching my pocket, being a single parent is tough!

FYI These products I have not used at all before with the exception of the Beauty Blender ( I always get the black one ) ; https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0Rf which of course is the only product I use for foundation.

Once I have used these products for a while I will try to come back & do a review to update you on my thoughts.

Beauty Blender, Huda Beauty Nude Palette, Makeup by Mario master crystal reflector, Makeup by Mario brightening eye pencil, Ulta waterproof eyeliner, Rare beauty liquid eyeshadow, & Tarte juicy lip

I have had my eye on two Makeup by Mario products that he has shared many times on his social media page, I love his work he is one of my favorites & so talented. The first product is the crystal reflector in the color quartz; https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0Q3 I am thinking I can use this on my eyes and as a highlighter. It is beautiful! The second product is the Master mattes brightening eye pencil;https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0Ry I think a nude color in the water line is better than using a white only because it isn’t so harsh looking for everyday, but there are times where the white can be used maybe for a night out or a concert something like that. I had bought one from Mac a long while ago but they do not have that specific one anymore so I am hoping this one is just as amazing.

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I have been wanting a new Huda Beauty palette but wasn’t sure which one to get, I had three different ones in mind & only wanted to buy one. I think they are great quality but a little pricey. I decided on the New nude palette; https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0Re & it looks so much more beautiful in person. I cannot wait to play with it & try different looks.

Selena Gomez released a beauty line & I saw it on Instagram, and the liquid eye shadow looked super pretty. I ended up buying it in the color nearly neutral https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0Re I am excited to try this out, I want to do maybe a “fresh makeup look” with it.

While I was in the store I also saw this Tarte juicy lip product; https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0SY it caught my eye since it says it gives a glossy tint and plumps your lips. The color I bought was grapefruit it is a light peachy color. I was also in need of a new black eyeliner so I bought the Sephora brand; https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0RD.

Thanks for visiting my blog! 😘 Let me know if you like these beauty posts. Comment below if you have used any of these products and/or what you think of them.

Posted in Self care, Self love, Women

5 tips to a more confident YOU❤😊

Most of us struggle with being confident , do you agree ? I think our society has placed importance on so many things that are external (looks, size, how much money you make…) rather than who you are as a person, so it makes it very hard to be content these days. If your focusing on someone’s else’s life & what they have instead of living your own life & making the best of what you have you will always be lacking. Contentment doesn’t mean you don’t strive to better yourself it means that you are content where you are today & are ready for what is to come. I highly believe in doing the work inside yourself first, so the outside reflects. J Cole ( the rapper) has said before ; ” I feel like if you don’t master the inside first, the outside is a waste of time”. Its been a year since I have started this journey of bettering myself & loving who I am; gaining my confidence back, seeing all my good qualities & gifts as a person without having someone validate that & its been so empowering.✨💪🏼

  1. Don’t wait on someone else to cheer you on, clap for yourself!👏🏽 We always want someone to validate us thinking that will make us feel complete or “better” (yes its nice to have people on your side) but do it for yourself first & always. The rest will come when it comes, but never stop believing in yourself.
  2. Affirm yourself; Everyday wake up & tell yourself something you like about yourself or something your proud of that you accomplished. If you can write it down maybe make a list and go back to it ( example: I am funny, I am smart, I am brave …etc)
  3. Stay true to yourself 🖤 Its okay to get ideas or be inspired by others, but don’t forget who you are. Don’t try to fit into a mold that just doesn’t work for you. You are unique & there is only 1 of you so use that to your advantage and don’t let society make you feel some type of way.
  4. Help someone else; Be there for someone else, use your experiences or life lessons to help someone feel less alone or help them navigate through a difficult time. Sometimes when we focus on helping someone else it makes us connect more, it helps us to feel healthier & happier.
  5. Practice gratitude 🙏🏽 Be happy in whatever season your in. If it’s an uncomfortable one try to learn something from it & think of it as a stepping stone instead of looking at it negatively. Some seasons or days are harder than others, so I know it can be hard when maybe financially your not doing well, or your lonely or you feel unmotivated, but those are the times when you need to try your hardest to pick yourself up and say I am grateful for (fill in the blank). Start naming things off even if its people in your life ( kids, mom, dad, best friend, etc..) or make a list of things your grateful on paper or on your phone that way you can go back to it & add more things as time goes on. Trust me when you start doing that you will be surprised at that list!
A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear 😘

Not sure if anyone else likes to write or journal but I found these journals on Amazon & they have good reviews. When you write things down I feel like its even more beneficial because you can go back to it re-read & it helps the information stick in your mind; https://shopstyle.it/l/bsIEF; https://shopstyle.it/l/bsIEa; https://shopstyle.it/l/bsIEa

Thanks for reading! I hope these five tips can help someone build their confidence up & remember to be proud of who they are & love themselves inside & out. If you have any other tips feel free to share them below. 😀

Posted in Mom, Trip

Our mini day trip to Los Angeles Hollywood & visiting the Funko store !

I hope everyone is doing well & had a good weekend!😁 I wanted to share our mini day trip to Los Angeles, CA. We had so much fun & I highly recommend going to check out the Funko Hollywood store if you haven’t yet. 🙌🏽

The line…

https://www.funko.com/hollywood

I would suggest you get there early possibly before they open , we arrived at 10:20 am & they opened at 10:00 am & the line was already wrapped around the side of the street. We waited about 2 hours so that is why I say to show up early. You have to wear your masks at all times inside, but to be honest the wait was definitely worth it my son loved it & so did his friend! We had so much fun, & took so many pictures. It was like a museum! They have everything sectioned off in a great way so its easy to find what your looking for & each regular Funko pop is $11.00 & the movie edition ones were $30, I believe they also have some other special edition one’s which I think were $15.00, so prices are fair.

A few feet away from the Funko store

My favorite sections would have to be the horror section ; I am a HUGE horror movie fan, so I thought this section was super cool & actually really cute 😆 and the old school section ( not sure if that is what you would call it) it had a lot of old school looking McDonald’s toys (not sure if anyone remembers those chicken nugget toys or the hamburglar? Lol) the Flintstones, Gumby, just so many of those old school characters! I also thought it was cool that they had a little Stranger Things section . who else loves this show? I thought the Dustin Funko was so adorable ! 🥰 They also sell other little accessories; Pez, Wallets, Backpacks, etc. Next time my oldest isn’t with his dad we might have to take another trip and go back, I think he would also like it a lot.

My Jason keychain 🖤

I would definitely take sunscreen & put some on before you go just in case your waiting a long time, I ended up burnt on my chest. It did not feel too hot but the sun was hitting us & I did not notice until after the fact.

We ended up eating at this Mexican flea market, I believe its off of Olympic, but I am not 100% sure since I was not driving. I think my friend’s were looking for a food truck they saw on Tik Tok but those trucks usually start selling at night. This flea market was cool it reminded me of Tijuana, Mexico if you have been there then you know what I’m talking about. The only thing I noticed that things were expensive , the food was very pricey for what it was. I don’t like to be super picky with food, but the only thing we ordered that I thought was good were the quesadillas & the Agua Fresca’s. So I would go back to shop & look around, but probably not to eat. I found these super adorable Cantarito’s with the Loteria images painted on them , they were so well made! I wanted to buy a good amount of them, but I only ended up getting one 😐 they were $7 but she sold them to us for $6. She had most of the images from the card game, they were all different colors and as you can see they are very good quality. I will definitely be making some Margaritas or drinking some wine with ice 😋

We also visited The Grove , there isn’t too many stores to shop at but I do like that they have a grass area, live music & a trolley. Its been a long while since I have been there, the kids played we grabbed some coffee and just enjoyed the rest of the afternoon before we headed home. Seeing my son’s happy face, being able to spend time with people we care about & making memories honestly makes me feel complete.

I appreciate you reading & visiting my page. 🤍

Comment below what you think if you have gone to the Funko store or any places you love in this area, I love to check out new places!

Posted in Fashion, Mom, mom style, Women

My favorite finds from one of my go to store; AE / Aerie 🙌🏽

I cannot believe we are in March already! I hope everyone is doing well☺

I love American Eagle/ Aerie…I feel like the prices & quality is on point! I love the fact that they have frequent sales as well. I highly recommend shopping there if you haven’t already.

On the American Eagle side the tailgate graphic tee’s & regular graphic tee’s are amazing they are super affordable, so soft , wash good & fit very well. I think some of them may run different in sizing , I do notice that they are oversized but some reviews say otherwise. I ended up ordering this Mickey Mouse graphic tee; https://shopstyle.it/l/brHMB on my last order and I love it! I sized down & it fits oversized still ( FYI I shared it on my Instagram recently so go check that out if you haven’t👍🏽) I’ve heard a lot of good things about their jeans & shorts but I have not purchased those as of yet. I am really picky about my jeans and shorts & I have not tried any of these on to be honest. If you have comment below & let us know what you think? I am curious..

On the Aerie side I love so many things, it is so hard not to buy anything when I walk in there , lol! I rarely walk away without buying anything 😉 I will start with the leggings; the OFFLINE real me high waisted leggings are AMAZING https://shopstyle.it/l/bqWx8 they come in a few colors I have the black, blue & I just ordered the relic color so I am excited to get those. These leggings honestly fit & hug the body so well they are super flattering. If you buy anything from my post I say get a pair & trust me you will fall in love. These can be used for working out & also going out or lounging , they are so versatile. A pair that I find to be somewhat of a dupe of the Spanx faux leather leggings are the crackle leggings; https://shopstyle.it/l/bqWzx these are super cute & the price is👌🏽 they are on sale also. I love the fit but FYI these do fit more snug than the other real me leggings that I mentioned. These are more casual leggings they can be dressed up too, but I wouldn’t use them to work out in. The other pair that I fell in love with are the super gloss high waisted legging; https://shopstyle.it/l/bqWya these are so shiny but not crazy looking, lol. They remind me of Sandy in the movie Grease at the end when she dresses up in all black 🖤 they are actually very comfortable and I did size up. I don’t think you have too since you don’t want the material looking loose, but I would say try them on first. I think they are on sale so not sure what stores have them still. I am so lucky I found them on the sale side of my store !

So now going on to the biker shorts; https://shopstyle.it/l/brHLm I think they have good quality biker shorts. I bought these in the nude color for this summer, but last year I bought the black ones & I lived in them most of the summer. They are still in amazing condition so that tells you a lot! Go grab some 😉

Now on to the Aerie tops…the boyfriend tee’s are honestly so good! https://shopstyle.it/l/brDha I bought a few last summer & I wore them with leggings, biker shorts, shorts & jeans. They are oversized so that is the best part. They can also be worn so many ways & I feel like they always have a good color selection. The newest tops are the Offline unstoppable t shirt; https://shopstyle.it/l/brHMN these are not as oversized, but I still like these as well I just ordered the coffee one & I love the color and how soft it is. Their sweaters are also so great, I recently bought the polo style cropped sweater in this beautiful green color; https://shopstyle.it/l/brHMD it is still on sale & they have other colors available. I did buy it in a size bigger since I don’t like cropped & it fit so well! This zippered sherpa hoodie is on sale; https://shopstyle.it/l/brfnI I bought this one a month or two ago & it is so soft I can just throw it on and go when its chilly. We are still having cold weather here in California, so I can still wear my sweaters.

I bought two sports bras & I did like them for lounging & being around the house; https://shopstyle.it/l/brfop ; https://shopstyle.it/l/brfop. I am not sure if the support is good to run or do a high impact work out for someone with a bigger chest just an FYI.

They have some really good neutral flip flops too; https://shopstyle.it/l/brfop I bought these last summer to wear to the beach/pool or casually when I am in a hurry when it was warmer. I do think they are a good quality because mine are still in great condition.

I hope you enjoyed this post & all my opinions helped you out. Again I HIGHLY recommend the leggings. I know there are so many leggings out there but these by far are amazing as far as price & quality. High quality leggings can be so expensive, but if your on a budget try Aerie & you will love them, trust me.

Comment below👇🏽 some of your favorite American Eagle/ Aerie picks or what you will be buying next!

Posted in Mom, Organize

It’s that time! Spring closet cleanout & making some extra money on Posh Mark💰

Who actually enjoys cleaning out their closet & organizing !? Honestly I don’t like to do it, but I feel much better once I do ! 🙂 I wanted to share a few things that have helped me recently & also have helped my previous hoarding issues, lol.

  1. Make 3 piles keeping, throwing away & donating , if your going to sell on posh mark make another pile for posh mark items.
  2. For what your going to keep…I want to add I would go with the 6 month rule & if you haven’t worn it since then mostly likely you wont wear it again. Sometimes I hold onto items longer that I should, so that is why I say that. I would also color coordinate; this has honestly helped me so much because if I know what color I am going to wear that day then I just go to that section in my closet. I do not hang everything! I mean I would need a HUGE closet for that lol. I only hang tops, sweaters, jackets, & dresses. Everything else is folded nice & neat ( Marie Kondo style). If you have space I would also put away things for other seasons that you wont be using right now in storage bins. Here are some links to some good storage options found at Target ; https://shopstyle.it/l/bscxQ; https://shopstyle.it/l/bsczx; https://shopstyle.it/l/bsczx
  3. Throw away items should be items that are faded, torn , have stains or rips; obviously items that you wouldn’t want to donate or sell.
  4. Posh mark items to sell that are very popular are usually brand name items, but if they have tags still or are in excellent condition I would still try and sell it at least. You never know! Take good pictures of the items in good lighting; I take pictures of the front, back , side , any details , & the tag. I know not all of us are patient with selling online, lol. I’ve kept items for at least a month on there, but I don’t have a lot of storage space so that is why I like things to move along and if it doesn’t sell I just move on and donate. Posh mark does take a fee but overall I have made a good amount of money in the last couple of years so I do recommend it. The shipping is included so all you have to do is print your label, order your shipping boxes on the USPS website ( its for free! ) https://www.usps.com/ they deliver your packaging items. You just package your items tape the label and drop it off ! Its very easy 👍🏽
  5. Going forward what has helped me not over spend is seeing what I have and knowing what I really need versus me just wanting to buy something because its cute or what not.. us women tend to do that so much, excuse’s excuse’s, lol! 😆 I don’t buy too many trendy pieces because I believe I may not use them again so I try to buy items that are versatile. I know I will wear them over & over and I will be able to create different looks and wear them with different pieces in my closet. I also try to buy different colors that go well with my skin tone, so that I can have a range of colors to choose from so I am not wearing the same color all the time. Also you can say to yourself for example I have 10 dresses do I need another one? Depending on how many times you wear dresses in a month lets say.. do I need another? Let me see if I can sell or donate a few that I have so I can buy another. All I say is to be smart with your shopping. I think all of us can be impulsive when buying, so just want to share what has helped me.

Another quick tip👉🏼 if you don’t love something when you try it on don’t buy it. Right now a lot of stores are not doing try-on’s, but double check their return policy take it home try it on & if you don’t love it all the way take it back.

Thanks for visiting my blog & reading ! I appreciate it so much 🤗 Go ahead & comment below any tips you may have.

I have also shared my Posh Mark closet below for anyone who is interested, I will be adding more items soon: 👇🏽

Posted in faith, Life

Prayer🙏🏽…faith & building a relationship with God

Do you have a hard time with your faith & with prayer?

This isn’t going to be a big religious post in anyway… I don’t like to push religion down anyone’s throat. Just want to share what has helped me on my journey & hopefully it can possibly help someone who is new to getting closer to God.

Really quick I was baptized Catholic & went to church when I was small, but I honestly didn’t start my relationship with God until about 7 years ago. I was in a dark place & a friend invited me to church & that was the beginning…I am grateful for that! My mom is a huge believer in God, so in the back of my mind that was always there but I think when your in middle school & high school if your not going to church or in groups it doesn’t stick or you tend to just go along with your group of friends or what not. I sometimes on certain occasions go with my mom to mass at a Catholic church when she asks me to go, but for the most part I now attend a Christian church.

Do you feel like you have to go to church every week to stay close to God? This is a good question.. I think if for some urgent reason you can’t make it sometimes its understandable, but I believe that the reason it is important to go in person is to come together with other people who believe just like you. I think being connected to a good church is very beneficial in a lot of different way’s; some have groups that can help with any issues your facing, classes, activities, and you can even donate items or your time. I would say if you can find a church that you love to attend get involved & go as much as you can.😉

This one might be a tough one to hear but you have to really read the bible…I would go to maybe the book store and look around for a bible that suits you or even browse Amazon for a good one. I originally bought a regular bible & I wrote in it & highlighted so much and tagged verses so I could go back to them at a later time. After a while I wanted a bible journal so I found this one (below) a couple years ago & I love it. If you haven’t read much of the bible I would start reading either Genesis, Proverbs or Psalm that is my opinion. You can also Pinterest or Google “where should I start reading the bible” but everyone has different opinions. I would say try to read a little every day or every other day, just make time even if its for a little bit and if you can write down verses that pop out to you on little index cards and carry them with you.

I bought some gel pens for my bible journal a few years back… if you decide to get one and need some gel pens these are a good price & have good reviews on Amazon;

My bible journal & gel pens

Try to either listen to podcast or watch church services online any time you have some free time & I always say if something a pastor says or a verse he is talking about speaks directly to you write it down if you can. I have a few favorite pastors that I follow; Steven Furtick (Elevation Church), Levi Lusko (Fresh Life Church),Greg Laurie (Harvest Church), & Real Talk Kim ( Limitless Church ). Go check them out trust me they are so wise & amazing. I heard this but not sure if it is true, research says it can take the human mind about 7-20 times to hear something in order to remember it.😲 Crazy lol… so you have to really be intentional about reading God’s word.

Try to build a relationship with people who are older, wiser or just even more mature in their faith. Talk to them & have conversations maybe they can help you realize things that you weren’t aware of, that has really helped me a lot. If you can trust them talk to them about what your dealing with & you can even ask them to pray for you as well; two is better than one! (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)

Last but not least pray, pray & pray about everything! There is no right or wrong in how you pray just do it & the thing is God knows exactly what your thinking and where your heart is anyways. You can pray whenever; just waking up or even on your drive to work, at night… whenever you need too. God knows where you are in life & what your going through he is never surprised. God is good & only wants the best for your life but you have to really believe that no matter what comes. There is something our Pastor always says; God answers prayers in 3 ways; YES, NO & NOT NOW. If its a NO believe that he has something way bigger and greater around the corner, but you don’t realize it at the time because we are human & don’t understand how powerful God really is. We don’t see the whole picture because we are either struggling, sad, or upset.

To be honest God has not let me down since I’ve been following him in fact he has protected me from so much. I’ve had moments where I wasn’t sure what to believe just like everyone else or if there was light at the end of the tunnel. I have wondered certain things & still haven’t received answers as of yet, which I am finally okay with. For sure & no doubt about it he has given me so much strength & courage that people have asked me how are you still standing after everything you have gone through? How are you getting up everyday? GOD. He see’s the real us… I don’t lose sleep at night, my conscience is clear & I have a bold strong faith that cant be shaken.

REMEMBER NOTHING and NO ONE can take your blessings away & what God has set aside for you is for you period!

Thanks for reading🤍& comment below any tips you may have if you have been building a relationship with God or if your on your journey.

Posted in Accesories, mom style, Women

Bling Bling… 10 Amazon accessories!💎

I hope everyone is doing good ! I wanted to share some great Amazon accessory finds… I love to save money any way I can, but I also don’t want to buy products that may break or not last too long. With that being said I am a little picky with fashion jewelry.

  1. Large initial sideways necklace– I owned this one for a while & I really loved it. It looks super cute when layered with other delicate necklaces. It did last for about a year until it broke when it got caught on something 😑

2. Dainty small initial necklace– This one I’ve had for a really long time but don’t wear it too often anymore. I think the quality is good but the initial is very small. I wanted to share because I know not everyone loves larger necklaces some people do like small and simple.

3. Zodiac coin necklace– If you like zodiac sign jewelry this is a good buy. This necklace is very cute not cheap looking… not sure how long it will last but for $11.99 that is a good deal!

4. Gold plated ear crawler– Great earrings & really good reviews go and check them out🙌. Not sure how long they hold up but definitely worth trying out for the price. They come in rose gold, white gold & yellow gold.

5. Gold plated stackable eternity band– This one is my most recent purchases and I love it ! I shared it on my instagram so if your not following me there please do! I am crossing my fingers it lasts, it’s so pretty in person. Bling, bling lol! It comes with the velvet bag in the picture. I read through the reviews & I highly recommend this one. The cool thing is it’s stackable so if your style is that then get two 😉 Its a bulky ring FYI, so it might be awkward if your not use to bulkier rings but I think after a while its not noticeable.

6. Gold bold initial letter open ring adjustable– This one is on my list to buy, if you have this can you comment below what you think & your review on it? I am interested to know. Its very gold so I am not sure if its too much, lol.

7. Cross Necklace– This one is also on my list, I want the the black color 1″ It says its for men but I see women wearing it under the reviews so I think it should be fine for either or. It also comes in silver & gold. I am not sure if I can ever have enough cross necklaces! Lol, one day I will invest in a diamond one. ✝

8. Adjustable crystal initial ring– Super cute & a great price! Reviews are also very good ..

9. Cross ring– This one has different options; a bow , infinity sign , & a cross. I want the cross option but right now they are out of my size so I will have to wait on it.

10. Double cross ring– I want this one in rose gold! You can never have too many cross accessories, right!? The pictures & reviews are 👌🏽👍🏽

I wanted to also share some good tips for fashion jewelry care:

  1. Storage is VERY important; Store in either a zip lock bag but make sure you take all the air out fist before you close tightly. In a velvet bag or you can even purchase anti tarnish prevention bags; I will link some amazon one’s

2. Don’t wash dishes with your jewelry on

3. Don’t wear them in the pool or spa

4. Don’t put lotion or perfume on with your jewelry on

5. Don’t use jewelry cleaner I would just use a cloth and wipe it them down

That is all for now 🤍 once I purchase the other one’s I will come back with more reviews. Thanks for reading & visiting my blog. If you have any of these comment below I would love to hear your review, or if you are going to buy let me know.

Posted in Life, Marriage / Relationships, Self love

Stages of betrayal in a relationship/marriage…

This post is going to be a bit deeper than my other’s. I am not an expert but I wanted to come & share a bit of what I think the stages and feelings of betrayal are speaking from experience. I won’t go into it in too much detail out of respect for my son’s & I do agree we need to share our stories but also tread lightly as you don’t want to bash the other person even if they caused the harm or did the damage. When you share children and are still legally married and had a life together at some point it can be a bit touchy. It has taken me some time to go through all the stages, I am doing so much better thank God, he deserves the credit + all the self care/love that I’ve done. Don’t get discouraged if this has happened to you recently… healing is NOT an overnight process, and I am still doing the work. If it’s possible for me to help someone else that is going through or will go through betrayal I would hope this post is helpful & beneficial. 🤍 Remember your never alone and there are so many outlets that you can use.

  1. SHOCK – This is one is the first feelings/ emotions… some of us are taken completely by surprise. Other’s may have had a gut feeling something was off but you still didn’t have the proof. Deep down your hoping it isn’t true, but what I can say is from experience trust your gut. If something doesn’t feel right then most likely it isn’t (unfortunately) but look into it or talk to your partner depending on your relationship you will know how to bring it up. Always remember the truth always comes out… like that one quote says “What’s done in the darkness always comes to light”. Your even more so in shock when you have given your heart, trust and loyalty to someone & your thinking what is going on & what happened?
  2. ANGER– This comes shortly after if not along with shock. One thing about anger is it can really keep you stuck & it can make you bitter. I would say make sure your handling this part with caution & with wisdom. It can make you feel like your going crazy but your not! Trust me it is completely normal to feel very angry. Anger is a healthy normal emotion, but just don’t let it get the best of you or get in the way of you living your life & your healing process.
  3. HURT– So the pain that comes with betrayal is so agonizing & to be honest its hard to explain. I think its one of those pain’s that can only be understood once you go through it, I definitely wouldn’t wish this on anyone. It can really knock you down if you let it. Remember to let those emotions out in a healthy way, if you need to cry, do it. For me it’s strange because I am an emotional person, but I don’t like to let people see me cry. I think my kids have seen me cry probably less than 5 times and they are 16 and 9.. crazy right!? Recently a good friend of mine said you need to let it out and cry it out sometimes, but just keep moving forward. I really appreciated that advice because sometimes we think crying=weakness but it’s the opposite actually. In the bible it says Jesus wept.. so what does that tell you? Even the most high “wept” so you can too.
  4. EMBARRASSED/SHAME– This emotion can also be very difficult to endure since you start feeling ashamed or even insecure. What are people going to think? Was it me? What I want to put out there is it’s never your fault when someone betrays you! In my opinion you cannot control someone else’s action’s or behaviors, I believe it has to do 100% with someone’s character & morals. If you have given 100% + more to someone & just because you argue or don’t see eye to eye (as all couples do… no relationship is perfect and no two people are perfect) that doesn’t ever make it ok to betray them. Remind yourself of all your qualities write them down & read them out loud & remember who you are. ✨

A normal healthy minded person will not understand the concept of hurting someone they love no matter what they get out of it, remember LOVE is a moral act. It is very hard to hear this, but cheating is never an accident it is a choice. As humans we can be selfish of course, YES mistakes can happen… but a pattern & a mistake are two different things in my opinion, so make sure you aware of that. Some people are really truly sorry & want to do right and actually put in the work to make the appropriate changes to show you they won’t repeat the cycle. Not just for a little bit to get you back, but real long term growth. Actions speak louder than words period. Other times they are just sorry they got caught & they come back due to ego. They don’t want you to find better or move forward because they know you can & eventually will…especially if you have been honest, faithful & loving to that person. Who would want to lose someone like that, right?

I know so many women who say I will never forgive or go back to someone who cheated, but you really don’t know how it will play out unless it has happened to you. To be honest I really think it has to do with the person (who he/she is deep down inside) who cheated and your relationship as a whole to see if you can forgive and move forward, especially if you are married. I’ve seen certain marriages come back from infidelity, but there has to be a lot of work put into the marriage. I never say just leave a marriage, but God wouldn’t want you to be hurt by someone over and over & in a toxic situation. That is why God wants us all to be healthy and whole before we find someone to share our lives with so that we are in healthy loving marriage’s.

Don’t ever think if you leave someone its the end , its just the beginning! Not everyone is the same, their are good people out there. Focus on yourself, heal, grow and last but not least GLOW! God has your back & when the time is right and your ready & healed before you know it someone special who see’s the amazing woman or man, lol you are will be right in front of you. 🤗👑

Thanks for reading & visiting my blog 🤍 Comment below what helped you get through a betrayal if you have gone through it.

Also I wanted to share this devotional/book I bought & it has helped me a lot ;