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Sometimes God put a blessing in front of us, but we’re so busy looking for it in a different package that we miss the blessing and find ourselves wondering in the wilderness looking for what He already tried to give us.

Strong Style with a Cool Mom and Baby Boy

I’m not a regular mom. I’m a cool mom, a strong mom, a smart mom and a fly mom raising a cool kid! For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved fashion and putting outfits together. Now I get to style my son and I! Clearly he likes when we coordinate outfits and maybe style will be one of the things we bond over as he grows and develops his own sense of style.

Position Yourself for a Power Move

Your posture while in your current position determines your outcome:

  • Are you complaining when things are not going your way or are you are seeking to learn the lessons that come from each obstacle?
  • Does doubt creep up when you’ve been praying for a miracle and don’t see it come to pass? 
  • Do you believe that everything happens according to God’s plan, which has a different timeline than your plan?

No Playing or Praying Small in 2020 and Beyond!

2020 is going to be an amazing year. I’ve been saying this to everyone because I firmly believe it. I’m confidant in who I am and the blessings God has in store for me. I’m mindful of my thoughts and the power they have to influence my decisions, and I’m not playing small.
For the past few months, I’ve been spending more time in devotion reading the Bible, watching sermons and listening to podcasts. One recurring message through all those activities is that we were created to live to our full potential and our potential requires us to live boldly. That means we need to be specific about what we want and ask for it (and not the bare minimum) when speaking to people and praying to God. We also need to dream bigger. Have you ever thought that maybe you’re just surviving and living paycheck to paycheck (not including the emergency fund in your savings account you may have stacked up over the years) because you’re praying small and safe prayers and not reaching and striving for more in your personal and professional life? God wants us to thrive. Thriving doesn’t merely come from asking God to enlarge our territory (1 Chronicles 4:10) or for wishing for more. It comes by doing the work. That work may be inconvenient and uncomfortable at times, but if we want better and different for ourselves, we have to operate differently.
In 2019, I spent half my year (from January till June) struggling with confidence after the birth of my son, but that will not be my story this year! Depression and imposter syndrome almost got the best of me, but God came through as He always does. I forgot who I was while I was depressed. Negative thoughts about myself permeated my mind and I allowed them to control me, which led to me thinking and playing small at times. I’m not the same person I was in January of 2019. From June to December of 2019 I spent a lot of time in therapy, meditation with God, and did the inner self-work therapist love to talk about! God used 2019 to build a stronger, wiser, smarter and more resilient me. I have grown, my mindset has evolved and I will not tolerate nonsense from myself or anyone who has or wants access to me. 
Over the last few months I took the steps and did the work to become a better version of myself and I want us all to be the best versions of ourselves we can be. We were not created to shrink or play small, so let's not shrink ourselves in 2020 and beyond. We owe it to ourselves and God to strive for greater and thrive!

Dress- Zara | Shoes-Aldo | Glasses- New York and Company

Style, Stillness, and Shaking Things Up

It's been a while since I wrote a post dedicated to style, life updates, etc so here we go! First, I want to say thank you readers for taking the time to read my blog post and visit my little space on the internet. I love sharing style, family moments, and discussing/reflecting on things I have learned while navigating through life as an individual, wife and mother. Speaking of motherhood, my son recently turned one so I will definitely dedicate a blog post to that cause mama has had quite a year! Lastly, unless stated otherwise most photos on this blog are taken by my husband because we're a team so thanks for supporting my endeavor!

From Curacao with Love: Travel Diary Part 2

The colors of Curacao are captivating! We dedicated half a day to walking around and getting lost between the colorful streets of Willemstad while buying snacks and a few souvenirs along the way The capital city is lined with streets and alleyways full of colorful buildings, shops and murals. Take a peek below!

From Curacao with Love: Travel Diary Part 1

Curacao is currently my favorite vacation destination right alongside Trinidad and Tobago. The beaches have some of the clearest water I've ever seen (along with Aruba's beaches). Food, transportation and lodging are affordable and there is always something to do that won't break the bank. 
When I visit islands, I'm usually not pressed to go to the beach every day but Curacao really does have some the most beautiful beaches and I visited the beach during the three full days we spent on the island amongst our other activities. 
What I love most about Curacao, aside from the beaches, is the vibrancy of the Island. The colors of the buildings and overall atmosphere are so cheerful and uplifting! Naturally I styled my looks to complement the vibrancy around me. 
What made this trip so special was that I spent it with my family. It was a Birthday trip for my mom and spending quality time with my mom, brother, husband and son, all at once, was so meaningful to us. My mom was happy to be with her kids at the same time and my brother and son bonded after not seeing each other for months. We all arrived Saturday afternoon so we decided to take it easy; we went grocery shopping, bought dinner and relaxed. We rented a townhouse from Airbnb that had two gorgeous pools as well as access to the ocean! After breakfast, my husband took photos of me and then we headed to the ostrich farm with the family!