If you could give your mother ANYTHING for Mother's Day, what would it be?

I came up with the idea to give Kaydence a writing prompt because I want her to continue reading and writing while she’s out of school. This is the one she choose and my heart just melts!

Friendly Reminder: Mother’s Day is May 12th!!!

My sweet girl, Kaydence!

My sweet girl, Kaydence!

If I could give my mom anything it would be an unlimited gift card to any place. One because it’s unlimited, two some days are tough and she might be hungry or just want to get something nice for herself (like she does constantly…just kidding mom), or she might want to do something fun and now she’d have the money to do it.

I know she would like it because it’s unlimited and who wouldn’t like that? She likes to do a lot of shopping. I don’t think they have any cards like that though. She would be so happy to have an endless supply of money to buy anything she wants and I mean ANYTHING. Plus she deserves it! 

Do you encourage your kids to write? We have started our mother/daughter journal and I can’t wait to see what comes of it.

Hello Spring 🌺🌼🌸

Hello S P R I N G!

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I’ve been waiting for you…kinda. Spring and I have a love hate relationship. I love the warmer weather but I HATE the pollen. The pollen in South Carolina is for the birds. If you don’t have allergies you will but what I love most is all of the pretty colors!

Today’s look is inspired by all things spring!

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Keep reading to see how you can snag this look for under $50! I am a budget shopper, especially with three little ones in tow. I want to make every coin count!

I ran across this multicolored pink sweater while browsing the GAP outlet and knew I had to have it. I’m wearing a large. I was worried about the size but after trying it on I was comfortable. If they had an XL I would have preferred that but it was too pretty to pass up!

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My pants are from Walmart! I know right, but I don’t wear khakis that often and didn’t want to spend a lot of money on them. They are cute, comfy and most importantly stretchy!!! I’m 5’6 and the hit at the perfect length and cost $15.

I also found these cute sneaks on clearance for $11! I pulled the look together by adding my jean jacket that was already in my closet.

 

Sweater

Jacket

Pants

Shoes - NLA , Similar

Purse - Kate Spade, Similar

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2019 She Can - She Will Women's Empowerment Conference

You see that dream, chase it.

You hear that voice, act on it.

You have an idea, make it a REALITY.

 

In honor of Women’s History Month my dear friend, Kerri White of the EyeSpeakIt Podcast alongside her co-host Rhonda Adams of the Eye Told You Movement; hosted their 1st Annual She Can, She Will Women’s Empowerment Conference in Columbia, SC and let me just say it was on fire!!!

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Kerri & Rhonda

I am so glad I was able to come out for this event and be empowered. The energy in the room was magnetic! Everyone was greeted with a smile and you knew you were in for a treat! They opened up with a word of prayer to set the tone and Kerri and Rhonda told us a little more about themselves what inspired them want to have this conference. They stressed to us the importance of believing in yourself when no one else does because YOU CAN and YOU WILL - if you believe.

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They followed up with their keynote speak Mrs. Joy Mclaughlin-Harris of Touch of Joy International, LLC! She is such a powerful speaker – if you left that place with a dry eye I’m not sure you were really there. Not only did she bring forth a powerful message of the power in CAN – Courageous and NEVER Giving UP she shared pieces of her own testimony!  Check out this clip below.

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We followed up with a question and answer portion and there were so many ladies that shared their stories and provided encouragement for each other. A buffet style lunch was served and cupcakes were given to all of the ladies as a parting gift!

It was great to be in a room with women who truly wanted to see each other WIN! Seeds were being planted and gifts were being given away! This is an event you don’t want to miss! There was even mention of a TEEN EDITION so be on the lookout for that! Make sure you stay tuned to find out how you can purchase your ticket next year!

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Myself and Joy

Happy Birthday To Me: Year 28

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It’s my birthday and I can do what I want to!

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I’m 28 ya’ll! Can you believe it? Time is really flying by. Every year it seems like life just keeps getting sweeter. I normally go all out for my birthday but this year I’m taking a different approach. Although I’m low key missing my weekend getaway. I know that I have other things that are more important to me as I enter this next phase of life.

As I watch everything happening around me I realize that I have NOTHING to complain about. I’m starting to stop and smell the roses. God has been so good to me, so why should I complain?

I’m expecting nothing but blessings for my 28th year of life. This faith walk isn’t easy but necessary.

Today, I’ll kick my feet up and enjoy a nice meal with a glass of wine. Life is good!

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