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On May 3rd A Queen Was Born. . .

I'm 27 now and I started my birthday on my knees giving thanks to God for blessing me with another year. I'm so grateful for where I am today and the beautiful spirits that are a part of my life. I reflect all the time but on my birthday I especially like to acknowledge my growth and identify what my next steps are. I have come so far in my faith but at the same, I notice that I'm still allowing fear to prevent me from reaching my full potential.

A few years ago I started experiencing what some would refer to as anxiety but what I prefer to call moments of uncertainty. It stemmed from me feeling that I was falling short of my personal goals.  I started out strong well on my way but somewhere along the way, I deviated from the path I mapped out for myself. No matter how much I tried to double back I couldn't get back on it. Knowing what I know now, my anxiety didn't stem from feeling like I was a failure for not sticking to "the plan" but more so from fear. Fear of not being successful because I wasn't following what I thought was going to guarantee me the future I wanted for myself.

With lots of soul searching I started to explore the idea that maybe that's not the way I'm supposed to reach the level of success that's intended for me. It wasn't until I started taking small leaps of faith that my anxiety started to subside. Most recently I took a big leap of faith and soon, I'll be taking an even bigger leap (I'll explain in a later post). I got to this point by conditioning myself to trust the process. What it means to trust the process is that you relieve your mind of all doubts or worries and replace it with the thought that things will happen in the sequence they are supposed to. You may take a leap and it may not pan out in the way you liked but it could be a part of something better coming along. 

I wrote this post to share with you guys to let go of whatever fear you have and to have faith that no matter where life takes you that you will be okay. Less thinking and more doing.

Love you leave you 🍒

 

 

Getting ready for PARKSHOW at Zara ...

If you’re last minute like me then you don’t have a clue what you’re wearing to PARKshow this weekend.  I know I know I should be on top of this. But I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret. I almost never plan my outfits ahead. The odd times I do, I end up changing my mind last minute.

PARKshow has helped us narrow down our choices by giving us a theme color. YELLOW, just in time for Summer. The color yellow represents joy, freshness, and positivity. Which are all characteristic that the PARKshow fashion event embodies. 

 Zara Bell Sleeve Jacket| Zara Trousers | Forever 21 Bralette Body Chain | Express Sunglasses

Zara Bell Sleeve Jacket| Zara Trousers | Forever 21 Bralette Body Chain | Express Sunglasses

It just so happens that my favorite store ZARA has an abundance of yellow items in their Spring/Summer’17 collection to suit everyone’s fashion needs. Whether you’re going full throttle yellow head to toe or a more subtle with a pair of earrings, Zara has it all. Don't overthink your outfit, have fun and play around with different patterns and fabrics. And if you still get stuck, ask yourself what would Rihanna wear?

 

Here are a few of my favorite Zara picks that will have you PARKshow ready:

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Haven’t bought your tickets yet? What are you waiting for the 1st show is tomorrow. For my fellow procrastinators use my exclusive promo code “CHERRY10” to get $$ off your tickets here. Bring a friend and tell some friends because you don't want to miss out on this experience.

 

As Heidi Klum says "Meet you on the runway" 🍒

Blooming into Spring at Urban Barn

Blooming into Spring at Urban Barn

When retail therapy starts to include items for your home, you might as well drop the young from Young Adult. At this point, you're a full blown adult. Since moving out on my own, I've developed a love for home stores. I can literally spend hours in there.  My most recent purchase was two sets of Hotel Collection bed sheets. I still get excited every time I lay down in my bed.

With the season changing and an e-vite in my inbox, I couldn't resist spending my Tuesday night at an Urban Barn Workshop. I find decorating overwhelming and expensive so I'll always accept any FREE help I can get.

Keep reading for my takeaways from my workshop at the Roxboro location here in Calgary.

3 Day Cold Pressed Juice Cleanse

3 Day Cold Pressed Juice Cleanse

We're all guilty at some point or another of jumping on the "New year, New me" bandwagon. For most of us, that means creating these open-ended new year's resolution that we never stick to. The most popular ones are health and fitness related. Now because I know 2017 is going to be an EPIC year for me, I want to feel and look my personal best.

Toxin - Free With Rocky Mountain Soap Co.

Toxin - Free With Rocky Mountain Soap Co.

This morning I woke up feeling so blah! The only thing that could cure me of my FriNAY blues is a nice hot shower. I don’t know about you guys but my soap makes or breaks a great shower for me. Of all my years of buying shower gel I never found a favorite and I still haven’t.  

Sometimes I Let Made Foods Do The Hard Part

Sometimes I Let Made Foods Do The Hard Part

What did you eat today? While you think about that I'll go ahead first. For breakfast, I had a nice bowl of large oats mixed with steel cut oats, toasted farro, hemp hearts, chia seeds, maple, pecan, cranberries, chocolate, and coconut milk. I just finished eating a kale chicken caesar wrap for my lunch. Later on, when I get home I'll unwind with my shows and a hot bowl of Turkey Chili.