Hey, beautiful people! I just wanted to give my thoughts on the movie and I promise I won’t give away too many details because you must go see it for yourself!
I wasn’t expecting Black Panther to give me feelings that were any different from any of the Avengers movies, Iron Man movies, Captain America movies etc., etc. but in fact, it did.
As a black woman, I never had plans of going to see this movie because it’s the first black super hero Marvel has given us (as awesome as that is!). I just wanted to go and enjoy another bad ass Marvel super hero movie. As it turned out, as I sat there in the theater and watched the movie, my inner being felt so much love from seeing a MARVEL movie featuring a BLACK super hero, with nearly a full BLACK cast of people playing these amazing characters!…and to sit there and enjoy this movie with a bunch of strangers of all races and nationalities…such a beautiful feeling!
I highly recommend this movie to anyone reading this right now. You have a black king and super hero, you have strong women warriors who are total bad asses right along side him, you have villains who make you laugh (one especially!) and most importantly, make sure you stay a little after the credits start rolling because the Black Panther gives an important, loving message to the human race <3.
Go and see it and come tell me what you think! Thanks for reading!…
I’m sure that by now, many of us have either heard of and/or experienced sleep paralysis. I’m guilty on both counts. Here is an interesting video that a friend shared on Facebook today…
…and another great video on the subject from one of the greatest YouTube channel’s I’ve ever come across, Top5s…
For years, I never really had a clear understanding of what causes sleep paralysis because I’ve heard of many different explanations.
The first explanation I ever heard was from a psychic medium named Sylvia Browne, who used to be on the Montel Williams show every Wednesday (remember, back in the day, fellow Americans?). I was a kid and I have no idea why I still remember this but I remember an audience member standing up and telling Sylvia about her sleep paralysis experience and wondering what caused it. Sylvia told the woman that when we have sleep paralysis, it’s because while we sleep, our spirits leave our bodies (to do what? I wonder???) and when they return, sometimes sleep paralysis can occur just as our spirits are re-entering our bodies. Sounds insane, right? Hey, I’m just the messenger. Haha.
During my very first sleep paralysis episode 10 years ago, I saw an image (eyes closed) of a woman’s torso going into my body over and over again, as if she was on a wheel or something, entering my body, going through it and under my bed and re-entering. She was wearing a Victorian style dress (white with black accents) and that was all I saw going into my body…not even her face. That image was accompanied by the sound of a train on train tracks. I remember being so scared because I felt like I was being held down and had trouble breathing and I couldn’t even scream. It was terrifying!
After that scary experience, I obviously wanted to know what the hell happened to me and why. One of the first videos I came across on YouTube mentioned that visiting a psychic can cause one to have sleep paralysis. It apparently opens some kind of portal. This struck a nerve with me because I had, in fact, very recently made a visit to a psychic for the first time. I took a mental note of that as a possible answer and moved on with my life.
I’ve experienced sleep paralysis probably about 5 or 6 times after the first time over the last 10 years. The scariest part is when you feel like you can’t breathe properly. Although I did have an experience where I saw a vision (eyes closed) of a devil hovering over me and smiling in my face as he held me down.
Another time, while I experiencing sleep paralysis while sleeping on my stomach, I definitely felt FINGERS pressing down on my upper back, shoulder area which was very creepy. What kind of shit is this, where sleep paralysis can make you feel someone else’s fingers on your body??? Strange stuff.
While I am more on the side of believing that the cause of sleep paralysis has to do with stress, depression, anxiety, etc. (I was always dealing with stressful situations during the times I had sleep paralysis, so it makes sense), I do also believe that there are other factors that can come into play when it comes to people feeling like they’re being held down in their beds at night, struggling to breathe. For example, if a person is living in a haunted house, there’s a chance that they’re experiencing something that’s a little less sleep paralysis and a little more of a not-so-nice spirit trying to get their attention. And who knows? Perhaps there is some type of sleep paralysis portal that can open up after visiting a psychic for one reason or another?
There are so many possible causes that very well could be true for anyone but there is one solution that could help with each cause and that is to simply do your best to take care of yourself always. Sometimes when we are going through stressful situations, for some reason, it just brings on more of the bad and sometimes, sleep paralysis can come into play. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep and all that other good stuff you need.
Feel free to do your own research on sleep paralysis to find out more and even how you can stop it…or at least mostly stop it. Okay, this concludes my random post on sleep paralysis. Haha. Byyyeeee!
I recently finished this book on audio (I’ve never been much of a reader, I’d rather listen) and if you’re into the law of attraction and into improving your relationship with money, I highly recommend this book.
The author, Jen Sincero, does an amazing job at keeping your vibrations high as you receive the information and at the end of each chapter, there are money manifesting writing activities you can participate in to help get and keep yourself on track and on your way to a better you for a better life.
She expresses the importance of knowing your worth when it comes to your business among other things. She tells us some awesome law of attraction success stories about different people at the end of each chapter as well.
My big take away from this book would be that it’s important to REALLY think about how you feel about money and how you treat it. If you can get to a place to where you feel confident about the greatness money can bring to you then you are on the right track.
Take care, folks!….
So you need to get some pictures done but you don’t have enough cash to pay a photographer at the moment? It’s okay! I’m here to give you a little inspiration to get the job done on your own. All you need is a digital camera, a wonderful location and some imagination.
It was about 4 years back and my little sister, Anna, was a senior in high school. The time came for her to get her senior pictures done. It’s understandable that these days, the kids want their pictures to be professional. They want to feel good while getting their photos taken and they want to NOT feel as though their pictures will end up looking like this…
To be fair, I’ll post one of me as well. Here’s me with my other sister, Jennifer, in the 90s….
I brushed my eyebrows like that because I thought it looked, “cool”. Oh boy…
Anyway, when the time came for my sister Anna to get her pictures done, she wasn’t really feeling the place her dad took her to so, big sis to the rescue! I grabbed my digital camera and we got to work!
Before I give you some tips, I’ll show you the final product…
I think the picture turned out lovely and Anna looks lovely too. Not bad for my first time being a wanna be photographer and photoshoot hair stylist ;-).
Find a beautiful location that inspires you. Get creative with the clothing, accessories and props. My sister chose a simple black dress to wear but you could easily take it up a notch and hit up some local thrift shops and come up with an amazing look that makes you look like a fashion model. Think outside of the box and maybe grab some things that you wouldn’t usually wear. Add something ugly to the look even (think runway models and the strange outfits we see them in). I flipped a bit of her hair to the side, picked some flowers and berries I found in nature, tied them together and secured them onto her hair with the help of bobby pins.
For fun, today, I picked out some fun flowers and leaves to give you even more inspiration of the beauty you can add to hair, a hat or simply a prop for the hands.
What if you did a hairstyle like this?….
Or bold make up like this?…
Or an outfit like this?…
Imagine this guy wearing a nice suit instead, standing there looking like James Bond or something. That would be awesome!
Experiment with different looks, locations and poses and take lots and lots of photos so that you have choices! I took another picture of Anna with her hair pulled back and she’s holding the flowers in one hand instead. We had no choice but to go with this one, with the flowers in the hair, the messy hair flip and unique placement of the hands.
Last but not least, when you’ve selected the winning photo/s, get them printed some place like Wal Mart or even do it yourself at home if you know how.
No matter what the occasion is that you need professional photos done for, just know that thinking outside of the box when you’re low on cash will help get you some amazing results that you’ll be happy with, proud of and that others will envy you for ;-). I wish I had thought of this for myself for my senior picture! I’m sitting here staring at my boring senior photo that took place inside a studio with a boring blue, grey marbled looking background. Haha. Oh well, there are many more pictures I can take in the future if I want to.
That’s all I needed to say today. I hope I inspired someone! Until next time…
Hey, beautiful people! The above image was my inspiration for today’s project. We are making a cute little unicorn head, mane and all, for you to clip your cute little hair bows and clips on! Here’s what you’ll need:
*Two pieces of felt in the color of your choice. I want my unicorn to be white.
*Marker for drawing.
*Hot glue gun (with glue…duhhh).
*Paint to paint the eyes, nose and mouth if you wish.
*Tulle and ribbon of whatever colors you want for the mane.
*Anything else you can think of to decorate your unicorn with.
Okay, let’s get started…
Step One: Using any unicorn inspiration you find online (I’ll be using the first unicorn up top), draw the outline of your unicorn. Here’s the best I was able to do….
Step Two: Take your other piece of felt and place it behind the first one and cut out your unicorn head and then you’ll have two (one of mine isn’t white but it doesn’t matter, it’ll be the back). Flip over your top piece to hide those marker lines on the edges…
Step Three: Now it’s time to glue these two pieces together so that we can stuff the unicorn with cotton stuffing. Plug in your hot glue gun. Glue a little by little (be careful not to burn yourself), making sure both pieces are lined up nicely and most importantly, leave a section un-glued so that you can put the stuffing inside. Like so…
Step Four: Stuff your unicorn as much or as little as you want before gluing it shut completely and you will have this…
Step Five: Now it’s time to bring this unicorn to life! You can paint on it’s features or get creative and do it another way. For example, I used a dark brown button and a little flat back pearl for the eye. Next, I took my paint and added my finishing touches and ended up with this…
Step Six: Time for the fun part. Let’s give this baby some hair. I used hot glue for this part again but this is where it can get dangerous. Use a a plastic lid or anything you can think of to help you press the tulle down into the hot glue safely. Or just curse your way through it like I do. LOL.
Start up near the top near his ears. Give him some bangs and then work your way down. Place a dabs of glue, not on the front, but on the back side of the unicorn. That way the hair waterfalls up and over to the front side that we see head on.
Do this for as many times as you want, top to bottom until he has enough tulle hair. For fun, I added some ribbon as well. Here is the finished product…
Step Seven: I topped my unicorn off with a black and white polka dot bow and for the horn, I had this stiff glitter material that I got on a roll at Hobby Lobby. I don’t know the proper name of it, sorry. You could use a glitter foam sheet as well (I usually see them near the felt in craft stores) or you could also upcycle a piece of cardboard and cut it into a shape of a unicorn horn and paint it in multiple colors and sprinkle some glitter over it and let it dry. Anything you can think of will work great for the horn. Glue your unicorn horn on where ever you think looks best.
Step Eight: Glue on ribbon or yarn on the back so that you can hang up your creation. Take advantage of that beautiful unicorn’s mane and clip on hair clips, hair bows and even stick earrings through the tulle….and enjoy!
I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! Use your imagination and think of other cool things you can make using the same techniques you’ve learned here! Okay, byyyeeee…
So, I’m not here to tell you that I manifested $100,000 dollars or something. In fact, this was a small, yet powerful manifestation. Powerful because I FELT powerful for making it happen while on my journey to become the best at manifesting.
As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m currently in between jobs and was able to manifest over 200 dollars while practicing what I have been learning about the law of attraction.
The most important thing is you have to get to a positive place! No matter how long it takes you, just work on getting there because you’re worth it. Start by doing more things that make you happy. Having a rough day? Go to Starbucks and sit down with one of your favorite teas or coffees. Take a trip to the beach and sit down by the ocean and enjoy the sounds of the waves. Or better yet, take your Starbucks to the beach and sit down and enjoy. LOL.
Anyway, the point is, if your vibrations are in a good place, there’s a better chance that when you make a request from the universe, you’ll just KNOW that what you’ve asked for is on the way to you. You won’t have any doubts. This is key to getting the prize.
The best tip I’ve learned for those who are new to the law of attraction is to start small with your manifesting. Try manifesting a coffee from a friend or even a penny from the ground. When you successfully manifest even the smallest of things, it starts to put your head in an even better place every time. You’ll say to yourself “yeah, bitch, I manifested a coffee…what else can I manifest?” LOL. You’ll start to feel more confident and before you know it, that car you asked the universe for will be yours.
About the small thing I manifested today, as you may know, I have a shop on Etsy where I sell my hair accessories and other random items I make. A few days ago, I looked at my latest Etsy bill which is only $14.88 that I owe for the month of January. I have enough cash on me to cover it but it’s cash I’d rather just keep in my wallet for now. There is only $4.00 in my bank account at the moment.
That’s when I decided to call upon our friend, the universe ;-). I so casually said, “I’m not worried about that, it’ll be paid. There will be enough money to cover it. It’ll come.”
That’s all I said and didn’t give it another thought. You have to act just like a millionaire would, with their, “put it on my tab” kind of attitude.
The universe delivered today! Someone just so happened to purchase an item from my Etsy shop that cost enough to cover the bill with 39 cents to spare. Boom. Mission accomplished. Thank you, universe! I’m starting to get good at this. Haha.
Anyway, I hope this story of how I manifested the small amount needed for my Etsy shop bill has inspired you in some way. Manifesting something small can definitely make you feel powerful enough to go big some day. Try it sometime.
Until next time…
I’m going to have you looking like this girl from The Simpsons in no time, don’t you worry.
I’ve been thinking about making a flower headband for a few days now while staring at the fake flowers I bought from the Dollar Tree recently and I thought, “why not show the beautiful people of the world how to make one?” So let’s get started!
Here’s what you’ll need:
*A headband of your choice. I like using metal headbands just because they are sturdy, yet bendy if you need to adjust them. I get mine from Amazon.
*Tulle, ribbon, and of course a flower to glue onto your headband….and anything else you think you may want to add.
*Your strongest glue. I’ll be using a hot glue gun for this.
Let’s get started!
Step One: Let’s begin by wrapping the headband in tulle. You don’t have to of course. Wrapping your headband in ribbon or anything else you think would be cute. Today, I’m doing tulle followed by ribbon and you may want to copy me after you see (or not). Put a dab of glue at the bottom of your headband and begin. Placing dabs of glue every few inches along the way…
Step Two: Take a piece of ribbon and we’ll be giving the headband a “candy cane” look by wrapping the ribbon around the headband just like we did the tulle…only spaced out like so…
And we’re done with the first part…
Step Three: This is an option step but it looks super cute if you take some ribbon and make a bow that will go underneath the flower on the headband. Simply tie a bow like you would your shoe laces, make sure it’s nice and neat after it’s tied and fray proof the edges of the ribbon with a lighter.
Step Four: Now it’s time to build onto the headband you wrapped. Pick a spot that you think looks cute and let’s start. Glue down your cute bow first. Grab your flower next and glue it on top of the bow.
Step Five: From here you can decide what else you may want to add to it. I decided to add some cute, tiny flowers that sprout from the middle of my larger flower. I topped those off with another white lace ribbon bow and topped that off with a tiny black bow with a pearl in the middle. There is no wrong way to do this. Here is my final product…
Yaaassss, honey! Isn’t it cute? I can’t wait to make some more! My final and optional step would be to clue a fake leaf on the bottom like this to make sure your flower isn’t going any where….
Thank you all for stopping by! Until next time…byeee…