Thoughtful Thursday: Home Inspiration

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Photo Credit: nikkichu instagram

I’m soooooooooo happy its Thursday y’all, plus I’m getting my hair did??so you know I’m excited for that!!!! any who, my house is in complete disarray, needing a full on DEEP CLEANING! I don’t know about you but, when my home is cluttered, so are my creative senses.  I spent a lot of time re-doing my bedroom, and now its time to do the living room, so todays post is centered around home deco inspiration.  Here are some rooms that spoke to me and made me feel inspired!  Which one is your favorite room?

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Thoughtful Thursday: You Deserve It!

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Photo Courtesy Of Google Images

Hey guys, its Thoughtful Thursday and like clock work I’ve got some Jewels For Thought for you that is centered around treating yourself.  As women (and men) amidst our many duties of parenting and maintaining function households, we often times catapult the needs of others to the fore front & push our needs to the side.  While there are certainly times where this practice is in fact acceptable (like when dealing with our children or sick loved ones) however, this should not become standard practice.  Remember to take time for yourself and to do the things that you want to do.  Buy the things that you want to buy.  Eat the foods that you want to eat (in moderation of course)!  Don’t let regret haunt you later on in life for not doing the things you should have done or wanted to do.  I am a firm believer in putting yourself first, and if not first then somewhere in the equation.  Remember: “Nothing Haunts Us Like The Things We Didn’t Buy”; so do something nice for you because you deserve it!!!

-Jewels For Thought!

Thoughtful Thursday: Learn To Love Yourself!

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Photo Credit: Google Images

Happy Thursday!!!  As the weekend approaches (I breathe sigh of relief), and prepare for an eventful weekend full of glitz and glamour (as I get in formation) for Beyonce’s Philly concert.  I wanted to touch on Mondays Motivational quote about loving yourself.  As women we often times feel the need to conform to the rigorous societal constraints of beauty.  Whether its through cosmetic surgery or through the temporary fix of makeup, it’s becoming increasingly harder to appreciate the attributes that were awarded to us at birth.  Self love has often been seen as a moral flaw, akin to vanity and selfishness, but I couldn’t disagree more.  The benefits of loving ones self far outweigh any bad.  Self-love is the act of valuing one’s own happiness and well-being.  Self-love is an unconditional sense of support and caring and a core of compassion for the self.  This means having a willingness to meet personal needs, by allowing non-judgmental thinking, and view the “self” as essentially worthy, good, valuable, and deserving of happiness.  Whats wrong with that?? Those who find it challenging to practice self-love or have barriers that make it difficult for them to experience compassion or love for themselves may seek validation from outside sources (such as men or women).  To those individuals I say “learn to love yourself”.

Thoughtful Thursday: Achieving your Goals

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Photo Curtesy of Bow & Drape

Happy Thursday!!  In keeping with the “Motivational Monday” theme this week of Goals.  Todays Post is directly aimed at goal achieving!  When you think of goals its important to first classify them in two categories: Long-term and Short-term.  As both names suggest, long-term goals are goals that take a long time to achieve, and short-term goals are something you want to do in the near future.  The near future can mean today, this week, this month, or even this year.  The common mistake that is made when it comes to goal setting, is that we often set deadlines, but not schedules.  According to an article written on on goal setting, “we focus on the end goal that we want to achieve and the deadline we want to do it by.  We say things like, “I want to lose 20 pounds by the summer” or “I want to add 50 pounds to my bench press in the next 12 weeks.”; but we fail to come up with a plan so that we can set a schedule as to how we expect to actually achieve those goals.  My motto has and always will be “If you fail to plan, plan to fail”, and this saying is true for anything that you do in life.  In an era where “Dream Boards”, and “Vision Boards” are trending, I consider myself to be an “Old Fashioned” type of gal.  I go straight to pen and pad and write down my goals, and the necessary steps that I must take in order to achieve them.  If you follow your plan that outlines those steps that you need to take in order to achieve your goal, then you are almost always sure to come out on top!  If your a visual learner, then by all means create your board.  Just make sure your board includes a plan on how to reach your goal.  Remember ,”A goal without a plan is just a wish”.

-Jewels for Thought

Thoughtful Thursday: Don’t Take It Personally


Good Morning all!!  I hope everyones day is off to a successful start!  Today for my Thoughtful Thursday: Jewels For Thought, I wanted to share a post regarding an article I read yesterday; in which the writer gave her horrific account of when she found out the people whom she thought were her friends, were in fact hating on her behind her back.  Here’s the short & long of it: Girl has a friend, friend invites girl and her friend on a girls soiree out of the country, girl jumps at the opportunity (because who wouldn’t want to do a trip with friends?), girl and friends are on the beach and girl asks friend to take a photo of her, friend makes a snarky remark about girl “already having too many pictures of herself”, girl laughs it off (yet thinks nothing of it), girl uses friends phone to send group photos from friends phone to her phone, girl finds text from friend (and other friend) talking about her in a not so pleasant manner, girl is mortified.  Reading this story made me think about how many people (on a daily basis) are smiling in your face, yet secretly loathing your existence.  I find that a lot of times people who do this are unhappy with themselves, making their behavior or feelings towards you irrelevant as it has absolutely nothing to do with you (per se).  Often we forget that most of the things that people do to us have nothing to do with us, but more about them.  How you carry yourself, your sunny disposition, and extroversion may cause other people to feel uncomfortable because they they too wish they could exude all those quality traits.  While these people work on themselves just remember to: keep calm & don’t take it personally!

-Jewels For Thought

Jewels For Thought: Job vs Career

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Photo Credit: Olu Eletu for Unsplash

Greetings world,

I had another busy (yet productive) weekend, and while in deep thought, I figured it would be a great idea to do a post about a job v.s. a career. Although these two may sound interchangeable, they couldn’t be more vastly different. According to a job is classified as “a regular activity through which an individual can earn money”. To hold a job there is no education or special training required, and is usually short term. Having a job is considered “safe”; and by safe I mean that there is the guaranteed stability of work and income. Read More…