Monday, December 24, 2012

Home for the Holidays

I always have this vision of what my future home will look like and I love sharing it with you all. Don't worry I am currently addicted to HGTV so no need to worry about that. Haha. Being that it is the holidays, and I finally have time to sit down and think about things other than getting through the semester(by the way I am half way through my college career...AMEN), I was just thinking about how amazing I think real trees are and how damn good they smell. The thought then pops into my head...

My future home, with a huge real tree. The aroma of the mixture of the pine and delicious foods flowing throughout the house, as my husband, children, and I sit sipping hot cocoa in front of the fireplace, awaiting Santa's arrival. Yea, I got this all planned. Check out my vision below...Enjoy!

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Am I the only one that fell in love with this setup? 

I can truly see it now, on like house hunters or something and giving a list of all my necessities for my future home. Hope that you all enjoy your holidays. 


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hot Body

So I recently signed up for Bikram Yoga...It was pretty nerve wrecking to actually go ahead and take the class but I knew it was something I had to try out ("Try something you fear" kept running through my head). So I got to it and tried it out. Most yoga spots have a new member fee where you can get some added bonus, so I opted for the new member unlimited for a week. It felt pretty good to be prepared on my first day.

Now the actual session!! I went into the heated room and was like damn WTF did I sign myself up for. HAHA; but I went back in and waited for the instructor to enter. It was a really small class of myself and 4 others, which I loved. The instructor was really nice and he was a big help during my time there. Once we got started the sweat started rolling, I was feeling the burn. It was really good to know that I was able to remain in the room and I did my best. Though, I felt a bit dizzy at times, sort of like I was going to pass out, or just not able to do a position, I rode out like a champ.

When I left I was like to hell with that this is too much, then the little voice in my head began to speak "If you don't come back you would have wasted your money, and you'd be a quitter". I just couldn't do that could I. A day later and a body well aching I will be heading back tomorrow for sure. Have to get my moneys worth right.

Will definitely keep you updated on my Bikram classes until the membership runs out...

Have you done Yoga before?
Have you tried Bikram Yoga before?
How was it for you? 
I would love to hear your experiences...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Just sit

As I learn more and more about the traditional methods of meditation I understand more of the concept of just sitting. It has caused me to be a lot more mindful in most of what I do. Though, I have not mastered the art of just sitting I can say I am much closer to becoming more at peace; to becoming the Queen I am.

While on a visit to the Target First Saturdays at Brooklyn Museum yesterday, I came across these pieces and I had to share with you all. I immediately fell in love.

The way art speaks to me and says so many things is just amazing. I have been thinking I need to find a way to get some kind of museum membership. Hmmmm, maybe.
As well I would like to invite you to become one with yourself and follow the methods of just sitting. How you may ask... Find a quiet place, a pillow and just sit. Focus on your breath and each part of your body. Try your best to not let wandering thoughts enter, though if they should, do not reject them. Allow them to come, acknowledge it is there, and continue focusing on your breathing. The thoughts will then go away on their own.

Become Mindful!
Have you meditated?
Will you practice just sitting?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Journey Update

It has been a journey indeed, though I can not and will not stop here, neither did I stop there. I have been feeling the ups and downs but the downs have helped me to think about how far I've come.

I have decided to keep faith and pray on what I am feeling no matter what it is. It has helped me to feel motivated that my journey is coming along and I will reach each milestone with greatness.

As well I took time meditate on what has come up on my journey. It was totally amazing. Oh and I got me some Yogi tea, since I've become addicted to tea. I am sharing with you a small token of love.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Be Kind

I've had the opportunity to eat one of these bars a couple time and I absolutely love them!!! Thank you KIND bars for these great all natural bars. We needed this yummy treat in our lives.

I'm on my road to organic living!! Definitely need more of these bars, I've got to be KIND to my body. :-)


First Time Love!!

Today was a good day! Met up with another creative at Connecticut Muffin today. We spoke about loads of things, it was so awesome; from natural hair to traveling and society on a whole (that's a whole other topic).

The best thing of all, it was my first time actually buying anything in Connecticut Muffin and I opted for a Vanilla Chai Latte. and that was the BEST CHOICE EVER!!!

I think I fell in love. I'm through with Hot Cocoa...the latte hit the ultimate spot, perfect just in time for the holidays. It was like a perfect mix of vanilla and nutmeg; giving me that eggnog taste and feel. I love it! So I will definitely be getting in touch with the folks over at Connecticut Muffin a lot more.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Burn!! Yum

So I recently received this product and when I tell you....I fell in love!!

The past summer, I was in search of a fairly priced candle that smelled good so I bought some cheap, sort of generic brands. They were not terrible but they just cannot compare. This blew me out of this world. Another thing that was surprising about this candle was that it was pumpkin; I have never been one of those people that liked pumpkin flavored or scented things. 
I decided, I wouldn't judge a candle by its scent(LOL), so I lit this up and when I tell you I just couldn't get enough. Sitting here typing I am thinking about how GREAT it smells. 

Yummy Pumpkin Cupcake!!
Take a whiff!

I will definitely be purchasing a candle from Bath and Body Works in the future. As well it will be on my Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year/Valentine's Day/Birthday/Just because list. HAH

If you have not tried out one of these glasses of sweet goodness I advise you to go out and get yourself one, two, three, or even ten. Oh, and don't forget to put it on your holiday lists.


Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary of Influenster for testing purposes.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Have you reset your life?

I recently spoke about joining KimberlyLuxe and friends on a 3 month journey to self. It came at no better time, as I was dealing with a whole bunch of crap and was just in need of a reset. I am not going to lie I procrastinated for a while about actually starting, then my inner self spoke up. I think it was meant for me to do it. Along the months the journey for me has been a great one. I have been able to dig deeper into me and it feels good. Along with my meditation and improving my being I feel almost invincible. Why? Because I have been learning about myself on a deeper aspect and I am loving every moment of it and myself.

If you have not heard of it or where procrastinating too, you can still reset. Head over to and start your journey. Your mind, body and soul will truly thank you. I promise, live that queen in you.


It is real!!!

I'm convinced love is really out there. Though, I wish to find love, I will let it find me. When God is ready for me to receive the blessing of this kind of love I will receive it. I'm on my journey...

Watching these videos did it for me; OMG! After watching them I was truly convinced that love is real and it is out there. These two videos stood out to me because 1) my dream wedding is a destination wedding, I love my trini's dem and 2) the natural hair all in the video, plus it made me teary eyed. Check the, out below:

<iframe src="" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="">Live,Laugh,Love Michael + Luanne</a> from <a href="">Pinnacle Bride</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>

<iframe src="" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="">Shaakira + Shaun</a> from <a href="">Pinnacle Bride</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>

If your interested in viewing more love stories, head on over to the Pinnacle Bride blog


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Veggie Strides!!

So I've been telling myself for quite some time now that I need to eat better and possibly stop eating meat(pork, beef, chicken; some people consider fish meat). It's been 3 days since I've eaten meat and I have been doing really good. I can't wait to become a full fledge Pescatarian. It hasn't been so bad for the three days I've been going, but I totally need more alternatives.

A fellow tweeter recommended I try Morningstar products. I did a bit of research and the products look good already. Vegetarian ribs here I come!!! I'll be sure to share the rest of my experiences on my journey to Pescetarianism. Maybe you can join me too.

Ready to take the next step to a healthier you?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Chocolate Books

** 11/3/12**
Since last week I had been dying to go to Barnes & Nobles for a me date but I was in my usual** procrastination mood. Last night, I told myself I was going to Barnes & Nobles and getting me a peppermint hot chocolate and reading. I went on a quest to find a list of books that might interest me and I'd say I came up with a pretty good list; out of my list I was able to find 5.

I'm super inpatient at times and having to search was pretty annoying but I did it. When I was over actually searching through the what felt like millions of books, I asked for help. By the way it was only two books, I did well!

I was secretly hoping to get an open seat across from a hot guy but I was lucky enough that the hot guy got up. I now had two seats!(Which by the way two elderly ladies sat in.) My peppermint hot cocoa in one hand and my books in the other.

It was pretty awesome scanning through the books I had selected. I really can say I enjoyed my little me time date. Thanks to that me time, I decided that I will be purchasing all used books(those books were outrageous to me). Plus for me!

How do you enjoy me time?

Kindness Challenge Day 2,3,

My first thoughts on Day 2,3: This should be fairly easy to complete being that I am always giving my seat up for people, and I always am thankful for the love I receive on my natural hair blogger/ tweeters.

What I actually did: I did give up my seat to two people and I am not sure how many thank you's I've sent along, it was so many.

My Response: It wasn't at all bad. I really love giving up my seat when I am on the train or the bus. I also always love giving love to my twitter family.


Mahogany Me

Like a fine wine, aged so sweetly,
I am that Mahogany brown.
So deep, with that hint of flare,
I am that brown without a fear.
I wear it with pride along with my crown.
I stand tall in stride,
With hips not daring to hide,
Because they are mine.
I possess that tropical feel,
With that all American strength.
As my natural tress flows freely above me.
I shield my eyes from the whirlwind of my environment.
I am grounded.
The negative inhale, aids me to my exhale.
The energy of positivity,
Life and renewal.
My roots feed my soul with love like no other.
Spreading my love through these great vines,
Greatness within me, beauty so divine.
I am that Mahogany Brown with A Crown.

                                                - BkAphrodite


Monday, November 5, 2012

A tad twisted!

I have to admit the time difference between Singapore and my location are a little off. It's gotten up to about Day 5.. I think but I have decided I wont be sharing it on this blog. The difference is too much for me, but I will continue to complete the tasks daily(when I can). Plus, all the days tasks I usually do regularly. Is this me procrastinating? Idk, maybe, maybe not.

I just don't feel like its as challenging for me....So on to the next challenge. Have to keep it real with you all.


"The whole world knows"...

As I went through my daily blog run, I came across this song on Now let me tell you!! As soon as I heard the intro I felt the instrumentals speaking to my soul. I forgot what I actually went to the site too do; I immediately began searching for the song, and now I feel hooked. 

A damn good looking man, with that voice!! It's like a lullaby to my heart, soul, and body. Well, I'll leave you all to see for yourself. Though, I warn you please don't get hooked, I'm keeping this one for myself. LOL

"The whole world knows, no one can F*ck with us now"



So I recently have been getting in touch with my Queeness; by doing so I've been applying makeup a lot more. A couple days ago I tried applying some eye shadow and it was a fail!

I wish I had a picture to share but I was so embarrassed by how it looked. LoL. It looked like someone socked me in my eye. Better luck next time. I promise I'll master it some day.

Does anyone else have this problem? Or am I the only one?


Friday, November 2, 2012

Giving Life

Ever since I've heard this song it has been giving me major life.
The words of the song and the beats....Super Dope!
Solange is back at it again!
Gotta love her.


I've got so much love to give
A heart like gold
Sometimes too hard to handle



Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kindness Challenge Day 1

Earlier this evening I received my email for day 1 of the Kindness Challenge over at (I actually was confused as to why I got the email so early and it wasn't Nov. 1, then I remember that Personal Excellence is being run over in Singapore...DUH).

My first thoughts on Day 1: How the heck am I supposed to do that? I'm really not a hugger for one and I probably won't be able to see many people because of Hurricane Sandy.

What I actually did: I went to the people in my home and gave them hugs...except for one(She was on the phone; I still have time)

Their response: They both pushed me away like what the hell are you doing but didn't say anything...I proceeded to hug them.

My Response: I really didn't know how I was going to do it because I knew they would have the reaction they did. Though. I took notice how they responded and still supplied them with my kindness. It felt very rewarding, like I was almost comforting them and taking away some of their worries. I am going to find ways to hug a couple more people before day 1 is over.

You can still it like yesterday before it's too late


Cozy thoughts

While sipping my tea last night, I must admit my scatter brain got the best of me. I stuck to sipping my tea mindfully for a good while then my thoughts began to wander.

I began to picture myself in my future home, sipping my tea, with a good book beside me, on my window seat. I often see this visualization every now and then, and it puts my mind into focus. I've just gotta have that quaint little window seat, alongside some amazing view.

Check out some pics of my future cozy corner...
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Aren't you just in love?? These dreams have to become goals!! 


First morning

Goodmorning Beautiful Queens & Kings!

First I have to share a small bit of the devotional I read in my YouVersion Bible app.

"Everyone has gone through seasons when the challenges of life feel overwhelming. During those times, it’s easy to be tempted to talk about how bad things are. Maybe you received a bad medical report, or maybe you’re facing a financial obstacle. But the more you talk about something, the bigger it becomes in your mind. Instead, you’ve got to dig your heels in and say, “No, I am not going to give life to that defeat. I am not going to speak sickness over myself. I’m not going to speak lack. I’m not going to speak fear. I’m choosing a different report. I believe the report of the Lord which says I am blessed. I am favored. I am prosperous. I am healthy. I am whole. I’m a victor, not a victim.”

Bring positive thoughts into your life. If you feed negative energy it will prosper. That negative energy will consume your body and lead you into excessive negativity. In those thoughts, do no grasp them, but also do not reject them. "No Grasping, No Rejecting." Accept that the negative energy is there, let it drift away, as it drifts, speak to your God to help you receive and increase positive thought energy.


Tea time

Mindfulness while making tea

Prepare a pot of tea to serve to guest or to drink by yourself. Do each movement slowly, in mindfulness. Do not let one detail of your movements go by without being mindful of it. Know that your hand lifts the pot by its handle. Know that your are pouring the fragrant warm tea into the cup. Follow each step in mindfulness. Breathe gently and more deeply than usual. Take hold of your breath if your mind strays.

via Thich Nhat Hanh

Once we have poured our tea we have to move toward the next step, which is the mindful sipping. As you take each sip focus on that sip. Focus on the cup in your hand, your hand moving toward your lips, your lips opening to receive the tea, and the tea entering your body. Remain in the moment!

My current tea choice: TOPS CinaMint with a teaspoon of honey


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Your invited!!

As I sit here I'm trying to figure out how the heck I'm going to begin. I was hit with a tad case of writers block...Why? Because I wanted this to be one of those super awesome, sexy invitations, but instead, it's me.

I recently decided to begin a discovery of my true self and thought why not document my journey. Around maybe the beginning of October, I would say was my official step toward a better me. I've been working on improving me, spiritually, mentally, physically and whole heartedly.

How I've been doing it you ask?
I had been receiving devotionals 5 days a week from a fellow natural haired friend, along with a devotional plan I had created via the YouVersion Bible app. I had also been subscribed to several blogs(which I never read). One day, I finally started reading what these daily emails were composed of. It was some really good stuff!

Along with all of that I started meditation(I am taking a mindfulness class in school), and began a 3 month life reset via I have been journaling my process but I may share a few things with you here are there. I will also be taking part in a 14 day Kindness Challenge so come along to join me on

So....welcome to my journey...I hope that we can take these steps together. We all deserve to be Queens. We just have to take the time to uncover her.

What to expect? Anything!
So do comment, take notes, share, and find your inner Queen!
(Kings comments are ALWAYS welcomed. Your opinions help us be better Queens as well.)