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Fear of the unknown

Fear of the unknown can hinder us from accomplishing our goals or promises.  How many dreams, seasons or circumstances have we forgone because our fears spoke louder than our passion? Why is it that we allow our fears to be the dictator of our life? When are we going to just put aside our fears and take life by the reigns?

 

Over this weekend, I met some clients who were telling me about their goals and one of the young ladies informed me that she wanted to start her own small business. She had everything from the name of her company to logo and who she was going to target. However, her fear hindered her from proceeding with her small business.  How can we overcome our fear of the unknown? How are we going to strategically accomplish those goals and step out that box?  We need to move past our comforts of knowing and dabble in the unknown when it comes to stepping boldly into our passions.  Its sad place to be when you’re on your death bed contemplating all the things that you could have done and wish you could go back do but it’s too late.

 

 

How many of you are willing to take the plunge and step out into the unknown especially to do something that you love and are passionate about?

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Goal + Effort=Success

You must work towards your goals in order for you to achieve them. If you don’t put forth the efforts then you will not achieve it. So ask yourself, have I maximize my resources and potential in achieving my goal? If not, then it’s not too late to start.  Every step is progress.

PUSH

push-quotes-1We all face obstacles; however we should not allow these circumstances or situations to hinder us from pursing our dreams or goals. Whatever you feel is blocking or limiting you from making the steps towards you goal PUSH pass it. You are stronger than you think.

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Slow & Steady Wins the Race

Happy Thursday Beautiful People,

How many of you know that you can find a message in everything that you do or see. God speaks to us in many different facets and that is why He is so amazing. Yesterday, when I was driving to work there was this car driving in front of me and I was like, oh no this person is driving way to slow for my liking and I needed to pass them so that is exactly what I did. So I lose sight of this car and continue to drive my regular route to work. Guys, you believe who was in front of me when I get to get closer to my destination… thats right the same white car that I passed so couple of miles back was now in front of me. I was like this is crazy and just like that God dropped a nugget in my heart.

He said that there are going to be people in your life who pass you by because they feel that you are not going at the speed they want you. However, don’t you fret because everything happens on God’s timing and He will get there when He deems its time. He will place you ahead of those individuals who thought you were to slow and left you in the dust. However, God will never leave you or no forsake. He made us to be the head not the tail. Deuteronomy 28:13, “The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.”   So submit to God in prayer everything that we do and desire. Obey His commandments in order for these things to take place.   Check your motives to ensure that they are pure. You can’t come to God in prayer and have bad motives behind it and think He will elevate you because it doesn’t work like that with our God.  Pure heart equals favor from the Lord.
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Everything happens on God’s time so endure the journey. Just like that driver in white car who was going at their pace because they knew that eventually they would get to their destination despite the impatient individuals surrounding them. We must remember that even if we are slow but steady, we will overcome and win the race.  But we endure and embrace the journey that we are on and don’t rush and trust God’s perfect timing. Remember, 2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” As encouragement to enduring the race and complete with the grace of the Lord through your faith and His timing.

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Simple Minds Can’t Understand Your Dreams

Happy Wednesday Beautiful People,

Last week,  I was at work listening to my favorite thing in the world …….Motivational Speeches. These speeches are the best because it pushes you to strive for more and motivates you to grind toward your dreams well at least in my case it does.  So when one of the speakers said something profound that I know I had to share with you guys.  He touched on that simple minded people can’t understand your dreams. I agree with him on this matter.

 

You ever had a dream and  told someone who you thought would encourage you to follow your dreams yet you got the total opposite. They told you to give up on that dream or ridiculed you about it. They make statements like, “Why can’t you get a normal job!”or “Do something that within your norm!” “You’re  to young or old!” “You dont have knowledge or experience!” “You will never be successful!” I could list a) the types of rants that individuals use as a tactic so doubt is instill in us which leads to us not accomplishing our dreams.

I realize the reason that people say those things because simple minded people can’t understand your dreams or visions. It’s okay for them live the “Leave It to Beaver” lifestyle but don’t allow them to deter you from your dreams. This is because there are people who can’t imagine themselves doing things that you dreamed of doing or intimidated by your dream. They can’t get pass the concept of stepping out of the box and doing something that goes against their norm. Those are not the people that you need not to surround yourself with. You need to find like-minded people who will encourage you, motivate you and support you especially when it comes to making your dreams your reality. Nobody wants a Debbie Downer in their corner tearing them down about something that they are passion about.

Until next time

 

Peace, Love and Fashion,

Kat

Motivational Quote Tuesday!

Hey Beautiful People!!

Happy Tuesday!  Guys, when I tell you that life is amazing and I’m just loving the season that I am in.  So yesterday while at work, I wanted to start off my day listening to some motivational speeches and felt a sense of empowerment and of course get some serious motivation to strive to be a better me.  My friends, if you haven’t listened to empowerment speeches then I suggest you take a trip to Youtube and check those videos out. You will definitely be changed and transformed mentally, spiritually and emotionally.  How many of you know that it all start with mind? You change your mindset then your perspective will sure to change.

So today, I just wanted to empower and encourage you gals and guys on this Tuesday with some quotes that I found encouraging that will jumpstart any runt you are in or simple encourage you. Go ahead and print them out and place around your home, office or car as constant reminder.  Because YOU are as GREAT as YOU CHOOSE TO BE!! So why not CHOOSE to be GREAT!

Until next time

Peace, Love and Fashion,

Kat

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“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale:

 

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Valentine’s Fashion Look

Hey Beautiful People!!

Hope your President Day is going well!! I  know my day is going by greatly because I’m home relaxing after long 3 day weekend. So folks, how was the Valentine’s day? I enjoyed my day of Love. I spent my day with family and friends. I also got to style my cousin for Valentine’s Day!! So let’s get into these fashion looks!!

So I for Valentine’s Day, I decided that I was going to shop in my closet because I’m on a strict  budget so I need to financially resourceful. 

So I decided that I was going to wear my red Jennifer Lopez  dress that I got from Kohl’s last year. I paired the dress with this ruffled vest that my mom thrifted recently. I pair the look with an ankle strapped heel with gold detailing on the side. For my accessories, I add my diamond studded earrings and diamond necklace.

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Now my cousin’s wanted to wear pink and white for Valentine’s Day. So we got this cute pinknshirt from Marshalls.   The jacket was gifted to her which matched the pants to a T. The pants was thrifted. We also got the shoes from Marshall. The shoes were super cute. It was reptile print ankle strap with tassel zipper on the back. She paired with floral clutch and cute diamond studded heart earrings. This outfit cost under $50 which was her budget.

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I hope you enjoyed our OOTN!! Let me know in the comment section what you
did for Valentine’s Day or what you wore.

Until next time,

Peace, Love and Fashion,
Kat

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Sippy Sips for Valentine’s Day

Happy Friday!!

I love a good beverage especially if its a signature drink. So whats Valentine’s Day without a good signature drink.  So sit back and enjoy as I share with you these tasty drink specials that will have swooning all night loong.

  1. Pink Vanilla Cotton Candy Valentine Mocktail

Pink Vanilla Cotton Candy Valentine Mocktail recipe from createcraftlove.com!

Source:http://www.createcraftlove.com/valentine-mocktail/

3. Love Potion Punch

Love Potion Punch - A magical potion that fizzes when you add the secret ingredient. Great for kids' Valentine's Day parties and science experiments! Oh yeah, AND it's delicious! See it in action on the blog!:

Source:http://bitzngiggles.com/love-potion-punch/

4. Strawberry Pomegranate Sangria

Strawberry Pomegranate Sangria Recipe-- this is so easy to throw together and it's dangerously good. Tastes like sparkling pomegranate strawberry juice!

Source:http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/12/19/strawberry-pomegranate-sangria/

5. Tickled Pink Martini

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Source:http://www.onewed.com/photos/show/Tickled-Pink-Valentines-Day-martini

6. Hugs & Kisses Martini

Have your Chocolate and Drink it Too with a Hugs & Kisses Martini for Valentine's Day! http://homeiswheretheboatis.net/ #ValentinesDay #chocolatemartini:

Source:http://homeiswheretheboatis.net/2014/02/12/hugs-kisses-martini-for-valentines-day/

7. Raspberry Champagne Float

Source:http://celebrationsathomeblog.com/raspberry-champagne-float/

8.  Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail

Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail - a health-conscious skinny drink that tastes just like a Pink Starburst - and lots of tips for keeping your drinks light

Source:http://happyfoodhealthylife.com/lightened-up-pink-starburst-cocktail/

9.Red Berry Kamikaze

Source:http://blogs.mydevstaging.com/blogs/delish-dish/2014/02/05/red-berry-kamikaze/

10. The Giggly Rose

The Giggly Rose

Source:http://drinkedin.net/cocktail-reviews/159613-the-giggly-rose.html

 

Well friends, I hope you enjoyed these delicious drinks. Let me know in the comment section which drink are you guys anticipating on making for Valentine’s Day!

 

Until next time,

Peace, Love and Fashion

Kat

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Happy Thursday Beautiful People!

How many of us like a good home cook meal. I know I do! How about on Valentine’s Day instead of going out into madness. You stay home and cook a significant meal for that someone special. I know I would enjoy that. If you would like to switch and cook a romantic meal for two then this post is for you. I went to my favorite website Pinterest and I found some amazing recipes that will make your taste buds fall in love with you all over again.

Appetizer 

Cheesy Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip

 

 

 

 

Source:http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a45929/cheesy-shrimp-scampi-dip-recipe/

2. Fig-Prosciutto Crostini

Fig-Prosciutto Crostini

Source:http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/fig-prosciutto-crostini-139045.aspx

3. Mozzarella Cheese Filled Hearts w/ Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Hungry Happenings: Mozzarella Cheese Filled Hearts with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto:

Source:http://hungryhappenings.com/2013/02/Valentine-food-cheese-filled-hearts.html/

4. Garlic Herb Seared Scallops

Garlic Herb Seared Scallops - Easy scallops recipe with a cream sauce infused with garlic and herb. So good and restaurant-quality! | rasamalaysia.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:http://rasamalaysia.com/seared-scallops-recipe/

Entrée

1.Duck Breast with Pomegranate Citrus Glaze

Sexy At Home Romantic Date Meals | Homemade Recipes http://homemaderecipes.com/course/desserts/24-amazing-first-date-dinner-recipes

Source:http://www.thekitchn.com/romantic-dinner-recipe-duck-breast-with-pomegranate-citrus-glaze-new-recipes-from-the-kitchn-183851

2. Crab Stuffed Whitefish

Crab Stuffed Whitefish / http://bamskitchen.com

Source:http://bamskitchen.com/dietary-restrictions/glutenfree/crab-stuffed-flounder/

3.Thai Baked Pineapple Fried Rice

Thai Baked Pineapple Fried Rice

Source:http://leelalicious.com/thai-baked-pineapple-fried-rice/

4. Honey Lime Chicken Skewers 

Source:http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/honey-lime-chicken-skewers/

Dessert

1.Pink Champagne Velvet Layer Cake

Pink Champagne Velvet Layer Cake by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Moist, tender white cake reminiscent of its buttermilk cake cousin, Red Velvet Cake, our Champagne Velvet Layer Cake is made with a champagne reduction and a hint of almond and vanilla. It is iced with Pink Champagne Buttercream and filled with Strawberry-Raspberry Filling for a truly romantic dessert experience. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! | dessert recipe

Source:http://wickedgoodkitchen.com/pink-champagne-velvet-layer-cake/

2. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Source:http://www.justataste.com/valentines-day-red-velvet-cheesecake-brownies-recipes/

3. White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake 3 from willcookforsmiles.com

Source:http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/2014/07/white-chocolate-raspberry-swirl-cheesecake.html

4. Strawberry Bliss

Source:http://makebakecelebrate.blogspot.com/2012/04/strawberry-bliss.html

 

Well folks, I hope you enjoyed this post and found helpful to enlighten your tastebuds.

Until next time,

Peace, Love and Fashion,

Kat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crafty Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Happy Tuesday Beautiful People!!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. We have about 5 days left. Whose excited about the day of love? I know I am because this is when the best romance films plays on television and  I got my popcorn and box of tissues ready. How many of you have your significant other’s gift already? I’m proud of you guys who beat the crowd and got those gifts.  Now if you are like me and haven’t gotten your valentine a gift yet. Then, don’t fright because this blog post is for you.

I wanted to take a different approach on these last minute V-Day Gifts by showing you gifts that are inexpensive yet crafty. Who wouldn’t want a homemade gift. A gift that toke time and energy to make. I know I would and I hope that I’m not the only who would appreciate those types of gifts. So lets get started

1. Make a personalize box of all your love ones favorite things.

Tips For Creating The Perfect Gift Box | Sugar and Charm:

Source:http://sugarandcharm.com/2015/09/tips-for-creating-the-perfect-gift-box.html

2.You can write love letters for your significant other

Open When Envelope Ideas | Click Pic for 38 DIY Valentine Gifts for Him | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend:

Source:https://ldr13.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/what-do-you-put-in-an-open-when-envelope-2/

3. You can write them reason why you appreciate them

This unique book made up of cards to tell him 52 reasons why you love him....17 Last Minute Handmade Valentine Gifts for Him. Surprise!! #diyHandmadeValentineGiftsforHim: Here's a meaningful gift full of affirmation from the letter A to Z. Download the printable for a great last-minute gift from the heart.:

Sources: http://sadtohappyproject.com/handmade-valentine-gifts-for-him/  &  http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2015/02/06/what-i-love-about-you-from-a-to-z-mini-book-gift/

 

4. Make a sweet treat bouquet

•❈• Last-Minute Valentine's Day Sweets & Treats.  These would be great as a centerpiece or make mini ones for each guest.:

Source: http://craftsncoffee.com/2013/02/12/last-minute-valentines-day-sweets-treats/

5. Couples Scrapbook

 

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Source:http://www.hercampus.com/school/u-ottawa/5-gifts-get-your-boyfriend-christmas

6. Romantic Scavenger Hunt

mister b and me: diy: valentines scavenger hunt.:

Source:http://misterbandme.blogspot.com/2013/02/diy-valentines-scavenger-hunt.html?m=1

7. Love Coupons

Create your own personalized love coupons starring you and the one you love.:

Source:http://lovecoups.com/?pp=

 

Well folks that all for today, I hope I was able to help you guys and gals out with some crafty Valentine’s Day gift ideas!!

 

Until next time,

Peace, Love and Fashion