The Answer

Family, RetroStank, Self Esteem, Spirit and In-Spirit-ation

This is a Read-Aloud exercise.

A MUST READ-ALOUD EXERCISE:
A MUST READ-ALOUD EXERCISE:

Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus.

My grandmama taught me to meditate  on Him. Repeating His name as she cleaned the kitchen, washed her dishes, and cooked the vegetables from her garden. She chanted His powerful name while she put the cornmeal back in the cabinet, and the milk and eggs back in the box.

The peace and the energy that gave her!

My grandmama was a witness wherever and whenever: at Brookshire’s, at Simmons Bank, at the Extension Office, at Ford Car Servicing. She was a little old Paul of Tarsis in terms of her fervency in spreading the Good News.

So I am obligated by her example to share who He is. Our Redeemer. The Master. Our Savior. Forever.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  John 14: 6

I love the Lord. He IS ALWAYS there. In my darkest hour, I tried Him. When my grandmama died, I was eight months pregnant. It was about 10 pm when I found out. I laid across the sofa and called His name. I loved my grandmother. I lived with her in my youth and in young adulthood. I expected that she would meet her first great-grand. But He is your present help.

I’m still here. Ain’t wearing head-to-toe black everyday and crying all over myself, I trust Him.

Confess your sins, repent, and be baptized. He is waiting on you.

💗

R.S.

Green Apple purée for Baby!!

Family, Recipes, RetroStank

 I love green apples! Get you some almond butter…best breakfast ever. So whilst I was eating my apples, Riley looked like he needed some too.

So I bust my Magic Bullet out and mixed in a little nursery water with the Granny Smith apple. Riley dug it! (See pics) 

💗

R.S.

   

All My Trials

Family, Mind., RetroStank, Self Esteem, Spirit and In-Spirit-ation

folks wanna read that light, fluffy stuff, but I have to be real: life in 2015 is often full of doo-doo. 

I done took some hits, yall.

Like Langston Hughes, life sho ain’t been no crystal stair. 

  
I am asking God to tell me. Show me, what I must do. 

The “shucks” or “lowballs” are up in the thousands like those arrow-shaped waiting tickets near closing time…I been holding back the tears so long my mouth taste like  straight salt water from all the Undropped tears slipping back into my throat. I will tell you what my shortcomings are: too hard-headed, too self-reliant, uncommunicative about issues, and lately, a bad planner.

 I am striving.

 My husband is STRIVING. 

The systems, man, are structured against us. The odds are stacked like monoliths. 

BUT!

Jesus is the only one for me, when I think of Him. My mind is worry-free, so free, so free. All the struggles of this world can’t get me down. Cuz in Him, I found. In Him I found, sweet peace of mind. 

(Song here: http://youtu.be/AL8Ohs39O5Q)

That’s all folks. 

  

Summer Favorite: That Flower Power

Fashion, RetroStank

 Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.
Miguel Angel Ruiz


 
Flowers 

Nike Air Max 1 Ultra has this beautiful floral line called Floral City Pack, with a sneaker for Tokyo, NYC, Milan, Shangai, London, and Paris (pictured here in all its pink and blue glory). They were released April 11, 2015 in North America. I want these! Make those tootsies feel the meadows!

Source: http://m.solecollector.com/news/nike-womens-air-max-1-floral-city-pack/ 

  
I met this beautiful young mother in her feminine floral and I had to stop her. Maureen is making everybody stop and smell the roses in her black floral sundress. And doing it all while expecting and entertaining her son! I love to see a stylish SuperMom. ❤

Purusing Pinterest, I found these edible flower ice cubes; how gorgeous!

  

Type in your own Secret Garden with this Liz Lisa Floral Print Silicon keyboard, sold on EBay. I just thought it was worth sharing, since it’s so stinking adorable. 

  Here I am last summer when I was expecting my son Riley.

All in all, flowers can make you smile and flowers can make anything sexier.

Ta-Ta, darlings!

💗

R.S.

I’m no beauty queen, I’m just beautiful me

Beauty, RetroStank

Lyrics Are The Story Of My life

Make-up can make you look pretty on the outside but it wont help if you’re ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up. 

– Audrey Hepburn

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Be yourself. It’s such a vague adage.  So if you want to be yourself, in every sense of the word, be unique. Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and that some days you are the statue.  It’s just simple as breathing. People might raise eyebrows and even make fun, but as long as you can shrug and say “Hey, that’s just me” and leave it at that, people will ultimately respect you for it, and you’ll respect yourself. Yes, sometimes it will hurt when you’re teased. Just learn to ignore it. While this can be very difficult, and far easier said than done, try your best to flick it off your shoulder. Life’s too short to waste time on pretense. Laugh, be merry…

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Coral OOTD

Beauty, Fashion

 Jan 31, 2014

I styled myself for a few promo pics with Urban Village1146 Euclid Ave, Atlanta, GA in Little Five Points (Atlanta’s eclectic, artistic, dope meets weird…mini-Austin neighborhood).

This that unveiling of L5P epitome. 

Coral bandage dress

Camera

Pink Dorothy from the Wiz pumps that pinch toes

And six years worth of natural hair.

💗

R.S.                       

Aren’t you from New York?

Fashion, New York, Ooh La La Outfits

Taking the Tunic trend black AND floral, this girl had me beaming when she told me my style remember her of that  Big Ole Apple.

Yes.

Mint 3/4 blazer. Check.

Black high waist cigarette pants. Check.

Floral dress you bought at Marshall’s when you spent whole checks on clothes. Check.

And there you have it.

R.S.

    

Inspired by Girls Dressed Cute For Work GDCFW 

Atlanta, Beauty, Fashion, Ooh La La Outfits, RetroStank

Take a vintage silk navy striped catalogue type Oxford, a lemon yellow knit cardigan and some curls, and VOILÁ!

Steve Madden has created my lovely biker studded boots that I hunted down at Dillards two Decemebers ago.
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