Happy Wednesday! This weeks weekly inspiration comes from 1 Peter 4:10-

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

So many times growing up- we were always taught in church to strive to find your “purpose” in life. It was taught that your purpose for living were all the things you are on earth to do. Something that has really stuck out to me the last few years that should go along with this teaching is that everyone’s purpose is different and no two are the same. We all have different gifts, different talents. No two people share the same story & everyone’s journey has a different ending.

1 Peter 4:10 reminds us that were are all on earth for different reasons! Our gifts and talents are all different so that we can all accomplish great things together, not in competition. It’s so easy to compare ourselves to others these days- with social media as big as it is it’s easy to compare our own lives to someone else’s highlight reel. Don’t do that! Easier said than done (obviously!), but always remember that the gifts, talents, dreams & desires that God has placed in your heart are yours & yours alone.

P.S.- Deets on the outfit above can be found here

Until Next Time!

-B

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Well- it’s been a whirlwind down South these last few weeks to say the least! So much has been going on that I stopped watching the news- it was just too much! With all the disaster going on recently- it was the best feeling to get a little glimpse of happy- a package in the mail from Epica! It was like Christmas in September the other day- my box from this amazing brand was filled with so many fab things! Although I have been compensated to write this post, all opinions are my own.

If there’s one thing I love- it’s a brand that supports women! Epica is just what that is, besides simply fab. I am soo picky when it comes to accessories (especially earrings) & love all of the items that they sent me! Being a minimalist and not wearing much jewels, I love how the ones that I got are simple but fab at the same time. The quality is great and the price points are pretty amazing too, so this is pretty much a win-win for all! I also recieved a top which I love and just can’t stop wearing! It is so versitile in my closet and goes with so many things! Again- #Win.

Don’t just believe me, and check out the brand for yourself by shopping Epica yourself! You can get 25% by using my code, SGRACE15. Head over to the website before it’s too late- as my code expires soon!

Until Next Time!

-B

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With all the devastation that has occurred recently with Hurricane Harvey-it was only right that I hosted an event to help give back! Come join me this Saturday at Altar’d State in Rice Village as we give back together! Myself and a few other bloggers will be there from 12-5 collecting donations of school supplies & toiletries that will be donated to local Houston children’s charities. So many kids are going back to school next week who have lost everything, so it was only right to do this. By bringing a donation- you will be entered into a drawing to win a gift card, which will be given away every hour. & of course,  light bites will be served. Needless to say, Come hang out with me!

 

Until Next Time!

-B

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These last few weeks have been rough. Between Harvey hitting, affecting so many people I consider family  & life in general- I decided that I either needed to go the the spa or sleep all weekend. Considering sleeping all weekend is never an option for me (ain’t nobody got time for that), I decided that the spa was the next best thing! When I went to Beautique over in Rice Village- I for sure had it figured out that I was going to roll in, get a 2 hour massage, and roll back out feeling better than ever. It was at the moment that I realized that I desperately needed to get my nails done- so I had not choice but to go for the latter. I was not disappointed in my choice.

I for one typically don’t venture out when it comes to my nails. I always go to my cute little nail shop over on Westheimer and have gone there for years. They know me by name- I get the same neutral pink (beige if I’m feeling adventurous), and I have the same nail tech every time. Basically- it’s my “nail home” if you would. This week-  I cheated on my nail tech with someone else & I have no shame! My nails and toes look & feel fab- and I even had a chance to give back to victims of Hurricane Harvey while I was there!

I got a mani & pedi, and was about to head out the door when I realized that the entire wall was filled with items that people had dropped off for victims of hurricane Harvey. Soo many people I know lost homes and all of their belongings so this hit home to me! I then remembered that I had a trunk full of donation items that I had planned to drop off later that day- so I decided to drop them off there! It was such a rewarding feeling to know that I came into Beautqiue for a massage (total personal reason), but had a chance to give back and make a difference while I was there too!

Until Next Time!

-B

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Happy Wednesday! This weeks weekly inspiration comes from Luke 11:11-13-

“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

I love this passage so much- as it is so relate-able and realistic! I am probably one of the most stubborn people that I know! I like things done my way, and for sure in my timing. Most of all- I am also a bit of a perfectionist- so I like doing things myself as I don’t trust others to do the task how I would like! Needless to say (ha), I can be a bit cray sometimes. In addition to that, I also am doing 100 things and once- always worrying about the next. This passage in Luke is the perfect reminder that God will always give us our hearts desires- as long as we ask for them!

As previously stated, I don’t like asking for help much. Basically, I will wait until the last minute if I need help with something- trying every and all other options before admitting to myself that I can’t do it all alone. Unfortunately, I tend to act this way in every situation. I love this verse because it reminds us (myself included!) that God won’t leave us hanging- and will give us what we ask. At the right time, and in the right moments. Our hearts desires will be filled, more than we could ever imagine! Never think that God doesn’t hear you out- even if i seems like it ain’t listening!

P.S.- Deets on the outfit above can be found here

Until Next Time!

-B

 

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