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There are many things I have learned on this journey known as life. One being when it knocks you down you have one of two options: stay down or get up and live the FUCK out of your life. Yes, there are times where life could be a bit tricky. I mean, what can I say? That's life and although it feels like you have pressure on your neck you can NOT let that stop you from being DOPE! Getting up and motivating yourself everyday is key. Tell yourself that you are going to accomplish something different each day you wake up. Do not keep putting off living your life because something else comes along and distracts you from the goals you have set or things you want to do. Traveling, reading a book or any other hobbies you have are just as important. Sometimes life takes us away from our self because we’re so focused on taking more hours at our jobs or on other people that we have no time to just stop and smell the roses.


If you can't motivate yourself into doing the things you want to do, then who will? Everything starts with you.

Everyday you should tell yourself "I am my own biggest fan, supporter and motivator. There is nothing that can stop me from what I have planned for myself."

When your life gets a little on the tricky side continue to tell yourself:

To believe, believe that you can do whatever you put your mind too.

Tell yourself to love yourself unconditionally.

Tell yourself that you are loved.

Tell yourself that you can conquer any fears you have.

Tell yourself you can defeat all the mental demons you are battling.

Tell yourself that you are the best version of you, but continue to work and make yourself better than the day before.

Tell yourself to just believe that anything is possible.


Everybody wakes up with the same 24 hours in their day. Nothing should ever stop you from wanting to take that vacation, reading that good book, painting that picture or just taking the time out to reflect on you. NEVER STOP WORKING ON YOU! When you stop you lose yourself and sometimes it can be hard to find you again.



After all is said and done, more is said than done....


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~BrownHippieChick~

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For about three years now my family and I have started our loc journey. Needless to say the

journey has been an unexpected adventure! We first started with using over the counter product but, as we continue to use over the counter our locs were getting rather gunky. So after much research, I decided it would be better to make our own product.Now we roll our hair with aloe and flax seed gel. To keep our hair full of moister we use rice water infused with several different types of essential oils and of course we use base oils to keep our scalp moisturized. I get asked often how do we maintain our locs and really once you get in the swing of things it's quite simple. I can not

stress how much moisture plays an important role in the loc process. Moisture is key! We also changed our method of re-twisting as well. When we first started we use the palm roll method, we palm rolled up until about four months ago. Our new method is the latch hook method and I have to say it takes a bit of work and attention to detail but, it's very worth it. With latch hooking your re-twist last a bit longer than what it would if you used palm rolling. We started with single locs but, then we decided to two strand them because we didn't want our locs to have that thinning look.Honestly I feel as though this has been the best decision because before her locs Ameenah

my seven year old) was very terrible at getting her hair combed. She would cry to the holy heavens as if someone was killing her. When I approached the girls about putting locs in their head I already had my presentation ready. I showed them pictures of other little brown girls with locs as well as women and of course I used the fact I wouldn't have to do their hair every week. It took them no time to decide in fact they were a bit more excited than I expected! I strive to continue to remind my girls to use the word loc or locs when it comes to their hair because there is nothing dreadful about the crown you wear. I always tell them that their hair is their glory because

it teaches one to be patient, self love, self confidence and to live unapologetically. We have also t

alked about how there are going to be times where people will look at you and judge you because of the way you choose to wear your hair but, heavy is the head that wears the crown. In life people will judge you before even talking to you but that's just a burden that we have to bare. People who judge others are never happy with themselves or their lives.I make sure that my girls continue to live confidently, carelessly, unapologetically and in their truth. Honestly I'm happy that as a family we decided to take this journey together because it has helped us to have a devotion of purity and because our locs are our crown they act as a constant reminder that we own force, wisdom, and we are expected to generate goodness onto ourselves and others. They also give us strength of our spirit and of conviction.



After all is said and done, more is said than done....

Thank you to all who have read this and please go LIKE.. SUBSCRIBE.. and FOLLOW! I guarantee you a good read if you do so. As always I wish you all love 🖤, peace✌🏽, and much much much happiness😀

🖤✌🏽🌻

~BrownHippieChick~



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Alright, ladies and gentlemen so for the longest I have been trying to find a year around little something to decorate my front door. Like literally I would have a wreath in the cart and would put it back because I would convenience myself that it was something about it I did not like. So then I would tell myself okay Vera girl just make your own door decoration. Y'all I literally kept putting this off for the longest but I went ahead and just bite the bullet and got extra creative.

   

Before



So I asked myself, Vera, what do you want to do to kickstart your weekend? Welp guys I walked around Hobby Lobby until I came up with something fun and useful. At times we get so wrapped up in different projects that we have to start making ourselves do DIY projects that will be beneficial in the long run.


As I started before I was in Hobby Lobby and I walked around for a good two hours before my creative juices started to flow. That's when I had the idea of well okay you need something really nice for your front door and

After


it needs to be something you can keep on your door year round.                                      

Okay so first I started off by painting the "K" with some white paint I decided to do white because I wanted the flowers to be the center of attention. As the paint was drying I took the glitter and just sprinkled a little in each area of the "K" not too much though. This is one of those things you have to eye. This is also an important step because I let the paint act as glue for the glitter. you want to remember to not sprinkle the glitter when the paint is wet but you also do not want to wait until its completely dry.




The flowers I picked myself of course. I think this is what took the majority of my time up in Hobby Lobby. I had to just keep switching and gathering and color swapping. Trust me you'll know when



you have the right bouquet. Other items I used was a glue gun, glue sticks, scissors and some plant pruners to cut the wire stem off the flower. You guys it took me all of 45 minutes to an hour to do this DIY. I'm in love with the results and I will post an update when we put it up.


After all is said and done, more is said than done....

Thank you to all who have read this and please go LIKE.. SUBSCRIBE.. and FOLLOW! I guarantee you a good read if you do so. As always I wish you all love, peace✌, and much much much happiness😀

🖤✌🏽🌻 ~BrownHippieChick~

Glitter: Hobby Lobby Price: $2.99

Paint: Hobby Lobby Price: $9.99

Flowers: Hobby Lobby Price: 0.99-2.99 (depending on style)





   

         



 
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