Beautiful BoomYou feel like no one sees you. You are kind to those around you. You are not after the paycheck but after the cause. You genuinely compliment strangers. You are willing to draw a smile into someones face, even when yours is faded. You offer your seat when you are on the bus or subway for someone in need. You use your metro card to get on the front of the bus, despite of how many people are smuggling themselves in the back of the bus. You look in the eyes of a stranger and smile. You challenge yourself to be better than yesterday everyday. You feed your mind, soul and body with positive juice. You indulge yourself in love and pure joy. Just like the font on the picture above, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL in and throughout. Do not get weary in well doing, God sees you even when no one is watching.

You hear me? God sees you. ūüéÄ

 

Love,

Deyla

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Two words to describe him; meek and skillful. If you don’t know by now, his name is¬† Jose Dejesus and he goes by¬†Trill Cooker.¬†Jose grew up in The Bronx and collected his experience as a chef in Manhattan.¬†With a remarkable career as a chef and pure determination, Jose¬†stands as a proficient chef in New York City.

Besides a chef, Jose is also a successful entrepreneur. He founded “Breaking Bread”, where he hosts pop up dinners in different parts of The Bronx. What makes this interesting, is that the dinner is a secret; so you will not know what’s for dinner until you arrive to the designated location.¬† If you have a specific diet and/or food restrictions, before purchasing your ticket you are asked about those restrictions. At the time when I attended one of his pop up dinners, I was strictly pescatarian and I was well taken care of.¬†So no worries!¬†Please note that everything was freshly made and prepared at the counter.

Anyways, here are some photos that highlights my experience at the pop up dinner.

 

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Want to know when is the next pop up dinner? Visit this website.

To see what Trill Cooker is currently up to, follow his Instagram page.

 

Love,

Deyla

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my bible You may know this, but there is power in prayer. In other words, there is power in talking to God. Talking to God, is defined as praying. Whether you hold your hands together or sit still. God hears you either way. Cant find anyone to talk to? Talk to god he is always available, I promise you that he does not take any lunch breaks. He does not miss a single beat, in fact he is waiting for you to talk to him. Pray because you need help, pray because you want to be happy, pray because you are hurt, pray because you are lost, pray because you are confused, pray because you are thankful, pray because you want more of god, pray because you want to hear his voice, pray because no one understands you, pray because you need directions, pray because you almost died and somehow you are still here. Pray about any and everything. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. (Jeremiah 29:12) ⠀
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Prayer: ⠀
Dear God, thank you for this day. Thank you for keeping me safe and sound. In Jesus name, Amen.

 

Love,

Deyla

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Sweet potatoes wedges makes a great side for a delicious homemade meal and it is easy to make. Here is how!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Sweet Potatoes (peeled and cut into wedges)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon olive oil (or whatever oil you prefer)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (or any seasoning that you prefer)
  • 1/2¬†teaspoon black pepper

 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a bowl, mix the wedges and seasoning. Mix well together until everything is combined.
  • In a baking sheet, spread the wedges apart. Once you are done, put the sheet inside of the oven.
  • Bake for 30min to 40min, keeping an eye on the wedges so that they don’t get too crispy.
  • Once it is done baking, wait about 5min before serving.

 

And wallah! There you have it, homemade “Baked Crispy Sweet Potato”.

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If you are planning to try this recipe, please do share on how it turned out for you!

Have you ever tried baked sweet potato wedges?

 

Love,

Deyla

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You are beautiful
You are different
You are YOU!!!

People today tend to compare themselves to others because they want to be them or even possess what they have. We all have role models but there is difference between and idol and following someone else’s trend.

Begin by analyzing yourself in the mirror, admire your features as you look at yourself. DO NOT THINK ABOUT THE NEGATIVE BUT INSTEAD THINK ABOUT THE POSITIVE!!!

NEXT, Have you ever sat down to actually contemplate what makes you beautiful?
Take the moment to think about five things that makes you beautiful or even happy and if you cant that is a problem.
The problem is your not identifying the beauty within yourself and now it is time to get out of that shell.
That barrier that you have can be broken down! Do not build upon it but break it instead.
Look upon my 5 ways to be more creative blog post on how to branch out to be different and unique.

However this post is to make you more focused on yourself and who you are a s person.

Then, each day as you wake up place a post-it note of a motivational thought on your mirror, or somewhere you will always see the post-it.

Lastly, say “I am confident”, each day and night, even when you in the car going to work, or even taking public transportation.

Your confidence is the key to everything. It shapes who you are as a person, and that positivity needs to be shared throughout. That is what people will want to see.

Remember you came out into this world alone, now its time to make your own image of yourself. Make yourself your own role model.

 

Written by Nanayaa

 

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Deyla

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