A new beginning in my life

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This picture represents a new beginning.

Here’s why: ⠀

Summer 2017 has officially been one of the best summers that I have experienced thus far, within my twenty three years of living. You may be thinking why? Well, let me share with you that this summer, I committed my life to Jesus Christ. I️ realized that there was so much more to life and that it was impossible for me to live without God in my life. Ever since, god has been filling me up with power, love and a sound mind. However, I’d like to highlight that I️ did not grow up in a Christian household and no one really talked to me about god. I have always believed in god but .. I️ did not see this hunger for Christ coming my way at all! This was not my plan y’all but it’s the best unplanned plan I’ve ever had. In a nutshell; I traded my sorrow, I traded my pain and I laid it all down for the joy of the lord. And I️ am eternally grateful. I️ pray that he does the same for you. 🌸

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Soul Food spot in The Bronx

Another Hidden Gem in The Bronx, ya’ll! Okay so whenever I walked pass this block, this restaurant is always packed with people. I went inside and asked the chef why this restaurant is always packed and he simply told me in his Caribbean accent “When you try the food, you will know”.

I must admit that the food is truly good!  My boyfriend and I had fish, shrimps, mac and cheese, candied yams, corn bread and their signature drink called half and half. The serve a lot of food so we split the food and we were more than satisfied.

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Everything was delicious and reasonably priced. The chef was right after all, now I know why this place is always packed.

My Fav African Fashion Line; Aisha Qabila

Young Bronx native, Aisha is CEO and founder of Aisha Qabila which is a beautiful African Fashion line. Aisha Qabila, offers a selection of handmade Vinyl beads and gorgeous head ties! She is truly driven and knows exactly what she wants. I love her fashion line for so many reasons!

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Aisha Qabila

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The Queen herself, CEO and Founder of Aisha Qabila. (Wearing The Blick Headtie)

One main reason being that she started off this fashion line with a mission to empower women from all over the world. It’s an amazing feeling to have a power talk like this with powerful individuals such as Aisha because you can see the passion through her eyes and you can also hear it through her voice. Her goal is to empower women with her clothing and that is what makes her authentic and her fashion absolutely FABULOUS!!

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The Nina Headtie

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The Nima Headtie

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The Niaka Headtie

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The Vinca Headtie

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For more information you can visit the wesbite or you can contact Aisha directly with the information provided above.

Monthly grocery shopping at ALDI

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Okay you guys I am really spilling the tea here. I am letting you know some of my tops grocery shopping secrets here in The Bronx.

With only 2 locations here in The Bronx, ALDI has so much to offer! ALDI is a German company that has successfully made its way into the United States. I love shopping for groceries here. One reason beyond all, I can buy organic fruits and veggies for a good price. Above all, it is a global discounted supermarket.

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My Grocery List

  1. Pita Chips
  2. Turkey Bacon
  3. Multi grain Bread
  4. Organic Yogurt
  5. Organic Quinoa
  6. Pineapple
  7. Broccoli (3 heads)
  8. Sweet Potatoes (About 10 in a bag)
  9. Old Fashion Oats
  10. Zucchini (4)
  11. Hummus
  12. Lemons (6)
  13. Brussels Sprouts (A bag of small Brussels sprouts)
  14. Oven Roasted Almonds
  15. Gala Apples (5)

I purchased 15 items that will last me for a whole month and I spent less than $40! Mathematically speaking, if I spend this month every month for a whole year, less than $500 will be going towards my groceries. Sounds almost unbelievable, when Americans usually spend $150 a week on groceries. Insane! You can eat better and save so much here at ALDI.

 

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Two locations here in The Bronx, pick one and start saving. 

Do you shop at ALDI? 

Blooming Flowers and April Goals

April

Time waits for no one! Being that it is April already, this quote proves itself to be completely true. Phew, time is just flying by.

Although we are a couple days into this month, I thought I’d share my goals with you guys. Besides me being a neat freak and a huge planner, it is extremely important for me to have a productive year as a newbie in the blogging community. In order to have a great year, it is crucial to take one step at a time by taking each month at a time. Checking off each accomplishment as time goes, one by one.

Without further ado, here are my goals for April:

  • Finish reading “Tired of being tired by Jesse Lynn Hanley” 

Okay, so I believe the universe drew me to this book because I was looking for a cookbook online and I found this instead.  This book is exactly what I need to read right now, in order to reshape my plan for a healthier lifestyle. In just ten simple solutions, Jesse dissects each step and teaches you everything you need to know. This book influences most of my goals for this month. Has any read or heard of this book??

  • Walk at least 10,000 steps (5 miles) four times each week

I consider myself to be active for the most part, I love a good workout. However, I have been out of the gym for a couple months so I thought I start with something very simple and then work my way up. Otherwise, if I go back to my usual workout my body wont be able to keep up and I will most likely give up. Which is why I am taking one step at a time, literally!

  • Explore healthy recipes

For a healthy body, we must fuel our bodies with natural whole foods. Meaning that we must eat fruits and vegetables everyday. Eating fruits is not a problem for me as much as eating vegetables. If  I can actually enjoy eating vegetables, then I more likely to eat them frequently. This month I am going to get in the kitchen and try new recipes, so that I can enjoy my veggies. Any recipe recommendations?? Please let me know

  • Spring clean my room

After reading Three Minimalist Lessons in My Thirties,  from one of my favorite bloggers. I was inspired to clear my room and get rid of things that I do not use or need. I find myself holding on to things, just because its mine. I am talking about makeup, clothes, and shoes!! Oh my, I have so much things.

  • Publish a new post, at least 4 times a week

So far this is m 4th month as a blogger, woohoo!! Although I feel like I have been doing a great job thus far, I want to challenge myself to post at least four times a week for the rest of the month. How was your first couple months as a blogger? Do tell, I feel like I am alone and a bit puzzled sometimes!

I plan to accomplish my goals by planning out each week every Sunday. Making sure that I incorporate each goal within my weekly plan. I feel pretty good about this month.

What are your goals for April?