Don’t Miss the Blessing


This morning I decided to wake up a little early so I had some extra time to relax and spend time in my devotions. I opened to 1 Samuel. Honestly, I had no idea what 1 Samuel was about. Just assumed it was about a guy named Samuel. (creative guess right??)

As I read through chapter 1, I really had to dig deep into it.

It tells about the story of Hannah, she couldn’t have kids. She often felt jealous of her husbands other wife, Peninnah, because she was able to have many children. This feeling of jealousy caused Hannah to feel less than, it caused her anxiety and to feel bitter as a result.

Then, it says, that while at the temple of the Lord, Hannah wept and wouldn’t eat. She sat in pleading with Him. While her pain is understandable. Hannah is in the house of the Lord, she is married to a man that loves her enough to bless her with double portions. But she can’t enjoy this because she is too focused on her bitterness.

Honestly, this convicted me How often do we do that? I often focus more on what I don’t have rather than what I have been blessed with. I forget that God is going to bless me with what I need at that moment but yet I focus on what He hasn’t given me even though I don’t need it.

So I challenge each of you to focus on the blessing. Stop focusing on the negatives. Broaden your spectrum look for the blessing. Bring your burdens to the Lord and leave them there.

𝕃𝕠𝕧𝕖, ℍ𝕒𝕪

Sassy Valentine’s Day Outfit

I have noticed a lot of people tend to despise Valentine’s Day and this makes me sad. Why? Because Valentine’s Day is not just for significant others. It is about love. And love is one of the greatest gifts that we can give and receive in this world, and I think that each one of us has a person out there who loves us and we love them. Whether it’s a family member, a significant other, or just your very best friend, we all have a reason to celebrate love if we aren’t blind to it. And if none of those fall into place for you, there’s always Jesus who shares the best love of all! Don’t be sad or depressed this V-Day .. instead, take a close look at those around you and I’ll bet you find a special reason to celebrate. 🙂

With that said, today I wanted to share my first Valentine’s look of the season because it’s officially February, and the month of all things pink and red is pulling on my heartstrings. This outfit is one that I literally threw together in less than five minutes. The best thing about this look is that it’s one of those effortless outfits where you can just fluff your hair up and freshen up your lipstick and then you are ready to go for the night.

The Pink Lily Boutique dress  | Bracelet | Wave Ring | Scorpio Ring | Lip |

I’ve been really into bright colors lately because I just think they can be challenging (yet fun) to mix and match, plus they are getting me excited for spring! I’m all for the edgy, b&w chic looks, but every once in awhile, it’s good to embrace your inner girly girl (especially this time of year)! V-day is the perfect excuse to wear your bold colors in your closet and get all dolled up. A fancy dinner – whether it be with your Valentine or your Galentines – should be celebrated in style!

Thanks so much for stopping by, beautiful!! I have some really fun giveaways coming up so check back soon!

𝕃𝕠𝕧𝕖, ℍ𝕒𝕪

Trusting Yourself

After high school, we are expected to figure out what we are meant to do and go after it. We have unintentionally conditioned ourselves to do what is expected of us instead of trusting our gut and what God is calling you to do. It is as if others accepting us is the only way we can accept yourselves. This even has an impact on the smaller things in life such as an Instagram caption. How many times have you caught yourself trying to come up with a good caption and then realizing the only thing you’ve thought about is how others will read it and what they will think about it. We are so afraid of making mistakes and looking stupid that we refuse to step out of the norm and do the things that are desperately calling us. I can think of so many situations where I chose to do what everyone expected of me so I can feel validated instead of doing what I feel God is calling me to do.

This year I am trying to teach myself to trust God, trust myself, and trust His timing. How many times have you been put into a difficult situation and you ended up surprising yourself with how you handled that situation? Give yourself that credit! In that situation, you trusted yourself and you succeeded. It can be so easy to become hyperaware of what we are doing and saying and become out of trust with yourself because we are so worried about what others will say.

We have to learn to have confidence in our choices. You aren’t living life if you continue to overanalyze every situation we are given. Trust is like a muscle and the more you work on it the stronger it becomes. You have to learn to catch yourself when you start to lose your trust in God and in yourself. You also have to remind yourself that at the end of the day life is way too short. Odds are that the people I’m worried about looking dumb in front of are also worried that they make look dumb themselves. We have to learn to trust the direction God is pulling us.

𝕃𝕠𝕧𝕖, ℍ𝕒𝕪

Change Your Life in 2019

I am the kind of person that loves starting fresh. By no means am I an expert but I am going to share some tips and tricks that I am trying to do in order to better myself and be the kind of person I want to be in 2019.

  1. Make a plan:  Ditch resolutions! Resolutions can be so specific that the second we start to fall behind we usually tend to just give up on that resolution. Make broad goals such as I want to read more and I want to have a healthier life.
  2.  Get educated: Self-help books, cause we all need some friggen help. Here are some of my favs: The Law Of Attraction, The Power of Habit, Big Magic, Set Apart Feminity.
  3. Put your changes to action: Day planners, agendas, calendars, whatever tickles your fancy. Either way, start mapping out when and how you plan on making these changes happen.
  4.  Keep track on how you feel: Journal it, meditate, pray about it, sit with your thoughts, whatever you decide to do, make sure you are checking in with how you feel along the way.
  5. Stay Inspired!!!!: Make an inspiration board, change your background on your phone or computer, write out your dream life and pretend it’s already promised to you, GET OBSESSED WITH WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE. Make it everything that is you.
  6.  Leave anyone or anything that brings you down in 2018: You are who and what you surround yourself with. If you have anything, any habit, or any person that is bringing you negativity or sabotaging everything you are trying to achieve, do your best to find a way to leave it in your past. You’re moving on to bigger and better things for you!
  7.  BELEIVE AND LOVE YOURSELF: I don’t care how corny it sounds. You will NOT be able to achieve anything if you aren’t supporting and loving yourself along the way. Ditch self-doubt, pity and fear and start treating yourself as if you are already the person you’re aspiring to be. You’re going to make mistakes, you’re going to fall off track, don’t give up on yourself. Just keep pushing and trying!
  8.  Breathe it in: Carpe that friggen diem planning and pushing towards your goals is important, BUT LIVE IN THE MOMENT TOO! If you know what you want to achieve, and you act as if it is already promised to you (the law of attraction) then you will find it easier to enjoy every moment and step along the way. You’re getting there, don’t you worry, so enjoy now while you can. This is all that we have right now.        

Love you guys to the moon and back!

𝕃𝕠𝕧𝕖, ℍ𝕒𝕪

We need to talk…

I have been slacking so much. Honestly right when I started college it’s like I just dropped off. I had no inspiration for any blog post. Just in terms of the last few months, I have struggled with a few classes, lost a few friends and have come to see who my true friends are, the people who are there through thick and thin. I guess I have just had a big life epiphany when it comes to people in my life. And I am glad that it happened but it is also kind of sad. It sucks seeing the friends I have lost but I have also gained so many friends. With that being said, Do not be afraid to cut negative people out of your life. 

I have also seen that I am incredibly hard on myself. I have let my grades define who I am. It’s like I convince myself that I am going to fail even before I attempt something. I felt as if no matter how hard I try I will never be the perfect version of myself that I want to be. 

I am now trying to learn to catch myself when I get into this mindset. I don’t think it will be easy but it is all about taking that time to step back and reevaluate myself and realize that I am doing fine. I am trying my hardest in school, I am surrounding myself with so many amazing people, I am doing the best I can do. I have to get out of my own head and stop throwing myself a pity party. It is so ridiculous how much time and energy I was spending on telling myself that I am going to fail! I have to stop letting these thoughts weigh me down and stop letting them keep me from being the person I truly am. 

I felt as if the best way for me to end that chapter is to sit down and write this blog. Make it publicly known that I am going to stop trying to tear myself down. I am going to try and balance my life better. I want to go into this next semester empowered and driven. I have to learn to enjoy each moment and opportunity I am given rather than stressing out about what could happen. 

Thank you guys so much for letting me ramble to you. And I really appreciate you taking the time to read this. 

I love you guys to the moon and back!

𝕃𝕠𝕧𝕖, ℍ𝕒𝕪

Praying for your Relationship

I generally find myself praying only when there’s an issue in my life that needs to be resolved or when I’m thanking the Lord for something wonderful that he’s just done for me. Far too often I forget to pray for the man that’s choosing to share his life with me and decisions and battles that he will face throughout his lifetime. I feel selfish to have only prayed for my own future, forgetting that {Lord Willing} this man is my future.

I encourage each and every one of you, to start praying for the men in your life. Whether you’re married, engaged, dating, or still waiting on the perfect guy. It’s never too late or too early to begin praying for these areas of life that will affect the love of your life and your life as well.

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Pray for your boyfriend’s relationship with the Lord.

Above all else, pray that the Lord will guide, lead, bless and protect your boyfriend each and every day. His strength in the Lord will affect your life more than you know. Having a Man that is walking with God and trusting in Him will make both your relationship and yourself so much stronger than you could ever imagine.

Pray your boyfriend is slow to anger.

Pray he is slow to speak and slow to anger. Give him the strength to choose love over wrath. Clothe him in the fruits of the spirits: patience, forgiveness, humility, and kindness.

Pray for your boyfriend’s education and career.

Pray that he will succeed in all that he sets out to study or any career that he chooses to pursue. This is a great way to cheer him on silently from the sidelines. Encouraging him to do his very best and strive for greatness can only do so much without fervent prayer and the Lord’s help.

Pray for your boyfriend’s future opportunities and decisions.

Pray that your boyfriend will be blessed with wonderful opportunities in the future that makes his life and your life everything that God has planned for it. Pray that he will make wise decisions based on his love for the Father, his love for himself, and his love for you and your future together. This is so very important to remember when you could potentially be having a family together one day.

Pray for your boyfriend’s goals and dreams.

If I’m so passionate about my dreams, I should be just as passionate in prayer for my boyfriends dreams as well. I love seeing how happy he is whenever he reaches a goal or gets one step closer to his dreams and desires. I pray that the Lord will help him achieve everything he’s able to dream up and set goals to obtain.

Pray for your future together.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Pray to trust in the Lords timing. Pray God will bless your relationship together and that you will live together in happiness. Pray that you will forever keep Christ at the center of your relationship.

I realize that not only do I need to focus on things I want, but things I should be thankful for.  And although it may be difficult I surely am thankful to have such a sweet, loving man to love even if that means there is a little bit of distance between us in the future.  And while we are separated these are just some of the few prayers I will be praying over him.