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    • Self Care New Year

      5, 4, 3, 2, 1.... Happy New Year! New excitement, new vision, new goals! You can feel it in the air right!? We are already 7 days into 2021 and some have already fallen short of their goals. But why?! Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed, uncertain and a little out of whack with all that’s going on right now. Should you keep calm and carry on? Or should you join the crowds and buy ALL the pasta and cocktails, give up, become discouraged and retreat. Listen, I’ll be honest. I don’t have all the answers. Heck, I’m not sure anyone does, but I want you to know that I’m here and I’m ridin' with you. The last few days have been tough and the year has just begun. I’ve been speaking with many people that feel the same way. We thought 2021 was the answer and things would be different--right? Bottom line is, YOU are not alone. A new year and new goals is not all that is involved in resolutions. It truly begins with YOU! That sounds so cliche right? What I am saying is exploring who you are to your core and figuring out why you feel the way you do begins with you. Are you a giver and feel uncomfortable taking? Do you feel yourself making the same repetitive decisions? Who are you intrinsically? These are all questions only you can answer by being real and working on yourself. The first takeaway that I hope will help you navigate 2021: Self Care Self care is such a broad topic. So, where do we begin? This word is so underrated and so vital to the actual make up and design of who you are and how you function. The term “self-care” describes the actions an individual might take in order to recover, maintain, and improve his or her physical and mental health. Yes, self-care is needed to meet both physical and mental needs. You always see me posting on Sundays about self care. Well, there is a reason for that. I took that day back for myself! God said to rest on the 7th day and I now get it 100%!!! I was that wife and mother that did (and sometimes still does) everything for everyone else putting myself last. I was burnt out and exhausted until I realized it was my own fault. I was giving, giving, giving externally and not giving to myself internally. Until one day I felt this resentment brewing inside because I was beat up and tired! I felt unappreciated, taken for granted, and I realized the core of who I am was missing. I had become everyone else's help and wasn't helping myself. I remember saying, "God help a sista out!” That was my AHA moment and I immediately realized I had lost myself, lost my boundaries and wasn’t practicing self care and I SO desperately needed it. I mapped out what mattered to me most, the things I really enjoy, and implemented a self care day just for muah! I even reminded myself to do little things daily that make me smile whether it was meditating for 10 minutes, exercising, making a smoothie, reading a quick mantra, drinking tea while studying the word and most importantly showing myself that I matter and I truly care about Atoya. That's when I was able to give to others and feel good about it. Providing myself with these self acre moments changed my inner being for the better and it took me taking a step back, owning my mistakes, and re-centering my life. Join me as we discover and learn more about ourselves through SELF CARE, SELF COMPASSION and SELF LOVE! It won't be easy, but it will be well worth it. Then, you will be able to conquer those new year goals, clearly see your vision, and the excitement won't be fleeting because you are doing the work from the inside out. It's a constant exercise of discipline and love. Over the next few weeks we will hit every aspect of self and you will be ready to rock and roll by February! There's still 11 months in the year right?! Invite a friend to join us as well! Happy New Year!

    • Travel Hacks for 2020-2021

      Flying has gotten tricky with all the rules that are now implemented due to Covid. However, I STILL love to travel (cautiously) and that's just part of my adventurous personality. Whether I am taking a trip to see family, enjoying a quick weekend getaway, or planning a long family vacation I always try to find the most efficient and organized way to pack. Therefore, if you still feel comfortable with flying OR you are planning to fly in the near future and would love to plan ahead, here are a few travel hacks that have helped me get to my destinations safely and organized. Also, check out all the places I have been and stay tuned to find out where 2021 will take me! Let's start with proper packing: Rolling your clothes is the way to go! It takes up less space and if you purchase the packing cubes, it really changes the game. I organize my packing cubes by items. I roll my pants and place them in the larger cube, shirts in the medium cube, and underwear and bras in the smaller cube. I sometimes roll them by outfits, especially if I know exactly what I am wearing with what. It just depends on the type pf vacation I am taking. Note: You may need additional cubes in the winter due to your clothes being bulkier and taking up more space. If your trip is longer, definitely plan on more cubes. Use the inside of your shoes as storage. Store your socks inside your sneakers. It is an easy find for them. You can also place your socks in your cube labeled bra/underwear/pajamas. Another quick hack is to use your shoe bags and place your shoes inside the bags for storage and protection. This helps protect your sneakers and by placing your socks inside of your sneakers, it helps them to keep their shape. If you don't have an actual place for your cords and chargers, try placing them in a sunglass case that you no longer need. Place all cords, chargers, electronics, and expensive items in your carryon. (Remember to charge all electronics before placing them in your carryon.) However, if you feel like splurging think about ordering a bag smart electronic organizer which will organize all your technology in one bag. Jewelry hack in 3, 2, 1.....Cling wrap and snack size ziploc bags for the win!!! It's so easy to see all your jewelry and protects it as well. If you're wrapping a necklace, definitely use the cling wrap. It keeps it in place and prevents it from tangling. You can also see what jewelry is in the cling wrap or ziploc bag. Jewelry organizers are nice as well. You can place your ziploc bags and cling wrap inside of those as well. Rid yourself of confusion or outfit fails by setting up a travel display clothing rack and trying your clothes on before you pack them. It prevents you from getting to your destination and not liking your outfit or something not fitting correctly and you don't have any other options. If you have room for a steamer, bring it! Its so much better than ironing and works quickly and efficiently! Also, bring a laundry bag you can easily fold in your luggage and use when needed. It also keeps your clean clothes separate from you used clothes which is huge during these Covid times. Plus, when you get home you can throw it in the laundry with your clothes. Top 10 must haves for flying: Multiple Masks ( The ones listed are my go to and perfect for flying!) Hand Sanitizer (Purell or the organic EO spray is amazing as well.) Hand wipes (The individual ones by Purell are nice because they don't dry out!) Lotion (My hands are always dry from sanitizing them so much.) Ear Plugs or Ear buds (I'm more of an ear phones girl because music is my thing!) Snacks (If there is a delay or no food on the plane, you will thank me!) Toiletries (including poopourri) I love this before you go toilet spray! Compression Socks (Promotes circulation and eliminates stress while still cute! ;) A good book (When you run out of your play list or are just in the mood to read.) Scarves and layers for temperature change. Your scarf can go from a blanket to a pillow in the matter of seconds, plus it's washable and an easy store. These 10 items should be placed in your carryon and/or purse and stored in an convenient compartment that you can easily get to whenever you need to. Finally, try to have separate bags for your makeup, toiletries, and hair goods. Use ziploc bags for each of these and place in the appropriate bag. If something leaks, spills, or breaks, it is protected by the ziploc bag and doesn't ruin the rest of your belongings. There are several sizes from the smallest bag being the snack size, to the sandwich bag, to quart size, to gallon size. Gallon size is great for toiletries that may be too big to carryon, therefore you check them in your larger suitcase. However, match the size of the item to the correct size of the ziploc and voila, you are good to go! Happy and safe travels! Must Haves From My Amazon Shop View the Collection 1. Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness 2. Women Lightweight Infinity Scarf and Long Scarf - 2 or 3 Packs 3. Copper Compression Socks Women & Men 4. Disposable Face Masks,Face Masks of 50 Pack Disposable Mask-Black 5. Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizing Body Lotion 6. Kiehl's Creme de Corps - 2.5oz 7. Aquaphor Lip Protectant and Sunscreen Ointment - Broad Spectrum SPF 30 8. Premoistened Sanitizing Hand Wipes, Towelettes Individually Wrapped, 100/box 9. PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer, portable flip-cap bottle with Carrier (Pack of 8) 10. EO Organic Hand Sanitizer Spray: French Lavender, 2 Ounce, 6 Count 11. Poo-Pourri Before-You-go Toilet Spray, Heavy Doody Extra Strength Scent, 2 Fl Oz 12. BAGSMART Travel Jewelry Organizer Case Foldable Jewelry Roll, Soft Pink 13. BAGSMART Electronic Organizer Small Travel Organizer Bag, Soft Pink 14. BAGSMART Toiletry Bag Travel Bag with Hanging Hook, Water-resistant Travel Organizer 15. Miamica Packing Cubes for Travel, 3-Piece Set, Clear 16. Miamica Travel Laundry Bag, Wash, Dry, Fold, Repeat 17. Bvser Travel Makeup Case, Leather Portable Organizer with Adjustable Dividers (Pink) 18. mDesign Silicone Heat-Resistant Hair Care Styling Tool Mat Tray - Light Pink/Blush 19. Hilife Clothes Steamer, Handheld Garment Steamer Clothing, Mini Travel Steamer 20. Apple AirPods Pro 21. Powerbeats High-Performance Wireless Earphones - Black (Latest Model) (I may make a small commission from purchases made via affiliate links.)

    • Organization is the New Wave

      When we moved into our new home, it was my goal to organize my pantry and closet as if I was walking into a beautiful department store, fancy grocery store, and I spa! I wanted to see everything displayed. There is nothing better than that feeling you get when you walk into a place that is clean and organized! I need to feel as if everything has a place and I know exactly where to find it. I achieved this with my favorite finds on Amazon to help you organize your spaces and give you that same fresh and organized feeling that I am enjoying. Pantry I LOVE a neat pantry! I got these containers and fruit on Amazon to organize and brighten up my pantry. It gives my pantry a fresh and clean look! You might also notice a common theme - transparency! Whether glass or plastic, transparency can be both beautiful and practical in pantry organization. I also like the transparent cereal boxes so the kids can see which cereal they want, I can see which grain I prefer and label it as well. It looks and feels oh so good! 1. WGV Cylinder Vase Width 8" Height 12" 2. WGV Cylinder Vase Width 5" Height 10" 3. WGV Cylinder Vase Diameter 5" Height 14" 4. WGV Cylinder Width 6" Height 12" 5. Winlyn Artificial Fruit 30 Lemons & Limes 6. Haksen Artificial Fruit 12 Oranges 7. The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals 8. Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats: Tasty Plant-Based Recipes for Every Day 9. Williams-Sonoma - Breakfast Comforts 10. Beautifully Organized: A Guide to Function & Style in Your Home 11. BPFY 32 oz Wide Mouth Mason Jars, 4-Pack 12. Wildone Cereal Containers, Set of 4 13. mDesign Plastic Kitchen Pantry Organizer Bins, 4-Pack 14. OXO Good Grips Cereal Dispenser, Set of 3 (As an Amazon Influencer I do receive a commission from these links.) Closet Closet organization is key!! When my closet is neat and organized I feel so much better about what I am wearing and I am much more time efficient! My top three faves are definitely the felt hangers, boot clips, and sunglass organizers! The felt hangers give me more hanging space and my clothes actually stay on the hangers. The sunglass organizers are great as well because you can see them all and choose the exact pair without opening each and ever sunglass box to find the one pair you want to wear! (Raises hand in guilt!) As for the boot clips, OMG!!!!!! They are everything! It gets my boots off the ground and I can see them hanging nicely and easily grab them and go. I am telling you, these clips will not disappoint! 1. iDesign 3 Plastic Vanity Storage Organization Drawers for Glasses 2. mDesign Wide Stackable Plastic Eye Glass Storage Organizer Box Holder for Glasses 3. AmazonBasics Slim, Velvet, Non-Slip Clothes Suit Hangers, Ivory/Silver - Pack of 50 4. BEWISHOME Boot Hanging Clips Portable Hanging Hooks - Pack of 24 5. Home-it Clothes Hangers with clips - IVORY Velvet Hangers for Bottoms - Pack of 10 6. LONGTEAM Hanging Purse Handbag Organizer Homewares 10 Pockets 7. MyGift Clear Acrylic Hat & Wig Tabletop Display Stand, Set of 2 8. Zober Non-Slip Velvet Hangers - Pack of 50 9. Tinfol Velvet Hangers Clips, Beige Pants Velvet Clips - Pack of 24 10. YCLOVE Boot Hanger Clips Stainless Steel - Pack of 20 (As an Amazon Influencer I do receive a commission from these links.) Bathroom We all know organization in bathrooms are key because there are so many little things in your bathroom that need a place. When we go to the spa or a gym, there are always containers for everything from hair ties, hair brushes, and grooming products, etc. I thought to myself, I want my bathroom to look just like this! You will love the makeup organizers. There are a few listed below and they are all great! Number four is so pretty because it comes with the adorable pink filler at the bottom. They have other colors as well if you don't prefer pink. Also, if you need a shower caddy, look no further! The one I listed for number eleven is so nice! It doesn't rust, you can hang your loofa, and it's super sturdy for all your products. Finally, if you need a facial steamer you will love this one, but don't forget your monogrammed towel to dry your face. Ding! You have to treat yourself sometimes ladies! The bathroom at times may be our only escape! Haha! Organize you bathroom and organize your life! 1. iDesign Plastic 2-Drawer Vanity Organizer 2. Monogrammed Hand Towels, Set of 2, 100% Cotton 3. STORi Audrey Stackable Cosmetic Organizer Drawers, Set of 2 4. HBlife Makeup Brush Holders and Drawers with Pink Pearl 5. Felicite Home Acrylic Jewelry and Makeup Organizer Set, 5 Pieces 6. Senbowe Electric Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer 7. Kootek Bathroom Plastic Vanity Organizers, 9 Pieces 8. mDesign Square VanityOrganizer Jar, Set of 2 9. Puroma 24Pcs Vanity Storage Bins 10. Duomishu Facial Steamer with Precise Temp Control 11. SimpleHuman Corner Shower Caddy, Stainless Steel and Anodized Aluminum (As an Amazon Influencer I do receive a commission from these links.)

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