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Let your hair down expo 2013 review!

Okay so our Saturday afternoon started out wonderful! Ok, not so wonderful. By the time we were ready to go to the event it was too late to grab a bite to go. So we figured if we got there by around 1pm we would be good. Not!!! Event started at 12noon, by the time we got there we were midway on the line. Turned around 5mins later to see the line had stretched around the block already. The line moved one step about every 10mins, and believe me I’m not exaggerating. Wish I was. Today was a bit chilly so, with no sun out. Not the ideal time or day to be outside waiting in any line!!! So around 3:20pm, over two hours later we finally get inside the “box”. No apologies were made while we all stood in line, no info was given. All chatters concluded that the space maximum occupancy was 300ppl. Now this was my first natural hair expo. I’ve definitely learnt alot!!! This event wasn’t organized well at all. It wasn’t there first and so I don’t think they have an excuse. Why sell out on tickets, if you can’t accommodate your guests? Needless to say I did purchase a few awesome pieces. A headband from ab boutique, beautiful earrings from Rhythm by Rena and my favorite custom jewelry piece made right on the spot for my dreads by wrapped up in creations. That alone made my wait worth it…

Being a Black Woman ROCKS!!!!!!

Being a Black Woman ROCKS!!!!!!

HELLO FELLOW BLOGGERS…INTRODUCING MYSELF TO YOU GUYS…MY REFERENCE AS ALWAYS BEEN BUTTERFLY…I ALSO GO BY TARA….

BEING NATURAL WAS SOMETHING I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD DO..BUT 5 YEARS IN AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT…MY BLACK IS OH SO BEAUTIFUL…EMBRACE LIFE, LIVE LIFE, LOVE WHO YOU ARE…WE ARE ALL UNIQUELY CREATED BY CHRIST AND THERE’S NO ONE LIKE YOU…LOVE YOU AND ALLOW OTHERS TO LOVE YOU…

SIGNED BUTTERFLY

I’m not just married, I’m HAPPILY married to my best friend !

Seems to be so much negative views, ideas and perspectives on what marriage is and how it should be. I love being married and I’m so happy that not only did God create this sacred covenant where he’s the head of, but he allow me to see other beautiful couples who have had successfully LOVE Only because they placed him first. I’m so grateful that God gave me a piece of his love here on earth. I love learning new ways to love my man each day.πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜šπŸ˜šπŸ™ŠπŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ‘°πŸ‘°πŸ‘°πŸ‘°πŸ‘«πŸ‘«πŸ‘«πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

Signed Butterfly

3rd day of internal cleanse

Today was another good day and I think I’m totally ready for tomorrow! The beginning of my five day intense liquid only fast! To God be the glory, great things is yet to come 😊. Today’s meal was a fruit salad for breakfast, a salad for lunch and tomato and basil soup for dinner. Now off to bed, a little exhausted after working out with my zumba. Night world.

Love butterfly—

Tomato and Basil Soup w/ plaintain chips on top

Taking back my health!

Words of confession lead to possession.

I wouldn’t say I’m overweight, but certainly not at my best health-wise. I dislike exercising. I love love eating, and this is where the problem began. I’ve always been able to eat every and anything and not gain a pound. But that was when I was younger and my metabolism was much faster. But years have changed all that.

In order for me to give God my complete best, I need to be in the best shape of my life at all times. I need to consume better food and treat my body like the temple that it is. After all the Holy Spirit does reside there. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and although I certainly pride myself on being a neat freak and an overall clean person. I CANT IMAGINE WHAT MUST BE LIVING INSIDE ME, from all the garbage I’ve been disposing in my body. I have to stop making excuses and start controlling my horrible eating habits in order to bring glory to God in the way He has purposed me to do so. After all he wants me to have life and to have it more abundantly.

What would be the purpose of claiming my inheritance if I won’t be alive long enough to live it through. Now yes, don’t get me wrong tomorrow is not promised to no-one. But I sure want to be ready for tomorrow when it comes!Β  I’m not naive to think I will live the years Methuselah lived, but I would like to live a life feeling healthy. It is not how long you live, but how you feel while you’re living. My mentor has been a great influence in this revelation for me and she shared with me an amazing book to help me through. Titled, ” Satan, I’m taking back my Health!-by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu” . A very powerful and informative tool so far in my journey. I was fearfully and wonderfully made and I can definitely see why the devil wouldn’t like that at all.

We receive new blood every 90 days, yet God’s everlasting grace is at our fingertips everyday. How amazing is His might and wonders! Being a vegetarian, vegan etc doesn’t make us healthier than thou and since God gave us all a free will to eat and do as we please. I believe that at the end of the day he really only wants us to, ” eat that which is good”, Isaiah 55:2. Use the Holy Spirit to help us to discern what is really best for us. What route is going to get us the best and healthiest results possible for each of our different unique body structures. Also lets not confuse being healthy as being thin or skinny.

There’s so many questions to ask yourself at the beginning of any new journey. But referencing back to the book, one particular question the author ask was, ” when people look at your body, do they see God” . My mentor advised me to take it deeper and ask myself when I look at my body without clothing do I see God? The author reminds us that our body is a temple. We were bought with a price. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for us. The least we could do is when people see us they see God. How profound is that!

Growing up and remember going days without food. To now having the luxury of having way too much food, as been my way of allowing the devil to lie to me and whisper sweet nothings in my ear. “Oh go ahead and eat all you can, by the way don’t let it go to waste”,Β ” Oh darling just one more bite”, “You can fill your plate with twice the portion, why not you can afford it” . All those thoughts were deceptive lies that kept me bondage and a slave to my stomach. Now I’m aware that Hey that happened to me and now I’m a better person for it. I’m more grateful for small things and less wasteful with things I don’t really need.

My addiction with overeating food has ended! Balance is the key to life and I will start with this. Through this journey of self discovery for my health I’ll be seeking the Holy Spirit more than ever, Scriptures and prayer. I’m sure gonna need it all. My addiction was overeating food. Choose LIFE over your addiction of caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, sex, lies, etc . Be blessed.

Signed ButterflyΒ