Friday, March 3, 2017

Feature Fridays- Simply Flora's Florist

"Because Your Memories Matter"

Designer: Brittani Jenise

          Simply Flora's Florist in Lansdowne, PA is a florist known for its beautiful flowers and excellent customer service. Whether you are looking to send someone flowers for a special occasion or just because, they have a wide variety of event flowers for you to choose from.

         Whatever the occasion, fresh flowers are always appropriate. That is why flowers have stayed as the gift of choice throughout many years. With their staggering variety, you can always find one that’s right for you. All of their flowers are fresh and of high quality.


         Simply Flora's Florist is experienced in producing the best floral arrangements in the area. They take pride in their floral services and can make arrangements for any event such as weddings. Their special event and wedding flowers can be custom designed by you. In addition to keeping the flowers in good condition, the flower arrangements can also create amazing works of art by combining them in stunning bouquets. It takes a lot of training and natural skill to do stylish/modern floral designs and you’ll definitely notice the difference if you get it done by their qualified florists. Their fresh cut flowers always make stunning centerpieces that bring their customers back again and again.

Services Include: Flowers Arrangements, Flower Delivery and Gift Baskets












                                         Website:    lansdowneflorist.com                        
                                         Location:  14 N. Lansdowne Ave
                                                           Lansdowne, PA 19050
                                         Telephone: 610-622-7980
                                         Days/Time: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm & Sat. 10am-2pm

                                                                 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Feature Fridays- Sista's Boutique

Last summer, I had the pleasure of meeting a driven young woman named Jasmine Whitaker. We had our share of memories, nights of fun but when it got down to business this girl works for the results she wants to see. When Jasmine came to me with her and Stacy's (her sister) business idea of Sista's Boutique, I loved it! These crafty queens use their creative talents to create uniquely crafted gifts and relieve the pressure of having to plan event services alone. And that's not all... what's a party without photographs? These ladies photography services capture moments you want to remember. Give these two Sistas an event idea and watch them bring it to life. You won't regret it!


 Handcrafted Items
 
 At Sista's Boutique every item is hand crafted to fit custom themes. From party favors, decorations and even gift baskets.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Photography Services
 
 
                  With their creative skills, capturing your memorable moments will be a piece of cake!
 
 
 
 
 





          Contact numbers :215-400-1929 and 973-914-8312
Social Media: Instagram: @2sistasboutique
                       Website: www.sistasboutique
                  Facebook: Sistas Boutique
                  E-Mail: 3sistasboutique@gmail
 

Monday, February 6, 2017

My Curly Go-To Products

My Go-To Products


Coconut Milk's Shampoo and Conditioner always leave my hair so soft and smelling so good. Every time I go to try something new my hair craves these two the most. I like to leave some of the conditioner in when rinsing to keep my hair conditioned while styling.





Cantu's Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Cream is a conditioner that I love to use to leave-in or and it can be used as a deep conditioner and washed out after an hour. Usually on my wash day, I'll style my hair in two braids with this product and rinse it out at the end of the day. Use this once a week and you will feel the difference in softness when its time to let the curls out!




This has to be one of my favorite products. After I wash my hair I usually finger detangle or if it's too tangled I'll use a big tooth comb. My hair doesn't need a lot of a product so a quarter size amount for each part I detangle works for me. I separate my hair starting from the bottom back to the top front making sure I get enough product in the middle and the ends. I always use this product to keep my hair moisturized before sealing with one of the products below.






When I want more of a tight hold on my curls I'll use this product after I use my Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk. This Leave-In works well for all curl types and also seals my hair with a shine after air drying.

When I want more of a soft hold on my curls I'll use this product after I use my Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk. This Leave-In works well for all curl types and also seals my hair with a shine after air drying.



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"What We Give Out, We Get Back"


The mind is a powerful muscle that may sometimes play tricks on us. Most of the time we can allow fear or the thoughts of things being "too good" to sabotage the good coming into our life. The thoughts we create turn into actions and how our energy will respond to daily situations. No one has it all together and we all have different ways of showing when we are afraid. Fear is a natural human emotion but when practicing to focus more on the things we can control, the thoughts of fear and worry come up less.

 As humans that experience pain, we are afraid to become vulnerable hoping to not feel that pain the same way twice. We tend to over think bad thoughts, take things personally and we can become obsessed with wanting to be in control of everything. I'm learning that growing through pain only reminds us that we are alive, we can only trust the timing of our lives and what goes around comes back around so always give out what you want to get back, positive energy and karma.


A book I'm currently reading titled "You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise L. Hay has given me so much insight on where these fears come from and helpful ways to change the way we think. A lot of what we consider "False Evidence Appearing Real" can go back as far as childhood experiences that we have been through. As I'm learning to relearn to rethink, I'm hoping my words or this book may help someone else. Below I will leave a imagine of the book and the first quote on the first place that backs up "What We Give Out, We Get Back".


"What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences". - Louise Hay
 















Thursday, November 3, 2016

Doing nothing...Why is it so hard?


My days usually consist of me doing something all the time. After being at work for 8 hours wanting to keep busy so time won't drag, I go home and want to continue. I'm always thinking to myself,  "I can't wait to go home and relax" but once I'm home, I'm thinking of what to do next. My body and mind does have its limits, sometimes it needs a break, some time of doing absolutely nothing.



Why is so hard for us to just sit still for an hour or two a day and do nothing? Nothing meaning no social media checking as well! lol I believe the way social media is today, there are so many ways for us to feel like we need to be doing something all the time. Being able to upload photos of fun along with locations, audio, tags etc not only has others viewing and liking but we also want to have as much fun! Do you ever wonder why we upload videos at events just recording our surroundings? Some people are for sure business promoting and some are like "Heyyyy, look where I am..be jellyyy". lol



When was the last time you relaxed, spent some time doing nothing? We are all working towards our goals daily but a mental break is always needed. I notice a lot of entrepreneurs give themselves time to unwind when they notice the work load can become a bit much. Not answering phone calls or emails after a certain time can be a big help when wanting to get in a hour or two for "me-time". Time management is important and self love is even more important for a peace of mind.

A few things I like to do that personally give me a break from working:
  • Pedicures- So Relaxing and the massage chairs are the best!
  • Mediation-Benefits in practicing gratitude and enjoying the present moment
  • Anything you enjoy that you don't get to do often (paint, read, go for run)
  • Spending time alone - practicing self -care
  • Travel places and give yourself a internet break
Everyone's path is different and there's no competition necessary. Work towards your goals daily but breaks of doing nothing are be beneficial to our health as well.



Peace & Love,

Joy.





Monday, October 17, 2016

Ziannie



I still cant believe I'm an aunt. I don't think it really hit me yet, not until she can distinguish between my big hair and her mom's big head lol. This past month our bonding time consist of me staring at her while she's sleeping, listening to her yell at her mom for attention and lots of burps and farts. I'm patiently waiting until she's a few more months so I can be sure she's looking at me and not the lamp behind me.

Ziannie Harmony already has her moms attitude and loves to take baths. She pushes her socks off when she's hot and already wants to crawl. I love watching her slowly grow into her own features and little personality. I have so much I already want to tell her and show her. I definitely want to be the aunt she runs to when my sister is getting on her nerves.
 

                   This is how her toe curls when she's hungry and gets a bottle, so greedy! lol
 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dont take anything Personal




We are always told to not take things personally but I never knew what it actually meant knowing I would only think about how that "thing" made me feel. I had to learn to separate my own feelings from the way other felt about their own lives.


In The 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz one out of four of the agreements that were mentioned was Dont take anything Personal. I believe practicing and mastering this agreement, is benefictional for anyone because alot of times the things others say or do have nothing to do with us. "The way someone feels about you is their business".






I love this small piece from the book because once I stopped taking things personal in return I have less anxiety. If someone has negative energry around me I try to stay far away because that has nothing to do with me. I don't mind helping if I can but if something broken, I rather not hurt myself trying to fix it. Protect your peace.


Now when being around others who's energry doesnt match mine, I try to understand why they feel that way but I dont take it personal. We are all human going through life situations with hundreds of thoughts racing. Reminder: It's never about you, keep that in mind.