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Saturday, December 31, 2016

I am a bougie girl: Antiquey Vibe


This bar of soap was gifted to me many years ago. It has an an antiquey vibe to it.

It lives on top of the bedroom dresser with my perfumes.

Friday, December 23, 2016

i am a bougie girl: Friday Nite Lite


I just want to get into my pajamas and go to sleep for at least week. The holidays are fun but, as the years go on, I find myself unwilling to run myself ragged.

We started a new tradition of doing a family dinner the day before Christmas Eve. Less stress and no guilt.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

i am a bougie girl: A Day Of Renewal


I have spent a majority of today in a state of relaxation. The morning started with a trip to the movies to see "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". Afterwards, I stopped into a local BBQ joint for a late lunch and then headed home.

The weather here is cold and the roads are slickered down with ice. I am looking forward to watching the Chiefs play at a nearby bar tomorrow afternoon and then safely retreating back into my domicile.


Friday, December 16, 2016

I am a bougie girl: Friday Night


Tonight, I attended an art show featuring the works of young artists. I had so much fun watching them explain the motivation behind their pieces.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

i am a bougie girl: Rock Your Uniform.




I used color, texture, and patterns to turn ordinary outer wear into something more. The coat is variations on the color brown and its texture is a bit rough to the touch. The pattern of this coat states "I mean business". I used a camel colored scarf to soften the business-like tone of the coat. The chocolate brown hat pulls the ensemble together.

Friday, December 9, 2016

i am a bougie girl: Feelin' Fierce In This Cape




This red cape brings the fierceness out in me. I threw it on earlier this week over dark blue jeans, a cranberry sweater, houndstooth jacket, and capped off  with Cognac colored ballet flats. 

I sashayed through the parking lot and into the office building. I have resurrected the fierceness and now there is no turning back.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

i am a bougie girl: I Am Not Ready For It To Be December


I am not ready for December. (Too late, I know.) But, 2016 for all of its unexpected twists and turns has been a transformative year for me. I said farewell to old toxic behaviors and embraced new life-giving ones.

I realized that my loyalty is too precious to be wasted on people and situation which were no longer worthy of it. This realization was fueled by a long bout of spiritual fatigue which had settled over my soul. 

I know that 2017 has both some triumphs and challenges in store for me. I feel more than equipped to handle them.

Friday, December 2, 2016

i am a bougie girl: A Foster Parent's First Christmas...

This is my first Christmas as a foster parent. My placement is new to the system as well.

We have spent the past few weeks trying to get to know one another. Recently, we have cultivated a solid routine which is about to be disrupted by the upcoming Christmas holiday season.  The holidays can be difficult for foster children and their biological families.

I am conscious of this and will make a conscious effort to hold emotional space for her during this difficult time. 

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