This photo is not from the bunch I chose as a top pic to share, however, I didn't want to scrap it. When I look at this picture, I feel joyful and proud of myself with my art on display... especially the one I'm holding (I'll get back to that in a minute). My first … Continue reading Finding Inner Peace Through Art
On August 27, 2016, I launched BloomingAugust.com. Although, I had peace about the journey I wanted to embark upon for a long time, I was scared out of mind. The thought of being on social media and sharing my story made me terrified. After I had my son, I knew that my life would never … Continue reading 7 Lessons I Learned from Blogging and Road to Entrepreneurship
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of young girls with my sister, Rachel, who has been doing sessions for the past few weeks at a local child care center, representing our family non-profit, Agape Centric. After we reviewed previous lessons, I spoke about how being "exceptional" has helped me to become … Continue reading Cupcakes + Mentee’s
is my third class, can you believe it? Sometimes, I am overwhelmed as I think of the people who have supported me since I started this journey last year. I want to give a special shout out to my BFF Tashawna, who referred me to her boss for this event, and for thinking of any … Continue reading Yasmin, The Instructor + Happiness
The Events' Theme: Created to Create Exodus 30 30-35 30 Then Moses said to the Israelites, “See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 31 and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— … Continue reading Painting with a Sis Event + Create Your Own Opportunities
This week, Facebook reminded me of a post I wrote four years ago. I had been released from the hospital days prior after having my son. It was one of the happiest days of my life and a pivoting moment that I will never forget. The picture below is the day I came home. I … Continue reading Moving Forward After Trauma + Creative Healing
Week of March 19 - March 26 : This week started off with a bang! Sunday: I went to church and then we had a family dinner at my sisters’ house. It was so much fun! I love that my immediate family and my brother-in-law’s family can come together and just hang out. We took the … Continue reading A Week in my Shoes + Lesson in Time Management
It seems like the older I get, the more busy my life becomes. Does anyone else feel like this? Maybe we just have more things around us to grab our attention (social media, television, internet, etc.) along with our everyday life. Between working a full-time job, being a mom, a wife, taking care of home … Continue reading Finding Balance + Off to a Great Start!
Recently, I went to a lovely birthday celebration where we had an opportunity to create vision boards. I had no idea beforehand that this would be one of the activities. For the past month I planned to do a vision board, but I kept getting side-tracked with other things. So, I was pretty excited! At … Continue reading My Vision Board + The Meaning Behind It
"I've learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom - … Continue reading Trying Something New!
Recently, I was in a bad mood. Very irritable, and just didn't want to be bothered with anyone. I don't know where it came from, but it was here and I couldn't shake it. I went in my room to say a prayer and then headed out to run my errands. I thought this would … Continue reading A Grateful Heart
So, I'm not one to be fond of taking pictures. If you look through my cell phone there are tons of photos of food, my family, screenshots of inspiration from the web, and a bunch of randomness. Hardly any are of me. I can recall numerous times where I've offered to take the picture of … Continue reading Photoshoot Fun w/ my Brother + Baking for the Holidays
On November 20, my husband and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. Time flies when you're having fun! 🙂 In celebration, we decided to take a trip to Austin with some close friends from Dallas, Nicole and Trevez. We had a wonderful trip and LOVED Austin. I want to go back and see more soon. … Continue reading 6 years down, Forever to go!
Yes, you read it correctly! It may not be as surprising to some, but to those who know me personally, know that this is BIG! This is also the main reason why I've taken a break from posting (although I've remained active on Instagram - follow me @HelloBloomingAugust if you're not already). I also took … Continue reading Goodbye, Los Angeles!
A few weeks ago I wrote about the inspiration behind one of my paintings, Serene Beauty and mentioned the first book I created about elephants in elementary school. As I looked through the book, it made me laugh. The way I wrote, the pictures I drew, and how it is presented. I can see some … Continue reading My First Book!
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? - Langston Hughes Today, … Continue reading Dream Deferred, But Not Forgotten
My love for art began as a little child. In elementary school, my teachers always planned an activity for the holidays. I even created my first book at six years old. I wrote about elephants. I went to the library for my research, gathered my materials, wrote my story, and drew the images. I'm sure … Continue reading Art Inspiration: The Story Behind “Serene Beauty”
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