My daughter’s Prom 2019

My daughter Allyssa went to two proms this year. The first was in March and second this month. I started to prepare for them last year before the holidays. The first prom was for special education students and the theme was “Hawaiian Nights”. The second prom was her actual school senior prom. The colors she wore for that was Gold and Black. We went for a classy and elegant look. I’m going to share her pictures and preparations here.

Hawaiian Nights theme prom was a lot of fun for my Princess 👸🏽!!!

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Away for a while

Hello Everyone! I have been away from here while getting things in my life in order. A lot of new changes are going on and coming for me. Here are some summer memories of me……My youngest two out of 5 kids are growing up so quickly! Teenagers now 😩😩Shopping and yes in my comfortable Nike are a must lolBeach day and Bon Fire 🔥 was a lot of fun!Costco Runs and the samples are the best! My Bestie came to visit ❤️👯‍♀️❤️

Well I’m still collecting more memories and enjoying the rest of my summer with my kids and friends. I look forward to getting back here writing and sharing some positive thoughts and fun stuff. ❤️

Listening to: Tamia “Leave it Smokin'”

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Warby Parker Reaches 1 Million Pair Milestone!!

I received great news from Brian Magida! I’m so happy they choose to let me help them to launch their summer line. I wanted to share what he sent me.

Hey Nikki,

Hope all is well and you are having a great start to your summer! I have some really exciting news that I wanted to share with you. With your help, we’ve distributed one million pairs of glasses to people in need.

We started Warby Parker with the goal of launching a business that would be a positive force in the world – a company that could solve problems rather than generate them. One million is a huge number, and we are so thankful for all of your support and for our customers for making it happen. But one million is only a drop in the bucket: there are still 700 million people worldwide who don’t have access to glasses. With each day that passes we’re working together to make a dent in this number.

Here’s to the next milestone.

Best,

Brian

Brian Magida

WARBY PARKER

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Thanks again for considering me Mr. Magida! I appreciate the opportunity.

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Advice…Mind Your Business

Let people do what they need to do to make them happy, mind your business, and do what you need to do to make you happy.

As the saying goes mind your own, you live long. Your focus needs to be on yourself. I’m sure there are a whole list of things where your focus should be.

I learned to take this advice and it has been one of the things I live by. I mind my own business and am focused on doing things that make me happy. I love me!

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Featuring music by my Beautiful friend Naija!! ❤ Be sure to check her out!!
“Come Go With Me” by RnB Soul Empress ‘Naija: http://youtu.be/GP

Wedding Preparations….


I spent my Saturday at hairdresser and some shopping and last preparations for family wedding that I’m in. I had a nice day and night yesterday. I finally went to sleep after finishing my manicure.
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Had to have hair covered so no-one would see it!
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Gel pedicure by Nina! And I did my own manicure last night.
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                 My own manicure!

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         Our shoes picked by Bride to Be Mo!

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Stay tuned for more preparations and my final look tomorrow!  The big day is today and I will be back to share with you all. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day❤💋

My Younger Days….Thinking Back

To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again.

I love to reminisce about my younger days, when I was younger and carefree. Those good memories with my mom, talking, listening to old records and her telling me stories about her youth. Hearing funny things about my family was some of my best times with her.

Now to this day one of my favorite cousins Paula and I have a glass of wine and chill out listening to music. We talk about any and everything from our kids, families, and our personal and any life things. I love, love our girl time reminiscing.

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Have a Wonderful day and Thank You for stopping by❤💋

Beautiful Ways to work on….

1. Smile. As the quote goes, “I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.”

2. Be there for someone who needs you even if there’s nothing in it for you—give without expectations.

3. Make a sacrifice for someone you love.

4. Admit a mistake, even if it’s hard to say you’re wrong, and work to make amends.

5. Share your struggles, putting your ego aside, to make someone else feel less alone.

6. Create something that helps people. A song, a blog, a support group, a non-profit—anything that inspires.

7. Help a child feel good about him or herself.

8. Tell someone what you appreciate about them, even if you feel vulnerable.

9. Forgive someone without needing to hear the words, “I’m sorry.”

10. Create positive energy around you by thinking positive thoughts and acting with positive intentions.

11. Sit with reality without judging anyone or anything.

12. Accept someone for who they are instead of trying to change them to who you want them to be.

13. Treat people as they want to be treated.

14. Notice something simple but beautiful in the world around you.

15. Acknowledge the beauty in others instead of feeling threatened or competing with other people.

16. Be the change you want to see in the world.

17. Tap into your personal power and do something that makes a difference in the world.

18. Find strength in a challenging moment. It’s not easy to do, and you deserve credit for it.

19. Talk kindly about the world around you instead of gossiping or complaining.

20. Forget yourself for a minute and do nothing but listen to someone who needs it.

21. Measure a person by their best moments, not their worst.

22. Give yourself the same courtesy—focus on the good you’ve done, not the mistakes you’ve made.

23. Take the high road when someone hurts you instead if being cruel or catty.

24. Make someone laugh. A smile can literally melt stress and pain away. How beautiful of you to do that for someone else!

25. Make someone cry—tears of joy that is. People want to feel moved, inspired, motivated. Never underestimate the power of touching someone’s heart.

26. Keep an open mind instead of sticking with a judgment or assumption.

27. Love what you’re tempted to fear.

28. Be the voice of optimism when the people around you need it badly.

29. Show humility when your accomplishments would make it easy to stand above people.

30. Handle rejection or failure with grace. It’s far more easily said than done—and it sounds so cheesy and cliche—but accepting loss gracefully makes you a true winner.

31. Show unbridled enthusiasm for something that excites you. All children are beautiful, and I think their unadulterated joy has a lot to do with it.

32. Hear what someone means, not just what they say. Anyone can nitpick. Not everyone actively works to be understanding.

33. Imagine a world where people know peace, and do one small thing to create it.

34. Honor the values that matter to you. Showing integrity is the first step to feeling good about yourself.

35. Accept and love yourself, just as you are in this moment.

And now a disclaimer: some days you may not do anything written above—in fact, you might do the exact opposite. On those days you are still beautiful.
These are things I have been working on and doing😉
Thanks for stopping by…..

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Learning To Make Yourself Happy…Be Your Own Bestfriend First!

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When I was experiencing some things in my personal life, I had to learn to make myself happy and work on being a better friend to me. I knew I couldn’t continue on the way I was. I had to check Nicole and get my own priorities in line. I have been taking time out for me and I FEEL GREAT! Take Time out for Yourself and Learn to Be Your Own Best friend. After all if you are HAPPY with Yourself then All around you will feel that energy, and want to Share it with you! Have a Great Evening….Thanks for stopping by.

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Looking Back And Smiling……

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“I was taught from a very young age that life is not easy. You have to fight for your dreams and keep on moving forward. Its okay to look back sometimes too, its a reminder where you have been and what you been through. It makes you realize how far you have come and keeps you motivated for the future”

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When I look back at all the things I been through and see how much I have grown from them I smile. God has been with me the whole time. To hear this from important people in my life, because they witnessed seeing my many changes and growth. It is also confirmation. I am still pressing on because I have more work to do.
I know a lot of you can look back at difficult times where ones have wanted to see you fail. They wanted you to remain broken and hurt. They wished bad things on you because they are the ones that’s really hurting. Well the best remedies for that is to move forward and of course prayer. It’s what I did and going to continue to do

I hope you all enjoyed your Mother’s Day Weekend! I did! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Great Moms that’s putting in dedication and hardworking into your kids!

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