DIY: Gratitude Jar

It has been awhile since I did a DIY & I had so much fun with this one. This DIY was inspired by Sharifa Creates A Little Box of Hope post & Tishan Lee’s presentation at the We Inspire Women Workshop (Part 1, Part 2).

I had a gratitude journal before but unfortunately life happened & I didn’t really follow through with it. I think the main reason I fell off was because it was a book & it ended up amongst all my other books until one day it was eventually forgotten.

After reading Sharifa’s blog post though it dawned on me that writing down at least one thing I’m grateful for & storing it in a jar or box may be the best way for me to keep a gratitude journal.

I had so much fun making it & I am elated to share it so here we go!

What you need

  1. Empty Jar (Glass or Plastic)
  2. Baby Wipes
  3. Hot Glue Gun/Krazy Glue/A Heavy Duty Glue
  4. Scissors/other sharp object
  5. Fabric
I chose a empty Nescafe glass jar

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We Inspire Women Weekend: The Brunch

I love attending brunches but I never know what to wear! This one was no different! Luckily for me, Mom saved the day.

My outfit

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We Inspire Women Weekend: The Workshop

It is with great pleasure that I share some of the lessons I learned at the We Inspire Women Weekend. The event greatly exceeded my expectations.

I can’t exactly remember but I  think it was a friend who sent me the Instagram link to this event; almost immediately, I sent an email to the organizers as per the instruction on the Instagram page.

Source: We Inspire Ja Facebook Page

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Mission Accomplished 

I never thought I would have made it past day 2 much less make it to day 31.

This challenge was amazing! It forced me to connect with the side of blogging that got me started.

I had good days & not so good ones but I have no regrets. It was a well needed challenge & I look forward to embarking on another one soon.

#DryLandTouristChronicles: Reach Falls, Portland

Portland is known for its natural & tranquil beauty. I’ve been going to Portland ever since I was a child to visit my family & all those years I hated it! It wasn’t until I became an adult that I began to appreciate how lucky I was to have roots in this tranquil haven.

Now that I am older & my great grandmother has passed unfortunately the trips are less. When my bestie decided that she wanted to go to Reach Falls for her birthday celebration at the end of July, I was more than elated!


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No Sir…I love me WAY more than I love you.

I was sitting innocently at my desk listening to a song I have listened to many times but for some reason today I actually listened to it.

The song is very melodic & captivating so I attribute that to me not really noticing what the hell she was singing about. In the song, her man is obviously in love with someone else even though he is in a relationship with her. What is her solution to this little situation?…drink herself numb.

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#RudeGyalSwag #Throwback: Midi Skirt

Rotary Installation seasons lately have required me to become rather creative. Ever since I became a member, I  found that myself accumulating semi formal dresses that I only wore once or twice before having to give them away.  Last season, I decided not to buy any new dresses but instead to mix & match pieces I already own.

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