Monday, May 14, 2018

PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT...

Hello world! 
As the saying goes, first comes LOVE, then comes MARRIAGE, and then comes... a BABY!

After months of keeping this great news to ourselves, we are very excited to share with you that we are expecting a baby! 
Ya girl is pregnant, Spinal Cord Injury and all, and all the glory belongs to God. 
I have been enjoying all of the ups and not so "ups" that come with being pregnant and I truly only have God to praise. From missing my period, to our first at home pregnancy test, the first doctor's appointment, the first ultrasound, first heartbeat, first flutters and kicks, up till the excitement of finding out our baby's gender and my joy to start a baby registry, we have been on an all time HIGH! As I type this, I'm thinking back to the nights my husband and I have spent just being in awe of this new life growing inside of me as a result of our love, and it's still so surreal!

I will have more videos on my youtube channel detailing the pregnancy journey so far and going forward, but for now, enjoy this pregnancy announcement post and video below. Love y'all. 
















Thanks for visiting,
CLICK HERE for our baby's registry.
Till next time, God Bless. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Happy New Year - Is this coming late?

Hello loves, 
Please, permit me to wish you a happy New year even though I am well aware that today is the first day in the new month of February. 

You see, I planned to start this year off with a bang, and in many ways, I actually did, but blogging and being a social media influencer had to take the back seat while I attended to other issues; starting with my laptop that broke during Vlogmas (did you watch all my vlogmas episodes on youtube by the way? That was such fun times. You should catch up HERE if you haven't seen the videos yet). 

Anyway, I digress. Aside from my broken laptop and other unexpected expenses and pressing issues that took my time and attention away, I was also actually enjoying a much needed break. 

My break didn't begin voluntarily. My laptop is a huge part of everything I do, and not having it forced a break upon me. I was angry at first, and then I found myself embracing the break. As the days went on, I realized it was a much needed break. 

I yearned to return to blogging and youtube-ing, but I also enjoyed getting to focus on my emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing and having the undivided attention to take in the changes that were happening in my life. I got to think about my goals and where I want to direct my energy this year. I have no doubt now that it will in fact be a great year, because God is on my side and there is nothing that is impossible with him.

Additionally, the cold winter days aren't my favorite anyway, so there was really not much I could do with regards to being a style blogger. I am not a fan of winter fashion, and I don't bother shopping during the cold days. Aside from my staple jackets, tights and boots, I really hardly ever shop during the winter days.
However, this past weekend was a lovely one. We had amazing weather and I got to dress how I wanted and so I took the photos below. 

Anyways, enough chatting for now. I just wanted to update you guys briefly and notify you that my break is over. Ya girl is back and should be dropping a new video on youtube VERY SOON. 
Make sure you are subscribed and that you have your notification bells turned on. 

Thank you so much for visiting, 
I love you all and I pray for a very successful 2018 for us all. 


My Double peplum top is from Curvaceous Boutique. Use my coupon code: THEDIYLADY for $$ off your purchase. They ship worldwide. 

Till Later, God Bless. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

#WheelchairFashion: Dramatic Sleeves Jumpsuit

Hello world!

It's your girl Lizzy back again with another wheelchair fashion post. 

Today I am sharing with you this gorgeous dramatic sleeves jumpsuit from Curvaceous Boutique. 
I have been obsessed with fancy sleeves lately and as you probably already know, my love for everything off-shoulder continues. 
This outfit had me feeling somewhat like a super hero, and I'm not mad at it. 

The jumpsuit was made with an added blingy belt. It was very pleasing to the eyes and accentuated my curves
 



I kept things really simple with these black wedged shoes with lace up details. I have shared with you how wedges keep my feet really balanced on the wheelchair footplate. I also love the lace ups because I can adjust them to fit my feet depending on how much they swell during the day. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. 

The Jumpsuit can be gotten HERE. I am wearing a size 1X, and I generally wear U.S size 14/16. 
Curvaceous boutique never fails me yall. 

Don't forget to use my coupon code: THEDIYLADY for $$ off your order. 

Till later, God Bless.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

HEALTHY SCOTCH EGG TUTORIAL | TheDIYLady

Hello lovely people.
Hope you are having a wonderful day so far?
As most of you know, I started a series called #DIYMonday over on my youtube channel (are you subscribed?).
This week, I shared an easy plus healthy tutorial on how I make scotch-egg.

According to wikipedia, A Scotch egg consists of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and baked or deep-fried.


I love scotch egg so very much and had to learn how to make it! In order for this to be healthy, I use turkey sausage, grounded granola bars and then I also baked it instead of deep frying it.

What you need:
  1. Sausage (I used turkey sausage as an healthier alternative)
  2. You choice of seasoning for the sausage (I love cayenne pepper and creole seasoning).  
  3. Ground cinnamon
  4. Grounded Granola bar (substitute for bread crumbs or grounded graham crackers)
  5. Flour
  6. Boiled eggs
  7. Cracked egg
As you can see, not much is needed to prepare this yummy snack that could also be a meal depending on how much of it you choose to eat. *wink*

WATCH VIDEO BELOW FOR STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL. 


STEPS:

  1. Boil desired amount of eggs.
  2. Remove eggs and put into cold water then peel. Set aside. 
  3. Blend/Mash granola bars(remember you can substitute for bread crumbs or graham crackers)
  4. Add ground cinnamon to granola bar blend
  5. Remove sausage and add seasoning of choice. Then work seasoning into sausage. Set aside.
  6. Break raw egg in a separate bowl then whisk.
  7. Prepare a baking pan with foil. 
  8. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees 
  9. Dampen palms with water or wear cooking gloves
  10. Roll each egg in flour. 
  11. Scoop enough sausage mixture into your palms - Be generous, you need enough to cover the egg. 
  12. Put one egg in the middle of your sausage and cover egg with sausage (you may want to watch the video above at this point if you're confused). 
  13. Roll sausage covered egg in beaten/whisked egg.
  14. Roll the result from step 12 in grounded granola bar mix
  15. Arrange on a baking pan 
  16. Bake for 20 minutes
  17. Serve whole or cut in slices

Below is what the finished product should look like before you transfer to your oven.

Below is what your finished product should look like once you've baked it for about 20 minutes. If you look at the lower right of this photo, you'll see the result of not using enough sausage mix to cover your egg. LOL


Here's what you should have after cutting each one in halves.

Happy eating!



Remember, you can adjust this recipe as you feel. I honestly decided to go the healthy route with this because it makes me feel less guilty when I eat more  than one. LOL... Scotch eggs are lovely as a side dish, breakfast or whatever you choose them for. They are great for brunch or finger food at bridal/baby showers as well.

Please let me know if you try this recipe and also share with me if you love scotch eggs as much as I do.
Thanks for visiting,
Till Later, God Bless.