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Monday, April 17, 2017

Vlogging with Le Boo

Hello Loves

I have a new Vlog on my youtube channel and I wanted to post it here for those of you who aren't subscribed yet (Come on, get to it!)



The Pap I used for our Saturday Morning Breakfast in this Vlog is from @Yumfoods_MN
The facial Mask I used: CLICK HERE
Sunday Outfit style post: CLICK HERE
I Hope you guys enjoyed this Vlog.

Thanks for visiting,
Till Later, God Bless

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Styling: Off Shoulder Ankara Top

Hello world

I'm excited to have yet another style post on the blog today. 
I love ankara tops and I enjoy pairing them with regular plain bottoms/pants to break the pattern on the ankara. 

This top was gifted to me by a friend but it was made by EllaGrey. Tailored to perfection and the style is so modern and chic. 


I paired it with this black denim (which feels and fits like jeggings), a crossbody bag and this gorgeous shoes.

I find that I keep my accessories to a minimum lately, because I'm always wearing this bracelet Le Boo got me on our wedding day. Small pearl earrings and this gorgeous glasses were all I rocked.

I am seriously obsessed with ANYTHING that is "off shoulder"! 


I Love how this top has an off-shoulder AND a cold-shoulder peekaboo thing going on! The straps falling to the side of my shoulders are self-tie and they certainly makes this top something special. 


 


A smile is always a great accessory!


Here's a close up of  the shoes I'm wearing with this look. I can't stress enough how much I love shoes that have strings/ropes because I can adjust them to fit comfortably even as my legs swell from sitting on the wheelchair.





And that's it for now you guys. I Hope you got an idea or two from this style post.

Details
Ankara Top : By EllaGrey
Jeggings Denimv : Walmart
Shoes : Ross Dress for Less
Glasses: DD's Discount
Bag: Forever21

Remember, it doesn't have to cost much to look fabulous!


Thursday, April 6, 2017

On a Wheelchair because I don't have Faith in God

Hello you guys!

So if you read the title of this post and said to yourself "Uh oh, what is Lizzy on about now", well.... welcome and thank you.

I tried to give this post a different title but it just wasn't working out. So I decided to leave it as raw as it gets.

I sat down in a chit chat with one of my friends in my most recent youtube video and we got to talking about different things people say to me - as a wheelchair user, and what people say to her (and my other friends and family) - as friends to a wheelchair user.


The video is quite self explanatory, and you can watch it below.



But since I am a talker, I decided to back up this video with more words in this blog post.

As I mentioned in the video, I understand that human beings are created to be curious beings and a lot of people mean well when they approach ME (a wheelchair user) with certain questions or concerns or advice.
However, the fact that these people "mean no harm" doesn't take away from the fact that I still find some of their questions, comments and advice to be funny or downright.... ermm.... unnecessary. 

I have been blessed with what I believe is a great sense of humor, so I personally don't take offense (anymore) to the comments people make to me or my friends and family, but I still wanted to touch this subject because at some point in my life, they used to affect me.

I also wanted to discuss these things because I felt like I was in the position to bring them to light since some people can still be affected by them.

Life is already difficult enough for most people, and I believe that a kind word goes a long way than careless words that could hurt or make a person sad/depressed.

Before you say certain things to anybody - not just a physically disabled person - ask yourself, will this comment make their day a little brighter? Or could what I'm about to say hurt them?


Anyways, I hope this video helps you see how certain words could hurt and makes you more cautious of the things you say to people. You don't really know what somebody is going through no matter how "physical" or "clear" it seems their problems are.

That's it for now.
Till Later, God Bless.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Gym Vlog : Exercises I do on and off the Wheelchair

Hello lovers,

Today I am sharing with you all a Vlog from the gym.
I don't always go to the gym, but I do my best to go especially when I notice that I am beginning to have less endurance or difficulties with transferring to and out of the wheelchair.


I'd like to mention that I am not a physical therapist and neither am I a personal trainer, but I hope that you guys enjoy this Vlog of me in the Gym. I hope this video helps any wheelchair user out there wondering what exercises to do in the Gym. As I mentioned before, I'm not an expert but doing some of the exercises shown in this video help me build strength and maintain my body weight.

While weight loss is a great reward for going to the gym, it's hardly ever my focus because I know that dieting is a big part of weight loss.

However, getting your body moving and ensuring that you're flexible and have good blood flow/circulation is a MAJOR part when you're a wheelchair user.

Personally, I enjoy being independent and being able to do just about everything I want to do despite "the wheelchair".

I had to learn to do certain things differently since I don't have full muscle control/use, and my balance is still kind of OFF. I also get help from the really big guys at my gym for certain transfers I can't do by myself.

I won't give everything away by typing too much.... so lets get into the video.






I hope you guys enjoyed this video, 
Please feel free to ask questions you may have. 

Thanks for visiting, God Bless. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SPRING TIME

Hello lovers. 

Happy Second day of spring! 

I wanted to make this post on the first day of Spring but life happened and here we are today. 
It's just another fashion post showcasing all the beautiful colorful-ness that spring times brings. 

I'm also rocking this hair I shared with you all sometime ago, and in case you're wondering why it looks different, it's because I straightened it. Man, that hair REALLY keeps on giving! Once again, it's a beauty supply store hair! Just Amazing!




While I love spring and the blooming beauties it brings, I certainly cannot STAND Spring Allergies! My glasses look fashionable, but the truth is, they were hiding my very red eyes that wouldn't stop producing water from all the allergens in the air. 


I wore this gorgeous jumpsuit and paired it with a blazer I thrifted a while back. I'm sort of color blind and these colors seemed to compliment each other in my eyes. Lol


The blazer was necessary because it was still a very windy day. 


Looking forward to summer time so that I can actually wear my jumpsuit in all of its glory without a blazer. 


But the wind made my hair fabulous thooo... LOL




And That's it for now yall!!


Thanks for visiting,
Till Later, God Bless.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

How I stream Music Using Google Chrome Cast Audio

Hello darlings, 

Today on the blog we are discussing music! Who doesn't like a good tune? 

Music can change my mood from bad to good within seconds, and while I enjoy listening to music on pretty much all my devices, I like the ability to be able to hear it more on my speakers. 

The google chrome cast audio makes playing music on your speakers very easy. Whether your speakers are new or old, you can wirelessly cast music from your phone, laptop or tablet.

Because Chromecast Audio uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth, you can stream crystal clear hi res sound that will fill up a room with your favorite sounds. This device was from Best Buy and I certainly have plenty to say about it, so enjoy reading!



Having had this for over 2 weeks now, I can easily say it has made listening to music so much easier and seamless. 
Some of my favorite things about this device is that I can use my phone to play, pause, or change the volume from anywhere in our house without interruption. Also, while streaming, I can still text or call without interrupting what's playing or draining your battery.

The sound from this is AMAZING! The Wi-Fi  streaming has many advantages over Bluetooth including higher sound quality.


Once connected to the speakers, you can stream millions of songs, radio stations, and podcasts through apps like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Google Play Music. Find more at chromecast.com/apps




Something else I love about this is that we can play music across rooms. You can easily fill every room in your home with synchronous music. Simply group Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers.


The device comes with everything you need for great music really. 


And it's so small yet very powerful.


All you have to do is cast your music from your favorite music app, and your room will be filled with sounds of happiness. 




Using the google home app from the play store is highly recommended. 


To Buy or learn more about this device: Visit http://bby.me/bhxd

Thanks for visiting,
Till Later, God Bless

Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.