It was really hard to go to something that I’m so affected by. I thought it was just going to be glam and fashion and fun and food and drinks and while it was indeed all of those things, it was also humbling and sad and hard for me. I never thought I would be the one watching my sweet mama suffer through this, but I also never thought that my family could be as strong as they are. I never thought we could become as close as we are and i never thought i could get to a place where grace fills my entire heart. My mama lives life victoriously, and that inspires every single breath I take. I am thankful for @erinleighhohnbaum for putting this incredible event together and for giving me something to deeply reflect on. It’s good to have fun and it’s also good to cry. I’m also so thankful for my beautiful friend @karina_brown87 who let me cry and also rejoice all at the same time. Isn’t she so lovely?! 😍 have a blessed day sweet friends. #momstrong #momswithstyle #curvesfordays #cartifof #cartifot #eleighslovelies #fashionistas 🙈
My love and I used to come to this rooftop and watch the glorious moon and make out. He lived right across the way in the most bachelorest of pads and I loved it and it’s honestly on the list with some of my greatest memories. Tonight I went to a fashion event near by and it was fabulous and amazing and I felt so very honored to be there but to be honest, I’m kind of pissed that there’s still no cure for cancer and that these types of events have to exist to fund such an endeavor. I am just so very affected. Ugh. I apologize. I don’t know why I have to go from having a light conversation to something way too deep but it’s who I am I guess. The fashion show blew my mind in all of its sparkling glory and I absolutely loved being there supporting my local boutiques that are owned by incredible women who inspire me. We met a woman who wore her sunglasses inside the entire time and didn’t give a single damn what anyone thought of her and i had to kiss her on the cheek because she reminded me so much of my grandmother and I want so badly to be just like her. We also met the two sweetest mothers in the bathroom who definitely encouraged me as much as i could have ever encouraged them. Relationships are what I’m here for y’all. Product details @liketoknow.it.family http://liketk.it/2tuPN #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKholidaystyle #LTKholidaywishlist #LTKcurves #LTKfamily #LTKfit #goodwaist #goodlegs #goodsquad
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Define normal?! Surely not something that we aspire to be! My love was a frat boy back in his day and they called him Flawless Lawlis 😂😂😍😍 basically I knew it was love when I saw that we used the same Tresemme #4 hold hairspray hahaha #glamsquad #flawlesslawlis #flawlesslawlisgirls
Giving away an iPhone X like the one that my love stood in line for 5 hours on release day to get for me (his decision not mine!) 🙈 stay tuned tomorrow! Also, after 5 years, I have started setting an alarm clock every morning! This is all connected to making intentional steps towards my self care and self love journey. This is also new development in the Lawlis household because mama has been riding it out with the girls this whole time, and you know what I needed to. Our girls finally only wake up a few times in the night which means that I can get enough rest to wake up before they do. See, 4.5 years into motherhood and I am still forever transitioning. I learn something new every day, about my beautiful girls, about myself, about grace. This means that I make time to get my devotional time and get in the Word in the morning. I have a minute to drink my coffee hot and get my hair and make up done so that I have my armor for the day. When our little girls wake up one by one, when I hear their little footsteps finding me cuddled in the living room, my heart and my cup literally runneth over. Make time for yourselves mamas. If not for you, do it for your babies. They deserve the best version of yourself. • My mama got me this robe from @somaintimates a while back and it’s so soft and cozy and I don’t care that it makes me look like a diva 😂😂
5 month progress. On the left is what a healthy and happy post partum mama can look like and on the right is what a healthy and happy post partum mama can look like. The change that has occurred in my mind the past 40 days is as drastic as the change in my body. I let go of any strong holds, and I realized I had to turn my mind completely to Him. Seeking Him in the quiet moments that I’ve intentionally carved out for myself, with the blessing of my darling and our babies. This has become so much less about my physical well being and so much more about delving into my spiritual and emotional health and getting healed from the inside. Turning to Him in times of joy and turning to Him in times of sadness and to Him in times of wonder and to Him in times of pain. It has taught me that I can have power over my thoughts and over my actions and when I feel hurt and how quickly I can forgive, including forgiving myself. My relationship with the Lord has become stronger, my relationship with my love has become stronger, and my body itself has become stronger. I can look at myself and truly know that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, that I am His masterpiece. That I can confidently tell this to my girls and tell them that they are fierce and strong and fragile and feminine and wanted and loved and enough, and believe it wholeheartedly right along side them. #transformationtuesday #progressnotperfection #postpartum #fitnessjourney
We moved to America in 1994, all we had were the clothes on our back and a suitcase of clothes. We didn’t even have a place to live and lived with my uncle until we could get our own apartment. I often joke about how I freely admit to not needing to shower every day and I don’t always wash my clothes after only wearing them once. The weirdest thing that I noticed when we moved here is that people changed clothes every single day. We never did that. Where I come from (Algeria), water is a precious commodity. We only got water once every 3-4 days, the city would release water to the faucets and it would be a big hoopla where we would fill up the bathtubs and big water reserves in the bathroom and kitchen and use that water until the next time the water was released again. We have so much here in America and love to judge people on what they don’t have. It’s so sick to me because I would hope that you would still love me based on my personality and not what the heck kind of brand I’m wearing. My Frye boots are from EBay and my Louis Vuitton backpack is second hand vintage. My shirt is $15 from Amazon and my scarf is from Walmart. I ain’t and will never be too proud and fashion isn’t about how much you paid for stuff but about how it makes you feel. I do believe in quality which is why I got a new pair of goodamerican jeans because my other ones got too big and I just love the way they fit my body. My $15 shirt is impressive quality and I bought my backpack with saved up birthday money because my other one fell apart. I won’t ever stop being like this because this is who I am. Don’t compare yourself to others and don’t compete with what you think others have or don’t have. “As a follower of Jesus, success is not what I’ve done compared to what others have done. Success is what I’ve done compared with what God has called me to do.” @lecrae words from his book that spoke to the deepest part of my heart. ❤️ Screenshot or 'like' this pic to shop the product details from the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, available now from the App Store! http://liketk.it/2trhp #liketkit @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.family #ltkholidaystyle #ltkholidaywishlist #ltkbeauty #ltkcurves #ltkfit
I have only known love for as long as I have loved him. Life is too short not to kiss and show affection anywhere and everywhere. I don’t care who’s watching, the most important eyes are those of our girls and I want them to see what their parents’ love for each other looks like.
Tell me something that you love about yourself and why? I️’ll start! I️ love my abilities of being a handy woman! One time, my husband (who will freely admit that he is not a handy man) told me not to use one of our commodes (the toilet word sounds gross to me haha) because it was clogged 😂😂 he was like noooo and I️ just got my handy dandy plunger and unclogged I️t and he thought I️ was so amazing haha! I’m pretty sure he proposed shortly after that 😂😂😍😍 I️ have fixed and hung and unclogged and caulked and sanded and screwed in and tore apart and put together a lot of things since we’ve been married and he always gets just as amazed haha! I️ know I️ owe it to my Daddy who always made me watch him fix and build stuff, he never acted like I️ couldn’t because I️ was a girl and for that I️ am ever so thankful ❤️