She had to walk back to her car which meant she left her camera... thatttt meant of course I had to take a selfie... or like 297. Also, she has some of her phone too, for good measure. It made the final cut. Adding creative director, producer, model, stylist, pizza eater, fierce eyerer, pouty lipper and now exceptionally pro photographer to my list of accomplishments. I’d like to thank @stevenmoreira346 for his epic hat, @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow pamade color blonde for always being there while I practiced getting my brows to match. Hasn’t happened yet but I won’t stop believing in miracles. @nyxcosmetics cherry skies lipstick for not coming off while I drank my @starbucks while on set. My husband for always complimenting my hoop earrings so I wear them a lot. I’d also like to thank @canonusa for producing a camera so easy to hold you can slay selfies. My sister for forgetting something in her car and walking away leaving her camera. And to Jesus for giving me blue eyes and not answering my prayer to turn them brown when I was 5 cause I like brown eyes. Thank you to everyone, even the haters who didn’t believe in me, like that one person who always does the thumb down on my YouTube videos... you made me better because I got stronger. Thank you.
😂🤣 Literally me after every photo shoot! 😂🤣 @theellenshow, call me. 😘😂 Tag 3 friends who can totally relate to this. 🙌🏼🤷🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️ @lecia_m is my three friends 😂🤣
She wore my dress to her graduation. The first time I wrote that sentence but hopefully not my last. I hope she always wonders into my closet to shop, to talk, to play dress up. We spent the day laughing together, petting puppies, sipping Starbucks, making live Instagram videos- and it was perfect. We’ve grown up together, being 19 and a new mom means your 20’s are spent with a little bean on your hip and your heart wondering around outside of your while you try and discover who you are as a woman. She’s been there through it all. And because of it she is a brave little warrior queen who’s love and compassion is equal to her strength and feistiness. She isn’t a mini me, she’s her own her, and I like it like that. I get her, she gets me, and one day, we’ll be besties, but for now, I get to be queen moma leading the way as she find herself. She’s got a whole lotta sweet and just as much sass to balance it out. Such an honor to love this sweet girl and to mother her so hard: 😘
Dear big hair, big hats, big belts, big weaves, big lashes, big playfulness, big creativity, and the brave babes- you are my squad. Let’s play dress up everyday, not to escape but to embrace the different facets of who ourselves. Let’s create together, and dress up like we belong on movie sets. Let’s make the movie. Let’s play until we find freedom. Let’s pretend and learn to love our dreams again. Together we touch, create, feel, put on our dreams like garments and let them revive and inspire us. With you, I got to walk down streets of my imagination and discover creative outlets I haven’t met yet. Hello costumes. Hello characters. Hello freedom- meet the squad that led me to you. We’ll be back soon. All of us will. Xo Jules Photo by @lecia_m Hat by @stevenmoreira346 Shirt by @bebe_stores Makeup @jaclynhill, @morphebrushes, and @nyxcosmetics Hair #bigsexyhairproducts
Adventure with her are my favorite kind... especially when we prance around in the woods wearing tulle... (By tulle I mean white @ikeausa curtains I made into a gown the night before. 😂🤣) Heading to the next photo reveal tonight! Follow along my stories to see the fun) And yes, we dress up every moment and play model! A post on that later 😘 photo by the epic @lecia_m
Welcome to my hair routine for beautiful beach waves... 🤦🏼♀️ 😂 Hope you learn a lot and conclude your styling with “Imstagram look for good measure.” 🤣😂🙌🏼😁 Featuring hair spray I borrowed from my sister and haven’t given back yet from #bigsexyhairproducts Sweat shirt from @pursuitcommunity that I cut into a slouchy one 🤷🏼♀️😍. And of course @jaclynhill pallet eyes that I almost took off and redid because it looks horrible but I saved it by adding glitter. 🙌🏼 Enjoy 🤣
Eek! I know I’m not suppose to have favorites but OMG THIS brand! I’ve been working on this beauty behind the scenes and it’s now live!! (Link in bio 🙋🏼♀️) This is by far the most colorful brand I’ve designed yet and can I just say I’m obsessed- OBSESSED- with everything about it. First, @hugoandstacydance are incredible celeb dance world leaders who love their students so much. They put their hearts completely into helping people become amazing dancers. I talked with them for hours and it’s completely clear how much they just wants to inspire, motivate, encourage and help dancers connect their hearts to their movements. Gah! So inspirational! Second, I got to put so many nods to who they are hidden though out the brand. From creating graphics inspired by their tattoos to sharing more about their story though design pieces (omg go check out the timeline 😘) I really got to capture their energy and hearts through design elements. I even got to write their content which is the icing on the cake to sharing their hearts and their story. I’m so excited to share this with you all!! Go see and be sure to follow them!! They are amazing dancers!! (Seriously, check out their video section- oh and btw they travel so likely they will be at a city near you soon!)
Babe, you did it. You made it to 30 with only like 20 gray hairs in your beard (Sorry about those. 🤷🏼♀️😂) I’m proud of you for only arguing with me once about putting Mother’s Day celebrations on hold so we could all focus on your birthday. (That’s huge improvement from me not getting my way 99.9% of the time even though I’m completely adorable and that never sways you. Great Jorb. That’s Wonderful.) I always tell you that even if weren’t together I’d still want to be your friend because I just like you. I like being around you. I like you like Mr Colins liked Elizabeth and I would like to remain close to you for the remainder of your 120 years on earth. As you grow into an old man, and leave your youth behind, there are a few things I am certain of and I would like to list them here: 1.) You are completely obsessed with me. I like that. Keep that going. 2.) You really know how to cook and fold laundry significantly better than myself. I like that too. 3.) You are as extra as me you just don’t share it on social media. That’s why I am here. I’ll help you come out of your shell. Stick with me kid. 4.) There is no one else I’d want to do life with than you. I’m not sure anyone else could handle the Broadway production of my life. *end scene. Jazz fingers* 5.) You are very fine indeed. (Yeah God. )😂🤣🙌🏼 6.) You are such a gift of a husband. Seriously, I’m so proud of who you are. I know from everything we have walked through together, there is no one else who could have been there for us like you. 7.) I love being you wife even though you don’t like some things I love(- like my weave, pop corn, or pulp OJ. It’s ok, we can go to counseling for that. Weave exposure therapy. #doingit) I love you babe. I love life with you, laughing with you, and making fun of your food dance when you stand looking in the pantry. 😂🤣 One day I will get it on video. Stay tuned internet. Love you @iamandre513
144 Mondays. 36 Saturdays. 330 hours of driving back and forth to school. 24 book reports. 252 hours of online videos. 720 hours of in class time. 4 years of school. 1 completely changed woman. Hello Bachelor’s in Christian Leadership. I’m glad I started but I’m so proud of myself for finishing strong... Now the real learning begins.....couldn’t have done it without my biggest fans- my family. @lssmtampa, thanks for everything ❤️
Every Monday, walking out this door has not been easy. Every Monday, I pause as the door knob. Before I open the door, I had to get the vision. I see myself walking across the stage in a cap and gown. I had to get the vision because it was hard. It was hard to leave when the kids wanted me to stay. It was hard to leave when we were newly weds. I was hard to leave when I just didn’t feel like going. 143 Mondays of yes. And tonight is the last one. Number 144. 5 years ago, I was a single mom with a 4 year old and 5 year old. (Swipe to see!) 5 years ago I began a journey so hungry to just learn more who God really is. And 5 years ago, I encountered God in a dream that lead me to a school that completely changed everything. I remember before I joined, a super hottie tall dark and handsome single guy at churched asked if I thought I would be joining the school. Turns out, he’d get his masters there. Turns out I’d marry him. 😍And so this school is close to us and has been apart of making us who we are. (I didn’t join for him but I didn’t hate that he was there every week either 😍😘😬...) So hello you sexy Monday you. I’ve been waiting for you for a long time. You beautiful last Monday of my BA degree in Christian leadership and ministry. You are bitter sweet because I love what God is doing there and my sweet class I’ve lead this year has totally blessed my heart so much. It will be an honor to come back next year and teach because I can say completely, I have learned to hear God in ways I never thought possible through this school. @lssmtampa I will never be the same...(stay tuned for the cap and gown pics later this week when my vision becomes a reality.) 144 Mondays ago I saw today. ❤️ And you better believe when I get home I’m running into the house like the Disney night parade. Babe, get the champagne ready. 😍
She is so gorgeous and doesn’t even know it. I can only lead her where I have been and that means I need to be in God’s presence as much as possible, get my eye brows right, and figure out nail polish applications without getting it all over my entire hand. 😂🤣 One thing at a time but His yolk is easy, and His burden is light, but learning how to contour is not. 😂🤣 Being her mom is such a gift... God loved me so much He gave me this gorgeous little gift with a ton of sassy and just as much sweet. No idea where she gets the sassy from. 🤔 Also, she’s pretty expressive with her face. Likely learned that from @disney shows or from me when I walk into @target .... 😂🤣 One of my favorite photos of her of all time taken by her auntie @lecia_m. We love you Lalsie!!!!!
😂🤣 When you try that epic makeup look you’ve seen on Instagram...😂🤣 #nailedit 🤦🏼♀️ Featuring sweatshirt from @target, @jaclynhill palette, @morphebrushes my dog chewed so I taped the handle, sequin table clothe, and a ton of unreached makeup potential. 😂🤣 Hope your Thursday is magical.
((“📖 Will it ever be the same? Will anything there ever be the same?” “The changes that are coming were meant to come, but it takes bravery to confront the fear, and love to get rid of it forever.” She took a deep breath confident, compelled, and confronted with the opportunity to love herself well. “Is that why fear is there? To rob us of our crowns?” “Fear will steal from you until you are completely destroyed. It will take everything you let it. It wants to take from you so you don’t take from it. Once you live from who you are, it is powerless over you. And if you live from who you are, you confront it, and it is destroyed, forever.” “Is that my destiny? To destroy fear?” “Your destiny is to live empowered. What you choose to do with that power is up to you.” 📖)) Remember who you are little one. If I have to write a thousand stories for you to get lost in so you can find the truth hiding in the stories, so be it. Let’s play dress up together forever ❤️ image by @lecia_m ((Excerpts from my book.))
Confession: I’m not really an “orangie” kinda girl but I make exceptions for flowy little skirt situations like this. 😘What’s your yes to any color style? Tulle? Sequins? Yoga pants? Wine?😜🤪
Hey you, yes you. 🚨Hold your scroll for a second.. 🚨 You know those crazy things you’ve wanted to do but you’re afraid to be judged for them? You should do them. For real. You know how you’ve spend hours worrying about what people will think of you? There is no need to waste anymore time doing that. This is your life! Live it! Seriously. Chances are people were too busy worrying about themselves to notice you just being you... so just be. Do that thing that may look ridiculous but don’t care. Wear the dress other people don’t like. Get extensions. Write the book. Dress up like the characters. Start that hobby. Tell that person you love them. Look at your body and tell yourself you are perfect. Embrace your curves. You were not created to put on a show for a community of onlookers waiting to see if your post or your social media performance gets an applause. That’s downplaying your greatness. You are not a show, you are a person with purpose which means you don’t need to preform to get, you can just live to give. Give freedom by being free, give permission for others to be themselves by just being you. You don’t need to try to be someone successful to be a success. The Creator gives the creation identity. Find yours and live it. Image by @lecia_m
My hopes for you on this Monday include 1️⃣ I hope you-take-selfies-in-the-garage and-hope-your-husband-doesn’t-pull up-and-find-you-posing... (🤦🏼♀️🤣🤷🏼♀️) 2️⃣ I hope you don’t care if you loose followers but instead try and give more to the ones you have by being you.... you selfie queen you 👸🏼 keep being yourself... 3️⃣ I hope you find that perfect shade of lipstick that matches your favorite shirt from @papayaclothing. 4️⃣ I hope your daughter makes you workout with her even though you’d rather just bake snacks instead. 5️⃣ I hope your Monday is amazing and full of two cups of coffee and a hug from a hot guy for good measure 😘😍 😂
I will always stand with you, believe in you and guide you. I will fiercely protect you as I fiercely love you. ❤️ I’m so proud of who you are. Never change my little bunny. I love you with the fullness of my heart and you’ll always have a safe place in my love darling. From one queen to another, I honor you and your greatness. Image by @lecia_m 😭❤️ Huge thank you to @houseofreinhard for my dress!
Heading into Friday like.. 😂🤣 Three confessions: 1️⃣ I wanted avocado toast this morning but none of them are ripe. Checking them every 4 seconds to see if something changes. I’ll keep you updated. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2️⃣ I’ve been writing website text like a mad woman so naturally I stumbled upon some inspiration when I reimagined my client’s cat. (@alweddings cat Pye.) Turns out he use to be a British war hero, has a monocle, likes cardigan sweaters. It’s pretty much my favorite thing I’ve written so far. On my way to SNL skit writing. Also, pet love connections. Planning on sharing it in my stories. A must read. Riveting. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3️⃣ Teased André in my last post for being extra then he got home 3 mins early (dang it!) to find me taking selfies in my garage “studio.” He’s all like “You literally made a studio out of nothing. This is what extra is.” I told him I can’t hear him over the sound of my new life. 😂🤣 Got a confession for me? Let’s hear it. Necklace @thegivingkeys Jeans @guess Wood piece of wood @homedepot White wall paint @aboutthatchipandjolife Smile by Jesus. Perfume likely @justinbieber
Psh, some people call me this but totally don’t consider myself “extra.” (I won’t name names but his initials start with André 😂) I just consider myself incredibly interesting and full of spontaneous expressions of things I prefer and exquisite taste. Am I Right?!? Where’s my tribe at?!? And remember, your vibe attracts your tribe soooo if you have extra besties chances are you might be one, ANDRÉ. 😂 Tag your extra bestie🤣 here’s mine ➡️ @iamandre513 (@chipotle we love you.... and guac.)
Just another picture perfect day snuggled up in my.....garage. 🤦🏼♀️ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Social media has done this weird thing to us all... we paint all these pretty pictures so people believe certain things about us and our life. It's not until we see what was intentionally cropped out that we get the whole story, the whole freeing truth. (I love truth. If truth were a person I’d hug them so hard. The truth and I are like besties. We have matching jackets. Black and white jackets. Get it cause the truth is like black and.....) 🤣 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The truth is freeing. Like the feeling of magical wind blown hair and no worries about getting in the lipgloss. THAT FREE. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So let yourself be free to share. Get real with yourself. Moma Oprah (queen momma) always asks people “What’s your truth?” .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Under all of the social pressure, is what you actually want? Be honest. Don’t let what others *might* think take something from you.💃🏼 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ People’s opinions aren’t facts. People’s opinions change based on what they had for breakfast. (A lot of people eat grumpy granola for breakfast. I know because I’ve met them.) .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seriously, your freedom and boldness give others permission to be free and bold. 👊🏻 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So stop hiding and start living. Stop doing things you hate and do what you love. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love taking selfies, making jokes, playing with makeup, helping people, seeing what people can become and helping them get there and making silly stories. (Also pizza and wine for good measure.) .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t like cold days, sadness, stepping on legos, feeling pressure of other people, lies, stepping on an ice cube with socks on, cleaning, bad hair, cleaning, boringness, peas, or makeup that doesn’t match my neck. (Running our of creamer is terrible too. And cleaning.) .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please Instagram friends, for goodness sake, please just start having fun. Get serious about how much joy there is in your life. I promise it will spill over into other places. ❤️ Also you can swipe to see my real bed. 😘
Let’s just keep things in perspectives shall we?! I mean, seriously we are already doing better than half of the 80’s movie moms simply because we don’t have pleated khakis pants on, aliens living in our house, one child left at home while we went on vacation, and bangs that are sky high with a tuff of curls on top of our forehead. 🤦🏼♀️ We’ve got this ladies.... Image by @tylerjmccall 😂🤣😂