It's lonely. Everyday I sit here by myself and I know there are other people like me out there. I tried to explain it to him the best way I could. Being an entrepreneur means you are the brains behind the brand, the juggler of many things, and 90% of the time, we are by ourselves❤️ This is why I do live videos. This is why Story Nation means so much to me because I don't have to do it alone. We can be here with each other and we GET each other. 💕 When I look back on this time, I want to know I helped as many people as possible, and I want to know, even if in a small way, I encouraged and inspired someone to keep going even when it was hard. 💜 Keep going. If you need encouragement, come hang out. If you need inspiration, send me a note. You aren't alone..... I see you 💕
Super thankful for this man who constantly puts up with my extraness while supporting my creative bursts of spontaneous crafting. I'm completely convince no other man could love me the way he does and laugh all while helping me with my weave, being covered in glitter 99% of the time, doing random crazy freezing-horse-jumping-help-me-make-this-outfit-photo shoots every other day all while being a pastor, boss dad, and super sexy husband. So thankful I get to spend this day being driving around town visiting family while holding his hand. 😍 raise your hand if you have an awesome bae who puts up with your craziness whole loving you completely! Thanks to @lecia_m for braving the cold to grab this epic shot for us!!
Let's settle this once and for all: Team Turkey, Team Sides or Team desserts? 😂 I think we a know where I stand. How about you? Image perfection by @debrosse_nyc. Be sure to follow her flawless feed of inspiration ❤️👌🏻💋
Is it my cheat day yet? 😂🤣😂🤣 but for real... 😂🤣 getting one of my favorite funny videos of all time ready for you guys and I'm rolling. Health nuts friends, I see you and your crazy antics. 😂🤣 Also, anyone else mentally prepping for the day after Thanksgiving? Because I know there are some of you guys beginning diets on Friday. I see you.... 👊🏻*not André because he never works out and is built and lean eats everything....* 😑 Follow @makemediaco for more giggles
Cheers to national be as extra as you want, rock your boss buns, slay so hard they can't ignore you and run your business like a queen chasing your dreams entrepreneur day! To all my babes who are killing it, running hard after your passion that burns in your soul (and to all of the pups, instagram husbands and coffee that supports them) may your year rain diamonds in the form of exceptional clients besties. 💋❤️💋❤️ Image by boss babe queen @lecia_m who helps me look fierce and fabulous in the most interesting places. 😂 #thisishowwebrave #lucypevenpoo Pants and top : @papayaclothing Earrings: @target Shoes: @guess
Cheers to the weekend! Anyone excited about the deliciousness coming our way this week? Who are you celebrating with?
😂🤣 I know your are out there, you crazy amazing photographer... Let's be honest... which one are you? 😂🤣 thanks @Starbucks for fueling life! Also #lucypenvenpoo for being my side kick 😉
When your bestie is platinum hair goals 😭 🙌🏼👌🏻 Raise your hand if you have a bestie who is as extra as you are! Bonus if its a puppy 😂🐶 image by my extra bestie @lecia_m
Anyone know of any creative ways to convince your husband the NOW is a completely acceptable time to decorate for Christmas? Asking for a friend 😉 raise your hand if your Christmas decor is already up? (Or at least it is in your mind)
On the other side of your phone, your follower numbers, your hustle, are people. They aren't numbers or just followers. They are people who need something that you carry. They are mothers, sisters, friends and glorious souls who connected to your heart. They are people you influence. Carry that responsibility with tremendous care. ❤️ Honor them, love them, cherish them. Be thankful for the listeners, the watchers, even the silent ones who might never show their appreciation but see what you are doing. ❤️ I see you. I see you and everyday I thank God for you being along side of me listening to my ramblings, sharing in this journey with me. I know some of you have been here since I was a single mom, healing from a tremendous hard season. I know you've been here watching my journey and I want you to know, I'm so thankful I wasn't here alone, and I'm not here alone now. How crazy that an app can build friendships and I'm so thankful for yours. Soooo much love and gratitude for you!!
I smeared the thick red lipstick over my lips in defiance. It was intentional. A mockery of what had mocked me. A declaration of rebellion against the red tape that tried to silence me and infringed upon my freedom this year. What has tried to take your freedom? 💋 Over and over again, I saw the attack sent out to silance me. Over and over again, I rebelled. Each time I stood again, I sent out a shock wave in the spirit... Are you standing? 💋 I lay upon the pages of my book. Intentional. A gift. My heart in a story labeled- The unwanted. The rejected. No one will. No one has. You will never. I laugh at the lies. God does too. What are your dreams have been attacked with lies? 💋 This image, a prophetic declaration. I will not be silenced. My dreams are a gorgeous back drop that invites others to dream too. Don't let anything silance you. And for goodeness sake, wear @nyxcosmetics lipstick and be defiant against any lie that tries to silence you. 💋 Image by the rock star queen bee @lecia_m
I've had doors shut in my face so many times. For real. I wasn't the one picked. I've watched other babes get what I'd been praying for. I've watched them run by when I was asking God to give me courage to take a step. I've had epic opportunities shut right before my eyes. I've heard no more than yes, been passed over like I was being picked last for the kick ball game. In some cases, I never got picked. But guess what? It was all a set up. Every single moment. It made the warrior in me rise up. It's not the No's that defined you but what you do with them. If someone says no, learn to say next. If a door closes, move to the next one. Don't stop knocking because on the other side of the threshold is your dream. You are one knock, one ask, one determined moment from the threshold that will change everything. Be passed over and make it great. Be chosen last and outrun them all. Be unstoppable not because you had it all together but because you learned how to hear no and go for it anyone. There strength in your season. Take it. Go after it. Double tap if you agree! Let's get it babes!
Poppins, girl, why did you leave me hanging 🤣😫 I always ask André to call our house keeper but she never shows up... because... we don't have one. 😫 😂🤣Anyone else hiding in their closet, hoping when they come out the work would be done? No? Me either 😘 At least we played hard, the kids are happy, and we avoided the chores long enough to have a few date nights.😂🤣😂🤣🙌🏼 what are you doing today?
Surround yourself with queens that let you be as extra as you want. This bestie boo goddess is one of my Namaslay so hard and you should too girl squad queens. She encourages the courage in me!!!! Girl. Staapppp. Your my fav. Go follow her because she's fab, funny and fierce. (@thecrystallife) Just the way we like em. I can't even tell you how much this photo give me life. Tag your bestie squad queens if you love em and can't live without them!!! My outfit is from @papayaclothing #papayababe 📸 Image by the queen bee @lecia_m who invites all of us babes to be more extra. Everyone needs a Lecia and a Crystal. #lucypevenpoo
Tonight's vibe has me feeling tinkerbelle like excitement. 🕯I'm at my sister's Brave Babes girls night out getting ready to see photos from our last session!!! Eek!!! I can't wait to show you!! Follow along on tonight's adventures on my stories! 💋❤️💋❤️ photo by @lecia_m
😂🤣 Photo credit!!!!😂🤣 Wedding photogs, you deserve all of the photo credits. All of them. And we hope all of your images go viral and no one uses Instagram filters ever again Amen 😂🤣😂 also @bachelorabc, when you need an epic wedding Photog, I know some people. Call me.
😂🤣😂 For your convenience, 😂🤣 a holiday gift guide for teachers with love, a teacher's wife 😂🤣😂🤣 we want @target gift cards!!! We want @chipotlemexicangrill !!!!!!!!!! Stop it branded school water bottles!! I can't 😂 tag a teacher- make the madness stop.
Don't worry, babes! You are powerful, so powerful that your words and thoughts can change your feelings. Feelings come from imaginations. Need a positivity boost? Get thankful. Start listing off and thanking God for everything. For the phone you are reading this on and the creamer in your coffee. For your life, your gifts your spouse, your body, everything!! What are you thankful for right now? Inspiring image by @frecklesandgloss 💪🏻❤️💋💕
Every single glitz and glamoury picture has an after. ---> swipe for a good laugh at mine. 😂🤣At the end of every photo session, the lashes come off boo, and when they do,we all feel like bald cats. 😂 We can sit at our kitchen tables, hair wet, eyeliner smudged, trying to post things that our tribe needs to hear and feel like we have no idea what makes us interesting. ❤️ I've felt that. So many times. Why would people follow along my ridiculous? I'm not that funny. Also, I don't have mermaid hair, and I don't travel every day of the week, except to the mic so I can reheat my coffee. I'm not a size 0, I don't get new outfits everyday, and sometimes I don't want to talk to anyone because #introvert ❤️ Most of the time, our tribe just need to know that we too get scared. We get worried about booking jobs or building a legacy that matters. We feel and experience the same emotions. I feel the same things you do. I get freaked out doing live video because I see people hop in and out. Omg why are they leaving. Just breath Julie. I get anxious I'll miss my destiny being distracted by things that aren't the main things. 👸🏼 We all wonder. We all get anxious sometimes. As moms, we wonder, are we doing ok? Will our kids grow up into adults that shower? Will they NEVER clean anything ever? How much refined sugar can children eat and still stay alive? 😂 💕 But at the end of the day, what is fueling our feelings and feeds? What I want to look back in in 30 years is every moment I reached out to you and said you're not alone. 💋 You're not boring, or irrelevant. You're not uninteresting because you don't fit the standard. You aren't irrelevant because of your curves, your shade of skin, your perspectives or any other piece of you. You are relevant because you and an absolute goddess miracle and it's time you started acting like one. We need you to act like one. Do stories with out makeup on. Do live videos because they make you terrified. Buy the shade of lipstick that makes you happy. Cut your hair. Get the tattoo. Write the book. Wear blue eye shadow. Eat the cookie. 🌸 Just be and your tribe will come. Image by @lecia_m Who began a movement to empower babes 🙌🏼
Oh hey, hey you cute little muffin who had big dreams and never let them go. I see you there frosted and shimmering so fierce. You didn't let the nay sayers stop you when they made fun of your muffin top and now look at you, you sweet sweet Devine little confection of possibilities. I see you over there looking like you're looking and every moment of hustle, I had you in mind because in order to inspire I have to acquire the fire to burn with the vision and you are apart of that. So you sweet little morsel of Devine manifestation, remember your muffin days are long gone, and now you are a beacon of joy that brings smiles when you arrive. Look how far you have come crazy dreamer... now your just a sweet little cake that gives happiness to the world. 😭💕😂🤣 get it cupcakes!! Image by my boo @georgetowncupcake
Monday has me rocking like the 2%. It's time. Your biggest competition is yourself. What are you going to do today that will move you forward? No more excuses, no more procrastination and no more crying over your history. It's time to put at much attention into your destiny as you have into your history. You can't move forward looking back. Take courage, take inventory, take initiative. January 1st is whenever you want it to be. Fresh start today queens!!! It's time to rule and reign!! Ready to do this together? Who needs some encouragement? Leave a comment and let's kill it today! 👏🏻👸🏼💪🏻🙌🏼👏🏻🔥❤️