#Snatchedby25: T-Minus 15 Weeks

I’ve finally gotten into the groove of things over here on the home front. I’m most excited about the new breath of life my prayer habits have gotten. As I journey towards an overall picture of what I want my life to be like, it’s important that I acknowledge that more often than not, I’m going to make mistakes. Some days are up and some are down. Luckily, it’s how you pick yourself up that matters. On the days I feel like I’ve fallen short, I let it roll off my back. When one workout at the gym went really well, I let that roll off my back too. Really it’s about focusing on each moment -- being present in it and giving it what you have.

READ: How to Be Kind to Yourself As You Practice (And Make Mistakes)

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This week I needed to be reminded that

You reap what you sow...and sometimes you sow with your words. After the universe sending me several signs about the power of negative talk it’s time to nip my morbid jokes and life complaints in the bud. I use them as a coping mechanism without realizing that even saying stuff like that at all creates room for it to manifest in your life. The tongue has the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21).

READ: Using Affirmations to Get Real


Shonda has graced us with another fall chock full of my favorite #TGIT shows. To kick off the first one of the season, my girls and I got together over some wings and wine. Scandal will be saying farewell after this season so, here’s hoping we’re in for a bumpy ride.

I put this date on my calendar and am now realizing that I really am a creature of habit. Routines are my thing as much as I like to pretend I love spontaneity. Time to start exploring new ways to inject schedule in my life.

READ: A Lesson in Staying Present


My favorite part about hosting is setting the table. For Thanksgivings back home that was always my job. The first table I set for the holiday included assigned seats designated by comic strips themed around Thanksgiving. Back then, it was all about coming up with creative ideas to use the stuff we already had at home. Today, Forbidden Luxe is now the home of my tablescape visions. I seriously can’t wait to share more of them with you guys!

READ: Simple White Tablescape, Gold Elephants Plates Steal the Show

This week’s theme? Alignment and grace. I’m shifting closer to the things I was made to do and the person I was made to be. It’s a little bumpy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.