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Resolutions, Promises, and Other Things…

In Daily Chronicles on January 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm

2015 - Let It Go

 

Hi Darlings! Now that the partying and celebrations have come to a close, it’s now time to start our personal journey to fulfilling our resolutions, declarations, promises, whatever term you care to use.  I feel it in my bones, that 2015 is going to be a marvelous year.

Always remember, if an obstacle should present itself and get in your way, it’s only purpose is to help you grow.  Learn the lesson and move on!

I found the above quote on Facebook, for me it sums up how I’m thinking succinctly!

 

Love, Light & Blessings

 

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Sugar Paper, Los Angeles…

In Daily Chronicles on December 9, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Sugar Paper Journals, Target, Sugar Paper, Journal

 

If you love beautiful stationary like I do, you’ll love the Sugar Paper Planners and Calendars Collection at Target.  I love Target, you know when you walk in there, there’s going to be something pretty and interesting, just tempting you to buy and take home (even if you just ran in for bottled water!).  I’m quite taken with Sugar Paper’s spiral bound 2015 journal and the slim gold one, which is very elegant and small enough to pop into your handbag.  Prices range from $7.99 to $14.99.

The collection launched back in October, so once their gone, they’re gone, but there was still quite a good selection available in my local target.  If you’re looking for stocking stuffers or a last-minute gift, get there soon, as I’m not sure how much longer items are going to be available.

Pop over to  Sugar Paper’s website, which is absolutely beautiful and elegant; with note sets, calendars, art prints and everything beautiful to do with paper in gorgeous fonts.  You can also customize certain items with monogramming, and as a special treat, they have free desk top wallpapers you can download to brighten up your desk top and mobile devices.  This is a paper queen’s paradise!

Splash Print Leggings…

In Daily Chronicles on November 28, 2014 at 4:13 pm

 

H&M Leggings, leggings, black leggings

If you’re looking for a pair of inexpensive funky leggings, these just arrived via H&M. They were $7.95 down from $17.95 {sale ends tomorrow}.  The quality is lovely and the splash print looks even better in person.  Shop yours today here.

Also, remember tomorrow is Small Business Saturday.  Shop your independent small business retailer, whether online or brick and mortar; it’s important as it’s the beginning of the holiday shopping season, small businesses really depend on you.  You’ll love the unique and one of kind items you’ll find for yourself and for holiday gifts.

Fabulously Head Wrapped!

In Daily Chronicles on November 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Fanm Djanm - Main Pic

 

What I love about Instagram is that you meet and are able to follow the most interesting and creative people.  One of these people is a beautiful woman by the name of Paola.  Paola Mathe is a lifestyle blogger of Haitian descent based in New York City, but to me she is so much more than that.  She is beautiful, talented and moves to the beat of her own drum.  She exudes so much life and happiness,while embracing her rich Haitian culture.  Paola appears to be enjoying every single minute of life.  To me Paola is a woman who is living Boldly!

I have been following and collecting Paola’s Fanm Djanm (which means “Strong Woman”) head wraps for quite a while now.  These gorgeous creations are a statement unto themselves.  With their gorgeous colours and patterns, they are a sizable length, to create whatever style of head wrap you desire.  To make even more of a bold statement, you can also purchase and add a head chain; these stunning pieces of head/hair jewelry will surely cause you to stand out from the crowd.

Paola is an entrepreneur and blogger who truly inspires me.  Paola, you are a true Fanm Djanm!

To purchase your head wrap, visit Paola at her beautiful website 

Discover Paola on Instagram at @Fanmdjanm and @FindingPaola

Fanm Djanm 1

 

Fanm Djanm Women

 

 

All images are the property of Paola Mathe

Photographer “Live Boldly” Michael Rowe

Monday Musings…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on November 3, 2014 at 2:36 pm

November is here and she arrived with a bang! It was freezing on Saturday and the clocks went back on Sunday, which have thankfully given us an extra hour (which has it’s pluses and minuses).  As I’ve said before this year has sped by much too fast!

Bahamas Cable Beach 2As promised here is a link to a collection of photo’s of my mini vacation in the Bahamas, which I created using Flipagram and posted to Steller and Instagram (@maylana). I realized I took over 200 photographs with my iPhone, but have condensed them down to this short video. Click on the coconut to the left.

 

 

 

Today’s Quote…

 

Pinterest

Love, Light & Blessings

Rested, Refreshed, Rejuvenated!

In Daily Chronicles on October 29, 2014 at 6:28 pm

 

 

Hi Darlings:

I’m back from my mini vacation to the Bahamas; it’s amazing what you can accomplish in 3 days.  It was 3 days of sun and total relaxation, with a chance to really clear my mind and start over.  my creativity is in full force and I’m truly ready to bring my new business projects (yes projects, plural) to life.

What I love about living in the U.S., is that the islands are so close, you can hop on a plane for a quick getaway and be somewhere exotic in a couple of hours… Lovely!

Stay tuned for sunny photos from the beautiful Bahamas.  In the meantime, this was one of the views from my room.

 

Melia Hotel Bahamas

Have You Had The”Girls” Checked This Year??

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on October 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Today I went to have my “Girls” checked out.  A yearly duty, though not pleasant (the smushing!!), is a life saving necessity! Please ladies if you have not done so yet, make that appointment to have your mammogram today.

I’ve lost two friends this year to this dreadful disease; one of them was lost due to being so consumed with her career, she had not gone for a check up in over 15 years, it took for her to suddenly fall ill, to find out she was at stage 4 and the disease had spread. Please, NEVER EVER let your job get in the way of your health.

RIP  ~ Nikkia & Susanne

Love, Light & Blessings

breast-cancer-ribbon

I Just Had To Share…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on October 14, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Hello Darlings:

For those of you who had the pleasure of a long weekend, I hope you enjoyed it, and in the process, got yourselves some well deserved rest. This is it until Thanksgiving, so I hope you’ve recharged your batteries, and you’re raring to go.  For some of you this may be the final leg of whatever you’ve started this year, and for others it’s just the beginning.  No matter where you are in your endeavors, always remember you are on time, you are not in a race with anyone else.

As I was going through my daily peruse through Pinterest this morning, this quote popped up in my feed and really struck me.  I love all of it, but the intensity of the second paragraph summed it all up for me:

You must allow beauty to shatter you regularly...

What do you like about this quote?

Have yourselves a beautifully blessed day

Walking in Fringed Leather…

In Daily Chronicles, Maylana's Dream List on October 7, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Zara Leather Poncho

This Zara fringed leather poncho needs no explanation… It is GORGEOUS!! It is EVERYTHING!!! I’m hoping it’s still available during the big Zara sale, but somehow I doubt it!  Available at Zara.com ~ $249.00

Zara Leather Poncho

 

Zara Leather Poncho

 

Turning Ashes Into Beauty…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on October 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Well Darlings:

Here we are the 10th month of the year, can you truly believe that we are staring yet another Thanksgiving and Christmas season dead in the face??  Is 2015 really 3 months away!!  Is that Swarovski Crystal ball ready to drop in Times Square for its 107th year?? This has been another interesting, difficult, challenging and sobering year for me, but yet again, lessons have been learned and I have taken note.  I didn’t have writer’s or blogger’s block, I just didn’t have quality posts to publish or interesting things to say.  For me it’s the BEST or NOTHING and I chose to do nothing while I regrouped my blog, my company and my thoughts.  Sometimes you have to let the negative things pass through before you move on to the next thing.

This time away (and huge gaps in posting) has allowed me to appreciate a lot of the other blogs here on WordPress, my fellow bloggers have a lot to say and it’s definitely required reading.  I love going into my WordPress Reader, because it has allowed me to read and see the creative expressions of others.  The one thing I’ve learned about blogging is it’s not always about me, but about what my fellow writers are thinking and doing.  I’ve learned a lot from them. They have inspired me to keep publishing.  I’ve learned that there’s a whole lot more to blogging then what I’m currently wearing.  In another post, I’ll list the blogs I’m following, maybe you can check them out too.

A particularly horrendous time in my life (which literally stunted me, mentally and emotionally) is finally over and a new me has emerged (actually still emerging!), I’m finally resurfacing as an entirely new woman, an entirely new writer, an entirely new entrepreneur.  I’m hoping you see the growth in my writings, photography and business ventures, and even if you don’t it’s OK, because I know it’s there.  There is a different thought pattern behind what I do now.  Whether, it’s a beauty, or style post, the latest technology, an interesting book or something to uplift and motivate you, this is a different writer, then the one who started blogging 2 years ago (nearly three!) a different writer who wrote earlier this year!  If we’re lucky we never stay the same, but shed the old worn out skin and emerge bigger, brighter and more colourful than we were before; hopefully life’s difficulties causes us to soar and figure out who we really are and where we truly want to be.

I’ve been blessed to have a large blog following, who have stuck with me even through my intermittent blog posts. I don’t publish numbers, a confident blogger doesn’t need to.  All that matters is I love you all for sticking with me

Thanks to my Instagram Stylistas who like and comment on my photos, Instagram has been a form of photo blogging for me, (and therapeutic!) a quick photo and a caption, not having to say too much has been perfect for this time in my life.  It has kept me in touch with quality bloggers and people who just enjoy taking photos.  Again, it has never been about the amount of followers, I certainly don’t have what would be considered a large following on Instagram, but I have quality and meaningful connections and have made fantastic business and social contacts, that mean a whole lot more to me.  To all my Selfie Queens (and Kings) out there, keep taking your selfies, if they make you happy, don’t worry about what anyone has to say about you flooding your feed with photos of you, it’s YOUR FEED…  Do You!

One thing I know for sure is God has turned ‘ashes’ into ‘beauty’ many times in my life, and he is turning what was meant for ashes into beauty as I speak!

Love, Light & Blessings

Maylana

Quote - I do not exist to impress the world