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Chronicles on Hiatus

In Friday Chronicles on June 26, 2015 at 11:19 am

Hiatus

 

Hello darlings!

Today I made the difficult decision to place my blog on hiatus.  My blog is really important to me, but in my opinion, if I can’t dedicate 100% then don’t do it at all.  I have so much going on right now, huge life changes, which just don’t allow me the brain space to  create blog posts, go out and about and take photos or research what I’m writing about, then edit and do all the other wonderful things that we bloggers do to make our blogs exciting and worth reading. Putting my blog on hiatus, allows me to step back, take a deep breath and allow the universe to do what it does best.

2015 has already shaped up to be an interesting year for me, and with so much going on, it’s become overwhelming.  I’m not sure how long I’ll be away, but I’m hoping to return mid August, early September.

From time to time, I may post a quick blog post here and there, but the best way to keep up with me is to follow me @maylana on Instagram, @maylana on Pinterest or @maylanascloset on Twitter.  I promise you, I will eventually write about my travels to Dubai, which was so amazing and I feel truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to visit such an exotic and at the same time a thoroughly modern country.  I’m looking forward to sharing the wonderful photos and my lovely experience there.  I’m so glad I traveled to Dubai at the beginning of the year, because it may not have happened at all.

Be Creative, Be Peaceful, Be You

See you soon!

Maylana May

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You Are Not Average!!

In Weekend Chronicles on January 10, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Motivational Quote

 

Over the past week, I have been blessed by quite a few women via Instagram, Facebook and in person, that I have been an inspiration to them. That is one of the highest compliments, anyone can ever pay me. My whole reason for ever starting my blog, was to inspire other women {and gentlemen too!}, that we are powerful, shining stars, who can accomplish anything we want to, when we set our hearts and minds on whichever path we choose to go.

I decided, 3 years ago, that I wanted to bring a ray of sunshine to your day, and hopefully inspire  you to put your best foot forward; start that business you’ve been dreaming about, style inspiration, or just posting a motivational quote, that may set off a light bulb in your head.  For me, if I have inspired one person, then I have accomplished what I originally set out to do.

Take this to heart: Shine every single day, Live Boldly every single day and always, always be YOU!

Love, Light, Creativity, and Blessings!

Maylana 2015 Blog Post

Maylana

Photo credits: The Maylana Group, LLC ~ All Rights Reserved

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

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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.

 

 

 

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Love, Light & Blessings

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

Cat Eyed Mirrors…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on June 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

Fancy - Pretty Woman Mirror

I subscribe to Fancy.com, online and on Instagram, and found this gorgeous piece of mirrored art during my morning scroll this morning.  I absolutely love it and know it would look fantastic with my decor at home.  Unfortunately, I am not willing to pay $555 for it… Wow!  It is a beauty though.  If you’re so inclined, you can find it here

Wishing you a Beautifully Blessed and Gorgeous day!

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Sparkle Friday…

In Daily Musings, Friday Chronicles on May 9, 2014 at 2:53 pm

 

Sparkle Friday Compressed

Hello Darlings, today is Sparkle Friday.  This has been the most challenging week to date, and these shoes, which I found in the back of my closet, just this morning, did the trick.  Don’t you just love shopping in your own closet?  I have no idea why these shoes got relegated to the back of the closet, but here they are to cheer me up on this beautiful (yet overcast) last day of the week.

Wishing you the most fabulous and chic weekend, and to all the Beautiful, Caring and Hardworking Fabulous Mothers, who shower unconditional love to their families every day, have a beautifully blessed U.S. Mother’s Day

And remember…

 

TD JAKES

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The Obsidian Cuff By Stanmore… Fabulous!!!

In Daily Musings on April 17, 2014 at 11:04 am

Obsidian Cuff, ofakind, jewelry, One of a kind #jewelry #obsidiancuff I just saw this beauty on Instagram, which was created by Stanmore NYC for Of A Kind, one of my favourite, what I call blog stores; and fell completely in LOVE.  This cuff is simply GORGEOUS!!! The other word I am looking for is FIERCE!  This truly is a beautiful and elegant piece of art.  The black obsidian stones—with their flecks of white and pounds of  chicness, will definitely spark a conversation.  I have one last gift card from my birthday to use up, which I’ve held on to, in order to treat myself to something really special, this just might be it.  Available at www.ofakind.com Obsidian Cuff, ofakind, jewelry, One of a kind #jewelry #obsidiancuff   Obsidian Cuff, ofakind, jewelry, One of a kind #jewelry #obsidiancuff

Have yourselves the most chic and gorgeous Thursday

Maylana - Cat Eyes

 

British Soul…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on April 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Laura Mvula As I was perusing Instagram, I noticed that one of my Instafriends, LoveMrs, posted a photo of her post work out song by a British singer named Laura Mvula.  I was immediately intrigued, mostly because of the photograph and her hair. After a little research I found out that this young lady has been around for a little while, and was also nominated for two Brit Awards, where have I been??  Ms. Mvula, a native of Birmingham, England, trained at the city’s Conservatoire, which provides professional musician training, for orchestral, jazz and opera performers. Off to iTunes I went, where her album, “Singing To The Moon” was available for $7.99.  Her album is very eclectic, with a mix of  pop, jazz and creative soul.  I’m loving the video for Green Garden.  Her voice reminds me a little of the lovely Amy Winehouse, who passed away much too soon.  You also hear touches of Nina Simone on “Is There Anybody Out There?”   Listen to her voice on Make Me LovelyThis song took my breath away, with it’s sweeping strings and horns… Beautiful!  I hear a little bit of Bjork there.  I’m also loving Like The Morning DewGreen Garden, and Diamonds, actually the whole album!!!. This really is an incredible album. Visit Ms. Mvula’s website for more beautiful photos, news and music, click here Sing To The Moon is available at iTunes and Amazon. You can also listen to the whole album here Thank you Instagram for always inspiring me.

Love, Light & Blessings…

Maylana

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End It!!!

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on February 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm

#enditmovement

I just found out about the End It Movement via Instagram.  27 million men, women and children are trapped in slavery around the world today. In brothels. In factories. In mines. On street corners. In homes. In the shadows, HIDDEN!!! Yet out in broad daylight, in plain sight here in America.   Today, February 27, draw a Red “X” on your hand today, to join the End It Movement.  For more information click here

Post your red “X” photo on Instagram, using #enditmovement, share on Facebook, Twitter and all other social media sites.  This madness has to stop!

Stay Beautifully and Wonderfully Blessed