Broke & Bougie — "L" to the 3rd power |Loving, Living, Lavish...

Broke & Bougie — “L” to the 3rd power |Loving, Living, Lavish…

The first votes are in! and I took heed—now I’m in the kitchen cooking up that word soup crack :-P. Cast your desires in my cauldron here: ♥ ⇒ LoveTrips™ #POLLS ⇐ ♥


Nowadays, the lifestyles of the rich and “famous” pollute our lives—mostly in the form of reality tv shows, tabloid articles, social media content, music videos, and most recently in the United States White House vanity fair. As a result, many of us—the aching conglomerate of once middle class and ever-expanding lower class singles and families have been cast aside: left to scavenge what’s left behind—the droppings of the rich and so-so famous. 

Yeah, ok, but no. I am not the one. My bank account could be on E, all bills needing to be paid, and you’ll never catch me sweating—Frank either. I am, We are always rich. Rich as fxck to be faithfully correct—even without a dime to my name in sight. Thus, you’d best believe when I have a few coins to rub together you can call me Lakshmi.

See, when Frank and I began planning our Malem ceremony (wedding) we agreed that we wanted to spend as little as possible, but I desired a gold affair and all the beautiful and necessary trimmings, and Frank desired to make sure it came to fruition. So we sat out on a mission with a $1000 dollar budget, a 50 person guest list, and our list of wedding day necessities and honeymoon expenses included. Long story short we received our gold affair with almost $200 dollars to spare, and at least $150 worth of unused [but later repurposed] purchases.

Nevertheless, the leftover promissory notes were not what made my heart sing gloriously, it was the overflow of love that surrounded us that day—and amongst other sentiments Frank’s co-worker who barely knows our story; yet, she took one look at our photos and exclaimed: “Oh! You are a really rich couple.” So, today I laugh with great majesty, for the Almighty is truly All and Mighty. That is why I can say no matter your budget, wherever there is will, there is a way. You create your own future. You decide what your lavish life looks like, then you take your hard earned pennies, a bit of your creativity, and a dash of your love sprinkled intentionally into your mix and on my honor, I can promise you your heart’s desires will be manifested.

Broke & Bougie — "L" to the 3rd power |Loving, Living, Lavish...

“Cut the Cake Mrs. El Bey” Malem — April 22, 2017, Saponi Country

 



On a low-low budget? and …Getting wedded? Life planning?  Got bills, bills, bills? Need a getaway? A lovetrip?  Just ready to live life to the fullest? Well, #BrokeandBougie is for you, it’s for us! :-* those who desire not only to live Healthy, Happy and Healed but also desire to Love and Live Lavish. 


To all of my Loves! Thursday is now as if it has not been for over a year now ^_^, LoveTrips™ the BLOG’s official posting day. Expect more from our Thursdays! …not to mention #WeddedWednesdays will be back next week starting off with a special #BrokeandBougie How-to edition  … i♥u

Maiiandostéka

♥ Egypt

 

#Teaspiration Thursday | The Art of Pricking One’s Distal Phalanx

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn. —Persian Proverb

Egypt plucks with no tea in Her cup to sip.

It is pure naiveté or neglect of truth that would lead one to believe living a good life is to live a life without unfortunate events, Without dark clouds and rainfall how can you truly say you love the sunshine. And without blinding sand storms how might another take delight in the majestic vastness of a seemingly endless sea of golden crystals.

Life is always good. No matter how many wrong turns you make along your journey, life is always good, because your life is an exact product of seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks and years of you inputting an infinitely colorful array of numerical functions, vibrations, frequencies, and energies into the Universe which is your Provider—and in return, you are granted your LIFE, your here and your now!

You reap what you sew. Thus, your harvest is always good, even if you find you do not quite care for all that you’ve cultivated—conjured.

To desire life is to simultaneously appreciate the messes you have made. To love life is to learn from the lessons your past and present actions have taught you. To love life is to welcome all obstacles and challenges which come to strengthen you, to teach you, to build you, and to mold you.

 

I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuu! — *mood:good*

♥ Egypt

 


 

P.S.♥. You see that mug? Yeah, the one that says “Mrs. Always Right”. . . $0.75 at our local Goodwill…you would have thought it was marked a million and one federal reserve notes because Frankie Baby insisted that I not get it—his reasoning? Peep this…#1: it’s inaccurate [so says who bae?]. #2: it would feed into my delusions that I’m always right [so, about the delusions—but where bruh?¿] #3: my head would swell and I’d end up with a Pinnochio nose—still’d be cute though. . . #hashtag WHERE’S THE LOVE FRANKIE?!… eh, got my cup! And still always right #haterfreezone ^_^ 😛 :-*

 

Call me Suzy Who Dat? - El corazón de nuestra casa ♥

Call me Suzy Who Dat? – El corazón de nuestra casa ♥ | #WeddedWednesday

Frank has the tendency to consider me the best wife ever—well, of course, he’s highly partial and truly bias, because I am his first and only wife. Nevertheless, most days I can truly say I do not feel as though the sentiment could be further from the truth. In reality, I couldn’t be further from the Suzy Homemaker image. Truth be told I’m a far cry from her. And although, Frank assures me that we’re just not that couple and he has no cares for a Suzy—I still take pride and much delight in His smile when he comes home from work to a shimmering home, homemade veggie potpie and a bowl of freshly baked blueberry muffins. Due to the latter, as we embark on our 6th year of obligation I have been wrestling with the desire to really get our house in order, and the challenge of not stopping our endless workflow. To date—the most difficult task is managing dirty dishes, marinating laundry, clean floors, spotless bathrooms, a 9-5, a publishing company, an expanding brand, breakfast, lunch, dinner, a husband with two healthy appetites, of course, the priority of me—and getting proper rest…who knew that was still a thing—sleep where¿

All doubts and obstacles aside, I know the power is within me to conjure up the heka to be Mighty Woman. So, I began in the heart of our home. Let’s just say, it took a sick day for me to make a decisive decision about our kitchen and our everyday routine. Sometimes it takes feeling your worst to produce your best. Proof positive—our newly rearranged kitchen… [to be continued]

 

w/ ♥

—Egypt

#Teaspiration Thursday | Judge not... - Baltimore, Maryland

#Teaspiration Thursday | Judge not…

The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgment.— so said Someone

Frank &  Egypt pondering sleep deprivation


They underestimated you. And you sold yourself short.

You thought because they all bloomed with colors of pastels and the summer spectrum that their rose blossoms all smelled of lavender and lilac,

and that your bare green stems and your lack of florals were an abomination of the highest sort to that which was said to be truly majestic.

So,      you hid yourself from the Sun.

The nights grew longer             as the seasons began to pass,

and great Phoebus’ beams shrank shorter and colder.

Yet, still—in the dead winter, through ice and chill you rose to meet Ra’s risings—above the now stemless petals and that great multitude of dormant ovules.

You are divinely created—you are an ace in its place, necessary you are. Remain necessary my Loves.

Biwaha! & Andestagonwa!

♥ Egypt


#FunFact

Contrary to their reputation, beneficial weeds under certain circumstances can be helpful in the garden by holding top-soil, pulling up water and nutrients, providing food, controlling insects and more. Dandelions like rich soil, one of the good reasons they may have decided to grow in your garden.

Discover Beneficial Weeds in the Garden – Organic Gardening …


#Teaspiration Thursday | Judge not... - Batltimore, Marlyand

#Teaspiration Thursday | Judge not… – Baltimore, Maryland – for the original photo take a scroll down the FEED!

 

Egypt and a Whole Lot of Tree

#Teaspiration Thursday | and that is why I am here…

Experience will give you the power and confidence to be you.

—Egypt going on and on about updates and whatnots…

Life on Earth is all about the challenges, the lessons, the boo-boos, scrapes, bruises, smiles, laughs, moments of bliss—all of your experiences to say the least.

If you take the time to harness love for every pitfall, uphill battle, long journey, and all lessons learned, be they gloriously good or unfathomably unfortunate, you will realize slowly, but surely that from your experiences come wisdom and from wisdom spews confidence.

There is nothing in your future that YOU cannot face head-on and conquer!

How is this so? Dear Love, every experience you have had throughout your life, great or small, stands as a lesson or a blessing for you to build upon or utilized in the improving of your liferaft if you find yourself being tossed and driven by relentless waves of a chaotic sea of the living.

YOU are created to be stronger. Life’s experiences are meant to prepare YOU and strengthen YOU.

I pray you stand firmly on your square in life, be moved for fear of naught.

Biwa & Andestagōnwa,

♥ Egypt

Brother Bear, Maa and Didd'a ♥ "Raindrops in Sapponi" ♥

#Teaspiration Thursday | Raindrops in Sapponi

Earth laughs in flowers.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a daunting wonder and a mighty perplexing dilemma our collective unhappiness truly is. After all, take the onset of Tañyi for example—leaves begin to turn from luscious greens to dry and brittle reds, browns, and golds right before Wenañi sets in with its harbingers of a beautiful; yet, chilling death. And even more so, Wehe-Éhimpé dawns with rains that beat the Earth as if the heavens continuously weep for Winter’s most recent dying. Yet, where is the sorrow in the raindrops? There exists none—for the warmth, the vibrancy, and the fragrant florals of Wēhē Piwa depended on the falling, dying and showering. Indeed, we must face our storms and rainy days in order for our flowers to rise from the gently tossed and heavily beaten soil to dance with sweet gaiety.

So in love with our now—with Him, and of course your divine hearts!

♥ Egypt

Featured Image: Brother Bear, Maa and Didd’a ♥ “Raindrops in Sapponi” ♥