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 ^_^ 😛 :-*

 

Your desires are needed! …#polls

You all know I enjoy writing and creating from a plethora of spectrums, but most days my mental works a lot faster than my physical #beingHumanproblems. Plus, with all the changes here and there, new projects and half-penned book manuscripts I need your assistance getting my thoughts—eh, well organized.

Love you all always! ♥


Instructions:

Pretty simple…

  1. choose your favorite Love Potion from one or more categories.
  2. choose how you like to receive content.
  3. and/or comment below and a specific interest or request a certain topic [if applicable].






 


 

P.S. I’m also on the fence about the new look for LoveTrips™ the BLOG…aka the TRIBE website. Soon I may be reaching out to you all again for some help choosing the new look and feel!

Sippin' that late night tea... | #Teaspiration Thursday

Sippin’ that late night tea… | #Teaspiration Thursday

Madness. Everywhere
we’re all mad.
Some happy—others sad
but no matter
all mad
with our individual frustrations, separations
beliefs, misconceptions,
these portions, these thoughts, lights—

lights—
and purposes, all of our love.

Many days will come, enough will be difficult; and yet, all will still be necessary. So, even in the midst of those which prove to have been hell-brewed, be kind to all who and which you encounter in passing, and surely my dear Loves andestagōnwa will follow you and your bed will forever be made soft.

Plant kindness and gather love.

—E working on E … ❤  :-*

Biwaha & Andestagōnwa siempre! 

—♥Egypt

 

 

LoveTrips™ the BLOG - Not Every Man Finds Religion, but All Possess Ancestors

Not Every Man Finds Religion, but All Possess Ancestors

Be gentle with yourself. No need to lay self-blame
—Deer

Whenever in doubt—call on your ancestors: they will respond. This is the highest love I know. I have been struggling with my soul searching, my choices made, and in many ways the path I should tread next. Thus, upon my normal late rising I paused to read a quick scripture on “the expression of love” from Frank’s good book, got dressed for work, and headed out the door only to have to step back in the threshold to bless our home, give thanks to and bid love from our ancestors. Heart no less exhausted— I hopped in the car and proceeded toward work.

Eh, now in tears trying to type this… As I turn onto the first stretch of highway, in the distance I see a deer, which appears to be staring past all the other vehicles, and directly at mine. Beautiful, flawless, spotless, brown, but almost golden, with the largest most elf-like ears. I slow to ensure Her safe passage if she sought to jolt across the road; yet, instead, she turns intently in the direction I am traveling—and runs full speed along the tree line as if racing my car for 100 feet or so, stops on a dime…stares directly into my window as I proceed.

With one glance into my rearview—She’s gone, mascara runs.


Deer Love

Presence of Angels
Woodland Goddess

Promise of Peace
Softness of Being
Innocence

Adaptability
New Adventures
New Doors Wide Open

You are always in my heart, forever on my mind mis Andestagōnwa!

♥ Egypt