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

 

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

My Hena slays with love in the stitchng! ♥ Custom Wedding Gown Design by Shoppe Sallee (FB.com/ShoppeSallee)

LoveTrips™ | a complete overhaul…#5, but 3…^_^

What fuels our world? What governs our world? What keeps the fires blazing at the core of our world? and what causes other celestial bodies to drift in and out and collide beautifully with our world you may inquire?… simply put LOVE—there is nothing more, no less.

Bills, Bills, Bills…but can you pay my bills ‘though? 

Some have cried “I need rich man {or woman} because love alone ain’t going to pay the bills.”

To the latter, I laugh—love always pays our bills and has yet to miss a beat. Whether Frank and I were down on our luck, at rock bottom, just scraping by or living higher than life—love is what keeps our bills paid.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

—1 Corinthians 13:13 

You see, faith wavers, and hopes can be killed, but when there is unconditional love between one or more individuals—to quote Queen Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo, nothing even matters …

These buildings could drift out to sea
Some natural catastrophe
Still, there’s no place I’d rather be
‘Cause nothin’ even matters to me

Now you won’t find me at no store
I have no time for manicures
With you it’s never either or
‘Cause nothin’ even matters no more

Now my team could score
And make it to the final four
Just repossess my 4 x 4
‘Cause nothin’ even matters no more

Nothing but you

That’s how I feel because I’ve seen the proof in the pudding. When two souls agree to operate as one indestructible force, nothing can douse that flame. Indeed that flame will continue to rise higher and higher until its entire world glows with the ascending trail of its embers. Because you both (or you alone, building as one unified force of mind, body, soul, and spirit) are determined in love and diligent in your planning and crafting of remedies, nothing—not finances, health, lack, past decisions, heartbreaks, setbacks, booby traps, detours, temptations or whatever have you will be able to stop you from rising like that flame out of your deepest, darkest abyss.

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on Earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.

—Matthew 18:19

If I could love you more I surely would!

♥ Egypt


My Hena slays with love in the stitchng! ♥ Custom Wedding Gown Design by Shoppe Sallee (FB.com/ShoppeSallee)

My Hena slays with love in Her stitching! ♥ Custom Wedding Gown Design and Fez by Sallee Royal W. El (FB.com/ShoppeSallee)


King Frank & Egypt's Celebration of Love 2017 in Sapponi

LoveTrips™ | a complete overhaul…#1

So, what is next my Royal Lovers!? Eh! the Celebration has passed and we’re getting back to married life :-P, but most crucially our life of building… and might I add, the little break for love has been well welcomed by myself and Frank.

So, I will fill you in on what has Frank missing the melatonin peak hours here and there later—for now we’ll chat about what has me up late chasing thoughts across the expanse of my mind…and that is none other than YOU! No, I am not pulling your leg, just give me a moment or two to explain.

Overwhelmed… I’ve been quite devasted lately with the panning out of the last year or so. I set so many goals and deadlines for myself to meet, but y’all know me well enough to know I have no problem pushing up a deadline, if I set it, of course, ^_^. Nevertheless, recently or shall I say around March’s ending I began looking at my life more so through the eyes of a true Loveologist…I know, crazy right? Continue reading

Loveology 101 — If you forget all else...

Loveology 101 — If you forget all else…

You must know that being happy is your destiny—fulfilling your soul’s purpose is your birthright…#endofstory.

Overstand the world will throw every curveball possible in your direction as you are striving to be the ultimate YOU. Regardless of the obstacles, when you decide that you’re going to be happy and live fulfilled there is nothing or anyone capable of stopping you—because only you know and can execute your next move on the fly, or improve on if needed.

Loveology places you back in the driver’s seat of your success, your destiny and all of your heat’s desires. Learning to LOVE in all fashions is only hard because we have been reared in a world that for centuries has convinced us that HATE is easier and more effective in bringing about change. In the meanwhile, Mother Nature and the Universal Laws unwaveringly show us the exact opposite.

The reality is all elements, things, beings, and universal forces seek coherence—harmony or balance. Striving for love despite all obstacles elevates us to a place of coherence, a state of harmonious living which allows the floodgates of the heavens to burst wide open with gratitude and in return, shower down upon you everlasting love and all of your heart’s desires.


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