Food! You can’t have a wedding without food—well you can, but why on Earth would you want to? There are many ways to save tons of money when it comes to your wedding reception, especially if you are dedicated to staying true to your budget. By now, I am sure we have all heard the ancient proverb “It takes a village to raise a child…” well, for Frank and I, in our respective tribes you could say we never really reach true adulthood in our parent’s eyes. Some days this placement within the tribal hierarchy can prove to be a charming nuisance, but on most days, it will prove to be a perfect reflection of Mother Nature’s consistent nurturing of the life she created. That said…everyone has a family! —blood or water-based, your family is family…it’s always tribal. Continue reading “50 mouths to feed on low-low wedding budget—7 Tips | #WeddedWednesday”
You remember that thing I said about everyone’s lavish isn’t your lavish…right? Well, I’m proof in the pudding. In the honeymoon planning process, Frank will tell you I booked and unbooked—scoured many hotels for exactly what we desired for our honeymoon stay within our budget. At the top of the list…a Jacuzzi. Continue reading “#WeddingTales | Hors d’oeuvres, Fine Wine and a Jacuzzi to Overflow”
Okay, so back to “How to live a fun & lavish life on a low-low budget?”
My intention is to always look my best and always be an unapologetic reflection—representation of my own light. Thus, I get to pick and choose at my own free will the trends and fades I indulge in, the places I go, the events I attend, and the spoils I spend my hard-earned coins on. Despite the fancy high-end price tags for generic sweatshop manufactured pieces and the glitz and glam of flashy lights, I choose my lavish. Continue reading “Dead horses, the unconventional…& diamonds cut from blood | #BrokeandBougie”
Our Malem was blessed with many showers of love, and although Wehe Ehimpe had settled around us with a Wanañi chill, all of our hearts were filled with warmth.
We chose to tie the knot amongst family and friends both golden and young, and two who’ve yet to witness the sunshine or the rain for the first time. The raindrops descended from the heavens upon our knot, and if you know anything about the physical tying and untying of knots—you know a wet knot is a pretty difficult knot to undo. Thus, I praise our stars as often as I can for validating our love, and seeing to it that it remains strong, unwavering and everlasting. Continue reading “RAIN on Our LOVE | #WeddedWednesday #ClearingDrafts”
“I don’t really want to marry you, I just want a lavish wedding…” said someone somewhere boldy mmm…or possibly in confidence. . .
I’m not sure what’s gotten into people nowadays, but we have an annoying tendency to insist on putting the cart before the horse. We rush down the aisle…and sometimes it is simply for the purpose of saying “We’s married now!” The sad truth is—just because you performed a wedding ceremony and exchanged vows does not necessarily constitute that you are indeed married. Sorry, but not sorry to rain on anyone’s parade—eh, it rained own our wedding day, and I couldn’t have been more elated. Continue reading “Wedding vs Marriage?¿ —#WeddedWednesday|#BrokeandBougie”
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. Continue reading “Call me Suzy Who Dat? – El corazón de nuestra casa ♥”
Hell has tried many times
to smother us when its flames failed to incinerate our celestial bodies, but we learned some eons ago to breathe with lack of air —all those fires gave us a glow—
one I dare say the heavens chose never to dim. Floods have risen to drown us both,
you learned to swim free of oxygen, limbs, and weightlessness with I upon your back—Oh! and seasons worth of quakes have come to rock the circumference of our world: they even shifted the earth beneath our feet, and still you managed to hoist me high above the trenches’ deep, and with nothing more than my eyes, voice and your faithful Divinity you carried both you and I to the height
of a mountain that could not fall.
Did anyone order a rush delivery wedding? I did! I did!!!
Sooooooo the wedding is officially OFF! . . . well at least as far September 17th, 2016 is concerned. For a brief moment, upon being physically, mentally and spiritually forced to adult-up and make this seemingly impossible decision I was livid but more-so distraught. Now, I breathe a sigh of “Oh my god! what was I thinking trying to cram more hell into a hellish year“—relief.
Like everything else in Frank and I’s topsy-turvy:way-to-fast:can-I-catch-a-breath lifestyle, our Celebration of Love was being rushed. And with only a month to plan the homestead wasn’t ready thanks to those trees that fell that one time, my dress is still nothing more than yards of fabrics, no food has been planned, no flowers arranged, no MC or DJ summoned, no travel arrangements made …oh! and we can’t forget—98% of the guest list has yet to be formally informed they are indeed guests… how’s that for holy matrimony? more like holy hell right?!
To say the least, Frank wasn’t happy about me settling for a thrown together shindig, and let’s just say the Madres were a little-wee-bit uh, not really having our madness. Sooooo instead of tying cans to the back of someone’s ole’ stagecoach this month, we’re kicking our ever-tumbling can on down the dusty trail once more! This time, we’re landing in Spring! Eh, where I wanted it to be in the first place—yeah y’all remember all that jazz about wanting an April wedding and whatnot ^_^.
Never try to force an ocean to go with your flow, you’ll only get lost in its waves.
Yup, well now I can truly say I’m super excited and beyond ready to get to the real planning! Of course, I’m taking you all along for the ride. And now that I actually have to time to fall in love with this wedding process, I have a bit of fun in store! So stay tuned for this new madness! and as always …
I LOVE YOU!
P.S. I’m backkkkkkkkkkkkkkk! :-*