BLOGMAS DAY 7 | Random Act of Kindness

Hello Passionista, 

A few weeks ago, my friends and I  got together to celebrate one of our dear friends birthday and party with a purpose. The birthday guy requested we all bring items to make blessings in a bag. This was such a great idea and it warmed my heart. My friends are truly amazing!

We gathered most of the basic essentials …. likes bottled waters, cereal bars, fruit snacks, socks, tissues, toilets, over the counter medicine, and first aid items for the blessing bags. 

As we partied and mingled, we also each made a blessing bag to put in our cars to bless a person in need. 

So, I road around for at least 2 weeks with my blessing bag in my car. I honestly almost forgot about it. It wasn’t until I was at a red light on my way home and saw a man standing in the cold holding a cardboard sign. My first thought was, “It’s cold outside! Do I have a blanket in my truck to give him to keep warm?” Of course, I didn’t. But it dawned on me that I had the blessing bag I made with my friends at the Party with a Purpose kickback. I reached behind my seat and pulled the blessing bag from the pocket behind my seat and rolled down my window to give the man the bag. He smiled at me and said, “Thank you! God bless you.” In that moment my heart was full and I wished I had more to offer him in that moment. It was then I realized how important it is to keep things like blessing bags handy. You never know when you might come across someone in need and want to help them. This motivated me to start keeping blessing bags in my car for the next time I come across someone in need. 

Blessing bags are easy to make and has the potential to make a huge difference to someone in need. Please be prepare to lend a helping hand at every moment possible, you never know when if could be you that needs the help from another stranger. 

BLOGMAS DAY 6 |Product Review | Living Room Decor

Hello Passionista, 

I’ve been in of the spirit of re-decorating my place. I desire a creative open environment that fell  warm and cozy yet cute with a touch on my unique personality. I spent tons of time scrolling through Pinterest for inspiration and ideas. Recently, wall tapestries have sparked my interest. I am currently renting, so painting accent walls and having to re paint the wall back before I move doesn’t tickle my fancy. A wall tapestry is a great alternative and better than a colored accent wall. There are all types of styles and designs and portraits to choose from. 

My vision is to create a hippie- chic living room decor. The color scheme inspiration for this room is midnight blue and (shades of) pink with gold accent. I purchased this gold and white Indian Mandala wall art from Amazon. I thought the design would really pop on the wall behind my midnight blue sofa styled with pink decor pillows. I want different shades of pink so I plan to add more pink pillows to the sofa. 

The wall tapestry measures to be 85 inches by 55 inches and hits the sofa background perfectly. I love how this is coming together. I still have several pieces I want to add to this space before it is complete. I plan to order more tapestries for the bedrooms. 

Mandala Wall Tapestry Wall Hanging Ombre Tapestry Tapestry Ombre Bedding, Mandala Tapestry, Multi Color Indian Mandala Wall Art Hippie Wall Hanging (White and Gold Flower, Twin 85×55 Inch)

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BLOGMAS DAY 5 |Seasonal DIY| Holiday Wine Bag

Hello Passionista,

Y’all already know, I am the DIY Queen when it comes to gifts and decor.  I came across the idea (on Pinterest) for holiday wine bags. I found these to be super easy to make and cute to give away as gifts. There are also cheap enough to make a resale profit. 

These wine bags can be used for all occasions like birthdays gifts, wedding gifts, party favors, house warming, etc. I think else are my new favorite DIY gift item to make. 

Materials used: Burlap wine bag, Iron on Vinyl, and Circuit Explorer Air 2 and Craft tools 

To place an order for this Holiday Wine Bag or a personalized design email passionlockedblog@gmail.com or visit my Instagram account. 

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BLOGMAS DAY 4 | Christmas Music Playlist

Hello Passionista, 

I love christmas music and I have been jamming since Thanksgiving evening. 

Listen to my Holiday Playlist on Apple Music


BLOGMAS DAY 3 | DIY Honey n’ Oaks Nourishing Sheet Mask

Hello Passionista, 

One of my favorite things to do to my face is using a sheet mask. I mostly use hydrating and detoxifying sheet masks at least once a week. Sheet masks are a convenient  way to treat your skin to something refreshing. All you have to do is open the package, lay the mask over your face and wait at least 15 minutes before removing it. The clean up progress is so easy, all you have to do is throw away the packaging and sheet mask when done. These masks are generally inexpensive and favorite brands to use are Miss Spa, Yes To, and Sephora Brand. 

Although sheet mask are not expensive I found a way to make them myself.  I am a DIY Belle at heart and when I realized  there were simple ways to make my own sheet masks, I couldn’t help myself. 

In this blog, I will be sharing with you step by step how to make your own sheet mask using natural face cotton compressed facial mask, purchased from Amazon

Honey n’ Oaks Nourishing Mask

Ingredients needed: 

1 tablespoon of Honey

1/2 cup of Plain Oaks

2 cup Hot water 

Bowl and Strainer

Compressed sheet mask tablet 

This mask is meant to nourish normal to dry skin. Honey is a natural ingredient that will moisturize the skin. Oaks contains natural anti-inflammatory properties to help treat and prevent rashes and irratated skin.  Together the 2 natural ingredients will nourish and hydrate your normal to dry skin for beautiful health skin. 

Directions 

  1. Heat  1 cups of water (about 250 degrees) and pour in a mixing bowl
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/2 cup of plain oaks to the hot water
  3. Gentle stir twice and let mixture brew for 5 minutes
  4. Use strainer to drain the oats (you may discard oats after draining)
  5. Drop 1 compressed sheet mask tablet in liquid solution. Watch it expand!
  6. Unfold sheet mask and place over your face
  7. Leave on face for at least 20 minutes then remove from face and discard sheet mask 

Tip: Use it cold or warm. 

You can repeat 2-3 times a week, as needed to hydrate and soothe your skin. The remaining solution of this mask can be stored up to 3 months in a cool, dry place. Be sure to keep the jar tightly sealed. 

Bonus: You can add a few drops of essential oils if you desire. 

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BLOGMAS DAY 2 | Holiday Traditions

Hello Passionista, 

I love everything about holiday traditions. As much as I love these traditions, I don’t get to do them all every year. I cherish every year I get to spend with my loved ones and plans these little family traditions. Here is some of favorite holiday traditions !

Family Photos 

I haven’t taken pictures with Santa in years, but I do like to get there family together for a quick photoshoot during the holidays. It gets challenging combining everyone schedule to meet up and have everyone present. Somehow, we manage to get it done. 

Making new ornaments

I am a DIY girl. I love crafts and making things. Every year I try to add new ornaments to my collection.I’ll buy the signature hallmark collector of the year and find a cool DIY ornament or decoration to make. 

Decorating Gingerbread Houses

This is a new tradition that I started doing with my family just 2 years ago. Before then I had never made a gingerbread house. Now you can purchase the kits in just about any store. Our family gets together christmas eve evening to fellowship, exchange gifts and make  gingerbread houses. 

Christmas PJs -Family set 

PopReal Toddler Plaid Family Matching Clothes Long Sleeve and Pants Christmas Pajamas Set

I can never get anyone to do matching christmas pjs sets with me. Every year I see all the cute family sets in Target and think to try to get either my family to participate in my fashion madness on christmas eve or my girlfriends to participate during out holiday gatherings…. but the answer is always NO! But, I will keep trying every year. 

Find the pictured family set here

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BLOGMAS DAY 1 | My Grown Up Christmas List

Hello Passionista

Today is Day 1 of BLOGMAS, and this year I have a lot in store to share. Look forward to a post every throughout December at 8PM. Last year, I only did weekly blogmas posts. So daily blogging is new for mew. Bare with me please!

As you getting older Christmas changes. I remember being a kid wanting to make cookies for santa. Although, I’m not “playing” santa yet. Christmas day has changed for me. Now I’m more excited for the time spent with my family and time off work to relax rather than all the gifts under the tree with my name on it.

I look forward to making gingerbread houses with my family on Christmas Eve and playing Dirty Santa. I am preparing now for all the food I’m going to inhale. I’m so ready to dive into a fresh cut slice of red velvet cake.

My christmas wish is for more peace, love and joy in the world. I always want to promote a peaceful spirit, spread love not war and bring joy to others heart. As much as I practice spreading peace, love and joy I want to receive it too.

So what else does a 20-something young adult want for Christmas, besides bill money:

2 – Alex Drawers (white)- Ikea

Lineman Tabletop (white)- Ikea

Chende Vanity Mirror with Light Hollywood Makeup Mirror Wall Mounted Lighted Mirror (white)- Amazon

Apple Airbub

<a href=”http://All-new Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Charcoal” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Charcoal- Amazon

<a href=”http://Face Steamer for Facial, Portable Facial Steamer Professional, Home Face Steamer for Blackheads, Hot Mist to Unclogs Pores, Facial Mask Partner by Aiho” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Home Face Steamer for Blackheads, Hot Mist to Unclogs Pores, Facial Mask Partner by Aiho- Amazon

<a href=”http://Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Tray Wooden Bath Tray with Extending Sides, Reading Rack, Tablet Holder, Cellphone Tray and Wine Glass Holder” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Tray Wooden Bath Tray with Extending Sides, Reading Rack, Tablet Holder, Cellphone Tray and Wine Glass Holder- Amazon

Uggs Bailey Bow II Metallic – Ugg

Fenty Savage Maxi Robe

Kate Spade crossbody 

Happy Blogmas

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BLOGMAS DAY 1| My Grown Up Christmas List

Hello Passionista, 

Today is Day 1 of BLOGMAS, and this year I have a lot in store to share. Look forward to a post every throughout December at 8PM. Last year, I only did weekly blogmas posts. So daily blogging is new for mew. Bare with me please!

As you getting older Christmas changes. I remember being a kid wanting to make cookies for santa. Although, I’m not “playing” santa yet. Christmas day has changed for me. Now I’m more excited for the time spent with my family and time off work to relax rather than all the gifts under the tree with my name on it.

I look forward to making gingerbread houses with my family on Christmas Eve and playing Dirty Santa. I am preparing now for all the food I’m going to inhale. I’m so ready to dive into a fresh cut slice of red velvet cake.

My christmas wish is for more peace, love and joy in the world. I always want to promote a peaceful spirit, spread love not war and bring joy to others heart. As much as I practice spreading peace, love and joy I want to receive it too.

So what else does a 20-something young adult want for Christmas, besides bill money:

2 – Alex Drawers (white)- Ikea

Lineman Tabletop(white)- Ikea

Chende Vanity Mirror with Light Hollywood Makeup Mirror Wall Mounted Lighted Mirror(white)- Amazon

Apple Airbub

All-new Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Charcoal

Face Steamer for Facial, Portable Facial Steamer Professional, Home Face Steamer for Blackheads, Hot Mist to Unclogs Pores, Facial Mask Partner by Aiho

Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Tray Wooden Bath Tray with Extending Sides, Reading Rack, Tablet Holder, Cellphone Tray and Wine Glass Holder

Uggs Bailey Bow II Metallic 

Fenty Savage Maxi Robe

Kate Spade crossbody 

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Guest Blogger Tiara Johnson | It Is Your Dream !

Hello Passionista, 

Last year, I met Tiara through an friend I was planning a event with. On top of her grace and sweet smile, I found her to be very encouraging, inspirational, and resourceful. Since meeting her, we have worked on several projects together and supported each others hustle. I wish I had as much energy and passion as Tiara, but she is always encouraging me to keep pushing, planning, and praying.

Tiara is a dream coach and her 21-day dream challenge is a kickstart to putting your dreams and plan into action. Tiara has recently released a dream planner titled,  Dreams & Deadlines 

Welcome Guest Blogger, Dream Coach and Business Mogul , Tiara Johnson

I have always been passionate on making my dreams come true, I have always known the importance of doing whatever you put your mind to. I am Tiara LaRae Johnson and I go by the Dream Coach, I help people execute their dreams through building personal brands, increasing client exposure, and activating God’s plan for their life! I started my first business in 7thgrade and I started my first job at 14 years old, I have always been very determined and a hard worker. In college I discovered Public Relations and that I could really go into a field where I can build solid foundations to people in business.  What keeps me going is I have a goal to build one million dreamers, and every dream activated brings me new energy and new joy. My business has changed my life in every way, I was able to step down from my job, plan events for thousands of people , and speak in front of audiences and empower them to live their dreams. I have a long way to go, but I am grateful that I can live my dreams and empower other to live theirs. You can do anything you put your mind to ! 

#SelfCareNovember |Week Recap

Hello Passionista, 

Self Care November is almost over, can you believe it? We are entering the last week of the self care challenge. How do you feel? 

I have honestly enjoyed the challenge, it has really made me feel good on a day to day basis to know that I’m doing something for my self care each day. Before doing the challenge I had things I did weekly as a self care routine just to relax. And some of the tasks in the challenge I actually do already I just didn’t think of it as self care. With blogging my experience during this self care challenge I’ve also realize how important each of these things are. I am so grateful to have to leisure to actively participant in self care. Not everyone have cook themselves a meal, or meditate, or write a letter, so to be able it is a blessing.