Christmas Party Decor

Happppppyyyyyy Saturday Night!!!!

Tonight, my family and I had a cute little snack and game night.

We played a series of minute to win it games and ate good food. The kids made ginger bread houses.

But I wanted to share the cute little dollar tree decorations I created…

I made these cute little DIY snow globes, everything purchased from the dollar tree.

I found these cute candle stick holders at dollar tree and loved them so much that I bought all that were on the shelf. They came in white but I spray painted a few of them silver for my the base to my snow globe.

Using double sided tape I taped the bottoms of a toy Christmas tree to the candle stick holder. I used a steamless wine glass as the globe- putting just a little bit of white confetti as snow.

So cute quick and easy …

You can also use a wine glass with a steam as a globe with a candle on top.

To complete my table decor, I used Garland and toy gift boxes, mason jars and candles, and candy canes.

Super easy and super cute!!!

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Brunch with Friends

Helllloooooo !!!!

I know I’ve been missing for two days of blogmas. I’ve been busy with orders and shopping…🤷🏽‍♀️

But, I’m back now !!!!! 😍

I recently hosted a Christmas PJs Brunch with all my girlfriends. It was super nice! But of course – as the host, I did not get any pictures. What I can say is— we had a good time.

I cooked a really nice brunch. I made lots of mimiosas and we drank lots of mimiosas!

We played “dirty santa” and cards against humanity… so many laughs and memories made…

I did manage to get a few snaps with my polaroid camera for my next scrapbook..

Until next time 💝

Ornaments for Christmas (Blogmas Day 13)

Happy Blogmas Day 13!!!

Growing up my mom would buy special ornaments for me to put on the tree every year. It would always be of something I was interested in as a child. I loved that tradition and even now she still has those ornaments on the tree year after year.

As an adult, I now buy a special new ornament to place on my tree every year. Last year I was lucky enough two ornaments.

Belle from Beauty and the Best- which is my favorite Disney movie.

The 2016 Holiday Barbie- which is a gift I could expect every year.

This year it has been hard to find that special ornament. I mean I have been the the Christmas tree shoppe and multiple Hobby Lobby stores… nothing!!!

Today, I found one to my liking.

This year I graduated with my Masters’ degree- so this personalized graduation ornament is perfect for my collection.

Xscape Concert (Blogmas Day 9)

It’s Saturday !!!

I am a weekend lover. Last night I went to the Great Xscape Tour to see- June’s Dairy, Zonnique, Tamar, Monica and Xscape. I have always loved Xscape- so seeing them in concert was amazing.

I missed most of June’s Dairy performance. But they need a lot of song covers- they opened the show. Zonnique did a good job but I didn’t know any of her songs. Tamar sung her face off as usual. But her savage time was a lot. She brought fans on stage and did a lot of talking about her divorce 🙄. I love Monica. And just like every time I seen her perform, she gave me chills. I have been a fan of Monica since a little girl when my mom used to play the Miss thing album.

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le have been talking about Xscape been off tune (mostly Kandi). But they sounded great last night. I was happy with the entire show.

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never take a decent photo, but here's my concert outfit

Tan Duster from boohoo.com

Black Dress from Forever 21

Booties from Target

Blogmas Day 4: Pop the Champagne

Merry Blogmas Day 4!!!

 

Today, I wanted to share with you pictures from my latest Passion Palette Event. I planned, designed and coordinated a Barn Style October Wedding for two special love birds.

We finally got the pictures back from the day of the wedding and they look amazing.

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Bride Bree and Groom Montel reached out to me earlier this year to discuss their vision for a Barn Style wedding. I worked with them to plan their special day, design and decorate the ceremony and  the reception hall, as well as coordinate the day of the event. This was the first wedding I have planned, designed and coordinated. I must say it was a night to remember.

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Testimonial from Bride and Groom 

After our initial meeting with Miss Nuriddin, it felt as if the weight of the world was lifted off our shoulders. My wife and I were pleased with the fe, we found it to be very affordable for our budget. Both of our expectations were far exceeded with the amount of organization, professionalism, and creativity we recieved from start to finish of the whole process. Miss Nuriddin accommodated our ideal budget and vision for our big day. She was very resourceful on different vendors, services, and ideas. The photographer, the DJ, bartender, and makeup artist were all from her network; and they all did an excellent job. On the day of the wedding, Miss Nuriddin provided a timeline for every aspect of the day. The corrdination of the ceremony and reception was flawless.”  

Special thanks to the all the Vendors. They were all amazing and easy to work with. Each vendor played a huge role in making sure our Bride, Groom and Family were pleased with their wedding day and service for the event.

Wallnut Hill Farms 

Vision of Life Photography

Exquisite Beats By Bri

Liq Cocktail Catering

Just Desserts Catering

Christal’s Cakes N Bakes

A Family Affair -DJ Eazy

For more information about Passion Palette Event services, click here.

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Boohoo Shopping Haul

Happy Hump Day Passionistas!

 

Today, I have something new for you all. I am going to be sharing the items I purchased from my last online shopping free. My favorite online stop is Boohoo. They are great for plus size clothing and a great sale. I absolutely love the five items I purchased from Boohoo with 50% off.

For each item I will add the item name, sale price, and product code under the picture.

For this shopping experience I was looking for a few new fall pieces I could wear for work and happy hour. I work in an environment that is very casual but still a office settings. So I try to but comfortable and cute but also keep it a little semi dressy.

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I really like this top and it looks really calm and comfortable for a causal fall outfit. I don’t really have a lot of black tops. So this is a classic black top that I can match with denim, ponte pants, or dress pants.

Plus Addison Ruffle Crepe Boxy Top

$12.50 (on sale for 50% off)

Product Code: PZZ87054-105-51

 

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For summer Boohoo was my go to place for off the shoulder bodysuits. I mean I have the same style summer bodysuit in like 4 different colors. The material is soft, the fit is nice, and the price is affordable. So when I saw this long sleeved bodysuit I knew I had to order it. I only ordered one to start just to make sure the fit and feel is the same as the summer bodysuits I ordered. And I have to be honest- I have worn this bodysuit twice already. It’s an easy piece to dress up and dress down with.

Plus Emma Plunge Bodysuit

$10.00 (on sale for 50% off)

Product Code: PZZ87389-105-51

 

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What girl doesn’t love ruffles? I love ruffles!!!! So this shirt speaks to me and my style. It’s really thick, which I like for a windy day when you don’t really want to wear a light jacket all day. I love natural tones so this color is amazing. The length on the model is actually longer than the fit on me. But it fits well and I can’t wait to wear it.

Plus Amelia Ruffle Detail Knitted Top

$16.00 (on sale for 50% off)

Product Code: PZZ87055-161-350

 

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Everyone needs a lightweight cardigan in their wardrobe. I have a few but I find myself getting tired of them quickly. So In ordered this white one. I’m not one of those poeple who stops wearing white after labor day. If it fits good and goes with my outfit- I’m wearing! ! !

Plus Orla Jersey Pocket Cardigan

$9.00 (on sale for 50% off)

Product Code: PZZ99024-123-350

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My last piece, is this amazing Coat. It is actually thicker than I thought it would be but I like it. I can’t wait to rock this bad boy!!!!!! I live in GA so the cold weather is picking up but not yet time to bring this out. I think it’s a very casual piece that can also be dressy or super casual.

Plus Jourdan Wool Look Wrap Front Coat

$26.00 (on sale for 50% off)

Product Code: PZZ91580-111-351

 

This is my first time doing a clothing shopping haul. If you liked it please let me know in the comments below. Also- if you’d like me to do more shopping haul in the future also let me know in the comment section.

 

Talk to you later

XOXOXO

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Halloween 2017: Group Costume

Hello Passionistas and Happy November!!!!

We are getting to my favorite time of year. I love November, December, January and February months. But any whoo- this blog is all about Halloween.

This Halloween I did a group costume with a few of my friends. We decided to PURGE!!!!

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We purchase over-sized white ti-shirts and Halloween blood from Walmart. I made rips and whole in the shirts, adding blood splatter for a visual affect. We wore the shirt with black legging (that we already had).

We purchased the mask, flag bandannas,  and plastic weapons from party city- for less than $20.00

 

 

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Happy Halloween

Since we are too old for trick -or- treat, we turnt up at a club for the night

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What were you for halloween? Share your costumes in the comment section below.

Chapter 26

Hello Passionista!


This week I celebrated a birthday and I was more than overjoyed by the love I received. After a weekend of “good times” with my closest friends, I wanted to spend my special day doing something I’ve never done before.

I wanted to climb Stone Mountain …. And I did it !!!!!

I am not the workout type of girl. This idea came to mine because I knew climbing a mountain is out of my comfort zone. I knew it would be a strong challenge. I knew that I had it in me to achieve this challenge. But I also knew that I had it in me to take the easy way out of this challenge.


My journey up the mountain started off silent. But soon turned into lots of doubt, heavy breathing and many rest stops. It took an hour to get half way up the mountain and about another hour for finish. During my many rest stops, I thought about giving up and going back down the mountain to flat ground. I wanted to quit because the mountain was super steep and I was physically uncomfortable. But each time I stood up to walk back down the mountain I saw someone pass me that gave me motivation to keep pushing.


I saw a elderly man with two walking sticks walking like climbing that mountain meant nothing; if he can do it so can I.

I saw a father with his small daughter, maybe 5 years of age- I overheard the little girl say that it was her third time up the mountain; if that little girl had the courage to take on Stone Mountain so can I.

I saw a couple pushing one another to make it to the top- I want to be able to do that with my husband someday; if they can do it so can I.

I saw my father (who has had several back surgeries, but loves to stay fit) conquering that mountain like he was walking on water; if he can keep pushing so can I.

As out of shape as I am, I continued to push myself up that mountain in the Georgia heat. Let me tell you, the second half of the mountain is not friendly at all. I thought I wouldn’t make it several times. But as we reached the top of the mountain, I slick dropped a tear. The breeze felt so good on my sweaty skin. But just to know that it was over, that I made it to the top was such a happy feeling. And the view… the view is simply amazing.


Honestly, I thought I was crazy for even wanting to do it. But I am soooooo glad I did. I proved something to myself. I have always known that I can do anything I sit my mind to do. But the challenge of climbing the mountain was reassurance that nothing can get in my way if I don’t let it.

 

Happy Birthday to me !!!!!

 


Schoolin’ Life

Hello Passionistas!

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This graduation season has been one for the books, it will forever be an everlasting memory in my heart. After so many late nights and early mornings, I graduated from Ashford University with my M.B.S with a specialization in Project Management.

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My grad school experience was not what I had planned but everything worked out just fine. I am a hands on type of girl. So I wanted to attend grad school in the classroom, on a campus, where I would be able to interact with my fellow classmates and professors. But in reality, I had to work a full time job to support myself, which didn’t leave much time for classroom dreams. I was able to find a online program that fit my lifestyle perfectly. 18 months, a bunch of long nights and tears later, I received my graduation invitation to walk across the stage.

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About a week ago, I left the east coast and traveled to the west coast to celebrate my latest accomplishment. The graduation was in San Diego, CA. So I decided to take a couple of days to vacation in Los Angeles with my family and friends.

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It was my first time in Cali and I enjoyed very moment of it. I’m not really big on vacations because I am a workaholic. This year I have started a new job, created a new business venture out of my passion, and completed grad school- so a few days to let my hair blow in the wind a bit. You know I couldn’t go to California without going to Disneyland, so go to my IG account (@passionlocked) to see photos from my 1st Disneyland trip.
28ec5eef-b86d-4e1f-aef9-f3f4c7504702-1353-000001edbf6eeb9fBut what makes it even more special is my baby boy, who graduated from high school the day before I received by second degree. I’m super proud and excited for him. His life is just beginning! We are about 7 years apart, so I’ve always thought of him as my baby. He’s all grown up now. As the youngest of the bunch, I know my baby brother and I made our parents proud to see the young women and man we have both become.

 

In the words of Beyonce, “Time really moves fast, you was just 16.”

Because I am an extra celebratory person, I made my brother take graduation pictures with me, here’s some of them:
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Special shouts out to all the 2017 graduates

A Passion Locked Surpise

Happy Hump Day Passionistas!!!!

Today, I wanted to share with you one of the little projects I have been working on…..

Drum Roll Please …  …   … …

PASSION LOCKED IS NOW SELLING ON ETSY

That’s Right! I have my very own etsy shop for all my Kreative Passions.

www.etsy.com/shop/passionlocked

On the Passion Locked Etsy shop you will find some of the same things viewed on my Kreative Passions page, but having a Etsy Shop makes it easier for people to order the things that they like.

Currently, my shop have the following featured items:


Personalized Glittered Wine Glasses


Wooden Decor Letters (customizable)


Handmade T-shirt Quilt (made to order)


Custom Baby Onsies


Handmade Baby Crib Quilt

So go ahead over to Etsy and check out my shop, also follow us on IG @PassionLocked

Until Next Time

XOXOXO