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. 

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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. 

This post contains affiliate links and I may receive commissions for the purchase/booking made through this link at no extra cost to you.


Merry Christmas, Passionistas!

It’s Christmas Day!!!!

I must admit blogmas is a struggle. I started off strong but this season had been so busy for me that I miss and day of two.

Last year my family started the tradition of making gingerbread houses on Christmas Eve.

I purchased my Hershey’s kit from CVS for $7.99

I am a master at this …. look 👀

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Merrry Christmas !!!!!!

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!!!

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.

Circut Project (blogmas day 12)

Happy Blogmas Day 12 !!!!

I decided to get creative with my Christmas spirit. So, I made these GRINCH inspired wine glasses. They will be the gift perfect for my friends – as we watch “Best Man Holiday” and sippin’ on red wine.

Thought I would share:

  • Jingle til you tingle
  • Sippin’ on Jolly Jingle
  • Go elf yourself
  • Cheers grinches

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 3: Re-Gift & Play Dirty Santa

Merry Blogmas Day Three!!!!

 

My favorite game to play at holiday gatherings is Dirty Santa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Playing Dirty Santa is a great way to re-gift some of those not so great gifts you got last year and never used. Gather all your family and friends together for a little bonding time. Ask everyone to bring a gift. You can be as creative as you want with the game.

  • You can ask everyone to bring a $10 gift card
  • You can ask everyone to bring a gag gift
  • You can ask everyone to bring a re- purpose gift
  • You can ask everyone to bring a homemade gift

All gifts should be wrapped before starting the game. The players should not know what each gift is.


The more people you have the better the game will be.

I have been reading some of my followers and people I follow blogmas post … and I love the energetic spirits everyone is in. This is my first year participating in Blogmas, so I am super hype myself. Please continue to like, comment and share- I really enjoy reading and responding to your comments.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all and your families …

I love the holiday season and spending time with my family. This is our second year taking family photos and I wanted to give yall a snapshot of the photo shoot. This day was filled with big smiles and laughs.

Family is my core. Without them I have no support, motivation, or inspiration. My years on the earth would not be the same without each of there grace and presence in my life. I wish nothing but peace, happiness, and love to my family and all of yours.

I want to send a special shout out to the photographer of the event, Mr. Trey Sims. He was so patient, creative, and fun to work with. Not only did he make me happy, but it made my family happy with these amazing family photos.

If you are in the Atlanta area and looking for a photographer, consider Vision of Life Photography (visionoflifephoto@gmail.com) and follow his Instagram account @visionoflife_photography.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s Wishes!

First 2017 Milestone, my first blogaversary

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