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the diamond

People always expect things to just happen with no work or effort put in. It must just come to you or it will happen because you said so…

Well I am sorry to burst your bubble, but the last time I checked that was a load of crap! I watched this video by Simon Sinek on millennials (click on his name to watch). Basically it deals with our generation getting consumed by the instant acceptance. Or wait, that like you get on social media – feels great hey? Well honey, that instant gratification won’t get you anywhere. Work for what you want!

I have been a victim of this! If you are honest with yourself, like really honest, we have all gone throught this. We have all wanted something to just come to us like that, at least once in our lives. If that instant gratification worked for someone else, no guarantee it will work for you!! Work hard and the rewards will be that much greater…

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With that being said, a diamond isn’t a diamond when you find it. Well it is a diamond, just not the type you’re used to when all the work has been put in the refinement of it. You can put that rough diamond in a ring…it just won’t be as beautiful as the diamond encrusted ring you’ll find in your favorite jewelry shop. All shapes and sizes to make you feel some kind of way when you fall in love with those items. It has to go through a process; hard work, shaping, cutting, placement and sizing before it enters the shop to be sold and you, the client is blown away! To the point where you wouldn’t want to leave without it.

The same goes with anything in life. Some things we may get just like that, but other things we need to work hard for. Trust me, you will be more appreciative for what you’ve worked for than what was just given to you.

Let’s never just want but take the time to graft, work and achieve our goals, being an example for others and watch how much more happier you will be.

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Don’t try to be a diamond while chasing the glitter…hard work pays off

Lion xxxo

Hair – Mason the Barber

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Je suis amiée

So I decided to get another tattoo but never really want to put anything on my body that is just for fun, however needs to have a great amount of meaning to me as it will be there for life!!

Let’s get a little bit deep just for a moment. My reason for the tattoo I had gotten on my Thigh is due to the fact that I don’t feel I am worthly of LOVE most times of my life, I have been in long term relationships/friendships and after a few years it ends and I just feel like I won’t ever have that REAL LOVE. Although I feel like I actually people LOVE fully. At times I know I don’t I will admit but yeah we all know when he/she just isn’t the one. My tattoo is in FRENCH – JE SUIS AIMÉE which means I AM LOVED. I choose french as I do feel it can be so romantic and it is called the language of LOVE heeeyyyyyyy lol.

Since I have had the tattoo I can honestly say looking st it daily makes me constantly feel that someone out there LOVES me for me, whether I know the person of not. I know someone does or at least I hope.

 

Thank you to the amazing team at Sleight of hand for the crazy experience and laughter throughout my sit down, I love my tattoo so much ❤ I will see you again soon 🙂

P.S if you can see I got a small tattoo on my wrist.  I had gotten this with the beautiful lady in my picture above which symbolizes our relationship together which has not ended and if yet to unfold, We got matching tattoos 🙂 love her to bits

struggle is real…

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You ever have a feeling that you stuck in something you feel you cannot get out of yet you know you shouldn’t be in it???

It could be a friendship, work place, hotel room or even a family gathering.

I have come to learn that you are the only person that can change that exact situation, no-one else can do it for you. You can be encouraged to move on and turn away, yet you hold the power to actually follow through with the advise given.

Ask yourself these questions :

  • Look at what is bad or not right about the situation
  • Find out what is keeping you there and why?
  • Would it be worth it in the long run?
  • What have people been saying to you, should I listen or just push it a side
  • Should I stay or should I go?
  • In which way will I benefit
  • Can I solve it or will it just get worse if I try?
  • Am I truly happy?

If most of the questions are answered in a negative way GET OUT, as you will be hurting yourself more than anything. To be honest we all deserve to be happy and never have to find ourselves in a situation where we are not ourselves or find that we are just trying to survive or get through the day.

Save yourself from the drama, you deserve better!!!!

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Photography – Carlo Daniels

misfit – my first tattoo

On the 8th April this year, I decided to take the plunge and got a tattoo… After much deliberation on what to get, how it should look, where it can be placed, the size and of course, if it’s a picture or script. I had finally found EXACTLY what I wanted. This had not taking a few months but a few years!!!

I had finally decided on the word MISFIT and a paw print as I am obsessed with lions of cause.

What the word MISFIT means to me and why I chose it : Do you possibly have a lifetime for me to truly show you what this word could describe and shape who I truly I am?

Probably not so I will try my best to explain how much I love being a MISFIT lol.

All my life I have found myself NOT fitting in with anyone, yes I had my group of friends, yet I always stood out or had some weird way of being noticed. I have had my fair share of trying to fit in, yet found myself losing who I truly I am and I didn’t like that. I don’t think that I fit in with my family, sometimes my friends, my work place or even just when I walk in a crowd. YET that is me, a misfit never wanting to be like everyone else, being who I was truly put on this earth to be. Being able to spot me a mile away cos I’m different in a good way.

With that being said I got the word MISFIT and a paw print on my rib cage as it is the worst place to get a tattoo! As the word has so much meaning and I wanted to show it off. So when you see it you will ask and I get to express a side of myself to you that you may not know as if yet.

What’s funny is that people who know me basically tell me when they see it “YEAH that explains you to the T” I just laugh as I know exactly what they mean.

I think one thing every has asked me is, “oh my word you have a tattoo and then flip was it not sore???” To be honest it is a weird feeling but I think I handled it really well. The closer the lines got to my chest the more pain I felt. The final line I honestly felt like the tattoo artist was about to kill me boobs but it went by so quickly I just bit down and took the pain.

It did take a bit of convincing for my tattoo artist to do my ribs as my first tattoo. They advised most people die half way through as it is one of the worst places to get a tattoo, so I was very proud of myself for going though with it.

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That is my story of my first tattoo, can’t wait to tell you the next ❤

being a bridesmaid

I know there is a saying “always the bridesmaid never the bride” but I have always wanted to be a bridesmaid, there is just something about seeing the bride happy and seeing the journey with the bridal party.

Yes I may be completely crazy and it makes no sense to you, I may be the only person that feels this way but it would be an honour to be in a wedding standing next to the bride supporting her day and not just a number to fill a list or seat.

You see nobody wants to fill a seat, be a number or even just be a shadow in a picture. I have been to a few weddings and to be honest they say “You mean so much to us and that why we wanted you here, We wanna see you in our lives, Grow with you all and Can’t wait to have you all be by our side till the end.” That’s good and all but what it comes down to is yours and their friendship.

I have always seen a bridesmaid as a BEST friend, someone you can count on and will be there through thick and thin, will be sitting with you saying wow we messed up but I really do love you. Someone you can forgive no matter the mess up or no matter the moments you haven’t seen each other but the moments you cherish. I may not have all these traits as I am such an out spoken and straight forward person and pretty much say it like it is, most people can’t deal with that and probably the reason I have never been a bridesmaid. I have been called a BEST friend so many times but I have seen that word thrown out so easily, yet people have never taken the time to actually be one.

So basically my point is I may want to be a bridesmaid and even though I might not get the chance to be one, a girl can always dream.

#onedayabrideneverabridesmaid

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HQ with the family

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The Women in my family decided to go out to Celebrate, my sister and cousin being the last grandchildren to be in Matric.

We dressed up and headed off to HQ for their Monday special.

Address: 100 Shortmarket Street
Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
021 424 6373

Lunch: Monday to Saturday 11.30am – 10.30pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 11.30am – 10.30pm

Cost – R170

Ambience – Contemporary cool

Food –   Fine-dining, Modern, Steakhouse, Tapas

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We had a great time taking pictures while waiting to be served. If you know my family well, you will know that there in no function or outing that has no pictures to remember the time we spent together. Of course I had to go through many pictures just to find the few you see here. We ordered our meals and had some crazy girl talk. Shaleen, My eldest cousin is Pregnant for the first time and you can imagine the convo’s around this topic, some scared me so much that I wanted to just walk away but I guess we all need to find out what is really going to happen when we all get to that point in life. I was then relieved by our waiter when our food had arrived.

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I am really blessed with amazing women in my family and how we love, encourage and support each other. I don’t know what or who I would be without them. LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH ❤

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If ever you are looking for a great meal and at a really good price, try HQ you won’t be disappointed.

God bless

xxxo

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i’m back

I am glad to say that I had a great festive season with family and friends. I am refreshed and ready to get the posts rolling 🙂

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These are some pictures of how excited and ready I am for the year 2015 and for the adventures that lie ahead. New events, give aways, posts, looks, silly moments, new taste buds, new fashion, places to visit, people to see and meet, designs, love, relationships, faith and many, many more.

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2015 – Lion is ready for you xxxo

God Bless

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