• Lifestyle

    1st Trimester Must Haves

    I’m really late with these posts. So I’m trying to knock out these blog posts before baby Arielle arrives next month. My 1st trimester was not easy especially compared to my 2nd trimester. When you’re experience your first pregnancy, you are not sure what to expect. Everyone’s pregnancy and body is different. I was constantly tired and sleepy. My energy was at an all time low in addition to my appetite being nonexistent. I also had to adjust to the different changes in my body like my belly growing (it was actually bloating) and tender breasts. I was so thankful for…

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    We’re Pregnant!!!

    Hey loves!!! I know I’ve been MIA from everyone from the blog to social media. But as you can see, I have a perfect explanation. We’re pregnant!!! We are so excited and overjoyed to finally start a family!! As some of you may know, we decided to try to have a baby October of last year. In a previous blog post, I was very transparent with my desire of starting our next journey but also talked about some of my worries with becoming pregnant. Lord and behold, we are having a baby early next year and typing about it still brings…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    Trauma to Triumph: My Parents Got Remarried

    Hey you guys!!!! Happy Hump Day!!! We are 1 video away to completing my testimony series and I want to thank you all for joining me on this journey so far. After sharing the trials and tribulations that my family and I faced, I am finally sharing the great part of my story. When I tell you it was nothing but God that made this happen. If you haven’t seen the last video, here’s the link. But if you watched my last videos and read this title, I know what you are wondering. What? When? How?? Well, you will have to…

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    Story Time: My Dad Fathered Another Child (Part One)

    Happy Monday!!! It’s officially been 1 year since I’ve started blogging!!! I cannot believe time has passed so fastly but time flies when you’re having fun. And I’ve had so much fun giving content on what I have a passion about. So to celebrate my 1 year as a blogger, I will do something different. I will share my testimony about my family, which is also the reason I decided to blog. My testimony will be cut into several parts because it’s really long. I don’t want you to miss any of it. But it will also bless you and I…

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    Yalana Allen Featured on The Happy Joy Podcast

    Happy Wednesday everyone!!! I do not have a blog post today but I have something better in store. Yours truly, Yalana Allen is featured on episode 2 of The Happy Joy Podcast!!! This was my first time being on a podcast and I was nervous yet excited. I talk about my journey to blogging as well as my testimony of forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration in my family. I had so much fun sharing my story with her listeners and most importantly, YOU. Yalana Allen Featured on The Happy Joy Podcast The Happy Joy started several years ago but it is back…

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    Powerful Devotionals for Married Couples

    I am #teammarriage to the fullest! I love “love” and seeing people in love. With Valentine’s Day coming up next week, I did not want to only provide gift ideas but also give tips that helps me with my marriage. My marriage is high priority, and I always do whatever I can to improve myself and my marriage. Every day, week, month, and year that we are together, we are also growing individually and as husband and wife. One thing I like to do is read powerful devotionals for married couples. For those who do not know, devotionals are lessons on…

  • Beauty,  Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Affordable Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her and Him

    We are less than a month away from Valentine’s Day. I know you’re thinking, “I spent so much money for my loved one for Christmas!!” Well have no fear! I came bearing an affordable gift guide that won’t break the bank but are still very thoughtful. Hubby and I do not go all out on Valentine’s Day but we still celebrate it because it’s fun to eat heart shaped pancakes and cookies. Plus pink is my favorite color so that always gives me an excuse to wear the Valentine’s themed color. Anywho, I love gifts but I also like to budget…

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    2020: What I’m Taking, Leaving, and The Future of 2021

    The end of the year is almost here, and I’m still trying to figure out where the time went. This is normally the time when people think about their New Year’s resolutions. But they are overrated!! By the end of January, you’re back at square one, and those resolutions go right down the drain. Well, at least that’s my case. Lol!! So, as I approach a new year with a new blog, I’ve decided to do some self-reflection. I will look back at how I spent the year; the good, the bad, and the quarantining. Then, expound on the things from…

  • Lifestyle,  Music

    My Favorite Holiday Playlist

    Christmas season is finally here!!! Who’s excited about this most wonderful time of the year? This girl! One of the things that gets me in the spirit is the music. I’m a HUGE music lover, so I had to share my favorite holiday playlist. Can you believe that I used to LOATHE Christmas music?? It’s true!!! I used to change the radio station if I heard any song about the holidays. Hey! Even the Grinch changed his ways, right? Anywho, I have a couple of songs that will never get old and some newbies that you may want to add to…

  • Beauty,  Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Holiday Gift Guide: Black Owned Businesses

    Christmas season is here. Man!! Where did the year go?? Anywho, I love Christmas. Celebrating the life of Jesus is the most important reason for this season. In the midst of that, one of my favorite things about the holiday is the gifts. Am I right? Well, I am providing a holiday gift guide of black owned businesses to shop this year. If you’ve read my blog, then you know that I love to put a lot of focus on black owned businesses. If you are a new subscriber, here and here are my blog posts on affordable black owned clothing…