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    Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

    Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6: 4 I couldn’t do a post about Mother’s Day and not do one for Father’s Day. As a matter of fact, the holiday is less than 2 weeks away. But I have to pat myself on the back because I did not wait until the last minute. Hubby’s gift is actually on his way. As you may know, men are incredibly hard to shop for. My husband is pretty low maintenance and doesn’t require much. Plus Father’s Day is…

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    Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

    “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:28-29 Mother’s Day is less than a couple of weeks away. This is my first Mother’s Day so it’s a pretty big deal!! With many years spent celebrating my mother, I can’t believe that I am now apart of the day. If you still haven’t read the blog post on Arielle’s birth, go here because it was quite eventful. Anywho, I plan on finding the perfect gift for my mother per usual. However, it can…

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    A Letter to My Baby Girl

    Dear Arielle, We have a few more days left until we finally meet and I’m so anxious. When I found out we were having a little girl, so many things came to mind. Who will you look like? What kind of personality will you have? I find myself guessing your personality while you are inside of me. We think you’re going to be stubborn like your mama because you want to arrive at your own time hence you being late. Lol!! I also think that you are going to be very active because I can feel you doing somersaults, flips, and…

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    At Home Date Night Ideas

    Valentine’s Day is coming up. It’s usually a time when my husband and I love to try something new and fun. But since I am in my ninth month of pregnancy, we’re not going out. We decided to celebrate at the comfort of our home this time around. However, we still wanted to do something special especially with the baby coming. We wanted to spend quality time with each other before Baby Arielle arrives. So I’ve came up with a list of at home date night ideas for couples who are expecting or don’t want to endure the cold weather. The…

  • 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…

  • Lifestyle

    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…