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There has never been a better time to be a Liberian then now. I’ll tell you why...

1. There is a new president! Not only that,  Liberians have hope for a better if not greater economy.

2. Liberian artists are finally being accepted by their own people!! And they have started building fanbases with Liberians all over the world. Liberian music is on the rise!

3. Business minded people can finally see potential in their land. Many entrepreneurs have seen Liberia’s agricultural advantages and want to use it to better the economy. About damn time if you ask me...

4. Liberians are patriotic more than every before. We understand the beauty in our land and  we’re so eager to share it with the world. I am following so many Liberian positive pages on Instagram. I am very proud of how developed our country is becoming.

5. Liberians were finally able to peacefully elect a president after many years of wars and heartbreaks. We were able to make a decision, peacefully.

These are just some reasons why being a Liberian at this time is purely amazing. We are on our way up from here. Cheers to being a Liberian 🥂

 That's all for now, until next time stay fabu-lous!


Peace, love and happy shopping


WHAT A TIME TO BE A LIBERIAN!


There has never been a better time to be a Liberian then now. I’ll tell you why...

1. There is a new president! Not only that,  Liberians have hope for a better if not greater economy.

2. Liberian artists are finally being accepted by their own people!! And they have started building fanbases with Liberians all over the world. Liberian music is on the rise!

3. Business minded people can finally see potential in their land. Many entrepreneurs have seen Liberia’s agricultural advantages and want to use it to better the economy. About damn time if you ask me...

4. Liberians are patriotic more than every before. We understand the beauty in our land and  we’re so eager to share it with the world. I am following so many Liberian positive pages on Instagram. I am very proud of how developed our country is becoming.

5. Liberians were finally able to peacefully elect a president after many years of wars and heartbreaks. We were able to make a decision, peacefully.

These are just some reasons why being a Liberian at this time is purely amazing. We are on our way up from here. Cheers to being a Liberian 🥂

 That's all for now, until next time stay fabu-lous!


Peace, love and happy shopping




In some ways I'm a stereotypical African girl, like when it comes to challenging the racial and educational barriers. Where I become an alien to my ethnicity is when I challenge the thought of  gender equality and the absurdity of gender roles because we as a society refuse to think beyond our capacity and capability. There is no growth where there is no challenge. We struggle with the topic of brokeness because in some ways we're all broken. I have tried and failed many times trying to investigate the source of many African mothers brokenness. It is a personal issue I have concluded. I don't want to be a broken vessel for my children instead I want them to thank me for my strength. You have to sometimes exhibit what you want and how you want it. Some people were not shown love so they can never love you the way you would want to be loved and I have come to understand that it's okay. I personally refuse to let my brokeness become an instrument of hate towards my offspring. I choose to love even if I have to learn it on my own, I choose to exhibit the love I hope to receive  and if I don't I will know in my heart that I have loved with my all and not just made weak excuses of being broken. I plan on becoming a strong woman so my future children can thank me and that's what makes me an alien to my tribe.

Truly if we reward good intentions then we wouldn't think of the bad that people do to us. Imagine judging somebody negatively every time they did something positive for you... That's the problem we Africans have. We can never be please or satisfied with anything. We always want more and we act as if it's our right or it's something that we've earned. Service should be earned through high respect and dignity. Respect should never be given if it's not earned and since we're on the topic of respect let me address the fact that respect goes both ways, it's not a one way streak. Give respect to earn respect. And I mean respect yourself as well. If we are to grow as a society and prominent people we need to welcome feminist ideas and stop being misogynistic. Women are the future! I repeat woman are the future!! And this is for the disgusting low life African uncles that deflower our young girls before they're old enough to understand who they are. Women are the future! Let that marinate... Marriage is not a prize or trophy that we work all our lives to claim, it does not validate our existence. MARRIAGE IS NOT AN END GOAL! If we listen to our girls we would understand that they want MORE, we envision more and we work towards more. We don't want to settle on dumbass careers that parents forced us into instead we want to pave ways and create opportunities. This is the age of African women being entrepreneurs, boss lady, business owners, feminist and door openers. We don't want to sit in the background and play the house wife anymore.... we want to create, to be apart of the process. We want to be renaissance women and juggle tasks. That's the future of African women and we're gradually making it happen. Misogynist men can have the middle finger and a backseat.
-Signed a vibrant African girl











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That's all for now, until next time stay fabu-lous!


Peace, love and happy shopping


CONFESSIONS OF AN AVERAGE LIBERIAN / IVORIAN GIRL



In some ways I'm a stereotypical African girl, like when it comes to challenging the racial and educational barriers. Where I become an alien to my ethnicity is when I challenge the thought of  gender equality and the absurdity of gender roles because we as a society refuse to think beyond our capacity and capability. There is no growth where there is no challenge. We struggle with the topic of brokeness because in some ways we're all broken. I have tried and failed many times trying to investigate the source of many African mothers brokenness. It is a personal issue I have concluded. I don't want to be a broken vessel for my children instead I want them to thank me for my strength. You have to sometimes exhibit what you want and how you want it. Some people were not shown love so they can never love you the way you would want to be loved and I have come to understand that it's okay. I personally refuse to let my brokeness become an instrument of hate towards my offspring. I choose to love even if I have to learn it on my own, I choose to exhibit the love I hope to receive  and if I don't I will know in my heart that I have loved with my all and not just made weak excuses of being broken. I plan on becoming a strong woman so my future children can thank me and that's what makes me an alien to my tribe.

Truly if we reward good intentions then we wouldn't think of the bad that people do to us. Imagine judging somebody negatively every time they did something positive for you... That's the problem we Africans have. We can never be please or satisfied with anything. We always want more and we act as if it's our right or it's something that we've earned. Service should be earned through high respect and dignity. Respect should never be given if it's not earned and since we're on the topic of respect let me address the fact that respect goes both ways, it's not a one way streak. Give respect to earn respect. And I mean respect yourself as well. If we are to grow as a society and prominent people we need to welcome feminist ideas and stop being misogynistic. Women are the future! I repeat woman are the future!! And this is for the disgusting low life African uncles that deflower our young girls before they're old enough to understand who they are. Women are the future! Let that marinate... Marriage is not a prize or trophy that we work all our lives to claim, it does not validate our existence. MARRIAGE IS NOT AN END GOAL! If we listen to our girls we would understand that they want MORE, we envision more and we work towards more. We don't want to settle on dumbass careers that parents forced us into instead we want to pave ways and create opportunities. This is the age of African women being entrepreneurs, boss lady, business owners, feminist and door openers. We don't want to sit in the background and play the house wife anymore.... we want to create, to be apart of the process. We want to be renaissance women and juggle tasks. That's the future of African women and we're gradually making it happen. Misogynist men can have the middle finger and a backseat.
-Signed a vibrant African girl











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That's all for now, until next time stay fabu-lous!


Peace, love and happy shopping







First of all I promised myself I wouldn't be extra when I write this post but who am I kidding? lol. It's who I am, "Extra Jael". I feel so happy, I'm on cloud 9. It's so frustrating when people don't recognize your hard work. Sometimes I would write a 400 word post and over 300-400 people would read it and then one person comments.. sometimes an irrelevant ass comment. Then sometimes after I link all the items in the post people would randomly email me asking where I got this or where I got that... face palm. It's annoying because I feel like I'm not being heard and then something great happens... like this! And then I feel like it's all worth it. All the stupid comments, hate emails and sleepless nights. I love you guys so much, thank you for keeping Simply Jaelicious going. I know I should keep this short but this is for every girl that has every felt left out or like she wasn't enough. Greater things are ahead with God by your side. Chao Bitches!!
Oh.. I'm suppose to be humble and link back Iva Says 
Thanks for the nomination babes.

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:

The Sunshine Blogger award is given  to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community.
The rules are:
  1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you for a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

MY ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS

  • What’s your zodiac sign?
I'm not too into zodiac signs but my birth month is March. You know what they say us March people. We're very humble, kind and goal oriented.
  • Do you prefer board games or video games?
If Ludo counts as board games then yes.
  • What activity takes the most of your time?
Well... I am a full time student right now so I spend my entire day at school but if I'm not at school then I'll be at church, if not then I'm home probably writing or replying to your comments on social media or on here.
  • Did your friends and family give you their support when you started your blog?
Actually when I first started blogging I kept it a secret for a while. My little sister and my mom were the only ones that knew. I was embarrassed because at the time NOBODY was blogging... I mean nobody!! I just kept thinking what would people say if they found out I was the face behind this blog so I just kept it a secret until I felt comfortable revealing myself. 
  • What do you plan to spend the money you’re making from your blog on?
Lolll... *side eye* food? Lol I'm just kidding, right now whatever I make from this blog I use it to invest in advertising and branding. My goal is for Simply Jaelicious to be a brand that caters to girls who are looking for a headstart in a creative career.
  • If you go back in time, would you still start a blog knowing all the positive and negative aspects of blogging?
100% yes!! I always tell myself if I knew this would be my outlet or form of coping magnetism then I would have started blogging sooner than I did. 
  • Would you rather party on Ibiza or climb Mount Everest?
We all know I'm not really a physical person soo you won't catch me climbing mount Everest... unless I get marry to a really outdoorsy person..And I don't really party either so it's a no too.
  • What’s the most recent foreign country you’ve visited?
I have not travelled to anywhere outside the United States since I moved here. It's sad! But I really want to go back to Ghana or Liberia... even if it's for a day.
  • Have you ever been nominated for and/or won other blogging awards?
Loll... Can you tell it's my first time? lol just kidding. I got a foreign fashion blogger award 2 years ago. I was even more extra then.
  • What’s your favorite thing about your blog?
I love that my audience is so diversed and that we all come from different walks of life but just connect with my stupidness lol.
  • Are you, so far, proud and satisfied with your blog’s progress?
I am extremely proud of the progress I have made so far, there's a few things I hope to change before the end of this year but other than that I am very happy with everything.

My Nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award

1. Dymps And Dimes
2. Modular Gold
3. Mel Lamacraft
4. Shamira Solana
5. Lexi Chantel
6. Elle And Rue
7. Cronics of a passion fruit
8.  A Touch Of Meraki
9. Bustling Brunette
10. Candice Diary


MY QUESTIONS
1. What makes your blog unique?
2. How would you describe your personal style?
3. What do you like or dislike about your blog?
4. Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
5. What are somethings blogging has thought you?

Grab an image on your way out
 






That's all for now, until next time stay fabu-lous!


Peace, love and happy shopping


NOMINATED FOR THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD






First of all I promised myself I wouldn't be extra when I write this post but who am I kidding? lol. It's who I am, "Extra Jael". I feel so happy, I'm on cloud 9. It's so frustrating when people don't recognize your hard work. Sometimes I would write a 400 word post and over 300-400 people would read it and then one person comments.. sometimes an irrelevant ass comment. Then sometimes after I link all the items in the post people would randomly email me asking where I got this or where I got that... face palm. It's annoying because I feel like I'm not being heard and then something great happens... like this! And then I feel like it's all worth it. All the stupid comments, hate emails and sleepless nights. I love you guys so much, thank you for keeping Simply Jaelicious going. I know I should keep this short but this is for every girl that has every felt left out or like she wasn't enough. Greater things are ahead with God by your side. Chao Bitches!!
Oh.. I'm suppose to be humble and link back Iva Says 
Thanks for the nomination babes.

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:

The Sunshine Blogger award is given  to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community.
The rules are:
  1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you for a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

MY ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS

  • What’s your zodiac sign?
I'm not too into zodiac signs but my birth month is March. You know what they say us March people. We're very humble, kind and goal oriented.
  • Do you prefer board games or video games?
If Ludo counts as board games then yes.
  • What activity takes the most of your time?
Well... I am a full time student right now so I spend my entire day at school but if I'm not at school then I'll be at church, if not then I'm home probably writing or replying to your comments on social media or on here.
  • Did your friends and family give you their support when you started your blog?
Actually when I first started blogging I kept it a secret for a while. My little sister and my mom were the only ones that knew. I was embarrassed because at the time NOBODY was blogging... I mean nobody!! I just kept thinking what would people say if they found out I was the face behind this blog so I just kept it a secret until I felt comfortable revealing myself. 
  • What do you plan to spend the money you’re making from your blog on?
Lolll... *side eye* food? Lol I'm just kidding, right now whatever I make from this blog I use it to invest in advertising and branding. My goal is for Simply Jaelicious to be a brand that caters to girls who are looking for a headstart in a creative career.
  • If you go back in time, would you still start a blog knowing all the positive and negative aspects of blogging?
100% yes!! I always tell myself if I knew this would be my outlet or form of coping magnetism then I would have started blogging sooner than I did. 
  • Would you rather party on Ibiza or climb Mount Everest?
We all know I'm not really a physical person soo you won't catch me climbing mount Everest... unless I get marry to a really outdoorsy person..And I don't really party either so it's a no too.
  • What’s the most recent foreign country you’ve visited?
I have not travelled to anywhere outside the United States since I moved here. It's sad! But I really want to go back to Ghana or Liberia... even if it's for a day.
  • Have you ever been nominated for and/or won other blogging awards?
Loll... Can you tell it's my first time? lol just kidding. I got a foreign fashion blogger award 2 years ago. I was even more extra then.
  • What’s your favorite thing about your blog?
I love that my audience is so diversed and that we all come from different walks of life but just connect with my stupidness lol.
  • Are you, so far, proud and satisfied with your blog’s progress?
I am extremely proud of the progress I have made so far, there's a few things I hope to change before the end of this year but other than that I am very happy with everything.

My Nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award

1. Dymps And Dimes
2. Modular Gold
3. Mel Lamacraft
4. Shamira Solana
5. Lexi Chantel
6. Elle And Rue
7. Cronics of a passion fruit
8.  A Touch Of Meraki
9. Bustling Brunette
10. Candice Diary


MY QUESTIONS
1. What makes your blog unique?
2. How would you describe your personal style?
3. What do you like or dislike about your blog?
4. Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
5. What are somethings blogging has thought you?

Grab an image on your way out
 






That's all for now, until next time stay fabu-lous!


Peace, love and happy shopping


 

I just had a therapy session with my bestie a few days ago. 
I had another break down and as always she was playing mom. In the almost 2 hours that we talked  I realized that I'm crazy... not crazy crazy but emotionally investing and trusting strangers crazy. I've had this issue of wanting everybody to be pleased, wanting everybody to be okay and sometimes it leaves me not being okay. The question I keep asking myself is am I going to lose myself for others to be fine or am I going to take charge and say fuck it to everybody's feelings? I keep praying to God that I forget, the forgiving part is easy because I easily forgive but forgetting is the challenging part.  When am I going to live my truth?
In May I wrote this big ass post about living my life and having to lose myself to live my life, it's crazy how situations repeats itself. I'm simply amused this time around. I don't know if I can be angry like the way I was before. I am disappointed but that's what I get for trusting people right?
I'm just really glad that I'm at the point in my life where I can process things in a healthy manner. My manifesto for this stage in my life is "Too blessed to be stressed". Things are not always going to work out but as long as I am alive I have an opportunity to make it better. Each day is a new day.


 





 
  

 
 


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 That's all for now, until next time stay fabu-lous!


Peace, love and happy shopping



THERAPY SESSION | JAEL’S DIARY|

 

I just had a therapy session with my bestie a few days ago. 
I had another break down and as always she was playing mom. In the almost 2 hours that we talked  I realized that I'm crazy... not crazy crazy but emotionally investing and trusting strangers crazy. I've had this issue of wanting everybody to be pleased, wanting everybody to be okay and sometimes it leaves me not being okay. The question I keep asking myself is am I going to lose myself for others to be fine or am I going to take charge and say fuck it to everybody's feelings? I keep praying to God that I forget, the forgiving part is easy because I easily forgive but forgetting is the challenging part.  When am I going to live my truth?
In May I wrote this big ass post about living my life and having to lose myself to live my life, it's crazy how situations repeats itself. I'm simply amused this time around. I don't know if I can be angry like the way I was before. I am disappointed but that's what I get for trusting people right?
I'm just really glad that I'm at the point in my life where I can process things in a healthy manner. My manifesto for this stage in my life is "Too blessed to be stressed". Things are not always going to work out but as long as I am alive I have an opportunity to make it better. Each day is a new day.


 





 
  

 
 


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 That's all for now, until next time stay fabu-lous!


Peace, love and happy shopping



BY: JAEL PERKINS

Dear white America,
I am not an angry black woman because I'm speaking out, I just want equality.
I am not a crazy black woman because I'm protesting, I want a stop to brutality.
Dear white America,
I am not illiterate because I attend community college, I don't have a trust fund like you.
I am not stupid because I can't speak proper English, I'm preserving my culture.
Dear white America,
I am not broken because my father weren't home, I'm angry because your broken system locked him up!
I am not fat because I eat unhealthy food, I just can't afford your "organic" food.
Dear white America,
I am not a drug addict because I smoke, I can't quit when there's so many "convenient stores" on my block.
I am not allowed to call you cracker, yet my name is "Nigga".
Dear white America,
It is not okay for you to say the N word, I repeat it is not okay for you to say the N word.
I believe that we're all created equal.
I want equality.
We want equality.
Dear white America,
We have decided to no longer be a pawn in your games.
We will fight, get off government assistance and thrive.
Attend the school of our dreams and rise.
Dear white america,
We will rise because we are black and because our ancestors already have.
Dear white America,
we will no longer be a pawn in your games.
SIGNED
An angry black woman.



 That's all for now, until next time stay fabu-lous!


Peace, love and happy shopping



DEAR WHITE AMERICA

BY: JAEL PERKINS

Dear white America,
I am not an angry black woman because I'm speaking out, I just want equality.
I am not a crazy black woman because I'm protesting, I want a stop to brutality.
Dear white America,
I am not illiterate because I attend community college, I don't have a trust fund like you.
I am not stupid because I can't speak proper English, I'm preserving my culture.
Dear white America,
I am not broken because my father weren't home, I'm angry because your broken system locked him up!
I am not fat because I eat unhealthy food, I just can't afford your "organic" food.
Dear white America,
I am not a drug addict because I smoke, I can't quit when there's so many "convenient stores" on my block.
I am not allowed to call you cracker, yet my name is "Nigga".
Dear white America,
It is not okay for you to say the N word, I repeat it is not okay for you to say the N word.
I believe that we're all created equal.
I want equality.
We want equality.
Dear white America,
We have decided to no longer be a pawn in your games.
We will fight, get off government assistance and thrive.
Attend the school of our dreams and rise.
Dear white america,
We will rise because we are black and because our ancestors already have.
Dear white America,
we will no longer be a pawn in your games.
SIGNED
An angry black woman.



 That's all for now, until next time stay fabu-lous!


Peace, love and happy shopping




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Thanks to Best Wedding Veil it is very easy to find the veil of your dreams. You don't have to wait for wedding season to find a veil, you can get looking right now and be prepared for your wedding or any wedding. 

That's all for now, until next time stay fabu-lous!

Peace, love and happy shopping

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It's wedding season and you know what that means!! Brides fear not about veil shopping. The problem with finding the right veil is you have to look high and low, right? Well not anymore thanks to Best Wedding Veil Best Wedding Veil offers inexpensive wedding veils at great luxury. With their easy to use website and filter system you can find exactly what you're looking for. They have all the veils you could ever dream of, no seriously!! They have beaded veils, simple veils, embroidered veils, lace veils and so much more. Below are a few images of some of the veils on the website.







Thanks to Best Wedding Veil it is very easy to find the veil of your dreams. You don't have to wait for wedding season to find a veil, you can get looking right now and be prepared for your wedding or any wedding. 

That's all for now, until next time stay fabu-lous!

Peace, love and happy shopping

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