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Hey dolls!
Yesterday I had so much fun I slept the whole morning today lol, but I just had a thought 💭 I am a better person when I spend time alone and when I can be myself. I'm also a better person when I spend time with people that genuinely care about me and not what they can get from me. I see myself becoming a better person and I'm so grateful because it has been my prayer for so long... It feels like it's been ages since I last had an episode. Something almost triggered it this morning but I stopped thinking immediately and just started watching t.v. It's a process... slowly but surely I'm getting better. 

I believe I am who I am by my character and by who God says I am. I have made the mistake of people telling me who I am instead of finding myself by myself for myself. I am who God says I am. My name is Jael and I am a diamond in the bluff hayyy 🦄.

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

Peace, love and happy shopping






BETTER BEGINNINGS (30 DAYS WITH JAEL) DAY #26

 

Hey dolls!
Yesterday I had so much fun I slept the whole morning today lol, but I just had a thought 💭 I am a better person when I spend time alone and when I can be myself. I'm also a better person when I spend time with people that genuinely care about me and not what they can get from me. I see myself becoming a better person and I'm so grateful because it has been my prayer for so long... It feels like it's been ages since I last had an episode. Something almost triggered it this morning but I stopped thinking immediately and just started watching t.v. It's a process... slowly but surely I'm getting better. 

I believe I am who I am by my character and by who God says I am. I have made the mistake of people telling me who I am instead of finding myself by myself for myself. I am who God says I am. My name is Jael and I am a diamond in the bluff hayyy 🦄.

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

Peace, love and happy shopping






 

I'm always aware of what is going on with my body. Always! This morning while brushing my teeth I found a wisdom tooth growing at the top right corner of my mouth. Usually I'm very quick to detect theses things but I guess not this time because I was lost. Then it hit me that recently I haven't been taking care of my body because I've been thinking that "I have bigger fish to fry." But what could be more important than the only body I have on earth. I mean my mental health is okay because I sorta have a routine now but my body was just neglected in the whole process. I have to do better. I have to be better.

Today was amazing!! I went to a Rooftop Tavern with my big sis. We had the best fish wrap in the entire state. Like it was amazing! 
 



All in all it was a pretty fun day. 

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

Peace, love and happy shopping




OUTSIDERS LIKE ME (30 DAYS WITH JAEL) DAY#27

 

I'm always aware of what is going on with my body. Always! This morning while brushing my teeth I found a wisdom tooth growing at the top right corner of my mouth. Usually I'm very quick to detect theses things but I guess not this time because I was lost. Then it hit me that recently I haven't been taking care of my body because I've been thinking that "I have bigger fish to fry." But what could be more important than the only body I have on earth. I mean my mental health is okay because I sorta have a routine now but my body was just neglected in the whole process. I have to do better. I have to be better.

Today was amazing!! I went to a Rooftop Tavern with my big sis. We had the best fish wrap in the entire state. Like it was amazing! 
 



All in all it was a pretty fun day. 

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

Peace, love and happy shopping




 06/26/2017

Hey dolls!
Do you what's crazy? I slept for a few hours last night but I woke up well rested lol and to some pictures of puppies from my sister. Isn't she the best? 

So I was thinking last night what if I succeed? What if I become everything I could ever imagine... then what?   How will I use that success? You know what's hard? Living in the past. I have tried so many times to forget but it just doesn't work, the problem doesn't go away just because...

It's hard living with the same wounds because some days you think it's all better but most days like today the pain cuts deep into your soul and you think it's never going to get better. One thing that keeps surprising me is how shocked I am when all the emotions come rushing in... You would think by now I would be adjusted to the pain but I guess not. Today's episode happened in the shower and I almost lost it for a moment but then all of my emotions were replaced by fear.... Fear is the second to the last emotion that ends my episodes. It's fear, then deep regret, blame shifting and then I remember God then I become calm,  and my episode ends. Some days I feel like a crazy person going through all of these emotions all at once but I have to do what I have to do. I want to heal correctly so from here on out I can only live to the best of my ability. I just need to find a better way to make these episodes shorter. 

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



Peace, love and happy shopping



GET WITH ME OR GET LOST (30 DAYS WITH JAEL ) DAY #28

 06/26/2017

Hey dolls!
Do you what's crazy? I slept for a few hours last night but I woke up well rested lol and to some pictures of puppies from my sister. Isn't she the best? 

So I was thinking last night what if I succeed? What if I become everything I could ever imagine... then what?   How will I use that success? You know what's hard? Living in the past. I have tried so many times to forget but it just doesn't work, the problem doesn't go away just because...

It's hard living with the same wounds because some days you think it's all better but most days like today the pain cuts deep into your soul and you think it's never going to get better. One thing that keeps surprising me is how shocked I am when all the emotions come rushing in... You would think by now I would be adjusted to the pain but I guess not. Today's episode happened in the shower and I almost lost it for a moment but then all of my emotions were replaced by fear.... Fear is the second to the last emotion that ends my episodes. It's fear, then deep regret, blame shifting and then I remember God then I become calm,  and my episode ends. Some days I feel like a crazy person going through all of these emotions all at once but I have to do what I have to do. I want to heal correctly so from here on out I can only live to the best of my ability. I just need to find a better way to make these episodes shorter. 

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



Peace, love and happy shopping





Black women are thought to hate their natural hair. Our natural hair in the media is portrayed as unattractive and unclean. I remember when friend of mine decided to go natural, I thought it was the worst thing that could have happened to her. I remember always telling her "why can't you just wear weave?" "There's nothing wrong with weave, just get your hair laid like mine." I never understood why she couldn't save herself the trouble and just get a sew-in. I was very ignorant. Flash forward to almost five years later and I have made the decision to go natural. I finally understand why my natural hair sistahs are embracing their golden crowns.




One of the reasons why I started wearing weave in the first place was because I wanted to fit. Every black girl I knew and have met had a sew-in. I felt foreign with my thick African hair always being cornrowed by my mammie. I was even made fun of all throughout middle school because I didn't "fit in".  All of these things motivated me to get a sew-in. I remember begging my mom to let me get one in the middle of my freshman year. I was so determined to fit in with my friends because they all made fun of me and made me feel as if I weren't enough or a human being if I didn't have weave.



Flash forward to my sophomore year, I finally got what I wanted. Life was grand and what not. I perming my hair back and forth, going to different hair dresser every month, flat ironing my hair left and right, life was good. I didn't think how much I was damaging my hair till I saw my hair getting thin. But that didn't stop Jael lol. I had a reality check last year June, from then on I decided it was time to embrace all of me including my nappy hair. The first two months were rocky because I wore wigs all the time. I started making wigs before I made my decision so I had a whole collection to choose from lol.






My natural hair is what makes me who I am and I didn't know that until I started paying close attention to my body and my behavior. I lost myself when I tried to fit in and be like everybody else. I didn't know that I could stand out just being myself, so here I am again starting my natural hair journey over. I hope to spread positivity with this journey and also to inspire young girls like me to embrace what makes them who they are. I am Simply Jaelicous and I am a naturalista.


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

Peace, love and happy shopping

MY HAIR STORY



Black women are thought to hate their natural hair. Our natural hair in the media is portrayed as unattractive and unclean. I remember when friend of mine decided to go natural, I thought it was the worst thing that could have happened to her. I remember always telling her "why can't you just wear weave?" "There's nothing wrong with weave, just get your hair laid like mine." I never understood why she couldn't save herself the trouble and just get a sew-in. I was very ignorant. Flash forward to almost five years later and I have made the decision to go natural. I finally understand why my natural hair sistahs are embracing their golden crowns.




One of the reasons why I started wearing weave in the first place was because I wanted to fit. Every black girl I knew and have met had a sew-in. I felt foreign with my thick African hair always being cornrowed by my mammie. I was even made fun of all throughout middle school because I didn't "fit in".  All of these things motivated me to get a sew-in. I remember begging my mom to let me get one in the middle of my freshman year. I was so determined to fit in with my friends because they all made fun of me and made me feel as if I weren't enough or a human being if I didn't have weave.



Flash forward to my sophomore year, I finally got what I wanted. Life was grand and what not. I perming my hair back and forth, going to different hair dresser every month, flat ironing my hair left and right, life was good. I didn't think how much I was damaging my hair till I saw my hair getting thin. But that didn't stop Jael lol. I had a reality check last year June, from then on I decided it was time to embrace all of me including my nappy hair. The first two months were rocky because I wore wigs all the time. I started making wigs before I made my decision so I had a whole collection to choose from lol.






My natural hair is what makes me who I am and I didn't know that until I started paying close attention to my body and my behavior. I lost myself when I tried to fit in and be like everybody else. I didn't know that I could stand out just being myself, so here I am again starting my natural hair journey over. I hope to spread positivity with this journey and also to inspire young girls like me to embrace what makes them who they are. I am Simply Jaelicous and I am a naturalista.


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

Peace, love and happy shopping

 
 06/25/2017

Hey dolls!
God is always working overtime on my behalf to make sure I do not fail. I may fall sometimes but my God will see to it that I never stay down. He will always take me to the level I'm suppose to be at and shame my enemies. My life is a testimony because God has done more than I can ever explain and boy am I grateful... My God is amazing. I have so many reasons to smile because of him, God is amazing. Happy Sunday guys.

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

Peace, love and happy shopping


SUNDAY GLOW, MATURE THINKING AND GOD MINDING (30 DAYS WITH JAEL) DAY #29

 
 06/25/2017

Hey dolls!
God is always working overtime on my behalf to make sure I do not fail. I may fall sometimes but my God will see to it that I never stay down. He will always take me to the level I'm suppose to be at and shame my enemies. My life is a testimony because God has done more than I can ever explain and boy am I grateful... My God is amazing. I have so many reasons to smile because of him, God is amazing. Happy Sunday guys.

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

Peace, love and happy shopping


 
 06/24/2016

Hey dolls!
I have been thinking and I think this is the best time to start documenting my life so once every 2 months I'm  gonna be doing 30 days with Jael. I hope I can look back to this time in my life and be pleased...?

TODAY THO...

 Today was a hell of a day but ya girl was slaying tho. I went to dinner with my sister and it was fun. We went party hunting afterwards but unfortunately we found none. I ended up going to church...  Today I learned that I need to stop focusing on the negatives and focus on the positives of my life. I'm slowly healing....

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

Peace, love and happy shopping



LEMONADE SIPPING, SUN BATHING, AND GIRLS TRIPPING (30 DAYS WITH JAEL) DAY#30

 
 06/24/2016

Hey dolls!
I have been thinking and I think this is the best time to start documenting my life so once every 2 months I'm  gonna be doing 30 days with Jael. I hope I can look back to this time in my life and be pleased...?

TODAY THO...

 Today was a hell of a day but ya girl was slaying tho. I went to dinner with my sister and it was fun. We went party hunting afterwards but unfortunately we found none. I ended up going to church...  Today I learned that I need to stop focusing on the negatives and focus on the positives of my life. I'm slowly healing....

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

Peace, love and happy shopping




Hey dolls!
It's summer! you know what that means... DIY tutorials!
Today's DIY is really simple and fun it's an easy nail tutorial to get your nails looking fabu this summer.



WHAT YOU'LL NEED




STEP 1
Polish your nails


STEP 2
Draw a line with the white polish.


ALL DONE

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

Peace, love and happy shopping

NAIL DESIGN TUTORIAL


Hey dolls!
It's summer! you know what that means... DIY tutorials!
Today's DIY is really simple and fun it's an easy nail tutorial to get your nails looking fabu this summer.



WHAT YOU'LL NEED




STEP 1
Polish your nails


STEP 2
Draw a line with the white polish.


ALL DONE

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

Peace, love and happy shopping

I woke up this morning and realized that I have been distracted. I am no longer focused on my goals or any goals for that matter. You know the part of the bible where it says forgive and you shall be forgiven?
yeah I'm trying to live that out as best as possible. People are making it difficult because they keep putting me in situations where I have to question the integrity of that bible verse and my actions. I don't understand how one person can  survive in a world of hurt... It's crazy. I have lost sight of what is important, the reason I'm doing all of this. It's easy to get distracted when you're an emotional person or if you're emotionally attached to people as am I. When I love somebody I love them with everything in me but when they do things like betray me and lie the love for them decreases. I feel so alone, more than ever before. Being misunderstood is no fun, it's crazy how everyday I'm reminded that literally nobody understands me on the level I want them to.

People get mad when I say I don't trust anyone. You can't blame me nobody's given me a reason to trust them and it sucks thinking that I have to wait for my life to start. It sucks having to forsake my feelings to make others feel "comfortable". It sucks that nobody understands that I'm slowly drowning. It sucks that I have to remember that bible verse that even in everything that happens that I have to forgive and let go. Forgiving is not the problem honestly but how do you forgive somebody who doesn't even see that they have hurt you? How do you gather strength and courage to move on with that person even though they were never sorry about what they did wrong.

Sometimes I think to myself how hard it is to be a Christian and a young adult. The amount of tears I have shed in the past months is more than what I've ever shed in my whole life and  some pretty messed up things has happen to me. There's  this hole in my heart and people keep  filling me with the wrong things trying to change me to the person I'm not.

There's something to be said about identify theft; I feel like my identify is slowly going away because I have to live to please people now, the people I care about. I have to not be myself to make them happy and I guess in some way that's going to make me happy? It's just what I have to do not what I want to do but my prayer is one day I will do what I want to do and I won't  have to change for anyone because I will get to the place where the people I will surround myself with will love me and appreciate me for who I am. They won't try to make me someone else because they want to be happy or whatever, they will accept me and love me unconditionally. That's my goal in life and that's what it will be. My life will be beautiful, it may not be now but it will be.

Sometimes I even wonder how I got this far? I mean when I think back to when I was really me I  never allowed things like this to distract me but it seems like lately it's been one punch after the other every damn day. I'm getting so tired, so tired. Thoughts that I abandoned years ago are starting to come back and it's taking me to that place I escaped from a long time ago. I swear I feel like a piece of me died this morning. I don't know if I will ever be the same. A piece of me died today and I'm slowing dying inside. I feel like I've been screaming for long time but nobody is hearing me because they're too focused on their selfish needs and wants. Everybody is so focused on what they want from me and not what I want for myself. Hell I'd be damned if they even thought about my well being. Oooh but this is the passing through, I'm just passing through because one day all of this will be a story.

I will find my identity and those people who stole it won't know who I am anymore because I will be a new person, a better person and the things I permitted before I won't anymore. Something of great importance died inside of me today, but I will not mourn, I will not cry, but instead I will live. I have been distracted but this was the best wake up call I could ever receive. I plan on being better after this and even if I have to pretend for a while then so be it. I intend on living a beautiful life and I will make sure of it.

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

Peace, love and happy shopping

IDENTITY THEFT


I woke up this morning and realized that I have been distracted. I am no longer focused on my goals or any goals for that matter. You know the part of the bible where it says forgive and you shall be forgiven?
yeah I'm trying to live that out as best as possible. People are making it difficult because they keep putting me in situations where I have to question the integrity of that bible verse and my actions. I don't understand how one person can  survive in a world of hurt... It's crazy. I have lost sight of what is important, the reason I'm doing all of this. It's easy to get distracted when you're an emotional person or if you're emotionally attached to people as am I. When I love somebody I love them with everything in me but when they do things like betray me and lie the love for them decreases. I feel so alone, more than ever before. Being misunderstood is no fun, it's crazy how everyday I'm reminded that literally nobody understands me on the level I want them to.

People get mad when I say I don't trust anyone. You can't blame me nobody's given me a reason to trust them and it sucks thinking that I have to wait for my life to start. It sucks having to forsake my feelings to make others feel "comfortable". It sucks that nobody understands that I'm slowly drowning. It sucks that I have to remember that bible verse that even in everything that happens that I have to forgive and let go. Forgiving is not the problem honestly but how do you forgive somebody who doesn't even see that they have hurt you? How do you gather strength and courage to move on with that person even though they were never sorry about what they did wrong.

Sometimes I think to myself how hard it is to be a Christian and a young adult. The amount of tears I have shed in the past months is more than what I've ever shed in my whole life and  some pretty messed up things has happen to me. There's  this hole in my heart and people keep  filling me with the wrong things trying to change me to the person I'm not.

There's something to be said about identify theft; I feel like my identify is slowly going away because I have to live to please people now, the people I care about. I have to not be myself to make them happy and I guess in some way that's going to make me happy? It's just what I have to do not what I want to do but my prayer is one day I will do what I want to do and I won't  have to change for anyone because I will get to the place where the people I will surround myself with will love me and appreciate me for who I am. They won't try to make me someone else because they want to be happy or whatever, they will accept me and love me unconditionally. That's my goal in life and that's what it will be. My life will be beautiful, it may not be now but it will be.

Sometimes I even wonder how I got this far? I mean when I think back to when I was really me I  never allowed things like this to distract me but it seems like lately it's been one punch after the other every damn day. I'm getting so tired, so tired. Thoughts that I abandoned years ago are starting to come back and it's taking me to that place I escaped from a long time ago. I swear I feel like a piece of me died this morning. I don't know if I will ever be the same. A piece of me died today and I'm slowing dying inside. I feel like I've been screaming for long time but nobody is hearing me because they're too focused on their selfish needs and wants. Everybody is so focused on what they want from me and not what I want for myself. Hell I'd be damned if they even thought about my well being. Oooh but this is the passing through, I'm just passing through because one day all of this will be a story.

I will find my identity and those people who stole it won't know who I am anymore because I will be a new person, a better person and the things I permitted before I won't anymore. Something of great importance died inside of me today, but I will not mourn, I will not cry, but instead I will live. I have been distracted but this was the best wake up call I could ever receive. I plan on being better after this and even if I have to pretend for a while then so be it. I intend on living a beautiful life and I will make sure of it.

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

Peace, love and happy shopping


Fear is from the imagination. Fear is one of those things I will never understand. Why do we believe what we know is not there? Fear of taking chances, fear of being misunderstood, fear of being accepted, fear of being accomplished, fear of being in a relationship, fear of being enough, having enough and believing enough. We are afraid of fear...
There are a million reasons to be afraid and a million things to be afraid of, but when you think about those things you're afraid of most of them are fabric of our imagination and most times the worst case scenario. Fear is not real, the only reason we believe fear is real is because we let ourselves think so.

We believe that voice in our head that is tells us "NO". What would happen if we stopped missing opportunities because we feel like we're not worthy enough?
What would happen if we accepted love and try being in a relationship forgetting how our last one ended?
What would happen if you chose to love yourself despite all your flaws, appreciate yourself ignoring the comments of others?

There's two kind of fear; the drop everything and run fear  and the be sacred but endure it kind of fear. I have been asked more times than I can count what my biggest fear is.  My automatic response every time was failure, but after several months of deep thinking I realized that I'm not afraid of failure, I'm afraid of success. I've experienced small scale successes nothing huge and I think my fear is when I do experience that large scale success I won't know what to do with it. My fear I have realized is not from me but my environment... Because I grew up in a poverty environment all I heard when I was growing up was what I couldn't do. It made me believe that being successful was a crime.

Fear is from our imagination... Do what you've always wanted to do and see what happens.


Anyways I'm not here to talk about fear, as you can probably tell from the title my motivation for this post is our planet; Earth.

We take everything in nature for granted, the trees, air, animals and nature.
We in America are so fortunate to have the freedom we have. Since the inauguration of our new president there have been protests all over the nation which I understand because many people are scared. We all are fighting for what we believe in, doing what we think is right by our standards. We are protesting to make our voices heard but sometimes I question if we know what our voice is and what we stand for or if we're just following the crowd... There have been many injustice to people of color from the very beginning of time. Colored people have gotten used to the "New America" courtesy of our former first family and now we don't want to go back to the way things were...

I have always been the one to say Earth is big enough for everyone to shine and live in peace but our history has said otherwise. We are continuously trying to bring others down to get to where we want to be. We oppress people because we're afraid they'll be more superior than us. We fight pointless wars killing innocent souls for foolishness. What have become of us humans? Why have we forgotten that no one owns this earth but the one that created it? If anything we owe this planet.



We have destroyed it's resources brutalized it's inhabitants and destroyed everything that we see good about it, soon there will be no earth. We have destroyed everything we were put in charge to guard and protect. The poor animals... The poor indigenous people of the lands we have taken over, the poor soldiers that died from stupid wars that could have been prevented. This poor earth! This poor earth we have polluted, damaged. and abused. This poor earth that we didn't love in return. Our poor earth...


What would happen if we showed earth love in return, if we tried to repair the damage we have caused. Love others the way we should, put others before ourselves... Earth would be the way it's suppose to be... peaceful.

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



Peace, love and happy shopping

EARTH



Fear is from the imagination. Fear is one of those things I will never understand. Why do we believe what we know is not there? Fear of taking chances, fear of being misunderstood, fear of being accepted, fear of being accomplished, fear of being in a relationship, fear of being enough, having enough and believing enough. We are afraid of fear...
There are a million reasons to be afraid and a million things to be afraid of, but when you think about those things you're afraid of most of them are fabric of our imagination and most times the worst case scenario. Fear is not real, the only reason we believe fear is real is because we let ourselves think so.

We believe that voice in our head that is tells us "NO". What would happen if we stopped missing opportunities because we feel like we're not worthy enough?
What would happen if we accepted love and try being in a relationship forgetting how our last one ended?
What would happen if you chose to love yourself despite all your flaws, appreciate yourself ignoring the comments of others?

There's two kind of fear; the drop everything and run fear  and the be sacred but endure it kind of fear. I have been asked more times than I can count what my biggest fear is.  My automatic response every time was failure, but after several months of deep thinking I realized that I'm not afraid of failure, I'm afraid of success. I've experienced small scale successes nothing huge and I think my fear is when I do experience that large scale success I won't know what to do with it. My fear I have realized is not from me but my environment... Because I grew up in a poverty environment all I heard when I was growing up was what I couldn't do. It made me believe that being successful was a crime.

Fear is from our imagination... Do what you've always wanted to do and see what happens.


Anyways I'm not here to talk about fear, as you can probably tell from the title my motivation for this post is our planet; Earth.

We take everything in nature for granted, the trees, air, animals and nature.
We in America are so fortunate to have the freedom we have. Since the inauguration of our new president there have been protests all over the nation which I understand because many people are scared. We all are fighting for what we believe in, doing what we think is right by our standards. We are protesting to make our voices heard but sometimes I question if we know what our voice is and what we stand for or if we're just following the crowd... There have been many injustice to people of color from the very beginning of time. Colored people have gotten used to the "New America" courtesy of our former first family and now we don't want to go back to the way things were...

I have always been the one to say Earth is big enough for everyone to shine and live in peace but our history has said otherwise. We are continuously trying to bring others down to get to where we want to be. We oppress people because we're afraid they'll be more superior than us. We fight pointless wars killing innocent souls for foolishness. What have become of us humans? Why have we forgotten that no one owns this earth but the one that created it? If anything we owe this planet.



We have destroyed it's resources brutalized it's inhabitants and destroyed everything that we see good about it, soon there will be no earth. We have destroyed everything we were put in charge to guard and protect. The poor animals... The poor indigenous people of the lands we have taken over, the poor soldiers that died from stupid wars that could have been prevented. This poor earth! This poor earth we have polluted, damaged. and abused. This poor earth that we didn't love in return. Our poor earth...


What would happen if we showed earth love in return, if we tried to repair the damage we have caused. Love others the way we should, put others before ourselves... Earth would be the way it's suppose to be... peaceful.

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



Peace, love and happy shopping

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