Author: thekuulife

Words Have Immense Power!

Every word you speak has immense power, because it is a thought in action. There is an invincible power in every word you speak! You are a human being filled with unlimited possibilities, and the words you speak can either build a jail around you where you see only limitations, or they can set you free to live your life without any limits. Listen to the words that you speak and you will find every limitation you have ever experienced revealed to you. Change your words and you will change your life! ⭐️ Courtesy of the beautiful @rebekahletch

Some Days I Got Motherhood… Some Days She Has Me

Lately I have been feeling very sentimental. Open. Raw. Everything makes me cry. Last night I cried when Cian went to sleep on his own. It wasn’t the first time he has done it, it’s actually been several nights running. But last night, it felt different. Last night he looked at me with newfound independence and said, “night mama” and rolled over, drifting easily into slumber. I know it seems silly. I should be celebrating! I shouldn’t be a ball of emotion and tears over this transition. I mean, I’m welcoming another baby soon and his confidence is soothing. While at the same time, my heart was wrapped around him as the “last” baby for so long that every new big boy thing he does leaves me feeling breathless. It all moves so quickly, the current of life sweeps us along and before you realize it, your babies have become children, your children have become teenagers, your teenagers are dancing with adulthood. And here I am with a lump rising in my throat over something …

Instagram Starlet @Karelea

My pregnancy before and after advice, that helped me stay in shape. (FYI, my baby was 7.3lbs at birth & currently breastfeeding) Get fit before pregnancy, as muscle memory will allow you to snap back in to previous form.  Stay active while pregnant, it’s healthy for your body & baby.  Eat healthy, natural foods, you are feeding your baby too!  Moisturize religiously especially around belly, I used organic coconut oil & during last month added vitamin E oil. Don’t be lazy, stop using pregnancy as an excuse.  Don’t eat for two, it’s a myth, eat foods that are nutritious not comforting (don’t starve either). Take prenatal vitamins. Wait for about a month before doing ab workouts after giving birth to allow muscles to heal, wait for two months if you had caesarean. Summary: Good genetics help, however how you take care of yourself during pregnancy has direct correlation to a quick recovery.  @karelea #thekuumom #prego #preggo #pregnant #pregnantbelly #pregnantfashion #pregnantstyle #pregnantlife #expecting #expectingmom #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeed #breastfeeding #breastmilk #breastfed #growingbaby #pregnantphotos #pregobelly #barethebump #babybelly #babybump  #beautiful …

My Own Worse Enemy

The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. The worst verbal abuse comes from our own tongue. The most negative influence is the devil on our own shoulder. The cruelest judge is the one staring back in the mirror. The person really withholding the love you need is you. No one will ever out-do you at your own mind games. You must stop doing this to yourself.

Trending Beauty Products of 2016

Juvia’s 5PCS Blending Set  Blending Never Felt So Good Collection is one of our best collections ‘till date. Made with so much love… These brushes are totally cruelty free, premium Synthetic Mixed Hair, and no animal products were used. They are fully and firmly crimped at the ferrules. There’s no shedding, and super soft. @jaydepierce Picks her favorite brush out of the whole bunch, and we agree. The Nubian Palette Just LOOK at all of the warm brown, orange, and foiled shadows that are inside The Nubian palette from @juviasplace ($20)! There are 12 shades and the quality is outstanding on Every. Single. One. The foiled shadows are so pigmented that I only needed to tap my fingertip on them to get color payoff, and the matte shadows are all ultra buttery. The quality is similar to Morphe or MUG shadows (and we may even have some dupes hidden within this palette that we will share tomorrow)! All in all this palette is such a great value and there isn’t anything I don’t like about it.  Honest Review …

Kuu’s Music Pick of the Month: King

Twins Paris and Amber Strother and musical sister Anita Bias are KING. In 2011 KING independently released their first EP to much acclaim; title track “The Story”, “Supernatural”, and “Hey” make up the 3-piece introduction to their carefully crafted dream-soul sound. Hours after the release, their EP had traveled far to music lovers and tastemakers alike, making new fans of many. KING’s eclectic sound is relatable yet not simply defined. Though they play with the boundaries of their many influences, throughout each song is the common thread of a certain soulful authenticity. The smooth vibe, intricate production, and harmonic style of their music evolved beautifully in their home studio, a product solely of the three women and a result of their Minneapolis and Los Angeles roots. Paris produces KING’s songs, while Amber and Anita are the primary singers. The three work together on songwriting and arrangements to create their unique sound, garnering such accolades as Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists You Need To Know, Pitchfork’s Best New Track, NPR’s Song of the Day and 10 Songs …

Vegan Mini “Snickers” Bars ❤

 8 pitted medjool dates 1 Tblspn warm water 1 Tblspn peanut butter Blend in food processor until a smooth, sticky caramel forms. Press into a flat square on a parchment lined plate and press salted peanuts onto the top to cover the caramel (about 3/4 C). Place in freezer to set. Prepare dark chocolate: melt approx 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips with approx 1 tsp coconut oil (optional: use more coconut oil if you desire a softer chocolate coating). Cut the caramel nut bar into small squares, coat in chocolate, then return to freezer (store in freezer). By @chloewickizer

Infinity Pool Anyone?

Infinity pool with a view in the Bahamas? Don’t mind if we do. The first thing you will see in the morning from a Hartford Wing Ocean View Room will be sun and sky. As the sun sets in the Bahamas, take a journey to Italy this Friday at our wine & cheese pairing. Hosted in partnership with Young’s Fine Wine, Barbera and Barolo will be the blend of choice.

What Does My Fashion Says About Me?

Fashion is an expression of individuals, special groups and cultures. Fashion is important as a means of interpreting social attitudes and values in a particular period of time. To the individual woman, fashion may be a means of expressing a particular element of her personality. Rich colors and luminous accessories may suit an extrovert personality. On the other hand, beliefs can be powerful forces that affect our health and capacity to heal.  This is often in conflict with fashion; whether personal or cultural, they usually affect us in modifying our behavior. It refers to contemporary mass culture, and all of the influences that color it – current slang, movies, television, music, products, and technology. It implies a widespread familiarity with common entertainment and consumer items, and will vary from one generation to the next as those things change. Some may feel more comfortable following a trend set for them. Glamorous fashion magazines or celebrities might set up fashion trends. Others may express their individuality by creating their own fashion. For each generation, fashion is different …