OOTD: BDAY || 23 Earthstrong

23 years ago…August 18th at 7:04pm…a young G was born into the world.

A young Goddess that is…

And in this lovely season of the Leo, I celebrate my birth and another year dwelling in this beautiful Earthly realm.

I am entirely GRATEFUL.

Grateful to have family & friends that genuinely care about me.

Grateful to be living my life in the city I have always dreamed.

Grateful for vision, creativity, and inspiration.

Grateful for all the love in my life.

I am as passionate & inspired as ever to fulfill my God-given destiny in the Earth, and live my dreams in the process.

And as I turn 2-3

{2+3 = 5}

I thank the Almighty Creator for all the grace upon my life and this year shall be a year of success, freedom, joy, & loving light! I declare it!

THE DAY

Had a lot of birthday fun! Triiin gave me the royal treatment. From delicious breakfast in bed, home spa treatments, an impromptu BDAY photoshoot, a beautiful homemade cake of perfection, plenty of blunts, wine, & tango lessons! Not to mention a delicious gourmet dinner and awesome gifts. I truly felt like a Leo lioness Queen.

My family sent their beautiful birthday wishes such a manner that there was no way that I could not feel the love. They also sent me a b-day package that arrived perfectly on today, but my apartment manager left her office early, so I couldn’t get it 😦 . However I’m still happy about the package and so excited to see whats inside! My mom always sends something right on time that’s just what I want/need. Some intuition on that woman… not to mention our connection 🙂 . (P.S. since first starting this post I have seen whats in the package! &it was right-on-time gifts, as usual 🙂 ). It’s my first birthday that we haven’t been able to see each other and I miss ’em! But I know they were all with me in spirit.

IMAGE , my friend & an amazingly dope artist, also played a part in making my birthday special! Not only did he give me the gift of a beautiful piece of art to hang on my wall, he gave me a beautiful handmade necklace to serve as wearable piece of art as well! He also took Triiin & I for a lovely day of drinks, desserts, and good vibes 🙂

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BREAKFAST

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Breakfast: Veggie Omelet, with fried potatoes & soy chorizo

Dinner: Pan Seared Salmon w/ grilled onions, Brocolli Cakes, Baked Alfredo Mac & Cheese & Corn on the Cob

Cake: Red Velvet & Strawberry w/ Cookies n Cream baked in, Frosted with Cream Cheese Icing & Cookies n Cream Crumbles (cream cheese & cinnamon icing between layers)

OOTD 

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Sheer Floral Top: Thrifted, Yellow Crop Cami: F21, Distressed Denim Shorts: Free Spiiirit, Camel Suede Boot Wedges: Payless, Hamsa Ring: Bree Wylde,  Elephant Ring: Beauty Supply, Double Triangle Pinky Ring: F21 Ankh Bracelet: Bree Wylde, Gold Triangle Earrings: Triiin’s Mom, Supreme Cat Eye Sunnies (not pictured): Gift from Triiin ^_^

More shots from the impromptu BDAY photoshoot coming soon to freespiiiritphotography.tumblr.com & amiiiritafari.wordpress.com

CHEERS! To this birthday…and the next….and all the awesomeness to come in between!

23 shall be good to ME!

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮

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❤ Hello February ❤

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It’s February, whoo! AQUARIUS SEASON!!!!!!!!

Now I’m not excited because I’m an Aquarius or anything (proud Leo, baby, ALLLL DAY *rawr*). But I’m excited for a couple of other equally as important reasons.

  1. Triiin’s 21st birthday is this month (February 7th. Whoop, yes she IS an Aquarius!) Last year me & Caryn made some supreme awesomeness go down for Triiin’s bday (*cough, cough* strippers, surprise smokers party,etc.*cough, cough*. I wonder how we shall top ourselves this year??? Hmmm.
  2. I’m thankful to have made it to the 2nd month of 2014. Source has continued to grant me Divine awesomeness, favor, and grace.
  3. We are now, astrologically, in the age of Aquarius. Have been since the winter solstice of 2012 (yes the big hooplah the Mayans were REALLY talking about.) This age of Aquarius is supposed to be an exciting time for Earth on a spiritual and physical plane.  In this, still new, age of Aquarius I cant help but believe that Aquarius season would only amplify these effects and be a wonderful, progressive, and blessed time for all of us. I’m intrigued and excited to see what this month holds!
  4. It’s Black History Month. Though it burns my soul that black history is not simply a part of history and is only celebrated and mock-apprecited a mere one month out of the year, I take advantage of any moment set aside to celebrate my African roots (as a black woman) and promote the learning of more than just the history that is taught in schools. There is so much hidden truth out there. Hopefully people delve into the real origins of the black race and the truth of our history. Probably not, but a girl can dream right?
  5. Valentines Day is this month! Yayyyy! :). I know its cheesy in some ways, but hey whats wrong with an occasion committed to showing love?? Nothing! We need to show a little more love to each other so lets take every opportunity to do so, eh? Here’s what I say to do this Valentine’s day, especially if your feeling a little annoyed by the typical notions of the day of love. Lets make V-day this year truly about showing love to our fellow man. Show love to your significant other and all the normal jazz, lavish them with kind words, nice things and good treatment if you shall.  Nothing is wrong with that. But know that spreading love can be something as little as complimenting someone you wouldn’t normally, smiling at someone who looks upset, giving the homeless man on the corner a sandwich and some change. Whether you have a lover this V-day or not, there is always someone out there who needs love, YOUR love. Give it to them.

Are you excited for February like I am?

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮