2017’s New Year Mood Board!!!…

First let me start by saying Happy New Year!!! For those of you who noticed my absence, I took a little break to reflect on the year and plan for what’s to come. I have a lot in the works but I’m most excited about having launched my Youtube channel where I get to share even more with all of you. Videos will be posted every Friday. You can check it out here www.Youtube.com/Yshanaquaysuniquelife.

Everyone gets excited when the clock strikes 12 on the first day of the new year with all of their resolutions and plans for the future. And it is a very exciting time to think on what the new year will bring and what goals should be set. Before planning for whatever it is you would like to have happen, I think it’s very important to take some time to reflect on the ups and downs of the year left behind in order to improve and correct. There are many goals you can concentrate on like spiritual, emotional, economical and so on and I hope everyone sets some good ones. This year I decided to take a different approach on setting my goals for 2017 and I hope it inspires you as well. I use mood boards for various ideas that are going on in my mind and wanted to see what 2017 would look like in mood board form. I first made a list of what I wanted to accomplish then I went to Canva.com’s website to get started. And used Pinterest.com for all of my photos.

I started with the background and goal foundation…

Then I start to add the goals…

 

I enjoyed putting this together and I hope you all were inspired in some way. I believe seeing your goals is another way to help manifest them.

Enjoy and Love Always…

A Little LMAO For Your Monday…

I always hear about the dread that Monday brings, every week, from at least one person so I decided to, at least try, and brighten your day with some funnies. I really would like everyone to find that job that they are excited to go to any and every day of the week but since that is not happening I’ll try this instead…

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I don’t know if everyone will find these funny but for me they are definitely true….

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Enjoy and Love Always…

Dress up that dresser and make it pretty for me!!!

The other day my mother said she saw a dresser on the curb but didn’t know if I would want it. Just know mom, I always want it and I think this way because there is always something that can be done to bring it back to life and make it beautiful. If the drawers are unusable then you can try this…

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or if the drawers are the only thing good about it…

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If it is kinda boring, you can add little pops of interest in unexpected places…

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Try and add a little extra to the extraordinary with something like this…

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If what you’re looking for is to add something to the top then this might be what you’re looking to do…

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There are so many more interesting ideas out there to try…

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Enjoy and Love Always…

Reason for the M.I.A…

I want to start off by apologizing for my absence. I have indeed been Missing In Action and I want y’all to know that I have been missing you over here. I want to update you on everything that I have been up to since my last post. So, first off, I have started school as of March 30th and have to say as much as I Love it the work load has some getting used to. I go to a private college in NYC for nursing and the first three classes that I am taking are Medical Terminology, Principles of Information Literacy and a Freshman Seminar class. I was most intimidated by the medical terminology class but it has since proven to be the easiest. I am in class three times a week.

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This would not be real medical terminology but it was funny…

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I am going to share a little bit of what I learned starting with medical terminology. The first thing I found interesting is that medical words are derived from either Greek or Latin origin. So, technically I am learning a whole new language. The second is they break those long, hard medical words like “subcutaneous” into word parts (prefix/word root/suffix) so each part has a meaning and corresponds accordingly to each other. This makes remembering the definition much easier for instance: sub/cutane/ous is broken down like this: sub means under, cutane means skin, and -ous means pertaining to, so subcutaneous means pertaining to under the skin. I thought that was so cool and a much easier concept to wrap my mind around.

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Then there is Information Literacy where we are taught how to gather information, where to find it, and how to put it together on a college and professional level. The assignment so far was to type a draft for a research paper in APA format, which to be honest with you, I had no idea what that meant so I am finding a lot of things interesting about this class. I am sure this will help a bunch in future classes that will be requiring papers, which is in fact why they designed this class.

Freshman seminar sounds like a pretty easy class doesn’t it but it is requiring the most reading and I thought it would be such an easy class that I forgot to do the first assignment. Not proud of that but I totally forgot that there was even an assignment to be done. I will make sure that never happens again, especially since she is not accepting make up work. I found that some of the information in the book is helping me organize my life, how priceless is that? Did I mention that I have to graduate with no less that a B-. Oh the pressure. But wait we have more…

I have finally put together my GoFundMe.com account along with a video that you can view  for my Fashion Show/Pop-Up Shop Event. https://youtu.be/ExYR4VOmVCA If you would like further details on that you can visit http://www.gofundme.com/yshanaquaysfashion

And I have also been paying attention to my music hobby by practicing some material I wrote, video to come.

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I Love sharing my life with you and promise to do better as I get a handle on my ever so changing schedule. Love Always…

 

 

 

The Pin Favorite!

I have pinned 1,995 pins since starting my Pinterest page and I have to showcase one that’s been getting a lot of buzz lately.  I definitely don’t do anything for the likes or the re-pins, but lately whenever I get a notification from Pinterest it is one that is consistently reappearing and I thought I should share it with you guys. She was once known as a member of one of the most successful all girl pop groups of the 90’s and on to become know as a fashion icon and let’s not forget, wife of the very famous soccer player David Beckham…the beautiful and talented Mrs. Victoria Beckham aka “Posh Spice” from the Spice Girls. And here is the famous pic…

This picture has received 18 re-pins and 6 likes so far. Which is huge for me. The heading for this pic is “How Victoria Beckham went from Spice girl to style icon”.

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Pic from her Spice Girl days…

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Her fashion line has definitely caught my eye and I have to say I respect her style and respect her sense of family while building her empire. If you are not familiar with her, her line, or her family, I gathered some looks for you. Enjoy…

Her style…

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Her fashion line…

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Her family…

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After putting this post together I found this family incredibly endearing. I hope she inspires you like she inspired me to strive for it all, true Love with a loving and supportive husband, beautiful children that I get to raise while enjoying a career that’s respected by my peers. Women like this show us it can be done and when I do it, I hope to be just as inspiring. Always be an inspiration and Love Always…

Inspired Me!!!

I always have my eyes open to the world and often get inspired by the simplest of things. It’s funny that my name is Unique, because I find the most unique things interesting, or should I say they find me because I often just happen upon them like they were looking for me. I like the unexpected and finding uses for things that no one normally would use them for. I enjoy making old thing new, doing things I’ve never seen before and making normal things extraordinary and here are some jewels I found on…yup, my favorite, Pinterest. Be inspired by all that life has to offer. Enjoy and…

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This is actually a bench that they were recovering but I thought it would be cool to use this technique on a dining table.

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I usually dislike the animal head on the wall idea and even though I still cannot find it in myself to decorate with it, this looks beautiful.

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This ceiling fan is absolutely amazing and all I could do is wonder what it looks like in motion. Perfect for a little girls room.

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As soon as I laid my eyes on this photograph I pictured it blown up and framed in my house somewhere. I Love how simple and beautiful and random it is, not to mention the tree is in my FAVORITE color.

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I find great joy in repurposing, especially when done well. I found this totally interesting and unexpected for a get together and Love the fact that a few more things are being kept out of the trash because of it.

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This idea can bring new life to a bland or tired accessory. It doesn’t look like you need to have expert artistry skills to make something that could express the fun side of your personality. One looks painted and one looks airbrushed. I have to try this on a thrift store find.

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This amazed me, especially knowing how expensive rugs can be and how hard it can be to find a print that works perfectly with your décor. It looks like it can be interesting and pretty easy.

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This is laundry detergent in what looks like a drink dispenser. Cool isn’t it? I Love this. Now your laundry room can be ever so decorated.

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This is too cute, especially in a house with children. You can have a new fridge everyday.

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This shirt was, interestingly enough, made from a tablecloth. Fabric is fabric and let’s say there’s a stain that just won’t come out, or grandma passed down linens that doesn’t fit your décor, you don’t have to throw it out or keep it stored, just make something more useful from it. Once  you start to see the possibilities, you will look at everything two and three times before calling it trash and in fact, finding many ways to find them useful.

…Love Always

My Safe Place…

 

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Whenever I am going through times that take me out of my comfort zone, requires me to dig deeper than my soul is used to, whenever I get to a place in life where I can’t take any more or when life gets so hard to bare all I could do is cry, my first thought is to dwell in the Love of my Lord. Holding on tight to the word he sent to guide us through those tough times. But this was not always the case. I had to learn to trust that he would be there. The first thing is to dwell and wallow in the problems or try to find a resolution for my problems, that sometimes only caused more problems. But, he has never left my side and waited patiently for me to run to Him with my issues.  I am truly thankful for the unconditional Love He is forever showering me with and I now run to that safe place in my times of trouble, knowing those troubling times are only sent my way to teach me, strengthen me, guide me, or correct me. I honestly don’t know where I would be without Him. I am truly blessed.

Everybody goes through things in life, some are harder to get over than others and I pray that you all find your way to having a relationship with the only One who can show you a way out. He made you and created you. He Loves you and cares deeply for you. Trust Him with all of your concerns because he wants to heal you from your pain and show you a way out of your troubles. I hope this helped whoever may have needed it.

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He watches over us waiting for us to call His name. Call on His son Jesus Christ and watch what He can do. Stay blessed everybody and Love Always…

 

The Pin Life…

I wanted to share some more of my pins that I find interesting from Pinterest. But first this is what my main page looks like just in case you wanted to explore my pinnings.

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These are from Décor:

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A few from Crochet:

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My favs from Custom Cars:

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A taste of fashion:

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Some inspiring quotes:

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Some recipes I would like to try:

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And dreams for a baby girl:

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So you can see how much fun I have with this app. I hope the same for you. It really does spark my creative juices. There are many, many more where these came from. Enjoy and Love Always…

Loving Life is a decision I made…

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Throughout my posts you will hear me mention how much “I Love” the many things I decide to talk to you guys about and that is because of the depth in the meaning of the above quote. When you find things that give you joy, you actually secrete a hormone in your body that simulates the effects of drugs. It gives you these happy feelings that feed your soul and I believe helps with the day to day crap we are forced to deal with on a regular basis. When I have these moments I can instantly pick any one of my many topics to concentrate my thoughts on and end up feeling so much better and more able to push through. This takes practice and an almost constant focus on the things, people, places, or goals that give you these loving feelings. It takes exploring who you really are and finding what brings you peace. There are too many things in life to upset us, destroy our peace, and distract us from what’s really important in our life.  God is Love and He will help you find the things that will make life the most wonderful experience and in fact help life Love you back. Make a decision to Love as many good things as possible. I found that it helps to Love as many people as possible as well. Don’t forget to Love yourself first.

Love Always…

Love me an inspiration board…

I Love making inspiration boards. I first learned how to do a collage back in like 2000 when I was attending the Art Institute for fashion design. The collage had nothing to do with inspiration but more to do with color being that it was a color theory class, but I loved it and have been tearing pages from magazines ever since. I believe this is when my magazine addiction began. This box is my first completed work of art. I love, love, love, this box. Even the inside and the bottom is done. It holds all my magazine clippings in waiting.

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I have since done a few more projects…

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My planner from 2013…

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And this is my current project in the works. This is more geared toward my fashion line inspiration and it’s back story. More to come, can’t wait to show y’all. Love always