A Little Reflection on 2016 and Some New Year’s Eve Party Outfit Ideas

And just like that my friends…2016 is almost over and in a few days, we’re about to welcome a new year! 2016 has truly been a wonderful year for me. So many challenges and oppositions yet so many blessings and wonderful opportunities have come my way as well. 

A wise woman once told me…”When you see conflict, don’t see it as a breaking point. See it as a growth point.” This statement has truly opened my heart and mind. Because I’ve faced too many hardships in life, I thought I was already strong enough. But in 2016, there have been times when I felt like I was about to break down and give up on some people and in life in general. But just a couple of weeks ago, this statement came to me and it has lifted my spirit and has enabled me to see every obstacle that come my way as an opportunity to grow as a person and to become even stronger.

I may not be completely prepared for what 2017 has to offer and what good and bad things a married life can offer but I now know to have the right mindset for it. I’m entirely depending on God and His grace to carry me through this new season. One thing I know though…the best is yet to come in 2017.… View Post

Cape Town H-Town

Belated Merry Christmas! Hope you, lovelies, had a wonderful, wonderful Christmas weekend with your loved ones. The holiday just went by so fast. 

This Christmas was a bittersweet one for me – it’s my last Christmas as Miss Gabriel and in 3.5 weeks, I will be Mrs. Lynne Gabriel-Caine. I may have a little bit of a separation anxiety with my last name (hahaha!) but I’m excited to be a wife and start a new Christmas tradition with my husband and our future family.

Anyway, on to the outfit…the holiday weekend in Houston felt like summer! But it’s not surprising. We have an erratic weather in Houston and it’s always evident during “winter” time. It may be snowing like crazy across the United States and it’s ridiculously warm in Houston.… View Post

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?: A Practical Gift Idea To Ask Your Bridal Party With

When my then boyfriend and I got engaged last summer (Story Here), a lot of my friends were both surprised and happy for the both of us and I knew exactly the girls that I would love to be surrounded with for our big day. I had immediately asked them verbally to be a part of my bridal party and of course they all said yes. 

But I wanted to follow it up with a gift that’s beautiful, practical, and something that they can wear at the wedding. I knew exactly (I guess this girl knows what she wants huh?) what to give them and where to get it.

I couldn’t think of a better place to find what I have in mind than Charming Charlie. As some of you may already know, I’ve been a huge fan of Charming Charlie for a while now. This was back when all they carried was fashion jewelries. They have since then expanded into more than just jewelries, which include fun stuff like mugs and other knick knacks that you can give as gifts!… View Post

Holiday Festivities with La Vaquita

Five days till Christmas! Wow. Seriously, just wow. I can’t believe that it’s already that time of the year! It’s only as if Christmas last year just passed by and in only a few more days, we’re already celebrating Christmas 2016. 

I’m sure that many of you, just like myself, are huslin’ and bustlin’. This season, is the most fun and meaningful time for everyone, but it’s also the busiest and can be the most stressful if not put into perspective.

Now, I am not usually the one to be in the kitchen preparing food and cooking meals during the holidays. Maybe that will change when I get married, ha! My mom is an awesome cook and I’m marrying a wonderful cook as well! If you remember, my fiancé helped me with my Food, Fashion, and Football back in October. … View Post

Our Wedding Invitation Suite from Minted

In case you’re wondering why I’ve been so quiet lately…our wedding is in 6 weeks y’all! Not that I’m counting down. Okay maybe I am…for three reasons: 1. I am excited 2. I am nervous 3. I don’t want to forget the date! You know, sometimes you get so pre-occupied with a lot of things that you forget to eat, brush your teeth, shower, or what day and date it is. Ha!

Other than the fact that I’m busy mastering another one of my ventures, I’m also pre-occpupied in finishing the last touches of our wedding. As promised, I will share with you little by little the details.

I couldn’t wait to share with you guys our wedding invitation suite from Minted. I couldn’t have picked a better company to get our wedding invitaitons done. … View Post

Holiday Gift Ideas for Her

Eeeeekkkkk! It’s only 2 more days before Black Friday and 5 days till Cyber Monday! If you’re already thinking of what to get for the women in your life for Christmas: mom, sister, gal pals, colleagues… here are some gift ideas, all under $100!

Just click on the particular item you like on the image below and it will take you to where you can purchase it. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. … View Post

6 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

Thanksgiving Day is just a couple of days away, followed by the wonderful Christmas and holiday season. While this is such a great time to get friends and family together, it can also put such a stress to us. The food preparations and gift shopping, not to mention the house cleaning, the traveling (if any) and all the financial things involved. If we’re not aware of this, we will eventually succumb to the stress and not enjoy the time we have with friends and family.

With that being said, here are some practical tips for a stress-free holiday…… View Post