Sunday Motivation

Home Edition: Rent vs Own

This post is long overdue seeing as though I’ve been in my new home since March 2015 and I haven’t really post anything in reference to it except one picture on IG. Before I moved into my new home, I was living in an apartment for about a year and when I say I was growing weary and miserable that’s an understatement. 

When you first move out of your parents house, you’re excited and thrilled for the new journey and having that adult carefree no rules experience however, what people forget to tell you is that the once quiet bedroom you had does not compare to living in an apartment where you can hear your neighbor’s dog, the parties they have, or even them flushing the toilet. You soon start wishing you still lived with your parents but it’s time to grow up. 

Back in March 2014 I was on a quest to move out whether it was in a house or an apartment, the only problem I had was I had wayyyy too much credit and not enough income to match up for a lender to approve me for a loan so I had to settle for an apartment. I was excited to now have my own space but then I begin wondering would I be like my neighbors being in an apartment complex for 15+ years.

By Sept 2014 I had a new job and a new attitude and was on a quest to get that house I desired in the beginning of 2014, it took time, patience, and understanding of my situation that at 26 a lot of people haven’t accomplished what I was trying to accomplish and that was making a home for me and my daughter. I prayed and kept my faith even when I got knocked down a peg or my own father doubting me for good reasons, I had to prove him wrong, I had to make him understand that I was ready and if I didn’t take this chance now it would never happen for me (He is a big supporter and I love him for everything he does for me and advice he gives). So by March 2015, I was signing the papers and closing on my beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home for myself and Chasity. 

The only advice I can give someone who’s trying to decide whether they want to rent or own is that if you have the choice and you are able to invest in your own home, do just that.

Review: Tiny Tea Detox

Since giving birth to my daughter 3 years ago my body has been on a up and down hill battle from me going small to big to small to big again. Most wouldn't think I'm big but I know my body and this is not the size I should be and sometimes it can get depressing. However just like most people in the world we want to TRY everything to help us with our insecurities. Tiny Tea Detox is one of the many teas I have been trying and I absolutely love this tea (no this is not a sponsored review, I paid for this with my own funds). The one thing I love about this tea is that it does not have crazy side effects; it’s soothing and very tasty w/ a hint of honey. However, do not believe that these teas help you lose weight quick because they DO NOT but they do cleanse your body of any toxins and actually help process other foods you eat. 

The magical blend of the TinyTea is based upon traditional Chinese Medicine principles with delicately balanced herbs that are designed to nourish and cleanse the digestive system.
In Chinese Medicine, the digestive system is the pivot of health. Nourishing this will allow your body to achieve optimum physical, aesthetic and emotional health.
14 day TinyTea aims to restore your body back to its original health before modern day lifestyles, sugars, fats, stress, inactivity and emotions take a toll on it. –via

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