Month: April 2018

mellow yellow vibes!

Hello loves, I hope that you’re having a beautiful week. Well as you know last week I celebrated my 2-year blogversary (read here) and I got a lot of compliments & questions about my outfit so I decided to do a style post giving you the details of my outfit! I also wanted to let you guys know how crazy the day of this photoshoot was!  QUICK STORY TIME So, the day before my shoot I got my hair all flat ironed and neatly pin curled and everything. The day of the shoot came and there was a “chance” that it might rain, but I thought I had a chance to get a few shots in (plus it was nice outside). Let me tell y’all, it got foggy as soon as I actually started shooting and POOF went all my nice straight hair. NATURAL HAIR WOES! My hair cannot handle any type of heat or fog or water lol. So that’s why my hair looked a little frizzy in my photos. Such is life y’all. …

2 year blogversary: some truths.

Hello, my loves! Welcome to KUWMJ! This week is very special to me because I am celebrating two years since I started/launched Keeping Up With MJ to the public. This is super exciting for me because I honestly never thought I would be a blogger and love it so much! I know what you’re thinking, two years it should already have set in…but no it’s still fresh to me! So today’s post I decided to share with you guys some of my truths about being a part-time blogger. It’s only right that I let you in my head once again! Stay with me til the end of this post because I have something up my sleeve! Blogging truths Being a blogger is HARD. — You’re literally your own photographer (the majority of the time), you have to come up with topics that are interesting for your readers (I mean for me it’s whatever I’m feeling), you have to be honest, REAL and VULNERABLE. Okay, let’s discuss that part right there. You have to be honest, real …

choices and consequences.

Hello friends! I’m happy to be able to see a new day, a new opportunity to determine my future, a new chance at life. Today’s post stems from a dream I had about how one decision can ruin your entire life. I don’t usually share my dreams a lot, but this one is necessary and it taught me so much and it changed my view on life. ACTUAL LIFE AND FREEDOM. Stay tuned until the end, this is an important read. Choose YOU. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations and we think back like “how did I get here?” Sometimes we even find ourselves so deep that we feel like we cannot come out, so we say “it is what it is”. I have seen myself do this way too many times. Honestly, that is the mindset a lot of people out there have and that is why they are where they are right now. My dream. I had a dream last night, that has really changed my whole entire mindset. In my dream I …

protect your energy.

Hello loves and welcome to a new month, APRIL! So, I am so baffled as to how fast April snuck up on us, but such is life and time. It is going ever so quickly which only means that we have to stay caught up! In today’s post I am focusing on ways WE can protect our energy, because the Lord knows there is so much negativeness (as well as negative people) out there, sometimes clear as day, but other times in disguise. So get comfortable and enjoy this read. When I think of protecting my energy, what I honestly think of is simply protecting my space, what goes in and out of my ears, and what I allow to influence me. Anyone else agrees? I’m sure I’m not alone on this. This sort of reminds me of those times where your parents tell you to watch who keep as friends because sooner or later you’ll start acting like them or picking up their tendencies? I know I never use to really understand that because …