CurlFest 2017

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What is Curlfest? It is a festival where women/men of all race/nationalities come together to celebrate their roots.

My experience:

Yesterday was actually my first time at CURLFEST. It took place in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY.  I went with my sister’s friend. Upon arriving, we had to find a parking spot which took a while to find but eventually we found one. It was my third time in Brooklyn. The park was really big. There were families sitting down reading a book or trying to catch a fish. We got to the designated location for the festival within 15 minutes. All I can say is wow. It was so packed and to top it off, it was so humid. The connection was horrible at the park. A friend of mine was already at the event and it took us at least an hour before we were able to find each other. By that time, I was frustrated. Overall, I really enjoyed attending CURLFEST. I didn’t get the chance to attend last year because I found out about it after it took place. I enjoyed meeting some Youtubers and also being able to capture the moments. I took quite a lot of pictures, I would like to share with you all. I loved the atmosphere but I would have to say that I wish there were more discussions focused on men and their textures. I didn’t even hear any conversations about natural hair. Definitely, Shea moisture had their own set up where they were actually twisting people’s hair and educating young females about taking care of their hair. I saw a few people I knew from college and that was a beautiful feeling. I enjoyed walking around, checking out the different vendors and taking pictures of various people. If you are thinking about going next year, all I can say is GO AHEAD! You don’t want to miss the experience. Bring your camera, have a portable charger, and come ready to have a good time. CURLFEST is FREE.

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©: Karen Owusu

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Dance Into The Light

What are your plans for today? Will you be cooking? Chilling in bed or hanging out with your friends? The days go by so quickly that sometimes I can’t help but ask myself where it all went? Even though the days go by so quickly, its always a joy for me when the weekend arrives. There’s just something so amazing about the weekend. I don’t have any exciting plans set for this week but I do plan to complete some assignments for school, do laundry, write in my journal, go to the grocery store and make it to church. I love going to church and being around a community of believers. There’s always something to learn in the presence of God. If you are looking for a church to attend, check out Hillsong Church. There are many different locations for their church. You can search for more information on their website. http://hillsong.com/

Start each day with a heart filled with gratitude. Write down the things you would like to accomplish and start working on it.

So what are some of the things you can do to have a productive and a great one.

  1. Do what you love.
  2. Spend time with people who are positive and want to grow.
  3. Watch a movie
  4. Listen to music
  5. Try a new recipe
  6. Random Act Of Kindness
  7. Take a dance class
  8. Paint & Wine Class
  9. Take pictures
  10. Explore your neighborhood or another town.
  11. Start writing the book you always wanted to write.
  12. Watch Youtube videos
  13. Call your mother/father/siblings
  14. Go the museum/zoo
  15. Write In Your Journal
  16. Read A Book
  17. Crotchet
  18. Bake some cookies. Order Some Pizza.
  19. Sit Still * Enjoy the View
  20. Be grateful for each day you are blessed to see. Make the most out of it. 🙂

Joy @joyleivdalgrace–upon–grace:
“ Rachael Johnson
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grace–upon–grace:
“ Gladys’ Stories
”Rachael Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time, have a wonderful day/week. All pictures are fund on Tumblr: {Grace Upon Grace} Take care. Muah 🙂

Fool to Love

Happy Saturday. I hope your day is going great. Wanted to share another artist I enjoy listening to. Unfortunately, some of these really good artist are not made known and recognized and some of them reside in the UK and they are so good. On my previous post, I shared an artist named Kwabs but this next one is a lady named Nao. If you don’t know her, honey now you know. Below is one of the songs/video I love by her. I hope you enjoy. Have a great day 🙂

Hey everyone. Just stopping because by it’s been a very long time since i stopped by on this blog. I have two  blogs so sometimes, i tend to forget this one. My other blog is Christ focused. I share my walk with Christ and etc. If you’ll like to check out my other blog, it’s sacrificebeyondprice.wordpress.com . This blog I made to share my poems and other poets work. Just wanted to share this artist with you guys. I love music. I’m sure we all do but I don’t really listen to every genre in music. I love R&B, Afrobeat, Carribean and Gospel. I’m open to listening to other songs but I honestly don’t like the songs they play on the radio. Don’t even know the latest songs. Can’t remember the last time I even listened to the radio. I hope you enjoy Kwabena’s songs. Will do my best to share more things on this blog. Have a great weekend. God bless you. 🙂