Know your Worth: Share yourself with the Worthy

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Knowing your worth means something different for each person.  Essentially it is important to know that you have value.   Our values differ, but once you have established what your values are, you owe it to yourself to maintain them and not to be willing to compromise them.

We must be aware of our worth in relationships.  When I was much younger I was in a relationship that left me feeling empty and unfulfilled.  Being very young,  it took time and experience to realize that I deserved to be full and fulfilled in every relationship and in every aspect of life.  If I chose to share my life with someone, that person must be worthy of my time and attention.  I should not be in a relationship that does not honor the value I’ve placed on myself.

If you find yourself in a similar situation it would be in the best interest of the relationship to have a discussion about how you expect to be treated.  If that person is not willing to meet your expectations, this may be the time to move on or reevaluate the terms of the relationship.  Life is too short to not celebrate your value.  You should enjoy yourself and be in the company of people who will appreciate you.

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Write on Wednesday #21

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Today’s Writing Prompt:  What is your pet peeve?  Explain what makes it so irritable to you.

Pet peeves are annoyances.  So it is obvious that whatever the pet peeve is annoying, but oftentimes the reason it annoys you is difficult to reiterate.  Many people have pet peeves that seem very weird or hard to understand.   This is a good exercise in creative or descriptive writing.

All Natural Bronzer

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Needless to say to anyone who follows my blog, I love all things natural.  It has become a goal of mine to replace many of my cosmetic and skin care products with natural ingredients.  As I was cooking the other day, I was grinding cinnamon for a dish I was making and I came up with an idea.  Cinnamon would make a great bronzer!

IBourgie’s All Natural Bronzer

Ingredients

Ground Cinnamon

Coconut oil

Simply mix the two ingredients.  Adjust the amount of cinnamon to the desired shade.  The wonderful thing about this is that if you make too much, you can eat what’s left (it tastes great smeared on a bagel).  The cinnamon give you a nice sunny tint and the coconut oil give you a dewy glow.  Not to mention it smells wonderful!

A Little Break

My little part of the world was hit with a severe ice storm and days later an earthquake that caused a lot of damage to my area  Luckily, my home and family are fine, but we have been with out electricity for close to a week.  As far as I know there have been no casualties.  I am not sure when I will be able to begin posting regularly, but I hope it will be in the near future.

The Best Advice You Will Ever Get About Starting A Blog

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Whenever I mention that I am a writer people  always ask me if I have a blog.  For a long time I didn’t.  I didn’t know what the rules were or how to get started or if anyone would read it.  Then I decided to just start one.

I started my blog for myself.  I didn’t think anyone would read it, but it was a great outlet for me to express myself and share my ideas.  It was just nice to see something I had written on the computer monitor framed in some cute little theme.  I have had articles published in magazines, but those topics were often chosen for me.  It felt nice to write about something that I wanted to write about.  Much to my surprise I was not the only one who read my blog.  I began to get followers.

I don’t have thousands of followers, but I have many more than I thought I would ever have.  I am so thankful for them!  I am really glad that I started this little blog.

After I started blogging I searched other blogs for advice and I found a lot of it to be very intimidating.  If I had read some of these blog posts before starting my own blog I would have become discouraged.  So I would like to share some of my own advice to anyone who is considering becoming a blogger.

  1. Just do it.  There is no right or wrong way to start a blog.  Don’t put any unnecessary pressure on yourself.  You can learn along the way.
  2. Read other blogs.  You can get lots of ideas from other people.  I’m not saying copy what others are doing, but be inspired by them and form your own ideas from them.
  3. Blog about what you love and what you know.  It doesn’t matter if there are tons of fashion blogs.  If you want to blog about fashion you should.  Although there may be others blogging about the same thing, you are the only You.  No one can do exactly what you can do.  We are individuals and have special  and unique ideas to bring to the table.
  4. Plan your posts.  I jot down little notes in a journal about things I want to write about.  If an idea pops in your head make a note of it and find a way to work it into your blog.
  5. Ask for help.  If you have a friend or acquaintance who has a successful blog ask them for help, but ignore any discouraging advice.
  6. Enjoy yourself. Blogging should not feel like a chore.  Have fun with it.  This is how you can share yourself with people all over the world.

All Natural Beauty Tip: Perfectly Kissable Lips

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I have been having a really good time finding easy, natural, and inexpensive cosmetic treatments.  I recently mixed this little concoction in my kitchen the other day and I absolutely love it.

 

IBourgie’s Minty Sweet Lip Balm/Scrub

What you will need:

organic honey

organic raw sugar

peppermint oil

coconut oil

A small container with a lid

Mix equal parts honey and coconut oil in your container.  (If it is less than 70 degrees or so the coconut oil will be solid.  If the coconut oil is solid put it in the container first, put the lid on the container and run it under hot water until the oil liquefies.  Then add the honey).  Next mix in 2-3 drops of peppermint oil.

Use the honey, coconut oil, and peppermint oil mixture as a lip balm.  It will be sticky, but I promise you it won’t be on your lips long because it is impossible not to lick it off.  When you do, your lips will remain super soft.  To use a lip scrub simply apply the honey/oil mixture to your lips.  Then apply the organic sugar with your finger and gently scrub your lips.  Once you are done you can rinse it off or lick it off.  It tastes pretty good.  The scrub works best after a warm shower.

I like to use a tiny dipstick to apply the lip balm as to not contaminate the solution.  I only make a small amount, and I store it in the refrigerator.

Write on Wednesday #20

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Today’s Writing Prompt:

Take a paragraph from one of your favorite stories or book and rewrite it.  Examine how your changes will effect the outcome of the story.  This may inspire you to continue writing.

I do this exercise when I am feeling uninspired or what most people described as blocked.  Actually, writers are never blocked they are just are not seeing the various ways to inspire them to create.