Posts Tagged ‘Abundance’

Vision Journal

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman

Click Picture above to register for this special event!!!

March 31st, 2018, I will show you how to create a Vision Board Journal and establish a practice to enhance and encourage your Manifesting Potential and Results! 

Gain Clarity and Vision for your life with this Vision Journal Experience. Master visioning tools you can use to transform your LIFE and Manifest Abundance!



*All the tools and time to you need create your own powerful Vision Journal. (You don’t have to bring a thing. I’ve got all the materials you need right in the room!)

*Your very own Vision Journal to take home and use to attract your ideal outcomes.

*Clarity on what you really want (No more settling for someone else’s dreams).

*Space and time to map out your ideal outcomes in each area of your life.

*Connection with like-minded peers (No Negative Nellies permitted!).

* A method to clear out the natural “gunk” that arises (Time to let go!)

*Tips & Tools for creating and sticking to a Visioning Practice

* A full day of breathing room and dream-time.

(The very thing you keep telling yourself you’ll give yourself but never do!)

*Gourmet Vegan Treats and Bubbly Champagne or Cider

*Surprise Bonus: Vision Journal Charm & Tassel (retail value $27)

This Day will be AMAZING!!! Can’t wait to see you! 

Click Here to Register!

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I know right? I am beyond generous. I can’t help myself, I want to share my gifts with you. As many of you know, I live in Jamaica. Things aren’t always easy here. I know a lot of folks have an extremely difficult time making ends meet. The general consumption tax (sales tax) here is 16.5% or more. Imagine…

So I feel it necessary to share my artifacts of adornment through various give aways. I host give aways here on my blog, something blu, and at boutique shows. People always feel so grateful to win. And what a delightful response from folks when their tiny ila blu package comes in the mail, or occasionally, delivered by yours truly! I so love the experience of giving and generosity is abundant in this season. I don’t want to miss out on the fun!

I am hosting yet another ila blu give away for you my lovelies. The rules are the same as always. I am sure you’ve caught the drift by now. If you are new to the something blu community take a couple minutes to read the instructions that follow. And make sure you sign up (it’s free) for this blog, on the right hand side bar, so that you will qualify on the give away date. See more on give away criterion below.

I am especially joyful to share the most valuable gift I have yet to offer. The winner of this give away will receive a $100 ila blu gift certificate. The certificate is redeemable for a custom adornment session in which we will co-design a signature, ila blu piece of adornment! Yay! So make sure to sign up and pay attention. Look for the final give away post, leave a comment and cross your fingers!

I am so attentive lately to how what I wear makes me feel. Adornment is a special treat and has infinite potential to change our mood, outlook and confidence. Have you ever had a case of the blues and decided to put on your favorite outfit/jewelry anyway? Do you notice your best loved adornment and a smile can change the way you look and feel and the way folks perceive you! This is why I love to create handmade, one of a kind, intentional jewelry. I believe that stones, seeds, metals, components, carry with them a history and a message. These components can be intentionally blended, mixing their histories and prowess’ to offer great visual and emotional impact. Jewelry has the power to evidence memories, intentions, experience and meaning for it’s owner. So I am giving it away!

Remember you have to signup for this blog to qualify to win an ilablu jewelry give away.


Subscribe to somethingblu.wordpress.com (sign up box can be found in the right) hand sidebar. Don’t worry I don’t spam. The only commitment you are making is to receive an email every time I post. Which can be a really good thing if you like my adornment work and would like to win/own a piece.

Pay attention to posts and look for the final Give Away Post. You will recognize this post because: The post title that day will include the words: “The Give Away Post”.

View the “The Give Away Post” and picture and leave a comment on the “Give Away” piece of jewelry. You must leave a comment, no matter how simple to qualify to win. You can say “nice piece”. But feel free to be creative, kind, or adoring. :) I will enter all participants (those who comment), into a digital randomizer to determine the winner.

Wait, pay attention & hope that your name is posted as the winner!!!

*Adornment featured: Goldina Ra 3 5 7 mini bundle™ necklace and Lady Jane statement ring.

One Love, walk good, embracing the giving spirit…


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I left my Jamaican home a couple weeks ago with big plans for my time in the 33rd parallel (i.e., San Diego, CA). I arrived energized and with a to do list 3700 miles long in tow. It is ridiculous and occasionally humorous how much easier it is to do bizness and handle red tape details stateside. So I always look forward to coming to the land of milk and honey, where the grass is greener, etc.

What I inevitably discover, time and time again, is that I’ve adapted to life on the rock in more ways than I imagined. Jamaica, just so happens to be, one of most impoverished nations in the western hemisphere. Which makes all resources related to survival, (i.e., food, water, electricity, etc..) extremely expensive and valuable commodities. For the most part, the color, landscape, culture, golden sunlight, and irie vibes make up for the occasional bouts of no water, electricity, no money at the atm machines, etc. So it go.

My experience on the 33rd parallel is always quite the opposite. Things like money, electricity, food and water appear abundant and are certainly easier to come by in the land of the free and the brave. Which is why I felt so completely confused when the electricity disappeared in the blink of an eye Sunday night. I was certainly out of my element and challenged to find things like candles, matches, the phone number for the light company, and my right shoe.

At home, in Jamaica we are so set up to cope with these little glitches. Even when we don’t have current, water, access to the money in our bank account/s we manage. We manage well. Yet when faced with similar circumstances in the lap of luxury, I am ill-equipped and indeed can barely function in the dark. Give thanks to my ever helpful Ma, I was eventually able to find my right shoe. And after 45 minutes of looking in the dark (is this an oxymoron?) we headed out for dinner and a movie. Give thanks for theaters, not a frequent phenomenon on the rock.

In Jamaica we light the hurricane lamps and make dinner at home (give thanks for the gas stove instead of electric). We tell each other stories and don’t have to leave the house to find comfort. Sometimes we have to bathe out of a bucket. Which by candle light is surprisingly relaxing and refreshing. And I can always find my shoes, yep, left and right.

I sometimes day dream about what it will be like when my family comes to the states for an extended stay. I envision all that we will have and achieve financially and educationally. I am happy when I think of my children at museums and taking classes to enrich their minds and spirits, social connections and hunger for learning. I imagine us comfortable and with abundant access to resource of so many kinds. Empowered and shining.

Yet when I come to the states, I find that so many of my friends, colleagues, and acquaintances long for a taste of the unique flava that we experience daily, long to savor life on the rock. It is a blessing to connect with community and abundance here in the 33rd parallel. I love the plentiful food options and entertainment choices, the smooth roads, the effortless banking, the ease and convenience of life in general. But it’s never long before I am craving ackee, mango, more sunshine, the riddim, and melodious tones of patois (Jamaican speak), sound systems (the pulse of the island), fresh rainwater and the quiet year round breeze in our simple but beautiful Jamaican habitat.

As it turns out there’s rarely a greener side. And most of the time it’s not really greener so much as it is pea, chartreuse, forest or lime. Once you cross over to abundance and look back over the fence, your old yard (life) will inevitably look greener, happier, better, etc. The challenge is to make the best out of every little gift and obstacle we receive. Sometimes you do have to leave where you are to re-discover what you have. To remember who you be. To remember to love what you have. Where you are. Even in the dark…

One Love, walk good, found my shoes… 🙂

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