Change over the years/BLOG

Hey Fam!

Up late cooking my Collard greens for Christmas Dinner tomorrow with my family . Reflecting on this past year, where it has been great for me. Learning about myself and realizing how much influence I have and how 2016 will be GREATER! Watching my daughter work her BUTT off for those less fortunate, feeding the homeless, working long hours, getting a promotion, encouraging and mentoring kids and teens, assisting others with food, resources and lots of love and patience.

I remember a time in my life when I was wild and use to drink and club, talk on the phone all day and night. God dealt with me. I always took pride on paying my bills  AND PAYING OFF the whole balance when it was due. I ran into some hard times when I was in my early 30’s. My lights were cut off, my car broke down, I lost my job, and my gas was turned off… ALL AT ONE TIME.  I needed to hear  from God. After a few weeks  ((which seemed forever)) he finally spoke to me and said. “The person Nesha is to be.. you are getting in the way of it”. ” You are partying, drinking, going out too much, gossiping, having all this sex, talking on the phone, being REVENGEFUL, you need to stop right now!” I was shocked that he was saying all of these things to me, because never in a million years did I think what was happening to me was RELATED TO Nesha/MY BABY.

When I surrendered to God in that moment, it was like the sky opened up and things started happening good for me. I had to change everything about the way I was living. EVERYTHING! I knew it, and for some reason I welcomed it. I stopped talking on the phone.. (( HATE THE PHONE TILL THIS DAY)) I stopped going out, having company over, having sex.. I went back to Church and started reading my Bible daily. I had to cut off people in my life that wasn’t ready to give up what I was doing new. Never knew all of this was going to be connected to my daughters future.

I say all of that to say….. People change over the years. I’m not the same person I was last year, in 2012, in 2011. I have different thoughts and different goals in life. My experiences has changed the way I think. I use to be the Queen of arguing and debates. Today almost 2016.. I don’t go back and forth with NO ONE. I say what I have to say, you say what you have to say…..and after that… its a WRAP! God said to me one day.. LA’CREASE…. in YOUR ADULT LIFE …if you don’t fall out with the SISTERS I GAVE YOU… because you learn the many experiences and personalities of them growing up while living in the same household.. DON’T YOU EVER EVER EVER EVER get into with other women . THEY ARE YOUR MINISTRY!!!!

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When I heard that, it made so much sense to me. If I don’t get into it with THEM… why  fall out with others.. NEVA AGAIN! EVA AGAIN! I’m so happy that I’m a NEW CREATURE… I think differently than I did 3 years ago, learn differently PRACTICING SELF CONTROL IS EVERYTHING :)!!!!!!. Thank you Lord for change… in 2016 I’m going to make you PROUD OF ME 🙂

I am La’Crease and I don’t have to do ANYTHING ELSE!

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Home Dreaming 7/ Bedrooms/Blog

The bedroom is one of the most soothing places you could go in your home. It should set the atmosphere of the days ahead. This is the place where you first wake up and give Thanks to God for seeing another day.

Enormous master bedroom with extensive wood paneling with matching custom bed. Partition wall with fireplace creates separate sitting area

Luxury bedroom with fireplace, TV, balcony access with city views and large wood bedroom furniture.

Cheerful bedroom design in yellow, white and earth tones

Modern spacious master bedroom design with extensive city views, floor-to-ceiling windows, small sitting area and large screen television mounted above a small gas fireplace

Spacious master bedroom with multiple glass doors leading to balcony overlooking the water

Spacious brown and white bedroom

 

Large bright master bedroom that takes up the entire top floor of this luxury home

Dark and textured is what this bedroom is all about

Minimally furnished bedroom make the large modern bed stand out

Master bedroom in beige color scheme with elevated gas fireplace in the corner.

Adobe colors give a Southwest tint to this master bedroom featuring chestnut pillows and comforter on a pure white bed with matching large white headboard.

 

Home Dreaming 4/ Foyer/BLOG

When you walk into a HOME…..  the ATMOSPHERE should ALWAYS grab you at the front door. Allow God to quiet your Spirit so that you can discern what you’ve just entered.

Elegant double winding stairs into large round foyer

 Circular foyer with view of upper landing and arched stairs descending into the center of the foyer.  Foyer walls in grey brick with dark wood floor.

Luxury home with straight staircase landing at the front of a foyer.  Foyer contains armless sofa and leads into the two-story living room.

Grand circular foyer with arched carpeted stairs wrapping around both sides of the entrance.  Foyer is two stories in height and leads directly into a small dining room.

Contemporary home foyer with slightly arched stairs leading up from the front door.  Foyer area is two stories tall illuminated with a chandelier.

Entrance way with arched ceiling painted with a mural of the sky.

Entry hall with view of upper landing leading to straight staircase.  Foyer hall flows through the entire home to double glass doors leading out to the pool area in the backyard.

Simple yet elegant front entrance in white with wood flooring.  Small built-in sofa is to the right of the front door.  Stairwell is also to the right which is brightly illuminated with two stories of windows.

Large foyer doubling as an art gallery.

Open concept home with foyer spanning full depth the home.  Rear of foyer leads to large sliding door to the backyard.  Staircase off to the left and formal dining room is off to the right of the entrance.

Contemporary foyer with light wood floor and straight stairs leading to landing.

Expansive two-story foyer with arched wooden staircase

one-story foyer with marble floor and arched wooden stairs with carpet runner

2-story foyer with black floor, brown walls, wood spiral stairs and white front door

Marble-floor foyer in luxury home with arched stairs

Vaulted ceiling foyer with arched white staircase