Life Reflections

Reflections, Update & Giveaway!

Hello loves! I just wanted to drop in and do a different kind of post today as we near the close of the year! Get a little personal with ya’ll you know? 2013 has been some kinda crazy and it gets greater everyday so I can only imagine what’s in store for 2014!

New YearI started my blog in 2013 from extremely humble beginnings. Somewhere between my passions, loves, and 9-5…I wrote about what makes me happy. Pretty things. This Brown Queen was my happy place. With each post I grew more focused. I think doing something that you love everyday gives you a clearer sense of self. Doing what you love, what makes you happy, everyday kinda changes a person. You start to view things differently. I realized that, there were no limits. No boundaries. And my mindset took me on a new path. The one where I did what I wanted to do. Since starting my blog I’ve opened myself up to situations, places, and people I never thought I’d connect with before and I love it! Meeting so many inspirational women (both online and off) who truly embody This Brown Queen has been a tremendous blessing. I’m so excited for the direction of the blog and as always I really want to thank all my readers and supporters! I’m so serious, every single view, like, comment mean so much to me!

My mantra for 2014 is No Excuses. I feel like for so long I made excuses not to do things I truly wanted to do for whatever reason. Fear, uncertainty, and so on. I’ve overcome so many personal boundaries this year by simply living life with No Excuses and I fully intend on pushing myself to my limits and beyond!

And so I thought, what better way to share the wealth and pretty? A giveaway! Thanks to  Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils, I have an abundance of hair products! So for my very first giveaway one of you can win Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La Defining Curl Custard and Aunt Jackie’s In Control Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner.

Aunt Jackie's Giveaway

Just drop me a comment below and let me know your 2014 goals and I’ll choose a winner at random on Monday!

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    December 18, 2013 at 8:57 am

    i have a huuuuuuuuge list of goals for 2014 😀 after falling sick and gaining a lot of weight i’ve started eating healthy in the last one and a half week and though i cant even workout much im still trying 🙂
    my goal is to run a 5k.
    then go trekking too hopefully by the end of the year 🙂
    have more clear skin and healthy hair 😀 this year ahead im just for once going to think all about myself and take good care. i hope you do too 🙂
    its an interesting post 😀

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      December 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      LOL nothing wrong with knowing what you want! Ambitious goals! I love it! Good luck with everything and thanks for reading! <3

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    December 18, 2013 at 10:43 am

    My goals for 2014 include truly making more time to be with friends. I plan to call them and schedule a lunch date and if they are out of town to plan a visit. I am going to do more yoga classes. I have a home practice but i do miss my fellow yogis. I plan to plan more meals so I do not have the excuse of preparing dinner. I also want to read more and catch-up on books recommended by friends.

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      December 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      Wonderful goals! It’s so easy to lose touch with friends these days so I definitely can relate to that goal. I’ve also wanted to get into Yoga. Never done it before but always have been interested. Good luck with everything and Happy Holidays! <3

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    Lici Lee
    December 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Hi!! First time visiting your site. I love the info you produce (Mom and Fashion).Great Job! I am a transitioner since July 2013 after a heat damage incident (was 4 years natural at the time..sigh).
    My two main goals for 2014: Is Go for it! and I Love your mantra of No excuses<= Life is too short so I wanna Live it and Enjoy it to the FULLEST! Recently married also so much in store by God's grace for the upcoming yeah! 🙂 Seasons Greeting to you!

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      December 24, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Aww thanks for reading! OMG heat damage is serious! I have not used heat on my hair since March and I have no idea when I plan to use it. So nervous! I love your goals! GO FOR IT! And congrats on getting married! Married life is amazinggg! Happy Holidays to you! <3

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      December 27, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      Hello! You’ve won the giveaway! Please send me an email with your address so I can get the Aunt Jackie’s hair products to you! <3

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        Lici Lee
        December 30, 2013 at 10:47 am

        Thank you so much sent the email a few days ago. Just checking in. Thanks again.

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    Chelcie L.
    December 23, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    This sounds like an interesting giveaway thanks. My goals for 2014 is to finally get that internship I’ve been struggling for, finish the spring semester with straight A’s and cuss less(hopefully, fingers crossed)

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      December 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      Good luck on the internship and school! Thanks for reading! <3

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    Ella Belle
    December 23, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    My goal for the new year is to not over analyze an spend more time planning for the future.

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      December 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      Great goals! I’m totally with you on not over analyzing. I over analyze EVERY thing. Definitely want to work on this more myself! <3

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