tx_southernbell #lomichelle Can't get enough of this couple !!! #katrena and #damian thank you for allowing me to be apart of your Big day ! #dallasbride #dallaswedding ... #sweetthangs -#sweetthangsbylo our speciality is smooth buttercream and #sharp edges ... Fondant is optional in our kitchen ... Only thing that isn't is a #moistcake ! #dallasbride #dallaswedding ... Look at the beautiful #ombre #buttercream #technique that makes a simple classic wedding design come to life ! #customcake #weddingcake
Order only on : www.sweetthangsbylo.com
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tx_southernbell #Weddingseason is in full effect !!!! this is the summer of the #classicbride and #purples and #plums seem to be very popular in our kitchen lately !!! #sweetthangs @sweetthangsbylo is now booking for #fall !!! Let us create something that is pleasing to the eye and tastebuds ... All orders must be placed initially on : www.sweetthangsbylo.com and select #customorders 31min

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tx_southernbell Words are powerful. The words we speak are a direct reflection of our spirit. Sometimes we kill ourselves with our own words and do not even know it. What kind of fruit do your words bear ?
Self affirmation is a powerful tool.
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tx_southernbell How I prepared my #porkchops !!!! #brine for 30 min or more ...(water,salt,seasonings)... PAT DRY... #season with your favorite #dryrub ... Preheat oven to 400. Heat cast iron on stove top .. Add oil and 2 tablespoon of butter .. #sear one inch thick #bonein #porkchops for 2-3 min each side ... Then into the preheated oven for 10 min !!! Remove from heat source and let rest ... This is also a time to add a glaze if you have one !!! #cookingwithlo #whatsfordinner #homecook #dallasfoodie #dallasfoodfinds #cheatmeal ... Sorry about the dirty fork I was killing the Mac and cheese before I took the video 5d

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tx_southernbell #cookingwithlo #panko #whitesauce #macncheese ... Cheat meal .. One serving of this and the rest I'm giving to my neighbors ! My greens are ready ! And my pork chops are resting ... One happy girl... Notice I "sing-hum" when I'm happy about food ??? Lol 5d

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tx_southernbell Be #BOLD and out of the box ... Let #sweetthangsbylo create something that is not only delicious but unique to your style of personality .... We have been blessed to have a great wedding season !!!! My fall calendar is almost booked ! Please go to our website to book a tasting www.sweetthangsbylo.com #dallasbride #wedding #weddingcake #lomichelle #sweetthangs #customcake 5d

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tx_southernbell If dominos paying this good ... I'm sending all three degrees back ! 6d

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tx_southernbell It's more than just paying for a cake ... The additional errands I run ... The cost of supplies .. Gas ... The artistic elements j add to each creation ... And a taste that's unmatched ...Even Custom cake boards for clients #sweetthangsbylo #lomichelle 1w

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tx_southernbell From our contributior and #my21daychallenge partner @southern_affairs :
No man or woman is perfect. We all make mistakes and when the time comes to forgive those of their indiscretions, we often say we forgive but do not put forth the work and effort to truly forgive them. Too many times we continue to hold onto to these grudges. I know that I myself have been guilty of not being able to forgive someone, and it continues to weigh heavy on my heart and soul, which in turn has wreaked havoc on my other relationships in my life.
Forgiveness is not about the other person at all. Forgiveness is not easy, and the reality is that is starts and ends with you! What we choose to hold onto is blinding and hindering our reality. The distain for a cheating spouse, the anger towards an absent father, the hatred towards a friend that only calls when they need something from you. When we hang on to all of that resentment we are drowning ourselves. We are becoming our own prisoner. And only you can decide to release yourself from your prison to come up for air.
Just because you forgive does not mean that you are denying what was done to you. It’s quite the opposite. Forgiveness is all about acknowledging the hurt, the anger and the pain of what happened to you, but even with all that pain, making an active choice to forgive.
Forgiveness is the root of freedom. It will free you from your past and in turn, free you for your future. We choose to forgive when we decide we are ready to let ourselves be free and more important be HAPPY! Don’t you want to be happy?
We are all sinners who are constantly being forgiven by God. When we take the time to realize that God in his mercy forgave us, we should have the strength to forgive others.
 Like my pastor is always saying “Let Go & Let GOD”. Surrender all your pain and baggage to God and let him do the work in repairing your mind, heart and soul. If you want to change your life try to start forgiving and see how your spirit, outlook on life and others, and even your relationships begin to improve. I can’t tell you how long it’s going to take, but I can tell you that if you in
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tx_southernbell Soo tonight I really outdid myself lol .... These were soooo good ... Blackened #shrimptacos #fishtacos with #purplecabbage slaw ... #quesoblanco #cremafresca #avocado #cilantro and of course a fresh squeeze of lime 🏽🏽🏽🏽 ..... I will have these for lunch tomorrow and probably make these for #week2 of #my21daychallenge bc they are just that good ! Clarification: the #my21daychallenge is not a diet ... I'm not eating out for two weeks along with some other things (such as no alcohol or swearing and posting a daily #devotional ) ... Disciplining myself so I can become a better me ! #lomichelle #cookingwithlo #day3 and 4 lol 1w

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tx_southernbell Day #3 #my21daychallenge Today's devotional is a little unconventional...But it's a conversation I have with my single friends often: guy meets girl ... They text ... Have a wonder first date ... Communication starts to decline ... Then POOF! He is gone I can probably solve one of women's biggest dating problem in this one blunt post lol:
Stop trying to figure out why he isn't calling you
If he wants to call... he will
If he wants to make time .... He will
If he is very busy... He will make you a priority
The effort should be reciprocated.
Stop trying to figure out what happened ... It may not be anything thing at all ... Most of the time there is nothing wrong
The reality of it is... He just may not be that into you ... And that's ok ... He may like to date but isn't mentally and spiritually ready for that commitment ... God may be telling you that you aren't ready to receive the man that he has for you
So why force it ?
Take that energy and put it towards something positive.
This is a message for you and me. Think about all the guys you actually really liked over the years ... But it just didn't work bc you couldn't get him to communicate the way you wanted him to, or he didn't 'court' you.... Don't get infatuated in the possibility of someone, and neglect and ignore the reality of the situation.
Proverbs 31:10 She is worth far more than rubies
When you value yourself, your actions and life reflect that. And when and if that one comes along he will know he found something so precious that he will not let it go ...we have to know God's Will is perfect... If His plan does not include a husband ... We should not look at ourselves as incomplete. What God has for me is for me
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  •   brandisfoodiediary Preach! It took me until I was almost 30 to learn this lesson. It's a hard lesson to learn, but you're much better off when you finally get it. 1w
  •   tx_southernbell @brandisfoodiediary it's advice I tell myself often ... This one man was so charming ... Even my family likes him ... But he was a cycle .. 3 months he is here .. 3 months he is gone ... It made so angry !!!! I played the game since 2012 ... Even having a relationship in between the time ... And he made me feel guilty for moving on ... Sometimes you have to say enough is enough ! It's hard I know it is ... 1w
  •   tx_southernbell @ohunikkihuh yay! So glad you like these 1w
  •   mscita99 Great word this a.m. 1w
  •   mz_lucky11 Great message 1w
  •   sincerely_toriame @breilondon @br3_shuntae A good message to start your day 1w
  •   jasminesoleil 🏾 amen this conversation for some reason has been coming up all week long. 1w
  •   bluhorshoe "He's just not into you" 1w

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tx_southernbell #day2 #my21daychallenge
I’m a take-charge chick, so I always thought boldness was a good thing. Fearless, confident, adventurous? Yes, please.
But sometimes we are afraid of BOLDNESS because we do not want to come off arrogant, cocky, or even self absorbed .
BUT there is a huge difference. When we go bold on our own, it can look pretty ugly. Demanding, controlling, my-way-or-the-highway. That’s not what we’re shooting for. A steamroller approach doesn’t honor God and seldom gets the job done. We don’t want to flatten people; we want to lift them up.
It’s time for boldness to get a makeover, because His Word shows us it’s good to be bold.
When the queen of Sheba challenged King Solomon to a battle of wits, she was decidedly bold. No other monarch in Scripture dared question the wisest man on earth. Others came simply to hear Solomon’s wisdom; Sheba came totest it.
After Solomon answered every one of her difficult questions, Sheba confessed, "But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes," (1 Kings 10:7a, NIV). She came, she saw, she conquered her doubts, and in the end found what she was searching for: a God infinitely bolder than she was.
Queen Esther demonstrated great boldness when she approached the throne of King Xerxes, saying, "I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish," (Esther 4:16b, NIV). What a role model for women in every century! Before she put her life on the line to save her people, she wisely asked them to fast and pray, that she might be given favor by the king.
Boldness can be a risky business, but only if we do it on our own. When the Lord leads the way, we can follow Him without fear, knowing the outcome is always in His capable hands.

What person or situation in your life could benefit from your boldness — humbly sharing the good news of God’s forgiveness or speaking a hard truth in love? Ask God right now for the courage to move forward.

Let's be BOLD today !
Adapted from a reading from crosswalk.com
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  •   nianicrystal Amen!! Thank you! @stylistiksam we were just talking about Esther 1w
  •   stylistiksam My Esther Challenge Bible plan talked about this today. We studied Esther chapter 4 and it talked about how it's against the law to go to he kind without an appointment and she had to wait 30 days, but she showed boldness by fasting and making her maids fast in a way to get God's favor and be able to approach the king. She was approaching him due to something that she knew was against the will of God @nianicrystal thanks for tagging me. 1w
  •   kaycandles Amen sis. Thanks for sharing! 1w
  •   bluhorshoe Powerful message. Thanks for sharing that. 1w

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tx_southernbell Okay only a few people will be able to relate to this one ... While in nursing school ( that's a story I will have to tell you another day) I worked as a tech on a tele-med floor. 90% of our staff was Filipino. When we worked long night shifts we always did a communal night shift potluck .... #pancit and #chickenadobo were staples .. so tonight I created that nostalgic meal ... So simple and so good ! 2w

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tx_southernbell Ok! #day1 of #my21daychallenge !!!! #turkeycutlets #grilledveggies .. It's some spinach hiding in there and some #blackrice .... Seasoned with @flavorgod lemon and garlic seasoning !!! This may be lunch and dinner haven't decided yet. For breakfast I had a banana, oatmeal with cinnamon, pecans, and honey ....for snacks I have hummus and brown rice chips, fruit, and a kind bar ( I will not eat all the snacks lol I need variety bc my eating is so temperamental .. So I made sure I packed it all)
Here is today's daily devotional :
So yesterday at church Fr.Tim shared a beautiful message .... I can't say it verbatim lol .. But I hope it blesses someone else like it blessed me ..He talked about a worrying heart ...how we get caught up in the world and we trouble ourselves and can't sleep.... We Toss and turn at night ..We result in "counting sheep"..... Mark 6:31 talks about when Jesus takes his apostles away to eat and rest ... To refocus and rejuvenate... So just as the Shepard tends to his sheep... And they depend on him for guidance and nourishment .... Jesus is the source of EVERYTHING we need ... So when we are troubled... Can't focus ... Can't sleep ... Instead of counting those sheep... We should repeat over and over .... THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD ... THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT !!!! Today marks Day #1 of our #21daychallenge ... If you follow me on Instagram you can see what it's all about and others that are following along as well ...
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tx_southernbell I came in for 4 things 2w

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tx_southernbell #COMINGSOON I'm always asked about cake techniques and food ...I'm a self taught baker .... So a "technical" class isn't my thing ! But I will be sharing short videos and clips in the near future ! It will cover cakes and food too ! Or probably something random that I think of ! Don't be too harsh on me yall ! It's just me and my iPhone! Lol the bottom video was like 4 am months ago lol ... I never posted it bc I looked a hot mess !!! And the shirt has a convenient kangaroo pouch that I use to hold my stuff .. So I look preggo ! #lomichelle #thethingsidowhenimbored #iloveprojects #cookingwithlo 2w

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tx_southernbell You know the feeling when your #temple is not in order ???? Sometimes your life/body/soul needs some rearrangement and discipline. Well when I feel his way I push my whole Life into a spiritual #detox ... Not a few things but many things ... It's extreme but works for me ... Ask yourself: what are the things that you cope with when you are sad? Could those things potentially be harmful to your #greatness ?
I start tomorrow !!!! My partner in. Crime is @southern_affairs
#my21daychallenge includes :
1. Limit eating out to weekends
2. No alcohol
3. No enriched white bread ( which eliminates fried food 😑)
4. Implementing a devotional everyday ( aside from my usual praying)
5. No cursing/swearing
Join me ! Start when you are ready ! Tag me in your progress .. DM me if you need support and/or need to vent !
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tx_southernbell Can you buttercream do this ????? Fondant isn't for everybody 2w

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