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Moving Forward

I’m so proud of myself… To God be all the glory! I took some time out today to just scroll through and read everything I have ever posted on The Foundation’s website and couldn’t help but smile. This morning as I was braiding our son’s hair for school, The Lord gave me a song to sing that has been on my heart all day! God is on the move, on the move, HALLELUJAH, God is on the move in many mighty ways! God is on the move, on the move, HALLELUJAH, God is on the move, on the move today…in each and every nation, God is on the move! 2017 is a year of restoration for all of us! Keep your heads high, keep chasing your dreams, keep God first and watch everything fall into place! This year has been one of the hardest years of my life! But God is a God of restoration and peace. As I lay basking in The Lord’s presence I am constantly reminded of his faithfulness… This is where I desire to be… Ultimately.

Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

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Freshness Unfolded- Super Fruits

All Super Fruits contain Antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Some of these on the other hand are exotic and may not be readily available at our neighborhood market as a fresh fruit when outside of their remote locations. However, I’ve had the pleasure of finding quite a few in local Farmers Markets. Some also come in a dehydrated/ dried state or a powdered concentrate. These rarities may be composed of polysaccharides, contain species specific phytonutrients and may also offer distinct properties as adaptogens (energy restoratives) NOW… Let’s boost our immune systems!

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Apples- Asian pearsCOOKBOOK2

bananas- fresh figs (blood pressure)

grapefruit

goji berries- contains polysaccharides, offers one of the highest doses of vitamin C and beta caroteneimage

blueberries (improve vision and brain function)image

cantaloupes

cherries

citrus fruits(lemon,lime etc…)

cranberries (combat free radicals)

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grapes- lychee (fights disease)image

blackberries

kiwi

oranges- guavaimage

papayas (fight cancer)

pears

plums

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pumpkin and pumpkin seeds

raspberries

strawberries

tomatoes

Click here This source is AWESOME and very explanatory! Click to read more on this subject and expand your minds!!

 

 

 

 

 

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The Ins And Outs of Water Infusion

image From the moment I found out about infused water I was instantly intrigued! Infusing is a very simple practice especially when you know the preliminary basics to a great infusion.

Always  begin with the best water possible. Alkaline is ALWAYS my first choice, we will touch on the importance of alkalinity vs acidity within our bodies in a later post.

Artesian and Fresh Spring water are great choices as well. Stray away from tap and purified. Ensure your water is cold. We don’t want any food safety issues as the infusion process takes time… Temperature control is very important. Always fill room temperature or cold water (NOT HOT) with your fruits, vegetables, herbs, florals etc… You don’t want to compromise their solidity or the release of their nutrients.

Know that soaking times vary per item and/or group

Softer berries such as strawberries and melons begin to look messy and some lose color after just a few hours. Remove them when this happens. Unpeeled Citrus such as lemons create very bitter water if infused longer than 4 to 6 hours. Remove them as well then add fresh slices of these types of fruits for display purposes soon before serving.

Ice cold is best

Anything left warm longer than 2 hours will become a food safety hazard. Pay special attention to the temperature of your water.

Slicing

Softer fruits like citrus and strawberries can be sliced thick, thin, halved, or quartered. Harder fruits like apples should be sliced very thin because they take longer to release flavors.

Tips

Use a muddler or wooden spoon to crush items such as herbs, ginger root and vanilla bean to release their oils and flavor. Tea infusers are best for loose herbs and florals.

Water infusion not only hydrates our bodies but  can combat free radicals, clear acne, resolve constipation, encourage hair and nail growth and increase our vitamin and nutrient intake for the day all while increasing the alkaline level of our bloodstreams with the use of the proper water and food combinations… Just to name a few.

So remember my loves, eat healthy, drink healthy, be healthy and live a healthy and fulfilling life by implementing this daily or weekly process to your diets! It’s fun, easy and super delicious!!!!

 

 

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Why I write

11130328_10152879410558520_4141108900164751322_oWriting has always been my way of expression from within. A way for me to break through. When I was a little girl I was so shy and insecure, I had to use my journal as a way to open up and release the beauty radiating from within. Whether that beauty was from drawing and designing or teaching and reacting, I loved it!! Now, that I have become a Queen, a Wife, a Young Mother of 3 handsome princes as well as an inspirational journalist, ambassador of love and an advocate for Peace and unity… This new vessel of writing is my obsession under God.

When I pick up my favorite girly girl pencil or my pink( yes it really is pink😊) laptop and release, I begin to soar mentally.

With this venture just being the beginning, I’m so thankful for each and every one of you who find your way to my page… Which is My life… The Glittered Pink Foundation is My Forever and My forever will always be my writing. I’m currently working on my first book. Its release has yet to be determined… but I’ve decided to make it known. It will be a connection from my heart and experiences to yours. A story of life, love, trials and triumph.

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Born On Purpose

Ive been Spiritually lead to share this… Someone needs to hear it… Please read and Stay strong my loves❤️

What or who people call you negatively doesn’t matter, it’s what you answer to that counts. Who you were years ago doesn’t matter, The Most High God knows you’re growing, he knows your heart, he knows exactly who you are… That’s what counts.

No man, including ourselves can ever take away or change what God has planned for our lives when we never give up, that’s what counts.

imageRemember that… People change, circumstances change, days change, opportunities change… BUT, everything happens for a reason. Root your thoughts positively, set your affections on things above and not below, keep moving forward positively and the TRUTH will always shine through. The seeds you’ve sown will produce a bountiful harvest. Never give up, never stop progressing, never stop seeking positive change/growth, never stop working, always seek first The Kingdom of God and ALL will be added to you…No matter what… But you have to keep working! The moment you give up is the only time you fail. If you’ve already given up, pick back up and try again! Don’t fail, Kings and Queens. The blood running through our veins is our ancestors blood. We are strong warriors, spiritual beings encompassing the POWER to do and be anything, born to rise and conquer… Born On Purpose…Food for thought.

Ashley

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The Ritz Carlton Atlanta, Hospitality at its best!

 

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Beautiful Spread

I have recently had the pleasure of visiting The Ritz Carlton Atlanta. As always, any time I am blown away or impressed by any outstanding amount of inner beauty, I am moved to write. First and foremost, I am thankful. Thankful for the kindness and the genuine, motivated staff The Ritz Carlton Atlanta houses.

Not only did they exceed our expectations, but they made us feel like family.

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Their wine suggestions are superb!

From the way they treated our children, to the consistent attention they paid toward our every need… Paying attention to specific details. We had the pleasure of experiencing that which was implemented by someone who took the time and authoritive direction needed to combine an exquisite, outstanding, well known outer beauty with a standard of service that surpasses so many others.

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The Lounge Access Upgrade is well worth it. 

This Created an INNER BEAUTY, that we The Glittered Pink Foundation cherish deeply. We thank you, and most importantly, we thank your staff. For they are a major component of your foundation  that exemplifies your standard. In my opinion, your standards are extremely tasteful, well balanced and have been polished into a staple that should be emulated across all hotel brands. Thank you for spoiling your guests!!

The Ritz Carlton Atlanta

Sophisticated| Classic| Chic

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Take your time my Loves

imageMatthew 6:33

seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

1 Corinthians 7

8 To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am. 9 But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

Isaiah 30:18

For the Lord is a God of justice;
blessed are all those who wait for him.