It’s the 4th of July

In America and a number of other countries–Australia and Ireland, just to name a couple–people are celebrating the 4th of July, also known as Independence Day. According to American history, the National holiday is celebrated as a tribute to the place we call home and the journey that our ancestors made to make our countries independent nations.

Many Americans are spending the Fourth by marching in parades, watching fireworks at the fair, having family cookouts, and hosting trivia games. However, me and my family just stayed home, cooked a hearty meal–mac and cheese, peas, chicken, and salmon–and had a peaceful day inside. That is, with the booming sound of fireworks in the background, close enough for us to peek at them through our window.

Me and my family aren’t big party-goers when it comes to days like New Year’s and Independence Day for multiple reasons. First, we are natural homebodies and prefer to stay home except for errands, occasional family outings and other special occasions. Secondly, with all the local shootings that have been happening in the United States lately–one of which just occurred in Chicago at a parade earlier today–we tend to rest in solidarity as a family, instead.

Celebrating our country is always a blessing from God, but we always have to remember to do so in a way that is safe, both for us and our families.

Our country still has a long way to go in the direction of fairness, equality, and humanity, but as time keeps ticking, we pray that we will continue to make progress little by little. I am grateful for this beautiful day that the Lord has made, and I hope that it is a step forward to making this world a better place than it was yesterday.

LET’S CHAT~Do you celebrate the Fourth of July? If so, what do you do to spend July Fourth?

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! See you next time! ♡

Happy Father’s Day ♡

On the third Sunday of June, people in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada celebrate Father’s Day. A day to show our appreciation for the fathers and father-like figures who are present in their lives.

A father’s job is to love, protect, discipline, empathize with, and provide open arms to his children. The men in our lives teach us strength, love, forgiveness, and friendship. And without our fathers’s love and guidance, many of us wouldn’t be who we are today. Today is a chance for us to thank our dads for every sacrifice that they made to give us the lives that they never had.

Today, I wrote an original poem named “Father of Mine” to celebrate this special day and thank fathers around the world. I hope you all love it as much as I did! ♡

You’ve been my rock, and kept me strong
Sacrificed a thousand times
You never left when I did wrong
It's hard to believe you're the father of mine 

Ever since my birth
Our bond was set in stone
Your voice is a reminder 
That I’ll never be alone

You’re not just my father
But you’re also my friend
Through thick and thin, both losses and wins
You’ve stayed true until the end

And even when you’re miles away
You’re still right by my side
The wisdom still resides in me
From my everlasting guide

I’ve wondered a thousand times
Does anyone have a father like mine?
But all I need to do
Is look at you
And I realize

You’re a one of a kind design

— “Father of Mine” by Princess Q’Zion, written on June 19th, 2022. All Rights Reserved.

Once again, fathers are a blessing in our lives–both our earthly and Heavenly Father–and I thank God for not only His guidance, but for that of every single father that He has used to give us instruction, strength, and love. And I hope that everyone was able to show some love to their “father of mine” today.

Happy Father’s Day, and I will see you all next time! ♡

Happy Memorial Day 💙🇺🇸💙

On the last Monday of May every year, which is May 30th in 2022, people all across America are celebrating Memorial Day, when we honor the lives of American soldiers in the Navy, Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Marines for all the sacrifices they make every day, beginning in the moment they made the decision to serve our country.

Although my family doesn’t throw a huge party for this holiday—despite the fact that several family members of mine have served us–I firmly believe that Memorial Day is a holiday that deserves to be acknowledged; it gives us a chance to thank the people who leave their families for long periods of time to protect the people of the United States.

I’m quite sure that is a hard thing to do, especially being all the way across the world from home. Especially all while risking your life in wars, and sometimes loosing close friends in them. The nobility of every soldier deserves to be recognized.

Many families in America celebrate Memorial Day in a wide variety of ways. While some visit their loved ones at cemeteries, others join in at a local parade or have a family barbecue in celebration. I’m really curious, do you celebrate Memorial Day. If you observe the holiday, what do you do in order to celebrate?

I’m quite sure not all of you live in America, but it would be super cool if those of you who do have a family member who is or was an American soldier and celebrate Memorial Day would share how you observe the special day in the chat.

Once again, thank you to all American soldiers for your dedication and constant service to the people of our country. I pray that you have a peaceful, loving, happy, blessed day with those who you love, both today and many days to come. May God bless you all. ♡

Have a beautiful and blessed day everybody! See you next time! 💞🇺🇸💞

5 Ways to Make the Most of This Easter Sunday

Hey, y’all–Happy Thursday! Good Friday is tomorrow, and Easter is literally just a few hops away. April 17th is when we celebrate the sacrifice that Jesus made for us when He died on the cross, rose 3 days later, and now lives to this day. Not to mention the cheerful colors, quality time with family, and delicious candy–especially the chocolate. 😋

Do you need some tips on how to make to make the most of this Easter? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

1. Attend a Church Service

Before you do anything Easter related, Jesus should come first, as what He did for us is the main reason why we celebrate this holiday in the first place. There’s no way to celebrate Easter like learning the Word of God and His declaration of love that will last forever more. Even if you can’t attend church physically, there are many services that will be streamed to allow you and your family to celebrate the reason for the season at home.

2. Customize Easter Eggs with Family

Come on, now–some of the best parts of holidays are the fun, classic traditions. And decorating Easter eggs is one example of many. What I love about Easter egg activities is that you can execute them in so many ways; a backyard Easter egg hunt, an egg decorating competition, Easter egg relay races. In other words, the possibilities are endless!

3. Bake a Festive Cake

Even if you aren’t the type of person who’s in the kitchen every week, Easter is the perfect opportunity to get your hands into a baked treat for your family. You can even crank up the fun by baking with some of your family members. Besides, when you bake a cake, you also get to make it look pretty…and then eat it with the ones you love. Family time and a slice of cake? Count me in!

4. Watch Movies to Celebrate the Reason for the Season

In order to understand the reason why we celebrate Easter, a good way to spend Easter Sunday could be to have a movie marathon of some faith-filled movies about Jesus’ life and resurrection. And some classic feel-good movies won’t hurt either. “The Star” “Hop” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” are just a few of many great options.

Recommended Post: 5 Faith-Filled Movies Every Christian Needs to See

5. Send ‘Happy Easter!’ Cards

One of my favorite ways to celebrate any of the main holidays (New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) is to send cards to spread the love. A card with a message as simple as something like “Happy Easter” or “Thinking of you on Easter” can surely put a smile on someone’s face. You can even send the card virtually! A big part of Easter is spreading the love of God to others who are in our hearts and in our community. One card can certainly help our strive to do so!

I absolutely love Easter, so I thoroughly had fun with sharing some ways to make this Easter Sunday the best one yet. In all things, remember to be thankful for what Jesus did for us, spread God’s love, and have lots of fun, overall! Easter is a celebration that we can all pitch into. So let’s make the most of it!

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! See you later! ✨

Happy World Kindness Day! – 2021

Hey, kind people. You might have already heard of this, but today is World Kindness Day of 2021! Although kindness is important every day of the year, World Kindness Day is a reminder of how important kindness truly is.

Kindness is being compassionate towards someone by choice. You can be kind to yourself and others, both of which are equally important! However, being kind to others will bring you joy, too, as you get to see that positive difference that you have made in their lives!

I hope you all enjoyed my digital drawing that I created specifically for World Kindness Day!

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I hope you all have a wonderful day! Remember that kindness is a blessing. If anyone has been kind to you, kindly say, “Thank You!”

1 Corinthians 14:4-8 –

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

My Favorite Christmas Desserts

My Favorite Christmas Desserts

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Christmas is right around the corner, and even though there’s so much that I enjoy about the winter holiday, I must say that I always enjoy Christmas desserts. And, although there are many desserts that I love to eat during the holidays, I wanted to share three of them with you all, today!

So, here are some of My Favorite Christmas Desserts! ✨

Red Velvet Cheesecake

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of this amazing dessert but if you like either red velvet cake or cheesecake, you are bound to love red velvet cheesecake! It’s the perfect duo, and it gives you that soft and creamy texture with a crumble from the cheesecake. It just melts into your mouth, and I’d recommend it to anyone who loves dessert.

Pumpkin/Sweet Potato Pie

Ahh. Classic pumpkin pie. Sweet potato and/or pumpkin pie are some of my favorite desserts to eat all year round, but especially so when it comes closer to the holidays. Even if pumpkin or potato pie isn’t on your table this Christmas, it’s never too late, and that’s why this dessert will always be one of my favorites.

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls are yet another holiday classic that I’ve always loved. They’re sweet and have that festive yet crisp taste that is great in fall and winter. Not only that, but I love how you can make different types of cinnamon rolls…and eat them for breakfast on Christmas morning. Just don’t eat too many, lol.

I hope I didn’t make you all too hungry while sharing some of My Favorite Christmas Desserts! The truth is, dessert and food in general is a part of Christmas, and it’s important that we remember to give God all the glory, not only on Christmas, but every day.

What’s your favorite Christmas dessert(s)? Comment down below!

Have a beautiful day, everyone!

Did Y’all Remember Grandparent’s Day?

Hey everyone! It’s Princess Q! So, I’m sure we all have people who we hold dearly in our lives. However, for most people, some of their loved ones, in particular, are especially important in their lives. Who are they, you might ask? Grandparents! ✨

When I think of grandparents, I think about lots of love and nurturing. Grandparents are truly a Blessing from God, and they deserve to be celebrated. Since Grandparent’s Day is usually right around my birthday, me and my Goodmommy (also known as my grandmother, who I live with) usually celebrate both holidays on my birthday!

Now, I know that not everyone gets to see their grandparents as much as I do. If this is the case for you, then try to at least give them a nice phone call to ask them how they are doing. You can also ask your parents to go to your grandparent’s house just to visit or help them out. You could even take them out to dinner. No matter how you celebrate Grandparent’s Day, it’s always important that you give them the love that they pretty much always give to us.

So, I hope you all enjoyed today’s post! Never forget that grandparents are special, and they deserve to be celebrated every day. The same thing goes for your parents and the rest of your family. Just remember to always try to treat them with love, because tomorrow is not promised for anyone.

Have a happy, healthy, and loving day everyone! ✨

100 Days Until Christmas 🎄

Hey everyone! Guess what? Today it is only 100 days until Christmas of 2021! Can you believe it? The year goes by super fast sometimes. However, I can’t complain, since Christmas is and has always been my favorite holiday!

I don’t know what I love about the holiday the most. I love celebrating Jesus’ birthday. I also really enjoy spending time with my family. Some very memorable moments have been made at my great-grandmother’s house on Christmas. And that’s not even mentioning all of the amazing gifts that I get. ✨

Over the next few months, also known as the countdown, be on the lookout for fun Christmas themed post! I don’t know about you, but now is the time of year where I start listening to cheery Christmas songs!

So, tell me in the comments down below the answers to these questions:

  1. What is your favorite holiday?
  2. What is your favorite Christmas song?
  3. What’s the best gift that you’ve even gotten (on Christmas, Hanukka, Kwanza, etc.)

Have a festive, fun, and happy day everyone! ✨