My Vision Board Came to Life & Why You Should Have One!


Hello friends,

This weekend I am going to be revamping my vision board! I created it about 3 years ago and a lot of the things on my vision board have come to life! My board will be getting a makeover and I will be adding more fun things, dreams and aspirations to it.

If you’re not familiar with a vision board, here is a simplest definition I can think of:

Think about what you’re passionate about, what your dreams are, things you’d like to achieve or obtain, places  you’d like to go, goals you have for yourself, and so on. Cut out pictures that represent your visions, dreams, goals and tape, glue, staple, pin them to a board. It could even be a big piece of construction paper, nothing fancy. I used a big piece of cardboard to create mine. What’s the next step after creating your board? GO FOR IT! Work towards your dreams. Let your vision board motivate you to work towards accomplishing each picture you tacked to your board. Each time you’ve achieved something, remove it and replace it with another goal or dream.

Sounds simple, right? It really is.

Here are a few pictures of some of the images that I tacked to my vision board that have come to life. My vision board is big, so the image that you see below is just a part of it.

Vision board

♥The Accent Chair

I fell in love with a beautiful accent chair that I saw in a magazine and cut the picture out and tacked it on my vision board. I wanted an accent chair similar to this that would add some flare to my living room. Well, I found a similar accent chair at a local mom & pop furniture store.


My accent chair that I found at a local furniture store. I was not shopping for a chair the day I found this. It was serendipity!

♥The Puppy

I always thought small dogs were cute. But I was afraid of them. I thought the puppy in the magazine was cute, and told myself I would get over my fear of dogs so that I could get a puppy for my son some day. It took a long time, but I won the battle of being afraid and now I have my own beautiful dog, Tina.



My sweet Tina! The best dog on the planet. I rescued her from a shelter.

♥Makeup Artistry

That doesn’t even look like the same person! That is what I thought as I flipped through a beauty magazine. I was fascinated with how the makeup artist changed her look. With just a few strokes of  a makeup brush, she was glam and fierce. Remember, this was 2 years ago and at that time, I had not even considered doing makeup professionally. Fast forward to today, and I am the one doing beauty makeovers!


Here I’m at the Hilton hotel doing bridal makeup for one of the brides maids.


♥Natural Hair 

I cut out this picture of a girl with natural hair. I loved her kinky hair, the texture, the curls and both hair styles. I stared at it, wondering if I would someday find the courage to go natural.  About a year or so later, I did it! I’m all natural now and loving it! I even recreated her hair style. Funny how things come full-circle.

Guess who is natural now? This was a twist-out, pulled up into a puff.


My vision board is chock-full of things that I’d love to have, places I’d love to go and dreams I have for myself. Take some time out and create your own board. Grab a magazine or news paper, some scissors  and watch your dreams come true (if you work towards it, that is).

With Love,

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