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Hello there, thanks for visiting my blog. So, a bit about me; I'm Natalie and I am a Christian, committed to living by God's Word each and every day. I am a proud mother to three beautiful children and creator of The Accidental Mogul - a blog designed to channel my ambitious juices and unleash the writer within! This blog is a reflection of me, so it contains a little bit of everything. I’ll be documenting my walk with my saviour Jesus Christ, as well as my natural hair journey, I'll be writing thought provoking posts, product reviews, hosting giveaway's and of course offering up a generous dollop of everyday mummy musings. I like to hear uplifting and motivational stories, so I’ll be interviewing inspirational people when I can to encourage and inspire others. Sharing experiences is what makes life beautiful, so let's share.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

So Faithful

My God is faithful! He makes a way where there seems to be no way and His timing is IMPECCABLE!

I start a new job on Monday and it's a dream come true. The Lord answers prayers and He works ALL things out for good for those who love Him.

My mind is blown, my God is a miracle worker! Praise Him!

Friday, 17 January 2014

Amazed!



As you are all very much aware, 2013 was not one of my greatest years. I lost a lot of what I love and the pain at times threatened to take me out. I mean my heart physically ached, but THANK GOD for new beginnings!!

We are only 17 days into 2014 and already The Lord is confounding me by what He is doing.

Towards the end of last year the children, my sister and I started attending a new church pastored by my uncle, and let me tell you, that place is ON FIRE! Jesus is amongst us when we are in His House, it is amazing. Four souls got saved at last Sunday's service...woohoo my God is a miracle worker. Plus my sister and I are on the worship team and I'm involved in the women's ministry and moderating services....we fellowship and encourage one another in the Lord.......Wow! Wow! Wow! God is truly showing up and showing out!!!

I'm so excited by what He is doing in my children's lives, my families life and mine. Give Him the praise!! He is doing a NEW THING!


'Remember ye not the former things,
neither consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.'
Isaiah 43:18-19

Monday, 30 December 2013

2014 here we come!

I can not lie. 2013 has been a tough, tough, TOUGH year. But you know what? I'm still here, I'm still standing and I have learnt so much about myself. It's been incredibly painful at times, but it is in this place of complete brokenness, before the Lord that true healing and growth takes place.

I know 2014 is about to blow my socks off. My God is AWESOME like that. I give thanks for everything He has allowed 2013 to teach me and I press forward to an incredible 2014 filled with His redemption, restoration and wholeness. Thank you Jesus!

To all my wonderful readers, I know my blogging has been woefully lacking lately and I'm unsure as to what 2014 will hold with regards to my posts, but please know that I appreciate you sticking with me and I pray you all have a wonderfully blessed New Year! 2014 here we come!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Six!

My little girl was six today!!! Yes. SIX!!

I can not explain where the years have gone, but I know how supremely blessed I am to have her in my life. Such a wonderful big sister, giggly, gorgeous, clever and a joy to behold. Thank you Jesus.

Happy Birthday to my beautiful Lexi. Mummy and Daddy love you to infinity and beyond. Xxxxx

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Me plus three.

Right then. It's been long enough. I can't stop blogging because I've hit on hard times, that would be plain silly (although I realise that's precisely what I've been doing....*sigh*).

Well the fact of the matter, is I'm now very much a single Mum. Sometimes the person you thought you knew, you really didn't know at all and you just have to let go in order to experience God's best for your life. It's beyond sad I can tell you and it wasn't what I'd planned for my life, but I must say that since the decision was finalised, I feel like a new person. Obviously I feel a lot of guilt where my children are concerned, especially as I wasn't raised in a single parent family, but even through the brokenness of the situation, God is showing himself to be more present than ever before.

My children and I will be just fine. Staying prayed up, putting all my trust in my God and looking forward to what lies ahead. Everyday is getting easier and I know amazing times are in store....watch this space.

'God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.'
Psalm 46:1

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Origins of the Afro comb exhibition

Welcome.

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the origins of the Afro comb in Cambridge with the lovely Crystal Afro of the United Kinkdom blog and a selection of other fabulous bloggers and vloggers.

It was a fantastic day full of laughs and learning and I discovered so much about the history of African Caribbean hair and heritage. I'd urge anyone who is even vaguely interested to go and check it out. You will not be disappointed, and if there is enough demand the exhibition may well be brought to a London Museum. This of course would be fantastic.

It is so important that African Caribbean history is made readily available in the mainstream. Not only for our generation. But the generations to come. The exhibition is on display at the Fitzwilliam museum Cambridge until 3 November 2013.

Thanks again to Crystal Afro who organised the blogger trip and was an awesome host and guide.
The lovely Natural hair daily ladies.

Under the dryer......Memories.

History.

Laughs aplenty.

Smiiile - the fabulous Akua Wood founder of Sheabutter Cottage.


Stacey aka theNaprika being FIERCE.

The ACE blogger crew.

Afro combs around the world.

Loved the story behind these Afro combs. They were my favourite.
Jamaica's Accompong Maroons.

African Caribbean history is so rich


Gorgeous ladies. Crystal Afro and Elle and Neecie from Natural hair Daily.


It's me in Cambridge.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Baby boy's big chop

My bubba's - so precious.

So whilst Mummy was away on Saturday, Daddy went and big chopped our little man's hair...

We had briefly discussed this a few times, because like his two older sisters; he screams the place down as soon as you put your hand in his hair, it was all different lengths due to him losing a lot of it at the front a year ago due to the reemergence of cradle cap, plus he was often being mistaken for a girl, so I knew it was going to happen soon, especially with the current heat wave, so now was as good a time as any.

I did expect to be there though, so when the pictures got sent to me out of the blue whilst I was at Old Spitalfields Market I didn't know whether to laugh, scream or cry. For a split second I didn't even recognise the little boy with the shorn hair looking back at me. It definitely was a shock.

Daddy did a good job though, because man, Elijah can scream when his hair is getting brushed let alone barbered (don't know if that's a word lol). The shape up is woefully lacking, but when a two year old isn't co-operating this is as good as it going to get.
He's a big boy now!

Mummy's baby is definitely not a baby anymore *sad face*.
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