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Monday, April 7, 2014

Weekend Recap: The Sass, Class & Compassion Tour

Good evening everyone. I hope y'all had a fabulous Monday and a wonderful weekend. This weekend was extremely rejuvenating. I did only one thing, but that one thing was absolutely amazing.

Friday I had an early dinner with one of my good friends/sorority sisters at one of my favorite restaurants in Houston, Grand Lux Cafe. They have the most amazing Sicilian pasta a girl could ask for. After that I dragged her to an event I was dying to go to called The Sass, Class & Compassion Tour.
The tour involved the creator of The Single Woman, Mandy Hale, and the creator of Modest is Hottest, Jaime Jamgochian. Before the event, I had never heard of Jaime Jamgochian. My whole reason for wanting to go was to see Mandy, but after the event was over, I had a complete love for Jaime, as well.

If you have never heard of Mandy Hale, you need to. The Single Woman brand is absolutely amazing. She is a blogger turned writer who is so inspiring. I first encountered The Single Woman through Twitter. A lot of my friends would retweet a lot of her posts, which I would read and relate to. Now my timeline on Twitter is full of The Single Woman quotes.

Shortly after I discovered her twitter, her first book, "Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass" came out. I bought it and that was all she wrote. That book is perfection. I don't care if you're single, taken, boy or girl. I think anyone can relate to her message and I believe everyone should read it. Her message is inspiring and it also has Christian undertones in it, without being too preachy.
This book is EVERYTHING!
This book came out around the time my ex-boyfriend and I broke up and it honestly got me through the rough time I was having. My spirits were broken and reading that book made a world of a difference. (Book review coming soon.)

So when I heard she was coming to Houston, you know I had to go. The event was everything I could have ever wanted, even though I didn't really know what to expect. For some reason, I thought the event would be small. It was hosted at Lakewood Church and I forgot how many people attend that church. Everything was so cute. They even had a free candy and cupcake bar!

Once the event started the hosts did a welcome and also prayed over us. The prayer alone made me almost cry, but I held it together. Once the prayer was over, Jaime and Mandy were standing on stage, as gorgeous as they could be. They introduced themselves and told us what the purpose of their tour was. Once they gave their introductions, Jaime starting singing. They girl is not only beautiful, but she sings wonderfully.

After the singing, they each told us their own personal testimonies. If I didn't say it enough, these girls are so inspiring, it's unreal. They are role models anyone could look up to. They are woman of God and they are not settling for anything short of what they deserve in a man.

This event was all about praising single women and praising God. I feel like if these two gorgeous, fabulous and classy women in their 30's can be single and strong, there is no reason why I can't either.

Basically what I got out of this event was to focus on my relationship with God and everything else will fall into place. Despite feeling down on myself at times, God is right there with me. I can name numerous things in my life that have not gone as I would have hoped them to go, but God has a plan and I just have to trust in it.

At the end of the event they said a prayer for all of us girls and it was a prayer that I truly needed. It lifted my spirits.

At the end of the event Jaime was selling her CD and Mandy was selling her book. I had no plans of buying anything because I was short on money, but I just couldn't help myself. I went ahead and bought Mandy's new book, "I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has." The best part of the whole experience was having Mandy sign my book and getting a picture with both women. I cannot express it enough how beautiful these women are, inside and out.
My friend and I taking a picture with Jaime and Mandy. Aren't they just fabulous? 

I look forward to reading Mandy's second book and I highly recommend looking her up via Twitter and reading her first book. She's awesome in every single way.
Have you heard of either Mandy Hale or Jaime Jamgochian?

Love and desserts,

7 comments:

  1. Ok, I NEED this book. I'm so glad I read this post. I went through the most incredibly difficult breakup a while ago and it still haunts me in some ways. This book sounds inspired!!! Great post. xoxo

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    1. You really do! I totally understand how you feel. My last relationship ended pretty bad and I just could not get over him. But after reading her first book, I finally was able to move on. I promise you, you will feel 100 times better after reading it. You will love this book!!!

      xoxo,
      Ashley

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  2. Looks like a super fun event! My thirties have been my favorite decade! I went down a windy path in my 20s, but it led me to the happy place I'm in today. :)

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    1. It really was fun and amazing!! It's great to hear that you're having a great time now! Gives me something to look forward to in the future. :) And you're right everthing you went through in your 20s got you where you are today!

      -Ashley

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  3. I am going to have to look into these books, they seem really good and it looks like you had a great time at the event :)

    Thanks for linking up with Let Your Light Shine Thursdays!
    http://lovelyladyjb.blogspot.com Link up again today!

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    1. You really should look into them! I promise you won't regret it! :) Thanks for hosting the link-up and for visiting! I will be linking up again for sure! :)

      -Ashley

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