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Moniqua  🌿Sharing my #UlcerativeColitis • JPouch journey 👠 My love for #fashion is forever endless 🥂 Passion for #eventplanning 💌 Send me a hello 📍#NJ • #NYC

#jpouchlife : Oh, @sprinklescupcakes you really know how to make a #cupcake addict one happy girl💁🏻‍♀️. Fun fact: my favorite dessert ever are cupcakes! My favorite cupcake shop is #sprinklescupcakes . And my favorite flavor is anything #peanutbutter 😋. I took this boomerang last week in pre-celebration for my birthday (I always get a free one each year when you sign up to their loyalty perks—I wasn’t joking when I say I LOVE cupcakes. I don’t play around 😎) & post-op news 💜. #beautifullymade #insideandout #invisibledisease #ibdawareness #ulcerativecolitis #jpouch #patientadvocate #nyc #dessert #foodie #nj #blogger #birthday #birthdayweek

I’m feelin 32 🎈. My day from morning until now (the fun is still not over 😎) has been nothing short of sweet love showered by so many people. I’m overwhelmed by the endless love I’ve been receiving. Shoutout to my amazing, hubby ( @cashmesaving )for taking off and making me feel SO special. I woke up very emotional as last year this time, I was super sick & unable to celebrate my birthday. All who know, know any chance I get, I love to celebrate another year God has given me. I cried from joy today & some sadness as I miss my dad each year my birthday passes without him here physically. But, I stand today & laugh in awe of all the ups & downs I’ve gone through & how God never EVER left my side. How my out-of-this world family stood by my side & continue to hold my hand. And how I’ve been blessed with amazing friends & my fellow #ibd community. Sorry, #autoimmunedisease you didn’t win 😝 & will never win. I’m still standing as strong 💪🏼 as I can & celebrating another beautiful year, God willing. 💜 #beautifullymade #insideandout #birthday #september #18 #virgo #fashion #jpouch #jpouchlife #birthdaygirl #ootd #ootn #ibdawareness #ulcerativecolitis #invisibledisease #targetstyle #patientadvocate #nj #blogger

#jpouchlife : This is Joanna, my surgeons PA and the person that I literally called/emailed from day one of my surgeries. The day I met her(it will be a year next month), I felt a sense of security & comfort. She has this poise to her that even when I was facing my most challenging days, she knew how to seek me through it. Besides my family seeing & hearing about my hardship... I would say Jo was next in line. She is so loving, caring, & understanding. What I love about her too is she calm, something I personally need as a hyper #anxious & #sensitive person. She’s always the face I see pre/post op & anything in between when I needed to come for an appointment. I had my LAST (God willing) #postop appointment on Friday. She was so happy to see me happy as she knows how long and challenging this journey has been for me. I got the clearance to: go on #vaycay, #workout (but start light) , introduce #fibers (moderation), & to enjoy life. She told me it will take about 6 months for my “new plumbing” to get settled but each day should be better than the next God willing😎. My #wound is completely closed & the next time I’ll be seeing them is May when I get a scope to check my #jpouch . Great news all around, thank God! As happy as I was, it was bittersweet as @nyulangone has become home to me & I was going to miss seeing them often. Thankful & blessed. 💜 #beautifullymade #insideandout #invisibledisease #ibdawareness #patientadvocate #nyulangone #ulcerativecolitis #nyc #nj #monday #blogger

#fashion : When your hubbys @Zara shirt is way too big on him, you take it and wear it as a dress 👗. I love to repurpose items & make them work. This dress would have been perfect for when I had my #ostomybag - it’s loose & flowy 😎. #beautifullymade #insideandout #invisibledisease #autoimmunedisease #ulcerativecolitis #jpouchlife #jpouch #ibdawareness #patientadvocate #style #ootd #sundayfunday #september #nj #blogger #mensware #zara

#fbf : November•2015. This was my last full month of my 5 year remission concluding. Little did I know next month I would start experiencing slight flare-ups & January 2016 would be the start of my 2 year roller coaster of #remicade , #entyvio , #humira & my 3 #surgeries — talk about a lot of changes. Moreover, how my body kept pushing for me to go through all those ups and downs. Mentally, physically, & emotionally it was exhausting but God had bigger & better plans for me that at the time I was unable to see (I still at times have blurry vision with this whole journey) & thankful for even on my difficult days I encounter. And I can’t forget it was the start of my hubby, Mom, & sissy enduring the emotional roller coaster they so willing jumped on with me and haven’t let go since(love them SO much). Life is a crazy thing to say the least🤷🏻‍♀️. ps-love this pic of my sissy & I at a wedding. She’s my bff4l 😘💜. #beautifullymade #insideandout #invisibledisease #jpouchlife #ibdawareness #ibd #jpouch #autoimmunedisease #ulcerativecolitis #wedding #november #nocolonstillrollin #patientadvocate #fashion #style #dresses #ootd #ootn #nj #blogger #friday

#autoimmunedisease life: Stole this from a fellow #ibd warrior, @crohns_colitis_life 😎. I know people for the most part have good intentions but please...just don’t say these things to us or anyone for that matter. As I always say when told any of these: I only know what I was given. I can’t speak on anything else. But, again I know people may not understand fully so I take those moments to educate and raise awareness.💜 #beautifullymade #insideandout #ibdawareness #jpouchlife #jpouch #ostomylife #ulcerativecolitis #invisibledisease #patientadvocate #nj #blogger

#911memorial : I’ll never forget this day. I was in 10th grade in math class. At the time I thought it was something minor that happened in NYC but than my teacher turned on the TV and that’s when we saw the 2nd plane hit. I was in disbelief & shock. My heart was aching for all the people on the flight, towers, in NYC and the family/friends that would suffer from this heinous act. I remember walking in the hallways...students & teachers crying, everyone frantically calling their loved ones, and just overall love & support. A day that was just another school day, workday, etc. is now a day we will never forget in history. A day that America stood strong during a difficult time and when we gained real life hero’s & Angels. To all those who lost a loved one today, I pray God comforts your hearts & you always feel the love of your angel surrounding you. ♥️🇺🇸🌇 #september11 #neverforget #heros #angels #nyc #america #pentagon #dc

#ostomylife : Yesterday marked one month from having my takedown #surgery . Prior to it I had done a countdown of my last 5 #ostomybag - can’t believe this was just less then 2 months ago where I was changing my bag every other day and now I’m just changing my gauze to cover my wound. What’s even crazier is it’ll be a year next month where my whole journey of starting these surgeries began. And even more when I dedicated my instagram & started my blog to use as a platform to meet other fellow #ibd #ostomate & #jpouch warriors, to shed awareness to this #silentdisease , to bring this #autoimmunedisease to the forefront by sharing my story, & to do all I can to always be a #patientadvocate — I’ve met & continue to meet the strongest most supporting people. I haven’t forgotten to write a #blogpost about my experience thus far with a JPouch😎. But for now thank you all for following my journey & showering me with your love & support—it REALLY means the world to me!💜 #beautifullymade #insideandout #jpouchlife #ulcerativecolitis #ostomy #ibdawareness #mondaymotivation #fashion #style #ootd #ootn #ostomyfashion #nj #nyulangone #blogger

#fashion : Last night was my first time wearing #jeans 👖since my surgery! I take little things & make them into celebrations because well why not🤷🏻‍♀️?! By the end of the night I was ready to slip into my #pjs as the band of my jeans was getting a little snug around the wound site from wearing it all night. Again I’m still healing but not to the point I can’t dress up. This #jpouch chick is just (God willing) starting to get into my “new normal”😎💜. #beautifullymade #insideandout #autoimmunedisease #ulcerativecolitis #september #jpouchlife #fridaynight #ootn #style #ibdawareness #nj #doubledate #blogger

#fbf : In honor of NYFW, this was taken September, 2013 the year I got to attend 2 runway shows & go to @mercedesbenzfashion (with my hubby who at the time was my fiancé, honest truth: he pushed me to socialize & connecting that day—I’m pretty shy...actually super shy when not in my comfort zone. Thanks, @cashmesaving for always pushing me beyond my limits😘) where I got to enjoy some free goodies, fashion watch, & meet some of my favorite #fashionbloggers ! It was a year I’ll never forget as it was exactly one year back from living in Cali & had graduated with my #fashiondegree @fidm . Once I got back, I was interning @icbnyc (designer is @prabalgurung who I got to meet a few times!). I was feeling on top of the world as I was also getting married in 7 months. My #ulcerativecolitis , personal life, & start of my career we’re all aligning & I felt good. And of course I can’t forget not only does #nyfw showcase every #september BUT it’s also my #biryhdaymonth 😎🎈🙌🏼. I look at this woman & look at me now and boy how things have changed. Not only did I grow personally in my life & had some exciting changes & blessings (like getting married) but I’ve also been through some difficult challenges & struggles I never thought I’d face let alone conquer til now. But, I did because God & my loved ones are SO good. That’s still me in that picture but now with some beautiful scars & more life lessons to carry💜. #beautifullymade #insideandout #autoimmunedisease #jpouch #jpouchlife #ibdawareness #style #fashion #ootd #ootn #runwayshow #nyc #nj #blogger #friday

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