It’s the season of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting & praying and whether you are of a different faith, everyone can relate to a time of reflecting and mediation. Ramadan teaches Muslims about patience, spirituality, humility, and submissiveness to God. Reflection helps us become more grateful for life and loving towards one another. During this time Muslims believe Ramadan to be an auspicious month for the revelations of God to humankind.

The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm. During Ramadan, Muslims slow down from worldly affairs and focus on self-reformation, spiritual cleansing and enlightenment.This is to establish a link between themselves and God through prayer, supplication, charity, good deeds, kindness and helping others.

Even if you practice a different faith, we believe self-reformation and cleansing is beneficial to the mind and spirit. Here at IJORERE, We are inspired by the power of prayer, reflection, and Godliness.

And in honor of Ramadan, here’s a palette board we hope might get you a little inspired to reflect and say a little pray!

May your day be IJORERE
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Lemonade stand birthday~Part deux~IjoBaby

We have delicious news that we can’t WAIT to share with you:
IJORERE The Invitation now offers decor ideas!
Let us help you come up with party and event ideas that you’ve always dreamed of having. We would be pleased to provide you with ideas on what to purchase and select depending on your inspiring TASTE! We LOVE styling events and will infuse clever ideas for your IJORERE or your little munchkin’s themed party.

Speaking of little munchkins, Ola’s lil’ chicks just had a birthday bash and we’d love to share some yummy and delightful pictures that will tickle your senses! This summery palette is based off Ola’s lil’ chicks lemonade stand birthday bash! And of course where ever you find Ola’s hand, she’s sure to sprinkle her love with BURSTS of color and creative decor! Enjoy!

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P.S. If you missed out on our effervescent Lemonade Stand Birthday Party post, well you are in for a double treat! Let us inspire your IJORERE with more glamorous photos!

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♫Kiss de Girl♫

Give credits to Russians with inventing the “Wedding Kiss”. For many couples, their wedding kiss is not only their reward, but a symbolism of unity, trust and love to themselves. Guests at the wedding anxiously holding their breath through the ceremony, waiting for that sweet moment when the couple would just KISS already! Finally the romantic and promising gesture between husband and wife seals the deal as the blushing bride gazes into the eyes of the man of her dreams.

Believe it or not, you won’t find a bride and groom locking lips during a formal Indian wedding and kissing is frowned upon for most Japanese weddings!
A wedding kiss may not always be present in certain cultures, but every single culture yearns to show their expression of love on their IJORERE.

The Russian nobility often copied exotic French customs in the past and seamlessly came up with this sacred custom of a kiss at the end of a wedding ceremony. And now, for the most part, a bride and groom can truly live happily ever after; sealed with a symbolic kiss. Enjoy!

Sierra G. IJORERE Memoirs

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