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Posted by Editor On JULY - 18 - 2011

Time flies, can you believe we are already past the half year mark? Just the other day we welcomed the New Year with long lists of resolutions. Well, the year doesn’t feel so new anymore, it’s that time of the year when energy levels sink, we get sucked into the routine of life and many times become complacent. All these are symptoms of Mid Year blues.


Posted by Editor On JULY- 18 - 2011

Growing up, I was a ‘someday girl’. I had dreams of someday publishing a book, someday working for a newspaper, someday being an editor, someday. Until one day many years later I woke up to the realization that someday was today; the only assurance we have, not 2 years from now or tomorrow but today.


Posted by Editor On JULY - 18 - 2011

For some April habitually brings in to mind Spring; sunshine, blooming flowers, the green of trees and sliding into flip flops. For me, April is just April because luckily where I live the beauty of ‘Spring’ and getting high on Vitamin D is something I experience every day.


Posted by Editor On JULY - 18 - 2011

As I kid, one of my all time favorite TV shows was 'The Jefferson’s'. As I write this, the theme song is playing in my head. “Well we’re movin’ on up, to the east side, moving on up, to a deluxe apartment in the sky. Moving on up, to the east side, moving on up,we finally got a piece of the pie.


Posted by Editor On JULY - 18 - 2011

February is a special month, apart from the red roses, boxes of chocolate, great deals and the romance, it’s also the month we celebrate the history and contributions of African American men and women to society in the name of Black History Month.


Posted by Editor On JULY - 18- 2011

Happy New Year!Yes, I know I'm a little late on the wishes just like the way I'm late with our new January Issue but it's finally here. New year, new layout, new name, basically, new things. Its all about the new new! For all those who knew this blog as The Ladies Room, I now introduce you to AfroElle; a blog for women of afro-descent from all over the world.


Posted by Editor On JULY - 18 - 2011

The year has literally flown by, I can't believe it's already December. To many, December is a month of in depth self evaluation and stock taking; taking that walk down memory lane to see if you accomplished the goals you set at the beginning of the year.It's also about looking at your present to see what has worked for you or what you need to eliminate before you head on to the new year.

Featured Couple: Jonathon and Amy Mauritz

Posted by AfroElle On 10:17 AM

Amy Ohen and Jonathon Mauritz met at a coffee shop. When asked what her first impression of Jonathon was, Amy says she thought Jonathon was a college frat boy. “I was surprised that he was flirting with me because I was minding my own business studying in my comfy sweatpants and t-shirt. I was definitely not looking my finest!”
After one month of dating Amy says she knew Jonathon was ‘the one’. The two tied knot in August 14th 2010 in a glamorous wedding ceremony in Houston and a classy dinner at the Westin Galleria ballroom.

                                                            Minutes Away; Getting Ready

The One For Me

I was looking for a God fearing, loving, thoughtful, educated, practical spouse. I knew Jonathon was the one because I always prayed for a man strong in his faith. One day Jonathon presented me with a Couple's Devotional for Dating Christians. It was so lovely. During the week we worked through the devotional individually and on the weekends we would pack a picnic blanket and some snacks and go to a park to complete the joint part of the devotional. It really worked to bring us closer together and closer to God at the same time!  What i love most about my husband is his patience and his quirky sense of humor.

                                                           And Two Shall Become ONE


All About Marriage

Waking up in the morning to my husbands beautiful smile is what I love most about marriage and I believe the most important aspect of marriage to make it successful is communication!

                                                                    Daddy's Girl 

                                                                     First dance

So far marriage has taught me to be giving to be selfless and despite all the negativity, fears, challenges that comes with marriage, we make our marriage work by never going to bed angry, trying new things together, being interested in each other’s daily lives. No matter how boring I think his job is I let him tell me about his latest work project because it makes him happy!

                                                               A moment of prayer

                                                                  Her Maids

                                                                             the men 

To make the honeymoon period last we try a new recipe together once a week. It's so fun to decide on a recipe, go grocery shopping for all the ingredients, make the meal and eat it together. It's the little things in life.

                                                                  LETS CELEBRATE!

                                                               Oh Happy Day!

                                                                        soul train 

                                                  FAMILY MATTERS

                                                     JUST MARRIED


To the single woman hoping to get married some day, i would say,  be the woman you would want your love one married too. Develop your relationship with God, your own hobbies, interests and education and one day sooner or later your spouse will complement you instead of defining you.

Are you married or engaged, do you want to share your love story? Send us an email at [email protected] and we will feature you here.

4 Response to "Featured Couple: Jonathon and Amy Mauritz"

  1. Amy Said,

    Thanks for the feature :-)


  2. Myne Whitman Said,

    Lovely pictures, and I love this story! I wish the Mauritz all the best.


  3. Anonymous Said,

    Simply beautiful!! I loved all the combined elements that featured both cultures prominently and in a cohesive fashion! Hurray for love and all its wonderful examples!

    Gives me hope that i'll one day find my "Johnathan"


  4. Kathy C. Said,

    Beautiful wedding and such lovely words of advice. Congrats!


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