DONUT Mess with Brides-To-Be

Do you ever feel like going into a donut shop, buying a dozen and just eating them in one sitting? Yeah, me neither. However, starting off my day with a delicious donut from “brewnuts” in Cleveland – they infused their dough with beer, hence the name – sounded like a great idea. This week’s #WeddingWednesday…

Can’t Say “I DO” without You!

Perhaps the most exciting part of the wedding planning process is selecting your bridal party and thinking of creative ways to “propose” to them. I didn’t even have to exert much brain power on this one – my five best pals are my world and I can’t imagine marrying my better half without them at…

With a Venue, Along Came the Date

Picture your six-year-old self. Remember going to the ice cream shop on a hot, summer day and coming up to the vendor with exuberant energy, practically bouncing off of the walls because you couldn’t wait to get Cookie Dough on top of Superman with a dash of sprinkles? Oh, and the moment your world came…

Skin is a Beautiful Thing… Wear It Well!

A few months ago, I was sitting across from my soon-to-be grandmother and Mary Kay guru (she knows all things beauty), Nana Louisa, complimenting how soft her cheek felt after our traditional tight hug. She told me the #1 rule to having great skin is moisturizing and wearing sunscreen, and I, of course, nodded. Fast…

Social Media Can Wait

If you’ve been following along, then you’d know I got engaged 11 days ago. And if you haven’t…. TADA! I’m engaged 🙂 I felt compelled to write about why we waited to make the announcement and why I highly recommend couples do the same. My fiancĂ© and I decided to wait a few days before…

A Million Times Yes

In most little girls’ dreams, the thought of marriage crosses their minds at some point or another. Of course, I was and am one of those little girls, dreaming of the day my very own Prince Charming would come sweeping me off of my feet. And he came on January 19th, 2018. Although I’m biased,…

Fueled by Passion… and Hairspray

Three months ago, a hairstylist, a salon and a product changed my life. Yes, that may sound dramatic, but trust me when I say I feel ten times happier and more fabulous, and so does my hair. Before I decided to get Klix, I did my research — numerous consulting appointments for different types of…

Be the Sunshine Mixed with a Little Hurricane

Did you wake up this morning feeling like you can conquer the world? Okay, maybe not the world, but definitely your job or your kids or whatever lies ahead… I know I did after watching the Golden Globes. #Oprah4President2020 It wasn’t her speech that fueled my motivation for today, but rather, her delivery and her…

A His & Hers Kind of Christmas

My boyfriend, Vince, recently bought a beautiful, tall Christmas tree to set up in his living room. It’s a 9-foot artificial tree with six different light settings, allowing you to choose from all white light to all multi-color to a rapid switch between the two. It’s the perfect mixture for both of our tastes –…

Belif in the USA

Don’t you love play-on words or when you can plug in a brand name into a clichĂ© quote? I sure do! Especially when the company sends you your first #influencer products to use FO’ FREE! After poisoning my facial skin for the last three years with heavy duty makeup for pageant-related events, I have said…

It’s Time We Speak Up

I’m not one to talk about politics, ever. Sure, I can join the band wagon around my family and friends, but I am normally neutral. I guess spending three years being “politically correct” and “silent” about my views outside of the pageant interviews had a little bit of an affect. But something peaked my interest…

We’re All Thinking It…

Do you believe in chance? I do. Do you believe in everything happening for a reason, as clichĂ© as that sounds? I do. What about doing the right thing, no matter how hard or uncomfortable it might make you? I sure do. Today was one of those days.  I’m the type that typically works her…