March 23, 2017

Events | The 2017 UniverSoul Circus is All New and Better Than Ever!


If there is one thing I love, it's events that promise a great show every year and actually deliver! The UniverSoul Circusalso known as the #BestCircusEver, does just that.  It is a yearly favorite of mine not only because of the soulful music, but the great crowd participation and amazing performances.  My husband and I have been every year for the last three years and each time, we always have a ball.  The UniverSoul Circus invited me to attend again this year (see my makeover from last year) and I couldn't wait to see what was new in this year's show.  Needless to say, the show was completely new and better than ever!

March 15, 2017

Personal Style | Lace and Leather


Spring officially starts in five days and unfortunately, North Carolina has not seemed to get the memo.  Regardless, I've decided to slowly start incorporating some of my favorite spring pieces into my everyday outfits.  From brighter colors to lace like in today's post, I'm pulling them out and mixing them with warmer pieces to get my spring transition on a roll.  In today's look, this dress is certainly not new.  I fell in love with it last year after seeing it on Facebook and wore it in this previous post.  I decided to have a little fun with it and mix it with leather.

March 6, 2017

Beauty | Three Reasons Your Skin Will Love Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer

Thank you Curél® for sponsoring this post.


Dry skin is no fun.  If you suffer from dry skin or even eczema, you are definitely not alone.  My mother and I discovered I had eczema as a young girl.  The itchy, dry patches were really tough to deal with and my mother did as much as she could to lessen the itch.  From foregoing perfume to using fragrance-free laundry detergents, it was always a task to try to keep my dry skin at bay - and to be honest, it didn’t always work.  That’s why today I’m beyond thankful for wet skin moisturizers like Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer.

March 2, 2017

Healthy Living | I Did Jenny Craig for Two Months and Here's What Happened

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I have struggled to lose weight for years.  At the time I met my husband in 2012, I was in a pretty good routine of maintaining my weight, but with the combination of love, lots of good food and sometimes stress, I gained almost 100 pounds in five years.  That's shocking, I know.  It's just as hard for me to realize exactly how much weight I gained.  I knew something needed to change and Jenny Craig came at just the right time.  I was given the opportunity to try Jenny Craig Anywhere for two months.  My two month journey had it's highs, lows and even a few surprises in between.

March 1, 2017

Events | Triad Goodwill 8th Annual Rock the Runway Fashion Show Recap


Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Triad Goodwill's Rock the Runway Fashion Show for the second year in a row.  This year was extremely special for me because I was asked to be one of the judges.  If you've never heard of Rock the Runway, the show includes designers who create original ensembles with clothing donated to Triad Goodwill.  Not only do you get to enjoy a fabulous show, but you also get to shop and support a worthy cause.  All proceeds from the night’s festivities benefit those who experience barriers in employment and job training within our community.  As a donator and frequent shopper of Triad Goodwill, I couldn't wait to see what the designers would create.