January 18, 2017

Lifestyle | Three Ways I'm Living More Intentionally This Year


It seems like everyone has a special word for 2017.  I have seen all throughout social media people sharing their word to describe their upcoming year.  I actually love this idea over new year's resolutions and it made me think about what my word for the year would be.  In actuality, I believe I discovered my word for 2017 well before the new year began.  My word for 2017 is intentional.  Intentional is defined as done on purpose or deliberate.  I have decided to begin living more of a life dedicated to my purpose.  I'm deliberately living and acting in such a way that my purpose is fulfilled and I'm as happy as possible.

January 16, 2017

Personal Style | #FabsThrifty30: Turtlenecks


It's been a little while since I've shared some thrifted goodness with you.  One of my absolute favorite things to thrift are wardrobe essentials like blazers, sweaters and even turtlenecks.  Last year, I spent a day visiting a few local Goodwills with my mother.  While thrifting, I saw this camel colored sleeveless turtleneck.  It was still warm outside at the time I saw it, but I knew it would be a piece I could definitely use in my wardrobe for fall and winter.  Plus, it was excellent quality and less than $4... Steal!

January 13, 2017

Healthy Living | I Have Wanted to Lose Weight for Years & I'm Doing It NOW!

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I have to admit that I've struggled with weight loss for years.  Like many, I'm one of the ones who has started and stopped my weight loss journey so many times that I've lost count.  The truth is I've never been able to actually stick with it.  I would be gung ho for a few weeks even a month then lose complete interest.  I even started to share my journey here with you all at one point and then, of course, I completely stopped posting about it.  The truth is that I stopped sharing because I was scared to be honest and say that I fell off the wagon.

January 9, 2017

Personal Style | Two Ways to Style Avenue's Comfy Butter Denim Jeans


Happy New Year!  I hope your start to the year has been positive and productive.  I am starting the new year feeling refreshed and ready to share more of my love of beauty and style with you.  In today's style post, I'm excited to be partnering with Avenue to show you two ways to style their infamous Butter Denim Legging Jeans.  If I had to break it down, these jeans feel super comfortable like leggings, but look like jeans.  They are easy to throw on for casual Fridays at the office, date night and so much more.  Today I'm sharing how to dress them up for a date night and how to dress them down for a casual weekend look.

December 21, 2016

Beauty | L.A. COLORS Chunky Lip Pencil Review + Swatches


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend the day with Family Dollar and even tour one of their local stores in Charlotte.  During our tour of the store, Family Dollar gave us a moment to explore the store on our own.  You all know without a doubt, I went straight for the makeup section.  I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of makeup they had in store.  They had the largest L.A. COLORS section I'd ever seen.  If you're not familiar with L.A. COLORS, it's one of the most well known, affordable makeup brands.  I've been using the brand for years and couldn't wait to try some of the products I saw in Family Dollar.