Travel Diary | Virginia is for Travel Lovers

I’ll never forget the first time I walked onto an airplane. I was 19-years-old and I was headed off to Texas for Basic Military Training. This is when I learned all about the fine skill of hyperventilating. It was probably, to this day, one of the worst flights of my life. Down to the thunder and lightening storm that followed me all the way to San Antonio. You’d think this would’ve scared me into never flying again…wrong. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve flown and how many more flights are in my future. It’s all because I…

How to Refresh Dry Summer Hair | Giveaway (Closed)

Summer is almost over and it’s hopefully left you with fun memories and a maybe even a great tan…if that’s your kind of thing. Or you could be left with dry and brittle hair from the chlorine, sun, salt water, hair products, and even heat styling. Now, I wouldn’t consider myself a beauty guru. But, more like a beauty realist. I know we come from all kinds of walks of life and different hair types. So, as I sat on my couch reflecting on what I can do to refresh my hair for the upcoming fall season. That’s when I thought…

Summer Moments to Remember

This post is in collaboration with JCPenney. What can I say about summer that you aren’t already thinking? You basically love it and never want it to end right? It’s like this season was created for special moments with the people you care most about. I’ll admit I used to be more of a winter kind of girl, but this summer has been one to remember. I don’t want it end either, because of days like this one. Just so you know, my mama is pretty much my everything. We are a lot alike and we love to spend time…

Los Angeles | Win a Ticket to Curvy Cocktails! (Closed)

Look out Los Angeles! Here’s your chance to enter to win a ticket to Curvy Cocktails. Kristine Thompson, the blogger behind TrendyCurvy.com, created this social event to bring together bloggers, brands, models, influencers, and curvy fashionistas to one location to celebrate all things plus size. Unfortunately, I will be out of town and won’t be able to attend. Bummer! So, I asked Kristine if I could give a ticket away—and she said yes! Rocking their best cocktail attire, Curvy Cocktails will also be co-hosted by Candice Kelly, plus model of Dorothy Combs Modeling Agency. And there will be a very…

Living a Bold Life—My Way

Sponsored by J.M. Smucker company. If you would’ve asked me five years ago if I was living a bold life, I’m not sure I would’ve been able to answer you truthfully. Maybe because I wasn’t. I had just been diagnosed with anxiety and fear ruled my life. There were no courageous moments and I definitely wasn’t taking any daring chances. It was a dark time and one I’m not ashamed to talk about. Over the years, I’ve continued to battle my anxiety. And I probably will for the rest of my life. But, I’m happy to report that fear and…

Travel Diary | Discovering Mission San Diego de Alcalá

“Less doh…less doh,” I would yell as soon as I heard the keys jingle. My dad tells me as soon as I could walk and talk, I was always trying to leave. I can’t blame me. This curious toddler wanted to see what was beyond her parents arms. I’m not much different today. I can’t imagine a life without being able to travel and discover new places. In my latest travel adventure, I take you in and around the first mission in California—San Diego de Alcalá. There I was in one of my favorite cities, with KIA and it was our duty to…

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