Home Office Makeover

TO DO: Get out your trash can and clean up! Throw out any unnecessary mail. Stack the important stuff for later. Clear off your desk. This means everything, then wipe it down with the appropriate cleaning products (wood – furniture … Continue reading

Tricks to Pulling Off a Bold Lip Color

  HAPPY 2015!  New Year = new look. Why not start with your lip color? There are many colors on the market, so where do you start?  Try anything!  Don’t be afraid of color!  Here are some pro tips to … Continue reading

Master Holiday Small Talk!

PARTY TIME!  Yes! Yes! Yes!  Fall/Winter is my favorite time of the year!  This means, food, family, fun, and parties!  So, to help lessen your social stress, I have compiled a short list to help you mingle like a pro! … Continue reading

Aerial Narcolepsy

I have been traveling for a while now, I’ve been very fortunate I must admit. One constant thing about all the miles and all the airports is the food at the airports and what happens on the plane….with or without … Continue reading

Hodge Podge Decor

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So, I am back in TX.  It’s been about 9 or 10 years since I was here last. What a long spring.  The military packed me up, delivered, and unpacked my home in what seemed to be an eternity.  This … Continue reading

A Dude’s Dining Room Do Over

What a complete hot mess! The above before pictures were of my bestie, JW’s dining room.  Let me tell you whoever painted his dining room red should be shot!  This color took so many coats of white I think I … Continue reading

Moving Day

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It has been a couple of weeks or so since the military moved my belongings to my next destination.  I felt the need to post something since the summer months are a high moving season for our troops. Moving day came … Continue reading

And the Countdown Begins

Today movers came to estimate the weight of the items in my home.  A sad, but grateful day! Yes, the military is moving me again. This time for a new and exciting opportunity! My whole life I wanted nothing more than … Continue reading

2014 Spring Nail Pick

Spring is finally showing its beautiful colors.  This means time for a new at-home mani!  I was skeptical about this one though.  I am use to a good old french manicure or nail salon gel nails, but thought I should … Continue reading

Weekend Fashion, Fun, and Friends

  This weekend I decided to go for “no plan down time.”  This meant, I went wherever my heart desired.  I started it off by chilling at the lake house Friday night with a little paint, canvas, and “Peanuts.”  My … Continue reading

Winter Storm and PJs

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Okay… so what a glorious day!  Snowed in and loving it!  Confession: Yesterday I got everything done…except the workout!  BOO!  I wanted to ensure I got what I needed done for work before bed after cleaning up the house.  I … Continue reading

Plaid Threads

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Earlier this week I headed back from Mom’s and couldn’t help but stop at JR Cigars on 67 JR Road, Selma, NC.  I saw signs for miles prior to it’s location and thought it was a great place to take … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Threads

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What to wear?  What to wear?  Tomorrow I am heading to a dinner party and even with a closet full of the latest fashions, I have no clue what to wear.  I love silver anything so I thought about keeping … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Dinner Decor

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Every holiday season I host a feast for all those who were unable to go home.  Last year I chose to personally fund and feed over 150 of D.C.’s homeless.  With this week’s many obstacles, I was grateful my friend … Continue reading

Bed, bath and Mommyhood

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Today was a bit stressful.  I woke up with the worst headache and neck strain ever! I need a new freaking pillow!  I made the mistake of sleeping on my down feather pillow last night.  UGH!  (Side note: Thanks Mini … Continue reading