Post-Lent Lessons: 40 Days Without Meat

So, the Lenten season has come to a close. I had an amazing Easter last weekend, my older brother came back from college and surprised us in the morning before church! Hope you all had a great weekend, as well. Easter night I went to McDonalds & indulged in a chicken sandwich! I’m not a fast-food […]

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Ditching the Dirt, Not Dishing It

Lent really just creeped up on me this year. I can’t believe Ash Wednesday is already today! Though it’s hard, fasting from things you love helps you become closer to God and helps you live a simpler life. Now, Lent isn’t all about giving up those simple pleasures. It’s a time for self reflection, an opportunity […]

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19 Lessons in 19 Years

There is nothing wrong with being confident.  Be comfortable in your own skin! Nobody was born confident—it’s  something we are all capable of doing. I’ve learned “It’s OKAY” to love myself. Walk into a room with your head held high, make eye contact when talking to others, & always dress to impress. Try to take advantage […]

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Note to Self: 2016

To be honest, 2016 flew by. I think the major reason it felt so short was because I had so much going on. Many personal milestones were met in the past 12 months. I gotta say, it was a great year! I graduated high school, finished my first college semester (with all A’s and B’s, […]

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Through the Eyes of an Alpha Female

For those of you who don’t know me, after reading this you will probably feel closer to me than ever before.  LOL. Some of you will relate, and some of you will realize we are total opposites–and that’s OK! Being an Alpha Female is pretty awesome, for the most part. I would know this because, […]

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Royce Professional Styling Iron

  I would like to introduce this fabulous, new professional hair styling brand to you . . . Royce by Christy Bruski. This specific iron is the Mercury Series, available in purple, white, and black. Having a good iron is essential, especially in the dry, cold winter when our hair doesn’t corporate to begin with. The […]

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Fashion Shows & Oxford Shirts

So, after watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, who has 100% more motivation to hit the gym?! (For sure, me!  Hands down!) I have recently read a few articles bashing the show. Some believe shows like these diminish self-esteem by glorifying an “ideal image” in women. I couldn’t disagree more. In fact, such shows motivate […]

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Hidden Perks of Community College

All through high school I had my heart set on going to a 4-year university. It seemed like the only natural path: graduating, well, meant  graduating, graduating to something bigger and better. I was all prepared. My Pinterest was full of dorm room ideas. I already knew what I wanted to buy 8 months in […]

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Lets Stop and Smell the Roses

Sometimes I get so focused on reaching an end-goal, I forget to stop and appreciate the journey and the hard work I’ve done up to that point. I need to realize that it’s OK to slow down, notice the little things, and be present in the moment. The biggest reason I struggle is directly due […]

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