WHAT THE INSTAGRAM BLACKOUT TAUGHT ME

Picture this: The day is Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. I am getting ready for the Draper James x M.Gemi Collection Launch. I grab my photo for Instagram and prep my stories to celebrate and share this fabulous limited line.

I open up my Instagram only to be greeted by a “cannot load” message - no matter how many times I hit refresh. I go to my Insta stories and try uploading - no dice. I then pull up my feed and try uploading a photo - zip, zilch, nada.

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HONORING A TRUE AMERICAN HERO: LIFE CELEBRATION OF MY GRAMPS, KENNETH CLIFFORD TAYLOR

Five months ago, I had the privilege and honor of interviewing WWII B-29 Bombardier/Navigator, Businessman, Family Man & my Grandfather, Ken Taylor on a blog titled Life According to My 95-Year-Old Gramps. He shared great wisdom, witty stories & true perspective on living an extraordinary life filled with a positive mindset & wonderful values.

On December 21st, 2018, our beloved Gramps passed away. As devastating as that day was for so many, we were all incredibly grateful for our time with this truly magnetic individual. His Celebration of Life was set for February 23, 2019, at The American Legion in Lady Lake, Florida.

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5 TIPS THAT MAKE LIFE EASIER

Sometimes the smallest changes in your life can make ALL the difference. With our ever busy schedules and lifestyles, easy to implement tips can be wildly helpful. I’ve collected 5 tips that have made my life a heck of a lot easier! I present to you:

5 RANDOM, YET LIFE CHANGING TIPS

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#032: SANIA KHILJEE: SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT & COACH

On Episode 032, we sit down with the knowledgeable & skilled, Sania Khiljee! Sania is a Social Media Expert & Coach who has grown her business page Losers to Legends to 1.4 million followers & has been a contributor to Entrepreneur.com! On this ep, Sania shares tips/tricks and growth hacks for personal and business branding as well as why your business needs an e-mail list. No matter if you are just starting on social media or an expert, this episode is a must listen.

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THE BEST ROMANTIC COMEDIES OF ALL TIME

REAL TALK: Reflecting on past years of celebrating Valentine’s Day, no matter my relationship status, one thing always remains the same: my favorite way to celebrate this holiday is with ROMANTIC COMEDIES! Sometimes going out can be stressful. Restaurants are packed, the menus are all preset and the setting can feel very contrived. While I do love celebrating love, sometimes there is no better Valentine’s Day than a date at home with your loved one, favorite rom-com, home cooked meal & delicious wine. #yesplease

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THE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I feel so many of us never know what to get the lovely ladies in our lives (whether that be our significant other, daughter, mom or even a Galentine!) What is something she would adore? What is something she would benefit from using? How do I find something timeless that she will truly appreciate? No worries, my sweet friends, I gotchu covered.

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10 WORKOUT SONGS FOR YOUR 2019 PLAYLIST

It is no surprise that I am obsessed with ALL things music. Whether I am writing, cleaning, working out, relaxing, driving, editing or working at a coffee shop, you better believe I have different playlists for each occasion. I have an eclectic taste in general but when it comes to my workout playlist - I am really picky!

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HOW TO MAKE 2019 YOUR YEAR

Picture this:

It’s the second week of January 2019. Your Facebook News Feed seamlessly transitions from ‘New Year, New Me’ posts to entertaining af ‘How Hard Did Aging Hit You?’ challenge posts. 

The crowd at the gym is becoming less packed and everyone is slowly sliding back into their usual patterns & lifestyles.

Can I let you in on a dirty little secret? I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions.

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#031: FREDDIE SMITH & ALYSSA TABIT: AUDIOBOOK, ROAD TRIP & VIRTUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

On Episode 031, we sit down for an intimate conversation where we chat about what is was like recording our audiobook for The Pivot Principle, an upcoming road trip, our virtual holiday party on December 12th, party giveaways, balancing a healthy diet during the holiday season, and why we’ve been waiting to pop the bottle of champagne gifted to Freddie from Days of Our Lives when he won an Emmy in 2014!

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DAY OF DAYS RECAP

I cannot believe another Day of Days has come and gone! Time is flying! This year, the beloved Soap Opera celebrated its 53rd Anniversary in style with a big bash at Universal CityWalk.

At around 8:00a on Saturday, November 10th, Bryon our videographer arrived at our place in Pasadena along with Nansi. The awesome duo was set to capture and shoot a vlog episode for us to show behind the scenes of the celebration.

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#029: CHANDLER MASSEY: ACTOR: DAYS OF OUR LIVES

On Episode 029, we sit down with the enjoyable and talented Chandler Massey! On this ep, we discuss Chandler completing college, aliens, psychics and ghosts, traveling, his plans on 30 new experiences before turning 30, hiking Machu Picchu, what it was like when his character, Will, was recast on Days, a musical talent, and positive thinking.

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#028: GREG RIKAART: ACTOR: DAYS OF OUR LIVES

On Episode 028, we sit down with the talented and amiable Greg Rikaart! We chat with Greg about his journey to LA, working in the entertainment industry for almost 20 years, what it was like working on Dawson’s Creek, responding to online bullying, breaking into the soap world, The Young and the Restless, the progressive gay love storyline on Days of Our Lives, family life, playing a villain, and living in the moment. 

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#027: FREDDIE SMITH: DAYS OF OUR LIVES

On Episode 027, we sit down and put Freddie in the hot seat! We discuss his journey breaking into the acting industry, modeling at IMTA, a day in the life of an actor on Days of Our Lives, who he’d love to see a storyline with, weight loss and the similarities he shares with his character Sonny!

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