A few months ago, my Mom called me with some fascinating news; in partnership with Calyx Concierge, she was invited to showcase her artwork in Manhattan! My Mom, Vallerie, is a custom mandala artist and makes the most breathtaking pieces. We were very excited and my Mom asked me if I would come and handle the business end so she could focus on creating - I was in! A mother-daughter trip to NYC?? Pinch me now!Read More
If you clicked on this post, chances are you may be going through or thinking about a significant change in your life. Let’s face it; change is scary af. The fear of the unknown can be wildly overwhelming. ESP for us crazy Type A’s who crave certainty (heyyy). But did you know that our brains actually prefer predictable negative consequences over uncertain outcomes? Our minds want certainty and avoid uncertainty.Read More
Aside from the juggernaut apps of today, (Uber, Postmates, Instagram), I wanted to share my 5 favorite apps that I use daily! Some are social media related while others are lifestyle & wellness. Here is a peek at apps I adore & what they do!Read More
But how simple is it, really?
And is it even something we can look for?
Are we able to truly control it?
If you’re anything like me, leading a life filled with joy, laughter & bliss is an absolute must. No matter the situation, I always try to look at the glass as half full (and sometimes, that can be incredibly hard)! However, capturing & holding onto happiness is not something that you will magically “figure out” one day. It is a continuous practice that you must exercise.Read More
Ahh, CBD oil. You’ve probably heard of it or know someone who has tried it. If you haven’t, here is the skinny -
CBD oil (aka hemp oil), is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a chemical compound that is found naturally in the cannabis plant. CBD is NOT mind altering like marijuana; in other words, CBD will NOT get you high - there is 0% THC. CBD is known to help with inflammation, arthritis, joint pain, stomach cramps, swelling, epilepsy, aches, colds, anxiety, depression, eczema, psoriasis & rashes.Read More
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.Read More
It is no secret that I am obsessed with routines. If you have read The Pivot Principle or seen past blogs such as The Truth About Morning Routines, I go into great detail on my specific morning routine and why having one is so powerful & beneficial. But what about bedtime routines? Do they work? Heck yes, they do.Read More
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.Read More
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 TIPSRead More
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. #yespleaseRead More
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.Read More
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!Read More
Whether you are Zodiac obsessed (like moi) or curious if your sign matches your style - read on!
It’s no secret that I love all things Zodiac. I read my horoscope daily, am a Leo to the max & my style definitely is heavily influenced by that. Let’s have some fun and dive into the best styles for your sign!Read More
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.Read More
Adding ribbon to your Christmas Tree is the perfect way to dress up your tree for a chic and high-end look. There is an easy trick on exactly how to place the ribbon so that it appears as if it is coming from within the tree. Watch below for the quick secret on how to put ribbon in your Christmas Tree to make a statement this holiday season!Read More
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.Read More
For any new friends to the blog, my fiancé Freddie has been on the long-time running soap opera, Days of Our Lives for seven years now - It feels just like yesterday that he booked the job!
The show itself is celebrating its 53rd Anniversary this upcoming Thursday! In honor of this milestone event, the production will be throwing its annual Day of Days Bash in Universal City on Saturday, November 10th.Read More
This past Friday, I flew into New Jersey as my sister is due to give birth this month! Although she measures early, her official due date is October 31st (my favorite holiday- Halloween!) On Saturday afternoon, I was reminiscing with my parents, and we couldn’t believe how long it had been since we all carved pumpkins together! If you saw last year’s Halloween Vlog with Freddie, I am ALL about the holiday spirit! Carving pumpkins, scary movies, candy corn, you name it - I am there!Read More
This past weekend, I connected with a long-time girlfriend of mine. We caught up, made sure all was well in the world with one another, and then we got real af. We started discussing the future and had an insanely transparent convo with one another.Read More
How is it already October 8th!?
Yesterday, I did a post on social media that ended up being a bit of a microblog, if you will. It was The Four Year Anniversary of a very intense car accident I was in. The collision left me in the hospital for three months, re-learning to walk and undergoing 12 surgeries.
The post looked something like this:Read More