Self Care is the Best Care: How I Keep Myself Balanced

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Saturday got off to real chill start for me, and it was really nice. Normally I don’t give myself enough time to get everything done and I’m usually rushing from one thing to the next. But, Saturday was different. I woke up earlier than usual and was able to move through my morning routine at a leisurely pace. Continue reading “Self Care is the Best Care: How I Keep Myself Balanced”


Always Eat After 7pm Book Challenge

This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.

Hey ya’ll! I hope that you are all healthy and safe during this time!

I’ve talked on here about my fitness journey with you guys before. Here we go again! I feel like I’m at a point in my life where I’m 85% comfortable with my body. However, with a familial history of diabetes, hypertension and cancer, I want to feel 100% comfortable with my health. So, when given the opportunity to participate in the “Always Eat After 7pm Book Challenge” I took it without hesitation.

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Gallery Wall: How to design it to elevate your space

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A couple weeks ago when two frames on our gallery wall fell and broke, I made the decision to redo the entire gallery wall. Those broken frames were a part of a set, so rather than finding new ones that kind of matched, I bought new ones from Amazon and a few cute accent pieces from Kirkland’s!

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8 DIY Face Masks to Try: Getting Through COVID-19

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I hope you all are well and are finding moments for peace during this time. Self care is at the top of my list of things these days, and I don’t know what’s better for calming the mind than doing something good for your skin! Ok, that statement might include a bit of hyperbole but when you battle adult acne like I do, treating or preventing a breakout can give you a sense of control. AND what goes better with DIY face masks than a good glass of wine? Ultimate zen time.

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Getting Through COVID-19: Greenways and Trails

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Hopefully the weather is as beautiful where you are as it is here. I have been itching to get outside to enjoy the sunshine. I got fully dressed the other day to drop lunch off to Doug and I didn’t even get out of the car. That’s where I’m at by this point 😂. We’re heading into week three of being inside here in NC and I know we’re all focused on getting through COVID-19 as best we can.

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3 Things We Can All Do To Help During the CoronaVirus Pandemic

It’s safe to say that nothing quite threw a wrench in our plans to make 2020 our year quite like the Coronavirus. Travel plans have halted, college …

3 Things We Can All Do To Help During the CoronaVirus Pandemic

5 Tips to Make Work From Home Better

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If you live in North Carolina like me, then it’s been exactly one week and two days since our little corner of the world stopped. People who have never experienced work from home (like me) or spent consecutive weekends at home (like me) have suddenly found themselves getting reacquainted with their homes and roommates (including the ones who don’t pay bills).

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Curvy Swimwear Powered by Artesands

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It’s officially spring here in North Carolina which means trips to the beach/lake/pool will quickly follow suit. That’s right! Swimwear season is upon us and I don’t know about y’all but that five pounds I was suppose to lose to prepare for summer didn’t happen. Honestly, swimsuit season can be daunting for women of all shapes and sizes. But, when you factor in the little extra meat on the bones it can be quite skressful! Not because we aren’t beautiful or have every right to embrace our curves, but because not everyone knows how to make curvy swimwear that flatters our bodies.

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Fingercomber Sof-Knix HD Unit: A Review

Hey ya’ll! If you follow me on the ‘Gram you may (or may not) have already met my most prized Christmas gift. My friends over on Instagram suggested a number of good names, but I still haven’t settled on one yet.  For now we’ll just call her by her given name:

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Juvia’s Place I am Magic Foundation: A Review

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A few months ago, I picked up the Juvia’s Place I am Magic Foundation on one of my many Ulta runs. I posted a video applying the foundation and sharing my initial impression, but I never followed up with final thoughts. Here we are now! Better late than never right? Let’s get into it.

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White Jeans After Labor Day: Three Ways to Style Them

You guysssss!! Happy NEW YEAR! It’s been way too long, and I’ve missed you guys so much. But I’m back with a few tips on how to wear your white jeans (after Labor Day). But really, it’s 2020…are folks still abiding by that old adage? Either way, here are three looks I put together with these super comfortable, super stretchy ASOS denim Take a look see!

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My New Favorite Wood Accessory for Fall

I’ve been collecting watches since I was about 20 years old. I haven’t counted in a while, but I would guess that I own around 15 or so watches. I used to get a watch to celebrate every special occasion. My husband even gifted me a watch for my first birthday we spent together. After only three months together, at that point, he could already tell how much I loved them.

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Harper’s Parlour Nail Salon in Durham, NC.

Watching her in her element was moving. I’ve been getting my nails done bimonthly for 10 years and I’d never been to a nail salon owned by a woman who looked like me.

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