The 150th Belmont Stakes

 

Witnessing Triple Crown History

When most people think about the Belmont Stakes, they think about the iconic victory achieved by Secretariat. At the 150th Belmont stakes the prestigious Triple Crown trophy hung in the balance by none other than Secretariat’s 4th Great-Grandson — Justify. I was able to witness Justify win the Kentucky Derby this year. Being able to attend the Kentucky Derby was a “Bucket List” experience for me that you can read more about here. I … Read More

Beginners Guide to Group Fitness

Image Credit: Ben Wagner Photo

Hi Friends!!

I have always been a huge fan group fitness. I love the positive atmosphere and the unique culture that each class seems to possess. For a few years, I worked out at a local Crossfit Box and I truly loved it. I even filmed a few really awesome lifestyle segments there for the Miss USA video packages. However, Crossfit isn’t for the faint of heart. Even though it is adaptable for all fitness … Read More

The 144th Kentucky Derby

Fun Facts, Fascinators, and everything Derby

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For as long as I can remember, going to the Kentucky Derby has been on my bucket list. I FINALLY had the opportunity to go and have been dying to write this post to share my experience with all of you! If you have ever dreamed of going to derby or any race for that matter I will share some tips I learned from my weekend as an honorary Kentuckian.

First things First… The

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2017 Recap and Cheers to the New Year!

Happy Monday Everyone!

I shared on my Instagram yesterday that I took a little holiday vacation from the blog. I took this little break mostly because I was struggling to find an authentic “purpose” with what to post. I also wanted to truly focus on enjoying the holidays with friends and loved ones. A lot of bloggers that I follow post a lot about holiday shopping guides or super cute sweaters (that you actually want to buy for yourself Read More

Words To Live By To Celebrate My 28th Birthday

Happy Birthday to Me!

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28 Pieces of Advice

I decided to write this post in honor of my 28th birthday today! Last year at this time, I was celebrating my birthday at the Miss Ohio USA orientation. It was a wonderful day celebrating with all the contestants but what I didn’t know is that it was also the beginning … Read More

Rent the Runway Review

Rent the Runway Review

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Recently, I had a few fall weddings to attend and I decided to give Rent the Runway a try. I seriously had nothing in my closet to wear to a fall wedding. (Cue eye roll from my family) But in all honesty, I only had summer or winter dresses.. nothing in-between! I started shopping around but couldn’t find anything that I had in mind for these events at the price point that I … Read More

Monograms, Mulled Cider, and everything FALL!

Hello and Happy Fall Ya’ll!

I didn’t expect to take the little blogging vacation that I have been on, but it has been a busy few months! I travelled most of the summer, moved into a new home, and started a new school year #TeacherTired . However, I am happy to be back at it!

I wanted to share with you a little bit about the company Marly Lilly for those of you who love monograms. (and who doesn’t really…am … Read More

Having Child Like Faith


Having Child-Like Faith

I wrote this piece for myself a year ago and it is one of the first realizations I had to begin blogging.  It is a more personal post that came straight from my heart at 3am one morning after teaching Vacation Bible School. In honor of the VBS kickoff this week, I decided to muster up some courage and share this message in hopes that it resonates with some of you. Its a bit lengthy and I … Read More

Best Products for Long Hair & Extentions

The Long Hair Struggle is Real

I have really long naturally straight hair. In the summer, my hair gets dried out and tangled from being in pools and outdoors. I just recently tried the Long Sexy Hair collection and I have to say I am in love! There are four products in this line, all of which have Moringa Oil and Biotin infused within.

Long Sexy Hair Collection:

  1. Color Safe Luxurious Shampoo
  2. Color Safe Luxurious Conditioner
  3. Luxe Detangler (I
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Island Essentials 

IT’S VACATION TIME!! 🏝
Here are a few new things I’m taking in my beach bag this year!

  1. A Suspenseful Beach ReadInto the Water by Paula Hawkins. This book was so good I read the whole thing on my flight to Jamaica. You can purchase it on amazon here!
  2. Mary Kay After-Sun Gel– This gel is cool and refreshing. It eliminates the itchy dry skin that happens after too much sun exposure. This is a must
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