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 

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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Citrus Summer Soirée 

I hosted a little summer citrus themed gathering with a few of my girlfriends and of course had to dress the part! I found this little number while insta-stalking one of my favorite Victoria’s Secret models (s/o to Romee!). The dress is Michael Kors and the color is called “Mandarin”. I wasn’t quite sure I would be able to pull the color off with my red hair but I really love how bright and cheery it is! Even if I … Read More

Rose Gold Travel Gear

Everything is coming up roses! 

Are you obsessed with rose gold? Yea.. me too! That’s why I had to share my favorite suitcase with you. This metallic stunner is made by iFLY and comes in all three sizes. I chose the carry-on because I try to always pack as light as possible.

The link to purchase the suitcase is HERE and it also comes in gold metallic!

As for the rest of my travel outfit:

White jeans and tank: Express… Read More

Faking it: My 5 Favorite Sunless Tanners!

Swimsuit: Luli Fama

5 Favorite Sunless Tanners

Are you looking for a good self tanner that doesn’t leave you orange and streaked? Being a redhead, I have really fair skin. I have to be extremely careful in the sun on vacation. I usually wear tons of sunscreen and a hat the entire time at the beach. But… I still want to LOOK tanned while avoiding the burns and blisters, so I use sunless tanners!

We have all heard about self … Read More