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

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

Faking it: My 5 Favorite Sunless Tanners!

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 tanning mishaps of … Read More

Cooking with Hello Fresh

The Not-So Pioneer Woman Cooks

Last week, I conducted a little kitchen experiment using Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh is a meal kit delivery service that sends healthy portioned meals to your door with detailed cooking instructions. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not very skilled in the kitchen to say the least. (Earlier this year, I had the “Great Egg Explosion of 2017” in my kitchen after the simple task of boiling eggs went south!) Despite my past … Read More

Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!!

Happy Thursday!!

In celebration of #ThirstyThursday and one successful first month of blogging, I wanted to do a special giveaway for my readers! Follow the instructions below to be entered to win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card.

Now you can go out and get a Unicorn drink for you and your friends!

Giveaway details:

What do I win? – $25 Starbucks Gift Card

How do I win it? – Enter your email to subscribe to my blog (On the sidebar Read More

Workout and Diet Q&A

Hello Everyone!

In my last blog post, I asked you to submit your diet and exercise questions for me to answer. Here is my Q&A on what I did to get ready for swimsuit competition!

 

Due to your experience in pageants, you’ve prepared for a LOT of swimsuit competitions. What did you learn during your prep for Miss USA SS that radically changed your usual SS prep habits?

I went about training for the Miss USA swimsuit competition way … Read More

5 Books that Changed My Life

” I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

– J.K. Rowling

Have you ever had a book change your life?…

I adore reading, and not the fancy “reading on your tablet” kind of reading either. I love buying new books. I love the feel of the pages and the smell of ink. I love going to the library and usually check-out way more than I can handle reading at one time. You can … Read More

My Favorite Bloggers

 

Since I’m strollin’ into the blogging world I thought I would share with you a list of my FAVORITE bloggers to follow. Enjoy and Happy Fri-YAY!

  1. The Teacher Diva 

2. VandiFair

3. The A List

4. Life With Me

5. The Pioneer Woman

6. LivvyLand

7. Southern Curls & Pearls

8. She is More

9. Blogilates

10. Michelle Zavodny (AND I’d like to give a special shout out and giant THANK YOU to Michelle for answering my 100 Read More