Life Update: Tales of a Fourth Grade Teacher

Hey friends!

Life has been moving at the speed of light. One minute I was on the beach in Jamaica without a care in the world, and the next minute my whole life gets shaken up! If you have been keeping up with me on social media you know that I just recently started a new job as a 4th grade teacher!

Let me fill you in on how this change came about.

I had been a first grade teacher … Read More

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!

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 to a year filled with change and life lessons. I wanted to share what I have learned from those experiences. So … 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

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

Advice to My Younger Self

We all have heard the question…

“What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?”

But have you ever truly stopped to think about what your answer would be? There are so many things that we “live and learn” while growing up. I partly wish I could go back and tell myself to let my bangs grow out and to stop wearing blue eyeliner. Yet, if you had one chance to send a little message in … 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