Broke On Purpose: The Beginning

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As I write this my checking account currently has a balance of $24.87. Yep, you read that correctly Twenty Four Dollars and  Eighty Seven Cents. You’re probably thinking to yourself “girl you’re broke” and your assumption would be correct. I am broke, however, I am Broke On Purpose. What does Broke on Purpose Mean? Broke Read More

Easy Pepperoni Shrimp Bites with Hormel Pepperoni!

Easy Pepperoni Shrimp Bites

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PepItUp #CollectiveBias Now that Spring is officially here, though the 6 inches of snow we got on the first day of Spring may say otherwise,  it’s time to switch out all those heavy crock pot meals for lighter Read More

My Lips get Funkdafied with EddieFunkhouser!

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Eddie Funkhouser. This is my first time talking about this brand on the blog, but I’ve seen so many amazing reviews everywhere and deep down inside I’ve been wanting to just try everything. The Eddie Funkhouser cosmetic line was created by the fabulous Mr. Eddie Funkhouser himself who is a Ground Breaking Makeup Artist, Beauty Read More

M&M’s® Crispy. They’re What Dreams are Made Of.

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyIsBack #CollectiveBias I know I’m not the only one that enjoys a snack while working. Since I’ve been pouring a lot more time into Being Melody, I usually find myself sitting at my desk craving something to munch Read More

Sport the Confidence of an Underwarrior!

When You're Confident You can achieve anything.

Thank you to U by Kotex for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to become an #UnderWarrior and stay confident! Spring is right around the corner (so they say), and with Spring also comes our need to wear the color white, pastels, more light colored clothing. This Spring, forget the rules and wear your outfits Read More

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts in Chili OIl

Brussel Sprouts get a bad name. Since I’d never tried Brussel Sprouts I always thought that they were these disgusting alien looking vegetables that parents would force their kids to eat. At least that’s how they were portrayed on TV shows. Growing up we never ate Brussel Sprouts. We had Okra, green beans, turnip greens, Read More

ShopBop Spring Sale

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You all know how much I love ShopBop! It’s basically the site where I get all my fabulous handbag finds. You guys also know that I believe that one should never pay full price so here’s your chance to put my motto to action. Th eShopbop spring sale starts March 3rd 6:30am EST and continues Read More

The Five Minute Face Routine You Should Be Doing.

The Five Minute Face Routine

Affiliate Links We have all have seen the “no makeup” makeup tutorials on YouTube that use 30 different products and takes about an hour of your time. What if you don’t have that time, but you really do want to do a minimal makeup face? Here are some essential items for you to use in Read More

The Best Buy Wedding Registry is Something for Him and Her.

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Sponsored Post  One of the most exciting things after you’ve said yes to the proposal,  and finally nailed down a date for your upcoming nuptials is the registering of the gifts. Usually, the Bride is way more excited about this than the Groom as this is when their inner Martha Stewart comes out.   So Read More

Pucker Up with SMIRNOFF® SOURS.

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Drink Responsibly. Hey Yall! It’s been a while since I served you up a good acholic beverage. The past couple of weeks has brought several new visitors to the site to check out The Southern Porch Sipper, which was the first cocktail I featured on the site back in I believe June of 2014.  The Read More

The Best Shades of Orange Blush for Brown Skin

The Best Shades of Orange Blush for Women of Color

Many people don’t believe me when I tell them that Orange is a universal shade that works for Woman of Color. It’s almost as taboo as saying that all women can wear red lipstick, which they can. Plus I’ve already shown you how to rock a fabulous red lip like Taylor Swift in this post. Read More