This post is created as part of a Sponsored Series by ROC SkinCare and SocialStars. All opinions are my own. #womenwhoroc The warm summer months are right around the corner for many that means it’s vacation time! I can’t believe time is going by so fast. I honestly feel like If I blink hard enough it will be the Fourth of July! I have a love-hate relationship with Summer. While I hate the heat and humidity I love being able to wear cute maxi dresses and skirts and all the fun colors that go along with it the warmer temperatures. Just last… View Post

Listerine’s Bring Out the Bold Campaign is stepping outside of your comfort zone and living your life to the fullest. As a part of a sponsored series with Listerine and SocialStars, I’m highlighting a woman who’s been “bringing out the bold” since as early as I can remember, my Mother.  Twenty years ago if you asked me who my best friend was my Mom, definitely wouldn’t have been in the running. Like most adolescents she was probably too busy thwarting every hair brained scheme that I came up with to be worried about whether or not she made it on my like… View Post

There are so many things to celebrate in life like graduating, getting a promotion, getting engaged, or even celebrating the start of a countdown. I’ve talked to you previously about how I’m finishing up my Ph.D. and well, we’ve officially hit countdown mode and not only is it time for me to get serious with my writing but it’s also important to get serious with prepping our house for that “next step” since we’re probably only to be here for another year! We’ve been living in our home for three years, but we haven’t actually “lived” in all the rooms,… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Levi’s® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you asked me to describe my style it could easily be done with two words, “Comfy Cute.” Don’t get me wrong I’ll throw on some pumps and slay an outfit in a heartbeat, but for the most part, I want to look good and feel good at the same time. I don’t have enough time to pay attention to trends or worry about what other people are wearing. I just want to wear comfortable things and look nice while doing… View Post

This post is sponsored by Verizon. #BetterMatters I don’t have many girlfriends, not because I’m this super hard person to get along with, but because the world “girlfriend” to me means more than just someone who’s my friend and just happens to be a girl. To me a girlfriend is someone that I can confide in, cry to, advocate for, and share my happiest moments. As we get older we find that there are fewer and fewer people we can allow into our circle and it’s important that those people cherish our well-being just as much as we cherish theirs. My girlfriends… View Post

Purging has to be one the absolute best things that I’ve done this year. I didn’t exactly Kon Marie my home, but I did get rid of massive amounts of “clutter”. I wanted my home to reflect calm and peace which is how I’m striving to live my life.  We deal with so much stuff in our daily lives, from work, bills, and family drama that I no longer wanted to walk into my home and be bombarded with massive amounts of stuff that made my world feel that much more busy.  So, after I got rid of practically all the… View Post

Nevermind the fingerprints all over the sleek black Nars packaging we’ve all come to love, you’re only going to be interested in what’s on the inside as I’m sharing with you some of the items from the Nars Summer 2016 Color Collection! When the Nars Cosmetics Summer 2016 Color Collection was first revealed we all went crazy over the boxes illustrated by LA-based Greek painter Konstantin Kakanias . I was kind of bummed when those cute drawings of the girls living their best lives on vacation didn’t make it on the actual cases, but at least we got some bomb… View Post