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 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

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Levi’s® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Confidence. It’s something we all have though most of us seldom utilize it. Confidence is an attribute that, when employed, provides us with the faith and trust that we can do whatever we set in our mind. So many women fail to reach their true potential in all areas of life because they lack the one thing that could propel them to heights beyond their wildest dreams. Many people are surprised to hear me say that I wasn’t always confident in some… View Post

I’m sharing #LISTERINE in my life as part of a LISTERINE® sponsored series for Socialstars™ Have you ever had that feeling that you wanted something bigger and better for your life but you just weren’t sure how to get started or what steps you needed to take get there? Stepping up to the plate and claiming your place in the world can be both a scary yet completely gratifying move.  I know this because I did just that in November of 2013 when I listened to that still small voice pushing me to rebrand my beloved beauty only site “Cosmetically… View Post

While this post is supported by Verizon all opinions are my own. #fiosphilly Last weekend my husband mentioned a movie he’d caught pieces of that reminded him of me. That movie was “The Intern”, starring Anne Hathaway and Robert Dinero (who reminds me of my Dad). Usually, I have to brace myself when my husband tells me something reminded him of me as some of his comments have needed a lot of explanation. So when he told me this movie made him think of me, having not seen the movie I quickly racked my brain thinking of how this film… View Post