Holiday, Inspiration, Lifestyle

Slay Your Friendsgiving With These Little SecretsFeatured

Are you hosting a Friendsgiving this year? I’ve experienced my fair share and trust me they are a ton of fun! Well, that’s if you apply the secrets i’m sharing with you today on how to slay as a host. The goal is to always have your guests leave looking forward to the next one. Having had such a great time that they go around town telling people about the awesome time they had. The type of memories that you are proud to have pop back up on your Facebook feed for years to come. So much attention to detail that it’ s a no brainer when receiving more than one invite that your friends will be attending your Friendsgiving instead!

Somehow over the years I’ve made a name for myself from the type ofContinue reading

Family, Inspiration

Loose Lips Sink Ships: 11 Things You Should Never Say To Your HusbandFeatured

Have you ever heard of the term loose lips sink ships? This eludes to the fact that speaking without thinking can ruin things. Don’t let your loose lips be the reason your marriage fail. Don’t let your disregard for your husband’s feelings ruin your future. Have you ever just set back and just thought about how damaging words can be? The real in depth meaning of just one or two words can be hard to come back from.

I’m such an advocate of applying the “if the shoe was on the other foot method”. This is just you consideringContinue reading

Family, Inspiration, Lifestyle

Beat Holiday Blues With These 11 Easy TipsFeatured

Tis the season to be jolly!! Christmas music blares from the speakers at your local department store and you head towards the nearest exit. Your neighborhood is filled with decorated homes, all except yours. You turn out all the lights when the carolers approach your home. The time and weather changes have you staying in and sleeping an unrealistic amount of hours. Phone calls, texts and holiday party invites go unanswered. Before you know it you’re drowning your feelings in a bottle of wine and a gallon of ice cream. Have you ever been in this place? Do you know someone else that have been in this place? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it’s sounds like a case of the holiday blues. But, what can you do when holiday blues kicks in and it’s proven to be no easy fight to win?

Holiday Blues is defined as feelings of melancholy, sadness, or depression during the holidays. While the holiday’s are supposed to be a time for happiness, togetherness and cheer, it’s frequently the opposite.Continue reading

Inspiration, Lifestyle

Monthly Intentions: NovemberFeatured

What’s the best way to hold yourself accountable?

Share your intentions for the whole world to see!

Hello November! October was my first month sharing with you my monthly intentions. As October was coming to a close, I realized that I was behind on quite a few of my goals. At first, I became discouraged but then I realized that accomplishing goals is a marathon and not a sprint! I realized that I am not perfect and that it’s okay to fall short sometimes. I realized that it’s best to make some progress rather than no progress and that’s what I did.

Keeping this is mind, I am ready now more than ever to take on the month of November! I can’t believe that we are just two month’s away from 2018. Where did this year go!?! Great things have been accomplished in two months that have changed the world so I still have time to make a great impact on 2017 and you do too.

What are you going to be intentional about this month? We all have have goals. I challenge you to Continue reading

Family, Inspiration, Lifestyle

My Favorite Must Have Resources For Keeping In Contact With Friends & Family After RelocationFeatured

With more and more people relocating each year, the importance of keeping in contact with friends and family is greater than ever. Somehow through the chaos of getting settled in we should give tribute to our love hate relationships with social media. Keeping in contact with those at a distance is probably the one thing that social media is good for. As if these social sites could feel our loneliness they continue to drown us in new features that keep us, that have relocated in the loop.

If you have been following me, you will know that my family and I picked up and moved from Detroit to Houston in 2011. We filled up our car to the brim with our necessities and drove thousands of miles to create a new beginning and we haven’t looked back since. The hardest part of the journey was leaving our family and friends behind. The even harder part was forcing our children to adjust to a new comfort zone without the comfort of family, which is everything to us. However, through trial and error we found a system after all these years that works for us.

Although, we may have family come visit here and there or we may travel back home periodically, it’s still difficult to be present for important memories, like birthdays and major holidays. Realistically, some people may never travel to come visit you. Don’t take it personal! It’s also important toContinue reading