• 7 Reasons Why I Hate Wedding Planning
    Lifestyle,  Wedding

    7 Reasons Why I Hate Wedding Planning

    It was the night of Valentine’s Day when my life was on the road to change. At my surprise, my fiancé got down on one knee in the middle of dinner and proposed to me. I said “yes” but never expected that I would slowly come to hate wedding planning. I love my fiancé and the engagement journey, but as the excitement wears off I think I want to get off this wedding planning roller coaster. Here are the things currently pissing me off in regards to planning this wedding: Hes not interested. The average man isn’t into weddings for several reasons. Societal rules don’t have men looking forward to…

  • Cantu Beauty Texture On The Runway
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    Texture On The Runway 2018, New York Fashion Week

    Texture on the runway is one of my favorite New York Fashion Week events. A few years ago NaturallyCurly.com founder Michelle Breyer created Texture On The Runway to fill a void. Just like Michelle, during Fashion Week I would always be looking for representation of women that looked like me. Thanks to Texture on the Runway powered by Sally Beauty, mainstream media and the fashion industry have to pay attention to the undeniable beauty of textured hair. This year the Texture On The Runway theme had to be influenced by the current state of society’s unwillingness to have multiple leaders or “Queens” in certain categories. Especially in the beauty, music…

  • Lifestyle,  Wedding

    7 Things To Do Right After You Get Engaged

    Getting engaged has been one of the most unexpected, romantic things to happen to me. I didn’t pick up on the signs an engagement was coming. My Fiancé managed to keep his plans a secret for months and I’m one lucky woman. Once that pretty ring is on your finger, your work has only just begun. Trust me there is so much to do, but to start here are 7 Things To Do Right After You Get Engaged. 1. Celebrate!...with your fiancé. Things are about to get crazy. Everyone is going to be asking the both of you a million questions and offering their congratulations. 2. Don’t tell the whole world...yet. I will keep…

  • 5 Ways To Stay Cool In The Kitchen Now
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    5 Ways To Stay Cool In The Kitchen Now

    As I’m typing this post it’s taking everything in me not to go off like YouTuber KrissyChula in her famous “It’s Hot as Hell” video.  Cooking in summer heat is the worst, but mainly because I don’t have air conditioning. I wish I could give up on being in my kitchen in the summer months, but adulting wont let me. Until then here are 5 ways to stay cool in the kitchen now. 1. Don’t Turn On The Oven. Baking is fun, but you may want to save that recipe for another day. If you have no choice, do it in the early morning/late night when it’s cooler. Bake multiple items at once and refrigerate…

  • BossBelle Apparel Reveiw
    Diet & Fitness,  Lifestyle

    BossBelle Apparel Review

    I work out several times a week and recently decided to bring more of my love for fashion into my gym outfits. I’m always looking for the latest trends. BossBelle Apparel first caught my attention with the empowering messages on their clothing. A BossBelle Apparel review was in order once the brand reached out to me as a fitness & lifestyle influencer who isn’t afraid to give an honest opinion. BossBelle Apparel was founded in 2016 by two military Veterans and recently launched June 1, 2018.  They have been working hard to bring quality fitness apparel to every woman no matter what her fitness goal is. They have also rolled…

  • what kate spade taught me, Kate Spade Crossbody bags
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    Kate Spade, What She Taught Fashion (and me)

    For anyone with even the smallest amount of fashion knowledge, the name Kate Spade should ring a bell. Kate Spade in her 55 years of life on this planet has taught fashion and me several things. In 1991 she left her Senior Fashion Editor/Head of Accessories role at (the now defunct) Mademoiselle Magazine. During her time there she noticed the market lacked fashion forward sensible handbags and decided to create her own. In her NYC apartment with construction paper and scotch tape, she made the prototypes of the handbags we came to know and love. Kate did what many of us can’t, which is to take a chance to bring…

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    Girltime! A Kate Spade Fashion Party

    Recent events have Kate Spade on my mind. I fondly remember this one time I attended an event hosted by Evelyn of IndialynRose.com. I linked up with my friend and fellow blogger Joanna E of JoannaE.com at Kate Spade’s NY flagship store. Kate Spade’s fashions have always been one of my favorites. Kate Spade New York is an American fashion design house founded as a handbag company in January 1993, by the late designer Kate Spade. Through the years, the brand grew and began to sell items such as bedding, shoes and a full women’s clothing line. Kate Spade fashion is perfect for the woman who likes to be polished but…

  • Will He Propose Soon
    Lifestyle,  Wedding

    Will He Propose Soon?

    Marriage catches a lot of negative attention lately, especially when you hear that historically less of us are getting married.  I pay that no mind, especially now that I am engaged myself (*squeals*). Many of you may be wondering “Will He Propose Soon?” I am living proof, some of us can actually be in relationships that are marriage bound. I did wonder when my fiancé would propose, I had a feeling something was happening but couldn’t put my finger on it. Now looking back on things, here are some signs your partner may be about to pop the question. You Will Catch Him In Deep Thought Everyone is different but you know…

  • cooking is better with spice islands
    Food,  Lifestyle

    Cooking is Better with Spice Islands

    In life, good food is everything. Tasty nutritious food is super important to me right now, especially since I’m given myself some fitness goals. I definitely have reasons why I want to get fit. When Spice Islands invited me to come see how their seasonings could create flavorful dishes I had to go see for myself. Spice Islands is a line of premium spices and seasonings. They follow strict specifications to deliver a higher quality and more flavorful product. The Spice Islands brand is set apart by 4 quality points: Source, Spec, Volatile Oil and Process. They responsibly source their product from a network of farmers throughout the world. Spice…

  • Spring Cleaning
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    Spring Cleaning The Easy Way

    It’s that time of the year, the days get brighter and you know Spring has arrived. Winter weather may still be lingering, along with all the mess of hibernating indoors for months. Even if you clean your place often, being indoors for so long makes spring cleaning a must. Read on for tips on Spring cleaning the easy way. First you have to understand that Spring cleaning is not to be confused with your regular weekly/daily cleaning routine. Spring cleaning is for those things that get used or ignored all winter long. See whats dirty As I mentioned, spring cleaning is not your regular cleaning routine. Take a look at…