Celebrating My 31st Birthday with 31 Lessons Learned

BIRTHDAY GAL TURNS 31! July 7 is my birthday! Yes I was born in 88, which makes me an 80s baby and explains my huge interest in watching Stranger Things right? Speaking of Stranger Things, have you all seen season 3 yet? I’m so late but gathering my white cheddar popcorn with chocolate covered almonds…

Dark Cherry-Cocoa Coffee Breakfast Smoothie

BREAKFAST DRINK Hit the snooze button one more time before getting up, does that sound like you? Yea me too. Going to bed late the night before means you need those extra minutes of sleep. When you finally decide to rise from the comfort of your sheets, it would be nice to have a quick…

7 Uplifting Reasons Why Women Need to Invest in Good Quality Lingerie

HELLO UNDERWEAR! Everyone needs a support system. Whether your mother becomes the backbone in a tough moment or your best friend defends your honor against a negative tweet, we all need that type of lift and the same goes with your undergarments. Bras and panties might be hidden but those two components are an integral…

Cooking Serves Me 5 Warm Life Lessons

SOUTHERN COMFORT Saturday mornings filled with buttermilk pancakes, crispy bacon, perfectly cooked eggs and a side of seasonal fruit jump start our day. Nothing like waking up after a long hard week to something tasty and comforting for the belly. My family and I enjoy eating out but cooking at home really pleases our tummies….

31 Compliments to Give Yourself Everyday of the Month

PERSONAL CHEERLEADER Are you someone who easily compliments others with no expectations in return? Kinda rewarding to make people feel good and comfortable in their own skin right? While it’s nice to make family, friends or even strangers smile, you can’t neglect personal happiness either. Complimenting others is an easy job for me; in fact,…

Eating a Neapolitan Pizza Helped Me Break Ordinary Habits

OUTSIDE THE BOX Did you know bacon-wrapped shrimp etouffee, alfredo pizza, eggplant lasagna, Mahi Mahi soft tacos, Irish potato nachos, sweet chili Asian wings, artichoke-spinach omelette, Italian cream sodas, stromboli and crispy fried alligator tail were all foreign dishes to my food palate? I could run down a longer list but there’s a point to…

I’m Still Single But That’s OK With Me

SOULMATES We invest time in the smartest career move, coolest hairstyle, indulgent recipes, fitted denim jeans and blendable makeup foundations. Trial and error alarms us in what’s best for our well-being. Mistakes help us learn more about the things we really need in our life by guiding us to make better decisions. Deciding on a…

Time to Exfoliate: Lemon-Hemp Facial Scrub

SIMPLE YET GENTLE & EFFECTIVE Not a teen anymore and I still struggle with acne problems. With sensitive skin, I learned over-the-counter products do not work for me, simply too many harsh chemicals. After researching, I discovered the best remedy for sensitive skin is raw organic products in its purest form, which are some items…

Green Tea for 7 Days Straight, These are My Results…

JUST A SIMPLE DETOX I remember those family vacations where we pulled up at a gas station with my main goal to snag a bag of Doritos and bottled Lipton Green Tea. Green Tea has always been a staple for me. Now I’m older and been introduced to brewing my own tea like my mother, I’ve…

I Feel Less Bloated because of These 5 Things

GUT HEALTH IN CHECK Let’s face it, it’s summer and we all want to look “bikini ready”. Am I right? Let’s associate “bikini ready” not particularly as swimsuit prepared but more so being comfortable in the skin you’re in, whether you have a muffin top or tone abs. Summer means wearing bare-all tops but whether…