Monday, July 6, 2015

Well Hello there July! Can you believe we're more than halfway through the year already?? This has honestly been the fastest/ major transitioning year of my life and I cannot believe where the time went! Since December I mad a list of my goals and achievements twice and I found it a great way to track my profess. But I kind of want to make room for smaller goals that I can set once a month and not just the major milestones. Sooooooo here goes. I still have some tweaking to do but as for now , my monthly goals for July include:

  • Finish Reading "The Art of Persuasion" by Bob Burg
  • Finish Training my 1st Client at work (Super Excited about this)
  • Lose 5lbs and keep them lost!
  • Repaint my car ( I'll post about that later, I'm a bit of a car enthusiast)
  • Revamp my Blog ( I want to use more clear and concise themes. I find it to be a bit over the place)
  • Get Sponsors for a charity (Shhhhhhhhhh ) I shouldn't be talking about this yet:)
  • Get Back on track w/ My skincare Regimen. Clearly  face is the hotspot for all the pimples in the universe right now
  • Cook at least 3 times a week (my schedule has been really hectic lately but eating out this much is like a second mortgage! (although I don't have a first one yet but you get the point lol)
  • Spend more time with my Family and Friends. I haven't done this as much as I should lately and there's nothing like being able to truly relax, kick back, and just talk with the Fam :)
Welp, that's it for me. I have a feeling I might add a thing or two to this list but for now...until we meet again  Lovebugs.



Monday, June 15, 2015

Overwhelmed Much? 5 things that help me get it together!

For those of you all that personally know me, you might say I have a lot going on right now... maybe a little too much. But I've always been this way. I can recall times throughout college working full-time, taking 19 credits, making the Dean's List, volunteering, having a very active social life, and a boyfriend! I must have been out of my mind lol  But I find that I personally thrive while working on multiple projects at the same time. It motivates and energizes me! But every once in a while its only human to feel a bit overwhelmed. That's when I take a moment to reset, get all my ducks in a row and get back to business! Here's what works best for me:

1. Exercise
I am by no means a Gym Junkie or Fitness Guru. In fact, I actually hate exercising, or at least actually getting up to do it. I literally find every excuse in the world not to go but isn't that most of us? Butttttttt I can say when I do, I feel absolutely amazing! I feel charged and ask myself why did I make this so difficult in the first place? I now try to remind myself of that feeling  in order to motivate myself to actually go. Still a work a progress but definitely a top "de-stressor" and "resetter" for me.

2. Identify My Stress Triggers
Why on earth am I feeling stressed or overwhelmed in the first place?! Sometimes we can have feelings of anxiety and have no clue how and where to begin because we don't know exactly what's causing these feelings in the first place.  This has recently become one of my fav habits. I like to make a list of everything that I have to do, everything that can possibly be causing me stress and then record my progress. (What have I done so far and what still needs to get done to accomplish something on my list and remove a "stressor"?). Then prioritize, prioritize, prioritize!

3. Say "NO"
This is not as simple as it sounds and probably one of the hardest things to do on this list (even more than exercise)! Understanding your limits, realizing when enough is enough and knowing when you're crossing over in the "too much to handle territory" can be tough. Even if you aren't overwhelmed , just learning when to say no simply because you don't want to do something. And you don't have to have a reason. Your reason can simply be, you don't want to. This was a major issue for me and still is. I can sometimes be a people pleaser and I hate letting others down. But in the end, everyone suffers and your contributing a whole lot of nothing to a bunch of things at once. Total chaos!

4. Keep Organized

I personally find that when things are  neat and organized around me, I feel more at ease. It can totally be a "mind over matter" thing but I am just better at tackling things in a clean/organized space. It provides a peace for me . Keep it mind that everyone's definition or perception of organized is different lol. So do what works for you.

5. Don't Be So Hard on Myself

Three of the key ingredients to a  recipe for a overwhelming disaster include expecting too much, taking on too much, and putting too much pressure on ourselves. I have soooooo done this my whole life. And the smallest mishap, mistake, or setback would completely throw me  off. Life is about learning, growing, and brushing things off. Stop taking it too, too serious. There is really no such thing as planning when it comes to the overall scheme of life. All you can do is prepare, work hard, and try your best. I know, I know...sounds like a fortune cookie or a bumber sticker statement but it's true. We are often times our worst critique. Take it easy on yourself...once in a while :)

Until Next Time Lovebugs,


Tax: No one owes you anything. Sometimes we are not overwhelmed at all, just simply all over the the place. Take a step back before you reset and assess what's really going on. I've had to do this as well.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

To Side Boob or Not to Side Boob...That is the Question

Over the Weekend one of my dear friends had a beach day birthday getty and I was completely and utterly stressed about what to wear. I just started dieting and exercising again so I wasn't exactly swim suit ready. The morning of, I decided to cut a turtle neck bodycon dress that I have never worn and get in on the side boob trend. I figured it covered me up enough to the point of comfort, but sexy enough for the beach
Boyyyyy was I wrong lol! As much as I love it in the pics I was incredibly conscious about having a slip up/ wardrobe malfunction. Thank God I didn't Janet Jackson anyone but let's just say,  I'm going to leave the side boob to the skinny girls lol. Until we speak again.....


Thursday, March 12, 2015


I must tell you that I am absolutely head over heels in love with this sketch from Chic Sketch! It's a super cute fashion sketch app that hand draws a full-body image of you and it's quite addicting. Did I mention I got the sketch an hour after I got the app??! To add a cherry on top of this "Fashionista Sundae", their customer service is amazing!! I had a tiny issue with the first sketch and I received the new sketch along with an email to assure that it was of my liking in moments. Kuddos Chic Sketch, I am truly impressed.

I took to some of my own little amateur (extremely amateur) graphic design skills and added a few call out bubbles for just a few of the things I'm juggling right now lol. Enjoy and be sure to visit Chic Sketch ;)




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

90's Club Grunge

This is far less clothes than I usually wear, but I wore this to a party a couple of months back when I briefly had abs. Unfortunately,  I start my new diet and workout today to get these babies back! Let the Misery begin 😩😭


Friday, February 13, 2015

All Jeans Er'thang

I'm a sucker for a denim on denim outfit. It's probably one of my most go to looks besides jeans and a t'shirt. A little blurry but enjoy :)


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I'm in Love with the Clo' Clothes!

Anyone who knows me knows that I used to have a serious addiction to thrifting a few years ago. It was so bad at one point. I would buy things I didn't need or could never use just to get a high off a $1 purchase. One time I actually bought a fur coat...Did I mention I live in Florida!??? lol But every once in a while I get a thrifting itch when I come across an amazing item that I discovered over the years. These pics were actually for a work presentation and the dress was only $4!!! Enjoy Lovebugs.



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