My 40 Day Detox – Week Three

We are officially at the halfway point of this 40 Day Detox! Honestly, I didn’t think I’d be sharing so much with you guys. But knowing I’m going to write these posts keeps me accountable. Also, I’ve gained so much SUPPORT from my readers! Y’all are the best. I’m so happy my change is inspiring you to change too! Let’s get healthy together. So, what’s been happening during Week Three? Read more below: Continue reading “My 40 Day Detox – Week Three”

#BloggerLife: I don’t want to be a plus-size blogger

I know this title is a bit awkward but I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. This is, like, my 12th year blogging. I’ve had some HUGE successes and I’ve had plenty valleys. I’ve always called myself a fashion blogger, but I’ve often been asked why don’t I concentrate my efforts on being a PLUS- SIZE BLOGGER. And, that always gets me to thinking about the importance or non-importance of niche blogging.

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My 40 Day Detox – Week Two

I’ve officially completed two weeks of my #40DayDetox. Last week I gave you the details on how to start your own 40 Day Detox. This week, I’m gonna talk about some changes and missteps I’ve made in week two. Remember, doing a detox is not an exact science. My overall goal is weight-loss and mental discipline.

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MY CITY: Visit the Chaos and Awe Exhibit at Frist Museum

It’s safe to say that the Frist Museum is one of my favorite places in Nashville. So, when the team invited to get a preview of the new Chaos and Awe Exhibit I was more than hype to take a visit!

Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century

Located in the Ingram Gallery, downstairs, the Chaos and Awe Exhibit is open to the public from now until September 16th, 2018. From the museum’s website, the Exhibit is described as,

“… a sweeping survey of contemporary art from around the world, celebrates paint’s capacity to weave together images of physical reality, memories, emotions, and the virtual world”

Y’all, you gonna feel all the emotions and take all the selfies in front of these amazing and thought provoking selections.

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#MOTIVATION: Deal with it, before it deals with you

This week’s motivation post is coming a bit late in the week, but after a recent visit with my therapist (yeah girl, I got a therapist. She’s bomb!), I had to process what she told me. If you know me in real life, you know I’m not really emotional. Well, I’m not outwardly emotional. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have emotions. Oh, I have plenty. But, as I work with my therapist, I’m learning that it’s OK to let some of them show. Why?

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Join me at the #InspirationalHappyHour with Curves With Purpose

Hey guys! Join me and Curves With Purpose on Wednesday, June 27th at The Mall in Green Hills for #InspirationalHappyHour! The Curves With Purpose team invited me to come shop and chat on Facebook & Instgram live. I’ll be discussing my favorite things: How I wrote my book, Jack and Ahlia, plus-size style, and confidence!

If you didn’t know, Curves With Purpose, is part online shopping destination with a generous dash of curvy confidence! The team, based in Nashville, is working hard to give shoppers a variety of brands to wear, while hosting pop-up shops, Girls Nights Out, and motivational posts on their social media channels. Their new initiative, the Inspirational Happy Hour, is a spin on shopping and adding a bit of motivation too! Learn about your fave plus-size influencers with this new endeavor!

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#BloggerLife: Do bloggers need Instagram TV?

Thursday morning, Instagram rolled out their newest venture, InstagramTV. The social media platform reached 1 BILLION followers this year. Despite our cries for chronological order and links within the captions, they thought we needed long-form videos. Ok, now that I’m done being a hater, it’s time to help you figure out if Instagram TV will work for traditional bloggers.

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#MOTIVATION: Sometimes, you NEED to take a break

Sometime’s these #motivationmonday posts I read can make you feel guility, as if you aren’t doing ENOUGH! It’s all ‘GO GIRL’, #GirlBoss, and ‘work while your haters sleep’ or something of the sort. BUT, sometimes you need to take break!

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Buy my book, it’s 40% off!

This month in celebrating turning 40! Wow! So, for my birthday, I decided to give readers a discount on my book, Jack and Ahlia! For the rest of June, get Jack and Ahlia for 40% off!

It’s my birthday wish to get as many FIVE STAR ratings on Amazon as possible. That means more people need to read my book! So, buy it for yourself and buy it for a friends.

Oh yeah, there’s an awesomely curated playlist too! Get the Jack and Ahlia vibe playlist on Spotify and Tidal.

About Jack and Ahlia

Follow the story of childhood best friends, turned high-school sweethearts, as they navigate the ‘Will they won’t they’ of loving each other as adults. Jack and Ahlia starts with an admission of betrayal and a plan to keep a secret. The reader is led on a tour that entwines stories from their past that asks the question, are you, “The one who got away?”Purchase your copy on Amazon

MY LIFE: Sharing life with Act Like a GRRRL

During my birthday month, I love doing a bit of community service, before getting gifts. That’s why I was excited when the director of Act Like a GRRRL asked me to speak to the students. After our session the ladies even ‘blessed’ me with GODDESS status. What a sweet way I start my birthday week!

The ladies welcomed me into their creative space and allowed me to share my passion for writing and blogging. My goal was to leave the young women feeling confident enough to share their art with the world.

I shared my love of writing, blogging, and fashion, reminding them that you can be good at more than one thing. Don’t be afraid of your greatness, but always use it to help others.

We then participated in a writing prompt, something I do when I have writers block. The prompt I shared was, “Describe your favorite smell”. The ladies journaled for a bit and we shared our entries. I loved the stories the young people shared.

It’s always nice to know that the next generation is in good hands. The team at Act Like A GRRRL encourage creativity and individuality while creating a safe space for girls to learn and express themselves. I was happy to be apart of their summer experience as an official Nashville Author!

Are you a creative who’d like to share your story with the Act Like a GRRRL participants? Click HERE for more info.