My 40 Day Detox – Before and After

I did it! I made it! I finished my 40 Day Detox and I’m proud of myself! Back in June, I had doubts that I could finish this challenge, but I had more hope that I wanted to change my life and my eating habits. Today, I’m proud to say I lost 27lbs in 40 days!

My confidence is BACK baby! I’m ready to give you amazing style photos and slay for the fall! I have a renewed sense of FAITH in myself. Completing this challenge has inspired me to continue my weight-loss journey. Continue reading “My 40 Day Detox – Before and After”

My 40 Day Detox – Weeks 4 and 5

Welcome back! It’s Detox Review time!

First up, thank you for following me on this journey! I’ve gained so many new readers and fans in the blog, my instagram, and my Facebook page. Also, I appreciate when you email and send me messages about starting your own detoxes! If I encourage just ONE person to be a bit healthier, then I’ve done my job. After all, it was one person who inspired me to start again too.

How’s the detox going?

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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”

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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My 40 Day Detox – Week One

I started a 40 Day Detox and I’m here to give you some tips, recipes, and keep it real with how detoxing makes you feel. Make sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with my daily recipes and musings about being on this detox. It’s not easy, but the outcome is definitely fulfilling. Y’all, I’ve lost 15lbs in one week! Needless to say, I’ll be going the distance – with a couple of safety precautions of course. Scroll down to get the answers to your detox questions.

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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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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.

#DIY: I tinted my eyebrows!

If you’ve been following me on Instagram for any amount of time, you’ve heard me complain about my struggle brows! Girl, my brows are so thin, sparse, and struggly that I hate stepping out the house without filling them in. I used to go to a professional brow tech, but now she only specializes in Microblading (Shala is the best brow tech in the south, go to her!) However, I’m on a budget. Microblading isn’t on the menu, so I did the next best thing, brow tinting

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