Tough To The Core: Brawny® and Wounded Warrior Project®

#ToughIs

I’m honored to be partnering with Brawny® to share about Wounded Warrior Project®. There have been several times in life when I’ve had to tap into my toughness. Times when I wanted to cry or give up, but instead I found the strength to push through and keep going. One time in particular, during my […]

Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B Airs Soon (and I can’t wait!)

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This is a sponsored post to promote the movie, “Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B” coming to Lifetime. “Who is the L-I-Y-A-H? “ That’s the question we all were asking back in 1994 when the late R&B singer Aaliyah came out with her song “Back & Forth”. I was in high school then and can still […]

Meet The Hard Roxtars!

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The information, gift card, gift pack and giveaway have been provided to me by Hard Rock International. No celebrity or musician has endorsed the “Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star” contest. The first time I ever visited a Hard Rock Cafe, I was a senior in high school. I had traveled with a few […]

Confidence With A Smile

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Invisalign sponsored this conversation about confidence with a smile! I was looking through family pictures the other day, and realized that I only smiled in the posed pictures. In the candids or shots that I was in the background of, I looked pensive or deep in thought. Photo after photo showed me with tight lips and […]

Trick Or Treat Safely With Life360

Life360 for Trick or Treating

I’m excited to partner with Life360 for a series of posts on keeping your family connected! Whenever October rolls around, there are two things that will happen with 100% certainty. First, my family’s schedule is going to be completely packed, and there will be days that we feel like our heads are going to explode. […]

Want To Know How People REALLY Make Money From Their Blogs?

Blog Money Confidential Workshop

When I made the decision to start this blog over 4 years ago, I had no idea that there’d come a time when I’d be able to rely on it as a consistent source of income for my family. It was profitable about 6 months in when I made my first $35 on a campaign. […]

Better Tailgating Snacks

Gold Emblem Abound

My family and friends here in California love to get together. I’m an introvert, so it took awhile for me to get into the swing of things. Folks were so patient with me, though, and understanding as I took a little bit of time to warm up. Now, believe it or not, I’ve joined them […]

I Didn’t Get The iPhone 6 (But I Did Get A Cool Case From Zazzle!)

Zazzle iPhone6 case

Thanks to Zazzle for partnering on this review. This post contains affiliate links. It’s a discussion that couples around the world have been having for the last few weeks. There’ve been debates, possibly even some separations, but there was no escaping “the talk”. Terrence and I had “the talk”, and after contemplating for weeks, we decided […]

September is National Preparedness Month

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A few weeks ago, Ayva and I experienced our first California earthquake. While we were fortunate to not have any damages related to the quake, but it made me start to think of disaster preparedness, and what we would need in the event of a natural disaster. My friend, Elizabeth from the organization Activation ReACT put […]

Zazzle’s Dazzling Cases

Zazzle iPhone 6 case

Thanks to Zazzle for partnering on this review. This post contains affiliate links. Last year, when Apple released the iPhone 5s, my husband set his alarm early and headed to the Apple store at the break of dawn to pick his up. I calmly rolled over when the alarm went off and went back to sleep. […]