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    Year 31 – 7 Life Lessons Learned at 30

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    Hope you’re having a great week! Last week I had my thirty first birthday. I was truly blessed to celebrate another year with all my friends, family, and the amazing community I have built here on my blog and social media. My 30th was a great year for me, I was able to accomplish some of my goals I had for myself including moving into a new home, traveling around the world, and growing this business of mine. Looking back this past year has taught me so much about myself. And as I head into my 31st year I thought I would share lessons learned at 30. Read more below!

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    Fashion

    Top 5 – April 2019 Favorites

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    Hope you had a great Easter weekend! It’s been a fun weekend with family. We hosted our first crawfish boil at our home, and we also had a fun Easter egg hunt for the kiddos. We are so blessed to have celebrated with our family and friends this Easter weekend. And today on the blog I am sharing my top 5 April 2019 favorites. Products, and/or things I can’t get enough of this month. See if any of your favorites made the list below!

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    Fashion, Travel

    REVOLVE FESTIVAL – INSTAGRAM ROUND UP

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    Hope you are having a great week! I am back from L.A. and the Revolve Festival in Palm Springs. It was definitely a whirlwind of a weekend with my girlfriends and so much fun! We were able to meet up with brands such as Redkin, Jergins, KMS hair before the events to get our hair and makeup festival ready. And Revolve and DSW sponsored all of my looks for the trip. Below I’m sharing an Instagram recap of all my outfits I wore to the Revolve Festival and details of the festival including all the stars that were there! Check out the full post below!

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    Fashion, Travel

    Venice Beach

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    Hope you are doing well! Today I am sharing one of my first looks in L.A. last week when I was in town. Our first stop was Venice Beach and we fell in love with the area. I loved all the street art and street performers, and its overall vibe. I wore this one piece swimsuit that doubled as a bodysuit for more versatility. We went straight to the beach and then lunch right after wearing the same swimsuit. I paired it up with these frayed denim shorts and my go to denim jacket and Fila dad sneakers. Check out my full outfit to Venice Beach below and find out where I am headed to next below!

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    5 Spring Shoe Trends with Houston Life TV

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    Hope you had a great weekend! Last week I hosted another segment with Houston Life TV to share five Spring shoe trends to watch out for. Today I am sharing those five spring shoe trends with you first on the blog before it is live on KPRC Channel 2. Check out what made the cut and when to stay tune to watch the segment live this week!

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    Fashion, For the Home

    Our Kitchen Remodel Reveal

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    Hope you are having a great week! Today I am finally sharing our kitchen remodel reveal. It’s been a month since we closed and moved in our home and the first thing we did was remodel our kitchen. We wanted our home to be bright, open, and functional for our family. If you saw our empty house tour post then you saw how our kitchen was dark and outdated. Check out how we turned our dark and outdated kitchen to our dream kitchen below!

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    ALT SUMMIT Instagram Round Up

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    Happy Monday! Last week I attended the Altitude Summit in California and spent my time in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. I can’t wait to share more details of my trip, my time at Altitude Summit, and my travel guides. But today I am sharing a quick Alt Summit Instagram roundup of my outfits and where you can shop them. I had so many questions about my outfits and unfortunately I couldn’t link it on Instagram but I’ll be able too share outfit details here. Check out my looks below.

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    3 Things I Want to Take Away From The Altitude Summit

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    Happy Monday! Today I am writing from Palm Springs! I’m down here for a week for the Altitude Summit and I am so excited to be here. Last year my friend recommended this conference to me, so I booked my ticket because I was excited to attend a conference for creatives which is unlike any other conference I’ve been. What most attracted me to Altitude Summit was that it encompassed boss babes from business owners, to bloggers, book writers, to freelance artist. There were so many types of women that would be attending beyond my scope of blogging, and there would be so many different type of creative classes offered for people like me who were looking to expand their horizons. Plus did I mention, Joanna Gaines was the keynote speaker! And I am one of her biggest fan. I’ve always loved her story and how she came from just a mom design blogger to becoming one of the most successful women in the business, yet staying true to who she was and always putting her faith and family first. Today on the blog I am sharing three things I want to take away from the Altitude Summit and how I hope to grow from it.

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    5 Things I Learned From Being Body Shamed On Social Media

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    I am back after a much needed break for Spring Break. Honestly I was so exhausted with my son off school for a week, and my husband gone for work I didn’t have time to work on my blog. But I am back and today I am sharing something personal that happened to me that I hope can shed light on an issue that negatively affect us on social media. A couple weeks ago I posted a workout video that was advertised through Instagram. I had people comment on my post saying things like I looked anorexic, I needed to eat, and I was too thin to workout. Very false assumption that many people have about anorexia and fitness. Body shaming is a prevalent issue on social media, and there are so many misleading misconception about “health” and how “healthy looks”. I sat there thinking what I wanted to reply back to the comment, but then I realized this…

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