Youtuber Advice on How to Look Glam

And We Slay Image via Etsy Seller The Blowout. Go Check out her shop!
Since Beyonce has everyone running around trying to “Slay” their personal appearance, I started to look into ways I could step up my game! Luckily, I’m cute and don’t have a long way to go! HaHa! But, I know I’m not the only one out there who wants to “glam” up their look a little, so I decided to share some of my finds with you.
My learning style is 50% visual learner and 50% kinesthetic leaner. So when it come to practical skills like “looking put together” reading a long article about it just doesn’t cut it. If you’re like me, Youtube should be your new best friend. I search long and hard to find inspirational and motivational videos on how to look put together or “glam”. Not really! But I did find some great videos that I would like share… Enjoy!
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My #TreatYoSelf Wish List

#treatyoself wish list Hey y’all! Yesterday, I saw one of the blogger I follow on instagram (my username: sporadic_obsessions) use the hashtag #treatyoself.  Of course, I than clicked on the hashtag to see how others used it! Most seem to use the hashtag on drool worthy food pics. I have a serious sweet tooth, so I don’t consider deserts to be a treats. Cookies, ice cream, and cupcakes are just a normal part of my week!
But, I loved the idea of this hashtag as inspiration to do nice things for yourself. I think that self-love and taking the time to care for yourself is very important, especially for women. It’s easy for women to become so consumed with taking care of others (spouse, children, parents, boss, friends, ect.) that they put their own wants and needs on the back burner. And sometimes we neglect ourselves for so long that we can’t remember what we actually like, want or need. Now if the above self-care statements were not enough of a justification for “treating your self” keep reading.
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Pre Teen Easter Basket

Pre Teen Easter Basket ShoppingI know that Easter was over a week ago, but my Easter basket was such a big hit I decided to write a #latepost. This Easter, I made an Easter basket for a pre-teen young lady.  I’m not trying to brag or anything, but she LOVED it! Since my basket recipient was not a little girl, I didn’t want to make the traditional girly basket with coloring books, candy, and toys. I wanted my basket to be “on fleek” (that’s what the kids are saying these days). So, I asked myself what do teen girls like and where do teen girls shop (because at the end of the day pre-teen girls want whatever teen girls have)!
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Photo Diary: An Afternoon on the River

Recently, I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon on the Kissimmee River in Central Florida. As a South Florida girl, I’ve spent a lot of time at the beach. Not so much on a river. So this was a new experience for me. And I loved it!
We cruising on the Kissimmee in a pontoon boat, playing I spy blue herron birds. I don’t know if it was the fresh air or the tranquility of the water, but the boat ride felt incredibly relaxing.
The Kissimmee is being restored and its a massive undertaking. Here’s the deal with the restoration:
“They straightened the river in the 1960s into a canal to drain swampland and make way for the state’s explosive growth. It worked — and it created an ecological disaster. So officials decided to restore the river’s slow-flowing, meandering path.
That billion-dollar restoration — the world’s largest — is a few years from completion. ” via
Now, to the river…..
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21 Day Fix Drop Out

21 Day FixBack in December, I proudly announced that I was starting the 21 Day Fix exercise/diet program. I was really pumped about it too. I was saying things like, “December is the new January”! Well… it turned out that December is still just December! With all the holiday parties and holiday deserts in the lounge at work, December is probably the worst month to start a new healthy lifestyle regime. You would have to be super discipline to start a program like 21 Day Fix during the holidays. And as you can probably tell from the title of this post, I was not disciplined enough! #dontjudgeme… lol
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Happy Galentine’s Day

Happy Galentine’s Day!!

February 13th

What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, Leslie Knope and her lady friends leave their husbands and their boyfriends at home and just kick it breakfast style. Are any of you celebrating Galentine’s Day this year?



My Vintage Wish List

In honor of “Thrifty Thursday”. I’d like to share my vintage wish list! Every thrifter has a wish list! A secret list of vintage items they would love to find at a thrift store for dirt cheap. Wish list items tend to be hard to find and can be considered a thrifting urban myth.  All you need is one lucky thrifter to post their find online and we all swoon and add it to our personal wish list. I’m a very practical person, so my list consists of things I actually think I might find one day.
Non-thrifters are probably thinking, “Why not just buy it retail?” My reply, “Where’s the fun in that?” Part of the fun of thrifting, is finding the needle in the hay stack. I, for one LOVE the trill of the hunt. Continue reading

Photo Diary: Aruba Beach Cafe

Aruba Beach Cafe

If you follow me on Instagram (you should…btw),then you already know that I did complete my December Lunch on the Beach goal from my Fall Bucket List. I even wrangled some friends together for a lovely afternoon lunch. We choose to dine at the Aruba Beach Cafe. Aruba is a ocean-front restaurant in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The restaurant literally sits right on the beach. You could have one foot in the restaurant and one foot in the sand… it’s that close.
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How to Create a Vision Board!

How to create a vision board!

Today is an exciting day, because I am over on Dear Darrica with a new guest post! My first ever guest post!
I’m sharing some advice and tips for creating a vision board. The beginning on a new year is the great time to create a vision board. If you’d like to see a step-by-step guide head over to Darrica’s blog and check out the article.
And be sure to let her know I sent you!
xoxo~ Char

Monthly Reads: Christmas Edition

I love December! I love all the holiday parties and get together with friends and family.  I’m usually super busy enjoying the festivities throughout the month. Fortunately for me, my 9-5 job is closed from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day. So I get at least a week of paid time off every December. I use this time off to recoup, relax, and get ready for the New Year. But, this year I planning to work on some awesome DIYs tutorials for you guys. Stay tuned!
For this month’s Monthly Reads I’m sharing some Holiday DIY inspired links with you. I love an easy DIY, and hope you do to.
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