My Indiana Adventure

The Airport Well, as expected, my trip to Indiana was definitely worthy of writing about. My life is always one ridiculous event after the other. I decided to go up for the weekend to see Hannah, one of my best friends and business partners in It Works!, and her daughter for her first birthday party. Things started to get crazy before I even got to the airport. It’s about 20 minutes away from my house so my mom picked me up at 6:20 A.M. to drive me there. I checked in online the night before so I only had to make it through […]

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The Day I Went to Prison – Part 3

A story about prison

“What ways?” I wondered out loud. “Well, there are blind spots on the cameras. Like over there under that camera by the microwave,” Ben replied as he pointed to a security camera. “So people just do it really fast out here in the open, by a microwave?!” I could not grasp this concept. “People usually make sure there aren’t any kids around,” he stated. “Phew, well at LEAST there aren’t kids around,” I thought. “How do the guards not notice?” I asked skeptically. This was just absurd and I needed to know the details. Ben started to explain some more, […]

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Hair’s The Thing About Donating

Hair Donation

I think I was about 7 years old when I donated my hair for the first time. I remember our friend and hair stylist, Chris, telling me about Locks of Love and wanting to help out other kids. So I did it, I chopped off my long, dirty blonde locks and ended up with a bob just below my earlobes. Here’s a picture of me about 7-8 months after I cut and donated my hair for the first time! Since then I’ve donated my hair 5 more times! That’s about once every three years. Now this post isn’t to brag […]

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The Liebster Award!

My Liebster Award

I’m so excited! I want to thank Diana & Hope from MVMT Blog for nominating me for The Liebster Award! Diana & Hope are sisters who love to travel; I met through the awesome Facebook group: Girls Love Travel. They write about their own travel experiences and also provide tips for both the beginner traveler and the more experienced traveler. You can check out some great pictures from their travel adventures on their Instagram! I also want to give all my readers a shout out, especially my subscribers, for for being here and supporting me! If you are nominated and choose to accept the […]

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The Day I Went to Prison – Part 2

A story about prison

It felt like time had stopped. I just kept waiting until finally the door opened and I saw Ben walk into the room. I don’t know what I expected but it wasn’t this. I guess I thought he’d be walking in handcuffs and shackles or something but nope, he just strolled in and walked towards me with his arms wide open. The rule is you’re allowed to hug and kiss when you arrive and when you leave but no touching between those times. Even though we hadn’t met in person before we knew each other right away, and he gave me […]

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The Day I Went to Prison – Part I

A story about prison

Disclaimer: I have tried to recreate events, locales and conversations from my memories of them. In order to maintain their anonymity in some instances I have changed the names of individuals and places, I may have changed some identifying characteristics and details such as physical properties, occupations and places of residence. “You have arrived at your destination,” my GPS stated; however, I was still on a long stretch of highway with mostly desert around me. But to my right I could see the grey, concrete buildings surrounded by barbed wire. “How do I get from here (on the highway) to […]

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Tips for Shopping on a Budget

tips for shopping on a budget

I know it’s a stereotype that girls love to shop, but I’d say it’s a pretty accurate stereotype. I know not EVERY girl likes shopping but the majority do and we typically call those girls, “Shopaholics.” I thought I’d give some of my tips for shopping on a budget because haven’t you ever gone out with your friends and said you’re only going to spend “x” amount of money and then you end up spending “xyz”? Yep, that’s happened to me, especially when I’m using my credit card because you don’t actually see the money physically diminishing from your wallet. […]

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How To: Make a Candle/Candy Holder

how to make a candle/candy holder

I love a good D.I.Y. and I’m always perusing Pinterest for my next crafty present, decoration, or recipe! Today I made an elegant, simple, 5-minute craft from Dollar Tree and wanted to share with you all how you can make it too. Now, I wasn’t exactly sure what to call it because it can be so many things! I guess we will go with candle/candy holder since that’s what I put in mine but you can put candy or mints in it for when you have guests over, you can put a candle in it, you can even get some pretty […]

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Feathers & Beaded Bikinis

For those of you who don’t know me personally, a fun fact is that I grew up in Barbados! My granny’s side of the family is from here so my mum and I moved down from the states and stayed here for 12 years. Don’t feel weird, I know a lot of people don’t know where Barbados is (it’s pretty small), so here’s a map: As you can see, it’s a tiny (only 166 sq. mi.) island that sticks out to the right wayyy down near South America. If you have heard of Barbados before it might be because it’s […]

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10 Tips to Traveling

I’ve been traveling a LOT this year, definitely more than usual (this is mostly because I have the free time now that I work from home so I’m taking advantage of that “work from anywhere” luxury!) Since April I’ve traveled to Michigan, New Hampshire, Maine, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia (duh – that’s home base) and now I’m in Barbados! I’ve always loved exploring the world, seeing new places, and experiencing other cultures BUT there’s one thing I hate, despise, LOATHE (can you tell I don’t like this…) about traveling… any guesses? PACKING AND UNPACKING. On a regular day at home […]

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