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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TLC: Tinder Loving Care… or NOT.

Everyone loves to hear about Tinder dates (especially the bad ones). Well my friends, I believe this date could go down in the record books as Worst Date in the History of the World. By now I’m sure everyone has had some experience with Tinder. Either first hand or by watching your single friends swipe left or right in search of someone to match with. Everyone on Tinder has different goals. Some are looking for an actual relationship (this may be the minority), some are looking for a hook up with no strings attached, and every now and then you […]

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Spontaneous Road Trips

I’ve never been a spontaneous person. I try to be and I like the idea of it but the reality of it is: I’m a planner. Always have been, always will be. I may “spontaneously” make plans to do something but it’s still always a few days before so I can get the details worked out. Where was I this weekend though? I was in the car on a 12 hour road trip to Michigan and Ohio! When was this planned? The MONDAY before. I haven’t directly said it before but I’m an Independent Distributor with It Works! Global. Best […]

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Surprise!

My mom pulled it off. She planned a surprise that didn’t get ruined, no one spilled the beans, and I was genuinely surprised (in shock actually). I literally had NO IDEA. The funny thing is, SO MANY people (pretty much everyone on our It Works! Team, that’s 100+ people) knew about it! She had mentioned she ordered something for me for my birthday and that there was a delay and it hadn’t been delivered yet. I’m thinking she ordered something on Amazon or some other website.  Actually, to be honest, I thought it was more seasons of the Golden Girls […]

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A Week of Celebrations

It’s been a little while since my last post but that’s because as I mentioned before, I turned 25 this month. March 8th to be more specific. Now, why would my birthday cause a delay in posting? Because my family and friends went above and beyond this year. It wasn’t just a birthDAY it was a birthWEEK.  So much went down that I haven’t had the chance to really sit for a minute and write! Here are the highlights: My mom did a little card and present each day for the week. Which was awesome! Little things like a big […]

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Monkeys & Monks

Just over a year ago I was traveling around Thailand with my dad.  His current wife is Thai and he’s been going there on business trips for many years.  So I asked if this time I could tag along. ✈️ It was absolutely AMAZING. I have never seen such beautiful places, eaten such amazing food (the fruit was phenomenal) and bought so many cheap clothes, I practically got a new wardrobe haha! Anyway, I could go on and on but I wanted to tell you about when we went to Hua-Hin and visited the 🐒 Monkey Temple. My dad told […]

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