how to create the perfect work life balance

Believe it or not, not every blogger is a “professional” blogger. Most bloggers have a 9-5 that they either love or hate and blogging is a community that they’ve grown to adore and are super passionate about. HOWEVER…I am no longer a part of that club. And oddly enough I find it even harder now to create a perfect work/life balance because everything is considered work for me.

Even as I type this I am sneaking away during our annual family Christmas vacation so that I can blog (my boyfriend is waiting not so patiently in the living room so that we can play spades). Because in my eyes, there are no days off. But in order for my life not to end with weekly visits to a therapist’s couch, it’s important for me to figure this out. While this post is for anyone struggling to create work/life balance, it’s also to remind me of the things I know I need to do in order to be productive.  View Full Post

Absolut Hoppr

You guys! It happened. And I don’t even know when it happened. But I blame my mother for it happening. I am officially a Christmas fanatic! When I was growing up, Christmas was a big deal in our house. So much so, we had the perfect decorations each year! My dad handled the outside and my mom handled the inside of our house. Somehow my mother managed to position all of our gold Christmas decorations on our 12′ foot tree the same way each and every year. It was pure magic to experience. It was almost like she would just take our tree completely decorated straight out of the box we stored it in. But I’d watch her spend hours fussing over our tree and the decorations in our home. Everything had to be perfect.

I’m not that obsessed (yet) but I feel it coming. Currently, I just wanna throw tons of parties and have all my good good girlfriends come over and sing with me. The most amazing part about all of this revelation is that everyone knows that I cannot sing so its pure entertainment to hear my Mariah notes in person…outside of my shower.

Well, thanks to my recent partnership with Absolut, that’s exactly what I did this year.  View Full Post

holiday gift guide for bloggers

Hello beauties, Jordan here! Can you guys believe Christmas is next week. Where did the time go? This holiday season I was thinking about the tough time my friends and family have buying me gifts, especially when it comes to clothes, since I am a blogger. I figured maybe you might be in the same boat as my besties. Well, I’m here with a holiday gift guide full of the perfect bits to buy that blogger in your life!!

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amber riley-1Hey beauties, Maui here!

I have to admit, 2015 has been a fantastic year. Yes, there were some lows but there were a lot of highs too. This year proved to be one in which women soared above expectations and did all kinds of queen sh*t. One group of women that really enjoyed plenty of highs are my plus size beauties. Despite the lack of real trendy clothes to buy, these ladies with a little extra cushion definitely did it big (pun intended) in 2015 and dabbed on anyone who tried to stand in our way. View Full Post

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We all love King Bey and her song that made us feel like the queens that we are, but even royalty makes mistakes. We all have insecurities and go through tough times in life that can really affect our mindsets.

Being “flawless” is a coined phrase to be taken lightly, but we should not take it so literal that we forget to be human. Being yourself is the perfect way to put that “flawless” mentality to good use. Living in a world where Instagram is life and perfection is a common and encouraged mentality, it’s detrimental to our personal wellness and doesn’t contribute to positive feelings about ourselves.

Here are three reasons why being perfect isn’t something we should be aiming for and why you are flawless the way you are.

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American Heart Association You Go Girl 2

A few weeks ago I traveled to Chicago with American Heart Association to kick off their newest Go Red For Women campaign, #YouGoGirl. I’ve been a long time supporter of American Heart Association. Their Red Dress Collection fashion show is one of my all time favorite events during fashion week. So when I was asked to help kick off this campaign I was thrilled. And then I thought, “Oh snap, I haven’t been to the doctor in forever!” (feel free to judge me!) View Full Post