Good Morning Lovelies. It’s only 8:30 AM here in the Queen City and I have already had an elephant-sized coffee and a green tea to follow… A good indicator that I am running on fumes and Jesus. My vacation officially starts in 4 hours 7 minutes and 23 seconds, not that anyone is counting or anything. Annnnd in typical fashion, I haven’t packed a lick. In my defense though, my life is practically scheduled down to the last minute up until January. I barely have time to pee, much less pack a suitcase. I pride myself on being a fairly efficient packer, but it is always a process deciding what I want to bring. There are a select few products though, that are always a give-in in my beauty repertoire, the first and foremost items that I throw into my little black bag of tricks. And they just might be the first and foremost items that you should be throwing into those Christmas stockings you slackers haven’t stuffed yet… I am right there with ya partner. Santa’s main elf has been also been slacking this year… buried under a pile of events, flights, and juggling Hinge dates. Just in case you are down to the wire – here is a list of my favorite things – sure to please just about anyone on Santa’s nice list. (more…)
Good Morning! From the safety of my living room! I am never leaving.
I have to say… working on holidays has become a little bit of the norm for me. Regardless, even after five years, it still feels weird to be watching from the outside in, when my family celebrates Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, the New Year… all while I hobnob the day away in some city far far away. This year, I got a trip on Thanksgiving to Seattle. So in true flight attendant fashion, I had my holiday turkey a few days earlier and I packed my little black suitcase. (more…)
If you have followed my blog long enough you will know that I have been working with a site called Influenster for the past several years. Influenster is a website that will send you free products in exchange for a little bit of advertisement and an honest review. It is a program that I have really enjoyed, and I have previously written about how to get started as an Influenster in one of my earlier blog posts. Want to check it out? Click the link below. (more…)
I am at the gym right now at ten o’clock at night like a crazy person. Honestly, I am just trying not to turn into a slice of pizza because you know there is this saying floating around out there… you are what you eat. In which case, half of me would be a slice of pepperoni and the other half would be a loaf of generously buttered banana bread. Then if you sliced me open I would probably just confetti all over you in a shower of chocolate chips. Well, I am only ” partially” kidding. I did have broccoli the other day. I pinky swear a hundred thousand rainbow gumdrops. (more…)
Oh man y’all. I think maybe in the Summer I should just automatically Henna my forehead to say “Out of commission. Too tired to function.” Summer for most people is usually a time for relaxation and recuperation – uh that is not the reality in the world of aviation. Summer is peak travel season for the rest of the world, which means it’s peak travel season for us too, only enhanced by like a thousand. By the end, I usually feel as worn out as my raggedy old suitcase looks, with its wheels half falling off and a broken zipper. I am starting to get to that point now, just a state of perpetual exhaustion… (more…)
Ahem. Millennials are known to be very passionate individuals. I know this because I have gotten on the plane multiple times meeting a group of my coworkers for the first time – many of them are in their late forties, early fifties, and they give me that all too familiar, wary side glance. Like they are silently thinking to themselves… “Who is this little whippersnapper who looks like she was just birthed, and why in Jehosaphat’s name is she on this plane.” I always win them over fairly quickly, but the common thought process is this, Millenials are always on their phones, taking selfies, posting the latest status, thoroughly and totally self-involved. (more…)
“It’s the only way to really find someone…” “ I met my husband on Tinder, he owns a Tesla, brought to life a startup tech company at the age of fifteen, and he is CPR certified.” “We swiped right to finding love.” “It really ISN’T just for hookups.”
We have all heard them. All of the glorious reviews of dating apps that lead unsuspecting young minds to the land of online dating in hopes of meeting their own elusive unicorn of a partner. But does it really work? That is the million dollar question that we all need answered.
Y’all, first let me say what a blessing it is to have time in your life while you are completely unattached. There are benefits to marriage and finding your person for sure… cough cough can anyone say split income ☝🏻? But that sweet spot beforehand??? A lot of people take that for granted, and I personally think it’s one of the most important times in your life because you are cultivating THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON in your LIFE. That would be you sweet cheeks. And I am here to tell you all of the things you should be doing to make the most of your blissful freedom. Because yes. It is blissful freedom. Once you start seeing it that way, your life will change as you know it. (more…)
I thought for a while that forever had found me. He was the first person that I ever loved. He could stop a heartbeat with his smile. He wore soccer sweatshirts and loved music. And he loved me. For awhile. I have been told that I am a hopeless romantic and I suppose in some ways that is true, but I wasn’t until him. Until I collapsed in a pile of freshly fallen snow, laughing so hard that my ribs hurt, trying to understand what the new foreign feeling was that was fluttering in my chest. Love happened to me slowly, and then all at once. Like the light sprinkle of snow that suddenly seemed to turn the whole world white. (more…)
So it’s no secret that I love Banana Bread, and you know anything with a significant calorie count really… We waste so much food in our house because we travel so much it tends to put me in a bad mood, but we never waste bananas. They can be black as my soul – sitting there on the counter, and I will still use them. I think the reason for that is that I found the very best banana bread recipe EVER, and never will I ever leave a blackened banana behind again. So I was scrolling through my Pinterest one day and I came across a banana bread recipe from http://www.mrbreakfast.com, and I knew I had found it – the best of the best. This recipe only uses staple ingredients, so you will probably have most of them already in your pantry, and it results in some of the tastiest banana bread you could ask for! Not to mention it smells the whole house up with warm banana goodness. What more could you really ask for?(more…)