Finding My Strength

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In my current journey to living the life I want and destined to have, I’ve been focused on my unearthing my passion and strengths. Some people tend to focus more on their weaknesses, by either trying to strengthen it or dwell in it. Even I’m guilty of doing this myself, deep in my heart and mind, I knew that wasn’t the right area to focus. However, I didn’t know how to find, focus and increase my strengths.

So, when I saw Strength Finder 2.0, it instantly spoke to me and urged me to buy it.

To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths.

Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, the book is set up as follow: Continue Reading

ONLINE WISHLIST: ShopBop

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I admit, I’m one of those people that overthinks the look I want to have weeks before the beginning of a new season and this spring is no different.

For the past few weeks, I’ve narrowed it down to dark denim pieces, classic tees, crisp blouses, and flouncy dresses. Also, for accessories, I’m thinking about layered dainty necklaces (my spring jewelry staple), stacked thin bracelets/cuffs,white sneakers with clean lines, tan sandals, and black wayfarer style sunglasses. Very classic, functional, and chic.

So, I did some virtual window shopping on ShopBop.com and, as usual, found tons and tons of items that fit into Spring 2015 style aesthetic. I’ve gathered my ultimate favorites of favs to share with you in my lasts Online Wishlist. Continue Reading

SPRING CLEANING 101: The Tools and Products

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I seriously can’t deal with this cold weather much longer. Here in Memphis, our winters can be very fickle. One day it can be a perfectly cool jacket weather day and the next day you can be stranded in your house trying to avoid going out and slipping on 2 inches of ice that fell overnight. Well, after having 4 snow/ice days off from work the past couple of weeks, I feel like I can comfortably say that it’s high time to get ready for spring. That means only one thing to me: SPRING CLEANING!

Yes, I love spring cleaning. Maybe it’s because when done thoroughly and properly, you are left with a clean and de-cluttered home and life. So, this weekend, it’s all about the preparation and gathering and/or buying all the tools I need to get started on spring cleaning the next few weekends. I plan to hit up Target and Home Depot to get all the things I need.

So, if you are gearing up or planning out your spring cleaning agenda, here is checklist of items you need to have in your cleaning arsenal to take on the daunting, but fulfilling task of annual spring cleaning. Continue Reading

Multiple Purpose Makeup

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Last week, I took on the daunting, yet fulfilling task of downsizing my makeup collection. It was something that was long overdue, because I can honestly say that I’ve only worn about 5% of the items in it.. in the past 2 years.

This downsizing was another task in my aspirations to lead a minimalist life, which is going pretty awesome.

While sorting through years of collected makeup, I realized that a lot of the products that I keep and use are products that have multiple uses and that’s why Paula Dorf’s Perfect Color stick in Ectasy made the final cut and pretty much lives in my makeup bag. Continue Reading