Living Original

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I have been contemplating on what direction I wanted to take my blog. I enjoy writing about new articles of clothing. I enjoy sharing new make up products I have tried and fell in love with. I will still write about those things, however, I want to take the blog to a whole new level. I want the blog to serve a purpose. I want to reach out to others and encourage them to live original and be the best/beautiful you. Being the best/beautiful you does not mean you need to purchase the newest trend of clothing or try the new contouring make up trick. Being the best/beautiful you is about living original. I want us to be able to look into ourselves and find our unique talents, skills, and what truly makes us happy. Many times we deal with the struggle of managing weight, styling our hair, and lacking self confidence. I want this blog to encourage others to be a positive example. I want others to help motivate each other and be that striving force to excel. This blog is going to contain scriptures, motivational stories and quotes. It will also contain beauty tricks to make life simpler, and clothing styles to spark up an idea of what you may already have in your closet but haven’t worn in a while. I hope you all enjoy the content to come. Have a blessed day.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

A Blissful Trip to Wine Country

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The trip to wine country in Fredericksburg was blissful.  We visited a variety a Vineyards while being able to taste delicious wines. One of my favorite things to do during the weekend is to sit outside, eat cheese with crackers and drink a glass of wine. During the trip we visited a wine bar which allowed us to create our own cheese board. Lately I have been favoring pairing brie with raspberry preservatives servered with water crackers and a glass of chardonay.

During the day we visited the vineyards and walked through several blocks of shops. I chose to wear jeans with a chic white top, paired with a scarf and a light sweater for a day in the town. I believe in staying comfortable if you have a long day ahead of you. During the evening we enjoyed trying out new restaurants.  I chose to wear ankle pants with a floral top and kitten heels for one of the nights out in the town. Lately I have been favoring ankle pants, they are comfortable yet add that hint of chic you sometimes need.

One of my favorite moments during the trip was being able to hike Enchanted Rock. We hiked nearly 4 miles that consisted of uneven trails, large rocks, and water streams. During the hike I  couldnt help but thank God for blessing us with the beautiful nature scenes that we sometimes take for granted. At times we allow ourselves to become consumed with our careers or other non important things. We sometimes  need to stop what we are doing and appreciate the blessings God has given us. This trip allowed me to clear my head and helped remind me that life is too short. I need to live in the moment at times and remember that we have nothing to fear, for God has a plan for us.

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Count down to Fredricksburg

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This weekend I will be heading to Fredricksburg to indulge in relaxation and wine. My husband and I have been so busy lately with our jobs and various projects that we haven’t had time to relax. We were finally able to plan a nice weekend get away to wine country. In my opinion, eating cheese while sitting outside enjoying a glass of wine is the perfect way to relax. I love partaking in wine tastings and finding out what pairs well with each one. Does anyone recommend a good wine or pairing to try?

Let’s celebrate in Austin

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My birthday was last week, so Roland and I celebrated by driving into Austin to spend time with some great friends. My ultimate favorite food is Italian. We ate at a local restaurant and at the end, indulged in this delicious chocolate drizzled pound cake with caramel glazed bananas.  We then traveled to the Kendra Scott store and stopped for a latte at Joe’s coffee shop. They have this unique wall that has gotten so much exposure over the past year.  We finished off the day by visiting my favorite stores such as Ann Taylor and Banana Republic. It was the perfect Saturday! Not sure if you can tell, but it was raining the entire time we took pictures at the wall 🙂

An Evening of Comfort

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After a long day at work,  I love to come home, turn on some candles, and relax. Today I turned on one of my favorite scents called “Winter Wonderland by Sonoma”. It provides a light aroma perfect for the evening. Along with lighting candles I will indulge in the latest book that I am currently reading for an hour or so. At the moment I am currently reading “Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg” Any recommendations for my next book to read?