Five to Thrive: Hydrate Baby!

Substituting water seems like an easy enough solution to quenching my thirst, but drinking enough water left me with a few challenges. How much was enough? … More Five to Thrive: Hydrate Baby!

For Every Season

Mid-August when it was still muggy and hot, hotter than anyway wanted it to be, even for the last weeks before school began, she woke up to a voicemail on her phone. It’d been left in the wee hours of the morning, well before her alarm had gone off, and she didn’t have to listen to it to know what had been said. … More For Every Season

Five to Thrive: Work it Out!

The biggest difference in my life when looking at the Five to Thrive is working out consistently. Growing up people told me I didn’t need to work out because I was skinny, so for the longest time, I truly believed that if you weren’t overweight, you didn’t go to the gym. Aye yie yie! What a lie!!! Well when I eventually figured out this wasn’t true, I joined a gym. Again friends AND family were asking me, “why are you going to the gym?” or “you don’t think you’re skinny enough already?” or “you don’t need to go to the gym,” or “what a waste of money!” … More Five to Thrive: Work it Out!

Crocheted Summers

Memories of a rose colored Lazy Boy recliner with the foot rest up, crochet hook in hand, her grandmother watched her stories. There was The Bold & the Beautiful, along with The Young & the Restless. If others were watched, the little brown-haired girl didn’t recognize them. She would reenact these stories with her sister and their Barbie Dolls, dressing them up and driving them around their Playskool doll house. The Barbie’s were of course too tall for the house, but the girls didn’t seem to care. … More Crocheted Summers

Five to Thrive: Get Up!

I am NOT a morning person. I am a night owl that’s the queen of getting her second wind. In the past, most of my best creative decisions were made in the wee hours, jamming to a meticulously put together playlist. However, sleep deprivation also caused me to make some poor choices, and that schedule probably didn’t help me make the best decisions when it came to the people I surrounded myself with either. Not to mention as fun as it often was, that lifestyle wasn’t conducive to the corporate lifestyle I craved. … More Five to Thrive: Get Up!

Come to the Cabaret!

Journeying into a a 1929 lounge, Taylor Ratliff’s portrayal of Cabaret’s Emcee during the University of Oklahoma’s dress rehearsal Wednesday night was spell-binding. From the opening number to his tear inducing finale, he captures the character beautifully, refusing to hold back an ounce of raw talent and emotion. … More Come to the Cabaret!

Last 90 Days Challenge

It’s October 1st, which means it’s also the first day of the Last 90 Days! Haven’t heard of it? Well it was first started by Ms. Rachel Hollis over at The Hollis Co. and focuses on their Five to Thrive theme. Now if you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years and still have no clue what I’m talking about, don’t worry because I was only enlightened about all things Rachel last December. There’s still plenty of time to catch up! … More Last 90 Days Challenge