Thanksgiving

I know I’m a day early, but I just wanted to wish my blogging/Insta community a Happy Thanksgiving! May you count your blessings, enjoy time with friends and family, eat some yummy food and enjoy the Black Friday sales as we officially welcome the holiday season. This year is not a typical year for me […]

Pipes X Smile Brilliant-Review Update

Although this review is truly more than a few posts late, I wanted to give an update on the tooth whitening process. I have been using Smile Brilliant‘s home tooth whitening kit consistently for the past few weeks now and I’ve noticed a brighter smile. If I were to emphasize one thing, I’d say consistency […]

Peter Pan Polished

I have to admit that I wear workout gear 3 out of the 5 work days since I work with children with disabilities and I’m going to get sweaty anyway. When I teach my college class, I try to look business formal because I want the students to think I’m much older than them and […]

Sayonara Summer

This summer was long and hot. I only made it to Portland and Vegas, but it was still nice to get out of LA for a while. I can’t wait to get back to school and start teaching. I feel like fall brings a cleanse and a renewed focus that we lose during the long […]

Defense

When I wore this top to church, I must have offended an older lady in the choir. After rehearsal she pulled me aside and said I needed to pull the back of my top up. I was defensive at first because it was the end of rehearsal and I was going to leave anyway. Fashion […]

Candid

Social media has programed us to put our best photos and lives forward. Nobody talks about the struggles and issues we face under those wonderfully edited photos we upload. Today I want to break that picture perfect image and share some candid shots that may not be so Insta-worthy. Most of these photos were shot […]

Pipes X Whitestone Jewelry Co.

Living in Los Angeles has its perks. Nice weather, nice beaches, great food and wonderful local companies. I love supporting local brands and being a part of my community. When Whitestone Jewelry Co. reached out to me, I was thrilled to find out that they were based in San Diego and Los Angeles. They started […]

Pipes X Coalition LA

This summer has been much cooler than previous LA summers. My AC isn’t blasting 24/7 and I’m not taking a shower in my sweat. These not so hot summers make a light utility jacket the perfect companion. My Coalition LA utility jacket and I have been inseparable. Coalition LA is a Peta approved apparel company […]

Sporty Stripes

The warmer weather brings out all sorts of stripes. Everything from all the lighter baby hues to the classic blue, black, red, navy and even the occasional multicolored stripes. Today I’m going a little more sporty with my Adidas stripes. I bought this sweater at the Adidas Employee Store back in Oregon from the kid’s […]

Pipes X Hieleven

I’ve been very fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to teach my first college course this year. As I was gathering my materials and getting ready to leave the house, I realized that I didn’t have a professional “professor” bag that could carry my laptop and course materials. I would use my backpack […]