• What’s in my bag?

  • Weekend Reading List

  • Around Atlanta: Heat Lounge

    Heat Lounge in Atlanta
  • Birchbox Road Trip



What’s in my bag?

* This post is sponsored by Always Liners as a part of their #WhatsAlwaysOnMe program. brand_logo_desktop

I’m always getting compliments on my handbags but I never share what’s in my bag. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years but just never got around to it. Most of the time it’s filled with junk because I’m always in the rush and on the go. I’m currently carrying this reversible tote bag that I snagged while I was in Dallas last year from a store called St.Bernards Sports. I’m currently using the tan side of the bag but plan to switch to the red side for fall football season. Roll Tide! Its lightweight and can carry all of my everyday essentials.

Take a peek to see what’s in my bag below:


  1. Makeup– my mom always said never leave the house without lipstick on; well sometimes I forget! So I usually toss my Bobbi Brown bronzer, my Jouer hydrating lipstick, my LAQA & Co. lip pencil, some EOS lip balm, and my Benefit mascara and bronzer.
  2. Toiletries– It’s always important to make sure you stay fresh while on the go, so I always make sure to carry a few Always Xtra Protection Liners with me in my purse.
  3. Cell Phone– Got to have my cell phone with me at all times. I don’t know what
    I would do without it.
  4. Vitamins– I’m obsessive about my health and I take a ton of multivitamins in addition to probiotics. These Rainbow Light vegan multivitamins have been a lifesaver.
  5. Wallet– It took me a while to find the perfect wallet that could fit all of my cards. I found this wallet in Dallas last year and it’s been a lifesaver.
  6. Water– I drink about 4 bottles of water a day so you will always find a bottle of water in my bag.
  7. Receipts– I wish retailers would all have the e-mail your receipt program because I’m always toting around a ton of receipts in my bag.


Weekend Reading List


I’m sorry I’ve been MIA lately, my laptop died on me two weeks ago so I’m having to blog from my cell phone and tablet. The struggle is real because I’ve photographed some great posts that I can’t wait to share with you all but I can’t do much in that arena while I wait to get my hard drive replaced. While on my blogging sabbatical, I’ve managed to try several new workouts with ClassPass. I’m on the road to a 6 pack ya’ll! I’ve also been reading more. I just finished two books this month. I’ve caught up with two old friends. Spent more time focusing on me. It’s all been great so as you can see I’m not in too much of a rush to get back to schedule but I promise I’ll be back to regular schedule in September.

Since I haven’t been blogging I’ve been saving several great articles that I think are worth sharing. So while you are soaking up these last days of summer this weekend, take a look at these finds from the internet! 

Weekend Reading List:

Beauty – How to wear foundation when it’s hot out via Birchbox

DecorHome tour of blogger and former Bachelorette Jillian Harris. 

Food – How to build the best freezer meals. 

Fitness –Everyone girl wants to have the best backside! PopSugar fitness shows you how to get the best backside in a short workout video

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Around Atlanta: Heat Lounge

I’m back with another installment of my Around Atlanta series. In today’s Around Atlanta series, I recently visited Heat Lounge, a blowout salon in Atlanta to get my hair done. Heat Lounge has two locations in the Atlanta area one in Buckhead and one in Dunwoody. I booked my appointment at the Dunwoody hair salon. The Dunwoody salon not only does blowouts but they also do cuts, color, treatments, and makeup. This is your one stop shop before a night on the town.

Heat Salon Dunwoody

Once you arrive you’ll be offered a glass of water, wine, mimosa, or champagne. Then you’ll meet your stylist at their chair and you’ll talk about what you were thinking about doing to your hair that day. Once you’ve chatted you’ll be taken to their washing room for a nice relaxing shampoo and conditioning treatment followed by a head massage.

My stylist did a great job on my blowout. He took time to learn about my hair and what I did and didn’t like done on my hair. They currently use all Moroccan Oil products.

I also had my makeup done by their onsite makeup artist Laura.

After having a stressful week, a visit to the salon was just what I needed.

Heat Salon Dunwoody


Heat Lounge Atlanta

Birchbox Road Trip

Last weekend, Birchbox made a pit stop in Atlanta while on its summer Birchbox Road Trip. If you’ve been following my blog for years you know I’m a huge fan of Birchbox and their business model. I had the opportunity a few years ago to take a tour of their office in New York. So it was nice to have the team here in my city. I stopped by the pop up event on Saturday. The lines were long for people waiting to get in so I decided to come back later in the afternoon when it was a little bit cooler. To my luck when I arrived before closing for the day, I was able to walk right through the space.

Birchbox Road Trip Atlanta


Birchbox and Birchbox Man were on site selling their favorite products from the online retail shop. Birchbox Women was on one side and Birchbox Man was on the other. Visitors to the popup can build their own Birchbox or shop the full size products from the retail shop. I decided to use my Birchbox points to purchase a few new full-size products. I ended finding a new lipstick color from Jouer Cosmetics and two new nail polishes from Floss Gloss. Because I purchase $40 worth of merchandise the Birchbox team threw in a wishing necklace for free.

Also at the pop-up girls and guys can take advantage of a few of the free beauty treatments Birchbox is offering. 

Atlanta is the first stop on the three-city tour. So if you are in Chicago or Los Angeles check out their website to see when Birchbox is coming to you. If you do stop by don’t forget to share you experience on social media using the hashtag #birchboxinmycity. 

Birchbox Road Trip Atlanta

Good Housekeeping Ambassador

I’m excited to announce that I have been selected to be apart of Good Housekeeping magazine’s ambassador program. I was selected along with a handful of other social media influencers by the magazine editors to represent the brand. As an ambassador I’ll be reviewing and testing new products, contributing to the magazine, and sharing my favorites issues with my digital friends and family.

Good Housekeeping Ambassador

I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to work with the magazine. 
Thanks for your support along the way.