Why Failing Your New Year’s Resolution is Good for You

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  It's that time of year again. The time when you set New Year's Resolutions that you are determined to stick to this year.  I'm here to tell you that failing your New Year's Resolutions is one of the best things that can happen to you. Let me explain... What is a New Year's Resolution? A New Year's Resolution is when you make a promise that you are going to improve some aspect of your life from January 1st, forward, and that it will become a permanent aspect of your life. The … [Read more...]

Are you getting enough?

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  Okay, get your minds outta the gutter here! I’m talking about water, you know, good old H2O? Whenever I hear multiple messages about the same topic I start to feel like I’m meant to pay closer attention. Like I’m being hit over the head with it. Lately I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about how much water you should drink. I get it; most of us don’t drink enough water. In fact, most of us are actually pretty dehydrated and have habitually been in that state for a … [Read more...]

Failure to Lunch

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  “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan Houston, we have a problem! When is the last time you had to debate with yourself about going to lunch? O.K., I don't see too many hands raised. When is the last time you debated going to workout? O.K., pretty much the room chuckled and raised a hand…some raised both. Getting and staying in shape is an ongoing issue that we all face. Once January rolls around the “new” New … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cheesecake by Chef Michael

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  Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Pumpkin Spice cream cheese topping     For the crust:   1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs 3 tbsp. Sugar 3 tbsp. butter, melted   Mix crumbs and sugar, add butter; press firmly onto bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.   For the Cheesecake:   5 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 – 15 oz. can 100% … [Read more...]

How to Lose the Mommy Tummy

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One of the most common things I hear from new mothers is the frustration they have with getting back into their pre-pregnancy shape.  There are times that the new mom can just focus on cleaning up her nutrition and starting an exercise program, but there also times that this isn't enough. Weight Gain vs Abdominal Separation After giving birth to your precious bundle of joy, it's not uncommon to struggle with getting rid of the mommy tummy. There should have been some weight gain during the … [Read more...]

The 40th Anniversary of The Texas Renaissance Festival

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Yes, I’m super excited about Texas Ren Fest this year! It’s the 40th anniversary and they have spruced everything up and added a VERY special new event. There will be a Masquerade Ball! That’s right, an official ball for King Midas. Masks and costumes or formal attire are required. So don’t delay, get your costumes ready for the night of your life. This is the Texas Renaissance Festival like you’ve never experienced it before. King Midas’ Masquerade Ball will be held every … [Read more...]

Altuzarra for Target

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      The lookbook for Altuzarra’s Target Collection just launched and I could not be more obsessed! What can best be described as a mixture between “Mick Jagger” and “an African safari,” this ready-to-wear collection is sure to be a hit. Unleash your inner rock star with the Red Velvet Tuxedo Pant, Embroidered Blouse and matching blazer. This entire ensemble is well within my bargainsta budget at only $147.97. The Structured Dress with Crane … [Read more...]

Throw Back Thursday

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  Anyone on Facebook has seen all of the funny and crazy #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) photos that are posted. I recently joined the fun by posting a photo of myself that was from about 20 years ago. I had super big Texas hair. Many people got a kick out of the photo and commented on all the hair. The interesting thing is that I also got many comments on how I looked in that photo. Some said that my skin looks better now, 20 years later! And no, I haven’t had a brow or lid lift or any … [Read more...]

Five Do’s and Don’ts for Raising Money Fit Kids

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In order for our kids to mature into adults with healthy financial habits, it is our job as parents to help them cultivate the mindset that will help them to master money and not allow money to master them. As we train our future leaders to make wise financial decisions, here are five do’s and don’ts for teaching kids at an early age about healthy money management. 1. Talk about money openly and honestly with your kids. Do not shy away from these important teaching opportunities. While … [Read more...]

Day of Savings

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When I encounter a sale, I feel lucky. When I have a day of savings, I’m on cloud nine. My “day of savings” began at Visible Changes in the West Oaks Mall in Houston, TX. I felt that it was time for a change. (It has been over a year since my last haircut.) Grant, my new go-to hairdresser, was phenomenal! He went through every cut, explaining what I was doing to damage my hair and how I should style my new locks. And the best part? It only cost me $35. Because I went with my … [Read more...]