"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you." ~Maya Angelou. In late September of 2015, I sat down and wrote the first Chapter to a book that I thought no one would ever see. I wrote for myself. I wrote to forgive. But most of all, I wrote to heal. I look back now and realize that, for years, I carried the weight of an untold story inside of me. Finally, on that early fall day in September of 2015, I found the strength and the courage to start telling my story. I started writing Magnetic—a Young Adult mystery/romance...

POST CREATED BY SPONSORSHIP BY COST PLUS WORLD MARKET I am SO excited to show you guys my Pool Bathroom Reveal styled by Cost Plus World Market! If you haven't heard that Tulsa got a Cost Plus World Market, um—where the heck have you been?!? OK, I'm just kidding but for real if you haven't heard this amazing news, you have been missing out and you need to get to World Market ASAP because they have the most amazing home decor items—furniture, kitchen bar stools, rugs, seating and benches, pillows, even cards and food in their marketplace section. World Market is your...

Hope you have had the opportunity to take advantage of all the deals going on during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  IF you didn't see my post yesterday, I shared all of my picks for clothes and shoes. Today, I'm sharing my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks for the Home! There are so many amazing rugs, pillows, art, lamps, and accessories. Hope you can take advantage of the sales and get some items for your home! Just click on the picture to buy if you see something you like. [show_boutique_widget id="619780"]...

[show_shopthepost_widget id="2741516"] Early access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins TODAY and I have all my must haves picked out for you guys! Shop my top picks above by clicking on any of the pictures. You don't want to miss out as favorites will go FAST! Also, scroll down to see even more of my favorites and a description of why I love the item. Again, you can just click directly on the picture and it will take you to the link to buy the product. Happy Shopping everyone. [show_boutique_widget id="617873"]...

POST CREATED WITH SPONSORSHIP FROM COST PLUS WORLD MARKET You guys I have been not so patiently awaiting the Tulsa Cost Plus World Market Grand Opening. Why you ask? Well, if you haven't heard of Cost Plus World Market, you are missing out big time. It is one of my favorite stores for lighting, textiles, art, furniture, kitchen bar stools, and seating and benches. Cost Plus World Market is a one stop shop for decorating your entire home AND it's affordable. I am so excited that Tulsa finally has a Cost Plus World Market and to celebrate, they are having a weekend full of fun.  See below...

My kids don't have social media and I'm ready to talk about why. Now first of all, let me get something out of the way. This is a zero judgment post. You go ahead and raise your kids the way you want to and I'll do the same. I do, however, look around and find myself in the minority these days and sometimes, it can feel a little lonely. You can start to question yourself, and think maybe you're crazy or there's something wrong with you if you don't let your kids have their own phone and social media. It's isolating,...

So if you didn’t see our last post, CC and Mike just got back from our first overseas trip—Paris and then to Southern France and the French Riviera! After exploring Paris for 4 days, we jumped on the fast train (pause to point out how lacking it is that we do not have these amazing trains in America!) and made our way down to the French Riviera. Here are our Travel Tips for you if you're planning to visit the French Riviera! 1. Stay in Old Town, Nice – Our apartment was in Old Town and it was an amazing location.  We...

Paris was never on my top 10 list of places to visit. Just keeping it real. So why did we end up in the City of Light for our first ever overseas trip? Well, when you have a 21 year old niece who decides to move to France for a semester, Paris and France suddenly catapult themselves to the #1 list, that’s why. So, Mike Miller and I packed up and left the kids—with a ten page print out of school and activities and practices and baseball games for the grandmas—and we headed to Paris! Here are all our Paris Travel...

Marriage is all about compromise y'all, which is why I've decided I'm going to write this blog post on 5 Tips for Creating a Master Bedroom he will love too.  Because you know what, I love Mike Miller. And I know that when I go with a pink rug and crushed navy velvet chairs and leopard pillows in the living room, that it's too much to also ask him to go that glam in the bedroom too. So, I've tried to go a bit more masculine in the master bedroom and create a space that reflects his style as well.  I'm...