Why having curly hair is an amazing thing and why you should embrace your curls.

How to Tame the 7 Deadly Sins of Curly Hair

Latest, Lifestyle By March 15, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Why I Love Every Crazy Strand of My Curly Hair Okay, maybe I don’t love everything (hello, humidity??) about my curly hair, but pretty damn close. With my shocking red, curly hair complete with my signature blond (okay… gray) chunk poking out front, I am an easily recognizable person. I’ve often joked that there’s no way I could ever get…

Fearless Female Friday - Gini Dietrich

Fearless Female: Gini Dietrich

Latest, Lifestyle By February 10, 2017 No Comments

Gini Dietrich Gini is another one of my friends that I initially met via Twitter more than 7 years ago and I was immediately taken with how amazing she was. She was like Girl Boss before Girl Boss was a thing. Gini is well-known and well-respected in the PR and marketing world and has created a successful company based in Chicago…


Fearless Females Friday: Blanca Cobb

Latest, Lifestyle By February 3, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Blanca Cobb: Body Language Expert Blanca and I met almost 5 years ago after she had started a trendy little t-shirt company and was looking for help with her marketing and social media. It was also that same summer when the John Edwards trial was happening and Blanca found herself in the center of it all being interviewed about John’s…


Fearless Females Friday: Tanya Rivera

Lifestyle By November 18, 2016 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Fearless Females Friday I met Tanya Rivera probably 4 years ago but I know she doesn’t remember that because I was just a fan girl bugging her at some event she was doing an appearance at. I always loved watching her on WFMY because she was (is!) such a warm and inviting person and completely endeared viewers to her. She started…

Meet Stephanie Carls, this week's Fearless Female

Fearless Females Friday: Stephanie Carls

Lifestyle By November 11, 2016 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Fearless Females Friday “Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.” Raising three daughters, I’m constantly trying to show them positive examples of strong women for them to model after. There are so many women doing so many amazing things today – and honestly – all throughout history. But I realized that…

What's trending in fashion for fall and winter 2016?

What’s Hot for Fall and How to Dress for Your Body Type

Around the Triad, Lifestyle, Reviews and Giveaways By October 15, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

What’s Trending for Fall and Winter this Year? Have you started digging out your boots and layered pieces? I’m slowly starting to add them to the daily mix and couldn’t be happier. This time of the year can be perplexing when choosing our outfits for the day… it’s chilly in the morning but still warm enough by the afternoon that,…

9 trips to take with your teen in NC

9 Fun Things to Do With Your Teen this Fall

Lifestyle, Teens By September 27, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

Fun Fall Activities in North Carolina While the weather hasn’t exactly caught up to the fact that it’s fall, it won’t be much longer before shorts and tees will be replaced by jeans and hoodies, leggings and tunics and I for one can’t wait. I really hate this transitional part where you dress for cool in the morning and by…

Back to school shopping lists for high school and middle school.

Back to School Supply Lists for High School and Middle School

Lifestyle By August 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

I hate to bust your summer bliss bubble, but it’s August and while it’s still early in August, everyone knows what’s looming around the corner… Back to School. Hey. Don’t kill the messenger – I’m just reporting the facts. And while you may be the one in a hundred who’s thinking “but I don’t WANT school to start back” you,…

The personal shopping experience at Style Encore takes the pain and guess work out of getting trendy!

How Kristen Got Her Style Back with Style Encore

Lifestyle, Reviews and Giveaways By June 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

Personal Shopping Experience with Style Encore Last year, I weighed the most that I have ever weighed without there being a baby involved. My cholesterol and blood pressure were up and while part of that is genetic (thanks Mom and Dad…), it was more because of the extra weight that I was carrying around. I made the decision that I…

Looking for the best boutique hotel in Winston-Salem? It's the Kimpton Cardinal!

Celebrating the Arrival of The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem

Around the Triad, Lifestyle By June 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

The Newest Hotel in Winston-Salem – The Kimpton Cardinal There’s this little building in downtown Winston-Salem known as the RJR Building. The RJR building is the former headquarters of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company and is one of the most distinguishable buildings in our skyline. Say what you will about tobacco but it was tobacco that built this beautiful little…