How To Do Your Laundry Right

Here’s another one of the many confessions I’ve made on this blog: I didn’t use to do laundry before I got married. And no, not that I wear dirty clothes all the time (or I would have not found a husband!). I just didn’t do them since my mom lived with me. I guess that’s one of the benefits when you’re all grown up and your parent lives with you. They can alleviate you from doing all the other chores on your own, such as…the laundry! 

But when I got married, I had to start doing the laundry. Ha, fun stuff! Doing laundry seems like an easy chore right? But there’s a few factors that come with it so that your clothes come out cleaner.

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Where To Hang and Dine In Houston: Axis Lounge at Royal Sonesta Hotel

If Houston is known for anything (other than “Houston, we have a problem!”), it would be that we definitely have a ton of places that are good to dine! We’re not only known for our Southern hospitality but we’re also famous for our good food – from food trucks and casual restaurants to fine dining and bars and lounge, Houston will not disappoint! 

If you’re a local, then you’re probably familiar with Royal Sonesta by the Galleria. But do you know that inside Royal Sonesta is Axis Lounge? It is a sleek and uncrowded spot for a happy hour with your friends. Its menu has recently been re-hauled by Executive Chef Robert Graham who previously served as the Executive Chef of the Ritz Carlton in Florida as well as private El Dorado Golf & Beach Club in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. Axis Lounge menu covered every palette from Chicken Liver Pate made with local honey and a Crispy Baguette to a bar favorite 44 Farms Sliders made with lettuce, tomato, pickle, american cheese and Axis’s special sauce.

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Reebook Girls’ Night Out

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to work with Reebok on a fun Girls’ Night Out event at DSW. I’m sure y’all are familiar with this brand. At some point in my growing up years, I had worn a pair of Reebok Classics in white and I was so excited to be have reconnected with another pair again!

It’s like reconnecting with an old fling. Ha! The Reebok Classics are so comfortable that they’ve become my go-to shoes everyday since I received them. Whether I’m running an errand in shorts, jeans, or a casual dress, I feel confident and comfortable in them.

Make no mistake. Don’t equate classic with old-fashioned. A lot of women my age and younger are wearing them and it’s just as stylish as any other style or brands that you would want to wear with your casual clothing items.

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No Sweat Family Movie Night

A few days ago, I shared with you guys 5 Tips On What To Do With Your Tax Refund. Tax season can be an exciting time for most people because it brings in some much-needed extra cash – whether it’s to pay off some outstanding debts or provide a vacation or some leisure time with the family. 

One of the things that I highly recommend is getting Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan with Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data. I know in this day and age, it’s easy to rack up cellphone bills but with Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan, you can get unlimited talk, text, and data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE then 2G plus a free VUDU movie credit every month ($7 value) per line for $49.88.

Whatever the case might be, a little movie night for your family doesn’t hurt! Typically, my idea of a movie night is no-sweat! After all, you want to enjoy the time with your family and not get tired in rigid preparation and not enjoy the movie with your fam bam. You want your family to enjoy your presence as well. 

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5 Tips On What To Do With Your Tax Refund

It’s tax refund season and I know that many of you are looking forward to this much needed cash back from Uncle Sam! Without a solid plan on where to allocate these upcoming funds, it’s easy to spend them on items that we might be wishing for but not really need. It’s very important to establish a list of items in your finances that you need settle and here are some tips.

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A “Lobsterworthy” Celebration at Red Lobster

I’m slowing going back to the swing of things guys! It’s been a few months of wedding planning and then the wedding and honeymoon. It’s been such a whirlwind…a roller coaster journey to say the least. 

It’s been an exciting time in my life and truly grateful for all the blessings. I can’t believe that it’s been a little over a month since I got married! My husband and I wanted to celebrate our “first month anniversary” but not entirely sure what happened  but we didn’t get to. So we went to Red Lobster the other day instead to celebrate.

Since it’s Lobsterfest, it totally was the perfect time to not only celebrate our first month of marriage bliss but also to visit Red Lobster and munch on those delicious lobster tails!

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Cheers to 2017: Here’s To Something New

This may be my last post for this year 2016. I’m so grateful for what 2016 has brought me and truly excited for what 2017 has to offer. I’ve been blogging for five and a half years now and many bloggers have come and gone…but I’ve stayed. For those of you who have been following my blog from the beginning, THANK YOU! It might be a cliché but words are truly not enough to say how thankful I am for your continued support.

While 2016 has been one of my best years, it didn’t come without challenges. There have been many ups and downs but one of the greatest things that ever happened was getting engaged. It’s the most exciting feeling in the world! 

In 3 weeks, André and I will be starting 2017 as a husband and wife. It’s definitely a HUGE change and I’m hoping and praying for a smooth transition. We’ve been both single for awhile before being in a relationship together but we’ve also been close friends for 5 years. It’s exciting to see how God turned things around to bring us closer together and taking us to another level. 

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Holiday Festivities with La Vaquita

Five days till Christmas! Wow. Seriously, just wow. I can’t believe that it’s already that time of the year! It’s only as if Christmas last year just passed by and in only a few more days, we’re already celebrating Christmas 2016. 

I’m sure that many of you, just like myself, are huslin’ and bustlin’. This season, is the most fun and meaningful time for everyone, but it’s also the busiest and can be the most stressful if not put into perspective.

Now, I am not usually the one to be in the kitchen preparing food and cooking meals during the holidays. Maybe that will change when I get married, ha! My mom is an awesome cook and I’m marrying a wonderful cook as well! If you remember, my fiancé helped me with my Food, Fashion, and Football back in October. 

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