Dec 31, 2017

Dear 2017: A Letter of Self-Reflection

Hey Girl! You kicked ass this year, lots of it. You removed all distractions to focus on what was most important this year---building legacy. You read 18 books, tackled cryptocurrency investing, sailed the Caribbean seas with your family, completed countless home improvement projects, grown your business by fifty-five percent and launched another division of your Fashionably Fabulous brand. You've been quite a busy woman in 2017. But there's always room for improvement. In the upcoming year, don't lose site of the following.
  • Set aside much needed time for not only immediate family, but distant family who would love to hear your voice, see your face and feel your presence more often.  
  • 18 books read in 2017 is pretty damn impressive, but not nearly enough. Let's double that in 2018. 

Dec 19, 2017

Fab Eats: Sopapillas . Franklin, TN

Sopapilla | so·pai·pil·la | noun: a deep-fried pastry, typically square, eaten with honey or sugar or as a bread. When I stopped in to the popular establishment, located in the posh Franklin neighborhood, an upscale suburb of Nashville---I was in for a treat. I'm usually not the Tex-Mex kinda  girl, but when I saw loads of seafood options on the menu I decided to give it a go. With an extensive menu sure to please meat eaters, vegans to vegetarians alike; Sopaillas is certainly a must try if you're ever in the area. It was also my very first time trying a sopapilla. It's basically fried dough served with a side of honey. Nothing really memorable about it, but nonetheless---it was certainly worth the try. Will I be back for seconds, most certainly. 
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Until next time.....peace, love & blessings!

Dec 16, 2017

5 Classic Fragrances for Him

There is seemingly nothing more sexier than a well groomed man. Next to that? A well smelling one. If you're like me---sometimes it can be a struggle to find the men in our lives the right gift for the right occasion. So I've outlined 5 amazing classic fragrances for the classic or modern day man right in time for Valentine's Day.
So whether you are a fragrance novice trying to find his signature scent or a fragrance connoisseur seeking to complete his ever growing collection---I've got you covered with these classic worthy scents of all time. From sparkling freshness, ocean breeze or masculine sensuality---- all having refreshing hints of the perfect scents to transition seamlessly from summer to winter season. So there you have it, my top 5 fragrances for the special man in my life. 

Dec 14, 2017

Fab Recipe: Cornbread Stuffing Muffins

I was raised cooking in the kitchen from a very early age so as an adult, those traditions have carried on into adulthood. This recipe is perfect because it takes the place of both cornbread and dressing.Two southern classics. It's a must-have for me during the holidays.

Cornbread Stuffing Muffin Recipe
Required Ingredients: Cornbread | Chicken Stock | Sweet Vidalia Onion| Celery | Sweet Peppers | Thyme | Boiled Egg | Green Onion

Preparation: I typically chop all vegetable ingredients up and stuff them in my whole chicken and/or turkey then bake. This will cook the vegetables and create a natural chicken stock. Cook cornbread as you normally would. I prefer my cornbread to be on the sweeter side. 

Dec 8, 2017

Rattler Rant: It's All About Legacy

Hey Beauties-- I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving. I recently had an opportunity to take my son to a college football game for my alma mater. It was such an experience to share with him. He had so many questions. Questions like: did your best friends go to college with you? Did you meet daddy there? Will I go to this college when I grow up? And I couldn't help but to go back down memory lane. It's been a decade+ since undergrad and his questions certainly made me think about how far I've come and in many certain far I've got to go. My ultimate goal in life is to leave a lasting and impactful legacy behind. It's my reason. My purpose. Geesh....2018 is knocking and honestly it just feels like these minutes, hours, days and weeks are rolling the hell on. All the more reasons to remain focus on our why, who and hows. When it's all said and done...I'd like to be able to say.....I did it. My legacy is secured. Until then, I'll keep on pushing. One day, month and year at a time. Counting all of these blessings. Oh and of course....Go Rattlers! Would love to know...on this day, what are you most grateful for?
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