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You Are a Badass | Book Review

GOVMansion(91of103)I am ashamed to say this, but I started this book in January when I was traveling to Miami. Once I got to Miami it was a done deal trying to read anything. I tried my best to pick up the book every night to read it but, it was a struggle. But I finally made it.

I will say this book is really good – certainly a page turned – some things I already knew or have heard before, but hearing it again made me think about things a little deeper.

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Phone Snap Roundup 

Saturday mornings in Columbia are made for Soda City. A couple weeks ago Ashley, Jace and I headed down to grab something to eat and check out some crafts. I was craving Nachos so we had to split them because I didn’t want to be a pig and eat them all.

These are two of my go to drinks as of lately. Not so much the Dole Shake, but the Premier Protein is my favorite. I’ve been making an Espresso and this shake over ice instead of going to Starbucks when I’m craving an iced coffee. I highly recommend the Protein shakes.

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My brother came into town a couple weeks ago and for some reason we always end up at a Mexican restaurant. Publico is one of my favorite’s here in Columbia. You have to try their Mexican Street Corn – it’s sooooo good! And who goes to eat Mexican and not get a Margarita???

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If you follow me on Instagram (I suggest you do if you aren’t already) then you would have seen this photo. As you know a goal is to grow within my faith and this daily devotional has been an huge help – this was sent to my mom from Daily Bread, because we read them and donate to them.

 

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I just thought this was the cutest picture of Jace and Tyson – after the pool, Jace needed a nap and Tyson just wanted to the iPad. Love spending time with these two – just missing my Jaiden and the day would have been complete.

 

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Beauty

What’s in My Makeup bag?

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Makeup has been something I’ve been interested in for as long as I can remember. I can remember growing up and my mom selling Avon and I was always sneaking into the “extras” or her stash.  When my Aunt would come in town and have all her MAC makeup  and she would tell me what each thing was for and then put some on me – it was love at first application. As I got older I went through a couple phases with makeup – dark eyeshadow, unkept/unplucked brows, thick black liner – you name it I did it.

I finally have some GREAT products that give me exactly what I’m looking for.

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Health

Cinco De Mayo – Mexican Corn Dip

Happy Cinco De Mayo and if you are like me and won’t be fighting the crowd and heading to your favorite Mexican spot – you’ll be home making your own Mexican feast.

A few months ago I ate Publico here in Columbia for the first time and one of the sides was Mexican corn – it was so good, ever since then I’ve been looking for something just as good. So I googled ‘Mexican corn drip’, just because corn on the cob is such a mess something and isn’t attractive to eat.

You will see that I was very lazy and decided to use concentrated lime juice and stir in paste Cilantro (don’t judge) – it all works the same!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled cotija cheese (or Feta)**
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed (or garlic powder)
  • Juice of 1 lime

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn kernels and jalapeño, and cook, stirring occasionally until cooked through and slightly charred, about 8-10 minutes.

Stir in mayonnaise, cotija, cilantro, chili powder, garlic and lime juice.

**FYI – Cotija cheese is hard to find, so try Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s.

 

Hope you enjoy!

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Work.

Questions to Ask During Your Interview

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Interviews can be very difficult for everyone. You are excited for making it to the interview stage and then again you are nervous because you want to make a good impression.

I haven’t done an interview in a couple months year, but I’m always looking at HR topics (because I’m in HR…duh) to getting a better understanding of what people are asking during the interview stage. As of right now I’m not working directly with recruiting – but it doesn’t hurt to keep your mind fresh and ready to go for that big opportunity.

The interview process is really about the company getting to know you, but you also want to make sure that the company will be a good fit for you. You do not want to start working for a company and they don’t match to your expectation, especially since you are going to dedicate to the company for the next few years.

Prior to doing any interview weather it is part-time, internship or full-time you want to make sure you research the company. It is important to come into the interview knowing something about the company.

These are a few interview questions that you write down and ask at the end of your interview. Whatever you do at your next interview don’t let these questions/topics go unanswered.

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Tre Chic

Shoe Obsession | Spring & Summer Favorites

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Next to diamonds shoes are a girls best friend (Men take note). Having a shoe obsession is a part of my DNA. My momma has closestssss full of shoes, Grandmas has a room full and my Aunt has a HOUSE full – so when it comes to shoes they totally understand me.

I have a couple of favorites that I wear throughout the spring and summer months that are pretty versatile, pocket friendly and as you already know…. comfortable.

Tory Burch Miller Sandal’s

These are by far my favorite “flops” for the summer. They are classy and comfortable (duh!) They were a birthday present! I think that the logo allows for them to be comfortable, but if you are going to be in the sun be prepared to have the logo tan mark on your foot (yes even black people tan). I highly suggest going in and trying them on before you purchase them. I felt that my regular size was too small, my heel was hanging off but the sales lady did inform me that over time the shoe will stretch as you wear them and they have a small amount. (I did go up a 1/2 size)

Steve Madden Ankle Strap Sandals

There are so many different designers that sells this style of shoes (shown in the feature picture) so you won’t loose all your coins on them. So far the ones that I have are very comfortable and you can do some long distant walking,  or even dancing in them. I think the chunky heel is what initially attracted me to them.

Wedges 

Okay I know this title is real general but I have a few pair of wedges that are constant rotation and have came from various stores. During the Spring and Summer months I love a good wedge to wear out on a date night or even to work. You can’t go wrong with them, trust me!

There are many shoes that are new to the “collection” that I haven’t worn that much to give a good review or even promote – BUT  stay tuned because I’ll be doing plenty more #OOTD and I’ll try to give a review there.

 

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