B. Inspired – It’s Gratitude Season

Happy Monday Friends, I usually blog on Fridays, but I felt inspired to share some recent lessons. We have officially entered the holiday season and as we know the expectations of a perfect holiday with family and friends can sometimes make us overlook the little things that really matter. As we prep for thanksgiving and…

B. Styled : Summer Fun

It’s FRIDAY!!!! This day could not get here soon enough for me. This weekend is actually the first official weekend of summer. Sunshine, shades, and sangria! What are your plans? Will you be out enjoying the sunshine? At the beach? Grilling out with family and friends? I’ve curated 5 of the the best (in my…

B. Inspired – Peace Along the Path

Happy Friday dear friends. My favorite day of the week by far. Anticipating a well earned weekend is sometimes all I need to get up in the morning. I want to talk about ever-changing journeys and learning to find comfort in the little things. I spoke to my mom recently and expressed how I felt all over…

B. Inspired – Merry Christmas!

Well, it’s finally here. The final day before Christmas Eve and Christmas. Shopping is complete, gifts are shipped (hopefully!), Christmas cards sent out to those near and dear. And here we are during the most wonderful time of the year! Time for family, friends, food, festivities and thoughts of those who are no longer with…

B. Inspired – Keep the Faith

It is the season of advent. Christmas is right around the corner. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family, friends and good food. Celebrating and entertaining is always a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Catch any amazing Black Friday deals? I nabbed a few, but I am more of…

B. Inspired – I am grateful

This thanksgiving take a moment to pause, breathe and reflect on all that you have in your life. Family, friends, spouses, co-workers and those that are there in the moments when you need it the most. While the holiday season is here and we anxiously make the lists of luxury items we could easily live…

Friday Feature: Homegrown Taste & Culture

No matter who you are, what culture, race or group you represent, chances are food is a vital part of your everyday routine and often, even part of your cultural identity. I’m a big fan of cooking and baking from scratch. Growing up in the midwest, my mother prepared all of our meals, packed our lunches…

At the Fair!

As the season comes to the end with the final summer holiday of Labor Day, we welcome a renewing of seasons. The Autumn season has finally arrived and I am truly looking forward to this transition. This past weekend, I attended a nostalgic event that brought back so many joyous memories: the State Fair. The North…

It’s Summer Time!

Dear Readers– It’s been so long! This is possibly the longest break I have taken from the blog. But, all is well. I am settling into a new phase and journey of life and it’s the greatest gift. As a new wife and step-mom, I am finding my groove and discovering new things about myself…

In Full Bloom!

Well, it has been quite a ride as we made our way through the New Year, abnormally cold weather, school closings and all sorts of twists and turns! As the weather starts to warm up (fingers crossed) and the plants ever so slightly start to bloom, we should take this time to jump start ourselves….

Loving You

Dear Loves, Well, it’s that wonderful time of year again. Expressing your deepest thoughts to the one you love can be exhilarating, fun, exciting and sometimes down right nerve-wracking. The build up and anticipation to Valentine’s day can often be overwhelming for people. Men and women alike think, plot, plan what they believe will be…

Let’s Start Together

Happy New Year! Everything is brand new again. I simply love the feeling of a fresh start and a chance to do everything better. If you are like most people, you’ve made a list of goals or resolutions to fulfill by year’s end. And if you have lived long enough, you probably realize that all…