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The Louisiana Flood of 2016

This post is a mixture of heartbreak, awe, gratitude, and pride. This past weekend my hometown and state were devastated by massive flooding. South Louisiana is underwater and the news is not covering it. I have out of state family that was not even aware of the crisis situation that southern Louisiana currently finds itself… Continue reading The Louisiana Flood of 2016

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A Refashion Inspiration

I don’t think I have expressed my love for thrifting before on this blog. So here it is, I love thrifting. For me, thrifting started out of a need to furnish my apartment on the cheap, but has grown into a bit of a passion. Obviously saving money is a HUGE benefit, but I like that… Continue reading A Refashion Inspiration

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A Tale of Design

This story is one that is strange to tell. It started hopeful and ended with failure… sorry to blow the ending. Several years ago, 2009 to be exact, I began a business. The business idea was simple, make beautiful clothes and sell them. How could it go wrong?! Not being ready is the easiest answer I… Continue reading A Tale of Design

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Ready

My feelings at this moment are readiness. I wrote about not believing in clean slates for the start of each year at the beginning of 2015. I guess the beauty of posting your words on the internet for all to see is to be able to completely contradict yourself later. I am ready for 2016.… Continue reading Ready

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Hello

I seriously considered starting this blog post with quoting Adele’s song “Hello.” It would have been fitting. It has been a little while since we last caught up, but I am back now. I hope that is good news to you. If not, I am at least happy to be back. One thing you may notice… Continue reading Hello

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The Cinderella Project

What the hell is the Cinderella Project? So glad you asked 🙂 The Cinderella Project was started 7 years ago under the guidance of Lacey Shelton (my sister and then Assistant Director of AmeriCorps) and her co-worker Cheryl Bryant (Administrative Assistant). It began as a group project among the team members as a way to make… Continue reading The Cinderella Project

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Real Talk

Recently I found myself doubting myself, my physical being. And it was awful. I landed in my husband’s arms crying, asking if how I looked was okay. I have always been thin. For the life that I have known that has been my genetic makeup. With being thin people have always felt the need to… Continue reading Real Talk