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My Beautiful Mess


Well, hello again Monday! It never ceases to amaze me how quick the weekends roll, and how I have the hardest time recalling what I ACTUALLY did when someone asks! I always come back with a “it must not have been that exciting if I am having a hard time remembering.” I can tell you that I took a quick, 24 hour trip to NYC Friday, into Saturday evening, and yesterday was spent working, playing catching up, and getting organized for what is going to be a BIG WEEK! Yes, this may have something to do with “my beautiful mess.”

Speaking of NYC, I went out for my 1st “run/walk” in about 3 months since spraining both ankles in the beginning of June and, needless to say, my body is wrecked. And by “wrecked” I mean SORE. AS. FU*K!

I am not complaining; I mean, I cannot expect my body to go right back to “running shape” after a couple months of rest, a change in activity, and physical therapy. I admit, I really wanted to keep up with the boys in the group, prove to myself I still “got it,” and keep my competitive spirits high. When my body started talking to me, though, and I began to get a little weary about my ankles, I decided to swallow my pride and go at the pace that felt comfortable at that point in time. A hard lesson for me but it’s about just being in the moment.

Honoring your body for where it is, right here, right now!

And that is just what I did. I got clarity, perspective, took in the beautiful skyline, and even asked myself “what is this love/hate relationship you have with running?”

Anyway, did I already mention this is a BIG WEEK!! While there is a LOT to be accomplished, and a lot of sitting on my booty in front of the computer, I am SUPER EXCITED and PUMPED for what is being launched!

And, if you are reading this post right now, you already know what I am gushing about!! After 9 months in the making (okay, really almost 2 years), the my BLOG HAS GONE LIVE! 

YES, LIVE! Fist pump, mic drop, WHATEVER!

My baby is FINALLY HERE, and I cannot stop smiling! Seriously, I feel like I have a hanger in my mouth…ha, ha, you know what I am talking about.

This is about me, sharing with the world, my life, my passions (food, fashion, beauty, travel, motivation, gifts, etc.), my interests, my hobbies…my beautiful mess! FYI: Did you know the hashtag “#mybeautifulmess” is one of the most trending for lifestyle bloggers? Fascinating, huh?

You will be seeing it ALL; the good, the bad – scratch that; let’s say, life lessons – the pretty, the messy, and everything in between. In turn, I hope my blog gives you inspiration, some humor & levity, and a #1 fan that will ALWAYS be an advocate for living your best life. That’s right, my beautiful mess and all!

Oh, and if want a little “ORDER” to your week, with a side of caffeine, check out one of Baltimore’s hippest coffee shops, Order & Chaos.


When I need to #GSD, and want a good cup of joe in a funky mug, this is my spot! Techy, modern, bold colors, and a group of like-minded individuals who are head deep into their MacBook’s, iPhones, and java! The menu is small, and not super fancy, but who cares when it is GOOD. And, yes, you can get other items besides coffee, espressos, and lattes. An assortment of teas, hot chocolate, and smoothies are part of their menu as well!

The vibe is very “entrepreneurial-like” – from men and women in suits and skirts hosting business meetings, to individuals, like myself, who have their gym clothes on and catching up on emails, writing blog posts, doing research etc. With tables outside, local residents are seen chilling with their dogs out front, or cyclists catching up after a long ride. Small bites such as pastries and a “walking waffle” are an option, as well as some quick “pick-up foods” if you just need to fill the void.

Do I sound like a walking ad for them?

Here’s to your coffee being strong, your week being short and, OMG, my blog being the trendiest to come on the scene in a very long time! Yes, welcome to my beautiful mess loves! It’s all in fabulous fun!