Holiday Gift Guide: For the Family Under $50.00

Hello to all of my vivaciously savvy friends out there.

Christmas is quickly approaching (I mean really! If you blink you might miss it).

For those of you who need a little inspiration shopping for your family on a budget, I have put together the perfect gifts your family would love all under $50.00

Holiday Gift Guide

Here is a quick Holiday Gift Guide to help in your search for the perfect gift for your family all under $50 bucks.

  1. Mom: Treat your mom to this beautiful Mom’s Time Bracelet Watch only $30.00 from Charming Charlies.
  2. Dad: Your dad will love this Cologne Gift Set for only $40.00 by Calvin Klein, these all smell amazing. You can find this gift set at Macy’s.
  3. Grandparents: This Klikel Family Tree Picture Frame With 10 Hanging Picture Frames is only $35.95 it will truly touch the hearts of your grandparents. Don’t forget to add photos of all of the grandchildren. Get this awesome gift today on Amazon.
  4. Brother: Your brother will love this sleek and trendy watch for only $35.00 by Aldo.
  5. Sister: What sister, no matter any age wouldn’t love makeup? This Smashbox gift set is the perfect gift for your sister older or younger for only $29.00. Order it today from Smashbox.

Happy Shopping!

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Make your apartment a HOME – Black & Gold Office Space

Black and Gold Office Space updatedl

My husband and I have finally moved to a place that really feels like home, now that we have been here for almost a month now it is time to decorate. We still do not have a clear vision of the direction that we want to go with decorating our new place, but first I believe that we need to start with our office space. Our  “Office space” is a really small area next to our dining room and I really would like  to do something with Gold. I would prefer a whit and gold office space but my husband thinks that may look to “girly”.  I tried to put something together that could possible satisfy both of us, maybe we will go with this black and gold theme. Or maybe we will try something different, for now this is our first option.


Any thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Embrace New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Hey guys,

After a much needed mental break, I’m back…

I just wanted to give you all a quick update on what has been going on with me lately. For the last couple of weeks I have not been blogging as much as I would have liked too, and if you haven’t noticed there has not been any “Get Your Mind Right Monday” posts for the past few weeks (CRAZY, I KNOW!).

At the beginning of March there was a huge unexpected bomb dropped on me (and my friends/Co-Workers), I mean this came out of left field for me. I personally felt like I had been hit by a train physically and mentally and I was forced to make a decision as to what my next move was going to be for my family and I. I guess this just goes to show that you can’t get to comfortable in your current situation. I am a true believer that when God closes one door, another one opens with bigger and better opportunities.

One season of my life is coming to an end and a new one is beginning.

Don’t get me wrong, even though now I know that I am destined to accomplish great things in this next season of my life, my stress level had been off the charts for the last few weeks. I literally had to force myself to snap out of it, put a smile on my face, and take on the days as if everything was all good (I am pretty good at faking it until I make it). So I say all of that to say this, “I am only human”.

I was stuck in a mental rut, and it has taken me weeks to get back to a positive mindset. It has been so hard for me to stop focusing on what is happening in the present and focus on the positive that is to come in the near future (if that makes any sense at all). And I believe the reason for me having a “mental breakdown/blockage” is because I allowed myself to open up and get so comfortable with everything and everyone in my current situation, and I just have not been ready to let it all go.

So as I finally start to except that this season is over, I am slowly allowing myself to embrace the change and embrace all of the amazing opportunities that are coming my way. It is time to stop stressing and dwelling on the negative of the situation and really take my life head on and run with it in faith.

I am too blessed to be stressed!

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Influenster – #RefreshVoxBox Review

Hey Guys,

I just wanted to share that I received my first Influenster VoxBox and I am very excited to share my unbiased opinion on the products that I received in my Refresh VoxBox.

Let’s get started…

Beanitos Chips – Retail Price $3.49


If you are looking for a healthy alternative to potato chips or tortilla chips, this may be the product for you. Beanitos Chips are naturally full of fiber, protein, free of preservatives, and completely non-GMO and gluten-free. I personally am not a fan of these chips as I am not a huge bean eater, I could definitely  tell that these chips are made of beans and I would not personally purchase these. But if you are a bean lover these would be perfect for you.


CoverGirl UltraSmooth Foundation – Retail Price $12.99-$16.99


So I was so excited to try this foundation, but the color (860 Classic Tan) that I received was a bit lighter than my skin tone. So I really did not get to test the foundation the way that I wanted to, so I cannot give an honest review, but I will be purchasing this foundation in the correct color so that I can really try it out. But I must say, I did enjoy the texture and coverage that the UltraSmooth foundation gave me. The CoverGirl UltraSmooth Foundation has the innovative Olay serum in it and it comes with a smoothing applicator for you to apply the foundation to get a really smooth finish. So once I purchase the correct color for my skin tone I will give you all an updated review.


L’Occitane Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream – Retail Price $5.00 (8ml)/$28.00 (50ml)


I happen to LOVE L’Occitane products, so when I saw that the Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream was in my #RefreshVoxBox I couldn’t wait to try it. I used this as a night moisturizer and day time moisturizer for my face, and I absolutely loved it. From first looking at the cream, I thought that the cream was going to be heavy on my skin and leave me feeling oily. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was very light and not oily at all. I have continued to use this product  and will be repurchasing it once I run out.  So this is one product so far that I would definitely recommend.


Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques – Retail Price $1.49


I recently have been trying  to face masques to add in my skin maintenance routine, and of course there was a Montagne Jeunesse Face Masque in my box. The face masque that I received was the Manuka Honey Peel Off masque. I tried this as soon as I finished filming my RefreshVoxBox Unboxing for my YouTube channel (click here to view). And oh my goodness, I instantly fell in LOVE with this masque. The texture was so smooth and the smell of honey was amazing. This masque left my skin feeling so fresh,  so clean and not to mention it peeled off so easy, I really enjoyed using this product so much.

I have seen the Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques everywhere lately and I will be purchasing this product as well as trying some of their other masques. I definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a great cleansing face masque.


Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars – Retail Price $1.49- $5.99


I love a good nutrition bar and I received the Dark Chocolate Pretzel Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bar and I must say, it was pretty good. I wasn’t sure about this bar because I am not a dark chocolate girl, and I was like “Pretzel in a Nutrition Bar, WHAT?!”. I would recommend this bar to anyone who enjoys a good nutrition bar because it was so good.


Listerine Pocketpaks – Retail Price $1.40


First of all let me say, I have tried these Listerine Pocketpaks in the past and I am not a fan of them at all. I cannot stand the texture of them dissolving on my tongue, it makes me cringe just thinking about it.  I know there are a lot of people out there that love these things but I am not one of them, so I would not recommend these. I much prefer the Listerine PocketMist over the Listerine Pocketpaks.


DenTek Comfort Clean Floss Picks – Retail $1.39


I LOVE these things, I use them all of the time. I am so happy that I received this in my box because I was almost out of mine. The reason I love these DenTek Comfort Clean Floss Picks is because it is so much easier for me to floss with them and they are so gentle on my gums. I have tried other brands and regular floss as well, but I keep coming back to these. I recommend these to everyone especially if you have sensitive gums like me.


I hope you all enjoyed the review of my first Influenster #RefreshVoxBox.

Have a great week!

  “I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”

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Get your Mind Right Mondays – Have a Good Day

Start the week off right with a positive outlook on the week ahead.

If you get your mind right on Monday then the rest of the week should be easy breezy.



Get your mind right Mondays copy


Get your mind right Quote for MONDAY: 

“Today is a good day to have a good day.”

Hello Beautiful People and Happy Monday to you,

Guess what?!?!

Today is a good day to have a good day. So with that being said, I hope you all make a conscious decision and effort to make everyday a good day.










I hope you all have a VIVACIOUS week.


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