May 25, 2020

Quarantine Home Updates- Paint Edition

I’m back, and I’m glad about it. By now we all know the current state of the country, scratch that... the current state of the world, COVID19. For over two months I’ve been trying to navigate this new normal, and with the help of technology and social media I’ve been able to do so. While there are sooo many negative things I could focus on regarding this new normal, I won’t. Today I’ll be focusing on a new home project that I recently completed. 

I’ve been a homeowner going on 2 years now and there a more than a few projects I’d like to tackle, but let’s be real, they all include a coin and can add up significantly. On IG I shared that I wanted to make a few changes to my kitchen as well as add on a patio of some kind. The weather is about to change, and I want to be able to enjoy some time in my back yard. The first project I decided to tackle was painting. While this may not be a huge task for some, it was my first time doing it and I was nervous out of my mind. Being the Gemini that I am, my mind went into overdrive. I spent plenty days pinning colors that I thought would be a match with my beloved green velvet couch and fit my overall eclectic aesthetic. I decided that a color in the earth tone family would be suitable and possibly match my decor. I chose 3 colors and decided to order samples and put them on the wall, again, I was a bit terrified. Terrified because the moment I’d put the paint swatches on the wall, I’d have to follow through. I ordered a few swatches from Lowe’s online to pick up in store, but thanks to COVID19 even that process took 2 weeks to complete.

Once I was able to get a few of my supplies there was no looking back. I got home and immediately began laying the protective items out and putting the samples on the wall. Although that was an extremely small task, I was proud of myself, I did it and I knew eventually, I’d have to follow through. After getting my friends feedback on their color choice, I began the hunt of finding the actual color, yes it was a hunt. No one in this area sold the Valspar paint that I’d intended on going with. After discussing with a friend about getting the paint color matched, it was time for me to make my move, I was ready to paint y’all. I walked in to Home Depot with one goal in mind, grabbing my paint and heading home to start my project. Let’s just say the timing was off because the Home Depot I visited paint matching machine wasn’t working. Not to be totally defeated, I got up the next day and tried another Home Depot and winner winner chicken dinner!!!

To make the job easier, I decided to tape the walls the night before. After some positive vibes, I got myself together the next morning and started my paint job. It wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve done but it also wasn’t the hardest thing I’ve done either. Take a look at the finished product below:

The only thing left for me to do is to figure out what I want on the wall I’m thinking black and white photos but I’m not sure. Any ideas? Have you made any updates to your home while being in quarantine?

January 14, 2020

Miami Reset...

I honestly can’t remember the last vacation I've had... vacation to me means getting on a plane to a place other than Georgia. However, ya girl forgot to let you all know that I took a mini vacation a few months ago if you follow me on Instagram, you know. This trip was very unexpected and when I first got the notification, I was extremely excited, however, once we inched closer to the date, I was a complete mess and wondered if I made the right decision. This would be my first time traveling with a group of people that I’ve never travelled with and you know you can’t travel with everyone. I knew most of them through performing together but I’d also be meeting another person for the first time.

Fortunately, for all of us this totally worked out. It was like we’d been knowing each other forever. There were countless moments where I was reminded that I was at the right place, at the right time, and with the right people. Although this trip was very short (2 days) it was exactly what I needed. Miami is a place I can visit every year and not be tired or disappointed. For this trip we rented 2 Airbnb’s which were the epitome of ole school Miami... cocaine white furniture and included a view of the ocean. 

I wish I could have brought these back

Because we took one of the earliest flights ever our room wasn’t ready when we arrived, but that meant we could start exploring early. Our first stop was to Yard Bird and the foodie in me was beyond excited I actually recommended most of the restaurants during the trip. Because we didn’t have a reservation, we opted to sit outside and soak in the sun. We all ordered something different and totally indulged. If you ever go to Yard Bird you have to get their fried chicken... trust me it is definitely in my top 3, and just so you know DC will be getting a location soon.

Sooo good

Unfortunately for me, after having brunch and stopping at the infamous Wet Willys for a drink I couldn’t get my ear to pop which resulted in me being sick AKA puking in a random alley-way. There was no way that I was missing a full day of a 2-day trip, so I headed back to the room showered and slept for a bit, woke up refreshed ears popped and ready to party!!!  Day one ended with us going out for food and heading out to dance.

This drink took ya girl out!!!


The next morning, we got up and decided to have a small breakfast at the hotel. Our plan for the day included going to Wynwood to check out the art district. We literally spent all day enjoying Wynwood and I totally recommend that you visit this area.  

This dress will forever go on EVERY trip with me

This chicken DID NOT compare to Yard Bird at all

Sooo many cool murals

Barbie and Ken

After bar hopping and a quick trip to the liquor store, we headed back to the room. The room festivities included a dance contest, drinking games, and a photo shoot featuring Jam’s Top Model (JAM is the group that I perform with, you should totally check us out @jamtherevue). Can I just tell you, I had  sooo much fun. I never would have thought that a mini-vacation was what I needed but it was definitely on time. Until next time Miami (hopefully September 2020).

January 1, 2020

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!! Can you believe its 2020? I thought by now cars would be flying Jetson style, I guess we’ll have to wait until 2030. Nonetheless, I hope everyone had an enjoyable New Years Eve. I couldn’t really figure out what I wanted to do. I ended up staying the night in Baltimore and brought the New Year in at the bar of the hotel. Pretty fun if I say so myself. I sis suggest to a friend that we get super cute and go out for brunch and we made that happen. Did you do anything for New Year’s Eve or on New Year’s Day? Look below too see the fun we had:

Make new friends but keep the old!!!

Tuxedo me please!!!

Me and whoa!!!

Don't mean to be so shady!!!