Category: lifestyle

New school year, new look with JCPenney

New school year, new look with JCPenney

Back to school shopping is always fun. With a new year brings a new look. JCPenney is here with all of the latest looks the kids will love with affordable prices parents will appreciate.

DIY: Geometric Clutch Bag

DIY: Geometric Clutch Bag

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve imagined creating my designs on stuff. Shoes, handbags, backpacks, pillows, scarves, tees, rugs — I would close my eyes and see my artwork on it. That is a designer’s dream come true:…

Grown folk concert essentials + the Kia Sorento

Grown folk concert essentials + the Kia Sorento

I’ve always had a thing for live music. I grew up with a father who loved going to concerts and seeing live shows and I guess some of that just rubbed off on me. As soon as I was old…

All of my purple life

All of my purple life

Prince is gone from this Earth and I’m having a hard time accepting it. Gone at the age of 57. Gone way too soon. I was in Memphis when I heard the bad news. My Pops sent me a message…

Upgrading my beauty essentials with Dove

Upgrading my beauty essentials with Dove

If I close my eyes, I can remember my great-grandmother Amalia’s bedroom and her vanity so distinctly, it’s like I can reach out and touch it. She always used Dove.

Styling with Rocksbox

Styling with Rocksbox

I love jewelry. In my next life, I want to be just like Erykah Badu and go on tour with a huge black travel bag filled with jewelry — necklaces, bracelets, arm cuffs, earrings, RANGS…all that good good. I’m not…

Rock star status: Driving the Mazda 6

Rock star status: Driving the Mazda 6

They told me that driving the Mazda 6 in Soul Red would make me feel like a rock star and they weren’t kidding. I drive a hooptie. There is no other way around it. I’d rather skip the finer details…

Currently: Need the VANS x Disney collab in my life

Currently: Need the VANS x Disney collab in my life

  I’ve been wearing VANS for as long as I can remember. My obsession with this waffle-soled, Southern California native shoe began back in 1983, when I used to rock a pair of checkered slip-ons with my Stray Cats muscle…

So Cal beach adventure in the Kia Sedona SXL

So Cal beach adventure in the Kia Sedona SXL

There is nothing like a Southern California road trip down the coast in a sweet ride like the Kia Sedona SXL. I am a born and bred California girl. I can’t imagine not being able to get in my car…

Make this! Wearable art: Hand-painted clutch bag

Make this! Wearable art: Hand-painted clutch bag

Want to stand out in the crowd? Personalize this inexpensive clutch bag by adorning it with black craft paint and organic shapes. I will be in Utah this week for the Altitude Summit, also known as Alt Summit, one of…