Monthly Archives: December 2014

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh

I. AM. SO. EXCITED.

I have always always loved a good makeover story. (In fact, you might remember the mini makeover I gave earlier this year!) However, the big news is that starting today a contest has begun (ending 1/14). I am partnering with local Nashville businesses to do a real life makeover on one lucky winner with prizes totaling over $2,000.

We promise not to make you look like this

Our prize winner will receive:

– Makeup application, consultation, and lesson from me ($500 value)

– Cut and color from Steven Fields at J.S. Fields & Company ($175 value)

– Signature Facial with Microdermabrasion, eyebrow shaping with lesson, and skincare consultation from Niki Johnson($150)

– Teeth Whitening package from Dr. Dennis Wells ($500)

– Personal styling sessions from me ($300)

– $250 wardrobe gift card to Opry Mills

– $250 wardrobe gift card to Stacey Rhodes Boutique

All details on how to enter and win here!

Now go enter! And tell all of your friends to enter!

DSC_0083There’s just something about being at your grandma’s house that makes healthy eating go out the window – who’s with me!? That’s why this post is a departure from my usual healthy recipes. I’m aaaaalmost at my threshold for unhealthy eating… but not quite. Which is why I made two of my favorite quiches for my family today in my grandma’s kitchen. Chile Rellenos quiche with a hash brown crust and tomato basil quiche with an almond flour rosemary crust. YUM. Two totally different flavor profiles – over here you’ve got southwestern and over there you’ve got fresh… but they both have one thing in common – cheese. And lots of it. Bring. It. On. (Healthy eating starts Jan. 1) Continue reading

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NYE Fashion

The time has come to start thinking about your New Year’s Eve outfit (if you haven’t already!) I recently teamed up with Free People, Country Music is Love, and my photographer Kara McLeland to write a style, shoot, and write a piece on that very subject. Check out our full story and photographs here! I wanted to do my own little piece here to talk more in depth about all the specific pieces I wore for the shoot.

But first – my inspirations:

Kate Hudson as Penny Lane in Almost Famous

Jenny in Forrest Gump (minus the heroin)

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Merry Christmas everyone! I’m currently in Texas celebrating with family! I thought I would share my favorite Christmas song of the season by my friends Forte Femme. I did some of the girls hair and makeup for this vintage holiday inspired shoot and I think it turned out so beautiful!

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I decided on an impulse a few weeks ago to come to Jamaica to help out with the Pageant of Hope and I expected that Jamaica would be paradise, but I didn’t know how incredible it would be. (Expect another post on that soon!) I just bought my first nice camera and I couldn’t wait to get some good pics! Luckily my friend Katherine Dollar agreed to be my photographer and she did a great job! Continue reading