5 Tips for the Perfect Road Trip

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My husband and I both work remotely, which means we take lots of road trips together! We don’t have any long road trips on the agenda for the next month or two but we are always traveling in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to discover the best new restaurants and things to do! The DFW Metroplex is really large so traveling all the way across it can take up to an hour and a half – definitely a road trip in itself! We made a day date out of roadtripping through Dallas to visit some of our favorite spots – first we hung out at Vitruvian Park, we went to see Ghostbusters at Alamo Drafthouse (yes I wore a Ghostbusters shirt to see the movie) and then afterwards we ate dinner at Bistro B!

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5 Ways to Practice Self Love and Feel Your Most Beautiful

This post was sponsored by Vera Wang Fragrances as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

vera wang embrace 31The last few weeks have been a lesson in self care and self love for me. Since February, I’ve been struggling with a weird pain in two of my fingers and my wrist – I’ve been to a normal doctor and a nerve specialist and neither of them could give me a straight answer. The pain was starting to affect my daily life – I haven’t blogged in the last week because the pain was so severe. My self esteem had taken a nosedive and I was so frustrated it brought me to tears. It was really affecting every part of my life.

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July Small Goals

CC_Floral_H9Happy Fourth of July, friends! If you’re celebrating today – have fun and be safe! I’m celebrating in bed, to be honest. I got a massage yesterday morning and for real it made me feel TERRIBLE. Apparently that happens to people and she had to work a LOT of stuff out so I’m not too shocked….also I’m dumb and didn’t drink a lot of water yesterday. Come on, Valery!

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June Small Goals

CC_Floral_H2Am I the only person who is totally reliant on my planner? Sometimes I don’t reference it for a few days and I get all out of whack – which is EXACTLY what happened to me with yesterday’s post! I don’t usually post on Mondays but Sunday I was feeling excited for the week to begin and got an outfit post ready. BAM – good job, Valery. Oh wait….I was supposed to do my small goals post that day. Awesome.

Soooooo it may be a day late, but it’s here! Don’t forget, I’m linking up with Writes Like a Girl so head that way and check out the other small goals posts! First thing’s first, time to review last month’s goals.

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On Vacation

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It’s been a little quiet around here since last week and honestly, last night I was feeling super stressed and guilty about it. I got back into town on Sunday and I’m still recovering – my house is a disaster and on Friday I’m leaving town again to do wedding flowers for a good friend in Oklahoma.*

I need a vacation.

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Life Hacks to Get More Out of Your Day

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dallas fashion blogger valery brennanLike most of you readers out there, this Millennial is CONSTANTLY running around. I work remotely (which most of the time means from home) but I still feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done! Whether it’s a happy hour with friends, my daily trip to the gym, date night with my husband, going on a shopping spree, networking at a blogger event, or a spur of the moment trip to Austin, I’m always on the go!

One of my favorite ways to squeeze a few extra minutes out of my day is….not washing my hair! It’s not as gross as it sounds, I promise! There are easy ways to keep your hair looking clean without having to jump in the shower and then take the time to fix your hair (which we all know is the REALLY time consuming part). Especially in Texas, I find that blow drying and heat styling my hair takes forever because I have to spend a lot of time cooling off so I don’t break into a sweat after showering! You know you do the same thing 🙂

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May Small Goals


Well, it’s that time of the month! No, not that time…thank goodness. It’s time for monthly small goals. Per usual, I’m linking up with the always lovely Nicole of Writes Like a Girl, so don’t forget to go check out her post (and all the other bloggers who linked up!) April was my birthday month and it was a total whirlwind. That being said – I don’t think I did TOO bad. I feel like April was a big month of growth for me, so I’m really proud of where I ended up.

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7 Marketing Lessons I Learned From Beyoncé

Beyonce Marketing LessonsSay what you want about Beyoncé (actually don’t, because if you talk smack about her I will probably fight you), but the girl is a marketing mastermind. I don’t know how much she controls or if she has the worlds greatest PR team but someone knows what they’re doing. Whether you like her or not, I’ve got 8 marketing lessons that we can all apply to our blogs, businesses, and brands. They don’t call her the Queen for nothing.

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Birthday Haul Video

Dallas Blogger Valery Brennan

First off – hi, have you entered the ColourPop giveaway I’m hosting?! Tomorrow is the LAST day to enter, so do it now so you don’t forget. Oh and did I mention ColourPop thought it was worth reposting on Instagram (WHAT) so last night was kind of a whirlwind for me. I’ve definitely never seen a photo of mine get that many likes so it was pretty exciting. I have to admit, I’m kind of happy it was just a product photo and not one of my face because then no one could be a troll. Sometimes people are mea – especially 2.2 million of them. CLICK HERE TO ENTER, BABES!

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Grateful-photoToday’s my birthday, which is kind of weird because I’m not doing anything special. I’m usually one of those really obnoxious birthday people who plans things several months out and won’t shut up about it – but not this time. I’m in a big transition period right now, especially at work, and with a weird work schedule + lots of other things going on this spring, my birthday just kind of snuck up on me. I did dinner with some close friends last night and I’ll do dinner with my husband tomorrow and family stuff this weekend but that’s about it. Today feels like any other day…just more Facebook notifications.

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