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Hi Dolls,
So unless you've been sleeping under a rock, you know that pearls have been making an appearance on just about everything lately!  From sweaters to hats, and of course jeans, the classic accessory is  on trend right now and I am totally here for it!  I love how the dainty jewel adds a little posh to whatever it's on.  Pearls are so chic and girly so this is a trend I'm down with!  Obviously, the pearl jeans make a statement all by themselves but to add a little more extravagance, I added a top that was not only asymmetrical, but had pearls all over the cuffs.  
"Pearls are always appropriate" 
~Jackie Kennedy
So let's talk about this top really quick.  It is one of those asymmetrical, one button, off the shoulder, wrap around, tail in the back, difficult to figure out, type of tops.  On the hanger, I loved it.  After spending 15 minutes trying to figure out how to get it on, the love went to like!  I still adore this top but it reminds me of the shirt Denise made Theo on the Cosby Show!  (If you have no idea what I'm talking about check out this clip).  But in the words of Jamie Foxx, I had to "make it do what it do, baby!" and semi-figured it out enough to pull off the look!
It did my heart some good when I looked on the Zara website and found that the model was rocking the shirt the same way I was, falling off the shoulders lol!
In other news, I recently purchased a few of the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle lippies and tried the "One of The Boyz" color with this look.  They are super pigmented, super matte, and super bold!   I usually keep my lipstick choices neutral so this bold purple-lilac color was definitely a change for me.  In an effort to keep up with my style and beauty goals for this year, I rocked it with confidence.  However,  I will definitely need a full "beat" of my entire face when I wear this lipstick again.  So that this bold lip doesn't stand out all by itself, I'll have the eyeshadow, lashes, kit, and kaboodle next time around!  
Since pearl jeans and pearl embellished blouses are super trendy, I wouldn't suggest spending too much money on them as they may fall off of the style gamut.  While they're in, have fun with them for the low!  I got my top from Zara (linked above) and my jeans from Shein.  The direct link is below along with other options for jeans and embellished tops that you may like!
So are you feeling the pearl on clothes look?  How would you style these jeans?  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous week!
XOXO

Pearls For The Girls

Hi Dolls,
So unless you've been sleeping under a rock, you know that pearls have been making an appearance on just about everything lately!  From sweaters to hats, and of course jeans, the classic accessory is  on trend right now and I am totally here for it!  I love how the dainty jewel adds a little posh to whatever it's on.  Pearls are so chic and girly so this is a trend I'm down with!  Obviously, the pearl jeans make a statement all by themselves but to add a little more extravagance, I added a top that was not only asymmetrical, but had pearls all over the cuffs.  
"Pearls are always appropriate" 
~Jackie Kennedy
So let's talk about this top really quick.  It is one of those asymmetrical, one button, off the shoulder, wrap around, tail in the back, difficult to figure out, type of tops.  On the hanger, I loved it.  After spending 15 minutes trying to figure out how to get it on, the love went to like!  I still adore this top but it reminds me of the shirt Denise made Theo on the Cosby Show!  (If you have no idea what I'm talking about check out this clip).  But in the words of Jamie Foxx, I had to "make it do what it do, baby!" and semi-figured it out enough to pull off the look!
It did my heart some good when I looked on the Zara website and found that the model was rocking the shirt the same way I was, falling off the shoulders lol!
In other news, I recently purchased a few of the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle lippies and tried the "One of The Boyz" color with this look.  They are super pigmented, super matte, and super bold!   I usually keep my lipstick choices neutral so this bold purple-lilac color was definitely a change for me.  In an effort to keep up with my style and beauty goals for this year, I rocked it with confidence.  However,  I will definitely need a full "beat" of my entire face when I wear this lipstick again.  So that this bold lip doesn't stand out all by itself, I'll have the eyeshadow, lashes, kit, and kaboodle next time around!  
Since pearl jeans and pearl embellished blouses are super trendy, I wouldn't suggest spending too much money on them as they may fall off of the style gamut.  While they're in, have fun with them for the low!  I got my top from Zara (linked above) and my jeans from Shein.  The direct link is below along with other options for jeans and embellished tops that you may like!
So are you feeling the pearl on clothes look?  How would you style these jeans?  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous week!
XOXO
Hi Loves and Happy New Year! 
 I'm happy to share this experience with you, as my first post for 2018.  I recently met with this amazing young lady, Megan, at one of our local Publix grocery stores.  She is an athlete with the Special Olympics, Florida and she absolutely blew me away with all of the things she has accomplished as an athlete.  During our morning together, she showed me her scrap book of all the different events she's competed in, we had a little girl chat, and she educated me on the Special Olympics organization itself.  She totally made my morning!
"I believe giving back is the truest form of success."  ~Kendra Scott
So first, I have to brag on Megan for a sec!  She's got quite an impressive resume!  She's been involved with the Special Olympics for 9 years and has competed in a plethora of events including track and field, bowling, dancing, equestrian, surfing, you name it!  She was happy to inform me of how healthy and fit she's gotten since becoming a Special Olympics athlete.  
She was also very down to Earth, funny, and sassy!  She told me all about her boo-thang' and life as a working young adult living with a roommate.  When she told me she likes dancing,  I had to do a little shimmey with her for the 'gram!  Needless to say, she totally out shimmied me!  If you don't believe me, check out my latest Instagram Story (here) and see for yourself.
Of course I have to share a little information about the Special Olympics with you!  They offer life-changing opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to learn new skills, build confidence and achieve their fullest potential through sports training and competition.   I can say first hand that they are doing an amazing job!  The school I work at, hosts Special Olympics events often and I also have friends who have children with disabilities who speak highly of the organization.  
"Our athletes are able to achieve greatness on and off the playing field." ~ Sherry Wheelock ( Special Olympics Fl Chief Exec. Officer)
Publix has been a partner of Special Olympics for 45 years and are currently doing the #LightTheTorch campaign.  From January 4 through 20th, Publix customers and associates will be able to make a donation to Special Olympics Florida at the register and in turn will receive a special Torch Icon that includes exclusive savings on Proctor & Gamble brands.  I believe any donation would help support the vision of such and honorable organization.  I truly enjoyed spending time with Megan and learning more about the Special Olympics.  She really warmed my heart and I feel blessed to have spent our short time together.  The Special Olympics is doing amazing things and if you would like to learn more about them and the 2018 #LightTheTorch Publix campaign, please visit https://promotionpg.com/special-olympics for more information.  
As always, have an amazing day and thank you for stopping by!
XOXO

Light The Torch

Hi Loves and Happy New Year! 
 I'm happy to share this experience with you, as my first post for 2018.  I recently met with this amazing young lady, Megan, at one of our local Publix grocery stores.  She is an athlete with the Special Olympics, Florida and she absolutely blew me away with all of the things she has accomplished as an athlete.  During our morning together, she showed me her scrap book of all the different events she's competed in, we had a little girl chat, and she educated me on the Special Olympics organization itself.  She totally made my morning!
"I believe giving back is the truest form of success."  ~Kendra Scott
So first, I have to brag on Megan for a sec!  She's got quite an impressive resume!  She's been involved with the Special Olympics for 9 years and has competed in a plethora of events including track and field, bowling, dancing, equestrian, surfing, you name it!  She was happy to inform me of how healthy and fit she's gotten since becoming a Special Olympics athlete.  
She was also very down to Earth, funny, and sassy!  She told me all about her boo-thang' and life as a working young adult living with a roommate.  When she told me she likes dancing,  I had to do a little shimmey with her for the 'gram!  Needless to say, she totally out shimmied me!  If you don't believe me, check out my latest Instagram Story (here) and see for yourself.
Of course I have to share a little information about the Special Olympics with you!  They offer life-changing opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to learn new skills, build confidence and achieve their fullest potential through sports training and competition.   I can say first hand that they are doing an amazing job!  The school I work at, hosts Special Olympics events often and I also have friends who have children with disabilities who speak highly of the organization.  
"Our athletes are able to achieve greatness on and off the playing field." ~ Sherry Wheelock ( Special Olympics Fl Chief Exec. Officer)
Publix has been a partner of Special Olympics for 45 years and are currently doing the #LightTheTorch campaign.  From January 4 through 20th, Publix customers and associates will be able to make a donation to Special Olympics Florida at the register and in turn will receive a special Torch Icon that includes exclusive savings on Proctor & Gamble brands.  I believe any donation would help support the vision of such and honorable organization.  I truly enjoyed spending time with Megan and learning more about the Special Olympics.  She really warmed my heart and I feel blessed to have spent our short time together.  The Special Olympics is doing amazing things and if you would like to learn more about them and the 2018 #LightTheTorch Publix campaign, please visit https://promotionpg.com/special-olympics for more information.  
As always, have an amazing day and thank you for stopping by!
XOXO

It's that time of year again where everyone starts to reflect and set goals for themselves and guess what, I am right there with them!  According to the dictionary, a resolution is a firm decision to do or not do something. I prefer terms like goals and aspirations because I'm a work in progress.  At the end of 2016, I was in a weird and uncertain space.   Although I was doing a lot, I wanted to do more.  I wanted to accomplish more, I wanted to experience more. I wanted more fulfillment in different areas of my life.  I made a list of goals for myself and a list of things I wanted to aspire towards and I'm happy to say that in 2017 I was able to accomplish several of those things.  It has been a very fulfilling year for me and has created a drive in me for so much more!  I am in a much better space at the end of this year than I was at the end of last year and I'm proud to say it's because of things I did myself, to change it!   Here are a few goals I'm reaching for in the new year.
"If you can change your mind, you can change your life."
1.) This is so true.  I've heard so many times that the mind is a powerful thing.  We have to be careful of what we allow to penetrate it and we have to be careful of what we tell ourselves.  One thing that I want to do more of is self affirmations.  It's so easy to be negative yet being negative is so powerful.  Think about the news for example.  You're more inclined to remember a horrible story than you are a pleasant one.  Right!?! So it is my goal to stop saying things that start with "I'll never..."  or "I can't..."!  There will be a lot more "I am..." "I can..." and "I will...", when speaking of myself.  Although I'm the type of person who likes to look for the light at the end of the tunnel, I've found that I look for that light more in others.  I going to be more loving and positive to ME.  I will continue to affirm my own greatness and shine my own light a little brighter.  
"What's meant for you will never miss you, and that which misses you was never meant for you."
2.) It's so funny listening to the different lingos and catch phrases that emerge every year.  Being a high school teacher allows me to hear all the new slang right off the press!  But in all seriousness, one of the new (and maybe not even that new) phrases that I've been hearing a lot of this year is a derivative of "Staying in ones own lane."  As an influencer, blogger, and someone who has a presence on social media, it is so easy to get caught up in what this and that person is doing, receiving, or accomplishing before you.  I won't even lie,  it use to bother me that after as long as I've been blogging, why my blogging dreams and aspirations haven't come to fruition yet.  When I decided to start "staying in my own lane", and focusing on my brand, what I love, and staying true to me, I noticed that the blessings started coming down.  I mentioned in a previous post that the only competition I have is MYSELF and being better than I was the day before.  What's meant for me is for me and if it isn't I won't worry about it. I truly believe that God will give me the desires of my heart both in my career, personal and social life.  It's natural and in my opinion perfectly fine to want more.  However, I have to continue to creatively seek ways to hear from Him and pay more attention to the blessings he places right in front of my nose.  
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." 
3.)  When I think about my style evolution from when I was a young girl, through middle and high school, through college, from the beginning of my blog, to now, it's been quite the whirlwind.  I remember when I hated wearing dresses.  Love them now.  I remember when platforms were my thing.  Give me a stiletto now.  Do you remember Cross Colours?  Oh the evolution of style!  I've always admired those who have the confidence to be bold in their style.  I've mentioned before that blogging has taken me out of my comfort zone and has awakened more creativity in me.  
My goal is to kick my style up a notch.  There are so many looks I create in my mind but when it comes time to get dressed, I tend to play it safe.  But safe for who?  I'm going to step out on the fashion ledge a little more this year!  Stay tuned!
"Food is the ingredient that binds us together."
4.)  One of the things I adore about my baby, High Heels and Good Meals, is that it's about fashion and food!  I'm so grateful for the relationships I've built and friendships I've gained because of blogging.  I've met people from all over the country and food has definitely been the catalyst!  I'm looking forward to cooking more and visiting more amazing restaurants in the new year.  Though I consider myself to be a foodie, there are so many different cuisines I've yet to try!  I'll be doing a little more traveling in the name of food in 2018 so be on the look out for that!  Just to preface, it's going to make you hungry!
"Every day (and every year) is a
new opportunity to become the person you want to be." 
Sidenote:  If you're reading this and just want to know where I got this really cute faux fur utility jacket, I got you babe! (here)
5.)  In my most sultry Adele voice this is me saying "Hello" to 2018!  I'm speaking greater opportunities, more creativity, seamless, loving, and supportive relationships, and abundance in every aspect of my life!  I know what I want and have to go and get it!  
2018, I'm coming for you baby! 
If you're still here rocking with me, I love you!  Thanks for the continued support.  You all just don't know how much it means to me!  As always thank you for stopping by and may your New Year be filled with love, joy, and all the opportunities you seek!
XOXO

2017 was GOOD, 2018 will be GREAT!


It's that time of year again where everyone starts to reflect and set goals for themselves and guess what, I am right there with them!  According to the dictionary, a resolution is a firm decision to do or not do something. I prefer terms like goals and aspirations because I'm a work in progress.  At the end of 2016, I was in a weird and uncertain space.   Although I was doing a lot, I wanted to do more.  I wanted to accomplish more, I wanted to experience more. I wanted more fulfillment in different areas of my life.  I made a list of goals for myself and a list of things I wanted to aspire towards and I'm happy to say that in 2017 I was able to accomplish several of those things.  It has been a very fulfilling year for me and has created a drive in me for so much more!  I am in a much better space at the end of this year than I was at the end of last year and I'm proud to say it's because of things I did myself, to change it!   Here are a few goals I'm reaching for in the new year.
"If you can change your mind, you can change your life."
1.) This is so true.  I've heard so many times that the mind is a powerful thing.  We have to be careful of what we allow to penetrate it and we have to be careful of what we tell ourselves.  One thing that I want to do more of is self affirmations.  It's so easy to be negative yet being negative is so powerful.  Think about the news for example.  You're more inclined to remember a horrible story than you are a pleasant one.  Right!?! So it is my goal to stop saying things that start with "I'll never..."  or "I can't..."!  There will be a lot more "I am..." "I can..." and "I will...", when speaking of myself.  Although I'm the type of person who likes to look for the light at the end of the tunnel, I've found that I look for that light more in others.  I going to be more loving and positive to ME.  I will continue to affirm my own greatness and shine my own light a little brighter.  
"What's meant for you will never miss you, and that which misses you was never meant for you."
2.) It's so funny listening to the different lingos and catch phrases that emerge every year.  Being a high school teacher allows me to hear all the new slang right off the press!  But in all seriousness, one of the new (and maybe not even that new) phrases that I've been hearing a lot of this year is a derivative of "Staying in ones own lane."  As an influencer, blogger, and someone who has a presence on social media, it is so easy to get caught up in what this and that person is doing, receiving, or accomplishing before you.  I won't even lie,  it use to bother me that after as long as I've been blogging, why my blogging dreams and aspirations haven't come to fruition yet.  When I decided to start "staying in my own lane", and focusing on my brand, what I love, and staying true to me, I noticed that the blessings started coming down.  I mentioned in a previous post that the only competition I have is MYSELF and being better than I was the day before.  What's meant for me is for me and if it isn't I won't worry about it. I truly believe that God will give me the desires of my heart both in my career, personal and social life.  It's natural and in my opinion perfectly fine to want more.  However, I have to continue to creatively seek ways to hear from Him and pay more attention to the blessings he places right in front of my nose.  
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." 
3.)  When I think about my style evolution from when I was a young girl, through middle and high school, through college, from the beginning of my blog, to now, it's been quite the whirlwind.  I remember when I hated wearing dresses.  Love them now.  I remember when platforms were my thing.  Give me a stiletto now.  Do you remember Cross Colours?  Oh the evolution of style!  I've always admired those who have the confidence to be bold in their style.  I've mentioned before that blogging has taken me out of my comfort zone and has awakened more creativity in me.  
My goal is to kick my style up a notch.  There are so many looks I create in my mind but when it comes time to get dressed, I tend to play it safe.  But safe for who?  I'm going to step out on the fashion ledge a little more this year!  Stay tuned!
"Food is the ingredient that binds us together."
4.)  One of the things I adore about my baby, High Heels and Good Meals, is that it's about fashion and food!  I'm so grateful for the relationships I've built and friendships I've gained because of blogging.  I've met people from all over the country and food has definitely been the catalyst!  I'm looking forward to cooking more and visiting more amazing restaurants in the new year.  Though I consider myself to be a foodie, there are so many different cuisines I've yet to try!  I'll be doing a little more traveling in the name of food in 2018 so be on the look out for that!  Just to preface, it's going to make you hungry!
"Every day (and every year) is a
new opportunity to become the person you want to be." 
Sidenote:  If you're reading this and just want to know where I got this really cute faux fur utility jacket, I got you babe! (here)
5.)  In my most sultry Adele voice this is me saying "Hello" to 2018!  I'm speaking greater opportunities, more creativity, seamless, loving, and supportive relationships, and abundance in every aspect of my life!  I know what I want and have to go and get it!  
2018, I'm coming for you baby! 
If you're still here rocking with me, I love you!  Thanks for the continued support.  You all just don't know how much it means to me!  As always thank you for stopping by and may your New Year be filled with love, joy, and all the opportunities you seek!
XOXO
Hi Dolls,
Let's chat a sec about something I love!  Black Girl Magic! 
 Unless, you've been sleeping under a rock, you know that black girls/women have been killin' it since the beginning of time.  We are beautiful, resilient, inspiring, creative, and all around amazing.  Let's be real, there's a whole dictionary full of adjectives that can be used to describe the awesomeness of a black girl/woman.  One may find it challenging to sum up our sheer essence in a single word, hence #BlackGirlMagic.  Get into it!
#BLACKGIRLMAGIC "Get into it!"
One of my absolute favorite women on television is Tracee Ellis Ross!  Besides being uplifting, having a down to Earth personality, and a great sense of humor, her style is impeccable.  She literally oozes Black Girl Magic!   She recently partnered up with JCPenney to grace us all with a clothing line that mirrors her style.  It's affordable, comfortable, stylish, and best of all, made for all shapes and sizes.   Of course I had to get my hands on a piece of this collection!  I knew from the moment I got a sneak peek that the Bliss Robe Jacket and Bliss Cuff Trousers would be mine!
Honestly, there are so many cute items in this collection.  It was hard for me not to take all of them home with me.  This piece however, seems timeless and versatile.  As a matter of fact I have worn the separate pieces quite a bit since I bought it.
This first time I kept it simple by adding a plain black turtle neck sweater, black hat, leopard booties, of course, and my "BIG OLE' HOOPS"  (channeling my inner Bruno Mars).  
This outfit is so comfortable and it is most definitely an attention grabber. I received TONS of compliments through out the day when I wore it and caught a lot of eyes too!  It's definitely one of those "Who's that girl?" kind of outfits.
I'm glad I didn't purchase online for this particular piece.  I went to the store where I was able to try it on.  I had to size down two sizes in both the jacket and pants because it really runs big.  Just keep that in mind.
If you are in need for a comfy yet stylish look for Christmas,  head over to your nearest JC Penney for this set!  They've also got it in blue!  Overall, I am very pleased with Tracee's collection.  Everything is well-made, comfortable, and stylish.  
There are so many looks that come to mind when I think about how I'll style each piece individually.   I've already worn the pants with a dressy black fuzzy sweater for a Christmas party.  It was a look and a hit!
Shop Pieces Below!
"I have become; I am becoming everything I fought to be.  I am magical and deserving of sweetness." 
Considering the amount of buzz that circulated before and after the release of this collection, I think it's safe to say that the Tracee Ellis Ross for JCPenney collection has been a success, especially in terms of likeability.  Black Girl Magic at its finest!  I have my fingers crossed that she'll come out with another collection soon!  In the meantime, get use to seeing "Ladies in Red" all over!
As always thank you all for stopping by!  Keep being great!
XOXO

Black Girl Magic and TER4JCP

Hi Dolls,
Let's chat a sec about something I love!  Black Girl Magic! 
 Unless, you've been sleeping under a rock, you know that black girls/women have been killin' it since the beginning of time.  We are beautiful, resilient, inspiring, creative, and all around amazing.  Let's be real, there's a whole dictionary full of adjectives that can be used to describe the awesomeness of a black girl/woman.  One may find it challenging to sum up our sheer essence in a single word, hence #BlackGirlMagic.  Get into it!
#BLACKGIRLMAGIC "Get into it!"
One of my absolute favorite women on television is Tracee Ellis Ross!  Besides being uplifting, having a down to Earth personality, and a great sense of humor, her style is impeccable.  She literally oozes Black Girl Magic!   She recently partnered up with JCPenney to grace us all with a clothing line that mirrors her style.  It's affordable, comfortable, stylish, and best of all, made for all shapes and sizes.   Of course I had to get my hands on a piece of this collection!  I knew from the moment I got a sneak peek that the Bliss Robe Jacket and Bliss Cuff Trousers would be mine!
Honestly, there are so many cute items in this collection.  It was hard for me not to take all of them home with me.  This piece however, seems timeless and versatile.  As a matter of fact I have worn the separate pieces quite a bit since I bought it.
This first time I kept it simple by adding a plain black turtle neck sweater, black hat, leopard booties, of course, and my "BIG OLE' HOOPS"  (channeling my inner Bruno Mars).  
This outfit is so comfortable and it is most definitely an attention grabber. I received TONS of compliments through out the day when I wore it and caught a lot of eyes too!  It's definitely one of those "Who's that girl?" kind of outfits.
I'm glad I didn't purchase online for this particular piece.  I went to the store where I was able to try it on.  I had to size down two sizes in both the jacket and pants because it really runs big.  Just keep that in mind.
If you are in need for a comfy yet stylish look for Christmas,  head over to your nearest JC Penney for this set!  They've also got it in blue!  Overall, I am very pleased with Tracee's collection.  Everything is well-made, comfortable, and stylish.  
There are so many looks that come to mind when I think about how I'll style each piece individually.   I've already worn the pants with a dressy black fuzzy sweater for a Christmas party.  It was a look and a hit!
Shop Pieces Below!
"I have become; I am becoming everything I fought to be.  I am magical and deserving of sweetness." 
Considering the amount of buzz that circulated before and after the release of this collection, I think it's safe to say that the Tracee Ellis Ross for JCPenney collection has been a success, especially in terms of likeability.  Black Girl Magic at its finest!  I have my fingers crossed that she'll come out with another collection soon!  In the meantime, get use to seeing "Ladies in Red" all over!
As always thank you all for stopping by!  Keep being great!
XOXO
I just love the winter time!  With the holidays and cool weather, you can't help but be in a happy mood.  There's something so nostalgic about bundling up in front of the fireplace with a hot cup of cocoa and layering up with your favorite chunky sweater to brave the chilly outdoors temps during this time of year.  Comfort food is also high up on the list when the weather is cooler!  So much so, it can be pretty easy to pack on a few extra pounds when you've got layers of clothing to hide behind!  To help me stay on track during the winter, I love eating lettuce wraps.  They are guilt free, low in carbs, and high in flavor.  You can add just about anything you want to them.  The possibilities are limitless!  What's even better is that they are quick and easy to make.  For this recipe I used Curly's Pulled Chicken to make my lettuce wraps!  They were amazing and on the table in less than 20 minutes.
~Here's What You Need To Make BBQ Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps~
* Curly's Pulled Chicken
* 2 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
* Sesame Oil (2 TBSP)
* Butter Lettuce
* Shredded Carrot Sticks
* Green Onions (Thinly Chopped)
It is amazing how easy it is to make these bad boys!
Heat sesame seed oil in a skillet and add garlic to brown lightly.
Add the Curly's Pulled Chicken, Carrot Sticks, and Green Onions to the skillet to heat through.  This will take no longer than 5 minutes.  Stir continuously.
Separate lettuce and add 1-2 spoonfulls of the mixture into the wraps.  At this point you can add more green onions and carrot sticks.  Ladies and Gentlemen...that is it!  This quick and easy meal will be a BIG dinner time favorite.  If you have any mixture left over, adding it over a bed of jasmine rice or using it to make a quesadilla would be delicious!  This mixture goes a long way and will taste great any way you slice it!
 Curly's has some of the best, authentic, hickory smoked BBQ which adds so much flavor to any dish.  You can find their products in the refrigerated meat case of your local grocery stores!  If you like this recipe, you'd also enjoy more delicious recipes by watching videos made by Curly's Kitchen & Chef Clara.  Just visit RoadTripEats.com/videos and a new tasty favorite will be one click away!  You've got to give these Curly's BBQ Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps a try!  You and your entire family will love them.  
As always thanks so much for stopping by!  
XOXO
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BBQ Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Super quick, easy, and healthy meal made with Curly's Pulled Chicken
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 20 mins

ingredients:

* Curly's Pulled Chicken
* 2 cloves garlic (minced)
* Sesame Oil ( 2 TBSP)
* Butter Lettuce
* Shredded Carrot Sticks
* Green Onions ( Thinly sliced)

instructions

1.)  Heat sesame seed oil in a skillet and add garlic to brown lightly.

2.) Add the Curly's Pulled Chicken, Carrot Sticks, and Green Onions to the skillet to heat through.  Stir continuously.

3.) Separate lettuce and add 1-2 spoon fulls of the mixture into the wraps.  At this point you can add more green onions and carrot sticks.

4.)  Enjoy!

notes

If you have any mixture left over, adding it over a bed of jasmine rice or using it to make a quesadilla would be delicious!
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Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by Curly's BBQ.  I was given the product used to make this recipe but my opinions are my own. 

BBQ Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I just love the winter time!  With the holidays and cool weather, you can't help but be in a happy mood.  There's something so nostalgic about bundling up in front of the fireplace with a hot cup of cocoa and layering up with your favorite chunky sweater to brave the chilly outdoors temps during this time of year.  Comfort food is also high up on the list when the weather is cooler!  So much so, it can be pretty easy to pack on a few extra pounds when you've got layers of clothing to hide behind!  To help me stay on track during the winter, I love eating lettuce wraps.  They are guilt free, low in carbs, and high in flavor.  You can add just about anything you want to them.  The possibilities are limitless!  What's even better is that they are quick and easy to make.  For this recipe I used Curly's Pulled Chicken to make my lettuce wraps!  They were amazing and on the table in less than 20 minutes.
~Here's What You Need To Make BBQ Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps~
* Curly's Pulled Chicken
* 2 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
* Sesame Oil (2 TBSP)
* Butter Lettuce
* Shredded Carrot Sticks
* Green Onions (Thinly Chopped)
It is amazing how easy it is to make these bad boys!
Heat sesame seed oil in a skillet and add garlic to brown lightly.
Add the Curly's Pulled Chicken, Carrot Sticks, and Green Onions to the skillet to heat through.  This will take no longer than 5 minutes.  Stir continuously.
Separate lettuce and add 1-2 spoonfulls of the mixture into the wraps.  At this point you can add more green onions and carrot sticks.  Ladies and Gentlemen...that is it!  This quick and easy meal will be a BIG dinner time favorite.  If you have any mixture left over, adding it over a bed of jasmine rice or using it to make a quesadilla would be delicious!  This mixture goes a long way and will taste great any way you slice it!
 Curly's has some of the best, authentic, hickory smoked BBQ which adds so much flavor to any dish.  You can find their products in the refrigerated meat case of your local grocery stores!  If you like this recipe, you'd also enjoy more delicious recipes by watching videos made by Curly's Kitchen & Chef Clara.  Just visit RoadTripEats.com/videos and a new tasty favorite will be one click away!  You've got to give these Curly's BBQ Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps a try!  You and your entire family will love them.  
As always thanks so much for stopping by!  
XOXO
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BBQ Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Super quick, easy, and healthy meal made with Curly's Pulled Chicken
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 20 mins

ingredients:

* Curly's Pulled Chicken
* 2 cloves garlic (minced)
* Sesame Oil ( 2 TBSP)
* Butter Lettuce
* Shredded Carrot Sticks
* Green Onions ( Thinly sliced)

instructions

1.)  Heat sesame seed oil in a skillet and add garlic to brown lightly.

2.) Add the Curly's Pulled Chicken, Carrot Sticks, and Green Onions to the skillet to heat through.  Stir continuously.

3.) Separate lettuce and add 1-2 spoon fulls of the mixture into the wraps.  At this point you can add more green onions and carrot sticks.

4.)  Enjoy!

notes

If you have any mixture left over, adding it over a bed of jasmine rice or using it to make a quesadilla would be delicious!
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Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by Curly's BBQ.  I was given the product used to make this recipe but my opinions are my own. 
Hi Dolls,
They say leopard print is neutral so it can pretty much go with anything!  Works for me!  It was the perfect neutral to go with this buffalo plaid top I wore recently!  Buffalo plaid is super on trend right now and is great to rock during the holiday season.  I think the two prints compliment each other...plus a little mixing of prints never hurt anybody! 
I remember last year I went on a mad hunt looking for a buffalo plaid one-sie to wear around the house during Christmas... I can't believe it's almost Christmas.  

I swear, the older you get the faster time moves.  This year flew by!  I find myself saying that every year but it's so true.  Or maybe it's perspective.   I'm sure there are some people who feel like this year will never end.   In my case, it's a gentle reminder that life is short and we should spend it with the people we love and care about, doing the things we love and are passionate about.
2017 was a pretty awesome year for me!  I won't get into all of the details but, I'm very blessed and thank God for finding favor in me.  I'm looking forward to all the exciting things in store for me in 2018!
So let's get back to this look, shall we?
I kept it pretty casual but it's amazing how a few items can take your casual look up a notch or two.  
I think leopard print will add interest to any look so I added the leopard print booties and clutch.  The weather in Florida has finally dropped below 50 so it's safe to say we're pretty much freezing haha!  I whipped out my leather moto jacket and put it over my shoulders and BOOM!  A look!
Alternative Styling:
When I rock this buffalo plaid top again, I'm going to dress it up more!  I think I may wear it to a Christmas party I'm going to soon with a black leather skirt, black tights, black booties, and a black vest.  Ooooh and maybe even a black hat!!!  I can see it in my mind!  Super cute!
Jacket:  Forever 21 (similar)  ~Buffalo Plaid Top:  Old Navy (here) ~ Pants: H&M ~  Heels:  Just Fab ~ Clutch:  Gift
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What do you think about the mixed prints?  Buffalo print and leather?  I'd love to know what you think.  Leave a comment below and as always, thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!
XOXO

Buffalo Plaid and Leopard Print

Hi Dolls,
They say leopard print is neutral so it can pretty much go with anything!  Works for me!  It was the perfect neutral to go with this buffalo plaid top I wore recently!  Buffalo plaid is super on trend right now and is great to rock during the holiday season.  I think the two prints compliment each other...plus a little mixing of prints never hurt anybody! 
I remember last year I went on a mad hunt looking for a buffalo plaid one-sie to wear around the house during Christmas... I can't believe it's almost Christmas.  

I swear, the older you get the faster time moves.  This year flew by!  I find myself saying that every year but it's so true.  Or maybe it's perspective.   I'm sure there are some people who feel like this year will never end.   In my case, it's a gentle reminder that life is short and we should spend it with the people we love and care about, doing the things we love and are passionate about.
2017 was a pretty awesome year for me!  I won't get into all of the details but, I'm very blessed and thank God for finding favor in me.  I'm looking forward to all the exciting things in store for me in 2018!
So let's get back to this look, shall we?
I kept it pretty casual but it's amazing how a few items can take your casual look up a notch or two.  
I think leopard print will add interest to any look so I added the leopard print booties and clutch.  The weather in Florida has finally dropped below 50 so it's safe to say we're pretty much freezing haha!  I whipped out my leather moto jacket and put it over my shoulders and BOOM!  A look!
Alternative Styling:
When I rock this buffalo plaid top again, I'm going to dress it up more!  I think I may wear it to a Christmas party I'm going to soon with a black leather skirt, black tights, black booties, and a black vest.  Ooooh and maybe even a black hat!!!  I can see it in my mind!  Super cute!
Jacket:  Forever 21 (similar)  ~Buffalo Plaid Top:  Old Navy (here) ~ Pants: H&M ~  Heels:  Just Fab ~ Clutch:  Gift
(Shop Similar Looks Below)

What do you think about the mixed prints?  Buffalo print and leather?  I'd love to know what you think.  Leave a comment below and as always, thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!
XOXO
Hi Dolls, 
B Street Eats, recently opened on Edgewood right next to their sister restaurant, Maple Street Biscuit Company.  The casual Latin restaurant moved to Jacksonville from St. Augustine and is bringing a nice Latin feel to the Murray Hill area. I had the pleasure of attending an Influencer dinner there last week and got to sample a lot of the items from their menu. Upon my arrival, I was immediately drawn in with the Latin music playing outside their establishment.  It was fun, welcoming, and made me want to dance!
I'm not sure if this will be an ongoing thing but I certainly hope it will.
 Because B Street serves food inspired by Latin and South American flavors, I was slightly surprised with their choice in interior design.  I was expecting colorful decor synonymous with Latin culture but we didn't get that at all.  However, I have learned to expect the unexpected and I actually really love the wood walls.  It's different, pristine, and interesting.


 The dining space is very open with exposed brick walls, an open ceiling, and a spacious outdoor patio with heated lamps.  It definitely has a fun and casual ambiance.  It's also nice to note that they serve alcohol!  However, this particular evening I enjoyed the Cucumber Refresher, lightly sweetened fresh cucumber water, infused with lemon and lime juices, and mint leaves.  It was refreshing indeed!
~THE FOOD~
To be honest, I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I had never been to the B Street that was in St.  Augustine. Knowing that the same company who opened up Maple Street Biscuit Company would be over B. Street, I was expecting tasty food, nonetheless!  Overall, I was pretty satisfied.  Everyone I spoke to before attending the event told me I had to have the queso and that's exactly what we did first!
El Doble de Maiz (Double the Corn)
This appetizer was very fresh and flavorful!  This creamy corn dip served with house fried corn chips are sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Three Cheese Queso
Affectionately known as liquid gold, this stuff can easily become addictive.  Made with Pepper Jack, White American Cheese, and Cream Cheese, it is definitely a MUST TRY!
Tostones Picante (Fried Plantains)
I'm usually not a fan of tostones but I have to admit, these little babies were pretty good.  Perhaps it was the fact that they were bite size medallions or perhaps it was the signature dipping sauces:  Smoky Ancho Chipotle, Spicy Jalepeno (my fav), or Plum Chutney.  Whatever the reason, they were really tasty and I truly enjoyed them.
Izquierda y Derecha (Rice and Beans)
When eating Latin cuisine, it would be remiss if black beans and rice weren't included.  This dynamic duo packed a punch full of flavor!  The jasmine lime rice was super fragrant and with the black beans, it felt like my tastebuds were having a party in my mouth!
Cerdo Con Queso ( Cheesy Pig)
This was an interesting sandwich.  It consisted of  3-day marinated Caribbean pork, romaine lettuce, house-made plum chutney, brie and havarti cheeses, and pickled banana peppers, on a toasted French baguette.  I was a little confused with the sandwich I got based on the name. It had all of what was mentioned but it wasn't very cheesy.  I was expecting a ooey-gooey, melty sandwich but I didn't get that.  The flavors were great but I think the cheese needs to be meltier to live up to its name.
Salsa de Vida (Spice of Life)
This was my favorite of the evening.  It consisted of coconut marinated all-natural grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, house-made pickled red onions, fresh avocado slices and house made mango mayo on a toasted French baguette.  The mango mayo was unexpected and very tasty.  It was perfect with the creamy coconut marinated chicken.  I definitely will be back for this sandwich!
Overall, I am pretty pleased with B Street Eats!  They definitely add some flavor to the already hip Murray Hill community.  Everything that we tried was very flavorful and the location is fun!  I look forward to trying more off of their menu and I'm sure you are as well so I will be giving away a $20 gift card for that very reason.  Simply comment letting me know what you'd love to try and I will announce a winner via Instagram stories on Friday, December 8, 2017!  
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO

B Street Eats opens in Murray Hill

Hi Dolls, 
B Street Eats, recently opened on Edgewood right next to their sister restaurant, Maple Street Biscuit Company.  The casual Latin restaurant moved to Jacksonville from St. Augustine and is bringing a nice Latin feel to the Murray Hill area. I had the pleasure of attending an Influencer dinner there last week and got to sample a lot of the items from their menu. Upon my arrival, I was immediately drawn in with the Latin music playing outside their establishment.  It was fun, welcoming, and made me want to dance!
I'm not sure if this will be an ongoing thing but I certainly hope it will.
 Because B Street serves food inspired by Latin and South American flavors, I was slightly surprised with their choice in interior design.  I was expecting colorful decor synonymous with Latin culture but we didn't get that at all.  However, I have learned to expect the unexpected and I actually really love the wood walls.  It's different, pristine, and interesting.


 The dining space is very open with exposed brick walls, an open ceiling, and a spacious outdoor patio with heated lamps.  It definitely has a fun and casual ambiance.  It's also nice to note that they serve alcohol!  However, this particular evening I enjoyed the Cucumber Refresher, lightly sweetened fresh cucumber water, infused with lemon and lime juices, and mint leaves.  It was refreshing indeed!
~THE FOOD~
To be honest, I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I had never been to the B Street that was in St.  Augustine. Knowing that the same company who opened up Maple Street Biscuit Company would be over B. Street, I was expecting tasty food, nonetheless!  Overall, I was pretty satisfied.  Everyone I spoke to before attending the event told me I had to have the queso and that's exactly what we did first!
El Doble de Maiz (Double the Corn)
This appetizer was very fresh and flavorful!  This creamy corn dip served with house fried corn chips are sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Three Cheese Queso
Affectionately known as liquid gold, this stuff can easily become addictive.  Made with Pepper Jack, White American Cheese, and Cream Cheese, it is definitely a MUST TRY!
Tostones Picante (Fried Plantains)
I'm usually not a fan of tostones but I have to admit, these little babies were pretty good.  Perhaps it was the fact that they were bite size medallions or perhaps it was the signature dipping sauces:  Smoky Ancho Chipotle, Spicy Jalepeno (my fav), or Plum Chutney.  Whatever the reason, they were really tasty and I truly enjoyed them.
Izquierda y Derecha (Rice and Beans)
When eating Latin cuisine, it would be remiss if black beans and rice weren't included.  This dynamic duo packed a punch full of flavor!  The jasmine lime rice was super fragrant and with the black beans, it felt like my tastebuds were having a party in my mouth!
Cerdo Con Queso ( Cheesy Pig)
This was an interesting sandwich.  It consisted of  3-day marinated Caribbean pork, romaine lettuce, house-made plum chutney, brie and havarti cheeses, and pickled banana peppers, on a toasted French baguette.  I was a little confused with the sandwich I got based on the name. It had all of what was mentioned but it wasn't very cheesy.  I was expecting a ooey-gooey, melty sandwich but I didn't get that.  The flavors were great but I think the cheese needs to be meltier to live up to its name.
Salsa de Vida (Spice of Life)
This was my favorite of the evening.  It consisted of coconut marinated all-natural grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, house-made pickled red onions, fresh avocado slices and house made mango mayo on a toasted French baguette.  The mango mayo was unexpected and very tasty.  It was perfect with the creamy coconut marinated chicken.  I definitely will be back for this sandwich!
Overall, I am pretty pleased with B Street Eats!  They definitely add some flavor to the already hip Murray Hill community.  Everything that we tried was very flavorful and the location is fun!  I look forward to trying more off of their menu and I'm sure you are as well so I will be giving away a $20 gift card for that very reason.  Simply comment letting me know what you'd love to try and I will announce a winner via Instagram stories on Friday, December 8, 2017!  
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO

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