I am a native San Diegan and my husband Ryan and I have been married for 8 1/2 years and have 5 fascinating kids ages 16, 7, 5, 3, and 1 and a half. We also have a super chill turtle named Lisa and a very cool kitty named Cooper. I am a stay at home mom but also work part time as a seasonal employee for Proflowers, am a freelance makeup artist, volunteer as a very active member of the Mountain Empire High School Booster Club where our oldest child attends school, am a volunteer speaker with the Center for Community Solutions and I serve as a makeup artist and hair braider with the Inner Beauty Ministry team at our church The Rock Church East County. I am also a former Mrs. California-America 2004 and still enjoy compete in local and state pageants. In my down time I LOVE catching up on sleep lol, window shopping, wine tasting, coffee, good movies, cooking/baking, dates with my hubby and hanging out with good friends.
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The Real Truth about the ‘Not-So-Glamorous’ First Trimester

As a makeup artist, I normally blog about all things beauty, but being pregnant with our sixth child has taken a bit of a toll on me lately and I could honestly care less...
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Beauty Travel Tips and Tricks That Have You Covered

Look no further, all you need to pack for your next trip is here! Last month my husband and I celebrated our birthdays by taking a much-needed and well-deserved trip to Laughlin and Las Vegas...

Just Dance: Our weekend at PULSE San Diego

https://youtu.be/x0jS-LkvAT0 First Position, Plie, Ronde De Jambe, Freestyle, 5-6-7-8...just a few of the many dance terms and counts shouted over booming, high energy music during dance classes at the PULSE Dance Experience which was held...

Easy Beauty Tips for the Busy Mombie

As a mom, beauty is some days non-existent let alone practical when you have 5 super needy, young human beings vying for your attention. Growing up my mom was June Cleaver reincarnated and looked great...

Pamper Yourself {Spa Day} For Mother’s Day, You Deserve it!

I don't know about you, but with Mother's Day upon us, I get excited at the thought of a day of pampering or even a weekend all to myself, which is sometimes tricky with...