2019 Swim

Is it just me or has the swim industry taken a dive for the worst? It's like they hit a plateau over the past three years and decided...

New Year, Same You

I'm not perfect. No, that's an understatement. I am in no way, shape, or form, even remotely close to being perfect. I am flawed beyond...

My 2018 Gift Guide - All Under $50

1. Air Fryer $49.99 Give the gift of flavor this year without sacrificing anyone's health! Air fryers are changing the face of what we...

My Weight Journey

Twenty bucks says that you think that's a typo and I forgot to write "loss" between weight and journey. Well, you would be wrong, my...

Dear Diary...

I was raised as a strong southern woman in a strong southern family. We went to church every Sunday & Wednesday, ate homemade supper at...

Never Ending Closet

*I would like to preface this post by stating that I am not being paid to write this. This is completely genuine and my utmost personal...

Fall/Winter Trends at Maree Pour Toi

I flew into New York City this morning and felt that familiar clutch in my chest. This city has a hold on me, even when it's cold and...

Anti-Aging Secrets

I sat down with Anjee Wilson, R.N. and owner of "Added Touch" in Springfield, TN. We discussed various options for aging skin and...

What It Feels Like

I was able to catch up with the dazzling model, Katya Zharkova in South Beach. Katya moved to America because she saw me win America’s...

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

If you follow me on social media, than you probably already know that I am going out for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition this...

Always Practice Safe Sun!

Obagi Skin Tint SPF 50 Cost: $43.78/3oz Water Resistant: 40 Minutes Use: Face Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Homosalate...

Let's Talk About Weddings

The Royal Wedding has everyone buzzing and I can't help but think about my own nuptials in 2013. They were perfect! As I mull over the...

Water Fasting

"Water fasting" has taken the world by storm! Customers at my restaurant in the small southern town of Springfield, Tennessee are talking...

Cheers to 10 Years!

Ten years ago today, I became the Cycle 10 winner of America’s Next Top Model; The only plus sized person to ever win. My life, as I knew...

Why I Hate My Apple Watch

When I began looking into getting an Apple watch, it seemed like an endless list of positive benefits. I own a restaurant, so I am always...

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things...

When I started this blog, I made the decision that I would have to be completely honest. I'm sure you've seen famous people plugging...

Fashion That Gives Back & Doesn't Suck

Roma Boots - Romania I first met the owners of this company at a fashion market in Dallas, Texas. At that time, Roma was a new company...

Cellulite

Do NOT waste any more money trying to get rid of it! Everyone has cellulite. Everyone. It does not matter how skinny you are, you will...