Word for 2018

Happy new year, Friends!

If you‘be been following me around in the last couple years you’ll now that ever year I choose a word the sets the tone for the upcoming 12 months. Last year, my word of the year was “Forward” and the year definitely lived up to its name.

In 2017 I laid a foundation for the current year. A lot of work had been done in 2017 to hopefully make 2018 the best year yet!

I’ve been thinking about what my word for 2018 would be for months now. I know this might seem silly but it’s a big deal to me. I just feel like it’s really important for me to have a running theme. Before I reveal my word for 2018 I’d like to lay a little bit of back story on how I chose it.

In October and November I reflected extensively on the past year. I set my goals based on what I have accomplished, what I didn’t get to cross off my list, and the foundation I set for the upcoming years. Because of that, I realized that this year’s word for 2018 is BUILD.

* I want to build a happy family with my husband

* I want to build successful businesses

* I want to build my relationship with God and involve Him in everything I do

* I want to build relationships with people

* I want to build confidence in myself

What is your word for the year?


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Happy Holidays!


I usually love the holiday season – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s..I love it all! TBH, this year the holidays went by too fast with all the things on our plate this year. I did not the feel the Christmas spirit AT ALL. 🙁

But it’s ok! It’s within good reason. Regardless of whether I feel the spirit of the holidays this year or not, I’m still so happy, grateful, and blessed to be able to have my husband, my family, and my friends this holiday season. 




The blog and all my channels will be going dark for about a week and a half (but make sure to follow me on Instagram if you want to see all the craziness that will ensue during that time while we move our restaurant!).

I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and blessed New Year! Wherever you are at this moment in your journey, revel in it and enjoy it. <3


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Finish Off Strong Part 2 – It’s OK to Rest

I know I’ve been talking about all the goal setting and getting more done before 2017 is over. This might sound contradictory to what I’ve been discussing in my previous posts but don’t forget, it’s okay to rest!

Entrepreneur or not, we always put too much on our plate. Beginning of the year, middle, or end it’s always the case. We fill our schedules to the brim, pack our to do lists with a million tasks, and don’t have time to recharge or relax. Take it from me, this leads to major burn out and more often than not, a melt down!

For me, it’s all about boundaries. The more balanced my life and the more boundaries I set the more motivated I am to work when I “clock in.” Plus, I’m at maximum productivity since I’m well rested! Whenever Charlie and I went on vacation this past year it was so stressful before we left, *queue meltdown here* but while we were gone we were able to rest. Some of our best ideas happened while we were away. We were inspired while we were gone so we were so excited to come back to work and kick some work ass!

This year is a little different from the others. I usually wind down during the holidays (as most do during this time of year). But with all the big things we’re preparing for in the beginning of 2018 and all the traveling we did this year now is not the time to rest. I had plenty of that on all my trips. But if your season is different than mine, go rest! Don’t feel guilty about it – enjoy time with your friends, family, and loved ones. Enjoy time with yourself. That is, after all, why we do what we do.

Look at these cute pups relaxing in the sun! Emulate their vibes

I’m lightening up on the blog posts through the end of the year. I’ve got 1 more on Friday and then the blog is going to be quiet until after the New Year. I’ve decided that I’ve got my plate extremely full with Ninong’s through January so I decided to be real with myself and take a much-needed break from the blogs for now. But don’t worry, I’ll still be active on my Instagram and Twitter accounts in case you want to follow along as we prepare for our Grand Opening Party! I have every intention to start kicking some blogging butt in January after the dust settles (pun intended?) at Ninong’s new place.


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