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SOARing in 2017 + What To Expect from VeePeeJay #WordoftheYear #OneWord

Life doesn’t always go as planned. The fact that I’m writing a  “New Year” post for the 6th year in a row is proof of this. I never had any intentions to start a blog, but here I am heading into year six, and as I’ve mentioned before, this is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Happy New Year. Welcome to 2017. Obviously, if you’re ready this, you made it, and I’m grateful that you’re taking the…

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Reflecting on 2016. Looking forward to 2017

So here we are, at the end of 2016. Tomorrow we officially bid farewell to 2016.  Before we move into 2017, I wanted to take some time to reflect on 2016. To say that this year has been challenging is an understatement. A lot happened in the world this year, and I found myself experiencing a myriad of emotions from sadness to helplessness, and then back to hope. Despite what was happening around me, I chose to channel those emotions into my…

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Relax & UnWind at with Complimentary Services at Aveda Experience Centers

This past Black Friday was my first *major* Black Friday weekend for my lifestyle apparel brand Ven & Rose. All the planning, strategizing and long nights (that turned into early mornings) were worth it, but afterward I was TIRED. Enter Aveda. A few days after Black Friday, I got to check out the new Aveda Experience Center at NorthPark Mall here in Dallas. That invite was right on time because I definitely needed to unwind a bit.…

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Less Thinking, More Doing- Achieve Your Goals in 2017 with the Whose Shoes Transformational Planner

At the time of this post there are 40 days left in 2016. A lot can happen in 40 days, but if there are 2016 goals you haven’t started on, you may be feeling a bit discouraged at this point. While 2016 is practically “over”, your 2017 can be very different, if you take steps to make sure it is. From my experience, one of biggest issues that hold many people back is being stuck in the “thinking” phase. I…

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Why I Use My Voice To #SpeakBeautiful

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dove and The bLink Marketing Network. The opinions and text are all mine. Social media is an amazing place. It has allowed me to connect with so many amazing people, start and grow a business, and I have developed partnerships and friendships because of it. I didn’t grow up with social media so by the time I started actively using social media for my blog and business, I was an…

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A Season of Stillness, Pivoting & Growth – Blog Update

VeePeeJay with Inspirational Pillow & About That Faith Life Sweatshirt from Ven & Rose

I have been a bit extra quiet on the blog in the last few months. I was rereading at a post from last around this time where I talked about having “blogger burnout“, and while I have been experiencing some “blogger burnout”, and some boredom, I think I’ve mainly been in a “be still” period. Every time I would try to force myself to write a post, it’s as if God kept whispering “be still“, so that’s exactly what I did.…

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I Went Parasailing & I Didn’t Die. Three Things I Learned from Conquering My Fear

I won’t necessarily consider myself the adventurous type when it comes to outdoor activities. As I get older I am a bit more open to trying new things, but I don’t go out of my way to seek out these types of adventures. My husband, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. He is the, “ooh we should try this” kinda guy. That’s exactly how I ended up in the middle of the ocean attached to a parachute while…

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