Practically Speaking

I’ve Got A Bone To Pick

Hi Friends! I’m so happy for this week off. No school, no work, just spending time with my husband, kids and friends at our home up north in the Napa Valley. It’s not just where our family business is, it’s a real getaway for me. It’s peaceful, low-key, relaxing and it’s a well deserved place […]

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Keep It Shut Giveaway with Karen Ehman

  Got words? Oh yeah, you do! The average woman speaks over 20,000 a day—not to mention the ones she types online. Words are the most powerful weapons we have. They can be a sharp sword or a soothing salve, both having the ability to change someone’s path in an instant. My friend Karen Ehman’s […]

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2015 Goals!

Hi Sweet Friends! Let me start off by saying how grateful and thankful I am for 2014. It was an amazing year for me both personally and professionally. When you feel like you’re struggling in areas just to keep your head afloat in life (which I felt like for much of 2010-2013) the relief of a […]

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Quick Update

Hey Friends- Just a short note for you because it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. This year has been SO busy for me, which I’m extremely grateful for. Between my upcoming projects, travel schedule and my family, I haven’t had much time to write. I wanted to give you a quick update in case you […]

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Three Immodestly Dressed Women Walk Into a Church…

Being an outspoken woman of faith comes with it’s challenges. Most people think for me it’s about the entertainment industry and how I manage to maintain my moral integrity while choosing the right part or show to be a part of. While that can be challenging, I don’t think it compares to the scrutiny I’m […]

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Summer Cleaning

There’s nothing like spending 4th of July cleaning your house! To be honest, I was SOOOO happy to finally have time to do it this weekend that it was a pleasure, not a chore. I cleaned out my storage space, I mean garage, then headed to my bathroom for the overload of skin care products […]

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Our Mini Home Makeover: Before & After

Earlier this year, I decided to give our home a makeover. I wanted furniture that actually fit the size, style and architecture of the house.  The house we’ve been living in is a rental and we’ve been in it much longer than we ever expected. The challenge was to keep costs down and incorporate as much […]

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Your #DWTS Questions Answered: Part 2

Hey Friends! Based on last week’s blog, I think we all agreed that using the word “friend” or “supporter” in lieu of “fan” or “follower” is the way to go! A shout-out to commenter @Connyann who gave a great acrostic for the word FAN- Friend. Always. Near.- which is a fun way to think about […]

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Your #DWTS questions answered! Part 1

  Hiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited to get back to my blog. I’ve missed you all. It’s been almost 5 months since my last post and I’ve been itching to get some time to write again. If you’re new to my blog, I encourage you to go back and read old posts. You can learn more […]

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Who REALLY Runs My FB Page?

ME! Yup, I do. Not a personal assistant, not my publicist, not my agent or managers, not my kids, but me. Which means, I’m the one who reads your comments. Yes, I really do see them and read them even though I don’t respond to all of them. I mean, as much as I love […]

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