Happy New Year!!


2015 certainly had it's ups and downs, as any year does, however I am excited to be able to say that due to one choice I made at the end of October to take advantage of a free appointment I am ending my year much differently than the last 2! As many of you are aware, I have spent over 2 years … [continue]

Lasting Effects

It has been about a year and a half since I was hit by the baseball bat that I talk about here. To this day, my orbital rim is still broken which effects my day to day life. I am still limited on what activities I can do, what I can eat, how long I […]


Still looking for sponsors!


Hello all! Preparation is well underway and I leave for Florida in less than 20 days to compete for the title of Ms. American Beauty! I want to thank all of my current amazing sponsors for all of their love and support! PLEASE be sure to check each of them out and support them if […]


My Bling Place Gift Certificate Giveaway

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New Year’s Update!


Happy new year! I figured it was time for an update! Unfortunately my orbital rim is still very much broken, so I am still limited on what I can eat and what activities I can do. No workouts for me yet and certainly no running!! What that means is the two 1/2 marathons that I […]


It’s Time for a Change

At the ER after being hit by a thrown bat at the Sept 2nd Arizona Diamondbacks vs Toronto Blue Jays baseball game.

On September 3, 2013, I joined a couple girlfriends for what was supposed to be a fun girls’ night out at the Arizona Diamondbacks game against the Toronto Blue Jays. When we saw where our seats were, we were all excited because we thought that they were great seats! You see, we were seated just […]


Our Road Trip to Moore, OK

Texas full moon during sunset

Last weekend, the new Mrs. US Universal 2014 Amanda Grad and myself took a road trip to Moore, OK to deliver the bears that our pageant sisters had collected.  While we were there we were given a tour of some of the areas hit by the tornadoes, stopped by and donated to a pet adoption […]


Oklahoma Strong Family Fun Event – How You Can Help


Where to begin?  What started out as a Teddy Bear drive that the US Universal Pageant decided to put together to collect Teddy Bears for the children in Moore, OK to give them some comfort and something to hang on to, has turned into something so much larger!  In my searches to find an organization […]


Memorial Day


This weekend I hope that you took a moment to stop and reflect on, and teach your kids about, what Memorial Day is. I am proud to say that I served our country.  I am also very proud of the fact that many people that I went to high school with have done the same […]


May 13, 2002


On May 13, 2002, my family experienced the first of our great losses.  My 21 year old brother, the youngest of the 3 of us, would be taken from us as a result of injuries he sustained from a car accident.  Danny had just finished his first semester in the Dramatic Writing program at NYU, […]