Welcome to the VV blog! I am so happy that you're here, and for the chance to share with whole, wide world (or whoever the hell is reading this besides you and me and my mom) all of the interpersonal communication lessons I got paid big bucks to teach (by "big bucks" I mean, a community college salary). This way I can still teach, offer y'all advice, and in general spout my HSO's* about just about anything, like speakerphones in public.
This is the place for you if you want to learn about becoming more confident, having your voice heard in your relationships, or getting along with just about anyone, even at Thanksgiving dinner, and without hiding out from your in-laws in your man cave.
Maybe you just want to know where to travel for the most singular experience in the USA (Yellowstone) or outside the USA (Bali). Wondering what's the best waterproof eyeliner? (Depending on your needs, it's a 3-way tie between MAC, Kat Von D and...oh, you'll have to come back here to find out.) Where to get the best bras? (Target. Yes, Target.) Alongside solutions to passive-aggressive people, you'll find tips here on the best high-rise jeans (starting with H&M) and the biggest wastes of money or splurges you should GO. GET. RIGHT. F-ing. NOW. You'll really want to come back for a list of "Things That Make Me Itch." It includes the phrase "man cave."
I am excited to tell you the fashion & beauty ideas, hacks, and products I've been loving, and have you along for my travels & adventures. And along the way I'll be sure and tell you about the time I unintentionally ended up in Australia, the night a perfect stranger climbed into my car at a Dallas 7-11, and how I landed on a national TV show (twice) when it wasn't even my idea. There's those damn pickpockets (who tried and epic-failed to get our stuff!) in Lisbon, an "outdoor shower" in Fiji that I used for a while before realizing it wasn't actually an outdoor shower, and when I acted like a total jackass when I met Keith Urban, but not for the reason you'd think. Plus, we may or may not have inadvertently adopted a Maine Coon kitty cat, who is just the coolest. thing. ever. "I'm not a cat person" you say? Hon, Harper has been converting all y'all since 2017.
And of course there's the time I accidentally climbed 6 miles to the top of a mountain in grizzly country with no bear spray, during the rain, wearing silly (but soooo cute) Coach sneakers, all because a smoke-jumper named Mongo said it was an easy 3 mile hike.
This is gonna be fun. Come with me.
*HSO's are "Hot Sports" opinions on any and all things, not just sports. I will warn you, this blog will use the language of The Ticket. So, if you ever wonder, WTF is she saying? Is that English? Just remind yourself, ah, yes, she's using Ticketspeak. Their language and "drops" are everywhere, even on national TV.