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Monique is a fashion industry veteran who has found hope and healing through the genesis of her life + style blog. She is a California native, part-time Texas resident and ex-pat living in the United Kingdom with her husband and school-aged daughter. Greater than any hat she wears, she is a woman who believes that words have creative power and using them for good is a key component in discovering beauty from the inside-out! One Liner (This makes me feel like I finally get a Real Housewife tagline!!): I dream of date nights that end with a midnight Target stroll where my husband doesn't walk behind me sighing, huffing, puffing or waiting at the tables at Starbucks. :)
We Need to Address Racism with Grace and Love—This is How

On New Year’s Eve 2019, heading into 2020, I made a celebratory dinner for my family, lit candles to fill our home with my

A Girls Guide to Smart Spending

Almost nine years ago, I was 24 years old and four months pregnant with my little girl. I was working part-time in sales and


When I was a little girl, I remember sitting in the car as my dad drove us to the San Francisco Bay Area. Although

This Is What I Learned About Life After My Rape and Pregnancy

In 2009, I was ending a relationship that had me completely mesmerized! I was involved with this man for the previous five years in