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Polo Red Extreme

I’ve always been a cologne guy. And I still remember the first couple of colognes that I obsessed over during my high-school days. I wouldn’t leave the house without dousing myself in one scent or the other. These days, I’m not quite as bad, and I typically only spritz on…

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Anchal Project
Inspires Goodness

I’ve always considered myself a fairly involved person. Growing up I went on mission trips with my church and did volunteer work. As I got older though it’s safe to say that want waned and self-importance and ignorance took its place. I blame it on the fact that I was young…

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Derby 2016 Download

What. A. Weekend. From long days spent at the track and dinners on distillery lawns to after parties than went too late – it was easily one of the longest weekends I’ve had in months, but also one of the best that I’ve had in a while. 

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Home T

Today kicks off Derby festivities for me, but first – it’s time for this month’s Connecting Things Louisville event. This month’s speaker is Bella of Bella of Louisville and Bella Vita Media, and a very special lady that has been there for me since day one of this adventure of…

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Tuesday Tip:
Derby Like A Local

“The Kentucky Derby: the most exciting two minutes in sports..” is something I’ve heard on repeat for as long as I can remember, and besides KFC, it’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Kentucky used in a sentence. And I get that – we’re no NYC or LA,…

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Life Update

When it rains, it pours. Am I right? I’ve been more than a little radio silent over the last few days (most of last week), and while things are finally starting to settle down on the home front – I’m slowly settling back into the flow of every day life vs….

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Apartment Cleaning Made Easy

This post is sponsored by Dyson via Mode Media, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Let me start this off by coming out and saying that the whole time I’ve had my own apartment (going on five years now) I’ve not once owned a vacuum. Go…

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The Kentucky Derby with 21c

“Louisville. The only city in the world that parties for two weeks because of a two minute horse race.” If you’re a local you fully understand that statement, and if you’re not familiar with the party that is The Kentucky Derby season here in Louisville then you’re in for a…

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Everything Bagel Burgers

I’m sharing #SausageFamily in my life as part of a Johnsonville sponsored series for Socialstars™. One of my favorite/least favorite parts of my job is that there’s literally something new to learn every single day. Like how I didn’t realize until I was editing these photos that I should’ve put up a…

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All White

I’m sharing #TideChic in my life as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. I wore an all white outfit to an event and after party, a music festival, and then out for drinks with friends this Saturday, and for once wasn’t afraid of spilling something on myself or…

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Thursday Things:
Use Your Influence For Good

It overjoys me when I see people use their influence for good, especially when it comes to online influencers. Because I’ll be the first to say that the majority of us use our influence to score a new handbag or a free pair of designer jeans, but Lindsay and Bjork used…