I have had so many wonderful opportunities this year to perform in Europe, Utah and recording my next EP album at the Jim Hensen Studio in LA, CA coming soon. Thank you to so many people and you for reading and sharing my music!
Jacket from @Turkey
Halloween Is Coming! Are You Ready?
What do you like to do for Halloween? I love Halloween and dressing up.
What do you guys think about my outfit? I found this skirt and love it! I know I look like a bobble-head in some of these pictures lol. For me, best parts about the holidays is not necessarily what you buy but the experience you have while enjoying the moment.
I still remember when I was a kid I was obsessed with holidays and I would go to the library every week and go straight to the holiday section. I would learn all the crafts, tricks, games and cooking recipes. Every year I would wear like 4 different costumes. I would change outfits everyday during the week of Halloween. Anyways, hope you guys are having a super great Halloween coming up! New Music coming soon.
Belt and Headband @consignmentshops
I had a day off in between performing and went to the Spanish Steps.
Here are 5 things I found fascinating about them.
I have always loved history!
1. Architect Francesco de Sanctis designed the Spanish Steps built in 1723-1725 and were financed by French diplomat Étienne Gueffier’s bequeathed.
2. The Spanish Steps is the widest and one of the most momentous staircases in Europe.
3. At the corner on the right as one begins to climb the steps, is the house where English poet John Keats lived and died in 1821; it is now a museum dedicated to his memory, full of memorabilia of the English Romantic generation.
4. The Spanish steps unique design and elegance has made it a popular place for artists, painters and poets who were attracted to the place which inspired them in return.
5. At the lower end of the stairs you can find an early baroque fountain called Fontana della Barcaccia, or “Fountain of the Old Boat”. It is credited Pietro Bernini; a member of the renowned artist family Bernini and father of famous Baroque artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Read my other post about Rome, Italy here.
Last month I performed at the “Worth Of One” convention which promotes positive self- esteem in women. We did a makeover for 4 women in need. See the beautiful story by clicking the link below:
One of the girls we did a makeover for had written this beautiful letter to me and you can see it in the picture. It was a truly touching experience and I will never forget it. These girls had nothing and it was so amazing to see the transformation just in themselves throughout the day. They all stated they felt like they were not of worth and by the end you could see in their eyes they felt beautiful. I hope they still feel that way and continue too. It’s not the past that defines us. We have today to decide who we want to be and when the sun rises tomorrow we can embrace it with a smile.
At the foot of the Spanish Steps is the Fontana della Barcaccia, a natural draw for the throngs of tourists to be photographed against with the Spanish Steps itself as a backdrop.
In English the name translates to “Fountain of the Old Boat” and is so named because it is in the shape of a half-sunken ship with water overflowing its bows. The fountain was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII and was completed in 1627 by Pietro Bernini.
The story behind the ship is that the River Tiber often flooded before the city walls were built and in 1598 there was a particularly bad flooding and the Piazza di Spagna was flooded up to a meter. Once the water withdrew, a boat was left behind in the square. People could fill up their water bottles at the fountain which was pretty awesome!
3. Getting To The Spanish Steps
By Metro take Linea A (red line) and exit at Spagna. The station is right next to the Spanish Steps.
Rome city buses are too big to negotiate the narrow streets around the Spanish Steps, plenty of buses go to Barberini or Piazza del Popolo / Flaminio about a 10 minute walk away.
There are a myriad of Rome hop on, hop off the bus operators, all of which will not stop at the Spanish Steps itself as the buses are too large, but will stop within a 10 minute walk.
A classic Rome walk is to start at the Spanish Steps and end at Piazza Navona visiting the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon on the way. ((ll Talk about Trevi Fountain on my next blog post.)
This past week I had the opportunity to speak at an event called the “Worth Of One”.
The event was held on World Suicide Prevention Day. I really loved doing this because I truly believe we are all important and have something to offer this world. There have been times in my life where I didn’t really feel “Worth It” or “Worthy”. This is not the case anymore. I have been there and those times are hard, dang hard. Life can be beautiful it you just have to find it.
If you need help find it! This event was specifically geared to women. I don’t know why but it seems like so many of us get these thoughts in our head that we have to be perfect and if we are not that effects self esteem but the reality is no one is perfect. I am by far perfect and thats ok. What is perfection anyways? Is perfection really real?
Everyone’s perception is different of what perfection is. Society claims that certain things get people closer to perfection but in reality its all BS. If you are reading this article you are beautiful just the way you are. Big, Skinny, black, white, short tall or whatever. We are all trying to become better. If we all can bring each other up and not dwell on our mistakes life would be amazing!
So lets do it together!
Wow! So talk about a long flight, but I can’t complain – I was in Rome for crying out loud! It’s amazing and to be honest, I didn’t expect that it would be so dang beautiful. I always said I was going to perform in Europe and even though it took a lot longer than expected it finally happened and it was amazing! The bus was surprisingly really fast. The desserts are freakin’ scrumptious. These are a few pics of the train and arrival area in Rome. So amazing!
So I have to say you know those small tea cups you see in the antique stores in the US and you think who in the heck uses these tiny cups. I can get one gulp in and I have to get like 30 refills. Well, they are all over in Europe- a little tea cup and desserts! I actually fell in love with them. It feels like I could be a tea cup collector but I am already collecting way too many other things. I would say I can be kind of a hoarder. Lol. I am better but still working on it. Anyways, here are some tips for the trains in Europe:
- Pre-buy tickets if you can!
- Never leave your luggage alone, even if you are on the train and think everything is fine. The train stops and people can get on and off and sometimes people get possessions taken in between because no one is really checking people in the train station.
- Second class is basically just as nice as first class so there is really no point in spending the extra money.
- Never travel alone (I would hope people would know this, but you never know).
- Yes, there is actually someone that asked, “Want something from the trolley”- Yes, like Harry Potter! HAHA!
- If you can get a tour manager to keep track of all of this that would be best. Someone that has already traveled to Europe several times is even better.
It was so awesome! Well, I’ll keep you guys posted on things and performing. Have a super day!
Hey guys I had to share this trick with you because I have loved it so much! Let me know if this helps you and if you find that your lashes look longer.
The music in the background is an original song I had written and is available on Itunes. Have a fabulous day
Mascara is from #Ulta @Ulta Link here
#maybelline #Rollerlash (Roller Lash is amazing $24 but lasts a long time) I am not endorsed by these products. I really do buy them.
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