It’s Spring!!?

April, 25, 2017

Well, that’s what the calendar says, and I’m so ready for it.

It’s Spring Flowers 1

But in Cheyenne, Mother Nature hasn’t quite made up her mind, as you can see from these recent photos. Here I’m attending a sunny outdoor activity with delighted little ones:

It’s Spring KC with little boy

Afterwards, I went home and eagerly broke out my spring clothes that had been hibernating all winter. But then I was called in to the studio early to do this:

It’s Spring KC Snow

In Seattle, where I just moved from, the weather can also be fickle, but we can always count on magnificent April tulips.

It’s Spring Tulip 1

So, today I’m fondly remembering my trip last year to Tulip Valley.

It’s Spring KC Tulip 4

If you would like to join me, click on: More Flowers & Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Couture Conundrums & Exciting Announcement

April, 10, 2017

It’s officially April, and we might be tempted to think that spring sunshine is here to stay. But don’t be deceived into believing that winter has gone on hiatus. I recently moved to Cheyenne for work. I love it here, but Mother Nature has a way of playing tricks on us. The sun can make a stunning appearance, followed by rain and even snow…all in the same day! When you have to get dressed for work early in the morning, and be prepared for all four seasons, here is my trick: layering and more layering.

Couture Conundrums & Exciting Announcement A
Couture Conundrums & Exciting Announcement B
Couture Conundrums & Exciting Announcement C

I first wore this outfit on a trip to New York. It’s perfect for varying conditions because with a wool coat, the weather man can bring on the rain, and even snow. Regardless, you’re ready. For extra warmth, I keep a scarf and gloves on hand. And when the sun breaks through the clouds, off comes the coat, and I’m comfortably wearing a lightweight vest.

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Couture Conundrums & Exciting Announcement E
Couture Conundrums & Exciting Announcement F
Couture Conundrums & Exciting Announcement G

Now for the exciting news… I already gave you a little hint that changes were happening when I had to stop hosting my VS1 show for another opportunity. Well… I can finally tell you what it is. I moved to Cheyenne to be a reporter/anchor for CBS News Channel 5! This is my dream job and I couldn’t be happier. I will definitely keep blogging as much as I have time because I love interacting with all of you.

Number One VS1 Show Host

March, 20, 2017

Thanks to all of you and your amazing support, I was the #1 ranked show host for the US and Canadian launch of VS1, a live lifestyle show.

Number One VS1 Show Host

I had so much fun interacting with viewers, chatting about everything from makeup and travel to dating and dance, and being immersed in the live experience. Here is a picture from one of the makeup tutorials that I did on my VS1 Beauty Breakdown segment.

Number One VS1 Show Host - Charlotte Makeup

From that and other hosting work, I have received an exciting opportunity that I can’t wait to tell you all about. You won’t have to wait long to find out…at least it better not be long, because I’m bursting with anticipation. I’d like to spill it right now…but since I can’t yet, I’ll give you a hint. It involves television and I already started training! I’ll no longer have the time to do my four-hour VS1 week-day show and I’ll definitely miss it, but I’m looking forward to this new chapter. Of course, I’ll continue to blog as much as I can. Love you all! Thank you again for your incredible encouragement.

Recreate Belle’s Makeup

March, 14, 2017

Who’s excited to see the new production of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson? That would be me! When I was little, I loved the Disney animated movie so much that I had Belle everything…Belle costumes, Belle notebooks, Belle hair ties. Today, I’m well past the days of carrying my peanut butter and jelly sandwich in my Belle lunchbox, but I’m so not over wanting to recreate Belle’s look.

Recreate Belle’s Makeup

Recreate Belle’s Makeup

For a step-by-step tutorial on Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast makeup, watch this video.