Happy Almost-Halloween

October, 26, 2017

This holiday has always been one of my absolute favorites…from baking ghost cookies for the neighborhood, to dressing up, and attending parties. I’ve loved it all since I was a little kid. So, I decided to chat with little kids in my community about what they enjoy most about this holiday.

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If you look closely at this CBS feature, you just might spy the bee that snuck onto our set and flew right by my face. The zapping sound in the background is Taylor, our weatherman, saving me from the critter.

I hope you all have a spooktacular Halloween!

My Journey in Winning DWTS of Cheyenne

October, 1, 2017

For years, I have been a fan of both Dancing with the Stars and Boys & Girls Clubs. So, when I was asked to help raise funds for our local club by competing in DWTS of Cheyenne, the answer was an instant, “Yes!”

A

While working as an anchor/reporter for CBS NewsChannel 5, I have had the privilege of meeting the staff and children at the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne. I have learned firsthand of the incredible opportunities this organization offers. I have seen how some of the children reaping these benefits come from tough situations. Doing something as fun as DWTS to raise funds for those kids made this competition even more special for me. I wanted to do my best for them.

B

My excitement grew when I learned that my partner would be Jonathan Hedger. I had just seen him in Ballet Wyoming’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He was a showstopper.

C

The day before our first rehearsal, my boss, General Manager Tregg White said, “In the past, CBS NewsChannel 5 placed second in this competition. When you represent us, I want to place first.” No pressure!

D

With this added incentive, Jonathan and I worked hard…and then we worked even harder.

E

He suggested some dance classes I could take to supplement our rehearsals that would help me build strength and improve technique. Here’s a little secret: I often wore my leotard underneath my dress while reporting live because afterwards I had to rush off to one of those classes.

F

When the night of the competition came, I was filled with excitement…and more than my fair share of butterflies.

G

The event took place at Little America and everything, from the table settings to the chandeliers, looked straight out of a fairy tale.

H

The three things that I will always remember most from this experience are the camaraderie between the competing dance couples, the generosity of those making donations, and the gratitude of the kids from the Boys & Girls Club.

J

And, yes, I was able to tell my boss that we won!

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Here’s a panoramic look at the evening…

And here’s a CBS NewsChannel 5 interview of my dance partner and me after our first-place win!

FALLback Fashions

September, 14, 2017

With autumn sneaking up on us, my thoughts have been turning to crisp days, sweaters, and vibrant falling leaves.

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This is in spite of the weather at my new Wyoming home. September here feels like summer will never end. The benefit of these warm days and clear skies is that I can continue bringing out my sunny fashions while anticipating a beautiful, late fall.

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This Ted Baker dress truly is a fallback, because these pictures were snapped last spring―but the concept of a jeweled silhouette has become a classic that you will keep seeing throughout 2017! Here is another Ted with the same fit-and-flare shape and crystals…

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And here is his embellished evening maxi, with a pleated skirt.

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The shoot with my jewel-toned Ted was one of my favorites. Although it was spring, the days were still a bit chilly. My friend, Kylee, took the pictures at her house and her little nephew joined in the fun. What a terrific helper!

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I was just getting over a miserable cold. This sweet guy noticed that I was shivering, so he brought me his “cozy” blanket, explaining that I needed to stay warm.

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Gifts from Grace & Stella

August, 28, 2017

Just because it isn’t your birthday doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a little gift. This peppermint oil recently arrived in the mail from Grace & Stella, and I’ve been using it ever since. As a busy girl on the go, I love how refreshing it feels.

And as you saw from this little video, it has other perks that do wonders for sore muscles. The cooling effect of the oil instantly helps relieve discomfort.

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