Your 2016 Mantra: Take Steps & Trust Yourself

Your 2016 Mantra: Take Steps & Trust Yourself

Your 2016 Mantra: Take Steps & Trust Yourself

I have one mantra for you to carry with you this year:

“In 2016, I will take the necessary steps to make my dreams come true, and I will trust that they will.” 🌟

Skeptical? I’m living proof of that.

4 years ago at this time, I broke up with my long-term boyfriend of 7 years and was a failed country singer. I found myself starting off 2012 lost, heartbroken, and unsure of what to do with my life.

During a trip home to Dallas over the holidays – and some major discussion with one of my lifelong best friends who told me that I was always good at inspiring women and helping them discover their inner and outer beauty – I decided to start a blog. It was the ONE thing I could do at that moment within the confines of my income and schedule to give myself some purpose and direction, while sharing a little of my light with the world.

Only thing was I’d never even read a blog.

And, I had a job, which included driving to Malibu for an hour each way every day. But, you know what? I made time for it. I wrote and looked for inspiration at lunch and at night. Even over breakfast! I established all my social media outlets. I reached out to brands, companies and public relations agencies I wanted to work with.

Two months later, on March 12th, 2012, I launched my blog, BeautyFrosting, and my life has never been the same. In 2013, I found myself losing my day job, and I’ve never had one since. I became a full-time creative, which has been my goal since originally moving to Los Angeles in 2000. That was also the year, I started officially hosting, and appeared on Home & Family, as well as did voiceovers for Target and UPS.

The next year – 2014 – I appeared again on Home & Family, as well as Access Hollywood and Extra, and became the voice of Marshalls. And, this past year, I became the voice of Hampton Inn and Pandora, had a small role in the film Merry Exes, worked with numerous non-profits as a host, ambassador & spokesperson, launched the positive social media movement Dear 15 Me and appeared on The Real


So, out of nothing but brokenness, I have built a whole new life – a life that gives back, and a life I LOVE!

And, you can, too.

You just need to believe it, & start by taking small steps…because those small steps can yield BIG results. 


Trust me.
Trust it.
Trust yourself.

xoxo,

Dawn

 

Daily Delights: My New Years Tradition

Happy New Year, my friends! I just got back from the best New Years Eve I’ve ever had – more on that later – but for now, I have to share my annual New Years tradition with you guys.
Even with a well-earned hangover, I had to make this happen today.
Hope your 2014 is off to a  beautiful start!
Me? I’m just eatin’ my blackeyed peas, chilling out, watching some movies and catching up on some tv. I’m long overdue for a little R & R.
As a southern girl, I fervently believe in the power of blackeyed peas…and I don’t mean the band.

My annual New Years tradition: Blackeyed Peas with jalapeños, bacon, a crescent roll and champagne!

Every year I cook a big pot of blackeyed peas with bacon, jalapeños, jalapeño juice, salt, pepper and a bit of butter and then top ’em with a dollop of Daisy sour cream and sharp cheddar. I serve em to my friends with crescent rolls or biscuits and champagne and, in honor of my Papaw, I always have a bit of buttermilk with em too. They are delicious and southern folklore says it grants you prosperity. Each year gets better and better so it must be workin’. Bring it on, my little blackeyed friends!! And may 2014 bring YOU prosperity!!!
xoxo,
BF
BF Asks: What is your New Years tradition?