Talk Tuesday

Miss Texas High Pageant 2023

Ellie Breaux, Miss Texas 2023, will be attending the Miss Texas High Pageant this Saturday, September 9th. She will be speaking and performing her talent as well as signing autographs. … Ellie is a Houston native and in 2023 graduated from the University of North Texas, with a degree in Marketing and focus on Fashion. At UNT, Ellie was a part of the North Texas Dancers and served as their Social Chair. … She currently works as a Spokesperson/Brand Ambassador for multiple brands.

This One is for My Shopaholics

Fashion Talk Tuesdays will be everything you don't want your daughter to find, your husband to know your reading, and your inner shopaholic release. Before we get started, there are six things I want you to know and always remember:

… • Decide how you wish to present yourself to the world. • Don't prioritize style over comfort. My Golden Goose sneakers are uncomfortable, and my fake LV bags have held up better than my real ones. • Let's try new things and discover. • Read the reviews; you will thank me later! • If you are still deciding what to wear, dressing up is better.

Anna Beth Gorman's Mission of Empowering Women

Anna Beth Gorman, CEO of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, has committed her professional life to public service with a specialized focus on advancing the status of girls and women in our society. In her tenure with the Women’s Foundation, she is leading the effort for the Foundation to be the leading equity partner in building women’s economic security across the state of Arkansas.

The Measure Book Review

Book reviews are back, and I have missed you guys! I hope you all kept up with your summer reading, but if you didn’t, I’m not your English teacher and will not quiz you for a grade! I’ve enjoyed several books this summer that I suspect will end up on my “best of” list at the end of the year. Ann Napolitano’s newest release, Hello Beautiful, is one I highly recommend. For those who like a sweeping epic, settle in with Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver.

Alexis Mayo Named International Cinderella Miss

Alexis Mayo, the 12-year-old daughter of Stacy and Ben Mayo, captured the 2023-2024 International Cinderella Miss title Friday, July 28th, in Dallas, Texas. Competing in personal interview, talent, party wear, and casual wear, 47 young ladies from all across the United States vied for the Overall title in front of a panel of three judges and thousands of people watching in person or via live stream.

Robbins Toyota Attend and Win

Graduating high school seniors with a perfect attendance record in the 2023-2024 school year will earn an entry into the Robbins Toyota 2nd Annual Attend & Win Giveaway. Eligible seniors are encouraged to bring their family and friends to the ceremony on a date to be announced, where winners will be named for each of the three prizes. … Grand Prize—2024 Toyota Corolla … 2nd Place—MacBook Pro … 3rd Place—iPad Pro … Robbins Toyota is pleased to announce the second year of our Attend & Win Giveaway. We want to encourage our local students to accomplish perfect attendance in their senior year.

College Advice

Advice for soon-to-be college freshmen from a college senior who dreaded college but can’t wait to go back. … So, you finally graduated from high school and honestly don’t know how much of your life will ever look the same. On top of preparing to leave and saying far too many goodbyes, you may be unsure of what to expect in your first year of college, you’re likely nervous about all the changes, and you will undeniably try to imagine what the next phase of your life will look like.

Bougie Grubs Sweet Tea

I have been asked more than once how to make sweet tea. I assumed that everyone knew how to make this Southern staple. So, in honor of my birthday month, I am sharing my all-time favorite beverage in this world. Adding extra ice and a lemon slice, will make you feel like you are in heaven.

INGREDIENTS

3 Luzianne Family Size Tea Bags … 4 Cups Boiling Water … 1 1/4 Cups Sugar … 4 Cups Water … Ice … Lemon … Mint

DIRECTIONS

… • Steep 3 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for 5 minutes … • Add 1 1/4 cups of sugar to a pitcher … • Add tea and stir … • Add 4 cups of water and stir.

Back to School First Day Photos

I have always loved back-to-school time of year, but every teacher just cursed me. There is something about a fresh start I crave and need; new school supplies and getting back into a much-needed routine. The cooler weather is just on the horizon. Ah! I cannot wait! It is my absolute favorite. … I also love that my newsfeeds on Instagram and Facebook are filled with pictures of your kiddos looking great on the first day back to school. But I am a mom too, and I know what’s really going on. You (the mom) are running around like a crazy person, ensuring your kids are ready for their first day.

After

I am itching to get to the present since I’ve truly learned to live right here, where we all belong, but I also want this to have as much impact as possible. That keeps me writing in the past, attempting to give a full view of my world from the ‘start’ of my second life to where I am today. For that reason, the next natural step is to write about what was happening 13 years ago at this moment.

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