Since it was the MTV Movie Awards last weekend, I thought I’d share a pic of my first time attending them. This was the first time I ever sang live in front of anyone. At the time I was terrified and for years after was embarrassed, but looking back, I was good! By the way, I still have this outfit!

#WCW: Dusty Springfield


Dusty Springfield… not only is she one of my favorite singers but she has also been a fashion icon to me since as long as I can remember. Today would have been her birthday… I wish I could have met her. Son of a Preacher Man will always be one of my all time favorite songs. Happy Birthday Dusty!

Wellness Wednesday: Refined Sugars


A lot of us love a good box of cookies or extra sugary cupcakes, but I’ve started to learn a lot more about the DANGERS of REFINED SUGAR, found in all kinds of processed foods. Candida, a common cause of fungal infections, is a form of yeast that lives in your mouth and intestines. However, too much candida in your system is NOT GOOD. Candida thrives on sugar and when you consume too much sugar, the yeast multiplies in your intestine causing more serious HEALTH ISSUES. The problem is when you look at a package of ingredients, lots of sugars and sweeteners are often labeled with a slew of confusing names. CHECK OUT this list below of tricky disguises for refined sugar in foods… it’s important to take note next time when you’re at the grocery store!

1. Brown Rice Syrup
2. Fruit Juice Concentrate
3. Fruit Juice
4. Sugar
5. Invert Sugar
6. Cane Sugar
7. Cane Juice
8. Evaporated Cane Juice
9. Raw Cane Sugar
10. Brown Sugar
11. Beet Sugar
12. Palm Sugar
13. Date Sugar
14. Coconut Sugar
15. Barley Malt
16. Malt Syrup
17. Rice Bran Syrup
18. Corn Syrup
19. Corn Syrup Solids
20. High Fructose Corn Syrup
21. Dextrose
22. Maltodextrin
23. Glucose
24. Glucose Solids
25. Fructose
26. Sucrose
27. Maltose
28. Lactose
29. Galactose
30. Honey

Weekly Check-in Wednesday: Health Journey


I totally understand where you are coming from and have been right where you are many times. Here are some tips, I hope they help!!! All my love, please don’t give up I know you can do this!

1. Dress cute to go to the gym, if you don’t like what you see in the mirror it’s not going to be very motivating. I put cute matching outfits on and will sometimes even go so far as to do my makeup, therefore feeling better about myself which makes me more motivated.

2. Take baby steps. You are not on a diet, you are making a life change and change is difficult. Whenever I’ve jumped in the deep end all I’ve wanted to do is drown.

3. Exercise doesn’t just have to be in the gym… there are many ways to get your cardio in without even realizing that you’re doing it. Such as, go to a club with your girlfriends and dance (don’t drink) but dance your ass off all night. It’s not only fun but you have no idea how many calories you’re burning.

4. Everybody reaches a plateau during this kind of life change, all this means is that you need to change things up a bit and experiment with some new healthy options. Like changing your workout routine.

5. Remember that you are on a journey, it might seem like it’s taking a long time but trust me if you stick to it you will see all the benefits, we all must learn to be patient with ourselves.

“When things don’t happen right away just remember, it takes 6 months to build a Rolls-Royce and 13 hours to build a Toyota”

…Both of which are great cars, but wouldn’t you rather be a Rolls Royce?

xoxo Please keep writing in and sharing your stories, I really appreciate your bravery. Remember we are all in this together, sometimes we all need a little support so let’s all be here for each other. Send your letters to askKelly@spinmedia.com

Spring Fling: White Girl Dancing

After years of voyeuristic dance floor research at the or “da” club depending on who you are speaking with, I’ve learned that white girls suffer from multiple personality disorder on the dance floor. It was reaffirmed to me this past weekend at Neon Carnival. The DJ was playing an eclectic mix of music ranging from all decades and all genres. Everybody has a certain style on the dance floor; I think it depends on how comfortable you feel being there anyway. However, the only people whose choreographic choices kept drastically changing depending on what kind of song was playing were white girls. It was like watching Cybil.. an 80′s hit would play and they would adhere with a comfortable two step and maybe a kick and a punch, then to a fist pump to a hip hop summer jam they would proceed as if the only thing that was missing was a pole between their legs when da beat dropped. Is it that they are hiding their secret fantasies of being a booty girl in a hip-hop video? Or an incredible pole dancer like Nicole “The Pole” Williams?… Needless to say the only people embodying completely different personalities depending on the song being played were white girls… Why do we do that? I have to be honest, I’m guilty of doing this sometimes too! Does the music make us manifest into alter egos of the people who we wish we were? Which famous music video girl would you be?

1990s: Liv Tyler on a stripper pole in “Crazy” by Aerosmith

1990s: Line Dancers in “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus

2000s: Ballerina in “Runaway” by Kanye West

NOW: Model girls in “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke


It’s the 102nd ANNIVERSARY of the Titanic’s tragic sinking! Such a majestic ship but a sad SAD story. So much history involved with this event. One of my mother’s school teachers was a Titanic survivor. I’m sharing with you some VERY INTERESTING facts in honor of this day!!


1. Captain Smith canceled a Lifeboat Drill UNEXPECTEDLY the day the Titanic hit the iceberg.
2. When the iceberg was spotted and alarms were sounded, crew only had 37 seconds to react. UNFORTUNATELY it was too late to change course.
3. The Titanic printed its own newspaper every day, covering everything from GOSSIP to STOCK PRICES.
4. Most safety lifeboats were not filled to capacity. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT??? Lifeboat 1 carried only 12 people even though it could have held 40.
5. Third class had to share only TWO BATHTUBS for 700 guests. That’s insane!!
6. Two dogs were managed to be saved in lifeboats.
7. Though it had no practical purpose, a fourth funnel was added to the design of the ship to make it appear more IMPRESSIVE.
8. The CALIFORNIAN ship not the CARPATHIA was closest to the Titantic but didn’t respond to the distress signals.
9. The Titanic was a ROYAL MAIL SHIP and was a mail delivery ship for the British Postal Service
10. A little over 300 corpses were found but a third of them were BURIED AT SEA due to body damage.