life with a side of awesome

A traveler and an ambassador of fun.

Gut sucking is a thing….right?


I am SURE that I sucked in my stomach waaaay more than this picture indicates.  Like waaaaay more.  And maybe I should not have chosen a horizontal striped shirt. 

But honestly I did pair a black and white striped tank with a black maxi and added a comfy chambray shirt. 

What did you wear today?

Stay awesome y’all!  ~lisa

P.S.  If you haven’t checked out and subscribed to my YouTube channel….here’s the link:
Hot Chocolate Chat

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She wore blue……


My outfit today is a somewhat busy sheer print top that I paired with some skinny jeans and my favorite black flats.  The rose is courtesy of my co-workers desk.  I just felt like I needed to add a different color besides blue to the pic. 

Of course the rose made me think of the song by Seal.  I always thought it was “kissed by a rose on the grave”. 

It’s not. 


I just googled it and it says:
“Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray.”

What the heck??  My mind is blown.

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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A happy Wednesday with a print scarf


That’s how my Wednesday went!  I paired a simple collared black shirt with my favorite boyfriend skinny jeans, black flats and a print scarf! 

Your fashion expression can be simple or detailed or just about anything in between.  My style tends to be relaxed and casual….kind of like how most of my days go!

Feel free to tag me on Instagram with your #ootd.  I love to see new outfit inspiration ideas.

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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Reflect and Renew #OOTD

Sunday morning was beautiful and it was a great day to reflect and renew! 


I recently wore this same outfit with a jean jacket but today I paired my new black striped tee with my favorite olive jacket, skinny jeans and brown boots.  Definitely one of my favorite outfits to wear.

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My YouTube Channel–Side of Awesome!

Yep!  This year I am trying something new….I am trying vlogging.  It would mean a lot if you could please, pretty please with sugar on top, subscribe to my channel. 

I am trying to grow it to 150 subscribers by the end of February and I need help in getting my channel out there, getting folks to hit that subscribe button and getting folks to share with their friends!  I’ll be expanding my channel to include beauty product reviews, challenges, and of course my Hot Chocolate Chat! 

Can you help?  Here’s the link: Side of Awesome

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R Tacos and Krispy Kreme….yummy

Our afternoon started off by showing some houses to a client….


We then met up with Carrie and Gavin for some delicious tacos at R Tacos!



We headed to the mall for a bit but our tummies still needed something yummy and the light was on so…….


This was our first time and when the light is on….you get a FREE doughnut!!



What fun things did y’all do today?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

**Don’t forget….I am trying to GROW my YouTube Channel!  Here’s my link: Side of Awesome on YouTube!!

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Black and white striped tee from JCP

That rhymed and I didn’t even try!


See this awesomely cool shirt?  I got it on clearance from JCP.  It was $10.99 and I had a $10 off a $10 purchase so I scored this for a whole $1.07!  Whaaaaaat???

I put it together with my brown boots, skinny jeans and jean jacket.


Now ordinarily I’d shy away from the Britney denim on denim circa 2001 but I decided to go for it.  I should have listened to my inner voice.  Either that or went with a much darker, possibly black jean.  I just don’t like the overall denim and denim thing but hey….give me points for branching out of my comfort zone!

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Do you remember Mean Girls?  Well there’s a scene where Santa is passing out candy canes and he says, “Four for you Glen Coco.  You go Glen Coco!!”. 

I found this You Go Glen Coco graphic tee at Target and knew it would look great paired with my stretchy black blazer from Nordstrom Rack, my skinny jeans and black flats.

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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Oh, the places we’ll go….

Is of course is a play on the title of the Dr. Seuss book, “Oh, the places you’ll go…”. 


I purchased the map a long time ago on clearance from Hobby Lobby and my plan has always been to add the quote, “Oh, the places we’ll go…” as a play on the Dr. Seuss book title.  I switched it up because the map is a visual of all the places that M and I have traveled.  A friend that has a machine that can make the vinyl letters created the quote and this weekend M put it up for me! 

I think it turned out so well!  Now to plan some more trips so we can add more pins to our map!

Stay awesome!! ~lisa

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A Year From Now…..

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I know it’s not January 1st, or Sunday, or the first of the month or whatever reason you are telling yourself that you can’t start today, but that doesn’t meant you can’t go ahead and start today.  Now.  This moment. 

A year from now you will wish you had started today.  Don’t let yourself be that person.  Be the you that you want to be. 

Stay awesome y’all! ~lisa

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