How to Prepare for Spring Cleaning without Getting Overwhelmed

If you are anything like me, you don’t jump up and down when you hear the words, “spring cleaning.” I immediately begin to feel overwhelmed when I think of all the areas in and around our home and businesses that need to be refreshed. Getting into the mind frame to “clean and organize” is a process for me. So today I will be sharing a few of my tips for mentally preparing to spruce our spaces. • Imagine the outcome- I love to look at images on Pinterest, watch Youtube magazines and thumb through the pages of beautiful coffee table books and magazines for inspiration! Nikki’s new book will undoubtedly serve up some inspiration! • Make a list- I don’t know why, but having a checkli

Luxe Academy is Open for Enrollment

I am pleased to announce that Luxe Academy is now open for registration. We have three different options to suit your personal learning styles and needs. Please click here to see our upcoming training schedule. Luxe Academy will equip you with the guidance, direction, instruction and insight that you will need in order to establish a successful business in wedding and event planning. For those of you who have followed my journey on my Youtube channel, Living Luxuriously for Less, you have personally witnessed how I have moved from planning small parties for family and friends to launching my very own intimate event center, Luxe Studio. There were so many steps that I was unable to document

How to Live Luxuriously for Less

When I was a little girl my mother, who was a single parent of five, would often tell me that I had “champagne taste with a budget for ice water”. I didn’t know what it meant at that time, but I knew that I needed to figure out how I could taste champagne with a budget for water. I came up with creative and innovative ways that I could bring into fruition the quality of life I’d envisioned for my family and me. Thus, I learned to dress, dine, decorate, celebrate, shop, travel and enjoy everyday life or less! What was once a necessity has now become my knack. My passion in life is to pass on those learnings through teaching and inspiring others to live beautifully, creatively and luxuriously

The Luxurious Planner | The Ultimate Planner for an Event Planner

Dear Creative Colleagues, I am so elated that you have made this decision to invest in your business and life with The Luxurious Planner®. Over the past few years, I have juggled being a pastor’s wife, full-time employee, part-time entrepreneur and a YouTuber. More times than not, I have found myself with one ball in my hands and six on the floor. By the grace of God, I would always find a way to save five while sacrificing the sixth one. The sixth one was me. One day I came to the realization that life was way too short to be overwhelmed, overworked and overdue! I wanted to be more intentional about how I spent my time every day as an event planner. As you know in this industry, every

Tips for Celebrating a Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day

Confession, my husband has never been a fan of Valentine’s Day. He once told me that he would never allow one day dictate how much he loves me and how he chooses to demonstrate that love. On the flip side- I love it… All the love and beauty that I see displayed during this time of the year gives me butterflies. I just love, love. So each year, I challenge myself to come up with a budget friendly way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in our home. He absolutely loves celebrating our love this way and rushes home each year to see what I have in store for him. With that being said, today I will be sharing with you tips and ideas for a budget friendly Valentine’s Day celebration in or around you

Super Easy Super Bowl Sunday Dish

I love entertaining in and around our home. Over the past few years, I have had to master last minute menu items as the hubby is always planning game day parties and making me aware of them on game day {insert side eye}. I have had to create a catalog of last minute treats that were touchdown worthy. That catalog also houses my play making Mexican Corn Salad! Mexican corn salad and it makes for a great side or game day dip that can be paired with tortilla chips, nachos or inside mini taco salad shells. It can be served warm or chilled. Below you will find my simple step by step recipe for a fantastic and filling Mexican Corn Salad: Ingredients Needed: • (1) can of Mexican Corn • (1) ca

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