We still date, how about you?


A little R&R with Jacques AKA “Big Daddy” AKA “hubby” today after he worked hard for the majority of the day. We have been married 10 years and we still date! If you are married do you still go out on dates with your spouse?


Big Daddy is taking me out for a Steak Dinner tonight- however after browsing Pinterest today, I came across different date ideas and I believe we are going to have to do some of this fun stuff!


There are some fabulous ideas on this list! Which one would be the first you would want to do?



Skin Care Routine- if you don’t have one, you need one! Take a look at how I keep a healthy glow

So a lot of you often ask me what my skin care routine is so I thought I’d share some insight with you on it today!

Living in the SUNSHINE state, you know us Florida girls are serious when it comes to protecting our faces from the sun (at least I am ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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I use SPF 30 DAILY no matter what, try it for a month and see what kind of results you get- as a matter of a fact, i’d love to see pics- post in comment section below please


If you know me well at all, you know I am crazy about some skin care! This is my daily regimen- cleanser, eye gel, moisturizer and a nice serum to complete this four step process! 

Also, you will catch me at the Spa once a month for my all time favorite… you guessed it! A facial- no more explanation needed here, getting rid of things my skin care won’t I feel it is a priority to keep healthy looking skin to have a pro do what they do best to keep my skin in tip top shape!

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last but certainly not least, WATER! H20- it’s a must- there are so many health benefits from staying properly hydrated! I know without a doubt, my intake of water daily is what keeps me going 90 to nothing!

Utah Hogle Zoo


Adventuring with my darling Trombley family this past week in Utah! One of the MANY stops we made was of course to the Utah Hogle Zoo- SO BEAUTIFUL seeing all . of God’s creations-








If you and your family are traveling out west, put this stop as one of the tops on your lists- you will be blown away with the beautiful creatures!





What is your Passion

I love asking women what is their Passion?  What is it that makes them push themselves to share their passion with the world.  Is it mission work, mentoring young women, sharing their beliefs, helping the hurting or what?  Mine is helping women find the strength in themselves to BELIEVE… Believe they are Worthy, that they can achieve their Dreams, that they have soo much to offer. My passion helping thousands of women to GROW and reach for their dreams is the most rewarding thing I can do in life.

Seeing these SMILES reminds me of their personal story and journey.  To be a part of their journey and know that I helped in some way is more rewarding than anything to me.  I had the pleaseure to see my friends and be reminded of WHAT MY PASSION IS…..

I was able to have my family be part of my adventure and meet these amazing women and see why my Passion is so BIG for these women.  To have my family and my extended family be part of this journey is more of a blessing than I can ask for.

I’ll forever be grateful for these women and being able to be part of their story. May your PASSION be Strong and may it help others.  I’ll leave you with this amazing quote that was shared with me this weekend.

“Leaders must always put their people before themselves.  If you do that your business will take care of itself.” Sam Walton

I gave in to another Apple…

Red delicious, Golden delicious, gala, fuji, granny smith– hold up! NOT these kind of apples!


I’m talking about TECHY-apples!

Say hello to my newest frustration… the apple watch

I’m totally kidding, this watch and I are going to become the greatest of friends… it reminds me to breath, tells me to stand up, counts my steps, will navigate me to any place remotely I want to go!

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I am still trying to figure it all out- but once I do, there’s gonna be NO stopping me! Best thing about it? It’s waterproof!18944767_10155366666887378_1775943770_n.jpg

What are some of your “must have’s” when it comes to Apps for the Apple Watch? I’d love to hear…

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium



We are guardians of the sea and all living things that depend upon it.


We are scientists, explorers and stewards of the ocean. Driven by research, education and excitement we work to create a better environment for ourselves and our children. The answers are in the ocean. Together, we will find them.

We are an independent marine research institution comprised of world-class marine scientists committed to the belief that the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans begins with research and education.

From our humble beginnings in a tiny shed in a small Florida town, our efforts have expanded to include:

Originally focused on sharks, our research has expanded to include studies of human cancer using marine models, the effects of man-made and natural toxins on humans and on the environment, the health of wild fisheries, developing sustainable and successful fish restocking techniques and food production technologies and the development of ocean technology to help us better understand the health of the environment.

Our research programs also focus on understanding the population dynamics of manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and coral reefs and on conservation and restoration efforts related to these species and ecosystems.

The ocean is our passion. And science is our catalyst to help our oceans heal, thrive and continue to be havens of sustainable life, life-improving science and life-giving solutions.



I had a blast visiting the Aquarium this week with my daughter, Mom and Aunt. If you are ever looking for something fun to do this summer with your kiddos, Mote is the place to be!


oh, and not to mention- looking for Nemo? No problem! We found him ๐Ÿ˜‰

11 Tips for Naturally Treating a Sunburn

We’re still at the beach and as you can see, i’m a red lobster- I found these great tips and thought I’d share the top 11 that seem to be helping me!


  1. Place a cool compress on sunburned skin for immediate sunburn relief.
  2. Take a cool shower or bath to cool your sunburned skin. Check out these natural bath therapies to soothe sunburn pain and other symptoms.
    • Add one cup of apple cider vinegar to a bath to help balance the pH (acid or alkalinity) of sunburned skin, and promote healing.
    • Soak in an oatmeal bath. This is especially helpful for itchy sunburned skin.
    • Add some lavender or chamomile essential oil to the bath to help relieve some of the stinging and pain.
    • Add 2 cups of baking soda to the bath to help ease irritation and redness from sunburn.
    • Avoid soap or perfumes in the bath water as these can be drying on already dry and sunburned skin.
  3. Hydrate: Drink lots of water, juice, or sports drinks. Your skin is dry and dehydrated. Replacing lost body fluids will help your skin heal from sunburn more quickly.
  4. Apply a cool compress containing Burow’s solution (such as Domeboro Powder Packets -1 pkt in 1 pint of water) to comfort and soothe a sunburn.
  5. Topical over-the-counter (OTC) 1% hydrocortisone cream may help relieve sunburn symptoms like pain, itch, and swelling.
  6. Apply cool, not cold, milk with a clean cloth to your sunburned skin. The milk will create a protein film that helps ease sunburn discomfort.
  7. Like milk, yogurt applied to sunburned skin also can be soothing.
  8. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, and can help decrease inflammation caused by sunburn. Use Vitamin E oil on the skin, or take a regular dose of the supplement. Vitamin E oil also can be rubbed onto peeling skin.
  9. Apply teabags soaked in cold water to sunburned eyelids to soothe the burn and reduce inflammation.
  10. Cucumbers have natural antioxidant and analgesic properties. Chill cucumbers, then mash in a blender to create a paste, and apply to affected sunburned areas including the face. Cucumber also can be soothing for peeling skin following a sunburn.
  11. Cornstarch also can be mixed with water to form a paste that can be applied to skin to help soothe the sunburn.

If you find yourself looking like a lobster this summer, I hope these help you like they have helped me!

Memorial Day


Fun in the sun with my daughter this Memorial Day weekend- but don’t think I am not instilling in her why we have this holiday. My heart is swollen with pride and I thank God that I am an American. Hanging out on the beach with my family is one of the many freedoms I often forget to be thankful for. I thank God for every service family and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for defending our freedom so picnics, and hang outs like this are allowed to happen.


I think ourย 40th President of the United States said it best…”Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” -Ronald Reagan


This is where you can find us girls this summer- either poolside in our back yard or laying out on a beautiful sandy beach here in Florida. It runs in our veins and the sunshine does a heart good.

What did you do this Memorial Day weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Shine On, Tonya XO