Hello TRG Gang! The new year is almost here. Can you believe how fast this year flew by. It’s time to get prepared and organized for all that 2017 will bring. If you are a planner like myself, you keep a planner for just about everything in your life. My planners really help me to stay on track and on top of things that I need to do. I have a planner for my personal life, blog, YouTube channel, my non-profit organization, and support groups that I lead. Planners are a life saver for me. 

I recently received the At-A-Glance My Week 2017 Planner with Monthly Calendars from Shoplet. This planner is wonderful! The overall design of is excellent and well put together. The color scheme of the planner is simply beautiful. It’s purple and you all know how I feel about purple. I absolutely adore it! 

I really like that it has ample space for writing activities and notes. The planner even features a Holiday list plus Event calendar and Contacts sections. There are also monthly tabs for easy reference and navigation. The planner takes you into January of 2018 as well. I can not wait to start using it for 2017. I have had a few At-A-Glance planners, but this one by far is my favorite. If you are in the market for a planner, I suggest you give this one a try. You can purchase it from Shoplet.com. 

Shoplet carries an assortment of office supplies, cleaning supplies, medical supplies, office furniture, and everything in between. 

Have you tried any At-A-Glance planners?


Are you a person that is into watching what you put in your body? Maybe you are a person that likes to know how certain foods interact with your body and their benefits? If yes, I want to introduce you to a great insightful book that will help you to look at foods in a new way. This book is sure to help your entire family! 

The book that I am referring to is the The MIND Diet by Maggie Moon, MS, RDN a registered dietitian nutritionist. The MIND Diet is the first comprehensive book and recipe collection that details the research findings on which foods and nutrients benefit and harm brain function. This diet is based upon two proven diet regimes which are the Mediterranean and DASH (dietary approach to stop hypertension) diets. These two ways of eating have been studied for many decades and practiced for centuries.

The diet’s has 10  primary food groups which are vegetables, green leafy vegetables, tree nuts, beans,berries, poultry, fish, whole grains, olive oil, and wine. The recipes that this book offers are very flavorful and easy to prepare. Some dishes that you can enjoy from this book are Quick Chicken-Tortilla Soup, Blueberry, Peach, and Avocado Salad and much more! 

The MIND Diet is a very well-written book which I find has many detailed many foods to help foster brain function. I definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for one to help give you awesome insight on how to prevent cognitive decline. There are tons of detailed recipes included in the book. I love the desserts, as I occasionally get a sweet tooth. They are not overly sweet and they curb the sweet tooth while also providing nutrients. Excellent! 

You can find this book wherever books are sold. Happy reading!

Author Bio: Hi guys. My name is Miranda, and I am a professional hairstylist based in New York. I have been in the fashion industry for the past 10 years and have been graced to work with the some of the top ranking professionals in the field. For the latest information on the best flat iron for natural hair, styling tips and more, check out my hair straighteners reviews.


It is a fact that the hairstyle defines the entire appearance of a woman and makes her look classy with dignity and aplomb. So, it becomes imperative for a woman to try out different looks by experimenting with her hair and soft waves are one of the most proven hairstyles that have been in fashion for ages. I, myself have tried out many hairstyles, but my favorite one’s are the soft wavy curls that make me feel like a princess. It would help all my beauties to know that the basics that are not going to make a hole in their pocket by going to a professional salon.

DIY: Soft and Pretty Waves Hairstyles

Curly hairstyles have always caught the fancy of beautiful women as the curls not only look beautiful, but also add volume to hair and make them super stylish. So, if you desire to add a glamorous touch to your hair to optimal perfection and without any professional help, so, the DIY tutorial for making soft and pretty curls is definitely for you. All you’ll need to get fabulously curly hair is an inexpensive flat iron and a few other simple beauty items. Read below…

Prerequisites for Beautiful Soft Curls

If you intend to try out a new look with soft and wavy curls, then you must consider the pre-requisites that are referred as essentials for a DIY session of creating curls. So, the things you need include a round hair brush, a hair spray, a 1.5-inch curling iron, leave in conditioner, hair clip and an oil of your preference as my case I always prefer Argon oil because of its incredible quality to make hair soft and shiny.

Get Your Hair Curls Ready

Once you are done with your essentials for having soft curls, begin by washing your hair with a good shampoo that suits your hair type. Then apply a leave in conditioner in your hair and bring up the blow dryer to pull on your partially dried hair ready for the ringlets. Then the fully dried hair needs to be combed well by the use of a round hair brush and don’t forget to remove any tangles to get the desired results. Moreover, you need to brush your hair perfectly for curls.

Creating beautiful Curls

Instantly bring your curling iron and make sure to have only a small section of your hair to curl and that should be from backward to forward to ensure the entire hair has been covered properly. So, all you need to do is get your curling iron on a small section of your hair at a 45 degree angle downwards and twirling your hair around the iron. Then you have to let the clamp open and seize the bottom half an inch of hair on its place for a few seconds, say 10 to 15 seconds and then continue the same process for the rest of the hair.

Final touches to Your Soft Curls

Once you’re done curling all your hair, then let your hair loose and brush through the curls gently. Next, get a pea sized amount of oil and apply it lightly to the hair. Then finally get your hair spray and let it do its job by keeping a slight distance from hair. Then use your hands to set the curls gently and voila, you’re done!


Curls are a fashion statement and especially if you have soft and wavy curls that are high on style meter and low on cost. In fact, the DIY tutorial about having soft and wavy curls is surely going to make your curls look more beautiful and classy. You can wear this look in just a good thirty minutes. So, if you are planning to go on a special occasions that need you to be at your perfect best, getting the soft and wavy curls is certainly going to get you a lot of attention.


Hey TRC gang! The networks are sure rolling out some great shows for their fall seasons. I have been loving them all! My week nights have become much more exciting with the new lineup of shows that come on now. Have you seen some of the new television shows? 

There is another new show to air on NBC this Monday that will be fantastic. It’s called “Timeless”. This drama from Eric Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and the producers of “The Blacklist” is a thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor who use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. 

Sounds awesome right? The cast for this show includes Abigail Spencer (Lucy Preston), Matt Lanter (Wyatt Logan), Malcolm Barrett (Rufus Carlin), Goran Visnjic (Garcia Flynn), Paterson Joseph (Connor Mason), Sakina Jaffrey (Agent Denise Christopher), and Claudia Doumit (Jiya). I know you can’t wait for Timeless to air on Monday night! Tune in this Monday night for the premiere on NBC at 10:00pm/9:00pm central time.

Find out if this handpicked team can uncover the mystery behind it all and end the destruction before it’s too late?

 Meet Lucy

Find out more about the character Lucy Preston here.

Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan serve as writers and executive producers. John Davis, John Fox, Marney Hochman and Director Neil Marshall also executive produce. “Timeless” is produced by Davis Entertainment, Kripke Enterprises and MiddKid Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.

This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network.​

Hey TRC Gang! It’s the middle of the week, hump day. I hope your week has been very productive so far and you’re gearing up to make the last two days really count. To help you with relaxing your mind from your work load, there’s a new show that I want to tell you about. 

The name of the television show is “Notorious” from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. Notorious features and centers on the symbiotic relationship between a very charismatic defense attorney named Jake Gregorian (Daniel Sunjata) and super powerhouse TV producer named Julia George (Piper Perabo), as they attempt to control the media, the justice system and ultimately each other. Sounds interesting right? I love shows like this! Notorious also stars Kate Jennings Grant as Louise Herrick, Aimee Teegarden as Ella Benjamin, J. August Richards as Bradley Gregorian, Sepideh Moafi as Megan Byrd, Ryan Guzman as Ryan Mills, and Kevin Zegers as Oscar Keaton.

The season premiere of Notorious air this Thursday on ABC 9pm EST|8pm Central. I will definitely be turning in and join me for an “FB Live Chat” before the premiere at 8:45pm EST on my facebook fanpage. Then head over to Twitter during the show to “Live Chat” with me using the hashtag #Notorious at 9:00pm EST. Grab your favorite beverage and/or snack and tune in Thursday for this hot new show!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network

Shoplet wants to give back to teachers and schools who are constantly struggling with budget cuts. To do this they came up with the “Shoplet for Schools Campaign”. The ‎Shoplet for Schools campaign pays tribute to the work that teachers do for their students. Aside from the main giveaway event, promotions will be offered on affiliate websites frequented by teachers that feature discounts for future orders. The giveaway is designed to help educators stock their classrooms for the school year, but the contest itself will be open to anyone who wants to help their school win this massive bundle.
“It’s a different kind of giveaway than what people would expect,” says Jessica Choi, Social Media Manager for Shoplet. “Our followers typically enter to win prizes that are of benefit to themselves, but this time we are encouraging our followers to think of others.”

“Shoplet works with school purchasers as well as parents, but we are seeing so many teachers paying out of pocket for supplies for their classrooms,” says Tony Ellison, the CEO and Founder of Shoplet. “We wanted to show our support as well. Education is about expanding opportunities, and that’s why we are opening this drawing up to give everyone the opportunity to help.”

The Shoplet for Schools campaign will be kicked off on September 19th and will run through October 3rd, 2016. The highlight of the event features a grand prize bundle of assorted school necessities valued at $5,000. The winner of the event will be selecting a school of their choice to donate the prize. 

The drawing will occur on October 3rd, and the giveaway includes products like pens, pencils, binders, crafts supplies, teacher’s planners and much more. The total value of these items is around $5,000. The products were graciously donated to the cause by Shoplet’s various network of partners and vendors. Some of the participating sponsors include 3M, Avery, Pilot, Lysol, Ticonderoga and many more. “The level of excitement was encouraging,” Ellison announced. “Once we put the word out that we were in need of sponsors, everyone wanted to help!”

Shoplet is proud to be a supporter of schools and their educators. “We really want to get the word out for this campaign,” says Ellison. “Every school is winner, and they should all be treated like one.”

Do you love sending and receiving floral arrangements? I know I sure do! A thoughtful bouquet of flowers can really brighten up anyone’s day. Plus fresh flowers can take the gloom out of a room quick! Guess who has a new floral collection added to their list? Yes, Queen Latifah! 

The Queen Collection is a first-of-its-kind line of floral bouquets and plants designed by Queen Latifah, reflecting her iconic style with beautiful arrangements and premium quality flowers. Beginning October 7, the new line will be available at the Ahold USA retail divisions of Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Landover, Giant Food Stores of Carlisle and Martin’s. This exclusive collection features a number of stunning arrangements, including eight floral bouquets and two orchids that have all been personally named by Queen Latifah. Using inspiration from her widely varied professional career, Queen Latifah has named each design based on the feeling it is meant to convey and evoke. The Queen Collection bouquets include the Passion Rose Bunch, Hope Bouquet, Unity Bouquet, and the Confidence Bouquet, to name a few.

“I love flowers, giving them and receiving them, so when Ahold USA presented me with this incredible opportunity, I jumped at the chance to create my own floral line that is beautiful, and easily accessible at popular grocery stores, at affordable prices,” said Queen Latifah. “I am extremely proud of the innovative designs we’ve created and the quality flowers that I have handpicked exclusively for The Queen Collection.” 

“We are thrilled to embark on this exclusive partnership with Queen Latifah who is not only a renowned and award-winning global entertainer, but also someone with impeccable taste and style that shines through in The Queen Collection,” said Kelly Krutz, Ahold USA Floral Portfolio Lead. “We believe this collaboration will be a game-changer for the floral industry, providing a floral destination at our division stores that we know will be a big hit with customers.”

All of the flowers in Queen Collection bouquets and arrangements are sustainably sourced from certified farms. The Queen Collection is offered at a range of price points starting at $10.88. Be on the look out for them to hit at Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Landover, Giant Food Stores of Carlisle and Martin’s. The Queen Collection can also be ordered online at petaldelivery.com.

Will you be gifting The Queen Collection bouquets to your friends and loved ones?