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Austin, here I come!

It's just about killed me to keep this secret for this long... I'm moving to Austin, Texas on January 31st!  Yes, that's right.  This Florida native, born and raised in Tampa Bay, is taking a huge leap and road tripping it to Texas to start a new chapter in my life.  New city, new apartment, new career, new everything.  To be honest, it's bitter sweet.

I ♥ my life here at T-Tapp.  This decision kinda breaks my heart.  I've been working and training with Teresa Tapp since 1997! That's seriously my entire working career -- almost half of my life here on planet Earth -- and totally worth it.  (I just turned 30 on Monday!)  I literally grew up at T-Tapp and will always be thankful for that.  Teresa Tapp is an amazing woman and mentor.  She is such an inspiration to me.  I have learned SO much from T-Tapp about myself, life, health, fitness and growing a business.  It has been a pleasure working with Teresa and everyone else here in the T-Tapp office -- Berei, Brian, Lauren, Lisa, Jen and Jeanne, plus my long distance co-workers Kitty and Jeff.  (I know we'll be working together even after I'm gone because I really want to become a Certified T-Tapp Trainer!)  I've made lifelong friends with all of them and a bunch of our T-Tappers too.  You guys mean the world to me!

Moving out of state is something that I've dreamed of for years and years.  Texas is the last place that I thought I'd end up.  But Austin is so different from the rest of Texas.  Florida is a lovely place and will always be my home.  It's just time for me to move on... to challenge myself and nurture my personal growth.  I'm really going to miss all my friends and family here in Florida!  And I'm really going to miss the salt life.  At the same time I'm excited to see what opportunities come my way in Austin.  I fell in love with the place when we went there over the summer... I mean who wouldn't with their amazing music and art scene, eco-friendly mindset, young and vibrant city, lots of parks with rivers and lakes, rolling hills, delicious foodie eats, farmers markets, great shopping, and the list goes on and on...  I will come home to Florida every now and then, don't you worry.

I plan on keeping up with this blog with my foodie and fitness adventures in Texas.  So please visit me here when you can!

Au revoir, Florida!


Benefits of Face Brushing

You've heard me talk about Body Brushing and all the wonderful health and beauty benefits that come along with it, but what about Face Brushing? You can brush your face and neck and get the same type of benefits as body brushing delivers! Facial brushing removes dead skin and stimulates circulation , which firms and improves skin tone . Your skin will become softer and smoother ! It's like a mini facial massage every time you brush, a fabulous way to spoil yourself during your daily facial cleaning routine. In order to do the face brushing sequence you need a small natural-fiber bristle brush . The important thing to look for when selecting the appropriate face brush are natural plant fiber bristles. Do not use the type with plastic bristles because it will not have the same effect. I'm excited to announce that T-Tapp now sells  face brushes ! In addition to the Body Brushing Sequence,  Teresa Tapp created a special Face Brushing Sequence that has been proven

Benefits of Body Brushing

Body brushing is incredible for the skin and healing of the body. Europeans have been body brushing for centuries...maybe that's why they look so fantastic! This blog post will go into some education about What is Body Brushing? Body Brushing is also known as skin brushing and dry brushing . It's done using a natural bristle brush, like the T-Tapp Body Brush pictured above ($11.00, ). Teresa Tapp, creator of the T-Tapp Workout and author of Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes , has developed a specific body brushing pattern that's proven to be effective for all ages and a variety of health and beauty concerns. Teresa's pattern involves brushing the entire body from the feet all the way up to the neckline. Once finished go back and brush the areas that need a little extra attention, such as the butt, thighs and abdomen.  It's best to body brush first thing in the morning , when the increased blood flow will help wake you up and the body is in a natur

Amazing Eats at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

Last night I had the most fabulous meal with my sista at Pappadeaux in Atlanta. She's been keeping this place a secret from me! We get there around 8pm and find out that she knows the hostess from way back. (Our buzzer literally went off after about 5 minutes when there was over a 40 minute wait for a table. VIP!) The first thing that we ordered was the most delicious dip I have EVER put in my mouth, hands down! Lump Crab & Spinach Dip with crispy garlic cheese bread ...OMG. I could eat that by itself and call it a night. I saw a woman with this drink and had to order one for myself. It's called a Swamp Thing made from a mix of raspberry and melon liqueurs blended with frozen Hurricane & Margarita . Fantastic! Brain freeze though. I hate to admit that even though I'm a Florida girl, I've never had oysters before . She was shocked and insisted that we order some. Her favorites were the Oysters Baton Rouge - oysters on the half shell baked with a Parm