Thursday, September 25, 2014


Everyone had diamond earrings,
And a bright gold wedding band
She had worn out sneakers
And a night-shift working man.
The old cross her Daddy gave her
Sat securely on her chest,
She held it while she prayed at night
Asking God to just give it a rest.

She swept the floors, she made the beds
She kept her little babies fed
He brought home fifty bucks a week
But she never had bad words to speak,
‘Cause she knew there must be more out there
Wild wind to tangle up their hair,
So she’d dream……….

When the kids grew up and went to school
She went out to make some money too
Her paycheck wasn’t very much
She never really had great luck,
But she remembered what her momma said
“Pretty girl don’t ever lose your head,
It’s a cold world out there, ya know
So don’t ever let the good ones go,
Hold on tightly to that man of yours
Run your fingers through your babies’ curls
And dream………..”

Now they’re both in their sixties
Their kids have kids of their own
Their little corner city flat
Is what the both of them call home.
He still smiles; he looks her up and down
In her worn out little pink night gown
He says “My sweet lady it’s all alright,
We’ve made it through harsher nights,
I’m right beside you every single day,
Close your eyes now, love, it’s all okay
So just dream……..”

Holly A. Wolti

Friday, September 19, 2014

If Walls Could Talk...

I’m talking about that one green wall. Or is it yellow? I really don’t know. My mom has some name for it, my sister and friends think it’s the greatest part of the apartment, my boyfriend just thinks it’s just “green”, and my dad thinks oh it’s nice honey, it’s different. And that, right there, is why I find myself writing about something as humble as a wall, and I'm sure you've seen this photo before....

My green apartment wall is different to everyone who walks in the door.  People see it differently; some people don’t even care enough to see it. But being the only accent to many eggshell painted corners, it has exclusivity to it. It sits behind the first decoration I bought, and it was the wall I spent hours visualizing when I started apartment shopping.  Apartment shopping is hard when you have such an unusual colored wall. But then again, I would hate it if the wall was white and simple. 

But this wall – this is our wall. It’s the wall that sometimes smells like our breakfast on the weekends, and it’s the wall that our dinner conversations bounce off of.  It’s where I sit when I complain about my busy day, and it’s where my boyfriend sits and listens to me ramble. It’s the wall that our laughs echo from, and it’s the wall that we’ve stood in front of during drunken arguments. It’s the wall that I cook next to, and the wall that is so hard to clean. It’s the wall that belongs to the first place we’ve lived together, and it’s the wall I’ll remember when my kids ask me what our first place together looked like. It's the wall that we celebrated next to when we opened our first beers and popped a bottle of champagne on our first night there, where we spent hours talking instead of watching TV because we didn't have cable yet. It's the wall that I made him stand near when I took photos, so eager to post on Instagram. It’s the first thing I see when I get home at 6:00 after a long commute, and it has become the place where we leave love notes and burn candles near. It’s the wall that belongs to the place that belongs to us, that has watched us grow as a couple.

And sometimes – but not always -- I really wish walls could talk.

Friday, September 5, 2014

It Works!

So, my life has been pretty busy lately….from a crazy summer, to starting a new job, to basically having some place to be every weekend, and planning an engagement party for my sister and Mike, I’ve been pretty tied up with less time to work out and eat healthy. 

However, I have been pretty lucky. I teamed up with a cool chick named Ashley Sinclair from ItWorks!, and she provided me with a way to look and feel my best during this whirlwind I’ve been on! Ashley sent me some Ultimate Applicator body wraps, some hair skin and nail vitamins, defining gel, and some lip and eye cream. 

After using all of these products, I have been able to fit perfectly into tight summer dresses, feel confident in bikinis, not have to worry about constant manicures, and I’ve also felt safer under the sun’s hot rays.

Ashley Sinclair is a pro at selling her products, so I asked her to provide my readers with some basic facts about the Ultimate Body Applicator wraps, since they were my favorite product, and also a huge favorite among people all over the country!  

7 Facts About the Ulitmate Body Applicator

1. What is the Ultimate Body Applicator?
The applicator is an all-natural piece of non-woven cloth that you can apply to any area of the body to tone, tighten, and !rm the skin. It hydrates and smooths the skin where it is applied.
2. Are you simply losing water weight?
Our product is not water weight loss! We have no diuretics in our product. Results are actually greater with water consumption. The applicator is ultra hydrating.
3. How often can I wrap?
You can wrap every 72 hours and it is easy to apply at home.
4. Where can I wrap?
The wrap can be worn anywhere on the body except the face. (The company has special facial applicators). It was designed specifically for the abdomen but can be worn on arms, legs, backside, or cut in half and worn on the chin/neck, love handles, outer thighs, etc...
5. How long do results last?
Results last from 2-6 months depending on your lifestyle. Exercising and eating healthy help results last longer. Wrap one area at a time for greatest results and follow up with the de!ning gel twice daily to maximize results. Maintenance includes wrapping once at least once a month.
6. How much are the wraps?
The wraps are $25 each or you can buy a pack of four wraps for $59 as a loyal customer. Each box has 4 wraps. One wrap is a sample and it is important to note that four wraps is a full treatment!
7. What is a Loyal Customer?
A loyal customer agrees to buy one product a month for three months and gets wholesale pricing for life after completing the third shipment. Customers have complete control over their orders and can change products at any time.

Contact Ashley today! and visit her site at and I promise you'll be thanking her!