Blog Talk Radio

Hello My Loves!

I come bearing great news…

I will be speaking on Blog Talk Radio tomorrow, November 23rd, at 9PM CST. IM SO EXCITED!!!! Check it out and please spread the word! The link to listen is:…/life-after-dusk-live–humani…. Feel free to call-in live via 347-202-0389!!

 I will be discussing all things jamiedreamsBIG including the event I’m hosting which will be an afternoon full of encouragement and motivation to push you away from your fears and towards your Destiny. The event, entitled “The Journey to My Destiny: Leaving Fear Behind”, is December 1st and will be graced by published author, New York Fashion Designer, Empowerment & Style Expert, and friend, Nicole Sallis. I will also be speaking and sharing how I’ve discovered purpose and found the inner strength to tell my fears to take the nearest exit. It is going to be absolutely AMAZING!!


Is Fear holding you back from showing up as Powerfully in your life as you want?

Are you ready to step into your authentic, confident self and start living a more joyful life?

Can you imagine a world where ALL women will walk in their Power, Victory and Light?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this event is for you!

If you’re in the DFW area please join us. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at:


Go For It


Some of us are sitting back praying to God about opening a door in our life and we don’t even realize that it’s an automatic door… all you have to do is be in place and the door will open! And even if it’s not automatic, you have to be in place to open it!! When God has given you something (a dream, a purpose, a gift, a promise, etc) go for it. Don’t sit around and wait on the perfect circumstance or for it all to come together before you make your move. Your destiny is already waiting on you. #GoForIt #GoGetIt

Sunday Evening Encouragement

Hey guys!!

Last week (and every week) was a long week for me. So many pieces of my life just feel unattached to the overall big picture and it can be exhausting to even think about starting another busy work week with all of the other things I know my life includes. Be encouraged this evening… God has a plan for it all! Work, live wisely, grow, improve, be productive… But remember, if there is anything that you are unsure of, God knows the answer. He’s an intentional God! Every situation, problem, stumble, obstacle, etc will work out for your good in the long run if you continue to trust him. I’ve been listening to Travis Greene for a while now and today I feel it deep within me that someone else needs to hear it, too. Here it is… I hope it encourages you just as it has me. Have a great week, loves. Muah!

Sober Saturday: Kyle’s Story

My name is Kyle and I’m and alcoholic.  If only I knew how important that statement would become in my life ten years ago, I could have saved myself from so much destruction and pain.  Since the age of 16 I have used drugs and alcohol regularly – at first to temporarily escape the frustrations and insecurities of adolescence, but eventually I found myself having to use just to get out of bed in the morning.  From the second I woke up my whole existence became centered around getting loaded, every thought, every action, every word had the ulterior motive of getting myself as far away from sober as possible.  I had been entirely consumed by addiction at the age of 20.  Completely oblivious to the agony in and around me, I continued to reach new lows the following years, crossing lines I never imagined I would.

Meanwhile, I had been grievously wounding my family who had done nothing but love and support me unconditionally since birth.  Really good people.  It started with little lies and manipulations to try and save face.  But soon enough however, I was raiding medicine cabinets only to google a medications potential of giving me a buzz. The results usually showed that my loved ones were dealing with some serious health issues, but instead of being concerned for their wellbeing, my take away was, “well this won’t do anything for me… Now which way was the label facing again?”

I would regularly find myself thumbing through my mom’s wallet, deciding how much money I could take without her noticing.  While recovering from a surgery, she would rely on me to go the store to get us groceries which I would gladly do because that meant that she would give me her debit card which I could use at the ATM on the way back.  While sleeping, she would shriek in pain do to the surgery, but even that wasn’t enough for me to not steal her pain medication any chance I could.  The other members of my family received equally terrible and dishonest behavior from me.

I always thought myself one of the good guys, someone who would positively impact the lives of those around him. When I reached my 20’s that expectation to live a life of purpose began to deteriorate.  I was a drug addict and didn’t care about anything or anyone outside of myself.  I betrayed every single moral instilled in me growing up for the pitiful life I had made for myself.  Suicidal and depressed, losing job after job, selling my life to pawn shops, stealing, lying, cheating, scamming, you name it I wasn’t above anything when it came to getting a fix.  I had become something truly heinous and grotesque, a feral creature. For the first time I hit rock bottom and it hurt.  That’s when it happened.

On October 20th 2014 I found out about a program located in Los Angeles, the Liberty House of L&B Recovery systems.  Unaware of what would become of it and nowhere to turn, I packed what was left of my life and headed to the city of angels. The program quickly taught me about integrity and willingness to do the right thing. I would soon uncover many truths about my addiction and how it merely was a side effect of the real problem, me.  The program moved to Kentucky in February and I happily followed knowing how truly unique and special this place was.

Today, I wake up excited for the day ahead.  I work a great job to pay my own way in sobriety.  I have an amazing support group and am surrounded by friends I wouldn’t change for the world.  My relationship with my family continues to get better.   When my head hits the pillow at night I feel good about myself, knowing that I tried my absolute best to do the right thing that day,  knowing I don’t have to spend one more day feeling like I used to.  Thanks to L&B Recovery I have my life back and a future to look forward to and for this I will be forever grateful.  If you or a loved one is in the grips of addiction please know that there is help and authentic happiness is in reach. Contact the Liberty Ranch!

Fresh Kids Dream Big- Dre

A while back I shared an idea with you guys that really just came to me because of the new man in my life… Here he is again.

Handsome huh?

#FreshKidsDreamBig was born because this little guy (Dre) is always getting compliments on his style and mannerisms (like the hands in his pocket- His own doing!) EVERY where we go and in addition to me sharing that with you, I wanted to give you a chance to share your little stylish dreamer with me! All you need is a nice picture… clear and clean background with details on where the clothes were purchased. Here is how it’s done, again…

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Shirt- Walmart

Jeans- Levi’s

Shoes- Gap

Sweater- H&M

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Here’s a picture of him with the sweater on… It’s getting cool outside.

As you can see, we don’t discriminate on where we purchase clothes from as long as the quality is there and he’s comfortable.

So… do you have a little one that you want to share? Email your pictures and details to and I’ll email you before the post goes up…

Can’t wait to see all the cute and handsome little dreamers.

It’s your turn!!

Hey guys! Many of you have read the story about my experience with addiction and maybe many others posted here on the blog for Sober Saturday… I am looking for more stories from people who have experiences with addiction (their own or someone whose addiction affected them) to share in hopes of inspiring someone who may be dealing with an addiction or going through tough times witnessing their loved one and/or dealing with some of the hurt that comes along with addiction.


Just as with any illness or disease, family and friends are affected by watching something terrible tear someone they care about so much. This is all about motivating someone to keep going when they feel like giving up, when they feel like drifting back into old ways or “just doing it one more time” Let’s let them know it isn’t worth it. Even if you don’t have it all together yet go ahead and share! It is so cathartic and freeing to just get it all out… Maybe your addiction is negativity? Or tearing yourself down? You are absolutely more than welcome to share your story! This is about having a Sober mind… Sober living in general. So go ahead, email me! Someone is somewhere waiting to hear a story like yours to push them to the next level… Let’s get it done! Muah

Introducing Haskell

Hey guys! I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and I certainly hope that I’ve contributed to that in some way…

Well, here we are… the last day of the weekend of posts where I’m showing you some of the frames that I received in my Warby Parker Home Try-on Program AND the shoes that I purchased in my first JustFab order. I have to say, I love this look also because it was very minimal and comfortable but the frames and the shoes jazzed it up just enough.

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The name of these frames is Haskell and they are in the Crystal color. I think they are so perfect for Summer Festivals and casual looks that might look a little drab without cool accessories to give it a little something extra.

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And while we’re on the subject of accessories let me just say that I love accessories but they aren’t always very conventional… it may be something like my HAIR that I use to add to the overall look especially if I’m going to be out and about and don’t want to bother with bags or even jewelry.

It’s a simple style… 2 French braids but the fact that the parts aren’t even adds a little something different to the look.

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The dress is from Forever21 and is so comfy I went back online to order another one!

The blush colored top is from Urban Outfitters

And making an appearance for the final time this weekend are the Jedelia shoes from JustFab. Overall I like the style of the shoes… they are cute and extremely versatile but they aren’t comfortable. I guess getting what you pay for means quality a lot more than it does style and maybe this is why the shoes are ALWAYS so inexpensive. I mean, I’ll wear them… but I wont be running to them regularly.

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That’s all folks! I hope you like these type of posts. I’ll be exploring lots of Fashion and different ways to showcase it here on the blog. If you have any great ideas or suggestions on what you want to see please let me know.

What Summer fashion trends and accessories are you being torn away from as Fall approaches?

Piper and Jedelia

In case you don’t already know all weekend I’ll be sharing pictures of the frames I’m trying out from Warby Parker AND I’ll be showing you some cute, Summer fashion (before it creeps away) along with it. Today is Day 2 and I have to say, I think it’s my favorite!

 Details are below…


The frames are called Piper and were my favorite of my 5 day Home Try-on Program from Warby Parker. I love them! They are actually the same frames from my previous post but the all black just took it “there” for me.

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The blazer and tank top are from Forever21

The skirt is from H&M

  The shoes are from JustFab and are called Jedelia.(This weekend I’m also showing how they can be styled 3 different ways.)

The bag was thrifted YEARS ago and honestly I cant even remember what state I was in… Lol.

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  I hope you like this look and I’m so excited to be showing Fashion on the blog again. Tomorrow will be the last of this series but look forward to more fun posts from me as well as some street fashion, kid fashion, and features from other bloggers.

Sober Saturday: War

Happy Sober Saturday!!

I am jumping back into Sober Saturday (It’s bi-weekly now) with a very transparent story about an experience that happened to me about a year ago. This experience was one of the scariest things that ever happened to me and though it wasn’t about an addiction to anything, it taught me soooo much about myself.  I had a difficult time recording this video and even now I’m nervous about posting it. I didn’t do a lot of editing AT ALL because trying to perfect it became a distraction from actually posting it and moving on. I’m ready to FULLY live in the freedom that comes from overcoming something and if that means getting it out then I’m up for it.

Here’s the story…



After visiting many Doctors in New Orleans and Ft Worth (really just to comfort my family, I already knew what it was) and after many, many tests nothing was found. I grew even more frustrated and thought of ALL the possibilities that could happen and that took my focus away from actually dealing with the situation. I’m someone who values things being done properly so all I could think was  “What am I doing wrong?” “What did I do to upset God?” “Why isn’t he helping me?”  But this was about me realizing the strength that God had ALREADY given me.

I was so devastated and broken because I’d never experienced anything like this. After losing confidence in my appearance and even my capabilities I cut all of my hair off (I wanted to see myself differently. I think that helped…) and I have strayed away from using my imagination so much. This was the first year since I started theater that I didn’t participate in any form of theater really AT ALL. I allowed this experience to become bigger than me. I had to realize who I was and what I’ve already done and what I’ve already overcome and then FIGHT for myself and my dreams. I had to get a lil cocky! Lol. I had to go to War and show Satan and myself that I’m strong enough to win and then, WIN! This wasn’t a pleasant experience by far but it allowed me to look at how I was dealing with it and realize that that is how I deal with most things. I allow my mind to take something and build on to it… I allow myself to make things bigger and treat them as though its real and true. (Apparently the eyeballs WEREN’T all over me… Lol.) As I stated in the video, the mind is a powerful thing. When you are convinced of something in your mind you begin to act as though it is fact. Your reaction, actions, your body, everything responds to what your mind tells it to.

This Sober Saturday isn’t about being Sober from any addiction but its about identifying a dysfunction in your behavior and correcting it. The war isn’t always going to be against Satan or someone else… on the worst days the person you are and the person you are supposed to become will have to fight. It’s tough work but its so worth it. This is a part of my journey… And the physical illness woke me up to allow myself to heal and grow spiritually. I cannot stand Satan but I’m glad that he brought the warfare because God turned it around to benefit me and has really taken me to a new level of living.

Do the work guys! And fight for yourself… God believes in you enough to keep you here and to put you on this earth for a purpose. If it’s good enough for him to believe in… out of EVERYONE ONE THE EARTH, he chose you… If he believes it, you are capable!

Thanks so much for sticking with me.

Sober Saturday is back in full effect so if you have something to share please don’t keep it to yourself. Someone is somewhere waiting to hear a story like yours to take them into the next level of living… DO IT! Email


Ending the Summer with Warby Parker

Summer is trying to make an exit!

I am ready for scarves, boots, and deep fall lipsticks and palettes but I’m also struggling to let the Sun leave. It’s been a while since I’ve done any fashion post on the blog and I decided to jump back into it with some cool frames from Warby Parker. Yes, frames!

Frames are just as important as what you’re wearing because… um… THEY’RE ON YOUR FACE. I visited the site and of course, loved everything. I decided to try the Home Try-On Program.
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I am an avid online shopper and after a while you figure out different ways to know your size and what you’ll REALLY like when it arrives but I have to say, I am so happy I tried the program. I was so shocked that some of them were too small or extremely similar in size and color.

This program is perfect.


This weekend I’ll be posting a few fashion looks with frames from this set.

Here’s the first of the three posts


This pair of frames are called Piper and are in the Woodland Tortoise color.


These are called Banks and are in the Striped Sassafras color.

I absolutely LOVED both pair but they are way too similar to have both and if I hadn’t tried this program I would’ve never known. Both of these can be paired with any thing, any style…

I decided to go with a simple but cute look- Jeans and a tank!

Here’s the look:

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The bottoms are high waist jeans from Urban Outfitters and the Tank is from H&M.

Now, the shoes… They are called “Jedelia”

I got them in my first time JustFab order and will be showing you how to style them 3 different ways this weekend as well because they were styled with the frames I got it my 5 day. It doesn’t take a lot to get cute… especially when you have the right accessories. These frames gave this look exactly what it needed because without them it would’ve been TOO plain.

I hope you guys like this look and I’m so excited to show you more…

Look forward to the next look including another pair of these amazing frames. I’ll be posting it tomorrow and I cant wait for you to see it… ITS HOT!