Living Room Updo under $100!

DIY, Uncategorized

​ ​So, I’m a professional painter now. At least that’s what I’m telling everyone after I successfully painted my living room on my own 😭 Book me! I’m super excited because I love my little apartment but it needed some personality! In November, my absolutely wonderful Mom visited and added my first doses of decor […]

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Wine on a Dime: Pt. 1

Uncategorized

Everyone loves wine!!! …but on a budget.

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Financial Life Audit: Can You Pay YO' Bills?!

Money Matters, Uncategorized

To kick off my financial growth and steps to fiscal normalcy, I began a Financial Life Audit. What’s a Financial Life Audit? Read on!!

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DIY: Hot Chocolate Bar for under $10!

DIY, Uncategorized

When the holidays come around, I become insanely nostalgic and just a litttttle lame. Ugly sweaters, family photos with my dog, and comfy PJs all set the scene for me when we wrap around to December. Despite living in the Sunshine State, I like to always imagine that one day, we’ll have snow. I’m not […]

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My Bikini Buying Guide on a Dime!


Beauty & Style, Travel

I. Love. Swimsuits. From two-pieces and one-Pieces to monokinis and more, my love for a great bikini dates back ears as a native South Floridian.  Born and bred in Ft. Lauderdale, FL., I’m no stranger to the beach.  No, my swimsuit was not as extensive back then and blogging about the look wasn’t on my […]

February 28, 2018

5 Valentine’s Dates on a Dime!


DIY, Life

It’s almost time for one of my favoriteeee holidays… Valentine’s Day!   What’s so special about Valentine’s Day for me? Not only is it the most romantic holiday of them all, it’s also the day my wonderful parents were married and the day that this earth was graced with my beautiful mother, Valerie! (Val born […]

February 12, 2018

WCW: Samia Burton, “The Sexual Liberator”


Boss Babe, WCW

A few years back, I remember the initial hype of #WCW posts. If you’ve been living under a rock or are a total geek, you probably already know that #WCW = Woman Crush Wednesday. A day where social media users alike share their love for the women in their lives, whether they are their significant […]

February 7, 2018

My TOP 5 Travel Apps!


Travel

It’s happened. I’ve got the travel bug, and. I’ve got it bad. Ever since my December trip to Haiti with my girlfriends [post coming soon!] and laid my eyes on the beautiful land and people, I vowed that I’d never wait so long to travel again. So I started to plan! How I plan to […]

January 23, 2018

WCW: Melissa Leiba, “The TRIPLE Threat”


Boss Babe, WCW

Melissa Nicole Leiba. Write that name down, because I promise you that you’ll be hearing it again very soon. When you ask Melissa what she does for a living, I’m not even sure how she narrows it down in conversation. A Paralegal, Substitute Teacher, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, and the list goes on. Melissa and I […]

November 29, 2017

WCW: Meaghan Taylor, “The BOSS”


Boss Babe, WCW

The Fab Diva on A Dime #WCW is: Meaghan Taylor, Women in Radio Founder/I❤️Radio DJ/Instructor and all around GOALS. A true BOSS, at the age of 26, Meaghan Taylor is connecting Women in Radio all over the country, teaching vital media & marketing skills to listening ears and being absolutely FABulous while doing it! Read more about why I 💕 Meaghan, a little more about her and who happens to be her #WCW!

November 22, 2017

WCW: Ashley L. Eubanks, "The Pad Plug"


WCW

I decided to make this a weekly thing when I get the opportunity to highlight PHENOMENAL WOMEN that I know or have heard of, and are beyond worthy of a simple #WCW post, they deserve more than just one day of Love and Recognition and we hope that we can celebrate their FABulous Lives here! This WCW is VERY near and dear to my heart, we’re as close as close can be, but what do you expect when you were roommates for years?! My sister is one of my biggest influences and biggest motivations. No matter what passion the other may be nurturing at the time, you can guarantee that the other was less than a step behind ready to assist in any way.

November 15, 2017

This Week’s Grocery Round-Up!


Food

I absolutely LOVE the grocery store. I’ve said that over and over again and it never changes! For so many, it feels like a chore. I take it as a blessing to be able to go out and buy GREAT food to fuel my body and my life, so many people don’t have that opportunity […]

November 14, 2017

Gainesville Eats! – Leonardo’s 706


Food

I believe in carbs. I’m not backing down from any bread bullies, pasta pokes or french fry fights; never have, never will. So when I’m craving pasta, I go BIG. I mean, I want decadence. And that’s so hard now that I don’t eat cheese! UGH. More on that later. So on a weekend in […]

November 8, 2017

My new Juvia's Place Palettes!


Beauty & Style

I’ve always loved lipstick but eye shadow is a TALENT. And I’m not saying I’m anywhereeee close to knowing wtf I’m doing, but these Juvia’s Place palettes are a pretty great start. I’ve seen them on all of my favorite beauty bloggers’ social media pages as the high pigmentation stands out in every single selfie I double-tap. Knowing this, I knew this was a great place for me to start my makeup addict journey!

October 5, 2017

My Favoriteeee Monthly Subscriptions!


Beauty & Style

We all love online shopping, right? The best and worst part of it all is the anticipation that builds as you wait for it to be delivered, UGH! What if you knew something was coming… every. Single. Month? Yep, it’s possible. These are called subscriptions. And if you haven’t been hipped to these convenient and consistent deliveries of excitement? I feel for you But I’m here to change all of that with my FAVORITE subscription boxes! 

October 4, 2017

10 Things About Me!


WCW

I enjoy learning about others and telling others about myself. As a lover of Psychology and open communication, I believe that knowing more about an individual allows you to understand them more, along with knowing how to communicate with them as well.

So here’s a little more about me, The Fab Diva on a Dime aka Erica! 🙂

July 26, 2017

DIY Welcome Baskets for Out of Town Guests!


DIY

So my mom called me a few weeks before Memorial Day letting me know that she and my Stepdad planned to come and visit me during the holidays, yay! I rarely get out of town visitors to my apartment, so I was extremely excited, especially because of who was coming! Knowing that I was still hosting on a budget, I still wanted to do all I could to make sure they were comfortable during their stay. My solution? Welcome Baskets!

July 14, 2017

Summer 17: A Saturday Out


Life

I absolutely LOVE a day out in the sun! Ask my sweetheart, I’m always dragging him out for lunch al fresca. Yeah, it’s hot, we may sweat a little, blah blah blah. But there’s nothing like sitting out in the beautiful sun, enjoying lunch, nature and great company so we have begun to make this a part of our date practices. Well, with J and I, every day is a date lol I think that’s the goal in dating/love, finding someone who makes every event and activity feel like an adventure and I definitely feel that. So please deal as I document those adventures. 🙂

July 7, 2017

Summer, Summer, Summer Timeeee


Life

Are you ready for Summer?! So here’s to Summer and all of the fabulousity that comes along with it!

I’ll be adding more of my favorite Summer treats, fashions, must-have, tips and more in this Summer season,  stay tuned!

July 7, 2017

Beauty Crush: NYX Matte Lip Cream


Beauty & Style

I’m always getting compliments on my lip shades when I wear my various NYX Matte Lip Creams and I can’t wait to ensure that I have the entire collection! All 34 shades!!

Do you own any of the Soft Matte Lip Cream collection? How do you like it?!

May 24, 2017

Stuffed Peppers


Recipes

  How have I lived so long without Stuffed Peppers in my life? I mean, I had heard of them but for some reason, they were seemingly a myth in my recipe book and I’m not certain why. But I have been delivered!! And now understand the wonders of Stuffed Peppers. Peppers and Onions are […]

May 23, 2017

Headboards Under $200!


Life

Now that I have my perfect headboard, I can’t see how I lived a glam life without it. Now that I have one, I feel as if I MAY be a real adult. Don’t quote me on that. But I have been dreamingggg of a tufted headboard for SO long but I’m just so dern cheap! It’s a sickness. My mom being the Decor Diva she is, has gorgeous headboards in every bedroom of her home so I’ve taking a liking to them and started to feel like my bed was totally incomplete without one!

So my search began.

May 22, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Guide Under $50!


Life

Ah, Mother’s Day! The holiday that gets us all in our feelings, has us considering selling off all of our wordly possessions in hopes of somehow obtaining enough money to buy our mothers the castles, diamonds and furs they truly deserve.

May 9, 2017

Living Room Updo under $100!


DIY, Uncategorized

​ ​So, I’m a professional painter now. At least that’s what I’m telling everyone after I successfully painted my living room on my own 😭 Book me! I’m super excited because I love my little apartment but it needed some personality! In November, my absolutely wonderful Mom visited and added my first doses of decor […]

May 1, 2017

My favorite skincare must-haves!


Beauty & Style

Everyone has to find the products that work best for their skin, whether 10 steps, 2 steps, daily, weekly, or what! We’ve got to take care of our skin! It’s the first thing that introduces us as we walk into a room.If you begin to take care of it now, it will treat you well far down the line!

April 25, 2017