Labor Day Weekend

      As I sit in my window writing this, just to my left over the freeway are the Burbank Mountains up in flames.  I’m currently living near the Hollywood Bowl and despite of the noise and traffic, I’m happy.  I remind myself constantly that the traffic jams and city bustle are that of a…

Branching Beauty In Venice Beach!

  The Branching Beauty TEAM is growing and packing up! Venice Beach here we come! Please sign up on the email list for notifications of new articles. Once I complete my 50th post I’ll be officially launching this site! Thank you for your continued support and I hope your curiosity will keep you coming back!…

Finding My Meditation

  Lately I’ve found myself searching for different ways to meditate. Personally I need something different than the standard practice of sitting alone, searching for that space of zero thought and a repetitive mantra. Though I have utmost amount of respect for those who can use this practice, for me it’s not as easily achieved. With…

Can my life story change YOUR life?

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” ~Alice In Wonderland   In addition to being a lifestyle brand, this website is also a culmination of my life’s work and experiences. As you read, you’ll begin to understand more and more about me. Writing has always been a healing…

What Success Means To Me

To be successful has different meaning for all of us. Personally a successful life means to be successful in all areas, not just business. While success in business is part of it for me, and I’ll be honest it’s very important to me but it’s not everything. Without balance in all areas of my life,…

Behind The Scenes With Sarah McNeilly

Miss Sarah and I ventured down to Mark Sacros Photo Studio on a cool Tuesday evening down in Long Beach…a Beauty Shoot. Our Shoot was a success and Marks space was amazing! A huge open airy loft, complete with a Beauty Vanity with perfect lighting and everything else we could possibly need. Sarah was a breeze…

Tuesdays Photo Shoot Coming Up!

To officially launch the “Beauty” category,  I will be featuring a post from next weeks photo shoot! I’m looking forward to a great team with Model Sarah McNeilly, Photographer Mark Sacro, and myself as the Makeup Artist. I’ve worked with both Sarah and Mark before but not at the same time. We’ll be shooting a…

Working The Shows!

    Trade Shows have been a part of my life for many years.  Beginning with the “Eurobike” show upon my first move to Los Angeles. I was the model and face of the advertising campaign for an Italian Bicycle company. Part of my contract included a week-long appearance in Germany to appear and sign the…

  I’ve always loved a good scented candle. To me a nice candle is an affordable luxury.   I’ve always been a sucker for whatever new candle is available and I’m was always the one to give them away as gifts. Some candles are packaged so beautifully that you’ll just buy one because it’ll look…

An Interview With Founder Katie Hammers.

Can you explain Branching Beauty? Branching Beauty is a company with several components or “Tree Branches”. I’ve taken my time researching the best way possible to execute my business plan.  Without rushing anything I have decided to launch the Branching Beauty website first. The Branching Beauty site is a collective of articles and videos to…

People And Our Surroundings.

    Maintaining friendships and romantic relationships has been challenging for me during this time.  In addition to starting my own company,  I’m also beginning to implement a healthier lifestyle.   This means cutting out old habits and sometimes people.  As far as people are concerned, it’s ok to outgrow certain people.  Hopefully as we…

Let Me Inspire You!

  Having an entrepreneurial goal while working full-time is challenging.  I’ve been procrastinating on the launch of this site for quite some time.  Fear that it wouldn’t be perfect or fear that someone would copy my ideas.  As far as copying my ideas, I’ve had a few experiences with imposters.  At first it was very…