June 15, 2018


Hey Dolls, 
I'm so excited to be a part of the #HerLemondade18 campaign that was initiated by fellow plus size queen Shenell of SoShenell.comHerLemonade is all about sharing the bitter and sweet of being plus with much of the plus world who still struggle to handle it alone! This movement is not to simply project our vulnerabilities, heartaches and fears, which make us relatable (the bitter), but it is-most importantly about our superpowers, strength, and sheroism that makes us indestructible (the sweet).

Personally, the bitter of being plus size has been the judgements from complete strangers who act so concerned about my weight, health and happiness. When in actuality, their comments are solely meant to hurt me, make me feel less-than, unworthy and ugly.
The sweet of being plus size has been the overwhelming amount of support and encouragement that I've received from fellow plus women. I don't think anyone could ever understand what it's like to be plus like another plus sister. 

I want to thank my daughter @makaylaalanah for taking my pictures for this campaign. Love you Monkey! 
I want to encourage all of you to love yourselves no matter where you are on the size chart! When life throws you lemons, grab it, roll it, squeeze it into #Herlemonade18. Click here to view the HerLemonade campaign look book!


May 27, 2018


Hey Dolls, 
Happy Memorial Day!! Hallelujah for the long weekend! Today, was HOT! Hot weather always has me wishing I was on a tropical island with beaches to cool off in and pineapple drinks in hand. But, since that's not my reality, I decided to dress up in an outfit that gives me those tropical vibes right here in Texas. I'm obsessed with this set from Fashion Nova

Kimono/Pants/Top: Fashion Nova
Tassel Earrings were a gift from my sister

Like my outfit? 
Go to Fashion Nova and use code: REZTOTHECITY to save on your order. 

May 18, 2018


Hey Dolls,
Today, I'm inviting you into my home to lounge and chill with me. The first thing I do when I get home is strip off whatever I'm wearing and slip into something cool and comfy that I can lounge in. I mean let's get real, who doesn't love the freedom of walking around their own space bra-less in PJs.

Some of you might be surprised by this but I'm actually a total homebody. On most weekends I lounge around watching Netflix, reading a book, decorating or planning. {Cropped French Terry Sleep Top/Striped French Terry Drawstring Sleep Crop Jogger}

Does anyone else shower and put on PJs to do hair and makeup prior to getting dressed? I DO! {Floral Chemise/Long Floral Robe} 

Coffee is a must-have in our home. My husband and I start off each day with a cup of Joe. *PSA: I'm a moody mess until I've had my coffee. You've been warned!* {Sorry For What I Said Graphic Sleepshirt

Do you wear PJs to lounge around the house?


{All featured PJs are c/o Lane Bryant}

April 26, 2018


Hey Dolls,
I've been having such a great time decorating my new home. One of my favorite ways to add some life into my decor is plants, flowers and trees. I believe that the presence of plants just make your space happier and better. Unfortunately, I don't have a green thumb so none of my poor plants survive my neglect. Thank the powers that be for faux greenery! 

Today, I have a review for you. I was recently contacted by my new friends at Commercial Palm Trees. They have been in business for over 40 years and are a leading national interior landscape firm. They kindly offered me a free product in exchange for a neutral review, but all opinions are my own. 
I didn't realize that there were so many variations of palm trees until I went to the Commercial Palm Trees website. Their design team can transform your office, lobby, atrium, resort or any commercial venue into an oasis of your dreams! The company offers numerous varieties of palms and related plants, as well as landscaping design and installation services to ensure that the final effect is aesthetically pleasing and properly installed. I browsed through their inspiration photos and was amazed at the indoor and outdoor use of palm trees. 
I'm a desert girl (raised in Arizona) so I naturally love all palm trees but my favorite is the Areca Palm Tree, there is just something so sweet and whimsical about the way the leaves flow. 
I knew right away that this was the type of palm I wanted to review but I don't own any commercial real estate in need of their wonderful services so I hopped over to their sister site to find an Areca Palm that would be suitable for my humble abode. I chose this beauty! My plant arrived quickly and in perfect condition. 
The plant comes in a non decorative pot which is perfectly fine because I knew I wanted to put my plant in a pot of my choice. 
Overall, I'm very satisfied with my plant. It looks realistic and is of great quality. 

As a special offer for you, Dear Reader, Commercial Palm Trees' residential site, Silk Plants Direct, is offering a 10% discount on their non-custom products. Simply enter the code "BLOGGER10" when checking out. 

If you are a blogger and are interested in participating in their product review campaign as well, please e-mail me at fromthereztothecity@yahoo.com for more information. If I refer you, I will receive a $30 product after your post goes live, and you will also receive a free product to review.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out Commercial Palm Trees