Feb 19, 2019

I want a seat at the table... #MTYRETREATCONTEST 2019

 Photo by MTY Retreat Photographers // Antonio Diaz and Moni & Adri Photography


I couldn't ignore the nagging feeling that my original #MTYRETREATCONTEST entry wasn't the best I could bring, so I sat with the questions a bit longer and filmed everything again.

The #MTYRETREATCONTEST is my opportunity to dive head first into excellence and learn and share with the best, sit at the table and leave equipped to build more seats for others. This is my master class in bringing excellence together and leaving people better than they came. This is like my version of grad school lol...

It's a big deal to be given a seat at the table for the @mtyretreat and I'm asking @myleik to invest her coin and her time into me! She only brings her best and I'm ready to match that excellence. Also, I'm the life of the party and a whole lot of fun lol... someone who can have a seat at the table and dance on it too (but like, not really because I know how to have nice things 😂) I hope these videos resonate with you all in some way ❤


Taking notes and creating an outline helped me think more deeply about each question and organize my thoughts. It was definitely a good challenge being forced to edit myself down to a 59 sec sound bite for each of the 3 videos.



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Curious about what the MTY Retreat is all about? Check out these great posts from the inaugural retreat in 2018!

Between the Lines: Top 10 nuggets from the 2018 MTY Retreat
Myleik Teele's MyTaughtYou (MYT) Inaugural Retreat 


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Also, for the sake of perspective and growth, here's my original #MTYRETREATCONTEST submission:


Feb 15, 2019

Just The Tip*: Snowpocalypse Babies Will Be Here in November 2019, Mike's First Time Masturbating and Working for the Weekend

This week Mike and Ishea touch on "the tip" of how they survived #Snowpocalypse2019 and why they won't be having a Snowmageddon baby dropping in November, Mike's first time masturbating and questions if anyone loves their job or if we're all just "working for the weekend".

Feb 8, 2019

Just The Tip*: Snowpocalypse, Staying Humble and Cardi B

This week Mike and Ishea touch on "the tip" of staying humble, prepping for Snowpacalypse 2019 in Seattle and the trashiest site Mike happened upon while researching Cardi B. 



Feb 1, 2019

Just The Tip*: A micro-sized podcast (because sometimes size matters)



In a world of diminishing attention-span, Just The Tip* is a micro-sized podcast that entertains without holding you hostage. Join hosts Ishea and Mike each week for their often humorous, always millennial take on "the tip" of what is happening in culture. Each episode is never more than 15 minutes because let's be honest... sometimes size really does matter.






Jan 7, 2019

Trouble Don't Last Always

"Trouble don't last always, b*tch." - Amber Wagner 
(IG: @jstlbby)

This is my personal mantra and mood for all of 2019. It's a reminder that life is full of ups and downs, peaks and valleys, highs and lows... and the only constant in life is change. For me it means there will be a lot of seasons and my focus should never become too consumed on the discomfort of change, but rather channel my energy on enjoying the journey... because regardless of what's happening, the journey will be constant. I want to become my own star player this year and take more time to love myself more deeply, exercise grace and patience in the midst of trials and tribulations, and allow myself to celebrate the milestones and achievements, big and small.

My nail art continues to be an outlet for self-expression and my way of adding a bit more fun into my daily routine. For more information about my nail artist, Peka Grayson, check out her recent feature on King 5 Evening (I got to be her hand model).



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And for the real icing on the cake... my amazing manicure





Peka Grayson is still the best nail artist in Seattle



I first sang the praises of my nail artist and friend, Peka Grayson, back in January 2017 hailing her the best nail artist in Seattle. 2 years later and I'm so excited to see her getting recognized for the exceptional work she does - she was recently featured on King 5 Evening! Icing on the cake? I got to be in the studio with her as a hand model! Check out the video and full post on their site. Kudos to Elle Meny at King 5 Evening for covering the story!

Peka has been my nail artist since 2016 and is someone whose talent I continue to scream about from the rooftops! She's currently accepting new clients (which is rare), so be sure to check out her IG page (@ImpekableNails) for more information.




Jan 2, 2019

Recap: TLC's "90 Day Fiancé" - Season 6 Episode 8

Isn't it funny how you start a post and then forget to hit "publish" lol... well, that's what happened to this episode of the podcast! Super (duper) crazy late, but enjoy!






Dec 4, 2018

What nobody told you about getting older: Random Hairs

Why? Why didn't anyone warn me that once I got into my my 30s I'd need to mentally prepare for random hairs to sprout across my body! What in the entire hell, y'all! Like, I legit have been in low-key denial about this random hair that started appearing on my chest. I don't even remember when it first appeared, but a a few weeks ago (read: back in August when I first wrote this post and forgot to hit 'publish') I realized that 1) this hair was here to stay and 2) I wanted to research options for evicting it from my life.

In the age of Instagram I knew that options were only a few swipes away... what I didn't know was that laser hair removal is EXPENSIVE! Like, you need to secure a whole bag before you start seriously considering laser hair removal. It's definitely an investment. I also quickly was informed by those who have gotten the procedure done themselves that you don't need to lose sleep over 1 or even 5 hairs... but instead wait for a considerable amount of hair to exist to warrant the cost and multiple procedures needed to remove them.

So, for the time being I'll continue tweeze the hair whenever it rears itself, be annoyed that it's growing in the first place, and thankful more haven't seen the bat signal.

Sound Off: Have you experienced this? If so, where does your wild hair grow and how do you deal with it?





Nov 26, 2018

Recap: TLC's "90 Day Fiancé" - Season 6 Episodes 5 & 6

Is it possible for an episode to be both late and early? Well, yes! Last week we took some time off to be lazy and enjoy the holiday and didn't record (or watch) 90 Day Fiancé ... then did a marathon last night watching 2 episodes back-to-back!

We also used all of our learnings from our recap of episode 4 (#NeverForget) and cranked out a recap that was much shorter, higher energy, minimal tangents... just an all-around improvement.

Mike has preferred to keep some mystery around whether the couples are together or not in real life, but my twitter fingers have been busy (well, mainly on IG) and I know the tea on a few rumors:

1) Larissa has 3 kids back in Brazil
2) Leida and Eric were already married (in Indonesia) prior to filming
3) Larissa and Colt were the only couple that didn't film the reunion tell-all

So, what did you think of last night's episode? Who do you love? Who are you over?

We forgot to include our favs this week - but I'm rooting for Larissa to get a "biggie" car that has air conditioning and hoping Asuelu gets airfare $ to pack up his shit and go back to Samoa because Kalani is miserable and annoying af.




Nov 17, 2018

"Revive or Archive" now on PeopleTV!!!



I'm a little late announcing it here on my blog, but the web series I host for Allrecipes (Revive or Archive) launched on People.com's PeopleTV App and Website last month! For the month of October it was the 14th most searched show, and even came in 8th place on weekends.

The series page isn't live yet on the site or app, but you can find episodes under the "People TV Specials" and by searching "Revive or Archive" within the app.

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