Family White Elephant

If things came easy, it surely wouldn't be worth it. I am the biggest gift giver, but I will make you work for it. Our annual family white elephant game rules are simple: bring a $20 gift to play. I did a little planning to make things a little fun before I headed to my…

Be thankful.

Happy holidays everyone! Be thankful for all that you have. I have been more than blessed this past year and I am overwhelmed with all the success. Hard work really does pay off. My goal in life is to inspire and motivate others to be the best person they can be. You won't succeed unless…

Adventures of the Traveling Gio (yaw?)

My family has always been synonymous in living the humble lifestyle. My brother and I grew up in a stable family, but my parents did an amazing job raising us to understand the true meaning of a dollar (more so, the true meaning of every penny earned). They reiterated the importance of giving and taking…

Merry Christmas Babies

Merry little Christmas to my two little babies, Maggie and Buster. They stuck by my side through all these years. Words can't express how much they mean to me. They love me unconditionally and I can't imagine my life without them. They have been with me throughout my long adventurous journey across the US. The…

Happy Engagement to a Beautiful Couple

I am overjoyed by the news that two of my favorite people are now engaged. I was more than happy to put together a celebration in lieu of the wonderful couple. Despite my busy work schedule and taking on a winter class, I set everything aside to ensure that this night was memorable, full of…