Stop and Look Up…

If you:

  • Are interested in what other people have to say online,
  • Care to know if they are interested in what you have to say online,
  • Only allow milliseconds to pass before sharing something intimate,
  • Want to share every single killer hair day with the world via selfie,
  • Work on your health only to please people you don’t know,
  • Post countless, yet pointless, pictures of your child,
  • Own a dog,
  • Are on Facebook,
  • Tweet occasionally,
  • Breathe…

You must watch this video… NOW!


EVERYONE is guilty of what is said in this video. I am going to start “living life the real way” by turning my phone off between 6pm and 9pm (basically between the time I pick Carson up and he goes to bed). Baby steps, yall.

What are you going to do to start?





Dallasbelle Rule #9: Keep Your Dating Life off of Social Media

Carrie Bradshaw BrunchMy kind of Dallasbelle is a single one; that’s why most of my blog posts speak to my fellow single ladies. And well quite frankly, I’m becoming a proud pro of the single life and have made a -few- mistakes and broken a few rules.

So, while you’re enjoying the single life with me and dating around, keep this rule in the back of your mind…

Dallasbelle Rule #9: Keep your dating life off of social media!! 

Social media is major game player in any single’s dating life. I know that there are exes that need to be made jealous and girls you want to intimidate, but letting people know the dates you’re on and the guys you’re talking to is not doing you any favors. Just don’t let social media make you look like a crazy and screw everything up for you. After all, we all love being single, but nobody wants to be single for forever.

Think about it…

  • Think of all of Carrie Bradshaw’s brunches with her gfs. Those one nighters, terrible kissers and crazy first timers should be shared with your best girlfriends over Mimosas or, if it was one of those nights, a Bloody Mary.
  • Be mysterious. Guys don’t want to know or think that you’re dating other people. But at the same time, they don’t want to think that you are 100% focused him and want to think that other guys are interested in you too. Nonchalantly and without effort, give him/them competition.
  • Not dating anyone else? I’m sorry… (Just kidding!) Pretend like you are and note the above.
  • Do NOT, for the love of God, Like, Favorite, RT, comment (whatever else) everything he puts on his profiles. That gives him an ego you don’t want him to have and you a title you don’t want to have, psycho creeper.
  • While you are in the “dating scene”, keep your social posts related to how awesome your girl friends are and how you’re killing it at work. No mushy posts based off of your initial butterflies with the dude(s), please.
  • Lastly, don’t post pictures of him, you and him, or of your dates… anywhere. Wait until you are both on the same page, AKA exclusive.



Young & Fearless – Social Media Impulsivity

LeAnn Rimes “My boss just slammed me with a new project that is due in 2 hours.”

“My coworker is wearing his cheap cologne again…”

“I might still be drunk from last night.”

“Completely re-writing this proposal. Some people don’t know how to use a comma.”

Well, those aren’t has bad has LeAnn Rime’s social media rants that put her into rehab, but they are close! Generation Y is known to result to social media in the heat of a moment, opposed to calling a good friend or shooting a text to vent. And surprisingly enough, most of this takes place on Twitter, public Twitter profiles, where you follow industry leaders, your company handle, and possible future colleagues. Even better, they probably follow you! Use Twitter to make a name for yourself, get to know influential people in your industry, and allow them to get to know you!

Then you have Facebook. You don’t want random people emotionally invested in your struggle or your pursuit and you don’t want to necessarily decline friend requests from your favorite happy hour group. Yes, I’m saying it is okay to friend/accept friend requests from coworkers – if you do it right! Let me let you into my little secret… Facebook friends lists. Create a list for all of your coworkers that you become friends with and you can easily block that group from seeing certain things on your FB. You can even post a status update and hide it from that particular list. I have a ‘work folks’ list.

Facebook lists

Facebook Lists










So, tell your close friend sorry. You’ll be going to them to vent a lot more instead of venting to your following. 🙂






The Basics of Phone Etiquette

Yes, I said it. Etiquette. That word makes me cringe just like the word class. I can’t live without my phone and I am pretty sure you can’t either. We are all on our phones so much more since we first starting hearing the different principles of phone etiquette. With today’s technology, we don’t only use our phones to contact people, we use them for our personal email, work email, social media, scheduling, and even as an alarm clock! Let’s take a step back from it all and get back to the basics…

You’re talking to someone on the phone:
*Finish your conversation before walking into a place of business.
*Ask the person you are talking to if you can call them back or ask them to hold on while you are checking out at a store. The cashier is giving you their time, you should give them your time.

You receive a text or someone is calling you:
*If you are talking to someone in person and you receive a text it is NEVER okay to check your text and/or text back in the midst of a conversation. Sadly, this happens to me on a daily basis! Maybe I just talk too much.
*It is, however, acceptable to acknowledge the text by silencing the ring tone and responding when your current conversation is over.

Checking your social media feed:
*If you are waiting in line for something I would say it is perfectly fine to scroll through your Facebook/Twitter timeline, but try to avoid checking your feeds while waiting in line at a traffic light.
*Going out to eat with friends or family should be a time to catch up, socialize, eat, and have a few drinks. This shouldn’t be a time that you are glued to your phone to check Twitter so you can see the latest news on the Kardashians.

Texting a person of interest:
*I am a little old school when it comes to this… It is very rare that I will initiate a texting conversation unless it is to congratulate them or follow up with them on plans and such. If a guy is interested, he’ll make it a point to talk to you!
*Side Note: If they call you a name they would call one of their buddies, they just want to be friends. Let’s be honest!

Again, this is just the basics and quite frankly just my personal opinions!