Sunday, December 17, 2017

Outside the Box Holiday Gifting

Looking for the ultimate present for that hard to shop for person this Holiday Season?
Here's a few gifting suggestions that think outside the box they are sure to love~
Elements Massage® Introduces their Peppermint Aromatherapy Massage
 Available for a Limited Time through December 24th
Available as an add-on to any 1 hour, 90 or 120-minute massage, Elements’ Peppermint Aromatherapy is an exclusive seasonal offering that provides soothing, cooling and relaxing benefits, as well as increased muscle pain relief that they will surely love and appreciate.
In addition to aromatherapy, Elements also offers clients many other services whether they’re looking to just relax or work on tight muscles. Earlier this month, Elements was the first national massage franchise in the country to launch Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, one of the most innovative services the industry has introduced in years. 

Visit the  Elements Massage website for more details today!


Another fabulous gifting option is a feel good for everyone involved as it gives back to charity as well as offers the gift of entertainment.
When you donate $500 to Variety- The Childrens Charity of Texas you receive their annual Cinema Passport, good for movies for two for an entire year!!

The Cinema Passport allows you and a guest entry to participating Texas movie theaters all year long. Your contribution to Variety during the Cinema Passport giving season will help children with special needs get the products and services that they desperately need, such as wheelchairs, walkers, therapy, medical procedures, and much more.
Make this holiday season bright for a child in your community by donating today!  For more information on the 2018 Cinema Passport or to make your donation today, visit their  website or call 512.328.5437. 


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New Store Alert: Introducing Riley Rose

Right in time for your holiday shopping~
Introducing....Riley Rose!  

A one stop beauty and lifestyle universe where play, discovery, and self- expression are celebrated. 
 Launched by the daughters of Forever 21 founders, Linda and Esther Chang, the store is a shopping mecca to catch up on the latest beauty products and trends. 

I'm pretty knowledgable when it comes to the plethora of makeup lines out on the market and MANY of the products at Riley Rose I had never seen before including 
K- Beauty brands (that's "Korean Beauty"-FYI) such as CosRX, Missha, Goodall and Huxley just to name a few.

Featuring not only the most sought after beauty essentials, but home decor, accessories and an assortment of yummy treats by Dylan's Candy Bar.
Located on the second level of Stonebriar Mall near JCP,
this is a must see shopping playground.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Love Love Love Chloe and Isabel

I recently fell in love with lifestyle brand Chloe and Isabel that not only offers gorgeous jewelry and accessories but also a creative way to be part of their business.
Here are a few of my favorites from their Holiday collection that literally match everything I pair with it and makes the ultimate gift or Holiday Party accessory.

Into the Woods Statement Earrings $62

Navy Suede Convertible Clutch $65

FYI to note....
The price point can't be beat!
To shop the entire line of non-stop sparklers and curated gift ideas visit  


Sunday, October 29, 2017

My cup runneth over no more....#IGOTFIT

 I just got fit.....
Thanks to 
Wacoal & Susan G. Komen


The correct fit is so important in every aspect when shopping for apparel,
but did you know that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size bra?  
Guilty as charged...
I'm not sure why because there should be no shame in being naturally big chested, but I have always been embarrassed about my large breasts and when it came to shopping for bras 
that translated into going a cup size or as I found out recently,
 TWO CUP SIZES smaller than I actually was as a result.

Women should be professionally fitted for a bra at least once a year to ensure their bra size has not changed as a result of natural fluctuations in their body.
My experience with Georgia at the Neiman Marcus NorthPark was amazing!
Not only was it personal and informative, I realized that the proper bra can actually make your chest size SMALLER.  Yes, smaller, which for me is a good thing.:-)

With 17 years making an impact in their mission to help end breast cancer with their event
Fit for the Cure®  
help Wacoal reach the goal of fitting 1 million women for a new bra, 
and donating over $5 million to Susan G. Komen®, by attending one of over 600 events across North America.

Now through November 2017, do something good for yourself, while contributing to a worthy cause.  Receive a complimentary bra fitting at a local Fit for the Cure® event conducted by a Wacoal fit specialist. When you show up and participate in a free bra fitting, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen®, to benefit breast cancer research and community health programs. Wacoal will also donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt’d bra purchased at the event, with a guaranteed aggregate minimum donation of $250,000 to Komen in 2017.

By taking less than 15 minutes to meet with a Wacoal fit expert, 
you are helping to contribute to an important cause. 
To find an event near your visit and learn more about Susan G. Komen® or breast health information visit

                #IGOTFIT!!      HAPPY SHOPPING!!    #IGOTFIT!!       HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Friday, October 27, 2017

The IT Gifting Wish List's seriously crazy that November is next week!
How is that possible??
So you know what that means.....
 Holiday Shopping!!
Well, at least to start thinking about Holiday shopping....
One of my favorite makeup lines, IT Cosmetics not only offers amazing products, it also has the most fun, innovative packaging for gifting.  
Mom, Sis, name it, the adorable selections below offer stocking stuffer ideas for all the gals on your list. And while your at it, be sure to pick one up for yourself....
"One for me....and One for you" gifting!
 Happy Shopping!!

IT Girl Eye & Cheek Palette - $48 (ULTA Beauty)

Chic in the City Brush Set - $68 (ULTA Beauty)

CC Cream Ornament - $15 (ULTA Beauty)

Superhero Mascara Ornament - $12 (


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Block Party!!

One of my favorite places of all time is CorePower Yoga who I featured on my TV show.

I am so OBSESSED with their Yoga Sculpt class! 
In honor of their 2 year anniversary they are celebrating with a big Block Party
and everyone is invited!
Vendors from the Preston Forest Shopping Center have a great time planned~

Saturday, June 10th 

Check out the details below and mark your calendar!

Namaste ya'll!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Blast from the Past Inspiration

How is this for a quote?
"Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession"

Those words I can honestly say I have lived by my entire life...
My motto?
You have one life to live so make it count, because this is not a dress rehearsal.

It's been extremely humbling over the years to hear time and time again from people 
how I've been an inspiration in leading by example to follow their own dreams-
 I've heard from so many friends, so many acquaintances, readers and viewers.
Yes I know its scary putting yourself out there but you've got to jump off the cliff.
Don't be afraid of failing because that's how you grow.
Get out of your own way.

Envision your purpose, your passion....
Dream it.
Do it.
Don't let anyone stand in your way.
Unfortunately the higher you climb, haters will rear their ugly heads and want to see you fail.

If someone sends you negativity and hate to wish you harm you,
Send them positive healing energy in return.

Do not let them dim your sunshine.
In a toxic relationship or environment? Have the strength to get out and move on and continue your passion.
This is not an act of selfishness- it's an act of survival.
In the event of a plane crash they always state to put your own oxygen mask on first 
and then your child's.

Just keep doing YOU ....and don't let the haters stand in your way.

Here's a walk down my memory lane to share how I allowed my passion
 to become my purpose and yes it did become my profession...
Over, and over and over in each chapter of my life~

Example One:
Jump Rope= Passion.
I developed a jump rope dance aerobics class called "A -Rope- X"
Joined a modeling agency for athletes and became a fitness model, performed at Nike fashion shows and fitness trade shows.
I taught private lessons to Tom Selleck during his Magnum PI days in Los Angeles and even taught fitness classes in Dallas when I first arrived back in 1990.
This video was taken much later on after kids, and I guess to prove to myself and others that I could still do it.:-))

Example Two:
Shopping= Passion.
I developed a statement t-shirt line and my bestseller t-shirt was you guessed it....
Shopping Is My Cardio!!
Profession:  T-Shirt line morphed into Shopping Expert and
"Shopping Is My Cardio" TV segments were born!
 I put to good use my college education with a BA in Broadcasting as a TV Expert.
Here is my very first episode debuting "Shopping is my Cardio" on
"Home and Lifestyle" TV Show back in August 2009.

Example Three: 
Travel: Passion
Profession: Travel Time with Linda TV segments
Having always been bitten by the travel bug and needing more lifestyle topics to feature,
 I developed "Travel Time with Linda" TV segments featuring amazing 
Travel destinations on television. 
First airing on the "Designing DFW" TV show back in June 2013 and became a big hit.
Brilliant idea! Right??!!
Here's the first episode below ~
Later on I brought both of my lifestyle branded topics to my lifestyle show 
and here we are to date.

So what's next?
It's been an incredible ride and the journey is not over yet...

I am moving on to the next chapter in my life as its time for me to close the door
on the "Live Love Laugh Today Show".  
It's been a great ride having aired now for four TV seasons.
Thank you to everyone for all your support as it means so much!
My wish to you all is to pursue your dreams and make them your reality 
as I will continue to do the same....

Stay tuned!!


Monday, March 27, 2017

Style AND Comfort....this is not an oxymoron!

Finding stylish and comfortable shoes have always been a challenge, but how about adding quiet to the list?? Finding high heeled shoes that don't make that clickety-clack sound at every step?

Ssh-oes Founder, Mary Arnett has come up with the answer with her revolutionary 
Shh-oes design that adds a shock-absorber like heel tip, ample padding and special blister-free Lycra with leather lining to every one of her fashionable shoes.
Hurray!! Adorable shoes and you've gotta love a great female entrepreneur story .....

Definitely worth checking out!  
Ssh-oes mission is to provide women stylish, comfortable and quiet heels to look and feel great and be seen for your fabulous presence.
Check out the entire Ssh-oes collection at  
 and use promo code:
 "spring17" to receive 25% off your 
SSH-OES order!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Seeing is Believing!

Being on television as a TV Host for many years I have tried my fair share of teeth whitening products.  
Yes...I have the bleaching trays!

Yes.....I have the Teeth Whitening Kit from Sephora that cost an untold fortune!
Yes.....I have my pocket whitening pen to keep handy for 
touch ups in case of emergency! could say I have tried all the bells and whistles when it comes to perfecting my pearly whites and I can truly say this product is 

A friend of mine recently introduced me to this whitening toothpaste 
 and her results were amazing!  Needless to say I had to see for myself!
I am bowled over and "Seeing is Believing"!


❌No Peroxides

❌No Bleach 
­čśÇRemoves Stains
­čśÇRestores Whiteness 

­čĹĆDentist Recommended 

Also, it's the only whitening toothpaste thats safe enough for kids to use!

To purchase or to learn more~
 Click name to contact:
or email him at

TRUST ME....this product is awesome!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Personally Yours with Design-Her Gals

It's no surprise I'm a big fan of this company Design-her Gals~
My first post discovering this amazing shopping gem dates back to when I first 
began blogging in 2011.
Check out my adorable personalized Design-her Gals’ stationery for 
"Travel Time with Linda"!

 You too can design a Gal or Guy that resembles you or a special friend and place the image on stationery, business cards and even gifts like luggage tags and mugs though our Zazzle store! With business cards, stationery or using your Gal as an email signature, you are sure to stand out in your industry! 
And what says I care more than a personalized gift.  

With 1000’s of outfits and accessories to choose from, expressing your individual personality and uniqueness is just a few clicks away.  
Dress your Gal in the Spring 2017 fashions including split sleeves, stripes and ruffle tops and in one of the colors of the season such as Primrose Yellow, Niagara, and Pale Dogwood.   

With weddings, Graduations and Mother’s Day right around the corner, you too can join Oprah and discover how “ridiculously addictive” Design-her Gals really is!  

Start creating today at

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Woohoo!  Bring on Spring!
 I have Spring Fever this "Shopping Is My Cardio"!!
On our March 5th airdate, I feature the hottest finds in luggage, beauty and aesthetics right in time for Spring Break!

Featuring the Grand Spa, a personal favorite as they cater to all my 
beauty needs under one roof!
It's a one-stop shop for all things pampering and prettifying ~

With Lauren Eyer, Aesthetics Manager while filming my favorite treatment- the HydraFacial.  This highly effective skin treatment is seriously the best facial I've ever received~
Its a "hydra dermabrasion" treatment ideal for all skin types using a 4 step process delivering serums into dermis to remove fine lines, wrinkles, reduces pore size and delivers long term skin health.  Consider it 'yoga' for the skin.....


Bag n' Baggage was also on my shopping hit list for Spring Break Travel.
What I love about this company is despite it being the largest retail chain selling travel goods, it never lost sight of its customer service aspect.
I fell in love....ok- LUST, with this adorable purple RIMOWA luggage while filming at the Preston Center store location.
Ross Beevers, Store Manager shared with me his knowledge on the perfect bag for every travel occasion.

Also a favorite aesthetic treatment featured this show~
to keep the warm weather at bay and stop underarm sweat and odor!
Now NO SWEAT can become a reality~

Don't miss it next show!


"Live Love Laugh Today Show with Linda Cooper & Susie McAuley"

Sunday, March 5th at 11am on ABC 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Love is Love, is Love, is LOVE!......

On our Valentines " Love" Show airing February 5, 2017

I covered TONS of territory on this weekend's "Shopping Is My Cardio" segment!
If your looking for meaningful statement sparkle that doesn't break the bank
SWAROVSKI is the perfect choice.  So many fab gifting ideas and they all come wrapped in 
their signature beautiful blue box.
My personal favorite is the Crystaldust double wrap around bangle.  
It's a celeb favorite with an edgy, glam vibe #givebrilliant #swarovksi


I found many MANY more amazing gifting options at a brand new pharmacy concept called 
A return to the apothecary of yesteryear, not only is Cedra a full service pharmacy, their retail store selection of unique product lines is a shopping MUST.
For that hard to shop for person on your Valentines gifting list- this is a true find and
as a shopping expert, I have to admit that even I haven't heard of many of them.

And finally, on my last stop I interviewed Dr. Benjamin Tittle, of Plastic Surgery of Texas on his gravity buster solution to a problem many women face as they age. 
An aesthetic treatment to help remove the saggy skin above a woman's knees.

Another FAB gift idea for the lover of Athleisure wear- a FABLETICS VIP Membership!
I became a fan of the line while filming this weekends
"Travel Time with Linda" segment in Costa Rica.  As seen here zip lining,
the Fabletics line is really well made and has adorable prints to choose from....
and you can't beat their prices!

Thank you for watching!!!
Sunday, February 5th at 11am on ABC Network WFAA-8

"Live Love Laugh Today with Linda Cooper & Susie McAuley"

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!! It's a Celebration on this Weekend's Show!

Bring on 2017!!!
We are celebrating the New Year on "Live Love Laugh Today" 
and I'm SO excited to feature some amazing ways to improve your quality of life on this
 "Shopping Is My Cardio"!

My Mom Betty steals the show while featuring this new state-of-the-art walker by Motivo 
filmed at The Legacy at Willow Bend.  For anyone in your life using a walker this is a must see!

 Dr. John Antonetti of Clinique Dallas shares the latest in aesthetics and plastic surgery options for 2017.

And if you want to lose weight, Medi Weightloss is a wonderful resource to kick off your 2017 New Years Resolution with a bang!

Click the above links for website info on my featured guests and thank you for tuning in to watch this weekend's show!

Airing Sunday, January 8th 
11am on ABC Network WFAA-8
"Live Love Laugh Today with Linda Cooper & Susie McAuley"