July 20, 2014

Whenever I get a gray hair I’ve been tempted to pull it out. However, I’ve always been fearful that they may come back by the dozen. Many of us feel gray hair ages us and will do whatever is necessary to wash that gray away. I decided to do a show on this topic after a friend of mine let her hair go gray. Not only did it not age her at all, it made her look absolutely stunning! I salute all the women who choose to embrace their gray. I know whatever I decide my stylist, Alisa Hall with Revive Organic Salon, will do her best to keep me looking fabulous. She’s always up on the latest trends. Who would’ve thought there was a violet shampoo? Anyhow, stay tuned next week and watch Alisa take my hair to a new level – with clip on extensions. The stars aren’t the only ones who can rock a weave!

This week’s show also had me thinking more creatively about blogging. Can you imagine making six figures just by expressing your opinion? I’m trying to come up with my own idea now. Maybe I could do something on being a female business owner or my weight loss journey....hmmm my brain is over her on overdrive. Too bad I’m not good at fashion because that seems to be a real money maker!

Speaking of money, I’m definitely more conscious about my tipping after Sunday’s show. I had no idea I was supposed to tip the maid at the hotel. I thought that was only on the cruise ship. I guess I need to get a pile of one dollar bills before my next trip lol. On a good note, I did figure out that in most cases I’ve been over tipping. My dad was right all those years. You only need tip on the pre-tax amount of the bill! Happy tipping!

Thanks you for watching as always! Don’t miss next week’s show, where we will reveal the formula for finding true love!


July 13, 2014

Sunday's show really hit home for me. I often wonder if I will have children. I've always had a maternal instinct but as the years have passed I question if I will one day be a mom. I already have two nieces and a nephew and three godchildren and I often wonder if I will just play a significant role in their lives and be a mother figure to them. I have decided not to try and  figure it out. I know God has a plan for my life. I've learned from Lance and Amy that life without kids doesn't have to be empty. There are many ways to bring meaning to your life. I've often said the Joy Sutton Show is my baby.

After our Real Talk segment this week, I'm feeling a little bit guilty about my cell phone etiquette. I'm notorious for talking on the phone at the checkout line. I'm not sure if I'm ready to stop because as you know I have the gift of gab. But I'm going to try to wean myself off, or at least try to be more considerate (by whispering instead :).

When it comes to kitchen gadgets the onion goggles were my favorite. I love them. I can't tell you how many times I've been trying to cut up onions and ended up crying. Yes I'm working on my cooking skills as I mentioned. But to be honest I will never be a Chef Boyardee.

As always thank you for watching. Remember to be blessed, don't be stressed and forget the mess, at least that's what my sister used to say.

Until next week have a great one.


July 6, 2014

My father passed away in my early thirties from cancer. During his illness, I spent as much time as I could helping my mom to care for him. I would anchor the Saturday morning show and then jump on a plane to Minnesota to be with my dad at least every other weekend. It was a special time with my dad but it was also very taxing on me emotional and physically.

All of us at some point will likely be a caregiver. Navigating this time in our lives can be very stressful. The advice Barbara McVicker provided on the show was invaluable. One thing that touched me the most was the importance of continuing to do the things you love, so you don’t lose yourself in the process.

One thing I miss about my dad, and there are numerous things, is all the advice he gave me about men. I’m cracking up just thinking about it. Like the time he told me all men are dogs. He said you just have to find the one with the least bite lol. My dad was truly a character.

That’s why I enjoy having our relationship experts on the show. They keep it real and sometimes a sista needs a wakeup call when it comes to the real deal about men. Silva had some great advice. I need to replay this segment over and over, and over again. Note to self – men are sensitive!

I also need advice in the wardrobe department. Thank God I have my stylist Donna Wallace who keeps me looking good on the show. I’ve never been a fashionista. I’ve always gone for comfort first. But Donna has me really thinking about upping my shoe game. I didn’t realize just how much of difference a hot shoe can make to your wardrobe. I never looked at it as a critical accessory. Thank you Donna for your advice.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend. As always thank you for watching and supporting the show.


June 29, 2014

I’m inspired that so many women are taking the leap of faith into entrepreneurship – more than 1200 a day! I never imagined I would start my own business. It wasn’t even on my radar. I always knew I wanted to have my own talk show but never dreamed I would also own a production company, Sutton Impact Media, LLC. But I realized if I wanted to have the final say over the content, I needed to own it.

I have absolutely loved being a business owner. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. But it isn’t easy. It seems as if I’m always working and that can take a toll on you, if you’re not careful. During the first two seasons of my show, I put on 15 pounds each time. The stress of doing the show and working a full-time job at LewisGale was overwhelming at first. But now I’m learning to find balance. I’ve even started working out again, even if it means going to the gym late at night. Having a business partner has also been a Godsend. I’m not sure what the future holds – but I’m already planning in my heart to be like Oprah. A girl can only dream, right. :)

I learn so much from the shows we bring you ever week – especially this week from our real talk relationship expert Silva. No wonder it’s taken me forever to find a man. I TALK WAY TOO MUCH!!! As the men revealed, that is one of the big turnoffs. Who knew! I’ve also been told that sometimes conversing with me is like being interviewed. You know us reporters can’t help but do the digging. I might ask you the same question five times, five different ways, until I get answers that makes sense to me. Don’t blame me – blame my days at WDBJ when this made me a good reporter.