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Reflections of 2016

January 1, 2017

My favorite time of year just might be New Years! Wiping the slate clean, starting fresh, taking inventory, organizing data, are all things as a stylist I do for my job. Part of my process in looking forward is understanding where I am at, and what I might have learned from my mistakes. With all that said, Here is what I am most grateful for happening in 2016.

Reflections of 2016

  • The Four Agreements– this book was a real game changer for me. I learned not to make assumptions or to take things personally. This self-management has allowed me to be more present, and to let go of the everyday insecurities. Oprah talks about finding the flow. The four agreements have helped me enter the flow – it’s a great place to be!

 

  • New house- we took the plunge and invested in staying in Seattle longer than originally planned. After years of renting, having our own space to invest in has Seattle feeling like home.seattlehouse

 

  • Hubs got a promotion- Yes! It is fun witness the patience, hard work and faith turn into fruition. His new job has created some adjustments in the family dynamic, mostly because my daughter and I have more alone time together than ever before. Very grateful for the time I get to influence her while she still seems to listen.

    What kind of wife would I be if I didn't attempt to do a funny out take

    What kind of wife would I be if I didn’t attempt to do a funny out take

 

  • Baby Lucia– Grateful to watch my family grow and have another girl gang member. Nothing like cute little girls to brighten up my day.Reflections of 2016

 

I usually like to focus reflections on the positives that I experienced, but 2016 was also filled with work challenges, lost opportunities and kid drama. All of which were experiences filled with disappointments to grow from.

 

Looking ahead for Chapter 2017

 

  • Turn my cell phone off – being less tethered to smartphone applications (games and social). I totally have an addiction to my cell-phone and games that I spend hours a month playing. I plan to use this time investing in paying more attention to people I care about me.

 

  • Less is more. Loving “The Minimalists” movement “love people and use things” instead of “using people and loving things”. I will continue let go of clothing and things I no longer need. Being a stylist, it is very hard to let go of clothing especially when it can go into my kit.

 

When I make a goal I try to The focus is on doing the action, not on achieving X goal by a certain date. Best of Luck for you and your adventures in 2017

Lifestyle

Perch Magnetic Wall Storage

August 20, 2016

In a quest to become hyper organized I have become obsessed with the Perch magnetic storage pieces. Especially loving my Perch Magnetic Wall Storage in my bathroom. I superglued tiny magnets to my makeup and put them on my Perch wall! My hubs picked up the magnets at home dept, but you can also find them on Amazon.

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Perch Magnetic’s also helped me clean my desk off! My office workspace is always… messy. Being able to move my mess to the magnetic wall has helped clear off my actual desk. I have a compartment for everything. Looking for the perfect mid-centry file cabinet… Poppin is the answer. I bought the orange one.
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Perch Magnetic Wall Storage

Lifestyle

Biobu Dishes

August 6, 2016

Living in Seattle has made me become very eco-friendly. I live in a green house, compost and recycle. Which leads me to my latest green purchase Biobu dishes. These green dishes that work great as both indoors/outdoors. Made out of bamboo, this dinnerware works for both hot and cold food. Biobu Dishes are top-rack dishwasher safe, BPA, PVC, and Phthalates free. For the larger plates that don’t fit on my top rack, I put them on the bottom rack and haven’t noticed any wear and tear thus far. These dishes have a mid centry flare to them with a simple design and color palette of mustard yellow, teal, and orange combo’s. The colors are so fun when I open my kitchen cabinet.
Biobu-Dishes

I have three different sized plates : 7′ side plate, 9′ medium, 11′ dinner plate and three different sized bowls: pasta bowl (my favorite size), side bowl, and the small (mini) bowl.  I actually love the small bowls. I want to order a couple of trays to complete my set!

I like that the color pops threw the frosted glass

I like that the color pops threw the frosted glass

Life, Lifestyle

Be the Tortoise Not the Hare Video

March 9, 2015

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Watch Be the Tortoise not the Hare Video

Motional Monday! I love “Be the Tortoise not the Hare” video. In life. At work. Maybe what you’re doing isn’t working. You know you need to accelerate. You know you need to change the game. Turn things up…So maybe what you need is a new way of thinking. Some new good advice. An inspiring motivational manifesto, a new big idea. and maybe that big idea…is a really simple one. One you taught this as a child. Be the Tortoise. Not the Hare.

I saw this at a preview in the movie theater, and thought it was worth sharing. I myself, feel like the hare. I am always running and pushing to try and make things happen. I know the slow and steady win the race but my impatience gets the best of me. Are your the tortoise or the hare?

If your inspired to read more motivational quotes check out brainyquote.com, MA Pictures, and addicted2success.com.

Lifestyle

Best eye mask for eyelash extensions

May 6, 2014

I have only recently discovered an eye mask/sleep mask I am in love with – Bucky 40 blinks, this eye mask is awesome! And best of all, it won’t hurt or damage my eyelash extensions.

Best eye mask for eyelash extensions
This mask is very lightweight, and does not touch your eye or your eyelashes. It has an elastic Velcro strap that adjusts your to your head size and doesn’t stretch out. When I first place it on my head there’s a little space where light can show through around my nose, but that’s fixed with a little arranging once its on. I previously had black out curtains and this eye mask is the closest I have come to creating complete darkness in a otherwise lighted room.

This is the best eye mask for eyelash extensions on the market. So, if you are looking for a great eye mask period, Bucky 40 blinks eye mask is a winner.

Lifestyle

A-Z of dance from Diesel

April 12, 2014

This Diesel dance video has me in awe. After all the of hours of work, sweat, money, tears, and effort… I want some Diesel Jogg Jeans!

A – Arabesque, Morgan Quinn
B – B-girl, Bgirl Terra
C – Chicken Noodle Soup, Terence Dickson
D – Death Drop, Nick Lanzisera
E – East Coast Swing, Yani Marin, Nathan Kim
F – Finger Tut, John P-Nut Hunt
G – Grand Jeté, Julia Cinquemani
H – Harlem Shake, Amanda Meade-Tatum
I – Indian Bhangra, Reshma Gajjar
J – Jump Style, Høps
K – Krump, Jigsaw
L – Liquid Dance, Phillip ‘Pacman’ Chbeeb
M – Memphis Jookin, Lil Buck
N – Northern Soul, Levanna McLean
O – OMG, Anthony ‘Lil’ Bob’ Cabaero
P – Pole, Nicole ‘The Pole’ Williams
Q – Questionable, Reid Shapiro
R – Rumba, Junior and Emily Alabi
S – Step, Soul Steps: Dionne Norton, Heather DeLeon, Maxine Lyle
T – Twerk, Twerk Team: Lady Luscious, Mizz Twerksum
U – Ultimate, Shofu Tha Beatdown
V – Vogue Hands, Javier Madrid of Legendary House of Ninja
W – Whine, Colleen Craig
X – X-press Yourself, Ryan Heffington
Y – YMCA, Allison Chu at Next Models LA
Z – TurF FeinZ: Byron Vincent Sanders Jr aka T7, Donald Brooks aka Torch, Eric Bossett aka Kidd Strobe, Gary Morgan aka Noh-justice, Leon M Williams aka Mann, Rayshawn Thompson aka Looney2smooth

Lifestyle

Homestead Seattle

June 30, 2013

Can you say house envy… or should I say Homestead Seattle . Recently on a photo shoot I was welcomed to Michele & Ryan Tansey showroom/ home. Every room I walked into made me smile. As walked from room to room I was in visioning how I could incorporate their furniture into my extremely modern home.

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kitchen

upstairs

masterbath

Beautiful huh…. you can follow Homestead Seattle on Facebook, instagram, and pinterest …. the pictures almost don’t do this house justice. Check out what is for sale at Homestead Seattle now…. just know you will want to buy everything.

Lifestyle

The Stendig Calendar

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! This is the forth year I have purchased the Stendig Calendar. It is so big and really makes for a functional piece of art in your home. Not to mention it is great for writing on, sticking birthday invitations to, and anything else that is important that you don’t want to lose. The extra bonus for me is my daughter loves coloring on the back of the pervious month (you tear each month off to get to the next).

http://www.stendigcalendar.com $40

Beginning a new year always gives me a reason to set new goals! This year my husband put my goals in an excel spreadsheet so I can measure my progress. How lucky am I that my husband is a master in excel… and great cheerleader that always calls me out when I start slacking or giving up? If you are making a new year resolution this year….WRITE IT DOWN. Come up with a plan on how to make it happen (legally of course). Whether you succeed or fail it is about the journey and learning from your mistakes.

Lifestyle, Men

Business Card Stamp

November 14, 2012

What a savvy way to always have your business on you. Attach this business card stamp to your keys and you will always have a business card handy. I love this concept… simple, convenient, and always stylish!

Business Card Stamp

Business Card Stamp

Cranky Press.com makes this stamp and it is kind of complicated to do. But with the cost being only $26 it it’s totally worth trying to figure out. Finding business cards that are chic and cool at the same time is always a challenge. Currently I am using mini cards by Moo.com.