Simply Stylist VIP Gift Bag GIVEAWAY

I am so beyond excited about this contest.  It’s the first giveaway that I’ve had on my blog and it’s so good that I honestly don’t think I’ll ever be able to top it!

The winner of this giveaway will be gifted with a Simply Stylist VIP Gift Bag that all of the VIP attendees received at the Chicago conference.  I honestly had so much fun going through my bag and discovering all the goodies and I sure hope the winner of this giveaway will have just as much fun as I did!

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Simply Stylist

Last Saturday I attended the Simply Stylist Conference held at the Dana Hotel in Chicago. I’d like to say that the day was amazing, wonderful, or marvelous but to put it SIMPLY that would just not give the day the justice it deserves; because, truthfully, no matter how great of an adjective I would choose, it SIMPLY cannot sum up the day that I had!

For those of you that do not know about Simply Stylist, I encourage you to check out their website to learn more. Currently they host annual conferences in LA, NYC and Chicago as well as monthly sessions in LA. They are “all about bridging the gap between individuals, tastemakers and brands in the fashion and beauty space.” I said “currently” above because based on some recent interviews I’ve read, Sarah Boyd, owner of Simply Stylist has some exciting plans on the horizon. And I for one, cannot wait to watch them unfold!



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A Person of Excellence

A few months ago I scheduled a personal day for today.  I had no plans and I still don’t; and can I just say that feels terrific?!  Some people may see taking a day off for no reason as a waste of a vacation day, but usually when I’m taking a day off it’s for others- such as traveling home to see family for holidays, etc.  So, why not use one of my days for myself and take a ME DAY?


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Wedding Bell Special

Do you have anyone special in your life getting married soon?

If so, then you have to check out Kate Spade’s wedding special.  They have items up to 75% off.  The sale ends at 11:59PM on July 17th though…so check it out fast if you want in on the bargain.

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“ONE KIND WORD can change someone’s entire day.”

Last week I was completely stuck in my head.  Questioning everything about my life; the decisions I have made thus far and I was really just not feeling too hopeful about my future.

I was snapped out of my own thoughts when I was standing in the elevator one morning at work and a girl from another company riding the elevator complimented my shoes.

“I like your shoes.”

“Oh, thank you so much.”


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Changing It Up



I started this blog in an effort to let the creative part of my self out.  Unfortunately, the very foundation that allowed me to build the blog has now suddenly made me feel “trapped” into only writing about certain topics on certain days.  So, I’ve decided I want to change it up in an effort to keep myself happy and to keep you all entertained (that’s my goal anyway).

Since I won’t necessarily be posting on the same Wed. and Fri schedule as I was previously, then I encourage you to sign up for my email notifications so you know when a new blog has been posted.  It’s very easy to do!  When you are on my page, put your mouse around the right hand side of your screen and you will see a button that says “Follow.”  Click that button and it will prompt you for your email address.  Following that, you will receive an email every time I make a post so you never miss out!

I hope you all come along on this journey and change with me.




“Expose your ideas and be creative.  The little things make the real change.”

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Happy 4th of July Weekend

I hope everyone has had a wonderful, safe and super fun 4th of July weekend!!! 

This is just a short little post because I wanted to let you all know that I’m working on some special things to share with you very soon…While doing so I stumbled upon the quote below.  I found it very fitting for the weekend AND for what I’m working on, so I had to share.  I hope you enjoy!

“A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that till tomorrow, he said, which you can do today. This is the man who discovered electricity. You think more people would listen to what he had to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I’d have to say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you’re wrong? What if you’re making a mistake you can’t undo? The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we hadn’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin really meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beat the hell out of never trying.” -Meredith Grey quote from Grey’s Anatomy

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