Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wordy Wednesday

Found this one today and it struck a chord.. Happy Hump Day beauties!!! 

21 Suggestions for SUCCESS
  1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness of misery
  2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent
  3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully
  4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know
  5. Be forgiving of yourself and others
  6. Be generous
  7. Have a grateful heart
  8. Persistence, persistence, persistence!
  9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary
  10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated
  11. Commit yourself to constant improvement
  12. Commit yourself to quality
  13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect
  14. Be loyal
  15. Be honest
  16. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong
  17. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life
  18. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did
  19. Take good care of those you love
  20. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Haute Hair

I'm always looking for funky and new ways to do my hair.. I was named the "chameleon" in junior high because I would never wear my hair the same two days in a row. I LOVE having my hair French braided or in a fishtail but I don't even know how to do them myself. During the week I normally just have a shower and let it dry naturally which ends up making it look like this:
Vodka Slurpee at the Stampede! Put a lil braid in my hair!
On the weekends I like to straighten it on Friday so it will last a few days or make it mega curly with gel and a diffuser blow dryer... If I have a lot of time I will use hot rollers for more uniform curls. What is your favorite going out hair? Here are some funky looks I found that caught my attention:
Beautiful colors in this fish tail
Classy side braid.
LOVE this sexy look for summer
Fab colors... I want to dye my hair with bright streaks one day just because :p
How the ?!
Braid + French Braid + fishtail ... weird but kinda funky
Great wedding hair
Loveee these loose waves. Very Lauren Conrad sexy
I *NEED* to learn how to do this!
Brilliant color
Haute couture hair
I always forget to do this.. So simple and chic
Rainbow Afro from 1970's Vogue
Wedding chignons
Classic 1960's hair and make up
Looks like Unicorn hair hehe

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


 I really enjoy home parties... Being that I sell Pampered Chef I might be a bit biased but I love the fact that you can shop in your own home with a bunch of girlfriends and wine and the products are normally always REALLY good quality. Last night my sister in law hosted a "Signature HomeStyles Party" which was interesting to me because after 3.5 years in the direct sales industry I have never heard of it. I was assuming it was Home & Gift which I have a few pieces from... Instead Signature HomeStyles has more of an "Organize, Colorize and Accessorize" tag line featuring everything from pillows to table runners to paintings and their signature product- wicker baskets. Normally you have to curb this girl from spending money... Cool down that credit card... Unfortunately I had to flip through the catalog 30+ times and STILL couldn't find ANYTHING that I needed or wanted. My house is pretty decked out and every wall is covered.. I did find this bamboo basket for beside my tub though:
I chose the linen-lined bamboo basket in the foreground for $27... I found the catalog to be quite pricey with this combo priced at $46 and they are quite small baskets regardless of what the photo shows. I wanted a set of three baskets for my laundry room but they were $133 .. Oy!
I think the main problem with this product is that it is so comparable to other products on the market. I bought sea grass baskets at Canadian Tire on boxing day for $8 each and they are HUGE! The closest basket in sea grass and the same size was $48... Eek! My mom, girlfriend and mother in law couldn't find a thing either which NEVER happens... Interesting... Maybe better for the hostess or someone just starting out? Here are some of their pieces that I liked though:
These cubes were quite functional and I liked the reversible top on the espresso cube. They also hold up to 290 lbs. so they can be a great seat and are actually made by a furniture company.
I do like the way baskets can tidy up an area such as the laundry room or pantry
This was probably my favorite piece- the golden poppy painting which was hand painted and only $60!
This is the starter kit which features some great pieces. I really like the fabric on the throw pillow and the vase was gorgeous in real life.
Maybe not my favorite home party but there is potential if you have a lot of decorating to do. What do you think? Have you ever been to a Signature Homestyle's party?