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Welcome to 2016!

In Daily Chronicles on January 1, 2016 at 12:05 pm

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Happy New Year  Darlings,

A new year is here. We are blessed with another chance to start anew. Wishing you all much Success, Peace and Prosperity. Whatever was holding you back in 2015, it’s time to LET IT GO! Promise yourself one thing this year… Don’t live in the past! You have the power to make 2016 AMAZING!

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Christmas Time is Here… Again!

In Christmas Chronicles on December 25, 2015 at 2:38 pm

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Can you believe Christmas is here again!!! I remember Christmas 2014 very clearly, the time is just flying by.  My busy schedule did not allow me time to buy a tree, and I’ve been noticing the holiday mannequins which have been showing up on the social media circuit and I was very intrigued.  I decided to create my own.  Here is my version of the decorative Christmas mannequin.

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I used 6′ of artificial greenery which I bought from Target about 10 years ago; it already had the white frosted acorns attached, I then added some glass Christmas ornaments and for added glamour I then added the fairy lights.

To get you in the true holiday mood, here are 3 of my favourites. Do You Hear what I Hear by Whitney Houston,  Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt and Silent Night sung by the Temptations and another version of Silent Night sung by  Mariah Carey.

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Wishing you a fabulous and joyous Christmas!

 

 

 

 

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Small Business Saturday 2016…

In Weekend Chronicles on November 28, 2015 at 12:24 pm

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Here we are again! Thanksgiving is over and its Small Business Saturday.  The million dollar question is… Where on earth did the time go!!! This year has moved so fast, there’s been no time to think.  One minute it was January 1, new year’s day, now we’re looking at Christmas all over again.  Today, November 28th, please support small business, whether online, or brick and mortar.  Entrepreneurs truly rely on you to make this a big day for them, especially with the holidays right around the corner.

There are so many ways to find beautiful items created and sold by a small business. Just walk down your local high street, there are probably quite a few there; Etsy is also a great place to find unusual gift items created by talented individuals, and also to discover items you won’t find anywhere else. Today, ditch the big box stores (trust me they’ve made their profits for the year 100 times over), and seek out a few small businesses and make an entrepreneurs day! Happy Shopping

And remember…

Bette Davis

 

Evernote, Busy Life & Friday Musings…

In Friday Chronicles on November 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm

 

Hi Darlings!

I hope you’ve had a wonderful and productive week.  It just occurred to me that I haven’t blogged in 10 days!! Jeez!! Life has been so busy and hectic, that I didn’t realize 10 days had gone by (time is going by a little too fast if you ask me).  I try to draft posts either in Evernote or in my trusty journal, but sometimes they just don’t make it to publication because time is so limited.

Speaking of Evernote, I love this lovely piece of software, if you’re not using Evernote go to your app store or online and download it now! If you want to know more about the great features of Evernote, the blog Ginger & Co has a lovely write-up.  What do you do to help you blog on a regular basis?

Since it’s Friday, and the weekend is here, remember it’s…

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Have yourselves a fantastic weekend!

Cynthia Vincent On The Fringe…

In Daily Chronicles on November 3, 2015 at 8:40 pm

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These Cynthia Vincent boots are everything!! Grey suede boots with a western edge.

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A Relaxing Sunday…

In Weekend Chronicles on November 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm

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Hopefully you’ve remembered to “fall backwards” in other words, set your clocks and multiple devices back one hour and gotten that much-needed extra hour in bed.  I’m taking it really easy today, as I’ve set myself some important goals for the coming week.  What goals have you set for yourself this week? Above is a snapshot of how I plan to spend my day. Hopefully this post will inspire you to take a page out of my book and make this day a truly relaxing one, so that you can be totally refreshed for the week ahead.

And remember…

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It’s A Wrap or is it a Poncho?

In Daily Chronicles on October 28, 2015 at 4:47 pm

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Browsing through the Zara website, I found this lovely go to item, and now I’m totally in love with this poncho/wrap.  I love the earthy colours; you can do a lot with this, throw it on over a pair of skinny jeans and a chunky turtle neck, add a pair of Minnetonka knee-high fringe boots, and you’re off to the races! At $49.90, the price isn’t bad either.

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Your Destiny Reading…

In Daily Chronicles on October 27, 2015 at 12:32 pm

 

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I simply love books which inspire and motivate.  I’m on a major spiritual journey, and I’m absorbing as much as I can in order to succeed on my path to greatness.  I must be able to help others as well as myself.  Growing and becoming the best woman I can be is a constant and daily goal, I must strive for and be better than I was yesterday.  My current daily read is Destiny Daily Readings, inspirations for Your life’s Journey by T.D. Jakes.

This little gem is a companion to Bishop Jakes new book Destiny, which I will start reading soon.  It’s a book of affirmations, meditations and scripture with suggested action steps on fulfilling your God-given role day by day. It’s definitely food for thought.  If you’re on a spiritual journey like I am, this book is for you. Purchase yours here.

Happy reading.

Stylish Shaggy Wear…

In Daily Chronicles on October 19, 2015 at 4:48 pm

 

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October is really and truly here!  This morning it was 35 degrees, but thank goodness it got up to 55.  I’m more of a summer 90 degrees person myself, but I don’t mind this part of autumn, where the air is crisp and the sun is shining brightly.  October is layering month and if you’re looking for something funky to dress up those jeans and your heels, this shaggy cardigan jacket is a must have.

I bought this shaggy jacket a couple of months ago for exactly this time of year, lightweight, stylish but warm and cozy at the same time. I love it because it has a 70’s vibe to it and I love clothing from that era. I purchased this one from eBay where I buy a lot of my things, because I’m sure to find unusual and quirky items, which makes me stand out from the crowd.  I’ve had so many compliments on this jacket, I’m thinking of buying another in black!

Available here.

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Anyone For a Cup of Tea?

In Monday Musings on October 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm

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Did you have a beautiful weekend? I know I did.  The weather was gorgeous, blue skies and a perfect sun, making everything look golden and happy.  I’m only writing this now, because I had a lovely 4 day weekend. I spent some of it with a very good friend of mine. We were out and about shopping at one of our favourite stores, Home Goods.  Home Goods is a store, where you go in and you’re never seen again.  We actually closed the store (we left at 9:30 p.m.) but what fun we had! Sunday was brunch with a dear friend whom I had not seen in a while.

I posted the photo above of my latest cup and saucer acquisition on  my Facebook page and the responses and likes were amazing.  What is it about a cup of tea in an elegant china cup?  One of my FB friends said that the set reminded her of beautiful sari fabric, which I must say, it does!  I’ve been collecting cups and saucers for a number of years now; due to my English upbringing, this was the way we always had tea, I’ve still followed that tradition even after my many years living in the States.

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I think tea makes us think of comfort, home, relaxation and just puts us in a positive and tranquil state of mind. Tea lifts your equilibrium. Click here for my favourite tea, this is the brand I grew up with in London. Believe it or not the design and packaging really hasn’t changed that much. It’s nice to have a little piece of home on a daily basis. If you’re interested in the Brits love of tea and how it came to be, click here

I’ll be reviewing the book The Rice Mother in another posting.

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