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Small Business Saturday 2016…

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

small business, small business Saturday, November 28

So…

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

 

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A Relaxing Sunday…

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

Blog Post - November 1

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…

Quote - Joss Whedon

 

 

Marie Forleo’s B-School and Me…

In Weekend Chronicles on February 21, 2015 at 11:42 am

Hi Darlings! I have been missing for a few weeks (again!).  Busy creating the life I want.  My life has been one big whirl wind lately, so many fantastic changes happening with me, my company and my brand.  One of the things I’ve done, is to enrolled myself in Marie Forleo’s B-School.  If you haven’t heard of her, you need to go to her site and check her out here.  I learned about Marie from a new business associate I recently met, and this information came into my life right on time.  It’s true that you do meet people who the universe chooses to present to you, in order to bring something extraordinary into your life.

Quick synopsis about Marie Forleo’s B-School; It is an 8 week, interactive video-based training program that teaches smart, effective online marketing strategies to business owners who want more sales and more impact from their online presence.

Marie Forleo’s B-School is about creating the life and business that you really want. It’s a little expensive, but for me, anything that is going to take my business and my life to the next level is worth its weight in gold (plus it’s a tax write off!).  I’ve done my research, and in my opinion, Marie is the real deal.  Registration is going on now, through to March 2, classes start March 9.  In the meantime, Marie has been sending out fantastic videos to us B-School students, to get us started, before class officially begins; I’m so looking forward to this new chapter of my life! I’ll keep you updated on my journey.

On another note; while on Pinterest this morning, these two beautiful quotes really struck me…

The Universe

Beautiful Quote

If you’re buried under piles of dirty snow like I am, with more sleet and snow expected, Stay Safe, Stay Warm, Stay Creative!

Afro Me - cropped

Decisions, Decisions Part I

In Weekend Chronicles on January 24, 2015 at 7:36 pm

So… I’m embarking on the trip of a lifetime in April.  It’s actually a country on my bucket list!!! I AM BEYOND EXCITED!!! I won’t reveal where just yet, as there will be extensive blogging and Instagraming all about it, while I’m there… Please stay tuned!

I’ve been looking for some lightweight dresses, long and short, so here are a few I’ve found so far.  Let me know your thoughts.  Many more choices to come, I’ve only just started!

Free People Maxi, Free, #dress, #maxidress, #freepeople

Available at Free People

Harem Pants, Amazon.com, #harempants, #pants

 

Available at Amazon ~ This one’s a must, and it comes in quite a few colours!

 

Jumpsuit Mango

I ordered this jumpsuit, it looks comfy ~ Available on sale at Mango

Free People Slip Dress, #dress, #whitedress, #freepeople

Available at Free People

Free People Maxi 2 - Cropped

Available at Free People

Have yourselves a absolutely fabulous weekend!

You Are Not Average!!

In Weekend Chronicles on January 10, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Motivational Quote

 

Over the past week, I have been blessed by quite a few women via Instagram, Facebook and in person, that I have been an inspiration to them. That is one of the highest compliments, anyone can ever pay me. My whole reason for ever starting my blog, was to inspire other women {and gentlemen too!}, that we are powerful, shining stars, who can accomplish anything we want to, when we set our hearts and minds on whichever path we choose to go.

I decided, 3 years ago, that I wanted to bring a ray of sunshine to your day, and hopefully inspire  you to put your best foot forward; start that business you’ve been dreaming about, style inspiration, or just posting a motivational quote, that may set off a light bulb in your head.  For me, if I have inspired one person, then I have accomplished what I originally set out to do.

Take this to heart: Shine every single day, Live Boldly every single day and always, always be YOU!

Love, Light, Creativity, and Blessings!

Maylana 2015 Blog Post

Maylana

Photo credits: The Maylana Group, LLC ~ All Rights Reserved

Coffee Scrub & Me…

In Weekend Chronicles on August 10, 2014 at 5:23 pm

 

Coffee Scrub

 

I’ve been seeing a lot of coffee scrubs around the internet, especially on Instagram, the prices have ranged from $18 – $35 and a coffee scrub body-wrap can cost $100 and up if you go to a spa! Because I have an entrepreneurial spirit, I started thinking; how about I create my own (light bulb moment!)  I won’t mention the 2 most popular brands floating around on Instagram here, because I’m sure you already know who they are.  After a little research, and the gathering of  organic ingredients, I made my own batch and coaxed some dependable and quite eager associates to be my test cases (trust me they did not need much coaxing!).  After rave reviews, it turns out I just may have a really good thing here.

As you may know, caffeine, is excellent to reduce the appearance of cellulite and the other ingredients are fantastic for obtaining baby soft skin.

I’ve made a few batches and they’ve turned out really well.  I’m going to experiment with different ingredients, but I’m pleased to say that I already have pre-orders, and I’m not even up and running yet!

Here’s a batch I created for my personal use, stored in my lovely “Liberty for Target” glass, which once held one of their gorgeously scented candles. {I wish Target would release another “Liberty for Target” line}.

Stay tuned, there just might be a giveaway in the near future!

 

 

Wishing you an Amazing and Beautifully Blessed week.

heart Red

Birkenstock Love…

In Weekend Chronicles on July 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Birkenstocks - Arizona Silver

 

You’ve just got to love Birkenstocks.  They have been around since the beginning of time. (at least it seems that way, I think Moses was wearing them!) A shoe that most of us would not have been seen dead in 20 years ago, but has now become an iconic style statement for every Stylista worth her salt and a wardrobe staple.

I myself own a couple of pairs, which I bought back in the mid 90’s and early 2000’s, way before they became the trend of 2014.  They are still  going strong today, and are in great condition.  The original Birkenstock, appears to be a shoe, that no matter what you do to them, they still keep going, and the comfort factor cannot be denied.  I think that’s why hippies loved them way back when.

A few companies have jumped on the Birkenstock “style” band wagon, Zara, Target, Steve Madden to name a few, creating their own version of this comfy shoe, but in my opinion, nothing beats the real thing.  Created in 1774, when Louis XVI ascended to the throne of France, a history tidbit that really has nothing to do with this post, but I thought I’d throw it in for good measure!

I don’t think this unlikely style statement is going anywhere any time soon.

You can read more on the history of  Birkenstock here and get your Birkenstock groove on here and here

Birkenstocks - Arizona Silver - Side View

 

Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor

All That Glitters…

In Weekend Chronicles on June 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

 

Tory Burch Espadrilles

 

With Summer officially 6 days away, maybe it’s time to add some serious sparkle to your life.  These sequined Tory Burch Mischa Espadrilles just might fit the bill.  Sequins combined with a summer classic, guarantees you’ll walk with a sparkle in your step.

Tory Burch Espadrilles - Grey Sequins

Available at toryburch.com

 

Sunday Musings…

In Weekend Chronicles on June 8, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Lana Marimekko Dress

 

Hi Darlingsheart Red

My posts are a little scant right now, because life is really busy, lots going on, and has also taken an unusual turn, but in the very near future, I will be making important lifestyle changes, where I’ll be able to do exactly what I truly love… “Blog, Style, Vintage™” Stay tuned!  Sometimes you take on a project, which in the beginning you thought was going to enhance your life, but instead has caused you to continually turn to God, to help get you through each day!  Without going into details, it has yet been another teaching moment to guide me through this exciting, and wonderful, yet complicated journey called life.  No matter, what, I am Truly Blessed Beyond Measure!

This quote really spoke to me today…

Quote - I do not exist to impress the world

 

This weekend in DC was simply glorious!! We truly could not have asked for more, the sky was azure blue, with snow-white clouds and a lovely breeze, even in the high 80’s.

Everywhere I went, everyone just seemed so happy, and there were tons of babies everywhere which is always an adorable sight to see.  Church as always was a joy to attend. I truly love this time of year.

I want to wish you a beautifully blessed week, and until next time, remember to…

Quote - Be Who You Are

 I’m re-posting my anthem, “I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan for the “I’m Every Woman” out in this world.  Click on the link and enjoy!

Until next time… Peace, Love & Blessings

Butterfly lips

Sunday Best…

In Weekend Chronicles on May 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm

 

Yellow Tea Cup - Compressed

Hello my Darlings…

Once again, it’s been a busy time for me, with an extended business trip to New York, and due to all manner of interruptions, I have not had a chance to blog in the last couple of weeks.  Keep in mind, I’m always thinking of you, always writing and drafting articles, which will be released in the future, or may even become an eBook.  It was important to me, to wish you a very cheery and bright Sunday.

This gorgeous yellow cup was a great find at HomeGoods.  You can go crazy in that store (as well as Marshall’s and TJMaxx) if you’re not careful.  I collect teacups and teapots (it’s the Brit in me) and could not walk away from this beauty. It’s a gorgeous addition to my collection, and to me, it represents the yellow daffodils and tulips, which are in abundance right now, and the steaming hot summer yet to come.

If you’d like to see more of the gorgeous pillow, pop over to my Etsy Store

And remember…

 

Be Your Kind of Beautiful

Love ~ Creativity ~ Peace

Maylana - Cat Eyes