A Pack Rat Packs

Love being spotlighted in Stilettos and Scribbles!

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Stilettos, Stoli & Scribbles

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It’s been unseasonably warm here in the Northeast, at least until last week. It is finally sweater weather, which makes me very happy. I had already reached the point where I was bored with my summer clothes and finding something to wear to work every day that was (fashion) seasonally appropriate, while still being light enough for the actual weather, was growing tiresome. I know, first world problems.

So, over the course of my already manic weekend, I pulled out the boxes and bins, unsealed the vacuum bags and began the transition.

Here’s a tip from me to you: Do not try to pack for a trip and switch your closet from spring/summer to fall/winter at same time.  You’re welcome.

clutter, closet, packing, travel, fall, seasonal, S. A. Young No, this isn’t my mess. My closet’s not that big.

That is, unless you’ve got all the time in the world plus closets and/or a bedroom…

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NO MATCHY, MATCHY! Tiff’s 5 Style Rules

Hey Sassy Pants,

Thanks to Real Housewives of Dallas and Twitter, we have several new style sistas in the sisterhood! Welcome to my hood! A few ladies have mentioned going back through the old blog posts and videos. It’s so fulfilling knowing that all the content I’ve shared over the past 5 years is still empowering women. Someone asked what my personal style rules and I thought “I must have a video for that” and voila, I sure do! Even though this was filmed in 2012, these rules still apply:

STYLE RULE #1:  Never leave the house without a little sparkle or bling around your face!

If I’m heading to a workout or running to the grocery store, I always add a diamond CZ stud earring.  This just adds a little life around your beautiful face! 


Make sure to share this with your girlfriends!

Love + Lipgloss,








October starts tomorrow and thank God the temps finally starting dropping this week. I haven’t really wanted to think about Fall fashion because it’s been boiling most of September. How can we think of faux fur, boots and fun scarves when the only thing that is comfortable is a tank or maxi sundress!?!

I browsed through my style videos and came across this one highlighting timeless black items and thought it’s the perfect time of year to dust them all off!  These are investment pieces that all need to live in our closets.

Also, being the end of a month and the beginning of a new one I challenge you to take some time to reflect and re-examine your goals.

Let’s make October outstanding.  There’s only 90 days left in 2016. What do you need to do differently in the next 3 months?

Love & Ladyballs,




LOVE YOUR SELFIE: Fall Reinvention


REINVENT: verb 1. to invent again or anew,  2. to remake or make over, as in a different form 3. to bring back; revive.


Typically, we discuss makeovers and reinvention on Jan 1st! Every magazine cover boasts headlines like “new year, new you”. But, I believe anytime is a good time to change it up, revive yourself and start anew. Are you afraid of change? Are you stuck in a rut? Are you sick of feeling blah? Are you enemies with the mirror? Do you cringe when you take a selfie? Are you sick and tired of hearing yourself complain about the same old, same old?

Sista, it’s time to s@*! or get off the pot…..as grandma would say!

Yes, that’s a Southern saying that’s a bit in your face, but you know me– I keep it real and am your instigator of change. Women keep themselves so busy taking care of everyone else that they neglect their basic needs, put their health and appearance on the back burner and ultimately end up miserable with themselves.


After the amazing yet challenging year I had, I was feeling blah and needed to shake it all up. What’s an easy solution? Chopping off my hair. I thought of it on a Monday, made the hair appointment and cut it on Wednesday. I didn’t hem and haw about it and just went for it.  Ba-bye 6 inches. Don’t miss ya! Big thanks to Holly Dear of Dear Clark for being part of my reinvention.


I believe our hair holds energy and it’s the perfect way to revive – not only your look- but your spirit. Letting go of that old energy is freedom! You know I love long hair and I’ve let it define me at certain points in my life and career. Over the past 15 years, I’ve whacked my hair off twice and felt the same sense of freedom. I hear many women say they are so afraid to cut their long hair. If that’s you, what are you holding on to? It could be deeper than just the length of your hair. The beautiful thing about hair is that it always grows back. What can you do TODAY to let go of the old and embrace more freedom in your life?

Perhaps, it’s not your look or hair. It could be something to revive your health and energy! Making simple steps like starting the day with green smoothie and laying off the diet cokes. Honoring yourself with healthy food choices is truly life changing!

Maybe it’s being more diligent with time management and restricting your time on social media. We increase our confidence when we are efficient and get things done! I’m guilty of getting on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and losing an hour of my life. For my brand and business, social media is an important tool, but it must be managed. Women thrive on being productive multi-taskers so if you’ve are in a time and scheduling rut– make some changes today. I’m an avid list maker and have note pads and spiral notebooks everywhere to help me stay on track. When I’m feeling inefficient, my self-esteem suffers. I’ve been diagnosed with ADD and have tried medication, but it was not for me. I’ve learned to keep my schedule doable and not allow myself to get overwhelmed with a full plate. Lists and time management are key to my sanity! Are you wasting time?

Scroll back up to the top of the page and read the definition of REINVENT again. Take some alone time to assess the areas you could remake, revive, reinvent. Fall is upon us and with every season change it brings both a sense of new beginnings and the end of the old.


Take the baby step. It might be small, but it’s still a step forward.

It’s about time you take a selfie and really love what you see.

Nudging You With Love,

Xo Tiff


Honored to walk in the ESTEEM Fashion Show benefitting The Elisa Project which celebrates and teaches healthy body image.


Get Your Sassy (and sanity) Back [Candid Video]


I am thrilled to report that after just 6 weeks of starting the BioTe bio-identical hormone replacement with Heather Newman at Etre Belle

I’ve got my sassy back!


Since my early 30’s, I have suffered from debilitating PMS. Let’s just say you did not want to come anywhere near my direction when I was PMS’ing! I was like the wicked witch of the west and would unleash my flying monkeys on anyone who crossed me.  Luckily, for my friends and family I usually tried to hole up that week and became very antisocial. Maybe I just didn’t want anyone to meet the witch in me. I got on a birth control pill designed for PMDD and that didn’t help much so I got on an anti-depressant. I was also going through a spiritual healing at the time so add that to out of whack hormones and I was just a hot mess.  I wish I had known to get my hormone levels checked way back then! We never think that peri-menopausal symptoms can start that young, BUT –THEY DO SISTAS!

It’s my mission to share anything I’ve learned that could make your journey better. If you are suffering from horrible PMS, migraines, foggy brain, mood swings, poor sleep, sluggish energy and low libido please go get your hormones checked. Make sure you go to a functional medical practitioner specializing in bioidentical hormones who will run an extensive bloodwork panel.

To give you an idea of why I was so exhausted, my testosterone level for my age and weight should have been at a 75 and I was -3. After much research, I just knew I had to try the testosterone pellets. They are implanted into a small incision in your upper bootie so there’s a slow release into your system over 3-4 months. It’s a super simple and pain free procedure.


My thyroid and progesterone levels were also extremely low so I’m taking a natural progesterone pill and NatureThroid. Strangely, my Vitamin D level was also very low so I’m taking a sublingual D3 supplement. I was taking Vitamin D3 daily, but obviously I wasn’t taking the proper dose. That was a wake up call because although I’m religious about taking my vitamins daily it doesn’t mean I’m getting enough.

I’m going tomorrow to get my bloodwork checked again to see exactly how my all my levels are doing. It’s vital to keep up with your bloodwork to ensure you are getting the proper amount of hormones.

LADIES, please make your health a priority! We shouldn’t be drudging through life with no energy and depressed half the month. Seriously, I would feel awful the week before my period AND the week of my period so that is half of my life.  That simply just sucked.


Go get your sassy & sanity back!

Love Your Spiritual Spitfire,



The Spiritual Spitfire Keepin’ It Real [Podcast with Joel Boggess]


Hello Gorgeous!

It was an honor to chat with podcast king Joel Boggess again on his hit show ReLaunch and share my heart about RHOD, marriage in Hollywood, our faith foundation, my purpose and more!  Grab a cup of coffee and listen tonight when the kids go to bed or when you’re on your commute to work.

The interview is on iTunes, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio>>> http://relaunchshow.com/real-housewives-tiffany-hendra/

What you will hear in our discussion with Tiffany Hendra:

  • God’s plan in show business
  • Avoid fear-based choices
  • Broken Hollywood dreams
  • Prayer in Hollywood
  • Build your Confidence
  • “I was marinating in my own BS”


Your Spiritual Spitfire,



12 Dont’s For Mental Strength + More Confidence


Happy Humpday Hotties!

A twitter friend sent me this today and I just had to share. It’s perfect timing as we are shifting gears from summertime fun to fall and holiday responsibilities. I urge you to read each of these and give them some real thought.

Which apply the most to your life right now?

There are about 12 weeks until the beginning of Dec. Let’s focus on each one for a week and apply it to our life. For example, many women felt panic when the kids went back to school because the house would be empty and quiet again. Instead of the fear of being alone, shift it into time to focus on you, your health, your fitness, your hobbies, your dreams.

Turn that fear into power and ultimately,  you will feel more confident. You know that’s what SOS is about! Whether it’s spirit, beauty, style or health related — my mission is that you kick fear to the curb and live the life of your dreams. It takes confidence to do that!

Pass the confidence along and share this message with all your sisters!

Love & Ladyballs,



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Hey DFW Girlfriends,

I am so honored and excited to walk in ESTEEM: A Fashion Show on Sept 17th at Tootsie’s for the 3rd year in a row. My dear friend Melissa Rountree (Level 3 Active) and her daughter are this years co-chairs. This special event benefits The Elisa Project :

Now in its’ 7th year – ESTEEM is a celebration of positive body image and self-esteem. Local celebrities will join girls women, and men of all ages and sizes, to embrace healthy, balanced lifestyles and self-acceptance. By helping to increase awareness about eating disorders and the importance of positive body image, ESTEEM encourages people to love themselves while striving to be healthy.

JOIN US!  Tickets are going fast>>> http://theelisaproject.causedrive.com