HELLO DECEMBER! The Final Stretch Of 2014 Affirmations

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Hey Hey Gorgeous!

The final 31 days of 2014 are glaring at us. What emotions does this stir up in you? Excitement? Anxiety? Anticipation? Disappointment? Childlike wonder? Perhaps a mish mash of them all? December is a special month for so many reasons. I encourage you to take a deep breath and enjoy every single last day of this year.

The first day of any month is exciting to me because of the clean slate we are given to be better and do better. Take some time today- on December 1st- to get quiet and visualize how you want the month to look. Write out your intentions. Are you carrying resentment and unforgiveness toward a family member so you dread having to see them over the holidays? I encourage you to see yourself surrounded by a huge heart and filled up with so much love that it pushes out all resentment. Instead of dread, look at this as an opportunity to practice forgiveness and extend love to the most difficult people in your life. Say a prayer for them before you arrive and you will be shocked at what a great visit you will have. Remember, being peaceful is being powerful. Do not allow that crazy aunt or cousin to steal your joy and peace.

This experience will richly bless you, I promise.

Did you forget to save up or max out your credit cards all year long and now there’s no budget for Christmas shopping? What a great learning lesson right before the new year. I’ve been there and royally screwed up my credit in my 20’s from being irresponsible with credit cards. Big big learning lesson! It’s not fun to sit in our debt mess, but take it as motivation in the coming year to pay off your debt and by next Christmas you’ll feel proud of yourself and will be able to give without guilt.

THIS MONTH, I WILL….

  1. Extend love in every situation regardless how challenging.
  2. Focus on the merry & happy of the holidays.
  3. Indulge a little..not a lot.
  4. Be blessed not stressed.
  5. Stay on my workout program- NO MATTER WHAT!
  6. Carry over the attitude of gratitude from last month.
  7. Make the time to love, pamper & care for me.
  8. Not be a Scrooge.
  9. Be like a silly kid & enjoy the little things like twinkle lights & candy canes.
  10. Throw out those janky old slippers & get some new fancy ones covered in sequin. (I just did this and it’s amazing how good it feels!) Target has some cute ones under $18.

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I would love to hear your intentions for the month. Sharing and writing them out gives them power. Wishing you all an amazing month!

Make sure to keep an eye out for the popular SOS Stocking Stuffer Giveaway. Tell all your friends! 

As always, it will be filled with fabulous things.

Love, Tiff

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! SOS Stocking Stuffer Giveaway

HO HO HO Sistas!

If you received this blog post to your inbox, you are automatically entered to win this year’s SOS Stocking Stuffer Giveaway. The only thing you need to do now (before Sunday, Dec 22nd at 12:00noon CST) is hop over to the SOS FACEBOOK PAGE and make one comment anywhere on the page. How easy is that?!? If you aren’t part of the SOS community yet and would like to enter, simply subscribe to the blog at the top right of this website AND make a comment on the Facebook Page as well. I just love playing Mrs. Santa Claus and giving fun things away. Check out what’s inside the stocking:

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Ultra-light Sunscreen SPF 40 with Titanium Dioxide is a non-comedogenic, broad-spectrum sunscreen formulated with naturally occurring Titanium Dioxide and cellular-protecting plant extracts. Ultra-light technology glides on smoothly leaving the skin with a soft, non-greasy finish.

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PERFECTIVE CEUTICALS Replenish Moisture Cream for Sensitive Skin ($61.)

Replenish Moisture Cream for Sensitive Skin is a restorative moisturizer designed to complement the skin’s natural healing process. The cream features Sodium Hyaluronate and Rosa Canina Fruit Extract as two of its key components.

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AARON HENDRA PROJECT “Vintage Microphone Hoodie” ($39.)

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AARON HENDRA PROJECT Limited “Alive” EP ($5.)

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GOLD CHAIN & TASSEL EARRINGS (Unknown Brand, $22.)

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A signed copy of LeeAnne Locken’s book, WHAT’S YOUR STATUS? Finding Your Way To A More Positive Life One Day At A Time. ($13.99)

What’s Your Status is a collection of daily posts designed to Motivate, Inspire and Encourage others to be their best! Take a daily journey with LeeAnne as she encourages you to live a more POSITIVE LIFE one post at a time!

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My signature nail polish by AVON in Gunmetal Bronze Canon. ($6.)

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(3) Winners will receive a signed copy of Susie Augustin’s book, SEXY FIT & FAB At Any Age! ($13.95)

This book was written to help you uncover the eight keys to being Sexy, Fit & Fab at Any Age! It’s intended to support you in exploring your inner beauty while watching your confidence increase.

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Again, it’s simple to enter. You must be a subscriber of this blog site and make (1) comment on the Facebook Page. Ends Sunday, Dec 22nd at 12:00noon CST. GOOD LUCK! 

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It’s been eventful since we have hung our hats in Texas and was wonderful to attend the private party for Duck Dynasty’s KORIE ROBERTSON and her opening of the fabulous boutique, Duck & Dressing! 

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(This tassel necklace I’m rockin’ is from Aftershock London)

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Excited to experience the Face Of Aftershock’s Finale and congrats to winner, Samantha McCoy! Spectacular event with the most Fashionable + Fabulous peeps in Dallas. 

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Aaron_Tiff_HOBFrom our family to yours, we wish you a Very Merry Christmas & Abundant New Year! Revel in the beauty of the season and take some time to slow down long enough to truly enjoy this time of year. Yes, the mall traffic is nuts… our to-do list for shopping/cooking/parties seems endless- but, make sure to take some time to pamper yourself.  As much as I love staying connected on social media, it’s more important to unplug and be totally present with your loved ones. I mean, isn’t everyone’s thumbs and necks stiff from all the cell phone use? 

Also, I’ve had several conversations lately about how so many of us have gone through major challenges and changes in 2013. If you have as well, consider yourself stronger & wiser as you go into 2014 sista! Challenges and changes strengthen, stretch and sharpen us. It may be unbearable when you’re in the midst of it, but shift your focus to how exciting it is that you are better equipped now. See yourself as a warrior! Pheww- I have gone through so many changes over the past year myself. I’ll be honest- I’ve had my pitty-party days, but as the year is ending I exhale and give thanks for everything I’ve learned, for the thicker skin and softer heart… and the fact that nothing killed me- it just made me stronger and it did you, too. 

You are ALL Warrior Women and I am so honored to be part of this Sista-hood with each and every one of you. 

I want to leave you all with one of my favorite Promises. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this is a great encouragement for the New Year:

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plan to PROSPER you and not to harm you, to give you HOPE and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Love, Tiff

HELLO DECEMBER: Tiffany’s In Texas!

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Howdy Sistas! 

A quick hello and wishing you all a Wonderfully Fabulous December! We made it safely to Texas and a big wish of mine has come true. I’ve been longing to move back to Texas for the past few years to be closer to my family and besties. We thrive in the “atmosphere” that is best suited for us and I am thrilled to see what is in store for us here. My hubby is already loving it too! Aussie turned Texan! Yeehaw G’day Mate.

Remember, the holidays can easily turn into a stressful, rush rush rush and exhausting experience if you allow it. It is ok to decline that 19th cocktail party invite and choose to stay at home with a cup of hot cocoa and an old movie instead. Gift giving can become an expensive exchange if you aren’t diligent to stay in your budget. Sometimes a real snail mail card or phone call to connect is the best give ever! Take some time to enjoy and be grateful for the “reason of the season” and begin thinking of the intentions you want to set for 2014. The holidays are a time of celebration, reflection and taking time for the things that matter most in life. We can get pulled in too many directions then we end up starting the New Year frazzled. JUST SAY NO SISTA!

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EXCITING NEWS! The popular SOS Stocking Stuffer Giveaway will be back this holiday! Make sure to check in here or on the Facebook Page  for details and dates.

*If you have a product or service that is a “fit” with SOS [fashion, beauty products,health/wellness, fitness] and would like to be included in the giveaway- please fill out the form on the COLLABORATION PAGE for pricing & details. Deadline is Dec 11th to participate.

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Again, thank you all for you prayers, patience and support during this big transition!

I would love to hear your holiday tradition… please share!

Love, Tiff

FEARLESS. FIERCE. FABULOUS. {Sunday Eve Affirmations}

Hey Fearless Fashionista!

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and had a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday!  Now it’s time to switch gears and get focused on having a successful week ahead.  For those of you who are new blog subscribers, I want to explain how these Sunday Eve Affirmations came to be…. I began noticing so many women complaining about how exhausted they were by the end of the weekend from all the social engagements, house work and their kids activities.  They would start the week tired, weak, resentful and foggy brained.  Girls, please stop putting so much on your plate!  It’s OK to decline a social invitation from time-to-time.  Hire a housekeeper once or twice a month.  NEVER underestimate the power of staying in your PJ’s all day, once in a while.  Resting, unplugging and nurturing yourself only helps you be a better woman, a better wife, girlfriend, mom, sister, daughter, business woman, friend, etc.  I have learned to keep my schedule manageable and live a slower paced lifestyle.  I have dealt with ulcers and anxiety attacks in the past from trying to do too much, work too much and trying to please everyone all the time.  HALLALUJEH- I’m recovered from all that now and I hope the same for you!

So, I began harping on the importance of taking “ME” time every weekend then took it a step further and created affirmations with an encouraging blog post on Sunday evenings.  Immediately, I received tons of comments from you ladies saying the Sunday blog really helped you get still + set your mind for a positive week ahead.  I don’t know about you, but I need CONSTANT reminders and affirmations to help me stay balanced and keep my clarity.  My computer screen has a million little sticky notes on it and my fridge is covered with quotes, affirmations and Bible verses.  This sista needs it smack in front of her face at all times!  For the week ahead, let’s focus on being fearless and by being fearless, we become our most fierce + fabulous.  HOLLA!

THIS WEEK I WILL NOT BE AFRAID TO….

  1. Take risks.
  2. Say NO!
  3. Try that hot yoga class my friend invited me to.
  4. Keep my plate manageable.
  5. Stand up for myself.
  6. Be ALL that I dream of being.
  7. Listen to my inner voice.
  8. Buy those red high heels + rock ’em!
  9. Give up an old mindset, old habit, old addiction that is holding me back.
  10. Love to the point of complete vulnerability.
  11. RISE UP AND BE MY MOST FIERCE + FABULOUS! (even if it pisses some people off) 

I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic!

Please comment, share, tweet + like this post if you found it helpful.  I sincerely appreciate it!

I’m excited about our first week of Stocking Stuffer Giveaways this week.  Make sure to check in on the Facebook Page, comment and join in on the fun convo’s.  Remember, to participate- you must be a blog subscriber here and also click “Like” on the FB Page.  The winner will be announced each Friday!  

Be Fearless,

Be Fierce,

Be Fabulous!

Love, Tiff