The Tiny Closet – BE INSPIRED!

This is Natalie and she’s amazing!  I can’t get enough of her mix-it-ups.  She has a petite figure and she really knows what works for her.  Even better, everything she wears is super replicable.  I love that she’s not all about the labels, but more about the quality of the pieces she wears.  She blogs at The Tiny Closet.  Check her out!

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10 Things Thankful People Don’t Do

10 things thankful people don't do

1. They don’t compare their life to anyone else’s.

2. They don’t confuse “feeling” happy to being happy.

3. They face their imperfections.

4. They get rest.

5. They remember the importance of relationship.

6. They are not controlled by time.

7. They value everyday people.

8. They don’t set pace to the rhythm of rush.

9. They accept that they don’t have to have, be, or do it all.

10. They don’t take life for granted.

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#Lately

Here’s what I’ve been up to #lately…

watching MARCH MADNESS.  It seems like that’s all that’s on.  Oh and bits of the NFL combines or whatever they’re called.  That guy from Florida State…what’s his name?………Jameis Winston, that’s him.  He’s growing on me.  I was annoyed by him at first.  He seemed like he had a Kobe complex (aka – ARROGANT, but mind you Kobe deserves his complex…I mean he’s pretty great on the court, let’s face it.) but he hasn’t even made it to the league yet.  But it seems like he’s turned it down a little.  And for what it’s worth I really and truly wish him the best.  Did I mention he’s from Alabama!  Yes, so he gets a break simply for that reason if no other reason at all!
reading a number of books actually.  Too many to count, however, I’ve also been really into Seth Godin’s blog lately.  I guess you can sort of call him one of those motivational guys, but he takes less of a touchy feely play-on-your-emotions approach.  He has a give it to you straight approach and sometime we just need to be told to SIT DOWN.  My favorite thing that I read of his lately was something along the lines of, “since when do you have to ‘feel like it’ in order to roll up your sleeves and get the work done.”  If you ask me, I never feel like it.
eating at this exact moment, I have a belly flop in my mouth.  Belly flops are the jelly bean rejects.  There the ones that are irregular size, color and sometimes taste. I’m chewing a buttered popcorn mega bean (it was two beans melted into one).  Buttered popcorn has to be one of my least favorites.  Speaking of nasty jelly beans…have you heard of Bean Boozled?  “BeanBoozled jelly beans come in 20 flavors, 10 weird and wild flavors matched up with 10 look-alike tasty flavors. Is the black jelly bean Licorice, or is it Skunk Spray? Perhaps the blue bean is Toothpaste flavor, or maybe its delicious Berry Blue.  There’s a BARF flavor, ROTTEN EGGS flavor, MOLDY CHEESE and BOOGER.  I mean seriously GROSS.  My kids begged me to buy a pack so of course I did and when they began eating them I think I almost threw up from the smell.  Poor kids couldn’t finish it and Jaxon said his tummy hurt.  Let this be a disclaimer.
wearing a maxi skirt that’s one size too small (like everything else in my closet), a cami and a denim shirt.  Should I mention the pieces of baby biscuits that are stuck to my skirt or naw.
looking for Easter dresses because once again I allowed Easter to creep up on me.
thinking plans for the summer break.  Our summers are spend in Alabama for our church convention but we usually like to try to do something else for the kids to make it more memorable for them.
planning a Bloggers Like Me meet-up here in LA on July 11th!  YAY!  Also thinking about the BLM ebook launch!  From Blank Space to Blogging Brilliance. It’s going to be legendary!  You can actually help us get the word out about it.  Click here to find out how.  
loving LIFE, FAMILY and GOD!

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#STYLEWERKSHOP Link-Up | SPRING

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The BLMGirls are celebrating Spring with a Spring Style Link Up!  Share your looks here!

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Make People LOVE Your Business by Olyvia

Let’s face it, we are all in the business of delighting our customers.  Some of us are literally standing behind a counter with a perma-smile, while others of us are putting reader-friendly words on paper.  For me, you are my customer.  I want my readers to want to come back again and again to see what nonsense I’m sharing.  I want you to read words that mean something to you and see images that are pleasing to you.  In my other business, Bloggers Like Me, my customer is the women in the community.  While I don’t attach a $ to each of their foreheads, I do look at each member on an individual level.  I want every girl in the community to feel valued, respected and legitimate.  I know those are lofty goals, especially the “legit” one because we all have our insecurities no matter who pours into our lives, but something in me says that doesn’t mean I should quit trying.

I wanted to share this cool list of things you can do to make people love your business from Olyvia.co. It was one of those random things I came across on Pinterest. As I read down the list I was like, yup, uh-huh, yes…so, of course, I had to share.

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How To Create a Killer Mini-eCourse! – byRegina

So, there’s this girl.  Her name’s Regina and she’s my hero!  Let me explain. Aside from my favorite style bloggers, my blog subscription list is short.  I have a couple of pretty amazing inspirational blogs I follow like my buddy Seth and my long time favorite, LifeHack, which pretty much rules…BUT Regina…she’s in a league of her own.

Regina is the author of ByRegina.com and she creates UH-MAZING content for business owners, bloggers and freelancers.  Visit her…like NOW!

That brings me to the point of this post, well HER post.  It’s a FREE DOWNLOAD giving you everything you need to create a mini-course.  All you need is a teachable idea.  Truly, this is a must read so scurry along and read!

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Best Blog Posts of March

I am in love with blog lurking.  I confess that I don’t comment as frequently as I should, but let me explain.  I Am very VERY visual.  I blame it on the fact that when I do get 5 minutes to blog surf, I get “surf-guilt”.  I’m tormented by the thoughts in my head saying, “Isn’t there a load that needs to be washed, a toilet that needs scrubbed or a floor to be swept?”  I even get surf-guilt when I’m riding in the passenger side because I feel like I should be asking someone about their day.  For all these reasons I think my mind subconsciously deflates my reading tolerance to zero.  Like an infant, if it glitters and sparkles, I want more.  Anyway, here are some of my recent favorite blog posts of March(okay and a few from February).

 WALK IN WONDERLAND

LIFE ANN STYLE

 

KARLA’S CLOSET

HAPPILY GREY

HONEY IN MY HEELS

NOT YOUR STANDARD

 BAMBIS ARMOIRE

VICTORIA TORNEGREN

5 INCHES AND UP

NATIVE FOX

QUALITY RIVETS

WHERE DID U GET THAT

JADORE-FASHION

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Getting Your Little Girl the Perfect Gift

Little girls seem to like many different things. There are numerous commercials that seem to get little girls’ attentions; however, it can be difficult to gauge whether the items are worth getting. Also, it can seem difficult to discern whether something would be truly liked. There are a few things that virtually any little girl will like. When considering which items to get a little girl, consider these.

Most girls like to get shoes. Many shoes seem like they can only be worn for special occasions, but there are two types of shoes that are most versatile because they can be worn with almost everything and at almost any type of the year. Between these two options, a little girl’s feet will be well cared for. For instance, sandals present wonderful foot wear for the warmer months in the year. Boots present an excellent option for the colder months of the year. Both can be worn with jeans, skirts, certain dresses, leggings or shorts. Create any style imaginable. Girls love boots. For instance, little girls like boots like Kids’ UGG Boots.

Little girls like makeup and other accessories. Although it may be improper to give a little girl red lipstick, little girls still like the idea of having lip gloss or lip balm to put on their lips. Soft colors can be used for eyeshadow or blush too. Little girls like to receive nail kits too. Some kits provide fake nails that can be adhered to natural nails. Other kits include various colored nail polishes to paint neverending creations. In the past few years, nail art has reached all new heights. Nail kits help to recreate these looks in an easy way. A little girl will have weeks of fun with a nail kit.

Little girls love crafting supplies. To be more specific, getting a little girl a beading kit serves as a wonderful gift. A little girl could make herself jewelry with a beading kit, but she can also make presents for her friends and family members. Beading kits also help expand a little girl’s creativity.

Getting gifts for a little girl is not hard. Consider what is most useful. Little girls typically enjoy making things. There are numerous kits that can assist in making different crafts. Clothing is also highly appreciated. Accessories are other items that little girls like. Stay within these suggestions when shopping for a little girl and she will be happy.

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How to Wear…PLAID

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Look No Further…Here’s how to wear plaid!

Plaid is everywhere, but how you style it is what makes your outfit.  My favorite is look one where the plaid shirt is styled as a wrap-around with all black.  Can you say…super simple.  Here are some looks for you to try.  Here’s my attempt to style a plaid shirt.

Recreate these looks on the cheap with the items I found below:

LOOK 1

BLACK BLAZER

BLACK TEE

BLACK SKIRT

 LOOK 2

FUR VEST

PLAID SHIRT

FLOPPY HAT

LOOK 3

PLAID SKIRT

GRAPHIC SWEATSHIRT

CHAMBRAY SHIRT

Have fun!

p.s. Hop on over to BLMGirls.com to join the #StyleWERKshop Link-Up.  The theme is PLAID!

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