Tag Archives: Books

Blind Dates With a Mystery Book…

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This cute service is only available in Australia…though I would LOVE to see this spread globally.

Each blind date (BOOK) comes wrapped in brown paper and twine with a short teaser postcard that can be reused or used as a bookmark.  The packaging is so on point…LOVE!

It’s a fabulous surprise gift for yourself or a friend. Please note each book has been pre-loved and pre-read for you. Yes they’re 2nd hand but they’re all for upcycling in Australia and especially at the Etsy shop “Six Things.”

All books are in great condition, are best sellers or highly recommended reads chosen by hand by Six Things.  It’s a great gift for the environment friendly, and just a cute and fun lucky surprise element for bookworms everywhere.

Meet the owner of sixthingsshop

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#21stCenturyJaneErye…

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After helping my niece Miss Madison with her report on Jane Erye for school, (maybe I should now refer to her as Ms. Madison) I found her insights very interesting for such a young women.

I felt so connected and proud that she had such a complete understanding and allegiance to Miss Eyre’s determination to carry on.  So proudly proclaiming herself as a feminist!  I told her that I was glad that she knew of this desired strength at such an early age.  But I also told her that I feel that the word feminist just seems so “dated” and trailing such negative connotations from the past.  I stated…we should create or find a new word…that represents a strong and determined women. Someone that is not afraid to find her own vision in life and understands that setbacks do not determine our future’s desires or projection.

Here are some lessons that a women named Bronte wrote in a 1847 novel about another woman by the name of Jane Eyre…let us all find our are own inner Jane Erye.

  1. You can overcome your past-no matter how bad it is!  Life is to short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.

  2. Your will…shall decide your future.

  3. Loving and respecting yourself is essential and is the key to independence.

  4. Be positive.

  5. Don’t ever let someone tell you can’t do something just because your a women, your age, or your education!  Allow no one set limits on you!

  6. Your always stronger than you think!

  7. Beauty is always in the eye of the gazer.

  8. The possibilities for life are endless for the those who take risks.

  9. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind.

  10. If you choose to be married…do it for LOVE…true LOVE!

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Thom Filicia in the house…

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IBB Design in the Dallas area welcomed Thom Filicia; for the signing of his new book!

American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating an American Beauty

 

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Sunday…Sunday’s…

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Sunday’s…LOVE them!  My favorite day of the week.  The energy of the day is one of total “chill-laxing”!!!  My favorite way to spend it:

Sleep Late

Watch Sunday Morning on CBS-Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday

Make a Fabulous Meal

Paint for Awhile

Read

On-line Blogging!

Nap

Sunday’s to me are about…pushing the button to RESET!  Doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy meeting friends for drinks or lunch.  But never getting out of my pajama’s is even better!

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The Beauty of Being REAL…

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  • We need to wade through life’s critiques and criticisms with the highest of hip waders.
  • Find your REAL beauty in the your cracks.
  • Being open and honest is the key to success in life.
  • Never try to win over haters!
  • Ask for what you need.
  • Shift from control to vulnerability.
  • Black Sheep-are the new symbol for:   No need to seek approval! 
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Daily obessions that I cannot live without…

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No matter what is happening in my daily life…the following items are major for my daily needs!

  • Journal
  • Chocolate
  • Painting
  • Books
  • Borage/Primrose Oil

EMAIL ME your Daily Desires and Obsessions!

 simpleandcozylifestyle@aol.com

 

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