Thursday, December 30, 2010

Join me for a spin…through 2010

 

A recap through my mind and some of my blog posts..or intended posts.

#5 Know when to get help. 

Bloggers, Vloggers, have inspired me so much.  And not just on the outside or by increasing my credit card bill but on the inside.  I thank each of you for stopping by and reading my craziness and for posting yours.  Folks are reading, even if they can’t comment all the time.  I know I am! 

I’ve learned so much this year.  Money saving tricks.  Hair secrets.  Cleaning tips. Crafty tips. Designing tips. Gift ideas. The list goes on, I am thankful.

It’s a wonder I made it this long without bloggers!

#4 Sewing

Brother XL-3750

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This was a resolution of mine for 2010.  I got a basic machine at Tarjay, took an inexpensive class and I haven’t looked back.  This hobby is saving me money on prettying up the house, things for my little girl and it helps me to relax when I feel stressed.  I have to jazz up my machine and give her a nickname, any suggestions?

Wanna feel like a champion? Get a hobby!  It can you give you peace of mind to master different techniques, confidence is a humdinger.  Trust me.

{If interested, start here – she makes it all seem sew simple.}

#3 Goodwill and Ebay = SCORE!

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Depending on the item, you can get a sweet score from the Goodwill or Ebay and save yourself a few coins, coins you can use on more important things, like savings and hair products – heehee.

#2 - Less is More – (I’m talking clutter, not cash)

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This year I purged a lot, A LOT!  I don’t miss any of it and hope to loose even more stuff in 2011. Having less stuff has given me peace of mind, made me prouder of my home and it’s a  heck of a lot easier to find stuff.

#1 Be Joyful Always.  Pray continually. Give Thanks in all Circumstances.

We had an odd year here at our home.  Lots and lots of ups and downs, plot twists and turns, LOUD screaming matches, dark dark days and bright and clear nights.  I learned so much in 2010.  I feel like I grew up.  A light went on over my head and it’s been shining ever since. 

I am finally content, in everything.

I don’t have a need, only minor wants.  It’s a wonderful place to be.  Join me, today, happiness is a choice.

I wish you all a Healthy, Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year!

Tiffany 2.011 coming soon, don’t change that channel!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sale much?

Do you hit the stores after the holidays for good deals?

I snagged some “holiday” goods from Target – 50% off beginning the day after Christmas. 

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They mark anything “Christmasy” on sale – the candy, nuts, gifting jars (you can use for sugar, flour), half off - yeah baby!!  I heard it goes to 75% by the weekend, in case your interested…

Other hair-related sales going on Miss Jessies – BOGO, and Bee Mine (discount code YESBEE for 15%; not on the website but good on Thurs Dec 30th, per the email)

Also, I made the cinnamon rolls on Christmas morn (I only did half the recipe) and they were delish!  I prepared the dough the night before and finished them up in the morning, definitely a keeper to share with your favorite friends and family.  And honestly most of the ingredients you have at home, I luv those kind of recipes.

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I’m working on my 2010 Recap as well as my New Year’s resolutions for 2011 – both to be posted this week.

Stay tuned, I’m off to put one 4 year old to bed 37 minutes late. 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Blur

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My life this month has been a blur, both hectic and heavy.

My daughter turned 4 and then I lost my Mom to lung cancer, 10 days apart. Heavy.

I flat-ironed my hair for the funeral and I wanted to take a photo, but I can’t find my gosh dang memory card.  However, per my sister, I took a fashion risk and loss.  Gotta luv sisters, right? yeah, NOT so much…

We are home now and I am at peace that my Mom is no longer in pain. 

But I’m not here to bring you all down, remember this is my happy place.

So have a Merry, Merry Christmas!!! 

And might I suggest you begin a tradition with your family, for us, no gifts, but we enjoy each other with a seafood dinner and trying to cram in multiple movies at the theatre. (Double freeture)

This year, I want to add these to our Christmas tradition, for breakfast.  Don’t they look delish?

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Enjoy your holiday or maybe just some time off.

All the best - Tiffany

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wanna win some cuteness!

 

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The sweet Zainab1 over at Au Naturale left me a message about a giveaway over on her blog.

It starts today, starring Younikness.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Amen.

Have you ever, clicked and clicked and clicked and then you can’t even remember where you started?

I read this tonight and knew for sure I was exactly where I needed to be…

But sometimes it’s nice to be reminded – ‘the pretty pretty is not real life’  Luv the simplicity in those words.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Quick grabs..

 

The last time I wrote, I mentioned a new item..

PC070817Both of these items are under $5 each (at Tarjay).  Imagine that.

Hollywood Beauty, Olive Creme: I really really like the idea of a crème oil product as oil sits on my dry hair.  It never gets absorbed in, just wipes off on everything it touches.  Greasy and Gross.  However, this contains parabens, and I just learned that they are harmful carcinogens, dammit.  Seriously disappointed, I had already went back and picked up the Castor Oil Crème. 

Please explain how this is allowed from the FDA?  Makes me so mad, are they not PAID to protect the consumer.  sheesh.

 

The Organice Root Stimulator, Nature’s Shine: Is full of oils and a light scent.  I’m currently using this on my daughter after a shower (where she wets her hair).  Just a light mist before she goes to bed.  On other nights I’m applying a shea mix.  Her hair is dry and weak, it can’t tolerate my laziness so I’m trying to do better.

I’ve really been a lazy natural and a lazy everything else, but now since it’s cold out I’m trying to focus my energy on the remaining clutter and decorating. 

Right now, I’m working on this:

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….hopefully I can share the finished product soon. 

Thanks for stopping in. (This jumping keyboard is working my nerves, definitely saving for the switch to Apple)