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Thank You Texas Lifestyle Magazine

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A super big “Thank You” to Texas Lifestyle Magazine for featuring us in their Back to School gift guide!

money. money. money.

Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 10.38.23 AMLately, I am all about changing my focus, being more positive, reframing how I interpret conversations and situations, trying to be more grateful and lastly understanding forgiveness. I am a work in progress.

When it comes to applying these ideas to money, I am loving Secrets of the Millionaire Mind and Unleash Your Inner Money Babe. I love the idea that minor adjustments can have a major impact.

So many of the ideas apply to more than just money. T. Harv Eker notes three levels of “wanting”

1. Wanting “I want to be rich.” which is different form

2.Choosing ” I choose to be rich.” which is different from

3. Committing.  “I commit to being rich”

The definition of committing is “to devote oneself unreservedly”

So interesting, right? The slighted change in your wording can adjust your outcome.

Unleash Your Inner Money Babe is a workbook and I must admit I learned so much already about slight changes in my thinking. First, I must be grateful for what I already have and that caused me to rethink my understanding of grateful.

Let me know what you think!


The Universe Has Your Back

Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 8.09.48 AMIn the event you are a big fan of The Secret or are just looking for a new ( and more positive) way to frame situations & events then you may enjoy Gabrielle Bernsteins’ new book, The Universe Has Your Back. Bottom line, ask yourself if you are looking at events and situations through a lens of “love” or “fear”.  It is an interesting thing to think about!

The part I loved the most was the idea of how by predetermining how a certain situation “should” turn out, we are limiting our possibilities. For example, it pitching our new notebooks to magazine editors my “should” is that they will be featured in their upcoming gift guide. Then I applied Gabrielle’s approach and now can see that getting into a gift guide is a limiting goal. What wouldn’t my goal to be a feature on the company or something larger? Cool, right?

Beach Reads Part 2

Just a quick blog before the holiday to wish you all a wonderful 4th of July! In the event you plan to be poolside or at the beach and are looking for a great thriller that you will not be able to put down then I suggest I Let You Go.  This book includes a number of twists you won’t see coming

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Here’s what else is on my weekend reading list.

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All available on Amazon.


Attention List Makers!

Screen Shot 2017-06-29 at 11.49.17 AMI am a list maker at heart. Every single day starts with a check list of things to do. Sometimes they are just general tasks but for the most part they are activities tied to larger goals. I always carry a notebook (current option with blue crabs)  with me in my bag (I have to constantly track my progress and truth be told I need a friendly reminder from time to time of what I am suppose to be doing!) Our spiral notebooks are easily my favorite product to date I am super excited to share you can now add personalization.

Our notebooks can help you stay organized and are a beautiful and stylish way to capture lists, big ideas, things to do, memories, travel experiences, goals or gardening notes.

You can choose an image reflective of your personal style and interests or one reflective of your recipients.  The notebooks can be personalized with a name, inspiring phrase, location or zip code as shown below. Endless possibilities.

They retail for $26.00 and for those of you who are always thinking ahead for hostess gifts, birthday gifts or the holidays, this is one of those gifts you can buy for everyone!

Here are a few ideas for your consideration.

PS. Did you know you “become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, simply by writing them down on a regular basis.” See article here in the Huffington Post.

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Ordering is easy…

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4th of July Party Prep

Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 8.03.09 AMIf you are planning your 4th of July celebration, here are a few ideas to help make your party extraordinary.

I totally love the idea of our personalized Hershey bar wrappers for S’mores. So fun!



Coffee Mug

Large Acrylic Tray

Place Cards 

Candy Bar Wrapper

Small Round Sticker

Wine Tags

“Where have you been?”

My late grandmother used to call me and say “Krissy, where have you been?” Mind you I may have spoken to her the day before but I guess unconditional love comes with limitless worry. I must admit it used to drive me crazy but now it is one of the things I miss the most.

Anyway, I know it has been a few weeks. So, in addition to counting down the days still school ends (say, what? I know, my kids are still in school) here is what I have been up to.

I have been reading a bunch of amazing books. I recommend them all!

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May ended with another candle on the cake (more on that later) and a quick trip to Boston. No much to report on that trip other than dinner with my roommate from college, Gretchen. You have to love when you are such good friends with someone that it feels like you saw them yesterday instead of months ago.

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After Boston, I headed to New York for a few days. Even on a rainy chilly day, the ocean looks beautiful.

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I had lobster at Oaklands and Star Boggs. I also found this new yoga studio that just opened and is owned by a mother /daughter duo. I have had “Barre” on my list of things to try so I can finally check that off my list. I loved it. I “ran into” a few of my fav stores, Gloria Jewel, Calypso and Imrie. I also had a chance to go to my fav restaurant, Tutto il Giorno.


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Here are a few things I picked up during my travels or was gifted.

Current Elliott The Fleet Admiral Jacket ( I got this at Imrie but avail at Saks and on sale)

Hermes Belt White 

JCrew Button Front Ruffle Top

JCrew Smocked Square Neck Top (this neck line is so flattering)

JCrew Strapless Cross Front Top (my fav)

Rodin and Fields Intensive Brightening Toner My virtual best friend sent me this plus a few other goodies for my birthday. I am sure it comes as no surprise that my VBF is a make-up and product junkie too.  This toner is incredible.

CP Shades White Gauze Button Down (this is one of my fav brands). I got this at Imrie too.

Theory Cashmere Sweater It was freezing in Boston and I had packed my “Summertime Barbie” wardrobe so I picked up this pretty lightweight cashmere sweater. You know I love a gray cashmere sweater and white pants.

Rahani Slim Button Down Shirt ( also love the Army Green color)

Fresh Petal Lipstick This also from my VBF. I would describe it as heavenly.

Replica Beach Walk I cannot get enough of this fragrance that perfectly captures leisurely summer days on the beach. Keep in mind, I am wearing to work. Sigh…

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I know I am not a model but I don’t think the pics above do some of these “must-have” pieces justice. I love an all white outfit. It is a no brainer. Looks so polished and classy.

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Next up – Chicago. Here is the view from my fav hotel, The Park Hyatt. So pretty, right?

I hope your summer has gotten off to a great start.



Teacher Gift Ideas Under $30.00

Screen Shot 2017-05-23 at 3.21.38 PMHow is it possible that another school year has passed? I can’t believe it! In case you are looking for some great teacher gift ideas too, here are a few suggestions all under $30.00.

iPhone Case $26.00

Spiral Note Pad (New!) $26.00

Personalized Coffee Mugs $18.00

Small Acrylic Note Pad $26.00

Caitlyn Jenner

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Well, you know I had to purchase this book given my love of a good memoir. Say what you will about Caitlyn and the Jenner/Kardashians (depending on what is is, I might agree) but here is one thing I know for sure. Caitlyn has opened up a conversation about the transgender community and her transition has provided an opportunity for people to gain a better understanding which I think should be applauded. Understanding provides an opportunity for acceptance. I hope she has found happiness and I applaud her bravery in sharing her story.

Sephora Finds

Screen Shot 2017-05-22 at 1.58.43 PMPlease, please, please tell me I am not the only one who can spend hours in Sephora. Even if that isn’t true, lie to me. I need to know I am not alone.

Over the weekend, I somehow qualified for some higher level of membership and I don’t know the qualification requirements but I do know it can’t be a good thing. I am fearful that it is a result of spending some ridiculous dollar amount since I became a member. I imagine that a drug habit would be cheaper than a Sephora habit!

Anyway, here is what I just found and loved. If you are not a Sephora addict like I am then let me share that you can ask for samples of any products. It’s a great way to try before you buy.

Ouai Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner. OMG this left my hair crazy straight, smooth, soft and shiny.

Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick. I purchased the color “Hey, Stranger” because I don’t have any pink-brown lipsticks.

Replica Beach Walk. If  their goal was to bottle up the sweet smell of a day at the beach, then “bravo” mission accomplished.