Month: May 2015

9 Free Favorite, Inspiring, Creative and Pragmatic Apps

9 Best Apps to spark your productive creativity. Free yourself for free!

A fun post trend I’ve noticed on Fridays is the “Friday Favorites” subject. I decided today I’ll give it a shot by sharing with you my current obsessed with/can’t live without/adored apps. I’ve developed a respect for the concept of apps as I’ve become more and more grateful to have them. As the app phenomenon …

6 Subtle Ways to Stand Out and Surpass

The desire to "fit in" and "be normal," if taken too seriously, can actually sabotage potential gains or promotions. There's a fine balance between blending in and sticking out like a sore thumb. You want your fellows and superiors to notice you, but you don't want them to run away from you either. Getting noticed is the first step toward moving up or getting what you want.

“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” – Anita Roddick (www.keepinspiringme.com) Though Roddick’s quote aims directly at entrepreneurs, it easily applies to any other ambitious professional or social persona. Whether you …

11 Ways to Rock a One-piece Swimsuit this Summer

Get inspired for summer! 11 Gorgeous Ways to wear a one-piece swimsuit.

Why should you wear a one-piece swimsuit? Because you can do what ever you want in it! Literally. I wear my one-pieces to swim, to do outdoor activities, to workout and to wear with other items like jeans or stretchy skirts. They’re not only comfortable and quick dry, but they can also offer a sweet …

Meet The Real Princess Belle

She was the first biracial aristocrat of England. She was raised by an uncle with heavy political power, educated as nobility, protected by her family name, dressed beautifully like a princess, but was never allowed to eat at the same dinner table as her uncle, aunts and cousins due to the cultural (and racist) customs of her lifetime.

It turns out that the Princess Belle, we all lovingly know well from Disney’s magical film, Beauty and the Beast, is not the only Belle to revere and admire. The real-life Belle was named Dido Elizabeth Belle. Recently, Fox Searchlight churned out a beautiful film about this particular Belle. She is the first openly biracial/bicultural aristocrat …

12 Free Things to Do This Weekend

I bet you haven't thought of these! ;)

12 Creative, Cost-Free Things to Do with Time Off! 1. Interview someone you care about. Learn more about the ones you love. 2. Take a bubble bath. You can use the shower gel or body wash you already own if you don’t have official bubble bath soap. View image | gettyimages.com 3. Watch a movie …

Fringe in Fashion

Check out many and unique ways to rock the fringe style trend.

The detail of “fringe” in fashion appeals to me probably for the dorkiest reasons (unlike, say, why it appeals to a designer like Yves Saint Laurent). Reading and learning about the pragmatic functions of fringe throughout history really captivated me as a kid. I thought it was so cool that the flippy fun dangling things …

Why I Miss and Don’t Miss Waiting Tables

18 Reasons Why I Miss and Don't Miss Waiting Tables

If I am going to be completely honest with myself, and you, my reader, I should be able to admit that, sometimes, I miss waiting tables. It’s not that I long to return to the field (I did my eight years worth, from 17 to 25, and then a year just after grad school), it’s …

Animal Mamas & Their Beautiful Cubs: Happy Mother’s Day!

17 Mother Animals and their adorable cubs.

This post is for my mother. I’m so lucky to have had such a loving guide and role model. Love you, Mom! ** Bonus Pic! More mama tiger kisses…

16 Gorgeous Swimming Pools to DayDream Of

16 Gorgeous Swimming Pools to dive into as in right now

1. It’s starting to get pretty hot down here in Miami again. Today, we are 88 degrees F. Swimming pools are splashing around my mind these days. Here’s 16 Gorgeous Swimming Pools to Daydream for: 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. How badly do you want …

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