Recipe for Fabulous: Stay True to You

Stay True to You

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I am making some suggestions of things to Be Fabulous, but I want you to stay true to you as well.

Don’t change just to change. Change, grow evolve because you desire to.

Don’t EVER change for someone else or compromise your boundaries or values.

You know what you feel comfortable with and you generally know when you have crossed the line. If you do cross it and you don’t feel right, remember that you can ALWAYS walk away.

If it doesn’t fit, feel right, or you are more uncomfortable than you can be, then try something else, walk way. Above all, be you.

What is funny about today’s message is after grilling Miss Sandra Bee to have a tagline, I find out that this is here little tagline she says. “Stay true to you”

All I can say is, great minds think alike!

Until Next time my lovelies,

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

Just Where Did “Black Friday” come from? TT Friday Special

Hey all my fabulous fashionistas!  Today is a great day for businesses.  BLACK FRIDAY!

Big or small, doors were open for retail business this morning.  Some as early as yesterday afternoon.  :OUCH:  The good part about online selling is that you have a chance to shop from the comfort of your home without fighting the crush of the busy Black Friday shoppers.  Want to shop right now?  Go Visit Trisha Trixie’s website for some truly awesome deals.

But I got all distracted.  Where did “Black Friday” come from?  Did you know that it has been around for quite some time…just not called “Black Friday” right away.

From www.blackfriday.com:

“The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season.

In the 1960’s, police in Philadelphia griped about the congested streets, clogged with motorists and pedestrians, calling it “Black Friday.” In a non-retail sense, it also describes a financial crisis of 1869: a stock market catastrophe set off by gold spectators who tried and failed to corner the gold market, causing the market to collapse and stocks to plummet.”

So, way back in 1924…the Friday after the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…people began thronging to the stores in hope of getting a great deal on something either they wanted/needed or someone else wanted/needed.

Since then, the furor has grown, and through thick and thin, Black Friday has stood the test of time.

Until recently.

More and more over the last few years, Black Friday has become less spectacular in the eyes of many, myself included. Stores are rushing the season…starting mention of Black Friday at the beginning of November.  Even so much as taking over THANKSGIVING in their rush to making the almighty dollar!  What the heck?

I have always been of the opinion that Thanksgiving should be left as a day of rest, peace and enjoying family.  Not all service industries have the day off…imagine if Nurses, Doctors, Pharmacists, Police Officers and Firefighters took the day off?  Uh, yeah…not gonna happen.  I have never counted the Whipped Cream as a MUST HAVE…if I didn’t remember it until Thanksgiving Day.  You just went without.  Apparently, I am in the minority though…because most (not all, thank goodness!) Grocery Stores and Retail Shops are open on Thanksgiving at some point.  Sad, really…

A good portion of many people’s shopping nowadays is done online.  I can get fully behind shopping online…until Aunt Penny (fictitious name, of course), decides that you are still 18 and not 38…and sends you clothing way too small, inappropriate for you or…let’s face it, just isn’t for you.  Thankfully, if you contact retailers online and explain the problem, some will work with you…though most likely you will have to send back said item.  Which is okay…if you cannot really see the purpose of having a Barney 2T sweatshirt in your life…and need to get rid of it ASAP.

Usually, I just regift…or donate said item to the church.  If your aunt asks how you like it…”Oh, Aunt Penny…it was just way too small…so I gifted it to a kiddo that can use it.”  This will make you look good to Aunt Penny AND you really have likely helped out a kiddo in need.

Until next time, my beauties…In whatever you say or do, stay true to you.

Sandra Bee

Trisha Trixie Tuesday! Bespoke (Custom-Made-to-Order-MadetoMeasure)

What’s “Bespoke”?

Bespoke is an adjective for anything commissioned to a particular specification. “Custom-made”, “made to order”, “made to measure” and sometimes “hand-made” are near-synonyms.

The word bespoke is derived from the verb to bespeak, to “speak for something”, in the specialized meaning “to give order for it to be made” or commission, first cited from 1583 by the OED, with the adjective in its alternative form “bespoken” first quoted from 1607 in this sense.[1] The term is generally more prevalent in British English than American English, which tends to use “custom” instead, as in custom car, custom motorcycle etc.

So, with the bespoke items available from Trisha Trixie, you can create a customized items JUST FOR YOU! How do you do that?

GO HERE! Pick out the colors and fabric and Trisha Trixie will do the rest!

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What do YOU think about being able to customize a product just for you? Do you like or dislike it?

WE WANNA KNOW!

Until next time,

Xoxo

What Not Wednesday: Essential Oils by Simply Aroma

Hey all!  For What Not Wednesday, I decided to feature a newer company that I (Sandra) just joined called Simply Aroma.

We have a free kit that you can “kitnap” for $20.00 shipping after watching a video explaining how the company got started and how things work.  How long this offer will last, I don’t know, but if you are interested in trying essential oils OR you want to get more of your favorite basics, this is a great way!  Details at the end.

If you want to check out our oils and purchase, click here to see more!

 

The Story of Simply Aroma

Simply Aroma was started by a group of successful professionals with a simple mission: “Make a positive difference in the lives of our customers and consultants as well as those we come into contact with”. We aim to introduce a whole new standard of therapeutic-grade essential oils to the world. This year our desire is to start out by sharing our products and business opportunities with everyone in the United States. We are looking forward to helping you start your business and become part of our winning team.

Our goal is to build Simply Aroma with you the independent consultant using a strategic marketing system. We’ve begun by working on streamlining operations and it’s great for getting the products into the mainstream. We offer you a much higher rate of success with your new business with people wanting to fulfill their dreams of becoming their own boss and using word of mouth to build their business.

Simply Aroma sells our products in an exclusive manner through a party plan/direct sales channel. Our independent product consultants educate the public about the quality and benefits of the products. Our consultants introduce the products at home parties, one-to-one interactions, trade shows, and a variety of different marketing methods.

 

Simply Pure

Simply Aroma‘s “Simply Pure” quality standard is a promise to provide our customers the very best in quality and testing of our essential oils. Our essential oils are certified pure therapeutic grade. Our essential oils are some of the safest and the most rigorously tested essential oils available today. All of our quality standards and testing leads our customers to a simple promise – “Simply Pure“.  (more information about “Simply Pure” methods after clicking the link.)

 

Starter Kits

Simply Aroma has three kits to sign up with.

1. Special Enrollment, $100.00 (before shipping and handling)

2. Deluxe Enrollment, $219.00 (before shipping and handling)

3. Platinum Enrollment, $319.00 (before shipping and handling)

The awesome part of the $100.00 coupon is that it can be used for ANY kit…if you want the big Platinum kit, it makes it the same price as the Deluxe Kit.  Awesome.  If you just want the starter kit, all you pay is shipping.  To get the coupon code, you must watch THIS video.  The coupon code will be shown in the video once a certain point is reached (fast forwarding doesn’t work). Then, to sign up, you need to fill out THIS form.

 

Why Choose Simply Aroma?
Simply Aroma has an exciting opportunity for you in direct sales. We are committed to helping you change your life while making the world better and healthier. We are here to assist you in making your home-based business a success. We are confident that your decision to join us will make ground breaking changes in your life as well as in the lives of those around you. We invite you to join us and become a member of our growing family of independent consultants. This fun opportunity can be started from your home. By hosting parties, you can introduce these unique essential oil products while having a great time. We have a fantastic incentive program for our Hostesses as well.

Simply Aroma is about quality products.
– Our oils are certified 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils.
– Our essential oils are one of the safest and most rigorously tested essential oils available on the market today.

Simply Aroma is a direct sales opportunity
– Low Capital Investment
– No Minimum Purchase
– Reasonably priced Products

Commissions
– Top discounts from the start
– Receive 25%-35% of each order

Training
– You will receive emails and E-training
– We have mentors available when you need them

Products
– All of our products carry a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee

Websites
– Personalize your website with your “About Me” section
– 24-hour access to new consultant training and information through the Control Panel
– Track your commissions and keep track of your team members

I plan to use mine for general health, well-being, making fun scrubs and lotions and so I can SMELL FABULOUS!
If you have any questions, please email me at: sandraabickel@gmail.com.

See y’all later!

Trixie’s Recipe for Trixie Fabulousity

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On this last note, I want to share how I go about Being and Feeling Fabulous. Some of you who know me personally already know some of these things and will sit there nodding your head saying to yourself “Yep, that’s Trixie!”
*I wake happy. If I am not happy, I get happy.
*Limit my time online (I actually set a timer)
*While online enjoy positive and uplifting things*Do what I want each day. Seriously. Some days I get up and want to work in my studio. Some days I want to lie around and watch movies. Now I realize that not everyone has the life I have, but even so, do what you want and enjoy it. IF you are not enjoying it, why are you doing it?
*Listen to uplifting music during the day.
*Take regular breaks
*Go to events
*Socialize with others
*Take Chances and Leaps for things I desire and goals I am reaching for
*Meet new people everywhere I go
*Say “Hello Fabulous” to others often
*Say Be Fabulous instead of saying goodbye
*Be VERY Happy and smile…ALOT
*Be energetic
*Be driven

*Be audacious and ostentatious (basically be “over the top”)
*Live vicariously through myself
I quote what I said on Facebook….
“I’m every man’s dream and every girls inspiration. I’m awesome in a FABULOUS package. I’m confident strong and determined. Success is my only option failures not. I live life vicariously thru myself. I enjoy the show. I protect my soul house fiercely. My boundary lines are unmovable. I’m Authentic Real Unique. I’m me.”
I am not perfect. Hell, none of us are. I own up to the me I am. I own up to my successes as well as my failures. I am no longer breakable. I am no longer a victim. I am me….and I am…
FABULOUS…

 

and so are YOU!

 

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A FABUOLOUS place to get images is at
http://freevintagedigistamps.blogspot.com/

 

Recipe for Fabulous- Be Confident

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Be Confident

This can get confused with arrogance, but I seem to notice that those who say I am arrogant are actually ones who are not confident with themselves.

They have a deeper insecurity perhaps or they were raised not to be proud or boastful and think you are being outlandish.

I say, GOOD! Be outlandish if you desire to be. You might have to test out that Fabulous confidence a bit to find the right blend that works for you.

If you constantly feel out of your element in what you think acting and owning Fabulous means, maybe tone it down a notch or two.

If you feel like you are not quite there, amp it up! Be you, Be Fabulous You.

You can just look at this picture and know these women are confident. They hold themselves well. They are dressed well. They are not slouching or hunched over. Their clothes are not torn or baggy. Their hair is well done and their makeup is immaculate.

Let’s take for example Tina Fey. I know what you are thinking already…

…but she is a star, she has people make her look that way. But I want you to look past the hair and makeup. Look at HOW she is standing. She is upright, confident, proud. She is happy, look in her eyes. She loves what she does. Look at her smile. Look at her stance. She is has her hands on her hips. Did you know all the gestures you do and make during the day signifies things about you? Well they do. This one signifies that she is “Ready for Action!” She could conquer the world, take on America, and whatever else she wants to do, she knows she can do it. Why, because she has confidence. You know she does. You can see it right there!

 

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Resource for Gestures taken from The 13 Most Common Gestures You’ll See Daily

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The other thing about this picture with Tina I like is that her arms are open. I saw a few pics with ladies standing tall, but their arms were closed. The article here doesn’t say but in other research I have found and know that closed arms are a gesture of safety. When doing interviews I was always told,”don’t cross your legs or cross your arms. It gives the impression of being closed off and protective”  Hey sometimes, I am just cold LOL Now I just sit on my hands.

So be careful about crossing things.

Remain open and tall.

When I was in Ballet the teacher would say

“Imagine there is an imaginary string pulling you from the top of your head and it is pull you up to the sky”

I still do this today and funny enough, even when in flats people will ask me if I am 5’7 ,5’9 and are shocked to hear me say I am only 5’5. They then look at my feet to see if I am wearing heel and then reply and comment

“You wear yourself well”

SO I challenge you ladies (and gents) to go Be Confident. Wear yourself Well. Find pride in the things you do. Wear makeup even if it is only for yourself. I posted onmy personal FB page this week , a quote from Danille La Porte Life is Short and I am relinking it here.

A few things I liked from it can be applied here

…wear perfume for yourself. toss your only-wear-around-the-house clothes and let your good clothes graduate to around-the-house status…

fall in love. with yourself…

I couldn’t agree more. If you do, you WILL Be Confident. You will WALK confident, TALK confident, DO BUSINESS confidently, BRUSH YOUR HAIR confidently, EAT confidently, MAKE BETTER CHOICES confidently…and little by little this will translate and transform you into a thriving CONFIDENT human you didn’t even know was in you.

BE CONFIDENT my lovelies…

Until Next Time,

XOXO

~Trisha Trixie