Saturday, February 22, 2014

Shanti's Serene Saturday

I don't know about you but the last few weeks of my life have been to say the least overwhelming.
I've had lots of beautiful things happen, I've had some disappointing things happen, and in between.
I haven't had a really a chance to catch my breath. And that's what today is for.

Do I ever need today. I celebrated 15 years recovery a few weeks ago, yeah. I Had a wonderful celebration with beautiful people in my life. Who I love and adore.
I joined Weight Watchers this year. It was a gift for 2014. And I'm starting to lose weight. Even other people are noticing!
We've decided to move back to Titusville. In one weeks time.

Now the time is to rest my mind for a day before the chaos of moving sets in....

The good thing is it's only stuff. A house doesn't make a home and it only matters that wherever we are we're together.
Reading and meditating on letting go of attachments really helps me with this.

Today I journal. Today I read on how to live a balanced life. Today I read on manifesting. Eat healthy + think healthy = feeling healthy. Time for a reprieve from life♥

Saturday, February 15, 2014

V Day Nailz

Ok I'm a grrlie grrl. There it's done. I said it. I luv getting my nails done every two weeks religiously! It's like a take care of me treat.

I also luv nail polish and to polish my own nails. With that being said I looked high and low for a beautiful red and sparkles. I believe I was able to accomplish my mission!
♥♥♥

V Day 2014

I luv V Day....

It's so great that for one day you can totally go overboard with hearts, pink and red!!! And it's totally acceptable! And encouraged! Although I say V Day Everyday!

This year I decided to give my Valentine a suprise. I ordered a double bamboo heart arrangement from FTD to be delivered to Tony's workspot.

He luv'd it♥.

I also got one of those crazy kewl fun oversized cards and a sharp dress shirt! He felt admired and enjoyed basking in V Day luv!

That's the idea right????!!!

My true heart is Vday Everyday!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

DIY Easy Wintery Peppermint Scrub

I dunno about you but I really enjoy a invigorating uplifting spa treatment this time of year sans diy.

Today I'm going to share with you a super easy super yummy scrub for dry, dull winter skin that screams revitalize me! And you can substitute any tea! For each different season! I luv that!

Wintery Peppermint Scrub
What you'll need:
Glass Jar with lid.
Peppermint tea
Sugar
Coconut oil

How to:
Fill jar with sugar.
Open & sprinkle tea bag over sugar.
Two tablespoons of coconut oil. Add more as needed.

I like to keep a scoop or large spoon nearby. You can label jar or decorate!

This is a wonderful scrub for your at home mani's or pedi's, full body invigorating during a juice cleanse or detox!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Next Issue Magazine Addicts Luv!

I recently feel hard... real hard for a new app/ subscription.. it was basically luv luv at first read♥

1. Very green friendly.

2. Cuts down on clutter.

3. I can read magazine's anytime, anywhere.

4. No more missing issues.

5. Get to enjoy back issues!

This new App/Subscription is called Next Issue. And it's amazing!
First month is free. The have two different subscriptions you can sign up for.

My Subscription: 131 magazines, $14.99 a month Get everything in the Basic plan plus unlimited access to popular weeklies including The New Yorker, People, Time and many more.

Basic + Subscription 119 magazines, $9.99 a month Get unlimited access to the most-read monthly magazines, including Cooking Light, Esquire, Real Simple, Vanity Fair, Wired and many more Check it out here!

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If you luv luv magazines likey me you've gotta try it for one month free.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter Home Cleanse

Yep..... It's that time of year..... Releasing, letting go! New Year goals....New you!

Simply Shanti's Winter Cleanse

1. Go thru drawers and closets and pull out everything you haven't worn, used or wanted in last 6 Months! Put friends pile, donate pile. Then go thru your wardrobe and put all hangers backwards. In 6 months you will re-evaluate what you didn't use. Release!

2. Re-evaluate your home furnishings. Are they tired and old? Do you need a update? Rearrange? Put in pile your favorite favorite things. That U LuV! Keep those items and release the rest. Only keep that which you luv. Period.

3. Go thru accessories. Same idea. If broken, worn, etc. Release.

4. Now with what you've decided to keep make it a point to integrate the items into your life. Re arrange your home. Use what you've decided to keep.

Well back to my Winter Cleanse!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Rubber Moon Mail Club

I've got a treat to share today!

Something fun and kinda retro that makes me look forward to the mailman!
Introducing. .... Rubber Moon Mail Club.....

I've been known to join in on mail art exchanges, pen pals, etc. over the years. And I luv getting creative mail. Always!! So much fun!!!

Well Kristen Powers aka Kae Pea is a incredible artist. And I've been blessed to purchase some of her stamps and artwork over the years.

She is the owner of Rubber Moon Art Stamps...Gorgeous. Creative. Just like her! Check out the RMMC
This is how the package comes!
Cling on Stamps and inspiring papers and art!
Can you put a price on this kinda creative fun?

$10.00 month cheap!!!

Can't wait till next month!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Gorgeous Faux Fur Leopard Jackets

I love old Hollywood! Especially the 50's 60's and 70's era!
My luv affair with a beautiful coat started......

Past week i was lucky enough to be near a Chico's Store. Luv them! Such a treat. Wonderful sales staff, and beautiful jewelry & clothing. Dream!
True story, my wallet, not so much!
I was truly blessed though and able to get 50 percent off on all their sale items. So I scored a few really cute pieces. For really good prices! Staple pieces I call them!!

After getting home i decided to looky at the website.
Eeeck! I found something that is just spectacular!
Something I could have for a very very long time in my wardrobe. & I love that!

Without further ado here is the jacket of my dreams.......

Gorgeous right?

This thang of beauty is from their Black Label Designs. Luxurious looking.... Great with jeans and boots, simple black dress, black palazzo pants and leopard tee! Endless possibilities. It's a short jacket but warm enough for Florida's winters!! Here is the link check it out

Drum roll....... The price is $189.00. Did I mention my wallet doesn't like Chico's? Like at all? Hmmmm... well out of my league.

I'm not one to give up easily! I go to my favorite place to find well that perfect something. Since.... I can't afford that perfect gorgeous Chico's jacket. Maybe an imitation? Or something similar? For quite a bit less!
That would be Ebay. I've found some gr8t new clothing purchases for much less then even Marshalls.

Draw back is figuring if size, and style will fit ...

Sometimes you just gotta dive in and take THAT chance!
Here's what I found!

I know I know its not the same jacket. Not even the same color reference. Or style. I totally get that.
But remember I'm trying to find something in my price range and sometimes that means color, style and design are going to be way different.

What it does have going for it is the same luxurious old Hollywood glamour feel. That's what I was going for. And I believe this piece has that.
They did show on one of the photos of the interior of the jacket was a luxurious polyester high quality lining. & I like the big bell arms on it.

Also it's a Moda International piece. Same company that does Victoria Secrets Coat designs. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. Lol.

Drum roll.... Price: $34.00. I won the bid at $24.00 but $10.00 to ship!

Can't wait photos to come!!!

Did I mention my wallet luvs Ebay? They got a little thing going on... I think it maybe serious! Lol

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Channeling my inner Jackie

Jackie O that is. Fashion wise.
I've spent the last few months reading more on JFK and now Jackie since it was 50 years past November that Jack was assassinated.
Alot of new books, magazine's and articles on the subject.

As I look at photos of Jackie I realize she has a similar look of my mother. Same hair texture and color, skin tone, similar style. My mom likes classic dress. My mom wears big sunglasses.
My Mom @ 84yrs young!

I also am moving more in that direction.
Discerning what I bring home to my closet. Will it last? Can I wear it a few years from now? Will it be a style still popular? Fashionable?

Of course at this moment I don't have the deep pockets that Jackie O did. But I can still have a classic, hip style.
I'm really fine tuning my look. Must be the turning 50 last April thang.....

I luv black, zebra, leopard, gold, silver and bronze. For winter of course.
One of my fav store's is Chico's.

But I'm mad about thrifting good names. Something my mom and I doubt Jackie were into.

As I redefine myself this year I'm excited to see what's around the corner! -Luv -Simply Shanti

New Year New Me??

Wow did we just enter 2014? I think I blinked and missed it!
It went so fast 2013..... I'm glad but a bit sad time is truly flying!

2014..... Dreamer Doer
I picked two words for 2014. They connect to each other.
Dreamer I am that. Doer. Not always but this year is change!

I created a simple journal. I bought a inspiring book. I'm re-defining who Shanti is.

Of course aren't we always redefining ourselves. Editing ourselves. Deleting and adding???

This is the year of filling in my blanks. Worrying less. Enjoying more.

Simply Shanti. Thatz probably closer to what I would like to be....
More to come...Stay tuned!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Hanukkah! Late

definitely late on this post. But none-the-less happy Hannukah stays in my heart. For the full month of December.
As I remember my ancestors and what they had to do to get where we are today.

I enjoyed Hanukkah and even though we didn't do the gifts we will open our gifts on Christmas Day.

it's a great part of my life now and I truly enjoy it.

21 DAYS of Selfies.

Ok my truths are that I'm way behind! Playing catch up today!

I didn't meet my goal of 30 days of selfies in November on Instagram. I barely irked out 21!
I had a hard time remembering, feeling inspired and doing follow thru.

I'm a bit disappointed I didn't do full 30 days! But 21.....

Week 2. Day 8. Worky tired but amused!

Day 9. Meditative Mode.....

Day 10. My new sweatshirt. Says it all!

Day 11. Holiday madness is already starting!

Day 12. Stylin. Thrifted velvet black jacket w crystal rhinestone buttons!

Day 13. Fav owl mug!

Day 14. Sparkly Glittery Nails w my Vintage Holiday Magazine!

Day 15. Relaxing with Snoopy♥.

Day 16. Me playing cuddly with Zen!

Day 17. Thanksliving. Thrifted Leopard print jacket!

Day 18. Karma not happy w me! Movember tribute!

Day 19. Leopard print toes!

Day 20. Movember tribute.

Day 21. No makeup. Tired. Prayer mode. V real.

I must say I did get more comfortable taking pictures of myself.
And also honestly a lot of photos were taken on the same day. So they weren't done every single day for 21 days. But they are 21 different shots.
I still feel good about it.
But I have a ways to go with getting more comfortable.
My very last shot is very raw and I'm uncomfortable. I don't look good in it and I looked quite frankly tired.
That's another part of me. & I have to accept myself in all areas.

really doing Selfies is for me a part of learning more acceptance and deeper sense of love of myself!
Shanti♥