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#Trying to be a #Better Person

01/13/2012

By: Angel Elexa

I’m not big on forwards, especially those that require you to send to 20 people in the next 6 minutes.  However, every once in a while, I find one with useful information or just plain amusing that I’ll actually hit send to brighten someone else’s day.

Well, here’s one with some good advice from Tony Robbins that you could actually use to be a better, more thoughtful and compassionate person in 2012. 

We’re all about evolving and becoming optimal citizens of the world, right?  Take these 21 tasks and implement them into your everyday life.  See what you get in return.  Hopefully, a whole lotta of peace and blessing!  Remember to share this post on Facebook or Twitter with your friends. 

You don’t have to FORWARD this to get something you’ve wanted in the next 3 days….Just SHARE it to be NICE!

21 Tasks for 2012

ONE.  Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
 
TWO.  Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
 
THREE.  Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
 
FOUR.  When you say, ‘I love you’ , mean it.
 
FIVE.  When you say, ‘I’m sorry,’ look the person in the eye.

SIX.  Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
 
SEVEN.  Believe in love at first sight.
 
EIGHT.  Never laugh at anyone’s dream. People who don’t ave dreams don’t have much.
 
NINE.  Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it’s the only way to live life completely.
 
TEN.  In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
 
ELEVEN.  Don’t judge people by their relatives.
 
TWELVE.  Talk slowly but think quickly.
 
THIRTEEN.  When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, ‘Why do you want to know?’
 
FOURTEEN.  Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
 
FIFTEEN.  Say ‘bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze.
 
SIXTEEN.  When you lose, don’t lose the lesson!
 
SEVENTEEN.  Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions.
 
EIGHTEEN.  Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship..
 
NINETEEN. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

 TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY-ONE.  Spend some time alone. Reflect and get to know you and what you want!

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Trying to be #Fabulous like @OfficialMsPiggy…#TheBestThingAboutThanksgiving

11/23/2011

By: Angel Elexa

Yeah, it’s sad!  I am the ripe age of Flirty 31 and too excited to the see the NEW Muppets Movie this Thanksgiving Holiday! Ms. Piggy is one of my long time favorite muppet.  She has style, grace and a bit of a temper…but I ain’t mad at that.  Sometimes we as women have to be a bit willing to put our Stiletto down and lay down the law. 

With that being said, Ms. Piggy is back starring in yet another Muppets Movie alongside her Green Prince Charming, Kermit the Frog.  Many designers have stepped up to make sure that Ms. Piggy is Fabulous for her debut.  The famous makeup company, MAC, even made Ms. Piggy her own line of products, while InStyle, provided her with her own layout in the magazine.  Other designers have taken on the task of redesigning Ms. Piggy’s wardrobe since she is a high-profile #Fashionista.

See her outfit below designed by an up and coming fashion mogul in Canada. I liked his demure, yet fashion forward frock the best.

Fashion Designer- Jeremy Laing : “In my earliest memory of Miss Piggy, I find her lounging in a marabou-feathered robe, pink of course. As she’s gotten older I can only imagine how much more she values her lounge time, and so I propose a robe gown. Because even on the red carpet, or pink as the case may be, a piggy deserves every comfort.”

Miss Piggy’s critique: “Moi in a shade other than neon-tinged pink, and with nary a sparkle to be seen? Hard to imagine! And yet, with his exquisite eye for texture and tailoring, Jeremy Laing has opened my eyes to the possibilities that lie beyond all that glitters. Most of all, I simply love the way the dress moves with moi. Très importante fashion tip: Always make sure that your dress moves with you. Trust me: If you move and the dress stays behind, scandal ensues.”

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BetterMent

11/02/2011

https://www.betterment.com/betterfriends

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Trying to be in the place for #FashionHouston

10/10/2011

By: Aerika Eshelle

It’s back, Ladies!  Get ready to see and be seen this week as Houston celebrates Fashion!  You know you are addicted to style and all things beautiful and grand. Get your ticket today to see some of the hottest runway shows to hit H-Town. 

I’ll be there to cover it all.  I adore clothes as much as concerts….And you know I’m a pheen.  I’ve loved sketching, color and style since I was a little girl,  so I have to be in the place.  It’s not too late for you either.  Check out the dates below and TRY to make it over to the Wortham Center in Downtown Houston. 

Get you tickets HERE!  Don’t miss the event that will bring the most talented designers, the most celebrated models, and worshipers of style from around the globe to the city of Houston, Texas.

Thanks to Houston Tidbits for the below information!

Laura Mercier Pop-Up Shop
Tuesday, October 11 – Thursday, October 13
Learn how to create a flawless face from this year’s official beauty sponsor, Laura Mercier, a global brand headquartered right here in town. Stop by their chic set-up in the Audi Pavilion at the Wortham to shop shades available exclusively during Fashion Houston, then get snapped by a pro photog on your way out.

Would You Die For Fashion?
Tuesday, October 11, 10 p.m.
Aries Milan, owner of Coquette Boutique & Bistro, debuts her first fashion collection. See Kate Kills Pretty on the runway—the label name is a shout-out to the always-inspiring Miss Moss—then toast her at the private after-party at Side Bar at Gravitas featuring wine and passed bites.

Chloe After the Catwalk
Wednesday, October 12, 10 p.m.
After marveling over the Aztec prints she designed to use in her new collection, strut over to Chloe Dao’s post-runway celebration at Venue featuring footage from the show, a Dao Chloe Dao installation, candy bar, performance by Divisi Strings and looks from Elaine Turner. Pay $10 at the door, or get free entry with your Fashion Houston ticket.

SHUTTING THE PARTY DOWN

Thursday, October 13, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Models will storm the runway in Robert Rodriguez’s sure-to-be-stellar closing show.

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Trying to Say #ThankYouSteve…

10/06/2011

As you know, we’ve lost a legend. Though he had a debilitating cancer, we just thought that when he retired, he’d just get some rest, feel better and come back.  Steve Jobs, was a guy that impacted our society and multiple generations with new technology and gadgets that we can’t live without.  You know you love your iPhone, iPods and iPads!  They have really changed how we communicate and  enjoy life!

Our bloggers have been talking a lot about finding and creating happiness and opportunities in our lives lately. Many of us in our TryingTwenties and FlirtyThirties are feeling inadequate in life due to how we have allowed ourselves to be treated in relationships, on our jobs and by other people.  We’re looking for excitement and joy during our quarter life crisis and need desperately to move past the dark feelings of just existing. 

Let’s take a look at Steve’s life to find some encouragement and remember his life. He endured 20 years of hard times trying to get Apple off the ground, a mere start-up company in his garage.  Success may not happen right when we want it, but persistence and dedication will yield results.  Steve Job’s never stopped believing in himself, his partners, his company and the initial dream.  If something grand is calling you, then embrace it and don’t hesitate to make a change!  When you go on to Glory, you will have left your mark on this world, like Steve did, with no regrets in pursuing your dreams.  

LIVE Life….and do what you love.

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Trying to Understand the Why’s of Life…#howtomakeitinamerica

10/03/2011

By: Keysharion “Keke” Parker

Why do we seem to let other people get to us? They get us down, they ruin our weeks and weekends, and to just be truthful, steal our joy! Why do we allow people to take away what we feel and know about ourselves? It makes us feel inadequate on the job/school/church, and in friendships/relationships.

I get that other people are driven by accomplishment and acquisition of things. Why is it that you can’t be a nice person and have the amount of success you want, too? It seems like the more lazy, the least logical and crazy you are, the further you go in this life.  The only comfort for us good-hearted people is knowing that our riches are supposedly not here on this earth. The greater treasure is the reward in the afterlife based on how we treated others.

In my quarter-life crisis, I’ve realized that I want it all…Brand new socks and draws…success and to be a good and kind individual. For some reason, however, I keep running into mofo’s who make everything difficult!  I promise, it is not my intent to  wanna curse anyone out on Monday morning on my job, but dammit other people sure make it hard for a sista.  They smile in your face and then talk about you to your manager behind your back to make themselves look better.  Why should I not want to kick someone in their teeth or stab them with a pencil?

I don’t condone violence at all, but I have sure seen my attitude get bad over the last few years. Reasons, I’m sure you know, like unfair treatment, lack of respect shown or being just plain talked about.  All the drama has taught me that bad treatment shouldn’t denote me treating someone else like I smoke crack.  I know that I don’t have to honk my horn back at the person who honked their horn at me because they were too impatient to wait for me to turn across traffic. I get it, but hell, I just don’t feel like going out of my way sometimes to be accommodating. 

I think this quote from Mother Teresa says it best. Now, I’m no saint, but I want to be like one. Hopefully, the situations in life won’t alter my attitude too badly before I get there. Right now, people are working my nerves and I only exist to fight another day.  One day, I’ll be open-minded enough to find joy in knowing that I’m enlightened enough to give the benefit of the doubt to others and not let it affect my moral psyche and demeanor.   

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.

Be kind anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous.

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.

Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.

Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.

It was never between you and them anyway.

-Mother Teresa

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Trying to Get Outta the House…#Friday #Night #Houston…#Free #BadTeacher Viewing

09/30/2011

 FREE Midnight Showing of Bad Teacher

You know we love free! I can’t wait to see this movie.  All my friends and family are teachers and I have a distinct feeling this movie will remind me of one of them.  It looks to be about a girl who finds herself stuck in the teaching industry, but wishes to have lots of money. The two don’t usually mix, unfortunately. I wanted to see this movie when it first came out, but I was preoccupied.  Now’s here’s our chance!  We found this deal on  FreeSampleFreak.com. Sign up and get emails daily and save money.  Gotta keep your money, right?!  Or as much of it as possible?  There’s nothing wrong with having fun on a dime or for Free!
 
We tried the link and it’s legit…at least for Houston, TX locations.  Type in your zip code and see what’s available in your area.   Just print your pass and get your butt there a little before midnight tonight.  Seating is limited so be there early to be first in line to get your seat.  Just because you RSVP’d doesn’t usually mean anything at these free pass shows.
 
Hope you enjoy!  Hit us back up if you go!  

 FREE Midnight Screening of the movie Bad Teacher. Go here and enter your zip code to find a showing near you!

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