Thankful for Fashionable Friends @ Lunchpails & Lipstick
POSTED ON November 21, 2013
With Baby Ruby here, our Powell Pack is officially a 6-Pack ☺. While we are enjoying her to the max and BEYOND grateful, I have to admit that my time for ME is becoming harder and harder to find…and I thought 3 kids was busy ;). Four is even busier…but WAY more fun!
With holiday parties around the corner (and us hosting Thanksgiving right here at the house!) I called in the help of my good friends at Lunchpails and Lipstick to help this fashion-challenged mama (yes, me) get ready for these holidays. Instead of keeping all of their great secrets for myself, I thought I’d share so you ladies can get some style ideas for all of the parties on your horizons ☺.
Day 16: Today, I am every-so-thankful for my fashionable friends at Lunchpails and Lipstick. Enjoy their tips for Holiday Fun!
by Lunchpails and Lipstick
Add a little fun to your festive fashion this year with these timeless styles and accessories.
Holiday Party Tips:
- You can never go wrong with a red lip for your holiday party. If bright red seems a bit scary, choose a brownish red or even a red gloss.
- When in doubt wear a metallic shoe! Gold, silver, pewter, bronze..they are all a neutral and will add an element of fun to your outfit!
- A holiday party is the perfect excuse to wear sequins. Go for it!
- Make sure you feel comfortable in your dress. If it’s too tight now, it will surely be extra snug once the festivities are over. Don’t be afraid to by one size up and have it tailored to fit you perfectly.
- A must have for every clutch are breath mints, gloss, powder and a small roller perfume or sample size. Who knows, you may just get lucky that night.:)
- We recommend you eat something before the party. Something healthy like a salad, soup, and definitely some protein. Hopefully this will prevent you from over eating so your perfect holiday ensemble will fit throughout the party season!
- Most importantly wear what you like. This is the season to take risks, go glam and have fun!
Holiday Attire links:
1. Jeweled Triangle Necklace
2. Vail Dress
3. Jeweled Cuff
4. Shaken And Stirred Graduated Linear Earring
5. Michael Kors ‘Yvonne’ Sandal
6. Glint ‘Pearl Encrusted’ Clutch
Black and Gold links:
1. Blaque Label Faux Leather & Pleat Chiffon Maxi Dress
2. Big Tassel Necklace
3. Zany by Report
4. Expressions NYC ‘Crinkle’ Box Clutch
5. Eliza J Dot Mesh Bodice Fit & Flare Dress
Lisa, Jenna & Summer
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Lunchpails & Lipstick, connect with them here:
Day 10: I am Thankful for My Health
POSTED ON November 15, 2013
I am so thankful for my health. This post could go on forever, but I’ll keep it simple. I am grateful for the body I’ve been given that loves to move, lift, jump, climb, run, handstand, and burpee.
I am thankful for the knowledge I have to keep my body healthy. Without this, I would be lost. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share this knowledge with whoever will listen, in hopes of creating many more happy and healthy bodies around the world.
I am so appreciative of the machine I call my body, and so amazed at the potential the human body has.
Day 9: Today I am Thankful for…
POSTED ON November 14, 2013
Maybe because I was so darn tired last night when I went to sleep, but gosh…it felt the most comfortable bed in the entire world. And it seems to every night. It’s nothing fancy, believe me. But it is my bed – and was such a heavenly spot that I did not want to leave this morning when the alarm went off ☺.
Day 8: I’m Thankful for My 3 Brothers
POSTED ON November 12, 2013
My brothers – G-mo, Darryn and Denver
Another day of gratitude :). Believe it or not, this is getting harder and harder to write each day. There are so many things to be grateful for, I have a hard time choosing each day. I feel like these posts might need to go on for life, just to express all that I am thankful for.
How can I not acknowledge the three boys that gave me thick skin? G-mo (yes, pronounced GeeMo), Darryn, and Denver are, without a doubt, the best brothers this world has ever seen. I smile, laugh, and cry as I type this (and cringe…I know I’ll get some kind of crap from them for being so mushy ;)).
These boys taught me to never take myself so darn seriously. They taught me to laugh at myself when others (or they) laugh at me. They taught me that blood is thicker than water. Some friends can come and go…family is there for life. They taught me that we can fight like cats and dogs one second, but we’re all hugs and high fives the next. Nothing will ever change how much we all love, support, and got each others backs. They taught me that there is no one I’d rather fight for me than my brothers (alongside Chris, of course)…they take family seriously, and no one better mess with their sister (except them, of course).
They remind me each day that I will always just be their little or big sister…and help keep me grounded with all we have going on in life. These boys will never let my head get too big no matter how crazy this roller coaster gets, and for that, I am forever grateful.
They remind me daily by their examples that family is the most important thing in this world.
They are the best family I could ever have.
I love and am so thankful for my brothers
Day 6: I’m Thankful for Another Day
POSTED ON November 10, 2013
Six days in on this Month of Thanks thing. I’m a little late today…but no less grateful.
Today, I am grateful for another day…another day with just 3 kids. I am over the moon excited about Little Missy’s arrival, but considering we are at the tail end of our 3rd move in 4 months (yes…I’m serious), I couldn’t be more grateful that our bun decided to stay cooking in her oven for just one more day.
So much to do to get the family (and me) ready for her to come and play. All of this getting ready would have been much harder with 4 in tow…especially with one of them as a newborn.
I must say, these 3 have been quite the helpers! Cash included :).
THANK YOU, Baby Girl…tomorrow will work perfectly for me :).
Day 4: I’m Thankful for My Beautiful Arizona
POSTED ON November 8, 2013
How could I not be grateful for this great state I live in? Yes, it’s hot, but I love this heat. I prefer heat to cold any day. I love the cacti, I love the hills, desert mountains, the birds, the sunsets, the incredible hikes, bike trails, and everything Arizona has to offer.
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be here. I love my home state.
Today, I am grateful for Arizona ☺
Day 3: Thank You for Technology
POSTED ON November 7, 2013
I so often take for granted this thing we call technology. I know many of you see me on my phone often, and may be thinking, “dang, Heidi…enough of the technology!!!” But in reality, this is how I maintain close relationships with those that matter most. Phone calls, text messages, emails…these are all done on the pink, black and white Polka Dotted Phone w/ white earbuds that make an appearance all-too-often in my social media posts.
I wouldn’t change it for the world. Yes, I believe we need balance…and there are times where technology needs to go to bed while we build our in-person relationships. But with the busy lives we lead, I couldn’t be more grateful for the things that make communication possible from thousands of miles away.
Without technology, our kids couldn’t see or talk to their dad while he travels.
Without technology, Chris and I wouldn’t be able to talk to our Extreme Weight Loss peeps as much as we do to help them along their journey. Heck, technology makes the show possible!
Without technology, Chris and I wouldn’t have the relationship we do.
Without technology, we wouldn’t feel so safe in our home at night (security systems are a HUGE blessing).
Without technology, I wouldn’t have the privilege of connecting with you guys!
Thank you SO much for technology.
Now help me find balance ;).
Day 2: Today, I am Thankful for YOU!
POSTED ON November 6, 2013
The title says it all. You, my friends, make all of this possible. Truly. If Chris and I didn’t have your support, we wouldn’t have show viewers. If we didn’t have show viewers, the network wouldn’t pay to make the show. If the show wasn’t a reality, Chris and I couldn’t help so many people in the capacity that we do each and every year. The few people that we would be able to help wouldn’t have near the reach that they have today. Audiences wouldn’t be touched, viewers wouldn’t be inspired to make a better life for themselves and their friends/family.
YOU change lives. We cannot thank you enough. We love you all and are so grateful for your love and support ☺
Day 1: The Month of Thanks
POSTED ON November 5, 2013
November is one of my favorite months. Why? Because it is the month of thanks. We should all be living in a “lifetime of thanks”, but with the normal chaos of life, it’s often hard to sit in a place of graciousness for too long before it’s time to discipline the kids and run them around to all of their practices ☺.
Chris and I love to try our best to live with an “attitude of gratitude”. No better reminder than Thanksgiving month to appreciate what we have before we are forced to appreciate what we had.
In honor of this month of thanks, I am following suit of a sweet girl in our family’s life that showed quite the example by posting her 30 Days of Thanks. I’m a little late: today is November 5, so we will only get 26 days of thanks! I’ll do my best to remember to post daily…I’m not perfect, so forgive me if I miss a day or two ☺.
To make up for my tardiness, I have jam-packed my first Day of Thanks with a few things I’m grateful for.
My family. This family. Although these aren’t my only family members, I think this is such a wonderful place to start.
Without these people – all of them – I wouldn’t be where I am. They make me smile and laugh everyday. They are the reason I get up and work so hard, and my biggest source of support in all that I do. A couple of them are the silent “heavy lifters” that help me make it through my days, and make my kids feel even more loved and special than I ever could alone.
These people make one happy, warm, and loving home.
I am a blessed and lucky woman. Thank you to this amazing family of mine. I love you all ☺