I was preaching yesterday on my Facebook not to enter the “comfort zone” and here I am all comfortable and cozy. I bet all of us have something we fall back on when we are needing a little comfort. If I am feeling sick then I want homemade vegetable soup. If I am feeling stressed then I want a long shower or even a soak in the tub. And when I am feeling rushed I want to listen to some soothing music. The comfort zone is that place we have where we are in no danger. There is peace and harmony and no surprises. Everything in our comfort zone is predictable so there is no stress involved. Does that sound heavenly or boring to you? Truthfully, I like a little of both. I would like to think that I am bold and adventurous but the truth is that I am not. I tend to live my life in the “safe” zone. I will not be jumping out of airplanes, I don’t see me ever swimming with sharks, and I’ll leave the mountain climbing to the goats. However, I have found that as I am getting older that there are a few things I am willing to step outside my comfort zone for. I think it has something to do with not caring as much what people might think. I was worried what people would say when I started this blog so I didn’t tell anyone for months, BUT, I still did it. I HATE talking in front of people, it makes me a nervous wreck. BUT, I have volunteered to lead a meeting of R+F women next month where I will have to talk in front of a lot of women. WHY? Because, if nothing changes then nothing changes. I don’t “want” to be the quiet country mouse who is always missing out on everything. I may not be the best at what I try but at least I am going to try. Who knows what I will do in my sixties!!! Lol!One of my comfort zone outfits to wear is a sweatshirt and jeans. Can I see a show of hands of those who will agree with me? When I am feeling blah or if I am in a big hurry and I don’t have time to try on several different things then I will fall back on a sweatshirt and jeans. It is easy and it is fast, plus I don’t have to put a lot of thought into the process. Thankfully, I know this about myself so I have been trying to buy cute or stylish sweatshirts. This sweatshirt is adorable with the attached blue and white striped cuffs and bows. This was in my very first Trunk Club shipment and it is by Halogen. It is no longer on the website so I found some cute and stylish sweatshirts for you that would be perfect for being cozy and fashionable at the same time.
I just about lost my Bree necklace this past weekend when little Miss Emersyn came to visit. She spotted my necklace and said, “hey, my last name starts with an S” and then she wanted to put it on. Since it is a dainty necklace it looked cute on her and wasn’t too big or long. She wore it for a while and then told me to take it off and once it was off I put it out of her sight. Lol! I think that I will order her and Matti B one the next time I place an order. I attached a Valentine pendant (no longer available) to the Silvie silver chain. This is a basic silver chain with a lobster claw attached. You can attach any charm, pendant, or even use it as a lanyard and attach your badge. My earrings are the Anyssa and they are a sweet little knot design. The bracelet I have on has Blessed stamped on it and it is called the Lydia. I love this bracelet but I want to forewarn you, it is not easy to put on by yourself. Emersyn had to help me hold the chain so that I could get it to close. You definitely will need some help or one of the bracelet holder things that can help you.
My hips hurt me every so often if I wear a lot of high heels so I will go through spurts of wearing flats to keep that from happening. This is one of my go-to flats. It is a super cute little leopard print ballet slipper by Isaac Mizrahi that I got last year I think. Little slippers like this are really handy to slip on and head out the door. No tugging, buckling, or zipping is required to put them on. Lol!It was time to give my skinny jeans a break. These bootcut jeans are by Vigoss and I purchase them at Maurices. I like the brand Vigoss and their jeans are fantastic. They are heavy duty and wash up well. I don’t notice a lot of shrinking even when I dry them in the dryer. Yes, I am someone who actually dries their clothes in the dryer instead of hanging them around the house. All good things must come to an end! The AMP MD launch specials that are 20% off the retail pricing is ending February 15th. The price that is listed when you go to the website already has the 20% taken off. However, if you are a Preferred Customer, or become a PC then you will receive another 10% off and free shipping. AND, since I have my own little special running, if you make a purchase as a PC then you will also receive a FREE Essential product from me. Go to www.tstephens5.myrandf.com and look under the featured tab for this special. Some of you might not know what becoming a PC means. When you become a PC you get 10% off plus free shipping on all orders that are 80.00 or more. You pay a one time fee of 19.95 but you should save money even with your first order. You are then enrolled in an auto-replenishment program where every 60-days you get the opportunity to either place the same order, edit the order to change to a different product or delay the order for 30 or 60 days. I will send you an email at the beginning of the month you are scheduled to alert you to the upcoming order. PLUS, I will give you the instructions on how to edit or delay your cart. Then, 5 days before you are scheduled, R+F will send you an email also alerting you of the shipment. There is no reason for you to order products you don’t need.
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