Receiving none-self generated gifts.

There was a time when I did not like receiving gifts because its not what I wanted but over the years of self generated gifts for myself, its great to receive gifts out of generosity from others.

****Side note: My classification of tangible gifts do not fit in a card unless its filled with cash or a giftcard to which I will make sure to thank you…Santa!****

Now whether you associate gift giving with tangible gifts or intangible gifts such as your time, hugs, phone calls to loved ones or donation towards philanthropic causes…consider yourself a honorary Santa whether you believe in that character or not.

Speaking of gifts, I received two non-self generated gifts this year. (More reason why I buy my own gifts) I guess given my track record of two this year, its safe to say that I was on the naughty list!

First gift comes from my beloved daughter. Its a plushy pillow kitty cat. Now as an adult, I’m surprised how I treated this pillow like I was a kid again because I actually use it as a pillow and tend to carry it only because its so soft, comfy and cuddly. I even named it Ginger Gabriella Garfield or “Gigi” for short.20181230_194242

Last gift came from a friend of mine who I cat sit every so often. She thanks me with pampering services/products. I pamper myself but its different when its self bought versus given to you by someone else. To me, really shows the thought behind your well-being especially when it comes from fellow ladies.

For instance, I wanted to buy a bottle of nail polish but the cheap side of me won’t let me since I made practical excuses such as, “I’m too hard on my hands so what’s the point.” and “There’s too much color to choose from.”

Thankfully, the gift I received solved both dilemmas since in the pampering kit, it included a bottle of Pepto Bismol colored nail polish and from the moment I opened it, I started painting my nails. Girl! I was out the door with coat two barely dried on my nails. I just couldn’t wait to show it off.20181226_133216

Thank you ladies for the gifts, I love having them! 🤩




Meet Stella, my hand bag…

Alright there are times when I just want to explore ways to make a statement not relying on clothes but with my accessories instead. Be it the jewelry, shoes, bags/purses with or without make-up. I get it, I’m one to push my own boundaries and so far its a handbag.

For the record, I did mention on a previous post of mine that I hate having to carry something like a body bag, purse, hand bag or hand candy. Whatever you want to call it, I need my hands free.

However, I feel that alone is more reason why I had to push against my laziness and comfort zone to finally carry one. I figured the only way I do it is if I carry something that is interesting, eye catching but practical at the same time.

Lo and behold, I found her. Meet Stella, my hand bag. She’s made of sequins and stitched embroidery. Even though “Pink Email” is quite obvious on her, I think Stella suits her well.

How about you, what is your go to statement and do you name your accessories too?