The Year of Yes!

YEear of yeS

As I reflected on the past year, I decided that 2015 was a year of a lot of no’s in my life.  There were so many things that happened, the good, the and the ugly, that by the time December rolled around I was just waiting for my fresh start.  Right after Thanksgiving, I went to see Frankie Beverly and Maze and Chaka Khan concert.  During the show, while Frankie was singing Happy Feelings, I made up my mind that that was what I wanted 2016 to be.

Not only would “Happy Feelings” be my theme song for 2016, but for me 2016 would be the Year of Yes!  For most of my life, I made cautious decisions, I always needed to consider the what if’s and most of the time this meant that I missed out on opportunities and other advantages.   allowed fear and doubt to govern my decisions.  Those days are over.

Before the year ended I made two decisions that took me completely out of my comfort zone.  Those decisions were not life of death decisions but they allowed me experiences I may not have had before I embraced The Year of Yes.

So I sent my closest friends a text decided that we were going to read the book individually and collectively spend the year living out our Year of Yes.  I am looking forward to what that means for me.  I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that will come my way.  I anticipate what will happen in my life.  I have already seen great advantages from stepping out of my comfort zone and I plan to do more this year.  So here’s to “Happy Feelings” while living our Year of Yes!

Stay Fabulous and Stay Blessed!



Sound Off Sunday




Sound Off Sunday

Well Winter has finally arrived.  I do not know whether I am happy or sad.  I guess the sooner it starts the sooner it will be over, but we had been enjoying some great weather in the Chicago area.  So the 60 degree days are gone and now it is time to pull out the boots, coat, hats and gloves.



I know the pictures look dark and gloomy and that was an accurate depiction of what outside was like.  Fortunately, once I got out there in the snow, driving was not as bad as I thought it might be.  So where was I going?  I had a new appointment with a new fantastic nail artist.


Elevate Day Spa

I was recently referred to Elevate Day Spa for my manicures.  I love it.  Danielle, the owner is phenomenal..  She was professional, the space is beautiful and she did not have 5-6 clients waiting.  She was attentive, timely and helpful throughout the process.  I will definitely be returning in two weeks.

The manicure came out awesome!  I love the color and I also love how my nails feel.  I have been having trouble with my nails chipping and breaking and being too soft.  Now my nails feel strong and I am not having the irritation that I was having from going to my other nail salons.  I am thankful to Lisa Paige for the referral to Danielle.