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Time Management…We All Need It!!

It’s a New Year now, and guess what?? There is never enough time in the day, even with the start of a New Year. Everyone has experienced the feeling of having more things to do than there is time for. Effective time management can be the key to success and a life with less stress. Try out some of these great time management tips and finally have a way to get those errands done and still have some time to relax.

1. The To-Do list ~ This is one of the most essential tools in time management. The best to-do list is one that is written or typed on your Smartphone (where your notes are located) , rather than in your head. The best time to make a to-do list is in the evening after your work for the day is done so you can start your day ready to go in the morning. List everything you need to get done, both big and small. Prioritize them. Be honest when you do this. Figure out what you need to get done and put those higher on the list and let everything else fall into place.

2. Use a Calendar ~ Keep track of important deadlines, meetings, and holidays. Keep a visual calendar at arm’s reach, or simply use your Smartphone’s calendar. This does wonders for making sure you are prioritizing your to-do list properly and helping you to be sure you aren’t forgetting anything.

3. Organize ~ Take some time to keep your area organized. When things are in their place you won’t lose time looking for them. This also makes it easier to concentrate. Plan a day each week to go through and clean up your entire work space. Put stuff away when you are done with it and file paperwork as soon as it is ready to be filed.

4. Schedule your Breaks ~ When you plan your day, plan your breaks as well. They are important for staying refreshed. Make sure your breaks don’t go on longer than necessary. Make sure you take these breaks to get coffee, go to the restroom, check email, make quick phone calls, or just relax before getting back to work.

5. Be flexible, Yet firm ~ It is important to make your schedule and stick to it, but that is not always possible. When something comes up that needs to get done, you must be willing to find time in your schedule to do it. That being said, it is also important to be able to say “no” if you don’t have time to do something. Just say No…it’s really that simple.

Time management can save you a lot of trouble and stress. Through planning and organization you can save time and get much more done. It may have a small time investment to get started, but the benefits can be fabYOUlous!

The ***Champagne*** Birthday Giveaway

May 3, 2017 | Posted by  in Contest and GiveawaysEmpower and Inspire | 

 

The ***Champagne*** Birthday Giveaway

 

Yep, Today is the day the the Good Lord decided it was time for me to be brought into the world 51 Years Ago.  Another year older, and another year to be thankful.

The older I get, the more I love my life and the more I appreciate it. I say this every year, but I am happier today than at any other time in my life. With age comes confidence and calm – two things we can all use more of.  Wouldn’t you agree?

Yes, age is just a number and life is privilege. A privilege worth celebrating!

Since we literally only have 7 more months left in the year, I’m setting six goals for my bucket list. Here are my 6 (51 –> 5 +1 = 6) things on my bucket list for this year:

    1. Host More Fantastic Meet and Greet Networking and Empowerment soirées!
    2. Spend more time with my loved ones.
    3. Save more, Spend less!
    4. Do one thing a week that enhances my life, like drinking more water.
    5. Do More Charitable Work.
    6. Live a healthier lifestyle. I will eat more healthy meals, add exercise into my daily routine, even if it’s just a 15 minute power workout, and think positively. Oh, and keep dreaming big. Our thoughts are incredibly powerful, and truly, at the end of the day, life is beautiful.So, now that I’ve shared these 6 goals, let’s celebrate 51! (Because no one else really does.) For this milestone, I’m giving away a free bottle of my favorite champagne! Cheers to the CHAMPAGNE GIVEAWAY!

      How to enter:

      1. Comment

      below saying, “Happy Birthday Rachel”, and Tell Me One New Goal You’re Going to Accomplish When Your Birthday Approaches.

      2. For two extra entries into the giveaway, go to my FanPage http://www.facebook.com/bfabyoulous, like my page, and in comments type #ChampagneGiveaway

      The giveaway ends on May 31, 2017.  Winners will be announced on June 4, 2017!  All The Best To Youl!!

      Well It’s Off Now to Enjoy My Birthday.  All Though Today is Officially My Birthday, I’m Celebrating The Whole Month!  How About That?  🙂

Hey There, I’m Rachel! I am a single mother of two fantastic daughters, Social Media Manager, and a Blogger. My passion is helping others find their niche, specifically Single Mothers.

The $5,500 Louis Vuitton Eye-Trunk iPhone Case

Apr 28, 2017 | Posted by  in Fashion and StyleIn The News | 

 

The $5,500 Louis Vuitton Eye-Trunk iPhone Case

I know, that’s crazy right???  $5,500 for an iPhone 7 Plus Case??  NOT!!  I recently purchased an iPhone 7, and the thought of spending $5,500 for a case…Ridic!!  Well, maybe not for some.  Some folks may need something more on that luxurious level.   And guess what?  Louis Vuitton is at their service, as the French luxury house has launched Eye-Trunk for iPhone 7 Plus in precious Golden Crocodile leather. Nothing can make your latest Apple possession more glamorous than the newest, the shiniest and the priciest iPhone case from Louis Vuitton.

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Designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, to pay tribute to the fashion house’s origins as a trunk designer, it is the ultimate fashionable accessory of the season. Of course, more than just a protective cover, this Louis Vuitton trunk styled case with hard corners is designed to augment the value of the most expensive iPhone handset sold by Apple. Simple calculations make it clear that the cost of the Gold Eye-Trunk is over five times more than the phone it is designed to protect.

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Monogram Reverse Canvas

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Monogram Eclipse Canvas

The other monogram versions (traditional Monogram, Monogram Reverse and Monogram Eclipse) are also available for $1,180 for the iPhone 7 and $1,250 for the 7 Plus. The gold crocodile edition for iPhone 7 is up for $5,050.

I love Louis Vuitton, and if I had the funds, I’m not so sure I would spend $1,180 for an iPhone Case.  So, Money Was Not an Issue, Would You Purchase An iPhone Case For That Price??

Via Louis Vuitton

Hey There, I’m Rachel! I am a single mother of two fantastic daughters, Social Media Manager, and a Blogger. My passion is helping others find their niche, specifically Single Mothers.

The Gospel of Mark – A Review and Giveaway

With Easter quickly approaching, it was the perfect opportunity for my family and I to watch on DVD, The Gospel of Mark My family and I always love the chance to watch any Biblical stories in movie form, and being able to review The Gospel of Mark, was an added plus, and super exciting.

The Gospel of Mark is the second installment in the renowned Gospel film series.  

The movie comes to life because it is the first-ever WORD-FOR-WORD, UNEDITED Movie Adaptation, that uses the Gospel narrative as its script. The movie was shot on location in Morocco with consultation from expert theologians and biblical scholars.  It was produced by the Lumo Project, the film was given the Dove Faith Friendly Seal for 12+. The Gospel of Mark DVD is packed with behind-the-scenes bonus features as well.

This was a great family movie! It was authentic and I felt it was very inspiring and uplifting.  In my readings of the Bible, and the Book of Mark, I felt that the movie depicted the Book of Mark correctly.  I think I get a better understanding when I can visualize things.

The Gospel of Mark is based on the story of Jesus, ends with the empty tomb, a promise to meet again in Galilee, and Jesus instructions to spread the good news of the resurrection.  Truly captivating.

With the coming Easter season, The Gospel of Mark DVD is the perfect gift for family, friends, and neighbors.  You can enter to win a copy to giveaway of simply keep for yourself.  It is available on DVD at Walmart Digital HD and On Demand.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for The Lumo Project. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 

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From My Family to Yours…Merry Christmas!!

Happy Holidays!

Christmas is a time for family gatherings, exchanging of gifts and festive holiday meals. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

It is my personal wish for you to have a Happy and Joyous holiday season. I hope you will cherish the time you spend with those people that are most important to you and in the process cherish the memories.

As this year draws to a close, it is time to reflect on 2017. I anticipate 2018, which is just a few days away, to hold great promises for everyone who continues to expand their knowledge and abilities, and who is willing to stretch and break out of their comfort zone.

I am looking forward to this coming New Year, and the possibilities each day brings.

Whichever direction you take, I wish you a happy and prosperous 2018. It’s all about being happy. It’s all about being content.

Remember, the real reason for the season is JESUS and honoring the day of HIS birth

Mar 6, 2017 | Posted by TheFABLifestyle in Fashion and Style, In The News | 4  Ever Wondered How Fashion Designer Tommy Hilfiger Is Living?

Mar 6, 2017 | Posted by  in Fashion and StyleIn The News | 

Ever Wondered How Fashion Designer Tommy Hilfiger Is Living?

Well wonder no more.  Tommy Hilfiger’s house just went on the market for $27.9 Million,  His gorgeous 14,075-square-foot beachfront residence is located on Ocean Boulevard on Golden Beach in South Florida.  

The American Designer and his wife purchased the home, which sits on a 27,500-square-foot lot, back in 2013 for $17.25 million.  Sitting on more than half an acre, the three-story house boasts seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an infinity pool, an elevator and scenic ocean views.

When you enter the all-white home, the formal entry opens up to a white-glass tile staircase with marble steps sitting under an elegant chandelier which runs from the ceiling and almost hits the ground.

Here Is a Peek Inside:

As you will see, the house is furnished with curated pieces and adds bold pops of color in true Hilfiger fashion.

The red-hued media room with psychedelic furnishings and color scheme takes you back to the psychedelic age. Because it is only one of a few homes located on the exclusive Golden Beach, the villa also includes a private beach. On the patio, there is a palm tree lined backdrop with infinity pool and spa.

Adding even more flavor is a red, white and blue-striped gym and a bar area with hanging disco ball and transparent bar stools paying homage to the ‘60s and ‘70s.  And did you check out the pool table?

As you can see, the house is decorated with a pop-art aesthetic, the estate features geometric patterns, bold colors, a 1960s/70s art gallery and scratch-and-sniff fruit wallpaper.  Yep you read that right, scratch-and-sniff wallpaper.  After all, it is Tommy Hilfiger.

Listed with The Jills, the home is “a unique, spectacular find,” acco

rding to Jill Hertzberg, “designed to be a glamorous, sexy home where they could showcase their amazing collection of artwork, as well as incorporate a ‘groovy,’ colorful 1960s/1970s feel.”  They did just that, because I definitely got that groovy colorful feeling. 🙂Well, this was just a glimpse of the fashion Designer’s home.  Just from the little bit that you’ve seen, is his house what you expected??

Hey There, I’m Rachel! I am a single mother of two fantastic daughters, Social Media Manager, and a Blogger. My passion is helping others find their niche, specifically Single Mothers.

Want to Know What A $5,000 Per Night Vacation Looks Like???

Sure you do!!  I know I did.  When you start to plan your next luxury trip for your upcoming vacation, take a look at what I discovered.  Here is just a taste of what a vacation in Paradise looks like…

Laucala, a private island refuge in the South Pacific, is home to 25 Fijian-styled luxury villas.  These Villas are surrounded by rain forest landscapes, and white sandy beaches. Sitting on over 3,400 acres, the tropical hideaway is situated amid coconut plantations atop the island’s volcanic mountains.

The resort is located in the eastern portion of Fiji, on Laucala Island, off the north eastern coast.  A majority of the land is unspoiled and busy with some of the rarest birds and animals. There is an abundance of wild orchids, coral reefs and marine life.

Because the surrounding area is such an important part of the villas, the property has put into place a sustainable approach to its resort living. They have established a partnership with many of the local farmers for their herbs, vegetable, fruits, and meat for its restaurants. The spa also utilizes flowers and spices from the surrounding areas to ensure that guests not only feel good but also know they are doing good while there are relaxing and enjoying the island.Blurring the lines between the exterior and interior areas, the open-plan Plateau Villas sit on Nawi Mountain and look out onto the ocean and neighboring islands. In the bathroom, the tub is carved right out of a large rock to really make you feel one with nature.

A stunning two-bedroom accommodation, the Overwater Residence is stretched out across several levels of lagoons. Inside, rich hardwood floors are matched with beige, pale pinks and oranges, and light blue colors for a distinctly elegant island atmosphere. Stone flooring dresses the bathroom which boasts large open windows and a deep circular wooden tub. Just in case you want to take a break from sea water, there is also a private pool available right outside the residence.  And just so you already know, getting around the resort is not a problem, because a buggy is available in all rooms.

Here are few other things to consider when making your vacation plans to Laucala Resort.  The island resort offers a variety of activities ranging from adventurous to relaxing. There is horseback riding, golfing, rain forest hiking, spa treatments and cultural tours, as well as, sunset cruises, and wind and kite surfing. For guest with little ones, no worries, there is even something for them.  The Kids Club offers informative, educational and fun adventures, so they won’t be left out. To sleep in paradise, Laucala’s accommodations start at a jaw dropping $5,000 per night.  Yes, that’s correct, I said start!

So what do you think??  Would you pay $5,000 per night for a vacation in Paradise??  Let me know your thoughts.

Stay tuned…with vacation season right around the corner, I may choose a few more spots to check out. Oh, and by the way, you’re welcome! 🙂

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A Day of Service…Remembering MLK, Jr.

Jan 16, 2017 | Posted by  in Empower and Inspire | 

A Day of Service…Remembering MLK, Jr.

MLK Day

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community service that helps empower and strengthen local communities.

Martin Luther King Day is a United States Federal Holiday, that is celebrated annually on the third Monday of January, and is also known as King Day or MLK Day.

In some states, it is also commonly referred to as Civil Rights Day or Human Rights Day. In recent years it is increasingly seen to be a ‘Day of Service’ when Americans are encouraged to volunteer to help others less fortunate than themselves.

Martin Luther King Day commemorates the birthday of American civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrates his life, achievements and legacy.

King was hugely influential in the American Civil Rights Movement (despite never holding public office) and was a major advocate of non-violent activism in the struggle for the end of racial discrimination under US law. He was assassinated in 1968.

This Federal Holiday in King’s honor, was created in 1983, during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, and first observed in January 1986.

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their communities.

The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the The President’s call on all Americans to participate in our nation’s recovery and renewal by serving in our communities.  It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions.  And because we all know that solving our problems can’t just be about serving once a year, thousands pledge to continue their service all year long.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said…“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is:

What are you doing for others?’”  

Today, I urge everyone to embrace Dr. King’s vision!

My question to you is?  On this day…What are you doing for others?

 

Hey There, I’m Rachel! I am a single mother of two fantastic daughters, Social Media Manager, and a Blogger. My passion is helping others find their niche, specifically Single Mothers.
Until next time, Stay FABulous!   Remember…the FABLifestyle is Faith * Abundance * Blessings *  ♥ Rachel ♥

Simple Man…The Perfect Holiday Gift for Any Man

Dec 3, 2016 | Posted by  in Fashion and Style | 

Simple Man…The Perfect Holiday Gift for Any Man

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Hey There, I’m Rachel! I am a single mother of two fantastic daughters, Social Media Manager, and a Blogger. My passion is helping others find their niche, specifically Single Mothers.
Until next time, Stay FABulous!   Remember…the FABLifestyle is Faith * Abundance * Blessings *  ♥ Rachel ♥

Moana, the Polynesian Princess…A Review

Nov 22, 2016 | Posted by TheFABLifestyle in In The News, Product Reviews | 4

Moana, the Polynesian Princess…A Review

Moana

Disney’s newest Princess Moana debuts on November 23rd.

Moana is on an adventure to save her family, and her Island Motonui.  Her Island is going into ecological meltdown, and she knows what she must do to save it.

Photo courtesy of Google

Photo Courtesy of Google

A thousand years ago, the arrogant demigod Maui stole the heart of the mother island, Te Fiti, unleashing a horrifying monster who will destroy the world to get it back. Moana, a young chief’s daughter, has always felt drawn to the sea, but is forbidden to explore it.  Her huge, overprotective father, forbids anyone to sail beyond the reef, especially his daughter. But her more free-spirited grandma reveals to Moana her seafaring heritage, and beseeches her to ignore dad, listen to her inner voice and hit the high seas, preferably with an animal sidekick.

So after learning of Maui’s wrongdoing and discovering the heart of Te Fiti, she steals a boat and ventures off on a quest to find Maui.

With the help of Maui, (Dewayne “the Rock” Johnson) a tattoed trickster demigod who stole the goddess’s fertility-giving heart-stone, but then lost the magical fish hook that enabled him to transform into other animals, the

y set sail for an amazing sea adventure.

Photo courtesy of Google

Photo Courtesy of Google

Of course, like most movies, there are a few twist and turns…some funny, some may be considered scary. The funny parts are, Hei Hei, an incredibly stupid chicken, and the Kakamora coconut-clad little pirate creatures that make you feel like Mad Max: Fury Road on the high seas.  Moana also has a pet pig named Pua, simply adorable.

The scary parts are scenes that include run-ins with frightening, violent monsters (one made of lava, the other a giant crab).

Walt Disney Animation Studios has produced yet another memorable and winning film that is destined to become a classic. I don’t think it will achieve the same popularity as Frozen, but Moana, will be a name you will not soon forget.

Moana offers positive messages of self-discovery and empowerment.

I give Moana 5 out of 5.  I mean how can you not?  It’s a Disney Movie after all.

Here is the Official Trailer…Enjoy 

Hey There, I’m Rachel! I am a single mother of two fantastic daughters, Social Media Manager, and a Blogger. My passion is helping others find their niche, specifically Single Mothers.
Until next time, Stay FABulous!   Remember…the FABLifestyle is Faith * Abundance * Blessings *  ♥ Rachel ♥