Diverse Worlds, United Girls

Diverse Worlds, United Girls

It’s Day 9 (reset) of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and last night’s birthday dinner could be described as an experience in diverse worlds and united girls. After a fabulous 50th from the residents and staff at the Women’s Center where I’m the Director, I rushed across town to a favorite Zumba instructor/friend’s class. As usual dancing proved to make a delightful day even better. Even so, the two of of quickly changed to meet a third friend for dinner. Being from Peru, Russia and the United States, we make quite a trio. We may be from three different countries, but may of our struggles and successes are the same. Our time together covered a broad range of topics and emotions with a thread of laughter running consistently throughout. And though we come from such diverse worlds, the harmony makes as a set of united girls.

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 Angelin, me, the Pink Collar Coach and Marina, from Peru, America and Russia respectively. My dress, handbag and sunglasses are from Calvin Klein, purchased at TJ Maxx. 

Not only that, though more gifts is the last thing I expected, these generous ladies showered me with more of my favorite things – yummy scented candles, gorgeous jewelry and TJ Maxx gift cards! Yay! Just as meaningful to me is the obvious effort to package the gifts in a way that looked like me. Let me just say, “Nailed it.” The gift bag looks as if it was designed to complement my dress and all cards, wrapping paper, etc. had either pink, flowers, or some combo of the two. Such thoughtfulness. So blessed…

In a world where there are beautiful friendships to be made and cultivated, I hope you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & chic on Purpose and broaden your personal and/or professional circle. Who knows? You too may experience how you may be from different worlds. That doesn’t mean you can’t be untied girls.

Wish you could have been there, sweet Kibby!

Be savvy & chic ,

~Pink Collar Coach

 

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Pink Collar Coach’s Birthday Positivity Post – July 8, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Birthday Positivity Post – July 8, 2019

50 Years Blessed and I woke up with my heart, soul and spirit full of worship for the God Who’s been faithful every single moment of it. I LOVE YOU LORD! THANK YOU!

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A truly Pink Collar Savvy & Chic woman of God. I’d like to think this is how He sees me. Credit to the amazing artist. 

May we all be truly Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose today and worship in spirit and in truth – no matter where we are or what we do.

Be savvy & chic, 

~Pink Collar Coach 

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 7, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 7, 2019

As a self-proclaimed fashionista –– well Maxxinista to be more precise ––

This is the type of Pink Collar Savvy & Chic clothing I most want to wear.

May all of us Swans wear it well so that we can rejoice in times to come.

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Be savvy & chic,

~ Pink Collar Coach

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 6, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 6, 2019

After being off Thursday and Friday, I woke up early this morning ready to Zumba!

My 15-year-old served as my photographer. Love when the kids can be put to work!

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Calvin Klein Performance wear –– patriotic red, white and blue. The hat compliments the handbag and keeps me cool. New Balance athletic shoes are my go-to. All from TJ Maxx. 
Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – Independence Day – July 4th, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – Independence Day – July 4th, 2019

This Fourth, I’m feeling so blessed that I’m free to be me!

Pray your Independence Day is fun and full of gratitude that you’re free to be you!

Thankful for those who gave their lives to make this possible –– Jesus and others…

 

Proud to be an American and respect the  flag.                                  Still, gotta love this pretty pastel interpretation.                                So Pink Collar Savvy & Chic! 

Be savvy  & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach 

 

Tiny House Tour – Hardworking Hallway – Part 1

Tiny House Tour – Hardworking Hallway – Part 1

It’s Day 3 (reset) of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and though I’ve been leasing my tiny house for almost a year, I’m just getting around to organizing a hardworking hallway and am excited to share Part 1. Though I call it tiny, my house measures at about 1,000 square feet and lives much larger. Built in 1905, it’s a shotgun with half and full baths added. The latter is accessed through what appears to be an original hallway based on the built-in. After a futile search for a Shabby Chic laundry hamper for the space, I moved the one that had been hidden from behind the laundry screen in the kitchen here where it better serves the full bath. This strategic move and the fact that my landlord installed a shed to house the rake and shovel previously stashed here, motivated me to maximize the rest of the space, hence the baskets stacked beside it.  Until last week, I had the cabinet filled with Shabby Chic Christmas decor along with other seasonal items. But a recent haul from what I now refer to as “the big house” AKA my marital home, yielded a score of my four Shabby Chic storage baskets, now stacked beside the hamper. They, along with the ones on top, hold all of our extra bedding, curtains, and winter gloves, hats and scarves. The cabinet was decluttered and is now filled with items I plan to feature on the blog/use with my business. All in all, I’m so pleased with this hardworking hallway!

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Beadboard cabinet with small Simply Shabby Chic wicker baskets above larger below. Round Simply Shabby Chic laundry hamper to the side corals children’s clothes. The baskets are from Simply Shabby Chic’s 10 year anniversary and the laundry hamper was one of the original Simply Shabby Chic items sold.                                                                                                 All purchased years ago from Target. Though well-used for ages, many still have tags. 

Organizing this space took some sweat equity, but is so worth it. Whether limited in space or money, there’s a sense of achievement when maximizing what’s already there. That’s one of the lessons I’m learning from my experience “going tiny”. It’s not so much that I’m forced to pare down to fewer things, I feel blessed to get to reflect on the things I find to be the most beautiful, comfortable and functional –– basically ALL of my Shabby Chic stuff! Standing on its own without competing with all of the things at the big house, it really shines. Makes my tiny space a whole lot brighter.

I hope this post inspires you to organize and maximize a space at home and/or work to not only function better but to look beautiful. Maybe you’ll even be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and turn a hallway hardworking!

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 3, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 3, 2019

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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Peppa Loveday is a true scaredy cat! So when I got her a gorgeous Shabby Chic pet bed, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that she was afraid to lay in it. One day she did it scared and found the scary can be the very thing that takes you to the next level – of comfort in her case!

For me, I’m getting up early to fit in my daily positivity post without obsessing over my ability to sustain it. I know if God puts the purpose in my heart, He will provide… Now I feel empowered that my faith is stronger than my fear.

What one thing will you do today –– in your personal and/or professional life –– that scares you?

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach