Welcome Back to Wednesday

We are back at Wednesday and back at the end of yet another month leaving us mere months away from another new year. It has been a strange week for a number of reasons, but sitting here in my in progressing home office sipping tea and reflecting back on the day and the days before I find myself swiftly moving past some recollections and lingering in the fondness of others. I suppose that’s how the whole looking back thing goes right? Look back just long enough to have perfect hindsight but not too long as we need not get stuck in the past, no matter how awful or awesome it was.  Here are a few wise words abut looking back to get you over the hump! xxoo

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Lessons Learned In Rewind

Some days I have the fortune of engaging with a really great customer service representative. Sunday I had such fortune with one of the customer service representatives at Go Daddy. As she assisted me with some of my technical difficulties we chatted abut what led me to start The Simply LIVEd Life, how the weather is in my part of the country, and before you knew it she was asking about my time out west and what I learned. These were some of the things I shared with her when I look back at my time out west. Happy hump day! xxoo 

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Back It up With Words

As I have talked to friends and family about what going back to school has looked like in their homes this past week the stories and pictures have poured in. Me being a bit of a nostalgic, I couldn’t help but think of some of my back to school moments. The one tradition that was my favorite that lasted all the way through high school was my grandfather calling on the first day of school to give us a pep talk. So today I am just sharing a few of the send offs my family would give me when I was heading back to school. Happy hump day! xxoo

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Me Myself and The Lessons

Wednesday I shared I was beyond excited to attend The Yellow Conference. This morning I want to share that my excitement was worth it. It was an amazing time. I am still high fiving myself for attending. And, I really want to share some of the things that were great reminders and really resonated with me in hopes that they may do the same for you. I also really really really want to take this last day of the month to remind you to take care of yourself. You only get one you and you are worthy of the healthiest version of yourself that you can offer. You are worthy of your best energy, creativity, ideas, care, and love. Which is why I want to wrap this month by sending one of you some love from The Love Letter Library. Nicole Ahr, the founder of The Love Letter Library has a sweet collection of stationary, journals, pens, and totes, and they are all in the name of love. She has an even sweeter story about how she started her business about live, and it started by her leaving love letters for people reminding them of how loved and worthy of love they are.  So if you would like to receive a free “Love Is My Jam”  bundle from Nicole,  keep up the love for The Simply LIVED Life by not only reading the blog but joining the community by liking our Facebook page by clicking here or following @AhyanaJenise on Twitter. If you like or follow before noon EST Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 then you will have entered to win the bundle. Winner will be announced Friday at noon EST on Twitter and Facebook.

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Dressed to Celebrate

Beverly hills opening night shin dig or backyard soiree there’s something to be said for dressing up and enjoying the celebration festivities. Sometimes it’s all about the LD (little dress that doesn’t have to be black) and then sometime it’s about maxing out with a maxi dress. There’s patterns, pleats, sparkles, and lace. Bags, shoes, arm, ear, and neck candy.  I could go on and on. Today I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite celebration worthy looks. For more of my favorite celebration styles just check out the Celebrate board on The Simply LiIVEd Life on Pinterest. xxoo

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Photo courtesy of Annabelle Fleur

The Simply LIVED Life Turns Dos xxoo

The Simply LIVED Life is two sweet years old this today!!! It was a huge year of transition, from changing the frequency of postings to giving the blog a makeover, increasing community members to include some amazing regular readers from the west coast, to keeping a slow and steady beat while I tended to some offline business. There was moving across the country and preparing to move across the country again (I think), doing my speaking at national conferences thing again, publishing a book, meeting someone pretty super cool (and it was on Christmas eve no less and he’s still in the picture. wink wink.), and so on and so on. Yet and still we  (the blog and I) are still here and beyond excited about what the next year has in store. Hopefully…cupcakes, bubbly, wisdom, truth, adventure, community, and you! Scroll through the sweet celebratory pictures courtesy of my friend Jolyn Dahlvig and leave a few well wishes, words of wisdom, and things you hope to read and chat about on the blog in the next year will ya? #DareToShare  xxoo

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