February 5, 2012

Girly Tip #2- Disconnect, then REconnect.

by T

Have you ever had that friend that spent most of her day connected to her phone? Like, she practically could not eat dinner without texting, geesh.
This tip is dedicated to those Girlys out there who practically have a heart attack when their phone is less than two inches away.
Listen to this.

It is ok. Remember when there was no such thing as a blackberry or iPhone? You know, when we actually used (gasp) PAPER MAPS TO GET DIRECTIONS!!!!!!

Or those old days where we…

(another MORE dramatic gasp)

Only could talk to people face to face. Look up from the phone screen, look around, yes the sky is a really pretty blue. Engage with people, look at them when they talk, laugh at silly jokes, do not take everything so seriously.

Bottom line: Take time to enjoy this fast paced life.

February 4, 2012

Girly Of The Moment: Kelly Clarkson

by T


GOTM pick for this round is songbird and DIVA Kelly Clarkson. Kelly is performing the national anthem for the 2012 Superbowl this Sunday. She also has a sizzling new single out called “Stronger”. We figured she was the perfect candidate for GOTM this time around. Yay for Kelly Clarkson!

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February 3, 2012

“My NYE resolution WAS to” …Eat Healthier

by T

Well, well, well… It seems we have reached the most romantic month of the year– February. That means a month filled with heavenly chocolate-covered everything and romantic candlelit meals. Everything so yummy in your tummy.

But, wait…

Remember on the eve of January 1 when you made a resolution to eat more vegetables and fruits? That resolution to cut out the heavy pasta and bread meals, stop the constant rotation of caffeine and candy bars. Sure, you did good for a couple of days, but temptation and cravings got the best of you soon after. Well, December 31 will come around again, better luck next time.

Your wrong! It is never too late to revisit your new year resolution. Most people make these resolutions with the most extreme starting points that destined them for failure. To go from consuming fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to becoming acquainted to a meal that takes more than three minutes to get is a daunting task. It is the equivalent of putting a house cat into a pool– total shock value.

So, let’s think of February as retribution month. Instead of picking up every low-fat, naturally grown, calcium-enriched product at Whole Foods, take your time to transition yourself into your new regiment of eating.

For example, I love to eat out. If one was to look at my bank account, one would see a sequence of restaurant and gas charges. True story. Where I live, the city is full of eclectic, tasty restaurants each with their own flair. It is absolute heaven for any “foodie” that isn’t able to go to the motherland of these restaurants to taste the native food.

Eating out is great and all, but not conducive to the overall health of your body. In America, everything is practically served in ginormous sizes compared to the serving sizes of other countries. We have become used to the super-size value meal with these outrageously high calorie counts.

I believe portion control is one of the most important factors to eating healthier. Portion control conditions your mind and body into eating smaller, more frequent meals. Eating more, smaller-portioned meals will limit your cravings for those giant-sized portion meals. Doing this increases your metabolic rate, as opposed to eating large amounts of food at certain times which slows down metabolism. You can read more about portion control here.

You also want to include more color into those small meals; which means more fruits and veggies. The more colorful, the better!

They are happy to SERVE you! :-)

An important thing to note is that a “meal” does not necessarily mean a plate of food. For example, a snack such as trail mix, an apple, or a smoothie is considered a meal. Just think about it like this: breakfast [snack] lunch [snack] dinner.

  • Start by incorporating healthier options little by little into your daily diet. For instance, instead of having a bag of chips, trade it for a single serving of fruit.
  • It is better to have company. We often cheat on our diets when no one is watching. Having a friend to support or go along with your new diet can keep you on track.
  • Don’t know which fruits and veggies to eat? Pick some of your favorites from the grocery store. For instance, I love grapefruits, so I make sure I have plenty of those around to eat when I get snack cravings.
  • When in doubt, throw away the junk food in your cabinets. If your workplace is full of not-so-healthy food vending options, opt to not bring cash for the day and pack a lunch instead

Remember, February = Retribution month. Get back on it!



Sidenote: I am not a dietician nor personal trainer. For further information on dieting please search qualified sites on the internet or go see a dietary consultant. For a list of popular diet sites check this article out.

February 1, 2012

Girly Style: T is Styled!

by T



This look is from a recent shoot I did. Even though I would rarely ever think to put this ensemble together myself, I loved this look that the stylist on set put together. I am especially fond of the faux fur vest, blue hat and the neck piece. Very posh if I do say so myself! ;-)

What do you Girlys think of this look? Chic or no? Hott or not? Let me know.

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Until next time.

January 30, 2012

Girly Tip #55 ‘When life gives you lemons…’

by Desi

Don’t settle for just lemonade…make a Three Berry Lemon Trifle!  In life we never get what we  plan for. Try to make the best out of any situation…it may spark another interest you never thought of before.  ;)

Side note: (Lemons and Berries are the shit together!)


Photo Credit: OpenSourceFood.com