August 18, 2014

Get Happy: Summer's End and A Nordstrom Giveaway



What I'm wearing:  Tunic dress from a local boutique, also obsessed with this one // 9th & Elm Fringe crossbody bag c/o // Sam Edelman sandals // Alex and Ani Heart Wrap bracelet // Anthropologie zodiac necklace  // Loft aviators

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they are happy. ~ Anton Checkhov 

Just as the leaves change colors and fall off the trees, our being is affected by the seasonal shift and circumstances that surround us. A new school year for the kids, hectic schedules and added responsibilities can add stress to our already busy lives.

 “I shall not let circumstances dictate my joy” has been one of my personal mantras since losing my mom to dementia after my dad passed away a few years ago.  I choose happiness.  The great thing about unconditional happiness is it isn’t based on a beginning or an ending, but a knowing that life is worthwhile and precious despite what’s happening around (or to) us.

Here are my 6 key points to getting happy:

1) Change your attitude. Don't dwell on the negative,  focus on the positive.

2) Practice gratitude.

3) Live your life with intention. 

4) Feed your passion.

5) Be an adventurer and explore new things.

6) Be silly. Laugh Often.

As we wrap up summer, I thought it would be fun to team up with Meagan, from Because of Jackie and a couple of lovely bloggers for a $100 Gift Card give away to Nordstrom! This should make one of you very happy! To enter, simply follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below. Each entry you complete will give you more chances to win! The giveaway will run for a week and is open to international readers via an e-gift card. Be sure to stop by and visit all these gorgeous and talented ladies too! Best of luck to all of you!


Thanks so much for reading and happy end of Summer!

Linked up with:

More Pieces of Me Manic Monday, On the Daily Express Manic Monday, Style to Inspire, Let it Shine, Monday Must Haves, Mix it Mondays, Monday Bloom

25 comments:

  1. Love the tunic dress! The color is perfect and I amoving the boho look right now!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  2. Superb colour, that hot pink is marvellous! Great tips for being happy too, wise words. Is the givewawy international?? x

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  3. The color of this dress is just GORGEOUS on you! If I won the giveaway, I'd invest in some new fall clothes! :)

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  4. I would buy a bag just like the one you are wearing!!! Love it!

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  5. Thank you for your kind words! The giveaway is open to international readers via an e-gift card, so please enter for your chance! Good Luck, Porcelina!! xo

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  6. the cape on the cornerMon Aug 18, 10:58:00 AM EDT

    boots! thank you!
    b

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  7. Getting excited for fall and would love one of the Barefoot Dreams cardigan

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  8. Good points you make about being happy. Love the bright pink tunic on you, especially with the colorful bag, you look great

    rom the link up,

    please stop by, jess

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  9. I would buy new clothes for fall!

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  10. I would buy Michael Kors sunglasses. :)

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  11. This color is a magnet to you. It looks fabulous and you know it. The entire look rocks. Werk it!!

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  12. I would buy a cool belt from Michael Kors. I love belts.

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  13. Totally agree with your tips... especially number 1! Also I would use the $100 to buy some new jeans!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  14. Love the bright colors and hippie bag!!

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  15. I would buy Kendra Scott's Danielle earrings, in emerald!

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  16. I would probably buy a cute handbag !

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  17. I would buy school clothes for my grandchildren.

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  18. I'd love to buy the
    'Free 5.0 14' Running Shoes!

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  19. I would probably buy few clothes and definitely handbags!

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  20. What a great tunic dress!! I'm so bummed I missed the giveaway. I host a style link up on Saturday's I would love to have you join in. You can find the link up here http://www.fashionistamomma.com/2014/08/stylish-saturday-sjp-collection.html xo ~ Megan

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