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Be Posh, Love Glam, & Live Pristine..Stay Fabulous Belle!

Belle Tips: Spring is Springing (Succlent Tips)

Belle tips, Home Life, DIY, EntertainingHolly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey-

Spring is almost here and I don’t know about you but the PGP Squad is so ready for it. One of my favorite things about spring is watching new flowers begin to sprout. In the PGP office we have a new spring plant obsession…SUCCULENTS- keep reading for our tips in caring for such lovely greenery.

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Belle Tip 1: Find the right pot- Succulents are such lovely plants and you don’t want the pot to overshadow it’s simple elegance. We have one succulent in a tea cup that we love and used our Cricut to make some pots out of acrylic and E600 glue that you can get at your local craft store.

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Belle Tip 2: Don’t forget the rocks- Succulents are such a lovely plant and adding rocks not only keeps them from being over watered but it adds beauty to your pot design.

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Belle Tip 3: Be Gentle- I had to learn this the hard way….make sure when you are moving your plants that you are as gentle as can be to preserve the petals.

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What’s your favorite spring plant…comment below

As Always,

Stay Fabulous Belle

Belle Tips: Moving Out and Moving In

Belle tips, Home Life, OrganizationHolly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey-

It’s been a little quiet on the blog but for a good reason…I got a home

I’m so excited to have the opportunity to decorate and humbled and blessed to build a house from the ground up.

Let me tell you…if you have ever moved in your life it is NO JOKE!!! Keep reading for some of the things I did to make sure this move was as fabulous as possible.

  1. LABEL YOUR BOXES- I needed to find a document really quickly that I had packed away and labeling my boxes made it such an ease. I was able to find the item and reseal the box in a timely manner.

  2. MAKE A MOVING FILE FOLDER- What….I am all about organization and making a folder or binder with all of your purchases during the move can help you when you go to file your taxes or need to remember when the moving truck is scheduled to arrive.

  3. TAKE A PAUSE- Moving is not for the faint at heart. Don’t forget to schedule some time for self-care to make sure you are ready for your big move.

  4. PAY ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS- This is very important when purchasing or building a home. You need to read and re-read about warranties, attend inspection meetings, closing meetings, and ask questions…remember different loans require different demands.

No matter if you decide to build or buy remember

to enjoy the process and….

As Always,

Stay Fabulous Belles

Happy Hearts Day Belle! ( Valentine's Giveaway)

Holly Wilson

Hey Belle Hey… Happy Heart’s Day!

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day and to celebrate the PGP Squad has rounded up some of our favorite jewelry gifts because every Belle loves unique jewelry. Keep reading this post to find out about our PGP Jewelry Giveaway!

One of our favorite Etsy Finds is the lovely necklace that can dress up an evening gown or a turtle neck. Etsy Store:   JnTjewelrydesign

One of our favorite Etsy Finds is the lovely necklace that can dress up an evening gown or a turtle neck. Etsy Store: JnTjewelrydesign

It’s been said that a Belle with pearls can change the world…these pearls have a lovely accent of a bow and our perfect for an extra pop with a t-shirt. Etsy Store:   JewelryByAsheNicole

It’s been said that a Belle with pearls can change the world…these pearls have a lovely accent of a bow and our perfect for an extra pop with a t-shirt. Etsy Store: JewelryByAsheNicole

Every Belle needs a necklace that’s perfect for everyday and this Etsy find delivers that dainty but busy touch to any outfit. Etsy Store :  Petitor

Every Belle needs a necklace that’s perfect for everyday and this Etsy find delivers that dainty but busy touch to any outfit. Etsy Store: Petitor

This last find is not an Etsy find but it’s a Belle necessity for keeping your jewelry keepsakes safe. This case is perfect for travel. Store:  Quad Espresso Jewelry

This last find is not an Etsy find but it’s a Belle necessity for keeping your jewelry keepsakes safe. This case is perfect for travel. Store: Quad Espresso Jewelry

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GIVE AWAY TIME: We couldn’t talk about all of these lovely items without giving away a Valentine’s Gift.

HOW TO ENTER: Like us on Instagram @poshglampristine and comment on our giveaway post which jewelry piece is your favorite. We will announce the winner on our Instagram Story on February 15, 2019

As Always,

Stay Fabulous Belle

Belle Tips: Winter Skincare

Belle tips, Home LifeHolly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey-

We missed the 3rd week in January but we’re back with another Belle Tip Blog Post

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Winter time is a time where you have to show your skin some extra sparkles…..keep reading to see some of the items the PGP Squad uses to keep their skin glowing in the winter

The PGP Founder loves using Pore Strips (by Biore) they help remove excess oil and they make your skin feel refreshed.

The PGP Founder loves using Pore Strips (by Biore) they help remove excess oil and they make your skin feel refreshed.

PGP Belle Ashley uses facial masks to make her skin glow during the winter. Not only does a facial mask help with your sparkle it provides some downtime for self-care!

PGP Belle Ashley uses facial masks to make her skin glow during the winter. Not only does a facial mask help with your sparkle it provides some downtime for self-care!

PGP Belle Tiffany loves using make-up wipes….They are gentle on your skin and help to remove left over makeup after a busy Posh day.

PGP Belle Tiffany loves using make-up wipes….They are gentle on your skin and help to remove left over makeup after a busy Posh day.

What’s your favorite skin care routine in the winter….comment below and As Always,

Stay Fabulous Belle

New Year- Need a Reset Button Already!!

Freebies, Productivity, UncatergorizedHolly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey-

Welcome to 2019! We’re are back but I’ve already decided to hit the reset button but before you judge…read the backstory!

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Posh Glam & Pristine begin the year ready to celebrate the fact that we are ONE!!! We have been blogging for one whole year… Our first blog post has lead me to Cali, St. Louis, Miami, & New York all in one year . I even got the opportunity to meet my favorite blogger, the Crafty Fabulous Amber from Damask Love.

Confetti Cake from Damask Love…tons of fun without the calories!

Confetti Cake from Damask Love…tons of fun without the calories!

I spent the end of 2018 wondering of all of the possibilities for 2019 and then on our official PGP birthday (January 2) I walked out to this….

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NOPE…Your mind is not playing tricks on you…do not adjust the computer screen…All 4 tires are gone!!

After 3 cups of coffee, a cup of tea, and lots of deep breaths..I was able to keep my inner bad girl (Angelica) away… I was also reminded of the quote in my first blog post and our PGP Mantra:

Be Posh, Love Glam, & Live Pristine

( Always stay classy no matter what may come your way)

And with that I decided 2019 deserved a reset and a freebie just like we began our very first blog:

2019 Year At A Glance Freebie

So maybe your year didn’t start exactly like you planned but you have a choice in deciding what and how you spend your Sparkle Energy…I’m reclaiming my Sparkles and the goal of making 2019 more fabulous than 208….what are you looking forward to adding sparkles on in 2019…Comment Below

And As Always,

Stay Fabulous Belles!

Belle in the City: NY for a Weekend

Belle tips, girlbosstips, Travel, VideoHolly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey-

I can’t believe we have reached our last month in the year of 2018…DECEMBER..this post is little late but the video below explains why….

New York in during Christmas is a very special time of the year. On this trip I did a few new things: stayed in the Flower District, visited Mood Fabric Store, attended the Lion King on Broadway and visited the Holiday shops at Bryant Park

Our December has been fabulous….What are you looking forward to in 2019…Comment Below & As Always,

Stay Fabulous Belle

Belle Christmas Shopping List

Holly Wilson

Hey Belle Hey-

We made it to December- the last month in the year, the most festive month in the year, and quite possibly one of the most exhausting months in the year!

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To help you shop for your favorite Belles and yourself, the PGP Squad has rounded up some of our favorite finds!

For the Girl Boss Belle: Boss Up Subscription Box

This Box is a Quarterly Subscription Box designed to provide Girl Bosses with items that they can use to stay successful. The Box is colorful, fun, & useful!!

For the Coffee & Tea Belle: The Ember Mug

One of our first blog posts featured the Ember Mug along with a review of the mug…This mug is perfect for keeping your favorite hot tea or coffee hot while you work. The app allows you to save your favorite settings and the mug even comes in Black now!

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For the Planner Belle: Oh So Paper

Oh So Paper is a stationary company that makes fabulous stickers and the most fabulous notebooks!

For the Party Belle: The Confetti Bar

Cue the Confetti…3-2-1. The Confetti Bar has the most unique and customizable confetti that can add an extra sparkle to any party. They even have Biodegradable confetti to keep the environment safe!

For the Organized Belle: Announce Divinely

List Makers Gonna List, List, List, List List…. and Announce Divinely has the Perfect Notepad Planner to help every Belle stay organized.

We hope this list helps you find something special for every Belle on your list and a little something for you too!!

Merry Christmas Belles!

As Always,

Stay Fabulous Belle

(These listings are not sponsored postings-The Boss Up Subscription Box is an Affiliate Link)

Belle Tips: FriendsGiving Soiree

DIY, Entertaining, girlbosstips, Party Tips, PartyHolly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey-

I’m not really sure where the idea of Friendsgiving started but it’s one of my favorite concepts….I love a reason to have a little Belle Chat Time with my BFF’s. To help you throw the posh’s friendsgiving keep reading for some of our best Belle Tips!

Belle Tip 1: Gather your Belle BFF’s

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Invite your Belle BFF’s to your FriendsGiving Invite using a special invite or an e-vite…don’t forget to include the location and time that your guests should arrive

Belle Tip 2: Provide a Posh Treat

When throwing a FriendsGiving, you have a number of choices about the food…you could mirror a Thanksgiving meal or decide to keep it simple with appetizers or things that you may not always see on your Thanksgiving table.

Belle Tip 3: Have Party Activity

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When hosting a soiree, it’s important to have an activity that can connect people together- especially when everyone together may only know the hostess… Try a grown up version of pin the tale on the donkey and have your guests write what they’re grateful for on the wall. You can also use the activity on our previous blog post: the Belle Gratitude Challenge

Belle Tip 4: Have a thank you (DIY Belle Thank You)

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The last tip for a Posh FriendsGiving Soiree is to make sure you have a thank you- you can certainly do a traditional Thank You card but to make your event even more engaging consider a DIY succulent bar…guests can make a succulent bowl and plant them in their design…it provides an opportunity to get creative and say thank you to your guests at the same time.

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What are your plans for a Posh Friendsgiving Soiree….Comment Below!

Happy FriendsGiving Belles and as always,

Stay Fabulous Belles

Attitude of Gratitude Journal Challenge

Holly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey-

I don’t know about you but the month of November is one that I never want to rush! The colors of the leaves change and the time slows down- it’s the perfect time to pause and be reflective.

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November is the perfect time to pause and be reflective before going into the busy holiday season in overdrive!

This month, the PGP Squad is embarking on a 5-day Attitude of Gratitude Challenge and we hope you’ll join us because…

We are taking 5 days to use the Attitude of Gratitude Journal Page (Click the link to grab yours) to journal what we are grateful for and take a moment to reflect.

Share your Gratitude Journal Page on Social Media using the following hashtags:

#bellegratitude

#stayfabulousbelle

#pgpgratitudechallenge

#bellegratitudechallenge

Belle'o'Ween: DIY Costume Blog Roundups

Holly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey-

It’s one of our favorite times of year…..DRESS UP TIME!!

For the PGP Squad, dressing up allows us to relive our days of being young and free…to celebrate we’ve rounded up a list entitled the’ FAB FOUR’ of our favorite halloween costumes from our favorite bloggers.

FAB 4 COSTUME 1: Of course an all pink costume just had to make the list especially with balloons involved. This simple DIY costume can be found on Studio DIY’s Page.

FAB 4 COSTUME 2: The PGP Squad finally found a plant that we couldn’t destroy…lol. We just love this Plant Lady Costume from A Beautiful Mess.

FAB 4 COSTUME 3: Ummm…Coffee First ALWAYS for the PGP Squad. We just love this Coffee Costume from A Kailo Chic Life.

FAB 4 COSTUME 4: A family costume that from our favorite blogger, Damask Love which uses one of our favorite craft tools, the Cricut Explorer will have your family looking fabulous this Halloween.

What are you dressing up as this Halloween…Comment Below!!

As Always,

#StayFabulousBelle

Belle Tips: Planner Lifestyle Hacks

Freebies, girlbosstips, Organization, Planner, Happy Planner, VideoHolly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey-

Can you believe it’s October..OMG where is the time going…the days are shorter and pretty soon we will gain a whole hour (more sleep please)

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During the month of October I really try to maximize my time and it doesn’t hurt that I believe in being a planner of all the things!! Watch the video below for some tips to get started in the planning world- KEEP READING FOR OUR PLANNER GIVEAWAY BELOW!!

Want a chance to win some of my planner favs:

A Diamond Pen, A Frixion Erasable Pen, Washi Tap, & Planner Stickers Mini-Mailer…

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and our Mailing List by Friday, October 5, 2018 at midnight for a chance to win our Planner Mini-Mailer.

Girlfriends Brunch Photo Booth

Holly Wilson

Hey Belle Hey-

Can you believe September is almost over….CRAZY…One of my favorite this to do in the fall is to get together with my Belle sisters for brunch. One of my favorite things to do at my brunch lunches is to create photo booths.

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Making a Belle Photo booth doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive-use our tips below for your brunch photo booth:

  1. Pick a theme and/or color scheme

  2. Find your favorite images or purchase templates on Etsy

  3. Print the images and hot glue them to paper straws or dowels

  4. Have a blast taking pictures with a backdrop placed on the wall…We ordered the pineapples shapes from Oriental Trading Company

And As Always,

#stayfabulousbelle

It’s Almost Fall Y’all

Home Life, DIY, ProductivityHolly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey

I don’t know about you but the season change to fall is one thing I really enjoy. I love the color changes of the leaves, a sit on the edge of your seat football game, and of course cider and monogrammed plaid.  

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One of the best things about fall is the opportunity to create personalized greeting cards for my family and friends. For this unique DIY you will need:

1. Blank Cards (you can whip some up on the Cricut or if you are in a rush grab a box from your craft store like JoAnn’s kite I did) 

2.Hedi Swapp Minc Foil Machine & Foil (I used the standard gold foil)  

3. A MINC ink toner pen  

 

While the foil machine is warming up take a moment to write a fall saying on your cards and then trace the quote using the ink toner pen (Tip: If you enjoy the Frixon Erasable Pens avoid this project because the heat makes the ink disappear)

 

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Once you have placed the toner over your fall message cut your foil to cover the project and place both items in the proctector sheet with the shiny side facing up. 

The machine itself will do the rest of the work-simply wait for the project to come out of the machine and open the proctector to reveal your foiled project.  

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What message do you plan to foil-comment below  

 

As Always, 

#stayfabulousbelle  

Back 2 School Morning Routine Tips

Holly Wilson

Hey Belle Hey- 

I know, I know- I may as well have said a bad word...BACK TO SCHOOL!!!!

Believe it or not it's just around the corner. 

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So to prepare for smooth transition here are some tips to get back in the early morning routine

Belle Tip 1: PLAN AHEAD - Laying out your clothes, packing your lunch the nigh before can make getting out the door in the mornings so much easier.    

Belle Tip 1: PLAN AHEAD - Laying out your clothes, packing your lunch the nigh before can make getting out the door in the mornings so much easier. 

 

Belle Tip 2: Go To Bed-  Yep- to get up early in the morning you've gotta get some rest at night! We love winding down with mint tea to ensure we're ready for the next day!

Belle Tip 2: Go To Bed-  Yep- to get up early in the morning you've gotta get some rest at night! We love winding down with mint tea to ensure we're ready for the next day!

Belle Tip 3: Write It Down- 

Belle Tip 3: Write It Down- 

Belle Tip 3: Write It Down-  When setting up the goals you want to accomplish in a day or week writing them down can make you more accountable. With that in mind keep reading for your own Belle-To-Do-List DIY because Adulting is Hard!! 

To help you out watch our Belle-To-Do List Tutorial & make your own Belle-To-Do-List using the link below. 

Belle To-Do-List Freebie

Belle College Life-DIY Message Board

DIY, Organization, ProductivityHolly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey- 

My day job for some time has been to serve as an Academic Advisor on a college campus. One of my favorite things about college life is the idea of decorating your residence hall (DORM is a bad word on college campuses...lol). 

One thing that I love to keep my space neat for quick notes is a message board. 

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For me there's usually only ONE problem with message boards....THE COLOR

So to fix that follow my simple tips below!

What are you planning to DIY for your College Room-Comment Below! 

True Story: I carry a diaper bag to work

Product Reviews, girlbosstips, Organization, ProductivityHolly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey...

It's Monday and no your eyes are not still in weekend mode..

I ADMIT IT: I CARRY A DIAPER BAG TO WORK

 

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So when I say Diaper Bag...I don't mean your matchy matchy theme diaper bag (do people still do that??)..I carry the Ju-Ju-Be-Baby Bag 

One of the reasons I carry it is because of it's classic look..

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Another reason why I love this bag is because of all the pockets...I can literally store ALL THE THINGS from my laptop to my keys to my umbrella and waterbottle  (which really has pink lemonade)

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One thing I am in love with is the company's new weekender bag which recently launched as part of The Ever Collection on June 21st. 

What's your go to work bag..comment below! 

What's your go to work bag..comment below! 

Seafood Belle?

Entertaining, UncatergorizedHolly WilsonComment

I don't know about you but there's something about summer and seafood that just makes me happy! 

If you follow me on insta then one thing you've learned is I'm bi-state...ALWAYS NC but occasionally in MD (aka...the DMV area)

This blog post is a perfect combination of my two seafood visits at the NC Seafood Restaurant at the Farmer's Market in Raleigh, NC &  the Annapolis Seafood Market in Annapolis, MD

Let's start with the home state...

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If you ever have the travel to NC I highly suggest you do so but stop in each region of our state because just like the people our food is very unique...I mean seriously outside of football the BBQ debate (East vs. West can lead you to an all out food fight...lol) 

The NC Seafood at the Farmer's Market provides visitors the opportunity to enjoy Calabash Style Seafood. The lines can be long but they move very quickly but just be prepared to leave the restaurant full and with the scent of seafood. 

While I enjoyed my food there if you are someone who likes well done food make sure you ask them to fry your food a little longer! 

 

 

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I'm pretty sure unless you're from MD this is one of MD's hidden gems..(I've been here for 4 years and just found this place)

While it's not quite at the Farmer's Market, walking into this location gives you the mini feeling of being at a market

 

When you visit you have the option to purchase fresh seafood and take it home to cook or they'll even cook your food on the spot!

 

Another favorite was the free Lemon with your order! 

Another favorite was the free Lemon with your order! 

I highly reccommend you use a nice summer day for a trip to one of these Seafood Locations....What's your favorite Summer Resturant Spot..Comment Below!

 

As Always, 

#StayFabulousBelles

Sprinkle Party -Yes Please!!

Entertaining, DIY, Celebration, PartyHolly WilsonComment

Hey Belle Hey- 

Nothing says summer to us like a party...especially an ice cream party in the summer with sprinkled. Keep reading below some tips...

 

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One of our favorite things about hosting a sprinkle party is given our guest the opportunity to design their own ice cream. Truthfully this is a party for the young and young at heart. One thing to keep in mind when hositing this party is CHOICES- Taking an old tiered basket allows you to display cones and cups in a fun way and provide a way for your guests to choose their favorite way to eat ice cream 

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SAY SPRINKLES...

Another creative way to bring an ice cream party to life is a customized backdrop. We used an old clothes hanger rack (you can usually grab one at Target for no more than 20 bucks), white  fabric, and blew up the skinny balloons to look like sprinkles. The paper lanterns were brought at a local party story (you can easily take solid color lanterns and draw sprinkles on them )..

Not only do you have a perfect photo backdrop but you have a themed space for your guests to sit and enjoy their ice cream.

 

What Summer Party Are You Looking Forward to Hosting (Comment Below)

 

As Always, 

#stayfabulousbelles 

 

Hey Belle Hey- It's Almost Vacay Time

Freebies, Home Life, UncatergorizedHolly Wilson

What They Don't Tell You About Cruising....

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Yep That's The Title...

So I have this bucket list that isn't written down but when I do something I say- Finally off the list...one of my biggest regrets in college was not studying abroad..I had never been on a cruise/outside of the US so I figured a cruise was a perfect 1st....before you continue reading know this: 

1. This is not a sponsered post

2. Umm...I'm Over It

3. Rock the boat..Rock the boat (Literally)

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Before venturing out I created a Pin Board, Read other Blogs.talked to other people but what i learned is that there's a lot of 'ish' that no one really says...I would encourage everyone to try this once and my experience may not be your experience

1. Before going on the trip you have the chance with Carnival Cruise Line to purchase the Bubbly Program for sodas ( I highly recommend you do it) because for me the free tea/lemonade did nothing 

2. If you're going to have a stop in Freeport you should defiantly purchase an excursion...there is no beach- the local excursions have some questionable guides- don't be cheap- purchase through your cruise line 

3. I'm over it- if I had to do this again I would not purchase a 7 day cruise for my first time...after being sold on activities from the daily agenda I was annoyed when I arrived and was being upsold on what the activity really was...if I don't see another pay to play bingo table or enter this raffle activity for the rest of my life...I'm soooo good

4. Unlimited-Limited Food: I did not enjoy the food...I figured out a little to late that in the formal dining area there is a secret menu of french fries...prior to going on my cruise everyone said you can eat as much as you like and the food is wonderful...ummm...not so much..You should definitely spend some time getting to know what is available and when because everything is not 24 hours

5. Rock the Boat...During the trip I never got sick but after landing back home I discovered that you can get Vertigo...I didn't win a single prize on the ship but that stayed with me for a month...lol

I know this sounds like a gripe session but it's really not supposed to be that way...I would highly suggest you try at least one cruise...for my return I know that I will do the following:

1. Probably go Disney 2. Purchase the drink program 3. Go for 3-5 days max

While I am a long way from planning my next cruise I do have some weekend vacay plans coming soon...One thing I really appreciated was luggage tags that were easy to locate..so here's a Posh Belle Luggage Tag to make your luggage unique from the rest..Download the luggage tag below, place in a self-sealing luggage tag (I'm using the one made by Scotch), if required laminate, attach the luggage tag hook and place it on your luggage..

Luggage Tag

Au Revoir & As Always,

#StayFabulousBelle

Because sometimes you need to be at peace...

Holly Wilson

This is off the charted course- This is not the post that what/has been planned for the past 3 months...this is why everyone needs their own lifestyle blog...Because

SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO BE AT PEACE...

I am a planner, I like order- I am a mix of Big Bang Theory's Sheldon meets Angelica from the Rugrats (when you make me angry) which means when order is interrupted....

My life is mixed with being a Mommy but not a Mommy (Stepmother) which means no Happy Mother's Day, a full-time job, a doctoral candidate trying to finish up, a business owner whose's Dad entered Hospice in the last two weeks which means I had a moment and needed...

The apple juice version...drinkings not my forte :)

The apple juice version...drinkings not my forte :)

So why this over the top brain dump?....Because in the midst of my craziness and my need to schedule and over plan...I learned about the need to be at peace....Belle you are built to do amazing things...when things don't turn out exactly like we want them we have the ability to take a deep breath and remember: IN ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU DO, DO THEM WITH GRACE because....