Dare to Live Confidently

Life is a beautiful gift; a gift we should never take for granted. As such, we should live our lives as women to the greatest extent possible.

Living our lives in the most confident way we can, in a way that values who we truly are, places us in a position to live fully confident. When you own your confidence you dare to live a bigger life!  You dare yourself to do bigger and greater things and you learn more about yourself in that process.  You begin to recognize that you are capable of so much more.     You begin to recognize and understand strengths in yourself that you didn’t know you had!

Old fears and old ways of doing things begin to dissipate as you do all of this by taking one step.  By making that one decision that “I  WILL”….that I will despite the fear, step out and be true to myself.  Step out and own my worth.  Step out and walk into my confidence.           Just imagine the joy that you will feel in doing things you’ve always want to do.  To achieve successes, you’ve always desired to achieve.  To live life in a full, purposeful and meaningful way.  Now, you will begin to expect and receive good things in your life.

How you think about life and what you desire is the first step.  Making a decision to live fully confident in obtaining what you desire out of your life is the next step.

Take a moment to really THINK about living a life you love.  Traveling where you desire to travel, living in the home of your dreams, providing for your family in the way you’ve always wanted to. Think about all wonderful new people who will be brought into your life because of the new confidence you are exhibiting.  Think of all the people whose life you are now touching because you decided to live and walk in your confidence. That’s powerful!

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5 Simple Ideas to Pamper Yourself

Everyone deserves a bit of pampering now and then, right? Pampering doesn’t have to mean tons of time or money, though; it can be something small. Below is a list of five simple ways you can pamper yourself anytime.

1. Bubble Bath

Candlelit bubble bath
Candlelit bubble bath

Never underestimate the power of an aromatherapy bubble bath. Splurge on some bath salts or bubble bath in your favorite scent, then dim all of the lights and enjoy your spa day at home.

2. Sweet Treat

For a simple, affordable bit of pampering, select one or two of your favorite truffles, and indulge in a glass of bubbly champagne!  Not sparking wine, although I do love my Cuvee! Champagne is the best and sometimes a small luxury goes a long way in pampering yourself.

3. Massage

Instead of an, hour-long massage, opt for a quick, luxurious chair massage. Any good masseuse will leave you feeling pampered and relaxed in no time.

4. Flowers

Bouquet made of artifical pink peony laying on a wood surface. Shot against pink wall background. Shallow DOF.
Bouquet made of pink peony

A bouquet of your favorite fresh flowers does a wonderful job of providing a simple pleasure. I love to simply smell the aroma of fresh cut flowers. Nothing says beauty and pleasure like a flower.

5. Candles or Diffusers

Aromatherapy candles or diffusers are a perfect way to pamper yourself. Simply light it, lay down and enjoy the indulgent feeling of relaxation. For even more pampering, curl up with extra pillows and your favorite book.

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Get Inspired

3 Places I Get Inspiration

Inspiration is all around us and is especially found in Mother Nature.  All we need to do is slow down and start paying attention to the beauty that is unfolding in front of us.  Life can run so fast that our natural instinct is to run faster to catch up but maybe we need to stop and acknowledge with gratitude all the things we have.  It’s about being mindful, living in the present moment and changing your perspective from longing to appreciating. 

There are 3 places where I get inspiration from and I would like to share them with you.

  1. The beach and ocean.  There’s something about feeling the sand between my toes and being beside water that draws me in like a magnet; the sound of the waves, birds overhead, feeling the wind against my face, breathing the salt air or watching the sunrise or sunset.  It definitely stimulates the senses and makes me feel inner peace when I’m there, like a piece of heaven.
  2. A beautiful park.  I love walking through a beautiful park because it has all the amenities like bike paths, playground equipment, picnic tables, tall trees for shade, green grass for sitting in, and maybe a canteen to buy a special treat.  It’s a wonderful, happy place to sit back and relax, watching kids play and laugh while spending quality time with the people I love.
  3. Yosemite National Park.  Famous for its ancient, giant sequoia trees, the towering Bridal Veil Falls, and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.  It’s no wonder photographer Ansel Adams found inspiration here as well because you can’t help but get swept away by the beauty of this park and what it has to offer.  You can explore for the day or camp overnight but I guarantee you will leave inspired after visiting and experiencing the tranquility of Yosemite.  It’s a great place to lose yourself so you can find yourself.

We are here to experience life to the fullest, finding inspiration each and every day.  Mother Nature’s playgrounds are always waiting for you to get out and explore, change your mind, and find your soul. 

Where do you find inspiration?

 

The Benefits of Home Staging

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There are a number of reasons why Real Estate Agents, Realtors, and homeowners are choosing to use professional home staging as a creative selling component in home marketing.  The focus less is more in home staging will sell your home at a premium price with less stress.  Hiring Gibson-Grant Style will help sell your home smoothly and leave you feeling inspired at the same time.  We are here to help you. 

  1. Home staging helps to showcase the full potential and strengths of prospective homes.  Potential buyers can connect to the flow of the space with home staging and the objective is to have them imagine themselves living in it and loving it.  Gibson-Grant Style has extensive knowledge and experience and we are willing to share it with you because it’s our passion.
  2. Home staging makes your property stand out with professional photos and high-impact showings.  Gibson-Grant Style will give the “Wow” factor to potential buyers and make selling your home a positive experience and a memorable one.
  3. Home staging allows Real Estate Agents and Realtors to focus on selling while we take care of the rest which is giving tips and advice on how to make every room pop.  At Gibson-Grant Style, this is our priority and a collaborative win-win for all.

Contact Gibson-Grant Style today to find out more about how we can help make your sell the best possible experience and positive outcome.

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Fabulous Home Office Ideas

Working from home is the new trend. Like myself and many people who work from home, we are trying to find the best way to create an Inspiring work environment in our homes. From furniture to lightening; a chandelier ceiling fan or fur rug, the make-up of a home office must be fit for results. An elegant home office is a combined result gotten from all the functional and decorative elements put to work. A stylish and productive home working environment comes from creative details such as a comfortable chair, beautiful tea cups, chandelier ceiling fan or a fur rug. Whether you will be working from a desk nook or a spacious home office, the essence of your work remains the same.

Below are a few products to give you inspiration! With links to purchase. 

The casual elegance that makes a home office comfortable creates a pleasant and inspiring working environment. You can personalize your home office space to your taste, but ensure you keep a laid-back atmosphere– an atmosphere that is YOU. Combine a chandelier ceiling fan and fur rug, family photos and beautify writing tools, as well as books that can be combined to create a balance between a homey and professional workspace.

When productivity meets simplicity in interior decorating, inspiring home offices are created. The office space has become very important in modern times as technology keeps evolving. You should therefore not make it seem rigid. Including a Chandelier Ceiling Fan and Fur Rug can make a huge difference in keeping your home office perfect.

A space that’s absolutely YOU! 

Getting Real with Coco Chanel and Hair

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“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life” ~ Coco Chanel

While the statement is simple and profound, it may seem superficial but is very complex in its purpose, meaning, and depth of understanding.

Coco Chanel knew the power of a good haircut, and what it’s like to reinvent yourself through style.  She was a confident, beautiful woman who wouldn’t let others drag her down or impose their thoughts and views on her.  She lived life on her own terms, her way.

This quote says it all about how to live your life in an inspiring way that is unique to you.  Maybe what Coco Chanel is trying to say is that women need to shake things up a bit, be daring and banish that fear of scissors. 

Self-confidence is attractive. 

Think about the time when you go to the hairdresser and the feeling it gives you when you walk out of there with a gorgeous new look.  If any of you have cut your hair from long to short in one appointment, how does that feel when you walk out?  What words come to mind when you think about it?

Uplifting, shocking, transformative inside and out, fresh, a new beginning, sexy, confidence, courageous, lighter, freeing, healthy, beautiful, stylish, sleek, chic, powerful, authentic you, and fun?!

People who see you are amazed at the difference because in order to transform your hair into something completely different, you need to transform yourself from within, first.  It’s about changing your attitude or perspective.  You have made a conscious decision to embrace change, to go against the norm, clean up the old with something new and it’s time to get your groove back girl!  Especially if you are just healing from a breakup, this is the best time to do it because it’s going to help give you that bounce in your step and fall in love with you all over again, because you’re worth it. 

Make it a game changer by gaining a new perspective on life.

Worst case scenario is that you don’t like it.  The good news is that it’s just hair, and it grows back so not to worry girls.  Best case scenario is that you love it and it makes you shine from the inside out because there’s nothing more liberating than a woman who has the freedom of choice.

A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life is no word of a lie, but instead words to live by. 

Thanks, Coco. 

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Rio Olympics Inspiration!

I’ve been sooooo inspired by watching the Rio Olympics!! To see the hard work and dedication of so many talent athletes has me in awe!  I am so throughly inspired and encouraged to continue to follow “my dreams and my desires” to achieve success and the ‘gold medal’ in my life. Watching Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Katie Ledecky, Simone Manual and Lilly King has been awesome!  Seeing all of that gets me thinking….What are your dreams and desires for your life?  Are you going for your own individual life gold medal? How are you progressing to accomplish your life goals?

My Personal Style- The All Purpose Tote

If you are looking for a cute but inexpensive tote look no further than this reversible vegan leather tote bag! I’ve gotten sooooo many compliments on this bag it’s crazy! And what’s even crazier is people think I’ve spent a pretty penny on it!
This tote is completely all purpose, which I use for work and play. You can pack tons of stuff in it without it being too crazy heavy. Just slip your iPad in it and it becomes a business bag. I bought mine at Nordstrom in the Junior’s Department and it’s been a cute little gem.

Street Level Reversible Vegan Leather Tote & Wristlet • $48.00

Hello and welcome to my first blog post!!!  First, I’m so excited to start this new venture in my life and a little nervous, so bear with me as I take a leap into the land of blogging! I’m going to be honest and say that frankly I don’t see myself as a writer per se,  but I am a creative person and LOVE all things beautiful.

Professionally speaking I write for business purposes but never really saw myself as a creative writer.  Intrinsically, I’m highly creative when it come to aesthetics and hence this site was born!  I’m excited to have others join me in my journey to live a life of purpose and beauty.

I hope you find joy and pleasure as you read my thoughts on all things beautiful and chic! What makes me smile everyday, other than my husband and two doggies are all things celebrating fashion, beauty and home decor! So cheers to the launch of Gibson Grant Style.

Be Beautiful & Chic!