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There's something about a hot cup of tea that instantly relaxes and rejuvenates the mind. The whole process of brewing tea and sitting down in a quiet place is a wonderful way to unwind. Tea drinking has become a daily ritual for me and it is almost a form of meditation. I usually have 2-3 cups of tea per day, but on hectic days, a five minute tea break is all I need to feel re-energized.  From the moment I breathe in the aroma and wrap my hands around a hot cup of tea, it's pure enjoyment!  It's no wonder that today tea is the most popular drink in the world behind water.

Keeping it Real with Stephanie Hollman: Interview with The Real Housewives of Dallas Star

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Stephanie Hollman, the star of Bravo TV’s latest franchise, The Real Housewives of Dallas, is as real as they come!

Stephanie Hollman is a wife, mother, philanthropist, fashion blogger, fitness enthusiast, former social worker and current star of The Real Housewives of Dallas. “Doing the show was exciting, so much fun, and the most incredible experience I’ve ever had,” Hollman said. Hollman stood out in season one for being the comic relief and a loving mother of two boys – Chance (7) and Cruz (5.) This particular city of the franchise follows Hollman and the other ladies on the charitable circuit in Dallas, Texas while navigating life, love and setbacks. Now she is focused on balancing fashion blogging with parenting and taking care of her family. She shared her favorite beauty products, fashion staples and treats to indulge in with Style, Décor & More. Hollman is caring, positive and upbeat by nature. Her personality stood out on the show, and it will return again next season. That is correct, season two is in the works – they are currently filming the show right now!

Passionate about all things fashion and style related – Stephanie Hollman created her own successful lifestyle blog that she works on, in addition to being a wife and mother. Her biggest style tip is to invest in staple pieces that you can use all of the time. “A really good pair of jeans, or an awesome blazer are great staples. Shoes, handbags, you know things you can fix up and people don’t know you’re wearing the same thing,” she explained. When you have your set of staples in your closet, you become able to create multiple different looks. “I love blazers right now,” there are so many ways you can wear them. Jewelry and accessories are another way to spice up your look. “I think especially if you’re wearing a dress that doesn’t have a lot going on, a really great statement necklace can transform it,” she said. Furthermore; “Even if it’s not expensive, if you accessorize right, you can make something look very expensive.” Sometimes less is more, though. “If you have a lot going on, a simple earring is the way to go,” she summed up. Therefore; depending on what you’re wearing will dictate how much you should accessorize.

Cheers to Tipsy Tags! The Hit of The Party!

Hosting get togethers with friends and family is always fun, and last night was no exception. In fact, the ladies and I had a special treat. We were using Tipsy Tags for the first time! Tipsy Tags are wine charms you place on your glass to avoid misplacing your glass or drinking from somebody else's glass. How many times have you been at a party and asked "Is this my glass?" It doesn't even need to be a large gathering to lose track of your glass. If you and a few friends are drinking the same wine, it can happen. 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2017

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Looking for last minute gifts for your significant other? We've got you covered! Our Valentine's Day Gift Guide offers a wide range of gifts that are sure to please even the pickiest person. Is she practical? Then check out the Keurig coffee maker or Kate Spade watch. And who wouldn't adore the heart-shaped tulip wreath - stunning! You may notice that I've added a few favorites from last year. They were so popular, that I didn't want new readers to miss out. 

So, which gifts (if any) would you want for Valentine's Day? Share your favorites in the comments below!   

Get The Look! February UD Smoky Eyeshadow Giveaway!

Hey ladies! This month, I've decided to offer a giveaway instead of having a random drawing from my subscriber list. All of the beauty junkies out there will LOVE this giveaway. It's Urban Decay's Smoky Eye PaletteA smoky side of the Naked eye palette, featuring nine shades and three exclusives from past palettes. My daughter has the Smoky palette and it is one of her favorites! 

This giveaway event will run thru the month of February with a daily bonus entry offered each day. That means you can come back every day for an additional 56 entries! Whoa!  

Simple, Classy & Elegant Valentine's Day Fashion Focus

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Have you thought about what you are going to wear for Valentine's Day? Will you be going out for dinner? It is estimated that a quarter of Americans will eat out, making it the second most popular dining holiday of the year after Mother's Day.

This Valentine's Day it will be 30 years since my hubby proposed. I can remember every detail as if it were yesterday. We will be going out to dinner to celebrate, but probably not on the actual day (2/14). We like to avoid crowds for a more intimate dinner and since this year Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday, we will most likely celebrate on Saturday night.

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Keep Color-Treated Hair Looking Fabulous with Keune!

Whether you have your hair professionally colored or do it yourself, we all want to have our hair color last as long as possible. And so, over the past few weeks I have been using products from a brand that is specially formulated to preserve hair color. I had never heard of Keune products before, but when I learned that their products are used by professionals in over 70 countries, I couldn't wait to try their products! 

6 Simple Steps to a Romantic Boudoir

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February is the month to celebrate love and we have seven simple things you can do to create a romantic retreat in time for Valentine's Day! The best part is it won't cost a fortune and is easily achievable.

1. Clear away clutter! It's hard to relax when you have laundry that needs to be folded and put away. Invest in attractive baskets and under-the-bed space saver units to de-clutter the room. Nail polish, nail files, lotion, magazines, jewelry and hair clips should be removed from the nightstand and put in its proper place. Oh...that's my nightstand...never mind! Hopefully your bedside table isn't as cluttered as mine. {wink}

15 Romantic & Stylish Dessert Recipes

February is a month dedicated to sweet treats and romance, so put away the box of chocolates for now and check out the oh-so-sweet desserts we've rounded up for you! The selection includes everything from rich chocolate sensations like Chocolate Espresso Lava Cakes to delicate Lemon Raspberry Tarts. Yum...These delicious desserts are sure to impress your special sweetheart and/or loved ones and, guess what, we've even included casual and fun S'Mores delights for the kiddos! Who doesn't love S'Mores?!

6 Simple Ways to Organize Your Makeup

Before the holidays struck, my makeup drawer was a complete dream. Just picture this: sections dedicated to eyewear, face masks, nail polishes and more. Everything was set in perfect little rows. I’d always make sure to shut the drawer softly so that nothing would topple over one another. It was so easy to get ready because I knew where every single item was placed. 

Fast track to now and I got a little carried away. I forgot that during the holidays, many makeup stores release special editions of just about everything (and anything): eyeshadows, lipsticks… the works! My latest obsession has been on contouring. I may have gone haywire and purchased all kinds of contouring tools: from cream to powder palettes, brushes, contour sticks, etc.