The Blog by Michele Charles Gustafson
I do some of my best thinking on Sundays. This time of year combined with a Sunday and I get to share a few things with you to help to relieve some of the stress of this time of year.
Here, I'm sharing this latte recipe (below) and my new year advice.
Cozy up, click through and see if you can define a brand new year!
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Every superhero has a turning point in their origin story - how they come to be and own their magic, that they use to help others. I have mine too.
This photo was my very first Instagram post. I then shared it on my Facebook profile with the caption, "Everything must change nothing stays the same." I love that song.
It was at this time I was in the "sad times." I call it. I appeared confident on...
Right now, there is a huge chance that you don’t realize how powerful color is in your life. I mean, you may generally agree with me that it boosts your mood or makes you face more vibrant but unless you’ve learned the deeper power of it, you just can’t know how powerful it is.
That also means you don’t know how to use it in your life to do two very amazing things:...
In my past lives, I sacrificed fun for work - it’s still a battle sometimes, if I'm honest with myself, as a self-proclaimed “Type-A in Recovery” so I thought it'd be fun to spark some fun with what I do and to invite you guys to come along with me in November with an Instagram #photochallenge!
The theme is #Glowvember and is a chance to discover (or rediscover)...
Ninety-three percent of your first impression is built on your appearance. That means people are judging you and you haven’t even said a word. It’s not fair but it’s true.
You have to know from me by now that the #1 thing people notice about your image is YOUR FACE!
So...keeping it "well kept" by cleaning your makeup brushes (every 2 weeks if you can) is a must! Here's a fun hack for you. Use Dawn dish detergent for the "wash" cycle in your brush care.
It cuts the grease that is the oil from your skin and strips all that bacteria harboring 'goo' off your the...
Some call it Grit. I call it Resiliency. It’s the ability to bounce back and I think one of the most valuable qualities anyone can own. It comes from experience. You can’t fake it.
My resiliency comes from 3 experiences in my life:
Listen, Gal. Not even I get it exactly right every time. But my wardrobe missteps are 1 in 20 garments I purchase. Not 20 out of 20.
Case in point: I bought this top. Loved the cut, the color was right, the flowers I thought were Dramatic enough for me, but when I got it, I took it on and off a few times - never actually wearing it out. (A tried and true symptom of a misaligned wardrobe...