Joyful Bits

Call Me Lazy: But, These Five Essentials Are A Must For A Winter With Ease!

Socks, Girl boss book and coffee is essential for a winter with ease. Seen first on Bits and Babbles. Being Forty-Something

 Call Me Lazy: But, These Five Essentials Are A Must For A Winter With Ease!

Who else gets lazy doing the winter season besides me? No, I am not ashamed to admit any of that. Being a mom, wife, and full-time hairstylist, I can get burned out quickly due to wearing a plethora of hats. Although I am not doing anything, no other

I Am Going To A Wedding Wearing Everything From The Second-Hand Store!

Wearing a black lace dress from the thrift store. Would you attend a wedding wearing everything you've purchased from the thrift store? I may have to grab a glass of wine for the answers I am about to receive.
Would you attend a wedding wearing everything you've purchased from the thrift store? I may have to grab a glass of wine for the answers I am about to receive. Ok, here's the deal I am going to be in a wedding in mid-January, but the colors are purple and gold.

Changing The Narrative To Doing Everyday Life: Morning Commute!

Good morning I thought I would jump on here to share a few morning bits and babbles. You know that stuff we wake up and want to jump start as soon as the thought comes to mind. Well, that is me right now, getting ready to change the narrative to everyday life. And I thought I would share a few bits and pieces over my morning commute. My Life
On my morning commute, I Am Changing The Narrative To Doing Everyday Life!
Good morning I thought I would jump on here to share a few morning bits and babbles. You know that stuff we wake up and want to talk about as soon as the thought comes to mind. Well, that is me right now, getting ready to change the narrative to everyday life in 2020. And I thought I would share a few bits and pieces over my morning commute with you guys. 

The Kitchen Was A Mess But I Made It!

Baking pies and having coffee in snowman cup.  This is it the last day of my kitchen being a hot mess on the 25th. Although it was a day filled with laughs and lots of food, I am so glad to see it gone with the wind. LOL, No, I am not. I am happier about the New Year, which is about to peek its head in 2020 real soon. So, I hope you all had the best day ever at Christmas with your loved ones.
 This is it the last day of my kitchen being a hot mess on the 25th. Although it was a day filled with laughs and lots of food, I am so glad to see it gone with the wind.

Have A Great Christmas Ya'll Plus A Bit Of Bliss!

 Hey, guys, here we are one day before Christmas who else is excited? So, I thought I would slide on over onto the blog and wish you all a happy holiday but with a bit of bliss added.  Roasting Marshmallows for Christmas
Have A Great Christmas Ya'll Plus A Bit Of Bliss!
 Hey, guys, here we are one day before Christmas who else is excited? So, I thought I would slide on over onto the blog and wish you all a happy holiday but with a bit of bliss added. 

Earrings That Compliment My Aging Style (Older Woman) Looks Being Forty-Something

If I had a penny for the times I thought something wouldn't look great on me, I would be rich right now. So, today I am sharing a few of my earring picks that I think will compliment my aging style and any woman who is getting older in life. I used to be the one who played it safe with wearing jewelry.
Earring Look Book
If I had a penny for the times I thought something wouldn't look great on me, I would be rich right now. So, today I am sharing a few of my earring picks that I think will compliment my aging style and any woman who is getting older in life. I used to be the one who played it safe with wearing jewelry. 

Weekend Bits And Favorites 28: I Got A Ticket!

Tangie snooping around the thrift store this weekend.
 Hey, guys, I am back with a few bits from the weekend. And I must admit everything started off great but ended with my feeling being crushed. #thatslife

Current Obsessions That Are Likely To Be Carried In My Stella And Max Thrift Bag!

Sharing whats in Stella and Max handbag. Thrift Bits and Favorites
Current Obsessions That Are Likely To Be Carried In My  Stella And Max Thrift Bag!
Sharing A Few Thrift Bits and Favorites of What's Really In The Thrift Bag?

So, a funny thing happened last week while snooping at the thrift store. I stumbled across a rare 

Being 40 Something: What I Eat And Do Three Times A week! A Real Woman's Routine


Woman working out with ball.Being 40 Something : What I Eat And Do Three Times A week! A Real Woman's Routine. #being40something
Being 40 Something: What I Eat And Do Three Times A week! A Real Woman's Routine
 It is no secret I am a soul food Louisiana eating gal. Yes, to all the grits, shrimp, catfish, greens, and cornbread. I am going to confess to all of that before I even start today's post. WOW! I feel so much better sharing my own truth and honesty with you guys. Yes, I am about to get real. 

Used Boots And Brunch In The City!

Sharing Used Boots And Brunch In The City
Used Boots And Brunch In The City!
My diary book is filled with City things I love to do and eat. But there is nothing more exhilarating to me then when I can meet my friends for a cheap burger and brunch date. This post just may warm your heart or at least get you in the mood to get up and get out into the City.

Affordable And Thoughtful Christmas Gifts For Friends And Co-Workers!

Making affordable lists for Christmas gift giving : friends and co-workers
Affordable And Thoughtful Christmas Gifts For Friends And Co-Workers! You will not believe what I have come up with. And number 6 is my absolute favorite gift-giving idea.

Mixing And Matching My Thrifts For A 70's Inspired Basic Betty Look!

Mix and Match: How Tangie Bell styles one jumpsuit with thrift pieces for a 70's look
Mixing And Matching My Thrifts For A '70s Inspired Basic Betty Look!

The one post about the fun of wearing mix and match thrift items. :)

Who knew snooping around the thrift stores would help me find a new style for myself? I have learned how to mix and match my thrifts just recently for the '70s inspired basic Betty look. 
Being 40 something and a baby from the early 1971 days, it is no secret why I love dressing from that era. Although, as a kid, I did not like the style or fashion picks from those earlier times. 

Two Hours At The Craft Store Only To Make One Thing!

Tangie Bell shopping plants at the craft store for the Christmas holidays
 Two Hours At The Craft Store Only To Make One Thing!
It's been a hot minute since I picked up my craft sticks and made something for myself to wear. But I have been sharing my skills with the youth in my district. So, today, I thought I would pop onto the blog and share my new metal bling earrings with you guys.

Back In The Day, I Wore The Same Dress: Today I Am Bringing That Method Back By Mixing And Matching!

Tange Bell in mirror sharing how she wore the same dress several ways: Judge My Style
Back In The Day, I Wore The Same Dress: Today I Am Bringing That Method Back By Mixing And Matching!
Since the weather wants to change in temperatures every five minutes. I guess I will be doing a little mixing and matching myself. So, I decided to share my little bits with you guys as I re-wear the same dress for four days. (So, get ready to judge my style). Oh, and it's a doozy. :)

My Twist On A Fall Tomato Soup And Sandwich!

Soup and sandwich with apples in the center

 My Twist On A Fall Tomato Soup And Sandwich

 I know we are in full swing of the weather feeling wintery with a hint of chill in the air. But I must admit I am not ready just yet to let go of my fall drinks and crisp winds blowing about our back yard.

I Spent 3 Dollars To Keep My Style Up-Beat And On Repeat!

Quick Outfit Of The Day. Black and White Looks
I Spent 3 Dollars To Keep My Style Up-Beat And On Repeat!
Oh, hey, let's have a quick outfit of the day chat. 

I Needed These Three Items Back In My Anti- Aging Skincare Routine

 Adding beauty 360 to my anti-aging skincare routine
I Needed These Three Items Back In My Anti- Aging Skincare Routine
Adding new things to my beauty bag.
So, a crazy thing happened a few days ago. I ran out of my favorite skincare products. Of course, it was no big deal because my skin was still feeling "oh so smooth and youthful.

5 Joyful Things That Have Brought Me Joy: No Fluff

 Morning view and scenery downtown Denton Texas

I could go on forever, and ever, but I will only share 5 joyful things that have bought me joy this week. Real talk without any fluff, ok, maybe just

Is It Worth Trying On Used Shoes?


Trying On Used Shoes + Growing A Mixed Sustainable Style 
The one thing I have learned this year is it doesn't take a lot of money to look cute and fab on a 

Turning 48: Hitting The Reset Button And Starting Over!

Turning 48: Hitting The Reset Button And Starting Over!
Turning 48: Hitting The Reset Button And Starting Over!
How many times can one person start over? Well, trust me. I am an expert at hitting the reset and start over button. 

How I Make A Simple Tuna Plate For One: Eating Functional Food

Making a tuna plate with grapes and cheese, Bit Of Food

Sometimes a small bit of food is all one person needs. Today I am sharing what I deem as comfort and functional foods just for me. So, I am making a simple tuna plate just for one. #amazing

My Black Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas And New Year Thrift Guide!

Perfume bottle at the thrift store. Thrift Bits and Favorites.
 The time has come for a little black Friday, thanksgiving Christmas and new Year thrift shopping.  And I am so excited about the gifts I will be buying myself as well as others. Ya'll, my list is getting long with ideas and

5 Simple Ways To Have A Joyful Holiday Season This Year!

5 Simple Ways To Have A Joyful Holiday Season This Year!
 Who else is ready for the family food and friends this holiday season? I know I am. That is why I have already laid out a simple, joyful plan for myself to follow. Although it is fun being surrounded by loved ones cooking and eating lots of holiday food. It can become overwhelming and tiring before and by the end of the event. And honestly, I can't wait to dive into a plate of honey ham, sweet potatoes, string bean casserole, dressing, gravy, pecan pie...Oh my!

What I Wore And Ate In The City Alone! Dancing In My Biker's Outfit

What I Wore And Ate In The City Alone! Dancing In My Biker's Outfit
What I Wore And Ate In The City Alone! Dancing In My Biker's Outfit
So, a funny thing happened. I decided to get dressed and go into the city and have a sweet breakfast alone. 

How I Will Be Keeping My Hair And Skin Moisturized This Winter!

Woman sharing Nairobi hair oil as a way to help keep hair moisturized doing the summer. #lookinggood
How I Will Be Keeping My Hair And Skin Moisturized This Winter!
Meeting my beauty goals this year.
Ok, it is official winter is here. Of course, everyone around the world knows that except California. Because it's always sunny in Southern Califor-N-I-A. 

Thrift Bits And Favorites: Cowhide Boots, John Lennon Inspired Specs And 70's Earrings

Thrift Bits And Favorites: Cowhide Boots, John Lennon Inspired Specs  And 70's Earrings
Thrift Bits And Favorites: Cowhide Boots, John Lennon Inspired Specs  And 70's Earrings 
Today is a good day for sharing a few of my new found thrift bits and favorites. How unlikely would it be for me not to? 

Second Hand Thrift Snooping Led Me To Finding A Vintage Inspired Rocker Chic Dress

Tangie Bell sharing her new thrift dress. Second hand thrift snooping
 Second Hand Thrift Snooping Led Me To A 5 Dollar Vintage-Inspired Rocker Chic Dress

 My only plan for today was to stop by a few second-hand shops and do a little thrift snooping. No big deal, right? But, there it was hanging on a shiny bent clothing rack, calling my name.

A Brunch Diary: What I Ate That Made Me Happy + Good Food, And Laughing With Loved Ones

Tangie Bell And Shacarey Martin At Brunch Having Coffee at Local Cafe
A Brunch Diary: What I Ate That  Made Me Happy + Good Food, And Laughing With Loved Ones

Hey, guys, I must share some of my favorite brunch eats right from this week's diary.
Who else associates good food with happiness? I know I do, and I must confess I can not get enough of eating good food, laughing with loved ones, and trying new things. 

Trying To Add Something Colorful To My Forty- Something Style: The Struggle


Tangie Bell trying on yellow scarf and faux fur handbag.
  Trying To Add Something Colorful To My Forty- Something Style: The Struggle
Hey guys. Most of you know I have been playing dress-up with my style. Yes, I am putting together a wardrobe that makes me feel alive again. And honestly, I must admit the struggle has been somewhat a hot mess.

How I Took The Day Off And Got Stuff Done:The Joyful List

Woman at book store reading magazines.
 How I Took The Day Off And Got Stuff Done: The Joyful List

Dressing Room Dilemma: So A Funny Thing Happened!

Tangie Bell trying on winter outfits in Altar'd State Dressing Room. Funny Dressing Room Dilemma
Dressing Room Dilemma: So A Funny Thing Happened! Outfit Try-Ons
Welcome to my dressing room Dilemma: I may or may not be over laughing by the time this post goes out. :)

Morning Babbles: Cancellations And New Motivations

Chairs and pillows at the flea style market. Tangie Bell went shopping for deals , jewelry and clothing. Morning Babbles
Morning Babbles: Cancellations And New Motivations
Good Morning Babbles, and Happy Sunday! 

This Is What I Do On My Day Off: Make Poetic Spirit Earrings

Inside Hobby Lobby Craft Buying Jewelry. Poster inside the store with instructions on how to make jewelry
This Is What I Do On My Day Off: Make Poetic Spirit Earrings ( The Perfect How To Project)
 Who's ready to make some poetic earrings this week? I know I am. And I love it when I can go into 

At The Dallas Market Trying On Earrings For A "WOW" Factor!

Blogger Tangie Bell trying on earrings at the Dallas Farmers Market. City Diaries
At The Dallas Market Trying On Earrings For A "WOW" Factor!
If you live or visit Dallas, Texas, then

Weekend Bits And Favorites #27: Two Day Snaps

A white straw bucket at Cinnaholic Cinnabun cafe. Weekend Bits And Favorites
Weekend Bits And Favorites #27: Two Day Snaps
Ok, is it Monday already? Nonetheless, I am here with a few bit and favorites from this past weekend. Oh, and you may not want to miss this blog post. :)

Oh Hey, Sunday I Am Trying A New Yogurt Breakfast Bowl: Yummy For The Tummy

First step: Add yogurt, granola, honey and bananas


Oh Hey, Sunday I Am Trying A New Yogurt Breakfast Bowl: Yummy For The  Tummy
I can not believe it is already November 1, and the time has just turned back. That means we are now

Polka Dots And Beignets In Deep Ellum Texas: City Diaries!

Tangie Bell visiting Le Bon Temps Beignets in Deep Ellum Texas #citydiaries
Polka Dots And Beignets In Deep Ellum Texas: City Diaries!
I heard there is a new powdery soft pastry that emulates the New Orleans beignets. Where they at?

Planned Halloween Dessert Bar At Home!

A planned last minute Halloween Dessert Bar celebration
Planned Halloween Dessert Bar At Home!
It's not often I plan or attend a party for 20 bucks. I can not think of one time at all.

Weird Makings: Fall Party Earrings That Will Cause People To Stare!


Making Fall leaf earrings. Great for a party of just playing dress up!
Weird Makings: Fall Party Earrings That Will Cause People To Stare!

Spicing Up My Forty-Something Style: Last Night Outfit + My Tips And Tricks

wearing news paper legging, big black purse, and black shirt dress to spice up her style. Judge My Style

Spicing Up My Forty-Something Style: Last Night Outfit + My Tips And Tricks
It's ok to judge my style:)

Good morning Darlings! I can see clearly now since I've de-cluttered my life, wardrobe, and mental space. I think I was two steps away from slipping into a style rut, and to be honest, that was not cool. Not to mention it ain't that serious.

Moving On Out: Cutting The Tides!

Moving On Out: Cutting The Tides! Seen first on Bits and babbles blog
 Moving On Out: Cutting The Tides!

Make These Three Coffees: Do NOT Do The Third One - It's Ugly!

Tangie Bell sharing how she makes three gourmet coffee drinks. Make These Three Coffees: Do NOT Do The Third One - It's Ugly!



Make These Three Coffees: Do Not Do The Third One - It's Ugly!

The Weird Things No One Told Me About Being Forty-Something: My Crazy Tips!

In the kitchen at Tangie Bell drinking pumpkin tea and sharing The Weird Things No One Told Me About Being Forty-Something: My Crazy Tips!
The Weird Things No One Told Me About Being Forty-Something: My Crazy Tips!

You Will Never Guess What I Found At The Thrift Store? And Number Two Is My Jam!

Tangie bell is trying on thrift dresses to buy. You Will Never Guess What I Found At The Thrift Store? And Number Two Is My Jam!
You Will Never Guess What I Found At The Thrift Store? And Number Two Is My Jam!

In Or Out: Just Finding Small Reasons To Do Nothing Today! The Joyful List

Inside Retro 51 Cafe. Tangie Bell taking pictures and ordering coffee and cake. For blog post: In Or Out: Just Finding Small Reason To Do Nothing Today!
 In Or Out: Just Finding Small Reason To Do Nothing Today! The Joyful List

My Country Bunking Breakfast: Sweet Fried Pear Croissant Sammich!

Tangie Bell is prepping her sweet fried pear sammich. By cutting up a medium sized pear
My Country Bunking Breakfast: Sweet Fried Pear Croissant Sammich!
Oh, and this ain't my momma's basic 

Aging Bliss: So, I Am Mixing Things Up On Being Forty-Something!

A Rabbit statue at the Waters Creek Park in Texas
Aging Bliss: So, I Am Mixing Things Up On Being Forty-Something!

DIY Day Out: Used Handbags, Sale Snooping + Making New Jewelry

Tangie Bell sharing her outfit and magazine clutch bag before heading out to do DIY sale shopping
 DIY Day Out: Used Handbags, Sale Snooping + Making New Jewelry

That Is It: I Am Bringing Back Last Years Outfits And Boots! Second Attempt Re-Wear Looks

Tangie Bell is sharing her second attempt at shopping and how she plans to style a yellow dress with boots, and jacket from last year
That Is It: I Am Bringing Back Last Years Outfits And Boots! Second Attempt Re-Wear Looks

6 Plans For The Weekend: And Some Of It Includes Lots Of Movies!

Image: Movie Picks that included 6 plans and lots of movies. Such as A Play, Best Man Holiday, Vertical Limit: Morning Babbles
 6 Plans For The Weekend: And Some Of It Includes Lots Of Movies!

First Attempt Try-On: Shopping For My Forty Something Birthday Outfit Was A Fail!

Image: Tangie Bell shopping for birthday outfit and sharing her results on Bits and Babbles Blog
First Attempt Try-On: Shopping For My Forty Something Birthday Outfit Was A Fail! 

Bits Of Food Breakfast Bash: My Favorite Stuffed Honey Bun Chicken Sandwich Twisted Recipe

Image: Tangie Bell sharing her stuffed honey bun recipe. Honey Bun , bacon, egg, tomato and more


Bits Of Food Breakfast Bash: My Favorite Stuffed Honey Bun Chicken Sandwich Twisted Recipe

Weekend Bits And Favorites #26:The Recapping Post!

Image: Tangie bell holding coffee reading book at book store. Weekend Bits And Favorites 26:The Recapping Post!

Weekend Bits And Favorites 26:The Recapping Post!