Joyful Bits

Wearing My New Boots: Enjoying The Simple Life By Any Means Necessary

Image: Tangie Bell blogger on bitsandbabbles blog is sharing a story behind her boots. The boots are from Old Navy Store
 Wearing My New Boots: Enjoying The Simple Life By Any Means Necessary

So, I bought myself a pair of new booties, that was tucked away behind a stack of regular priced markups at Old Navy. Yep, I am that southern country girl that loves a good sales or clearance rack purchase.

The Funky Truth About My Style Goals: Being Mix-Matched And Different Is Really Cool!

Image: Tangie Bell posing for blog pictures and eating donuts . Seen first on bits and babbles blog. She is sharing her jewelry details also
The Funky Truth About My Style Goals: Being Mix-Matched And Different Is Really Cool!

Life comes with a whole lot of ups downs and around the world changes. And so, I am learning the same ups and downs, and around comes with my style as well.

I May Start A New Hobby: Collecting Dolls Starting With The Hildie And Jo Collection

Image: Mini Hildie and Jo Dolls purchased by Tangie Bell from Joann's craft store to make DIY necklaces . Shared first on Bits and Babbles Blog

  I May Start A New Hobby: Collecting Dolls Starting With The Hildie And Jo Collection
Let's babble about some jewelry and make this project fun and easy to create.

A Day In The Life With A Cat In The Brain

Image: Of statue in Oak Cliff Dallas Texas, taken my tangie bell : weekend Bits And Favorites
Good afternoon Y'all, I thought it would be fun to share a day in the life with a cat in the brain post. Yep, you read that right I went old school and got my boogie on until I realized my back couldn't handle all that wack Oz fun! :)

Rest Relax Repeat: This Weekend I Will Not Take A Bath!

Image: Tangie Bell ( Woman sitting on sofa drinking coffee, strolling the net and sharing her rest relax and repeat ideas
Just a quick Morning Babbles

Good morning darlings did somebody just say rest, relax and repeat? Oh my, I am so down for that type of Friday therapy. Who else is with me? 

I have three things on this Friday's agenda, and that is everything I've named above. 

This will be my first three day weekend in a long time, and I plan to take full advantage of it all this time. I usually have plans to run errands and do things with my family. So, technically when I have a day off, I always feel more exhausted when returning back to work.

Oh but not this time, because I have my own secret plans that are foul proof even my family can't mess it up.

If you want free time to do absolutely nothing, then stay and hang with me a while. SideNote: It is ok not to feel guilty if you do not bathe for a day or feed the family. Lol (YOLO) yep, you only live once :)
But make sure you have some type of leftovers that the littles can consume while you catch back up your mental and beauty rest.

Yall know I am just kidding about the family, but bathe at your own discretion.
I am not here to judge, and I will never smell (oops I mean tell nobody).
Image: sign outside bookstore in deep ellum. Seen first on Bits and Babbles blog
 Now, that it's the weekend let's plan something to do that requires a do nothing list to tackle.

I really do want a little bit of peace and quietness over the next few days. Since I knew I was going to be enjoying my time off, I decided to stop at my local book store and grab a few books to read.

Image Book bought by Tangie Bell at Bookstore in Deep Ellum Texas
I purchased the book MoonBath, but I have not read it yet, so I am not capable of giving a good review at this time. But when I do read it, I will come back and let you guys know about it. But for the record, I was going to buy myself a cute and cozy book, but I got sucked in by a local book writer who was selling books at the table when you first walk in the door., So, I had to support a dream. 

Yep, I did one good deed thus far before starting my weekend of do nothing. :)

Image: Tangie bell sharing her smoothie mix on rest relax and repeat

I got myself some more smoothie mixes so I can at least flush away all the junk food I am about to consume. Yes, I got myself some, chips, spinach dip, and coca cola. Ahhh the good life at it's finest. Did I mention I have Hulu set up to play movies on repeat, you know back to back. By the time you read this post, I would have gotten the last bit of lurking (oops I mean strolling the internet out of my system). 

To get rest, I have to turn my phone on silent or airplane mode. That method helps me get the best sleep ever!

Image( Bracelets made by a woman named Tangie Bell) she is sharing how to make as a hobby

I know my plan may sound crazy, but it actually works. If at any moment I start to feel as if I want to go back to work one-day early, I will just pull out my beads and make myself some jewelry. 

Bammmmm now who has a better rest and relax routine than me? That's my 2 days off, and I am sticking to that story. LOL lighten up I will bathe before my 24 hours are up. Just kidding (lol) or am I?

Ok, all jokes aside life is to short not to enjoy it with a little bit of peace, love, and laughter.

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

Enjoy your weekend by any means necessary:) Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee:)

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My Eczema Prone Skincare Routine: What I Use Before Having A Flare Up

Image: Tangie Bell sharing her eczema skincare routine. Seen first on Bits and Babbles blog
My Eczema Prone Skincare Routine: What I Use Before Having A Flare Up
I wish I would have known.
Oh, honey, I thought I was in the clear when I became older. Because most of my young childhood, I dealt with acne. Oh and yes it was gross, I think I had the worst and ripest bumps ever. Although every teen in the world thinks that. Trust me, I know because my girls think they have the worst skin and they're the only ones who want to stand in the mirror and pop them all for none other than self-satisfaction.

Yep, that is my life on repeat. (insert roll eyes right here).

But, back to me being 40- something has bought on a different set of challenges with my skin. Who knew I would wake up one day and have to deal with adult acne, or shall I be more straightforward, I deal with eczema from time to time.

If I had to chose I would take a red bump over having a face full of dry and scaly irritated skin that requires special creams, and/or a steroid shot. Yeah, that sounds so gross, but my Dr. ran a test and believes it was triggered by the products I use at the salon.

Yes, I was one of those careless hairstylists who never used gloves. (Insert dumb donkey emoji right here). :)

This has been a hard lesson, but over the last few years, I have been in pursuit of finding new and soothing ways to treat my skin long before I have a breakout.

One thing I've noticed is when my face and hands start to feel dry and prickly that is when I start working on myself immediately.

I am not a physician, but I've learned a few things that have saved me time and money. 

I use three things that help soothe my skin quickly.

Aloe Vera Plant
One Egg White 
Sometimes I use these items separately. But when I want a cold and frothy mask. I mix the egg white, honey, and the aloe plant gel together. 
Once the mixture looks like foam, it is then ready to apply over my entire face.
I leave on for ten minutes only then rinse with cool water. This is such a refreshing way to make my skin feel alive and well. 
I then proceed to add a light moisturizer. 

Do you suffer from dry or eczema-prone skin?

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo tangie

Girl, I Am Embracing My Aging Fears! Just Kidding I Am Accepting It

Image: Tangie Bell sharing her thoughts and tips on embracing her crazy forty-something  aging fears. Seen first on Bits and Babbles Blog
Oh, honey, I have so much I can say about aging.
But, I am still accepting the fact that I am severely over the hill and accepting the fact I am one crazy forty-something-year-old gal. But, one thing I do realize is a new journey for me has just begun. So, honestly, I am in a new stage of learning new things about myself as I age.

But, if I had one thing, I wanted to say to any woman in this world. It would be to embrace your fears and change what you can along the way.
Life is to short to be counting down to your golden years. 

I am a realist, but I am more of a doer, and I live my life for every moment that I am gifted by the Grace of God. And  I am finally happy where I am in my life at this point in time. 

Having confidence, laughing, and joking, learning how to style me fancy. Yes, Y'all, there is another part to life that requires us to adjust to the things that will happen as we get on down the yellow brick road of life and living.

I thought I knew everything when I was younger just to discover I knew nothing. Not a darn thing as my momma would say. :)

But, hey, you live, and you learn and grow as you go! That is my motto, and I am sticking to it.

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie

5 Things I Learned Last Week While Eating Boiled Eggs, Shrimp, Snow Crabs & Fried Cat Fish

Image: Fish, Corn, Boiled Eggs, Shrimp . Tangie Bell is sharing on her blog Bits and Babbles
5 Things I Learned Last Week While Eating Boiled Eggs, Shrimp, Snow Crabs & Fried Cat Fish

Rise Up 5 am: My Over 40 Morning Routine + Workout (Less Than 30 Mins A Day)

Image: Woman in picture is Tangie Bell. Getting ready to share her 5 am morning routine. Seen first on Bits and Babbles Blog

Rise Up 5 am: My Over 40 Morning Routine + Workout (Less Than 30 Mins A Day)

Hey guys, what can you do every day that will help you live longer in peace, love, and harmony? I am sharing how I wake up and start my day off by 5 am.

I Bought My Own Mother's Day Gifts: Anthropologie, Francesca's & More + Last Minute Ideas ( Haul)

Image: Tangie Bell holding up shopping bags to share what she bought herself for Mother's Day. She is also sharing a haul with last minute ideas to buy for your loved ones.
I Bought My Own Mother's Day Gifts: Anthropologie, Francesca's & More + Last Minute Ideas Haul.

Hey Ladies, can you believe we are two days away from enjoying the one person that really runs the world. You know who I am talking about, some of us call her Big Mama, Little Mama, but at no matter what we call her, she is still Momma. And I am ready to celebrate others as well as myself. 
Yep, this year I went on a shopping spree for myself, and I am not ashamed to share it with you guys. 

The Outfit I Wore For The Intruder

Image: Tangie Bell sharing her outfit of the day that she wore to see the intruder movie. Weird Style Blog Post
The Outfit I Wore For The Intruder
This may be a weird style blog post. :)
Hey, Y'all, it's a beautiful crisp, rainy Wednesday afternoon, and I am so glad it's a bit cooler on today. But you know a little sprinkle of showers can't keep this gal down. So, I decided to get all dolled up and head out with my favorite man. You know the one I call bae (husband) or whatever comes to mind. 

I Was Down In The Dumps So I Made Myself Something: Morning Babbles

Image:are vintage-inspired rings: I used metal glue, stretch rings, and charms from thrift and craft stores. Seen First On Bits and Babbles Blog

 I Was Down In The Dumps So I Made Myself Something

Oh, hey, I know today is Monday, and it can be a bit of a mess. But never fear when I am down, I don't clown around when it comes I making myself something to strut around town. Lol :) Go ahead and laugh, you know you want to.

I Bought New Shoes Without My Husband Knowing: So I Am Showing The Internet-First!

Image: Tangie Bell holding up her shoes and sharing with people to inspire create and motivate
I Bought New Shoes Without My Husband Knowing: So I Am Showing The Internet-First!

I have a  confession to make; I am a hoarder and a professional shoe hider. Yep, that's me, I buy lots of shoes and hide them from my husband. Honestly, I feel guilty sometimes, but  I am doing it so my feet can look good. That is my excuse, and I am sticking to it.

Kitchen Babbles: I Am Pretending To Make Homemade Soup!

Image: Can of corn that will be used in Tangie Bell's pretend homemade soup. Seen first on Bits and Babbles Blog.
                        Kitchen Babbles: I Am Pretending To Make Homemade Soup

So, according to the news, we all should be expecting a few longs days of rain ahead of us. And just as I've said in a previous post-Texas has been getting hard with tornadoes and hail falling the size of golf balls. But that doesn't stop my family from wanting me to weather the storm and fight my way through our local grocery store to find what I will be cooking for dinner.
May I insert: I am not a bad mother or wife I really do cook almost every day. Ok, every other day but 
I always keep cereal as a backup plan just in case anyone wants something to eat. :) Yep, this mama keeps a plan.
Anyhoot it's almost the weekend, and my family wants me to cook a big ole' country pot of soup with a side of cornbread. Yes, we are country folk; we eat cornbread with everything. :)

Oh, and I am not even kidding.
But after 46 hours of work this week, I think not. I suggest we have pizza for dinner and not the, at home from scratch kind. More like can someone other than me call Pizza Hut and have them bring two large pepperonis and 8 breadsticks with a side 2-liter cola.

But after babbling back and forth about dinner, I came up with the quickest solution. Whatever I can find in a can, it is going in one of my pots, and I am calling it soup. You heard me right: homemade soup from a can. Since I am pretending to make it from scratch, I've decided to doctor it up with my own little twist.
So, I ran to the store and grabbed 4 cans of any soup that said homemade, luckily Campbell's came through. Then I got some bacon bits, dried tomatoes, tortilla chips, and a box of roasted corn. Yes, soup ain't soup if you don't have that crunch from corn. Oh, and I got a pack of chicken tenders to sautee and a box of crackers. I did not feel the passion was in me to cook any cornbread. So, I opted for the cracker box.