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The Joyful List:5 Savvy Life-Changing Things I Am Starting Right Now!

Image: Pink Fenty Shoes and clothes that Tangie Bell will be giving away. She is sharing the 5 savvy things : The Joyful List
The Joyful List:5 Savvy Life-Changing Things I Am Starting Right Now!


Image: Book and cat coffee cup. Book is by Ann Johnson. Bought by Tangie Bell and seen first on Bits and Babbles blog.The Joyful List:5 Savvy Life-Changing Things I Am Starting Right Now!
The Joyful List:5 Savvy Life-Changing Things I Am Starting Right Now!

Hey, Ya'll Hey. I am so excited about the next chapter I am starting toward the end of this year. But, can we please talk about this heat and how Starbucks is about to release their pumpkin spice lattes. Oh No! I am not ready. Guys, I am still in the midst of drinking ice, cold sweet tea, and I am still enjoying pouring my leftover coffee onto a big cup of ice. 
My daughter Carey just informed me that Dunkin donuts have already released their spice drinks. 
My goodness, who is in charge of speed jumping all the seasons? Can we wait a few more weeks before pulling out the Fall Decor and sweater weather candles? 
 I swear if I light a candle in our house right now, we all may melt. Yall its hotter than cooter brown from George Town. 
Although I may not be ready, I am feeling all types of joy, and I am sharing 5 savvy life-changing things I am starting right now. 
Image: Tangie Bell is cleaning out her closet and sharing her life changing thoughts on Bits and Babbles Blog.
 Ok, here's the deal I am reading a book b Anna Johnson titled Savvy Chic. It is based on the art of more for less. I've shared this little gem on my blog before, but never have I tried and applied so many of the things that are in  the book
I will not give any spoilers just know it is incredible. But, the one thing I did learn is how to re-use my clothing. Yes, I have shared that tactic a thousand times, but this summer, I actually did it for myself, and now I can share my little three-month challenge.

The Joyful List:5 Savvy Life-Changing Things I Am Starting Right Now!
 Over the last few months, I purposely bought myself a few items with the deliberate intent to wear them every day. I purchased several dresses, shoes, a few handbags and I switched them up over and over again. The joyful part is it didn't bother me one bit, and I saved a massive amount of money. 
One thing about me is I am a realist, and I will tell you my truth with no chaser.
It was hard wearing the same thing day in and day out. But, it was so hot outside that my clothing choices were easy to manage. 

The Joyful List:5 Savvy Life-Changing Things I Am Starting Right Now!

Now there were a few times I broke down and fell victim to the clothes rack sale at the mall. But, I still remained true to shopping the clearance rack aisles. 
Image: Pink shoes, and clothes Tangie Bell is gathering up to thrift away or toss away
Also, this week has been hectic on all levels, and I really wanted to find a corner in my home. So, I could crawl into it for a grown woman cry. 
But, with Moriah and my other girls getting prepared for school, I knew that just wasn't possible. 
So, I took my frustration out on my closet by tossing out and cleaning out things that don't fit in my life anymore. 
Honestly, I do not like throwing stuff away. But, in the words of Johnni Cockran: If it doesn't fit, you must acquit.

Well, truth is I have a lot of things I have been holding onto. You know things like skirts, shirts, and shoes. I had to find peace within myself to let go of things that are too little, torn or ripped up.

So, I took what I had to the thrift store and the rest to the dumpster. Of, course there were a few things I wanted to keep, but I just let go freely.

Image: New book journal. The Joyful List:5 Savvy Life-Changing Things I Am Starting Right Now!
The fourth thing that brought me joy was writing in my personal journal. Now, this step is not always easy, but I am getting so much better putting my ideas and dreams on paper. I used to jot notes down on my phone, but I find it more beneficial to find a notebook that inspires me daily. I know this may sound cheesy, but jotting down my ideas a few times a week have bought me a lot of joy.
Image;Water bottle: Banana: Nutri grain bar for breakfast.The Joyful List:5 Savvy Life-Changing Things I Am Starting Right Now!
The fifth thing that gave me joy is being honest with myself. I am no saint when it comes to eating all healthy and thangs, But, hear me out. I have been drinking more water than I usually do daily. And, if I do not have time to eat breakfast before work. I've been making sure to have a banana and some type of breakfast bar. Such as a Belvita or Nutri grain breakfast cookie. 

Trust me that is something for me to be happy about because if I am late for work, I will skip the morning meal and eat dinner only.
I do have one little confession to share. I have been eating strawberry cinnamon rolls almost daily. Yep, my daughter has been baking them with a side of maple bacon and scrambled eggs.
Image: Strawberry cinnamon Rolls. The Joyful List:5 Savvy Life-Changing Things I Am Starting Right Now!
To be honest, I do not feel guilty one bit. The strawberry rolls were good, and you only live once. Right? So why not sin a little every now and then. lol jk (no pun intended)

It has been a joy enjoying breakfast with my family in the mornings. Besides, school is about to start, and I know most days we will only have dinner together. 
So, hey a few cinnamon rolls here and there did nothing but bring me joy and happiness.

There you have it a few things from my joyful list and the 5 savvy life-changing things I am starting right now.
  • Live In The Moment
  • Live As Though It Is My Last
  • Enjoy Every Moment I Am Blessed To Have
  • Embrace and enjoy all the small moments no matter what they may be
  • Eat what I want without regrets.
Yep, life is that simple, and I am finding my balance to joy, love, peace, and happiness. That's my story, and I am sticking to it. 

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie


No matter what happens in life try to find one thing that will bring you joy:) Life is too short not to be spreading nothing but LOVE! 




3 comments

  1. That is awesome, being able enjoy your time with your family before the schedule gets hectic for the school year! Have a blessed remainder of 2019

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  2. I know that's right!!! Have a happy weekend!!!!!!!!!!!

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