Monday, April 7, 2014

Positive Inspirations Radio Show 04/07 by Positive Inspirations Radio Show | Lifestyle Podcasts

Hello Ultimate Lifers, here is another all new Episode of the Positive Inspirations Radio Show! 

Today we talk about  Spring Weather, Pinterest,

Visit Frederica's profile on Pinterest.


 and finding and getting what you want out of a relationship, just to name a few!

Even though our topics are always serious and reflect what we want in our lives, you can always get a good laugh by listening to ME...For instance, when I got romance never dies mixed up with romance verdies... Honestly... that's how my eyes saw it and my brain went along with the program... (LOL)

There are so many great quotes about relationships in this show, I have listed  where you can find out more information about these quotes during the show. But in case you missed any of them, I have put the links in this blog post for you to refer back to!

Quotes and Websites noted during the show:

 I  made this quote sometime ago, but it still rings true, toxic relationships can ruin us

 in more ways than one!

LISTEN NOW TO AN ALL NEW EPISODE OF Positive Inspirations Radio Show

Positive Inspirations Radio Show 04/07 by Positive Inspirations Radio Show | Lifestyle Podcasts

Hugs-Always remember to live, "The Ultimate Life"- Frederica

Monday, March 31, 2014

How It Was Styled It's Almost Spring

Hello everyone, in anticipation of Spring I decided to wear this lovely striped dress by Mango, Charlotte Russe Cardigan, Calvin Klein leggings, a pretty sea foam beaded necklace, off white earrings,Nicole mid calf boots. I really love this look because I felt very comfortable in it, but felt really dressed up at the same time!

I am telling you that any type of heels you put on, will instantly make you feel dressed up... Spring has been very elusive to the City of Chicago, and the recent weather has just put a real damper on any of the looks I want to post for you all. This look is very casual, yet dressy because you have the key elements of Spring with the striped dress, and sea foam beaded necklace. The dress also has ruching on the sides which may not be visible in the pictures but is instantly slimming on almost any body type!

I will hopefully be able to post even more great Spring Looks for you soon, I really need this weather to cooperate. If you are dressing for Spring, but don't want to spend anymore money try adding at least 1 or 2 key pieces to enhance what you may have had last Spring. Pastels, and florals are very big this season as well as the tribal prints. So pick 1 key element you are comfortable with and pair that with your most prettiest element from last season!


Striped Ruched Dress BY MANGO

Olive Cardiagan BY Charlotte Russe

Black Leggings BY CALVIN KLEIN

Boots BY NICOLE  Similar Here:  Nicole Boots Available at shoebuy

Jewelry: Necklace/ Earrings (older)

Necklace Similar  Here: STYLED HER Boutique

Earrings Similar Here: STYLED HER Boutique

Hugs-Always remember to live, "The Ultimate Life"- Frederica

Positive Inspirations Radio Show March 31, 2014

Hello everyone, today was a very special morning edition of  the Positive Inspirations Radio Show, our topic was: 'The Art of Positivity'  and  the quotes I loved the most today came from none other, than the wonderful Mr. Fred Rogers, for those of you who don't know who Mr. Rogers was, I give you a little information about him in the beginning of the show. He was a definite childhood hero of mine, and I can still say even in adulthood, I love all of his guidance and his always 'it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood',  happy attitude!

Our attitudes, affect so much of who we are, and who we want to be in life! It's great to know that you can always change who you are, or even the circumstances that may occur in your  life. That is called 'The Art of Positivity'. Living your life in a positive way despite, life challenges that do and will come against us at times!

I want you to think about the 2 major tragedies that have affected us all, this past month, the missing jet liner, with no survivors. As well as the recent mudslide in Arlington, Washington both disasters have us wondering about life and how we can remain positive throughout all of this? 

 Missing Jetliner Malaysian Flight No Survivors

The mudslide, that happened without warning

Mudslide search and rescue continues

People wanting to help

Read the story here:  Mudslide brings out the helpers

Soup Ladies cooking up a difference to help people during the Mud Slides (I mentioned them in the show)

It is called sending your care, love, support, prayers out to those that you don't know or may never know. We too can participate in 'The Art of Positivity', by fielding away negative energy and focus on the positive things that are also happening. People are taking the time and energy to find answers to our questions, about how this could have happened and why did it happen?

Listen to my new episode Positive Inspirations Radio Show at:

 Positive Inspirations Radio Show  now on #BlogTalkRadio.

We know it won't bring anyone back to us, but we have to keep hoping and believing in LOVE... above all else! 

Hugs-Always remember to live, "The Ultimate Life"- Frederica

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Dailey Method announces its 60-Day Healthy Eating Challenge

Not too long ago, I wrote a blog post about The Dailey Fitness Method and how they motivate their clients to stay fit! If you missed that blog post here it is again:

Springing into fitness with The Dailey Method

But now, they have announced yet another way for us to Spring into fitness this year, I am sure you remember all of those 2014 New Year's Resolutions you made to yourself to get fit for real this time, now is your chance to make good on those promises you made to yourself.

The Dailey Method doesn't want you to give up all  of the foods you love, without their support, so they are providing the following incentives for you, to help you get started with this 60-Day Healthy Eating Challenge.

The Dailey Method Chicago 60-Day Challenge
April 1- May 31, 2014 anyone who takes as many classes as they can at The Dailey Method Chicago Studios in Bucktown and Lincoln Park, will be entered to win that week's worth of prizes donated by Sponsors: Lululemon Athletica, Blue Print Cleanse, Tangerine, and the 4 Star Restaurant Group! Clients who take 30 or more classes will be entered to wint a 2-night staycation at the Thompson Hotel and receive dinner at Nico Osteria!

30-Day Healthy Eating Challenge
Are you ready to learn how to jumpstart your metabolism, and eat the foods that are right for you, The Dailey Method Healthy Eating Challenge begins on April 30th, 2014 this will give you a healthier guideline into eating what benefits you. You will gain the benefits of getting healthier workouts and better food consumption overall. All of the meals include delicious greens, vegetables, fruit, clean protein such as wild-caught fish, organic chicken, eggs, grass-fed beef, organic tempeh and gluten-free whole grains such as quinoa and brown rice. Enjoy smoothies, soups, salads, curries, burgers, wraps, guilt-free desserts & more !

For more information & to register: Register Now The Dailey Method Healthy Eating Challenge

Registration is $60 if registered before April 30thOr you may also register in person at either

The Dailey Method Bucktown or The Dailey Method in Lincoln Park.

Challenge Materials/Support Includes: 
30-Day Healthy Eating Challenge eBook Guide
30-Day Challenge Recipe Guide
Weekly Meal Plans and Blank Meal Planner
Shopping Lists for each week
Private 30-Day Healthy Eating Challenge Facebook Group for support

Hugs- "Always remember to live, The Ultimate Life" -Frederica

60 Day Healthing Eating Challenge

60 Day Healthing Eating Challenge by fredericaehimen featuring a fruit bowl

Fashion Designer Maria Pinto debuts new brand M2057 at Chicago's VMR Showroom

If you have never heard of a fashion comeback, well look no further than the critically acclaimed fashion designer Maria Pinto. Maria closed her Chicago boutique in 2010, due to the economic decline for Chicago businesses,  but she never stopped doing what she loved, which is, designing fashion for women! 

Even after her setback of being in business for more than 20 years, she decided to close her business but relaunch the new fashion line M2057 Maria Pinto with the help of Kickstarter, has been able to re-market, and re-establish herself as an even stronger designer of women's fashion.

She has forged a major comeback and has fashioned the likes of First lady Michelle Obama, remember the infamous purple dress that FLOTUS wore? YES... Maria Pinto designed it!

Designer of the dress The First Lady Wore

She has also dressed the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Marcia Gay Harden, and Brooke Shields. Her kickstarter campaign  is the relaunching of her  brand entirely. The new brand  M2057 by Maria Pinto,  will debut her signature style of femininity, sophistication, and modern appeal. 

Maria Pinto plans to work with factories in the Chicago area, as well as other cities throughout the United States, talk about building a fashion community! This is also very exciting for Chicago, because it can be a resurgence of the fashion community, we love. Fashion in Chicago, doesn't have the established markets like New York, and Los Angeles does, but that can change with time, effort, with more designers like Maria Pinto forging a comeback here!

The first collection is already scheduled to arrive in Chicago at VMR which is the Vintage, Modern, Resale showroom. Mark Gill and Tina Kourasis of VMR will be the first store to house this ready-to-wear brand of dresses, jackets, and wraps which will retail for under $400. VMR will also exclusively style clients during the collection's premier.

VMR (Vintage, Modern, Resale) Debuts Maria Pinto's M2057 collection on 
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, April 8, 2014- Saturday, April 12, 2014 from noon until 6 P.M.,
*No Appointments necessary-
*Styling Services also available during the event

Location:        VMR (Vintage,Modern,Resale)
34 E. Oak Street, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Maria Pinto was crowd funded through Kickstarter, Inc. platform. For those of you who may not 

know, Kickstarter, Inc. is a  company founded in 2009 with a crowd funding platform and their 

mission is to help bring creative projects to life!

Check out MARIA PINTO'S  M2057 Video via Kickstarter

Thank you for reading,

Hugs- " Always remember to live, The Ultimate Life"-Frederica

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dressed for Spring

Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas has planted more than 11,554 trees

Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas is not only an innovator in the beauty industry, but they also aim to help save the earth. 
Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas, the leader in luxury hair styling and spa services for more than 35 years, operates 15 locations in the Chicago area.

The salon provides full-service Spas and hair experts focused on precision cut and coloring for their clients. While trends come and go, an extensive menu of cutting-edge hair, skin, body care, custom make-up and nail services all delivered by highly-skilled professionals has allowed Mario Tricoci Hair Salons and Day Spas to remain the leader in personal care amenities and treatments.

The company recently announced that due to the sales of their
 all natural and anti-aging beauty product, emerginC an
 organic natural skincare treatment 
with advanced anti-aging results, 
they have planted a whopping 11,554 trees.

Mario Tricocci Hair Salons & Day Spas plants trees 
  from the sale of the organic skin care treatment, emerginC. 
They have partnered with the non-profit organization 
Plant-It 2020, which was founded in 1992 by
 the legendary singer John Denver.

Visit the organinzation here:

A local favorite, the company has been voted Chicago’s 
best hair salon by Allure Magazine; ranked one of 
the top hair salons in Chicago by the readers of Chicago Magazine; and selected by Chicago area residents in a FOX
 News poll as the number one spa in Chicago. Visit the new for more information, consultation tools, trend galleries and helpful How-To videos to 
achieve today’s top looks.
 Appointments can be made online or by calling 847.202.1900

Sign up for special offers and insider information, join Mobile Mario by texting PERKS to 77953.  (Standard Carrier Message and data rates may apply.  Up to 4 texts/month.  Text Stop to cancel, text HELP for help.)