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A New Year is upon us, and it's also time to decide who you need in your life. This can be very hard considering that we all love to a fault. Some people are not going to leave our lives, unless we can have the courage to make the best decisions about them being in our lives. If a person no longer gives you the joy you deserve out of being in a relationship with them, it may be time to move on. Often times, we come to a complete standstill about what we should do, that's when we come to the conclusion that our happiness is just as important as the other person in our lives. On this Terrific Tuesday Post, right before we enter the year 2015, be sure that you have people in your life that encourage you, promote your growth, more importantly, that love you genuinely. It's hard to find real relationships that are built on trust and it's better to be with the people that are available for you. Happy New Year! Hugs, Frederica 'Always remember to live, The

Terrific Tuesday Post 004

For this Terrific Tuesday Post, I wanted to reflect on the past year, it's really hard to believe that 2015 is around the corner. We will be celebrating Christmas in approximately 9 days, and soon after we embark upon the New Year. That's  when we all,  usually make these elaborate plans to be even better than we were before, but why not just be thankful for whatever circumstances have brought us to the point we are now. Mandy Hale's quote is a great statement about this, you can't change what has already happened, but you can learn and grow from each experience. Every path takes us to a different place, another journey sometimes the journey brings us back where we started.  Other times, everything seems new, unknown with limitless possibilities, pushing past our own boundaries to create the kind of life we want. You are wherever you're supposed to be, even if that means something different than what you had hoped for. You can continue on that path, because each ex

Terrific Tuesday Late Post 006

This is a Terrific Tuesday Late post, I simply love this quote by Theodore Roosevelt, because it inspires you to think outside of yourself. Life is our destiny, it will have rigorous turns, but it's not meant to be a life of ease. Sometimes, we learn the most by going through obstacles, dusting ourselves off, and getting back up to try again! I especially, love these lines in the quote, "Let us live in the harness striving mightily; Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out". It means to keep going, no matter what, life has endless possibilities if you continue to pursue everything humanly possibly to help you achieve a better YOU! Keep this close to your heart so that in spite of challenges, you continue to out perform yourself! Hugs, Frederica 'Always remember to live, The Ultimate Life'

Makeup by 1 D Limited Edition Tins - Beauty Buys

As you brace yourself to find those coveted Black Friday Deals, there is 1 deal that you can bank on! The Makeup by 1D Limitied Edition Tins Collection, will be on sale for your holiday gift giving or even a selfish beauty buy for your self. You may recall my review of this collection in late August! I can honestly say that the these cosmetics did not disappoint there are plenty of colors to choose from, and stencils to keep your little ones busy, {in my case}.You will get every item inspired by their wonderful collection of music inspired by their love of telling a story through their music. If you have a beauty lover in your family, it is such a great item to give because it's already in its own special case, you just need to add the gift wrap, and you will be set to gift. The holidays, are a very special time of the year to remember the people and the things, that those people love. For instance, even if you've forgotten to give a birthday gift, or remember anything else

Terrific Tuesday Post 002

Hello everyone, another Terrific Tuesday Post is upon us. I hope you like this one by Helen Keller. It talks about being in a state of stillness, knowing that no matter what situation you are in or going through, it can never quiet your feelings, of love, self contentment, or happiness from within. You have to come to that place, that comforts and quiets your doubts, things that make you respect the past, but resolve in the future. People put so much emphasis on silly things, that they miss out on the optimistic and hopeful part of life. The holidays are around the corner, and it's always great to be mindful of where you were in life, and change anything that you're not happy with in your life. It's having a positive mindset that you can conquer anything, challenges do arise, but what can you make out of those challenges to get you where you'd like to be! We are a team on the #TerrificTuesday posts, so tag me on Instagram or Twitter with anything that is making

Products I heart Lookbook Store

Hello everyone, I am creating a couple of new things for you to feast your eyes on, for instance there will be a Products I heart   post every Monday.  I will also be doing a Terrific Tuesday post, for you as well. I think it's important to keep the blog as fresh and interesting as possible, so I will be making more style recommendations for you, and I hope you will join me on Pinterest to check out more of the things I love and want to share with you! This item is from the Lookbook Store, if you haven't gotten a chance to check them out, you definitely should soon! It is a bloggers dream to shop there, and many of the outfits will have bloggers wearing them too! I will still be giving you my outfit posts as well, but I am adding a lot of the places that I love to shop in different areas on the blog, so you won't be getting the same old stuff! If there is ever anything you'd like to see please let me know, my readers come from all over the globe, so I try to acco

Terrific Tuesday Post 001

Hello everyone, Happy Tuesday! Today is Veteran's Day and if you are following me on Twitter you may have already heard, that I am rolling out a new edition on the blog entitled hashtag #TerrificTuesday. You can join in on the fun with me and show a picture of anything that is making you have a Terrific Tuesday! Veteran's Day happened to fall on a Tuesday this year, and it is so important for us to remember all of the men and women who serve and protect our country, they put their lives at risk to make sure we have everyday freedom, that most countries suffer for. We are truly blessed by so many things, that sometimes it's easy to forget how many little things comprise of the bigger things. You never want to think about all of the war torn countries that exist, but it's because of the brave men and women that serve our nation, that we can raise our families, and have a beautiful life.  They sacrifice so much being away from their families, and although we may never g

How It Was Styled- Fall Style Little Black Dress

If you ever wanted to look your best in any dress, it never hurts to get a Little Black Dress. An LBD, as it is affectionately called is perfect for those moments,  where in a pinch of time, you think to yourself that you have absolutely nothing to wear! We have all been there, you've been invited somewhere special, or your significant other,  has planned an impromptu date night, you can't miss out on any of these things.  So be prepared and have a few raring to go in your closet. The black dress remains sophisticated and a staple in every woman's wardrobe.  You can dress them up, never down, because the LBD makes a statement all on its own. Check out this edition of How It Was Styled, featuring my Little Black Dress. I wore this last December too, but I paired them with a dressy pair of boots and went on my way! This time around, the weather in October has felt more like Summer/Fall instead of Fall/Winter. I paired my LBD with a gorgeous pair of suede rosette h

How It Was Styled- Scarftastic Style

Hello everyone, I had a fantastic time at a local scarf tying event! YES... A Scarf tying event, you heard right. I am really into scarfs now, not sure how long this will last but, our demonstrator Suzette, had me really intrigued, by how many wonderful ways you can style a scarf! In this edition of  How It Was Styled, it was truly scarftastic. Suzette, tied so many variations for us to see, I think my scarf was to short at times, for some of her tips, but I sure had a lot of fun trying to be an expert.  It's always fun to learn something new. You can make an otherwise boring t-shirt have a little more pizzazz. Scarves look great with blazers, sweaters, turtlenecks, white blouses, t-shirts and dresses! Basically,  anything  you've been wanting to try a scarf with go for it! Fall and Winter are times to add new ideas to your wardrobe, spark some creativity by finding one or two you'll love. I have bought a few of them so far, that I really like, I hope this post

How It Was Styled- Street Style Edition

Hello everyone,  as you may know we are coming to the wonderful close of Summer. It's not officially over, but with the kids going back to school and the purchases of new back packs and school supplies reality eventually, sets in!! It's been a really good Summer for the most part, we've all gotten to make a bunch of new memories.  Weather predictions have suggested another frigid Winter. I can still remember the below zero temperatures from last year, so I hope it doesn't repeat itself. In this, edition of How It Was Styled,  I paired distressed black denim jeans, with a white tank, a love jersey, plus black oxfords. Add a pair of aviator sunglasses, what's any cooler than black aviators? I am sure we all have great memories of Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in 'Top Gun'. Those two made aviators look so cool! For the most part, we're still having decent weather, which is pretty awesome. Check out my style details below: Style Details: Wh

A New Fashion Discovery

Hello Everyone, Can I just say how much I've missed chatting with you all !! August was a crazy month for me, with school starting back for my kids and not too mention, trying to conquer all of the craziness of having colds that never wanted to go away! Let me just say, being a MOM, is never an easy job. It really does, take a strong person to do the job! Well, I  have a new fashion discovery that I wanted to share with you and it's a company based out in London. Chi Chi London,  is their name and we're lucky because they can ship anything you like from the UK to United States. I really love all of the London fashionista's that just take fashion to a whole other level, examples being RITA ORA, Cara Delevigne, Poppy Delevigne, of course there are others but these ladies really make their fashion choices sing! One of them is a singer, by the way, (Rita Ora). You will see some of these lovely ladies of London, on my Pinterest *Style Stars* Board Follow Frederica&

Enter the Makeup by ONE DIRECTION Reader GIVE AWAY!!

Hello Ultimate Lifers, this is the Ultimate ONE DIRECTION GIVEAWAY!! I know all of you, Directioners, are anxiously awaiting the chance to get  the newly minted ONE DIRECTION cosmetics line, which is sure to be a hit! The group is known for their global success in music, but now they are taking it one step further and introducing a new Makeup line for fans! I know... I too am secretly screaming:)   Whether you're a fan of Harry, Niall, Zayn, Louis, or Liam there is something exciting about this new line of cosmetics manufactured by none other than Markwins Cosmetics. Markwins has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years. They are global partners with brands like, Physicians Formula, and Wet 'n' Wild Cosmetics, just too name a few! 'The Looks Collection' by ONE DIRECTION,  will consist of three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction's success as global stars. Each makeup set will consist of their chart topping albums: "Up All Night",

How It Was Styled Anniversary Edition

Hello Ultimate Lifers, I am super excited to post this special edition of How It Was Styled! It is very special to me because it's my Anniversary Celebration. My husband and  I always have a bunch of things planned for June and July because it's our Anniversary, my son's birthday, and plans for  other things that we set out to do! I chose this look of a printed black and white dress, sandals, and YES... my brand new Coach  handbag, which is one of my Anniversary gifts! My husband came home and surprised me with not 1, but 2 Coach bags. Wow!! What great gifts I received, but the greatest gift of all  has been having him, (Gabriel/My Bunny) in my life! We have not always had the easiest relationship, but marriage is a lot of hard work, it takes prayer, time, and understanding on both parts to make things work! I am blessed that God has sent me a partner of 9 years that takes great care of his family, and believes in working everyday of his life, to make sure

L'oreal Paris New Extraordinaire by Colour Riche

Hello everyone, as you know I usually stay in the red or browns when it comes to lip colors, they just seem to work better for my overall skin tone. I also wear lipstick because growing up, even when I became a teenager, people would still think I was 13 instead of 17, that did not work out very well, then.  My age, didn't make to much of a difference, but guess what? when I was finally allowed to wear make up, I was very happy that I could finally look my age! LOL... I guess it's not a curse to be blessed with cherub cheeks, especially when you start to get older. Anyway, I was sent this New Extraordinaire Lip Colour Riche by L'oreal Paris. Although this is a sponsored post, the opinions are entirely my own. I wear L'oreal Lip Colour anyway, so I wasn't really surprised that it was a very pretty shade of coral/pink. The exact name of the color I received was: Shade 202 Coral Encore. I normally, don't wear these colors, but I did give it a try, and this color

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:

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

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 B ut 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

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  M

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  o rganic natural skincare treatment  with advanced anti-aging results,   they have planted a whopping 11,554 trees. Mario Tricocci Hair Salons & Day Spas plants tre

Springing into fitness with The Dailey Method

Well guess what it is finally Spring in Chicago, and I am bringing you all of the great events that you definitely don't want to miss out on! YES,  you have been cooped up all Winter, and now it's time to get out for a little enjoyment and of course get your mind and body healthy for Spring! The Dailey Method is a new type of exercise regimen which aims to enhance your mind, body, and spirit! Exercising Reduces: Did you know that a boost in your mental health as well as stress-reduction is a key factor in motivating women to exercise? According to a recent study formulated by the Daily Method,where they interviewed approximately 1,000 women the study  revealed that 60 percent of women prefer to have an improved mental well-being and stress reduction versus 20 percent who say they are in hot pursuit of a bikini-ready body.  A continued fitness regimen was a great motivator in keeping women more energized and more self-confident, according to study by a whopping 38 percent in