Sure hope everyone is having a PERFECT weekend so far! It's a BEAUTIFUL day in Texas & B and me are laying out by the pool...enjoying this gorgeous day! Next to my water & bowl of watermelon (my ALL TIME FAV summer snack)...is this ADORABLE book, by one of THE CUTEST girls out there...Maria Menounos! Not only is she as cute as a button...she's real & as down to earth as it gets! It feels like you're having a glass of wine & chatting with your favorite bestie, or Maria herself! Ha Ha.
SUCH a fun summer read!I love it & sure hope you do too!
Here's what the stars/pros have to say...
"One stop shopping! Maria shows us girls how to successfully juggle it all while looking fabulous. I love her lazy woman workout and yummy recipes!" —Kim Kardashian
"[Maria] is a beautiful, hard working lady who has a will and way to make things work for herself! She has some great tips that are easy to apply and help make your life better" —Heidi Klum
Access Hollywood host Maria Menounos shares her own experiences and a set of hard-learned practical tips that every girl can apply to achieve her own successful, healthy life. Whether it’s getting organized, getting professional, finding romance, keeping that tummy flat, rocking the perfect style, or beyond, Maria has the tips you need to become the woman you want to be.
Raised by working-class immigrant parents and later exposed to Hollywood's most elite experts in every field, Access Hollywood's, Today's, and Nightly News's reporter Maria Menounos reveals her EveryGirl secrets on everything: her systems to organize life, manage time, and ascend the ladder of success; her lazy woman's workout; her weight-loss tips (how she lost forty pounds and kept it off); and her guide to styling yourself like the stars—a self-proclaimed EveryGirl, Maria often does her own hair and makeup for celebrity events.
In The EveryGirl's Guide to Life, Maria shares personal experiences and photos from her life and professional journey as well as the various mantras, mottos, and philosophies she's adopted from the world's most impressive women. She gives advice on health, career, relationships, renovations, recreation, and more. From your carpet to the red carpet, Maria teaches the EveryGirl on a budget how to do it all, while living a healthier and happier life.
Enjoy your weekend, Lovelies! And as always...thank you for reading! See you tomorrow!
For EVERY gorgeous GIRL,
What I'm reading now...
Who doesn't love Brooke Burke! Girls love her...Guys LOVE her & she is just an all around Doll! Even though I am obviously not a Mama yet, I wanted to read it because I will be one day & also because I knew it would be good! And let me tell you...I was absolutely right! Just started reading it today & I am more than half way through it! One of those brutally honest, keepin' it real, makin' you laugh, makin' you think, entertaining you...all at the same time...kind of books! If you are a Mom...you will LOVE it & will of course be able to relate, but even if you're like me & not there yet...you will also love it just as much! At least we'll know a little more about what to expect, right? Not only is she absolutely gorgeous...she really is just a down-to-earth, genuine girl! Of course reading about the glamorous parts of her life are awesome too! From bikini modeling, hosting WILD ON, to now...winning & hosting Dancing With The Stars...she's accomplished so much in the world of glam & has looked STUNNING throughout her entire journey! 4 kids later & a body TO DIE FOR!!!
Isn't she THE CUTEST pregnant woman you've ever seen? If I could guarantee I'd look this good during and after...I'd have a million babies!!! Angelina who? She'd have nothin' on me! Ha Ha.
So...if you're looking for a fun, poolside/bathtub, waiting room, chaise lounging...kind of read...you will not be disappointed!
Books, Beauty & a whole lotta Brooke,
Our third book ,Live Like a Hot Chick , teaches women, “How to Feel Sexy, Find Confidence, and Create Balance at Work & Play” – all perfect for any of you who are wasting your precious time letting LSE (Low Self Esteem) and OWL Syndrome (Overwhelmed With Life) control your life! It’s time to declare it your heyday, kick up your four-inch heels, and make the decision to start living like the confident, empowered Hot Chick that we know you can be. Here are our top eleven ways to make THIS the year that you finally begin to feel balanced, savvy, and completely in control of your life.
1. No More Dirty Talk
Shut off that nasty inner monologue that tells you that you’re not good enough, skinny enough, or pretty enough, and instead start telling yourself that you are a Hot Chick who deserves to feel and live like one. If you often think, “I’m a fat pig,” “I hate myself,” or “I’m just a hopeless hot mess,” you will never be able to fully step into your power. Those thoughts are not real, so slam the door on them and tell yourself that you’re savvy, sexy, and smart! Eventually, you’ll begin to believe it and others will start to see you in this new light, too!
2. Banish Business Booty
You are a Hot Chick, but you are more than just a pretty plaything, so don’t let attention from some man mess with your head at work. Keep your eye on the prize instead of a penis, and you are sure to get much further in life than straddled on some fax machine with your skirt around your knees and your integrity even lower.
3. Don’t Eat at Your Desk
Eating lunch at your desk exposes you to more germs than sharing mascara with that assistant who keeps getting pinkeye. (We’re not going to even guess what else might be in there…) It’s also hard to feel satisfied when you’re thoughtlessly shoveling forkfuls of salad into your mouth while using a pencil to dig crouton crumbs out of your keyboard. Your mind, body, and even your boss will be grateful if you take a break to nourish your body and brain and then get back to work feeling re-energized instead of crazed.
4. Make Food Fun
It’s time to stop feeling guilty for enjoying cupcakes and pizza and other foods that are supposed to be enjoyable! Don’t mindlessly eat packaged cookies or Cheetos from the vending machine at work, and instead plan to celebrate with food at least once a month at a holiday, family gathering, or girly happy hour. This will help make it easier to eat healthy the rest of the time and allow to you look forward to guilt-free splurges that you can truly enjoy.
5. Complete Our Magical Master Plan
If you pick up a copy of Live Like a Hot Chick and complete our Magical Master Plan, we are pretty sure that in just a few weeks you will see the chaos or monotony of your life begin to transform into the life of your dreams.
6. Fit In Fitness
It’s hard to feel your best at work or play if you don’t work your body, too. Exercise is not a luxury, and this year you should begin to treat it like the necessity that it is. It may be hard, but find ways to fit in fitness wherever you can, whether it’s taking a walk during your lunch break, a 6 a.m. hike with your dog, or a mommy & me yoga class with your little one. Oh, and sex (if you’re doing it right), totally counts as exercise, too.
7. Stop Competing, Comparing, and Cutting Down
Make a resolution to stop looking for flaws on celebrities, your friends, and especially yourself! Hot Chicks don’t compete with other women, and constantly talking crap about other ladies just makes you look jealous, LSE
8. Do Your Job—But Know When to Stop
Make this the time when you decide to stop letting your work life be your whole life. The most super savvy Hot Chicks on the job know how to unplug and power down so they can recharge and show up to work the next day feeling sharp and sexy. Stop sending emails from your blackberry while you’re in bed with your man, quit canceling dates to work late, and make sure that your color coded schedule in that fancy I-phone you got from Santa has a nice balance of fun with friends penciled in between all those meetings, conferences, and business trips.
9. Clear out the Clutter
Make this the year that you clear out all of the toxic garbage in your life, whether that’s a sequined tube top that hasn’t fit you since 1999, an unhealthy relationship, or a friendship that no longer serves you. In order to make room for new healthy, positive things and people in your life, you need to clear out the clutter.
10. Obsess on Abundance
When you see that delicious glass of chardonnay as being half empty and waste time thinking about all things you don’t have, (like an I-Pad, a better paying job, or the right man), you’re totally missing out on life. Look around and see how lucky you are to have a computer, any job at all in this economy, and the freedom to enjoy your single life, and more good things will come to you. By focusing on abundance, we’re pretty sure that by the end of 2011, you’ll have gotten that I-pad, a raise, and at the very least, laid.
11. Let Yourself Love
Every single one of you Hot Chicks deserves to find a love that is inspiring, nurturing, and freaking hot and steamy as hell! Life’s too short to miss out on love, and we don’t want to hear any excuses like how there are no good guys out there, all the good ones are gay or taken, or that you just don’t have time to meet people. That’s a load of crap and you know it. Whether you’re newly single, have never been in a relationship, or are in the wrong relationship, make 2011 the year that you go after love with reckless abandon. We promise you won’t regret it…
What's your #1 tip to live like a hot chick? Leave me a comment!
Relax, Unwind & Enjoy The Hot Chick You Are!