Friday, June 28, 2013

I Want To Throw A Party But I Need A Different Word!.

I want to throw a party but I need a different word.....

So you want to throw a party, but not just the same boring party, you want something with a twist!

You are invited to an "Affair" has a provocative sound to it!

You are invited to a "Ball," but then you kinda have to have a Cinderella theme

You are invited to a "Banquet," then plan to have a ton of food!

You are invited to "Shindig" screams country theme.

You are invited to "Riot" will make people think twice!

You are invited to a " Bash" makes your party seem like a blast!

You are invited to an "Orgy" or "Bacchanalia"....or not!

“The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you.” 
― Frederick Buechner

Thursday, June 27, 2013

It's Time To Change The Filter!

Who hasn't met those people that say whatever comes into their brain, the moment they think of it and oops, they are caught in one of those awkward, get me out of here, type of situations!  So are you one of those people?  Or do you have to deal with one of those people on a regular basis?

For some reason, many people behave in an extremely selfish way and oddly enough, many don't even realize the error of their ways!  They think it's funny, or natural, or they are trying to defuse an awkward social situation, but unfortunately it just gets more awkward as they keep talking!  Maybe it's time they used a filter!  It's time to start thinking before we speak, especially when we are cracking jokes at other people's expense, it will eventually come back to haunt you!

This type of social behavior might be a habit of yours, but now it's time to take a step back and change!  Yes, it isn't all about you.  Maybe instead of trying to crack a joke, compliment the other person.  Or if you feel an awkward moment coming, tell a funny story about yourself.  We all need to laugh at ourselves once in awhile.  If the moment continues to have no end in sight, offer to get the other person a glass of water, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.  This will buy you some time to think of something nice to say, and to think twice before you blurt whatever you're thinking!

Sounds simple, right?  Unfortunately, it isn't that easy for everyone, but if you acknowledge your shortcomings, that's the first step towards working on your vices.  Here's an easy motto to remember in social situations, "Think of others, not of yourself".  This will make all the difference in the world!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Giveaway!

Enter to win this fabulous Summer Giveaway!

You can win a signed copy of our book, Provocative Manners: The Sauce of Life!

17 Bloggers, 18 Prizes and 1 lucky winner.   Check out all of our wonderful Summer Giveaway bloggers. 

It's Wednesday, Today I Will Smile Because...

It's Wednesday, Today I will smile because......
What made you smile today? 

I love being an Entrepreneur! Just wish I had more hours in the day!
(What are you dreams or goals in life?  Have you made steps towards accomplishing those goals?)

My Ava always knows when to make me laugh!
(Make someone's day with a silly face or joke.  Liven the mood!)

....I saw a funny license plate, that reminded me of a friend!
(Look for things that remind you of close friends and family, 
it will make you think of funny moments and laugh out loud!) 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Change It Up A Little...What If...

What if........

What if I wear this to the park with the kids?

What if I wear this to wash my kitchen floor?

What if I wear this to the grocery store!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer: It's All About...

Summer brings many pleasant memories to mind.  We all anticipate the summer months with the many expectations and excitements they bring.  Here are a few "summertime" favorites!

It's All About Nautical With A Touch Of Pink!

Go Nautical Pink!

It's All About The Bold Colors!  Show Your Wild Side.

Style These Skirts Contest 2

It's All About the Lace!  Flirty and Fabulous.

It's All About The Lace

It's All About Fun In The Sun! Show Your Saucy Side.

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun by provocmanners featuring flat shoes

It's All About A Day At The Beach!  Refreshing and Relaxing.

Give me that sweet , sweet beach!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Red Things That Make Me Smile!

 Red things that make me smile!

Red Peonies, I have some blooming in my garden!
But I will be! Just Kidding!

Remembering this in case of a wardrobe malfunction! 

Head full of red flowers...why not!

Red strappy shoes from White House Black Market

Strawberry desserts!

Beautiful red lips

A fabulous red dress!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Happy Thursday.....Enough Said.

Happy Thursday.....enough said.

Sauce of Life Tips: Make Someone's Day!

  • Take the opportunity to smile at a stranger today.
  • Offer the door to a woman.
  • Drop off a bouquet of lovely summer flowers to a sick friend.
  • Mail a hand-written card to a best friend.  We all LOVE receiving mail!
  • Take a homemade dessert to your neighbors.
  • Shut off your phone and pay attention to your spouse and children without distraction for a whole day!
  • Call a long lost friend or family member.  They may just need to talk.
  • Strike up a conversation with the stranger at the store.  They may need it more than you think.
  • If you love life, it will create a ripple effect!  So make someone's day!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Why are the French so..... FRENCH?

Why are the French so..... FRENCH?

I was recently invited to go to dinner with some friends. Our host was French, not just any kind of French, but extremely charming and wonderfully French. The type of French that we see in the old movies. His demeanor was calm yet passionate, his speech was perfect yet had a trace of uncertainty, and when he spoke... WHEN HE listened with a sense of wonder and excitement. At one point he listed off the ingredients for a recipe, and you would of thought he was reciting poetry. I sat there in awe and thought to myself, why are the French so French?

And this is what I came up with.......

The French have the yummiest food!

Their fashion is amazing and the night life is magical.

They only produce beautiful people...unfair!

The ambiance is dreamy.
Ok, so I have told you nothing you did not already know, but to be French must be a blessing!!!!
I think they should rename Paris... to......Passion. So go have a "French" moment, whether it is eating French pastries, wearing some amusing french fashion or just good ol' french kissing, go be French today!

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Backyard is Another Room!

Did you know that your backyard can be another great room for entertaining?  
Purchase a simple wooden bench and add pillows to make it more inviting for guests.
A small glass top table for drinks and snacks is a perfect addition.

For a cozy feel have a fireplace in the middle of your entertaining area.  This will allow you to host parties in the cooler months of spring and fall, while also providing a fabulous atmosphere.

A touch of flowers brings the feel of fresh spring days and the gorgeous smells will be breathtaking for 
family, friends and guests.

While you entertain friends and family, remember the kids need a great play area too.

Arrange your backyard sitting area similar to a living room.  You want your guests (and yourself!) to feel comfortable and welcome.  It is all about atmosphere, atmosphere and more atmosphere!

Credit: Pinterest

Credit: Pinterest

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Credit: Pinterest

Here's to a great start of the week!  Happy Monday!