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19.1.17

Featured Blogger of the Week- Edwige Amaizo Flotek of Hypnozglam!


Hey yall Hey and Happy Friday! First off I'd just like to thank everyone for all the love showed for my very first Fab Feature Blogger of the Week Vivi N of  Heart Print Style! The feedback made me so proud! That's why when I heard it mentioned on this week's episode of Being Mary Jane that Black Women cannot work together and that there can only be one Black Woman winning at I time I knew I had to prove them wrong by continuing to showcase my Love and Adoration  for my Blogger Boo's with my Bloggers of the Week postings. There's room for all of us at the top! Without further adieu, allow me to introduce you to Edwige Amazo Flotek of Hypnozglam as this week's Fab Featured Blogger of the Week. Let's Begin!



How would you describe your style?
My style is what I would  like to call "sassy". Elegant, chic, class yet sexy. Those are opponent keys in my style. I love lady-like, glamorous pieces and would usually add statement and unique pieces to my outfit. I believe you don't have to show too much skin to be sexy. You can be fully and elegantly dress and look fabulous! - Just the way, grownups dress :-) 

Favorite Celebrity Style Crush and why?
 So many beautiful and stylish celebrities inspire me to take great care of myself and look my best inside and out.  I love Marjorie Harvey's Style. She's just fabulous and well-put together at all times. Vanessa Williams is a timeless beauty and her style is flawless. Olivia Palermo, Michelle Obama, Victoria Beckham, Vivica Fox, Diana Ross... I mean there are quite a few, honestly. I have yet to find "The Only One" LOL 




Favorite Lifestyle/Fashion Blogger?
This is a hard one because there are so many amazing bloggers out there that inspire me. Either through their consistency and continued growth in the blogging industry or through their amazing style, authenticity, work ethic and/or what they've accomplished thus far.  Claire Sulmers is definitely one of them. 

One thing you'd like the world to know about your style?
It's Authentic yet evolving.



Where can we find your Blog and Social Media?
My site is Http://www.hypnozglam.com  and you can also find me here on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Thank you so much Edwige for being my Featured Blogger of the Week. You my friend have a coat collection only dreams are made of!  I think your style is absolutely amazing and I can't wait to see what the future of fashion has in store for you!

Have you checked out Hypnozglam? Run don't Walk!

Throwback Thursday- Chili's at Home!

If it's one thing I know as the mother of a very busy 8 month old it's that going out to eat isn't always an option. Does this mean I'll be dining in until BAbyFab turns 18 No, it simply means when you can't make your way out for fine dining you can always be smart and bring fine dining in!  Chili’s® at Home  frozen entrees are making my life 100% easier.That's why I am beyond excited to share with you the new  Chili's at Home Options, Take a look!


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 Bellisio Foods, a leading frozen foods manufacturer, partnered with Chili’s® Grill & Bar earlier this year to introduce a new line of licensed Chili’s®-inspired frozen meals — boldly flavored and deliciously prepared to enjoy at home. The new line of Chili’s® frozen foods is inspired by some of the restaurant’s most popular and innovative dishes and delivers the bold, southwestern flavors and same great taste for which Chili’s® is known.  Chili’s® frozen foods let consumers treat themselves or their families to the experience of bold Chili’s®-inspired flavors — right in their own homes and  is available at major retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, Food Lion, H-E-B, Meijer, Giant Eagle, Schnucks and many more.

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For my evening in I chose to go with the Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl and I'm positive that after experiencing this one any of the Chili's variety will do! It absolutely surpasses my expectations and I so wish my post came with a scratch n sniff feature because the aroma was everything! 

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I also purchased the Bacon Mac N Cheese and the Seasoned Chicken Bites with Honey Chipotle Sauce and made it a complete Chili's Dine In night!
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Have you tried any of the Chili’s At Home meals? What is it about the Chili’s® at Home meals that makes them different than other frozen meals. Is it the bold, high quality taste? How about the bold packaging? Or the ability to Dine In with one of your Dine Out Favorites?

* This post is sponsored by Bellisio Foods, but my love for their tasty, bold, and quick meals is all my own!*

17.1.17

3rd Annual Zo's Winter Groove-The Recap!

When I got the Media Notification stating I had full approval to cover the 3rd Annual Zo's Winter Groove I was overjoyed. What would I wear, Who would I see, How would I bring this day of events to life were some of my immediate questions. I quickly learned that this weekend was about so much more than what everyone was wearing, so much more than the celebrities in attendance, and after all was said and done the events that took place during Zo's Winter Groove Weekend changed my life for good and taught me about the power of giving back!

Tracy and Alonzo Mourning

The Mourning Family Foundation (MFF), founded by NBA Hall of Famer, Alonzo Mourning and his wife Tracy Mourning kicked off on Friday with Zo's Youth Summit Groove. The event was hosted by Florida Memorial University and allowed students from select High Schools in Miami Dade County to engage with a panel of experts and celebrities discussing issue that are affecting our youth today. The topics ranged from social media etiquette, bullying, educational opportunities and more. It was very evident that both Alonzo and Tracy are committed to improving the lives of youths and their families and I was pleased to see this dialogue in progress. If you watch the news you'd think a majority of our youth were lost and caught up in a world of violence. Zo's Youth Summit showed me different. The kids were bright, involved, and determined to have the future of their dreams and not allow anyone to get in the way of that. It was a beautiful thing to see out youth uplift and motivate one another.

Alonzo Mourning and Panelist Jonathan McReynolds,  Kouryn Hawthorne, Kevin Powell, Terri Crook

Tracy Mourning, Darren Brand, Stacy Rose, Kouryn Hawthorne


Day 2 was all about Z's Health and Wellness Family Funday Groove. The event was held on the campus of Alonzo and Tracy Mourning High School and kicked off with a 5K Walk/Run. The community was then treated to an afternoon of  food truck, face painting, bounce houses, health screenings,  crossfit sessions and more and best of all it was Free! I love the commitment to health and fitness! Check out this video!



Sunday was all about Zo's Winter Comedy Groove with Alonzo and his Hall of Fame Friends. The event was held t the J.W. Marquis in Downtown Miami and the laughs kept coming. The comedy show was the perfect opportunity for the community to enjoy an evening of laughter and entertainment  for a great cause and there was no denying the magic that filled the room.

Comedian and Actor Gary Owens Hosted

Comedian Meshelle

Saxophonist Extraordinaire Mike Phillips

Tracy and Alonzo Mourning

The final day of Zo's Winter Groove was all about the Hall of Fame Golf Classic. It was a fun day of golf and sportsmanship as NBA, NFL, MLB, and entertainers took to the golf course. Proceeds from both Zo's Comedy Groove and Hall of Fame Sports Classic benefit the Mourning Family Foundation's program partners the Overtown Youth Center and Honey Shine, Inc.

While we celebrated the 3rd year of Zoe's Winter Groove if we include Zo's Summer Grove that means there's been over 19 years of the Groove all together with over $25 Million raised for their charity initiatives. Is this not amazing or what? Thank you Alonzo and Tracy for showing me the greatness of giving back and playing a vital role in my community and I can't wait to see what Winter Groove 2018 has in store!

Did you have the chance to take part in the beauty of the 3rd annual Zo's Winter Groove? If not it's never too early to begin preparing for next year. For additional information on Zo's Winter Groove or how you can make a donation to the Morning Family Foundation please visit www.zoswintergroove.com

16.1.17

Sesame Street K is for Kindness Tour at Pembroke Lakes Mall

Hey yall Hey and Happy MLK Day to you and yours! I can't think of a better way to spend this wonderful day than by telling you all about the HBO and Sesame Workshop launch of the Sesame Street: K is for Kindness Tour! Cultivating Kindness, Inspiring a Love of Reading, and providing an Element of Surprise for children at every stop!

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We want so much for our kids. We want them to be smart, we want them to be giving, and one of the most important things we want from our kids is for them to be Kind. That's why when I found out the Sesame Street: K is for Kind­ness Tour, a free, mul­ti-city expe­ri­en­tial tour timed to and inspired by the new, 47th sea­son of Sesame Street, the gold stan­dard in children’s tele­vi­sion was headed my way I was overjoyed!

Cre­at­ed espe­cial­ly for preschool fans and their fam­i­lies, this immer­sive, lim­it­ed-engage­ment tour fea­tures hands-on dig­i­tal learn­ing fun, par­tic­i­pa­tion from local libraries in each com­mu­ni­ty includ­ing bilin­gual Eng­lish / Span­ish books and activ­i­ties, “meet and greets” with the cos­tumed char­ac­ters, a 15-min­ute inter­ac­tive live stage show star­ring walk-around ver­sions of the series’ beloved char­ac­ters Elmo and Abby Cad­ab­by, and oth­er spe­cial sur­pris­es!

The tour will be stop­ping at the Pem­broke Lakes Mall on Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 21st between 11am and 4pm. In addition to a “kindness” curriculum, the new season of Sesame Street also features everyone’s favorite furry red monster, Elmo, in a new updated, fun, and fresh version of “Elmo’s World.”  In 25 five minute installments, lessons are taught through pre-school relevant topics, live action films, and interactive thinking games such as matching, sorting, and counting. In other words get ready for 25 Minutes of FABNESS!

Come on out, Have some Fun, and Share with your Kids why K is for Kindness! For additional information please visit (Here)

Will I see you and your family at the Sesame Street K is for Kindness Tour?

*While compensation has been provided for this post the ideas expressed are all my own*


13.1.17

Fab Featured Blogger of the Week!


FABulites, I want to be adorned! I want to see my name in lights,  I want to know my style and motivation  influenced a nation, and I want to know that this thing called fashion that I love so much will one day return the love right back! But shall that day never come I'm good with just being appreciated. They say it's important to be the change you want to see. So from now going forward on the Frugal Flirty N Fab I will feature my fellow female Bloggers who I feel deserve to be adorned as well. With that being said let's jump right into our First Fab Featured Blogger of the Week, Vivi N of  Heart, Print & Style!


HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
My style is subtle, quiet. Simple, really. But every now and then I inject colorful prints, embellishments, and bright colors.


FAVORITE CELEBRITY STYLE CRUSH
At the moment, I don't have any. Maybe Solange. It used to be Gwen Stefani but her style has faltered a bit.

FAVORITE LIFESTYLE/FASHION BLOGGER
Blair of Atlantic-Pacific. Tiffany of The Werk! Place. Paty of Patylicious Diary. Mo of Lion-Hunter. The list goes on and on.


WHAT'S ONE THING YOU'D LIKE THE WORLD TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR STYLE?
I may not be the trendiest person on these style streets so my looks can sometimes get overlooked. But take a closer look and you may see some fun aspects.


ViVi,  I love your style and your ability to let your fans know that you can fashionably take it there and then subtly and beautifully bring it back. Keep doing your thing for sure! FABulites make sure you check out Vivi  N on Heart, Print & Style, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and  of course show her some love!

Thanks for tuning in for my Featured Blogger of the Week. If you'd like to be featured please send an email to frugalflirtynfab@hotmail.com



11.1.17

Rebirth of the Frugal Flirty N Fab!


FABulites, For years I have ran from change. Ran from the Fear of  having to step out of my shell, fear of what others may say and think, fear of not being as great as I profess to be and running from the fear of living the life I deserve,  but let me just tell you that was the old me! My friend in my head, Tony Robbins said it best when he said, "Change is Inevitable but Progress is optional"! 

Must Have Accessories

For the past 10 years of my life I committed myself to a job that was completely unfulfilling, a Blog that was at times Lackluster , and a way of living that allowed me to just get by. I was a walking promotion of Motivation and Inspiration for others yet I failed at seeing my own greatness. That was until recently!

South Florida Style

The rebirth began happening very naturally with a new haircut. No longer was I able to hide behind my big natural puff. Unknowingly it had become a major part of my comfort zone allowing me to be OK with being mediocre instead of allowing me to find my way and standout in the crowd. It was safe until it was no longer and so the adventure began.

Style Basics

The second stage of my rebirth happened when I decided to change my surroundings. Have you ever not done something for so long and then when you make your mind up to finally do it everything about the experience has changed. For years I accepted living in a home that did nothing for me mentally. I was not encouraged about living there, it gave me none of what I wanted, and for years on end I sat back and talked about changing the situation but because I was yet again oh so comfortable I did nothing! That was until recently. One day out of the blue I decided I deserved to live in a home that gave me all the simple pleasures I wanted for myself, a place that my kids could enjoy and grow and simply put surroundings that not only inspired me but those around me and less than 17 days later there I was moving into my new home!

Prints

The final step in my rebirth process was probably the most difficult.. I was at my 9-5 of the past 10 years sitting at my desk when my Boss asked me if he could speak with me. He then went on to tell me the company that I'd planned on leaving unsuccessfully for the last past 7 or8 years was going out of business and no longer required my services. I don't know what it was that came over me but for the first time in many years I felt free! Free to finally go after my passion 100%,  Free to make my own rules, Free to Go Get It!

Family Lifestyle

It's now been a little over 6 weeks since the rebirthing began and I couldn't be happier. I took all the inspiration and motivation I constantly poured into others and poured into myself and the results have been amazing! I am able to spend more time with my kids, my brand is growing stronger daily and now I'm able to see opportunities that for some reason were once hidden to me. For the first tine the possibilities are endless and to think, I owe it all to the rebirth!

Thank you for allowing me to share my story with you today and trust me when I tell you this is just the beginning!  Be on the look out for my new business ventures and all the things I've always wanted to do with the Frugal Flirty N Fab but never before had the nerve. This is just the beginning! Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for personal looks into my rebirthing that will  hopefully inspire a rebirthing of your very own!

Have you experienced a Rebirthing?

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8.1.17

Monday Madness, Goal Setting, and Fit of the Day!


And just like that it's Monday again! Mondays have changed quite a bit for me since parting ways with my 9-5. Normally I'd be waking up today dreading heading to the office but instead I'm happy to get up as early as possible and get a jump start on my day. It's not easy trying to build my brand while also being a stay at home Mom but what I can say is that it's beyond rewarding! Let's take a look at what I'm wearing to jumpstart my week.

Olive Jumpsuit

 Although I'm working from home I still very much believe in getting up and getting dressed as thought I was heading out to the 9-5. Maybe it's just a force of habit but if it helps me have a productive day then why not?

Olive clothing

I picked up this super cute Charlotte Ronson jumpsuit from JCPenneys almost a year ago and who knew then that I'd be completely obsessed with all things Olive at this point. This jumpsuit is absolutely perfect for kicking your Monday off with a bang. This jumpsuit can be worn to the office if you work in a business casual atmosphere as well as to a great business luncheon if you just need to talk a little shop. For all my super busy Mom's on the go this jumpsuit can easily take you from a day at the museum to a great lunch with your favorite little person.

Bold Color Choices 

Now that we've discussed how this Monday Fit of the Day came about and how it brightens my day let's take it a step further and discuss some of this weeks goals. In my 5 Healthy Habits for an Eventful 2017 Video I discussed why it was important to incorporate  and accomplish weekly goals as part of your weekly routine and Hopefully leading up to a larger end of the month goal. This week I hope to begin working on a few new campaigns, workout at least 4x's for the week, continue reducing my carb intake while increasing my vegetable intake, workout a doable schedule for BabyFab in hopes of incorporating some time management skills, and last but not least make sure I provide you all with at least 4 great Frugal Flirty N Fab postings. Goals Anyone?


I'm also interested in trying out some new poses and stands in my Fit of the Day postings. I'm not used to doing too many side profile shots but  this picture has me thinking maybe it's something I should do more of. As a powerful business woman you should always be on the look out for ways to grow and increase your brand. Since I've started devoting more time and making more of an effort when it comes to building my brand  the new growth is amazing and it's definitely something I can't wait to see more of and of course share it with all of you.


Thanks for stopping by to get a glimpse into my Monday Madness, Goal Settings and Fit of the Day. No matter How you come across it, Hard work pays off so join me as I work hard  with my Goal Setting, Fit of the Day, Brand Building and wait for my ship to come sailing on in!

What are you wearing for your Monday Madness Fit of the Day and have you successfully set your Goals for the week?

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My Out of This World Experience at the Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Circus!

Hey yall Hey! How's everyone doing today? As you can probably tell I'm super excited to share with you all the details of my VIP #OutOfThisWorldSFL Experience at the Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey Circus! I'd heard it was the Greatest Show on Earth but trust me, I'm now a Believer and after reading this post you'll be too!

Ringling Bros Circus

As a Mom of 3 it can be hard to decide on things to do that'll please everyone and create lasting memories. That's why when I got the email to not only attend the circus but to also attend as a VIP Guest I was way too excited and so was the rest of the fam!


Saying we were excited might just be a bit of an understatement considering we actually arrived at the Miami Arena a whole 30 minutes before the doors even opened. Of course we used our time wisely taking tons of family pics and being mesmerized by our thoughts of what was awaiting us inside.

Barnum & Bailey Circus

The doors opened at 5pm and Immediately our VIP Experience began. We were taken right away to  a back area where we were met our hosts for the night and were provided with our tickets. The kids were given super cute gift bags with Out of This World toys for both Girls and Boys and I can't even begin to tell you how BabyFab's face lit up with joy. Following our entrance we were then able to meet  and take pics with the Stars of the circus, Enjoy arts and crafts,  and treated to a catered reception of chicken nuggets, popcorn, cupcakes, chips, and more!  Amazing Right!!!

Circus Tricks

The show wasted no time capturing everyone's attention! Right off the back there were mind boggling acrobatics, Out of this world Graphics and Artistry and don't even get me started with the fact that this was all being done on ice!

CircusLions and Tigers

One of my favorite parts of the evening was being able to see the  lions and tigers perform. I mean how many times in your life will you get up close and  personal with a performance of this magnitude. BabyFab who's a huge fan of Disney's The Lion Guard couldn't get over seeing a real life Lion. I myself was in awe of what they were able to get the animals to do and the fact that they each did their parts so lovingly. Inspiring for sure.




Thank you Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus for being so great and giving my family an amazing #OutOfThisWorld Experience we will never forget!

Are you and your family planning on getting up close and personal with the Greatest Show on Earth? For additional info or to get tickets please visit Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000

*Tickets were provided but the opinions expressed are all my own*


5.1.17

Great Skincare and Selfies Begin with OZNaturals!


The older I get and the more selfies I take I now without a doubt know the value of good skincare products and a great skincare routine. Today we'll be taking about just that! Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable and let's talk OZNaturals Skincare, Selfies, and great things in between!

OZ Naturals Skincare

One of the many great things that's happened since I'm now my own boss and a work at home Mom is the fact that I don't have to throw on a face full of makeup daily and can now focus on a quality skincare routine.

Skincare Selfies

That's where one of my favorite new products, OZNaturals  Pro-Retaxinol 2.5 comes into play. OZ Naturals  Pro-Retaxinol Skin Science Nature is a natural retinol serum that penetrates deeply into your skin communicating with your skin cells and helping them behave more youthful and healthier. . This oil free anti-aging serum delivers a synergistic and unique blend of active ingredients to give your skin a healthier, younger, more radiant look!

Proper Skincare

As a blogger you are only as good as your most recent selfie. I can't think of a better way to bring your selfie A Game than by incorporating skincare that's proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin texture, create luminosity and glow and so much more!

2017 Skincare

It's the beginning of the New Year and the most perfect time to include some positive self care items into your routine. I've only been using OZ Naturals Pro-Retaxinol Serum for about 5 days now but because I'm using it in conjunction with a new and improved complete skincare routine  the results are already blowing me away! Who knew and why didn't you tell me?

Proven Skincare

Thanks for allowing me to share my current skincare routine with you and to really get a first hand experience of the power of OZNaturals Pro-Retaxinol Skin Science Naturals I say you run, don't walk and pick up some today. For additional information or to pick up your very own Retinol Treatment click HERE .

Are you using OZ Naturals to take your selfies to the next level? Inquiring minds wanna know!

*While compensated for this post the opinions expressed are all mine*

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