30 Important Things Every Girl Should Know

Things Every Girl Should Know

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It doesn’t matter if you are 21 or 81, you need to know these 30 girl rules. Teach them to your daughters, live them yourself, practice them until they become habit. Never doubt yourself, not for even one minute.

Make sure every teenage girl in your life knows these 30 incredibly important things. Share this post with them, share this post on your social media, and share this post with yourself.

So here they are in no specific order:

30 Important Things Every Girl Should Know

  1. Don’t knock it ’til you try it.
  2. It’s OK to cry when you’re hurt. It’s also OK to smash things. But wash your face, clean up your mess, and get up off the floor when you’re done. You don’t belong down there.
  3. Seek out the people and places that resonate with your soul.
  4. The 5 second rule. It’s just dirt. There are far worse things in a cheeseburger.
  5.  Be less sugar , more spice, and only as nice as you are able to be without compromising yourself.
  6.  Can’t is a cop out. Don’t want to is perfectly acceptable.
  7.  Travel light through life. Keep only what you need.
  8.  If you are going to curse, be clever. If you are going to curse in public, know your audience.
  9.  Happiness is not a permanent state. Wholeness is.
  10.  Hold your heroes to a high standard. Be your own hero.
  11.  It is never, ever OK to be mean. Hold yourself to a higher standard.
  12.  If you can’t smile with your eyes, don’t smile. Insincerity is nothing to aspire to.
  13.  Never lie to yourself.
  14.  Send Thank You cards for every act of hospitality – except another Thank You card.
  15.  Study your curiosities and practice your passions.
  16.  Wish on stars and dandelions, then get to work.
  17.  Fall in love often. Particularly with ideas, art, music, literature, food, and far off places.
  18.  Say Please, Thank You, and Pardon Me, whenever the situation warrants it.
  19.  Reserve I’m Sorry for when you truly are.
  20.  Design the life you want to live. Set goals, don’t lose your focus.
  21.  Don’t skimp on good sheets.
  22.  Question everything except your own intuition.
  23.  Your body, your rules.
  24.  Be responsible for your own money. Learn how to balance your bank account, invest wisely, avoid credit card debt.
  25.  Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
  26.  If you have an opinion, you better know why.
  27.  You have enough. You are enough.
  28.  Ask for what you want.
  29.  Never stop believing in yourself.
  30.  You are amazing! Don’t let anyone ever make you feel you are not. If someone does … walk away. You deserve better.

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The Perfect Summer Cocktail

I just got back yesterday from 6 weeks in Italy. It’s boiling hot here in Phoenix and we are 2 days away from 4th of July, and I am wondering what on earth possessed me to think I could pull off an Independence Day party???

On top of that I want to serve something different this year. I’ve been looking for a refreshing new drink to offer, something I haven’t served before.

box of style summer 2017

Last night I opened my Zoe Report Box Of Style. It arrived in early June while I was away. The Summer 2017 Box Of Style is full of fabulous items including a Helena Quinn kimono that you can wear as a cover up or as a fashion piece, a Sole Society straw hat, Raen sunglasses and a gorgeous Beauty Counter Hibiscus cream blush, all of which will be part of my 4th of July party look!

I don’t know if they still have any Summer 2017 Box of Style available, but if they do I have a $10 discount code for you. Just use the code BOSSU10 at checkout. 

There is also a $20 discount available if you sign up for a subscription. Use the code BO SU20 or BOSSU20 in the promo code box at checkout

I was clicking around on the Zoe Report website looking for a little inspo when I found this fabulous summer cocktail recipe.

frozen rose cocktail

The Zoe Report Frozen Rose Cocktail

I don’t like rose as a wine choice, but as a base to a frozen drink for a hot summer day I think it’s perfect!

You need few ingredients – a bottle of rose’ to freeze into ice cubes overnight, a bottle of St Germain, a chichi lemonade, some fresh rosemary and some lemons. It’s simple, refreshing and quick!

Here is a how to video:


What drinks are you making for 4th of July?

Melania’s Official Portrait As First Lady

Melania’s official portrait as first lady was revealed this week. And twitter went nuts.

Personally I feel sorry for her. You know he must be awful to her. She also has to deal with the daughter-wife who not only upstages her whenever possible, but is also frequently pictured looking at her with such palpable disdain that it is near impossible to imagine any warmth between them. She may have all the money in the world, but at what price? It certainly looks lonely in Melania-land. I just hope she has a handsome personal trainer.

But back to the official portrait. My first thought was that she looks like she should be  J.R. Ewing’s wife in Dallas. Or David Coverdale’s girlfriend.  Don’t you think it reeks of 80’s glam? She looks beautiful, but like a Trump ad. An acquisition with gaudy jewelry.

On some weird level I find myself rooting for her.

Harper’s Bazaar.com published an article about the hysterically funny tweets that blew up after the release of the photo.


The Internet has some mixed feelings on the First Lady’s glamour shot.

Yesterday, the White House released Melania Trump’s official portrait as First Lady. After the reveal, the glamorous shot promptly earned praise on the Internet. But some viewers were quick to point out a few details on the picture, like her massive 25 carat diamond ring in clear view, the visible airbrushing and the fact that a statement on the photo referred to the White House as her “new residence,” even though she still lives in New York City with her and Donald’s son Barron. Twitter had a lot to say about it.

And Melania’s official portrait is out. All the airbrushing could almost make you ignore the $3 million ring.

Melania’s White House portrait is beautiful and will make an excellent conversation piece if she ever happens to visit the White House.

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