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Do you ever feel like the end of October and early November has you blazing towards the holidays at warp speed?
I love this time of year, with beauty of the fall and the beginnings of cozying up to winter, but it always feels like we’re knee-deep into Christmas before we’ve emptied the Halloween candy bowl and tossed out pumpkins.
The holidays can create more stress than actual joy and FUN. And since we’re all about the “Have Some Fun Today” mindset, we’ve been thinking of ways to keep the HSFT in our holidays this year.
We've created our HSFT checklist to help you do more than survive this Holiday Season. Here's to less stress and more ways to Have Some Fun this year!
We’ve always believed that HSFT is a mindset and a choice that we make each and every day. Let’s take back our power and own it this holiday. Just decide right now that you are going to Have Fun. No. Matter. What. It really does start with that.
I find that there are always plenty of reasons for me to be stressed out and overwhelmed, but when I am mindful enough to choose to look for the FUN, it changes the course of everything else.
Start with something simple, like what you’re wearing. A great outfit that’s chic and comfortable can make you feel good and change your entire attitude. Don’t overthink it.
We love a “uniform” of classic pieces that you don’t have to think about and that interchange with things in your closet. A sleek legging, a fantastic fitting jean, a black fitted skirt. I love the versatility of our embroidered off-the-shoulder-fleece whether you're running around to do holiday shopping, checking off you errand list, a business lunch, or office holiday party
It pairs perfectly with classic staples and is super flattering on everyone. Add boots or a blazer and it’s flawless. Most important, its embroidered with your holiday mantra of Have Some Fun Today. Every time you catch yourself in the mirror or in those holiday shop windows, you’ll be reminded of that holiday promise you made. Have FUN!
I swear by this in my own daily routine and think it is a powerful way to keep stress free. I always start by writing it down.
I like to create a blueprint or an action plan that keeps me on task and keeps it SIMPLE. When you start with simple, you’re one step ahead of the stress.
Maybe you won’t do holiday cards this year or maybe you’re not giving all the neighbors homemade Christmas cookies, -and that’s okay! Set your intention by writing down not only what you will do, but also what you won’t do. It’s like giving yourself permission to not overdo it.
Studies show that when you write something down, you are twice as likely to follow through or meet your goal…. So, stick to your plan.
What overwhelmed you last year? Don’t give a repeat performance, make it different this year and sketch out a less-stressed holiday plan.
I am a big believer in rewarding myself or treating myself when I’ve had a particularly challenging day or a grueling task. There’s nothing like a relaxing bath for me where I just indulge in the ceremony of preparing a sacred space and I can just let go. That’s the ultimate HSFT.
I draw the water, add some nourishing bath oils and light candles. I love our HSFT essential oil candle and some relaxing music to create that peaceful ambience. The smells, the hot water; it’s heavenly.
Make time for you! It’s a must when we get so busy and overwhelmed. Creating moments like this for yourself is crucial for creating balance and gratitude.
Our gift line of totes like our new deluxe shopper, candles, hats, and wristlets are perfect for everyone on your list. And don’t forget the HSFT tees, muscle tanks, and workout gear.
I always love seeing how happy people are when I give the gift of HSFT. It instantly brings a smile. We all need more HSFT in our lives, so spread the love. That’s what this brand is all about, and our holidays should be, too.
I’ve always believed in the mind-body-spirit connection in my life and it’s never more important than during the holidays. It’s easy to lose ourselves in the holiday party food and a few glasses of bubbly.
I love to indulge in my Italian family’s delicious cooking, especially during the holidays. But keeping my time at the gym keeps me grounded and stops the guilt trip when I do indulge. The holidays can be physically taxing so we need all the strength we can get. Working out makes us feel good and it keeps us strong.
Don’t skip your workout, just make it more FUN. We’ve got a whole line of HSFT work out leggings, sports bras, muscle tanks and hoodie that are perfect for working out and keeping you in the HSFT state-of-mind.
To help you get this holiday season started right, we’ve got a dope sale for Black Friday/Cyber Monday at Have Some Fun Today going all weekend long, beginning November 23rd.
We’ve also got a fabulous event for locals at our Wyomissing studio, if you need some in-person shopping. We’ll be sending invitations by email for 50% off online codes and the times you can swing by the studio and shop with even more holiday savings!
Whatever the holiday season brings you, keep it simple, stylish, and always, -keep it filled with the HSFT spirit…
Love, Light and HSFT,
Have. Some. Fun. Today.
Three-and-a-half years ago, I started an entire brand on those words of my late father; words that I've used as a guiding force in my life to remind me to find the joy and fun in my life. I've put those words on t-shirts, totes, mugs, hats, candles, hoodies, -just about anything I could think of, emblazoned with that mantra. A reminder for all of us to embrace life and enjoy.
And yet, I don't always awake every morning with song birds at my window, whistling while I work, smiling all the day at the beauty and the FUN in every last moment. It's not constant joy and sunshine, as I gaze at those words in my studio space, packing up shipments or setting up a pop-up shop. Some days it's pretty %#@! hard to Have Some Fun Today.
Some days, it's a struggle to find the joy at all. Isn't that true for any of us? Some days, I am overwhelmed with the weight of running my own business, my two college-age daughters who need me but don't "need me", my journey with chronic pain and arthritis in my hips, and the demands and pressures I put on myself to get it all done. Some days, I forget that I'm supposed to stop and take a moment and just remember how lucky I really am. Some days, I sarcastically think to myself, "Oh, yeah, this is really fun...".
It's never been more true than this time of year, as we all scatter about with the hustle and bustle of holiday cards, gift shopping, parties, perfunctory holiday traditions. I'm trying to fit it all in, and still run my own business during one of the busiest buying times of the year.
I know I have to work that much harder to "HSFT". I really have to reach into the mindfulness practices that I have set in my life to remind me to pause. I have to be okay with just letting go of some things because it's necessary for my sanity. I have to be good with saying, I can't do it all and that's okay.
Sometimes that's when I just have to laugh. When it all feels like more than I can handle and I just might snap, I realize there's a hilarity in it all. What else can you do but laugh in those moments? I think that's what my Dad was really trying to say, in those moments more than ever, it's crystal clear. "Hey kid, it's gonna be tough and it's gonna be overwhelming, but try to find something about it all that is good. That is joyful. That is FUN."
No one ever said it was going to be easy, this Have Some Fun Today thing. We have to work that much harder sometimes to find our joy, find our happy. What small moment can we carve out for that?
Take time for you. Remember that you do enough. Remind yourself it's okay if it doesn't all get done. Do something for you. Don't let this time of year absorb you completely without taking a moment to savor the joy and the FUN.
And when you survive it all and have come out on the other side, we'll be having a little "day after" sale. A little "thank you" for our customers who love what we do and want their HSFT reminders. Tuesday, December 26th is our Have Some Fun Today big sale. Treat yourself for having been so good all year and for having made it through with your sense of humor.
And hey, Have Some $%@! Fun Today!
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - Want to know how to give the most fabulous gifts for everyone on your list this year? Give the gift of HSFT. We're a brand with soul; a company pushing positivity. Our goal is to change the world with love and HSFT products are designed with that in mind. When you give the gift of HSFT, you're giving the gift of the daily pep talk. What's not to love about that? Have Some Fun Today. It may be simple, but it's the reminder we all need not to take it so seriously. Here are five fabulous gift ideas for every type on your list.
She's exceptionally chic, always on trend and dangerously close to being "impossible to buy for" because of her exquisite taste. She has style for days, but when you find the perfect gift for her, you know it. Enter the black, slouchy Have Some Fun Tonight tank with metallic foil lettering. She'll instantly recognize its versatility as a layering piece, perfect for pairing with high impact glam like her Tom Ford leather motorcycle jacket or classic Chanel tweed blazer. And yeah, she probably is going to Have Some Fun Tonight. You soooooo totally get her. Air kiss... #nailedit
Gift giving in the office doesn't have to be a bore, even if your boss is. Functional and practical is fine as long as it's still fabulous. Quick, write this down.... 3 sure thing "no brainer gifts" for co-workers: The Have Some Fun Today compact travel umbrella, the Crown luggage tag, and the HSFT coffee mug. Because what better place than the office to remind everyone to Have Some Fun Today. #lightenup #hsftoffice
We all have that one name on our list that makes us cringe every year because you never know what to buy the woman who just buys it for herself. Mother-in-laws commonly fall into this category. Not that we're stero-typing, but typically they're detail oriented woman who know which side the salad fork goes on and they wouldn't dare forget to write a thank you note for the thoughtful hostess gift you brought to the last dinner party. Our embossed Crown Stationary Set is the perfect way to honor the woman who has it all. #details #hsftclassandstyle
They're picky. They're overly dramatic and emotional. And they have the answer to everything. Don't default to your usual ITunes or Starbucks gift cards. Treat her like the princess she already thinks she is with our rose gold crown earrings or rose gold crown necklace. She'll scream with delight and tell you it's dope. (That means she likes it.) They're delicate and simple, not like your teeny/tweeny. And the necklace is great for layering. It's also the ideal gift for a princess of any age. #whodoesntloveacrown
He's impossibly cool without even trying and he's offended if you spend too much on his gift or increase your carbon footprint by wrapping it. The Have Some Fun Today embroidered beanie hat is the perfect gift for him that makes it clear he's not trying too hard. And he's all about spreading the message of "living each day and finding some fun". So hell, yeah, he's HSFT! As long as he can take public transportation because he doesn't have a car. Tie some recycled, sustainable twine around it and you might just bring him to tears. HSFT, bro. #hsftforeveryone
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - It's the season of Sparkle and Shine as we round the corner into the holidays. Whether it's the holiday office party, or the swanky soiree at the neighbors, there's a delicate balance of glitz and glam to make you shine bright, whatever the setting.
It's the little things that make all the difference. Great jewelry can take a look from ordinary to fabulous and there is no better time to bring out the sparkle than the holidays. We are loving Sorrelli jewelry for all of our holiday looks this year. And don't be afraid to add more than one great piece, like two gorgeous triple baguette crystal cuff bracelets from Sorrelli's Lisa Oswald Collection. Paired with the Sorrelli Cystal Teardrop Collage Long Strand Bib statement necklace in black and white, they're the perfect compliment to our fabulous black sequined pencil skirt we found at Target. Fabulous doesn't have to always cost a fortune!
You know that workhorse of a black power suit you've made your go-to for every important meeting? Give it a makeover for the holiday office party by pairing it with a t-shirt tank and drop dead-gorgeous necklace. We love it with our white slouchy HSFT tank and Sorrelli's mini meant to mesh bib necklace in crystal clear. Throw in your favorite black heels and our HSFT flat accessory clutch and your are the perfect balance of "office appropriate" and Seasonal Glam for some holiday co-worker cheer.
Your cell phone, favorite gloss and credit card need to go somewhere. Our Have Some Fun Today Flat Accessory Clutch is ideal for holding all the details with a little nod to "fun". It's a perfect accessory to your holiday attire (and also happens to be the perfect gift), practical with a flare for whimsy. A holiday party is the best excuse to ditch your day bag, which for most of us either doubles as a kid's snack dispenser or is still holding remnants from summer vacation. For a more graphic and luxe look, opt for our HSFT luxe clutch with raw leather handle and stitched black leather letters.
You can shop for all your holiday party "sparkle" needs and HSFT gifts that are perfect for giving, this Thursday, November 17th from 12:30-5 at the "Have Some Fun Today Pop-up Shop" in Sorrelli's Allentown store. Meet our HSFT Founder Stephanie Taormina and check out our limited edition pieces and new gift line additions!