HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - Happy Friday! We're always talkin' bout finding the FUN in every single day. What that means to each of us might be radically different, but what it means to ALL of us is simply finding a moment or two to enjoy your life! Find joy, find happiness, find FUN.
So here's our Friday FUNday list of ways to grab life by the horns and Have Some Fun Today. Any additions to the list?
1) Leave Work Early
We're gonna start with the obvious. Working for a living can suck sometimes and there's nothing like a weekend to boost your mood. If you're working from home or raising babies then knock off a wee early. Five minutes or an hour; can you start the weekend a smidge before "Closing Time"? That's FUN....
2) Happy Hour
Maybe it's meeting some work friends at the bar when you wrap the day or maybe it's a glass of rosè on your back deck while you extend the kids "screen time" long enough to enjoy. Or maybe it's both! Whatever your pleasure, kick off the weekend with a celebratory "Cheers" and let the FUN begin...
3) A Nap
Some days require a respite from the madness. And by madness we mean whatever chaos you are corralling, organizing or otherwise ignoring. You're like Wonder Woman with the magic gold cuffs, deflecting the bullets from this way and that. It's exhausting. A power nap or a nice long snooze, some times that's exactly what we need to refill the tanks.
4) Shopping Anyone?
Maybe it's the blowout at Saks Fifth Ave or maybe it's the half off sale at Goodwill. This weekend through Monday, (Aug 11th - Aug 14th) We highly recommend the Have Some Fun Today online SALE of 40% all women's tees and fleece! However you like to get your retail therapy on, there's nothing more FUN than a few new treats to make you feel good.
5) Mother Nature
FUN can be the beauty of the Great Outdoors. The beach, the mountains, the lake, a wooded trail path. There's something restorative and grounding about finding joy from the natural beauty around us.
We get caught up in the "don't eat this" and "you must eat that" rhetoric and yes, we're all about healthy eating for a healthy life. Healthy food can be delicious. So find something delicious, heathy or otherwise, and savor every bite. Give your taste buds a party. Don't rush it or eat too fast. Just chew with intention, taste the flavor and have FUN with your Food!
Music is magic. It can shift our mood, bring us back to a place in time, make us happy, even sad. Music is transformative. So, find that one song... THE song that puts you in a place of FUN and turn it up! Sing from the top of your lungs, recite every lyric or clap your hands to every beat. Have your own mini-concert, but dammit, make it FUN.
8) Call A Friend
There's always that one friend who makes you laugh and makes your heart happy after you talk to them. You know that no matter what the subject, you're going to hang up that phone call and have a smile on your face and feel good. Yeah, call them.
We talk a lot about endorphins and improved mood when you break a sweat. But how about feeling fantastic and strong in your body. It's FUN to feel sexy, confident and strong! Get to the gym, go to a class, take a run. But sweat, baby.
Oh the places you COULD go! The World, lovelies, is a great, big beautiful place. Go see it. Nothing more FUN than exploring new places, learning new cultures and seeing something totally different than your own backyard.
11) Get A Hobby
There's that saying about Idle hands... Find something that your passionate about or that interests you and make time for it. Stamp collecting, knitting, rock climbing, thrifting. We're more interesting and FUN as people when we have something more to talk about than our families and our jobs.
12) Fall in Love
You can be happily married or sexy and single, but falling in love is something we do over and over again. Even if you're with the same person for many years. Cultivate love by doing loving things and find those little nooks and crannies of your partner that maybe you forgot. Date nights and great for re-discovering your love. And if you're single, be open of heart and new possibility. Love is out there for everyone.
13) Do Something Unexpected
You'll never know what kind of FUN you can fall into when you just pick B instead of A or just go left instead of right. There are so many different ways to choose life, each and everyday. Change is good and you have to be willing to do something out of your norm, every once in a while, and just see what happens. The possibilities are endless...
There is something about making something; food, art, music, stories. The act of creation is powerful. It returns us to ourselves when we turn ourselves over to the process of making something. Glue sticks or wooden spoons, cameras or paint brushes, it matters not what the outcome is... just create.
15) Love Yourself
This is sometimes the hardest one for all of us but the true way to find FUN in everyday is to love yourself enough to trust yourself and to believe in who you are and what your made of. There's power in loving yourself and that's when the FUN begins.
16) Go Exploring
It could be your backyard, your own hometown or a city in a faraway land. Just say yes to an adventure that includes looking for things you've never seen before. And experienced HSFT'er will tell you, the exploration is half the FUN.
When we step outside ourselves and do something for someone else, completely unprompted or without an attachment to the outcome, we find a greater joy than we can ever imagine. That's really having FUN...
18) Read A Book
There are adventures to be had in the pages or words of a book. A kindle or an actual hold-in-your-hands book is an escape from the world around us, and sometimes, that's exactly what we need.
We all have memories of fantastic, remarkable and beautiful things in our lives. Stop and remember every once and a while. Look at old pictures, call an old friend. Remembering the times we had "some fun today" is a good reminder that we're still FUN.
What's your "go-to" for FUN.... Comment and share and help our list grow...
Written and contributed by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca Doubek who is currently doing 19, 14 and 12...
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - We're a tribe, of sorts. A squad, a posse, a collective community. We're connected as much by what makes us different as what makes us the same. We're movers and shakers, designers and artists, writers and thinkers, and glass ceiling breakers. We're all someone's daughter and someones friend, some of us are moms and wives, sisters and aunts. We're creators who were inspired to create something that inspires others. #hsftwomen
You Can Be HSFT
Wanna join us? HSFT women like to laugh, take the road less travelled and share love. An HSFT woman smiles a lot, with a twinkle in her eye. She says yes to adventure and something new. She's confidence and grace; and grateful for the everyday magic. It's in her soul.
We think you might have the stuff HSFT women are made of.... Sure, you can wear our amazing t-shirts, hats, totes and clutches that are the perfect daily pep talk so you never forget to Have Some Fun Today. But the HSFT philosophy is free.
Pop-Up, Party, & Positive Vibes
We wanted to create something that changes the world; a vibe of positivity and love that keeps us looking for the glass half full. Our shirts, hats, hoodies, and gifts are designed to share the vibe. You can host an HSFT party and share the goodness with friends in your home OR join us at one of our HSFT Pop-Up Shops or our in-Studio Events. Life is what you make it, so make it FUN. #hsft
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - In our series "Raising Women", we've put the focus on what it means to parent girls to become amazing women. But we are also celebrating what it means to "Raise Women" in our community, as in lifting them up, acknowledging them, helping them, supporting them, and being an advocate for all women. Today we feature HSFT woman Brittany Decker.
Brittany Decker is the poster girl for Community Involvement. With 3-year-old twins and a teenage son at home, to say she is busy is an understatement. Spend any amount of time with her and you get the feeling that's the way she likes it. She and husband Jonathan both believe in the importance of giving back with their volunteer efforts. "I volunteer to make our community a better place for our children and to help the non-profits that are doing so much to help everyone."
She is currently the vice president of community development for The Junior League of Reading and they have created programs to help empower young girls. One such program is the Young Women's Summit held in the spring in the Reading School District. A four day leadership program aimed at girls between 11-14, they work on issues like self esteem, building confidence and facing the challenges many of the girls deal with at home. Brittany describes it as eye-opening and inspiring. "Some of the things they deal with on a day-to-day basis are horrific. Abusive parents, not having a safe home to live in or not enough food. And they want to learn how to move forward in life and be a better person, even with their circumstances."
Making a Difference
Brittany will be the president of the Reading Junior League in 2018. She also is currently the president of the Leadership Berks Alumni Council, the restaurant committee chair for Opportunity House Souper Bowl event, and event assistant at Habitat for Humanity. Whew! That may be more exhausting than the 3-year-old twins, but she does it all with a megawatt smile and gracious heart while truly living the Have Some Fun Today philosophy.
When it comes to supporting women around her, Brittany believes you "raise them up" by just being there. "I think it means being a great friend and that encompasses being there through the good and bad and reaching out and supporting them in the highs and lows."
We couldn't agree more.
Written and contributed by HSFT writer Rebecca Doubek
HSFT Founder Stephanie Taormina, her mom Elaine, sister Joselle, and sister Suzy at HSFT Studios.
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - It started with four words on a t-shirt, words near and dear to our founder's heart, but what happened along the way is that we discovered a community of people who got it. They got our vibe and the essence of HSFT. Those four words are a mindset. A philosophy. A little slip of paper in the fortune cookie of life. HAVE SOME FUN TODAY. It's a call to action to make your life FUN, even in the most mundane of moments. The Law of Attraction is pretty simple. You get what you give, so why not give positivity and possibility. Why not Have Some Fun Today?
We're a company with soul. Yeah, we make great t-shirts, totes, and gifts emblazoned with those four words, but it's become so much more than that. As we grow and expand the business, so too, does our community and our collective inspiration. And we've become this beautiful patchwork quilt of all these HSFT people and experiences that are re-defining what we are everyday. You could say it's taken on a life and breath of it's own.
Wanna join our HSFT tribe? It's simple really. Be Adventurous. Smile More. Be Grateful. Be Confident. Spread Happiness. You can buy our luxe t-shirts, cool trucker hats other HSFT gear, but the magic of HSFT is that the mindset is free.
Written and contributed by HSFT writer Rebecca Doubek
You're Dressing Up As Sleek and Sexy
It may be a night for kids to dress up as ghosts and goblins, but it's the perfect night for you to dress-up our fabulous Black and Gold Foil slouchy Have Some Fun Tonight tank for a some adult FUN. For drinks with friends or a date night with your favorite zombie, the trick is to find just the right statement pieces. We are kind of obsessed with the new Lisa Oswald collection for Sorrelli jewelry. It's the perfect complement of sexy and sparkle for our gold foil tank. Grab a great clutch and your black leather bomber and you're dressed to kill. Dress-up is way more fun when you're an adult.
Get The Look
We paired our "Have Some Fun Tonight" Gold Foil slouch black tank with our favorite Mother Denim jeans, our workhorse go-to Sam Edelmann black heels from Target (these are fabulous, too!) and added a spritz of Tom Ford's Black Orchid for sleek and chic. Our sparkle and shine accessories from Sorrelli are the perfect pairing with the triple baguette crystal cuff, crystal rhinestone rows cuff ring in gold and the clear crystal delicate chain and charm bracelet in gold. Our choice for the "on fleek" statement necklace is actually Sorrelli's Mixed Metal and Crystal wrap bracelet, which does double duty as the perfect "on fleek" statement necklace.
Our HSFT vibe is all about living life with FUN and friends and spreading the positivity, so we're pretty ecstatic about our two new events with our friends at Sorrelli Jewelry in November! They'll be hosting us for Two Pop-up Shops this month on November 17th, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at their Allentown store and on Saturday, November 19th from 12-3 p.m. in their Kutztown store. Come check out the sparkle and the HSFT style with us!
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY is a way of life, a state of mind and a philosophy that we live each and every day. Four simple words govern the way we do things and how we see the world around us.
Live it, Love it
HSFT means living boldly and loudly and looking at life with a little more curiosity and charm. It’s tapping into that magical place that allows us to think outside the box. It’s saying “Why not?” to life instead of “Why?” and it’s living in the moment, right where we are. There are no do-over or second chances, this we know for sure. You get this one life and we believe you ought to live it.
Two years ago, our founder Steph Rado Taormina, began HSFT with those very principles. The death of her beloved father and four simple words that he lived by, “Have Some Fun Today”, inspired her to combine her creativity and his mantra and create the company HSFT.
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY. That’s exactly what we intend to do and we think you should, too. Live, Love, Wear, Share. Spread the love and help us start a movement. #hsft