Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What is today?

Guess what today is? My Birthday! Yep. I am officially the big 32. I am so blessed to live another year. Thank you God. Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking about people in my live. This blog, blogger behaviors, and expectations. I was speaking to one of my favorite bloggers on my lunch the other day, and she pointed out that I have expectations. I am one that usually has expectations of people, and end up with my feelings hurt. I have learned to realize that some people really don't give a shit about me, what I think, or my feelings. Which is fine, but I need to not expect that people don't have those feelings. So this new year of age brings about a new way of thinking. When relating to this blog, my thought process is WHAT EXPECTATION TAMARA? And, it is what it is. Relating to my personal life. I have told those that need to know that I have dropped expecting things of them, and I feel a burden has been lifted from me.  The funny thing is, no one has ever communicated expectations to me, and how it hinders your feelings about people properly until this conversation. I am thankful for the new journey, my friend, and to see what I learn along the way in this 32 year of life made specifically just for me.

 

So instead of me getting something for my birthday. A reader will win this beautiful necklace valued at $44.00-

This lovely beauty is sponsored by Tracy Bennett of Stella and Dot.

I choose this item as I thought it was a very versatile piece that could be worn with jeans, on a date with your guy, or to the office. The emerald colored eyes, crystal “brows”, and beautiful pinkish coral colored body make for wearable art in my opinion.

OWL CHARM PENDANT NECKLACE: $44:: Wise, wonderful, whimsical. Our vintage owl pendant on gold plated link chain is for the woman with a playful style. Approximately 18” length with 1” extender. Lobster clasp closure.

In case you are not familiar with this company. Stella & Dot is a company inspired by and created for strong women living amazing and ordinary lives with extraordinary grace and style. Don't you just love that, as being apart of their motto.

Their 2010 fall collection is filled with inspiration from strong women, rich cultures and exotic designs. Their collection is split into 5 great collections to choose from.

• The Vintage Luxe Collection is couture for everyday, paying homage to the details like you do.

• The Metro Chic Collection puts an edgy twist on femininity with lots of dimension.

• The Day to Night Collection multitasks as much as you do, wearing as gorgeously with denim as with a little black dress.

• The La Coco Collection is your own style statement that you create with versatile, mix-and-match chains, strands and brooches.

• The Little Girls Collection is a whimsical tribute to who matters most and her growing sense of style.

Be sure to check out Tracy's Store. There is something fabulous for each of you!

To ENTER:

YOU MUST  MUST BE A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG. THAT’S A COOL THANG!

LEAVE A COMMENT SAYING: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM!

EXTRA ENTRIES

LIKE GIGS ON FACEBOOK

TWEET THE GIVEAWAY WITH LINK TO MY BLOG

VISIT STELLA AND DOT & COMMENT ON YOUR FAVORITE ITEM HERE!

So that’s a  total of 4 entries if all options are taken,

GOOD LUCK!

YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY.

DEADLINE TO ENTER: 8/17/2010 Midnight CST

 

I was not, and will not be compensated for this giveaway. This is exactly what it is. A giveaway for my readers.

 

XOXOX,

TamStyles

96 comments:

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

happy birthday tam, and congrats on another year! wishing you lots of amazing experiences for the year ahead. :)

ElaineMicheline said...

Happy Birthday Tam!! Hope your day turns out as amazing as you are!! :)

I've been a follower for a while now, kinda feel like a stalker, because I always look and never comment :(..I love everything about your blog! Keep 'dem posts coming!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have an amazing day!

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday Tam! I have been a follower for ages:-). Enjoy this special day and wishing you lots of blessings.xo

Latoya said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!

Chanda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM!

Your Best SisterFriend said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM!!!! YOU ARE AN AMAZING WOMAN AND I KNOW YOU WILL HAVE AN AMAZING BIRTHDAY!!!! I BLESS YOU!!! EVERYTHING YOU DREAM, DESIRE AND NEED IS COMING TO YOU NOW!!!
GO SHAWTY ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY!!

other-option said...

Happy birthday Tam!!!! I hope you have a great day, and much happines in the years to come. I'm a long time follower.
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

other-option said...

From Stella & Dot I love... EVERYTHING! But seriously, my faves are the Vintage Starburst Brooch in silver and the St. Tropez Statement Necklace in ivory.
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

Divamom-Act II said...

Happy Birthday Tam.

vidalia said...

Just want to say Happy Birthday. You seem to really have it together for only being 32! You go girl

1x1000 said...

Happy BDay Tam!!

I should have known you were born during this HOT month of August! All of my favorite people are! In fact today is also my BFF birthday too! LEO's rock!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Hugs!

Kara said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

I don't think it's wrong to have expectations. I know I would do anything for my friends and I think they would do the same for me. But I like your attitude! Here's to a Happy Birthday!!

Luana said...

Happy Birthday DIVA!!!!! What a wonderful gesture for you to "give" on your day. You're the best!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Tam!

And Happy Birthday to me too!! You're exactly 1 year older than I am. ;)

Great blog girl. Keep it up!

Champagne Taste said...

happy birthday lovie!!!!and many more...

lipstickfashionmascara.com said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM!
Hope today is a great one.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Happy birthday Tam and what a cute owl for the giveaway!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I like GIGS on Facebook!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday Tam! I love reading your blog and I hope that your day is amazing!

Geechee Girl said...

Happy Birthday!!

justtryingtogetitright said...

Happy Birthday Tam!!!!! Be blessed!

Mrs. Chic said...

Happy Birthday Tam! Have a blessed birthday :)

My motto this year after truing 30 - is keep it moving, I think with all need yearly mottos to keep a smile on our faces

Bee Bee said...

Happy Birthday Tam ! Have a super blessed day !

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Happy Bday Tam!!!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

...and I've always loved their vintage cluster ring.

Hilary said...

happy birthday tam! :) hope you have a fabulous day

Hilary said...

...tweeted about the giveaway with a link!

http://twitter.com/heyHilary

Davina916 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM! Have a GREAT day!

Second Hand to My Hand said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

Second Hand to My Hand said...

My favorite item is the Charlize Teardrop Earrings.

LoverofWords said...

Happy Birthday Tami, I love my fellow Leos

Ten more days for me and I will be 34. I hope you have the most kick ass birthday ever!

1reign said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM! WITH AGE COMES WISDOM.

1reign said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM! Here's my link
http://afroinamerica.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-great-giveaway-courtesy-of-tam.html

Symone's Mommy said...

Awww...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM! What a fabulous age (translation: I'm old).
About my chair, picture this - red bedding on dark wood furniture w/ browns/cream accents with the leopard print chair. No?

Christyrenee said...

Happy Birthday Tam! I hope you have a fabulous day!!! Been a follower for a while as well ;)

Bri @Meyouandawienerdog said...

Happy Birthday Tam! I love your blog I like that you say it how it is!

Myssie said...

Happy Birthday Tam!! I hope that you have a wonderful year!!

Myssie said...

I tweeted your giveaway!

http://twitter.com/Myssie_Pillers

miss chung said...

Happy Birthday. All the best.

miss chung said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on another year.

Sunny said...

Happy Birthday chica!!!

Just Another Hofeling said...

Happy Birthday Tam! Hope you have a wonderful one!

Follow publicly through GFC via twitter-AutumH

autum22(at)gmail(dot)com

Just Another Hofeling said...

tweeted this giveaway- http://twitter.com/AutumH/status/20828512606

autum22(at)gmail(dot)com

Just Another Hofeling said...

I like the Charlize Wood Necklace.

autum22(At)gmail(dot)com

goaldigger said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM! God bless and many many more!!!!!
nbronner at facins dot com

Jen of Made By Girl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM....cute necklace ...! So nice of you to give something to your readers instead..oh and you're a leo! :)))))))

L. Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Tam!!!!!!!!!!!

L. Michelle said...

I tweeted your giveaway!!

I'm @LMichelle1920

L. Michelle said...

OMG!! I love this ring!!!

http://www.stelladot.com/sites/tracybennett/productcatalog?page=productdetail&sku=R104G

CONFESSIONS OF A DOLL said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM

L. Michelle said...

I "LIKE"D your Fan Page!!

CONFESSIONS OF A DOLL said...

THIS IS THE LINK AFTER I LIKED GIGS ON FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-It-Girl-Style/216744996186?v=wall&ref=ts

CONFESSIONS OF A DOLL said...

THIS IS THE ITEM I LOVE FROM THERE WEBSITE IT IS VERY CLASSY AND CAN BE WORN DRESSY OR CASUAL http://www.stelladot.com/sites/tracybennett/productcatalog?page=productdetail&sku=B134I

CONFESSIONS OF A DOLL said...

i tweeted your giveaway under dolleyesliz

CONFESSIONS OF A DOLL said...

i liked ur facebook page my page is liz brown

Aimee said...

Happy Birthday Tam!! Hope your day is great!!! :)

Kwana said...

Happy Birthday Tam!!

You know I love you and your blog you tell it like it is. Always expect the best for yourself. Have a blessed birthday.

wisdom goddess born said...

Happy Birthday Ms Styles! MAny many more. I don't even want towin,just to wish you a well deserved Happy Happy Birthday. God Bless

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Teri said...

Aww Happy Birthday Tam! I hope you are enjoying your most special day:)


teri12481@hotmail.com

browneyedgirl8509 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM! I love your blog!

Wifey said...

HAPPY BDAY TAM! HAVE A FAB DAY!

Chay Chay said...

Happy Birthday Tam!!!!! You're a LEO just like me, I LOVE IT chica!!!!! that's a BLESSING for you to see another AWESOME year =)

Anny said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM!!! I hit 32 in November, aren't the 30s so much better than the 20s?

S said...

happy birthday tam! i just recently found your blog and am obsessed with your style! it will be my go-to inspiration guide for our upcoming move!

K. Rock said...

Happy birthday Tam!!!!

K. Rock said...

I love the pearl and leather bracelet from the site.

Glamgyrl said...

Happy belated Birthday Tam!! I couldn't log on yesterday, issues with my wireless connection:(. I love your topic and honesty. I too had a similar conversation with my aunt and she talked about letting go of expectations that we have of people. My insistance was "how can you when those same people place expectations on you?" Her response..."it's because you allow them to"...It was profound indeed!

goaldigger said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM! Wishing you the absolute best year of your life :) nbronner at facins dot com

kay*(from india.with love) said...

I wasn't online really yesterday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHICA! I hope you had a fabulous day and that this year brings you everything you want it to :)
(it's kay from apt 412...signed into my new blog-too lazy to log out and switch accounts :)

vickdn said...

Happy Birthday Tam! Hope it's a great day! Love your blog!

vickdn said...

From Stella & Dot, I love the Silver Starfish Earrings and the Glint Flower CZ Earrings! Thanks for the chance to win!

vickdn said...

oh yea and I forgot to say that I already love the whole owl trend! I have 3 owl necklaces already and want to add to my collection!

moody said...
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moody said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM! HOPE YOUR DAY WAS FABULOUS! =)

Toi said...

Happy Birthday Tam! Im so excited about getting older if I can be like you. 28 yrs old and counting... Enjoy your day girl!

Pink Inc. said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

tboware said...

Happy Belated Birthday Tam! I am a follower for a while as well. I check your blog everyday and it sounded like you were going through some thangs. But keep doing you! As a fellow Leo, I know firsthand that expectations for others to rise up and meet you can't be helped.

Juanette said...

Awwww Happy (belated) Birthday Tam! I can relate to your post about expectations, I have that same issue and I feel as though me feelings get hurt as well. Now I try and let people know what my expectations are so then we are both on the same page but by then my feelings have usually been hurt already. Easy to say, hard to do! Hope your birthday was FABULOUS!

leticia@galsintheknow.blogspot.com/ said...

happy birthday tam
wishing you all the best!!
great job on ur blog!!!

leticia@galsintheknow.blogspot.com/ said...

happy birthday tam
wishing you all the best!!
great job on ur blog!!!

gabbyd said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM!

(albeit belated but with meaning)

Diva Style said...

Happy Belated, dear! I love owls!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Happy Belated bday Tam!

rainbowlens said...

I hope your birthday was magical! I found your blog today through one of my blog friends and once I saw we had the same name, that was it! I am now following you on Google Reader and put you on my blogroll.

Gem

Dhalia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM! :-)

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOLLFACE! You are headed in the right direction by accepting people for who they are and not who you want them to be!

My Grandmother had a plaque in her house that said "Those who give love, gather love." Challenge yourself this year to be a light to EVERYONE, not just to those who "deserve" it.

You're an amazing woman and have so much to offer everyone you encounter! Have a wonderful weekend and let that beautiful light radiant from your entire being! God Bless you Tamara!

Yantchill said...

Happy Birthday Tam!

Per experience, it's really disheartening having expectations with people when they don't care about your feelings. I've changed too. Thanks for sharing that piece of life.

I just followed you and liked you in Facebook. I'm fascinated with Sloane Enamel Bangle and hopes my husband will give me that on my 30th birthday.

God bless.

Kim.Gos said...

Happy Birthday Tam!!

Kimberly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM!

Hello Lover... said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM! I hope it was all you wanted!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

happy birthday tam! hope you had a fab day!

Kristie at makingarrangementsblog.com said...

Happy Birthday, Tam! 32 is just the beginning :)

Kristie at makingarrangementsblog.com said...

Just checked out stella and dot and i LOVE the pearl bauble bracelet!!!!

leviheart said...

Happy birthday Tam! All the best!