First lady stuns: I bet designers were wishing they dressed Melania now!

Ever since Mamie Eisenhower, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has showcased the First Lady gowns, dresses, and suits from Inauguration Day.

First Lady Melania Trump’s gorgeous outfits will certainly be admired for years to come.  She dazzled in an off-the-shoulder cream gown at the inaugural ball.  Yahoo! News reports on the details:

Her column dress, finished with a sculpted ruffle that cascaded down the front of the gown and cinched at the waist with a red ribbon, won praise for being fresh, modern, elegant and yet understated.

She won rave reviews for her look and originality in choosing Herve Pierre a New York-based designer who last year struck out on his own after working as creative director for famed label Carolina Herrera.

Her pick is likely to boost sales and publicity for the relatively unknown Pierre, much like her predecessor Michelle Obama’s selection of the then relatively unknown Jason Wu in 2009 turned him into a star.

Click CONTINUE to read about her other inauguration day outfit:

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Bill Clinton shows love to George and Barbara Bush in one, nice tweet

In today’s sometimes mean political environment, it might take something like an illness to remind us all that our politicians are just human beings, made in the image of God.

When George and Barbara Bush were hospitalized this week, the nation held its breath.

Thankfully, things are looking up for both of them!

Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered Thursday whether to take out a breathing tube while his wife, Barbara, said she was feeling much better after undergoing treatment for bronchitis.

At ninety-two years old, health is super important and no one wanted to see the former President suffer… and loving tweets, letters, and emails poured in from all over the nation.

This tweet, from a pretty prominent former political rival, was particularly sweet.

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Designer Tom Ford insults Melania Trump, so Donald strikes back at him where it hurts

When designer Tom Ford was a guest on The View back in November, he was asked if he would dress incoming First Lady Melania Trump in his fashions. But instead of saying something nice, he said, “Well, she’s not necessarily my image.” [Read more…]

Who are you targeting for the 30 Day Kindness Challenge?

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So excited about the 30 Day Kindness Challenge which starts (for me) TODAY.

I’d love to do this with my readers and friends.  Would you like to join me?

Here’s how you do it.  Pick someone with whom you want a better relationship—it could be anyone — your boyfriend or girlfriend,  husband or wife, boss, friend, neighbor, mother-in-law…

I mentioned last week, I’m doing it for Dakota.  (Click HERE to find out why.)

Then:
1. Say nothing negative/negatively about your person—either to them or about them to somebody else. (If you must provide honest, negative feedback to or about a colleague or child for vital reasons, be constructive, helpful and encouraging, without a negative tone. i.e. “Yes, the boss was in a bad mood today. The executive committee is probably on his case. Let’s stay focused, and deliver a great report next week.”)

2. Every day (or as often as possible), find one thing positive that you can sincerely praise or affirm about your person and tell them, and tell someone else. (i.e. Tell your mother-in-law, “Thanks for being willing to watch the kids last night while we were at that meeting,” and then tell your husband the same thing. Without bringing up that she let the kids stay up way too late again.)

3. Every day (or as often as possible), do one small act of kindness or generosity for your person.

Apparently, it really works! If you’d like to do this with me, click here.  Every day, you”l receive an email with hints on ways to do the Challenge. You can pick the date you start!

Join me!

3 pieces of advice George W. Bush’s daughters gave to Obama’s girls now that they’re leaving the White House

This is so sweet: [Read more…]