A New Year! A New 2022 Focus (It is About Being Me)!

Happy new year (five days late), everyone! First, I hope you enjoyed your holidays in a colorful way. Secondly, hopefully, you also got to enjoy some much-deserved downtime. Our family had a fantastic long winter break and made many memories. Today is the first day back to school for our daughter, so it feels like a new year all over again for me! Therefore, for me, being that it is a quasi-new year today means the opportunity to start anew. This includes a fun, important 2022 focus I have been working on for a long time for me.

What is this fun, important focus?

A new focus? Huh?

Of course, we have all heard of new year resolutions and goals. Admittedly, I have never been successful at this start-of-the-year resolution or goal thing. Moreover, although my intentions are sincere, the self-inflicted pressure of one big resolution overwhelms me, and my anxiety skyrockets. Therefore, I find myself not choosing to proactively make myself more anxious than I already am!

Naturally, the idea of my 2022 focus started pushing its way to the forefront of my mind in an exciting way. Moreover, it took zero thought to what this focus is for me. It has been a focus of mine for some time. Each year, I get closer and closer to realizing how this focus overpowers everything else. It is what makes me happy and the person I have the opportunity to be for both my family and me.

However, it is not a cut-and-dry focus. It is a focus that will be ongoing. In fact, this focus will be the biggest part of me for the rest of my life.

My 2022 focus? Being me!

Being me!

Yep, that is right. It is finally time for me to be me! What does being me mean to me (it is beginning to sound like a tongue twister!)?

First, throughout my life, I have dealt with many ups and downs like everyone.

Additionally, I have experienced crippling depression and anxiety for long periods of time. Tack on many years of painful infertility, surgeries, medications, injections (so many injections), and the traumatic loss of our beautiful, son JJ in Heaven, and I lost much of myself emotionally, mentally, and physically.

The real me is colorful, happy, positive, fun-in-the-sun, a loud laugher, and always up for a new adventure; big or small. I am different and unique and love my family and friends. I love creativity, connecting with people, and sharing my love of all things fun and colorful! Things that make me happy are not always things that make other people happy, and that is A-OK.

The real me also gets overwhelmed, has off-days, requires sleep, and craves a regular connection with my family and friends.

Most importantly, my family is my everything. Our daughter is my sidekick, and she is my drive to be me. Watching her watch me the past seven-plus years has given me the overwhelming clarity to do everything in my power to be me.

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Creating Seiler Says has been a huge labor of love. Furthermore, this brand of mine I am creating is truly the professional career pivot that has helped transform me into being me! I am passionate about inspiring women with colorful, fun, affordable, style and fashion for every facet of their life. 

2022 will be a year of ups and downs, I’m sure. But, as long as I continue to be me, I can do it. Tell me, do you have a 2022 focus? Lastly, cheers to a new year!

Last-Minute Colorful Gifts For Your Holiday List

I am here to help you procrastinators (like me) with last-minute colorful gifts for your holiday list! Ready or not, Christmas is less than one week away. First, have you bought and wrapped all of your holiday gifts? My husband is the present wrapper in our family, but I get the honor of much of the shopping. Therefore, that is a win-win in my book!

First, what are your holiday plans? Are you celebrating Christmas with family? Are you having multiple Christmas holiday celebrations? Furthermore, are you hosting family and friends in your home? Our family will celebrate with both sides of our family in separate states. Best of all? We are not hosting in our home. Luckily, our parents are all hosting our families this Christmas season. We checked hosting off our list at Thanksgiving!

Without further adieu, here are a variety of great Amazon gift ideas that can be delivered to your doorstep by Christmas Eve with Amazon Prime!

Last-Minute Gifts That They’ll Love.

First up are last-minute Amazon Prime gifts that can cover virtually every person on your holiday shopping list. From the kitchen to fashion to colorfully going out and about, these gifts will have you covered!

Holiday Gifts Arriving Before Christmas For your list

She’ll love these colorful holiday gift ideas.

If I’m lucky enough to receive any of these holiday gifts from family this Christmas color me green and red with sparkly, colorful lights!

Last-minute colorful holiday gift ideas for her

Family fun for everyone with these holiday gift ideas.

Moving on to one of my favorite categories; family games! Honestly, games are my love language. Board games, card games, sharades, you name it. If it is a game, I will love it and proactively join in on the family game fun!

Last-minute holiday list game ideas for your list

Furthermore, these Amazon colorful gift ideas are all thoughtful, quality gifts that do not look last minute at all. Nobody will have a clue any of these presents are last-minute colorful gifts for your holiday list. Moreover, they will believe these holiday gifts were purchased weeks or months before Christmas. Your last-minute secret is safe with me! Amazon Prime is seriously the best shopping place for last-minute holiday gifts!

Most importantly, cheers to a meaningful and colorful holiday; however you choose to spend it!

Be Happy Holiday Gift Guide Smiley Face Emoji

A colorful be happy holiday gift guide smiley face emoji may be the most natural blog post topic ever for Seiler Says because we are talking about color, smiley faces, and happiness. I mean, this is the meaning of life!

Don’t Worry Be Happy Gift Guide.

Seiler Says Amazon Holiday Gift Guide Smiley Face

To start this blog post, I am going to discuss happiness. What does the smiley face emoji mean to you? Dictionary.com says “the smiling face emoji feels all warm and fuzzy inside. This emoji is used to express positive feelings, from happiness to gratitude to affection.” To me, the smiley face emoji exudes happiness, positivity, and good vibes. Whatever the retro smiley face means to you, many of us probably agree it is a fun long-lasting, positive fashion and home trend that is perfect for holiday gift-giving; regardless of your age!

The Smiley Face Be Happy Tee-Shirts.

First, do things that make you happy. This saying says it all because life is too short not to do positive, actionable decisions that make your life happy. This Do Things That Make You Happy tee-shirt from Amazon is a fun way to add color and a smile to others and to you! Amazon also has a variety of other just-as-happy sayings tee-shirt options.

Secondly, let us cut straight to the chase, happiness is ultimately your decision. Furthermore, this graphic tee-shirt portrays this important message in a light-hearted and fun way!

The Smiley Face For Head And Feet Holiday Gift Guide.

Next up for the be happy holiday gift guide smiley face emoji is describing my undying love for these smiley face slippers; as in they are on my feet most of the day every day! Moreover, these fun, comfy, rubber sole slippers keep my feet warm without being too warm. I sized up 1/2 size, and these house shoes are perfect for me. Also, you could go up a full-size, too. Life’s too short not to have happy feet!

smiley face slippers and house shoes

First, who else is a hat and/or ballcap type of person? If you know me personally, you know I wear hats a lot. My husband wears hats much of the time, too. In fact, our mudroom is full of hanging hats. This smiley-faced hat would be the perfect ray of smiling sunshine for our mudroom and, most importantly, my head!

Secondly, it’s getting cold out there! How perfectly happy and fun is this small, smiling face on this beanie stocking cap? Both the hat and beanie come in a variety of happy colors from muted to bold!

Be Happy Fun Holiday Gift Guide Accessories.

Let me share this bracelet stack will hopefully be in my stocking on Christmas morning! Additionally, I wear my colorful surfer, rainbow bracelet stack from the same company constantly. The quality is top-notch.

Next, this smiley face pendant necklace will probably (shh!) be in our daughter’s stocking this holiday season. Elementary-aged, tween, teen, or twenties; this is a fun, fashionable gift for a special girl in your life!

Wall decor that makes you smile every time we walk by? Since our daughter has a beachy theme bedroom design, this bright-hued smiley face banner flag wall hanging is calling her bedroom’s name!

Moving on to my favorite smiley face morning accessories; this coffee mug! This happy, yellow coffee cup will scream “good morning, and have a great day”.

Staying in the kitchen is this heat-resistant, mini spatula set, this non-stick spatula flipper, and this fun pancake pan. Additionally, there are seven different pancake smile emojis. Furthermore, welcome to your children’s new favorite weekend breakfast request!

All of these happy holiday gifts from Amazon can be delivered to your front door (quickly, if you have Amazon Prime!). In conclusion, don’t worry be happy now!

Amazon Favorite Fashion Finds | Sept. 2021

Oh, Amazon, how I love you. First, you provide us with so much fun, fashionable, and colorful style! Secondly, your fast Amazon Prime delivery (and easy, free returns) make my spur-of-the-moment shopping heart happy.

Amazon Colorful Clothing Fashion Favs

Here in the midwest, it feels like summer one day and fall the next. Therefore, I’m sharing a mixture of different, colorful styles for all these crazy, autumn temperature swings! Without further adieu, read on for my Amazon favorite fashion finds!

button to buy Amazon hot pink cute shift dress.

Happiness in a bottle should be the name of this cute shift dress! This dress comes in a variety of colors, but I chose hot pink to wear for our fall family pictures last weekend. It was the easiest dress selection I’ve ever made! I saw this fun shift dress with ruffle, bell sleeves and never looked back. It’s under $30 and has pockets!

button to buy Amazon floral a-line maxi swing skirt

Next up, this floral, A-line, maxi, swing skirt with pockets. Yes, pockets! Does it get any better than pockets? Admittedly, I think not. Especially when it’s under $20. Paired with this v-neck, petal sleeve, thick, tee shirt for less than $19 and you’ve got comfortable, colorful fashion in a bottle!

button to buy Amazon rainbow pleated a-line, midi, swing skirt

Sticking with the comfortable, flowing skirt theme is this rainbow pleated, A-line, midi, swing skirt. The colors! The comfort! The under $30 price! The classy casualness of this skirt has it all.

Amazon Accessory Fashion Favs

Moving on to fashion accessories, it’s all about the gold this fall!

Amazon jewelry recommendations to take your style from day to night.

I’d been eyeing this dainty, layered initial necklace all summer. I don’t know why I waited so long to buy it. For under $15, I now wear this daily with anything and everything. I also wore this “B” initial necklace for our family photos.

Next is my new favorite, gold arm candy! These stretchable, elastic gold-plated bead ball bracelets are where it’s at! They don’t pinch my skin and look much more expensive than the under $12 price tag. I also wore these fun bracelets for our family pictures.

Everyday gold hoops are a necessity that takes any outfit from day to night. The $14 beauties are a perfect size.

Continuing with earrings these Kate Spade New York Spade Heart stud earrings are a classic. They are more expensive than others at $50, but you’ll have these earrings for many years!

Growing up in Iowa, I was known to rock a thick gold chain or two. This budget-friendly gold chain is under $30 and adds dimension to the simplest outfit.

Finally, these blue “evil eye” drop earrings are my favorite! I mean, talk about fun style for under $14!

Amazon Sanity Saver Favs

This accessory is the complete opposite of glamour, but it has vastly improved our happiness levels in the morning before school! What is it? Soft, clear, silicone earring backs. Our daughter now has her ear pierced and the struggle (and screams!) associated with metal backs are the real deal, friends. This pack of 2,000 earring backs for under $8 is my favorite September find; mostly because it’s brought back some harmony to hectic mornings!

Last but now least, if your child or you are active and regular earrings aren’t allowed or safe, this pack of 100 invisible plastic, stud earrings are easy to put in and take out. Under $6, I don’t stress when I can’t find them rolling around the floor or countertop!

As always, Amazon came through with the best of the best September finds. You can shop Seiler Says Amazon favorite fashion finds here. Thanks for following along for colorful style inspiration!