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About Fiona Ferris
Fiona Ferris is passionate about, and has studied the topic of living well for more than twenty years, in particular that a simple and beautiful life can be achieved without spending a lot of money.
Fiona finds inspiration from all over the place including Paris and France, the countryside, big cities, fancy hotels, music, beautiful scents, magazines, books, all those fabulous blogs out there, people, pets, nature, other countries and cultures; really, everywhere she looks.
Fiona lives in the beautiful and sunny wine region of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, with her husband, Paul, their rescue cats Jessica and Nina and rescue dogs Daphne and Chloe.
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If you desire to have more fun, luxury, ease and play in your life but don’t have extra cash to spare, this book is for you. As you read, you will find out how to:
- Be savvier with your finances so you have more money available for the things that really matter to you.
- Elevate your mindset to achieve a state of elegance and luxury at a moment’s notice.
- Put into place simple but beautiful chic anchors to really feel like you are living your dream life but without spending anything extra.
Your empowerment is in your hands.
You get to choose the world in which you live. Would you rather it be magical and beautiful in preference to a staid and boring ‘normal’ existence?
In this mini-book you will find one-hundred tips, ideas and reminders on how to live your most luxurious life on a budget, and a special bonus as well – 50 little extras at the end.
If you are keen to uplevel how you live, please let me warmly welcome you in. Find out all my secrets how I have created a luxurious life for myself, even though I value thrift and simplicity. You can create any kind of reality for yourself too.
‘100 Ways to Live a Luxurious Life on a Budget’ is a quick, inspiring read which you can finish within a few hours. You can put ideas into action immediately. Yes, this book offers instant gratification, but the good kind!
Enhance how you live, call in your dream life today, by treating yourself to this book – click the ‘Buy Now’ button!
You already know the how-to behind decluttering your home. It's easy! What's not so easy is getting into the right mindset where you are happy to let go of things that you know are not adding to your life. Why is it so hard? The secret is finding the right message to make everything click in your mind, and you will discover this in '100 Ways to Declutter Your Home'.
In this book are one-hundred tips and ideas on finding your click; getting to that place where decluttering, simplifying and streamlining becomes effortless, enjoyable and a fun game.
Don't make things difficult for yourself - upgrade your mindset in a few hours by reading this book!
In '100 Ways to Declutter Your Home' you will find out:
- How to get started when you don't know where to begin
- Easy ways to approach decluttering when other books have failed you
- The miracle of improved relationships through the act of decluttering
- How to live your best life, truly
- What you will gain when you remove the excess from your home
Life gets better instantly when you start to take control of your environment. Don't waste another minute dealing with debilitating, anxiety-inducing clutter that does nothing for you and takes away a lot.
Everything we think our clutter gives us - comfort, security and self-identity - we actually get by dealing with the clutter.
This book will show you easy ways to do just that.
In '100 Ways to Declutter Your Home' you will learn how decluttering:
- Leads you to your ultimate self-discovery
- Makes you richer
- Makes you happier
- Makes you more appealing to others, even if they never step inside your home
- Is the key to your self-transformation
And the key benefits in this book are the underlying aspects of fun, ease, play and joy. Nothing is ever achieved by deprivation or boring charts. Ignite your fanciful side as well as your practical efforts, and see how easy it is to simplify your home and keep it that way.
Start creating your dream life today by ordering '100 Ways to Declutter Your Home'!
Does the thought of going ‘bigger’ or ‘harder’ wear you out? Do you crave a simpler life, one that is filled with joy and fun instead of merely hustling to pay the bills and doing the laundry on your day off?
Stop waiting for permission to enjoy yourself
Welcome to your epic small life, where you get to choose. You get to choose exactly how you’d like it to be, from the big picture right down to the tiniest and most delicious details.
In Loving Your Epic Small Life you will discover:
- How to be surer of yourself and what you want out of life
- How to be excited to create what you desire
- How to be raring to go and sort out those sticky to-dos
- How to be super high-vibe and happy to be you
It’s your life, you get to make it as beautiful as you can, and with minimal effort too. I’ll show you how!
Enchant yourself and your loved ones with your renewed sense of play; indulge in the best kinds of self-care; and fall in love with your life all over again. It can be done!
Do you want to:
- Feel lighter and happier every day?
- Have more fun in your everyday life?
- Feel more motivated and upbeat, in a peaceful and relaxed way?
- Decide on exactly the right flavour of lifestyle for you?
- And do all this without spending any more money than you already do?
Join me in a fun romp over the golden land that is your life. We will create mystery and magic together and I promise, once you have finished reading ‘Loving Your Epic Small Life’, you will have a completely new view on your world.
Are you ready to be transformed? Click the ‘Buy Now’ button and let’s go!
Become more glamorous overnight... transform into the beguiling woman of your dreams. Wow people. Feel reborn... it is possible! And it all starts with switching on your glam mindset so you can begin living your Glam Life.
In The Glam Life is where magical things happen. You have more fun. Life becomes easier. You enjoy the company of others more than ever. You love dressing to impress - yourself! Everything becomes sparklier, prettier, more alluring.
It really is possible to become this creature like no other right now, exactly where you are. Your inner glamourista says it is possible, and she will lead you through The Glam Life to show you how. She is waiting for you now!
In The Glam Life, you will find out:
- How to activate your inner diva for maximum fun.
- How to organize your life for luxury, ease and play.
- How to transform your dining experience to one of elegance and enjoyment.
- How to feel like you are on vacation year-round.
- How to spark off unshakeable self-confidence.
Life really does become brighter and happier when you put on your glam-tinted glasses.
And let's look at The Glam Life chapters, to entice you with all the deliciousness that is inside The Glam Life!
Chapter 1. Why glamour?
Chapter 2. Choose a glittering vision for your life
Chapter 3. Cultivate a luxurious state of mind
Chapter 4. Have an air of mystery
Chapter 5. Create a life full of vibrant rich health
Chapter 6. A home environment of ease and elegance
Chapter 7. Beautify your space
Chapter 8. Inspire dazzling confidence in yourself
Chapter 9. Dress for your dreams
Chapter 10. Create an at-home vacation-every-day feeling
Chapter 11. Cultivate beauty rituals
Chapter 12. Perform your own glow-up
Chapter 13. Be the elegant lady
Chapter 14. Live by your values
Chapter 15. Choose a seasonal lifestyle
Chapter 16. Engage your mind
Chapter 17. Dine luxuriously
Chapter 18. Be wealthy in all ways
Chapter 19. Adopt an apology-free lifestyle
Chapter 20. Your glam life starts now
Bonus. 50 Ways to live your most glamorous life
Join Amazon best-selling author Fiona Ferris as she guides you through the fanciful and inspiring ideas that make up The Glam Life to create your Glam Life. Order your copy today!
Read The Peaceful Life to find out how you can begin to your enjoy yourself more, with many fun and easy tips on calming your thoughts, simplifying your schedule, living in a serene way and learning how to set up your home life to support your wellbeing.
Many of us feel overwhelmed and frazzled by all that we have to do in a day, and health issues can arise from this, such as heart palpitations, weight gain from stress, and unhelpful ‘numbing out’ activities such as shopping and snacking.
In The Peaceful Life you will find out how to slow down yet still get things done. No longer will your days go by in a blur, and you will become more efficient in an effortless way.
Bring the joy back into your life.
Find out how you can use self-care to improve the quality of your life, and learn how to free up time for relaxation by eliminating timewasters that take space in your day and offer nothing in return.
Now, more than ever, we need to take care of ourselves so we can take care of our loved ones.
The world can be a dark and scary place. The Peaceful Life will help you insulate yourself and your family by inspiring you to create your own haven of calm, both at home, and inside your mind.
The Peaceful Life contains:
- Practical ideas to bring more peace into your day
- Inspiration to simplify and beautify your home
- Easy ways to embrace a more feminine and restorative way of being
- Ideas that cost little to nothing, and can be put into place quickly and with little effort
Download The Peaceful Life today and feel yourself instantly relax as you start reading its soothing words.
Perfect for fans of Marie Kondo, Francine Jay, Courtney Carver, Jennifer L. Scott and Shannon Ables!
Are you bored with everything that’s hanging in your closet, and think that the only solution is to go out and buy something new?
Well, this book shows you how to learn to love dressing yourself again, starting with what you already own and combining that with a new season’s mindset… so you can have fun, feel good, look fabulous and all without spending a bomb. Sound good?
If you don't know how to appreciate the clothes you already have, you will forever be adding to your closet and wondering why nothing feels exciting to you.
In The Chic Closet you will find out:
- Inspired ways to regain your excitement for your wardrobe
- Fun tips on building your own 'personal brand'
- How your closet can be a powerful slimming tool
- Why your muse is such an important part of styling yourself
- Why creating your own 'fashion uniform' could be the best thing you ever did
- How to create the perfect wardrobe for you, your budget and your lifestyle
The easier it is to look good with minimal effort, the better your life will be.
Far from being frivilous and selfish, taking the time to learn how to figure out your ideal style actually lets you give more to others. You are more productive and you get to feel amazing at the same time. Life becomes easier and less stressful. Win/win/win/win!
Even if you think style doesn't matter, it does.
You might think people don't notice what you wear and how you wear it, but they do, even if subconsciously. But more than that, it just feels good to look good. You truly can live a better life when you dress better. Why not try something new?
And the good news is that it doesn't have to take a lot of money - or time - to elevate your personal style.
My philosophy is based on inspiration, thrift, elegance, self-development and fun. If something is not enjoyable and easy, then what's the point?
In The Chic Closet you will find out how to fall in love with your wardrobe all over again, and align your look with the images on your Pinterest page that you covet. This will help you find out why the disconnect between those stylish looks and how you dress every day.
If you are ready to uplevel your personal style in a fresh and inspiring way, download The Chic Closet and join Fiona on your journey to a chic personal style which fully clicks with the ideal you!
Instead of feeling constricted and broke when you are on a slim income or have debt to pay off, ‘Financially Chic’ invites you to look upon it as a fun and exciting adventure; where you can gain as much enjoyment as possible for the least amount of cost, as well as learning to get ahead financially. It feels creative and satisfying and will set you up for a lifetime of good habits, no matter the age you are starting from.
My wish for this book is that it encourages you to think about money in a way that makes you feel in control, uplifted and inspired to steer yourself towards a joyous and prosperous future. I want to share my contagious beliefs that dealing with your money can be fun and exciting. I know many women have a fractious relationship with their finances and can often be quite scared of dealing with things. I have felt that way in the past too.
I do hope you will join me in this journey because it feels so much better to have a good relationship with your money than not. I love the saying Look after your money, and your money will look after you. It does not have to be scary, and you do not have to worry about becoming greedy if you focus on your finances; all that will happen is that this important area of your life will feel happier, freer and more bountiful. It is a glorious feeling and it is well within your reach.
I hope that by the end of this book you will be eager and enthusiastic about your own finances, in fact, I am sure you will.
How I became interested in personal finance
About this book
Chapter 1. Start from the beginning
What do you believe about money?
Make your finances fun and enjoyable
Simplify your life
Chapter 2. Be savvy and a good steward of your money
Living well on a moderate income
Add up what your vice is costing you
Try out cheaper options
‘The free part’
Cap limits in your life
Decide for yourself what you splurge and save on
Spend more time at home
Make your own meals most of the time
Do not be afraid to ask for gifts
Slim down your magazine choices
Chapter 3. Live like a millionaire now and feel rich every day
Do not wait to be rich to feel good
Use your good things
Surround yourself with beauty
Keep only what your future self would have in her beautiful home
Visit five-star luxury and soak it in
Replace broken items with quality, cherish the rest
Feel luxurious in budget-friendly ways
Curate your wardrobe
Cultivate an expensive-looking personal style
Have an elegant personal demeanour
‘Expensive’ décor on a budget
Chapter 4. See how you rich are already
Know where your finances are at
Speak positively about your finances
Cultivate a happy and relaxed feeling around money
Contentment as a financial tool
Think beyond a purchase to its exit
Chapter 5. Inspire yourself to a wealthy future
Keep your vibration high
Share your dreams with your other half
Commit to being debt-free
Take inspiration from expensive stores
Read inspirational money books and find fun ways to educate yourself
Think as if you were creating your own personal brand
Have role models
Can you relate? Do you have a similar story?
I think it’s fair to say that most of us already know the basics to losing weight and maintaining slimness... in theory. So what’s stopping us doing that, instead of spending all our time and energy following diets, going for the next quick fix, despairing over our clothes not fitting yet eating more to feel better?
Imagine if you simply went about your day in a normal and carefree manner, eating what you knew was tasty and healthy and not giving it a second thought until it came time to prepare your next meal. Imagine how much mental space and energy would be freed up to do other things.
It’s something I have pondered a lot over the years; I mean, how hard can it be to eat normally and be a normal weight? To peacefully co-exist with food? What was wrong with me that I could not get this one part of my life right?
The answer my friends, is M I N D S E T. Once I started working on my mindset, I realized I could find my way back to my happy weight – gently, patiently and lovingly.
Of course, I knew I needed to change the way I ate, but having the right mindset helped me keep on going and not give up at the first hurdle (or craving). The great news is that eating well and looking after yourself becomes easier over time. It becomes your new normal.
I know from personal experience that if you can get your food thoughts under control, it releases so much mental energy and you are set free to start living your life; instead of spending much of the day thinking about food and eating; trying to eat normally and feeling out of control.
Everything in this book is designed to change your mindset in lots of little ways, from many different angles. If you make small enough changes and have them bed in as ‘just what you do’, the ‘I don’t want to change, I’m comfortable the way I am’ part of your brain will not be triggered.
Diets address the outside world – what we are eating – but they do nothing to change the inside world – our mindset. Changing the outside world brings the novelty of something new, plus willpower works for a while; but then our mind will snap us back to what we were doing before, because the changes we made were superficial.
Sometimes one trick that had worked for a while stopped working so well for me and I found myself slipping back into old habits. So I started devising a chic toolkit of sorts that I could dip into whenever I needed the motivation.
I have so many techniques in my toolkit now, that if I fall off the wagon I can pick myself up so much quicker than I used to. As a result, my eating (and my weight) is much more stable and therefore healthier. I also have a wonderful peace of mind around food that I did not have before.
If this resonates with you, I invite you to join me. Like my first book Thirty Chic Days, this book is set up into thirty distinct chapters, or ‘days’.
This book isn’t a typical diet book with a list of rules, to-dos and meal plans. I hope that it won’t be dry or bossy or prescriptive. My goal for this book is to be happy, inspiring, encouraging and a little bit silly at times; because when we get too serious, we stop listening.
Inside this book you will find thirty chapters (or 'days') full of joie de vivre sharing fun and exciting ways to bring your ideal chic life into being. 'Thirty Chic Days' is a warm, encouraging and fanciful guide on living a simple and beautiful French-inspired life. Enjoy dozens of delicious no-cost ideas and feel inspired to uplevel yourself and your surroundings in an effortless and enjoyable way.
Through her popular blog 'How to be Chic' author Fiona Ferris provides thousands of women from all around the world with tools and inspiration to elevate the everyday from mundane to magical.
Day 1 Have a Paris state of mind
Day 2 Eat real food
Day 3 Bathe yourself in mystique
Day 4 Make up your eyes
Day 5 Create and guard your secret garden
Day 6 Be your own French aunt
Day 7 Honour your body with chic movement
Day 8 Be beautifully positive
Day 9 Support your signature charity
Day 10 Simplify your life for abundance
Day 11 Adopt a low-drama way of being
Day 12 Curate your wardrobe like it is your own bijou boutique
Day 13 Indulge in your femininity
Day 14 Design the life of your dreams
Day 15 Cultivate serenity and calmness in your life
Day 16 Create a sanctuary at home
Day 17 Take exquisite care of your grooming
Day 18 Little and often
Day 19 Socialise in a relaxed manner
Day 20 Be your own chef
Day 21 Inspire yourself
Day 22 Build rest and repose into your daily routine
Day 23 Be financially chic
Day 24 Live a life of luxury
Day 25 Collect contentment in petite measures
Day 26 Make every day magical
Day 27 Embrace creativity and enjoy the benefits
Day 28 Think of your home as if it were a boutique hotel
Day 29 Walk your errands
Day 30 Immerse yourself in sensuous beauty
Bonus Day Take inspired action
If you enjoyed Jennifer L. Scott’s ‘Lessons from Madame Chic’, Tish Jett’s ‘Forever Chic’ or Shannon Ables’ ‘Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life’, you will love ‘Thirty Chic Days’!
If you are a reader of my blog ‘How to be Chic’ or follow me on social media, you might have seen my ‘30 Chic Days Series’ on making the most of staying at home. I have spent several weeks confined to the home. We all have.
My writing is all about living a simple, beautiful and successful life without spending a lot of money. I enjoy decorating my home on a budget, having a ‘make-do and mend’ mindset, being creative, and dreaming up my own inspiration.
After finishing the series, I knew it needed a wider audience and hence this book was created. I have polished up the daily entries and added to them where appropriate. In addition, at the end of this book I leave you with 21 Ways to be Chic at Home – a summary of inspiring ideas and points to have you feeling more buoyant.
I find with inspiration that it helps my state of mind enormously. Things can seem heavy and insurmountable, but then with a fresh perspective, suddenly the sun comes out and you are feeling brighter.
This doesn’t just apply during a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic situation either. In all hard times, whether it is a divorce, death of a loved one or loss of a job or business, there is grief. But there is also always tomorrow. A better day. A day for living.
It is my wish that this book cheers you on, gives you new ideas to thrive with, inspires your creativity and helps you to carry on. You already have the magic within you, and I can’t wait to share all of my inspiration to help you bring it out.
What’s inside ’30 Chic Days at Home’?
Day 1 - Create a cozy nook
Day 2 - Inspire yourself and dream of better days
Day 3 - Scent the air with music
Day 4 - The joy of getting things done
Day 5 - Go on a health retreat
Day 6 - Keep in touch with technology
Day 7 - Lockdown chic
Day 8 - Welcome colour
Day 9 - Read a good book
Day 10 - Create something
Day 11 - Sort your photos
Day 12 - Keep the faith
Day 13 - Have things to look forward to
Day 14 - Rest when you need to
Day 15 - What will you change after this time?
Day 16 - Use your nice things
Day 17 - Set your goals
Day 18 - Learn something
Day 19 - Find your favourite comedy
Day 20 - Be a bright spark
Day 21 - Make do and mend
Day 22 - Self talk
Day 23 - Create order
Day 24 - Go with the flow
Day 25 - Move it baby!
Day 26 - Take a nap
Day 27 - Luxurious mornings
Day 28 - Take the wins
Day 29 - Be different to everyone else
Day 30 - Future plans
Bonus Day - Being feminine around the home
Bonus Day - Keep the home fires burning
21 Ways to be chic at home during difficult times
Welcome to your best summer yet!
This summer is going to be different. This summer you are going to amaze yourself with just how good it can get. You will notice the heat less, have more fun, and find it easier to dress in a way that makes you happy too.
Don't let another year go by when you just tolerate summer instead of really getting the most out of it. Life is too short!
In How to be Chic in the Summer you will find out:
- How to plan for and actually follow through on all the fanciful notions you had at the beginning of summer.
- How to create meals which are quick, easy, healthy, and delicious - it will be a breeze!
- How to curate your best summer wardrobe to feel happy, relaxed, at peace and ready to have fun.
- How to have that vacation feeling every day, even when you're going to work!
- How to feel like you're staying at a luxurious Airbnb - with zero cost and zero travel time.
Best-selling author Fiona Ferris will show you how to elevate your way of living this summer and become that girl. That girl who really squeezes the juice out of life!
Whether you desire to live in a big, expansive, powerful way, or love the thought of a quiet, simple and peaceful life, How to be Chic in the Summer will be your go-to guide for a fabulous season.
Treat yourself to a Kindle copy or paperback today!