Sunday, March 28, 2010
The internet is overflowing with bargains, coupons and free offers. It can be overwhelming trying to find a good deal. So here is list I have put together to help.
*For bargains and advice for babies: http://www.babygoodbuys.com/
*For greeting cards: http://www.123greetings.com/
*For financial planning: http://www.mint.com/
*For coupons,deals and giveaways: http://www.northerncheapskate.com/
*For buy-one, get one free vouchers: http://www.coupons.com/
*For info on college classes without a hefty price tag: http://www.ocw.mit.edu/
*For a free account to call and see one another (you'll need a webcam) : http://www.skype.com/
*For music based on your personal tastes: http://www.pandora.com/
*For free printable crosswords: http://www.bestcrosswords.com/
*For free books to enjoy on your computer: http://www.questia.com/
*For a virtual make-over: http://www.taaz.com/
*For deals on cruises: http://www.cruisesonly.com/
*For grocery coupons: http://www.smartsource.com/
*For general coupons ,site is updated 3X daily: http://www.couponcabin.com/
I'm sure there are more good sites out there for saving money. Do you have a favorite you would like to share with us?
Monday, March 22, 2010
These help prevent straps from cutting into your feet. Thin strips add comfort to your favorite shoes and sling backs and are a perfect fit on all your thin shoe straps.
Tip Toes (http://footpetals.com/) These will stop your feet from sliding forward. Hate that ugly overhang & toe scrunch? Step in style with these flower-shaped ball-of-foot cushions and go from working all day to dancing the night away!
Spenco Run/Walk Insoles (http://www.zappos.com/)
For walking, running and jogging. Special “heel strike" cushioning delivers optimum shock absorption for repetitive rear foot impact. Use these for extra cushioning in your shoes. You can trim the toe area to fit your shoe. These insoles help absorb shock, reduce friction and improve overall foot comfort. I wouldn't recommend this model for support, just soft cushioning.
These are awesome portable ballet flats that fold and fit in a small pouch. You can carry this pouch in your purse and have easy access to a comfortable and stylish solution when your feet hurt from wearing high heels.
FOOTGLIDE® Foot Formula balm guards feet from rubbing by shoes, sandals, boots, heels, and footwear that cause hot spots and chafing. It helps prevent and relieve chafed, chapped or cracked skin, helps feet feel moisturized.
(What do you think of those new gladiator sandals?)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
They have done small things like written letters to favorite aunts and uncles. The gals have done many other things like making a scrapbook for a friend’s son’s funeral and buying diapers for a harried mother. Each act of kindness they feel makes the world a happier place.
This was supposed to be a challenge for them for a month but they have decided to extend it throughout the year. They are blogging about it at http://www.shifttheworldwithjessandgrace.wordpress.com Their stories are inspiring and fun to read.
I’m going to join the ShiFT! How hard can it be to do something good for someone else each day. It may take some effort but what fun it will be to see the results! Care to join me and all the other “ShiFTers” out there?
Sunday, March 14, 2010
In a day and age where money is tight and free time is hard to come by being charitable can be difficult. That’s why Spirit Jump has been working tirelessly to find effective and important ways for people to give back. If you can make a card then you can make a difference.
Hey, after doing the post on dancing shoes I have noticed them in a few new places. Our Sunday paper today had an ad for these shoes ("Kimball" flats) at Nordstroms for $49.95. I also saw them online at Macy's for $49.00. So for just a few bucks and some creativity of your own, you can have almost the same designer look for cheap! Who doesn't like that?
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
If you'd like to give these a try, head over to her blog for the complete tutorial and more examples of her handiwork. http://www.ow.ly/1iKuf
Soon you'll be dancing around the house in your special shoes!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a
redeemed social condition;
to know even one life
has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson--
That about says it all. Have a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I have never liked my eyebrows. They want to do their own thing and so I have basically plucked a few strays and otherwise neglected them. After having David work his magic on them I decided to check into more tips on getting gorgeous brows.
*To find where your eyebrows should start, hold a pencil vertically against the side of your nose. Tweeze any hairs between your brows.
*Your brows should peak at the outer edge of your iris. Slant the pencil from the center of your mouth,past the edge of your nose, to the outside of your iris.
*To find where your brows should end, tilt the pencil 45 degrees from the tip of your nose to the outer corner of your eye.
*Comb your brows upward.
*Pluck strays in the direction of growth near the root. It takes about 30 days for hair to regrow. (I'm positive mine grows faster!)
*Color in your brows. (David did this for me--I had never done this before.) For my dark brows, I would go a shade lighter than my actual color. For lighter brows, go a shade darker.
*Fill in sparse brows with a pencil.
* Tame unruly brows with a little clear gel. (I'm going to try this for sure.)
You'll need to decide if you want to groom your eyebrows at home or get them done at the salon. If your preference is home then tweezing is the best option. Self-threading works well too but is not very easy to learn. (I had never heard of this before.) At the salon you have a wide range of options from waxing to threading. Some good salons also offer stencil shaping of eyebrows t in addition to the usual tweezing and trimming.
So there you have it. No need to neglect those brows anymore. Now, for an after picture... Ok, so these aren't really mine. But I'm hoping with a little work, that mine will look better than the first picture! :)