Thursday, January 31, 2008

From Billboard To Bag

If you're looking for a truly one-of-a-kind bag, then look no further than these Individual Recycled Billboard Bags by District Cotton. These unique accessories are recycled street and highway advertising banners offered in a wide variety of styles that'll carry you from the beach, to work and anywhere in between.

Pamper Your Pooch

This Moc Croc Double Standing Pet Bowl is perfect for your pampered pooch. The moc croc stand gives a sophisticated and fun twist to your pup's everyday meal. And don't forget to pick up a placemat too. Nobody wants to eat without a's just plain rude.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Get Naughty

Go ahead get naughty. Fiesty and fun to wear best describes the Balconette Fashion Bra by Hanky Panky. Available in Pin Dot/Tiffany Blue, it features a delicate bow with low cup detail and contrast stitching. Complete the mood with the matching Low Rise Thong and Contrast Stitched Garter Belt. With this sexy collection, your significant other will be wishing for some serious alone time.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

One More Won't Hurt

So if you are like me you already have too many sweaters in your closet...but again, if you are like me there's always room for one more. What can I say...I love sweaters, especially this one. Available in Navy, Black, and Heather Flax, this stylish Cashmere Femme Sweater is fashioned in rich Italian cashmere. It features an elastic empire seam with three-quarter sleeves and crew-neck fit making it a welcome addition to any wardrobe. How can you resist?

Warming Heart

Warm your insides and your heart this winter while sipping your hot beverage of choice in this unique Heart Shaped Teacup and Saucer. A delightful gift for the tea lover, this gold trimmed porcelain set features a heart shaped sculpted interior. Treat yourself and celebrate Valentine's Day a little early this year.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Bat Those Lashes

Dramatic Sexy eyes begin with big luscious lashes and that's I'm loving Shu Uemura's Smokey Layers Lashes. Part of the Tokyo Lash Bar Collection, the Smokey Layers Lashes give you extra thick lashes to complete that sexy look you've been going for or can just add a little drama to the look you've already got.

Sweets For Your Sweetie

Bake up some extra special treats for Valentine's Day with the Sweetheart Baking Pan. Made of aluminized steel, the nonstick pan has 12 heart cups with removable bottoms. And for a sweet way to scoop out your little morsels, check out the Heart Icon Spatula. What could be sweeter than baking some sweet treats for your sweetie.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Make A BOLD Impact

Boldly wear, if you dare, the new Vivid Impact Highlighting Mascara by Max Factor. From such sassy color combinations as Burning Bordeaux to Blushing Blue, the double ended wand lengthens and thickens lashes. Perfect for when you're feeling a bit glamorous.

Share Your Flare

Show off your personal style with wall stickers. This Bamboo sticker by Ferm Living dresses up a plain wall. Choose from a variety of colors and style. The possibilities are endless.

The Budget Crunch

With all the talk of money and money issues as of late, I thought I would provide you with 10 steps to budgeting. It's an ugly word but it works.

1. Be realistic. Sure, we could all save a bundle if we didn't have to eat or entertain ourselves. You can cut your grocery bill by up to 15% or so, but a 25% or more reduction in spending is just unrealistic. Plan on spending some money on entertainment, everybody needs some reward.

2. You're budgeting your money to save money. You're doing this for a reason- make it count. Try to save at least 5% of your income each month.

3. Track your actual spending. Don't fall into the trap of setting up a detailed budget and then forget to track against it. Track your spending daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, hourly, whatever- just make sure you're tracking what you actually spend!

4. Make a list of free things to do each month. A concert in the park, hiking on the weekend, volunteer time at a soup kitchen. Be creative.

5. Correcting bad spending habits. You've invested your hard earned money into a budget spreadsheet or budget software, now make it pay off. How do you correct bad spending habits? Discipline and learning from your past mistakes.

6. Plan for the unexpected. Make sure you put aside some emergency funds for unexpected events (medical bills, automobile repair, loss of employment, etc.)

7. Don't panic. If you spend more than you make in a given month, treat it as a lesson learned, not the end of the world.

8. Reward yourself. Try to reward yourself at the end of each month for a job well done. This will help you stick to your goals in the future.

9. Stick with simple budgeting tools. Don't get lost with the latest and greatest budget software that has the most bells and whistles. The more robust the budget program, the more confusing. Keep it simple.

10. Don't let your budget rule your life. The world is stressful enough today, it doesn't need any help from you. Stick to your budget as best you can, learn from your mistakes and try to improve every month.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

It's time to start dropping hints for Valentine's Day. And these gorgeous 14kt White Gold 1/4ct TW Round Diamond Hoop Earrings by Helzberg Diamonds are just what cupid ordered. Let him dazzle you again and again every time you put these hoops of luxury on. Uniquely set with 84 total diamonds on the outside as well as the inside, you're sure to set a shine and sparkle with every turn.

Night Light With A Personal Touch

Capture a moment to cherish a lifetime with a Personalized Carved Night Light by Light Affection. Using an old art form called Lithophanes, a porcelain engraving is delicately carved using your favorite photo, then illuminated by light creating a unique and special gift. A Personalized Light Affection Standing Light is also available in a variety of sizes.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Vans Go Plaid

The Vans U Classic Plaid Slip-On are just the right match for your casual jeans and long sleeve tee. Always in style, these easy slip-ons are fashioned in a colorful cardinal plaid with a rubber sole.

White House Black Market - Preview Sale

Get a Sneak Preview from White House Black Market - All spring previews are ON SALE.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Engrave Your Love FREE

HURRY for a limited time one of my favorite gift giving websites, Red Envelope, is offering FREE ENGRAVING on select items. This is a perfect way to express your love on Valentine's Day.

Have Shea Will Travel

Ready to travel...don't forget to pack your Shea Travel Treasures from L'Occitane. This luxurious set includes Shine Enhancing Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Cream, Body Lotion, Pure Shea Butter, Milk Soap, Lavender Soap, and Shea Butter Hand Cream. Don't leave home without it.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Think Spring....

It may not seem like it but hey it's inevitable..spring is just around the corner. And here is the perfect start to your spring wardrobe is this adorable Faye Top brought to you by Abercrombie & Fitch. It features a scoop neckline, button down placket, with a signature moose logo. What a great top to get you in the mood for SPRING!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Hey Fatty

Yeah I'm talking to your laptop. Apple's MacBook Air ($1,800) just made your laptop a fatty. The MacBook Air — the world’s thinnest notebook computer — measures 0.16 to 0.76 inches and weighs 3.0 pounds. But besides a disc drive, nothings missing. It packs a 13.3-inch widescreen display, a full-size keyboard, an iSight web cam, and an iPhone-like trackpad, five hours of battery life, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Sexy, to say the least. Guess slim is in ... even in notebooks.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Environmently Friendly

Share your commitment to the environment by purchasing a Friends of Al Eco-Tote . More than 50% of profits for each tote will be donated to a combination of global warming charities as well as to American Forests to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Fix Your Finances

With the Mortgage Crisis and the Stock Market falling for the second straight week more and more people are becoming concerned about their finances. Finance Genius provides various tools to help you get your finances on track. There is the Student Loan calculator, debt to income ratio calculator and the one that had my head spinning the impact of minimum payment on credit card tool. They even have a Used Car Warranty. In order to feel stable in this uncertain financial time make sure you get your finances fixed immediately. Go to Finance Genius to find out more and start fixing your finances. Financial freedom will have you telling everyone about Finance Genius.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Let Out Your Inner Monster - ROAR

Clothes are fun but these are hysterical. These roaring sweatshirts sure had me roaring with laughter.I cannot wait to get my hands on one. And it's not as easy as click and order these handmade hoodies must be pre-ordered. So order one of the 4 Monster Hoodies now in time for Valentine's day and show the lil monster in your life how much you love them.

Long Day - Time For A Rub Down

After a long hard day of work, shopping, or whatever the case may be we could all use a relaxing massage. Here is the answer to all of your aches and pains...The Human Touch Massage Chairs. These chairs soothe you from head to to by replicating the human touch with compression, kneading, rolling, percussion, calf massage and foot massage. You will feel relaxed after the penetrating deep tissue massage you control by the remote. It allows you to have full control by selecting one of the programs or customizing your own massage. Whatever you choose your needs will be fully met. Now is the time to get your very own Human Touch Massage Chair and sit back and relax in the lap of luxury while you de-stress and feel all of your worries leave your body.
Massage Chairs

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Entertain Your Inner Child

Well that is their motto...I'm talking about this website I found - Perpetual Kid. Oh my goodness, from the Shower Mic to the Hillary nutcracker I have been laughing non-stop. You should see some of the stuff they have...toast it notes, and yes it looks like toast w/butter, tattoos for the elderly that read arthritis sucks, and so much more. So if you need a laugh, or a great gift check out Perpetual Kid and entertain YOUR inner child you will be glad you did.

Calling All American Idol Wannabees

Humming your tune...dreaming of American you can belt it out in the shower with you very own Shower Mic. It's great not only is it a mic but it's a sponge too! So go ahead soap up and let the music flow...your audience is waiting.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Work It Out - At Home

Yes you too can work home and still see the pounds melt away. Here are some of my top pics that will have your home gym rockin'

Harbinger Medicine Balls - Stay put with their ingenious strap. 6-8-10 lbs you choose.

The FitBall Exercise Ball Chair & Pilates Ball - will have your abs screaming and everyone else envious of your washboard. Get those abs in shape this year.

If you are looking for a little of those expensive gyms in your own home you can check out the tried and true will have you walking and running to fit.

Another winner - Dumbells. Get your biceps and shoulders ready for the summer sleeveless weather.

So there you have it all you need to sweat your heart out at home. So what are you waiting for...get going and get fit!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Panty Sale - Bra Sale OH MY

Ladies, if you are like me my motto is you can NEVER, I repeat NEVER have enough bras and panties. So here is another chance to stock up - Victoria's Secret is having their Semi-Annual Sale. So what are you waiting for get out there and shop now as you know sizes and quantities are limited. Enjoy!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Are YOU Ready To Live Together?

OK it seems to be the topic as of friends and I have been discussing how you know if you are ready to live with someone. I've received a wide variety of answers but everyone seems to say the same thing...It will make or break your relationship. So consider these things before you take the PLUNGE:

1. If you don't know his middle name - DON'T DO IT - So maybe his middle name isn't exactly newsworthy but hey you need to know more about him than he's a hot guy with a nice ass. Although those things defiantly help.

2. You are going to have to work harder at being mysterious - now I'm not talking about the Houdini disappearing acts we all tend to have at one time or another (OK so we ARE just ignoring their calls) it's hard to hide when you live with him. And he will see you at every stage...I'm not talking about just when you are all prim and proper. So if you are willing to work hard at keeping yourself fresh (I suggest by reading this blog) then you are ready to move it.

3. If your relationship is on the rocks, moving in will send it over the edge. OK you all are having issues and you aren't in close quarters EVERYDAY and WEEKENDS too. He annoys you now, so how do you think you are going to feel when he leaved the toilet seat up and toenail clippings on the bathroom floor....believe me you won't be singing his praise - I'm thinking of a scene where clothes are flying from the windows.

Take it from me ... make sure you are ready to move in before you's not something to do on a whim and unless you want the 8- year- living- together- hi- this- is- my -live- in- significant- other for the rest of your life...make sure your relationship is headed where you want it to go...

Be Happier - 10 Easy Ways

Want to feel happier -- Sure you here are some easy ways

1. Share positive feelings
Let your children know how great it feels to spend time with them. Tell your spouse about the compliment your boss paid you. E-mail your best friend to tell her how fondly you remember the camping trip you took last year, and include a silly picture. Sharing happy memories and experiences with others—or even simply anticipating doing so—is one of the most powerful and effective ways to prolong and magnify joy.

2. Build memories
Take mental photographs of memorable moments that you can draw on later. Recall vivid, specific events, and pinpoint what brought you joy.

3. Congratulate yourself
Take pride in a hard won accomplishment. If you spent a year sweating at the gym to reach a fitness goal, bask in your success—and share it with others.

4. Fine tune your senses
Close your eyes while you roll a square of dark chocolate over your tongue or fill your lungs with salty sea air or eavesdrop on your grandchildren's play and laughter.

5. Compare downward
Comparing upward makes us feel deprived, but comparing downward can heighten enjoyment. Think about how things could be worse—or how things used to be worse.

6. Get absorbed
Some joyful moments seem to call for conscious reflection and dissection.

7. Fake it till you make it
Putting on a happy face—even if you don't feel like it—actually induces greater happiness, says Bryant. So be exuberant.

8. Seize the moment
Some positive events come and go quickly—a surprise toast to your accomplishments at work, your daughter's sweet 16 party.

9. Avoid killjoy thinking
The world has enough pessimists. Short circuit negative thoughts that can only dampen enjoyment, such as self recriminations or worries about others' perceptions.

10. Say thank you
Cultivate an "attitude of gratitude."

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Looking For The Perfect Shave...

It's no secret men and women alike are in searh of the "perfect shave." No cuts, no bumps, etc. well now Anthony Logistics has put together the Perfect Shave Kit for Men. It has all of the essential ingredients including cleanser, cream and balm all in a great bag. So go ahead and shave away.

Pumping Iron and Mountain Pose

Looking for a new way to slim down, firm up and destress from head to toe then get ready for Iron Yoga. Iron Yoga combines the benefits of yoga with weight training.

The Iron Yoga Warm-Up Sequence is designed to awaken your muscles and prepare your body for the invigorating workout that follows. Most important, this sequence will help you connect with all the muscle groups of your body. Developing a steady breathing rhythm and synchronizing the movement with the breath are the essence of Iron Yoga.
The foundation pose for this warm-up is one of the most basic yoga poses ‑- Mountain Pose. Mountain Pose improves your posture and focus. Chair pose, which you'll also be doing in this sequence, generates heat and warmth in your body. After eight breaths in this pose, your legs will be screaming! Classes are starting to pop up everywhere - check out your local health club for an Iron Yoga class near you. And if you want to try it at home check out this great Iron Yoga DVD.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Swango Swap

If you're like me I wasn't sure what Swango was when I first heard about it, after finding out it is something I want to pass along to my fellow shoppers because it will change your life....or at least the way you shop. So what is Swango - it is an online swapping market. YES an online clothing swapping market. You can get everything from Womens, Juniors to Mens clothing - it's wonderful and must have been sent to us from the heavens. And there is more...for every item you purchase a portion of the transaction fee goes to Dignity U Wear which provides clothes to families in need. So shop now, shop often and spread the love at Swango. Thanks to my friends at for opening my eyes to this wonderful site.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Make Money From Your Computer - NO JOKE

So maybe you are a fellow blogger and you are looking for a way to not only enjoy your hobby but get paid for it too. Well I have found the answer it's Pay-Per-Post where you get paid to blog. Yes, that's right get paid to do something you love. It's really easy just sign up (FREE) and submit your blog. Once it is approved you start earning money. And I know I am not alone when I say we all can use a little extra money. Now you may think to your self how much can you really earn...well that depends on the offers but I haven't seen one less than $5 and some of them are in the $20 range. So what are you waiting for get out there and start getting paid to blog. Who knows you could earn enough to pay off those credit cards or save for that vacation you have wanted to the link and start earning

SAKS Sale - SAKS Sale

Check out this glorious Designer Sale from Saks where you can save UP TO 70%. They have a great selection of cocktail know the ones you should wear when mixing up some of those Nutritious Drinks. In the Men's store they have luxurious D&G suits on sale and an abundance of shirts. All in all this looks like a great sale but I must agree with Purse Blog the selection of purses is definitely ho-hum. Enjoy this sale online or in stores.

Slimming Vacations...Who Knew

Forget the typical travel binge—these fitness spas will ensure you come home from your trip in better shape than you left.

We've blamed countless vacations for unexpected weight gain: too many plates of pasta in Rome, too many nights of tapas in Madrid. Our dream scenario would be to return from a fabulous trip without having gained a dress size—or even better, having lost one. Fitness vacations provide that chance, a rare opportunity both to experience a new place ... and to come back with a markedly improved outlook on life and, hopefully, some fabulously fitting jeans.

The Ashram (, in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains, promises "a commitment of a week ... a change of a lifetime.” With Oprah Winfrey, Ashley Judd and Cindy Crawford all touted as past participants, it has the celebrity clientele to suggest that there's truth behind the marketing.

Despite the $4,000 price tag for a weeklong stay, the Ashram is no cushy, ultra-luxe spa. Full days begin at 6 a.m. and include three hours of yoga and self-improvement seminars in the evening—as well as long hikes, weight training and meditation sessions during the day. The Ashram suggests setting your weight-loss goals at around 10 pounds; carefully monitored diets featuring the locally produced, all-vegetarian organic food created by the Ashram’s kitchen make this target much easier to achieve.

The Hilton Head Health Institute ( wants to be clear: It's not a weight-loss boot camp. Unlike the institute, boot camps do not typically combine weight-loss programs with equally intensive spa amenities, such as deep tissue or hot stone massages. The institute’s allegiance to comfort also extends to its menus. Don't expect daily portions of organic gruel; the meals emphasize gourmet preparations of low-carb, low-fat and lean-protein dishes that include plenty of vegetables and fruit.

Overwhelmed, overworked, overstressed women looking for an opportunity to rethink their fitness choices may want to check out Green Mountain at Fox Run (, a weight-loss program in pretty Ludlow, Vt. The female-only environment promises a chance to discuss issues, such as emotional eating and body image, that specifically affect women who grapple with weight difficulties while attending to their families and time-consuming professional commitments. Eating strategies are taught alongside weight-training techniques, and daily hikes make use of the property's sprawling 26-acre grounds.

These are just few of the spa that will help you shed your winter weight.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Healthy Buzz....

Looking for a way to keep your New Year's resolution without giving up drinking? Well, that seems to be the philosophy of a crafty crew of mixologists featured below. If you're going after the buzz, why not fill the drink with ingredients that carry some benefits? Here's to your health, bottoms up.

Pepper Delicious
3 rings sliced red bell pepper
6-8 leaves fresh mint
2 oz Aviation gin
1 oz fresh lime juice
¾ oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)

In a shaker glass, combine two pepper rings and the mint leaves and press firmly with a muddler to pulverize the peppers. Add the gin, lime juice, syrup, and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with the remaining pepper ring. This great drink comes from from Ryan Magarian, president of Liquid Relations, Portland, OR

The benefit: A diet high in vitamin C, carotenoids, and lycopene (all of which are amply supplied in red peppers) reduces the incidence of chronic disease and death, according to a Spanish study of 41,000 people.

1 Tbsp whole blueberries
½ oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz Ty Ku, an Asian-inspired liqueur made with sake
1 oz limoncello
2 oz pomegranate juice

In a rocks glass, combine the blueberries and lemon juice and muddle the berries to extract the juice. Add ice until the glass is half full, top with the remaining ingredients, and stir. Snagged this one from the Four Seasons, New York, NY

The benefit: In a Preventive Medicine Research Institute study, heart patients' health improved after they drank antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice.

The Rabbit Hole
3 oz fresh carrot juice
½ oz fresh cucumber juice
½ oz Cynar, an Italian herbal liqueur
1 oz Square One organic vodka
1 sprig sage

Combine the liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with the sage sprig. You can shake this one with Greg Best, mixologist at Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta, GA

The benefit: Lutein, which is found in carrots, can reduce your risk of cancer, says an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study.

2008 Who Will You Choose?

So are you struggling who to vote for? Which candidate reflects your views? Check out this Candidate Matchmaker first found on Fox 29. It asks you approximately 20 questions and then shows you your match. Check it out...If nothing else it's fun and provides a lot of valuable information.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Laser Hair Removal - At Home - Yeah Right

Ok to say I was skeptical when I first saw the TRIA Personal Laser Hair Removal device would be an understatement. Immediately I thought to myself "this is just another over-priced scam preying on my fellow dark haired damsels." But me being me I researched further and dug deept to find all the information I could about this product. Reading the site I found all the same restrictions and precautions they tell you when considering laser hair removal. Don't use if your sunburn, or if you have tan, dark, self-tanned skin, or on medication that makes you sensitive to light and the list goes on and on. Kind of makes you wonder if laser hair removal is really worth it...but then I stumbled upon Nadine Baggott's review and according to Nadine it seems to work. Check it out here. Even though it's a hefty price to pay can you really put a price tag on being hair free.

Hate Your Job? 5 Resons to MOVE ON and UP

Five Reasons To Find a New Job in 2008

If you’re like many professionals, you daydream about leaving your underwhelming job to find a more-fulfilling (or at least better-paying) one, but you never do. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t put off your job search one more day.

You'll Stress Less

These days, work and stress are synonymous. A 2007 survey by ComPsych Corporation found stress is rampant in the workplace. Sixty percent of workers said they have high levels of stress with symptoms of extreme fatigue and feeling out of control. Another 33 percent said they have constant but manageable stress. That's a lot of headaches.

What's the biggest cause of all this tension? The study cited "people issues" as the No. 1 work stressor, followed by workload and work/life balance. It's proven that stress can harm your mental and physical health, so save yourself by finding a new job.

You'll Advance Your Career

Take the next step up that proverbial ladder. Workers may have more negotiating power with employers than they think. Eighty-one percent of hiring managers said it was difficult to find qualified candidates 12 months ago, and 91 percent said recruiting is equally or more challenging today, according to the 2007 Employment Dynamics and Growth Expectations (EDGE) Report by and Robert Half International. More than half of hiring managers who are having trouble recruiting cited a shortage of qualified professionals as the primary culprit.
You'll Make More MoneyAll signs point to fatter paychecks in 2008. Nearly two-in-five hiring managers plan to increase starting salaries in the next year to attract new talent, according to the EDGE Report. Plus, the Department of Labor reports annual compensation costs (what employers spend on wages, salaries and benefits) for civilian workers increased 3.3 percent for the year ended September 2007. And, average hourly earnings increased from $16.91 in October 2006 to $17.58 in October 2007. Take advantage of this knowledge and use it in negotiating your new starting salary.

You'll Get Better Benefits

Although economic pressures are increasing, employers are becoming more committed to offering more and better benefits packages to attract and retain talent. Thirty percent of hiring managers reported their firms have instituted new policies and programs to increase staff retention rates in the last 12 months, up from 23 percent this time last year, according to the same Half report. The primary measures taken included offering pay raises, bonuses, better benefits and more flexible schedules. In addition, Prudential Financial's study "Employee Benefits: 2006 & Beyond" looked at current and future employee needs and how employers plan to respond to them. Eighty percent of employers say it's important to offer and subsidize a wide range of employee benefits. Be prepared: Although more companies are offering more diversified benefits, workers may see more costs shifted from employer to employee, especially in voluntary benefits.

You'll Have More Time

Isn't it time you improve your commute? Fifty-nine percent of workers surveyed by admit to experiencing road rage while traveling to and from work. With 128 million commuters in the United States that's a lot of road rage. It seems your commute is only going to get worse according to "Commuting in America III" by Alan Pisarski published by the Transportation Research Board. The average national travel times grew to 25.5 minutes in 2000, up from 22.4 in 1990 and 21.7 in 1980. That time is increasing even though more people are leaving for work between 5 a.m. and 6:30 a.m to beat rush hour. Find something closer to home, or better yet, become one of the 4 million Americans already working from home.

So go ahead - FIND A NEW JOB today and you will thank yourself for it later

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Pamper Yourself with these STEALS and DEALS

Just in ... Here are the latest Steals and Deals - WHITE SALE - Up to 70% off Bed & Bath Products - Sounds to me like a new down comforter is calling or how about "sink into and fill your head with fairy tale dreams" pillows...check it out.

Bath & Body Works - This week HOME FRAGRANCES buy one get one FREE and $5 Cleansers and Moisturizers. So go ahead spend that gift card and pamper yourself

Monday, January 7, 2008

Love Thy Hands

With the wind howling and winter in full effect these days you must protect your hands. Treat your loving hands that plant the seeds of peace with this one of kind gift set. Whether it involves greeting, preparing meals or dialing our favorite people our "hands" help create daily memories. With this Love your Hands Gift set from Carol's Daughter you hands will give you a thumbs up. Start with the Lemon & Jojoba cuticle oil to soften cuticles, then exfoliate and massage hands with Ginger Mint Manicure in a Jar for a silky smooth feel, then file and buff your nails. Finally for even longer-lasting moisture seal in the Lemon & Rose Hand Cream. This is the ultimate hand treatment.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Webhosting Anyone...

So I have been blogging for some time now and a friend of mine has been talking to me about my site and how it is managed. He too blogs and if I may say, he is really good at it. He runs a small business, maintains a blog, and still works a full time job. With that being said, we ofter talk about the pros and cons of webhosting. Me being totally hosting illerate turned to web hosting choice which helped me chose the right web hosting solution. The site was really easy to navigate, it asks some narrowing questions and then up pops your solutions. You ultimatley make the final decsion but it gives great suggestions. It made this girl who loves to blog feel a little more tech savvy.

Lancome - FREE Shipping & Samples

Check out Lancome. For a limited time they are offering not only free shipping but also free samples. To take advantage of this great offer you must enter HIGHDEF at the check out.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Oprah Goes GREEN

On Friday Oprah show that "going green" is more than just a catch phrase. Going green is essential to our existence on Earth. It's not a fad it's a reality. We need to make better decisions about our consumption and what we do with our waste. Here are some facts:

  • Carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and coal) to generate electricity and run our automobiles, heat houses and power factories, is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. (Source: Climate Change Information Kit, UNEP)

  • A single washing machine cycle uses up to 100 litres of water (22 gallons) - and the average family uses their washing machine five times a week . That's 26,000 litres (5,720 gallons) in a year. (Source: Southern Water website)

  • While recycling has grown in general, recycling of specific materials has grown even more drastically: 50 percent of all paper, 34 percent of all plastic soft drink bottles, 45 percent of all aluminum beer and soft drink cans, 63 percent of all steel packaging, and 67 percent of all major appliances are now recycled.

Oprah showcased her favorite GREEN things. Here are some:

  • Ecobags--Bringing your own bag when shopping saves plastic bags. Visit

  • Mrs. Meyers cleaning supplies--All of their cleaning supplies are made with natural essential oils, are biodegradable and phosphate-free. For more, visit

  • Shaklee--This company has been producing natural cleaning products—everything from dryer sheets to stain removers—for 50 years. Call 800-670-6251 or visit to save 33 percent on the Shaklee Healthy Home pack and 15 percent off all other items at Shaklee.

  • GE Energy Smart light bulbs--GE Energy Smart bulbs use 70 to 75 percent less energy than incandescent light bulbs and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. For example, by using a 26-watt compact fluorescent light bulb—equivalent to a 100-watt incandescent light bulb—users can save up to $59 on energy costs over the life of the bulb. Saving energy saves money and is better for the environment.

Stay Tuned for more tips on Going Green in 2008

Wearing A Bump and Fabulous

Halle Berry has been shining in designer in everything from Dolce & Gabbana to Versace to Roberto Cavalli since she's been with child and wow! Is she workin' it or what?! I don't think I've seen pregnancy look this great on anyone since Heidi Klum. I've heard Halle say that she thinks she can get away with NOT wearing maternity until about her 9th month. I think she might be right. I ain't mad at her. She's fabulous.

Britany Going Balistic?

Once again Britany Spears is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Her latest incident with the police involved being under the influence of an "unknown substance." Cops were called to the popnightmare's home in Beverly Hills this evening, after she reportedly refused to return custody of her two kids to their father's bodyguard. When will Britany realize she needs real professional help to not only help herself but her children too. She is doing them a great disservice making them a part of her living nightmare. Get Help Britany!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Sophia Bush - Do It Cheap

Links to each item: Boots, Pants, Braclets, Bag, Sweater

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Bringing It Back

Whatever is old is cool again. Not to mention hot. If you find basic high-heel pumps a bit boring, or if you'd just like to add a little retro sole to your repertoire, take a walk on the wilder side. There's a real Old Hollywood vibe to many of these designs and a bold glamour that somehow works perfectly with the clean lines and austere palette of this season's top fashion trends. Playfully revealing peep-toes continue to tempt us (and yes, we can pair them with opaque tights during the colder months), but check out those nattily styled t-strap pumps for even more nostalgic cred. Ankle and criss-cross strappy pairs are probably the sexiest of the crop, but don't forget that more subtle style, the slingback. (It's so streamlined and ladylike that you can easily wear it to the office, but it'll be party-pretty as well.) Peep-toe cutouts, and all manner of strap configurations, are topping every shoe design imaginable — from casual flats to stratospheric wedges — so you're bound to find your perfect pair. Here's is one you should check out: Madeline Chatterbox

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Steal This Look From Rachel Bilson

Check out this look from Rachel Bilson - Click the links to get the items - Shoes Jeans Bag Shirt Sweater Scarf

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year

To all those who have touched my life this past year - thank you
To the friends I have been able to reconnect with you - I cherish you
And to all of those I have grown closer to you - may we experience the joys of 08 together

For 2008 may you work hard, love harder
cry a little, laugh a lot more
live for the moment, yet impact each day
kiss often, and hug every chance you get
be yourself not what others think you should be
live up to your potential because it is endless
make sure you smile everyday - as you are alive
so don't spend the day killing others
Love yourself
Love your family
Love those who truly care about you
Bring peace
make a difference this year
be selfless

May your 2008 be filled with all of you dreams and desires
and as you celebrate surround yourself with TRUE friends and Family
one day they will be all that you have
Cherish those who cherish you

In peace, love and good fortune

Happy New Year!

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