Thursday, February 28, 2008
Kelly Rowland is a beautiful R&B singer, with her amazing voice she makes ears around the world smile. Kelly has always loved her voice but that wasn't the case with her breasts. Being an A cup she didn't feel like that was enough. So she did what a lot of women are doing these days...she got a "boob job." Going from an A cup to a B cup doesn't seem like a big difference to most but they look natural and for some that is all they want - an enhanced natural look. While some may say breast agumentations are ridiculous others flock to the plastic surgeons and have had multiple augmentations. For me multiple augmentations is a little overboard however I feel if you are happy with yourself and just want a little Breast Augmentation and/or enhancement who am I to judge. Just don't think that getting bigger boobs or your tummy tucked or any cosmetic surgery is going to COMPLETELY CHANGE YOUR LIFE because it isn't. And make sure you are doing it for yourself...not to get a partner, or gain attention, etc. because you will be disappointed and the amount of pain isn't worth it. So go ahead flaunt what you have or enhance it and flaunt it just the same. Either way LOVE YOURSELF!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
We have all faced the ugly slew of bills we receive every month forcing us to relive all the purchase of the prior month. Uhh, mine looks like an outfit to go out, accessories, oh the perfect shirt I just have to have...a new pair of not-so-needed shoes, dinner out with friends that lead to drink and then some late night munchies. And the list goes on because I tend to spend money on things I don't necessarily need...but more or less WANT. And that is why at the end of every month I get this sick feeling - well that is I used to get this sick feeling. I changed my ways...well the fact of matter is I owed it to myself because if I didn't do it I would be drowning in debt with no room to store all of my stuff.
How did I do it? Debt Management is the way to go. And there are several ways to manage your debt...you can check on the Internet for a Debt Management company, Debt Consolidation etc. There are plenty of them, or you could tighten your belt and do it yourself. It can be done but you need to be able to step back and take a hard look at your spending, and that's the easy part. What is hard comes next, changing your ways. OK so you go to the mall and pick up the things you need GREAT JOB, and then you are at Target and you pick up a few things but you see this great sale on sunglasses and you really WANT them but should you. NO resist temptation!! Remember your debt management plan - stick to it and you can become debt free. If you need additional help find a company that suits your needs...there are plenty. Good Luck it is a tough job but it will lead to financial freedom! Debt Management
Monday, February 25, 2008
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Change your light bulbs. We're sure you've heard this before -- and we know it's tempting to buy the four-pack of bulbs for $2 -- but compact fluorescent bulbs use two-thirds less energy and last 10 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
The payoff:If Americans replaced just one bulb in their home, it would save enough energy to light 2.5 million homes in one year and prevent an amount of greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of 800,000 cars.
Bring your own mug to Starbucks. You'll get a 10-cent discount, and it's one less paper cup to end up in a landfill. While you're there, pick up some free bags of spent coffee grounds to use as "green" fertilizer in your garden.
The payoff:The store won't create more waste when they throw away a cup, and you can start growing carbon dioxide-eating plants au naturale.
Save water. Run the dishwasher only when it's full, and don't pre-rinse dishes (a waste of time, water, and energy). But the real water drain is the shower -- take shorter ones (and take them together!).
The payoff:By skipping pre-rinse, you'll save 200 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released and $40 a year. And by taking shorter showers, you'll conserve 350 pounds of CO2 and keep about $100 in your pocket each year.
Look into low-flow shower heads. They still have great pressure but conserve gallons of water from each shower.
Turn off your computer. When in standby mode, your PC is still using energy. In fact, 75 percent of electricity used in your home comes from electronics that are turned off. Stop this phantom electro rush by plugging your computer into a power strip and shutting down completely at the end of the day. Also, remove your iPod, digital camera, and phone chargers from outlets when not in use.
The payoff:Turning off a 75-watt monitor for 40 hours a week might only save $4.38 a month, but it reduces CO2 (greenhouse gas emissions) by 750 pounds, burning 450 fewer pounds of coal each year!
Cancel catalogs. Many of us have a steady flow of unwanted and unsolicited junk mail, catalogs, and magazines. Let's say everyone in New York City received 10 a month: That would make 240,248 tons of paper waste! Call 888-5-OPTOUT or get off the lists at NewDream.org. Make sure to recycle what you do receive. Find out where to recycle in your area at Earth911.org.
The payoff:Less energy is spent on creating paper (which kills trees we need) and less trash is created when we can reuse products. The immediate return? Less clutter at home!
Reuse plastic bags. Instead of chucking 100 billion plastic sacks a year (wow!), try and get a second, third, or tenth use out of them. Tote your lunch to work or your groceries home, or at least use them as garbage bags. Better yet, next time you shop, try a reusable bag. Learn how at ReusableBags.com.
The payoff:You're reducing pollution. The amount of oil it would take to make just 14 plastic bags would run your car for one mile.
Green your car. The next time you're in the market for a new car, check out an eco option like a hybrid model -- whatever you do, don't get an SUV. In the meantime, take care of your current ride with regular tune-ups and properly inflated tires.
The payoff:Driving a 13-mile-per-gallon SUV wastes more energy in one year than if you left your refrigerator door open for six years! Getting regular tune-ups, performing maintenance, and having clean air filters will help you burn less gas and therefore pollute the air less. And properly inflated tires could save around 2 billion gallons of gas each year.
Use recycled paper...in the bathroom. Most of the TP we use is made from virgin trees found in forests previously untouched by humans. Seeing as trees absorb carbon dioxide, we'd get better use from them living than we would as a roll in the powder room.
The payoff:If every household in America replaced one roll of toilet paper with a recycled postconsumer waste roll, 424,000 trees would still be standing. Look for eco paper towels and napkins too. If every household used recycled napkins, we would spare one million trees.
Buy energy-efficient appliances. The old fridge conked out. Great! Replace it with an Energy Star appliance (EnergyStar.gov) and you'll use at least 15 percent less energy and water in your home. It might be a little pricier to buy, but you'll be saving money on your utility bills and helping the environment.
The payoff:If we all installed one Energy Star appliance, it would be like planting 1.7 million acres of new trees.
Plant a tree. Adding green to your garden is aesthetically -- and earth -- pleasing.
The payoff:Just one tree (native to your region) will help make cleaner air and save the environment from 5,000 pounds of hot carbon dioxide each year.
Give and voice your support. Contribute or volunteer with the green organization of your choice. And tell a friend to do the same. Some we like: OnePercentForThePlanet.org, SaveOurEnvironment.org, SierraClub.org, and ConservationFund.org. Sign the "Emissions Petition" at EnvironmentalDefense.org, and send the message to your local government representatives that you want to undo global warming.
The payoff:Together time. Oh, and feeling like you're doing something about this Earth-destroying epidemic.
Monday, February 18, 2008
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There's still time to surprise your sweetheart for Valentine's Day with a gift from one of these merchants:
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Martha Stewart Flowers - Valentine's Day Sale
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Wal-Mart - Bouquets starting at $29.98
JustFlowers - $10 off w/code JF2008
To help you get your fortune cookie style on, I've put together a list of my favorite accessories (sure to bring you good fortune, and hopefully a few compliments):
"Confucius Says You Suck" Fortune Tee at smartasscookie.com
"Eat Me" Fortune Cookie Boy Short Panties at fortuneteeshirt.com
Amy Secrest Fortune Cookie Bracelet at shanalogic.com
Rachel Leigh Fortune Cookie Necklace at shopbop.com
Silver Fortune Cookie Key Ring at papershowcase.com
Handmade Plush Fortune Cookie at tafriendly.com
Jimmy Crystal Black Fortune Cookie Pill Box at jcbling.com
Fortune Cookie Coin Purse at plumparty.com
Just make sure it’s in a cute satchel:
The D&G Dolce & Gabbana Poppy Satchel is perfect for those Spring days when you want a girly-girl look; it’s cute, it’s romantic, and oh so chic with the white, red, and tan canvas combo. It’s trimmed with gold-tone hardware and just large enough to carry those sandals to your weekend getaway of choice.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Hurry up while supplies last.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
1. Put it in writing: Edie Raether, author of Sex for the Soul says, "A handmade card means much more than an expensive gift. It is the thought that counts!"
3. Those who listen get to have deeper, more meaningful connections. If you show a genuine interest, they will go to a deeper level of sharing with you.
5. Find out your date's favorite childhood meal and fix some surprise comfort food.
7. Write a love letter. Tell that special someone not what you like about them, but how and why what you like makes your life better.
8. Send flowers—even to men. Not your style? Send a bouquet of balloons - they cheer anyone up.
Using any of these tips will ensure that your date always feels honored, respected and valued. And that is something you always want to accomplish. For more romantic tips visit Romance For Everyone . Also, always remember to always be honest to yourself and the other person and your love will be sure to flourish. Don't let breakups get you down.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Pedaling along on the stationary bike minding my own business I was struck by an ad in the magazine I was reading. It was for Jennie-O and had a picture of a delicious piece of lasagna on it. I dog-eared the page and vowed I would visit the site when I returned home. I did and I was shocked to find a wonderful site promoting the consumption of turkey. It provides great recipes, tips, and Jennie-O turkey products you can find in your local grocery store. With less fat than ground beef Jennie-O's turkey products will help you achieve your fitness goals. Gobble, Gobble
Exercise - As much as we try to fight it ...this one is true. Not only does it increase your energy level it boosts brain activity. Aim for 20 minutes a day 3 times a week. And yes fast walking the length of the mall DOES COUNT!
Tyrosine supplements - Tyrosine is an aino acid that acts like caffeine without the downsides. It keeps you up and you don't have to worry about crashing.
Acupuncture - ok so the thought of getting tiny pins stuck in me just doesn't really appeal to me but I've heard it works wonders. They say the pins not only give the feeling of released energies it also increases energy levels.
Nap - This one is my favorite and while in college I was on a two nap schedule. It worked wonders not only did I achieve scholastically it enabled me to satisfy my late night activities. Napping recharges your battery. And the best part you only need 20-30 minutes. Get some zzZ s reap the rewards.
BUSTERS - beware these zap your energy faster than you can fall asleep
Stress- When prolonged and unresolved, it can cause the adrenal glands to stop producing as much cortisol. Low levels of cortisol can leave you feeling lethargic.
Winter Darkness- Lack of energy is the number one complaint during the winter months and has been known to cause Seasonal Affective Disorder. Now that's an excuse to head to a warm, sunny vacation spot.
Boredom-We know about "burnout" from doing to much but there is also "boreout" caused from doing to little. The longer you are bored, the less energy you have and the more likely this temporary feeling can become permanent.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
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You watch the red flags glare back at you, but gosh, he’s just so good-looking. So you dismiss them in favor of seeing where the relationship will go. The problem with turning a blind eye to those red flags of a relationship in the making is that eventually they’ll come back to haunt you. You could end up hurt and resentful, even though it was you who could have prevented it. The following are six red flags and warning signals of a doomed relationship.
Find out why the following relationship red flags should have you saying “Next!” when it comes to embarking on a new relationship.
1. He still lives at home
More and more adults are still living at home these days.So if it’s more common, should it really be considered a relationship red flag?Yes! Men who still live at home are usually in no hurry to grow up, become independent or financially responsible. Are those the kind of traits you really want in a future partner?
2. He never invites you over
He’s quick to suggest hanging out at your place but never offers up his own digs.This could clearly be a sign of concealment and should definitely be considered as a relationship red flag.Maybe his home includes a family he’s not telling you about. Or maybe he's a hopeless slob whose home resembles the aftermaths of a hurricane. Never inviting you over (or never wanting to be seen in public with you, not giving you contact info, giving you vague answers, etc.) could mean he’s cheating on someone else or it could simply mean that he’s embarrassed of something.Whatever it is, you want a potential future partner to be open and honest with you about simple things.
3. He’s moving too quickly.Be aware of someone who moves at the speed of light when trying to win you over.Moving too quickly is usually a sign that he’s uncomfortable being by himself or he’s looking for a woman to help solve his problems. Asking for intimacy or marriage too quickly or spilling loads of very personal information all point to desperation.
If you do nothing else, at least take heed of these relationship red flags, no matter how great his other attributes may be.It could be the difference between inevitable heartache and happiness with another man who only flies with the color green.
Monday, February 4, 2008
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Friday, February 1, 2008
With the Superbowl around the corner tasty treats will have your kitchen buzzing...but who wants to consume all the grease and fat...not me. So here is a revised recipe that will have your fans cheering.
Boneless Buffalo Wings
Sink your teeth into these spicy chicken breast tenders instead of the traditional, skin-on buffalo wings. The saturated fat and sodium has been dramatically cut in this Super Bowl party favorite and added a generous serving of crunchy vegetables with a lighter version of blue cheese dip.
Serves: 8 (2 wings, 1/2 cup vegetables, 2 tablespoons dip each)
Preparation time: 40 minutes
3 tablespoons nonfat buttermilk
3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce, such as Frank's Red Hot, divided
3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar, divided
2 pounds chicken tenders
6 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
6 tablespoons cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
2 cups peeled carrot sticks
2 cups celery sticks
1. Whisk buttermilk, 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce and 2 tablespoons vinegar in a large bowl until combined. Add chicken; toss to coat. Transfer to the refrigerator and let marinate for at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.2. Meanwhile, whisk flour and cornmeal in a shallow dish. Whisk the remaining 1 tablespoon hot sauce and 1 tablespoon vinegar in a small bowl.3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and roll in the flour mixture until evenly coated. (Discard remaining marinade and flour mixture.) Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with cayenne.4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the chicken, placing each in a little oil. Cook until golden brown and cooked through, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and chicken, reducing the heat if necessary. Transfer to the platter. Drizzle the chicken with the reserved hot sauce mixture.