Monday, April 30, 2012

Has Ann Romney Had a Make-Over?

Has Ann Romney had a major make-over?  She has looked alot better lately.  I know she has lightened her hair.  She has had a possible chin suck--say good bye to her double chin.  She has painted her nails.  She looks a lot younger.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tell Them You Love Them

I have been a mother for over 30 years and I believe that you can never tell your children enough how much you love them.  You need to tell them every morning until evening how much you love them and care about them. For every negative you must say three positives.  You need to tell them what you want them to do NOT what you don't want them to do. Watch your language with your children.  Positive reinforcement is so much better than negative. Remember that teens need boundaries.  They might look like adults but they are not!  It is crucial to have sit down dinners every night.  Your dinner table is an alter to your family.  It is where the days events can be shared and memories formed.  It is essential to bond together at the end of a day and recall the days joys and sorrows.  Studies have shown that families that eat regularly together are less likely to have drug or moral issues with their children.  Encourage independence and accountability.  Go to all of their parent teacher conferences. Express your gratitude often.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cleaning is the Best Exercise

Spring into cleaning!  It is finally spring and it is time to smell the cherry blossoms and air out the old. Deep cleaning is in order and while that doesn't sound too fun, turn up the music and get your body moving.  You can actually burn some calories while cleaning.  You'll see results for both you and your home!  I find it funny that people will go to the gym for hours while neglecting their own home chores  and duties.  Spend time at home burning calories in a productive way.  Assuming a weight of 130 pounds, here is a list of calories burned for each hour of chores:
1.  Make your bed-59 calories
2.  Dusting-89 calories
3.  Clean the bathroom-165 calories
4.  Vacuuming-148 calories
5.   Sweeping and Mopping-136 calories
6.   Do the Laundry-77 calories
7.   Work on the Yard-89 calories

Friday, April 27, 2012

Develop Your Own Style

It is so important to develop your own style.  You have to find what looks good on you and what you look best in.  You need to feel fabulous and fashionable. You need to develop your stylish fashion zone.  Try to look classy and pretty and clean and neat.  Kate Middleton has shown the world that you can look fashionable without being immodest.  She has developed a style of her own.  I LOVE dresses and if she is making them fashionable again then HOORAY!  I am so tired of frumpy, dirty, casual wear!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Key Ingredient To Being Most Attractive

You can be the most beautiful creature on the planet...You can possess all of the money and things of this world.  You can have the ability to buy whatever you want, whenever you want.  You can have talent galore.  You can have the most stunning outfit and possess the most gorgeous face and body...You can be the #1 model in the world...but if you lack this quality, you are NOTHING!  That quality is compassion and empathy.  Have you ever poured out your soul to someone you loved and trusted only to have them say:  "Oh well...we all have trials!"  Or say:  "Get over it!"  or "Such is life!"  This, to me, is a lack of compassion and empathy.  Compassion is a virtue with the ability to show and share empathy and sympathy complete with love.  It is the highest of emotions with the wanting to alleviate another's suffering. It is the ability to mourn with those who mourn and comfort those who stand in need of comfort.  It is also rejoicing with those who are rejoicing.  Compassion is love at the highest level.  Empathy is the capacity to recognize and share feelings that are being experienced by another.  It is the ability to say:  "I am so must be very hard..."  Empathy is the tenderness that is so lacking in today's world.  It is being able to feel what another is feeling and showing compassion without dismissing it.  I believe that one must have these two qualities:  compassion and empathy.  It is essential to true inner and outer beauty.  Try to develop them and you will truly become more beautiful.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Today's Outfit

Just for today put on a nice pair of dark denim boot cut jeans. Wear it with a silky or chiffony nude colored blouse. Top it off with a bright pullover sweater. Top it off with a classic navy or black blazer. Add to this a pair of brightly colored pumps.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Smell Six Years Younger

I just love perfume and the soft smells of floral, citrus, lavender, and orchard. Why does grapefruit or lemon smell so clean and refreshing? A study found that men thought women wearing grapefruit were six years younger than their actual age. Go for Prada's Candy perfume or Marc Jacob's Lola or Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker or Jo Malone.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pretty Hair

Everyone needs to have pretty hair. Banish the limp looks and frizzy ends with some professional tips of the trade. Don't be afraid to us a little oil on your locks. It's a great way to get shine and bouncy hair. Apply oil to the ends of your hair and NOT to the scalp. Never use more than a few drops. I like Dove's Nourishing Oil Care Anit-Friz Serum for about $6.59 or Nexxus Frizz Defy Leave On Shine Treatment for $14.99 or Morrocan One 'n Only Argan Oil Treatment at Sally's for $1.99 for a small bottle. I just put a few drops into my hands, rub together, and apply to the hair.It makes brushing out so much easier!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Words To Live By

Words To Live By: 1. I will try ANYTHING because I am not afraid of FAILURE! 2. You can say ANYTHING with KINDNESS! 3. If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. 4. All the wishing in the world won't get you's EXECUTION of those plans. 5. If you don't make plans for yourself, others will make plans for you! 6. "To succeed in life you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone." Reba McEntire 7. Sin will keep you from prayer and prayer will keep you from sin.