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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Shopping on a Budget

Shopping for clothing, accessories, shoes and more can be tight on a family's budget no matter what the national economic situation is. Even when times are great, it’s a good idea to get more for your money. I used to just go shop right off of the racks, whatever was available that I liked. After being chided by friends repeatedly, I finally started to understand what they meant. Let's say I had $60-$70 to spend. We all know that isn't going to buy very much. Depending on where I choose to spend it, I may get an outfit out of that. Sometimes that won't buy just a pair of jeans or a skirt Let’s imagine I spend that same $60-$70 with a plan in mind, and don't mind bargain hunting to get the best deal. In that case, I honestly could get two or three outfits for that. Once, on a bargain hunt, I got a nice dress, two blouses, and a pair of shorts for $25. That's right, I said $25! So how did I do it?

I think everyone is pretty aware of clearance racks at stores, but how much attention do you pay to them? I found an end of season clearance sale at a major department store and practically the entire store was on clearance. The great thing is, I live in an area where it stays warm longer than the official end of summer, so I was able to wear those great finds for several months before the actual end of the season. So, yes, the clearance rack is a great way to save on shopping. But, what if you don't live in an area where it stays warm longer than the season? You can still take advantage of these deals, it just takes some planning ahead. Seriously, if you can get all of that for $25, grab it for next season and just wait. That's a great way to save on Halloween costumes as well. Shop the clearance when the season is over, and you've got next year's outfit. Just don't forget to buy it in a size bigger, because obviously your child will have grown by the next year.

There are some other ways besides clearance racks that a shopper can find a bargain. One is to realize that shops try to create urgency to get you to buy now. They make those sales end at a certain time on purpose! They want you to feel like you're going to miss it. So the best way to combat that is planning ahead, and not being in a hurry. Be willing to walk away from a sale if need be. Chances are, that sale will end and that item will end up on the clearance rack marked down further than the sale. Of course, this is a risky strategy if you fall in love with a certain item. There is also the chance that someone else will grab up the deal or beat you to the clearance and you won't get the item. So try not to get too attached to one thing. Pick out several items you'd like to have and don't freak out if one of them isn't there when it finally gets marked down. But think of the benefits. In one case, I saw a great dress on the clearance rack, but I had already picked out other items that used up my $25 budget for the day. So, even though I tried it on and it looked fabulous, I left it on the rack. Not to mention it was $22 and would have been my only purchase for the day. Anyway, a week or two later, I was back in the same store and the dress was still there, only this time it was $7! At that point I was glad I had walked away. I still got the dress and for $15 less!

Thrift stores are another way a bargain shopper can make their money stretch further. A lot of people find it embarrassing to shop at a thrift store, but there's no need to. You have to be willing to look through the racks, but you can find things that people obviously bought and wore once (or not at all) before they donated. If you live in an area where the donations are not as nice, maybe thrift stores are not right for you, but you should at least check it out. If there's not a thrift store near you, or the donations are not as nice, look for outlets. They can be a money saver too. It is still brand new items, they just never sold off of the original rack and had to be moved out.

Don't forget shopping online. If you've never tried it, shopping online can be a great way to find the best bargains. You can find items that aren't available in stores, and possibly even get free shipping. Look for online coupon codes to your favorite stores, and try to combine offers when possible. For instance, if there is a minimum purchase requirement for free shipping, and that same store has a coupon code, and has sale items, you could shop the sale items, use the coupon code, and get free shipping. If you are having trouble meeting the minimum order requirement you could get together with a friend and make a purchase together and both reap the benefits. Often times online coupon codes last longer than regular ones, so find out when it expires and don't worry about waiting to use it at a more convenient time if necessary.

Whatever you do, have a game plan before you shop. Set a limit of spending and stick to it, even if that means walking away (or clicking away in the case of internet shopping). This can make shopping a fund experience rather than a stressful one. You're on a treasure hunt! So, enjoy yourself and reap the rewards.

About The Author: Laura Taff is a stay at home mom and the owner of http://www.simplychicshopper.com

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Aging is a factor that causes massive hair loss. After 30, the replacement process diminishes due to age. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

The Best Investment You Can Make Is In Yourself

"To stay young, the Doctor said to exercise and eat the right foods."  What???

I thought she said ACCESSORIZE and BUY NICE SHOES."

Nothing ages you like orthopedic shoes, wearing gym shoes outside the gym, shoes you can not walk in, shoes that are out of style or sensible shoes. Thankfully, you no longer have to sacrifice fit for fashion.

Men: women notice shoes so buy expensive shoes that look great. Wear executive length socks with your dress shoes and if you really want the WOW factor, wear great ties!

Nothing ages you like dark lipstick, lipstick bleeding in to fine lines, cracked lips, thin lips, obvious lip liner, overly matte lipstick or obviously fake plumped lips.

Nothing ages you like excessive bling, exposing too much skin, showing too much cleavage, glittery makeup or fragrance overload.

Nothing ages you like obviously colored hair, too dark, a solid hair color, dull hair, gray hair or gray roots.

Nothing ages you like yellow teeth, discolored teeth, stained teeth or a mouthful of silver fillings.

The best investment you can make is in yourself.

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Sweet Tropics Fruit Salad

1 large stalk of celery, cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
3 golden kiwi fruits, peeled and cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
1 cup jicama peeled and cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
1/4 cup finely minced red onion
1 medium mango (ripe but still firm), peeled and cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely minced
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra -virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
Peel and chop ingredients as directed. Combine ingredients in a large bowl and stir to coat. Add salt to taste. Serves 6 to 8 (recipe can be doubled)


Proverbs 13:12

Not getting what you want can make you feel sick,
but a wish that comes true is a life-giving tree.

Beauty Quote of the Month

To me, fair friend, you never can be old
For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
Such seems your beauty still.
William Shakespeare

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Use three shades of eyshadow to enhance, shape and define eyes--dark color on eyelid; light beneath brow bone. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Monday, March 29, 2010

Alopecia areata sometimes involves the entire scalp and body hair. Start treatments as soon as possible. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Sunday, March 28, 2010

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wrap your hair in a silk scarf to keep it smooth and natural throughout the night. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Friday, March 26, 2010

Budget is an important consideration that you should keep in mind when locating a beauty salon. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Alopecia areata is where white blood cells attack hair follicles. The hair usually falls out in patches. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Exercise is important to healthy skin. The body gets rid of toxins that can build up causing you to age faster. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Daily hairstyling can contribute to hair loss like blow drying, shampooing and brushing. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cover your eyelids and lips with foundation for solid base. Set with loose powder and a large cosmetics brush. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Put on foundation with a sponge, blending it from the center, outwards, into the hairline and neck. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bedtime hair routines should start with combing or brushing to remove all tangles or kinks. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A salon that is popular among African-American women understands the needs and requirements of black hair care. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Your hairs natural replacement process might range from six to nine months. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Taking a good multi-vitamin and mineral supplement is a way to help improve your skin. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hair loss occurs when the lifespan of a hair ends. Six months later it is replaced with new hair. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Sunday, March 14, 2010

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

A sudden change in the environment can contribute in hair loss and hair breakage. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Friday, March 12, 2010

Skin loses moisture and elasticity with age. Facial creams add moisture to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Long hair can be an issue while sleeping. Don't just throw hair up in a tight a ponytail or bun. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Baked Cheddar Olives

1 c Cheddar cheese, grated
2 tb Unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c Flour
1/8 ts Cayenne pepper
24 Pimiento-stuffed olives (a 3-oz. jar) 

Drain olives and pat dry with towels. Combine cheese and butter in a bowl. Add flour and cayenne and blend until well mixed. Drop the dough by Tablespoons onto wax paper and wrap or mold each piece of dough around an olive, covering it completely. Bake the wrapped olives on a baking sheet in the middle of a preheated 400f oven for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm. Makes 24 olives.


Proverbs 16:17

God's people avoid evil ways, and they protect themselves by watching where they go.

Activating Your Lifestyle

Here are some little ways to add short spurts of activity to your day: 
  • Stand while talking on the phone; stretch during television commercials.
  • If you have to wait for a delayed appointment, take a quick walk down the hall or up the stairs.
  • I Put extra oomph into your chores. Use wide, sweeping motions when you mop the floor. Turn on the radio and dance as you fold laundry or dust.

  •  Create opportunities for getting physical. Go dancing instead of to the movies. Shoot hoops with friends instead of sipping coffee. When unloading groceries, carry them into the house one bag at a time.

    Source: Based on Roizen, Michael. RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be? New York: HarperCollins, 2000 - Invitation to Fitness and Wellness - Dianne Hales & Charleen Zartman 

Beauty Tips to Look Younger

Beauty is defined as the phenomenon of the experience of pleasure, through the perception of balance and proportion of stimulus. It involves the cognition of a balanced form and structure that elicits attraction and appeal towards a host, creature, inanimate object, scene, music, idea, etc. It's as well seen as An assemblage or even graces or even properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or even the moral feel.

With the amount of importance given to make-up these days, many women just tend to do a bit too much. Getting the right make-up for the particular occasion is the call of the entire womanhood. But beauty shouldn't be misinterpreted as just by carrying a beautiful face. A overall healthy body reflects eternal beauty which one should be longing for. The idea is to look younger and feel younger.

Protect your skin from harmful ultra violet (UV) rays. We all love the sun. We love being in it and we love having a beautiful tan. The truth is you can poison yourself with too much sunshine. UV rays cause skin cancer and if that isn't bad enough it causes your skin to age faster than it should, contributing to unsightly wrinkles. If you must play in the sun, make certain you are using an adequate sun screen. Don't leave home without it!

If you have oily skin, you probably have oily hair. Oily hair brushing against your face adds to the oil. Oil, sweat and skin debris are a great way to clog the pores in your skin, leading to more pimples. If you notice pimples appearing on your forehead, or your cheeks and chin, typically where your hair might brush against, your hair could be the culprit. Wear a hairband, use hair clips to keep your hair off your face, tie it into a pony tail, or get a hair cut.

Your foundation will look only as good as the skin underneath. To get an even, smooth look, cleanse and exfoliate regularly.If you have sensitive skin and are prone to allergic reactions make sure you test new cosmetics on a small patch either on the inside of your arm or your neck. If after 24 hours you don't have a reaction it is safe to use the product. If you have acne or find you cannot use any skin care products without getting an allergic reaction or dry itchy skin, make an appointment with a dermatologist.

To minimize dark under eye circles - Before applying your foundation use an orange tone concealer mixed with your foundation to cover under eye circles. Apply foundation and set with face powder. Avoid using blue or purple eye shadows.

To instantly lighten eyebrows - rub a small dot of foundation through your eyebrow and gently brush eyebrows with an old toothbrush.

Lack of sleep is very aging. If you don't get enough sleep you look haggard i.e. old. Sleep deprivation is akin to being a zombie; your IQ is less, memory poorer, and your reactions slower. You become more prone to disease.

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Beauty Quote of the Month

It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it.
Claudette Colbert
Combination skin calls for treating problem areas accordingly. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Caregiving and Wellness Forum on Healthy Aging II

The Alzheimer’s Association, Alameda County Area Agency on Aging, UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, West Oakland Senior Center, and Supervisor Keith Carson present:

Caregiving and Wellness Forum on Healthy Aging II

Date/Location/Time: 8:30 am – 3 pm
West Oakland Senior Center
1724 Adeline Street - Oakland, CA 94607
Friday, April 23, 2010
This is a FREE event.
Registration required. For more information call 925.284.7942 or register online at http://edconference.kintera.org/oakland

Telogen effluvium: the growth of the hair is stopped and lies dormant, then falls after a long gap of three months. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon

Monday, March 8, 2010

Foods rich in anti-oxidants and high in vitamins A, C and E are good for the your skins appearance. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Crown & Glory Radio Broadcast: "Braids & Relaxer NO NO" http://tinyurl.com/Braids-Relaxer-NO-NO - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Male pattern baldness is linked to the testosterone hormone. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Friday, March 5, 2010

The average life span of hair generally ranges from 3 to 4 years. This time might vary because of hereditary. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Drinking between six and eight glasses of water a day assists in helping prevent wrinkles. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Your hair will be shiny and silkier if shampoo is applied every other day instead of every day. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Keep pre-teens and teens skin clean and as clear as possible from blemishes to prevent scarring. - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Monday, March 1, 2010

Choosing a salon according to the hair needs of an ethic background is not considered "politically incorrect." - BodySoulAndSpiritSalon.com

Raphael House is Clearing Out the Thrift Store!

Raphael House is Clearing Out the Thrift Store!
 Call us at (415) 474-4621 to schedule your appointment.