Thursday, December 15, 2016

AIRPORT PICK UP CARE PACKAGE

I created an airport pick up care package for my man.



My sweetheart travels a lot for work and I like to have something special for him when he lands and feeling exhausted. 

Depending on the airport and the distances back home, I would determine if I would make him dinner or a lunch portion snack.

Your airport pick up package can be for anyone. I customize each one for friends and family.

My lunch care package for my man:
Water
Diet Coke
Emergencies packets
Two Kinds Of fruit
Finger Food ( Chicken Wings, Potatoes, Hummus)
Napkins 
Utensils
Throw Blanket




What a great idea? Comment below and tell me what you think and any ideas for my next airport pick up package.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

TODAY'S THRIFT STORE FIND

I love a good thrift store. I prefer the mom and pop ones, thats where you get the unique stuff.

There is a thrift store called Eco Thrift in Sacramento CA. You can find a ton of name brands and everyday there is a color coded sale.

Yellow 25% off
Blue 50% off
Black 10% off


Today I found these beauties. A pair of BCBG classic heels.





Price $9.98 Plus 25% off which came up to $7.48


They do not have a website. There is only two locations.

Eco Thrift
7224 55Th Street
Sacramento CA 95758

Eco Thrift
7305 Greenback LN
Citrus Heights 95610


Do you shop at thrift stores? If so which ones would you recommend? 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

BEAUTY TIP OF THE DAY

Take a multivitamin before bed everyday. I prefer "Womens Ultra" from GNC. You'll began to notice how strong your nails and hair become. 


Drink lots of infused water with either fruit, mint or spices. 

What do you do to keep you nails strong? Comment and share below. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

GO GIRL PEE CUP FOR WOMEN

The Go Girl pee cup was created by Edyth Lacy in 1918. Similar gadgets were patented in 1956 but not until 1996 a more chic look came about were women are now really feeling comfortable using such device.  Primarily used by women who were either camping or pregnant.




It's a portable device that you can pee into while standing.



Have you ever been at a festival and had to go? Now you can go be hide a bush or a porta potty without having to sit down.

No matter how big or small your vagina is, the cup has a unique style that is a one size fits all.



No more wasting toilet paper making a canvas.



Makes a great gift for those girlfriends who can't hold their liquids.

Retails from $9.99 to $24.99
www.gogirl.com or www.ebay/gogirl.com


Would you use a Go Girl? Comment below and share.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WORDS TO USE INSTEAD OF VERY

Words to use instead of very.

Very Noisy  - Deafening

Very Often - Frequently

Very Old - Ancient

Very old Fashion - Archaic

Very Open - Transparent

Very Painful - Excruciating

Very Pale - Ashen

Very Perfect - Flawless

Very Poor - Destitute

Very Powerful - Compelling

Very Pretty - Beautiful

Very Quick - Rapid

Very Quiet - Hushed

Very Rainy - Pouring

Very Rich - Wealthy

Very Sad - Sorrowful

Very Scared - Petrified

Very Scary - Chilling

Very Serious - Grave

Very Sharp - Keen

Very Shiny - Gleaming

Very Short - Brief

Very Shy - Timid

Very Simple - Basic


This is an excellent guide for new bloggers, learners and teachers. I am teaching my 3 year old stepson the "very" replacement words and it's meaning. I can definitely say he sounds like a little professional.


Do you know of any nouns, verbs or adjectives that could be replace? Please comment below and share. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CHARCOAL BODY LOTON

I love charcoal products. I incorporate it daily in my food and on my body. This charcoal body lotion from TJMAXX makes things so much easier to apply and go.

Charcoal is great for detoxifying the skin and can aid with acne, rashes and poison ivy.



Purchased inside the TJMAXX in Elk Grove CA for only $9.99.
www.tjmaxx.com

This super large bottle will last you a full season.

Do you use charcoal and how? Comment below and share.

Monday, December 5, 2016

CHARCOAL BODY WASH

I'v always added charcoal powder into my body wash. Recently I found a charcoal body wash at TJMAXX and it made my life a little more simpler. I don't have to mix or set for hours anymore.




Charcoal is great for detoxifying the body. You can also apply into your hair to prevent and remove dandruff.

I purchased from the TJMAXX in Elk Grove CA for $7.99
www.tjmaxx.com

Are you a fan of charcoal? How has charcoal been beneficial to your life? Share and comment below.

Friday, December 2, 2016

CHARCOAL BODY SCRUB

Charcoal body scrubs have always been a staple in keeping my skin perfect.



I use this charcoal scrub on my face and body. I would recommend you use the charcoal body wash or your regular body wash then use the scrub last as a skin polisher. You don't want to rinse off the coconut oil.

A few other companies have this but for this big super large tube, it was only $5.99.

Apply to dry lips, heels and dry patch areas daily for best results.

I purchased the charcoal body scrub at TJMAXX in Elk Grove CA
www.tjmaxx.com

Have you tried any charcoal products? Which ones? Please comment and share.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

FOOD SUBSTITUTE FOR NOODLES

I use to always eat pack noodles as a kid or I would buy the cup of noodles while on the go.






These noodles contains tons of salt and causes cancer. Don't eat these noodles or give to your children. Substitute with shredded zucchini with light seasoning.

Have you tried seasened zucchini? How do you replace your noodles? Comment below and share.

Monday, November 28, 2016

WHY YOU SHOULD EAT CELERY AT LEAST ONCE A DAY

Eat celery daily.



I carry a few pieces in a zip lock bag and eat while driving. Eat it raw, no peanut butter. When you order those wings don't forget to eat the celery to reduce the salt in your body.


Do you like celery? How do you eat celery? comment below and share.

Monday, November 21, 2016

MY HOMEMADE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Never buy canned soup! Not even the broth. While making soup, you are creating broth which can also be used later on other meals. Alway buy fresh vegetables.



You can use a slow cooker if you have time. I use a regular pot and boil until it's ready. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I use my daily spices of cayenne, ginger and turmeric. I make this twice a week for me and my family during the winter to prevent us from getting sick.

My Ingredients:
Carrots
Celery
Chicken
Noodles
Cayenne
Ginger
Turmeric

Time:
30 Minutes

Monday, November 14, 2016

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER EAT BROCCOLI

Did you know broccoli has no nutritional value?




Stop making your eats broccoli as well as you. It also causes bloating and restaurants use this as a cheap filler.

 Are you still eating broccoli and why? Share below. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

THE DIFFERENT SHADES OF POOP AND IT'S MEANING

The different shades of poop can tell you whats going on with your body.

Shades of poop:


Brown: You're fine. Poop is naturally brown due to the bile produced in your liver.


Green: Food may be moving through your large intestine too quickly. Or you could have eaten lots of green leafy veggies, or green food colouring.



Yellow: Greasy, foul-smelling yellow poop indicates excess fat, which could be due to a malabsorption disorder like cellar disease.




Black: It could mean that you're leading internally due to ulcer or cancer. Some vitamins containing iron or bismuth subsalicylate could cause black poop too. Pay attention if it's sticky and see a doctor if you're worried.




Light-colored, white or clay-colored: If it's not what you're normally seeing, it could mean a bile duct obstruction. Some meds could cause this too. See a doctor.



Blood-stained or Red: Blood in your poop could be a symptom of cancer. Always see a doctor right away if you find a blood in your stool.


Your poop color can be determined by the food you just ate. If you continues to have an odd color, see a doctor right away.


What causes you to have discolor poop? Did you have to see a doctor or did it go away? Leave a comment below. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

HOW TO GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF VITAMINS THROUGH FOOD

I use to take a multi vitamin daily. I have learn that all the nutrients your body needs, you can obtain through the right foods.

Here is an example of just a few vitamins through food I take twice a day.

Peppers and Spices

I cut up half of a green and red bell pepper. I then add two shakes of Cayenne Pepper, Turmeric, Ginger and Curry Powder.


I cook on a low heat until mixed well and cooked to my desire. You can add some mushrooms, carrots or asparagus if you need more food to feel satisfied.



There are tons of health benefits with these spices (see previous posts).

This is what I like to call my 4Pack. I use these four ingredients when someone gets sick, hangovers and stomach aches. I never get sick because I use my 4pack daily.

I recommend taking the pill form if spices are to strong for you.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I recommend consulting your doctor before use.

How do you use these spices? comment below with any awesome recipes.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

HOW TO WAKE UP A BABY

Waking up a baby in the proper way will aid in the development of the baby later in life.

You must not startle the baby for it will cause the baby to cry, create anxiety and become afraid. Treat all babies with gentle love and care.



Waking up a baby in a gentle manner is very important. Here are some suggestions.

1. Soft music
2. Gentle kisses
3. Talking lightly
4. Soft touch
5. Foot rub
6. Signing

How do you wake up your baby or the baby you are caring for? comment below with any suggestions of your own.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

GREEN BELL PEPPER FOOD FACTS

Before you purchase your next green bell pepper, flip the bell pepper over to check it's gender.

The ones with four bumps are females and the ones with three bumps are males. The female peppers are full of seeds, but sweeter and better for eating raw and the males are better for cooking.


One cup severing of bell peppers contains 2.5 grams of fiber towards the daily recommendation of 21 to 25 for women and 30 to 38 grams for men.

Low in calories and contains 0 grams of fat.

Green peppers are an excellent source of vitamin A, C and B6.

Eat your way to a healthier you.

Green bell peppers helps with reducing belly fat.

If you don't have a taste for green bell peppers, spice things up in your favorite seasoning or lite dip.

Are you ready to add green bell peppers in your diet? Comment below and share.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR VARICOSE VEINS USING TOMATOES

Natural remedies for varicose veins using tomatoes.

Tomatoes has healing properties because of an aspirin-like substance found in the fruit. This acid is considered to be an anticoagulant and a natural blood thinner. In addition, tomatoes has flavonoids that strengthen the blood vessel walls.

There are two great natural remedies for varicose veins using green and red ripe tomatoes.

Green Tomatoes:


The procedure for green tomatoes is a very simple home remedy to get rid of varicose veins.
1. Wash a few green tomatoes and cut them into circle slices (or rings).
2. Place the slices of the green tomatoes on the nodes of the varicose veins and vein capillary network.
3. If you can not lay down for a bit, fixate them with some bandage. Keep the tomato slices on until you feel a tingling sensation on the skin. If you can stand the feeling remove the slices and wash the veins with cold water.

I recommend trying to tough it out as long as you can. The results will be visible very soon, depending on your body.

For better results, repeats the procedure 5 times a day, continuously.

Two week after you start this procedure, the venous nodes will start to fade. The swelling capillary network pain and nodes in the veins will eventually disappear.

Red Tomatoes:


The procedure is almost the same as the green tomatoes.

1. Wash a few ripe red tomatoes, cut them into super thin slices and put them on the painful veins for 3-4 hours. Use some bandages to fixate them properly.
2. Wait 5 mins then replace with a few new ones.

The best time to do this procedure is during the evening or at night.

The duration of the treatment is individual. You can also do this home treatment combining with green tomatoes.

I have tried this treatment on two of my uncles. It has greatly reduced the veins. Understand we also began a daily 30 minute walk routine and change of diet.

The procedure at a doctors office can cost you from $180 up to $1500. Try this for a few weeks and share your story below.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Please contact your doctor first and ask if this safe for you. If you are allergic to tomatoes do not try this. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

L'OREAL VOLUMINOUS LASH PRIMER REVIEW

I am such a fashionista girly girl. I normally wear false eyelashes on most days and my L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara on my chill days.

I don't always have time to apply my false lashes, but I wanted to maintain that glamorous look false lashes gave me. I tried some DIY home remedies ( baby powder, castor oil) to make my lashes look fuller until I came across the L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer at Target.



www.target.com
$5.99

On clean lashes I applied a few coats of primer,  just like I would my mascara. I let sit for about 30 seconds then apply my mascara.


You will notice a much smoother fuller look without clumps by adding the primer. 

I recommend this primer and gave it five stars. Stay in the same brand family for best results. 

Remember you can pile on the primer and do light coats of the mascara. I am heavy handed and tend to over do my mascara so this is perfect for me. 

Comment below, share with friends and make sure you sign up for my new newsletter so you won't miss a fabulous blog post again. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

MY 5 TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO AROUND YOUR MAN

My top 5 top things you should never do around your man.

1. Curse. Cursing is for sailors, Pirates and boys. You're not being cute or sexy so cut it out.



2. Talking negative about someone or a situation. He wouldn't feel fell good being around you. Alway take the high road.


3. Doing your hair. Men aren't very fond in seeing the process but rather the product. Try to set aside some alone time at a salon or at home when he is away from the house. When your beau sees you again, he will see a fabulous up kept new you. 


4. Pass gas or burp. I don't care if you've been together for 3 months, 3 years or 3 decades. It's just gross! Just because he may burp or fart, does not give you the pass to forget your own manners. A man wants a lady not a pig. You're not his buddy, you're his lady. Don't get to comfortable.



5. Showing off. Men are natural born care givers. ( I am talking about men, not boys) It's very unattractive for you to brag. He sees you and your accomplishments. Stay humble, There is big difference in discussing your achievements and bragging.


This is about you and how you should carry yourself. You are not a man. You're not your man. Just because he does something doesn't mean you have to match that or loose your manners because of being to comfortable and time together. 

Do you agree? What are your thoughts? Comment below and share. 




Wednesday, October 12, 2016

TOP 5 NAIL POLISH YOU SHOULD OWN

The top 5 nail polish you should own and always have on hand in between manicures.

I have done the research by doing my own manicures to save money. I chose 5 of the most popular nail polish brands on the market. I painted each nail with a different one, keeping the top and base coats the same for consistency. Side note: Using a top and base coat is very important for long jevity and a more well groomed look.

Here's how each of the polishes measured up.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish
$7.99 - $8.99
Available at www.drugstore.com
The shine is so impressive you may feel like you don't need a top coat. I went 18 days without chipping.



OPI
$9.99 - $16
Available at www.ulta.com
This has been my go to polish in any salon. ole faithful. The colors just pop and so unique. I went 16 without chipping.



Essie
$6.50 - $8.50
Available at www.essie.com
This was the first in the bunch to chip. The colors are very light. I had to apply 4 to 5 coats just to notice the color. I went 4 days without chipping. Not ideal for everyday, more of an event polish to me.



Chanel
$26 - $28
Available at www.chanel.com
Chanel has a bit of a reputation so I thought I'll give it a try. Oh boy the shine was fantastic but by the end of day 3 I had spot bubbles. I went 5 days without chipping. Not worth the money.



Butter London
$9 - $15
Available at www.butterlondon.com
The colors are nice and thick like OPI. Normal shine. I went 7 days without chipping. Perfect for those fashionistas who change their nail color often.



The Winner:
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish was the true champion here, having survived my dish washing, workouts and everyday wear and tear. Don't always assume that the most expensive nail polish has the most staying power and always apply a thin layer of top and base coat.


Be sure to keep my results in mind for your next at home mani-pedi session. Comment below and tell me your favorite polish and  share any secret you have to keep our polish lasting longer.

Monday, October 10, 2016

GYM MAKEUP

Do you wear makeup to the gym? I do.


I know some people may think make up is not a place for the gym. For me I don't want strangers to see my dark circles and spots. They don't deserve to see me in that state and I don't feel confident. I don't feel like the fabulous me.

I am not saying wear your event makeup, but a little concealer and penciled in eyebrows won't hurt. You can argue that, thats your down time or maybe even say your pores are at its weakest. I say wash your face after the gym with a light scrub and you should be just fine.


I believe a women should be at her best no matter the place. If you don't wear or need makeup then great!

I recommend a tented moisturizer with a light shimmer. Pretend you are your favorite singer on stage and notice the difference in your workout.

Will you try this? How do you feel about women wearing makeup to the gym? Do you wear makeup to the gym?

Comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

HOW TO GET ANY STAIN OUT OF YOUR CARPET

How to get any stain out of your carpet.



Step 1. Take two tea spoons of white vinegar

Step 2. Mix well with one cup of water

Step 3. Place in a spray or squirt bottle

Step 4. Spray the area down.

Step 5. Take a damp towel (use regular water on the towel) and apply is over the desired area

Step 6. Apply an iron on steam setting over the towel.

Step 7. Apply pressure and move in a circular motion for about one minute

By this time the stain should be lifted onto the towel.

Lightly rub out any left over stain.

If the stain is really bad, it will take longer but it will come out. No matter the stain this works.

Comment below and tell me if you've tried this and if you have on what stain and how it worked out for you.



Friday, September 2, 2016

HOW TO GET A GREASE STAIN OUT OF ANY CLOTHING

How to get a grease stain out of any clothing is really easy.


Here are the step and things you will need.



Items Needed:
A piece of white chalk.
A warm towel.




Steps:


Rub a piece of white chalk unto the damage area.
Let sit for ten minutes.
Wipe away with a warm towel.









If the stain has not gone away just repeat until is does.




Do you know a better way? If so please leave a comment and share.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

IS IT OK TO BREAK UP WITH A FREIND

Is it ok to break up with a friend? Yes!

No matter how long you've known someone or have ties to them, if someone is giving you anxiety by being overly opinionated on how you should do things or the way you live, then maybe it's time to break up with that person. It does not have to be a dramatic or a crazy break up. It's ok to move in a different direction. Being happy and stress free should be your number one priority.

I'm a virgo. One of our traits is not letting go of people sooner even when we know we should.


There has been many guys and girls that I've kept around in my life knowing I should have let go a long time ago. As I get older and wiser its easier for me to notice things. I have always had a strong intuition about people but why don't I listen to it?

Am I afraid of conflict? Am I afraid to be alone? What is it?

I like to weigh out the pros and cons with relationships I have with friends. If the cons are higher then the pros, then that relationship must go!

I believe it's easier for some guys because they are less emotional. With myself and some women we tend to treat it like a break up with our man and we know how that can be difficult.

I have a friend who is always questioning whats happening in my life. "When will you and your man move in together", "When are you guys getting married"And "Why do you do so much for him". It's annoying, gives me anxiety and pisses me off. I realize most people are just miserable themselves and just asking like it's a score card for them.

You don't have to make a speech. Become busy and when a friend ask a question you don't like or care to answer, simply tell that person you have to go. Walk away, end the phone conversation, or ask them why do they want to know?



Are you that Person and don't know it? 


Vent below and tell me how you handle your situation with a person you need to break up with.
Remember It's ok to break up with a friend.




Saturday, August 20, 2016

MY REVIEW ON THE NON STICK COPPER PANS

Catching those late night informercials on non stick copper pans and seeing them sold at numerous places, I was tempted to purchase a few pans, only held out because I wasn't ready to pay the $19.99 price tag. I found the same styles of the non stick pans at Ross for only $14.99 each and decided to give them a try.

The larger pan I sautéed Zucchini, Squash and Mushrooms. After 30 seconds I notice it burning so I added a few drops of olive oil, not as much as I would normally use. The pan began to work just fine. It was better than my other pans over all but the claim that you don't have to use oil is not true.


Both pans did require oil for cooking and baking. The pot only uses water.

The clean up is awesome. Just a simple rinse and wipe down and you're ready for the next meal.

Have you ever used these non stick pans?
How do you cook and prepare your meals with the non stick pans?

Leave a comment below and tell me what you think.


Friday, August 19, 2016

A GREAT WAY TO STORE YOUR SHOES

I own over 100 pairs of shoes and I will continue to still buy more. I normally store my shoes in book shelves using the technique, right shoe facing forward and the left shoe facing back.  I was running out of space and had to buy more shelves as my shoe collection continued to grow.

Wondering around in CVS I saw a product that would help me store even more shoes and create more space for the shoes I already had. The product is called the Shoe Slotz. It creates an alternative way to stack your shoes vertical instead of horizontal. You can now store 8 pairs of shoes in a row instead of 4.




The cost is $14.99 for a set of 6
Can be purchased at:
Bed Bath & Beyond
Target
CVS
Walmart

Leave a comment below if this is something you would use or if you've tried the Shoe Slotz before and let me know how it is working out for you.