Category Archives: tips and tricks

Student Rewards… That Aren’t Junk Food!

It is BACK TO SCHOOL time. I keep reading stats lately that the average dollar amount spent on the back-to-school list is upwards of $600 -yikes-! Once all those lunch boxes and reusable water bottles are purchased, parents everywhere have … Continue reading

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Cheers, Jeers, and Cheap Tricks!

Over the last few months I’ve tried a few new products. There’s nothing better than getting an honest review from a trusted source so I thought I’d share my cheers and jeers along with a tip or two… A few … Continue reading

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Cheap Can Beat Expensive

  One of my deepest and most reliable sources of happiness is my tall decaf four pump vanilla latte. It soothes me. It is ritual in the very best way. I don’t know if Starbucks knows this but surely with … Continue reading

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Octoberfest

Sounds crazy, but dark beer makes your hair shinier. Now that fall is upon us, hairstyles are changing. While it’s excusable for your hair to be a bit fried and drab during the summer, hair this fall is all about … Continue reading

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How To Be Size Wise

This is what I hate — when women don’t feel great about themselves because of a piece of clothing! As a purveyor of clothing that sometimes runs a half size or a size small, I constantly encourage women to forget … Continue reading

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Your Best Side

The left side of a person’s face is the most pleasing to others – and researchers believe they know why. James Schirillo, a professor of psychology at Wake Forest University had 20 men and women smile for head shots taken … Continue reading

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Curbing Cravings With Scent

As a follow up to my last post about how happy the delicious smells of fall make me, here is a little note if you are wanting to use the power of scent to squelch the urge to eat. A … Continue reading

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NARS = Orgasm

I’ve spent years (nay, decades) wondering what the right blush color is for me. I’m no stranger to the cosmetic aisles of a drugstore, the counters of a department store, and even the occasional consultation back in the 90’s with … Continue reading

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Quick Tip for Vintage Lovers

I love vintage finds but I admit that I find the particular “aged” scent that tends to permeate vintage clothing hard to take. But now I have a new secret weapon! Thanks to this months InStyle mag, I now know … Continue reading

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