Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday Tip

I love my longer necklaces with big pendants, I used to think they were kind of grandma looking but I always get compliments on them. ~Angie Tremayne

Friday, July 22, 2011

Feel Great Friday!!

We all like to feel good, but it is even better when we feel great!!!  I am always looking for new ways to help me out here, and I seem to find that a lot of the things that help me feel great are pretty basic.  Here is my long list of things that help me to feel great!!  Exercise, drink plenty of water, eat nutritious foods, use my essential oils, use herbs, get some sunshine, get plenty of sleep, say nice things to myself, set realistic goals and achieve them, get outside and enjoy nature, and read/learn, do cleanses, take a vacation at least once a year, get my feet zoned, dance, enjoy my family and bubble baths.  What do you do to feel great?  I asked several of my friends this very question and here are some of the responses that I got from them.

Honestly. Sleep. It's like when your kids get cranky you know they need a nap right? Same goes for me. Momma is cranky... Momma needs a nap!!! And showers, showers make me feel awesome! Relaxed and clean. (Can you tell I am a mom? I need rest and showers to make me feel good!!!) ~ Linda Knowles

I love to drink a glass of water w a little lemon juice in it in the morning. Helps my liver. I exercise most everyday and feel this is HUGE for me to feel good. I also love using essential oils and use them all the time on me and my kids. Sleep SO important for me. ~ Jess Graves

Ride my bicycle for about an hour...the endorphins kick in and usually my head is cleared of all the white noise.

Exercise and a small 30 minute nap!  

Keep my house clean. If its clean I don't feel stressed ~  Candi Merritt

Exercise and shopping are what makes me feel good about myself. If I'm feeling stressed out, I like to go out for ice cream with a friend and get away from my life for a short time. It helps to spend time with someone you can talk to.

Everything above plus associating yourself with positive, productive, happy, successful people!

Cook a great meal for the family.

Family cuddle time, a run in the rain, a clean house and a long shower without any interruptions from my children.



What do you do to feel great?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Top Tips for Accessorizing

Want a great way to update your look without spending a fortune on a new wardrobe?  I do! What am I doing?  I am using accessories to help me out.  Update or change your look with accessories.  You can change and update any classic outfit with some new accessories.  If you are like a lot of women out there, you shy away from accessories because you feel overwhelmed by all the options, or just plain forget about them.  One thing I have found is that even if I don't "get ready" just doing my makeup and putting on a hat and a pair of nice earrings I look like I have spent some time.  Nothing helps an outfit to stand out better than accessories!!!   So I thought of all the people I know who really have their look together and I asked them to offer me their top tip for accessorizing.  Some of these are repeats in just slightly different wording, this probably means that it is an important one!!  Thank you so much to all who contributed.

1.  Don't go overboard!!!  You don't need earrings, necklace, bracelets, rings and headbands all at the same time.  ~ Gentry James

2.  Focus on one key area, maybe a ring and bracelet with some flashy nail polish, or a headband and earrings.

3. Coordinate matching sets, like a necklace and earrings that match. ~ Joy Duque

4.  Don't be afraid to be bold sometimes.

5.  Show one area of your body such as legs, then cover up the other.  Don't show too much skin as it tends to look trashy.  Also be confident.  If you don't feel good about yourself no matter what you are wearing the look is lost. ~Adrienne Palmer

6.  Don't over do it on stuff.  Too much of anything ruins all of it.  Stand back and look at yourself in the mirror.  If you like it Great! ~Kim Nelson

7.  Match the accessories with the outfit and mood of the destination.

8.  Bohemian-style tassel belts, hoop earrings, and sequined handbags compliment outfits with denim or suede quite nicely.

9.   Accessorizing with pearls, thin belts, and brooches look wonderful with pants suits or business-like skirts and tops.

10.  Accessories are big right now because they have such versatility. ~Cate Adair

11. Always accessorize on three levels (top, middle, bottom); your top (jewelery/scarf/headband) should match your middle (belt/handbag) and your bottom (shoes)... However, only wear one accessory for each level, any more than that is too much.  ~Sam Villers

12. I'm a big fan of scarves. Invest in a great color and you can use it as a wrap on the plane, a sarong on the beach or take it out in the evening. I have one with all my favorite colors I use all the time. I have scarves in Indian silk, cotton and whisper cashmere. ~Cate Adair

13.  Self expression is a huge part of fashion!!

14.  Accessorizing is not be about picking a color from your outfit and paring it with a matching set of earrings, bracelet, necklace, etc. This is boring and expected.

Accessories should reflect you as individual and accent the colors, textures and style of your  chosen outfit. Accessorize with colors that compliment the colors in your outfit. Get familiar with your color wheel!

Less is always more! Never over accessorize, this takes away from the outfit and more importantly your face, which is what you want people to see.

Do Not wear a loud, look at me necklace with a heavily patterned top. Let the outfit speak first. Remember you are trying accent the outfit, not the other way around. If the outfit is  busy, stay away from loads of accessories.
~Terra Linse

15.  Understand your style.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

One of my Favorites

Are you getting the recommend amount of water you need each day?  I know this is something I struggle with, but to help me out I try adding different things to my water like lemons or limes.  Now it is even easier, I just add some lemon or lime essential oil instead and I don't have to mess with the seeds or worry about how clean the outside of the fruit is and I get all the benefits of the essential oils!!!  What are the benefits you ask...  Well they are very numerous, but a few I have listed below.

Lemon:  Used to help the digestive system, immune system and respiratory system.  It is been know to help fight food poisoning, heartburn, throat infection, varicose veins, purify water, dissolve cellulite, and anxiety.

Lime:  Used to help the same body systems as lemon, and is great for a boost in energy, cleansing the lymphatic system, sore throats,  and memory improvement.

Both of these oils are very similar in their uses, so if you don't have one use the other.