Archives for April 2013

Flirty Fashion Tips By: Beth Roy

What is flirty?  What do you think of when you hear the word?  When we say, “Find your inner flirt”, we don’t mean go out and throw yourself at the mailman, or wear leopard pumps to the playground.  Your inner flirt is the you that feels confident and content; the you that feels like a million bucks.  You’re comfortable, you’re polished, and best of all, you’re happy.  You’re flirty!

The simple fact is that most women staying at home, either with kids or with a computer, often don’t feel very flirty.  We’re busy doing everything for everyone else and we dedicate very little time to ourselves.  When we do, we feel guilty, but that’s a whole other blog.

I don’t know who said, “When you look good, you feel good”, but truer words were never spoken.  We’ve all had the feeling of an outfit that looks great on us.  It just works, and when it does, you feel like you can take on the world.  The thing is, it’s really not all that hard to achieve and it certainly doesn’t have to make you slash your Starbucks budget or forgo college for the kids to get there. [Read more…]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Jewlr

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Do you need Mother’s Day Gift Ideas? Why not a personal gift from Jewlr? I know one of my most cherished gifts was a personalized piece of jewelry from my kids. Jewlr offers special jewelry pieces that you can personalize with birthstones,monograms and more…Read all the amazing things Jewlr has to offer below also enter their GIVEAWAY!

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PERSONALIZED CHARMS

Charms make the perfect gift for mom. Personalize your charm with a birthstones and engravings. Mom will love it!

The ultimate personalization! You choose the bracelet style, the charms designs and you customize it all with your choice of metal, stones and engraving. In the end, you create a unique piece of jewelry, perfect for your taste and budget.

Our bracelets include removable end caps and two stopper beads each, a very practical way for you to put your charms on it and organize them in any order you want.

If you already have your bracelet, don’t worry about it! Jewlr charms are designed to fit perfectly in all standard charm bracelets in the market. Choose the bow charms you love. Make your charm in sterling silver or gold, select the birthstones or Swarovski Zirconia colors you want and add a personal message as your engraving.

At Jewlr, you make one of a kind charms for one of a kind people. [Read more…]

Trash To Treasure By: Haydee Latonja

Notorious among my family and friends for killing every bit of live vegetation that has ever had the misfortune of ending up in my house, I am an eternal optimist and continue to find a way to include them in my life.  A few weeks ago, I saw a picture of some beautiful succulents growing in a old coffee can.  Coincidentally, a very similar one was gracing my mantle at that very moment:photo-8

Disclaimer, I know my way around a Home Depot, but in the lawn and garden section, I get a little disoriented.  A friend was kind enough to point me in the right direction and show me exactly what to do to actually stand a chance of having my plants live for more than 24 hours.Here’s what you do:  Add a base of horticulture charcoal to the base of the can to absorb excess moisture and prevent rusting of the  can and then plant the succulents in cactus mix (which is sold in the Indoor Plants section of Home Depot, where these succulents are found).  Evidently these plants grow well when planted closely together and the best part is that they only need a small amount of water once a week.  Do the finger test:  check the soil once a week, if the soil is dry, water a little bit, if the dirt is moist, leave it be.  You can layer the top of the soil with shells or small rocks to pack down the fluffy soil.
Here’s my finished masterpiece:
imageSo don’t be afraid, black thumb-ers everywhere, we can do this!  (I’m keeping all of my fingers crossed that this story has a happy ending, but I love it so far!)
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Thursday Fashion Tips from: Beth Roy

The Great White Shirt

I love statement jewelry in all the gorgeous spring colors, but the question is – what to wear so the accessories look fresh, chic and sophisticated.  The answer?  The perfect white shirt.

You need two white shirts:

  1. A basic white t-shirt in a great cut with a v or scoop neck – whichever you prefer.
    I like this one from Banana Republic because it is opaque and thicker than most and at $22 you can grab a few. It comes in vneck or crew.

 

  1. Every wardrobe also needs the perfect white button-down shirt. It has to be fitted, and it must be crisp!  It used to be that white shirts would be worn once and then linger for weeks in the ironing pile. (Does anyone iron anymore?)  Thankfully, non-iron technology is here and leave it to Banana Republic to make it affordable.

*Extra tip:  Don’t wear a white bra under a white shirt…instead try to match your bra to your skin tone with a nude color.

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Now, head on over to FlirtyFinds  and check out the Flirty Trios we’ve put together for you and add one to your white shirt ~ voila!   flit

Flirty Trio in Navy and Green on sale now check them out Flirty Finds
Go ahead…Find your inner flirt.