This Blog is about different ways to save money and there is a mix of fashion, tutorials, product reviews and many tips and articles on different methods I use to save money. I also touch on other subjects at times with my real talk segments.
We all love the Holiday Season because it is a time for us to get together with our families and enjoy good food and good conversation. It is a beautiful time for us to reconnect with family members who may live in another town or another State, to spend precious moments with.
I love to cook and share in the festivities but there comes a time when unexpected things happen when planning a Holiday meal; like when Aunt Marilyn calls a week ahead to say that she is coming from out of town, but she is also bringing about 6 or 7 more people with her; What is a girl to do?
You love Aunt Marilyn but you didn't anticipate 6 or 7 more people when you already have 10 invited. Well, the best thing that you can do is tell all guest to bring about 4 food items that they are responsible to cook and bring to the dinner and ask different family members to bring the beverages for the entire family and someone to prepare all desserts or purchase ready made cakes, pies and ice cream.
I would then be responsible for the bulk of the Dinner and then we would set up a long table and make it buffet style. The expense should not be all on one person when you are receiving guest who weren't even invited to the affair. Family Dinners are about being together and enjoying one another.
This has happened to me in the past and it can be uncomfortable to have to run out to the store at the last minute to buy more food for guest that you didn't anticipate. Also let dinner guest know that they cannot bring no more than 1 or 2 extra guest to the dinner.
I love to clean my whole house with chlorine bleach because it is a disinfectant and it is also cost effective. What I usually do is put on some clothing that I don't mind getting bleach stains on and I put my radio on and just clean away.
Bleach is excellent to clean your toilet and I do this about 3 times a week and it is certainly a germ killer, so I clean the outside of the toilet and also my sink and bathtub. This product is really good to soak your toothbrush in and then soak in clear water and you just disinfected your trusted toothbrush.
I have wood floors and it is not recommended that you use bleach to clean your wood floor but sometimes I use less than a capful in my mop water and I sanitize my floor and clean my walls and this gives my home such a wonderful and clean scent.
I like to do my own nails and tweeze or shape my eyebrows with the razor shaper and I soak my nail implements and tools in bleach for about 3 minutes 2 times per week.
My stove is white and sometimes it is very hard to keep clean but with Chlorine Bleach this chore is no longer something that I dread doing and I also bleach my counter tops and refrigerator.
Soaking my containers that contained food such as; onions, eggs, garlic and broccoli in bleach prior to washing will definitely remove the lingering food smells.
Don't forget to soak your comb and brush in bleach water with less than a capful of bleach to disinfect these items and then rinse in clear water.
If you have athletes feet; soak your feet in a bleach and water solution with a capful of bleach and this will relieve this malady. ( Always talk to your Doctor first for the best advice)
Well, Ladies and Gentlemen; I could definitely go on and on about this bleach thing but you can see why I love bleach and the fact that I can use this product so many way's and I can usually get a big bottle between $2.00 and $3.00 is really a good savings and this will last me for more than a month.
There are so many way's that we can cut back but still live a rich and rewarding life. In the comment section; leave your tips for your uses for chlorine bleach.
I am by no means, a makeup expert but this is some of the makeup that I have tried and I really like. I am a Vlogger on Youtube, so I get the opportunity to ask some of my friends and viewers what they think and I have learned of some makeup brands that are very quality products. These cosmetics can be bought for little money and they are very long lasting.
See, you can use different brands of Eye shadow and make a lot of different looks.
THE PERFECT MARRIAGE OF JEANS WITH A HINT OF SOPHISTICATION
I saw this display and I immediately fell in love with it. This display shows how you can take your jean pieces and incorporate them with different fabrics to make it look more classy. I love how the outfit on the left has brown pants and the gold jewelry to make this look like an outfit that you can go out to the movies or you could add some cute heels and go out for an evening out. On some jobs this outfit could also qualify to be worn for business casual.
I have never been a fan of the Acid Wash Jeans, but I really like this Dress; I think it is fierce!
My favorite is the Down Coat and I just love the belt that was added to give the pop of color, and the streamlined fit of this Coat.
You can take some of your Jean pieces that you already own and create this same look and also add your own special touch to it.
I have seen some Acid Wash Jeans at the local thrift store and I will buy some to create different looks without burning a hole in my pocket.
I decided to talk about this subject because on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and etc. I find that there are a lot of products being talked about and being shown. I love to review products so I am guilty of this also, but I find that a lot of people are trying to purchase a lot of the products that are being shown or reviewed.
We have always been enticed by products through Television Commercials but now Social Media have become another way for companies to sell products and some of us are not aware of the impact it has on our lives.
There is nothing wrong with seeing products that you like and purchasing them, but, why are we purchasing them? I find that it is becoming an obsession with some people because they feel that if they do not have the latest Mac, Sephora, and etc., they are really missing out on something when the truth is some of these products are no better than some of the lower priced Cosmetics.
If you can afford these product there is nothing wrong with buying them, but, if you are taking money that you need for food, clothing and shelter , you may need to make a careful assessment whether you should perhaps pull away from Social Media to see if this will help curb your addiction and reliance on products.
Do we really need these products or are we just trying to fit in or convince ourselves that we are nothing without these things? I am a saver by nature but I have at times purchased things that I really didn't need because I liked it on someone else.
These items are beautifully packaged, but if you are impressed with packaging; how about we buy our own products and package them ourselves in beautiful majestic packaging and show our own creativity and perhaps even sell these products ourselves for a profit; Just a thought.