Monday, August 22, 2016

Saving Money On Back To School Clothes

You can learn all the tricks to saving money on school clothes in this video.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

How To Save Energy In The Summer

How To Save Energy In The Summer:

The first thing you want to get is an energy efficient air conditioner because some of the older models are outdated and burn a lot of energy.  You will see a big difference in your electric bill and you will save a lot of money.

Keep your shades and curtains closed during the day while you are at work and this will keep your house cooler.

Tell your children to keep lights on in only one section of your house or apartment and tell them to only stay in that part of the house.

Unplug all non-essential things to save money, such as; microwave oven because if you are not using it most of the day, this will save you some money in the long run.

Do not use your Oven in the summer because it will overheat your house. Use a Crock pot instead.

Use energy saving light bulbs all over your house.  This really helps you to save year round.

Use your air conditioner in the daytime and use fans at night unless it is extremely hot and you will save money.

Buy and use portable drying racks to dry your clothing because the dryer will heat up your house.

Take short showers at night to save energy.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Carols Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Softening Hair Mask Review - Video Dailymotion

Carols Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Softening Hair Mask Review - Video Dailymotion: This is me Josiemarie reviewing the Carols Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Softening Hair Mask. This product is very good and it really makes my hair manageable. You can get Carols Daughter Products at You can also see me on YouTube You can also visit my blog at You can visit my other blog where I give advice at

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Male Gold Digger How To Spot Him And What He Is After

Hello Ladies:  We all have heard the term " Gold Digger."  This word conjures up the images of a beautiful lady who uses rich men for their money and she usually like the finer things in life but likes to use men to establish the lifestyle that she wishes for herself.  She doesn't have any real feelings for these men, it is strictly business only.

I would like to take time now to explain and show you who the male gold digger is.  The male gold digger is usually an attractive man or if he isn't, he has a lot of charisma and if you do not watch yourself, you will fall insanely in love with him.

The Charmer:

This man likes the finer things in life and he will tell you everything that you want to hear.  He will tell you how beautiful and wonderful you are and even when you are not looking your best, he will make you feel like the most beautiful woman in the world.  He will rub your tired feet after a long day at work and run your bath water and then make dinner reservations and when the check comes he makes you pay for it.

The Lover:

He usually is very good in the bedroom and he uses this as a tool to control your mind.  The times that you would like to say no to his outlandish spending habits, he will head to the bedroom and get you to change your mind.  Before you know it, you will be paying for his expensive phone, he will use your credit cards and purchase things without your knowledge.  

The Snake:

When he first meets you, he will find out what kind of work you do.  He will try to find out whether you live alone or not.  Sometimes he will search for information about you before you even meet so that he will be sure about your financial status.  When he takes you out on your first date, he will pay for everything with funds from another woman he is scamming.  Before you know it, he has slithered himself into your life.

The Slacker:

After he gains your confidence, he will sit around the house and play computer games all day or sleep the day away till you come home from work.  He will tell you that he will find a job but he has no intentions of working except working on your pocket.

The Thief:

He will get you to buy him a car and fancy jewelry and the latest shoes, and sneakers or if he is living alone, he pushes you to sign a lease on an expensive apartment or home.  Since you love him, nothing is off limits till you get tired of his foolishness and by that time, you are out a lot of money.

The Deceiver:

A lot of times he will not let you meet his family.  He will tell you that they are against him and he will also change the subject if you ask about his family.  He will not let you meet his friends because he doesn't want you to talk to them and find out what horrible person that he is.

The Player:

You are usually not the only lady that he is seeing.  He will date other wealthy woman to keep the revenue pouring in.  If he has children and owes child support, he will have you paying his support payments.

Ladies:  This is my list on how to spot a gold digger and if you see any of these signs run.  Resist and you will save yourself pain and suffering.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Suicide and the people who are left behind

I thought about this subject because it was heavy in my spirit today.  Many times we have people right around us and we don't know how depressed they are.  They are thinking of suicide and most of the time they will not talk to others about it because it is a sensitive subject.

 People always tell you not to commit suicide but they don't know what you are feeling inside.  I felt this way years ago and I thank God, I was able to make it through.  Life is very hard but there is always a solution to your problems.

 I want you to look at this video and if you are thinking about suicide, please think about the people you are leaving behind and the burden they carry because you took your own life.

I encourage parents not to tell their children that life is always going to be beautiful and wonderful because that is an unreasonable expectation that you give your kids.  Sometimes you are going to go through Hell but with God's help, you can make it through the fire.

Please think about the future love, children, and grandchildren that you can enjoy if you do not choose suicide.  Committing suicide is such a selfish act because you do not give someone a chance to help you.  I just saw a picture of a young lady from my state who killed herself in 2015; she was so talented and she probably would be in a good place in life if she had just held on.

If you kill yourself you just give your family a lifelong burden to carry and it is not fair.  Give life a chance, you owe it to yourself and to others.

Please go to faces of suicide website to see many people who have taken their own life.

May all these people rest in peace.

Time to get your kids ready for school.

In my area, kid's will be starting school next month and it is always a hard time because sometimes you have more than one child starting school at the same time.   You have to remember to buy school supplies and go through your kid's clothing to see what you can salvage from last year.

Your kid's school supplies vary each year because some subjects require specific items.  What I like to do is start getting general school supplies such as; notebooks, pencils, book bags, and paper.  You can never go wrong with these items and it is best to get these items when they are on sale.  Then you should save some money just in case you need certain things when school starts.

To save on clothing, you can go to some discount stores and buy some general  and basics such as; underwear, socks, undershirts, bras and get nice heavyweight t-shirts in nice colors.  Then you want to hit your local thrift stores and pick your kid's up some clothing pieces that don't go out of style.  The last things you want to pick up are some trendy items from the mall so they can mix and match will all the clothing items and get shoes and sneakers too.

You will save a lot of money and from now on, shop for your kid's clothing out of season to save a bundle of money.  If your child is growing fast or gaining weight; buy some bigger sizes from the clearance rack or you can even swap clothing with women in your neighborhood to get clothing that they are no longer using.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

How to buy shoes on eBay.

This young man gave some excellent advice on how to buy shoes on eBay.  I am going to follow the tips that he gave so I can get a good deal.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Top Ten Way's To Look Good And Feel Good When You Are On A Budget

Hello Ladies:

There are times that we have to cut back on some of our expenses.  You can still look good and learn some lifelong skills that will enable you to look fabulous and save some money.   You could have lost a job or have some outstanding expenses that you need to take care of.

These tips are very easy to follow and you will not feel deprived at all.

Top Ten Way's To Look Good And Feel Good When On A Budget:

  1. Find a hairstyle that is simple and easy to maintain yourself so that you always look elegant such as,  Bun or ponytail, a bob or another style that suits you but isn't expensive to maintain.
  2. Buy good smelling soaps and perfumed lotions.  My favorites to use when trying to save money are Avon creams and lotions that are available at local Dollar stores.  I love these because they only cost a dollar but they do not smell cheap and this way you can forgo buying perfume but still smell divine.
  3. Do a hand soak with a mild body wash and olive oil mix and you can also use this on your feet also.  This will make sure that your hands are nice and soft and so are your feet.  When you are finished you can add your lotion to your hands and feet and put socks on your feet and they will be just beautiful in the morning.
  4. Have beauty night with your close friends and you do each other's hair.  Make this a monthly event and make sure to have some good food on hand to enjoy the evening.
  5. Buy some spray starch and sizing because it will always make your clothes look like it was freshly pressed from the dry cleaners.
  6. Do your own manicure when money is short.  Nail polish is very inexpensive and you can paint your nails and toes.  Keep toes in a neutral color so that your toes compliment all your clothing items.  To create a classy look, shape your nails and put clear polish on and this way you do not have to worry about your polish looking chipped while at work.
  7. Wash all your delicate tops in cold water and this will make them look new longer.
  8. Pluck  or use eyebrow shaver once a week on stray hairs that have grown out and this will delay a trip to your local nail shop to get your eyebrows done.
  9. Eat Jello twice per week to keep your nails long and healthy and you can also soak your nails in unflavored gelatin.
  10. Add a little lavender water to the washing machine when washing your clothes and put a little in a spray bottle and add some water and lightly spray  your blue jeans to make them smell nice when you iron them.  Make sure that you do a skin test before to make sure that you aren't allergic first.  Also lightly spray your pillows and bedding to make them smell nice also.  Again, test to make sure that you or other family members aren't allergic.

I hope you enjoyed these tips and add some of your own in the comment section.

Disclaimer:  Try all these tips at your own risk.  I have used them all and didn't have any problems with them but everybody's body chemistry is different.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Is Social Media making you antisocial?

I have been involved in Social Media for some time now and I am noticing that it is so easy to email, text or chat online, that my social interactions with other people are diminishing.  The fact that you do not have to leave your house to have communications with anyone is ideal but is it healthy?  We are becoming a society that is drifting further apart and a lot of us don't really see or understand what is happening.

Honestly, I really have to make myself go out to see people that I love because I have become complacent with my interactions.  All day, most of us are looking at the phone screen, computer screen or on gaming systems. We don't realize that we are being programmed.

I love Social Media but I feel that I need to step away from it to gain my life back and a healthy well-being. We need each other.  Families need to be close and share life without the phone and etc.

Computers and phones are a blessing but do not let it become a curse.