Sunday, November 27, 2016

Should I Buy Inexpensive Shoes Or Not?

I have thought about this question many times when I go shoe shopping.  I have feet that swell a lot so I have a lot of problems when I am looking for a new pair of shoes.  I think that if you have enough money to get an expensive pair of shoes, I think that it is a good idea because, the shoes will fit you better and they will last longer.

You also have to keep in mind your lifestyle because if you are driving most of the time, you may be able to get by for a little while with cheaper shoes but,  if you are commuting to work by bus or train, you will need good shoes and in the long run, you will save more money because you will not have to replace them as much.

What I do sometimes; I will buy about three pairs of cheaper shoes so I do not wear out my shoes as often.  It is very hard to buy one pair of cheap shoes and make them last.  If you have trouble with your feet, you should go to a Podiatrist at least twice a year to get them checked out.  The Podiatrist will give you good advice on the kind of shoes you should wear.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Mercari and Poshmark (Commentary) + Rant.


I decided to do this post after going online and looking at handbags and jewelry on Mercari and Poshmark.  If you do not know about these sites (Let me explain).  Mercari and Poshmark are sites where people sell used and also new goods and they are for great prices.  You have a lot of ladies who use these sites to get rid of goods that they are no longer using or to create a small business for themselves.  This is a good way to de-clutter and also purchase nice quality products for yourself.

Some of these women are selling on Mercari or Poshmark to earn money to put towards vacations, repairs on their houses, weddings and etc.  When I go on these online sites I see luxury products that are already reasonable and these online stores allow you to submit an offer for a lower price, but, what I have been seeing is a lot of people giving low ball offers and I really think this is unfair.  When you see an item that you want, you should already know whether or not, you can afford these products. If a seller lowered the price, you should then be willing to pay that price.  I have heard so many lies, such as; "My boyfriend will not let me get this item for that price, can you lower it to this amount."  I have seen people promising, they will get the money by such and such time and never complete the order.

You could never go on a national online store, website and tell them to lower their prices or come up with all kinds of hard luck stories.  These sellers are trying to make income just like anyone else and it is really pitiful that so many schemers come to these online stores to try and get over. If you are broke, then maybe, you should not buy anything.  These people have bills just like you do and they shouldn't be subject to this foolishness.

I have passed by some products that were overpriced but, you just go on to the next product that is affordable. Nobody owes you anything. It is an insult to low-ball someone for the goods that they worked so hard to get.  The sellers are bringing the prices down enough and they have to be able to make some profit.  I wish Mercari and Poshmark would change the rules to make it hard for these scammers to insult these sellers.  If you have never gone on these sites, please check them out because you will definitely find something in your price range.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How to wash clothes without a washing machine.

I decided to post these video's to show people how to wash clothes by hand.  This is a skill that everyone should learn just in case your washing machine is out of order or if you do not have a washing machine..









Monday, November 7, 2016

Please, Vote! It Is Your Right.

                                           Please, Vote!  It Is Your Right.

Hello, Everyone.  I just wanted to stop in and say that tomorrow we will be picking a new President Of The United States Of America.  I have been hearing some people say that they will not vote because they don't like the candidates but I have to say that nobody is perfect.  President Obama was not perfect even though he tried his best.  You will never find perfection in a human being because there is no such person.

We are going to experience some hard times whoever is in office because that is just the way life is.  Imagine being in America and not being able to vote at all.  We all would be complaining right?  Imagine how African Americans felt when they were finally able to vote February 3, 1870, We did not have full rights until The Voting Rights Act signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965.  These Americans did not have a perfect candidate but they still felt that their vote would make a difference.

I am not here to tell you who to vote for but exercise your right and vote.  If you do not vote then don't complain.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

You Cannot Depend On Luck To Be Successful.

                            You Cannot Depend On Luck To Be Successful.

I am a fortunate person.  At one time or another, I have even called myself lucky.  The best way to describe luck is, getting something that you didn't expect,  Or you gamble and win something that you wasn't sure that you would win.

 I have a different experience and my thoughts have changed regarding luck.  Luck is an idea and it is something that you cannot depend on.  This is the reason that people play the lottery or go to the casino and if they win one time, they will start to spend more money because they think that they are going to "hit it big."

The truth is, luck is a poor man's crutch.  The reason is because a lot of times we are spending money that could be used for something else because we are hoping and wishing that we will win.

 In regards to business, I believe that we sometimes use the same concept, we start a business and just hope that people will come and buy from us or support our business.

  If you use that strategy you are bound to fail.  It takes planning and very hard work to be successful.  You will have to put in a lot of hours and sometimes you may not make a profit at all for a while.  You will have to find ways to promote this business and sometimes you will have to pay money to do this.

Sometimes you will have to work for someone else until your business starts growing and paying off.
You may not even have much time to yourself to enjoy life but if you keep working hard on your business, you will be able to enjoy life later.

  If you want to enjoy a so-called charmed life, you will have to pay your dues.

I am not rich by any means but one day I will be. Most wealthy people don't believe or depend on luck; they make things happen on their own merit. Another thing is, people who are wealthy don't expect people to give them things, they get it for themselves.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Would You Like To See A Talk Show With Beautiful Plus Size Women?

     
     How Would You Like To See A Talk Show With Beautiful Plus Size Women?

Hello, Ladies, I was thinking today how wonderful it would be for someone to make a talk show with all beautiful plus size women.  This is something that should have happened already but maybe people feel that it wouldn't be marketable, but, I think it would be.  It would be great if it would focus on our needs with fashion, successful plus size women, love and relationships and etc.

You would be surprised at the clothes, makeup and hair products that we purchase just like anyone else.  Sometimes, clothes are much more expensive based on our sizes and I feel that this is a form of discrimination.  Most talk shows have the token plus size woman and I believe that this show idea would work for the masses of women who would like to see someone who looks like them on the television screen who are living and loving, large and in charge.  There are many plus size, women business owners and they should be featured on this talk show.

My ideal host would be Queen Latifah because I think that she projects a very positive image for beautiful plus size women and I would like to see women of all races.  Don't forget that Sashamoniquetalks is the one who put this idea out there and I would like for you ladies to comment if you would like to see a show such as this, in the near future.


Thursday, November 3, 2016

If It Don't Make Money, It Don't Make Sense.


If It Don't Make Money, It Don't Make Sense

I have heard people say this for a very long time.The phrase itself is not grammatically correct 
but, because of my southern roots, I understand what it means.  Many of us are involved in businesses and we are working hard to make it work and to get a stable income from our efforts that we put into it.  The truth of the matter is, It will take a while to see major growth for our money making activities.

A lot of people think, if they start a business, they will automatically get a lot of sales right away and that is not the case.  I agree with the phrase somewhat, because if you are spending a lot of money to start this business and you are not seeing major financial gains, you may be wasting your time. It is very important to stay on your job until you start seeing some real profit from your business.

Make sure to curb unnecessary spending while trying to grow your business. Sometimes you may have to change your money making strategy.  As long as you are not losing a lot of money, you should stick to your business goals.  If you put more work into it, you will start seeing the fruits of your labor.

Those of us who are working online know that our journey isn't going to be easy and it will take year's sometimes but I believe that God will bless your hands and your efforts that you put forth. Don't get weary and discouraged, keep it pushing!



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Ring Is Just A Ring? (Get Ready For Christmas)



So, they say a ring is just a ring.  The holidays are coming up and you had a ring in mind but you don't have the funds to buy your dream ring.  You all know by now, that I am a ring addict and I am not ashamed of it, but sometimes, a hobby can be very expensive. I am also a person who will not wear my most treasured possessions in places that would put me at risk for damage or other unfortunate events.

I searched for inexpensive ways to feed my ring addiction and I found a site that has rings that are reasonable but I am interested in jewelry that doesn't tarnish or turn my fingers green.  I am a person who is allergic to many things so, as I started to look online, I was amazed at the jewelry that I saw and the rings were so pretty.

I want to tell you if, you are on a budget and you like to look glamorous, there are a lot of options now.  You may even be looking for an inexpensive engagement or wedding set but you know that you can only afford sterling silver or a ring from a chain store that is mediocre.  Well, the option that I found is stainless steel rings.  They are so comfortable, don't tarnish, hypoallergenic, and will not turn your finger green and they have some with colored stones, cubic zirconia, or plain bands.

This is a great option to look into and I found a wonderful site called https://www.buybluesteel.com/
You can get a beautiful ring and they also have rings in a yellow gold tone also.  Building your dream ring collection is now easy!



Disclaimer:  I am not sponsored by this company and I have not received anything of monetary value for this review.  I purchased items from this company from my own money. This is my honest opinion.