Friday, April 29, 2011

Is Constipation Causing You Grief?

Besides adding beans to your diet for lots more extra fiber, you also need to eat more foods rich in magnesium to help move things along.  Foods such as spinach, almonds, and soybeans can help!  Another suggestion is to ask your doctor if taking a magnesium supplement is right for you. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Clean Up With Kitty Litter!

Your cat is not the only one that should take advantage of kitty litter.  You should try it on a grease spill on your garage floor to help clean it up.  It also helps to leave some in out in a container where mildew is a problem. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Slow Your Eating Pace and Lose Weight!

Something as simple as laying your fork, spoon, or knife down between each bite can make your meal last longer.  Just as important is chewing each bite thoroughly so you can savor every mouthful.  Sometimes, this little extra effort of changing the way you eat can fool your mind into thinking you ate more than you really did.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Do You Know What Cooking Oils Are Best to Fight Fat?

Olive oil, virgin coconut oil, and enova oil (which is a combination of canola and soybean oils) are the three best ones to use.  Rotate them in your cooking for the best results.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Another Use for Your Old Shower Curtain!

That old shower curtain you intend to throw away should be recycled to line your car's trunk.  By doing so, you'll keep it cleaner by catching any spills or dirt!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Let me wish all of you that celebrate Easter a happy one.   Those readers that do not celebrate this holiday, then I hope you will have a wonderful day.  Tomorrow I will be back to posting but today I take off to enjoy this special holiday with my family.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Do You Know The Right Order to Apply Face Powder?

For the best results, you should always dust your face with your face powder after all liquid products are applied from a moisturizer, foundation, concealer to any cream blush, etc.  However, you need to remember to also apply face powder before any other powders you use if you want those cosmetics to set and absorb the shine. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

To Keep Your Hair Color Natural!

The best way to keep people from noticing that you resort to hair color is simple.  My advice is by going only one shade lighter or one shade darker than your original hair color and no one will ever guess that your beautiful shade of hair is nothing but natural.  If you keep to this basic rule, you will just appear ageless!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Allergy Sufferers Should Avoid Carpeting in Your Bathroom

If you're like me and have a problem with allergies, then you should resist the urge to have any rug in your bathroom.  Any carpeting in a moisture prone area such as a bathroom can be a great place for mold to hide and flourish.  Instead, it's better to have a floor that you can clean easily with mop or rag and bucket to wash at least twice a week.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Protect Your Child and Keep Your Guests' Handbags Out of Reach!

When you have guests over your house, be sure to put the ladies' handbags out of reach of your children.  They just might have medicine in them and children might think it's candy.  Remember, a mere handbag can be the reason your child ends up in the hospital or worse, so be careful and store them in a safe spot. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Remove That Awful Smell When Painting a Room

Here's a wonderful tip for when you are about to paint a room and want to get rid of that stinky paint odor.  Put a tablespoon of vanilla in that can of paint and it will help reduce some of that terrible smell.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rethink How You Pack Lunches!

If you want to be a true friend of the planet, then you should avoid packing lunches in plastic wrap or sandwich bags since they take nearly 1,000 years to become biodegradable!  A better green choice is to pack those sandwiches in aluminum foil or put that lunch food in a reusable container.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rescue Your Hair From a Bad Case of Frizziness!

For those humid, rainy days when you're struggling with kinking hair, you could grab that scarf to hide your untamable locks or reach for a commercial product only to find out you ran out and forgot to restock.  So what do you do to manage that frizzy problem?

Another idea would be to reach for that jar of petroleum jelly and rub about a dime-size amount in the palms of your hands.  Lightly smooth this petroleum jelly over the top layers of your hair.  Remarkably, this cheap petroleum jelly fix works to quickly help calm that kinky hair problem so you'll feel more like yourself again instead of an unsheared human woolly sheep! 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Remove Stains From Vases!

If you have stains at the bottoms of your vases and want a way to get them clean, I have a great solution for you to try.  Cut up a raw potato and place inside the vase with some white vinegar.  Shake the two together for a few minutes before rinsing.  This trick will clean them out.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Want to Add More Volume to Naturally Curly Hair?

If you have naturally curly hair and want to pump up the volume, then you might be interested in this tip.  Apply a hair conditioner to your freshly washed hair only to the tips.  By doing so, you won't be weighing your hair down so those curls have more volume at the roots where they need it!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Keep Track of What You Eat When All Dieting Efforts Fail!

Sometimes, you don't realize why that weight fails to drop off.  Write down every thing that goes into your mouth.  This little trick will help you give you an accurate picture of what you're eating--even those spoonfuls of food you sample taste during cooking.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Never Mix Cleaning Products!

Sometimes, you may be tempted to stretch a cleaning product to finish the job when you're nearly out of a product.  However, you are playing a dangerous game.  You don't know what hazards you could be causing to your health by combining products.  The best thing is use what you have or turn to natural cleaning ingredients from your kitchen.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Know The Best Foods to Clean Stains From Your Teeth?

The most helpful foods to eat to scrub away stains on your teeth are crunchy foods like apples, carrots and cucumbers. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Eat At The Table When Dieting

Make it a new practice to avoid eating in front of your television set for recreation.  Eat at the table only and concentrate on each bite.   If you eat three regular meals, you'll feel fuller and able to resist snacking more easily when watching television. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Don't Deprieve Yourself Just Because You're Dieting!

Eat whatever you want only eat smaller portions if you are trying to shed some pounds.  Denying cravings can backfire and only makes you eat more of that abandoned food later!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Try to Avoid Eating Past 7:00 P.M.

Make a habit of skipping snacks past seven at night if you want to drop some weight.  Your body is slower to burn calories when less active.   Anything extra that you munch on and don't burn off will eventually show up on you as stored fat!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easy Solution for Baking Problems--Measure Properly

A recipe calls for a teaspoon or a tablespoon of baking powder or soda.  If you want your recipe to turn out they way it should, then you need to level that spoon of baking powder or soda.  Too much of either of those ingredients can ruin your baking.   

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Watch The Temperature of Your Bath Water!

Try to avoid overly hot water when you bathe.  You risk getting varicose veins or drying out your skin when you sit in that too hot of a bath.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Is Frizzy Hair Your Problem?

If your hair looks like you've just been electrocuted, you could try a couple things.  For one, you should skip towel drying your hair, which only makes the problem worse by roughing up those hair cuticles.  

Another helpful tip would be to switch your rinse out type of a hair conditioner to a leave-in variety.  However, you don't have to buy anything new.  Just use less of your normal hair conditioner and leave in.  This mild coating on your hair helps it from absorbing moisture from humidity.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Importance of Using Your Scale

Try to weigh yourself at least once a week.   Remember, but it's a wise idea to also jump on your scale at the same time of day as well for the best estimate of your weight.  By doing so, you'll have a more accurate idea of what that number should be.  This way if you gain a pound or two, you'll be able to cut back slightly until you get back to where you were or would like to be.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Do You Know What Are The Best Foods to Avoid?

Besides fried foods, white bread, bacon, mayonnaise, butter, too much sugar, salt, you need to check those preservatives the best you can.  You're not going to be able to eliminate these things, but you need to watch and cut back.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Soap Scraps Can Come In Handy!

Don't throw out those tiny soap pieces.  Instead, you should gather them up and put inside a mesh bag for cleaning stains off shirt collars or other clothes.