Inigo goes to Cuts for Tots

27 Jul

Inigo always gets his hair cut at the Cuts for Tots salon. It’s more expensive than a visit to your corner barbershop but we (Ego’s Daddy Jay and I) think that it really is worth it. Read all about it in today’s review: Cuts for Tots Kiddie Salon.

Poll for the Designer Layette Set Contest– Vote for your Candidate!

27 Jul

Ladies, here is the poll where you can get votes to win the Sweet Pea organic layette set that retails for $49.99 from cornerstorkbabygifts.com. This poll is programmed to expire in a week, and as I created it using PollDaddy, you can be sure that not even I can tamper with the voting process. I listed the names of the participants in the order that they commented/registered. Happy campaigning and good luck to all of you!

Enhancing your Space with Home Accessories

26 Jul

Accessories can enhance an outfit and take it to another level, and accessorizing can work your living space too.  If your house needs something extra to take it from blah-blah to graceful, read this post on how to accessorize your home.

Decorative Accessories: Choose from a variety of accessories that will look great around the house!

Accessories give your home a lived in and often, an exotic look that makes the home seem to be one of travellers. Being a collector of beautiful objets d’art does not have to be expensive; there are many affordable accessories that will add timeless beauty to a living room, entry or office. Decorative accessories can also be a wonderful addition to a company or corporate office or doctor’s waiting room, where they will be noticed and appreciated.

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Three Things to Remember When Your Child Has a Disability

25 Jul

By Stephen Gallup

Sooner or later, all parents deal with unexpected crises. Worry is just part of the adventure of raising kids. However, a surprisingly large number of parents also discover, usually sometime in the first three years of their child’s life, that a developmental disability is also part of the picture. Their child could be given a label like Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD, or autism. Or perhaps no diagnosis is offered, despite obvious problems.

My son Joseph was one of those who with no useful diagnosis. His birth in 1985 started our family on a very long odyssey in search of help. Here are a few lessons I learned along the way. Continue reading

Bitchy or Assertive? What's the Difference

25 Jul

So far, readers on my blog have been treated to a nice, mellow version of me.  I guess that some of you, especially those who don’t personally know me, may be thinking that the “bitch” in the title of this site has been a misnomer.  Well, you might want to stand back and hold onto something, because a bitch fit is bound to come your way… Continue reading

Bitchy or Assertive? What’s the Difference

25 Jul

So far, readers on my blog have been treated to a nice, mellow version of me.  I guess that some of you, especially those who don’t personally know me, may be thinking that the “bitch” in the title of this site has been a misnomer.  Well, you might want to stand back and hold onto something, because a bitch fit is bound to come your way… Continue reading

5 Great Engagement Ring Trends For 2011

24 Jul

Buying that special someone in your life an engagement ring is important for so many reasons. This is not just a piece of jewelry, but the most important piece of jewelry she will wear for the rest of her life. The ring symbolizes love, commitment, strength, and should be able to be worn every day. Combining the romantic with the practical and the individual with the trends is what everyone should be looking to do when buying an engagement ring. That special woman is unique, therefore her ring needs to be special as well.

You may think that trends are something you want to stay away from. And depending on the kind of engagement ring you want, this may be the best direction. But for most of those shopping for an engagement ring, the trends are a great place to start and find what is both beautiful and current. Knowing the major trends and being on the edge of fashion will make you look even better when you present the amazing ring to the woman you love. To help get you started, here are 5 great trends for engagement rings in 2011. Continue reading

Why Staying Healthy Can Save You Money

23 Jul

Most of us are continually striving for two main things in life – to have more money and to lose weight. We reminisce about how much disposable income we had before we were tied down by a house, car loans and kids, and at the same time wish we could fit into the clothes from our past. Well these two dreams don’t have to be mutually exclusive because you can save money just by living a healthier lifestyle which will in turn help you drop the kilos.

Getting quality sleep every night gives the body a chance to rebuild cellular damage.

Health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, diabetes and heart disease are expensive conditions to treat, but you can lower your risk of these health problems with a healthier diet. It is estimated that the medical costs associated with being obese are $10,000 higher than for people who are a healthy weight. Continue reading

What will scammers think of next?

23 Jul

I have been receiving a lot of scam emails lately, all of them trying to play on my heartstrings in one way or another.  Here is the latest one, which I just retrieved from my inbox:

Hello My Dearest,

With deep sorrow and tears in my Eye, I know that this mail might come to you as a surprise because we have not met each other or see face to face before. I am Miss.XXXXXXXXX, 23years old an orphan, originated from South Sudan, East Africa, Female, tall, slim, and fair a very good looking girl that loves to be loved.

My father of blessed memory by name late Mr. XXXXXXXX who was the President and Chief Executive Officer in Sudan Petroleum Company, SUDAPET at the Block 9/10, Resident 22/1Africa Street P.O. Box 13188 AlKhartoum 11111 Sudan, The brutal killing of my mother and my father, one kid sister and kid brother took place one early morning by the rebels as a result of the civil war that is going on until now in my country Sudan.

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Great Ideas for the Bride's “Something Blue”

22 Jul

Here is an interesting piece of trivia: on my wedding day, one of my ‘something blue” was a pair of undies lent to me by Jay’s Mommy Eva (LOL)…  If you are going to be a bride soon, by all means plan ahead.  This guest post should give you some great ideas.

brooch with blue jujubes

Every bride knows the old custom: she needs something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. In case you were wondering about the reason behind the tradition, the color blue symbolizes fidelity. The “something blue” part often calls for the most creativity, but that only makes it even more fun to pick. Get great ideas here for the bride’s something blue. Continue reading