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January 2009

Nothing to wear? If this how you feel when you look into your closet, then this is the perfect time to hang on to what you will wear and strip away what you won't. It is now the end of January, allow for an hour or two to reacquaint yourself with your wardrobe or lack of one. Winter will be over soon and... Read more →

While there are only two months of winter left this season, those nasty germs that cause cold and flu are still alive and well waiting to infect another victim. Don't let this be you! Here are a ten tips to keep those bad bacteria and venomous viruses away: 1. Pens - Don't use the pen a store clerk hands you to sign a... Read more →

For a few stressful moments last week, the passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 thought that pilot Chelsey B. Sullenberger's words, "Brace for impact," might be the last that they would ever hear. If you have never survived a harrowing moment on the edge between life and death, then let these now famous words be your guide to start living the life you... Read more →

A Product Tip from Staci, The Mom Squad When potty training your toddler, the decision to let your little one go out of the house without wearing a diaper or pull-up is a tricky one. You want to start giving them chances, but you don't want to have messy accidents to clean up. Moms, if you are dealing with this dilemma, I have... Read more →

Shades of Chartreuse - Freshly Green Tips To-Do List: Store wreaths, wrap candlesticks, disconnect twinkling lights, and recycle 2008 holiday cards. WAIT!!!! Don’t just recycle them...REPURPOSE your holiday cards to help abused and abandoned children. I recently discovered a worthy cause that could greatly benefit from these dated well wishes. It will take you very little effort, time, and money; I promise. St.... Read more →

Tis' the season to wear chunky woolens and soft cashmere sweaters. The label says "Dry clean only," but you want to save time and money...and maybe even wear your favorite sweater again tomorrow. Next time it needs cleaning, instead of dropping it off, scheduling a pick-up, and missing your comfy sweater, wash it in the machine. Fear not! Your sweater should not shrink... Read more →

A good resolution is like an old horse, which is often saddled but rarely ridden. --Mexican Proverb We are officially into 2009 and the talk shows, news clips, and featured articles are all advising us on how to quit smoking, lose weight, save money, blah, blah, blah. Typical New Year’s resolution hype that rarely lasts and doesn’t dig deep enough to initiate action... Read more →