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Thursday, May 31, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
As I was relaxing in the sun today, reading the latest issue of Glamour, I came across this and just had to pass it on!
According to the June 2007 issue of Glamour Magazine:
163: Average woman's weight in pounds
133: Average woman's goal weight in pounds
63: Percent of women who say they step on the scale at least once a week
57: Percent of women who say they'd rather be rich than stay at their dream weight forever
16: Percent of women who say they've been treated badly because of their weight
10: Number of times the average woman has attempted to lose weight
Monday, May 7, 2007
Hairspray is a great tool for Diva-riffic hair...but it's alcohols and chemicals can make a mess of your hair.
Here's a recipe for a homemade spray that is gentle on your locks, and smells great!
One large, or a couple small spray bottles
1 TBS vodka- cheap stuff ok
A medium saucepan
A medium bowl
A strainer, or cheesecloth
Chop the lemon inside the bowl, so that all the juice stays with it. Neatness doesn't matter.
Add the lemon, it's juice, and the water to the saucepan. Simmer on low until the liquid has been reduced by about half.
Strain and pour into your bottle(s).
Add the vodka, and a little water if necessary to make it thin enough to spray.
This spray can also be made without the vodka, but must be stored in the fridge.
For more great homemade beauty, visit me at Just a Mommy Here
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
It is simple to make you own febreeze. Try this out and let us know what you think.
2 cups Downy fabric softener
2 cups baking soda
4 cups hot water
Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water; allow to cool completely. Add fabric softener and mix well. Pour into a spray bottle. Spray fabric evenly until slightly damp. Odors will fade as item dries. Use more generously for difficult odors. On fabrics that may water spot (such as silk), test a small area of the fabric that cannot be seen.
Posted by ~Crystal~ at 9:37 PM
Why waste money on those fancy-smancy blind brushes...
Simply put an old sock over a hand and wipe away. No muss...no fuss...and you'll save money!
This tip also works great on shelves and nick-knack nooks.
We've all felt it. In one form or another. It's instinct.
As an infant when our caregivers give another the attention we feel we need jealousy kicks in.
In school, we may have experienced it when a boyfriend broke up with us because he liked another girl.
Jealousy is a powerful emotion that can and will take over if we don't learn how to control it.
Have you ever wondered why some women don't have jealousy issues while others seem to be dealing with it constantly? Typically, those who don't let jealousy get the best of them have higher self-esteem and have learned how to quickly conquer the emotion.
Jealousy usually involves a lover or potential lover. The emotion comes from our feeling that this person belongs to us and when faced with the thought of losing him/her or their support we feel jealous.
Here's a tip on how to tackle jealousy.
Think about a time when you felt jealous.
First, try to stay calm. Second, grab a pen and paper and start writing. Write out what that person does that causes you to feel jealous. Second, write out words that describe how YOU feel right now.
Use words like, "Angry, old, unattractive, overweight, out of control, paranoid, lonely, vulnerable, stupid, hurt, worthless, scared, abandoned, powerless, etc..."
Third, list things you can do to deal with it, such as "I could join a club that would keep me busy and allow me to make new friends instead of worrying about what he's doing when I'm not around."
Then, start doing it!
No one goes through life without feeling some form of jealousy. It's how we deal with it that separates us.
Anyone can overcome jealousy. The turning point in my life was when I asked an acquaintance about my jealousy issues. Her response changed my entire way of thinking. She simply said,
"Jealousy is a worthless emotion. You'll get rid of yours as soon as you realize you have nothing to be jealous over!"
I'm not a therapist and this exercise won't work for everyone. If you have serious issues with jealousy, realize that you deserve more in life and see a therapist to help you overcome it.
Posted by Melissa_J at 6:59 AM
Monday, April 30, 2007
Pulling out some candles for a special evening...but they're looking a little less then brand new?
Rub 'em down with a cotton ball soaked in a bit of rubbing alcohol. They'll be looking fresh and new in no time!