Friday, June 19, 2009


Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone...
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement st arting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19.. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words "In five years, will this matter?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative--dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Waxing Your Armpits??? OUCH!

Hairy Ladies Raise your Hands!

So I have recently had an obsession with wanting to wax my armpits for the summer. I feel like sometimes it looks like by the end of the day I have a 5 o'clock shadow under there! Dark Haired ladies do you hear me?! Anyway, I am definetly going to go to a professional, but I had time today and tried to wax with my eyebrow wax.

Difficulties when trying to wax your OWN armpits:

• Its Hard to see! And looking in the mirror doesnt really help, because you can't get close enough.

• The hair goes in all directions

• It first

• You Start Sweating!!

It did work, I didnt get all the hair off because some was shorter and was harder to wax. My wax came with a soothing cream that definetly helped after. DONT use aloe, I tried that in the past, and it burned. Before I waxed, right after my shower, I used rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball to remove excess deodorant, and sweat. I really wanted to try waxing myself, just incase it really burned for days after, or I had a bad reaction. As of now, it feels okay, after an hour later.

It was a good first attempt, I think I am going to leave it up to the professionals now. The Fun of being a woman! (who actually cares about hairy armpits :)

If you have any waxing tips, probs, or anything you'd like to share, please feel free to comment below!

a few days later, and my armpits still look great! i can't believe it, i love not having to shave! this rocks.... for special occasions!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dyeing your Hair

I was planning to dye my hair, and since is super long (past my waist) i wanted to just bleech then ends, so i did, i ended up putting a non-permanant color (natural instincts) over to blend the color better and to help my hair, since it was a little fried :) Anyway during my search for tips, i actually found a fun website and article
check out this fun dye job!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Quote of the Day

The $250 shoes, the third doughnut,
picking the (same old) fight.

Sometimes happiness is about what
don't do."

~quote from this issue of Glamour Magazine

Walmart for the Hipster - City Shoes

So I found another totally cute item at Walmart. These adorable city shoes, perfect for walking around a ton, slip on, casual, Comfy, goes with leggings, jeans, shorts, and more. A Few neutral colors! only $7 bucks! I had to buy them online, because they didnt have my size at the store, but super cheap shipping. Heres the link

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Eyeliner Tips

So We have all bought about 10 different eyeliners or liners, and you keep them in your old make-up bag or at the bottom of some old make-up basket. right? Well i have found a few that work!

For Top Liner This Felt tip Eyeliner by NYX cosmetics is perfect and gives you TOTAL control! great dark black color too. I found it at Ulta Salon or online at

Also, for the inside of your bottom lid, use the Cover Girl Pencil - Perfect Blend- its usually at all drug or grocery stores. Make sure it has the rubber one end, even if it looks like a different one, with the pencil on each end, this is the only one that works on the inside of my lid personally.

Also, for very Smooth eye shadow looks, use a eye shading brush. I Found a great one at walgreens. After you have put on all your make up, Do your Bronzer/Blush last, and i usually just blend the top and sides of my eye shadow in a little better with my bronzer/brush, for a softer look.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Summer Lovin' Deals

Let me just start off by saying:

I GAVE INTO GLADIATORS.... and i am really glad i found This ONE pair!

So cute Dresses from Urban Outfitters Sale section, and  Wetseal Dress section, buy one get one 50% off. Love the colors and prints!

I DID give into gladiators, the reason i did not like most of them was because of all the obnoxious buckles, who is actually gonna take the time to buckle all those things! So i was at walmart the other day, and bam... a whole wall of different color gladiators. I first felt the fabric. Wow. they are soft, not gonna hurt my feet, they even have a little heal cushion... hmm. okay. next best thing. VELCRO STRAP! they were sold right there! thats my style, easy, comfy, convienient, and cute!

oh btw $10 Bucks!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Steals and Deals

I love finding deals, i think i might be obsessed with it actually!

Anyway, I found these KILLER boots on ebay for $12! they are the best thing i own, super comfy, great support, perfect size and color. they also have black and tan, only a few left! 

Another Great find was this Racer back LONG tunic with pockets, SO in love! $19.99 at urban outfitters, looks like they have other colors online!

Last, cheapie leggings how can you go wrong. $5 bucks at wetseal
shop: wetseal