MOMS: How many times per day are you using financial knowledge? Deposits, withdraws, & balance inquiries plus credit & debit card transactions, work & tax forms…ever find yourself hunting for the proper change? How important is it to you that your kids master these skills? MotherStucker wants a family full of young pro’s at all things $$$$. I’m making it happen with Money Munchkids Activity Book! Appropriate for kids age 5 & up, Money Munchkids Activity Book is dedicated to helping children learn financial literacy & money management. What a perfect summer activity! XOXO
Less than 1 year ago I moved 450+ miles south. MotherStucker has been learning all things “South Carolina”, inlcuding a 6 week stay with all my OtherStuckers at a hotel. Trust me, it was not as glamorous as it sounds! I mentally “checked out” around week 4!
THRILLED to be out of the hotel and far from completing my all things “South Carolina” education, here are some of the highlights (post hotel!) so far:
1. The South Carolina flag is FREAKING AWESOME, but it isn’t a palm tree & crescent moon. It IS a Palmetto & Gorget. Maybe…
2. I know what Potassium Iodide is & I know how to use it. Hint: It’s a controlled substance & I get it from the Public Health Department, NOT the pharmacy. Here’s hoping that I never need it!
3. It is nearly mandatory that you own a jeep. Once you have your jeep, prepare yourself to be waved at by EVERY jeep owner. Yes, it IS a thing. This is MY baby. Tops come off mid February & stay off until late November 😉 Muah!!! OXOXOX
4. Speaking of mandatory, don’t come to South Carolina without the following: Suscreen, mosquito repellent (not that sissy sort either), flip flops as well as drinkable hydration. You are going to need it. All 4 seasons of the year. P.S. Baby Powder – Especially if you are entered into or have passed the onset &/or completion of puberty. All of South Carolina thanks you! In order to get in my jeep above, I will need confirmation that you have all of the necessary items on your person. Thanks!
5. Speaking of drinkable – You can get beer and wine in the grocery store but NOT in a liquor store. If liquor is what you are after and it’s after 7PM – YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK.
6. Our South Carolina drivers licenses and license plates are VERY high on our personal lists of “Most Valuable Posessions”. If it’s good enough for Darius Rucker, it’s good enough for me. I’ve already been able to take in his concert in Columbia this year with friends. Possibly the best night of my life. Can’t wait to see him in concert again soon!
7. South Carolinians can be Tigers, Panthers, or Gamecocks or a combination of the 2 but there isn’t a single person from South Carolina that is all 3. To counteract this phenomenon, it is a fact that all South Carolinians can “Shuck & Shag”. I’m pretty sure I saw your parents do it (meaning “Shuck & Shag” you sicko) last weekend. MMMHMM.
9. It NEVER snows in South Carolina (Except for when it does & a 1/4″ shuts the entire state down. Now you know.). This year we had a 8″ dump.
10. Swimsuits are the clothing category in which I own the most depth of personal stock. Please don’t confuse that with owning the most swimsuit material because that would be incorrect. The swimsuit season runs from the start of April until the close of October. A gal can never have too many swimsuits in South Carolina. How many bikinis is too many? I have that many + 8ish*!!
11. A water tower that looks like a “peach” that stands in Gaffney, SC was recently featured on the netflix dram “House of Cards“. I don’t particularly care about it’s fame but I do care about it’s EXPOSURE. I’ve seen it several times with my own eyes and it makes me blush. For the record, I don’t think it looks like a peach. Am I alone in this? Actually I can think of several (unmentionable) things it DOES look like…. Surely I will have much more time to ponder this Peachy Monolith as it is roadside enroute to the closest Pottery Barn Outlet 🙂 Despite the “peach” South Carolina is enchanting. Took me a little longer than I would have liked to make it here. I <3 South SC!
I’m old enough to remember my fair share of technology “game changers”. Personal computers, dial up internet access, AOL, hotmail, Facebook, Twitter (MotherStucker is an obsessive tweeter!). Hang tight OtherStuckers, I think the next chapter starts NOW.Clip and organize everything that you care about. Keep it private or share with friends. You can clip websites, articles, shopping items, videos, documents, emails, voice clips and just about anything you want easy access to—from anywhere. Intrigued? How about a Price Drop Alert? Clipix members can set Price Drop Alerts to name the price they’d prefer to pay for the things they want like clothing, travel equipment, and housewares. Once a Price Drop Alert is set, clipix does the work for them, notifyingthem the moment an item reaches their preferred price. Who doesn’t want to save on the items you already want?! Find me on clipix (Christy Stucker) and let’s obsess together! XOXOXO 🙂
[youtube]http://youtu.be/7-okBPW4e4k[/youtube]Qutedea!s gets a MotherStucker’s fashion mojo GOING! Sign up for the Qutedea!s Newsletter & check the site daily to score big OtherStuckers! Get it before it is sold out!
Summer is so close we can taste it! Be a role model with Tamara Egan, 1* Diamond Beachbody Coach! Check her out on Facebook here: Do It Now Egan – Team Beachbody & (203) 522-8233! She’s ready to give you the scoop on Shakeology! GO!
[youtube]http://youtu.be/Jmw0-vsaKPE[/youtube]Make every day Mother’s Day! I get my daily inspiration from Lisa Mohr TV. This YouTube channel brings MotherStucker focus. OtherStuckers, get going & explore topics like, “How to Set Healthy Boundaries” & “What to Do When People Steal Your Energy”. XOX 😉
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Introductions are in order! Fresh from Derby weekend festivities — OtherStuckers — please welcome a Winning Trifecta: Aflac Duckprints, The Aflac Cancer Center & Trisha Henry Gaffney! In honor of Mother’s Day & Aflac’s goal to help support the fight against childhood cancer, Aflac will donate when you use #Duckprints. Why? Find out NOW!
Trisha Henry Gaffney is a cancer survivor & Mom! At age 19, Trisha was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive tumor usually found in the head, neck, hands or feet of young children. Trisha’s was the first reported case to occur in the right ureter, the tube connecting the kidney and bladder.
Following her treatment for this rare form of cancer, Trisha Henry Gaffney was eager to put her health problems behind her. The last thing she wanted to do was dwell on the effects of her illness. She met her husband Andrew & looked forward to a long life together. She says, “After college, I devoted myself to my work and being normal,” Trisha said. “I put cancer behind me. Then it reared its ugly head at 32.”
During her first appointment at The Aflac Cancer Center Survivor Program , Trisha received her health records. She was able to gain a broad understanding of her entire health history, including her treatments and the issues they could cause, called late effects. After meeting with the Medical Director, Trisha went to a fertility specialist, who delivered some devastating news. The lab work showed Trisha’s chemotherapy and 23 radiation treatments had wreaked havoc on her body. Only one ovary was functional, & the radiation had damaged her uterus; she was approaching an early menopause, & she would not be able to carry a child.
After her sister’s best friend offered to be a surrogate, Trisha and Andrew, now her husband, became parents to Isabella in April 2013. Isabella just celebrated her first birthday, and this Mother’s Day will mark Trisha’s second, thanks to the Aflac Cancer Center & its programs. The impact of the Aflac Cancer Center isn’t lost on Trisha. Without the intervention of doctors and nurses in her health, her life would be incredibly different. She encourages survivors to take advantage of the resources available through the Aflac Cancer Center so they can become healthy, happy adults ‒ and parents if they choose.
WHAT & WHERE do I learn more?
You can help raise funds for the Aflac Cancer Center & spread awareness about the amazing work they are doing there to change lives! Full details below! Simply use the Aflac Duckprints Hashtag.
WHEN & HOW can you help?
Now through Mother’s Day, Aflac will donate $2 to the Aflac Cancer Center for every tweet/retweet, or post/share on Twitter or Facebook using the #Duckprints hashtag. OtherStuckers please tweet, post & share like crazy! Aflac’s goal is to raise awareness & donations to aid in the fight against childhood cancer via a variety of social media activities using #Duckprints. The ultimate mission of Duckprints is to eradicate childhood cancer. Now through May 11th, I look forward to seeing YOUR #Duckprints! XO, MotherStucker
Disclosure: This giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Aflac. I was compensated to participate in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.
[youtube]http://youtu.be/B3RZfpwDvaw[/youtube]MotherStucker knows you’re a PROUD Baseball MOM! Show off with this T-shirt! Size Chart & Order information HERE at SunFrog Shirts! Just click the blue link <—— 😉
It is rough MotherStuck’ing job but somebody has to do it! Yes, I took one for our team OtherStuckers & interviewed Isaiah Mustafa – Man Candy Supreme – star of The Old Spice Commercials. I caught him on a nationwide #SmellcometoManhood Tour aimed at educating guys how to “Scent Responsibly,” & end the overspraying epidemic with innovative Old Spice Re-fresh Body Spray technology. Blah blah – here you go:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE[/youtube]
Back to me. Here are the answers you desire to the burning questions YOU submitted!
MotherStucker: Helllllloooooo your hotness 😉 (Inhale, Exhale…..). Maria M. from Mobile AL wants to know: What is your social media channel of choice?
Old Spice Guy: Instagram without a doubt. A picture says a thousand words, yes?
MotherStucker: My gift to you Otherstuckers – follow him at @isaiahmustafa on Instagram and ME at @christystucker – I will follow you back. I can’t promise that he will. Follow Old Spice too at http://bit.ly/1eiDY0F ! Speaking of “following”, Karen. T from Cincinnati OH inquires: What is the strangest thing that has ever happened from a “fan” when meeting you Mr. Old Spice Guy?
Old Spice Guy: It’s weird. Actually it happens quite often. People will recognize me & jump on my back “piggyback” style. At first it was strange. Now I’ve actually come to expect it. When it happens they claim to be — On a Horse — my only reaction at that point is to try and get them down safely.
MotherStucker: Horseplay indeed! I’m a Kentucky girl born/bred & recently transported further South. Heaven help me, what is the name of the horse in The Old Spice commercial?
Old Spice Guy: No one has ever asked me that! Actually 4 horses were used in filming. 3 horses appeared in the final “cuts”, while 1 horse was used only to calm the other horses down – like a stable mate. The main horse that was used was named Ashton.
…. Oh! Sorry OtherStuckers! I think I passed out when he said “mate”. XOXOXO
*UPDATE 4/28/14: Old Spice Body Sprays normally $3.99) are currently being discounted up to 50% ($1.99) at most retailers thru July 31st. Some of the participating retailers include: Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, Rite Aid, Publix, K-Mart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, etc.
Full Disclosure: Additional chit chat ensued covering topics from how THE Old Spice Guy celebrated a recent BIG Birthday & his thoughts on “Old Spice” originally being designed for WOMEN in the 1930’s (Thanks Meemaw for throwing MotherStucker THAT bone!). Also, This interview opportunity was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Old Spice. I was compensated for participating, but all opinions are 100% mine.
[youtube]http://youtu.be/z6siMTgf4cQ[/youtube]I <3 my ZOOM Power Bank! My phone will never be dead from my lack of planning – ever again! Use promo code 4MYMOMMY for a 15% discount at checkout on Amazon through Mother’s Day 2014. For more information and to order click here: Zoom Power Bank
Hey Mom! Do you have 5 minutes? If so, you can be on your way to gorgeous skin! Recently I found One LifeVest — My anti-aging treatment formula at an affordable price — plus fast-acting & easy to use. One LifeVest is designed so that it merges seamlessly with your personal health & beauty routine. This intense serum is packaged in an aluminum bottle ensuring maximum protection from sunlight which can actually damage the effectiveness of other products. Hello Mother’s Day MUST Have! XOX[youtube]http://youtu.be/C2Wq2koQSRs[/youtube]
Are you swimsuit ready yet? If not, there is still time to get there before the start of summer with HCG drops! HCG — also known as Human chorionic gonadotropin — a natural hormone found in the body of a pregnant woman. In a theory proposed by Albert T. Simeons, it was believed the hormone programmed the hypothalamus to break down fat, and maintain lean muscle tissue to protect the developing fetus. If it could work for them why not you?
Simeons considered & tested this theory. What did he discover & why should you use HCG drops? Aside from weight loss, over time HCG has been found to reduce the feelings of hunger & help curve appetites! HCG also ensures the success rate of keeping the weight off longer than any crash diet. Unlike all those other diets, HCG is designed to benefit both men & women. Check out the website HCG Drops Explained for additional info & to order your own HCG drops. OtherStuckers, I can use all the help I can get! Are you with me? Let’s do this! XOXO, MotherStucker
Welcome to the first ever MotherStucker Recipe Challenge! Challenge #1 requires the use of your favorite pasta – Fettuccine, Fusilli, Penne, Rotini, Farfalle – Follow the steps below for a quick, healthy, Mom approved dish your family with <3. This is my daughter's favorite meal! We do (mini) Farfalle & top with steamed broccoli! Check out the video for specifics: [youtube]http://youtu.be/W9Gt7zKMO1c[/youtube]
You will need:
JellCook Silicone Boil Over Blockers
16. oz boxed pasta of your choice
2 heads of fresh Broccoli
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 cup low-fat (2%) milk
2 tablespoons Neufchtel or low-fat cream cheese
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Freshly ground pepper
Alfredo Sauce: Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat (feel free to use your Jell Cook Blockers so that the butter doesn’t splatter!). Add garlic & lemon zest. Cook until the garlic is slightly soft, about 1 minute. Add in the flour & cook, stirring with a wooden spoon,1 minute. Whisk in milk & 3/4 teaspoon salt — stir constantly — until just thickened, about 3 minutes. Add the Neufchatel & parmesan cheese; whisk until melted, about 1 minute. Stir in the chopped parsley.
Broccoli: Cut so that you have minimal stalk & florets about the size of a nickel. Once water begins to boil place the broccoli florets on your Jell Cook Silicone Boil Over Blockers. Cover with glass lid until tender (3 – 8 minutes).
Pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cover with your JellCook Silicone Boil Over Blockers! Add the pasta of your choice & cook until al dente, following package directions. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta & return to the pot.
Add the sauce & 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water to the pasta & gently toss to combine, adding more cooking water as needed to loosen. Season with salt. Divide among bowls & top with parmesan & pepper.
Per serving: Calories 490; Fat 15 g (Saturated 8 g); Cholesterol 48 mg; Sodium 734 mg; Carbohydrate 66 g; Fiber 3 g; Protein 20 g
I had no idea what to expect before tuning in. Quickly (like 1/2 a glass of chardonnay) I was hooked! Don’t expect to learn any southern graces OtherStuckers. “Southern Charm” is pure entertainment “reality” complete with young beautiful debutantes & handsome redneck bachelors with family money. Directly from the “Southern Charm” website, “Descendants of Vice Presidents & four-term Senators, & others from “new money,” Southern Charm, is comprised of Southern bachelors who suffer from “Peter Pan Syndrome” by refusing to settle down; & the women in their lives who challenge them to grow up. Viewers will see them launch political careers, build businesses, break hearts & chase true love — all while struggling to preserve their family names. Because in Charleston,SC you’re only as good as your last garden party & one social screw-up can taint generations to come”. Amen. If you text me at 10 PM on 4/21/14 I won’t text back because my eyeballs will be glued to the BRAVO Channel DI-RECT-LY (all 3 syllables 😉 ) “Southern Charm” makes this MotherStucker happier than a tornado in a trailer park!
ORDER OtherStuckers: Tough Love XXX by Max Dooley XOXOXO, MotherStucker
Talented Little 5 Year Old Boy (Jordan) plays all the instruments, sings & raps![youtube]http://youtu.be/IfWhGkxE9Ow[/youtube]
Giveaway for One Lucky OtherStucker (That’s YOU!). To enter 1 free bottle of Glow 360 — Anti-Oxidant Sunscreen for FACE Broad Spectrum SPF 30 TINTED –Simply leave a comment below. Tell MotherStucker what you are doing this Spring Break 2014! One winner will be chosen a midnight EST April 27th, 2014 and notified through the contact information you provide when leaving your “Spring Break” comment. Can’t wait for the giveaway? Me neither! CLICK the BLUE link to order your own GLOW 360 right now!
Spring Cleaning 2014 is in full swing! OtherStuckers, don’t forget to give your mouth a clean sweep too! Tongue cleaning is an important aspect in keeping your mouth fresh & clean. Your tongue’s rough surface is an ideal collection site for food debris, leading to toxin & bacterial growth that causes health hazards. It is necessary to clean the tongue regularly to keep the mouth odor & toxin free. Tongue cleaning removes the bad (white stuff) on the tongue surface & eliminates funky breath. It helps to prevent toxin/bacterial collection & improves overall dental hygiene. Plus, it massages the taste buds & enhances the sense of taste. Get the Top Tongue Cleaner & more info here: Top Tongue Cleaner[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjSd2QDf8rM[/youtube]
As a woman in my late thirties, I have been using facial skin care products for 25+ years. As Mrs. U.S. of A Globe 2005 and Mrs. Kentucky 2009 please realize I experimented heavily with any product I could get my hands on. I needed perfect skin – no exceptions. At the very least, I wanted the best possible skin I could achieve. As you might imagine, I was disappointed with every single product I tried.
Without any good options, I settled onto products that bounced my skin from one extreme to another. Does dry/unexplained breakout/skin fading/too oily/premature wrinkles/hyperpigmintation/blackheads look familiar? I struggled with at least 2 issues at a time (up to all 7 simultaneously sometimes) and thought I would just have to put up with it.
I never imagined a facial skin care product that would have my name (YOUR name too) on the bottle itself. More shocking is that what is inside the bottle actually makes skin beautiful.
Skin care has been revolutionized with “Beautiful”, the world’s first skin supplement. It actually feeds my skin (and yours!) what it needs in order for it to be luminous and healthy. Beautiful uses a rare combination of live fruit, nut and plant extracts to feed your skin cells and promote youthful, moist skin.
In all honesty, the use of “Beautiful” requires a brain shift. Thinking of applying oil to my skin seemed extremely unconventional. Soon, other shifts began to happen. I noticed that I didn’t feel the need to wear make-up as often (because I had less and less to cover up!). Even when I did apply make-up for a special occasion I realized I was using less makeup — due to having less to cover up overall — plus the make-up itself now reacted better with my skin.
When I wear make-up it now glides and blends over my skin instead of sitting on top of my skin like a mask. I use only 2 products on a daily basis – the Beautiful AM Moisturizer and the Beautiful PM Revitalizer. Both products can be purchased together in a .5 oz set for $44.94. I use approximately 3 drops of Beautiful AM in the morning and Beautiful PM in the evening, meaning this size/set will last you at least 2 months.
What a perfect gift for all the beautiful people in your life – Mom (HELLO MOTHERS DAY 2014!), sister(in-law), aunt, BFF, daughter – don’t forget YOU. Order yours by clicking picture directly above. XOXO!
In typical MotherStucker style this is easy, quick, healthy & delish! If you are new to this (Welcome OtherStuckers!), I only publish MADE recipes that every member of my family raves about. This one is perfect for warm spring days & left-overs can be refrigerated for lunches! Difficulty Rating: 2
5. Chuck Norris
I purchase a 3 lb. bag of frozen chicken breasts. I set the crock pot on the highest setting, place frozen chicken breasts inside and top with enough water to cover the chicken 1/2 way. After cooking in crockpot for 3 hours I turn the heat setting down to the lowest setting for another hour. At this point the chicken will want to fall apart and that is good. Carefully lift chicken breasts out of crockpot and allow to “cool” on a plate approximately 10 minutes. I’m not signing you up for salmonella poisoning — so don’t go over the 10 minute mark — just a quick cool down before we apply the mayo. Once the chicken isn’t quite so piping hot use 2 forks to shred the chicken apart. Pop in a bowl and mix with mayo (how much is up to you – at least 1 cup – I trust your discretion!). Sprinkle with pepper and place in the refrigerator to really cool (at least 30 minutes). Meanwhile start working on the extras!
-Slice grape tomatoes in 1/2.
-Slice green apple
It doesn’t get any easier than this! Place apple slices on the plate, top with chicken salad, grape tomatoes, scallions, and pecan or walnut pieces if you wish.
Triple O* = Outstanding, Original & Obsessed. Why? What were you thinking? XOXO
DO NOT get Mom for Mother’s Day:
-A book about “Parenting”
*Especially don’t get her all three in combination — I refuse to come to your aid after Mom has tied you up with jumper cables, stuck a plunger to your forehead & beaten you about the head & neck with her new “read” — Don’t call me OtherStuckers!
-Wrenchware’s 3 piece Dinnerware Set,
-Wrenchware’s Gear Bowl &
-Wrenchware’s Gear Glass
Knock her socks off May 11th with Wrenchware’s unusual & clever gifts! Mom will love showing off her new treasures at family picnics, cook-outs, BBQ’s & tailgates. Free shipping on orders of $25 or more. See for yourself at www.Wrenchware.com
Thanks to Children’s Advil® for the goodie box received at MotherStucker H.Q.’s & just in time! What started out with a cough progressed to a cold complete with fever for my youngest OtherStucker. Thankfully, the cold only lasted a few days and she had brand new flavors of Children’s Advil® to sample. Check out their Bubble Gum, Blue Raspberry and Dye-free White Grape flavors the next time a kiddo in your house in fighting a fever.
As the fever reducer that has the medicine pediatricians use most for their own kids’ fevers, Children’s Advil® gets them back to feeling like kids again. With fast fever relief that lasts up to 8hrs, Children’s Advil® is the medicine you can trust to bring relief to your child. So thrilled that Children’s Advil® made my OtherStucker Jr. feel better fast! Learn more at their website: Children’s Advil® http://www.childrensadvil.com/ plus find fun sick day activities for kids on the Children’s Advil® Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ChildrensAdvil
*Disclosure: The Children’s Advil® product & information have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.
[youtube]http://youtu.be/u55TSWMSiGI[/youtube]”By Harlow” is a brow & lash enhancement brand with a celebrity following. With its roots firmly established in Los Angeles, By Harlow joins modern day beauty with the Golden Era. See more & order these LED lighted tweezer for MOM this Mother’s Day at By Harlow!
This might be the hottest “White Hot Review” EVER! You’ve hit the Motherlode OtherStuckers 😉 Are you ready to please, pamper & spoil your partner? Get “Lavish Your Lover” by Lisa Mohr for yourself & then give the gift of all you have learned, including 29 exact strokes that will make your massages unforgettable. You can view all the hot details & order at www.LavishYourLover.com plus view the online training videos. Prepare to be in-demand, sought-after & massage guru super star!! XOXO, MotherStucker
Your mission should you choose to accept it: Freshen YOUR closet with a spring cleaning overhaul! Moms, I wouldn’t throw down the challenge without having tackled the project myself. In the spirit of full disclosure, this will be an elaborate spruce up for your space and wardrobe. However, you will immediately enjoy the payoff through time savings and pride in your space, plus your new look for spring 2014! I willing to bet you already have your eye on a few new spring wardrobe “finds”…..
Empty the Closet
Step One is to take out everything — yes, absolutely everything. It’s the only way to know exactly what you have and what you need. When removing items, sort into different categories: things to keep, things to store, things to give away or sell (garage sale, regional facebook selling pages), things to toss, things to be dry cleaned, altered, etc.
Bag up the “Giveaway” and “Sell” piles (after photographing and listing for sale), then box up the “Seasonal” items you’d like to stow away for a while. Sweaters, puffy jackets, and winter boots take up lots of space, so keep them in a different closet or attic until the fall. Before you second-guess yourself, put the “Toss” items in the trash. Take the “To-be-dry cleaned” and “Altered” items by the door so that you will take them on your next trip out.
Do a Thorough Cleanse
Now that your closet is completely cleared out, it is time to clean up your act in Step Two! Here is a checklist to help:
-dust crown molding, baseboards and ceiling corners
-dust/wash light fixtures and lamps
-wash doors and walls (look for scuff marks)
-touch up paint
-vacuum or wash window curtains
-wash window blinds and clean windows
-deep clean hardwood, tile, linoleum, and carpet flooring
-shampoo carpet (DIY or schedule a professional)
-remove rugs to shake out, then vacuum
-vacuum all flooring, including corners
-clean air vents
-dust around mirrors
-replace light bulbs
-Evaluate the Space
Step Three involves thinking about how you can maximize your space. Determine how the previous arrangement might be improved. Were you able to reach everything? Were there any items you would use more often if you were able to see them? Do you need an extra shelf? A set of drawers? Hanging hooks? Try to see your closet through fresh eyes, and decide if there’s a way to create more surface area for your items.
Now is the time to arrange for fashion and appearance. Once items are grouped by type — blouses, skirts, jeans, etc. — take it a step or two further and arrange by color and/or fabric. You want outfit building to be a simple and streamlined process, so organize in a way that feels natural for you. Don’t forget to include your accessories! Whether you have piles of shoes or just a few favorite pairs, decide on your preferred form of storage: shelves, boxes, or an over-the-door rack. Keep things simple and sort by type, color, or occasion. To arrange purses, think about using shelf dividers or do what I did – use a cookie pan organizer to keep your smaller bags upright! For hats, scarves, and long necklaces, hooks are your best friends. Way to go, Mom – mission accomplished!
Mirena, one of the popular methods of contraception is used by women all over the world. Unfortunately OtherStuckers – Mirena IUD has been linked to side effects on women’s health such as weight gain. The information available can be overwhelming. Thankfully Rose Vitalis has authored “The Complete Detox Program”! Her target information on
Mirena Detox – Mirena Side Effects &
Mirena Detox – Mirena Weight Gain
can be viewed by clicking on the blue links. Are you or another Mother you know looking to detox from Mirena? Learn about detox baths, Mirena crashes, detoxification agents, dietary modification, healthy dietary supplements, etc.
More information on that can be found in the links below:
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