Sunday, June 28, 2015

Free Photo Retouch

Lots of nice pictures around these days.
Here's an opportunity to get a picture retouched for FREE.
Great for those prom pictures !
You must first like her Facebook page Daneesha Williams Artistry.
Then feel free to email your pictures
She will be choosing her favourite submissions and featuring the before and after on her facebook page, as well as sending back the completely retouched photo, free of charge. !
The following are examples of what she can edit:
- Colour/light correction
- Even skin tone
- Fix skin blemishes (such as spots or pimples)
- Remove shine from the skin
- Reduce and/or remove wrinkles
- Smooth, recolour, and thicken the subject's hair
- Remove stray hairs
- Fix eyebrows
- Enhance eye sharpness
- Teeth whitening
- Lip enhancement
- Makeup enhancement
- Correct/fix wardrobe
- Background fix/manipulation (removing distracting objects/people)
I am sending her this picture as there is something under his ear.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

day 14 of Make over your Morning

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Yup ! The last day !
I tried to maximize my evenings and mornings.
I got the evening routine going great.
Makes life a bit easier in the morning.

I figured out that rather do more at night than add one chore in the morning.
I am more conscientious about getting good sleep
I am trying to stay away from electronics before bed, relaxing
I have been planning supper the night before, even peeled veggies twice
I have been picking out my clothes the night before
I make sure the kitchen is clean when I go to bed.
I wash a load of laundry

Mornings? Well I have been drinking a glass of cold water in the morning( not the best).
I have not exercised in the morning, nor moved my alarm back 15 minutes.
I have not figured out what I need for quality time in the morning ( not Monday to Friday anyway)

It was okay however... feeling more organized.

Saving money

Image result for piggy bank clipartLooking for a way to save money?

Create a spend free day every week.
Yup, a day with no purchases, at all.

It would be hard.

Tylenol Sample

Image result for tylenol nighttimeThis time it's the Tylenol Nighttime.
It will be two caplets. Click here to order

At the start of the month I had posted a Tylenol Arthritis sample. That came and was a bottle with 24. A great free sample !

Monday, June 22, 2015

Day 13 of Make Over your morning

Image result for day 13Its Day 13!
I had a busy day. Got up and drank my cold water. Left at 8, worked until it was time to golf, and came home after 9. I did get right into my routine once I got home. .... put the dishwasher on, laundry on, had a bath, decided what was is for tomorrow's supper, and picked out clothing for tomorrow.

Today course is about failing. It's okay to fail. Whew ! That's good news.
She must be sensing that I pressed snooze three times again.
The homework is to see if your routines or goals need to be tweaked.
Maybe the goal was unattainable.
Maybe something came up.
Maybe part of my system is crappy.
Maybe I am comparing routines with someone else and feel like a failure.

I am not getting up any earlier. I don't desire that 1.5 to 2 hours to myself in the morning.
Just give me the 60 minutes or less, of a well organized morning; and no gratitude journal while having coffee, after having had my cold water.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The 10 commandments

In a movie I was watching, they mentioned the 10 commandments.
I didn't really know them all; especially the first ones.

Thou shalt not bear false witness; means you should not take part in spreading a lie.

Coveting means to desire something that isn't yours.

(The actual text reads : shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.)

Day 12 of the 14 day Make Over my morning course

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Oh it's getting close to the end of the course.
This morning I drank cold water. I peeled vegetables and prepared my roast while looking at the cold tall glass of water.
I drank it, thinking it may be nauseating. I didn't get a jolt of energy from it, but it took less time to drink than a coffee would have. I decided not to have coffee until I went to my parents for a visit; so maybe I had more energy, or simply more time to kill.  I dunno. I will try again tomorrow.

Today's lesson is on decreasing the number of decisions we make a day.
5000 is the estimate of decisions we make EVERY DAY.  Five thousand ? Really ?
We suffer from decision fatigue.
So the homework is to create a system for two things that stress me. Using a system versus a decisions.
I chose

  • making a supper menu for the week ( I used to and it was easy to follow and great for the shopping list)
  • doing book work/paper clutter/things to read/mail . It drives me nuts. I always have plenty things I want to read, emails to reply, receipts to sort, bookwork, and mail. I should get a system for this. A couple hours a couple days a week really would do it. Sunday evening will be one, and maybe Wednesday after supper. I shall try it. 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

Image result for bee geesThis is such a great song !
I have been listening to their album.

Enjoy !

Clutter is a bummer

Image result for tidy woman messy man
It turns out that clutter has a profound affect on our mood 

and self-esteem.

Especially if you are a female. It can be depressing.

There's a link between high cortisol (stress hormone) 

levels in female home owners

and a  great deal of household stuff.

Researchers in California say that it really only affects 


The men aren't really affected by the clutter.