Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
• Cleanser: 6 months
• Eye shadow: 6 months
• Foundation: 6 months
• Moisturizer: 6 months
• Concealer: 6 to 8 months
• Blush: 6 to 12 months
• Lipstick and gloss: 1 year
• Powder: 1 year
• Toner: 1 year
• Nail polish: 2 years
• Applicator sponges and brushes: toss disposable ones and wash others regularly.
Keep makeup containers tightly closed and store them at room temperature. Toss anything that looks or smells bad. Yuck.
Bear in mind that natural cosmetics, and those that have no preservatives, may expire sooner than others. You should never add water or (worse!) saliva to thin out a foundation or other cosmetic. Do not return unused foundation to the container. Discard if you accidentally pour out too much. Do not share cosmetics. (Similarly, avoid testers in department stores.)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 12:35 PM on 21st April 2009
Being overweight is bad for the environment as well as your health, according to a study released today.
Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that overweight people were likely to be more responsible for carbon emissions than slim people because they consume more food and fuel.
The study blamed an increased demand for livestock production for meat, believed to be responsible for 20 per cent of all greenhouse gases due to the toxic methane emitted by cows.
They added that a higher dependency on cars was also a contributing factor.
I am surprised they aren't blaming all the pregnant women for having cravings. All I have to say is.. they always come up with something lol Next they will say that sneezing causes hurricanes on the other side of the world. lol
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I just watched a clip from Britain's Got Talent (2009) and was moved to tears with Susan Boyle's talent. She is 47 years old.. and lives in Scotland. She said she came on the show because before her mother died two years ago she promised her that she would do something with her life. And this was her way of fulfilling that promise. For some reason, I think due to copyright issues, YouTube isn't allowing the embed code so all I have is the Link.. Go check it out. I have watched it a ton of times today! :)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
"Go ahead and boo me," Duncan told about 400 middle and high school students at a public school in northeast Denver. "I fundamentally think that our school day is too short, our school week is too short and our school year is too short."
"You're competing for jobs with kids from India and China. I think schools should be open six, seven days a week; 11, 12 months a year," Duncan said. (full story here)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The Principles and Values below are taken from the 912 project page.
|1.||America Is Good.|
|2.||I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.|
|God “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the external rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.|
|3.||I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.|
|Honesty “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington|
|4.||The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.|
|Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson|
|5.||If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.|
|Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson|
|6.||I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.|
|Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson|
|7.||I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.|
|Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington|
|8.||It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.|
|On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington|
|9.||The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.|
|Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson|
Monday, April 6, 2009
"In the far away kingdom of Dor . . . lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically over-sized ears who dreams of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro, who leads him, at long last, on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness."
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Once Again I have found treasures at the .99 Cent Store! A few days ago, we headed over to our favorite store lol And my husband found the cool steak knives you see in the picture. When we checking out the cashier said "Do you know how much those knifes are at the other stores?" Of course we didn't.. She said "$30" Woo hoo. Lo and behold, I really look closely and I see the name Oneida printed at the bottom of each knife! Anyway, my husband went back and bought 10 lol If you have a .99 Cent Store near you...hurry...run..and see if they have these knives! :)
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
A little about me...
It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)
In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.
I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.
There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.
So I am thinking, with putting my progress out for the world to see.. it will force me to make the right choices. Let's hope!! Feel free to comment on anything or tell your story. It's always encouraging to hear about others successes. Join me on this weight loss journey...
My Weight Progress: