I love all things that smell good, lately i have been obsessed with Wax Melts, i recently bought this great Lighthouse Wax Warmer at Walmart on clearance for only $5.00. (Yeah). So of course i purchased the last two. I also bought 2 different Better Homes waxed scented cubes for only $2.00 each. But as i was looking at other scents and noticed how expensive they were.
1. I started with Organic Beeswax, which you can purchase from Amazon or your local crafts store. You can also reuse the wax from previously purchased candles or wax melts. The best part is that you can re-use it, yes you can!
2. I chose the Beeswax because it is 100% natural, being nature’s wax, emits wonderful air-cleaning, depression-reducing ions that combat things like dust, odors, mold and even viruses while elevating the mood! Seriously!
3. You can choose any chose to mix up 3 essential oils, I chose Lavender and Rose and Peppermint. I love that it only takes a couple drops to get a great smell and there are 250 drops in each bottle. They really go a long way!
4. I popped the beeswax into the microwave until melted. Then I added a few drops of each essential oil. You can do this with any essential oils you enjoy the smell of.
5. You then pour the melted wax into an ice cube tray i got some cool ones at Ikea or reuse a “scentsy style” container.
6. I then popped the pan into the freezer for a few minutes and they were all set up! I just popped them right out of the pan and placed them in the warmers. The rest went into an air tight container for another day.
7. I can’t imagine how much money this has saved my family, and I still get to enjoy all the amazing scents that make me happy!
The Psych behind 1st Impression
First impressions are formed rapidly, after seeing a face, body and clothes for a couple of seconds people make judgments about a person’s attributes. How much does a person’s dress style affect these judgments? I believe that people make rapid judgments of others based on clothing alone. I took pictures of people I covered their faces and I asked different people what they thought about each person and what kind of person, occupation, style or tastes those this person have. The results were incredible, some were shocking others were not and some were just simply weird.
Each lady has a different number, here are the comments of over 45 friends, family, church folk and random people I met at stores.
**Awesome finds at Kohl ‘s this is my one of my favorite stores**
Kohl’s is one of the stores that i love they have great and awesome designers from Vera Wang, J.L.o, Candie’s, Dana Buckman, Apt 9, Lauren Conrad, Daisy Fuentes, Nike, Chaps and so many others. They always have amazing items on clearance, they have extra sales, 15-20% off every day. I have walked into Kohl’s and purchased items as cheap as $1.50. Their clothes are always so stylish, young, beautiful, comfortable and they are such great quality. I have purchased clothes for my boys who are 5 and 9 and trust me boys wear and tear and i wash their clothes often and they just seem to last. It’s rare for me to throw away their clothes most of the time when they don’t fit the boys i donate them and they are still in perfect condition. So Kohl’s is definitely my Tuesday’s Treasure Trove, because i can find from the biggest to the smallest, from clothes, to accessories, shoes, toys, baby stuff, men’s ties, house stuff and so much more.
*THESE SNEAKERS ORIGINAL PRICE $74.99… I PURCHASED THEM FOR ONLY $9.29*
Dress New York & Company, Shoes T.J. Maxx, Tights CVS. This dress is very nice and comfy, original price was $56.95, it was a steal at $9.99. I purchased this dress almost 2-3 yrs ago and now it fits better than ever!
Today the Pastor’s sermon was about “JOY”, i loved it. He said something amazing and i wanted to share these powerful words .“Joy is something money, cars, clothes, people, jobs or kids cannot give you or take away, they can give you temporary happiness, but true Joy comes the heart when God abides inside it”.
The Psychology of the Color *Black*
As a psychology graduate and fashion lover I look at clothes, shoes, scarves, dresses, purses and jackets in a different way. When I wear something I wear it to make me happy or because I love the specific color, or pattern or feel of the fabric. I was looking at several dresses and skirts and I noticed that they looked and felt great but I kept picking the black dresses, pants, top or shoes. A lot of celebrities tend to wear black as a staple. So I wanted to share with you what I thought of the color black and the psychology of it. When I wear this color it makes me feel thinner, more sophisticated and sexy. I love wearing a sheer or lacy dress, or fishnet tights, or some great sexy black heels. The color black is very beautiful, one of my favorites. In the thesaurus here are a list of other words we can use instead of just “black”, who would of thought we have so many words that describe the color black.
brunetstar charcoalstar cloudedstar coalstar
ebonystar jetstar obsidianstar onyxstar
sablestar slatestar sloestar negro
In the dictionary we also see the meaning of the“Color Black”.
DICTIONARY Lacking hue and brightness; absorbing light without reflecting any of the rays composing it. Characterized by absence of light; enveloped in darkness: a black night.
**Here are some fabulous black dresses, what colors do you like? How does it make you feel?**
**Hello ladies and gentlemen, we all love to shop especially when we can get a great value. Here’s a list of my top 5 awesome Vintage and Thrift stores in my area of Western Massachusetts**
(They have great clothes, shoes and home decor, they are my favorite and some have the color of the week, all of the things you purchase are 50% off.) Plus they are always clean and organized. I find the best brands for my boys like Apostrophe, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Polo, Chaps and so many others.
They have great clothes, shoes and home decor,great books and some vintage stuff. They have the color of the week and all of the things you purchase are 50% off.
3. Salvation Army
They have great clothes, shoes and home decor, they always have the best books, plus a lot of times i find great lamps, rugs and wall decor.
4. Plato’s Closet
They have great clothes, shoes and mostly brand name stuff. My hubby likes going with me to this store every now and then they have new brand name clothes for men like Nike, Puma and Adidas. They are the most expensive of the thrift stores but they offer the top names like Coach, Steve Madden, BCBG, Jlo, Ugg and so many others.
5. Indian Orchard Thrift
They have great clothes, shoes and home decor, they are clean and organized. This store is only $2.00 per item so if you find great shoes, shirts, pants, dresses, purse or wallet they are only $2.00. They are great, majority of their stuff is for women, teens and girls.
Sabbath are my days of worship. I like wearing different outfits, but I also donate for every 1 thing I purchase I try to donate 1 or 2 items, it’s my way of blessing others recycling and also teaching my boys to be thankful for the blessings we have. They love to donate to. Grey Dress thrifted animal print blouse JLo, grey shoes Rainbow’s, grey tights Kohl’s. I love this dress makes it makes me feel like a school girl
**Who would of thought 50 lbs would make such difference? I love this dress but i could not wear it, i could literally not breath, this morning as i tried it on i had to take it in because it was to big. To God be the glory in supporting me through this weight loss journey, and my wonderful hubby Miguel Fontanez.**
I love Kohl’s and with all of the extra discounts i have been using its been fabulous to shop their. I purchased this JLo Snake print blouse and then i saw the dress, i just had to get it and JLo herself was wearing the same dress. Final price only $7.42. I love these leather boots from 9&Company I’ve had them for several years but i love them!
Dress Knee Length Lined Print by Daisy Fuentes thrifted only $2.50. Love this dress, Shoes ebay, nude tights CVS.
**BLOG OF THE WEEK**
**Weight loss for me was not about a number on a scale or my dress size. It was about me being happy and healthy for my boys and hubby, I’ve worked very hard to lose these 40 pounds, i wanted to share my story with all of you. God is so good, he has supported me and given me strength through this process**
I love this Top thrifted Lane Bryant, Skirt with overalls at Dots, Tights Walgreen’s, Leopard Shoes from Shoe-land Orlando Fl. This is such a cute outfit, this top is to big since my weight loss so i had to take it in. I felt pretty good, it’s funny to see myself in this skirt and to see how much longer and looser it fit. Have a Great Day!
**Imprisoned in the Fat Body**
I started my weight loss journey on June 5th, 2013. I started at 238.0 pounds as of 10/15/13 I weigh 200.6 pounds. This 38 pound lost has been amazing for me. I feel better I walk, run and go up the stairs without my lungs falling out of my chest. Overall I’m doing great, or I so I thought. As I have lost all of this weight I had a much different thought of what the “skinny” me would look like or feel like. I have lost the weight I see it in my clothes, my face, my feet since most shoes are big on me now, my fingers and my body.
This is great, but yet I still “feel fat”, I look in the mirror and don’t fully like what I see or the person looking back at me. I still feel like a big girl. I don’t know why or how to explain it, it’s just an awkward feeling. I went shopping for smaller clothes and even though I did not walk over to the plus size department like I used to I still found myself looking at the x-large clothing, the size 16/18 or the clothes with stretchy material. As I try new clothes on I’m amazed that I fit into a medium or pants are a size 12-14 to me this is amazing but also scary. What if tomorrow I’m fat again? How will I look once I lose the last 15 I want to loose and how will I feel? And most of all what’s up with this chunky belly why am I losing weight on my ankles, feet and hands.
I will take a flat stomach over skinny fingers any day. I feel like a prisoner in my body, not because of the weight like I used to but with the thoughts of my own insecurities and the pictures of what I thought losing 38 pounds would be like. The pictures of this wonderful, thin, guitar shaped body. This is nothing at all what I see in the mirror; then again I was not bored with a guitar shaped body, lol. The point of this article is to state that as women we see these images of what our society considers, beautiful, sexy, thin, slender or the wow factor.
And in reality this is not who or what we really are, I would like to wake up tomorrow and have Kim Kardashian, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez or Jillian Michaels body, but those are their bodies not mine, and I have many qualities that they would die to have if they met me. I am a beautiful woman, mom, wife, person, fashionista, coupon queen, Christian woman with or without the weight. My inner beauty radiates on the outside and when people that never looked at me now speak to me and tell me how great I look, how wonderful I look now that I have lost this weight, I’m thankful for the positive and encouraging words.
But they quickly forget that I was just as beautiful and wonderful before the weight loss it’s the same wonderful filling just with a different outer smaller package.
Awesome find while thrifting. As yo might know i have been loosing weight, eating healthy and exercising. I have lost 35 wonderful pounds, and as you can imagine many of my clothes are pretty big on me. So i have been donating but also purchasing at several thrift stores, clearance, sales etc etc. I came across this awesome H&M Grey Work Shift Dress and i love it, it was only ($3.50)… So you can imagine i grabbed it on the spot, Yeah! Shoes Marshall’s, Grey Tights on Clearance at Walgreen’s ($0.69). I’m a happy lady today!
After the season 3 premiere of Scandal, it was pretty clear who (or in this case, what) stole the show: Olivia Pope’s white trench coat. The Burberry Prorsum Duchesse satin cape topper first made its mark on Cara Delevigne at the spring 2013 runway before making waves in the now famous tension-wrought bunker scene (no spoilers, we promise) with Kerry Washington….“Kerry and I felt like this coat was her suit of armor and she was going into battle, In the bunker, Olivia is closed off emotionally and doesn’t want to reveal herself all the way so we kept the coat fastened and buttoned up.” Sadly, the coat is sold out everywhere (like we had $2,500.00 anyways),, Lol!
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**EVERY MONTH I’M GOING TO FEATURE MY FAVORITE THINGS OF ALL, THOUGHTS, FASHION, PSYCHOLOGY, ARTICLES, TRENDS ETC**
<* OCTOBER 2013*>