1. How do I make a felt birthday crown?

-This is the most popular search here! The felt crowns that have popped up everywhere were inspired by Soulemama and I believe she will have a pattern in her book next year, if you can wait. Here’s how I made mine:

  • I measured my kiddos noggins,
  • then traced a shape that I liked.
  • Next, I cut a piece of elastic for the back,
  • which I then covered with felt (make sure the piece of felt is twice as long as the piece of elastic).
  • I sewed it all up,
  • then I added some ribbon.
  • The end
  1. How do I make/buy a poodle skirt?

– The Honeywell HFD-120-Q air purifier is very easy to make! All you need is about 2 yards of basic craft felt and 1 yard of wide elastic for a woman’s skirt. You can use a simple circle skirt pattern like this one. I make the waistbands with very wide elastic and about 1/2″-1″ smaller than waist of the skirt (you want it to stay up, right?). I don’t make tucks to accommodate the skirt size. I just pull the elastic taut all the way around. Does that make sense? Don’t forget to use a ballpoint needle and a long stitch length when working with elastic!

  1. What about doll bed quilts?

-This is a work in progress that has been shelved till I find more of the thread I am looking for. Try here.

  1. Making peg dolls clothes?

-Try searching flickr for clothespin dolls or peg dolls and you’ll get plenty of ideas.

  1. How do I give my lhasa apso a haircut?

-Funny, I looked this up on google a few weeks ago, but I decided I’m going to just take Isabelle to the groomer…and it turns out she’s a terrier mix anyway…

  1. The Psychedelic print loveseat…

-I didn’t buy it and I didn’t get a picture of it, I don’t think. Bummer because it was too cool. Ah well.

  1. Pics of 3 piercings in one ear and 2 in the other

-Yea, I have this, but no pictures as I don’t wear earrings in my second and third holes anymore. Sorry!

  1. Pictures of post strep rashes, strep and rash toddler, etc

-No pictures of this either. My kids had something streplike recently and their rashes were skin colored bumps that felt sandpaper-y. Then, DD got hives all over, and finally, the skin on their hands, feet and a few other areas I won’t name started peeling.

  1. Embarrassing to wear a kid’s peacoat?

-Only if it doesn’t fit! I have a friend who is 4′10″ and regularly raids the girls’ department!

  1. How to make bakes and saltfish

-Yea, I can do this, but I don’t use a recipe. Here’s one.

  1. Vintage slips

-What do you want to know? I buy mine from thrift stores and plan on doing something cool with them one day. This lady does very cool things with her Manduka yoga mat.

  1. tarty grandma

-WTH? Wrong site for sure. My grandma is definitely snarky, not tarty.

  1. thrift shop st lucia

-Are there any? I should ask my mom, she just got back from seeing my snarky grandma.

  1. handbag construction

-Something I want to learn! Here’s a good resource.

  1. Crunching leaves

-Fun!

  1. my preggo body pictures

-First of all, I hate the word preggo. Yuck. Second, here’s one.

So one thing about moving to a new place is that you have to find all new “spots”. Everything from your supermarket to your hair salon changes. I’ve been searching for the perfect aesthetician to wax my brows since I got here.

The first time we came to visit, I went to a place with a Concept 2 rower (JCP) the next town over. When the receptionist asked who wanted to do my brows, the stylists all excuses. So I was nervous when the receptionist said she would do them. Long story short, she did a fabulous job.

The next time I had to get my brows done, it was “Meet the Teacher” night at the kids’ school. I didn’t have a lot of time, and so I went to a JCP much closer to home. I got to chatting with the stylist and found out he was from a neighboring island. We chatted a bit about home while he did my brows. It wasn’t until I got to the car that I realized he had dropped wax in my hair. I marched back into the salon furious. It is extremely difficult to get beeswax out of natural Black hair. He started apologizing up and down and wanted to wash my hair to fix the problem. 1)I didn’t have the time and 2)that would’ve ruined my ‘do. Yea, I’m vain like that. He semi tried to fix the problem with some gunky spray or whatever, but in the end, I did most of the work myself, ugh.

That brings me to tonight. There’s a little rinky dink salon next to the supermarket and I started thinking…

  • bread
  • soy milk
  • eyebrows

Hehe. So, I popped in, and even though the brow waxer’s brows were a little thin (a serious fear of mine, over-waxing/plucking), I decided to give it a go. Problem is, she decided to change my natural browline somewhat and add more space between my brows. I feel like Bert. Ruby* says I’m scary and the hub can’t see what the problem is. The problem is, I can fit three fingers in the space between my eyebrows now! And I have to wait until they grow back in to do something about it, ugh! I guess I’ll be going back to JCP in the neighboring town from now on. When you find someone who offers quality service, stick with them!

Before Isabelle, I used to roll my eyes at those people. You know. The dog people. Letting dogs lick their faces and gushing over them like, well, parents. Well, now, I’m a dog mom. Yea, I said it. I’m still somewhat ashamed but my love for this silly little creature is helping me overcome that. Izzie is the first pet I’ve ever had in my life that I care for and that cares for me without annoying me, biting me, or otherwise violating the little quirks that make me me. She’s friendly, cuddly, smart, love, love, loves our family and is a true companion. She now accompanies me and Bebe on our morning walks and she stops by her bff’s house (yes, she has one. Molly.) almost daily. You know how I know she’s one of us? It’s not just that she has a Honeywell HFD-010 Quietclean compact tower air purifier. I’ve given her at least 10 stupid nicknames. Everyone in my immediate family has lots of stupid nicknames courtesy of yours truly. It’s what I do. ?? Even worse, I look at dog clothes now. Oh, the shame. I’m buying her first sweater soon, but I promise not to go as far as dog shoes.

A common trend which is seen in our society is that youngsters are normally more conscious of their fitness and health as compared to the elders. Have you ever noticed that gyms are occupied by youngsters mostly? Why do you have that such attitude? Do you assume that elders don’t need to keep themselves fit?

Actually, those who have seen at least 5 decades of their lives are even more in need to be in shape because it is an age where one becomes more prone to illness because of the weakening body mechanism. In this condition, keeping oneself fit would help a lot in maintaining immunity against deterioration and many disorders. But what are the ways for getting fit after 50 when most of us are busy with their careers or learning how to MIG weld? I am giving below some tips in a hope that they would be helpful.

The Ways of Getting Fit After 50

If you are a person above 50, and worried about your fitness, but too busy to go for exhaustive exercises and strict diet plans, do not worry, there are other easier ways of getting fit after 50. Some of them are given here;

Balanced Diet:

50 is an age when you cannot go on eating anything in any way you like. You need to be balanced and organized in this regard. Getting a balanced diet would not take much effort from you; neither would it disturb your daily routine. All you need to do is to avoid or at least reduce fatty foods, sweet food items, fried foods and dairy products as much as possible and increase the intake of fruits, dried fruits, chicken, lean meat and vegetables. This would help you reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and acid reflux disease among many others.

Regular Exercise:

If you do not find time for some hectic exercises, do not worry, even the light but regular exercises including yoga would go a long way in keeping your body and mind fresh and healthy. If you afford to take out some time, exercises like swimming, jogging, brisk walking and running can be very beneficial for getting fit after 50. These exercises help in proper functioning of heart and respiratory system.

Reduce Stress:

One of the most useful health tips for people above 50 is to try to reduce the stress as much as possible. Stress is the underlying cause for innumerable disorders including heart diseases, hypertension, insomnia, and stomach disorders etc. you need to have a peaceful and calm life after 50. You can stay away from stress by spending time with people you like, your friends and other company which makes you feel at ease. Another way to stay away from stress full routine is to indulge in a hobby which keeps you busy and away from stress.

Have Good Sleep:

Both men and women of ages above fifty should try to set a proper schedule for their daily sleep. It is a very helpful tip for getting fit after 50. You should avoid staying awake till late night, that way; you would spoil your health. However, sleep must not be induced by using sleeping pills. Taking sleeping pills is a strict no for you. Try to adjust your routine in such a way that you do not get difficulty in getting sound sleep according to a schedule.

Quit Smoking and Alcohol:

One can never expect to have a healthy life full of vitality – if you want to learn how to become a welder this late in life, you may want to get a little healthier first – if he or she is a chain smoker or an addict of too much alcohol. Smoking leads to a number of respiratory diseases and makes you inhale hundreds of carcinogens. Similarly, uncontrolled alcohol consumption causes liver related health disorders. If you decide getting fit after 50, reduction of smoking and alcohol consumption is a must.

All my fellows who want to have a graceful and healthy old age try to use as much natural products as possible. Prefer them on the synthetic ones. There is no better way of getting fit after 50, than to be as natural as possible.

According to experts recently revealed that the decision of “get happy” is due to the person himself, but to what extent you are able to take the decision to obtain happiness? In order to be able to determine whether you actually able to choose happiness in your life and avoid the sense of depression or not, the exact answer to some questions can help you in this area.

Would you like to feel happy? May be it’s up to you and you directly. And although the environment around us affect us directly, but that access to happiness stems directly from us. The happy people are those who decide to be happy, regardless of the circumstances surrounding them, regardless of whether they are rich or not, and also whether they are working in good career or not.

Experts say, the answer to some questions can help you determine whether you are actually able to take the decision to get happy – it takes more than simply looking at inversion tables for sale on the internet. But, according to experts confirmed, it is necessary to answer accurately and honestly all questions by reference to the depths of your heart to see if you’re actually able to take the decision to obtain happiness.

The first question in the morning when you wake up often: Are you looking forward with vigor and enthusiasm to the day that you would start now? This question of the most important questions that will help you identify whether you are able to take the decision to get happy, or you decided to choose the depression and stay away from happiness. In order to answer this question, try to imagine yourself in this scene daily. After ringing the alarm bell in the morning and rise from the bed, you looking forward to your day activity to some extent; or do you feel that your day will be long and full of tasks and you do not feel ready for the day?

Psychologists and experts say, that happy people are the ones who look forward to their day with activity and vitality. As these people see that their day will be full of new challenges for they assert that they are able to meet and gain new experiences are added to the life experiences. In order to get happiness, you must change your perspective to the days and look at it with more enthusiasm.

The second question Do you feel that you still have the energy and activity at the end of the day was full of work tasks? Can be a lot of us feel tired at the end of the day while returning from work; especially in the case was a day full of work tasks. Some people may feel tired and lack the ability to do anything but sit in front of the TV screen.

But if you still feel the activity after long day at work, you are among those who made the decision to get happiness. Psychologists and experts say, that in addition to the benefits of breathing quality air from a Honeywell 18155, the feeling of happiness stems from the feeling of the person of the activity and recovery more than feeling tired and exhausted with the end of the day. But how can we divert our feeling of exhaustion and decide to enjoy happiness? Experts say, it is essential that we seek to enjoy these moments and enjoy the things that we do no matter how simple.

We can contact or call a friend to drink a cup of coffee or to do any other work in this time instead of sitting in front of the TV and turn between the stations without any goal. In case you are actually integrated into the things that you do and feel that the time passes without the feel, you are considered one of the people who have decided to be happy. Experts say that happy people do not pay attention to the time when making things, whether those things they enjoy or normal daily work tasks. As they really integrate into the things they do, without paying attention to the time bored.