Daily Archives April 16, 2015

Engagement Rings – From Grass to Glitz

Engagement Rings – From Grass to Glitz

by: M J Plaster

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it hasn’t always been so. The practice of giving a ring for the promise before the “I do” dates back to prehistoric times, since cavemen and cavewomen walked the earth. The engagement ring predates the discovery of diamonds by eons, winding through ancient civilizations, traversing along the spice route, and eventually gaining popularity during the industrial revolution, fueled by guess what—the most successful advertising campaign of the twentieth century.
The first engagement rings were thought to belong to the cavewomen—simple, practical, maintenance free, easy to replace—hand-crafted from heavy grasses and reeds and later replaced by cord...

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The Empty Envelope

The Empty Envelope

by: Julie Jordan Scott

As I sifted through my mail, I saw the envelope. It was one of those padded envelopes that usually hold books or audiotapes. I knew it would probably arrive that day, because in my Prospering Women’s group our coach, Christen, mentioned she had sent them winging on their way to each of us.
One of the women in the group laughed, saying hers had arrived empty. Another woman remarked hers had been beautifully filled. My initial reaction was, "Well, I certainly hope MINE is not empty!"
I slowly took the the envelope into my hands. I bent it. There was nothing blocking it from being bent in half. I opened it and looked inside. Empty...

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Makeup Tips for Beautiful Eyes

Makeup Tips for Beautiful Eyes

by: Sheila Dicks

Eyes – the windows of the soul. Eyes give your face energy and individuality and do not have to be a certain size or shape to be considered pretty -all eyes have their own unique beauty. When makeup is applied to look natural it will bring out the eye’s true color and enhance the eye’s beauty. When you feel good about your makeup you will be more confident and will have one less thing to worry about.
A subtle application of eyeliner, shadows and mascara work together to create magic and make your eyes look their best.
Eye Shadow
Eye shadow is meant to highlight and define the eyes. Eye shadow is used to create depth to bring out the beauty of the eyes...

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Want Healthy Glowing Skin?

Want Healthy Glowing Skin?

by: Kenia Morales

Are you struggling with skin problems like acne, eczema, psoriasis etc.? Various factors such as toxins, vitamin, mineral, protein deficiencies, long-term exposure to sun light, dehydration etc. might be the cause of your skins unhealthy state. Would you like to have beautiful glowing skin again? Luckily there are several options that can help you restore your skins healthy glow.
Stay hydrated- drink 8-12 glasses of water a day.
Avoid direct sun light- by wearing protective clothing, staying on the shade and applying sunscreen daily.
Avoid or limit your toxins intake this includes alcohol, coffee, spicy food, drugs, limit sugar intake etc.
Get rid off dead skin cells; exfoliate regularly at least once a week.
Maintain a cleansing routine- remov...

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She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

by: Sharon Schurman

Who Is Some Who Loves You?
1. Someone who sees the best in you.
If you were lucky enough to grow up with healthy parents, you have experienced the feeling of having someone who has always looked at your good qualities. Many of us missed that experience. You will be a lucky person if you have found a mate who is always looking at your ‘silver lining’. Too often today people are more than willing to judge you by your errors, not by your potential.
2. Someone who gives you the benefit of the doubt.
There are so many times in your life when you need that little edge, that little opportunity to take just that extra step...

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Facing the Homeschool Super Mom

Facing the Homeschool Super Mom

by: Laura Bankston

I know this Mom. She homeschools her 5 children, plus she tutors several other children that are dropped off at her house. AND she’s a Pastor’s wife. AND she’s working on fixing up the fixer-upper they just moved into. Whenever I’ve been in her house, it’s been immaculate. Her children all have perfect manners. They all seem to be way ahead of their grade level. She’s definitely gotta be a Homeschool Super Mom.
You’re probably thinking of someone like this too, right? Someone that made you think, “Man, my son isn’t reading as well as hers.” or “My house isn’t as clean as hers.” Or a million other things.
And you probably discovered her when you were new to homeschooling...

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Dating Tips for Divorced and Widowed Moms

Dating Tips for Divorced and Widowed Moms

by: Terry MacDonald

Dating is tough, but it’s tougher for women who are divorced and widowed. Along with the fears of being “out of practice,” there are often children’s feelings to consider.
How can a single mother enjoy a new romance without lying awake at night worrying about doing emotional damage to her children? Personal Strengths and Life Coach Sue Tosto of Garfield, New Jersey provides the answers.
1. How soon after divorce or the death of a husband is it appropriate to start dating?
It depends on the individual, but anyone going through a divorce should wait at least six months to one year before even considering dating someone new...

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How Would You Like to Capture Some Time?

How Would You Like to Capture Some Time?

by: Suzanne Berg

Women’s health issues often are focused on goals to reach: getting thin, moving up in the corporate world, having a child, taking a vacation, meeting Mr. Right, fitting in exercise or making sure you are eating your vegetables!
Well, I hope to help you start at the beginning to capture moments of time that will help you build a foundation to support that very busy, goal directed life. How can you focus on the process of living, be able to stay in and gain those moments of time as you are trying to reach your extraordinary goals?
What is a moment in time for you? How do you capture that moment? Are you even able to find a moment in time for you? The Buddhists talk about staying in the moment, Kodak would like to sell you that moment ...

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A Call for International Marriage Laws

A Call for International Marriage Laws

by: Kemisola Yusuf

I recently watched a CNN programme which centred on “kidnapped daughters” (from multicultural marriages) who were unwillingly given away in marriages in Islamic states by their fathers. Usually, the fathers were from these Islamic states. While pondering over why some states still refuse women their rights to choose whom to marry, the key question I am also trying to answer is “Which international law governs inter-country and inter-religious marriages?”
The real issue is whose belief overrides in an inter-country and inter-religious marriage...

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