Archive | July, 2014

25 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Summer housecleaning tips.

Summertime cleaning will be fast and easy with these tips from Real Simple. Grind vinegar ice cubes to freshen a musky garbage disposal. Use wadded up aluminum foil and a drop of detergent to scour off baked-on food. When pet hair is a problem, grab a rubber glove, dampen slightly and run over the mess. […]

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23 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

3,000 year old pants!

Archeologists have uncovered ancient trousers worn by Chinese horsemen, developed way back then for riding, herding and battling to replace bulky gowns, tunics and togas. The ancient wool riding pants were discovered in a graveyard in China’s Tarim Basin. The prototypical pants feature contrasting fabric on the knees and around the waist – early man […]

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19 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Fashion first aid.

Fashion first aid kit. Emergencies happen, and quick fixes can save the day (or night). Double stick tape removes lint, fixes falling hemlines. Use a black Sharpie on a scuffed heel. Use a piece of hangar foam to remove deodorant or makeup stains from fabric. Keep a coffee filter in your makeup bag to blot […]

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17 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Closet management 101.

Keep all your clothes and shoes in the same general area, organized by function. Divide messy drawers with custom-fit partitions made of foamcore board. Add some structure, and capacity, by adding a rod at the top of your closet for shorter items like jackets and out of season tops. Invest in shoe storage units to […]

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13 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Summer wedding tips for women.

The first rule: keep the spotlight on the bride by avoiding white, cream or pale pastels. Prints with light backgrounds are fine, as long as they don’t read as “white” from a distance. If the ceremony is in a house of worship, cover your shoulders with a sleeved dress or jacket. If the wedding’s outdoors, […]

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11 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Summer wedding tips for men.

The women have it easy in a simple non-white dress. But in summer, the men’s traditional dark suit can be a little warm, somber and predictable. For a city wedding, choose a light weight suit in gray, blue or a subtle pattern. Style it up with a sky blue, pink, mint green or lavender long-sleeved […]

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04 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Happy 4th of July!

We quote Erma Bombeck, popular newspaper humorist and author.  “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad […]

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02 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Flag etiquette.

Displaying our national symbol is actually mandated by an official Flag Code. For instance, the flag should not be flown in the dark or inclement weather. It should not be used as decoration – that’s a job for bunting, streamers and decorative materials. Always display the blue part on top. When the flag is lowered, it […]

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