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Guess who’s home from college?  Yes, Malik finished his second year at Bowie State University and he is back home.  I really missed him and am happy to have him back, but I am also bit apprehensive because it’s also time for him to get another car! 

Last year his car was totaled as he was leaving work, we didn’t replace it at the time because he was heading back to school.  However, since then, he and his father have both been searching for a replacement vehicle and the time has come to do so.

Knowing that this next vehicle will be used with high mileage, his father will make sure that it’s in good working condition and well maintained which also includes a clean engine. 

So while they are out and about searching for just the right car, I will be sitting home searching purchasing just the right motor oil to keep that engine clean.

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In today’s busy world, there is little time to make a trip to the store. Why fight the crowds?

Save time and money by fulfilling your DIY oil needs on Their amazing selection of items, including exclusive specialty automotive items, can be found just a click away.

On you can find many Pennzoil Platinum products currently on rollback (for a limited time), including Pennzoil Full Synthetic and Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage. Based on your car’s needs and the number of miles, one of these two oils is right for you.

  • Platinum Synthetic: With Pennzoil’s PurePlus™ Technology, the Platinum® motor oil is proven to keep pistons up to 40% cleaner than the toughest industry standard. (Use if < than 75,000 miles)
  • High Mileage: Perfect for the vehicle with over 75,000 miles as it helps to reduce leaks and oil consumption in a well-used car.

Save yourself a trip to the store and get your oil on rollback at today!

Avon Accessories – ‘this is not your grandmother’s Avon’

Avon Accessories – ‘this is not your grandmother’s Avon’

If you read this post that I wrote back in 2013 but still haven’t seen an Avon Catalog lately, then may I once again suggest that you go online at to check out some of the wonderful clothes and accessories now available at Avon.

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If I heard it once, I’ve heard it a million times, “I didn’t know Avon sold dresses and shoes”. Well they do and as an Avon Independent Sales Rep for over 10 years, it still amazes me how Avon evolves to keep current with the times even after 125 years.  Yes, Avon has been in business for over 125 years! Now that’s a track record you don’t normally hear about, especially in today’s economy.

 Avon Accessories

Anywho, I wanted to show you just a few items that are available in the Avon catalogs and why it pays for you to check it out.  This black dress, goldtone tote, wristlet, watch, ring necklace, bracelet and watch are all from Avon!

accessories from Avon

With the upcoming holidays, now is the perfect time to start shopping for gifts for your family and friends. Avon has everything from Halloween decorations to Hanukkah Dreidels and you can shop 24 hours 7 days per week from the comfort of your home!  

Check out the lastest catalog at  

dress from Avon

Oh and by the way, if you or someone you know is interested in becoming an Avon Rep, please send me your email address and I’ll submit a “REFER A FRIEND” request directly to Avon.  

It’s a great way to earn a little extra cash every month and add some cute accessories to your wardrobe, AND you can sell online – so there’s no “Ding Dong Avon calling” door knocking required. There’s only a one time investment fee of $15.00, so why not become an Avon Rep today?

Have you shopped Avon lately?


InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask

When my sons were toddlers they would cry like crazy every time their father would cut their hair.  Thankfully, those days are gone forever, and now they are more than eager to either have him cut it or they’ll do it themselves.  Despite the tears, it did help us save a lot of money because we never had to take them to a Barbershop.

Now that they are older and can cut their own hair, they do know that grooming involves more than just cutting, washing and drying it.  To maintain a healthy head of hair and keep it looking good, they need to use a a good moisturizer.  InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask is a product they both have used several times a week.

Argan Oil Hair Mask

The InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask is a deep conditioning treatment that helps to keep their hair moisturized and healthy.  InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask has a pleasant smell because it contains Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Amino Acid Complex, Shea Butter and Vitamin B5, all ingredients that work together to nourish and moisturize the hair. 

Argan Oil Hair Mask

Tayair likes to put just a little of the InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask on his hair before showering.  First he rubs it through his hair, massaging it into his scalp, then waits 10 minutes before showering to rinse it  out.  However, it can also be used as a daily conditioner and as you can see, it gives his hair a nice shine without any heavy residue.

Hair Care Product

If InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask is a hair care product that you or someone in the family might like,  it can be ordered and quick shipped directly from  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


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Stella & Dot Summer Sale

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Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.  

Can you believe that this is the last Friday in July?  Summer is flying by quickly but before the season officially ends you can celebrate it with some eye-catching hues and sunlit sparkle new arrivals from Stella & Dot.

The cerulean blues of the seaside, the nautical navy, red and white of the harbors, the burst of tangerines and fuchsia of the flower fields… all captured in this new selection of treats from Stella & Dot.   And, as requested, they have released a line of engravables! Available in silver and gold, you can make beautiful keepsakes with signature engravable necklaces, id tags and cuff links.

These new arrivals have so much to offer this summer, so go take a peek! 
Also, in honor of the summertime flea markets and fashion bazaars, Stella & Dot has put together their Free-for-all sale, with up to 50% off of new markdowns!  Browse their selection of popular pieces that are now listed at discounted prices. This is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a little summertime guilt-free twinkle!  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


Don’t forget to come back at 6:00 p.m. for the #WWDParty!


You Choose The Shoes | Week 10

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Hello friends…you know what day it is…it’s Hump Day  but it’s also “You Choose The Shoes” day!

Last week’s contenders were definitely not in a tight race but the comments for both were coming in fast and furious, however, you know there can only be one winner so congratulations to everyone who voted for….

Carlos Santana Sandals



I’m expecting this week’s contender’s to be a bit of a challenge only because they both look good with the outfit and are both equally comfortable.  So let’s take a look, shall we:

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 If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you saw this outfit already but so you know the skirt is from JC Penney and that the top was thrifted from Goodwill.  The iPad case and watch believe it or not were purchased from Avon and if you haven’t checked out a catalog lately click here.

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The first pair of shoes are xhiliration via Target and were purchased several years ago.  I wear them at least 4 times during the summer months because I love the mustard color and they are very comfortable.  The second pair were purchased online at, and were part of a major shoe haul where I ordered more than 5 pairs on the same day (here).

You Choose The shoes


 I love the pops of neon colors which was also very popular in the mid to late 80’s.

You Choose the Shoes

Okay, it’s time to choose the shoes, will it be the mustard yellow xhiliration wedges from Target

xhiliaration wedges from Target


the peach sandals from

sandals from

I can tell this is going to be another tough decision which is why I like having you in my closet!

You choose the shoes and then leave me a comment

You choose the shoes, then leave me a comment as to why you chose them.  In the meantime I’ll be heading over to see the ladies at the Personal Style Linkup, then I’ll be back to respond to your comments.

Stay  Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!



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Summer Statement Necklace Giveaway | #sp Kisspat Boutique

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.

Recently I had a conversation with a few girlfriends who admitted that they didn’t like wearing costume jewelry and preferred to only wear a small gold chain around their neck. You guys know that is not the case for me as I love wearing costume jewelry especially large rings and bold statement necklaces.  There are several reasons why I like to wear them but the number one reason is that they can add pop to a casual outfit or to a plain LBD.

Statement necklace from Kisspat

Statement necklaces can also flatter your face and they look great in pictures. Being the frugal fashionista that I am, you know that I don’t spend a lot of money on anything, especially costume jewelry so when I discovered Kisspat Boutique I was happy that it was in-line with my budget. Kisspat Boutique offers inexpensive jewelry and accessories and they ship worldwide.  They also have weekly giveaways and 10% off your first order.

This Summer Statement necklace also comes in several other colors and if you want to see more of what they have to offer, check out their blog at or on Facebook and Pinterest

Kisspat Boutique Statement Necklace

I like how this necklace jazzed up my thrifted LBD, what do you think. To jazz up one of your summer outfits, Kisspat Boutique has offered to give away a Summer Statement necklace to one of my lucky readers.  This Rafflecopter contest ends at midnight on 7/29/14, so enter today then share this post with others.

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Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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You think that at my age I would have been able to find the perfect bra, after all I’ve been wearing one for over 40 years. I remember my first lacy training bra, it itched to no end, but I was happy because I was wearing a bra. After training the tata’s I moved on to the real deal, a big girl’s bra, with hooks and no itchy lace. Despite that I’ve never been able to find one that fits in all areas…the front, the back, and the sides. I want one that doesn’t pinch or poke, one that has straps that won’t slide down my arm, oh, and it has to look sexy and be easy to wash.

Am I asking for too much?

Just the other day, I looked in the mirror and could have sworn that I was looking at my grandmother! The bra I had on didn’t have any support, the fabric was frayed and I was sagging – remind you of anyone?

Maxine bra shopping

You know thrifty me, I’ve gone the cheap route when purchasing bras, but I’ve also gone the expensive route getting fitted and everything but after awhile they don’t fit right. I am now on a mission to find the perfect bra before my 53rd birthday, and I’m starting online at

I checked out the website and have chosen the Silkee Short Minimizer because it’s advertised as having a smooth design, so there will be no unsightly lines, makes you look slimmer – a definite plus AND straps that will never fall down – ding…ding…ding, ladies

Silkee Short Minimizer I think we have a winner!

What about you, do you have the perfect fitting bra?



Majestical Jewelry

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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

I love all jewelry especially necklace and earring sets because they can really jazz up an outfit.  You can put on a colorful statement necklace with a t-shirt, a sweatshirt or even dark clothing and the whole outfit appears brighter and a little bit dressier. The matching earrings takes the guess work out of what pair to wear especially when it’s early and you are rushing to work, as I normally am.

I actually did not plan on wearing a necklace this morning but then remembered this set that I received from Majestical Jewelry to review. Majestical Jewelry Review


Hopefully we’ve had the last snow storm of the year because the days are getting longer and soon the weather will get warmer.  I’m trying to wear as many winter items as possible all while thinking Spring can’t come soon enough.

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This lime green scoop neck top is enhanced by the sapphire blue stones in the necklace – what do you think?

Majestical Jewelry Review

Majestical Jewelry is a high fashion, yet affordable online jewelry store that specializes in handmade and statement pieces.  With Prom, Wedding and Graduation season just around the corner, it  would be a great place to shop for a gift or perhaps a little something for yourself.

Majestical Necklace & Earring Set

Majestical Jewelry offers free gift wrapping and guaranteed free and easy returns and exchanges on every order. Orders over $49.99 are shipped free!  Your purchases are carefully shipped in a Majestical Jewelry logo box, cushioned with bubble wrap and cotton batting, and a blue jewelry bag is also included.

Majestical Jewelry Review

You can find this Honey Comb Set and other fine pieces like it at Majestical Jewelry’s website and don’t forget to visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.


Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Prom Dresses

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Our son, Malik will be graduating in May and he hadn’t even mentioned the Senior Prom, so last week when I asked if he was going, he just shrugged his shoulders and said, “yes”. I know having a son is much different than having a daughter, because by now she would have been talking non-stop about the Prom, and probably would have already found a dress.

Knowing me, I’d be more excited than she because both my Junior and Senior Prom dresses were handmade and neither were very good.  I would want her dress to be much better so that the event would be more memorable.  Thankfully, for mothers with Prom-bound daughters there are beautiful and affordable options available online at


JenJen Prom Dress, carries a large selection of Prom Dresses to fit almost every budget and size, there’s even a custom “Made to Order” option available for many of the styles.

JenJen Prom Dresses


JenJen Prom Dresses


At you’ll find Prom Dresses from sassy to sophisticated in various lengths, styles, and colors to suit many tastes.  They also carry a large selection of accessories to complete the perfect Prom outfit.  

My son doesn’t have a steady girlfriend so at this point all he needs to worry about is matching his shirt and tie to his date’s dress color.

She on the other hand will have an opportunity to chose any color either to match the High School’s theme or if they are going as a group to find one that is different from the others.   JenJen Prom Dresses Prom Dress

Malik and his date from her Junior Prom 

Junior Prom Pic

If you have a daughter attending the prom this year, I urge you to check out for a custom or tailor-made Prom dress.  I hope you’ll find a great dress and then come back and share some pictures.  

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Dress First

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Now that you’ve eaten the last of the Thanksgiving turkey, survived shopping on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, today is Cyber Monday so it’s time to start thinking about the holiday parties!  

During this time of the year there are always special events to attend, whether it’s a Christmas, Kwanzaa or a New Year’s Eve party.  There are also house socials with family and friends or little get-togethers with co-workers and neighbors.

Have you starting planning your outfits yet?

little green dress If you are you looking for something a little extra special make sure to check out Dress Dress First is an online shop that carries a large selection of dresses for all occasions including Homecoming, Cocktail Parties, Proms, and even Weddings.

little black dress

This is just one of the new arrivals of LBD’s which would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration.  Dress First also carries a large selection of shoes, and accessories all reasonably priced.   

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Dress First advertises weekly specials with savings up to 80% and free shipping on all all dresses.

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So today while shopping online check out and don’t forget to “Like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter so you’ll be the first to know about the specials, new arrivals and of course the Giveaways.

Happy Cyber Monday!