The weather is heating up, which means time for new warm-weather clothing essentials! Express has all of the top trends and styles for the season, including a variety of women’s dress styles, tanks and camis, men’s shorts and swimwear and more! Save online at Express.com this June with a discount of 10% OFF your entire order! Offer is valid only online at Express.com. Visit website for promo code! Hurry and stock up on all of the hottest trends for the summer season while this deal lasts!
In need of summer footwear for the entire family? Save on warm-weather sandals and shoes for the entire family at Sears with a special summer discount of 25% OFF your purchase of 2 or more pairs of shoes. Shop a variety of shoe styles and brands that your family will love online at Sears.com. Top shoe brand offerings for the family at Sears include: Nike, Reebok, Sketchers, ASICS and Keds. Shop now through 6/27/15 and save on footwear for your family at Sears.com.
Shoebuy.com is your source for online savings on footwear for the entire family. Browse summer footwear trends like wedge sandals, flip flops, boat shoes, athletic shoes and more online at Shoebuy.com. Shoebuy.com carries the top shoe brands that everyone in the family will love including Clarks, Sketchers, Birkenstock, Converse and more. Hurry to Shoebuy.com to browse their wide selection of men’s, women’s and kid’s shoes and get a 20% discount off your purchase as well as free shipping and free returns. Savings end 6/30/15!
This June, buy more and save more at Shoes.com! Shoes.com carries a wide variety of top brands for men, women and children. Shop and save on your favorite brands conveniently online at Shoes.com. Brand offerings include: Sketchers, Keen, Michael Kors, Birkenstock and Dr. Martens. Save with Shoes.com’s June promo which offers a discount of 20% off your purchase of $75-$124.99, 25% off your purchase of $125-174.99 and 30% off your purchase of $175 or more. Hurry and save more the more you spend. Savings end 6/30/15.
Save on supplies for your summer outdoor activities and adventures at SierraTradingPost.com. Sierra Trading Post carries all of the supplies you need for outdoor activities including camping, cycling, fishing climbing and more. Browse online at SierraTradingPost.com and shop top brand offerings such as New Balance, Mountain Hardware, Icebreaker and Columbia Sportswear. Save big this summer at SierraTradingPost.com by taking an extra 25% off your purchase of $125 or an extra 30% off your purchase of $200 or more. Hurry and stock up on summer adventure essentials. These savings are valid through 7/8/15.
Save on summer bath and body essentials this season at The Body Shop when you join their Love Your Body Program. With the Love Your Body Program receive a 10% discount on most in-store or online purchases at TheBodyShop-usa.com. Shop in-store and online and save on natural products that are inspired by nature. Shop online at TheBodyShop-usa.com and browse warm-weather beauty products, including The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze tanning products and makeup, Virgin Mojito body care and Fuji Green Tea body care.
Come to Advanced Auto parts for expert advice and savings on everything that you need for your car. Shop in store or conveniently online for home delivery or in-store pick up. Spend more and save more now online at AdvanceAutoParts.com with a promo of $10 off you purchase of $30, $25 off you purchase of $70 and $40 off you purchase of $110+ with code. Save now with this limited-time discount on items including: car accessories, batteries, brakes, cooling & heating online at AdvancedAutoParts.com.
Shop conveniently online for savings on whatever you need at Amazon.com. In addition to necessities for your home, Amazon also offers discounts and savings on unique accessories and styles. Shop now and purchase the Citizen Men’s JY0040-59L “Blue Angels Skyhawk A-T” Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch at a discounted price. In addition to its sleek design, this stainless steel watch offers cutting edge features in aviation timepiece technology. Hurry to Amazon.com to save on this perfect gift for any man in your life, or as a special treat for yourself. Promo ends 6/30/15!
Wedding season is here, and Belk is ready to help you save time and money on the perfect gift. With their new Wedding Registry app, Belk lets you manage your registry or shop for the perfect wedding gift on-the-go. This June save with Belk’s Wedding Registry promo and take 10% off your entire registry purchase. This discount includes both regular and sale priced registry items. If you are making a registry of you own or shopping for the perfect gift for a happy couple, Belk is your place to save on whatever you are looking for.
Trusted sportswear brand Columbia is offering major savings this season on their Outlet Section styles online at Columbia.com. Shop drastically discounted top-quality Columbia apparel and accessory items online at Columbia.com and save up to 45% off with this current promotional discount. Visit Columbia.com and save on top-quality, majorly discounted daypacks, jackets, shoes, outdoor accessories and more. Stock up on all of your outdoor adventure apparel needs from the trusted outdoor retailer Columbia while this incredible promo lasts. Offer ends 9/30/15.
The haircare experts at Folica.com are offering a June promo of 15% off sitewide. Folica carries a wide selection of hair care products and tools with over 6,000 product offerings. You are certain to save on all of your hair care essentials at Folica.com with their lowest price and money back guarantee. Folica is also a great resource for hair styling with their How-To Guides and product reviews. Shop and save on brands including Alterna, Chi, Sedu and Fekkai online at Folica.com and save with this June special. Hurry! This discount ends on 6/30/15.
Find you go-to summer shoes with top women’s shoe retailer Heels.com. Heels.com carries thousands of top shoe trends for women, ranging from casual to formal styles. Shop top summer shoe styles at discounted prices including sandals, wedges, gladiators, espadrilles, thongs and slides at Heels.com. Heels.com always offers free shipping and free returns on all purchases. Save even more with their June promo of 25% off all orders. Visit Heels.com to redeem discount code and find the perfect summer shoes. This amazing deal ends on 6/30/15.
Guitar Center is your source for in-store and online savings on all of your musical essentials. In addition to great prices on new equipment, the music experts at GuitarCenter.com also carry used and vintage musical equipment including: guitars, bass, drums, mics, lighting and accessories. Save now with GuitarCenter.com’s June promo, which includes at 8% discount off any single item of $89 or more. Shop online at GuitarCenter.com to redeem code. This offer is valid on select items only and ends on 6/30/15.
Enjoy your favorite Starbucks beverages from the comfort of your home by shopping online at Starbucks.com. Starbucks.com carries their most popular tea and coffee offerings as well as drinkware and barista equipment, so that you can bring your favorite coffee shop home with you. Save now with a promo of 5% off your order for existing customers. This offer is valid online for US customers only. Promotional discount excludes Verismo machines and pods. Hurry and shop now at Starbucks.com. This offer ends on 6/30/15.
Charming Charlie is your source for on-point trends in the season’s top fashion, jewelry, watches, shoes handbags and more. With their great prices in store and online at CharmingCharlie.com, you can stay up to date on all of the top styles without breaking the bank. Save even more with Charming Charlie’s June promotional offer of $20 off your order of $75 or more. Shop online at CharmingCharlie.com to redeem promo code and shop their assortment of top women’s styles and trends for the summer season. Offer ends 6/30/15!
Shop for high-quality loose-leaf teas in-store and online at Teavana.com. Teavana carries a wide selection of gourmet, fresh teas including white, green, oolong, black, chai, herbal and rooibos teas. Shop online at Teavana.com and browse their tea accessories including teapots, tea sets and travel tumblers. Save on your bulk tea purchase at Teavana this June with 10% off 1 pound of tea, 15% off 2 pounds of tea and 20% off 5 pounds of tea. Shop now at Teavana.com. Offer ends on 6/30/15.
FragranceNet.com is your online retailer for savings on everything fragrance related. In addition to top fragrance brands, FragranceNet.com also carries a wide selection of skincare, makeup, haircare, aromatherapy and candles. Shop conveniently for fragrance and beauty essentials online at FragranceNet.com and save on your purchase of $10 on all orders of $50 or more. Online fragrance favorites available at FragranceNet.com include: CK One, Versace Bright Crystal, Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue and Acqua Di Gio. Hurry and shop this promo deal today. Offer ends on 6/30/15.
Looking for the perfect gift or fun item for yourself? Visit Brookstone, in-store or online and shop their variety of unique gadgets and lifestyle items such as electronics, travel accessories and massagers. In addition to retail stores throughout the nation, Brookstone also offers online commerce to make finding one-of-a-kind gifts and items even easier. Shop conveniently online for whatever it is you need at Brookstone.com and save with their promotional discount of $10 off your order of $80 or more.
Having trouble finding stylish, comfortable clothing for your size this season? Christopher & Banks carries affordable women’s styles in a wide range of sizes that are sure to fit, including misses, petites and plus sizes. Save on comfortable summer essentials that come in a variety of sizes in store or online at Christopherandbanks.com. Shop capris, shorts, t-shirts and tanks for the warm-weather at ChristopherandBanks.com and save now with their promo of $20 off your purchase of $80 or more with code.
Growing up in Mt. Vernon and New Rochelle, New York, during the 60s, summer was the best time of the year. School was out and there was always a parade, picnic or block party to attend. We had a lot of friends and family who was always getting together to eat, drink or just play games.
After cleaning the apartment, we would run up to North Avenue to see the annual parade. My grandmother always bought my sister and I matching red, white and blue outfits and we dressed as if we were twins. Only a little over a year apart we could actually could pass for twins because everyone thought of us as ‘Toni and Gloria‘ never just one or the other.
Catching a bus to go shopping at Korvettes in the Bronx was definitely one of the best memories I have from childhood. My grandmother couldn’t afford to get us the best sneakers but trying on the ones in the big bins attached with a stretchy string was fun.
Shuffling around the store in too big sneakers didn’t bother us as all, you see my grandmother didn’t believe it buying shoes or sneakers that fit, they had to be larger so that we could grow into them. A little toilet paper stuffed in the toes worked fine for us.
Now that both my sister and grandmother are gone, those summer memories are even more special. Having recently purchased a short set and sneakers from Rainbow Shops had my mind and heart filled with with those wonderful childhood memories and no matter how old we get, somethings never change.
No matter my age, I am never too old for a short set & sneakers!
Happy4thof July Holiday my friends…now go make some memories!
I am still trying to sort through over 500 pictures and several videos from our family vacation to the Dominican Republic and I do hope that you are enjoying each of the posts. If case you missed it, click here to read the post showing the food and drinks from the resort.
Today’s I have a short video with a few pictures of our our 2 bedroom at The Royals Suites at Lifestyles Holidays Vacation Resort. We arrived at the resort late and were extremely hungry so we went to dinner before checking in so the pictures of the room are a little dark.
The refrigerator was initially stocked with several bottles of water, soft drinks and beer then each day resort workers would come b
y with more to ensure no one would ever get thirsty! Their brand of beer is Presidente and it was great.
Unfortunately, the 2nd bedroom contained only 1 Queen Size bed which didn’t go over too well with my mini men. We called the front desk and they graciously and quickly brought up a twin bed for the living room where Malik slept.
Master Bathroom Shower
The bedrooms were spacious and each had a flat screen TV including in the living room which made my men extremely happy!
In each bathroom there was a basket containing several bottles of shower gels, shampoo/conditioners, soaps, lotions, a sewing kit, cotton swabs and other toiletries, however, it took several minutes for the water to heat up in both the sink and shower.
These pictures were taken from the balcony the following morning and as you can see we had a great view of a pool and that of a tennis court.
Father and Son on the balcony
me on the balcony
Tayair on the balcony
overlooking the pool
overlooking the tennis courts
There was a bar that opened from 10-6 and it was nice to sit poolside and have a drink while “lazing” the day away.
“Sex on the Beach” drink
As a VIP owner, a 2-bedroom is $299.00 per week plus travel and a meal plan and it is perfect for 2-6 people.
If you are interested in renting from us, please send an email to me @ email@example.com for availability and/or to get more information.
What type of view do you prefer at a hotel or resort pool or ocean?
The next post will be featuring pictures from around the resort.
JC Penny is proud of providing great savings and discounts on apparel, jewelry, home goods and more for their customers. In addition to over a thousand retail stores throughout the nation, JC Penny also offers online shopping to save you time and money at JCPenny.com. Save on summer essentials for your home and family today. Visit JCPenny.com and save 15% OFF your purchase! This offer excludes Sephora, Gift Cards, Services, Service Plans, Current orders, prior purchases and combinations with any other discounts.
Are you tired of the limited style options and poor fit in your hard to find size? Retailer, Catherine’s has been proudly outfitting women in stylish, quality plus size clothing options since the 1960s! This brand promises to help you find the beautiful fit you are looking for. Save online at Catherines.lanebryant.com with the brand’s current promotion! Buy 1, get 1 60% OFF sitewide, PLUS combine your Catherine’s Cash! Redeem these savings online only at Catherines.lanebryantcom. HURRY! This offer ends 6/15/15!
In addition to incredible world-wide shipping services, Fed Ex also offers office services at great prices. Conveniently print and ship flyers, banners, manuals, brochures and more for your business from Fedex.com/us/office! Fed Ex office saves you time and money. Save even more by visiting Fedex.com/us/office and receive a 15% discount off your purchase. No minimum is required! Visit Fedex.com/us/office and click on offer to redeem and view promo code and let Fed Ex save your business time and money.
Think it is impossible to look stylish and feel comfortable at the same time? Think again! Naturalizer is committed to creating stylish footwear that provides the comfort and support that you need. Save on top warm-weather sandal trends this season at Naturalizer.com. Comfortable yet trendy summer sandal options include wedge sandals, espadrilles, thong sandals and more! Shop online now at Natrualizer.com and receive at 10% discount site wide with code! This promo is only valid online at natrualizer.com. Hurry and stock up on comfortable summer footwear options today!
Champion is your one-stop-shop for savings on stylish and functional active wear for your entire family. Haynes.com/Champion is currently offering 40% OFF select summer styles for the family online! No promo code is needed, the 40% discount is automatically reflected in online shopping cart. Now is the time to stock up on summer active wear essentials like swimwear, shorts and tank tops for the entire family! Cash in on these savings online at Haynes.com/Champion. Hurry! These savings end on 6/19/15!
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Shopping for Father’s Day gifts can be difficult! Why not treat dad to new athletic shoes to get him through outdoor summer activities? Sketchers is helping you save on this perfect Father’s Day gift online at Sketchers.com by offering a $10 OFF discount on Men’s Shoes purchases of $50 or more. Hurry and shop conveniently online at Sketchers.com to pick out the perfect pair of shoes for your dad’s gift. Father’s Day is quickly approaching and these promotional savings end on 6/21/15!
Office Designs is your destination for office and design services. Visit OfficeDesigns.com to save on your office makeover with FREE Fed Ex shipping and hassle-free returns within 30 days of purchase. Brand offerings include: Herman Miller, Steelcase and Human Scale. See how OfficeDesigns.com can assist in your office design with a $50 discount on any purchase of $599 or more at OfficeDesigns.com. Visit website and click offer to redeem code. Hurry and save on top office design and furniture. Offer ends 6/30/15!
PictureFrames.com is your online source for a wide selection of artwork and photo frames. This Father’s Day, PictureFrames.com is offering a special promotion to save you money on photo gifts for dad! Take 20% OFF site wide at PictureFrames.com and find the perfect gifts for dad. Bring past family memories to life, and frame photos for dad by shopping a variety of photo frame options at PictureFrames.com. Hurry and find the perfect frame for Father’s Day. This offer ends on 6/21/15!
Beauty.com carries a wide selection of top skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care brands. Shop conveniently online at Beauty.com and save with FREE SAMPLES and FREE SHIPPING on purchases of $35 or more and FREE RETURNS. Shop for warm-weather beauty products online now at Beauty.com and save with a promotion of 15% OFF your purchase. Hurry and stock up on summer beauty essentials like sunless tanner, sunscreen, bronzer, floral fragrances and more at Beauty.com. These incredible summer savings end on 8/29/15!
Save on comfortable yet stylish shoes at Footsmart.com. Footsmart.com offers footwear products that eliminate a variety of walking issues such as heel pain, arch pain and ball of foot pain. Top comfort brands offered at Footsmart.com include: Clarks, Easy Spirit, Ortha Heel and Merrell. Shop Footsmart.com’s wide selection of comfortable shoes online now and receive a discount of $15 OFF and FREE SHIPPING on orders of $150 or more. Hurry! This offer ends 6/14/15. Exclusions may apply, including clearance and SmartBuys.
Gander Mountain is your retail expert in warm-weather outdoor activities like Hunting, Fishing, Archery, Camping and more! Save on discounted supplies for outdoor activities and adventures with your family this summer at GanderMountain.com. In addition to top notch outdoor activity supplies, Gander Mountain also carries a large selection of top outdoor clothing and apparel brands including The North Face, Under Armour, Carthartt and Columbia. Browse GanderMountain.com’s online offerings and save with a promotion of $10 OFF your purchase of $100 or more.
Father’s Day is almost here, and Gift Tree is ready to help the procrastinators out there. GiftTree.com carries a variety of gift options including wine baskets, fresh flower bouquets, balloon bouquets, fruit baskets and more. Shop for dad online at GiftTree.com and receive a discount of 20% OFF Father’s Day Gifts with code. Gift Tree has curated a Father’s Day collection to make shopping even easier. Let Gift Tree help you shop and save conveniently online. Hurry! Father’s Day is almost here and this limited-time offer ends on 6/17/15!
Hammacher Schlemmer carries a little bit of everything and is a great place to shop for Father’s Day gifts and more. With unique finds in electronics, sports & leisure, toys, travel, home living and more, Hammacher Schlemmer’s online retail site Hammacher.com is an amazing source for unique items and gifts. Save today with FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on U.S. orders of $99 or more at Hammacher.com. Hurry and purchase a unique Father’s Day gift or something special for yourself. This incredible offer expires on 6/30/15!
With graduations, wedding season and Father’s Day quickly approaching Harry & David is your convenient source for unique edible gift options. Give the gift that everyone loves—FOOD—with Harry & David’s variety of gourmet gift baskets, fruit, flowers and plants, wine and more! Shop online at HarryandDavid.com and receive a promotional discount of 15% OFF your order of $75 or more with coupon code. Hurry and shop conveniently online at HarryandDavid.com to find the perfect gourmet food gift for whatever occasion you are shopping for. These savings end on 6/21/15!
Hayneedle.com is your online retailer for savings on everything that you need for your home. This spring, Hayneedle is having an Outdoor Cooking Sale to get you ready for the warm weather ahead. Save up to 45% on this amazing sale and stock up on outdoor cooking essentials including grills, pizza ovens and more. Get ready to host the best cookout on the block. Entertain family and friends outdoors this season with outdoor cooking supplies from Hayneedle.com Hurry and prepare for warmer weather ahead. These savings end on 6/25/15!
The Home Shopping Network carries a wide selection of the top brands in beauty including: OPI, Benefit, Smashbox, Bliss and more! One of a kind product sets and kits let you save even more. Shop for your summer beauty must haves and save online at HSN.com and receive a promotional discount of 15% OFF you next beauty purchase from HSN TV, HSN2, HSN.com, HSN Mobile or HSN Shop By Remote. Offer is for maximum savings of $15. Hurry and purchase summer beauty essentials from top trusted brands at a discounted price now! Offer ends 6/30/15!
Treat dad right this Father’s Day with top quality professional menswear from Jos A Bank. Shop conveniently online at JosBank.com and find the perfect gift for your dad at a discounted rate. Jos A Bank is offering a promotion of up to 60% OFF at JosBank.com now through June 13th. Some exclusions apply. Hurry and save on classic suits, sport wear, golf clothing and more for dad at JosBank.com. You are certain to find exactly the right gift with savings on top quality menswear during this sale at Jos A Bank.
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The beginning of a new season is a great time to set new goals and find ways to expand your horizons. Taking the summer months to learn a new skill or develop a hobby is a great way to do this. After all, there have been many benefits found from continuing education throughout life, formal or otherwise.
The internet is full of options for learning something new with classes offered through many avenues, many even free of charge. If you have kids at home for summer break, you might consider getting them to take a class or two with you to keep their minds sharp as well.
Here are some ideas for classes available for you to try this summer.
1. Sewing: Whether you want to be able to sew your child’s next Halloween costume, hem your own clothing, or just be able to do simple fixes, consider taking an online class.
2. Coding: Learning programming can make you a very valuable asset in today’s technological world. Learning coding may help you at a current job or open the door to many more career opportunities if you are going to be job hunting in the near future.
3. Speed Reading: You can find many programs online that help you improve your reading abilities and enhance your retention of what you are reading. With practice, you may soon reading three or four times as quickly as you are now. This can either make your professional life more efficient, or give you more time to read for pleasure.
4. Foreign Language: Being bilingual or multilingual not only stretches your mind, it can make you more valuable at work, and make international travel more enjoyable. Commit to learning a new language this summer. Once you have completed your course, find a video chat pen pal or a group of people who speak the language with whom you can practice. Check out these additional tips for learning a foreign language online.
5. Play an Instrument: Have you always wanted to be able to play the guitar or wish you had continued those piano lessons you started as a kid? Believe it or not, there are ways to improve and learn new music skills online.
6. Drawing and Painting: Through online instruction, you can develop your artistic abilities.Summer is a great time to do this, as you have greater availability in landscapes, wildlife, and settings to sketch.
Photographer with Professional Digital Camera Taking Pictures in Nature
7. Basic Photography: It seems everyone thinks they are a photographer these days and with the right equipment and some training, you can be too! If nothing else, you can take pictures for your own enjoyment, or learn how to take great vacation pictures.
8. Investing in Stocks: You may have been intimidated by this in the past, but if you have a steady income, you may consider taking some classes that will teach you how to invest intelligently.
9. Yoga Basics: If you are looking for a great workout, or relaxation and stress relief, yoga is a great tool to try! But if you don’t want to pay the prices of a yoga studio, online instruction may be a little easier on your wallet.
10. Improve Math Skills: Math may not have been your forte in school, but now your kids are coming home with homework you can no longer help them with. Consider taking a math class or two online this summer to spruce up your rusty math skills, both for your benefit and your child’s.
11. Cooking: You don’t need to attend a fancy cooking class to become a better cook. All you need is your own kitchen and access to the internet to start wowing your friends and family with your culinary creations.
Carpenter drilling on deck plank
12. Build Your Own Deck: You have been meaning to build that deck for years and this summer you are finally going to do it! Take an online class that will show you each of the steps to build your own deck and finally finish off your dream backyard.
13. Write a Book for Kids: If you enjoy writing, you may want to broaden your abilities to include children’s literature. While it may seem simple, there are techniques you can learn from an official children’s literature class. Write a book for yourself, the neighbor kids, or your own children or grandchildren. Original story books make great gifts!
14. Let Go of Bad Habits: Whether you need to quit smoking, learn how to fight less, or develop greater self control with sugar, there are online classes that cover all these needs and more. Take a class that will help you to let go of a bad habit and improve the quality of your life.
15. Home Repairs: How many times have you encountered challenges in your home that you would fix if only you knew how? Take a home repairs online course to learn simple repairs you can do on your own, instead of calling a repair person each time something breaks.
You can find many classes online that can help you develop a new hobby or imply to improve your knowledge with continued education. Get a group of friends to take the class with you to make it even more enjoyable!
Is there something that you’ve always wanted to learn how to do?
As a gentle reminder ~ it’s never too early to purchase Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil Spraybecause not only is it a great insect repellent but also because there are over 100 other uses.
Here are just a few that I wanted to share but I am sure you can add many more to the list.
1. It’s a bath oil and after shower moisturizer.
2. It can be used to remove makeup.
3. Great tanning oil (no sunscreen).
4. Hot oil treatment to soften cuticles.
5. Great massage oil for tired muscles.
6. Cleans off tape marks left from bandages on skin.
7. Cleans ink off the skin.
8. Insect repellent.
9. Helps relieve itching caused by dry skin.
10. Cleans oil and grease off of skin.
11. Painting something? Use Skin-So-Soft to remove paint from the hands. (Instead of turpentine).
12. It soothes light sunburn.
13. Rub hands with it before washing, it helps get them cleaner.
14. Rub on dry, cracked skin….helps heal skin in 2-3 days.
15. Put 1-2 caps full in liquid soap and use it for shaving legs and under arms. Helps razor glide and leaves skin feeling smooth.
16. Pour a little into your Foot Saver to help moisturize your feet while you relax them.
17. It removes chewing gum from hair, skin, and most non-pour us surfaces.
18. Gently removes glue and adhesive residue from full/front lace wigs.
19. SSS Original Bath Oil works GREAT on Head Lice! Saturate head and let it set for 15 minutes, then rinse under an outdoor faucet, and the lice are gone. Shampoo hair a couple of times to get all the oil out, but the lice will be gone and stay gone!
20. It kills ants instantly.
21. Spray on skin to relieve dry itching skin. Helps skin retain it’s elasticity.
22. Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner like always and after it dries….Use about the size of a dime of SSS and rub it in your hair. It goes straight in and leaves hair as shiny as the ads on TV, not greasy at all, just soft and shiny.
23. Use bath oil towelettes — cover window sill with towelettes to keep ants out.
24. Bath use, fill bath with water and a little skin so soft, very relaxing and gets rid of dry skin.
25. Sponge it around doors, windows, and on screens to keep crawling bugs out.
26. It’s a good wood cleaner and conditioner for natural wood.
27. It removes glue and gum left from price tags and labels from glass, metals, and most plastics.
28. It removes soap scum from shower doors and curtains, and bathroom and kitchen figures.
29. It removes lime and hard water deposits from fixtures, tile, shower doors and windows.
30. It’s an oil lubricant for fitting pipe joints that won’t slip together.
31. It cleans ink off most vinyl and painted surfaces.
32. It cleans heavy oil and grease from non-porous surfaces.
33. It takes fur off of clothing.
34. Rub on brass ornaments or figurines to help keep them from turning dark.
35. Removes crayon from appliances and most painted surfaces.
36. Wash cupboards with it mixed in your cleaning water to keep ants off and out of the cupboards.
37. Use it to discourage hornets from building their nests. After using a hornet killing spray, remove the nest and keep the area sprayed with SSS. They will not rebuild there.
38. Use it to clean leather, it will also keep it soft and supple.
39. Use it on your air conditioning screen (filter)–your incoming air will smell fresher and the filter is easier to clean.
40. Rub all over window sills to keep ants out
41. It cleans paint brushes easily and leaves them soft as new.
42. It removes gum from carpets.
43. It removes scuff marks from patent leather shoes.
44. Use it on running rails for sliding glass doors and windows.
45. It removes “ring around the collar”.
46. It removes liquid nail (paneling glue).
47. Two glass bowls or glasses stuck together? Drizzle a little S.S.S down the sides and they’ll come apart easily.
48. It removes candle wax from furniture, carpets and clothing.
49. Hummingbird Feeders: To deter bees try rubbing SSS on the feeder surface by the feeder ports.
50. Maggots too!! Squirt SSS in can and lid, then later flush with soapy water, you shouldn’t have any bugs in cans rest of summer!!!
51. It is a great furniture polish!
52. Put it in one of the bottles that you attach to your backyard hose and then spray down the back yard! Will cut down on ants, mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies.
53. Spray it on rose bushes to keep the deer from eating them.
54. Kills spiders.
55. It cuts grease and cleans dirt from range hoods.
56. Add a capful to wash water of clothes…acts as a fabric softener and keeps the bugs off clothes.
57. Spray on orchids and other flowers for moisture and to keep bugs away.
58. Cleans baseball caps. Just spray on and rub with toothbrush.
59. Mix one part SSS and 2 parts water on tomato plants to kept those ugly old tomato worms off.
60. Removes crayon from most surfaces.
61. Screens can be lightly sprayed with Avon “Skin-So-Soft” to repel no-see-’ums and tiny gnats that otherwise might slip though the screens.
62. Also if you ever make candles, use clear wax and melt put skin so soft in it and harden works great for out side in the summer.
63. As a deodorizer, spray into air and let settle, kills those nasty pet orders.
64. Kids rooms if a child wets the bed, spray the bedding and sheets before washing and will give it a fresh clean smell.
65. It’s a great insect repellent for your pet. (as recommended in “Outdoor Life” and “Field and Stream”)
66. Mix 5 parts water, 1 part SSS and mist on animals. Brushing it in makes their coats gleam and keeps insects off so the animals don’t fidget in the show ring.
67. Mix in your pet’s bath water. It takes the fleas off of them…..and in between spray them with the same mixture as in #2 to help keep them off.
68. Rub on your hands before and after working with your pets and farm animals. It will remove the strong smells.
69. Black Fly Spray For Dogs: Use as a spray or a dip. 1 cup SSS, 1/2 cup liquid detergent and 3 gallons of water.
70. For dog’s dry skin mix 1 tablespoon of SSS per gallon of water and use as an after bath rinse. Or spritz your pet’s coat once per week.
71. If your dog should get tar or asphalt on the pads of their feet rub on SSS and then wipe off.
72. Flea Bath: Use a flea and tick shampoo. Rinse, rinse, rinse so no soap residue is left. Follow with final rinse of 2 gallons of water mixed with flea dip and 1 capful of SSS. The SSS helps replace the oils lost in bathing and has the added benefit of repelling insects.
73. Flea Repellent: Avon’s Skin So Soft Bath Oil. 1-1/2 ounces per gallon of water; used as a sponge-on dip (or as a spritz) has been tested and proven to have significant, but not complete, flea-repellent activity for a 6-day period. It should help those dry coats, too.
74. Rub on your hands before and after working with pets and farm animals, takes away pet odor.
75.. A natural way to help cats with flea problems and flea allergies is to rub Skin So Soft into the skin. Once a bug, always a bug. Fleas don’t like it either!
76. It removes tar spots from the car without damage to the paint.
77. Use it to clean vinyl dashboards, seats, and tops. It not only cleans, but keeps it soft and helps to prevent any cracking.
78. After washing your car, use it as a tire dressing to keep them looking like new.
79. Put some on a small washcloth and leave in the car to help keep the air fresh and
80. Wipe down vinyl surfaces inside your car. Cleans nicely and removes smoke odors left by cigarette smokers.
81. It gently cleans heavy grease and oil from skin and non-porous surfaces (great for Mechanic’s Hands).
82. It removes tree sap.
83. Prior to traveling…rub SSS on headlights and grill. It makes insects and bugs easier to remove.
84. Shines vehicle tires
85. Open a towelette and use as an automotive air freshener.
Today I am going to show you just a few of the foods and drinks that we consumed while in the Dominican Republic. I must admit that I was a bit disappointed to find out that that spicy foods were not standard fare…who knew? The next time I’m going to have to do a “Patti Labelle” and bring my own little bottle of hot sauce!
Breakfast with Passion Fruit, tart and Mimosa
Despite not having any spicy foods, we did learn that chicken, rice, beans and salad were diet staples so we ate a lot of that as well as plenty of fresh fruits and according to hubby the sweetest Pineapple juice on earth.
Although I didn’t drink any of the Pineapple juice, I did indulge in plenty of other beverages including Coco Locos, Sex on the Beach, Presidente beer, Sangria, Mimosas, and Bloody Mary’s…notice a trend here?
While there we decided to purchase a unit in the Lifestyles Holidays Vacation Resorts so all of our dinners were then upgraded from the standard restaurants to those which were a bit more extravagant including at the Gourmet, Jazz, Trapiche and The Blue Lagoon.
BTW, talk to me if you want to spend a week or more in the DR, you can rent from us, starting at $199.00 per week plus travel and meal plan.
These two styles of Lamb Chops were the best that I had ever eaten and the Mexican chicken wings were normally sized and seasoned to perfection. We also ate a variety of seafood which included Rock Lobster however, I like Maine Lobster much better.
Most of these restaurants required men to wear trousers and since hubby and Tayair had only brought shorts, during our Tuesday tour with a driver we shopped to purchase a few pairs.
We also hit up one of the local eateries for lunch and their food was reasonably priced, served family style for 4 only cost us $15.00 and the food was awesome!
Travel Tip: when staying at a resort, try to leave and eat where the locals do as you will get a better taste of the culture.
We also ate sugar cane which was pulled directly from the side of the road which was an experience that I wanted my men to have.
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Last week my family and I spent 8 wonderful days in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. When we arrived it was just after a quick rainstorm however, it was just in time to catch a beautiful sunset.
Wanting to wake up at least one day early to catch a sunrise was one of my goals and it turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip. Standing alone in the quiet stillness of the morning, watching a gato (cat) sleep and listening to the birds chirping was a blessed way in which to start a non-work day.
Sitting in silence watching resort employees preparing for their day knowing that my only commute would be a walk down to the beach was wonderful.
Despite the current political conditions in the Dominican Republic, I have to admit that not having been on a vacation since 2009, the DR was definitely a beautiful place to be.
After returning to the room I gathered my men and we walked over to the Casablanca restaurant where we ate from a breakfast buffet complete with Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s (for me).
This was just the beginning of what turned out to be a week long event of overeating and drinking, but thankfully I only gained 3 lbs!
After breakfast, we tried to walk off a few of the calories with a tour of the Lifestyles Holidays Vacation resort. My mini men returned to the room for a little R&R, then hubby and I walked to the VIP beach where we met another couple from Oklahoma at of all places “Wallmart”
Hubby and Tayair on the balcony
Beautiful view of the beach
After dinner there was Dominican entertainment followed by another beautiful sunset. Check back in on Friday to see some of the foods and flora in Puerto Plata.
Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world. This is a throwback to last month and Mother’s Day. Although my youngest wasn’t able to be home, he did call me at the crack of noon to say, “Happy Mother’s Day” before going back to bed…aah the life of a college student.
Anywho, Tayair and I took our traditional Mother’s Day pictures under my grandmother’s favorite tree which was in full bloom. Although we didn’t go out for brunch, hubby did make a great dinner and took these cute pics of me in my Mother’s Day Maxi.
Yes, he said something inappropriate…and I liked it!
This Jersey Knit maxi was hanging in the closet with the tags still on it. I found it on the clearance rack at Target last year. #dressforless
The belt was thrifted from Goodwill
And for once….no shoes!
What did you wear on Mother’s Day?
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