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Holiday Love – Reflecting On Your Relationships And Planning For The Future

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in More | Comments Off on Holiday Love – Reflecting On Your Relationships And Planning For The Future

Although it was not at all planned, I couldn’t have picked a better time for my debut column as the brand new Relationships Columnist in B Woman Magazine. That’s because during the holiday season, we pause for reflection and look back on the passing year. We take stock of where we are in our lives. We pause for gratitude toward what’s great…and we can’t help but notice what could use some improvement. For those who are in a good place, there is joy and festivity all around us. For those who are not in a good place, that same festive atmosphere only serves to make the holidays an even more painful reminder of what’s missing. As long as we’re entering this season of reflection, let me give you some good news. No matter where you are right now in...

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10 Easy Steps to Throwing the Best New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013 in Dining, More | Comments Off on 10 Easy Steps to Throwing the Best New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

Regardless of the occasion or holiday, I’ve noticed that a lot of people tend to shy away from dinner parties and opt for the easy cocktail party these days. But what is holding you back from having your closest friends over for dinner? Below are my tips on hosting a dinner party for New Year’s Eve without all the preconceived stress and hassle. Stick to your BUDGET: Create a budget by thinking of all the components you want at your party before diving in and making impulse purchases. A budget does not just mean a set dollar amount but rather that number broken up into the specific categories (food, beverages, décor, flowers, etc). Remember that during the planning process, you can certainly shift money around into other categories if you’ve been able to find some great deals or even...

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Staying Financially Fit During the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in More | Comments Off on Staying Financially Fit During the Holidays

It’s the end of the year and the holidays are in full swing. Holidays usually signal the time of year when you get more time off of work (for most) and get to see friends and family you may not get to see as often. People are generally in a good mood as they prepare for holiday traditions and celebrations, as well as gifts for loved ones. Planning for the holidays can be exciting, but at the same time it can be very expensive. The larger your circle of family and friends, the more you probably spend around the holidays. Once gifts, decorations and ingredients for those specialty dishes are included, the overall holiday “price tag” can be pretty hefty. Let’s dive into five tips that will help you be a thrifty shopper and leave you financially fit for...

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4 tips to De-stress Your Christmas Holiday

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in More | Comments Off on 4 tips to De-stress Your Christmas Holiday

So, Christmas is less than 30 days away and each minstrel sounds more like disemboweled chants rather than yuletides, “Mer-ry Christmas, Mer-ry Christmas, fa, la, la, la, la, blah, blah, blah, blah”.  The decorations, the crowds, and the late holiday plans seem to get the best of you but all of your tasks have just begun.  You put extra effort into creating a mental record of the items that you need to accomplish before December 25th. .   There are a number of detailed things on the list and a limited amount of time to do them in.  Being full aware of the time constraints, you are exhausted and sluggish.  What you need now is a jolt of get up and go to put things into action.  There are several outstanding items to complete and take care of before Christmas...

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How to Get Organized for the Holidays

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Home, More | Comments Off on How to Get Organized for the Holidays

Getting organized for the holidays may sound simple enough.  After all, the holiday season comes around at the same time every year.  We know it’s coming, and we generally have the same things to do – shopping for gifts, decorating, wrapping gifts, etc.  However, knowing this and following through without a mad rush at the end is not always easy. Holiday planning and preparation can be a bit chaotic, but in some ways, most us of rather enjoy it.  What we don’t enjoy are the long lines at the department stores, rude drivers who steal our long awaited parking spaces, and family and friends who won’t RSVP to our invitations! One thing we do need to remember is that there are still only 24 hours in a day, and somehow we have to find the extra time to shop,...

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Hello Diva! – The 21st Century Woman

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in More | Comments Off on Hello Diva! – The 21st Century Woman

Today’s women are over achievers, we are conquers. We are victorious and fearless. We are mothers, daughters, and wives. We are youthful and spunky, vivaciously aged, and beautiful. We are smart, intelligent, outspoken, and just as opinionated as our male counterparts. We have a voice in the America today. We are the CEO’s of some of today’s largest corporations, and some of the most successful and powerful entrepreneurs. We are multi-dementional, talented, sexy and courageous. We are the women of the 21st Century and we are fabulous!! I commend female warriors like Representative Martha Griffith, a Democrat from Michigan, who in 1970 was able to push the Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A) before Congress as a proposed amendment to the US Constitution. Another feminist by the name of Alice Paul, founder of the National Women’s Party, originally draft the E.R.A....

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