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Essential Oils – Late Summer Blend 

Late Summer Blend of Essential Oils 

With Mixes made by: Young Living Essential Oils

“Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) has a warm, woodsy aroma that creates a comforting, uplifting experience. Use Cedarwood oil to add its invigorating scent to your life through aromatic and topical uses.”

“Ylang Ylang essential oil is perfect for diffusing to enjoy its romantic and relaxing sweet floral aroma.”

“Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. As one of our most popular products, Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home.”

“Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your life.”

“Orange essential oil, cold-pressed from the rinds of oranges, has a juicy aroma reminiscent of the fresh fruit. An important ingredient in popular blends such as Citrus Fresh™, Abundance™, Christmas Spirit™, and Peace & Calming®, Orange oil offers a sweet, peaceful aroma that can fill a room with a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity.”


Pineapple Mango Lemonade- What to Drink in August

Pineapple Mango Lemonade

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I have been searching through countless summer drinks, some with alcohol some without. When I saw the photo of this magnificent drink, I knew I had to blog about it! And it’s also perfect for August. Right as the summer is winding down, people want a refreshing summer drink to remind them of summer for just a little while longer.  

I know when summer comes to an end every year, I think we all get the blues just a little bit. Soon we will be missing those long summer nights, when darkness begins at 5 PM. Since it is the end of August, September is a month that is truly made for fall. So this is the last couple of weeks that we can do some summer things, and feel good about it. Like the pineapple mango lemonade above, with darling orchids and umbrellas for decor, doesn’t it just say, “Drink Me”? It does for me! 
Would you like to know how to make it? 


Summer Drinks That You Should Avoid

Avoid These Caloric Drinks  
#1 Delicious, Refreshing Summer Calories

“Nothing cools you down on a hot summer day like a cold summer drink. But most of us are making big calorie mistakes with these summer coolers.”

#2 Sno Cones

“These only look like the healthiest option that the ice cream man offers. These babies are 90% high-calorie syrup. A single snow cone can have as many as 300 calories.”


#3 Coolatas

“Frappuccinos get a bad rap, but they’re not the only blended coffee offenders. The Coolattas at Dunkin Donuts have more calories than anything you’ll find at Starbucks.”


#4 Piña Coladas 

“Coconut and pineapple taste great together, especially on a summer day. But this may be the most calorific alcoholic beverage of them all. On average, a beach-side pina colada has 644 calories!”


#5 Margaritas 

“A margarita is the ultimate summer drink. Unfortunately, each drink packs a ton of calories. Even if you stop at just one, you’ll ingest around 400 calories per 8oz. serving.”


#6 Slurpee

“Dreaming of a trip to the slushie machine at your local 7-Eleven? Think twice. A large coke-flavored Slurpee has 570 calories.”


#7 Frappuccino’s

“Summer is the season of delicious iced summer drinks. We all love Starbucks’ Frappuccinos, but these babies pack a calorie punch that most of us can’t afford. A venti Caramel Frappuccino, for example, has a whopping 510 calories.”



Bye, Bye, bikini!

I wanted to make one last summer fashion post with some hot, steamy gals who are sporting some amazing bikinis and cover-ups. I wish I could wear my bikini year-round, but I’m nuts! …not really. But I do love wearing nearly nothing, so bikinis are a “must have” in my wardrobe. Here are some hot photos of summer, just one last time. ENJOY!







5 Signs Summer Is Over






Is Wearing Summer Business Casual Damaging Your Image?

Presenting Yourself

“It’s hard to believe that we’re half way through summer! As consultants who work in different corporations or agencies almost every day and we’ve noticed that many people have taken business casual to the extreme in the way they dress for work. What you wear can send out mixed messages.”

“Cover the Cleavage:

We’ve been lucky so far on the East Coast, but the Southwest has been experiencing stifling heat waves this summer. This brings challenges about what to wear. Sure it’s a scorcher out there but that doesn’t mean women can wear tight, low-cut T-shirts that reveal too much. No matter the temperature, short shorts have no place at work – ever! No one will be taken seriously dressing in shorts or tank tops in a corporate environment.”



OPI Nail Color – Summer 2014

O•P•I Nail Colors Summer 2014






20140804-200323-72203121.jpg“OPI nail polishes are of most quality, very long lasting and quick-drying. This summer will be in the sign of tropical fruit, ocean and sand, wild jungle and diverse combinations all of these colors. Also, darker shades and colors of green, red and orange will be in trend this season, so take a look at OPI summer 2014.”





13 Best Summer Vacations


Read about the 13 best vacation locations and hot spots for the summer. In numerical order is listed each city, and tells you why you should go and let’s you “READ ON”, to further extend your knowledge of each of these amazing places that you should go and visit this summer, if you can.


maui  #1 Maui


paris#2 Paris

Want to know what other places made the cut? Click on the link to find out!


How July Got Its Name

July, unlike June, is named for a mortal, albeit one who devised and ruled an empire. Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesman, and historian who conquered Gaul (what is now part of Italy, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands), changed the structure of the Roman government into a dictatorship, was assassinated in legendary fashion, and most importantly for our purposes, helped make the calendar what it is today.



Bacardi: Featured Drink

Cuba Libre
“To celebrate the end of the Cuban War of Independence, US soldier Captain Russell ordered a BACARDÍ Gold rum and Coke® with lime. Curious onlookers asked its name. The Captain proposed a toast, ‘Por Cuba Libre’, “For A Free Cuba”, and the original Cuba Libre was born.”



Who Doesn’t Love A Wedge???

Take a Look At These Amazing Summer Sandals! They are a short woman’s dream! And they strengthen your ankles. I always make an excuse for trying to work out my body, any way I can!




Center Stage: 21 Words to Know for Music Festival Season

imageCenter Stage: 21 Words to Know for Music Festival Season.   1. Bonnaroo  “This festival name may bring to mind a bonanza of kangaroos, but bonnaroo is actually a Creole slang word that means “best on the street.” The inspiration for this festival name was the 1974 album Desitively Bonnaroo by jazz legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John. Desitive is an obscure term meaning .”…….








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