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February 13, 2018

Saving Money on a Home Pilates Reformer

Hubby and I hike the local mountains. But last Summer I ran into some physical issues that despite my activity were getting worse. Several old dance injuries had come back to haunt me. Muscles that had been injured decades ago were now, suddenly weak causing imbalance and stride problems.

January 18, 2018

Sticking to Your Resolutions

About this time in January, most of us have had missteps in our News Years Resolutions. This year I stuck to mine, mostly cause I made them 4 months ago.

Last Summer I promised myself to eat better with less Sugar and Carbs. I also promised myself to get my body strong again.  This wasn’t about weight loss, cause I’m slim. It was about health.

August 14, 2017

My Babyliss Hairdryer

Back in 2007, I was able to get an incredible hair cut at the Sassoon Academy. Initially it was for a Beauty Bargain segment for a news station, but in the end I was the winner with a fabulous cut I’ve been wearing a version of ever since. Thinking outside the box and working with real professionals, pays off.

The Sassoon peeps were pretty happy with the segment and 2 weeks later, their PR firm sent me a gift basket as a “Thank you” with all sort of hair product including a Babyliss Carrera Pro Hair dryer.

March 20, 2017

The End to Winter Blues

This last Winter it seems it was our families turn to be unhealthy. Normally we are all pretty healthy with no complaints. But this Winter everyone one of us either had an affliction, an injury, medical emergency or some virus constantly visiting our home leaving us tired, immobile, coughing, achy and irritable. 

August 24, 2016

Having it All for Less

Many Southern Californian’s are associated in some way with the entertainment industry. Actors, Crew & Craft Services, Writers, Directors, Production Assistants and more live on just about every street. Most hustle for every gig and need to look great, and keep up appearances even when they’re in between jobs.  Stretching your dollar is paramount to stay ahead of the game.

September 29, 2015

We Pounce, We Score!

We always try to visit outlets and discounters that are out of our immediate neighborhood when we happen to be in their area. A trip to the inland empire this last weekend to visit a family friend had us stopping at a couple of places. 

Sometimes we pop into stores we’ve already researched to shop and see how they’re doing… so we popped into Price Coast Outlet in Montclair to do both.

August 13, 2014

Managing My Beauty Regime

As I age…..I’m spending more and more money on beauty products. Ugh!! I shouldn’t even admit that! But it is sadly, inevitable. My morning and evening routines have become longer. But most importantly, my budget is being affected.

To try to find some financial balance, I periodically try new products through freebies and giveaways.… most don’t cut the mustard and are tossed. But some, I keep

April 30, 2013

Getting Fit for Summer

In January I started taken Cardio Ballet Barre classes out at the Eagle Rock Cardio Barre.
These were originally bought as a Groupon (10 classes for $55) back in November.

These are kick ass workout classes based on dance technique. You will sweat, you will shake from your effort and you will get stronger….

March 11, 2013

Managing Temptation

I’m not sure how long this is gonna last, but we are taking the extra sugar out of our diet.

This came about because we saw our teen daughter eating way too many carbs. Too much sugar, too much bread, too much pasta, candy & ice cream.

March 04, 2013

Beware of the Deal

Like many of you I have signed up for every “deal” website there is. Groupon, Living Social, Amazon Local and others. Many of them have merged, some have changed their names or quietly disappeared.

I have bought some great buys through deal sites. But that said…..

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