Monday, December 24, 2012

Hearts and Sleeves - Week Fifty Two

Audrey Hepburn is known as one of the most beautiful women of all time. Here is one of her favorite poems that reveals the secrets that she put into practice and that made her unforgettably lovely to the rest of the world. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others .The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the  figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows! By Sam Levenson

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hearts and Sleeves - Week Fifty One

Eating is something that you will never grow out of, but having someone always cooking your meals will be left behind with your younger years. Be prepared to strike out on your own in the culinary world by learning to cook now. Ask if you can cook a couple of meals a week and begin to experiment with new recipes. Martha Stewart and Better Homes and Gardens are good resources. And as you go along, begin to gather a collection of recipes so you’re well prepared and practiced. And remember, when you get married you will be feeding your husband as well. So for the sake of your future marriage put this into practice!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hearts and Sleeves - Week Fifty

Instead of soaking your hands in lotion and still feeling dry, use this old fashioned treatment to get super soft skin. First use a salt scrub (if you don’t have one, just mix table salt and body wash together), then rub in shortening. Yes, I said shortening, look for it in your kitchen. Slip your hands into small Ziplock bags and let them soak in a bowl of warm water for ten minutes. Next wash the shortening off, slather body butter on, and then slip your hands into gloves. Leave in overnight, and revel in your new found softness first thing in the morning.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hearts and Sleeves - Week Forty Nine

The air is clogged with carols, the malls are stacked with stuff, and the TV plays and replays It’s A Wonderful Life. These are all sure signs of Christmas, but not signs of what Christmas is about. The only way for the holidays to be truly merry and bright is to keep your focus on the most important part of the season - the birth of Jesus Christ. When you remember that it is Him that we are celebrating, Christmas takes on a new meaning and you can have a holly jolly feeling that passes all understanding! (Matthew 1:18-2:12)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Hearts and Sleeves - Week Forty Eight

As the seasons change it’s easy to get the urge to buy an entirely new wardrobe, but who has the money for that? Instead of spending all your savings on a few new outfits, spend a fraction of the money on the ultimate low budget fashion wonder – accessories. Invest in scarves, jewelry, hair pieces, nail polish (yes, it is an accessory), fashion belts, and other things that can work with multiple outfits. Now you’ll look absolutely cute, and still have some cash left over for something else!