Monday, May 20, 2013

Planning A Party

Home Party Decor Ideas
As many of you may already know, I am a jewelry designer – I design and create jewelry for Pure Love (click here to learn more).  Next month, Saturday, June 1, 2013, I will be hosting an exclusive event for Pure Love at my home. The process has been demanding.  I have been busy stocking my inventory, revamping my brand, promoting/ marketing my jewelry line, creating new strategic services, and developing effective packaging; now, my time has been consumed with decorating my home – indoor and outdoor space – on a budget. Here I share with you a few images that have inspired my d├ęcor for the event. Tell me what you think! 

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Work It Out

What's your work-out looking like?
Hopefully, your work-out's are constantly changing; they should be fresh and exciting. "Finding an exercise routine that you like doing and are able to do may take a lot of time and dedication, and you may think this routine will help you get rid of all your excess weight. In the beginning, you may notice that you're shedding pounds and the exercise routine pays off. However, after a few months, you may start to stagnate at the same weight, even if you do the same amount of exercise and you stick to your dietary restrictions. The reason for this is simple: with the repetition of the same type of workout, your body will get used to the exercise routine and will consume less energy.

If you change up the exercise routine, your body will be continually challenged and it will burn more calories, resulting in a more successful weight loss...[Furthermore,] some experts believe that it can be helpful to change up your workout routine on a daily basis and perform a different type of workout each day. However, even if you change your routine once every two or four weeks, you may see better results than if you maintain your regular routine unaltered. Your body will have to work harder and you will also avoid repetitiveness." (Fit Day

Yet, you should never stop doing a work-out that you enjoy. Personally, I have found Bellydance and West African Dance to be enjoyable, spiritually uplifting, and a great work-out; however, after months of participating in these dance classes I noticed that I was not using as much energy. My body was getting use to the various dance moves. Instead of completely altering my work-out routine to something more challenging I simply added other fresh and exciting exercise routines: sometimes I practice Kenpo, other times I run, swim, and do Yoga. Also, I tend to find myself taking other high energy dance classes like Zumba, Brazillian Dance, and Hip Hop Dance.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Eggshell Planters
I found this environmentally friendly gardening idea off of Coastal Environmental Partnership's (CEP) blog, here. It's simple! Just "use empty eggshells for sprouting seedlings, then compost the whole set-up when you're done." (CEP)
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