Archive for November, 2010



28
Nov

Walking Can Be a Pain in the Toe

Sometimes walking can be a big pain in the toe. I was just minding my own business a few minutes ago and I felt a sharp, mind-numbing pain in my pinky toe. I had stubbed it on the coffee table and now it was throbbing. I hate it when I do that because there is nothing I can do for it to either stop the pain or keep the nail from falling off in about two weeks. A missing toe nail is not the cutest look to show off in my Apple Bottom jeans.
I have always been proud of my toes and I take great care in how they look. I give them a mini pedicure every night after my shower. Since I live in an area where the weather is made for sandals or a nicer open-toed shoe, I really try to do my best by them. My husband appreciates my efforts, too. It seems like when I wear this particular shade of peach colored polish and lounge on the couch next to him, he tends to pay more attention to my feet and rubs them without me having to beg him to do it.
My sister has always been my fashion icon. It goes way back to when I was just a little girl and she was a much older and mature fourteen-year-old. She recently had a baby and during her pregnancy her feet spread a bit so she had to buy all new shoes. Guess who was the lucky recipient of all of her old shoe? Me! One day she called to ask if I could do a favor for her, so like a good sister I hopped right in my car to go to her house. When I got there, she handed me three good-sized boxes full of her awesome shoes!

28
Nov

Be a Worthwhile Role Model for Teen Driving Safety

As a parent, one of the biggest concerns you have about your teenager is the freedom that driving allows them. While a concerned parent hopes the lessons of life have sunk in to some extent, so that your teenager acts responsibly and returns home safely every night, sometimes the most basic lessons are skipped over. Youthful enthusiasm to sample freedom tends to supersede common sense. But one area where teenagers have little room to mess up is when it comes to teen driving safety. This is a sensitive topic because teens, once handed the car keys, seem to develop an inability to hear anything that might limit their fun and freedom.

At a young age, teens are impressionable and their thoughts are much more focused on members of the opposite sex, social activities, and impressing their friends, so that it’s as if all those hours put into their driving education have been forgotten and thrown out the window–at sixty-five miles per hour! Most teens are only too happy to step on the gas in a way that would have the driving instructor stepping on the emergency brake pedal located on their side of the car.

To counter this tendency, it’s useful to verbally cover the rules of the road with your kids often and directly. Make it absolutely clear what you’re talking about; if you’re going to take away driving privileges for a month for a speeding ticket, make sure that you say so. Also, as kids are so impressionable, be sure to set a good example yourself. Nothing confuses teen nearly so much as seeing and hearing mixed messages. If you speed, expect that your kids will also flaunt the rules of the road. Just remember that your model example will leave a greater impression than any lecture, but be sure to always keep the lines of communication open with your teen.

28
Nov

Why You Should Use Property Management

Archive for November, 2010

28
Nov
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The goal behind owning several rental properties is almost always to make an income for the owner. The problem with this is that many owners are either new to the game or just not experienced enough to be able to make the costs of owning a rental balance out and be well outweighed by the benefits of owning a rental. The good news about that is that there are companies out there who are specially trained to be able to do this.

Property management companies will take over the day to day management of a property for the owner. In doing so, they make sure things are kept up, that the rental is getting fair market value, and that that the fair market value is fair for what the rentee is getting.
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28
Nov
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Walking Can Be a Pain in the Toe
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Sometimes walking can be a big pain in the toe. I was just minding my own business a few minutes ago and I felt a sharp, mind-numbing pain in my pinky toe. I had stubbed it on the coffee table and now it was throbbing. I hate it when I do that because there is nothing I can do for it to either stop the pain or keep the nail from falling off in about two weeks. A missing toe nail is not the cutest look to show off in my Apple Bottom jeans.
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28
Nov
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Be a Worthwhile Role Model for Teen Driving Safety
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As a parent, one of the biggest concerns you have about your teenager is the freedom that driving allows them. While a concerned parent hopes the lessons of life have sunk in to some extent, so that your teenager acts responsibly and returns home safely every night, sometimes the most basic lessons are skipped over. Youthful enthusiasm to sample freedom tends to supersede common sense. But one area where teenagers have little room to mess up is when it comes to teen driving safety. This is a sensitive topic because teens, once handed the car keys, seem to develop an inability to hear anything that might limit their fun and freedom.
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27
Nov
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Getting My Life in Order
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I know it’s a little bit early to make New Year’s resolutions, but this year I figure that there is no time like the present to start to get things together better. I want to make my life better in every possible way, and I am finally willing to take real steps in order to do so. For instance, I want to trim down a little bit, so I’m going to work out more and watch what I eat. Yes, that sounds a little tricky during the holiday season, but I’m pretty sure that I can do it. I’ve done more difficult things in the past.
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27
Nov
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Diet and Acne
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It is common knowledge that skin is the largest human organ so doesn’t it make sense that what we put into our bodies will have an affect on how our skin looks? There’s nothing worse than getting new Chopard watches and then not being able to go out and show them off because you’re self-conscious about your acne.
Acne is the result of oils getting clogged in the pores of skin, and some foods produce more oils than others during the digestive process. Processed foods are one of the main culprits of acne. The more processed foods you consume the worse your acne is likely to be. Fast food, another form of processed foods, is in a way worse because so much of it is fried. Processed meats, cheeses, snack foods and even sodas can all lead to acne. Click to continue…

27
Nov

Poker Night at my House

If you are like me and have grown tired of just watching it on TV or playing on the Internet, it is time to bring Texas Hold-em home. The poker craze has quickly spread across the country and I can think of nothing better than to beat my husbands pocket aces by flopping a straight.
The combination of luck and strategy that go into Hold-em make it very exciting to play. Invite over a group of friends who are always up for a little friendly competition and let the games begin. This variation on poker is played with each person getting two cards that only they see and then five cards are placed in the middle which every player can use. As the cards in the middle are turned up, each player gets a chance to bet and you have to decide if you think the bettor has a good hand or is just bluffing.
Hosting poker night means providing the drinks and the snacks as well as running the game. You will need a deck of cards and poker chips plus a large table for all of the players to sit around. If you really want to impress your friends, get professional poker tables which are just like the ones used in the casinos. The tables fold up for easy storage and feature thick green felt, drink holders and chip trays.
When you host a game it is your job to set the limits for how much money can be bet. Keep the stakes low if you want to keep your friends and avoid any ugly disputes. Remember, the idea is to have fun and it is not about getting rich. It is nice to win money but it is even better to have bragging rights until the next time you all get together to play.

27
Nov

Getting My Life in Order

I know it’s a little bit early to make New Year’s resolutions, but this year I figure that there is no time like the present to start to get things together better. I want to make my life better in every possible way, and I am finally willing to take real steps in order to do so. For instance, I want to trim down a little bit, so I’m going to work out more and watch what I eat. Yes, that sounds a little tricky during the holiday season, but I’m pretty sure that I can do it. I’ve done more difficult things in the past.
Another thing I want to do in order to make my life a bit more orderly is to increase my credit worthiness. You know that your credit score is really important these days, and not just so that you can get a loan on whatever you want to buy. That is just one part of it. Did you know that if your credit is bad, you can lose out on getting a good job or even have to pay higher rates on your insurance? This is some serious business we’re talking about here. I intend to take the first step on growing my credit as soon as possible.
And that first step is to get a prepaid credit card. I know, it’s not going into this full tilt, but I do need to make sure that I can control myself before I just plunge into the debt pool. I would rather put some money on my card and spend that then risk getting a thousand or so dollars into debt just because I may want some retail therapy or some particular thing happens to catch my eye. It may seem silly to you, but to me this makes a great deal of sense. I want to be sure I’m cool.

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