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    Fashion and Beauty Tips for 2012

     Here are some make-up and fashion tips from Dale- 2012 Skincare Secrets for Radiant Healthy Skin  Remember the maintenance free skin we had as kids? Women spend time and money on skin products throughout their lives and I’d like to share a few of my favorite blemish blasting secrets that truly work. When you feel better about your skin, it boosts self-confidence and your makeup actually goes on smoother. I’ve always had sensitive skin prone to breakouts so I’ve learned a lot about skin care in the last 10 years. I’d like to share a few tips below.  If you have a big event like a wedding, party or dance that you’re preparing to enjoy, feeling a…

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    Really Last Minute Gifts for the Budget Smart Girl

     I thought I’d round off this year’s articles with some ideas for last minute gifts. Also some odds and ends I stumbled upon in the last few days. Dale will be sharing her tips and advice with you later this week. I’ll be taking a break next week while I work on updating the site and getting organized and will return with new posts on January 3rd, 2012. Big news is I’m taking part in a free two week business course for Budget Smart Girl and it will be featured on Yahoo. Not sure what day but I’ll keep you posted. And now to some of my favorite last minute gifts when both…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Roasted Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

    One of my favorite comfort foods is Shepherd’s pie. Sometimes I make it with tofu but the other day I thought about trying a roasted veggie version. Best thing about this is it’s the ideal way to use up leftover vegetables and other items that might be sitting in the fridge and pantry. You don’t have to roast the vegetables for this but I think it makes the flavor more intense and worth it. 3 carrots, peeled and chopped About one cup of chopped celery 2 medium sized onions, chopped 8 ounces of mushrooms, sliced. I used baby bellas because they were on sale Place the vegetables in a roasting…

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    Georgine Saves In December

    Here is Georgine’s December post..lots of great stuff- The shopping frenzy has begun! Keep your cool and save some money too. First of all, Friday, December 16 will be FREE Shipping Day on the Internet so be sure to mark your calendar! With that said, there are lots of great specials to be found. If a computer is on your list there will be discounts up to the last minute. Be sure you don’t pay full price because there is lots of competition so you’ll get a good deal. Of course, toys are on everyone’s list. Be sure to compare prices and remember, if you see a hot toy, buy…

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    Easy Holiday Appetizers

    WordPress whose site this blog appears on tells me this will be my 575th post! Thank you to everyone who’s been reading this since post number one. Here’s to the next 575. Easy Appetizers One thing I love about the holidays is the chance to make some appetizers or finger foods that can be made ahead of time and pulled out of the fridge or freezer when company stops by or you’re in need of a snack. Two things I always rely on are filo pastry and cream cheese. First up is a cream cheese spread that I use on crackers or cucumber slices. Leftovers, if there are any, make the perfect…

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    A Budget Smart Girl’s Guide to Last Minute Gifts…and gifts for those stockings!

    Only two weeks to go until Christmas and if you still need some items for last minute gifts or even to slip into the stocking, here are some I came up with and some I found on the Internet Mini Books   I love these tiny books and have a whole collection of them, every topic from afternoon tea to flowers. Most of them are found in bookstores but I have seen some in dollar stores too- Food Gifts I’ve been making my own cheese bread and purchased some bread flour from the King Arthur company. The product is great so I thought I’d check out their Web site. I’m glad…

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