Showing posts from July, 2010

Terrific Towels Make All The Difference

One of my favorite lifestyle items that many people don't think about is towels. Think about how many times a day you use one, but when it's time to make a purchase we spend more time worrying about cost and color than value. A typical family of 4 owns 15 towels, and we tend to hold on to them longer than maybe we should. My parents own a lake house and received 20 beach towels that were promotional items at least 10 years ago and we still use them!

My favorite store to buy towels from is JC Penney. They always have sales going on, but you can get a luxurious bath towel in beautiful current colors for under $10.00. As a Lifestylist® and model home merchandiser I buy a lot of towels for my job, and JC Penney is always my first stop for this purchase. Their sheets and bedding can't be beat as well. Instead of buying all of your towels the same color, try buying coordinating colors. That way you can mix and match, and each family member or houseguest can …

Beauty Starts From Within with Advocare

Summer is definitely here, and with it comes all of the great summer activities that I love to take part in. But it is hot as heck here, and even simple tasks like walking the dogs can zap you.

Thankfully a few years ago I was introduced to some wonderful products that keep me healthy and active all year long, but especially during those hot summer months. Advocare is a health and wellness company that makes energy, nutrition and weight loss products that really make a difference in how you feel. Trish Luddy got me started on them a few years ago and I can't imagine going through a summer without my Spark and Rehydrate any more. Spark was introduced this year in a Pink Lemonade flavor that is fantastic, but the Mandarin Orange is still my favorite.

Give these products a try - you won't be disappointed. You can get them on Trish's website or contact her directly at:

USA Film Festival Screens Restrepo

I'm a huge believer that things happen for a reason. We may not know why at the time, but people, places, and events come into our lives because there's something we need to learn or change.
The USA Film Festival has been a part of my life for over 20 years - a good friend was in the film industry here in Dallas and got me involved. It's been a wonderful organization that my kids have grown up being a part of as well. We now have friends and memories that will last us a lifetime. When I got the screening notice for the USA Film Festival screening of Restrepo I was intrigued- not the type of film I would normally watch but worth taking an evening to stop working and go see. I had no idea how my life would change by this decision as it has with many of the other films I've been able to see as part of the festival.
If you haven't been fortunate enough to hear about this film, I'm honored to fill you in. Restrepo is a documentary about a pla…