Having Difficulty Losing Weight?

Do you have trouble losing weight? The older you get the slower your metabolism becomes which it makes it harder to lose weight on your own. Some people find taking a diet pill, like Phentermine, helps them to take off those stubborn pounds. It will also help to suppress your appetite. As with any medication, always ask your doctor before using.

TMR Frugal Living Tip #22

Today’s thrifty tip is buy an aloe vera plant. This is a wonderful plant that you can use for many first-aid remedies.

Aloe vera is great to use on: scrapes, insect bites, stings, cuts, burns and especially a sunburn. You can also use it for acne and patches of eczema.

All you have to do is cut off a small piece and squeeze out the gel to apply on the affected area. If you know someone that already has a plant, then ask for a couple of shoots. I have mine in a pot on a sunny windowsill inside my house. They are very easy to grow, and require little water since it’s part of the cactus family.

Do you own an aloe vera plant?

Decorating A Nursery

Having a baby is an exciting time for every family. It’s really fun decorating the nursery. Picking out a theme or maybe just basic colors. You also need to get a crib and crib bedding. You might also want accessories for the room like lamps, curtains, and even wall hangings. Whatever you decide for your baby’s room, just take time to enjoy the new bundle, once they arrive.

Shopping for Golf Equipment?

Golf is a relaxing sport that many men really enjoy playing. Even more women have started playing. There is a great website called, TheWorldofGolf.com or TWOG.com, for all your golf equipment needs. They have great name brands. Spend $50 or more to receive Free Ground Shipping. If you aren’t sure what to buy, then just give them a gift card to the site. It’s never to early to start planning your Christmas shopping.

Today’s Shopping Trip

On today’s shopping trip, I went to several stores to pick up all the deals for this week. I first went to Rite-Aid and bought the Garnier Shine and had a $1 off coupon. So total was $3.25 and I am getting back $3.99 with rebate.

Then I went to Walgreens and bought the Airwick Flameless Candle and Glade Scent Candle. I paid $6.46 with tax and I’m getting back $4 in rebates so total is $2.46 for both items. That was 99 cents each. I also bought 3 Glade refill candles for $2.45 after rebate and coupon. They had 2 of them on clearance for $1 and I got one free with that coupon. I like to give the Trio candles as presents to the lady that delivers my mail and such.

I went to CVS and got the following:
2 Trident gum
2 Colgate Total toothpaste
4 Herbal Essence Shampoos (they have one that I can’t get anywhere else)
2 Bic Soleil Razors
1 Schick Intuition Razor (have rain check from last sale)

I used $15.74 in coupons and 9.79 in ECB’s so grand total was $6.42! I spent $16.13 total on everything and I’m getting $7.99 back in rebates for a grand grand total of $8.14 for all of it! The razors are going to be part of those Christmas gift bags. I also had to do some Wal-Mart shopping and bought 5 Skintimate Shaving creams that were $1.47 each and after $1 coupons I got them for $2.54 with tax. Those will also go in the gift bags. I missed that sale when they were $1.74 each and I think that was Walgreens. I don’t know how I missed it, but this is still good. My nieces love the smaller ones to use when they sleep at a friend’s house. I had another wonderful shopping trip and saved so much.

ClickSmart is a Great Directory

I hate moving. It can be so overwhelming with packing all your belongings, finding a new place to live, finding a new school for the kids, and maybe even a new job. I haven’t moved in over 12 years, but I do remember the hassle. ClickSmart.com is a great online business directory. If you need to find a Chicago moving company, then no problem. All these companies are ClickSmart Certified experts. This means they have to meet all local and state requirements which will give you peace of mind.

The directory can be used anywhere in the country. If I were moving to Chicago, then I would definitely use this directory to find all sorts of businesses. Don’t hesitate to use them to find a great local company.

TMR Frugal Living Tip #21: Use Sugar to Exfoliate Hands!

 

Today’s thrifty tip is to use sugar to exfoliate hands! Yep plain white sugar works great and is very inexpensive.

You will be amazed at how soft your hands will feel afterwards. I use this hand treatment once a week.

First I squeeze out a small amount of hand lotion (Vaseline Intensive Care works great) into one hand. Then I add a small amount of white sugar.

Next rub your hands together as if you are washing your hands. Do not get them wet at this point! The sugar has to really work into your skin first. I rub my hands for about 2-3 minutes.

Finally rinse your hands under warm water and pat dry with a soft towel.

Many companies are now making similar products at a not so affordable price. I will stick to using plain white sugar to exfoliate hands.

I get lots of compliments on how nice and soft my hands look and feel. My husband also uses this treatment as his hands get rough from his job. He has a very physically demanding job.

NOTE: Please do not use this method on your face. Your body and even feet would be fine. Your face is too sensitive.

Have you used this amazing beauty tip yet?