Archive for 2009

Halloween Safety: Enjoy Your Safe Candy

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

No one wants to think that anything could be wrong with their children’s candy that they have gathered Halloween night, but you never know. It is so important that we let our children know about candy safety during this Halloween season. Here are some good tips that I’ve been able to gather and share with my children.

Enjoy safe candy and lots of it

Enjoy safe candy and lots of it

Make sure your children don’t eat any of their candy until you can examine it safely at home. Most parents don’t want to take the time examining every piece of candy that their child has gathered, but we always need to be cautious and think of safety first.

Make sure that all the candy is safely wrapped. If it looks like it has loose wrapping or that it has been tampered with at all, throw it out. If it has an opened wrapper or if it has just a little piece of it opened, throw it out.

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Halloween Safety: Stranger Danger

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Halloween night, our children will be knocking on doors and talking to many people, including many strangers. It is always so important to teach our children how to deal or talk to strangers, especially during this season.

Have a safe and fun Halloween

Have a safe and fun Halloween

We might think that our children know how to deal with strangers because of things they’ve been taught at school or even at home. But we can never be too safe, and if our children need to be told five times to take the garbage out because they forget, we need to help them to remember even more important things like stranger safety.

Number one rule that we must teach our children is to never give out personal information to strangers. They should never be talking to older adults long enough to get into detailed conversations about family and home. Adults shouldn’t be asking these questions to little children who are just going around trick or treating.

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Halloween Safety: Trick or Treat Alternatives

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

A lot more people have been turning from the traditional trick or treating to alternatives that can be just as fun and is a lot safer. If you are thinking about doing that, here are some good ideas for you and your family to try this Halloween season.

The first thing you need to do is go to your community website. There you will be able to see all of the different activities that the community is organizing. You can even volunteer to help for free items or discounts.

Consider a Trunk or Treat for a safe and fun alternative

Consider a Trunk or Treat for a safe and fun alternative

If you don’t find anything on the community bulletin board, think about organizing something yourself. You can organize many different community Halloween activities from pumpkin carving to trunk or treats.

Trunks or treats are a fun alternative for your children. Get a group together in a neighborhood or parking lot, open up your car trunks and have your children go from trunk to trunk gathering candy. You would be surprised how popular this has become just within the past couple years.

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Halloween Safety: Trick or Treat with Traffic

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Trick or treating can be such a fun way to celebrate Halloween, especially for young ones. It isn’t all fun and games though. Parents need to take an active role in teaching their children about the dangers of such things as traffic as they make their way out on Halloween night.

The most tragic accidents can happen because of lack of planning, preparation, and education. If we can teach our children a few things about traffic safety, both them and we will be able to rest easy and focus on the fun holiday.

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Halloween Safety: Trick or Treat in the Dark

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

During the Halloween season, safety must always come first for our kids and us. Whether we allow our children to go out at night or be finishing up as it gets dark, there are some safety features of their Halloween costume that we can help them with to ensure their safety.

TrickOrTreat

Trick or Treating can be dangerous

Even the best driver can’t see everything at night. In order to help your children be the safest possible, we should really be reviewing their costumes.

If your child is planning on going out trick or treating when it is dark, the last thing in the world you want them wearing is all black. Sadly, during Halloween this is usually the color of most costumes. Get creative with them and help them pick out costumes that have brighter, bolder colors.

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Women’s Grooming in the Fifties

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
Common Hair Dryer of the 50's

Common Hair Dryer of the 50's

Women’s grooming during the 50’s and 60’s were not much different from what we do know-a-days. You can still find some slight differences from their make-up to nail and hair care.

50’s fashion was the more subtle and natural the better. Women were less worried about having a tan and dark eyes and more worried about having flawless skin. They would cover their flaws with light powder or liquid foundations.

The blushes and eye shadows of the day were very creamy light colors although women would put on a little darker eye shadow when going out at night. Flashy lipstick colors were very much in style. Bold colors such as scarlet red were worn by many women of the time.

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Women’s Underwear and Girdles of the 50’s and 60’s

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
Common bra of the 50's

Common bra of the 50's

Underwear and even girdles have come a long way since the 50’s and 60’s. During the early 50’s Bras, underwear, girdles, corsets, and hose were changing for the better to help make women feel more comfortable in them.

The bullet bra first made its appearance during the 40’s and continued till the late 60’s. These bras were immortalized by movie starts such as Marilyn Monroe and Lana Turner. Because of the way a sweater would cling to the bra, and the illusion it would create, a new fad was born from this bra called the ‘sweater look’.

The bullet bra was a bra with coned shaped supports. This created an illusion of a larger chest. The bras went out of style during the 60’s as new, more comfortable form fitting bras came out.

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Little something to dance to…

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I thought my fun loving, 50’s dancing, hip hopping friends would like this.

Women’s Hairstyles of the 50’s and 60’s

Monday, June 15th, 2009

1950’s Hairstyles

During the 50s women kept their hair fairly short. For example, the pixie haircut was very popular. This was worn by many actresses of the time, including Audrey Hepburn. Pixie

Audrey Hepburn sporting an adorable pixie hairdo

Audrey Hepburn sporting an adorable pixie hairdo

haircuts are very short and combed back close to the head. From the front it can appear that your hair is pulled back into a ponytail. This was perfect because ponytails were very much in style at the time. Pixie hairdos kept their femininity by having short bangs that were loosely curled.

A similar hairstyle was the poodle cut. This was fairly short as well, but tended to have a little extra length to make sure you could curl your hair. It was a cute 50s fashionable hairdo for both younger girls as well as the more mature women.

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Women’s Accessories of the 50’s & 60’s

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Women’s accessories (sunglasses, scarves, jewelry, necklaces, belts, ear rings, hair pins, etc.) of the 50’s and 60’s

Women love their accessories. This was no different during the 50s and 60s time period. Your accessories can make or break any type of outfit. Below are a list of must have accessories for any 50s or 60s outfit.

Cateye Sunglasses

Most people are familiar with the 50s fashion that included cateye glasses. Some don’t realize that these cute frames also come in sunglasses. Cateye frames fit around the eyes and then toward the tips go up and to a point. They were a relatively short trend that came out during the 50s.

Wayfarer Sunglasses

The Wayfarer sunglasses were a hit during the 50s and 60s. They came out in 1952 and had so much success that most felt they would be a continual trend that would last quite a long time. But With the change in fashion that the 70s brought, wayfarers were soon lost and put on the shelf to make way for bolder fashions.

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