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 The Worlds Best Kept Little Secret

I had to go into the kitchen and check this out for myself. Whoever looks at the end of your aluminum foil box? You know when you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box. Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over. The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time. 

Well, I would like to share this with you. Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds foil box and for some reason I turned it and looked at the end of the box. And written on the end it said, Press here to lock end. Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this little locking tab been there? I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too. I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too! I can't count the number of times the Saran wrap roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up.

I'm sharing this with my friends. I hope I'm not the only person that didn't know about this.

    Looking younger seems to be all the rage these days.  When I am in public with my forty year old son, people think we are husband and wife; when we explain that we are mother and son, the women always ask  how do you stay so young looking.  So, I am sharing my secret.  I have good genes first and foremost; I can not take credit for that large fact.  I also drink lots of water (more than 64 ounces a day – I live in Arizona, now.), I eat a lot of fruit and as many vegetables as possible.  Over the years, I have probably used makeup a sum total four times, three of those times was because I was going to be on a CNN round table discussion.  I have never felt comfortable having stuff on my skin, that isn’t natural.  I was an Ivory soap girl/teenager; who graduated to Dove soap as an adult.  I love Noxzema, and Aloe; I stopped using Vaseline when my son started school.  Ladies always scrub you face every night before going to bed with a mild soap, like Ivory or Dove was a mantra from my Grandmother when I was growing up, and use a wash cloth.   Tell your daughters, it will help preserve their skin, and reduce acne.

             Now, I am older.  I discovered Spas on our wedding anniversary cruise; as well as wonderful natural products for the skin by a British company called “A Time to Spa”, by “Elemis”, website can be found under recommended links.  Their products are expensive, but a little goes a long way.  But most importantly they are great products.  The first year I used their products, I brought Elemis Travel Bags for Christmas presents for all the women on my list.  I have one niece that has very sensitive skin, but she and the rest of the ladies on my list fell in love with the products and are still using them, that was seven years ago.  Now again, I say my family has good genes, but all the women forty and over in my family look at least ten years younger as a result of following the above and some of them wear makeup.



         A very good friend from my days in Denver, Co has settled in Chicago with a retail enterprise and a favorite of mine.  Eclecticity is a self-indulgent retail venture that reflects the tastes of its owners, Sri Soderbloom and Bambi Bellows who have filled their establishment with the kinds of things they love.  Looking for that one of a kind gift for the person who has everything?  Indulge yourself with views of Eclecticity, contact Sri or Bambi to make purchase and be sure to visit them when you are in the windy city.

        The Tip for now:

             The economy is at Rock bottom, we all have learned to tighten the spending belt.  One thing that I learned long ago, because we have moved so many times over the years, is that it is all just stuff.  I stopped going to malls and doing window shopping to help save our pennies with my second husband so we could have a good down payment for our dream home, because I was a shopping fool, I had a weakness for shoes.  I also have weird skinny feet, so when I would find shoes that fit me comfortable, I would buy a pair in every color.  I still have shoes, which I am giving away that I never wore because, as I have learned, your feet continue to grow, just like your ears and nose.

 Shopping on line reduced my excess shopping desire; now I am able to pass on stuff I can’t use to people who can use some stuff.