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Posts Tagged ‘vacation’

Cute Idea To Avoid Stains

Posted by terrepruitt on February 28, 2015

You might have seen my recent post where I was excitedly jumping up and down because of a recent mini-vacation my husband and I took.  (If you didn’t you can see it by clicking here)  I am still kind of floating on that “vacation high”.  So yummy.  I was looking through my pictures and I noticed a few shots of the little toiletry basket the have in the room of the bed and breakfast.  I thought, “Why did I take pictures of that?”  I had to think about it for a second then I remembered I was impressed with the BLACK towel that was in the basket.  It actually said, “makeup” on it.  Totally makes sense.  I don’t wear that much makeup that soap and water doesn’t take care of it.  Plus I don’t use anything waterproof.  But I have experienced makeup that has not come out of cream colored towels so I thought a BLACK towel is a perfect solution.  That is says “makeup” right on it is a nice little way to encourage guests to use IT when drying their face or wiping their hands during or after make up application.  Black towels will hide any dark makeup that refused to come out during laundering and stain the towel.

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There really is a product for everything out there, huh?  It always amazes me.  So much stuff out there.  So many great ideas (and some not so great ideas) for products!

I was a little disappointed last weekend, though when I used it one night and didn’t get a replacement.  But . . . perhaps they didn’t have that many and they need to be laundered separately from the white towels.  No biggie, it didn’t really matter, I was just a little surprised it wasn’t replaced.  I still think it is a great idea to save the rest of your towels from getting stained.

Have you ever seen black “makeup” towels before?  Can you see a use for them?  They are a pretty good idea, huh?

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Multiple Planks In A Day Challenge – Check In #2

Posted by terrepruitt on April 14, 2013

For me, checking in every day helps me remember to do it.  I have forgotten to do it one day.  One day I did only one plank, I forgot to finish with the other two.  Another day I pushed the day, as in I remember at five minutes after midnight!  It really helps to have that extra thing (checking in) to do.  I don’t know why I can’t remember to do a plank three times, but I can remember to do something once when I have to check in.  Must be that accountability thing.  It helps.  🙂

I started this challenge as a way to help us keep planking and I was thinking my friend who always participates in my challenges would have a better time of it if she didn’t have to check in every day.  I was thinking that the three minutes it would take to plank — either all at once or throughout the day — would be easy.  She was on vacation and I was thinking she would have a lot of time to get some planks in.  Not so.  Vacations are so busy.  It seems as if LESS gets done because there is no schedule.  So she might be joining us after she gets settled.  I will continue to be challenged to do it three times a day.

So far today, I have done two.  Now I have to remember to do the other two!

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