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Your Fashion – Spring 2010 Jewelry

In Your Fashion on February 27, 2010 at 8:39 PM


Vintage Champagne Faux Pearl Multi Strand Necklace with Art Deco Clasp $ Tonight In Paris

This season’s pieces are sparkly and bold.  Bib necklaces, Swarovski crystals, pearls 

Crystal Clear, Vintage Glass Jewel Earrings $14.00 by SSSJ

 chains and beads are just a few of  

Large Collar Bib Crystal Chandelier and Silver Cluster Necklace $10 by First Fan

 the essentials.  Look through your jewelry collection before going shopping to see what you already own and set aside pieces you can add to, to make a set.  Look for gemstone colors that are bright and clear; go bold by combining several colors together. Popular gemstones: rose quartz, peridot, blue lace agate, and blue topaz.  

These pieces are found at Click on images for more information. 


Vintage Cream Colored Faux Pearl Button Earrings $7 by Tonight In Paris

Vintage Silver Filigree Dangle Earrings $12.00 by Tonight In Paris

Vintage Gold Tone Mesh Avon Belt Bracelet $16.00 by Tonight In Paris

Royal Blue Vintage Earrings $14 by Hot Pink Chick


Your Food

In Your Food on February 26, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Yogurt & Fruit Parfait


Wake up your senses with this super easy and yummy parfait.  Layer a medley of berries, fresh fruit, and crunchy granola with a dollop of low-fat vanilla yogurt. Drizzle with honey, and you’ve made a delicious way to start your day. 




  • Grapes
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Low-fat vanilla yogurt-½C
  • Honey
  • Granola-¼C

*Substitute your favorite fruits or use maple syrup instead of honey – enjoy!

Your World

In Your World on February 25, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Your Freebies!


Who doesn’t like freebies? Especially in these tough economic times. The offers listed below are 100% free with  no strings attached!

Procter & Gamble Everyday Solutions – Free Product Samples


P&G  always has a great selection of free sample offers and coupons. Visit the promotions page and select free offers that interest you. Currently available:   Tide with Febreeze, Tide Stain Release, IAMS cat and dog food, Head and Shoulders shampoo, Prilosec OTC, Oil of Olay body wash,  Metamucil, Downy Simple Pleasures and Tampex Pearl.   Check back often because the selections change. Click the image above to visit P&G’s Everyday Solutions website.

Freepeats – Free Baby, Kids & Maternity Items

Freepeats is an easy way to give and to get free baby, kids and maternity items.  It’s even free to join and is open in 54 cities across America: or click image at left.

 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – Free Wristband


Walmart and the ASPCA have teamed up to offer this free wristband to all animal lovers. Get your free wristband simply by visiting their website.  Click on the puppy at right, to go directly to the order form or visit their site at: .  

Target – Free Scotch Fur Fighter


Target is offering Scotch Fur Fighter Pet Hair Remover for $3.99. It’s free after this $4 off coupon.  Click on the puppy at left to go directly to the coupon or type 

into your browser.  Act quickly – this coupon expires February 28, 2010.

Joint Oats 4 Dogs – Free Sample Product



Joint Oats 4 Dogs is a joint aid for senior and working dogs.  Request a free sample by clicking on the image at left or by visiting their website and clicking on the “Free Sample” button. Please allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery.

If you are unable to use these products, please consider donating them to your local crisis center or animal shelter.

Your Food

In Your Food on February 24, 2010 at 3:31 AM

Easy Meals Under $10

One-pot meals are crowd pleasers especially on cold nights, when your kids have hockey practice and you’re busy running around.

One-Pot Chili


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning mix


  1. Crumble the beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned. Drain off grease, and mix in the tomatoes, kidney beans and chili seasoning mix. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes (longer if time permits).
  2. Add shredded cheddar cheese, chopped scallions, cilantro, and sour cream to this basic recipe for an added kick.  Pair with a side of baked cornbread.

Cost $9.00

Save with Homemade Croutons

Cut your favorite sliced bread into cubes and coat lightly with PAM.  For added kick, sprinkle with dry herbs.  Toast on a baking sheet in a 350 oven until golden brown, turn occasionally.

Your World

In Your World on February 24, 2010 at 3:20 AM


Freepeats is an easy way to give and to get free baby, kids and maternity items.  It’s even free to join and is open in 54 cities across America:


Your Health

Emergency 411

Make a list, check it twice and always carry it with you.  Your list should include your doctors’ names,  and phone numbers, your medications, allergies, medical concerns, and the name and phone number of a friend to call in an emergency.  Down load and print a  free Medical Emergency Form at:


Dry Eye Relief

Cold windy weather making your eyes dry?  These preventive measures may give you some relief.

  • Avoid smoke
  • Use a humidifier
  • Keep your computer  at eye level to prevent eye strain.
  • Watch your coffee intake.  Coffee has a mild diuretic effect.
  • Try using artificial tears before going to bed.

*Always consult your physician before starting new regiments.

Cool Gadgets

The last thing you want to do after a full day of shopping is look for your car.  Keep this from happening by downloading  Car Finder, ($.99) an IPhone app by Intridea.  BlackBerry’s Carfinder by Neosistec is free. Use them to get a GPS reading after parking, when you’re ready to leave, use it to guide you to your car.  How cool is that?!


Your Fashion

In Your Fashion on February 24, 2010 at 1:53 AM

Find the Perfect Pair of Shorts   

It may not seem like it, but warmer weather is on the way.  When it finally arrives, play up your legs with these hard-working styles.  If you are …  

1.  Petite:  Keep it short with a medium rise that elongates your torso.    

1. Petite Perfect Khaki Shorts $22.50 Old Navy

2.  Slender:  Narrow, straight cuts complement your shape.    

2. Low-Rise Perfect Khaki Bermudas $7.99 on Sale at Old Navy


3.Curvy: Try a  straight cut that ends an inch or so above your knee.   

3. Tribeca City Shorts in Mink - Kiyonna $28.00

4.  Hippy:  Look for a simple fitted style.  

4. Plus Size Mossimo® Linen Cargo Shorts - $9.99 Target








Bonus Savings  

Try swapping  NYC Extra Shiny Top Coat ($.99) for pricy department store brands that cost as much as $20.  The secret is in how often you apply the product, not the brand.  For best results apply daily. 

Looking for a new pair of earrings?  Try buying handmade at 

Skeleton Key Drop Earrings- by Days Long Gone $20

Welcome to the First Edition of Live Well for Less!

In Welcome on February 23, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Nikola H.

Live Well for Less is  for the thrifty chica in all of us.  Our goal is to help women Live Well for Less in all areas of their lives.  Our magazine focuses on affordable, useful and “do-able” ideas for today’s 20 something and up woman.  Throughout LW, you’ll find savvy shopping  tools, realistic and easy recipes, healthy living strategies and  budget-friendly hair, beauty and fashion ideas that work for real women.  Special features include reader interviews, free product samples, simple crafts, pet perks, relationship questions, and movie, book and music reviews.     

 This edition’s topics include:  Your Fashion, Your Food, Your Health and Your World.    

LW is all about You!    

*The opinions expressed here are based on research and personal experience.   LW does not receive compensation for the products or web-sites mentioned in this magazine.  

LW is currently seeking guest bloggers.  Thrifty chicas & “chicos” interested in submitting articles, please respond to this post or contact us at:   Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from YOU.

*We’re experimenting with several layouts; please pardon “our dust”. 🙂