Water, Water, Everywhere…How to save water

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Seen from outer space, the refreshing uniqueness of earth is its water. With atmosphere, oceans, lakes, and rivers; we are swimming in life nourishing water.

With all this water how can we ever run out? Remember Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, “Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.” There will always be plenty of water on earth but will we be able to drink it?

The overall amount of water on earth hasn’t changed in 2 billion years. Yet some have estimated that nearly a third of the population does not have a safe supply of water.  (http://www.lenntech.com/water-trivia-facts.htm#ixzz2ZuD4aY8m). The problem isn’t that the earth will run out of water, but that people in different parts of the planet can run out.

Water is an abundant resource but it isn’t equally available in all places. Millions of us live in areas where water is becoming scarce. Tragically, this is especially pronounced in the poorest regions of the world where many people have a hard time accessing either water or clean water.

In the US, until recently, our wealth and technology has made living in near-desert conditions attractive. Now, however, the increased population in these areas has put a serious strain on the available supply of water. So, until we figure out how to economically create clean water on demand, we should all start acquiring the habit of conserving water whenever we can.

There are many simple common sense things that a person can do to reduce water consumption: install a water saving shower head, don’t leave the water running when you  brush your teeth or shave, reduce your lawn size by planting shrubs and flowers that require less water, and many more. For 100 tips on how to conserve water see, http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/. And also please try out our new invention, myclothinghelper. Among its many benefits it can help you reduce your household water consumption. (http://myclothinghelper.com/category/earth-friendly-practices/).

Most importantly, to directly help people around the world get access to safe drinking water we suggest donating to well known and well-run charities such as World Vision, Catholic Relief Services, and Americares. And the next time you need to buy a birthday gift for someone who has everything consider donating to a water charity in their name.

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A Wardrobe Makeover that Will Keep Your Closet Neat and Trim.

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There are hundreds of closet organizing systems that help you neatly sort your wardrobe into smaller organized spaces. But this entry is not about how to reconfigure closet space. Instead, we want to focus on what you put in your closet, that is, how to create and best maintain a wardrobe.Mannequins_04-25-12

 

Whatever fashions appeal to you, it’s best to have a core outfit in mind when buying clothes. Unfortunately, most of us buy clothing on impulse rather than with a specific need in mind. It’s easy to get caught up in the latest look and it’s no surprise that we end up buying more clothing than we use. (See our Fool Proof Guide to Creating an Awesome Wardrobe)

To help reduce the clutter try keeping track of your clothes with MyClothingHelper.  MyClothingHelper is an easy way to organize your wardrobe.  It promotes good clothing care while saving you time and money.

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Think of your wardrobe as an evolving story that’s constantly changing. You create your story one outfit at a time. Learn what outfits make you look and feel good, expand on them, and edit out clothing you’re not sure of. You can use MyClothingHelper to organize your wardrobe and to know what clothes to donate.

Forget for a moment that you have a closet full of clothes. Imagine instead a complete makeover. Someone is going to buy you a new wardrobe if you can just first write down what you want and need.

Create your ideal core outfits by writing each down on a single sheet of paper. For example, the first outfit may include a blue jacket or sweater for a top with a pair of grey and tan slacks. Then perhaps a white, a blue, and a pink shirt, plus shoes and accessories. Use any and all resources to create these new outfits; memory, catalogues, magazines, and your present wardrobe. Create 5 core outfits per season.

 

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By starting from scratch you force yourself to be purposeful, direct, and efficient. You will find that there are many clothing items on your list that are not in your wardrobe. These are the items you should focus on buying. You will also find that there are many clothing items hanging in your closet that do not fit into your real or imagined wardrobe. Consider donating these clothes.

 

Keeping in mind your core outfits when shopping, ask yourself, “does this item compliment and expand any of my core outfits?” If not, “do I want to start a new outfit with this item?” If the answer is “no”, don’t buy it. Focusing on your core outfits will prevent you from buying clothes that you rarely use, promote your fashion look, and keep you closet neat and trim.

 

 

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5 Summer Dresses That Should Be Hanging in Your Closet

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The summer months are often synonymous with beautiful weather. It’s a time of year for lightening up, relaxing and dressing for the season. It offers a great opportunity for women to show some style, fashion flair and color in their wardrobe as they dress for the warm and breezy summer months. Here are some of the essential dresses every woman should make a part of their summer wardrobe:

The Summer Sun Dress

Nothing says summer like a light, strappy summer sun dress. Go for spaghetti straps and a fitted elastic bodice to contour your core and allow your arms and shoulders to get some sun. As for hem lines, you can go a short as you dare, but sun dresses at knee length work very well. Add some airy sandals or even a pair of sneakers to complete this classic, carefree and feminine summer look. Sun dresses are truly great for showing off your summer glow and spirit.

The Maxi Dress

Whether you wear it to shop at the Sunday farmer’s market or as a swim suit cover up on the beach, every summer wardrobe needs a maxi dress or two. They are so versatile, they work well for day or evening wear, and the only accessories you’ll need with a maxi dress are a necklace and a handbag. As for footwear, they work great with sandals, flats or flip flops.

A Jacket Dress

Whether you’re headed into your shift at work or going out for a night on the town, a jacket dress is a must for every wardrobe. They’re also perfect for those cooler summer nights when the temperature drops after that beautiful sunset. Don`t be surprised to see jacket dress hemlines that are headed farther north this season. A lot of shorter styles will likely be available to choose from in the stores. The jacket dress look is versatile and depending upon how you accessorize it, it can look casual or dressy.

Feminine and Flowing Dresses

The structure of the jacket dress most definitely creates a beautiful and elegant silhouette, but a feminine and flowing dress can give your figure a more romantic and relaxed feel. Wear one of these dresses to a picnic, a barbeque or to the beach. The focus isn’t as much on your shape as it is in creating softer edges and a more subtle look through layers of soft or gauzy material. Enjoy the smooth, comfortable feel of this look.

Classic Cocktail Dress

No summer wardrobe would be complete without a classic cocktail dress or two for those evening or formal events. While styles of cocktail dresses can vary, you’ll want at least one of them to be black. Summer or winter, when it comes to evening wear, the little black dress never goes out of style. Pair with heels and silky stockings for an attention-getting look at the club or that formal dinner party.

While all of these summer fashion dress essentials are amazing for any wardrobe, ultimately every woman has her own take on what fashion means to her. Feel free to mix, match or improvise based upon these ideas. You’re an individual, and you know what you like and feel comfortable in. Always dress to fit your personal style. The sexiest accessory to any look is confidence, so no matter what you choose to wear, make sure you feel good wearing it.

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