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Tip of the Week - Brain Freeze

Posted in 'Tips' on January 20, 2010

Next time you are eating an icecream or sucking on a slurpie and get that unmistakable headache that is brain freeze, don't suffer with it. Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth. It warms your mouth up and stops the brain freeze in a second or two.



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Shower Thinking

Posted in 'Organising' on January 25, 2010

Everyone has somewhere that they do their best thinking. I do mine in the morning while I am in the shower. Being a Lifestyle Manager, I am constantly making lists of things that need to be done that day for my clients. While I am in the shower and have some peace and quiet, I write the list in my head. What I have always disliked about this though is that by the time I get out of the shower, get dressed and answer 20 questions from the kids, I have forgotten half of my list.

A few months ago I even said to one of my girlfriends that what I needed was a waterproof notepad. So I could put it in the shower and write my lists and not worry about forgetting anything.  Well someone somewhere must have been listening because a company in the USA have released Aqua Notes. They are a waterproof notepad and the water just beads up and rolls off without wetting the paper. They are even environmentally friendly and recyclable.

I ordered a pack of 5 so I could test them out. They arrived last week and I love them. They even come with a waterproof pencil that has its own little suction cap.

If you do our best thinking in the shower like me, give these a try. You can find them at www.myaquanotes.com


 




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Tip of the Week - Gift Cards

Posted in 'Tips' on January 27, 2010

If you are like most people, you would have received at least one gift card for Christmas. I love them. Especially because you can take them shopping during the sales and receive more bang for your buck.

The problem I find though, is that I spend part of the $ amount on the card and then put it back in my wallet and forget that it is there. 2 months later I will be shopping and find something in that store that I want to buy. I'll pull out the gift card and have absolutely no idea how much is on there. It's a lovely surprise if there is lots on there, but pretty disappointing if I find out there is only 28 cents left on there.

Recently I was in a shop and the sales assistant processed my gift card and then before handing it back to me, took a nikko pen and wrote the balance on the card for me. Next time I am shopping I will know exactly how much is left on the card.

I thought this was a great idea and will be doing that from now on! Try it and see....



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