Saturday, July 16, 2016

Is Your Cleaning Routine Green?

Are you green when you clean? This is a question that everyone should be asking themselves! Many of the cleaning products we use are full of harmful chemicals that you don't want your family to be exposed to. Our war on dirt has made our homes unsafe for bacteria, the environment and ourselves. Thankfully, you have alternative options to the name brand cleaning products that destroy everything they touch. Today, we will take a look at some of the natural and green methods that you can use to keep your house clean.

Friday, May 27, 2016

The World's Least and Most Expensive Spices (and Why!)

Spices differ from herbs in that herbs come from the leaves or stems of a plant, while spices come from any other part, including the root, fruit, flower, or seed. The world of spices is actually very interesting, with each spice having its own unique history, flavor, and method of production. Spices also vary wildly in price, from just a couple bucks per pound to $10,000 per pound. The following are some of the world's most expensive and least expensive spices. (Of course, prices vary depending on your location and source, so this is just a rough guide.)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Frugal Travel: Visiting Italy on a Budget

If you’re planning on traveling to Italy in the near future you’ve probably already spent a lot of money on your airfare, accommodations, clothing, and other expenses that come along with going on a trip of a lifetime. Visiting Italy will be incredible, until you arrive back home and see the bill! Instead of stressing before you go on your trip about unexpected expenses that are bound to come your way, make a plan beforehand. There are many ways you can save money before your trip takes place and also while you’re there. Here’s how:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Eucalan Giveaway

I just wanted to let you know about a giveaway going on my youtube channel enter to win a travel 5 pack of Eucalan.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mountain Meadow Wool Yarn Review

Most of you know that I love yarn and I recently did a yarn review for Mountain Meadow Wool and I made a hat using the yarn showing how it looks knit up. Here is my video.

Visit their website to take a look at their yarns HERE.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

How to Go About Getting Your Home Ready for the Summer

Summer is coming and if you’re not into spring cleaning that means you have a lot to do! If you stay on top of household chores then good for you; that probably means you won’t have a lot of cleaning and preparing for the summer. However, even if you feel you have stayed on top of the chores and maintenance in your home, there are probably a few things you have forgotten. There are plenty of ways you can get your home ready for the summer not only to be prepared for company when they come and visit, but also to make sure everything is working as efficiently as possible in your home.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

4 Ways Hair Stylists Can Make Their Client’s Day by Following These Tricks of the Trade

Whether you’re an owner of a hair salon or hair stylist at a salon, client satisfaction should be top on your list. For a stylist to be successful it’s important for her clients to continue to come back and it’s more than just giving a nice hair cut, which is still important. If you’re looking for ways to keep your clients happen, there are always ways you can improve. From creating a relationship with your client to remembering something that’s important to him or her, it’s the little things that go a long way to maintaining your customers. Want more tips on how to make your client’s day and keep them around? Keep reading!

Invest in quality hair products and accessories 

Most clients are interesting learning what’s new in the hair industry world, which includes giving them advice on which shampoo and conditioner is the best for their hair and what needs improvement in regards to their tresses. Just because you need to focus on having nice supplies doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune, however. Cheap hair products that are still high quality will be a winning factor to your customers, as will shampoo, conditioner, hair creams, and more that works well with their hair type. Ask your customers what they love the most and stick with what sells.

Form a relationship with your customers 
If a customer feels like they can converse with you and be themselves, chances are they will come back to you, not only because they like their hairstyle, but they enjoy talking to you as well! Make your customer feel at ease and get to know them and they will appreciate the effort. In fact, since being a stylist focuses on maintaining a positive relationship with clients, the more you remember about your customer, the better. In other words, become friends, and you’ll have a repeat customer for a long time!

Remember their special preferences
Most customers have preferences when they get their hair cut, as to how much they want cut, what type of hairstyle they prefer and other small details that are important to them. Remember what they like and dislike and make a mental note (or real notes!) so you can recall next time they come in. And if it means giving them a longer head massage because it’s their favorite while you wash their hair, go the extra mile! It’s the small things that’ll matter the most and help a customer continue to come back.

Ask them a lot of questions
Some customers won’t care as much about their hair but others will. Asking them questions as to how much they want cut off of their tresses and actually listening to their instructions is important. You may have in mind what you think would look great on someone, but it’s ultimately up to them. Listen to what they want and stick to it. A person is more likely to come back to you if you take the time to listen and follow through on helping them achieve their ultimate hairstyle.