Ever get lipstick on a favorite shirt or sweater? Use hairspray and dab with clean cloth. Repeat this process until the stain is gone then wash and dry as normal.

If blush or makeup powder breaks and spills in your purse, (This happened to me! It was a mess!) use a make-up wipe to remove it and it will collect and clean the inside of your purse without harming the interior.

Windex restores the glossy sheen on patent leather without doing any damage (wallets, purses, shoes, computer bags).

Use shaving cream and a washcloth to remove liquid makeup from shirt collars.

Stayed tuned for clothes fashion tips next Monday!

Despite what it says on the tag, cashmere is best washed by hand. To dry it, use a salad spinner, which releases excess water in seconds.

Wondering about the quality when shopping for a cashmere sweater? Gently stretch the sweater and if it snaps back. If not, it's not worth the money.

Organize your clothes going light to dark from left to right in your closet. Your eye will follow the color and thus help you stay organized.

The best at home method to keep those diamonds sparkling - liquid dishwasher detergent and an old toothbrush and rinse with water.

More fashion tips to come next Monday!

My daughter, Misty, has style whether simple or elegant. Now I'm learning from her.

For a while, I'm going to talk fashion. I've got some great tips you'll find helpful and fun.

Got an oil stain on that favorite purse of yours? Sprinkle baby powder until stain is covered. Let stand overnight. Wipe away with gentle dry cloth. If the stain remained, repeat the process until it's gone.

I can't stand those white deodorant stains you notice after you've already left the house! Carry a small piece of protective foam used on hangers. Rub it on the stain on your garment. Takes it right off. No water needed! Protective foam is light, doesn't take up room in your purse and works.

I'll have more next Monday!

Are you struggling to get a stain out of your carpet?

Here's a great tip from Connie Melaik:

Mix half a cup of  baking soda and cup and a half of very hot water. Use this solution on the stain using a clean cloth, rinse and pat dry.
Need something new, but you don't want to take a lot of time to make it?Sausage and Spinach Bake


1 lb. Italian sausage

1 (8 oz.) can of tomato sauce

2 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

2 cups cottage cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 egg, beaten

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown sausage in skillet over medium-high heat; drain fat from skillet and stir in tomato sauce. Set mixture aside. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and egg. Mix well, and spread mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 inch-baking dish. Spoon sausage mixture over spinach mixture and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

Additional Tips

Eight servings

Ready in 50 minutes

Cream Cheese Dip by Sue Perry


8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups sour cream (I used light)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup sliced green onion

Preheat oven to 400 F.
Combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onion. Spoon mixture into a 1-quart baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and hot. Serve with bread slices, crackers, or veggies.

Hash Brown Casserole from Daily Moment Recipes


3 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 (2 lb.) bag frozen hash browns

1 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 cup ham, cubed

10 eggs, beaten

1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Salt and pepper, to taste

Heat the oil in a skillet. Add hash browns, onions and green peppers. Cook until potatoes begin to brown. Spray a 9 x 13 in. pan with vegetable oil spray. Spread potato mixture in bottom of pan. Top with ham. Pour beaten eggs over the top and season with salt and pepper. Gently stir to coat all ingredients with egg. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Bake covered for 25 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove foil and bake five more minutes.

Meet Hallee Bridgeman. . . She's a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on realistic characters who face real world problems. Her work has been described as everything from refreshing to heart-stopping exciting and edgy.

An Army child turned Floridian, Hallee finally settled in central Kentucky with her family so that she could enjoy the beautiful changing of the seasons. She enjoys the roller-coaster ride thrills that life with a National Guard husband, a teenaged daughter, and two elementary aged sons delivers.

Hallee is a member of the Published Author Network (PAN) of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) where she serves as a long time board member in the Faith, Hope, & Love chapter. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the American Christian Writers (ACW) as well as being a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC).

Hallee loves coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. Above all else, she loves God with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength; has been redeemed by the blood of Christ; and relies on the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide her. She prays her work here on earth is a blessing to you and would love to hear from you. You can reach Hallee at hallee@bridgemanfamily.com or visit http://www.bridgemanfamily.com/hallee/ for a complete listing of her delightful books.

I was inspired by an autistic girl's crystal clear voice singing the National Anthem this week.

The doctor who survived Ebola helping the infected.

A friend who took time to walk with a man and listen to him grieve for the wife who passed suddenly.  He thanked her, and told her how much it helped him.

All around the world while the bad events are happening, the good ones still outweigh them. And God is so good. He's powerful and only a prayer away. I asked Him into my heart when I was five years old, so you can imagine the kinds of things I asked, but He's always there for the little things and the big things in my life. I like that He's just a prayer away. Tonight, I'm thanking him for this beautiful sunset.
What good thing have you heard about or that's happened to you?

Hannah Conway has  new book out. You won't want to miss this one.

Read about it below:
Welcome Hannah Conway, Author

Letting Freedom Ring ~ Gal. 5:13


Battles Raging Within Are The Ones You Have To Win.

 WHITLEIGH HAYNES dreamt of a happily ever after in Fort Carson, Colorado with her newlywed husband. Army Private First Class COLLIER CROMWELL loved God, his wife, and his country, though the military demanded he pay a high cost.

When an unexpected deployment during the height of war sends Collier away for another year, their lives tumble down a path marked with struggle, and fatalities. Marred with deep-seated, unseen emotional wounds, and crippled faith, Collier’s homecoming only increases their trials.

The angry, defeated hermit at Whitleigh’s side barely resembles the loving, faithful hero she married two years before. Concerned about possible career repercussions, admitting his need for help proves difficult for Collier. His behavior worsens.

Angry outbursts and a cold, callous nature aren’t the only things that provoke Whitleigh to pack her bags. Collier seeks solace for his private suffering in the worst possible places leaving Whitleigh to walk away from shattered pieces of a broken marriage.

Will Collier be able to seek the healing he desperately needs in time to save their marriage, or is it over? Are there wounds too deep, marriages too broken, and lives too far gone that they are beyond even God’s ability to restore?

- See more at: http://www.hannahrconway.com/p/books.html#sthash.6ExKxF1E.dpuf


    Pre-order today on Amazon Available in ebook and bookstores July 7, 2015.

    A modern new century brings a young Amish woman an unexpected new life—and a chance to discover love's true way home…

    Ohio, 1899.  Soft-spoken midwife Becca Yost lived by her Amish faith's strict rules—until her fiancé jilted her before their entire community. She's never been away from home, but the bustling Englischer town of Massillon, Ohio, is a welcome unexpected refuge. Especially when she goes to work for Dr. Matt Carrington, who shares her passion for healing those in need. His outgoing spirit and gentle strength show Becca a surprising new world of choices—and irresistible love. But there is one formidable obstacle: Matt's wealthy mother is determined her son will marry a society woman.

    With her newfound resolve challenged, Becca decides that she and Matt must not be destined for each other after all. She accepts that she will have to forge a life alone—until a wrenching crisis and life-changing revelations teach her that true faith lies in all things, especially impossible second chances. . .


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