22 April 2014

P.I.C.K. Kit for Your Handbag

Dear Lissy,

I carry an everyday bag (BB's Hailey Tote) that has all the necessities of life.  When I pop into stores on errand day, though, I only need a few basic things.  During the winter, I put P.I.C.K. items into my jacket pocket and leave my handbag in the car.  My spring and summer clothing is often lacking pockets, so I've made up a "P.I.C.K. kit" that fits easily in my purse and allows me to carry a wristlet instead of a tote bag into stores.
This wallet is available at ordermychecks.com

P:  Phone.  Make sure the wallet will hold your phone with the bumper.
I:  ID.  License Most of my loyalty cards are keyed to my cell phone number so I don't have to carry them.
C:  Cash/Debit Card(s).  Most of my loyalty cards are keyed to my cell phone number so I don't have to carry them.
K:  Keys.  I have my car keys on a separate ring that slides onto the carabiner with my other keys. 

Pop your full sized handbag into a locked compartment or the trunk of the car after pulling out your P.I.C.K. kit.

Happy Shopping!

P.S.  Lots of cute cell phone cases don't have a wrist strap.  Carrying a case in your hand is more trouble than a bag over your shoulder!

21 April 2014

Sweet Dreams for Side Sleepers

Dear Lissy,

Sometimes it's hard to grab those forty winks when you're a side sleeper...
  • Sleeping on the ground, floor, or an unfamiliar mattress
  • Rotator cuff or cubital tunnel trouble
  • Nasal congestion

17 March 2014

One Quick Thought: Worry

Dear Lissy,

As we continue to memorize and mediate on Philippians 4:5-9, remember...



28 February 2014

Drugstore Dupe for Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion

Dear Lissy,

I've been using Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizer since high school.  I've looked for a less expensive and more available alternative to Clinique Dramatically Different for years.  I finally gave up, because I was spending more buying "I hope this will work" lotion than I was shelling out for the Clinique.  But (insert drumroll) I finally found it:  CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion. 

 I could'nt tell the difference after putting DD moisturizer on one side of my face and CeraVe on the other for a week.  After 3 months of constant use, I've seen no difference in my skin at all.  We've had one of the coldest, dryest winters on record for our area of the country, so that's saying something.  CeraVe is about a tenth of the cost of Clinique moisturizer, and available locally at Wal-Mart. There's even a Wal-Mart Equate brand version if I'm really strapped for cash.  

I don't know if you'll fall in love with Clinique products the way I did, but when your budget calls for a break, this lotion is a great alternative!



P.S. for those reading along:  I have fair, dry, sensitive skin that flares red and itches or burns with most products.  Lissy has had issues with keratosis pilaris since birth, and this lotion was recommended by her dermatologist to address that issue.  I have no idea if this lotion would be as effective on sturdier,oilier skin.