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Do You Know A Teacher Who Deserves To Be Crowned Queen For Her Role? NOMINATE HER TODAY!

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Crown Me Queen is right around the corner and we need your help. We are looking for one outstanding teacher who goes above and beyond to not only educate her students but has the desire and dedication to make a difference in the lives of every student she comes in contact with. After reading the requirements, please feel out the form below and submit it. A winner will be announced shortly after the deadline.

ELIGIBILITY

  • ┬áMust be a current, full time teacher who is responsible for teaching and assessing at least one class of students for a full school year.
  • Must be a current resident of Southern Nevada

WHAT DOES THE AWARD RECIPIENT RECEIVE?

  • 1 winner will be crowned during the Crowning Ceremony taking place at Crown Me Queen Women’s Empowerment Luncheon being held on April 25, 2015.

Crown Me 2015 Queen Educator

Fitness Made Fun Because Working Out Doesn’t Have To Feel Like A Chore

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Like most of us, we get this burst of motivation to want to work out, eat healthy and just live an overall healthier lifestyle. But after the motivation dies down and the results move at snail speed, the gym begins to feel all too familiar like the job you hate. You start to slack off and make excuses for not meeting those goals you claimed were important to you. But what if I told you there are more exciting ways to exercise? Ways that will keep you ignited, excited and engaged. With these exercise ideas, fitness has just become fun.

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The main objective is to work up a sweat once a day. Sweating once a day helps to fight out sickness while removing toxins which promotes healthier skin and allows your blood to flow throughout your body. Sweating also helps to cool down your body temperature and it’s proof that you are burning calories. Convinced? If not.. here are some fun ways to exercise in which I encourage you to give a try this Spring and Summer.

ROLLERBLADING
muscular endurance, maintain weight, low impact exercise
BICYCLING
all over tone, calorie blast, saves your joints
TENNIS
promotes cardiovascular, brain development, coordination
HIKING
improved cardio-respiratory, increased bone density, lower risk of heart disease
JUMP ROPE
weight loss, increase cardiovascular, muscle tone
BOXING
reduced stress, healthy weight management, increased bone density
KICK BOXING
total body exercise, self defense, stress release
HORSEBACK RIDING
core strength, balance and coordination, flexibility
DANCING
boost memory, lose weight, increase energy
CLEANING WITH THE MUSIC ON (another form of dancing)
full body workout, mental therapy for stress relief, inner peace
JUMPING ON A TRAMPOLINE
great stamina, weight loss, lower cholesterol
PLAYING TAG WITH YOUR CHILDREN
relationship building, laughter, trust
CHASING YOUR DOG IN THE PARK
trust, full body workout, coordination

If you incorporate a different yet fun exercise into your regimen weekly, it will keep you on the right path to a healthier lifestyle all while having fun and creating memories and experiences.

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MONEY MONDAY || 4 Financial Tips To Help Start Your New Year Off Right

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WHAT ARE YOUR FINANCIAL GOALS FOR 2015?

No matter what your 2015 financial goals are, one of the four tips above will take you one step closer to achieving your money makeover. It’s never too late to get your finances in order but why wait another year when you can start making changes as small as setting up automatic transfers, saving 10% , saying no when friends and family ask to borrow or even cutting down on your spending in areas that won’t make you but will definitely assist in breaking you (and your pockets). Let us help you help yourselves.

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FASHION FRIDAY || 2015’s Top 10 Must Haves For The Modern Woman


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It’s about that time to dissect your closet and decide which items are meant to keep, toss or donate. Once or twice a year, you should visit your closet and remove pieces that no longer serve it’s purpose while making room for pieces that are far more versatile, classy, solid and investments. We have come up with a list of 10 Must Have’s for the Modern Woman in 2015. View this list and see if you are on the right track.

01. BLACK BLAZER

A Black Blazer is a staple piece that should be in every woman’s closet. A simple black blazer can easily add class and sophistication to your attire. Imagine getting invited to a last minute dinner but you are wearing a t-shirt and jeans, throw on a black blazer with your comfortable pair of heels and wah-la. Outfit complete.

02. WINTER COAT

For obvious reasons a Winter Coat is a necessity but while shopping for a Winter Coat, think along the lines of long term. Choose solid colors over loud patterns. Choose longer lengths over waist coats. And opt for heavier versatile material or 2 in 1’s over trendy items. Once you invest in a nice winter coat, you will notice the amount of wear as well as the longevity in it’s existence.

03. STATEMENT PIECE JEWELRY

You see how that necklace paired with a simple dress made the dress pop? For that reason alone, you need to add one to your collection. For those “I have nothing to wear nights” you can easily slip on your favorite little black dress accompanied by your statement necklace for a pop of color, shine and a conversation starter. Pick one up today and thank me later.

04. EVENING CLUTCH

Because we are tired of seeing you beautiful ladies walking around the event in your fabulous dress wearing an overnight bag on your arm. Your handbag should never weigh more than you or look too painful to carry. Simplify your evening attire as well as your life with a nice black evening clutch. If you can afford to purchase multiple then by all means do so.

05. SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE

Ever been complimented on your scent? How good did that make you feel? Made you want to go out and stock up on that particular fragrance right? At least that’s how it is for me. There are some fragrances that just don’t mesh well with your original body scent and there are some that intensify to the next level. Visit your nearest Sephora, spend a day testing out scents and ask for sample bottle sizes of your favorites. Once you find the one that works for you make the investment or add it to your birthday want list.

06. FITNESS SNEAKERS

Come on girl, it’s 2015. By now you have found a work-out routine and schedule that fits into your busy lifestyle. If you include a minimum of 20 minute workouts daily, a one mile run every other day or a nice hard core bootcamp regimen weekly, you are on the right path. Find a pair of comfortable, durable sneakers that are solid colors to match no matter your attire (cute or grungy) but more importantly that will last throughout the change of the seasons.

07. RED LIPSTICK

Because you are worth it. Need I say more?

08. NUDE LIPSTICK

For the days and nights you prefer to play it safe or wear minimal makeup. We all have those days.

09. LITTLE BLACK DRESS

I’m sure you have more than one and I am also sure you are tired of seeing this LBD on every single Fashion Must Have list but when I tell you it comes in handy, I mean it. I attend a lot of events throughout the year and nothing carries me on more than my little black dress(es). I can accessorize my LBD so many different ways, 9 times out of 10 you never really know it is the same dress. The perfect LBD can be worn with flats, heels, a statement necklace, a vest, a nice winter coat, sneakers and many other dressed up or dressed down accessories you own.

10. BATHING SUIT

Because we no longer wear t-shirts to the pool. Find a simple bathing suit that you are comfortable wearing without a cover-up. A one-piece or a bikini set is totally based on preference. Just make sure you visit a store to purchase your summer time fine piece and don’t depend on online boutiques for many reasons. The only exception is if you are 100% sure and honest about your size.

HOW MANY PIECES DO YOU OWN?

Out Of Clutter Find Simplicity – Tips To Declutter For The New Year

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Good-bye 2014. Hello 2015.

Well, we are still counting down but 2014 is as good as gone for most of us. With 2015 quickly approaching, I’ve noticed the excitement in some and the panic in others. I will admit, the unknown has me a little on edge but change is inevitable so why not enjoy it?

I’m sure you’re thinking, get to the point of this post.

So as organized as I think I am, I am very well all over the place at times. I’ve come up with a de-clutter system that I run to every 4-6 months. When I say declutter, it is to remove people, clothes, papers, pretty much anything that is cluttering my life. With the New Year here, what better way to go into it with a clear space and a clear mind-frame. Here is a list of things I have been minimizing and organizing.

  • Ex boyfriends
  • Toxic relationships
  • Split ends (of my hair)
  • Social media – unnecessary pictures, charity follows
  • Email inbox
  • Bedroom
  • Closet / clothes and shoes
  • Toiletries – old and expired
  • Panties – worn, torn and holes
  • Junk drawers – don’t act like you don’t have one.

Here is my list. What is on your de-clutter list?
If you don’t have one, does this list inspire you to create one?

OUT OF CLUTTER, FIND SIMPLICITY

I came across this 30 Day De-clutter Challenge that I thought would be cool. Even though I already practice most that is on the list, I wanted to share with you all in case you need a reference. I hope this helps.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!