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If you ever find yourself in Calgary, Alberta, and are looking for a place to relax and rejuvenate, make your way to Planet Beach Contempo Spa. We'll be visiting there this upcoming week: Gerry, Erika and I. A mother, daughter AND father Spa afternoon!
Planet Beach prides itself on providing its customers a quick, convenient alternative to traditional day spas. What has intrigued us, the most are their unusual massages, such as the Hydro Massage. The Hydro Massage allows you to have the benefits of a traditional massage in about a fraction of the time. You can remain fully clothed in your own room while heated water pressure massages the different areas of your body that need it. This helps restore the overall feeling of well-being and relives minor aches and pains as well as distress and relaxes you. Another massage type offered a Planet Beach is their Cyber-Relax Massage. The customized chair uses a 3-D Point Navi Sensor to scan your body and customizes a massage for you based on 700 different massage combinations. This can have a number of benefits such as decreasing tension, improve blood circulation and help fatigue.
Aside from massage Planet Beach offers other services such as spray tanning, teeth whitening, UV therapy, red light therapy full body hydration and facial rejuvenation.
There are so many rejuvenation options under one roof.
It is a great place to pop into for a bit and come out feeling new!
I like getting a good deal as much as the next guy, but here's where you really need to know your prices.
Gerry and I have been observing something that seems to be happening alot lately, and that is sneaky packaging/pricing. We noticed it on bacon last week in one store's flyer where you saw the cost of a pack of bacon being let's say $2.99 and thinking- that's a great deal! But further to looking again, you see the pack of bacon is not for the standard size of 500g but instead 375g. So here is where you need to re-look at things like unit costs/gram comparisons. Another incident happened today when I saw a 6 pack box of tissues was $3.99 and I had a $1.00 coupon so thought great deal- $2.99 When I got to the store though, we noticed the boxes of tissues were quite a bit smaller than the boxes we had gotten for the same deal before, and at the same store, a few months back. ( 132 tissues per box on left compared to 100 tissues per box on right. And 792 sheets compared to 600 sheets)
I still took them, but wanted to show you- and let you know- "consumer beware!" Has anyone else noticed this happening?
According to the calendar winter may almost be over, but that is not what we see when looking outside at least I'm not, here in Northern Saskatchewan! Your pets know it too and look for warm and comfortable places to snooze away the last few remaining weeks of winter. Why not get them a nice doggie bed to sleep away the time in style? Or even a cozy bed for lazy kitties? The Wander Bed from Kurgo-
The Wander Bed from Kurgo is perfect for doghouses, offices, crates, and anywhere else Fido might want to rest his eyes. Boasting a plush fleece top and non-slip bottom, the Wander Bed easily rolls up and has a handle for easy transporting. This comfortable, convenient bed is machine washable and has a pocket for storing some of Fido's favorite things.
The LazyBonezz Luxury throw is a great option this winter for both pets and pet owners. The snuggly plush faux fur and silky satin make this a haven for pets. Pets can cuddle up during the snowy months on the soft throw anywhere in the house from the sofa to the floor. Keep your pet warm and cozy with a LazyBonezz Luxury Throw!
** Watch this spot for more pet products to keep our pets cozy!
Writing a will to family members can be a long and tedious process, but YourLastWill.net has discovered an easy, fun way to send these messages to loved ones using videos.
Now it's time to vote. The voting system powered by Facebook, Woobox and Twitter allows users to vote for their favorite last will video and share it via social media. Sharing it to Facebook and Twitter increases the chances for more votes and spices up the competition by giving friends a chance to also create videos. Most videos are targeted towards loved ones and what users would share in their actual last wills.
Others are historically funny, aimed towards the enemies of the candidates.
One of the top contender's videos touches on all aspects of her life from friends, family, enemies, food, school life and even the future. Check out this innovative way to share you last words!
You do not have to venture far and spend a lot of money to enjoy the soothing benefits of a spa treatment. With a few of the right ingredients and a little 'can do' attitude, you can create the perfect retreat in the comfort of your own home-no cheap borrowed flip flops required! We like: SheaMoisture-
Using detoxifying mineral-rich Dead Sea Salts – rich in magnesium, calcium and potassium, and which aid in increased circulation and combating fluid – and Shea Butter – SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Bath Soak provides a nourishing and healing soak in a matter of minutes. Key ingredients include: Coconut Oil to nourish and firm skin with Vitamins E and K, iron and fatty acids; Hibiscus Flower to treat dry, rough skin and improve skin tone; and Vitamin E toprotect skin from free radical damage. derma e® Hydrating Facial Wipes (25 count)-
Quickly and conveniently lift away makeup, oil and impurities while thoroughly hydrating, softening and smoothing skin with Hydrating Facial Wipes. Each freshly scented pre-moistened wipe is infused with ultra-moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid that helps condition, soften and smooth skin, leaving it fresh and dewy. Fortified with super fruit extracts Grape Seed and Maqui Berry, these easy, one-step wipes offer antioxidant protection while keeping skin clean and refreshed. Plus, each wipe is 100% compostable and all outer packaging is 100% recyclable. Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and sensitivity tested.
White willow bark extract is a natural source of beta hydroxy acids, which will help to clear acne and exfoliate your skin and chamomile extract is a great anti-inflammatory with soothing properties.
To use this mask at home add 1-2 teaspoons of mask to 1-2 teaspoons of water in a separate container and mix to form a paste. Smooth on your skin and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing clean with warm water. Try customizing this mask further by using fresh plain yogurt or fruit puree instead of water for an even more luxurious experience.
Le Savonnier Marseillais received top honors as one of the 23 winners of the Product of the Year USA 2014 competition, spotlighting the year’s most innovative consumer products. Featuring the motto “your life, only cleaner,” the company's 100% natural body soap, made in France with pure essential oils, is available in unscented, lavender, orange blossom, peppermint, and a new fragrance - verbena - perfect for your home spa experience. Products are available at LeSavonnierMarseillais.com and other major online retailers, and at such leading natural markets as Akins, Chamberlin’s, Earth Origins, and soon in Haggen Northwest Fresh, Ingles and Whole Foods.
Their products have been created to use each day to create a spa like effect whether beginning or winding down from a stress filled day. They use Pure Natural and Organic essential oils to help stimulate the senses. Each product is easy and ready to use whether its using their Dead Sea Salts as a foot soak or combining one of their Natural Fizzies in a bath of water adding a few Dead Sea Salts; moisturizing the skin with one of their lathering Artisan Olive Oil Bars and massaging in one of their Salves to your feet and body. A little soft music; fluffy towel and some Inspired Soap Works products is all you need.
For many their home mortgage will be the biggest debt that they take on, and may take decades to fully pay off. However, there are some smart and clever ways you can take that time down, and save yourself some of that hard earned money, when obtaining a loan for your home.
-Try to keep your credit score high* - Credit reports go back 7 years and
there is not much you can do if it reflects late payments however, a major component of your scoring is based on the percentage of credit in use. This number may be quite easy to manipulate simply by reducing credit card usage leading up to the time you need a mortgage. Forget about trying to earn frequent flyer miles - keep the usage low. Even if you pay the balance in full each month the credit bureaus score based on the balance on your monthly statement. Peter Grabel-
https://www.luxurymortgage.com/t3.php?empId=16435 -Refi refi refi... especially if your rate is north of 5.5% and if you are paying pmi.... sometimes a shorter term, if the rate is significantly lower can be another option... working on your credit scores if the initial home loan you took out was when scores were lower....sometimes putting a few extra dollars down on your principle to lower the loan to value will get you a lower rate on a refi and obviously will lower your payment.. Denise Panza - Prysma Lending Group
-A great tip to saving on a home loan is to switch to bi-weekly payments, rather than monthly payments, whenever possible. The reason for this is because there are only 12 months in a year, but there are 26 two-week periods. Since the bi-weekly payment is half of what the monthly payment would be, the borrower is essentially creating an extra opportunity to reduce the amount owed, both in principal and in interest. Over the course of a 25 or 30 year loan, this could have huge savings potential! Chad Dannecker Welcome To San Diego
- Buy in areas where the real estate properties and taxes are lower. Not all cities and towns are created equal therefore you can save in home purchase prices and taxes right out of the gate.
-Talk to your lender about bimonthly payments which can significantly reduce the life of your loan, but your lender may also charge fees for you to do so.
Katie Ross, education and development manager for national financial education nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling
Providing power and USB charging right at the desk top or work table has never been easier. Instead of a hard-to-reach power strip on the floor, the LegrandDesktop Power Centerbrings easy access to power outlets and USB charging ports where they’re needed the most and ends the frustration of trying to find an extra power outlet or a way to charge USB devices.
The Desktop Power Center kit includes all the hardware needed for do-it-yourself installation either through a desktop grommet opening or by attaching the unit to the edge of the work surface. Hole mounting hardware accommodates round openings from 1 ½" to 3" for installation flexibility. An easy-to-install bracket allows the unit to be mounted on desk edge.
This convenient device features three 15 Amp power outlets and two USB charging ports. Surge protection is built in, so there is no need to install an additional power management component. The 6’ power cord provides increased flexibility by extending access to a wall outlet.
The Desktop Power Center’s suggested retail price is $49.99. It’s available at The Home Depot, and other retail locations.
Everybody does food drives. Although impactful, they can become monotonous. DoSomething.org has the Peanut Butter and Jam Slam that's just as impactful, but shakes things up a bit. Enter the country’s largest peanut butter drive. Peanut butter has a long shelf life, is high in protein, and is often requested at food banks. Beginning March 11, young people ages 13-25 can sign up to run a peanut butter drive in their community. To sign up, visit DoSomething.org/pbj