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Friday, November 18, 2011

{STYLE} A Day in the Life of Shoe Clips

Remember LOK Designs —> Fabulous For Sale? Well, I completely fell in love with their taffeta and tulle rosette shoe clips and recently ordered myself a pair. I wear them all of the time and I love swapping them out on different flats and heels. They are fabulous and also durable.  Just look at all of the places they traveled last Saturday!

Straight out of the package

Sweltering at swim lessons
Riding the escalator at Macy's

Taking a walk in the woods

Wear them on your shoes, shirt, purse... or in your hair! For $12 you can have one of the most versatile accessories ever. Click HERE to pick up a pair, and be sure to use code "URFAB20" for 20% off your order!

xx Well to Do

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

{RECIPE} 10 Ideas for Tasty Turkey Leftovers

After Turkey Day, we always seem to have leftovers. LOTS of leftovers. Are you the same? Check out these 10 Turkey Leftover Recipes if so!

Thanksgiving Leftover Salad via The Craving Chronicles

Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Sauce via Closet Cooking

Turkey Pot Pie via Bonnie Stern / National Post

Turkey and Guacamole Quesadillas via Karyn's Kitchen

Turkey Tettrazini via My Recipes

Turkey Cobb Salad via Martha Stewart

Crock Pot Taco Chili via Redsie

Turkey Minestrone Soup via Paula Deen

Turkey Pizza via Better Recipes

Chicken and Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups via iVillage
xx Well to Do

For additional recipes, click here!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tiny Prints Talent Search Contest!

Attention Tiny Prints lovers! You might like to know that they recently announced their 3rd annual Tiny Prints Talent Search Contest!  Me, you and the world can enter for a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 cash, plus a $500 Tiny Prints gift certificate. What a perfect prize just in time for the Holiday season!

The Tiny Prints Talent Search Contest is looking for the cutest photos in the following categories:

·         Cutest Baby (From ages of 0-24 months)
·         Cutest Kid (From ages of 25 months - 10 years old)
·         Cutest Family
·         Cutest Couple
·         Cutest Pet & Owner

After the entry period is over, they will open up the contest to the Tiny Prints community to vote for their favorites and determine the winners! Hurry! The entry deadline has been extended to November 21st!

Enter the Tiny Print Talent Search Contest via Facebook or on their website. For official rules, click here.

Good luck!
xx Well to Do
Images courtesy of Tiny Prints

{GUEST POST} Make Healthy Living a Lifestyle

As a Health Promotion professional, I work to practice what I preach and for the most part, I succeed.  In my opinion, the best part of health promotion is that being healthy does not have to be complicated, expensive or time consuming.  For most of us, all it takes a long-term commitment to lifestyle changes that can be sustained for life.  Although everyone is different in their definition of what it takes to be healthy, these are a few of my favorite tips for optimizing health for anyone working to make the long-term commitment to healthy living.  
  • Exercise is the best medicine.  Squeeze in physical activity wherever you can.  Schedule walking meetings at work, stretch during the day and don’t forget strength training.  Shoot to increase your heart rate for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.  
  • Eat healthy foods and in moderation.  With all of the fad diets that bombard us in the media, I always ask, “Is it sustainable?” and often the answer is no.  Fill your plate with fruits and vegetables, lean protein and whole grains.  Stick to this for most meals and healthy snacks in between and the occasional treat or splurge is okay. Another tip is to use smaller plates for your meals.  Research has shown that a 10 inch plate is the best size to use to keep portions in check.
  • Banish Bedroom Distractions. Remember, the Bedroom is for two things: Sleep and sex.  Strive for 7-8 hours each night and rid your bedroom of all distractions including pets, children and electronics — yes, this means your phone.   With adequate sleep, you’ll be well prepared for everything life throws your way. 
  • Give yourself a break.  This has two meanings. Be sure to take time to do something that you find fun or relaxing and get that moment of silence to refresh.  Second, if you get busy and forget to exercise or eat healthy, cut yourself some slack and then make a conscious effort to get back on track.  
With the New Year approaching, there is no better time than now to look at your lifestyle and find small changes that you can make that will help you towards your long-term goals.  If a change feels too drastic or like something you can’t stick with, it may not be right for you.  Just remember that healthy living is a work in progress that you will want to sustain for life, so keep up the great work and don’t give up!
Willow Sherwood, MS is the Executive Director of the Wellness Council of Maine, a non-profit organization that helps businesses to build workplace wellness programs.  To learn more about the Wellness Council of Maine visit them at or follow on Facebook or Twitter @WellnessMaine.  

Willow and the Wellness Council of Maine are generously offering TWO Eat Right for Life cookbooks as a Well to Do giveaway. Two cookbooks means two winners!

For entry: Simply leave a comment here on the blog! The contest is open {today} Wednesday, November 16th through Monday, November 28th. Two lucky winners will be selected via Good luck!

xx Well to Do


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

{GIVEAWAY} Ashley H Designs

In a light blue studio on the coast of Maine, a sweet, chic girl named Megan creates the prettiest bits and baubles you've ever seen. Inspired by the cool colors of the beach and the majesty of mountains, Ashley H Designs' showstoppers include...

{ golden rutilated quartz briolette on 14k goldfill chain, $30 }

{ smoky quartz briolette and gold flower pendant earrings, $45 }

{ cream pearl earrings on sterling silver orbit earrings, $20 }

Recently featured on the front page of Etsy, Ashley H Designs has also been included in numerous stunning treasuries. For example, these gorgeous "Penelope" earrings!

{ large gold filigree PENELOPE earrings, $16 }

Take a look around. We're sure you'll find something with your name on it!

Ashley H Designs is offering two lucky Well-to-Doers the chance to win a pair of earrings!

For entry:

2) Leave a comment here OR on Facebook letting us know you did!

Contest is open Tuesday, November 15th through Friday, November 25th. Good luck!

xx Well-to-Do


For additional giveaways, please see our GIVEAWAY PAGE!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

{STYLE} One Skirt, Four Ways

As I picked through my closet this morning, I pouted a little — just wasn't feeling the love from any particular outfit choice. And then I remembered something I saw on Pinterest the other day: one skirt, four ways. Check this out if you need the occasional inspiration to creatively repurpose your prized possessions!

“You come first, the clothes later. Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Be creative.”
—Karl Lagerfeld

xx Well-to-Do

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

{GIVEAWAY} Scour Off

As you prep for Thanksgiving, you see the dreaded "clean oven" on your to-do list. Before you get out your bio-hazard suit we suggest you try a well-to-do favorite: Shaklee’s all natural Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste.

Scour Off is a scouring cleanser that sets new standards of cleaning and sets the bar high. It’s a paste great for tough jobs: it cleans  burnt-on food in your oven in no time and stuck-on messes on the grill, too. 

Not only does our beloved paste have the muscle to get the job done, its natural mineral abrasives and cleaning agents (cherry pits, people!) are gentle on the planet. Scour Off contains no chlorine, bleach or dye, and is biodegradable and nontoxic. Did we mention it also has a yummy cherry scent? So delicious our friends frequently ask permission to taste it (but are not advised)!

Scour Off is not just for the oven. Take it around the house for many additional household uses. Some of our favorites include: ceramic cooktops, sinks, tile grout, and shower and tub soap scum. To use: simply apply with a wet sponge or soft cloth and plenty of water. Wipe or rinse off. On the grill a heavier brush can be used on the grates. 

So there you have it. A scouring cleanser with natural ingredients that can remove the toughest stuck-on messes without the harsh chemicals. Now your oven can be clean and green this Thanksgiving! Imagine that.

We're spreading the green, clean love and offering one lucky Well-to-Doer a Scour Off of his or her own. Simply leave a comment here on the blog for entry!

xx Well-to-Do

Disclaimer: I am an Independent Distributor for Shaklee and all opinions are my own.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

{DEALS & STEALS} Websites Worth Knowing About

There's nothing like a good deal — especially when it works with your budget.  We recently discovered some daily deal sites which we're *loving* {in addition to a few long-time favorites} so we thought we'd share!  

zulily: Designer flash sales for moms, babies & kids. Up to 70% off.

Totsy: Super cool finds for moms & kids up to 90% off.  

HauteLook: Enjoy 50-75% off luxury brands for women, men, kids & travel!

Rue La La: Coveted designer clothing up to 80% off.

zuuzs: Shop, share and earn online with your friends! Get up to 30% cash back by shopping at your favorite stores! Share deals and opinions, and earn cash bonuses on purchases made by your friends.

Swagbucks: Earn rewards and free stuff by searching and shopping online, answering surveys, and more at Swagbucks, a customer loyalty rewards program.

Happy deal shopping!
xx Well-to-Do

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Friday, November 11, 2011

{GUEST POST} Have Yourself a Debt-Free Holiday!

List in hand and holiday cheer filling your adorable, overflowing heart, you head off to your favorite boutiques for some shopping. 
With the best of intentions, you get a bit distracted by all the cute things that you know no one will buy for YOU. Maybe you could add just a few items for you to your purchases... 
And then there is the immediate discount that can be had if you just open a charge card at this cute shop. Wouldn’t that help? After all, there really isn’t any money in the dreaded BUDGET for all the gifts you want to get…
STOP this craziness! 
The holidays are definitely not about is who can buy the biggest present or who shows the most extravagance. You will never be able to demonstrate how much you care about someone by how much money you spend. And if it’s real love, all anyone wants is your presence, not your presents.
So my best advice for your money, and for your general happiness, is for you to have a joyous holiday season with many happy and wonderful memories and to have January 1st not stink when you open your credit card bills.   
How can you shop and not have regret? Don’t add debt, and then you’ll have no regret! 
Here are some tips:
#1. Prioritize your spending. There are cute dresses to buy for parties, gifts for friends and family, and money to set aside for evenings out. Friends around you may be spending like crazy, but you don’t know the scary, underbelly of their bills. Break it down into manageable bits!

Outfits: Is there anything in your closet that, combined with the purchase of an adorable scarf or sweater, can be refreshed so money can be spent elsewhere this season? That adorable pencil skirt or those wool pants that make your butt look so cute, could certainly work for Christmas, yes?
Gifts: Start the necessary conversation to select only one person in your clan to share a gift exchange at the family party, instead of everyone having to buy for all. 

#2. Make something. Can homemade or more simple, less expensive gifts — sometimes more thoughtful — be given instead of the more expensive alternatives? 
#3. Rethink the pressure. What difference does it make what ‘everybody’ else is doing? Take control of your life and simplify your world, baby girl.
Evenings out: Have some really fun and stylish holiday dinners at home and ask everyone to bring a dish.  One can bring the margarita mix, another that fabulous, chocolatey confection, and another can bring the fondue pot, and another friend all the fixings! You’re not the only one of your friends balancing the many demands of their money at this time of year. Lead the way with your clever and oh, so classy dinner party by candlelight in your beautiful home and on the cheap. Be proud to be frugal! 
Have a strategy for next year: Make 2012 even more awesome because you planned. Begin a Christmas club at your local financial institution in which you deposit a certain amount of money each week for next year’s gift-giving. You can even save enough for a few new outfits, dinners out and gifts. (Figure out the amount you generally spend on everything holiday related. Divide that amount by the number of weeks you’ll be saving. That is the amount of money per week you need to set aside for maximum coziness.)
Take your holiday shopping season firmly in hand and focus on what’s really important.  You’ve got what it takes to squeeze the most out of a dollar and the style to make this season stunning and debt-free!

Marion  Syversen, MBA, owns Norumbega Financial. She appears every Tuesday on WABI-TV5, Bangor, Maine’s CBS affiliate. She is the author of Real Deal: Making Big Changes with Small Change available on Amazon.comRead her weekly blog Send questions or feedback or visit her website at 

Only securities and advisory services offered through Wall Street Financial Group, Inc. Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC. Wall Street Financial Group, Inc., Norumbega Financial and all other entities listed herein are separate entities, independently owned and operated. Information herein is the opinion of the author and not that of Wall Street Financial Group, Inc. 

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