We Are Better Together

Would you want your child to grow up in an environment where 39% of them didn’t even have access to clean water? Drinking unclean water contaminated with faeces can lead to horrific diseases such as cholera causing severe dehydration through diarrhea and even death.

In a world where malnutrition is common place and less than one-fourth of them have access to adequate sanitation facilities.

A place where one in eight children will not reach their fifth birthday!

280,000 orphans with no hope or no future.

Young ones forced to work in exploitative and dangerous conditions.

Schools are undersupplied and overcrowded with up to one hundred students per classroom.

This is life for a child in Togo, a small country in West Africa. It has a long history of human rights abuse and political unrest, as well as being one of the poorest countries in the world.

Many poor families in Togo’s rural areas migrate to towns and cities like the capital, Lomé, in search of employment and a better way of life. They bring with them their children. What awaits them isn’t what they hoped for with the vast majority falling into desperate poverty. They end up living in makeshift shacks, creating a veritable hub of disease.

I want to help the children of Togo! Can you help me?

My name’s Fidelia and the thought of what these children are going through shakes me to my core. I want to do something about this. I’m raising funds to provide poor and homeless children with food and school supplies.

I want to help them to make a life instead of just becoming another statistic.

I’m so focused on this task that I’m currently starting my own charitable organization whose mission is to focus on educating children and helping to support women in the poorest areas of Togo.

At the end of this year I will be visiting Togo. Your support can make my visit significant to those in need.

This won’t just be a donation that you never hear anything about. I will be documenting my journey with photographs and videos so you can see exactly where your kind donations will go.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I genuinely hope you will consider donating and sharing the link.

Let’s make a difference!

Thanks,

Fidelia

Help spread the word!

https://www.gofundme.com/helpsos

Favorite Green Juice Recipe

green juiceI was sick over the weekend and also felt like detoxing since i couldn’t have any wine LOL … So i  decided to make one of my favorite green juice. Yes, it has spinach. I’m a big fan of spinach and literally put it in everything.  I wanted to share the  recipe with you. It’s pretty simple and taste very good …( For a green juice 🙂 ) .

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 10 Fresh spinach leaves
  • 10 Fresh kale leaves
  • 2 Fresh carrots
  • 1 Medium size Fresh ginger
  • 1-2 Fresh Limes

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Wash all produce very well
  2. Add all ingredients except for the limes through a juicer or into a blender ( If you use a blender, you will need to strain the juice before serving it)
  3. Squeeze the fresh limes into the juice , stir and enjoy it!

Green juice FTLS

If you try this recipe, please comment bellow to let me know what you think. This is my first time sharing any recipe online fYI 🙂

How to Look Thinner Using Fashion

How to Look Thinner Using Fashion: 12 Tips Every Woman Should Know

By Perrie Samotin, FOX News Magazine Contributor

| June 30, 2014

We all know that a healthy diet and a dedicated fitness routine are the keys to the weight-loss kingdom, but there are times when we’re all a little less diligent than we should be.

READ: How To Disguise Muffin Top

That said, it’s a relief to know that there a few clever ways to look as if we’ve been eating clean and SoulCycling daily — simply by choosing our clothing wisely.

How can fashion give us the illusion of a slimmer physique? Read on.

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Invest in Shapewear

By now you’re probably tired of hearing about Spanx and the other gazillion types of stretchy devices that promise to shave off of pounds, but here’s the thing: They really work. At its core, the right piece of shapewear works as a means to help distribute bulges while smoothing you out and holding you in.

To look leaner, it pays to choose a seamless pair of slenderizing briefs, boy shorts, camis or full-body pieces that have reinforced panels to suck in your stomach, slim your thighs, boost your derriere, and define your waist when wearing bodycon dresses, clingy skirts, tight pants or evening gowns.

READ: How To Make Shapewear Work For You

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Take a Length Lesson

If you’re trying to give off a thinner appearance, it’s key to be mindful of hemlines. This means staying far away from things humorously associated with tourists: capri pants, pleated khakis, long baggy shorts or calf-length skirts.

Instead, opt for straight jeans in a dark wash that hit exactly at your ankle or an inch or two below. This will elongate your body, especially when paired with dark heels, ankle boots or flats.

Same goes for trousers: Choose dark colors (black and navy are your best bet) without any pleating and have a slightly tapered leg.

In terms of skirts, a knee-length pencil skirt is the most universally flattering silhouette, as are fitted A-line skirts that hit right above the knee. For an extra slimming boost, pair skirts with opaque black tights in the winter, which automatically make legs of all shapes and sizes appear longer and thinner.

PHOTOS: 10 Ways To Make The Pencil Skirt Work For You

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Choose Heels With a Low-Cut Vamp

Here’s small trick that can change the way you shoe shop: Shoes that have a low-cut vamp instantly elongate and slenderize your leg when you’re wearing skirts, shorts and dresses.

What’s a vamp? It’s the portion of a shoe that cuts across your foot at the front. So, a low vamp cuts across the base of the toes, while high vamp can come up the foot and possibly up to the ankle. If you’re able to find a pair that matches your skin tone, all the better to give the illusion of slim legs.

Speaking of shoes, a heel — think two and a half inches and above — lifts the body and makes clothes fall better, which gives a slimmer appearance. Look for pumps with slightly pointed toes and thin heels, as opposed to square-toes, super-chunky styles or thick ankle straps, all of which can give the appearance of a shorter, stockier leg.

PHOTOS: 20 Pairs Of Heels For Women Who Prefer Flats

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Fit, Fit, Fit

To look leaner, it’s crucial that every item in your closet fits you properly (if you have to become BFFs with your tailor, so be it). Wearing a pair of skinny jeans or black trousers? Make sure they’re not too cropped and that the hem hits the ankle area. With blazers and jackets, always make sure the seams sit perfectly at the bony tops of your shoulders, and that the sleeves hit exactly at your wrist.

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Don’t Discount Maxi Skirts

It’s common fashion folklore that curvy women simply cannot wear floor-grazing skirts and dresses, but luckily that’s been proven entirely false. In fact, a well-cut maxi skirt can actually give you the appearance of looking longer and leaner.

Choose solid versions that skim the length of your body, which will create a long vertical line (forego anything with thick pleats, bulky pockets, thick elastic waistbands or too many layers.) Be sure to keep your top fitted — a tucked-in T-shirt and a cropped leather jacket or a well-cut blouse in a dark color, for example — so as to not drown in fabric.

Also, make sure the skirt’s hemline is as long as you can go without tripping, and add a pair of high wedges or heels underneath. No flats!

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Wear All Black

Using one color to enhance a slender illusion is the oldest trick in the book, and for a good reason: It helps create a long vertical line. While wearing head-to-toe black is the most effective — and eternally chicest — option, other darker hues work well, too. The trick to monochrome dressing: Keep each silhouette crisp and tailored, and stay away from pale shades like white.

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Say yes to pants with a higher rise

High-waist bottoms get a bad rap, probably thanks to an unfortunate Jessica Simpson style mishap, but when worn correctly, they can trick the eye into thinking you’re leaner by elongating your lower body.

The most slenderizing item to choose are high-waist/slim-fitting jeans in dark denim or black with a bit of added spandex for stretch and movement. (The most slenderizing brand we’ve found is BDG, which is sold at Urban Outfitters and is highly affordable.)

Be sure to make the elevated waist visible by tucking in a tailored blouse, or opting for a slightly cropped top. Don’t choose garments with a super high-waist that buttons up or has an elastic waistband. Instead, go for a rise that hits directly above your belly button and has a zipper fly.

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Rock Out With Vertical Stripes

The second oldest trick in the book: Vertical stripes create long lines, thus making you look, well, longer. Bonus: Stripes are super “in” right now, so you’ll have absolutely no problem locating some cute options.

And while we’re on the subject of stripes, it’s common fashion folklore that horizontal lines can make you look wider. That’s actually false, as a Breton striped shirt tucked into dark jeans flatters every woman.

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Cinch with Skinny Belts

To look slimmer, cinch dresses and tunics with skinny belts — they help define your natural waist in the most flattering way possible. A thick belt, however, can cut you in half, which can cause you to look stumpy. A common trick curvy girls use in the winter that we love is to cinch a boxy coat with a skinny belt in a fun print, like leopard.

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Mask Problem Areas with Color

If you don’t want to wear all black, just try masking your problem areas with the shade. Not thrilled with your legs but love your upper body? Mask ’em with a well-fitting pair of black pants or a skirt, and add a bright pop of color on top. To hide larger arms or hips, choose a tailored black blazer and show off your bottom half with some brightly colored shorts or a skirt.

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Buy a New Bra

Did you know that over 80 percent of women wear bras in the wrong size? It’s true, and it can make your look larger due to the appearance of sagging breasts. When there’s proper space between your waist and chest, you appear leaner. The solution? Head to your nearest lingerie store to get measured by a pro.

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Fake a Tan

A subtle glow makes a world of difference when it comes to looking slimmer. A light spray tan can make your legs, arms, shoulders and neck look pounds thinner, as can a light dusting of bronzer on your cheeks, forehead, and sides of your nose.

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Happy International Women’s Day

In honor of this day, here are some facts you should know:

  • Around the world 62 million girls are not in school.
  • Globally, 1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime.
  • In the developing world, 1 in 7 girls is married before her 15th birthday, with some child brides as young as 8 or 9.
  • Each year more than 287,000 women, 99 percent of them in developing countries, die from pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications.
  • While women make up more than 40 percent of the agriculture labor force only 3 to 20 percent are landholders.
  • In Africa, women-owned enterprises make up as little as 10 percent of all businesses. In South Asia, that number is only 3 percent.
  • Despite representing half the global population, women comprise less than 20 percent of the world’s legislators.
  • In January 2015, only 17% of government ministers globally were women (Inter-Parliamentary Union, 2015).
  • Around the world, women are paid less than men, in most countries earning on average 60%-75% of men’s wages (World Bank Gender Data Portal, 2015).

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How to Buy Affordable Party Dresses Online

If you are looking for buying party dresses, you can easily buy Affordable party dresses online just by visiting few shops and checking their collection. However, by using the below tips, you can easily save some more money when you buy party dresses online.For this blog post I used some affordable trendy women’s clothes from Larole which is an online fashion store for sexy trendy clothes. Hope you like these styles too.Here are our tips on how to buy affordable party dresses online

 

Find online shops which offer competitive pricing

With competition available among many online fashion stores, you can easily buy latest fashion dresses for affordable and competitive rates when you buy online. Be sure to shop with an established shop to have quality shopping experience.

Search for dresses under $50

Usually most of the party dresses shops offer a collection of dresses under $50.If you search Google for ‘party dresses under $50’, you’ll find many search results. Simply check these online shops for your favorite and sexy trendy clothes.You will not believe me.But below Off Shoulder Peekaboo Little Black Dress is really cheap and it is currently sell at $29.99 at sale section of Larole. Don’t you think this little black dress is too gorgeous for a party?Off Shoulder Peekaboo Little Black Dress from Larole

Find deals and coupons

Deals, coupons and offers are another great way to save money when you shop online. Once you find or once you shortlist few cocktail & party dresses, search for coupons online before confirm your purchasing. For example, once you select your trendy clothes from Larole, simply search ‘coupons Larole’.You’ll find available coupons and simply use the coupon code at the checkout to enjoy discounts.

Other than that, you can enjoy free shipping when you buy items for a mentioned amount of money. In Larole shopping store, you can enjoy free shipping on all orders over $100.Otherwise it is simply $6.95 flat rate which is also great when considering the shipping rates of most online shops.I hope these tips are helpful for you to find latest trendy cocktail & party dresses online for affordable rates. You can also check www.larole.com for beautiful dresses.

 

Source: http://diaryofanewmom.com/how-to-buy-affordable-party-dresses-online/

 

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Successful Business

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Successful Business: Eye-Opening Revelations from Australian Designer of Pram Liners, Pram Accessories and Nursery Items

Olga Abbott is this years’ Finalist of Australian Mumpreneur Awards, a mum of a three year old and the creator of Ola Baby, the producer of handmade breathable pram liners, pram accessories and nursery items.

In just one quick year, Ola Baby has grown from a home based sewing hobby business into a reputable Australian company that produces 100% handmade customised 100% natural pram liners and other items that bring joy new mothers, newborns, toddlers, and their families all across Australia. Ola Baby stylish and natural baby products are hitting the top lists as gifts for baby showers and must have baby accessories in Australia.

Here are Olga’s insights on how to develop your passion into a successful business.

  1. Build on Your Existing Skills                                                                  

 Ola Baby: We started from Olga’s expertise in sewing.

fiver 2.pngLearning sewing in childhood proved to be a source of inspiration and –eventually – income when Olga become a mother herself, and could apply hew skills to making custom pram liners and accessories for herself and as keepsakes gifts to family and friends.

 

  1. Use what you Learnt From Your Own Life 

Ola Baby has grown purely out of Olga’s desire to become a stay at home mum, and spend quality time with my family. The flexibility of being a mumpreneur allows the creator of Ola Baby to grow business while still staying involved with my family.

  1. Sell the Items (for example, Pram Liners ) that You Would Buy

When Olga become a mother, she struggled to find quality baby pram liner for her fancy brand new iCandy pram. It came to her a common sense idea to sew her own pram liner. The first pram liner featured African animals, and become so popular in her mother’s group, that soon Olga has measured all popular prams including Baby Jogger, Boogaboo, Valco Strider, Steelcraft. Ordering a wider choice of fabrics and choosing a safe allergy free waddling allowed Ola Baby to produce a unique range of pram liners and pram accessories that is now been sold across Australia through their own online store.

  1. Become a Good Time Manager and Learn to Delegate

Ola Baby is a small yet full own company so learnt to become efficient: we design, source for fabrics, and handcraft all items in our Perth based studio. We also outsource other aspects of marketing and business administration. Olga loves talking to customers on social media, face to face at events and Expos. There is so much rewards in being able deliver quality products that are stylish, help make parenting easier and keep babies safe and snuggy.

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To view Ola Baby custom pram liners range, visit http://olababy.com.au/24-pram-liners

Appreciating the Importance of Corporate Uniforms

corporate-uniformsThese days wearing corporate uniform is considered normal in a wide range of industries and businesses. This popularity usually emanates from the belief that if members of an organization wear similar attire in the form of corporate uniforms then there is a sense of commonality which develops amongst the team members. It is also noteworthy that uniforms have been used for ages to depict solidarity, this has been the case right from the days of the Roman Empire to the modern day state of the art industries.

Several studies have been carried out by both human resource professionals and behavioral scientists to find out the overall importance and effects corporate uniforms have on employees in an enterprise. Even though the results tend to vary depending on the scope of study and methodologies used, what has never been in doubt is the importance of uniforms in the business environment. These include but are not limited to the following;

Uniforms are very effective for corporate branding 

Well thought out and professionally made uniforms in colors associated with the organization can go a long way in not only establishing an impression in the mind of consumers but also enhancing the visibility of the said brand or corporation. Uniforms generally identify employees as persons who are associated with an organization and its services or products, this helps the organization convey its brand message and also distinguish it from other competitors. It is an accepted fact that general consistency in employee appearance does help in creating a positive and long lasting impression on clients and positively contributes towards the projection of the corporate image.

Uniforms help project competence 

Research has shown that employees who wear uniforms tend to inspire confidence in consumers by announcing to all and sundry that he or she is a trained or qualified professional with adequate product knowledge and is willing and ready to assist. Corporate uniforms do put the force associated with the reputation of the business entity behind the individual , this not only makes the employee look trustworthy and reliable as a representative of the business but also as an individual who is authorized to offer the required assistance. On the same, uniforms make it easy for clients to identify employees in an office, store or factory setting. This does eliminate the possibility of a client erroneously asking a fellow customer for help. It is therefore correct to assert that uniform does also bring clarity and confidence to the market, bringing to an end the prospect of seeking advice from the wrong party.

Uniforms enhance security 

Just the same way uniform identifies a soldier, police officer or any other law officer, corporate uniform makes it easy to identify an employee who is out in the field making a delivery to a customer or making a service call. It also makes it easy for fellow employees to identify each other and confidently handle client needs and requirements. Uniforms tend to ease the mind of clients who may be required to hand over valuables to employees. This is because apart from making it easy to identify them, some of the uniforms usually have the name and rank of the employee or a tag name.

Uniforms eliminate the need for dress codes

It is also noteworthy that the rule or requirement to have employees wear uniform eliminates the need to even create or enforce a dress code in a corporation. In the past, employees would usually don conservative, similar attire when going to work. This has drastically changed in the recent past, with current employees being keen on expressing their individuality through their dress codes. This can pose as a challenge in the current working sphere if you are keen on enforcing a dress code. Apart from the above, the process of coming up with and enforcing a dress code is time consuming and is always faced with resistance and hard feelings amongst employees. This can have a negative effect on the general morale and productivity of employees if there is a constant battle on who is wearing what and who wore what the previous day. There is also the chance of some people getting away with improper dressing whereas some people get wrongly caught up in the mix. This can cause resentment within the workforce and jeopardize the harmonious relationship necessary for a good working atmosphere. All these are put to rest by adopting a corporate uniform for staff members.