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Tips to Cleaning your #Handbags

6 Tips to Cleaning your Handbags  Just like jewelries, handbags are women’s best friends – it is just impossible to live without it! Whether you are just grocery shopping or having a business meeting, it just makes our lives simpler and easier.

However, along with the desire to collect a variety of handbags for different occasions is the demand to handle all of them with care. Good thing, handbags are designed to last for many years. Nevertheless, it is still imperative for every woman out there to know how to do it. Here are some tips from experts:

Throw away trash every so often

In order to maintain the looks and quality of your handbag, the first step would be to throw away unnecessary things that have been in your bag for quite some time already.

Throwing them away would make your handbags clean from the inside out and make organizing easier as well. It gives more room for your other important stuffs. Some of the things you need to throw regularly are expired tickets and coupons, wrappers, snacks, and piece of paper no longer use.

Use a damp soft white cloth

A lot of experts would agree to this, that by removing dirt or dust off of your handbag, you simply need to wipe it with a damp soft white cloth. It is the kind of maintenance that’s easy for anyone to do.

You don’t need to use expensive tools and products or hire an expert to do this for you – which would cost a lot of money by the way – because you can do it on your own. You just have to make sure to use the damp cloth properly.

What’s in the care label?

To make things a lot easier for you, check the care label first and follow the instructions given. This would ensure that proper maintenance will be delivered regularly.

Always remember that there are different ways to clean handbags depending on the materials they are made of. For example, real leather has specific cleaning instructions that are different from artificial leather.

Depending on the type of handbag you possess, you need to know in the care label the specific instructions for cleaning them. Following the instructions will help you save the quality of your handbag so that it can remain to be of good use for a long time.

Don’t lay them on the floor

Although most handbags are durable, they can easily wear and tear, especially when you don’t place them properly. In your closet, make sure to have a shelf for your handbags where you can line all of them upright. To keep them upright, stuff a tissue or any soft material inside.

Always treat your handbags like your babies. Prepare a good storage place for them and structure them in a way that’s clean and neat. Proper storage results to proper maintenance.

Know what right products to use  

Depending on the kind of bag you have (genuine leather or vegan), the cleaners and polishing materials to use for removing scuffs and for keeping them shiny can vary. Make sure to consult a professional shoe maker or visit a handbag department first.

If you don’t know what products to use or if you don’t know how to use them, educate yourself first. Don’t dive into the situation right away without full knowledge on what to do. For sure, you can find a lot of different products available for handbag cleaning, but not all of them may be right for your handbag. To keep the products from destroying the quality of your handbag, make sure that their ingredients are safe to use.

Spray only    

When using cleaning products remember to not apply them directly on your bags. Instead, spray it on a microfiber cloth first and then wipe. It is very easy to do. If it is your first time to do it, read the instructions and watch some demos.

Now that you know how to care for your handbags, it’ll now be easier for you to carry them around wherever you go. No longer will you have to worry about stains and dirt because now you are confident on how to remove them.

Always remember to protect your wonderful investment.

#BAMC Thank You #Denzel

Remember this next time you walk up to the ticket window of your local movie theater with $10 in your hand (or you purchase a bootleg video – needed funds dont become available for human condition – I’m #concerned). The Media (Accidentally?) missed this one!!!! Please read this: The troops oversees would like you to send it to everybody you know. Subject: Denzel Washington, and Brooks Army Medical Center. Don’t know whether you heard about this but Denzel Washington and his family visited the troops at Brook Army Medical Center , in San Antonio , Texas, (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers who have been evacuated from Germany come to be hospitalized in the United States , especially burn victims. There are some buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a Hotel where soldiers’ families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the Hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled most of the time. While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to build. He took his check book out and wrote a check  right there on the spot. The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear this story so get the word out.

A true American and friend to all in uniform! This needs as wide a distribution as we can create. Please share it!

Ed Sheeran Speaks On Beyoncé’s Super-Secretive Communication Style: “Her Email Changes Every Week” — Hot 107.5

Source: Kevin Mazur / Getty According to Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé takes all precaution when communicating with the outside world. Sheeran, who recently got Queen Bey to jump on a remix to his hit ballad “Perfect”, spilled the deets to Entertainment Tonight on her very meticulous methods of contact. While most of us can easily reach…

via Ed Sheeran Speaks On Beyoncé’s Super-Secretive Communication Style: “Her Email Changes Every Week” — Hot 107.5

Mary J. Blige on Singing to Hillary Clinton: ‘She Needed to Feel That This Police Brutality Mess is a Nightmare’

I commend Mary for her work and passion, I have just one #Concern/Comment either sing (that which you are very good at) or consider being a talk show host – you must be able to separate the two until you build trust.

Good luck and best wishes Mary…

Mary J. Blige is using her voice in a different way as the host of her new talk show “The 411 with Mary J. Blige,” powered by Apple Music. For her inaugural sit-down, the Queen of HIp-Hop Soul interviews Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, an intimate conversation that shows both Blige and Clinton outside of their comfort zones.

Source: Mary J. Blige on Singing to Hillary Clinton: ‘She Needed to Feel That This Police Brutality Mess is a Nightmare’

A Definitive Look at Winning the Lotto – A Matter of Life or Death

Gambling

A dollar and a dream, that all it takes to be a winner at Lotto a game of chance where everyone wants to be a winner. With phrases like, “You Gotta be in to Win it” and “All it Takes Is a Dollar and a Dream” seem to echo in the hallways of chance catapulting one to dash off to the local convenience store and purchase 10 or 25 tickets when the pot increases. Time and time again we watch the local news as they repeat  those “winning lotto stories” thus turning up the volume of the opportunity to become a millionaire. What if your life or loss of life was the “give-away”? What would you choose, would you play, what would be the driving force behind your decision? The answer to these questions may not be so easy to make based on many factors or perhaps just one.

The lottery has been around since about 1965. In fact lotteries were illegal until 1964 according to the NGISC (National Gambling Impact Study Commission). Seems like those things that are for one reason or another deemed under the header as may not be good for human consumption are the things  certain populations of folk will fight tooth and nail for.  Alcohol, marijuana, gaming, and even abortion to name a few were labeled as illegal activities. Come with me as we take a walk down the avenue of winners and losers.

Alcohol – The Prohibition Amendment was adopted in the 1920s allowing the making and selling of alcoholic beverages illegal. However the Eighteenth Amendment of U.S. Constitution established that only certain intoxicating liquors were prohibited, so for instance the medical field and some religious groups could participate in consumption as long as the intent was not to “intoxicate” oneself. The Volstead Act further went on to define “intoxicating” and briefly state the Act provided three definitions: (1) to prohibit intoxicating beverages, (2) to regulate the manufacture, sale, or transport of intoxicating liquor (but not consumption), and (3) to ensure an ample supply of alcohol and promote its use in scientific research and in the development of fuel, dye and other lawful industries and practices, such as religious rituals.

Cannabis – In the 1600’s colonists were ordered to grow hemp for export and even George Washington grew his own batch of Marijuana. As in the “natural” course of things, pun intended, someone somewhere figured out that smoking it much like the consumption of alcohol provided a sense of well-being. There you have it in 2012 the smoking of marijuana purely for enjoyment was legalized in the state of Washington.

Abortion – A topic with grave proportions hit the circuit in Roe v. Wade. In 1973 the court ruled 7 – 2 that women had the right to abort a pregnancy, governed by the length of gestation, if she so desired. One little case that is rarely mention is the case of Doe v. Bolton where the state of Georgia would only allow abortions under the following conditions: (1) injury to the mother; (2) in rape cases; and (3) presumed deformity of the fetus. This topic continues to be a struggle today in deciding when life begins under the extreme headers of Life vs. Murder.

Gaming – Last but not least the highs and lows of “trooping” with the “Big Dawgs” a more commonly known phrase used by some young folk in urban neighborhoods. In this area the art of winning is defined as luck, chance, opportunity, a “feeling”. I’ve  watched some individuals play the gambling machines at the local casino and to my extreme surprise I have witnessed people (in hopes of manipulating “luck”) wiping the gambling screen, or attempting to calculate the number “wins” based on the amount of money used on each pull of the handle.  For example on the dollar machine with a max bet of $10 they would play $1 for 5 pulls of the handle and on the 6h pull increase their bet to the maximum $10 dollars.  I ask the question then what is luck and what is the driving force to achieve luck and can it be achieved and or manipulated?

According to Merriam-Webster, luck is defined as , “a force that brings good fortune or adversity”.  Adversity! What is this! I proclaimed. When I think of luck it has always been associated with  good fortune, and then I remembered – ahhh yes as the artist Harold Melvin states in his song Bad Luck written by himself and the Blue Notes the singer talks about bad luck may feel like the lyrics state, “…Played a number `cause that number’s hot stuff,  But the bookies get you for every cent you’ve got, Walk around in a daze with your pockets bare, Go to see your woman and she ain’t even there.”   Very descriptive of someone who has made a decision to gamble for what ever reason and now that’s he has spent all his money he goes to see his woman and she’s gone.  Geeze sounds like if you make a not so good decision everything subsequent goes awry.   Why would some folk make a decision to gamble, life stressors, i.e. a broken heart the possibility of foreclosure on a home or even watching your car roll backwards down a cliff just when the bank has demanded the return of the vehicle due to non-payment. These and other scenarios can be the catalyst for playing the lotto or gambling on the machines in the casino in hopes that the “luck” will change. Not to mention the players that have won and won exceptionally large amounts of cash in lottery drawings could make one believe they too can be a millionaire.

For example in Pennsylvania there was a winner of $250,000 in their Mega Millions ® Jackpot sales. The mere thought of receiving a quarter of million dollars for purchasing a PA Lottery Daily Number ticket coupled with paying off ones debt could surely be enough incentive to think that one’s “bad luck” will be changed in an instant. In CT and PA there are two chances to win on the same day. For example in Pennsylvania there is the opportunity to win the PA Lottery Daily Number in both the afternoon and again in the evening Yet in CT one would have to play twice to win either in the morning or in the afternoon.  I suspect that with even that small increase in the chances of winning from once a day to twice a day not only produce increase sales for the state  lottery – then why do schools not have enough books and supplies?  In the State of CT in 2012 the President and CEO of the CT Lottery indicated that not only did they celebrate multiple years of success but that they raised $7.2 billion dollars for programs such as education and public health again I ask why are teachers spending their own funds on supplies?

Is it possible that the forces that drive one to play lotto can have severe consequences? Absolutely, if this is indeed a game of chance then all attributes of chance become optional. There was a moment in time where if you were “chosen” the prize would be the life of your child. That’s right, in the book of Exodus in the Bible the writer tells of a story where God released a plague that would kill the first born of Egypt from the Pharaoh’s son to the first born of the cattle. It would appear that “luck” was not on the side of the Hebrews unless they envoked the power of the blood and brushed in on their front door, again what’s luck got to do with it?  Again I ask what is it to have “luck” and what is the driving force of luck just how does it work? In my summation “luck” would be a combination of everything about a person, their desire to seek great things without doing much work.

 

Good luck in all your endeavors or not.

 

REFERENCES

King James Bible – http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission http://aglc.ca/gaming
National Gambling Impact Study http://govinfo.library.unt.edu
National Archives – http://www.archives.gov
Merriam Webster – http://www.merriam-webster.com
You Tube – http://youtu.be/AzZRQHjvx-A
Pennsylvania Lottery – http://www.palottery.com
Connecticut Lottery – http://www.ctlottery.org

 

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