September 11 2015
Do you love to have fun? Do you have friends? Do you like to paint? Do you like to drink with friends? If you answered yes to any of the questions I just asked you are a perfect candidate to come join us for an awesome class here at Painting With a Twist Slidell! We have plenty of fun classes with a variety of paintings that everyone is sure to love. We also have started "Manic Mondays" where you can come to class for a discounted price! Make sure to watch our calendar so you know which Monday we choose! Also, if you have 10 people you can pick the time, day, and painting and have a Private Party with us! We love how much fun our customers have at Private Parties because it's you and all your friends having a blast while making a beautiful work of art. If you can only gather 6 people together, let us know and you can choose the painting for a class time you want and it's practically your party. We love to cater to you, so let us know how we are doing! We love getting feedback from our customers. Something big is happening now. And that would be our new rewards system! You get points for every class you come to, and you can put those points towards a future class. Is that great or what? For more information ask one of our staff members! We hope to see you at one of our upcoming classes!...
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How to be a Morning Person
August 6 2015
Over the past few years, I have started becoming more of a morning person. The benefits definitely outweigh the cons, simply because you get more done in your day. My best trick to being a morning person is to simply just get up when your alarm goes off. I am guilty of just rolling over and falling back asleep, or staying in bed to play on my phone. If you just get up and walk a few steps, your body will start to wake up. Another good thing I've learned is drinking a glass of water with lemon in it before drinking coffee or tea and eating breakfast. Lemon water helps to boost your metabolism and also helps to give you more energy. Plus I've found that when I drink lemon water I don't need to eat/drink as much to keep me full. It is also helpful to go workout in the morning. I like going to morning classes because first off they wake you up, and second of all, it's a good way to get your workout done for the day so you can focus on other things the rest of the day. Another trick to being a morning person is going to sleep at a decent hour. Some nights I toss and turn until 2 am, but if you try to get in bed to give you enough time to sleep for at least 6-7 hours your body will be rested enough to wake you up at an earlier hour. Small tricks can help give you the energy you need to wake up early so you can make the most of your day. I always feel better when I get up early and I am able to get more done with my day. Make sure you get enough sleep so your body can function to the best of its ability. I hope these simple tricks work for you, because they definitely work for me....
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The Best Motivation for the Gym
August 1 2015
It seems that most people find it hard to get motivation to get to the gym. Everyone is all talk when it comes to working out, but over the past few months, I've thought about everything that motivates me to get out of bed and go make a better lifestyle for myself. First of all, getting a workout partner is the best thing. It kinda forces you to go, because who wants to be the person who bails on the workout buddy all the time? Nobody. Also, going to workout classes gives you motivation. This is because normally you can go workout whenever at no specific time, which ends up in you not going at all. But with a class you have to go when the class is held, so that makes you get to the gym ready to have fun. This next tip may be a little immature, but I truly think it is helpful! Making a "dream board" or "goals board" made up of different pictures, words or phrases that inspire you are helpful in giving you motivation. I like to get either a cork board or poster board and clip some images and fun phrases from magazines or google, and tack them on the board! Put it somewhere that you can see it everyday, and it will remind you to go. Now this next tip is slightly dangerous, but totally works for me! Go buy a new piece of workout clothes, new shoes, or even a new water bottle. This seems odd, but if I spend money on something related to working out, it gives me more motivation to actually use it so my money doesn't go to waste! These tips really are easy, and if these don't work, think about it this way: you are probably paying for a gym membership, so it's better to not let that money go to waste. Even if you go for a short workout, it's better than the person who is binge-watching Netflix all day! ...
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July 24 2015
In today's world, I feel like I spend money on overpriced items all the time, and I feel as though I never have a few extra bucks to do something fun. I started making a little goal for myself, and that is to put aside at least $20 a week, or if not $20 per paycheck. It doesn't seem like much, or maybe to some it does, but in any case it will add up over time. If you put aside $20 every week, the total comes out to over $1000 after a year! There's a lot you can do with $1000, and putting aside a little at a time doesn't break your bank. I know that personally, I would love to go on a trip, and if you save money and put it aside, when you go to pay for the trip it would seem like you don't have to fork up a lot of money because you've had this money aside. Also, it's good to put money aside for when bad things happen. You never know when your car is going to break down, or a hole magically appears in your roof, or any other crazy thing that has to be fixed and costs major bucks. With money aside, you can pay for things without feeling like it's coming directly from your bank. I've also been trying to set a budget for myself. I'm guilty of eating out when I can't think of anything to cook, and buying too many overpriced Starbucks drinks. In other words, set a reasonable budget for yourself, and put aside some money here and there, and before you know it you will have a decent amount saved up. ...
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College Life Essentials
July 16 2015
As I am approaching my third year of college, I was thinking about everything that helps me function throughout the school year, so I thought I would share what I think are most important. First of all, I would be lost without my planner. I have a Lily Pulitzer agenda, and last year I had a Vera Bradley agenda. I love them both because they are so colorful and help me to stay organized. Both come with stickers that make scheduling appointments and exams fun. There are cheaper options at Target or Walmart, but I'm a sucker for a cute agenda. Comfy clothes and shoes are a must in college. Between walking around campus and the Louisiana heat, being comfortable is a top priority for me. I love any kind of tennis shoe that gives me a lot of support, and you'll probably always see me in a tee shirt and Nike shorts unless I'm working or at church. Comfy clothes just make me feel relaxed, and college is stressful, so you need all the relaxation you can get. Eating healthy is a must in college. My Freshmen year I did not do this as often as I should have, which resulted in many breakouts and my body to change shape. It's hard cooking everyday in college, but I've found that a crockpot is my best friend. In the morning before class, I choose a healthy Pinterest recipe, throw it in my crockpot, and by dinnertime I have a nice meal that barely took any work. A good group of friends is also very important in college. I love having friends to just be there for me during stressful times, since college is very confusing and new whenever you first start. Also, meeting friends in your classes is the best for study groups! Having a good support system is one of the best things you can do in college. I hope this little list is helpful, I wish I would've known some of these when I was starting college, but they are helpful no matter how old you are....
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