Never get too comfortable

Darlings, never get too comfortable. Being too relaxed can kill your mystique and your relationships. Keep the bathroom door closed, make an effort to look nice even when relaxing at home, and treat your friends and family as nicely as you do strangers. Boundaries are good things. Even if no one says so, too many “confessions” can make many people uncomfortable. Feel free to bare your soul, but only with your very best friends or family members – and only if they are discreet. Otherwise, save something!

 
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Easy summer entertaining, signature cocktials!

Serve a signature cocktailSummer is the time for fun, fabulous, impromptu entertaining. Stock your bar with wine, beer, soft drinks. Forget about stocking a full bar, if that is not your habit. You can serve just one great signature cocktail, Invite friends over for drinks on the patio or balcony on a sultry evening, and serve casual finger foods. 

Check out http://www.dolcedolce.com/ns_may132008.htm for our item on “Pantry Party Entertaining.” It contains suggestions for easy and tasty party food, straight from your pantry.

 
Pucker Vodka is a fun new line of intensely-flavoured fruit vodkas, just in time for summer fun! The 70-proof vodka is made with natural fruit flavours and is sweet. It comes in four flavours:
• Sour Apple Sass: The taste of crisp and tart Granny Smith apples
• Grape Gone Wild: The fresh sweetness of
Concord grapes
• Cherry Tease: A tangy, deep cherry bite, with a touch of berries
• Citrus Squeeze: A burst of juicy orange and tangerine
 
At about only $17 dollars a bottle, Pucker Vodka is an economical choice for a summer party. Try mixing it in a pitcher with lots of ice, well-washed slices of citrus, fresh fruit juice, and club soda for a refreshing signature cocktail. You can also add fresh herbs such as mint and basil for added flavour and a European flare.
 
Combos to try:
Sour Apple Sass with fresh strawberries and raspberries: Add simple sugar syrup to taste.
Grape Gone Wild with fresh lime juice and lime slices: Add sugar syrup to taste.
Cherry Tease with fresh orange juice and orange slices.
Citrus Squeeze with fresh citrus slices.
 
Fill a one liter or one quart pitcher with ice. Add one cup of vodka and one cup of fruit or fruit juice, and then add simple syrup if desired to sweeten. Stir. Add fresh mint or basil to taste, and fill to the top with club soda or sparkling water.
 
To make simple syrup
1/3 cup sugar (1part)
2/3 cup water (2 parts)
Place water and sugar in heavy sauce pan and heat it to a boil. Stir gently, until you have clear syrup. Cool and store in a clean jar or bottle. You now have simple syrup for cocktails, to make fresh lemonade, or even to sweeten iced tea.

Have fun and be safe!
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Stain relief

Dryel on the go!  BBQ sauce, melting ice cream, and dripping ice pops are just a few of the stain hazards of the season. There’s also the sauce your messy neighbour splashes on your favourite silk dress at a posh wedding, or the canapés your husband drops on his best tie. Summer can be messy!    

So stock up on Dryel on the go, the best instant stain remover we have found. We have used it on silk ties, suits, dresses, and furniture. You may have to apply it more than once on stubborn stains – and be gentle — but it really is a miracle! 
You can find it most grocery stores and big-box stores.
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Beautiful bargain

We love Palmer’s Cocoa Butter and we love a bargain too! That’s why we are crazy about the new Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula facial care line. It’s packed with fabulous anti-aging and skin-pampering ingredients such as Vitamin E, milk proteins, Retinol, and Evening Primrose. 

The line consists of a Palmer’s creamy Cocoa Butter Formula Gentle Daily Cleanser that actually has ingredients to brighten skin. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub has micro-fine crushed cocoa beans to gently exfoliate. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Facial Lotion contains antioxidants, evening primrose, and milk proteins. It also has a broad-spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Night Renewal Cream feels luscious. It contains cocoa and shea butters, retinol peptides, and evening primrose to firm and tighten skin. This is my favourite product. There is also a
soothing eye cream. Prices range from $10 to $15, but feel much more expensive. This line is a touch of luxury that most women can afford, yet it will be right at home next to your most expensive products. The formulas are effective, but gentle enough for most skins to tolerate.
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