Archive for February, 2010

Hints For Homesickness

February 22, 2010 at 16:57 PM
Posted by RubaDub

custom-gift-basketsEven the bravest soldiers get homesick. Whether it’s for the city, suburb or farm where they grew up, or for simple American foods unavailable abroad, like chili-dogs, meatloaf and homemade Thanksgiving dinner. Parents and spouses missing their soldiers are constantly thinking about ways to give their loved one a little piece of home.

Here are some good suggestions to let your troop experience a slice of home:

1.) Send him some custom gift baskets with hygiene products and favorite snacks, like M&Ms, pretzels, gummy bears, snack mix and more.
2.) Organize a family writing campaign. Sending cards, letters and email will let your loved one know everyone at home is thinking of them.
3.) Send them news and magazine clippings of events going on in their community.
4.) Don’t miss their calls. Soldiers say the best way to keep their spirits up is by talking to their loved ones. Get a call forwarding service if necessary.

Soothe Dry Skin Naturally

February 9, 2010 at 14:20 PM
Posted by RubaDub

body-wash-acneI have really sensitive skin and during the winter I am always looking for products that can provide me with some relief. Even though I apply moisturizing lotion every day I still suffer from itchy and dry skin. Recently I read somewhere that traditional soap was rife with harmful chemicals that can dry out your skin.

I bought some homemade body wash that was only made with natural ingredients, and it really seemed to work. I used it in the shower and immediately afterword I noticed my skin felt soft and smooth. After a few days of using it the patches of dry, red skin had disappeared. I also enjoy taking baths, so I think I will try some natural bath oil next.