Rank #1: LNNL EP #025 National Plan for a Vacation Day - Stress Free Packing For Your Travels
Happy National Plan for a Vacation Day! Along with a new year might just mean some new travel plans. Whether you're about to take a vacation with your honey or go on a full blown family excursion, packing can be a real drag. One of the things I've always loved best about this season is that we get to travel around with our friends and loved ones but if you're anything like me, packing for a trip can become quite a conundrum. Today's episode will cover the tips to pack with ease. Sometimes packing for a trip can seem a bit daunting. Not only do we own way too many things, we seem to want to take everything along with us. Unfortunately, we just can't empty out our homes when we travel on the road. So, what's one to do? One of the things is to always have a master packing list available at your fingertips. This list has been a life saver and has saved me many hours of needless pain and agony over traveling. I'd like to share it with you here today. When its time to pack, I just print a new copy of the list and viola, packing becomes a breeze. Click the link below for a downloadable copy of this list here -- be sure to print out several copies before you go: "The Ultimate Packing Checklist" (just scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out your name and email and a copy will be sent to your inbox). I've always been a bit envious of the folks that can just pack up a small bag and disappear on their journeys for weeks at a time. Unfortunately as a fashion stylist, my wardrobe has grown along with my tastes. Not only do I want to pack fabulous items to wear while away, I also work to have them work and be functional as well and, nowadays the number of electronic devices we use, there's so many things to possibly leave out. Over the past 20 years of working in the travel, entertainment and meeting planning industry, I've learned a thing or two about the art of packing and today I'm going to cover some of them right here in this episode. Here are some of my favorite accessories to help make packing a breeze: Packing Cubes Carry On Luggage Travel Size Containers Travel Packing Accessories Travel Charging Stations Travel Power Chargers Travel Laptop Cases Travel Pillows Here are some of the hair and beauty products that are great for travel: Aveda Sun Care Hair Masque So take a listen, get packing and get on the road again. Happy Travels, Live Peacefully, Happily, Lovingly & Successfully, Namaste! Dawn-Marie XO
Aug 10 2017
Rank #2: LNNL EP#008 Become the Queen of Your Queen-Dom
Do you ever wonder how you're going to climb the corporate ladder, or, if you're a beginner business owner? How are you're going to get noticed and stand out in this uber busy marketplace? Learn how to master your domain, be seen and heard. Learn how to master the art of networking and rock your business Erica Castner has helped many professionals help climb the corporate ladder, and help them communicate their message with power and poise. Check out some free goodies from Erica that can be found here at the link below: http://www.thequeenofresults.com/lifesnecessities If you like today's episode, please share the love and stop by Life's Necessities & Luxuries to sign up for our newsletter where I can send you more tips, tricks and tutorials on how to live a luxurious and necessary life on a beer and pretzels budget. Happy Listening, XO Dawn-Marie
Jul 28 2016
Rank #3: LNNL EP#009 Get Your Business Organized & System-A-Tized
Stephanie Calahan is the Business Vision Catalyst and is known for the fast transformations she facilitates with clients through working at the intersection of the heart and the head. She helps men and women to own their own brilliance, leverage their goals and aspirations and create powerful positive differences in their lives. With Stephanie's unique combination of right-brained and left-brained thinking, intuitive insight and passion to see results, she helps people make their changes in record time. Come join us on this call, it might help you transform your life, your business, your relationship and who knows what else. Be sure to stop by Stephanie's website at the link below for a free goody just for us today: Stephanie Calahan Freebie If you like today's episode, please share the love and stop by Life's Necessities & Luxuries to sign up for our newsletter where I can send you more tips, tricks and tutorials on how to live a luxurious and necessary life on a beer and pretzels budget. Remember to live peacefully, happily, lovingly & successfully, xo Dawn-Marie
Aug 05 2016
Rank #4: LNNL EP #022 Leg Wear Day is Here - Show Off Those Pins
This episode is about the different types of leg wear you can easily make an impact to your wardrobe when you incorporate them into your daily outfits. Happy National Leg Wear Day!
Sep 21 2017
Rank #5: LNNL EP#036 Happy Nat'l Tequila Day!!
Today is National Tequila Day. Tequila is one of my favorite drinks. The first time I ever had it was in Mexico back in 1983. Have you ever seen the worm at the bottle of Tequila? It freaked me out the first time I saw one. Couldn't believe that people actually drank it. Tequila is made from the blue agave plant which is harvested by hand. It's stripped down and ground up in a stone bowl and then the extract is collected and distilled. One of my favorite brands is Herradura Tequila it's smooth and best when chilled. How can you celebrate Tequila Day? Well, if you have a Bahama Breeze restaurant near you, they're offering $5 Margaritas 7/24 - 7/26. Better yet, pick up Or, pick up a nice bottle of tequila (see above link) and make them at home with some fresh squeezed lime juice and simple sugar, blend with ice and viola - you're Margarita. You can also add fruit of your choice. I just love a Strawberry Margarita. Be sure to call over some friends, and have them bring the Guacamole, chips and Salsa dip, put on some Mexican tunes and get in the groove. You could also go for a tequila tasting. Check out your local libation stores to see if anyone is running one. Have fun, share some of your Margarita or Tequila drinks and remember to always drink responsibly. Cheers, Dawn-Marie XO
Jul 24 2018
Rank #6: LNNL EP#010 - See The World and Let Your Dreams Come True
Are you one of those people who love to travel? Or, are you someone who still has a bucket list of places you'd like to visit? Either way, travel is an amazing way to learn and grow. Unfortunately, it has become much more expensive and definitely not as much fun as it used to be (getting there that is). I've been an outside travel agent for more than 25 years. And it's getting harder and harder to find great deals in travel. Today's episode I give you 10 quick tips on ways to save money when booking your travel. Enjoy, I hope you visit many beautiful places and your travel dreams come true. Bon Voyage, Dawn-Marie Mutell XO
Sep 26 2016
Rank #7: LNNL EP#037 How Well Do You Handle Stress? Do You Crack Under Pressure?
When the pressure is on, it's easy for us to crack under it. Are you able to remain calm and poised or do you fly off the handle like a madman when things are getting out of whack? I used to be the second one above many, many years ago and then I quickly learned that it wasn't going to do my health any good so I learned how to adjust and become more peaceful when handling stress. It's never easy when we're faced with challenging moments. Our fight or flight response will always kick into high gear leaving us frazzled and exhausted. Today's quick episode contains a podcast I did about this topic, then I actually had a challenging moment, and I recorded another message while I was in the thick of it. Remember when you're in that stress zone to stay as calm as possible and remember "this too shall pass". Here are some books on the subject that will help with all of the above: When Life Sucks Stress Proof Stress Management... Hang in there my friends and think Zen!! Love, Dawn-Marie XO
Jul 24 2018
Rank #8: LNNL #23 Happy Pasta Day - Celebrate the Italian Way!
Today is National Pasta Day. Do you like pasta? Which is your favorite pasta dish? Here are a few links to some of the best pasta tools and pasta food finds you'll need to make your very special pasta dish at home. Pasta Makers Pasta Strainers Italian Pasta Sauce Sauce Spoons Italian Sausage Enjoy - Mangia!! Love, Dawn-Marie XO Stay in Touch: Sign Up for Our Newsletter
Oct 17 2017
Rank #9: LNNL EP#011 - How Can You Get What You Want if You Don't Ask For It?
One of the hardest things for me growing up was to ask for what I wanted. Even if someone asked me what I wanted, I was often vague and a bit squeamish trying to articulate what it was that I wanted. Until, one day, as I was reading a book, (I don't recall which one it was) and it read "do you ask for what you want?". I thought about that question for some time and realized I truly didn't. As the time went on, I slowly began asking for what I wanted and was in awe of the great responses I'd receive. I seemed to get more Yes' than no's. Today's episode is a quick but important one to help you reach your goals and strive to fulfill your dreams. So take a listen and begin to ask for what you want. If you don't ask for what you want, guess what happens? You'll never get it!!! So, today's episode is to make you ponder the question: Do I ask for what I want? Take a listen, and get determined to start asking for what you want, you'll be amazed and what happens. If you like this episode, please share the love, subscribe and please leave me a comment to let me know how this affects your life and if it makes a difference in it. Live happily, lovingly, peacefully and successfully, Dawn-Marie XO www.lifesnecessitiesandluxuries.com
Oct 19 2016
Rank #10: LNNL EP#035 Want More Compliments? Then Compliment More Often!
Would you like for your significant other to compliment you more? Sometimes it's hard to get a compliment from the one you love, yet, it can be so easy to compliment a stranger on the street. Why is this? Today's episode we cover a simple rule of thumb, if you want more compliments, then give more compliments. Whether you're newly dating or involved with your romantic partner for ions. This episode will quickly remind you what to do if you're looking for more of a connection and stay connected. Happy listening and enjoy! Love, Dawn-Marie XO Let's Stay in touch: Facebook
Jul 11 2018
Rank #11: LNNL EP#034 Connect with Yourself More Fully & Get More Love In Return
Today's guest is Teresha Young, she is known as “The Confidence Restyler”. Teresha is an accredited and certified Relationship Master Coach specializing in showing women how to reconnect with who they are and find confidence in themselves in order to have healthy, fulfilling relationships with themselves and with others in any kind of relationship; be it professional, family, platonic or romantic. She has spent years becoming skilled and experienced in the areas of coaching, personal development, self-confidence and in how to have a true connection with others. Today she is our guest and she is ready to help you get connected to yourself and to finding ways you can heal yourself and find true love with yourself and others. She's come to talk with us from the other side of the pond, from the lovely United Kingdom. We will discuss: The importance of loving yourself and how you can love yourself more fully. How forgiveness is crucial to living a high quality of life. How to stop sabotaging your relationships. Various ways how we can change the auto negative thoughts that can ruin our happiness. The importance of adding meditation into your life and how it can drastically change your life for the better. And so much more. Additionally, here are some books that have helped me break some of the negative habits we spoke of and have helped me gain peace and tranquility in my life: May Cause Miracles Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want Next Level Thinking: 10 Powerful Thoughts for a Successful and Abundant Life Stay in touch with Teresha: Facebook: Teresha Young or Diamond Clarity Heartnet Website: www.tereshayoung.com Email: email@example.com Remember to live happily, peacefully, lovingly and successfully, Namaste! Dawn-Marie XO
Jun 18 2018
Rank #12: LNNL EP#024 Get Smart About Financial Credit Day!
Today is "National Get Smart About Financial Credit Day". I'm currently in the process of finishing up my second edit of my book "151 Musically Inspired Ways to Live a Very Necessary & Luxurious Life (on a Beer and Pretzels Budget)" I'm pulling a couple of pointers out from the book (be sure to sign up at www.lifesnecessitiesandluxuries.com to put yourself on our mailing list so that you'll be the first to know when it comes out and be the first to grab a copy). This episode will cover a couple of quick tips to help you in the financial arena as well as a few ways you can think about how you can change your job or career. Stay financially sound and sane. Until the next time, Dawn-Marie XO Stay in Touch: Instagram
Oct 19 2017
Rank #13: LNNL EP#033 Turn on Your Star Power and Kick off Spring!
Turn on Your Star Power and kick off the Spring season. Summer is right around the corner and things are going to get busier. Today I speak about a few ways you can quickly Turn on Your Star Power: I share a few ways you can do some Spring wardrobe-closet clearing and get your wardrobe up to date and ready for the summer days to come. Try out some new makeup colors. We get in a rut sometimes and continue to wear the same colors and products. Get to a counter near you and have them do a small makeup lesson on what colors you can wear now. Relieve some stress by taking a time out and do something fun. Have a date night with your partner and enjoy the time together. Take a different route to work or to school. You'll never know what you might just find that you didn't know exist. It might just be your next favorite hang out spot. Watch a sunset and let the stresses of the day roll off of you. Add some fun accessories to your life, they can really make or break your outfit. Try something a little bit more bold than you would usually wear. H&M and Forever 21 are two of my favorite places to shop for trendy accessories and inexpensively as well. And so much more. Here are a few products to Turn on Your Star Power and get back some luster into your skin and hair. Loofah Sponge L'Occitane Shea Body Butter Bumble & Bumble Cream De Coco Deep Hair Conditioner Enjoy -- and Happy Spring!! Love Always, Dawn-Marie XO
May 22 2018
Rank #14: LNNL EP#026 How To Add More Va-Va-Voom in The Bedroom
Happy Valentine's Day. Today's episode may seem a little risque, but, really, it isn't. I'm offering you 20 ways to help ignite the fire in your love life. If you feel like your love-life needs a little kick in the butt, here are some tips to help you keep the flames burning bright in your romance. Some of the items I mention: Victoria's Secret Bra & Panty Set Adam & Eve Sexy Game Board for Couples Sexy Massage Oils for Couples Adult Toys Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease Well, I hope these tips will bring you happiness, love and more romance. Love, Dawn-Marie XO
Feb 14 2018
Rank #15: LNNL EP#012 - Silence Is Truly Golden - Listen and Learn
Today's episode will be a short one, but, a very important one. It's about questioning yourself on how you feel when you are surrounded in silence? Do you feel uneasy? Do you feel like running out of the room like it was on fire? Silence is the only place you can go to where you can hear your inner thoughts, desires and dreams. So, take a listen and let me know in the comments below if you have any issues being in silence, or crave it, or how it might have helped you with a problem. Live Successfully, lovingly and happily, Dawn-Marie Mutell XO Stay in Touch - please stop by and say hello: Facebook/Instagram
Dec 20 2016
Rank #16: LNNL EP#027 Save $25-$50 Week
Today's episode, I will cover some of the ways that I was able to save myself between $25-50 dollars a week. That's a whopping $100-$200 a month or $1200 - $2400 a year. I hope these tips will help you do the same. As we all know, saving money today gets tougher and tougher. Prices keeps rising and unfortunately, our salaries aren't meeting the increases. So, how do we save money? We begin by looking at what we spend our hard earned dollars on every day. Sometimes its the small things that wind up costing us the most money. So take a listen to today's quick episode and hopefully you'll be able to start saving more and spend less every week. Happy Savings! Dawn-Marie XO
Feb 20 2018
Rank #17: LNNL EP#032 April is National #Straw Hat Month - So Get Your Hat On!
April is Straw Hat Month. I just love straw hats. Today's episode I give a quick talk on the history of straw hats and how many uses they have. I started wearing straw hats in the 80's in New York City. Not only are they stylish and fun, there are so many new styles that they didn't have back then and they also serve many other great functions. They can help with: a) Shield you from the sun's damaging rays. b) Keep a hairdo looking great from rainy weather. c) Help you stay cool by releasing the heat from the hot sun in the summer months. d) Make you look stylish, fun and creative. e) Can hide your hair on a bad-hair day. f) Conversation starter. Straw hats are made from many types of grasses and straw. Did you know that palm trees and grasses have much in common? So take a quick listen, enjoy and get your hat on! With much love, Dawn-Marie XO
Apr 13 2018
Rank #18: LNNL EP#029 How to Survive an Extended Stay in the Hospital
How to Survive an Extended Stay in a Hospital It was three days after Christmas, December 28, 2017. I was just about to go to bed and I fell violently ill. I started having severe pain in my abdomen and even though I had vomited, I was still in some serious pain. I was also having trouble breathing and nothing was subsiding and I knew I was in trouble. My boyfriend had gone home to sleep at his apartment that evening. Fortunately, we live in the same complex, but didn't want to wake him until he was up for work, which is unusually early, 4:30 AM. I phoned him at 5:00 AM and told him how badly I felt and asked him if he would drive me to the emergency room. Thankfully the hospital was a close ride from home. I knew I wasn't going to get better until I went to the emergency room at the hospital to find out what was wrong with me. I was so grateful that the emergency room was empty and I was seen very quickly. They sent me in for a Cat Scan of my stomach and found I had Gallbladder, Gallstones and Pancreatitis. They immediately checked me into the hospital. My boyfriend Jesse was so scared. I felt so bad for him. The hospital I was checked into is only a couple of years old and beautifully done. I had my own room and the staff was such a blessing. They were ever so pleasant and really helped me out. This made for a much nicer stay than I feared. The first thing I asked Jesse to bring me from my home were the following items (you might want to keep an emergency list in case you ever need to, I pray you never do, but, life is so unpredictable): - iPad and charger -Mini laptop bag including charger and mouse -Message recorder (in case I had the urge to do a podcast-- which was how I thought of this episode) -Cell phone charger -My makeup face charts, sketch pad and colored pencils with sharpener -All chargers for my electronics, cell phone, etc. -Flip flops, nail file and clipper, hair brush, several pair of underwear, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, hair brush and comb and skin moisturizer and a pair of tweezers -A few copies of the latest fashion magazines and books I was in the process of reading. I had a feeling I would be detained for a while and didn't know exactly for how long so I wanted to be prepared. I was only allowed to eat ice chips for the first 72 hours. They couldn't operate on my gallbladder at this time because of the severe case of pancreatitis that I had. After the fifth day, they had to transfer me to a different hospital. This one had a pancreas specialist who specialized in pancreas surgery. They weren't sure if they'd have to operate on my pancreas or not. I wasn't thrilled about this move as I knew that the hospital they were transferring me to was not as new, clean or nice as the one I was currently in. Sure enough, when I got to my room at the other hospital, there was a woman putting sheets on my bed and I noticed two holes in the sheet and asked her for another set. Then I took a look at the old and dingy bathroom and saw in the corner on the floor there was this dirt and asked her to have someone in to clean it. I was very afraid of getting Mercer as I knew a neighbor woman who lived downstairs from me, she went into the hospital for one thing and died because of contracting Mercer. Another thing I did, was each time they took me out of my room, I made sure I put on a mask to cover to my mouth (ask the nurses for these). This can help you out tremendously from picking up any other germs visitors or patients may have while they wheel you around the halls for testing, etc. Well, that's all for today. I wish you a very healthy life and that you will never have to endure an extended stay in the hospital. Remember to live healthy, happily, lovingly, peacefully and successfully With much love, Dawn-Marie XO
Mar 08 2018
Rank #19: LNNL EP#031 Happy Home Decorating Month
April is National Home Decorating month which is one of my favorite pastimes. Is your home in need of some sprucing up? If so, now's the time to do it. Are you looking to just give your home a thorough cleaning, or, a full kitchen renovation, if you have the budget, go for it, now is your chance. There are plenty of Spring home furnishing sales going on right now so if you're looking for a new set of sheets or bedding which will make your bedroom look totally different or if you're looking for new living room furniture, the sales are bountiful, so take advantage to find what find what you're looking for to make your home feel new and vibrant. Decorating your home doesn't have to cost you a lot of money. Just adding a few small touches can do a lot. If you love the scent of candles, pick up a couple of inexpensive ones at your local Walmart, Big Lots or Home Goods store. You'll be glad you did. There's nothing like making your home cozy and inviting. Don't forget to invite some of your friends and loved ones over to enjoy your labor of love. Happy decorating! Dawn-Marie XO
Apr 06 2018
Rank #20: LNNL EP#028 Today is #National Clean Up Your Home Office Day!
Most of us today have a home office today, they're not only for the wealthy or for those who work from home. Some have home offices so that there's a place to write out the monthly bills or just have time alone to read a book. Today is #National Organize Your Home Day. So, I want to give you a few tips on how you can quickly organize your home office so that you can revel and enjoy the space. If it's full of clutter, the first thing I want you to do is turn on some music that will pump you up, grab a large trash bag and toss out the following items: Unread Magazines Toss papers that you no longer have a need for Any soda cans or empty snack bags Next step is to clear off your desk, even if it means you need to make piles and put them on the floor until you find a home for them. I want you to be able to work on that desk. Do you have a calendar for 2018? Is it on your desk? If not, where is it? Pull it out and place it on your desk. Have you created a vision board for 2018? If not, start one today. Pull some images out of a magazine that you can relate to. For instance, if you're looking for a new love, pull out some images of a man and woman having fun, looking deeply into each others eyes where you can see they're in love. Or, if you're looking for a new wardrobe, pull out images of the clothes you'd like to wear, etc. Do this for each aspect of your life and be sure it's around where you can look a it every day. Did you buy a calendar for 2018? Have you opened it up yet? Or, is still in the plastic shrink-wrap sitting somewhere in your office? Get it out, add the important dates into it i.e., birthdays, anniversaries etc. Pick up a potted plant at your local supermarket or fresh cut flowers to really make your home office look and smell beautiful. Well, that's all for today. Get moving and get clearing. Happy Organizing!!! With much love, Dawn-Marie XO
Mar 13 2018