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Monthly Newsletter-August 2013

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Dawsons 4th Bday party 093Today I am reflecting on a lot of things. My oldest child Dawson, 4th Birthday is today. Brent and I went to Preschool Orientation last night…..where does the time go? I really can not believe that is happening! So much has gone on in the last four years it’s hard to wrap my brain around it! Friday is another special day for me. Brent and I will be married for 5 years. Yep, we came home from the hospital with a new baby boy on our 1st anniversary! Pretty special if you ask me! I am also celebrating some special milestones at work and I’m pretty stoked about everything that is going on. August seems to be a special month in general, but this year….it seems to be a little more special. I am so THANKFUL for all the great things going on in my life right now. I thank you all for a lot of it, because if it wasn’t for all the great clients we have here at Cuts to Dye For, I wouldn’t be sitting where I am today!

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August means back to school time. For some, it’s the first time your child will be away from home. For some it’s the last time you have to go to school registration. Sending your kids off to school is a good thing. School can create a sense of independence. Going from the security of your home to the reality of the real world, will be a new adjustment for both students and parents, whether its college, high school or preschool! While embarking on this independent adventure, your child may still make some of the wrong choices. Remember when you went to school/college? You didn’t always make the right choices. You have to let your child learn their own lessons. They can’t always learn from your experiences, but instead they need to learn from their own. No matter what your childs age is, your child still needs you as a parent. If your kids are going to college, it is a different relationship now, however, you still need to stay involved but not be overbearing. Try not to judge, but help guide your child to be the best they can be. Give your child space so they can grow, but find ways to stay in touch. Technology is good for all these things. Most all kids have cell phones once they get to a certain age. Learn to text (because that is what they do) and communicate with your child that way. Continue to be the unconditional support system. They need you through this stage of their life more than they know (it sure doesn’t take long for them to realize this once they are away from you)!

The Pocahontas County Young Professionals are doing a school supply drive to help collect supplies so we can donate them to all the schools in the county. For more information, see the flyer below!

School Supplies Drive 2013

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Don’t forget to stop by all the participating business’ for our Semi-Annual Clearance Sale THIS FRIDAY for AWESOME deals that are going to be gone before you know it!

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Summer Vacations – Staycation?

August also means the end of summer is upon us. That also means summer vacations are coming to an end. If you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy summer, it’s not over yet. You might consider a few staycation ideas if you are running out of time to get away for the weekend:

1. Throw a cocktail party. Invite your friends for a low key get together for finger food and fun cocktails.

2. Find a bike trail for the family. You don’t have to be an expert rider to have a great time.

3. Check for local events, such as the circus or kids fun run (wink wink—I am part of these events so I will do another post about these fun events coming up).

4. Pack a picnic and go to your favorite spot. This can be as easy as you want it to be (how about PB&J and chips?).

5. Plan a movie night. Pull out the fondue pot and make it extra special (did you get to the Drive in Movie that was in Pocahontas during the Fair?).

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Did you know that August 15th is National Relaxation Day? Apparently it has been around for quite a few years. No one really knows how or why this day was designated. Despite that, here are a few ways to enjoy the spirit of relaxation!

1. Take time to spend time with someone you enjoy. This easily puts you into a relaxing state of mind.

2. Sit still and mediate. Find a quiet place, maybe outside under a tree. Turn off your phone and close your eyes and breathe. Sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.

3. Take an aromatic bath. Put on some soft music and relax. Pop open a bottle of wine!

4. Pick up a book and read. (Again, shut off the phone and do nothing but read).

5. Watch the sunset. Go outside 15-20 minutes before sunset. Find a comfortable spot and sit and relax. Realize the miracle of being a part of this amazing place!

If you happen to be in the salon on National Relaxation Day, we will be sure to give you a special treatment that day to make it more relaxing!

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? ~Steven Wright

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Monthly Newsletter-February 2013

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January flew by, and I can’t imagine how fast February is going to go.  February is the shortest month and the only month with fewer than 30 days. February was introduced in the Roman calendar about 700 BE when the calendar was extended from ten to twelve months. Before that Romans considered winter a month less period.  February was named after Latin word februa, which means cleaning or purification. This represents purification ritual before spring.  February is the only month that can pass without a single full moon.  There are so many interesting facts about February, so I thought I would teach you a little bit about it!

February is a month dedicated to the heart, in more ways than one.  It has been associated with being a month of love.  Cards and candy are token gifts for the appreciation of love.  While being a month of love, February also brings focus to the heart.  February represents American Heart Month, the month to wear red and call attention to the prevention of the number one killer: heart.

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From 1998 to 2008, the death rate of cardiovascular diseases declined by 30.6 percent. However, this by no means indicates that we’re out of the woods in terms of heart disease prevalence and risk.

Every year, close to 800,000 individuals experience a new or recurrent stroke and 475,000 have a recurrent heart attack. Therefore it’s that much more critical for healthcare professionals and first responders to equip themselves with the latest knowledge, trends and heart and stroke statistics that impact their delivery of emergency care.

Heart disease statistics: 2012 trends

  •  Obesity remains on the rise. More than two-thirds, 67.3 percent, of American adults are overweight or obese and 31.7 percent of children (ages 2-19) are overweight or obese.
  • Cardiovascular disease strikes in younger individuals. According to the American Heart Association’s Statistical Update, more than one in three American adults have one or more types of cardiovascular disease. High blood pressure is the most frequently seen disease in these individuals.
  • Deaths resulting from strokes are declining. From 1998 to 2008, the stroke death rate fell 34.8 percent, placing it as the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Stroke was originally the third leading cause of death for Americans

To read more about this, head over to here to get the full article.

On a happy note, if you have seen the last post we did–we are getting SOOOOO much new stuff in already for a spectacular 2013!!!!  I don’t even know where to begin!  I am so ahead of the game this year, it’s almost scary!

I went to market 3 weeks ago with a dear friend and business owner herself, Julie Wurr.  Wow!  Did we have fun or what!  It was an interesting ride up and back but non-the-less, we had a BLAST!  Lots of good laughs and good talks about each of our stores that were great to share!  There are a lot of things that you normal folk just wouldn’t understand unless you own a business and see how things really work around here, so it’s nice to talk to another business owner.  They have been there done that, so they can relate.

But I can sure tell you something, we have AWESOME stuff in the Salon and you need to come and check it out.  We will get you decked out to look your absolute best for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day.  If you come in and can’t find ONE thing that grabs your attention, you must be nuts!  :+)

Here is a peek of a few new pieces of clothing that just arrived!

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The one thing that I really strive for when I’m on the hunt for goodies…..is PRICE.  Of course there is a lot of other factors, but in a town the size we are, you need to keep price in mind.  My philosophy when buying wholesale is to make sure that the selling price is no more than what I would pay for something if I was going shopping.  If I wouldn’t spend that kind of money, why should anyone else have to.  Lucky for you guys, huh!

Here is the perfect reason to get out and come check out the business’ in Laurens.  Tomorrow night, Thursday February 7th we are having Mocktails Cocktails again like we did last year.  It was a big hit so we are back by popular demand!  Come and do the shop hop and if you hit all 6 of the stores, we stamp them at each place and at the end of the night we are going to have a drawing with 6 WINNERS!!  There will be a winner from each store, how awesome is that!  Each store will be serving drinks and snacks, so don’t even worry about eating supper.  Supper’s on us tomorrow night!  Grab your friends, your spouse, your kids, and of course yourself and come SHOP LAURENS!!!!!!!!!

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