confident girls
May 2009
Table of Contents
1. Fashionistas Rejoice!
2. Become a double dutch expert
3. Love Fruits and Veggies
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Welcome to the Double Dutch newsletter!

We're lovin' this beautiful sunny weather! This is definitely a time for meeting up with your girls, looking fly and having fun.
For this issue, we have ways to get cheap fashion for all you "fashionistas" out there. This is also a time when everyone wants to get healthy. We give you advice on eating fresh fruits and vegetables, in honor of National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month in June. Plus, you can keep fit by attending a double dutch training camp.
Keep it fun, fit and fabulous!
Fashionistas Rejoice!
by Jen Threat

Are you a recessionista or a stylish girl that lives for fashion bargains? I've always loved fashion "on the cheap." In this economy, many girls are holding on to their wallets tight, but still want to be fashionistas. Here are some tips to stay in style:
  • Buy different color t-shirts and tank tops and layer them. Wear a short sleeve t-shirt over a long one. You can also layer a short sleeve tee over a tank top.
  • Load up on accessories. I'm definitely a fan of jewelry. A pair of earrings, a necklace, bracelet or ring are a great way to give your wardrobe a new look.
  • Don't sleep on thrift stores. Your local Goodwill or Salvation Army are great places to find bargains.
  • Organize clothing swaps with friends or at you school. Everyone brings clothes they don't want to wear anymore. The clothes are arranged by size. Everyone has a chance to pick clothes and they're free! 
  • Shop in your mom's or grandma's closet. Your mother or grandmother may have some cool hats, sunglasses, jackets or shirts to give you the ultimate vintage look.
  • Shop name brands on the cheap. You can find lots of discounted styles at stores like Marshall's, Target, TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory and Kohl's.
For more fashion bargains, read the article of my homegirl, Dei West. She highlights how you can get Marc Jacobs merchandise for a steal. Dei is an urban style and events expert. She's worked with Loud Records and the magazines, FHM and MetHome magazine.
Become an expert in the sport, double dutch!
me and akua
Learn new double dutch moves by attending the National Double Dutch League (NDDL) Training and Tournament Camp. The NDDL training camp features coaches, trainers and double dutch team members in the sport, double dutch. These experts also trained the actors, Corbin Bleu and KeKe Palmer in the Disney movie, "Jump In." The NDDL camp includes five days of training and workshops. The camp ends with a tournament for participants to showcase their double dutch skills.
Camp Dates: July 21-25, 2009
Registration Forms and Deposit Deadline: June 15, 2009
Check out this link for more info:

Learn to Love Fruits and Veggies

June is a great month to start adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet.
Here are some ways to love eating more fruits and vegetables:
  • Eat a piece of fruit with breakfast and/or lunch.
  • Juice fruits and vegetables. A great combo is carrots and apples. There are many juicers that are inexpensive to buy.
  • Add purees to your fav foods. This works if you don't like the taste of vegetables. Check out these cookbooks, "Deceptively Delicious" by Jessica Seinfeld and "Sneaky Veggies" by Chris Fisk.
  • Make fruit smoothies in a blender. 
  • Shop at local farmer's markets for fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Find out from your grocery store when they receive fresh produce. You can also find out which fruits and vegetables are in season to get the best tasting food.
  • If many fresh items aren't available in your hood, frozen vegetables are a great alternative. They contain less sodium (salt) than canned veggies.
Happy Eating!
June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month

We hope you've enjoyed the mini-version of Double Dutch Magazine! Please forward to your friends. Please let us know any ideas to make the newsletter better.

Jennifer Threat
Editor & Publisher
Double Dutch Magazine