How to Get Rid of Head Lice

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With school almost in full-swing across the states, and another year of education ahead of you for your kids, we decided to tackle a topic which hits quite close to home for most. Head Lice. Now, before you scrunch up your nose and assume that you’re not prone to getting these itchy insects, think again. Even if you don’t have children attending school, these wingless parasites can cling to your scalp without any intention of ever leaving. In fact, head lice is a growing epidemic here in Arlington, TX, where Polka Dot Design is based, and the city has had to spend quite a bit of money at The Royal Treatment Center to get rid of head lice properly. They do an excellent job, but it can be a bit pricey for most. With that said, we want to help and offer up a step-by-step guide for getting rid of the latest strain of head lice using the Schooltime Shampoo. In fact, here at Polka Dot Design we recently had a bout of the louse, and decided in true Polka Dot fashion, to throw a Lice Removal Party!! But more on that later…

Getting rid of lice is not glamorous by any means, but it could just end up saving you hundreds of dollars and tons of time this upcoming school year. Check it out.

Schooltime Shampoo for Lice & Nit Removal-- 12 OZ. Highly Effective After One 15 Minute Application



Step 1: Recognize the Symptoms

So you have an itchy scalp, eh? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Diagnosing the problem is the very first step. You want to make sure that you actually have lice, rather than just itchy skin or some serious sunburned scalp. So what do you look for? If there is a lice infestation, you’ll notice tiny, brown insects, about the size of sesame seeds, scurrying about or little stagnant nits stuck to individual hairs. Use a fine-toothed comb and a bright light and you’ll know for sure if you’re doused with louse.


Female human head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis. Technical settings : - focus stack of 46 images - microscope objective (Nikon achromatic 10x 160/0.25) directly on the body (with adapter ~30 mm)

So pretty, right?


Step 2: Take Action!

Purchasing a lice removal shampoo is an important part of the process, but choosing the right one can be tricky. We suggest a tried-and-tested brand called Schooltime Shampoo. It’s a 100% All-in-One Pesticide Free shampoo, which is also clinically tested, hypoallergenic & safe for hair, skin and eyes. If you have kids, having one of these bottles handy under the sink can never lead you astray. It’s better to be safe than….itchy and infested.


Step 3: Massage Shampoo into DRY Hair & Scalp

Many people assume that you should wet the hair first before applying. This is not so! In fact, the shampoo works predominantly when the hair is dry, so that it too, can cling to the individual strands and work it’s way through. Apply and massage generously! There is no need to skimp on this part.


Step 4: Leave for 15 Minutes Then Rinse With Water

Don’t rush. Don’t get impatient. Leave the shampoo in for a good, solid fifteen minutes. Oftentimes parents get a bit restless and rinse the hair sooner. Try not to do this. Set a timer and stick to it! You’ll want to give the shampoo enough time to kill those little buggers, and realistically you don’t want to have to do everything again, right?


Step 5: Comb Hair Thoroughly With a Nit Comb

Now, you may think that shampoo did what it had to and you’re in the clear. Not quite. You’ll still need to go through the hair with a fine-toothed comb once more, in order to pick out the lice bodies and the remaining eggs so that you can officially rid yourself of these ectoparasites. Going through the motions is enough once, you really don’t want to have to start at Step 1 again, right? Besides, these little bugs do not deserve any more of your precious blood. No, sir.


Remember when I said long ago that Polka Dot Design had their very own lice removal party? Well, it’s true. We ended up using our handy-dandy How to Get Rid of Lice Guide in order to make sure we’re all free and clear of the bugs. Since we mentioned that Arlington, Texas has a pretty huge lice epidemic going on, we wanted to make sure that everyone was safe. It’s better to catch lice in the beginning, because once one person is infected, it multiples faster than you can say, “hey, my head feels a little itc–“. Boom, eight more people infected.

After each of us were treated with the Schooltime Shampoo, we created what we fondly dubbed a “nitting circle”. No, we weren’t crocheting I LOVE POLKA DOT DESIGN t-shirts….at least not this time. Instead, we combed through one another’s hair in order to be as thorough and generous as possible.


Throwing your own Lice Removal Party doesn’t sound as much fun as most of the other parties we have invitations for, but it really can be a lighthearted, enjoyable way to handle a difficult, annoying situation.

Top 5 Workouts Polka Dot Design Does In-Office

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Who here likes to break up their workday with a killer workout?! Okay, maybe not everyone. But the folks who helm the operations at Polka Dot Design certainly do. When they’re not running the show and making sure your favorite invitation and stationery company is running smoothly, they’re getting in a good sweat and making sure to stay fit and fabulous.


Working out in the middle of your workday can be a HUGE stress buster for many. Spending long days at the desk, under fluorescent lights, barely getting up from your chair can be tolling both on the mind as well as on the body. Many people even laugh off the idea of getting in a workout after work because at that point they’re either too tired or too mentally drained to even consider it.

But there is hope. Working out in-office doesn’t necessarily mean laps around the conference table and typing with weights on your wrists. You can use YouTube and find a few videos that encourage quick, full body workouts without spending hours at the gym. Besides, working out with your coworkers may just bring you even closer than ever before.

The first three workouts are from famed body guru, Christine Salus, while the last two are from the fit girls at Tone It Up!

Here are the Top 5 Workouts Polka Dot Design Does In-Office, in no particular order.

7×7 HIIT + Strength Fat Burning Circuit! 49 Min of FUN 😛

Tabata Torture + Strength | Full Body | 600 Calorie Workout

Legs & Booty HIIT Cardio + Upper Body Strength Training


Bikini Yoga Flow ☀ BIKINI SERIES

These are just a few of the favorite workout videos from the team here at Polka Dot Design but there are so many more out there. Breaking up your workday and possibly breaking a sweat can only lead to great things down the road—a clearer mind, more focused attitude, not to mention a great reliever of stress. Research shows that prolonged sitting and sedentary time at work is bad for your health, so why not give working out in-office a shot?

You also don’t need to spend a full-hour on each exercise. If you’re looking for a few quick things to do at your desk, then check out this fantastic article from Fitness Magazine: 10-Minute Workouts at Your Desk. No matter which your choose, your mind, body, and stress levels will thank you in the end.


Polka Dot Design Affiliate Program

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How To Join the Polka Dot Design Affiliate Program.

Attention all bloggers!! We have a unique opportunity for you to join the Polka Dot Design team. Our affiliate program is a one-of-a-kind chance for you to make money from your own website, while promoting the remarkable quality products and superior service that Polka Dot Design has to offer. Joining the affiliate program is easy and FREE. Let’s talk a bit more about why Polka Dot Design is a great affiliate program to join…

Polka Dot Design was established in 1999 and was launched as an online stationery company in 2001. Since inception, Polka Dot has been one of the leading purveyors in all things stationery, greeting cards, party invitations, and the like. Polka Dot invitations have been fan favorites across the board, and with good reason. We feature some of the best and brightest in design, creativity, and beauty in order to properly represent all of life’s special and memorable moments. If you’ve been considering new ways of how to make money from home, then Polka Dot Design may just be the ticket for you.


Polka Dot Design's Paid Affiliate Program.


What Polka Dot Design has to offer to customers goes beyond just the online selections for invites. We try to simplify the invitation process as much as possible, in order to make ever order and every transaction smooth and enjoyable. This is why we created a new section involving fun invitation wording ideas. Sometimes choosing the invitation is the easy part, the hard part comes after when you need to decide just what the heck you want to say inside your invitation. We wanted to make the entire selection process easy from start to finish, which is why party invitation wording has become such a huge hit for customers. It’s this type of simplicity and efficiency that you’ll experience first hand as one of our affiliates.

Stylish Shower Chalkboard Boy InvitationColorful Cake InvitationChocolate Donut Party Invitation

Being an affiliate and representing Polka Dot invites in your own words can truly be beneficial to you. Check out a few more of our details about the affiliate program…

Affiliate Program Details

* 10% commission on all sales
* Up to 20% commission for Bloggers
* Double commission for 1st month
* Average order size of $125
* 60 day cookie for conversion tracking
* Monthly affiliate promotions and special bonuses
* 12,000+ product data feed
* Special coupons and deals for your visitors to increase conversion
* Colorful banners to showcase on your website to help increase sales

California Couple InvitationTropical Luau InvitationRainbow Gold Glitter 1st Birthday Invitation

We have a wide variety of different product categories that you can choose from in order to find an area that truly interests you, or represents your blog. Below are just a few of the product categories for you to choose from:


* Party Invitations

* DIY Invitations

* Baby & Bridal Shower Invites

* Graduation Announcements

* Birthday Invitations

* Party Invitations

* Birth Announcements

* Wedding Stationery

* Return Address Labels

* Personalized Notepads

* Personalized Stickers

* Party Supplies

* Twins Announcements & Invites

* Pre-Inked Custom Stamps


So what are you waiting for?! The sign-up process is so simple and quick, you won’t have to spend more than a few minutes on it. We have teamed up with ShareASale to offer a a super simple affiliate signup process, so that you can begin earning commission payments from your website as soon as possible. Head on over to our ShareASale affiliate page now and start the easy application process.

We look forward to working with you!

Party Invitation Wording

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Not everybody that sends out invitations can be considered wordsmiths. Sometimes you may find it a bit difficult to get your thoughts and emotions down in order to send out your invitations to friends and family. Guess what? That’s okay. You don’t need to be a creative genius in order to emphasize your point and send out a beautiful, heartfelt invitation. Polka Dot Design has come up with a foolproof way to get your words right every time with our helpful party invitation wording page.

A lot of planning goes into throwing an incredible party, so why get stuck on the wording of your invitation? There’s no need to outsource on Craigslist to an English graduate, we have you covered. With our party invite wording page, we have a slew of different phrases, poems, verses, and lines for you to use in order to generate the perfect party invitation.

Yummy Ice Cream Cone InvitationSixty! Birthday InvitationPink Glitter Fifty Invitation

It doesn’t matter if you’re searching for the perfect couples shower invitations or you simply want to throw your child their best birthday party yet—we have enjoyable, enthusiastic wording for every occasion. In fact, our kids birthday invitation wording ideas are probably as creative as they come. With kid’s party invitations, as clever and fun as you can get, the better!

Jungle Gym Party Monkeys InvitationWhat a Hoot InvitationSoftball Invitation

Here at Polka Dot Design, our collection of party invitations run the gamut on originality and imagination. So why not allow for your invitation wording to have that same inspiration? A lot of people get bogged down when it comes to writing the perfect phrases and verses for their invitations. But you don’t need to stress. Part of what we take pride in is making the invitation process as easy as possible from start to finish. We want you to find the perfect design, add a few phrases into the mix, and personalize the invitation exactly to your liking. It’s that easy.

Baha Margarita InvitationBerries and DahliaBloody Mary Brunch Invitation

Take our huge collection of bridal luncheon invitations, for example. Many women have been choosing to host bridal luncheons instead of the traditional shower. This is what makes our luncheon invitations so popular! From a few different luncheon themes, including brunch and cocktails, we have the invitations you’ve been looking for to host the perfect bridal party yet. And don’t worry about the invitation wording ideas either. We’ve got you covered.

Adding charming and unique wording ideas to your invitation will create a one-of-a-kind invite that you’re looking for. We want you to personalize each invitation to fit your own needs, which is why our customization process is so simple. Take our summer party invites that we’ve been so eager to share these past few months. You’ve chosen the theme, found the perfect invite, and personalized it as best as you’d like. Don’t get stuck on the perfect words. Just browse our summer invitation wording ideas and don’t let a few phrases halt the planning process.

And if we didn’t just solidify our level of cool, we’re throwing in a coupon code for 20% off your next order. Simply type in ENDOFSUMMER when you check out, and you can thank us when your invites arrive.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry with Polka Dot Design

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The end of summer is quickly approaching. But before you head out to the stores to stock up on school supplies, there is one final soiree that can make your end-of-summer-blues vanish. Whether you decide to throw a pool party for your neighbors and friends, a killer BBQ for family, or simply a day at the beach, we’ve got you covered for all your invitation needs. Let’s talk about what types of party invitations are needed in order for you to eat, drink, and be merry to end the summer.

Pool Party Invitations

Watermelon & Pineapple Party InvitationPineapple and Bright Graphics Party InvitationFlamingo & Mingle Party Invitation

Nothing says SUMMER like a pool party to end all pool parties. Which, technically, if it’s an end-of-summer pool party you’ll be doing just that. There’s no reason why you can’t eat, drink, and be merry poolside with some of your closest friends. The best part about a summer ending pool party is that you usually know what’s to come with autumn, so you enjoy the summer indulgences that much more. We have all of your pool party invitations in order to end the season right. There’s nothing like jumping in the cool, refreshing water on a sizzling scorcher in Autumn.


BBQ Party Invitations

Backyard BBQ InvitationBBQ Party InvitationBurger Master Invitation

Another great way to end the summer is with a backyard barbecue with your favorite neighbors and family. Get your grill smoking and your favorite meats and veggies sizzling. Our BBQ party invitations are really one-of-a-kind and feature a wide array of colorful designs and clever wordplay. See for yourself and don’t expect your mouth not to be watering by the end of it.


Luau Party Invitations

Swim Trunks InvitationTropical Luau InvitationTropical Lanterns Invitation

All you need are some grass skirts, some paper lanterns, a few pineapple and pork kebabs and you’re in business for the best Luau party you’ve ever thrown! Nothing says “until next time” to the summer season, like a themed Hawaiian party for everyone to remember throughout the cold winter months. Check out our luau party invitations for a kick of creativity, then head on over to YouTube to learn how to play that ukulele.


Beach Party Invitations

Palm Tree InvitationEvents - Seashore InvitationBeach Dollar Invitation

Summer = Beach. We all know this to be true, right? So why not end the summer by eating, drinking, and being merry in the sand? We have an incredible collection of enchanting beach party invitations that will turn any last minute idea into a memorable affair. Whether you decide to pack a picnic under the stars, or celebrate in the sand enjoying the surf, a beach party will be the best way to close out the summer and create memories that will last the entire year.

Regardless of your reason to celebrate, the end of summer means indulging in a few favorite past times. So slice up that sizzling steak, grab your frozen cocktail, and enjoy your friends and family for one final summer soiree and end the year right. Eat, drink, and be merry from all of of here at Polka Dot Design.


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