Health

Health Tips for Beauty and Wellness

It seems like the internet is saturated with health tips nowadays, but it’s not often that they go together. Sure, styling your hair and putting on makeup can improve your appearance, but your body is the best blank canvas to work with. When you take care of your biological needs, your natural beauty and vitality really will shine through!

So, to get started, here are a few healthy habits that you can adopt to feel great and look gorgeous!

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Home Improvement Ideas For Your Budget


It’s so easy to get upset when your home isn’t what you want it to be. You have to remember, homes take work. Your dream home isn’t going to manifest overnight. You’ve got to put time, thought, and energy into it. Whether it’s welcoming and homely, or modern, you’ve got to create a plan of action for getting it where you want. You’ve got to have home improvement ideas if you ever want your home to get anywhere.

Most importantly, you need to set a budget. Either for the entire project, or for yearly amounts to take care of smaller projects.

What are some of the things you can do this year?

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Family, Home, Maintenance

What To Do During A Power Outage

Maybe you’re sitting at home watching t.v., or eating dinner with your family, when suddenly, the lights go out. Most people’s first instinct is to start flipping lightswitches, and turning things on/off to check for a power outage. If it happens at night, you might scramble for a flashlight so you don’t end up hurting yourselves.

Eventually, you’ll realize the power has gone out. Of course, we all know first you call the power company. But then what?

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Health, Parenting, Self-Care

How To Stay Healthy As A Busy Parent

Let’s face it, raising kids is tough. It’s both the most rewarding and most challenging thing we do. It is so important that we as parents set a good example when it comes to taking care of ourselves. You have got to stay healthy as a busy parent.

I know my oldest is starting to show a lot of anxiety surrounding household stuff (he’s only four, and worries about the dishwasher and fire alarms..), it seems I’ve only shown him how I take care of everyone else. He worries about his brother needed a drink, or his baby sister crying and the reasons she might be. He doesn’t often let me know what he needs because he’s telling me what he thinks they need. I realized, I’ve got to show him how I take care of myself too, if I want him to take care of himself properly.

So, here are some tips on taking care of you, for them!

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Family, Parenting, Self-Care

Self-Care During Pregnancy


When you’re pregnant, it quickly goes from “How are you?” to “How’s the baby?” Everyone wants to know all about the changes within your belly. But what about you? You’ve still got to focus on self-care during pregnancy, now more than ever.

For a lot of women, pregnancy is a bumpy ride. Mood swings and body changes can have you feeling pretty bummed. No matter how much everyone focuses on the baby, you need to focus on you. Keep yourself happy, healthy, and calm, so that your baby will be the same.

Related Post: Important Decisions for New Parents

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Cleaning, Home Improvement

Home Maintenance Failures You Should Look Out For

 Springtime is coming. Do you remember last spring? Telling yourself “Alright, we’re gonna do a deep spring clean this year.” or maybe you decided it was time to change the decor? You might have thought to change up your garden or repaint your garage. Did you ever get to it though? I’m going to share some home maintenance failures you should really take a look at.

Related Post: Home Maintenance: Preparing For Spring

A house lives and breathes. When things work smoothly, we feel comfortable and at peace. But when something doesn’t feel right, it can eat at you like an annoying pest. It could be a much-needed renovation or just poor maintenance that’s throwing off your vibe.

Related Post: Pleasant Home: Do You Have One?

We’re gonna take a look at some common things people meant to do to their homes last year, that they can redeem themselves for now.

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Home Improvement

Home Maintenance: Preparing for Spring!

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Spring is just around the corner, although you wouldn’t know it looking out of the window! There are many home maintenance tasks that are best completed in the spring. It is the ideal time to look for potential damage caused by winter storms, fallen leaves, and heavy snow. Tasks done now will prevent further deterioration in minor faults. The last thing you need is a major leak caused by a loose tile!

Grab a notebook and make a list of maintenance tasks that need doing. Then draw up a plan of action! Will you be able to complete the tasks yourself or will you need assistance?

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