Your big day is not far off and you can’t wait for your new life to begin. It’s understandable that right now you’re focused on planning the perfect wedding, however this article is meant to provide helpful tips on how to live intentionally after you have said your I do’s. Going into your marriage with intention will give your relationship strength and you’ll create a home life you love! While minimalism can mean many different things to different people, the concept remains the same: to live more simply, striping away what doesn’t make you happy and making room for the things you value. These tips are meant to inspire you but a minimalist life will look very different for each couple.Read More
So, are you ready to dive into college? While many readers might be responding “yes!” the overwhelming truth is probably… “no.” Who ever is ready for something so new and different? This is the beginning of your adult independence. For most people, it’s the first time they live away from home, the first time they determine their own schedule, even the first time that they’ve cooked for themselves.
There’s something about summer that just motivates you to work on things around the house. One day you look outside and decide that it is finally time to reseed the lawn, or get started on that garden you’ve been meaning to start for the last decade. Or maybe you have the itch to work but don’t really know where to start. Here are a few summer projects that you can start this month!Read More
Redecorating your home can feel like a massive undertaking, especially when you include furniture into that overhaul. Oftentimes, furniture is the single most expensive category of your home’s possessions, although few of us think about protecting it from thieves or accident. When it’s time to redo a room, furniture is the biggest expense that you can expect.
However, if you can take some smart measures, you’ll find yourself able to cut way back on the expenses of refurnishing your home. Read on to learn more!Read More
Let’s face it. Who wants to spend their time off spring cleaning? Wouldn’t it be better to spend that time binge watching another awesome series on Netflix? Yes, it would. Unfortunately, self-cleaning homes are still a thing of the future. Until we start to live like The Jetsons, we’ll still have to do the cleaning ourselves. Yes, it does indeed suck. Thankfully, there are ways to clean your home without missing too many hours of your free time.Read More
January has come and gone. Many new year goals have petered out by February, which is often expected by most people as they set their new years goal at the end of December. Just because January has ended, doesn’t mean that you can’t continue working on yourself and continuing to improve yourself and your life.Read More
Families and homes have a tendency to build up trash. That’s simply the nature of a bunch of people living in a place together. Things build up and people move through lots of products and materials. By nature, we tend to be a pretty wasteful species. However, you can simultaneously make your home a neater and reduce the amount of waste that you and your family produce by getting organized and working together. Here are some different ways that you can organize the trash your home produces to be more efficient and less of the filthy animals you know you are!Read More
Birthdays have always been a huge thing for me, and my family. We actually love celebrating birthday months...because just celebrating one day, is obviously not enough. Personally, I have always been really big on pillar birthdays as well. I was SOOOO excited to turn 16! Sweet 16 meant I got my drivers license, was a Jr in high school, and my whole life ahead of me. 18 of course, you become an adult. 21, you're no longer in your teens, and there are barely any restrictions in life (besides renting a car, for the most part), and then there is 30.Read More
One of the primary reasons that people exercise is to improve their physical health, as continuous exercise helps people lose weight, improve the health of their heart, build muscle mass, and generally live a healthier lifestyle. However, the benefits of exercise don’t just stop at the physical. There are incredible mental benefits to exercise, as well. As a matter of fact, regular exercise has a profoundly positive impact on many people’s mood and mental health. Here are some of the ways that exercise impacts a person’s mental state...Read More
If you've been following the blog, you probably already know how much I love escape rooms. We've added it to our Top Rainy Day Date Ideas, and our Fall Bucket List for Couples. If you've never done an Escape Room before, you should definitely check it out. We do them all over...while we are on vacation, out visiting friends, or just want a fun date night around town. Throughout our Escape Room experiences, we have found some rooms are very well put together, and some...well, not so much. We have been to our fair share of good ones, and plenty of rooms that are sad excuses for an "Escape Room". So, when we find awesome ones, we definitely want to share, so you can enjoy them as well.Read More
With all these natural disasters happening recently, it's time to do a check and make sure you and your family are prepared for whatever disaster may strike. No matter where you live, there's always some possible natural disaster that can happen. Here are some basic supplies you should always have and keep stocked in an emergency spot at all time, so you can be ready for whatever natural disaster may strike.Read More
Homemade DIY Lip Scrub - Want to make your own lip scrub? Have a hard time finding the best lip scrub, and just wanted an easy DIY Lip Scrub? We've rounded up the best 15 Homemade Lip Scrubs for you to try. Some great exfoliating lip scrubs, tasty lip scrubs, and lip scrubs with essential oils. Check it out.Read More
It’s safe to say that everyone in modern society uses technology, constantly. You’re reading this on a computer, phone, tablet, or some other technological device. Most people rely heavily on technology in order to do their work everyday. We spend our lunch breaks glancing at our phone, we scroll while we’re in the bathroom, and the blue glow from our screens is present as we lay in bed at night, too. Technology is amazing, and it’s a wonderful tool when utilized correctly. Technology helps us make connections with people we wouldn’t have met otherwise, helps us keep in touch with friends from High School, and even make our livings. But have you considered that technology could be harmful to your relationships?Read More
Think you know the secrets to staying healthy while traveling during the holidays? See if you can "Ace" this quiz!
p.s. For every quiz taken, Health IQ will donate $1 to charity! Learn something...or show you already know everything! ;) And give back to charity! Win-Win!
How to kill it at your 4th of July Party!Read More
What’s the first thing you do after waking up? As you stumble blearily to the kitchen, do you grab a drink? What you drink might say a lot about you. But exactly what statement are you making, and what does it mean for your health? Here are six of the most common early-morning drinks, and how they affect your health and lifestyle.Read More
Who Else Here Hates Shaving?
Sponsored Guest Post By Christine H.
Have you ever thought about what a strange thing shaving is? I mean, who was the first person who thought it would be a good idea to take a blade to their own face? And how did it progress from that into a cultural norm?
I can’t be the only girl who thinks that waxing and shaving her legs is just… a whole lot of effort. And those nice razors? They’re so expensive! How did we get here?Read More
Need some great gift ideas for mom this season? Check out these fun products from Beau-coup and Swoozie!Read More
October was all about Pumpkins and Fall, November is all about Thankfulness (and Food!). Let's take this month to show the ones we love, the service members of our community, and our awesome friends just how thankful we are!
Here are some ideas of how to show your Thankfulness.