9.24.2017

Celebrate The Season: Fun Ways You Can Get Festive For Fall

The change of season is always exciting, and with autumn just around the corner we can expect to see nature’s spectacular show of changing leaves within a few short weeks. If you’re a fall fanatic, chances are you’ll be keen to see in the new season and there are a few ways you can go about this. Here are a few to consider!

Make Your Home Cozy
When the colder weather hits, most of us will be wanting to spend our time in the comfort of our homes! So making sure they’re extra cozy is essential. From a home maintenance point of view, ensuring that the roof and windows are in good condition and that your house is properly insulated is a smart move. According to http://www.charlotteroofing.com/charlotte-insulation-services/ this could save you up to date on your energy bills too. From more of a home decor perspective, introducing an accent colour that’s suitable for fall could really switch up the look of your rooms. For example, if your decor is quite neutral you could switch up cushion covers, throws, lamps and other accessories to an autumn inspired shade. Fragrance is another nice way to get your home feeling fall-festive, warm vanilla, seasonal fruits and spices all work well for the time of year. Use candles, reed diffusers and potpourri to give a gorgeous scent around the home.

Refresh Your Wardrobe and Makeup Bag
As well as updating your home you will also want to update your look for the colder months. Out goes the summer dresses and flip flops, in come the chunky knits and boots. Scarves, hats and boots will soon be a staple whenever you go outside, and you will probably need to dig your umbrella out too. Switch out your wardrobe, putting summer clothes you want to keep into storage next year. And go on a shopping spree to pick up any pieces you’re missing. Your makeup bag is another area to update for the season, some darker lipsticks are ideal for a vampy fall look- and some heavier foundation will cover those rosy cheeks from the cold. http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/makeup/g8668/fall-2017-makeup-trends/ has more information about this year’s fall beauty trends, plus you can check out Youtube for endless tutorials and guides for perfecting your look.


Invest in Some Cold Weather Essentials
There are a few things that really help you stay cozy and warm when it’s cold outside. A fluffy dressing gown, pyjamas and slippers. A hot water bottle or electric blanket. A coffee machine that makes tasty drinks like flavoured tea, coffee and hot chocolate- http://bestreviews.com/best-coffee-makers has a rundown of some of the best models. Some good box sets are another good addition, the perfect thing for keeping you entertained on those cold autumnal nights. These are all things that are worth investing in when the weather cools down and you’re spending more of your free time in the house.







9.21.2017

Upgrade Your Kitchen For Less Than $1,000


Fall is here, and it’s finally time for households to embrace the new season and get ready to welcome the colder months of the year. But before you get your Christmas decorations out, there’s still plenty of time to give your home sweet home a new look for winter. You do need to change the feel of your home interior regularly to keep it attractive, elegant and functional! So why not start today with the most important room in your home: The kitchen, the place where all the sweet pies and family dinners start? It’s by far the room in a house that is used the most often, and that shows signs of tear and wear the soonest. So it’s probably time for a revamp that should give it a good spruce up! But, you’re in for a treat: You can renovate your kitchen’s look for less than $1,000. Does that sound like a good project idea? Let’s get started!



Space saving practicality
It doesn’t matter how big or small your kitchen is. The truth is: All kitchens get crammed with stuff that you probably don’t even need. From too many mugs – mugs are a favorite last-minute present for birthdays and Christmas, so if you’ve got 5 different best mum mugs, you know that your kids were running out of ideas – to extra large kitchen bins, it can be difficult to keep the room tidy. It’s time for a clear out; the kitchen will feel spacious once you’re done. Start by installing a space saver garbage disposal in your sink as these are great to deal with food leftovers and organic waste in a few seconds. Then declutter your kitchenware cupboards – yes, that means getting rid of most items in your mug collection. You’ll notice the difference immediately: A tidy kitchen feels big and roomy.



Upgrade your cooking gadgets
A kitchen stove and a new fridge don’t come for free. But smart kitchen gadgets – while they are not free either – are a lot more affordable in comparison. You know how it is: The blender is so old it barely blends, the toaster burns the bread and your cookware has seen better days. Changing little things for brand new gadgets can give a modern vibe to your kitchen. From a colorful stand mixer to a new set of cookware, you don’t need to spend much to upgrade your kitchen’s look easily and durably.


Give your kitchen a new feel
Sometimes all it takes is a fresh coat of paint to revive the spirit of the kitchen. You can find kitchen-friendly paints that are non-stainable and washable in all good DIY shops, and you can finally leave the Magnolia color scheme behind you for something exciting and full of energy! Red kitchens stimulate the appetite and make you feel warm. If red is a little too vibrant, try a Mediterranean orange shade instead. For a ray of sunshine, paint it yellow as it makes people feel calm and happy. It’s also a good choice to vitalize a small room.


With a little attention to details, you can give your kitchen a second life without breaking the bank. All it takes is smart space saving solutions, new kitchen gadgets and a fresh coat of paint.

Knowing Your Other Half

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When you choose to spend your life with someone, it’s important that you don’t take the decision lightly. A lot of people hate to live without a partner, often choosing a bad relationship over none at all. Others, for whatever reason, simply don’t have the time to put into their other half. In a lot of cases, this can leave people who are practically strangers dating each other. This is a shame, though, as it doesn’t have to be this way. Instead, you just need to do some learning. To help you out, this post will be going through some of the different attributes of your partner which you should be considering.

If you don’t understand someone’s emotions, you’re missing out on a huge part of their personality. To be able to do this, though, you first need to stock up on some empathy. When you interact with your other half, you should be thinking about the way your words may make them feel. Along with this, when you do things, you should also think about how your actions might impact your partnership. Without this sort of connection, it will be very hard to understand each other.

When you first meet someone, it can be easy to ignore their life before they time they met you. In most cases, though, people have had incredibly rich and interesting lives, and they love to share this kind of information with others. As their boyfriend or girlfriend, you should be eager to know everything there is to know about them; and this includes the past. You should know where they grew up, their family, and a rough idea of their life experiences. As you’re with someone longer, you will be able to get a better picture of their life, understanding them more and more.

Now, it’s time to start thinking a little more materially. Things like fashion, design, and even taste are all subjective. This means that your loved one will almost certainly like different things to you, making it important to consider this area. If you were planning to propose, for example, you would need a ring to seal the deal. A girl interested in high-fashion would be drawn to a Tacori ring over a lot of others. But, for those on the more discrete side, something a little tamer might be better. Only those that understand their loved ones properly will be able to get things like gifts right.

Knowing your loved on inside and out could take a lot of work. Over the years, you will learn more and more about them, slowly building an understanding of them which no one else has. Towards the start, though, you will have to work hard to show that you’re learning. Most people will be upset if you don’t make efforts to learn about them. When you start a relationship, you should be excited to learn about a new person. If you’re not, though, it might not be a good relationship to start.

9.20.2017

Simple Solutions To Seemingly Complex Health Issues

We often overestimate the complexity of a cause for a health problem and here is a very quick example. You might have a headache. It’s persistent. It’s been with you for quite some time, maybe reoccurring over a couple of weeks. Now, if you look online, you’ll find that a headache like this is a red light for a brain tumor or something just as terrifying. However, there could be a simple solution?


Are you binge-watcher? If you know that after a time Netflix actually asks you if you want to continue watching a show, the answer is yes, you absolutely are. That means that you’re spending hours at a time staring at a screen. To get that message you need to have not touched your laptop at all, meaning your eyes have been glued to the latest show for ages. If this is a big part of your life, you will get more headaches than most people. The same goes for working at a laptop screen all day. Try taking breaks, having a wander around and squeezing in some exercise between a TV show binge. You’ll probably find that headache does go away. Here are some other seemingly complex health issues with simple solutions.

I Can’t Sleep


If you can’t sleep, there are numerous complex possible causes. Maybe you have insomnia? Insomnia is actually quite rare and is usually caused by a traumatic event. Or, perhaps you’re super stressed. You just can’t get your brain to switch off, and you need to find a way to relax. But do yourself a favor.

Before you book that spa weekend or book an appointment with a therapist, lie down on your bed. Have a wriggle around. Does it feel comfortable or is it quite lumpy? Can you feel the springs and is it too firm? If your mattress isn’t comfortable, you will have trouble getting to sleep. Check out a resource like mattress.review, and you’ll find information on all the mattresses currently available on the market. That way, you can pick a better one that isn’t going to keep you up all through the night. You’ve saved yourself a weekend at a spa and a trip to see a therapist. One of those is definitely a plus...we’re not so sure about the other.

I Really Am Stressed


Okay, you’re stressed, you need a career change, you need to reassess your personal relationships, and you definitely need to move away from the city? Wait a minute, take a deep breath, hold it for ten seconds and let it go. Do it again, and again, and again. Do you feel that? That’s your brain receiving extra oxygen, and that’s your breathing slowly regulating. You probably feel a little calmer and more secure. You might have even started to figure out a solution to the issue that is causing you stress. The answer to dealing with serious levels of stress really can be that simple. Sometimes all you need to do is take a deep breath and let life slow down a little.

Do bear in mind this article isn’t suggesting that issues like this aren’t serious. Constantly having headaches can be painful, stress can give you physical symptoms and not getting enough sleep will impact your mood. But that doesn’t mean you should look for a complex cause to an issue like this. When it comes to issues with your health, sometimes the simplest answer is the right one.

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