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3 Tips To Streamline Your Life

  Streamline Your Life To Get The Most Out Of It After a recent visit to California, I realized there’s so much to do and experience in the San Fernando Valley that it seems like a wonderful place to live. Often times, however, when the wonder is a part of your everyday life you miss out

Five Steps to Overcome Betrayal & Live With Resilience

With thousands of people responding to the most recent outpouring of abuses, Dr. Debi Silber has a proven method for helping victims find peace and healing in the midst of their betrayals.  With 27 years of health, mindset and personal development training and coaching this has enabled Dr. Silber to create a multi-pronged approach to help

Top 5 Back to School Stressors & How To Bust Them

  While the start of a new school year comes with excitement for some kids, (never mine!) it also comes with stress. It’s very common for kids to feel overwhelmed this time of year – especially as they navigate the challenges that crop up with a new school year. This stress can manifest itself in

6 Easy Tips to Improve the Air Quality In Your Home

Poor indoor air quality can be a major health hazard and is unfortunately often neglected. Problems, such as headaches, nausea, eye irritation, respiratory issues, etc.  should be taken seriously. Although most of the health problems caused by poor indoor air quality are temporary, people suffering from severe allergic reactions may experience more difficulties than others.

Reduce Your Environmental Impact On A Budget!

  Once you’re ready to “go green,” you’ll find there are dozens of ways to reduce your environmental impact without draining your wallet. Here’s a nice list of 41 Inexpensive Ways to Go Green that will help you get started today. Reduce Your Environmental Impact On A Budget! #1: Buy a programmable thermostat. Program your thermostat

Storm Damage? Top Reasons to Use Expert Restoration Services

  Storm damage can leave your property unsafe. Performing cleanup efforts without having the proper training can cause further property damage annnndd that is definitely not what you want. It’s important to utilize expert storm damage remediation services by a qualified storm damage restoration service like DKI first before attempting any cleanup.  DKI has the background,

How to Choose The Home of Your Dreams

    Purchasing a new home is one of life’s biggest milestones. The process can be fun and exciting as you reimagine your life. However, it can also be daunting and overwhelming. Buyer’s remorse is a scary prospect. What if you purchase a house and then instantly regret it? Thankfully, there are a few tips

5 Common Energy Hogs in Your Home

Even if your energy bills have been perfectly manageable lately, there’s still a chance there are appliances in your home or habits you have that are draining more electricity than necessary. While it’s a great idea to schedule an energy audit, you should also educate yourself on stealthy ways electricity and money are being unnecessarily

Do You Really Need the New Year to Make Resolutions?

Guest Post By Vijay Eswaran It’s that time of the year again when most people start making resolutions for the New Year.  For many, it’s an excuse to put off the inevitable for a few more days or weeks, as they revel in the year-end bubble.  Lose weight. Organize closets. Clean out the attic. Stick to

CenturyLink Price For Life – Improve Family Time And Your Budget

Post Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CenturyLink. The opinions are all mine.   Back-To-School time feels like the beginning of the new year more than the traditional January 1st. It’s truly a new beginning!   Every fall, I like to start the season fresh and one way I do

Furniture Options for Interior Design Projects

  Doing an interior design project for your home, or the home of a close friend can be fun! There are endless choices to make. Your imagination can run wild in order to make the interior of your home as unique as it can possibly be. Obviously, one of the key components of an interior design

Skimping on Insurance? Don’t Skip These Important Health Tests

***shared with permission With the healthcare system in crisis, tons of red tape and questions, managing one’s health has become a major challenge. More and more women are skipping key exams simply because getting appointments are a hassle and obtaining coverage can be confusing. That said, there are some key tests and exams that every

5 Ways To Rid Mosquitoes Naturally

  In the Pacific Northwest, we know in Summertime one day it can be raining, the next day 90 degrees. (It’s not unusual for our closets to have tank tops next to turtlenecks. You just never know!) With the constant change of weather, you get busy with yard work in between rain storms. But *smack* these darn *smack* mosquitoes

3 Keys to Choosing the Right Plumber For You

Many people view needing to call a plumber with as much trepidation as making an appointment at the dentist. It certainly doesn’t need to be like this. There are many great plumbers out there. The key is to select the right one for you. (That is often easier said than done.)  When a plumbing issue

Want To Be In A Good Mood? Eat These Foods

    A number of lifestyle factors can contribute to depression, but one that’s often overlooked is what you put in your mouth. “Diet plays a huge role in depression,” says with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. Do you crave sweet, salty, and fatty

Learn Specific Advantages of Leasing a Home

When it comes to finding a new home, do yourself a big favor = research before you search. The time you put into learning the process of purchasing a home will save you SO much stress down the road. If you have been searching for an easy way to afford a new home, leasing may

Tackle Spring Cleaning With Deals From Target

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lysol®, Finish®, Woolite®, and Air Wick®. The opinions and text are all mine. I was recently asked by Reckitt Benckiser to share some tips for using a helpful spring cleaning product. I want to share with you how helpful I’ve found Finish Jet-Dry while

Tyson Free Movie Night With Redbox

“Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.” What better way to spend a cold, winter’s night then by gathering for a movie with family and/or friends and eating tasty treats. Sounds perfect to me!  What makes it even better is that Tyson® Foods has partnered with Redbox® to reward

Enter To Win $150 To Spend On EvgieNev Wall Decals!

This giveaway is sponsored by EvgieNev. All opinions are my own. Whether you are bringing home a new baby or you just need to spruce up a room, wall decals from EvgieNev are the perfect way to change up a room.  And you’re at the perfect place to Enter To Win $150 To Spend On

Like Having A Spa In Your Home – HotelSpa® Shower Head

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a luxurious bathroom?  To feel like you have a spa in your own home would make getting out of bed in the morning a lot easier! (For me, anyway.)  Recently I was able to give our shower a quick update, a super-duper quick little “remodel”, and my family is

Hey! It’s An Apple Watch Giveaway! Thanks Beesavy!

For my fellow online shoppers, did you know you can save even more money while shopping online? Not only is it easier to shop online – you can save more money and get paid to shop! Yes – shopping online lets you search for the best deal and when you shop through Beesavy you will earn

Win A $200 T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Gift Card!

You know the feeling of entering a space and hearing angels sing?  It could be when you visit a museum, a theater, your favorite restaurant.  Or, if you’re like me, it happens to you when you walk into a HomeGoods! *cue music*  I am so happy to present you with a chance to win a

If You Want 2017 To Be Your Year…

  What do you think of these ideas?   I’m honestly feeling that 2017 requires us all to be fierce and to be brave.  Let’s help each other!  We are ALL human beings.  Thank goodness we’re not all of the same mind.  How boring would that be?  VERY! Remember… hate is a learned emotion.  With

Enter To Win! $1200 Thanksgiving Giveaway!

  This is the time of year when access to extra cash is most welcome.  If you’re like me you like to decorate for Halloween, create delicious bites for Thanksgiving and treat those you hold dear to special gifts around the holidays. Wouldn’t it be fun to splurge this season? I bet $400 would help! Enter

Enter to win Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus Giveaway!

This post contains affiliate links if clicked on I may receive a small commission to support this blog. When I find a product I like, I want to share with my family and friends.  (Hence the reason I started a review blog!) I’ve found a product that I really like – it’s effective and does what it

Peace Of Mind Tips In September

No review this time.  No giveaway to share.  I’m just checking in with you.  How are you?  Really?  It was an  interesting/stressful summer for our family and, with the beginning of the school year, the “interesting” twists keep on comin’!  I try to plan, I try to stay positive however, the anxiety (and annoyance) creeps in

Welcome To The Labor Day Giveaway!

This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog. Welcome to the Labor Day Giveaway! When you work hard all year you deserve to honor yourself, and your commitment, at least 1 day out of the year, right?  Right! With the

Enter To Win A $200 Target Gift Card! Is Today Your Lucky Day?

Target, oh Target, I enjoy you so!  My youngest daughter did her best to hold me to the list I had made – which was short – but their items are so practical, so inventive, priced so perfectly and, well – this store makes me happy!  As Lily and I are going down a main aisle my attention

Finding a New Home in a New City

When you need to find a new home in a new city; trying to figure out where to start can be a daunting task. The good news is this handy list breaks the process down into easy, doable steps. Start researching as early as possible. Even if you’re only thinking about moving, the sooner you

8 Of The Most Exciting PLAYFul Trends for 2016

    Summer is full of activity. There are ways to spend a bundle on outdoor events and activities but that’s not what I’m about.  I’m “Frugal Ann”, always looking for ways to play and have fun without spending a lot (or any!) dollars and cents. There’s an organization dedicated to reminding us the importance of