5 Ways to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

5 Ways to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Everyone has a story. Whether it be our mother, sister, aunt, or grandmother, many of us know someone whose life has been impacted by breast cancer. According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, there will be approximately 231,840 new cases of breast cancer among American women and a staggering 40,290 breast cancer related deaths just this year alone. It’s a disheartening statistic. But with early detection, there is a 99% 5-year survival rate. Therefore, early detection is critical in the effective diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Regardless of these…

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8 Life Skills Everyone Should Know Before They’re 30

8 Life Skills Everyone Should Know Before They’re 30

Throughout the course of your life, you will learn many skills. Some of which will be useful to you and some you may not ever use more than once. However there are some life skills that are necessary to learn as you enter your adult life as they will benefit you for many years to come. Learn these top eight skills to drastically improve your health and happiness both now and in the future. How To Budget  If you maintain a household budget, then you are among the minority of people…

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DIY Cold Brewed Coffee

DIY Cold Brewed Coffee

I love coffee but during the warmer months I much prefer a nice cup of cold brewed coffee to the traditional hot beverage. However, iced coffee and other specialty drinks can be costly when purchased on a regular basis. So why not make your own? Cold brewing coffee does require patience but is not difficult and has some great benefits. Heat may accelerate the brewing process but it also makes coffee far more acidic. Those with regular heartburn or acid reflux may enjoy a cup of cold brewed coffee whereas hot…

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My Step by Step Guide for Home Organization

My Step by Step Guide for Home Organization

At the end of the day, there’s nothing better than relaxing in a clean well-organized home. The problem? It doesn’t currently look like that. If you are overwhelmed at the thought of taking on a large organization project, then read on for my step by step guide on how to efficiently and methodically organize a room. This is also a great process to follow if you are packing in preparation for a move or estate sale. Sort Take all of your belongings out of their current locations. Remove items from bookshelves,…

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Moving Tips from the Pros

Moving Tips from the Pros

It’s finally happening! Your moving into your new place and you couldn’t be more ecstatic. Then reality sets in and you remember this means that the packing must begin. Sigh! Most people dread moving simply because packing, organizing, and transporting a home full of stuff can seem like a daunting task. But using some of these amazing moving tips and tricks, moving day might be a lot less stressful and whole lot more organized. Happy moving day! Purge as you Pack This is probably the most important of all moving…

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10 Ways to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Business

10 Ways to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Business

I am in love with Pinterest! There, I said it. If you’re looking to expand your efforts on social media, consider Pinterest one of your next platforms. With over 100 million active users, this image-based social media site has the potential to help you reach even more customers. Since Pinterest focuses on your visual interests, you will do well if you appeal to your customers desire to eat, drink, travel, shop, or create. So if you’re looking to get started with Pinterest, use these great tips to expand your network and send…

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Hurricanes: Facts & Tips to Keep You Safe

Hurricanes: Facts & Tips to Keep You Safe

Each year in the United States, hurricanes cause millions – sometimes even billions – of dollars worth of property damage. From flooding to roof damage to broken windows and doors, strong hurricanes are capable of wreaking havoc on your home and you quality of life. Being prepared could mean the difference between life and death in a dangerous situation. In Part 1 of this post, learn what causes a hurricane to form and some interesting storm related facts. Then, read on for 7 helpful steps to prepare for a hurricane so…

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Is Your Family Ready for Pets?

Is Your Family Ready for Pets?

There are a few things that compare to the unconditional love of a pet. Pets do a great job of bringing families closer together and can enrich the lives of their owners in so many ways. People who have a pet tend to be happier and healthier than those without. Pets can be an integral part of the family, but knowing the right time to bring an animal into your home is tricky especially when small children are involved. Each year, humane societies and pet shelters across the country take…

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My BEST Tips for Back To School Prep

My BEST Tips for Back To School Prep

In just a few short weeks thousands of local children, parents, and teachers will embark on a brand new back to school adventure. While there is a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air, it can be a bittersweet moment for parents regardless of whether your child is starting Kindergarten or college. How do you ensure that your kids are prepared to go back to school?  Most parents will agree that the best way is by being well organized and efficient. Read on to find out some of my…

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Outdoor Living: Spruce Up the Exterior of Your Home

Outdoor Living: Spruce Up the Exterior of Your Home

The longer days and warmer weather of summer make for some fabulous outdoor living. Add some friends and family and you have a recipe for wonderful memories you’ll have for years to come. But, what do you do if the exterior of your home isn’t exactly prepped for people? Well, you spruce it up and create a space that’s so inviting you’ll consider camping out. If you are looking for ways to spruce up the exterior of your home, check out the list below. Many of these projects can be…

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