Ask Away Blog: November 2018

My Sweet Stella Turns 9!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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I can't believe it myself but the youngest member of my wolf pack turned 9 over the weekend!  Sweet Stella is still under the double digits though, so I'm remaining calm. 

We celebrated Stella's birthday with tons of snuggles, some delicious wet food (which is a special treat for her), and a present!

Dating In The Modern World: Is It Easier Or Harder?

Monday, November 12, 2018

I don’t think many of us particularly enjoy the dating scene or this period of our lives, am I right? Sure there is an element of fun to it. You get the chance to meet new people, experience different relationships and it gives you the grounding to be sure on the decision for the person you want to spend the rest of your days with. I found my partner and I couldn’t be happier. But, these days I think the dating side of things can be a little more complicated than it used to.

Going back a few decades, you would attend dances or be out on the town. You would meet someone and if it felt right then that is how it would be for life. More couples these days break up than stick it out and I certainly think it is a generation issue. However, when it comes to dating, is it easier now or back then? There are so many different options to consider these days and so many routes you can explore. I guess in some respects that makes it easier as you have much more choice. But again, choice can then make things complicated. I wanted to share with you some of the options you can consider now in today's world when it comes to dating. It might give you a few new avenues to try yourself.

When Your Expenses are Greater Than Your Income | How To Fix It

How To Fix Your Expenses Being Greater Than Your Income

You're desperately staring at your budget , showing a very BIG negative number when it comes to your income MINUS your expenses. 

You feel overwhelmed and hopeless. You're already taking action to save money and curb your spending, how can you possibly do more?

You are not alone, and there are many ways you can fix this situation.  Sometimes you just don't know where to start.

And today, I'm giving you plenty of places to start.

The Many Benefits of CBD from Diamond CBD

Friday, November 9, 2018

If you haven't heard of CBD yet, you may be living under a rock because it seems everyone is talking about it and the many benefits.  Celebrities, athletes, and everyday people are turning to CBD and are proud to talk about it.  As a blogger, I enjoy educating others about things I strongly support and understand.  For years, I've embraced CBD and informed others around me about the many benefits of it.  

CBD products are popping up everywhere in a variety of forms and as a solution to a wide variety of ailments. Today, I'm going to explain to you what CBD is and I'll talk about the many benefits of using it.

My Organized Work Tote + A Giveaway from Thirty One

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Leopard print thirty one tote bag

In an ideal world, us women would only have to carry one bag.  It would contain all of our stuff for work, play, and survival.  Somehow it would magically weight NOTHING and it would never be too big and bulky.  It would be gorgeous and it wouldn't hurt your shoulders.

Too bad this ain't an ideal world.  And as much as I love handbags I really don't think it would be possible for me to be able to haul all of my personal things AND all of my work things. And most of you can probably relate.   But did you ever notice how annoyed and grumpy we seem when we are hauling all of our stuff?  It shouldn't be like that!! And that's why I always tell people to invest in a work bag that you love!

My Complete Closet, Dresser, and Vanity Organization Makeover

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Complete Closet Organization using Container Store Products

Have you ever re-organized a closet and after a few months you still feel like it's not good enough? You continue to fumble around with your current system and try to believe that it's good enough but it's just not.  That's how I started to feel and I shook it off and tried to deal but month after month I just couldn't deal. I didn't have enough room for all of my shoes, folded pants were getting crowded, and my handbags were falling over and not fitting perfectly into the top shelf.  So I decided to do something about it and I'm so stoked to show you how it turned out! 

4 Incredible Things to Know About Geothermal Energy

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Geothermal energy is on the rise as a source of sustainable, renewable, and clean energy. Geothermal energy has applications that range from single-home heating and cooling to geothermal power plants. Here are four incredible things to know about geothermal energy.

Geothermal Energy Is a Constant Source
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How To Stash Cash for Christmas Gifts in 5 Easy Steps

How to stash cash for christmas gifts in 5 easy steps

Everything is going so smoothly with your finances and then out of nowhere THE HOLIDAYS ARRIVE! It's time to panic because some how you realize you have no extra money for gifts for everyone on your gift list!  It's a terrifying thought and because of that, we tend to charge everythign to our credit card.  

But, there's another way to build up your Christmas cash stash.  Actually, there's 5 of them.  If you don't even know how much money you'll need, check out my FREE Printable Christmas List and Budget.  I always fill mine out right after Summer so I have plenty of time to work with the money I have saved up so far. 

So how do you get the money set aside for gifts? 

Beat It: How To Prevent Heart Disease

Monday, November 5, 2018

Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the world. Whilst heart failure can occur naturally, it’s most often caused by an unhealthy lifestyle that leads to high blood pressure and clogged arteries, putting an extra strain on the cardiac muscles. Here are five ways in which you can look after your heart and fend off strokes, heart attacks and cardiac arrests.

Fun Ways To Spend Evenings Indoors With Your Partner

How nice it is, to spend long summer days walking hand-in-hand with your loved one. But when the weather turns? Then it becomes more difficult to enjoy the great outdoors. No, forget that, unless you’ve got an unusual love for wet and windy weather, it’s impossible. But that doesn’t mean you can’t spend fun evenings together with your partner. When the weather outside is less agreeable, you can engage in one of the many fun activities that you can do in the house. We take a look at five options below.


6 Reasons I Will Always Own a Honda

Have you ever been so sentimentally attached to a car that you want to cry just thinking of someday not having it? Oh well, if you haven't then you probably think I'm basket case but if you have, then you completely relate to what it feels like to own a car you LOVE. In case you haven't noticed in my previous posts about my Honda, I am so happy with my current car.  And get this... she's 12 years old! I'm always telling people the reasons to buy a Honda but I'm highlighting my top 6 today. 

Easy Ways To Look Younger

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Reversing the effects of aging is possible and it needn’t require rigorous diets or lengthy skincare routines. Here are just a few easy ways to look younger.

Get your beauty sleep
A good night’s sleep can take years off your appearance. It’s when we’re asleep that our body does most of its healing. This can make our skin look rosier and more youthful. Puffy eyes is often associated with lack of sleep, but research suggests it could actually be the way in which you sleep – sleeping on your front causes liquid in the eyes to pool up underneath, whilst lying on your back prevents this. In other words, if you want to reduce those aging eye bags, sleep on your back.

How to Stay Safe When Exercising Outside Alone

Everyone knows that exercise is a fantastic way for you to lead a healthy life. You need to do at least 30 minutes of exercise every single day because this can really help you to gain access to a ton of benefits. The main worry that people have is that they don’t like to exercise alone and they also have a lot of concerns about being unsafe as well. If this sounds like you then there are a few things that you can do to make this happen.

Always Make Sure that you Talk to your Family

It doesn’t matter whether you are going on a hike or whether you are going out for a jog

because it is so important that you let someone know where you are going. This way, if something should happen they know where you are and you can also feel confident knowing that they can come out to help you if you need it. It also helps to have the number for the best air evac company as they can then help you if you happen to experience an injury when you are out and about.

How To Clean Your Home for the Holidays

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Let's be real here, the holidays are a great time of year and everyone seems to be in such a celebratory mood. That is until it's a day before the gathering that YOU'RE hosting and you're scrambling to clean your home and get it in perfect shape.  

I have a neat and tidy home normally so luckily the most I have to do is actually scrub or clean surfaces but I never have to waste time on removing clutter.  But for those of you that do hate to deal with that part of the clean and prep, you're in luck because today I'm sharing a tutorial on how you can clean your home for the holidays whether it's before or after. 

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