What I'm Loving Lately + A Giveaway

Friday, May 31, 2019

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I LOVE showing off my favorite things and it's been a while since I did so.  Lately, I've found some amazing fashion, beauty, and general everyday life products and I'm so excited to show you!!!!    

 So I started using some new hair products and I'm in LOVE!!!!  The NIUCOCO line of hair care products is a salon-grade line that's natural, vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. Their hydrating shampoo smells so good and it really makes my hair shiny and keeps my scalp moisturized, which has always been a struggle for me. To go with that is the smoothing conditioner which is ideal for me this time of year when my hair gets frizzy and messy.  Ever since I started using this, it's smoother, and seems to not mind the humidity as much.  I'm not constantly fixing my hair and smoothing it down. My hair is also SUPER SOFT!  I finish my hair routine after every shower by using the renewing serum to protect my hair when I blow dry and straighten it.  This serum helps get rid of the frizz as well and has an amazing scent (coconut).   It's so important to use all natural AND cruelty free products on your body so check out NIUCOCO today! 

Time To Talk About Health

Thursday, May 30, 2019

In this blog post, we are going to take a look at the benefits associated with private care, as well as some useful tips on choosing health care insurance.

Affordable Medical Insurance – How To Lower Health Insurance Premiums

Affordable medical insurance is something we would all like to benefit from. Nevertheless, simply looking for the cheapest insurance plan you can find is not advised. If you do this, you will suffer from a lack of cover, rendering your policy virtually ineffective. So, how can you save money on health insurance?

4 Summer Outfit Ideas

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

4 Summer Outfit Ideas

Ahhh, summer time - when it gets hot as heck and you still want to dress cute.  And that's where the struggle is.  We can often times go for an outfit that's not very flattering just because it will keep us cool.  But with a little bit of extra effort you can guarantee a cute summer outfit that also keeps you cool.  Check out these 4 outfit ideas below to give you inspiration in your own wardrobe. 

Five Habits That Might Be Impacting Your Health & Wellbeing

Monday, May 27, 2019

Our health is always going to be important to us, no matter what age we are. So making sure that we have a good health in our lives is crucial. However, there are habits in life that may be impacting negatively on our health and wellbeing. And to help you to live a long and happy life here’s five habits that might not be good for you.

Ways To Save Money As A Household

Running a household costs money and that money might not always be enough to cover the monthly outgoings that come with having a family. However, to ensure you make ends meet here’s a few ways to save money as a household.

Books I Recommend You Read [May]

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Another month of nice weather and good reads! Check them out below! 

Is Debt Consolidation with Barron Advisors Right for You?

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

So many people are throwing around the idea of debt consolidation but there are just as many people, if not more, that have no clue what debt consolidation really is and how it could potentially benefit them.   To put it simply, debt consolidation is when you obtain a new loan that takes the place of your current debt.  Sometimes it's a great choice and other times, there are other solutions to check out before consolidating your debt that way.  If you're already feeling overwhelmed, it's okay.  I'll explain everything about debt consolidation below so you can determine if it's the right choice for you. 

Habitual Health: Small Lifestyle Choices With A Dramatic Impact

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The way that you live your life will always impact your body. The food you eat, the work you do, and the time you spending doing things like sleeping will shape you, leaving some people far more healthy than others. This leaves a lot of people putting huge amounts of effort into keeping fit and monitoring their health, with concerns that they will cause problems in the future. While going to the gym and maintaining a strict diet, though, a lot of people will hold onto the unhealthy habits which they’ve picked up over time.

Frugal Living Hacks to Save You Money Each Month

Frugal Living Hacks to Save You Money Each Month

I think most of us fail to realize how much money we could save each month if we cut back on our spending on a consistent basis.  But when most people think of cutting back on spending they associate that with not going shopping for clothing, etc.  But it goes way beyond that actually and today I am sharing some realistic frugal living hacks that can save you money each month! 

Simple Ways To Spruce Up The Bathroom

Monday, May 20, 2019

Now that a new season beckons and we have started our spring cleaning for the year, it is a great time to take a look at our home and see what things we can change and upgrade. The room which often gets overlooked in the house when decorating starts is the bathroom, and this can often lead to us keeping the same drab design for years on end. Today we are taking a look at the ways you can spruce up this part of the house.

How To SUCCESSFULLY Budget for A Vacation

How To SUCCESSFULLY Budget for A Vacation

Tis the season for vacations which means people are stressing out about how to quickly save up money.  But how do you know how much money to actually save for a vacation?  And how do you know what money you plan to spend on what activities? Well, you have to get a little organized.  So I'm going to share with you some tips that if you follow, you can be successful in planning and budgeting for a vacation. 

How I Stay Sweat-Proof in Spring

Friday, May 17, 2019

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If you know me personally, you can easily attest to the fact that I despise being hot and I can't stand humid weather.  So I struggle A LOT in Spring and Summer.  When it comes to my outfit, I usually try to wear something that's stylish but still breathable.   So today I'm letting you in on 2 little secrets that I wear underneath my clothing. 

Styling Your Yard with Flowers

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Styling Your Yard with Flowers

Flowers are a great way to style your yard and the front of your home which can be seen by basically anyone that passes by.  But some people tell me they just don't get it.  They don't know which flowers to put where and how many should go in one spot and why the flower pot they filled up has too many flowers in too small of a space.  Relax! I have a few helpful tips for styling your yard with flowers this Spring and Summer! 

3 Of The Most Common Hair Problems Solved

We all want to have luscious hair but unfortunately, it isn’t always that easy. A lot of people think that they’re the only one that has problems with their hair because everybody around them seems to look great. But they’re probably working hard to get it looking like that because they’ve got the same issues that you’re having. If you want your hair to look great, you need to learn how to deal with some of the hair problems that you’re likely to have at some point. These are some of the most common hair problems and how you can deal with them.

Is Your Family Ready For A Dog?

Monday, May 13, 2019

Dogs are truly amazing animals, so it's no wonder that many people love to keep them as pets.

However, as cute as they are, as loyal as they are, and as much fun as they are, they are also a big responsibility, so before you go rushing off to your nearest dog shelter to pick up a pooch, it's best to consider if you really should get a dog or not, because as tragic as it is, so many people get a dog without really thinking it through and then these poor dogs end up either on the street or in shelters - some of which are kill shelters, and this is a truly heartbreaking thing that could be avoided, so please take some time to really think about it before getting a dog and consider if it's the best thing for the dog or not.

7 Ways to Style a Jacket

7 Ways to Style a Jacket

Jackets are great this time of year before the heat and humidity hits and you can still get away with wearing layers.  I love jackets since you can obviously take them off and still have a put together outfit.  So today I'm showing you some ways to style a jacket. Use these suggestions to put together outfits from your own closet. 

How To Budget While Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Friday, May 10, 2019

How To Budget While Living Paycheck to Paycheck

So you've read the blog posts, books, and downloaded budget templates from all over the internet.  You're dead set on getting a budget set up and in place this time around.   But you keep putting it off day after day with the reasoning that you just can't afford to budget because you already live paycheck to paycheck.  

Valid reason, right? 
Stop right there! I'm going to explain to you why you definitely need a budget to STOP you from living paycheck to paycheck and how you can budget while living paycheck to paycheck.  

6 Crucial Home Maintenance Tasks That Can Save You Money

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Maintaining your home is a lot of work. If you’ve ever rented property on the past, you will know how much more time and money becoming a homeowner takes. You can’t expect your landlord to carry out this maintenance or pay for someone else to do it, because you simply don’t have one. This is why many homeowners put off or ignore this work. However, this can cause more bother in the long run. With that in mind, here are five home maintenance jobs that can save you money.

Smooth Skin in 6 Simple Steps

How one achieves smooth skin can vary depending on a number of factors. A routine that makes your skin beautiful may not work for your best friend, for example. Everybody is different, everybody has a different skin type, and everybody reacts differently to products. That being said, there are 6 simple steps below that should help you to improve your skin texture and enjoy smoother, more beautiful skin. Take a look:

Everything You Need To Know About Debt Consolidation with August Funding

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Are you overwhelmed with debt? Do you have multiple debts with all types of due dates and fees and interest rates?   Do you feel like you'll never get ahead?  Well, you aren't alone and that's why debt consolidation exists.  Debt consolidation is, simply put, taking out a new loan that replaces your current debt.  But how do you know if you will benefit from debt consolidation and if it's worth a shot?  Today, I put together a post with everything you need to know about debt consolidation! 

Could You Offer a Home to a Disabled Dog?

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When you choose a dog, you should look for someone who will fit in with your family, offer you plenty of love and fun and improve your lifestyle. But all too often, disabled pets are overlooked because they may require a little more care and attention. This is a real shame because disabled dogs are just as loving and fun and truly deserve a happy home life too.

For many people, the idea of looking after a disabled pet is quite daunting. However, the reality is that as long as you have enough time and you are willing to adjust to suit their needs - something you would do for a new pup in any case - there is no reason that you can’t have a fulfilling relationship.

So You Want To Buy A House...

Becoming a homeowner is one of the greatest feelings in the world because you actually OWN something and it's completely your own space.   I'll never forget the day in 2015 that we moved into our first home, which will be our forever home.  It was so liberating and even though it was scary because obviously now we had a mortgage to pay, the freedom outweighed the fear. 

Unfortunately, it can be an overwhelming feeling when you decide you want to buy your own home so I put together a few tips to make sure you're ready. 

How To Style Your Outdoor Living Space

How To Style Your Outdoor Living Space

I'm sure by now you've seen plenty of photos of my screened in porch because not only am I obsessed with it but I personally think I did a great job styling it.   So people always ask "how can I style my space as cute as yours?".  Well, it's not all that hard so I figured I'd do a blog post on the basics of how to style your space whether it's a patio or a porch like mine.  

Go On, Take Another Look At Your Budget

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Most of us, even if we’re earning a fair amount each month, think that all we seemingly do is pay for things and get on top of our bills. When you think about it, that can be relatively true. But the feeling of being ‘cash strapped,’ while it might not seem so, is often the case from those in the working class to those in higher income brackets. This is because when we earn a certain amount, we tailor our surroundings to match, and our quality of life raises or falls as a result.

Most of us keep a budget each month. This budget helps us keep our earnings in check, and can give us that sense of security. It’s important to stay prudent with your financial matters, because then you know exactly if your living standards are better or worse than what you can support. But even with the tightest budget, you may be able to squeeze out some value. Go on, take another look with some of our helpful advice in mind. You might be surprised as to what you can achieve.

A Few of My Favorite Life Hacks

I love finding new life hacks, but I especially love sharing them with others.  These aren't the same kind of life hacks you'll find on Pinterest, though.  These are hardcore life hacks that will help you throughout life when you need it the most.  If you read these over and keep them in your brain, hopefully they'll pop right out if you ever find yourself in certain predicaments. 

How To Prepare If You Think Divorce Is In Your Future

This may be an uncomfortable post to read but with everything going on in the world these days, especially for women that are trying to gain their independence I wanted to make this post in the hopes that at least one person will read it and it will help them.  Life is unpredictable, and there are times when you realize the path your heading towards isn't the one you originally planned.  Maybe you got married with the hopes of staying together forever but things just aren't working out that way.  That's why there are some things that everyone should be prepared to do as they prepare for the possibility of divorce. 

Can You Better Protect Your Finances?

There are a lot of things in the modern world that can cause many of us a great deal of stress and anxiety. Sadly, a lot of these things aren't the kinds of things that we can really do much about and most of us just have to learn to live with them. The most obvious and significant of these that just about everyone is almost certainly going to find themselves dealing with is, of course, money. Money, as much as many of us would rather otherwise, really does make the world go round and there are very few ways in which your life can carry on comfortably without it. However, staying on top of your finances can often be a whole lot easier said than done. Of course, just because something is sometimes difficult that certainly doesn't mean that it's impossible. With that in mind, here are just a few things that you can do take better care of your finances.

Purge Your Wardrobe with my FREE Step-by-Step Guide!

Monday, May 6, 2019

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Purge Your Wardrobe with my FREE Step-by-Step Guide!

Do you ever feel like your wardrobe is out of control? Not only is your closet unorganized but even your dresser drawers are stuffed to the brim.  You end up wearing the same selection of outfits because they're easiest to access and you don't really even know every item you truly own. 

Well, what if I told you that with my FREE Step-by-Step Guide to Purging Your Wardrobe, you would be able to see all of your clothing and know what you own?  You'll be able to put together outfits quick and conveniently and by having your wardrobe in order, you'll feel like your life overall is a bit more in order. 

That's why I'm going to help you walk step-by-step through the process of purging your entire wardrobe and you can get my FREE printable guide to help you along the way! 

What You Can And Cannot Keep In A Safety Deposit Box

Friday, May 3, 2019

Many people have valuable items including paperwork, jewellery, cash, gold bullion, and others stored inadequately in their homes. When you keep precious things such as these insecurely in your home, you are leaving them open to theft, loss, or damage, which could see you significantly out of pocket.

Why My Book, Fixing Your Finances, Makes a Great Gift for Graduates

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Why My Book, Fixing Your Finances, Makes a Great Gift for Graduates

Graduation season is right around the corner and there are many high school students preparing for their future.   Unfortunately, it seems many teens and young adults go out into this world without some basic knowledge and understanding of personal finance.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a way to instill some great values and knowledge on budgeting, saving, proper use of debt, and responsible purchase decisions into those kids? Well, you can!  My book, Fixing Your Finances, is designed for people of any age and is a realistic and practical guide to living a debt free life, having a healthy savings fund, and learning how to properly budget for every type of expense you'll have. 

So what will my book teach them? 

How To Find A Hobby

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Have you ever had one of those lulls in life where you straight up tell yourself that you need a hobby?  Well, I have and I know a lot of people around me have said the same about themselves.   A hobby is a great thing because it's a way to productively spend your time doing something you enjoy.  There are so many hobbies out there based on what you're looking to do.  Here's how to find the right hobby for yourself. 

Are You Using the Right Kind of Software for Your Business?

One of the main things I hear people complain about with their business is the struggle to get things done efficiently and having the right tools to do so.   If you don't have an efficient system and the right tools in place, you will definitely be struggling to run your business and reach your highest level of productivity.  Because this is so important for ANY business, big or small, I wanted to go over the types of software you may need for YOUR business. 

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas for 2019

Every year I do the same thing....I make a blog post about all the different ways to spoil your mom on Mother's Day.  And guess what? This year is no different.  So if you're feeling stuck and uninspired, check out some of these gift ideas.