Ask Away Blog: July 2019

4 Summer Hairstyles

Wednesday, July 17, 2019



So I kind of stink at doing my own hair but I did come up with a few hairstyles for the summer that are super easy. These are great for when the weather is sticky and gross and you want to look cute but still keep your hair out of your face! 

Easy Summer Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Monday, July 15, 2019


Easy Summer Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Ever since I got my Ninja Blender, I'm obsessed with smoothies.   When I have guests over I'll make an actual wine smoothie for everyone but the rest of the time, I really enjoy making a simple fruit smoothie as my evening snack.  So today I'm sharing my recipe. 


3 Simple Ways To Immediately Improve Your Home

Saturday, July 13, 2019



If you are always on the lookout for ways in which you can make your home look better and be better to live in, then you will probably know that there are a lot of potential solutions for that. In fact, there are so many that you might even find it challenging to know which to go for first. Regardless, it is good to know that there are so many ways you can improve the home whenever you want to, and in this article we are going to take a look at some of the ones that you might want to consider most of all. What follows are three very simple means by which you can hope to improve your home very fast. You should consider any of these if you hope to improve your home some time soon.

Why Is Craft Beer Such a 'Thing' These Days?

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Melvin Brewing


So I'm 32 years old but back when I first turned 21, me and all of my friends would head out to the bars 
to dance to music and enjoy the club scene.  Fast forward to 10 years later and I began to wonder why this new group of young adults turning 21 no longer flocks to the bars like we did.  Then I noticed that craft beer was becoming a huge thing and all these twenty-somethings go on tastings at their favorite breweries and spots each weekend, especially in the summer when they can enjoy the nice weather.  

Why Women in Business Are So Empowering

Wednesday, July 10, 2019



Of course anyone that runs a business or operates even part of  a business in the world today is impressive, but I just can't seem to get over how amazing it is for women to be so successful, especially since most women balance a lot on their plates every day between work, kids, cleaning and cooking, and self care




6 Tips for Organizing A Closet

6 Tips for Organizing A Closet


Your closet can be a magical place where you store your beautiful clothing and make it easy to get dressed or pick out an outfit for a certain occasion.  Unfortunately, too many of us have closets that are very disorganized and it makes choosing an outfit stressful.  Here are some tips on how to organize a closet and keep it that way. 



The Art Of Spending Money To Save Money

Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Is there a more confusing premise? You save money by spending it, but how? The simple fact is that splashing out on specific products and services cuts costs by reducing the need to pay more in the future. Often, thrifty people are drawn in by a price tag and don't think about the quality or the necessity, and they get stung down the line.

Your Perfect Pet - Puppy Or Kitten?


Of course, there are so many other options that you might like to consider. Puppies and kittens are usually the default when people talk about getting a pet. They’re cute and fluffy, they have a reasonably long lifespan and overall can be trained to some degree in house.

They usually work with kids too. We’ve all seen the movies where the child and the dog are best friends, think Homeward Bound, or maybe ever Cheaper By The Dozen.

The less fluffy options come in the form of lizards, birds, horses, tortoise and fish. All are perfectly great options. Fish are excellent starter pets for kids. They are easy to feed, great to look at, and even cleaning them is pretty simple for a cold water set up.


Making a Home Healthy During Summer

Monday, July 8, 2019

Summer is finally here and with it all the heat and stickiness! As much as you were looking forward to warm weather, now you can't wait to get out of it. You retreat inside your home, but is your home any healthier than the outdoors? It may be time to find out how healthy your indoor air really is.

4 Summer Outfit Ideas


Summer is a tricky time for fashion because when you're dripping sweat and dealing with humidity, you may not feel like primping and preening and wearing heavy material clothing.  So I put together 4 outfits that are light and airy...and of course stylish! 


Alternatives to Bankruptcy with Trout Associates

Friday, July 5, 2019


When most people hear the word bankruptcy, they think of the worst case scenario and when they find themselves in a situation where they are contemplating bankruptcy, they become almost hysteric.  Bankruptcy is when you can no longer pay your debts.  Maybe you have a large student loan, massive credit card debt, and a variety of other financial issues, and you are contemplating bankruptcy yourself.  Today I'm going to explain some alternatives to going to the worst case scenario of filing for bankruptcy.  


Buying Antique Tables: What To Look For



Antique tables are always in great demand, and like any other form of antique furniture, there are fakes and reproductions, which often require the eyes of an expert to tell the difference. If you are looking to add an antique table or desk to your collection, here are a few things to look for.

4 Tips to Keep Your Carpet Clean in the Summer

Thursday, July 4, 2019




Nearly 60 million kids are enrolled in public and private schools nationwide, and they all get to enjoy extra freedom during the summer. While that’s great for kids and families in general, it can wreak havoc on your home. Kids tend to multiply in the summer; so where there were once only one pair of pitter-pattering feet, suddenly your home may sound like it’s being overrun by a herd of cattle. The little messes easily caught before can quickly add up and become uncontrollable. Since carpet acts as a giant room air filter, good luck trying to imagine what’s lurking within those fibers without getting nauseous. Thankfully, a professional carpet cleaner in Macomb Michigan is just a call away. But here are a few tips to keep your carpet clean in the summer in the meantime.

Tips On Creating An Efficient Office Space At Home



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Working from home can many advantages from the flexibility of setting your own schedule to eliminating your usual daily commute saving gas money and time. However, being successful in a home office running a small business or working from home requires creating, or at least replicating an efficient work environment that promotes efficiency.


It’s best practice; before claiming a corner in one of your rooms and designating it an office, making a precise list of the most basic needs for you to be successful at working from home. The list should generally include anything that will help ease the workflow, such as a desk, a PC, printer, and telephone. When making the list of critical needs, it is important to think about how you plan to use the space for your business needs.

How To Easily Organize a Utility Closet

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

How To Easily Organize a Utility Closet


The utility closet in most homes seems to be the catch all for all of the important stuff that you tend to need in a hurry.  In my utility closet I keep towels for cleaning up messes, candles, cleaning supplies, and more.  But after a couple of months it can start to look very chaotic and I've heard other people say there's is terrifying when they open the door.  So today I'm going to give you some steps to easily organize your own utility closet. 


8 Simple Tips to Save Money on Summer Entertaining

Monday, July 1, 2019


8 Simple Tips to Save Money on Summer Entertaining

Summer is the best time to host a get together mostly because you can hang around outside so you don't need to clean your home from top to bottom inside.  The problem is, if you don't plan even the smallest of get togethers correctly, you may end up spending more money than you needed to.  Here are 8 simple tips to save money on summer entertaining when you're the host. 


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