Ask Away Blog: July 2019

3 Ways to Wear Western Boots in Your Daily Life

Wednesday, July 31, 2019


As you're browsing the latest fashion blogs and Instagram accounts, you may notice an increase in Western boots as the footwear of choice. Putting together a stylish outfit that complements a pair of boots may seem like a challenge, but with the right pairing, you can create a versatile and appealing look that includes these fun and unique boots.

Self Care 101 + A Giveaway

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We need to have a legit conversation about self care.  Self care is thrown around all the time on social media these days in the form of #SelfCareSunday with a view of your friends feet sticking out of her bathtub, or from your bestie telling you she's going off the grid for 2 days to re-energize.  The thing is, self care is SO IMPORTANT and everyone needs to prioritize it.  I'm not quite sure whether it's our easy access to technology or even our crazy work and life schedules, but too many of us neglect self care.  


Self care is basically when you take the time or energy to focus on YOURSELF and do things for YOURSELF that will leave you happier, energized, and a better person over all.   

Am I talking to you? I don't know...are you stressed out and constantly on edge?  Are you sleep-deprived but you keep pushing yourself harder?  Are you suffering health issues that you keep neglecting to take care of?  Then, yea, I guess I am talking to you!   
No matter who you are or what your life is like, here is what you need to do to prioritize self care. 

How to Buy the Right Sauna Heater

Monday, July 29, 2019

 
There is a chance that you might be in need of a new sauna heater to replace an old one that is no longer working properly. If this is the case, you need to be certain that you make sure the sauna heater you buy is very high quality. This will help to reduce the chance that you will need to replace it any time soon. There are many things that need to be taken into consideration before you agree to make this purchase. It would be wise for you to do some research. This will help you to spend your money wisely so you do not regret your purchase later. 

Here are a few tips you can use when it is finally time for you to buy a new commercial sauna heater.

How To Know If Debt Consolidation with Second City Advisors is Right For You


Everyone seems to be talking about debt consolidation these days but most of us don't have a clue what debt consolidation really is or how it could potentially benefit us.    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.  So let me give you some more information so you can determine if it's the right choice for you. 

Books I Recommend You Read [July]

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Summer is always my favorite time of year because I get so much reading done.  And of course some of my favorite books are from a large variety of genres. 

Why It's Important To Have a Hobby

Friday, July 26, 2019


Every day of our life is filled with tasks we need to complete, chores we have to finish, or jobs that need completed.  But what do you do with all the time in between?  This is where having a hobby comes into play. Having a hobby can very much enrich your life.  A hobby is something that you enjoy doing and you're good at.  It can be something that's therapeutic to you or something that is mindless and just lets you fill your downtime with something that you enjoy. 



3 Great Money Saving Tips For Your Car Expenses




Most of us will welcome a little money-saving here and there, whether we are saving for something special or just want to see a little bit more at the end of the month. If you have a budget to see what money goes where, you’ll likely know that buying, running, and maintaining a car can be a pretty significant and ongoing expense. If you would like to see how you can save a bit of money in this area, you’ll want to take a look at these savings tips!

Introducing NIRA Skincare Laser

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If you're someone that LOVES new technology with beauty products, you're going to love the NIRA Skincare Laser. Now, when I first heard about it I was skeptical but I knew that even at the age of 32, I'm already showing signs of aging.  I definitely have small wrinkles around my eyes and I'm sure that's from a lifetime of laughing and sun exposure, right??   So today I want to tell you all about the NIRA Skincare Laser and my experience using it. 


How To Protect Your Privacy On Social Media

Thursday, July 25, 2019

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It’s hard to deny the benefits of social media: We can stay in touch with friends and family near and far, meet new people, and even find communities of like-minded strangers who share the same interests and hobbies. No wonder 69% of Americans use some form of social media, according to the Pew Research Center. But there are also downsides, especially when it comes to protecting your online privacy.

To Throw Out Or Not To Throw Out?


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That is the question! We live in a world now when people’s first reaction is to replace, but sometimes this really isn’t the best option. It can be hard to decide whether when something has broken if you need to get rid or get repairing. Whether it’s appliance repair or darning socks, there are pros and cons to both and not only that but in this day and age as prices vary sometimes buying new is far cheaper than repairing the old, so what should you do if you have broken…

5 Must Have Summer Shoes in Your Closet

Wednesday, July 24, 2019



Summer is the best time of year for footwear because there are so many different options.  It's not just different colors but different heel types, different strap styles, different designs, and different comfort levels.   So here are 5 styles of shoes you NEED in your closet for the Summer! 



A Future That's Loud And Clear

Tuesday, July 23, 2019


In general we’re cautious when it comes to our health. We take adequate measures to protect ourselves whether we’re working on a building site or in an office.

We make sure that our office chair is adjusted for our height, to protect our back and neck. We wear helmets and stay safe in all our daily environments.

But there are some things we can do that we don’t and very often it’s our senses that suffer. Squinting into the sun without eye protection or subjecting your ears to loud, damaging noise.

In this blog, we’re taking a look at how you can spot the signs of hearing loss and what you can do to prevent it from happening in the first place.
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The Best Call Blocking Apps for Your Smartphone



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Were you on the receiving end of some of the 26 billion spam phone calls Americans received in 2018? If so, then a call blocking app may be a good tool to have in your smartphone.
Call-Blocking Apps: The Best Option for You?
Most of us have been bombarded by unwanted phone calls from telemarketers, political action groups or survey companies. Perhaps you’ve even put yourself on the Do Not Call Registry (DNCR) managed by the Federal Trade Commission—which clocked more than 5.7 million complaints in 2018 alone. Yet unsolicited calls keep coming.

10 Easy Ways to Make Extra Money

Monday, July 22, 2019

10 Easy Ways to Make Extra Money


So you probably have been through it before - one of those times where you need to scramble to get some extra cash together.  Maybe it's to fully fund your Emergency Savings or maybe it's because you need to make a very important purchase.  Either way, today I'm going to share 10 ways you can make extra money. 



Your Ears Aren’t A Usual Talking Point, But You Gotta Treat Em Good!

Friday, July 19, 2019





When we consider our overall health, we often think about our vital organs and how best to keep them functioning properly – with good reason, as well. They are kind of vital, after all. We mess with them, and it could be goodnight. The body is a very complicated machine, though, as we all know. There’s more to it than just the basics and the fundamental tasks that accompany them. If you want to live the best life, full of clean health and happiness, then you need to work on yourself a little more.

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

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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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