Doctors Vs. The Internet: Who Should You Trust?

Saturday, August 31, 2019

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There have always been debates about who knows best when it comes to health. In the distant past, people had the opportunity to choose between a range of different types of healer, with some which used chemicals to do their job, and others who would rely on prayers, sacrifices, and other religious rites. With the advent of modern science, the approach which people take to this field has changed an awful lot. Of course, though, there are still plenty of people out there who think they know more than doctors, and this can create a challenge when you’re using the web to figure out how to handle the problems you have.

Celebrating Pixie & Grace for their Birthdays

Friday, August 30, 2019

WOW!   Almost all of my dogs are in double digits now because Stella will be turning 10 in November. Pixie and Grace share their birthdays a week apart (August 24th for Grace and August 31st for Pixie) so we celebrate them together since they are the 2 originals.  Pixie turns 14 and Grace turned 12.  ACK!!!!!

7 Unusual (But Fun) Activities For Your Next Girls’ Night

Thursday, August 29, 2019

We all love a girls’ night — it’s a great excuse to hang out with our gal pals, drink wine and leave our partners to watch football and do guy stuff.

Whether it’s once a week or once a month, many of us have a regular girls night pencilled in — but sometimes it can be difficult to decide what to do. Or perhaps you’re a bit bored of just going round to Janet’s house for the same meatballs and chardonnay combination, and you want to add a bit of sparkle to your girlie night.

That’s why we’ve gathered up seven of the best unusual (but fun) activities for your next girls' night — read on for inspiration!

Books I Recommend You Read [August]

Monday, August 26, 2019

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Another month, another list of great books.   I had lots more time to read this month so enjoy my favorite picks!

Smudging 101 | What Is It, How To Do It, + What's The Point?

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Smudging 101 | What Is It, How To Do It, + What's The Point?

If you've been following me on Instagram you'll see all the fun earthy goddess type things I share including how I smudge my house every time there's a new or full moon. Many people have been asking what the heck smudging is, if it's legit, and how they can do it in their own home or sacred space.  So today I'm answering ALL of those questions. 

How I Keep All Aspects of My Life Organized

Monday, August 19, 2019

How I Keep All Aspects of My Life Organized

Life can get wild sometimes for all of us whether you're a dog mom, a mom of 4 kids, work 2 jobs, or just stay at home to handle the household everyday.   That's why I figured it would be a good idea to do a post on how I keep all aspects of my life organized. 

Why Flooring is an Important Part of Home Improvement

Saturday, August 17, 2019


When it comes to your home and the home improvements you make, one of the most important ones is the floor.  Whether it's in your kitchen or the living room and whether it's carpet or tile, flooring is so important.  Your floors are what provide you the ground to walk on inside your house on a daily and almost constant basis.  So why should you bother with the floor? Well, let's take a closer look.

How To Organize Your Finances

Friday, August 16, 2019

How To Organize Your Finances

Finances are such a big component of our everyday life that it makes absolutely zero sense to be disorganized with them.  Living this way can cause you to miss due dates, mismanage your money, and fall very short of achieving your financial goals for the future.  

Today I'm going to show you everything you need to organize your finances. 

Eight Tips For Open Plan Living

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Many modern homes are built with open plan layouts. While this can be great for making your home feel spacious, it can create a challenge for privacy and properly defining spaces. If your home is open plan, and this is causing you problems, follow these easy tips to make a more open layout work for you.

3 Things to Consider When Buying a Renovation Project

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Choosing to buy a house that needs a lot of work is a big decision. The reality is a house that is in a bad condition or near-derelict state costs time and money before you can start to reap the benefits of your purchase. Expect the unexpected is the best way to tackle things projects of this nature. But regardless of whether you are flipping the house to resell, or making it your forever home, there are few things you should make sure to keep in mind when considering buying a home that needs renovating completely.
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Live Life With Unique Jewelry By MyOwnNecklace

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

“Standing in front of the vanity mirror, I look left from right. There is something missing, something pertinent to the way I look. My clothes are gorgeous, my hair and makeup en pointe but still something is missing. The jewelry I have is not worth this dress but what do I do?
‘It is Incomplete,’ she said.”
The Need For Unique And Personalized Jewelry

Let's talk about FRIENDSHIP

Monday, August 12, 2019

From the moment we could walk and talk as children we began to form friendships by interacting with our peers.  Sometimes it was over common ground like being into the same toys and other times it was simply because our parents were best friends so we spent a lot of time together when they would hang out.  Either way, friendships have always been a crucial part to the life of a human being whether you're young or old, male or female, shy or outgoing.  Friendships allow you to thrive by bonding with other people, having a support system in place, and always having someone to laugh at your jokes.  

In this post I wanted to talk a little bit more in depth about friendships and what they really should consist of.  There is a big difference between a toxic friend and a friend that helps you thrive, but sometimes it's hard for us to see that when we have known the person for so long.  

So let's talk about friendship. 

Top Tips For Transforming Your Home

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

When it comes to our homes, there is always some sort of project that we are getting on with. Whether it’s tidying to the garden for the summer, adding in a new kitchen or maybe even a loft conversion. There is always something that keeps us busy. When there is a lot to complete in a home though it can be difficult to know where to start and to recognize which project will have the most effect.

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What To Wear for Girls Night Out

What To Wear for Girls Night Out

A Girls Night Out is a fun time to get together with your closest gals and enjoy a night out on the town.  This is the most common occasion that you will find women primping and preening for so if you're lacking some ideas on what to wear check out these suggestions! 

How to Achieve 100% Customer Satisfaction

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Anyone that has ever made money through a service or business knows that the most important thing is customer satisfaction. And how do we achieve customer satisfaction? We achieve it through great customer service of course which goes beyond just helping a customer that comes to you with an issue.  Great customer service begins the moment a potential customer comes your way. 

 So let's take a closer look at how to achieve 100% customer satisfaction in business

8 Ways to Save Money on Back To School Shopping

Monday, August 5, 2019

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Back to school shopping can be a killer on your wallet and it's inevitable that you have to deal with every year.  If you have more than one kid, you're definitely feeling stressed right about now because you know you're looking at double the cost.  Well, calm down.  I have some money saving tips for your upcoming back to school shopping trip. 

How Do You Get To Sleep? Simple Question, Difficult Answer

Friday, August 2, 2019

Most adults need between six and nine hours of sleep per night to feel rested. How much sleep you need depends heavily on your particular biology, but generally, most people need somewhere in this range.

The problem is that the majority of us aren’t getting it. Figures from The Good Body suggest that about 20 percent of people living in the US have a sleeping disorder and that 35 percent don’t get the recommended 7 hours every night.

How To Handle Debt with Ballast Associates

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Debt....just the word itself makes most people nauseous.  Debt is a heavy feeling of owing money that you don't have and likely don't have a plan to pay off quickly.  Debt can hold us back from many things when it comes to purchasing large ticket items like a home or car but it can also weigh you down mentally and emotionally.  So how do you handle debt?  If you're someone that feels like they have no extra money and they owe more money in debt payments than they make every month...calm down and take a deep breathe.   That's what I'm here to help you with!

4 Ways to Style a Simple Tank Top

4 Ways to Style a Simple Tank Top

This time of year it can get so hot and humid that you won't want to wear any sort of top other than a tank top.  At least that's how it is for me because I really can't tolerate the sticky sauna feeling when I walk outside during a humid heatwave.  But if that's the case for you too, you're in luck because today I have 4 ways to style a simple tank!