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Fur, Feathers or Fins: What Are The Best Pets For a Busy Family Household?

Pets can really help to complete a family. They can provide companionship, entertainment and can encourage us to exercise. They can teach responsibility and generally bring joy and happiness to our lives. But getting a pet is a big deal, and the type you should go for depends on the time you have to give and how much effort you’re willing to put in- since some are more high maintenance. Here are some ideas. Dogs and Cats Dogs and cats are family favourites, they’re cute and cuddly and their affectionate nature really allows us to build a bond with them. For households with a lot of time to give, a dog makes a wonderful companion- you will need outdoor space for them to be able to run around and have the time and energy to commit to daily walks. You’ll need to regularly worm then and administer flea medicine like those from Pet Lock, and some breeds will need taking to a groomers regularly too. If you don’t have the time for things like daily walks, a cat could be the better option. You’ll still need to provide them plenty of affection and playtime, but since they can go out […]

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Sartorial Staples: Five Clothing Items Everyone Needs In Their Wardrobe

One of the biggest problems that many of us have is that we simply have too many clothes and don’t know what to wear. However, there’s one simple solution to that: get rid of them! Of course, that doesn’t mean that you should get rid of all of your clothes, just that there are probably a fair few that you really don’t need. Now, which items you keep are going to be entirely up to you, but here are five items that absolutely everyone needs to make sure that they have in their wardrobe.   Good jeans Ah, jeans! Where would many of us be without our denim companions? Whether you wear them skinny or bootcut, low rise or high waisted, dark or stonewashed, everyone needs a great pair of jeans as part of their constant rotation of clothes. Not only are they incredibly versatile but they often last for a long time as well.   A stylish jacket   It can be tough to figure out a way to shift from casual to formal, but a decent, stylish jacket is often one of the best ways to elevate any outfit and make it just a little bit fancier. It’s […]

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Is Your Living Space Affecting Your Mood?

It’s pretty common to wake up from time to time and not quite feel your best. We all have those days where we’d rather just sit around in bed all day and ignore the world. The problem is when that feeling starts to persist from day to day. When that starts to happen, it can have a pretty serious impact on your life as a whole. The issue for a lot of people is trying to figure out where this run-down, low feeling comes from. Well, there’s one place that a lot of people fail to look which may well be a pretty significant factor: your environment. Your living space could be having a much bigger impact than you might expect. If you’re afraid that your living space is making your life worse, here are a few things that you can try.   Let there be light   Light is one of those things that a lot of people forget about in their living spaces. This is often because it’s hardly the most concrete thing in the world. Unless things are so dark that you’re struggling to see, the light in a room often has more of an impact on […]

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Ham and Cheese Surprise Recipe

Happy Sunday, everyone! It sure is getting chilly here in Seattle. Since Cassie started school, I have been obsessing in packing her lunch. I search through my Pinterest food board and choose what I will pack that day. Lately, she has been liking the Ham and Cheese surprise that I packed her a week ago and she wanted me to make some this weekend. The recipe is super easy-peasy!  What I love about this process is how quick it is to clean up as well. I used foil whenever I bake something that I know will be messy. When I’m done, I can just take the foil and wipe down my baking sheet. yeaboi!     Love it? Pin It!   Print Ham and Cheese Surprise Recipe Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes 22 minutes Category: Appetizer Ingredients 1 Pillsburry Crescent Rolls Deli Ham or packed Ham Cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 325F Arrange the crescent rolls on the baking sheet covered with foil Start layering with 3-4 pieces of ham followed by sliced cheese Roll the crescent roll gently Bake the rolls for 9-12 minutes or until it gets brown and the you can see the cheese melting […]

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Scar Tissue? Here’s What to Do

There are few skincare problems that are more annoying or upsetting than scars. It doesn’t matter how much time and effort you put into your skincare routine, scars, whether they’re caused by an injury, stretchmarks, acne or something else entirely, can end up staying with us long-term.   Scars that won’t fade can be very upsetting, but it’s not worth letting them get you down because there are numerous things you can do to deal with and minimize the appearance of scars. Here are some of them:   Have Patient   There’s no point worrying about a stubborn scar when sometimes, the only thing that can fix the problem is time. Most scars, if they don’t vanish, will at least fade over time and become easier to deal with. Just carry on your usual skincare regime, perhaps throwing i a scar treatment or two and the calendar will do the rest.   Apply Sunscreen   Applying sunscreen or at least a moisturizer, foundation or BB cream that contains SPF 30, as a minimum, will help to prevent your scars from worsening in appearance. You see, the skin works harder when it is trying to heal a scar, and that means […]

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What to Wear if You Want to Look Good This Fall

Fall is here, and for many of you, that will mean a drop in temperature and more rain and wind to contend with. It isn’t all bad news for because you have pumpkin spice lattes, hot chocolate, Halloween candy, and of course, your fall wardrobe to look forward to. Out of all of those things, a new fall wardrobe is surely the one to get most excited about. There’s nothing quite like buying a few key pieces to see you through the next season, especially when you get it exactly right, and you spend the next few months looking amazing. To help you ensure that you look good throughout fall, here are some of the key trends that anyone who’s anyone will be wearing in the run-up to winter: Melancholy Florals One of the biggest fashion trends this Fall season is for moody, melancholy florals. These are different to summer florals in that they are more muted and sedate. Instead of bold fuchsias and vibrant spring greens, think oranges, browns, taupes and dark rich yellows, – the colors of fall in fact. The best way to wear your florals this fall is definitely in the form of cute dresses, like […]

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Wrapping Up Warm (And Looking Great) This Fall

I know, I know. You’re wondering where summer went. It seems like only moments ago we were all enjoying the warming glow of the summer sun and enjoying the ultra bright colors of the season’s fashions. Now, the sun’s hiding from us behind a veil of grim looking gray clouds and a walk down the street is no longer a stroll down a sun drenched catwalk, but a shivering trudge through a mush of fallen brown leaves. Still, just because the temperatures have dropped and the weather has become a relentless gust of gloom, that’s no reason why you can’t still look fabulous this season. Today, we’re going to look at ways in which you can wrap up warm and still look amazing with the right fashion choices. First, make sure your skin is winter ready   Since you’re unlikely to be sporting any crop tops or sheer dresses this season, the skin of your face is going to be what turns heads when you walk down the street clad in a warm coat and great boots, so before we get into makeup tips (which we will) it’s important to build on a solid foundation and get your skin winter […]

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Skincare Tips For Busy Adults

As adults, we all know the struggle of handling daily life, work, social events and taking care of our bodies. But it isn’t just exercising we need to be paying attention to; it’s our skin too. You might think that a good concealer will cover a multitude of sins, but it works best with a clean and clear face first. Clear skin makes your makeup run smoothly; and in turn, makes you look your best.   Find Out Your Skin Type   Before you raid your local drugstore or Sephora for the skincare you need, be aware of the type of skin you have. Skincare will differ if you have oily, combination or dry skin. There are different products which will work best with each type, so make sure you know what you need before you go crazy.   Keep It Simple   Sometimes the best routines only involve 3-4 products. You don’t need a cupboard full of cleansing oils, cleansing lotions, toners, exfoliators and serums. It is best sometimes to keep it down to one of each thing so stop your skin being bombarded by chemicals. A good skincare routine should consist of a cleanser, toner and moisturiser, as […]

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Anyone Can Get The Natural Beauty Look

Are you sick of spending well over half-an-hour everyday preening yourself until you’re just perfect? Feel like you’re not really presenting yourself as the real you? Want to feel the boost in confidence that comes with the realization that you are naturally beautiful? Anyone can get the natural beauty look. It just takes a little care, attention, and the right choices. Care for what you got Fashion changes. Looks evolve. As time goes on, the body that you have, the skin and the hair, they might not fare as well if they’re suffering constant abuse. So, take the time to care for them. Eat foods that promote better hair and skin health. Drink plenty of water. Exfoliate every night. Take the time to look at products like that can nourish your skin and even scale back the aging process a little. We only have one skin and one head of hair, so take care of them. Don’t hurt what you got On the other hand, you should be aware of the habits that can get in the way of that self-care, as well. For instance, our skin is a protective layer, it’s meant to take on quite a bit […]

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You Can Lead A Baby To Milk, But How Do You Make Them Drink?

Being a parent is full of challenges, full of responsibility for needs that you have to fulfill. It doesn’t help when the baby doesn’t seem very willing to play along. Sleep is going to be one of your hot-button issues, but for some women, feeding can be a trial, too. Some babies latch on without issue and give their mothers very little hassle. Others, however, seem to like making a test. Here are a few ways you can encourage a little cooperation and make feeding a little less stressful. Get them comfortable Chairs from manufacturers like The Rocking Chair Company have obvious benefits for helping you get your baby off to sleep at night time and for making it much easier to sit back and feed. However, the motion of rocking makes it a much more pleasant experience for the baby as well. Young children can work themselves up and genuinely stress out when they need to be fed. If a baby is stressing out, it might not be as likely to notice the fact you’re trying to feed them, rather content to stay fussy instead. Helping them calm down can make them much more likely to latch onto you […]

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$10 DIY Kids Study Table

It’s back to school season again! Bring out the backpacks and bring in the homework. This year my daughter is in Kindergarten and I am excited for her since she’s going to be in the big league. She’s in school full time and I am just looking forward to all the new things she’ll learn and friends she’s going to make. Before school started, one thing I did to kind of set the mood and get her excited for school is, I set up a study area in her room. I had that idea in my mind that it would be simple, easy to build/set up and cheap! Yes, I need it to be cheap 😉. I checked some interesting ideas on Pinterest, because why not, and found some cool suggestions. My favorite was a mobile homework station. My daughter loves to hang out with me in the Kitchen or in our bedroom and it would be easier for her if she can just grab her art supplies and go. All of the materials I used were all purchased from the Dollar Store and just cost me less than $20! Supplies: Green basket with handle ( I was hoping for Pink 😉) […]

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