As life becomes increasingly busy for Millennials--finishing school, a new career, children, a house--keeping our lives organized becomes complicated. Sure we have calendars, reminders and virtual assistants on our phones, but what about everything that can't be technologically arranged? My eyes find few things less appealing than a random stack of mail or a vanity with make-up containers strewn … [Read more...] about The Art of Organization
When I'm not writing, I work a retail job in an affluent Virginia suburb. I often meet customers that have specifically come in to shop for vacations. I sometimes feel envious after hearing them casually talk about where they're staying in Greece, Hawaii, or Aruba. I love to explore new places and have always looked forward to family vacations. However, what I don't love is forking over my hard … [Read more...] about Staycation: Exciting Adventures Near You
Many Millennials have come to a point in their lives when it's time to stop renting and start exploring the real estate market for their first home. When buying your first home, you will likely not know what to expect or what type of house best suits you. Growing up, I always saw myself in a fancy Victorian house, with huge bay windows and sideways sliding wooden doors. Now that I have started a … [Read more...] about Buying a Home: The Best Architecture for You
Despite the weather doing its best to put us off, we’re all desperately holding on to the last month of summer. If you’re reluctant to admit defeat, there’s a new interior trend that may just help you to stretch those summer loving days just a little bit further. Think of ice cream pastels, bold prints and adorning your walls with everything that reminds you of the sunniest time of year. The … [Read more...] about Prolonging the Summer with the Ice Cool Trend
As a mother of two, I've experienced the joys and disasters of a new baby. While motherhood is the greatest blessing imaginable, it brings on a slew of new challenges to face--some obvious, others not so much. When you think of a new baby, you typically imagine an adorable, drooling, sleeping bundle of joy. It is hard to imagine the dramatic life changes which that newborn brings. Below are just … [Read more...] about The Unexpected Surprises of Parenthood
Do you like to watch television programs that go behind the doors of superstar homes? There's something fascinating about watching how the super wealthy live. Their bathrooms are always one of the most impressive rooms in the house, and that's no surprise. Bathrooms shouldn't be simply functional, they're designed to add an element of luxury to our homes and our lives. Having a bathroom that looks … [Read more...] about Give Your Bathroom the Hollywood Look
There might not be long left of the summer season, but the sun is set to linger on. BBQs and cocktail parties galore, the warmer months are an excellent opportunity to gather your friends and family for a summer party. If you’re looking to create your own piece of paradise in the privacy of your garden for you and your guests, we’ve put together the perfect guide to whip your garden into … [Read more...] about Make Your Garden A Party Paradise
Research and various studies show that it is often the anticipation of a vacation that is the most exciting aspect for many people. The idea of going on vacation often inspires thoughts of fun, sun, relaxation and a little self-pampering. Many people choose warm, tropical or seaside locations for their vacation destination because these areas tend to provide the ideal elements for relaxation.The … [Read more...] about A Tropical Staycation
Sometimes life gets busy. You've got dinner cooking, the phone is ringing, and the kids are screaming. You ask your firstborn to pick up their mess, and from their mouth comes the dreaded word "no." With all the chaos mounting around you, it would be easy to blow off your child's attitude and worry about the clean-up later. My tip to you: don't wait. Ignoring the situation at hand is only going to … [Read more...] about Never Let Your Child Tell You "No"
When you are busy running around, making your dreams a reality, your diet sometimes gets pushed to the side, making room for the rest of your driven, chaotic life. Money and convenience prompt you to forgo nutritious meals and instead, settle for something quick and cheap. These meals are usually quite unhealthy, but, because life never stops, you simply don’t have the time (or money for that … [Read more...] about Healthy Meals for Ladies on a Budget
Have you ever known—no—felt in your gut that something was not quite right about the way you feel in your relationship? Do you have moments that make you a little nauseous, and even question your beliefs? Do loved ones often tell you that your partner may not be right for you? As firm as your moral sun may be, emotions tend to be the giant, gray, storm clouds that block it, even though you know … [Read more...] about Cognitive Dissonance: What Is It Saying about your Relationship?