Monday, September 24, 2018

Fun Ways to Boost Your Metabolism This Fall & Winter

Fun Ways to Boost Your Metabolism This Fall & Winter
All of the sudden our temperatures are dropping and the evenings and mornings are requiring a light jacket or sweater. As soon as I feel that chill in the air I immediately start thinking about chili, baked goods, and comfort food! I am less motivated to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Every fall and winter I always end up gaining a few pounds as a result of the change in my eating habits. But this year I want to stay ahead of my habit by trying to incorporate some fun ways to boost my metabolism into by schedule. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Get Your Garden Fall-Ready!


For most of us, preparing for autumn means digging out thick blankets, cozy sweaters, and turning on the heat. But for those of us who have a garden to maintain, it actually means we’ve got some work to do before we close the garden gate for the last time this summer.
Spring of next year might seem like a long way away, but it’ll be here before you know it. Having your garden prepped and looking bright and colorful after a long, cold winter we will certainly lift your spirits. So, where to start?
Here's some helpful advice and gardening tips of how to get your garden ready for the colder months ahead.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

6 Ways to Improve Your Skin Without Breaking Your Budget

6 Ways to Improve Your Skin Without Breaking Your Budget

A flawless complexion can make a person look younger and healthier. It can certainly help bolster their confidence as well. Your complexion is the foundation of the face you present to the world. However, if you’ve read up on what celebrities use to get that glow, it can seem impossible because of the cost. How many articles have you seen about celebrity X's thousand+ dollar routine she uses each day?? I don't even read them. What's the point? I can't afford that. From creams that cost several hundred dollars to laser therapy that can quickly add up to thousands, so how can the average person improve their complexion on a budget?
Natural remedies can often be effective, and there are tricks to getting insurance coverage for even pricey medical treatments. If you want to improve your complexion without breaking the bank, here are six ways to go about it.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Furnishing Our New Home


I've been trying to figure out how to organize a post like this and I think the easiest way will be floor by floor and room by room. Thankfully all of the furniture we had in our previous home is versatile enough to find a place in our new home. Our style is pretty traditional and our new home has a definite traditional vibe which was one of the reasons we fell in love with it! We are currently waiting on our office furniture to be delivered (hopefully next week), but once that is all in I will make sure to give a fall home tour with lots of photos! I don't feel like I have a 'green thumb' when it comes to decorating, but I do think we have a nice looking home and it is very cozy and comfortable.

Before I started purchasing furniture, I headed to pinterest and made a board with items that I liked, rooms that inspired me, and colors palettes that would fit with our furniture and new home. You can find that here. It helped to spend a few hours on each room searching and then searching some more before I was finally able to decide what would be right. Most of the time after searching, I would come across the item that I knew would work perfectly and that made buying things so much easier.