Month: February 2017

Secret to Outstanding Brows for Way Less

Secret to Outstanding Brows For Less
Secret to Outstanding Brows For Less

Secret to Outstanding Brows for less

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Looking to get perfect brows but don’t want to break your bank? I’m right there with you! In today’s post I’m going to reveal an amazing brow pencil I randomly found that is super cheap, but works great! You are going to love it.

First, let me preface by telling you about the brow pencil I was using from Sephora. I loved how it made my brows look. It worked well and the color was fabulous; however, it was getting pretty small after sharpening and the idea of dragging two kids into Sephora to buy another was not on my top ten list of things to do for fun.

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How to Let Go of Items You Once Loved

 

Letting Go of Items Once Loved
Letting Go of Items Once Loved

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Did anyone used to watch the show “Hoarders”? The story-line involved people who could not let go of accumulated stuff and their houses were eventually overtaken by knick-knacks and other sentimental treasures.  Experts would swoop in and try to convince the poor souls to let go of items to improve their living conditions.  I’m not even sure it is still on, but let’s face it, we all have a bit of that sentimental hoarding-side that makes us clutter-happy. (Useful Tips for Decluttering Your Home and Gaining Perspective).

Why Is It So Hard to Let Go of Clutter?

The definition of a hoarder is “a person who hoards things.” (Google definitions) So true, it is easy to have obsessiveness with certain items. Mostly, we hold on to stuff that evokes emotion and conjures up memories and/or nostalgic feelings.

Nonetheless, fear is triggered when parting with our items. We have a fear of regret. We are anxious about forgetting our dearest memories. Of course, we do not want to let go of these wonderful items.

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10 Outstanding Ways to Save on Dining Out

Learn how to save money on eating out at restaurants.

10 Outstanding Ways to Save on Dining Out!
10 Outstanding Ways to Save on Dining Out!

 

Great food, ambiance, company, conversation…Who doesn’t like a good night out? Dining out with the family is a wonderful experience. The chef in your house gets a break and you can enjoy the company of loved ones.  Yet, dining out can also be expensive and wreak havoc on your budget.

It would be fun to eat out often; however, it is not always sustainable financially. Nonetheless, there are sensible ways to eat out at restaurants for the occasional treat.

However, I do not recommend dining out often if you are on a budget. Yet going out once or twice a month using the tips listed below, will give you a fun endeavor and won’t break the bank. So pack up the kids and hit the town!

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Secrets to Saving for an Emergency Fund

Emergency Fund – The Secrets to Saving Now

Secrets to Saving for an emergency fund now!
Secrets to Saving for an emergency fund now!

Do You Need an Emergency Fund?

Imagine you wake up, get ready for work and start to walk out the door.  Suddenly you step into a puddle on the carpet. The next step is an even bigger puddle! What is this? Why is the carpet drenched? After searching more, you realize your water heater has flooded! This happened to us! Yes, our carpet was ruined and we needed a new water heater.

Or your son fell off the monkey bars at school, landed wrong, and ended up in a cast. Your insurance doesn’t cover the entire bill and you are left paying around $300. This also happened to us. An unexpected medical bill or two can leave you reaching for your plastic card.

Both of these situations happened to me and my family. These were times when we needed a large amount of money to fix the situation at hand. Fortunately, we had an emergency fund saved to ease the burden of these surprise bills. Whether it be your water heater, new roof, health emergency, car accident or any other situation with a surprise bill, there are times in life when you need extra money above your regular budget. (Budgets 2019, New Year, New Budget)


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Useful Tips for Decluttering Your Home and Gaining Perspective

Decluttering Your Home is in Your Reach

Declutter your house and gain perspective
Declutter your house and gain perspective

Are you overwhelmed by clutter and mess? This post will teach you how to declutter your apartment or home and keep it organized. You will also learn why staying organized is important and how clutter can affect you mentally.

“The Secret of Getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

Is your house clutter getting out of control? Mine is and it is time to stop it dead in its tracks like a construction zone on an interstate!

Aren’t we all tired of looking at the likes of paper products all over our kitchen counter and toys in every room! Toys, toys, toys…Oh, my! When I became a parent, no one warned me about the toys!

Fortunately, these items are easily organized! Set up some decluttering time and buy a few storage bins! Keep reading to find out more!

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Asics Review – Best Shoe for Runners

Asics Review

Asics Review
Asics Review

If you checked out my blog resolutions post you will remember I am going to run a 10K this year. I’ve done many races but took a break after having my two kids. Then I got back into running last summer and I got a new pair of shoes for Mother’s Day from my hubby and kids!  Of course they wouldn’t have went with any other choice than Asics! They know me too well! I laced those hot pink, cushy sole babies up and hit the pavement!

If you do races, take a minute to look around at the ground.  You will see about 70% of the runners are wearing Asics. There is something to be said about this. These shoes are comfortable, designed well, and fashionable! Hands down, they are awesome!

I have tried other brands of running shoes, but once I tried this brand, it is the only one I will wear.

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