Repairs can be one of the biggest costs of owning a car. If you want to spend less money on the mechanics, here are 5 tricks that will help to cut costs.
Personalizing a gift is a great way to make it unique. It shows that you didn’t just pick it off a shelf in a hurry and that you put time and effort into choosing it, which in turn makes the recipient more appreciative. Everyone knows the obvious personalized gifts such as mugs and t-shirts, but there are all kinds of other ways of personalizing a gift. Here are just a few ideas to consider.
The long winter months can be difficult for many people. Along with having to shovel snow and dress in layers, you may find that your mental health deteriorates in the wintertime. You’re not alone: Seasonal depression affects about 5 percent of the global population, although it’s more prevalent among women and in areas far north of the equator, including the U.K.
Whether you have a significant other or are in a monogamous relationship with yourself, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate your relationships with those you’re closest too. Galentine’s Day -- known as the alternative celebration to Valentine’s Day is a great way to show your appreciation for your gal pals.
There are numerous activities that the whole family can do together but none are more exhilarating than outdoors shenanigans. Walks in the park or playing throw and catch together are activities that children look most forward to. You can use this love for open space to teach your kids valuable life lessons from the comfort of your garden.
A renovation project is not that easy. If you are embarking on a renovation project, then you need to consider a lot of factors in order to make sure that the project becomes successful. In order to do a bathroom renovation, you can get in touch with renovation experts; get tips provided by the experts in order to efficiently do the renovation tasks. There are a number of websites available online where you can avail quality home renovation services from experts.
Bad habits - we all have them, and some of them are detrimental to our health and wellbeing. While they can be notoriously difficult to break, especially when they have become entrenched in our usual routine, it is possible to find healthier alternatives that will better our lifestyle, and go some way towards kicking those bad habits for good.
All things considered, cooking can be a great way to learn about other countries and come to understand its culture in a better way. From northern nations with their pickled products and curious preservation practices to exotic southern hemisphere countries with extensive spice usage, foods and recipes differ in countries around the world and it would be a pity not to learn more about them.
Placing the trust and confidence in your teen to drive safely is a big step towards independence. As your teen takes to the road, be sure they are aware of the serious risks and responsibilities associated with driving. Lay down ground rules for safe driving, and be sure to be the example your teens should emulate. With a little coaching and support, they will safely be on the road in no time.
If you have a backyard, it’s highly likely that you are going to find animals frequenting the space. This isn’t all too surprising. After all, we build our homes on land that would have previously been these animal’s homes and who can blame them for wanting to adapt and attempt to live near us in harmony?
When we suffer from various eye problems, we consult the optometrist for the treatment. The doctor then recommends some test and from the reports, the doctor determines if we have any visionary problems. If yes, then he prescribes us with the glasses or contact lenses depending on our preference and need of the hour.
New Year’s resolutions don’t always hold up past January, but that does not in any way mean that we shouldn’t attempt them at all. Most importantly, we have to remember that we can’t simply wake up in January and be a different person; we have to prepare for that, plan our resolutions and be realistic.
The majority of us will experience some sort of injury in our lives. For the unlucky amongst us, these could be major and leave us hospitalized. For others, they will be minor and more of an annoyance or grievance than a genuine source of pain and suffering. But regardless of the severity of our injuries,
We are officially in the heart of the holiday season, and while the Christmas songs on the radio may be saying “it’s the most wonderful time of the year,” we know that it’s really one of the most stressful. While we do our best to fully prepare for the holiday season, the sheer amount of things that need to be done and the decreasing amount of time to do them in can cause a lot of stress.
The exercise regime is like a fitness challenge. You can gain a lot from both exercise and nutrition program. This will give you a long-term and life-changing result. The only side effect of doing regular exercise is an increase in energy levels and enhanced mood. This happens due to the release of natural, happy endorphins. There is no risk and no hurdle but just a way to create a healthy habit that is well worth the investment.
Different people draw their workout motivation from different sources. Some from the transformation their body undergoes, some from the fact that it helps them get rid of a lot of accumulated stress, and there are those who get motivated by a having a great workout outfit and looking good at the gym. This article covers the last group. We will go over some of the best fashionable workout outfits you should definitely try out. So let’s start!
A home should be a sanctuary — a place where you can relax, rejuvenate, be calm, and enjoy the company of those you love. Unfortunately, a home can also be hectic, dirty, and disorganized, especially if you have kids or pets. Of course, you don’t need a spotless, perfectly organized home to be happy, but organization makes a huge difference in getting through your day without hassle.
New cell phone monitoring app, Xnspy, is an advanced monitoring solution that is available for both iPhone and Android users. The latest version has boosted the compatibility of the app by providing support for the latest iOS and Android operating systems. With the revamped interface and introduction of some much-needed monitoring features, the app is set to be among the best cell phone monitoring apps on the market. Let us find out what’s new in this version and is there anything still missing it?
While the chilly winter months are ideal for indoor activities, the season can actually be a great time to get out and about with the family, if you do it right. Winter traveling means more chances to snuggle with your loved ones and take in gorgeous, snow-capped scenery. But it also comes with its own unique set of challenges.
It seems as if every year the holiday season begins earlier. Along-side Halloween costumes in the stores are dancing Santa’s and reindeer. But in our mad dash to get our home decorated for the holidays and organize the gatherings, it’s easy to forget about the additional fire hazards that come with this time of year. To keep your family safe, keep these tips in mind to prevent fires:
Many people start their year off buying a gym membership and new gym attire. While the first step to transforming your body is, in fact, deciding to commit to restructuring your lifestyle at the gym and in the kitchen, it is common for people to make mistakes that jeopardize their progress. These mistakes can chip away at their enthusiasm to work out and ultimately result in people giving up on their goals.
A hospital bag is a bag you pack to take with you when you go into labor. It’s usually filled with lots of different essentials to last you as long a week, as you never know how long you’ll have to stay both before and after you have given birth. It’s usually packed a few weeks before your due date, and kept in an easy-to-grab place.
Taking a perfect family photo can be a challenging task. Firstly, if your oldest daughter in college, you need to wait to gather the whole family. Then, if you have a newborn, you need to be patient, and so on. However, it can all be done meticulously. It might take some time and effort, but you would long after cherishing those photographs. So, here are secrets and tricks on how to create magnificent photographs of your family.
We often think that there's no such person who doesn't like shopping, whether it's a planned shopping spree or just a random stop by the store. And just like that, on the third day, God created discounts so the women around the world could buy more of the things they don't need, and things they've already had in their closets. But, there's no room to panic, 'cause there's a cure for compulsive shoppers, and you'll only have to follow these simple steps.
Everybody likes having white, shiny teeth that make your smile perfect. There are many ways to whiten teeth, but not all of those methods are completely healthy for your teeth and gums. Some of them can make your teeth sensitive for a couple of days or even disturb the natural balance inside your mouth, making your teeth prone to caries.
A common worry parents have around Thanksgiving? Their children won’t eat well. They might not even eat at all. The solution? Imagine Thanksgiving from the perspective of a child. You don’t who's going to be there, the food or the schedule. In short, you don’t know what’s going on. And, on top of all that, you’re expected to just go along and get along. Filling them in on the plans for the day can solve a lot.
In these divided political times, these days of devastatingly frequent mass shootings and natural disasters, we are being called to love each other in spite of ourselves, in spite of our righteous positions, in spite of all the external and internal crazy going on. Hearts are tender, wounded, and exhausted. Let’s see how we can help take care of each other’s hearts this holiday season.
The truth is that if you want to turn your blog into a legitimate career then that is genuinely possible, but it requires a lot of hard work and a strong understanding of what you're actually doing. With that in mind, here are some things that you can do in order to take your website from blog to business.
Trick-or-treating is the pinnacle of Halloween for most kids. Sure, they get to carve pumpkins, strut around in a killer Halloween costume, and help decorate the house with some appropriate spooky decor, but the golden prize is the bag of candy after a long night of trick-or-treating around the neighborhood.
A recent survey by Bankrate revealed that 44 million Americans currently have a side hustle to bring in some extra cash in addition to their 9 to 5 job. Thinking of joining that side gig revolution? We don't blame you! Having a little extra cash to pay down debt, build up savings or simply to treat yourself can reduce the burden on your main paycheck.
These days, many people lead sedentary lives, either sitting in front of the TV or playing games on their tablet or smartphone. It means the problem with obesity is a big issue, and at the moment. it seems to be getting worse in the US. This is why so many people are constantly trying different diets to lose weight, and is why most of them fail because they are not active enough. It is very easy to get into the habit of sitting around. Your body becomes used to it and the weight just piles on.
Every season highlights exciting activities that you can share with your child. The winter is for building snowmen and drinking hot chocolate, spring is for outdoor picnics and trips to the park, summer is for swimming and BBQs, and the Fall is for harvests, corn mazes, and carving pumpkins. Of course, autumnal activities consist of more than just Halloween themed events. There are plenty of activities you can do with your kid to make this season memorable for you both.
Thanks to the latest advancements in tech and medicine, the beauty industry is delivering a surge of up-and-coming treatments that could completely reshape our beauty approach in the upcoming years. You may have already heard of some of them, boasted by numerous celebrities, while others remain further from the spotlight, awaiting their five minutes of fame, which will undoubtedly come soon.
As mothers, we often buy into limiting beliefs that “me time” is tough to come by, or that we need to sacrifice in order to be good mothers. It’s just not true. The most important step you can take to having time for yourself is believing that you can. Next time you’re lying in bed, wondering how you’ll squeeze yourself into the upcoming day, make a choice. Choose to make yourself a priority. Choose to reenergize. Don’t get lost in all you have to do. Find the woman you are and take care of her. Everything else you do will be better because you did.
The bells have chimed, and kids are ready to make their way back to school. Summer breaks don’t only bring a change in the routine of children but their mums as well. Women find themselves busier figuring out how to keep their kids entertained during vacations. At the same time, they also have to make sure that they complete their homework, sleep at bedtime, and all their needs are met. Once the little ones head back to school, life can feel a little empty.
You have already booked your flight and have even created an itinerary for your trip abroad, but have you paused to consider the legal hurdles you might face in a foreign land? Different countries have different laws and customs, and while not being familiar with another country's laws may seem innocent, ignorance is no defense where the law is concerned.
As summer draws to a close and the warmer weather starts to subside, you wouldn’t be alone if you were looking upon the change of seasons with a bit of reluctance. But with the new season comes its own set of pleasures. You know, spending nights cuddled up by the fire, watching your favorite movies [...]
Nearly 200 blog posts ago, when I posted my first article, I was nervous. I didn't know if I wanted readership. I struggled with putting “my truths” online. I loved journaling and researching articles for my clients, but sharing my most intimate moments was overwhelming. It took four years for me to finally agree to share my world and I couldn’t believe how nervous I was. I had 8 posts scheduled to be released on certain days. After a quick motivational and loving talk with my husband, I was convinced. As I pressed the publish button I could hear his words echoing through my head, “Just imagine how many more people you can help.”
Today, you can get your hands on ready-made meal plans for just the way you eat—complete with shopping lists and fresh recipes—for a ridiculously low price. It’s called the Ultimate Healthy Meal Planning Bundle - back for just two days! - and here’s how it works: It’s a complete meal planning solution made up of 10 mini-bundles.
I pride myself in being well organized in my personal and professional life. When it comes to money, It’s no different. I like to get things ready before the time is at hand. My taxes are easy to get done because I have a system that helps me keep them caught up. By logging my business expenses and income as they occur, I'm prepared. By following these 5 tips to make bookkeeping easier for bloggers, you will be prepared as well.
Minimalism is an architectural concept of the 20th century that is alive and kicking in our time. In the crowded world of today, it has become both a need and a luxury. Whatever the reason is behind the wish to apply it, it does have certain rules. Strict minimalist outlines can be attained through adherence to these 5 easy steps that will transform your living quarters into a minimalist paradise.
The About Me page is the essence of your site which is why they are almost always one of the most visited pages on any website. They’re incredibly important because your audience who naturally wants to know more about you wants to relate to you. They want to get to know the face behind the blog! Please keep in mind there is no magic formula, but there are essential elements that all amazing About Me pages have in common.
Do you want to explode your Instagram account with more followers? Follow these 5 steps and you could be INSTA-FAMOUS! Sounds great, right? These days, insta-famous synonymous with a celebrity! All you have to do is follow five ways you can explode your Instagram following. Emotional and Visual Content Posting visual and emotional content on [...]
Hi everyone! I’m Lavanda Michelle. I’m so glad you stumbled upon my little slice of the internet. I am a Mid-western girl by birth, who recently moved south with my husband, Tim and our three daughters, Zyan, Zoey, and Zaya, to turn our dreams into reality. This Lifestyle and Educational Blog was born out of my ageless love [...]
Blogging is very underestimated. While generally thought of as a boring page of information, blogs can actually be cool, fun, and most of all, very informative to their respective audiences. My wife is a blogger and she enjoys, not just the writing and creative outlet, but the relationship-side of it as well. She actually has friendships from blogging. She’s always telling me about the nice things people say to and about her. This is one of the biggest reasons MLMers should blog. You build community and provide value.
Most of us would say that we are at least a little bit concerned about our health. After all, we all want to be able to live the best and happiest life possible right? Well, one of the strangest things is that, no matter how much many of us would like to be able to live a healthy life, a lot of us simply aren't willing to put in the hard work that's required in order to achieve that.
A lot of joy comes from parenting…but a lot of stress comes with it as well. Especially as our kids are just getting back to school, comes a new season of activities, commitments, and increased responsibilities. It's hard to know what to let go of as a parent as we want to accomplish it all, often to the detriment of ourselves and our children.
Hello, my blogging beauties and buddies! I have a couple of jewels to share on how to rank #1 on Google’s first page. I decided to share because I was online yesterday searching for ideas on how to make my dining room decor softer since I find myself perched at the dining table writing and blogging quite often. During my search, I found that most of the sites that I pulled up had a few things in common. Of course, the subject I was searching, but I’m talking the characteristics of their websites, such as upload speed and navigability.
When I look in the mirror, for the first 5 seconds I still see a twenty- year -old. Then the visible wrinkles around my eyes and jowls provide a friendly reminder that I’m not twenty anymore. At that moment in the mirror, I challenge myself physically as I don’t feel like I’m over forty, and the face I’m looking at cannot be accurate, but according to my birth certificate, it is. I mean, hell, I still feel young, so how can I look so different? Simply put, I’m just a twenty-year-old that now has twenty-five years of work experience, a family, and has journeyed through the ups and downs of life. Even though this is what I believe, I now know others don’t feel the same, especially when it comes to the workplace.
Explode Your Blog Traffic! As a blogger, you write content, you research and inject the juice to add value, and you even spend time carefully finding the right images to share along with your next post. You arrange it all in a nice, attractive fashion and now you’re set to hit PUBLISH. Ok, so you published your great work and two weeks later, you feel grateful for the readers who have visited but disappointed because you want more. Why aren’t you getting more traffic? You’ve probably asked yourself that question and maybe did some research or over-analyzed your blog’s marketing mix.
What skills and personality traits would you choose to impart on your child if you had a magic wand and could turn them into whatever kind of person you wanted them to be, with a simple wish? No doubt you’d make them smart, capable, responsible, disciplined, optimistic, and maybe also generous and good-humored.
For some households, the living room is where memories are made. Games are played; shows and movies are watched; books are read; and conversation is engaged. For others, the living room might be a place where junk mail is dropped on the way to the kitchen. Whatever your living room is currently used for, an update can make it a welcoming environment to build memories and traditions.
As you probably already know, natural light brings lots of benefits along with its warm glow. And while it is true that people are used to living indoors, there’s really no good reason to hide from this gift of nature. Instead, it’s advisable to embrace it as much as possible if we want to lead a happy, healthy life.
Your relationship with money is probably more complicated than you’d like to admit. Maybe, for example, you don’t know how to properly save, because no one ever taught you. Or maybe you have a certain category of good or service that you know you spend too much money on but aren’t sure how to control. And then there’s uncertain about money, related to things like job security, the overall economic picture, or even future obligations such as retirement or college tuition.
Briana Barksdale is the CEO of First Ladii Productions, an advertising and promotions company. She also owns and operates a Financial Literacy Company that teaches people how to achieve a financially-free lifestyle. During her 10 year tenure, Briana has produced several products, events, podcasts, and radio shows including her most recent podcast, Goal Diggers Show.
By following these simple steps you will be sure that you've created a right daily routine for having a fit and healthy body! It might sound like a lot of work, but in fact, all of these steps are pretty easy to intertwine into your lifestyle. Don't postpone the things that are good for you - start changing your life for the better today!
Out of all the conversations we have with children, finances may be one of the most important. Early lessons about personal finance and money management can help them avoid issues later in life. Schools don’t always offer courses on personal finance and credit, so make sure you take ownership of teaching your kids about money matters. Read on for useful tips to help educate children early and set them up for future financial success.
Follow these simple tips to help your kids learn while traveling. Teach them about the world before they are old enough to start exploring every corner of it by themselves. Show them the importance of trying new things, experiencing different customs and discovering different cultures. Make every family trip educational, and you will be amazed how much it influenced your little one and made him/her a better person!