Monday, January 30, 2017

Don’t Take The Chance: Make Home Maintenance A Priority

For us moms, time is of the essence - every second really does count because our lives are just so incredibly hectic. We have school runs to do, household chores to complete, our own careers to focus on, and goodness knows what else. With so much going on in our lives, it’s far too easy for us to put important tasks to the back of our minds and let them slip through the net. One of the most common tasks to forget are household maintenance tasks; this is because most of the time we don’t see them as being a priority. However, if you don’t want to end up living in a mess of a home, you need to make them a priority. (Household maintenance is much more important than a lot of us think…)

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Why is home maintenance important?

Wondering why household maintenance is important? Well, it’s simple really, to stay ‘healthy’ your home needs to be looked after, just like our bodies do. Houses may not be living breathing things, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need a little TLC every now and then. The fact is if you don’t keep on top of household maintenance tasks, your property could, quite literally, start to fall apart in front of you. So, it really is important to make an effort to give your property, and its features the care it requires.

The Paleo Diet: A Quick Guide To Get You Started

If you research the paleo diet then you might have been put off a little by the description.  It does sound a little faddy, eat like a caveman.  It’s not quite as basic as it sounds, you don’t have to grab a club, say ‘Ugg’ and head off to the woods, wearing nothing but a little fur to protect your dignity.  The simple explanation to a Paleo diet is simply only eating foods that need no processing, or to put it in even simpler terms.  Food that you can either eat raw or prepare from source using just a little water.  The diet is what our ancestors, cavemen, would have eaten.  Although we suspect recipes were a little more primitive back then.

Where The Heart Is: Keeping The Home Ideal For Kids

When you have children running around at home, it goes without saying that it can be difficult keeping everything in perfect condition. The truth is, children need certain conditions if they are to be as happy as possible, and it pays to know how to make the home into the ideal setting for your children. There are many things to consider in this respect, and knowing them all should help you to bring up your children in an environment which helps them, rather than hinders them. If you are curious about what the basic elements of a comfortable home for children are, read on to find out.

Suitable Decoration

This might sound like a strange one to start with, but the way that the home is decorated makes a big difference to how you children feel in the home. As a general rule, you want to make sure that all the decoration is as suitable as possible for children of their age. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have your favorite portrait hanging up, it just means that in terms of color scheme and so on it pays to think about the children at every step of the decision-making process. That way, they are much more likely to feel safe and at home within the house.

Light & Warmth

Something which is important enough for adults is always going to be much more important for children - light and warmth being two great examples. The last thing you want is for your children to suffer the cold in their own home, so make sure that you are carrying out any necessary steps towards keeping it as warm as possible - without overdoing it, of course. You might want to consider using a residential heating and A/C repair service in order to ensure that the home is not likely to suffer any dramatic sudden temperature changes anytime soon. This way, your children are sure to be as comfortable as possible. Also ensure that the light levels are always as good as possible, as this makes a huge difference too.

Plenty Of Space

Trying to arrange the right amount of space in the home can be a challenge for anyone, but when you have kids running around it is particularly difficult. As a rule, you want enough space that they can run around without damaging themselves, but you don’t want to sacrifice too much in the communal areas. Make sure that there is a healthy balance, that it is neither too spacious nor too restricted anywhere, and this way everyone should be happy in the home. Space is a difficult thing to manage, but it is worth putting some effort into it to try and get it right. When you do, it can really make a world of difference to how comfortable your kids feel in the home and, therefore, how happy the whole family is there. And what is more important than that?

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Friday, January 20, 2017

3DLightFX: Review

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

So the holidays have passed. My kids were super happy with everything. But my daughter was extra happy about receiving the 3DLightFX! I posted about it before Christmas. Mine came just a week before Christmas, and I decided to wait to give it to her. Her face was SO big! She was just extra excited to see this.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Three Things to Knock Off Your Bucket List when Visiting Arizona

So, you’re planning a trip to Arizona? That’s great! There’s so much to see and do here. Of course, depending on where you decide to stay, you have quite a bit to choose from. There are sights in just about every corner of the state. In this article, we’ll cover the northern, central, and southern portions of the state. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Low Self-Esteem is Dangerous - Tackle It Today.

The statistics on body image are pretty alarming. While it’s difficult to gauge precisely if someone genuinely has low self-esteem, we do seem to be seeing a lot of news and figures that seem to suggest that we’re having something of a crisis of self-esteem.

Someone with low self-esteem has a hard time appreciating themselves. Some people may think that is a fairly trivial problem. But it can lead to a host of larger problems, such as depression and a lack of motivation. Life’s problems just feel much bigger than they actually are.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fashionable Tots: Helping Your Kids Find a Sense of Style

When your kids are little, you are in control of what they do. You have to make responsible decisions for them. But as they begin to grow, they start choosing things for themselves. It's still your responsibility to make sure they make sensible choices and sometimes decide things for them. However, you also need to help them nurture their sense of self. One of the things they start to do is pick out their own clothes and develop a sense of style. Helping them to find out how they like to dress and how to put an outfit together will develop their personality and a valuable life skill.

Unmissable Advice Every Mom To Be Needs Before Buying Items For Their Bundle Of Joy

It can be a wonderful feeling when you manage to conceive a baby. However, when you are expecting, it’s easy to go overboard when buying items. After all, you are so excited to meet your new arrival. But with all the expenses of pregnancy such as healthcare, it’s a good idea to hold back before hitting the stores. It will give you time to reflect on what you do need, so you don’t make any costly errors. Here is some other unmissable advice every mom to be needs before buying items for their bundle of joy.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Daylight Robbery! Keeping Your Home Safe Doesn't Have To Be Expensive!

No matter what you do, at some point, a criminal interaction may occur in your life. This may very well be through no fault of your own, and it could be a verbal confrontation or even something you’ve witnessed. Things like this happen.

Many crimes can be prevented, of course. You wouldn’t walk around a neighborhood filled with crime telling everyone about your unlocked Porsche and showing off a gold plated watch, would you? No. In the same essence, you might be advertising your home to the prying eyes of the world’s criminals - and you might not even know it.
You can be the best you that you can be, you can be fit, smart and healthy - but it won’t matter if your home is a target. No criminal cares about what you have achieved personally, they care about how easy your property is to enter and how much money they can make from you.

There are very easy ways to make your house a target. Simple negligence is one. If you let flyers build up, your lawn and plants overgrow or even leave your home on full display; people will take notice of this and in many cases, the person taking notice may want a closer look - so they can see if your property is worth the risk of breaking in.

Now, look above - you see the ways a criminal can notice your property?  The solutions to these issues may not cost you a penny. Mow your lawn, take care of the exterior of your home, remove flyers and junk mail and pull your curtains or blinds together when you’re not in the house. How much did that cost you assuming you own the tools to take care of your lawn? Nothing except time and a bit of sweat.
Most solutions to securing your home and keeping it safe aren’t going to cost you a fortune. If you haven’t got the money to purchase an alarm system (you should find the money), you can order stickers that can be plastered over your home to deter criminals and foster the illusion that you own said system (more information on stickers and signs can be found here:

Simply put, do the basics right. Lock your doors, move valuables out of view, give the illusion that the property is protected, care for the property and maintain the property. If you cover the basics, you’re lowering the chances that a criminal will eye up your property. The first step to a robbery is the assessment, and if you can prevent a criminal even looking at your house, you’ve already won, and it won’t leave you out of pocket.

That all being said, spare no expense. Do you know what will cost you the most? Replacing all the items, memories, and goods that will be stolen from you because you didn’t take the right precautions. Be the hero of your household and secure it.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Valentine's Day with Hips & Curves

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

I've written about Hips & Curves before, and I love their stuff. They are a great company for plus size lingerie. If you're looking for something for yourself or a significant other, they're worth checking out. I'm putting some of what I'm loving for this Valentine's Day.

Check out all they have to offer for Valentine's Day here. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Free Kids Faux Fur Hat

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

I know in some areas of the country you're going to be cold for quite a while. Well, the folks over at Eskimo Kids are offering their faux fur hats for babies/toddlers for free. You just need to pay for shipping. These are the cutest. My daughter has a hat like this and loves it. These designs look great, I'll probably buy her one from here, too!
Click the image and get yours! Use code ENBABY to get it for free!
(psst- the free hat can be used for babies, toddler, youth, or even ADULT sizes!)


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