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Don’t Let These Excuses Limit Your Travel Dreams

Image by DarkWorkX from Pixabay Many of us dream about traveling. We imagine ourselves on sun-soaked beaches. We long for the adventures that can be experienced in faraway countries. We eagerly listen to the stories of our friends and neighbors who have taken the time to see the world. We wonder what life might be like in Thailand, Paris, and Japan. We Google snapshots of the countries we desire the most and add destinations to our bucket lists. We do all of these things in the hope that one day we will have the opportunity to travel. However… Many of …

Colonial-Style Summer Celebration

Colonial-Style Summer Celebration

Guest Contributer: Becca Jones Becca is the head photographer for B. Jones Photography. Check out her site here. Vibrant Firs is a new wedding venue in Auburn, WA. It has a charming Colonial structure right by the lake, dock access, barn, gazebo, and 50 acres of land. Its exterior paint and front door design left a great impression on our first visit. As soon as we pull in the roundabout driveway, at the end of the brick path is the tiffany blue and white painted, column entrance. Along with the lake view, we immediately decide that we will be setting …

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Creating The Perfect Home Office

Image by rawpixel from Pixabay  More and more people are deciding to work from home today. Whether you do so on a full-time or part-time basis, or you’re creating a home office for study purposes, you will want to make sure that it is designed in a manner that enhances your home and enables you to work efficiently. There are lots of different factors to take into account here, so let’s take a look… Use Pinterest, but use it responsibly – Pinterest is a great source for interior design inspiration, and this is certainly an excellent platform for anyone who is looking for …

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Tips On Creating The Ideal Sleep Environment

Photo by Rhema Kallianpur on Unsplash There are all kinds of reasons as to why getting a good night’s sleep is important in our lives. From improved health to better concentration, you can see some of the benefits of sleep here. But if you struggle to sleep well at night, there are some active steps you can take. You might cut down on your caffeine intake, for example, and you might eat sleep-friendly foods in place of anything too heavy for your late night snack. Another way to improve your chances of a good night’s sleep is to create a more relaxing bedroom …

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Family Holiday? Here’s How You Should Do it

Photo by Elina Sazonova from Pexels Sure, holidays are fun and all that, but those that you take together with your family can be overly stressful. Some people get into a row about something, others get sulky when they don’t get to do everything they wanted to, while the youngest complain about being bored when you just really want a relaxing day in. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be like this as long as you’ve taken a few simple precautions. Here is a handful of tips to make your big family holidays a lot more pleasant so that you can start to look …

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Common Things That Can Cause Damage To Your Home and How To Avoid Them

Featured Image by glynn424 on Pixabay This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. If you are a homeowner then it can be a great time as you look to make your home as you want it. Decorating it and renovating can be a really fun thing to do. But at some point in your life as a homeowner, there will be things that do start to go wrong from time to time. General wear and tear is a pretty common thing that occurs, as well as other things such as impact from the weather, as …

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Can’t Relax At Home? 5 Causes Of Stress In Your House

Photo courtesy of Erika Wittlieb from Pixelbay. This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. A house truly becomes a home when you see it as your sanctuary. When the rest of the world seems intent on stressing you out, your home is the one place you should be able to feel safe, relaxed, and generally happy. However, for many of us out there, this, unfortunately, isn’t the case. If your home isn’t giving you the comfort that you need, so much so that you try to avoid being there, then something needs to change. Here …

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Should You Make Upgrades To Your Home When You’re Planning To Move?

This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. Many homeowners find themselves facing a tough conundrum when considering whether to make upgrades to their home: They very much want the upgrades, and feel that their home will be significantly improved by renovation work, but… … they are planning to sell their home in the relatively near future. If you experience this problem for yourself, you’ll likely find yourself trapped between two thoughts in particular. On the one hand, you could make your preferred upgrades, allowing you to enjoy the property until you reach a point where …