Your backyard, always a great for your health and well-being, can do even more for families this summer by being a place to hold a staycation. With the pandemic keeping more people closer to home, a backyard vacation can be a fun way to spend time together and build new memories as a family while…
5 Things You Should Never Throw in the Trash
There is a serious problem in our world that more of us need to take steps toward fixing. We only have so much space to put the world’s refuse, and anything we can do to reduce the amount of trash we produce is a good thing. Part of this endeavor is to know what items should never find their way into the garbage or a landfill. Here are five things that you should never throw in the garbage if you’d like to join the fight against our growing trash problem . Continue Reading
Being able to exercise in your own house makes it much more convenient to work on your physical fitness. However, when you want to put one together, you’ll need to figure out what pieces of equipment to populate it with. It’s possible to accumulate a varied collection over time, but you should be thoughtful with your initial purchases. This way, you’ll get the most bang for your buck. Below, we list must-have equipment that will complete your home gym and maximize its versatility. Continue Reading . . .
“Backyarding,” the new trend to move many indoor activities–from working in an office or classroom to dining and recreation–to the great outdoors, is growing. Under pandemic conditions, yards and other managed landscapes became a safe haven for social gatherings, celebrating milestones/holidays, working, studying, playing, exercising, relaxing. Here are some ways to bring more “backyarding” into your life: Continue Reading
People spend a lot of time designing their homes. From roofing materials to the sustainability choices in the kitchen, there’s a lot to think about. But did you know that the colors you choose can play a significant role? Even if your kitchen has all the top-quality features, the wrong color on the walls can… Continue Reading →
Decluttering the home and achieving a clean interior appearance is definitely attractive, which is why it’s popular among many people right now. However, going more minimal with décor can leave your home looking cold and hard. Finding the right balance between rigid and forgiving textures as well as between straight and curved lines is ultimately… Continue Reading →
We spend a massive amount of our lives asleep. However, few of us consider how important quality sleep is. Most of us just fall onto cheap beds and deal with gaudy surroundings that never change. However, every element of a bedroom affects the way we sleep. With a little planning, you can use many different small ways to make your bedroom more cozy and get better sleep. Besides sleeping well, bedrooms can also be turned into tranquil havens you can retreat to any time of day. Continue Reading . . .
Chances are you’ve already heard about how important it is to shop sustainably. Not only does it greatly benefit the environment, but it also does wonders for keeping your bank account from running empty. But with all the talk about how it’s better to shop at secondhand stores rather than supporting fast fashion, nobody’s really… Continue Reading →
Best Accessories to Enhance Men’s Style
Whether you want it or not, you have a personal style. Some people work hard to develop a style; others don’t care about it. But if you don’t care—make no mistake—it shows. Now, if you’re reading this article, you probably want to make some improvements in your appearance. A great style starts with your outfit,… Continue Reading →
Living Positively: Ways to Find More Happiness
Life can get pretty overwhelming, and when we’re trying to speed through all the tasks we need to accomplish, we tend to forget to take a look around us. We forget to stop and smell the roses. We forget to love our loved ones a little harder. If you’re tired of living at… Continue Reading →
The weekend means freedom from most of our day-to-day obligations, whether you are working or going to school. At the same time, it can present a bit of a dilemma if you are unsure what you want to do with your time. If you often find yourself feeling bored on your Saturdays and Sundays, consider… Continue Reading →
Honey is a delicious addition to many types of foods and beverages. It goes with almost everything. But did you know you can also add raw honey to your cosmetics products to get glowing skin? Here are four ways that raw honey can benefit your skin. Make Your Own Face Mask Using raw honey to… Continue Reading →
Fun Activities For Kids to Do at Home
When kids are stuck at home for a long time, they can start to feel bored or spend too much time sitting in front of the computer or TV. You may want to find things for them to do that are more engaging and still enjoyable, but you might be at a loss for ideas.… Continue Reading →
Hobby farms are great ways to produce your own food, make a little extra cash, and spend more time outdoors with some of nature’s greatest creatures. One of the best parts of owning a hobby farm is that you don’t have to rely on it as your sole source of income. This means you’re free… Continue Reading →
It’s officially the season for home renovations. But with a professional service to hire and materials to purchase, just getting the project going can greatly affect your budget. Fortunately, you don’t need to hire a team of professionals in order to completely transform your living space. In fact, you can get similar results by taking… Continue Reading →
Building your first home aquarium is an exciting endeavor for many hobbyists. However, no matter home much research you do on setting up your tank, there’s still always the chance that you could make a few mistakes. Unfortunately, incorrectly building and caring for an aquarium can lead to devastating issues for your marine life. As… Continue Reading →
Many people are finding they have a bit of extra time in their day since they have to stay at home more. Even those who have just started working from home no longer have the commute they normally would. With all that extra time, picking up a new hobby is a great idea. One fun… Continue Reading →
Hopefully, we witness those moments where a child lights up with joy and excitement when they’re doing something they love. Whether they’re dancing around the kitchen or running around the playground with other kids, this bright spirit fills up our own. But sometimes, more often now than in the past, we see children stuck to… Continue Reading →
As the new year begins, it’s an important time to think about simple changes we can make to ensure that this new year is better than the last. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central Indiana offers 10 New Year’s resolutions to help you avoid scams, prevent identity theft and be a smarter…Continue Reading →
The Benefits of Having A Side Hustle Job
The cost of living continues to rise, which can make it more difficult to stay on time with monthly payments. A great way to overcome this is to take on a side hustle. It may not seem like a big difference, a couple extra hours of work each week can go a long way. Check out some of the benefits of having a side hustle job Continue Reading. .
Cool Hobbies To Spark Creativity At Home
We all get into a rut sometimes, whether from a monotonous routine or ill-fated events that we don’t have much control over. You don’t always have the power to completely change your circumstances, but you can choose to place your energies into imaginative outlets to improve each day for yourself and others. Your activity preferences may be quite different Continue Reading . .
Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore in Your Marriage
Marriage is a beautiful thing, right? Two people come together in love and decide to spend the rest of their lives supporting one another and remaining loyal. With all the joy and beauty that comes from marriage, there’s a catch––it’s not easy. Though you love your partner, that doesn’t mean they don’t do things that aggravate you. That said, there’s a clear distinction Continue Reading. . .
Photo albums and scrapbooks are a great way to organize old family pictures with a sweet, nostalgic touch. Here are 7 creative scrapbooking & photo album ideas to get you started! Photos encourage families to look back on their memories together. Unfortunately, pictures tend to become damaged over time, forcing people to learn how to…
Negative Effects of Hard Water
Hard water can be found in almost every home, especially in specific areas like Texas. Luckily, we’re in Illinois so we’re not quite as bad, but we still have relatively hard water. You’re probably asking yourself, “what’s the big deal with hard water anyway?” Well, there are actually several negative effects of hard water. If you’d like to learn what the effects are, keep reading.
Mistakes That Hinder Your Workout
When you’re first beginning your journey into fitness, seeing how much there is to learn about working out effectively and safely can be daunting. To further your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, read on to discover some possible mistakes you don’t realize hinder your workout. Continue Reading . . .
Your home is your castle, so it makes sense to do everything possible to keep it clean and orderly. This includes disposing of unwanted items safely and responsibly. Sometimes, you will require a waste disposal company to come and handle the larger items. Here is how to prepare your home for junk removal. Continue Reading . . .
Divorce is difficult for everyone. Unfortunately, it can be even more complicated with kids. However, there are some ways you can go about it that will make it easier on your kids’ lives. Here are some tips for handling a divorce with children amicably. Helping Kids Cope With Divorce A divorce will disrupt your…