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Now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to start some new healthy habits. The weather is warmer, our clothes are lighter, and there’s lots of outside activities and social events. It’s time to get motivated! We all want to look better, but even more than that, we want to feel healthier and have more energy to enjoy all the fun plans for this spring and summer.

Healthy Living Tips

Today, I’m sharing with you my plans for trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Keep in mind that I am not a dietician or nutritionist. These are just some improvements I’m trying to make for me and my hubby. Feel free to try these for yourself and your family, but make adjustments for your own individual health needs.

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If you’re always feeling rushed, stressed, and overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Balancing our time and, actually, our lives, is a tricky, complicated task. Even though I love to write about it and give tips, I also struggle with it. Who doesn’t? Well, recently, after feeling overwhelmed with trying to get several projects completed, I decided to take a little time and try something new, something I used to do and forgot about in the last few years. Today, I’m going to share with you what I’ve been doing that has really changed my perspective on things. Maybe this would work for you too.

How To Get More Done With Less Stress

 

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Now that it’s officially spring, I’m getting vacation fever. What about you? With the warmer weather and tax refunds in the mail, now is the perfect time to finalize our plans for a great summer trip!  Well, today, I’ve got a checklist to help you through the process of planning, preparing, and even packing for an awesome summer vacation. By simplifying the process, you can be ready to go relax and make the most of your summer.

Summer Vacation Planning Checklist

 

This checklist will get you started on your vacation planning and preparations. Use this as a starting point and add other things to the list that fit your individual situation, such as family size, pets, and your destination. And remember, the sooner you start planning, the better!

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Happy first day of spring, everyone! I’m more of a “winter girl”, but I have to admit, I love the change of seasons, especially spring! It’s like a new beginning and a fresh start. I can’t wait to get outside, take walks, work on the house, the yard (well, maybe), and take some fun trips.  I also want to work on some projects. How about you? Do you have big plans?

Spring Projects

 

Sometimes, at the beginning of spring, we get big ideas that can drift away as fast as New Year’s resolutions. This year, I’ve got several things going on with family, the house, and trips we want to take. It’s a lot to get done, all at the same time. So, for me, the best way to manage several projects going on at the same time is to make a written plan. I’ve just made a list of my spring projects and that’s what I want to share with you today. I’ve got some ideas for how you, too, can make a written plan for all your spring projects and make the most of the season.

 

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Are you ready for spring? Is your wardrobe ready? At the beginning of every season, I take a look at my calendar and my plans for the upcoming season. Then, I organize and plan my wardrobe for that season. This is a fun project to me, and this week, I got my spring wardrobe all organized and ready. I do this project every March for my spring/summer wardrobe and every September for my fall/winter wardrobe.

Spring/Summer Wardrobe

 

 

Today, I’m going to share the process I go through and, hopefully, you’ll be motivated and ready to do your own. I’ll warn you now, I’m very detail-oriented, especially when it comes to my closet, because it’s fun for me. If you’d rather get it done quickly and move on, then feel free to skip through to the steps that you need the most.

The wardrobe project that I’m going to explain today is my plan for putting together an ideal wardrobe that works for your real lifestyle, and makes dressing well every day very simple, because once you do the planning, the day-to-day maintenance is very easy. It’s a 5 step process of planning and organizing your new spring/summer wardrobe. So, set aside a few hours, and get your wardrobe ready for a fun, busy season. 

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It’s that time of year again. It’s spring cleaning time! Today, I’ve got a checklist that takes you room by room, helping you to get each room of your house clean, one step at a time.

Don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to do it all in one day, or even one weekend. Count how many rooms you have to clean and divide them up over a month or two. That way, you can do a little at a time, and still get it done before summer. If you’re short on time or feel your house doesn’t need a complete cleaning, then just focus on the areas that need it the most.

Spring Cleaning

For each room, start at the top. Then go around the room, left to right, and lastly, do the floors. Are you ready to get started? Well, grab your cleaning supplies, put on some music, and let’s go!

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Decorating your house can be a pretty time-consuming project. Choosing wall colors, furniture, flooring, lighting, and accessories can take a lot of time, money, and legwork. I know because I’ve been working on our living room. I’ve got the basic parts done and now I’m working on the finishing touches.

Living Room Decorating Checklist

Whether you’re starting a decorating project or stuck in the middle, I’ve got a checklist to help you simplify and organize your decorating projects. This checklist is for your family or living room, which happens to be one of the most important rooms in your house.

 

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Are you excited about shopping for some spring clothes? Me too! But first, as usual, I recommend that we start with a plan. Although we still have a month or so of cool weather, depending on where you live, we can still do a little organizing and planning to get our closets and our wardrobes ready for spring. 

Preparing Wardrobes For Spring

 

Today, I’ve got a plan for getting a jump-start on our spring wardrobes. Later, preferably in March, you can go back and do a more thorough job of cleaning out, organizing, and planning your wardrobe for spring. But, for now, lets do a fun, quick prep on our spring wardrobes to tie us over till then.

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Our nice warm weather is really giving me Spring fever. Then I go into my closet and change my mind because I’m not ready to give up my winter clothes yet. Those are my favorites! Are you that way? I’ve heard lots of people say they feel that way too. When I asked them why, they said that winter clothes are more stylish, can be layered, accessorized, and just gives them more options. I agree 100%. I really wish I could enjoy spring and summer, wearing my winter clothes, but that would look pretty silly, wouldn’t it? 

Preparing Your Wardrobe For Spring

Now that it’s February, we only have a little over a month to wear our winter clothes, and then it’s time to get ready for spring. So, for this month, I’m going to wear my winter wardrobe as much as possible, and then try to figure out how I can get just as excited about a spring wardrobe. Besides that, I haven’t bought any clothes since Christmas and, therefore, I’m really getting some shopping fever!

Today, I’ve got ideas for making the most of our winter wardrobe for the rest of this season. Then, I’ll help you with ideas for pre-planning your spring wardrobe. I’ll be covering this in two posts because this is one of my favorite subjects and I have a lot to talk about.

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If Valentine’s Day only reminds you of cards, chocolate, and roses, you may have missed the point. I know a lot of people really don’t like Valentine’s Day because they see it as an over-commercialized holiday to sell “stuff”.  Personally, I like Valentine’s Day. It’s not because I like cheesy holidays, even though that’s definitely true. It’s because I like any day that gives us a reason to celebrate and give gifts to our family or others. It’s the perfect day to show your love, gratitude, and appreciation for everyone in your life.

Valentine's Day Gifts

I encourage you to keep giving those cards, chocolates, and roses. My favorites are those cherry, jelly heart candies. Yum! But if you would really like to put more thought into your Valentine’s Day gifts and make them more meaningful, I’ve got some ideas to get you started. Some of these could be for your spouse or your kids, and some are for other people that you’d like to show your appreciation for.

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