Tips and Tricks for a Perfect Housewarming Party

ShowMe Suburban | Tips and tricks for a perfect housewarming party

Housewarming parties allow you to share the joy of a new home with friends and family, as well as meet new neighbors.  However, a big party right after moving to a new home can quickly turn you into a ball of stress.  By following a few simple tips and tricks, you’ll pull off the perfect housewarming party.  And, you’ll hang on to your sanity in the process.  Oh, and before I forget – I have a free printable for you, too!

Utility Shutoffs: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Home Safe

ShowMe Suburban | Utility Shutoffs

Your electricity just went out.

Your toilet is overflowing.

You smell natural gas in your home.

Would you know what to do?

If your first response is, “Oh, that’s my husband’s/boyfriend’s/random stranger’s job…” uh-uh.

No, lovely, it’s your job.  If you’re ever home by yourself for any length of time, you need to know how to react when your utilities go awry.

And even when you’re not home by yourself, strong women still know how to get stuff done.

In the interest of helping you to be a strong woman and take great care of your home, I’m going to give you the rundown on finding and using your utility shutoffs.

Dessert Swap – Blueberries and Zabaglione

ShowMe Suburban | Blueberries & Zabaglione Swap

If you’ve never had zabaglione, let me describe it for you.  It’s a cool, sweet, silky custard, usually spiked with a little moscato.  It’s at its best in a champagne glass, under a layer of sumptuous fresh berries.  With blueberries especially, zabaglione is basically irresistible.

And it does your waistline zero favors.

I’ve made peace with my weakness for blueberries and zabaglione.  A simple swap was all it took to get a similar epicurean experience (Ok, a vaguely similar experience at least), with way fewer calories.

Get your bills organized (Finally!)

ShowMe Suburban | Get your bills organized (finally!) Plus a FREE printable!

Do you forget to pay your bills?  Are you struggling to keep track of which bills are due when?  Have no idea what your monthly expenses are and how you should be budgeting for them?  You’ve officially been thrown a lifeline!

Tracking and paying bills doesn’t have to be a crazy, stressful experience.  I’m going to show you a common-sense method for getting your bills paid on-time, and in the correct amounts.  Plus, a free printable!

A Straightforward Strategy to Learn From Your Experiences

ShowMe Suburban | A Straightforward Strategy to Learn From Your Experiences

Our experiences make us who we are.

Actually, no.

What we learn from our experiences makes us who we are.

In that case, you’ll want to make the most of every lesson life throws at you!  Otherwise, you’ll find yourself making the same mistakes over and over.

Over the last several years, I’ve found an approach that helps me get a useful takeaway out of just about any situation I go through.  Here’s my strategy for learning from my life experiences.

Healthy Snacking: Avocados 3 Ways

ShowMe Suburban | Avocados 3 Ways When I'm looking for a quick, filling, and healthy snack, I often reach for an avocado.  I love eating half an avocado right out of the skin, and I like to put a different spin on it each time.  Today, I'm going to share with you my 3 favorite (and healthy!) ways to munch on an avocado.

A Super Easy Way to Reduce Paper Clutter

ShowMe Suburban | A Super Easy Way to Reduce Paper Clutter For many people, the kitchen is the hub of the home.  It's the place where friends and family gather, pass through, and often leave their stuff.  The day's mail, activity schedules, receipts, and lots of other papers end up in the kitchen.  If you're like I used to be, you have a pile of mail and other paper clutter on your counter that you frantically shove into a drawer when company comes by.  I made one super easy change in my home, and it virtually eliminated my huge pile of paper clutter.

Volunteering is for You Part 3: Solving the “Buts”

 

ShowMe Suburban | Volunteering is for You Part 3: Solving the "Buts"

“Volunteering just isn’t for me because (Your excuse here).”  I’ve heard it so many times.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 62.6 million Americans, or about 24.9 percent of those age 16 and up, volunteered their time for a good cause in fiscal year 2015.  If you weren’t among them, you should be!  Why?  Because volunteering is for you!  In this 3-part series of posts,  I’ll show you why volunteering is important and how it can enrich your life (And the lives of others).  Even if you feel you don’t have the time or expertise to contribute, or if you don’t know where to start!  In the third and final installment of this series, we’ll address some common “buts” that prevent people from volunteering.

3 Ways to Cope with a Job You Don’t Love

 

ShowMe Suburban | 3 ways to cope with a job you don't love

“The key to happiness is to find a job doing what you love.”

Great in theory, but it doesn’t always pan out in practice.  The truth is, sometimes you end up locked in a job you don’t love because it’s economically beneficial.    That doesn’t mean you have to be miserable!  Today, I’m going to share 3 ways to cope with a job you don’t love, and even be happy in spite of it!

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