September 5, 2017

How To: Decorate Pots for Fall

Looking for fall decor ideas for the front porch? Try this quick and easy diy to put a fall spin on the pots you already have! Great decor for Halloween and Thanksgiving, too!

Of all the seasons, fall seems to be the one that gets people most excited.  Maybe it’s because of the striking visual changes that happen in nature during the fall.

The leaves turn to brilliant shades of red, gold, and auburn.  The air gets a little chillier.  And… it’s sweater weather, baby.

I love to usher in fall with a colorful, cheery update to the planter pots on my front porch.  Here’s how I decorate pots for fall!

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August 22, 2017

How to Deal With Nosy Neighbors

I hate to use the words

Neighbors can be great.  They invite us over for coffee, bring a meal by when we’re sick, lend us their power tools.  (Hopefully we give them back!)

But every once in a while, you run into a neighbor who’s a little too… nosy.

She asks for more information than you’re willing to share.  She seems very observant.  She’s always around.

So how do you deal with nosy neighbors?  You can’t allow yourself to be forced into oversharing forever.

There are a few steps you can take to respond effectively to nosy neighbors, without making things awkward going forward.  Let’s take a look!

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Be Prepared for Anything at Work: The Ultimate Guide

Has a completely avoidable wardrobe or hygiene fail ever derailed your workday? These tips will give you lots of ideas of products and supplies to keep on hand so you'll be prepared for anything at work.

Do you ever have those moments at work where a completely avoidable wardrobe or hygiene fail threatens to derail your day?

  • You spilled coffee all over your dress, and the assistant regional something-or-other is visiting the office today.
  • You got to work, only to realize you forgot to brush your teeth.
  • You’re due to give a presentation in 10 minutes, and you’re so nervous that you’re pitting out your blouse.

Don’t let these events throw you off your game and ruin your day.  Stock your desk with some supplies in advance, and you’ll be prepared for anything at work.

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August 1, 2017

Easy Ways to Encourage Personal Growth Each Week

Looking for motivation to have a better week? Want to practice self-care but not sure where to start? You don't have to spend lots of time or money to experience personal growth.  Learn to grow into your best self, while improving the quality of your week. Plus a free printable to help you do it!

I’m guessing you’re busy.

As in, sometimes you feel like you don’t even have time to breathe.  Working late, taking the kids here and there, dealing with the endless stream of issues that pop up every day.

Sometimes we get so busy just trying to get it all done.  Checking off all the boxes.  Crossing things off the to-do list.

Getting stuff done is great – I’m a big believer in achievement and taking action.  But what good is checking off all those boxes if you’re the in the same place at the end of the week?  What good is achievement to you as a woman if it isn’t a transformative experience?

Unless you take deliberate steps to learn and grow as a person, you’re stuck at point A in terms of personal development.

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July 18, 2017

Four Easy Ways to Find Your Ideal Volunteer Opportunity

Want to volunteer, but not sure where? Let me show you how to find your ideal volunteer opportunity by finding your

“Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” – Unknown.

Volunteers provide almost immeasurable value to not-for-profit organizations (As I wrote about in this post).  However, with the right volunteer opportunity, the experience can be just as valuable for the volunteer!  Today, I’m helping you find the ideal volunteer opportunity for you.

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July 11, 2017

Stop Doing These 3 Things Today for Clearer Skin

Dealing with adult acne is frustrating. You may be doing things that are causing clogged pores and breakouts. Learn some common causes and solutions for adult acne. Try these clear skin tips, treatments, and remedies to stop adult acne in its tracks.

Adult acne stinks.  “I’ll have clearer skin when I get older,” I thought as a teen.  And to a major extent, I do.  However, I struggled with significant acne well into my 20s.  It wasn’t until I stopped doing a few things (And got serious about a skincare regimen) that my skin cleared up.

Today, I’m sharing 3 things I stopped doing that led to clearer skin.

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June 27, 2017

3 Packing Tips for Easier Air Travel

Whether you're flying for vacation or for work, it's important to maximize the space in your carry on luggage. These 3 packing trips for easier air travel will help you choose the right size suitcase and decide what to leave at home.

While travel itself is fun, packing and unpacking aren’t!  Liquids restrictions on flights, obscene checked baggage fees, and the exhausting post-trip to-do list can make travel stressful.

Today, I’m sharing 3 quick tips for easier air travel.  Oh… plus a bonus tip!  You’ll learn:

  • Where to scrimp on regulated liquids in your carry-on baggage,
  • How to avoid checking a bag when flying,
  • An easy way to relieve travel fatigue, and
  • How to check one big task off of your post-trip to-do list.

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