April 20, 2017

Volunteering is for You Part 2: The Benefits of Volunteering

Discover some of the many physical, mental, and social benefits of volunteering. Great for discovering volunteering ideas and opportunities!

“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!  This week, you’ll discover some of the many benefits of volunteering.

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April 18, 2017

HOA Crash Course: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of HOAs

Understanding your HOA is vital. Learn the basics in this HOA crash course! I'll teach you the who, what, when, where, and why of homeowners' associations. Great info on HOA management, rules, activities, and duties of HOA board members.

HOAs, or homeowners’ associations, are a staple of suburban America.  In the U.S. in 2015, there were 338,000 associations, covering 26.2 million residences, according to the Community Associations Institute.  But first off, who exactly is an HOA?  Also, what do they do?  And when can they force you to make changes to your property?  Where do they have jurisdiction?  And finally, why even have a homeowners’ association?  I’m answering all those questions for you today in an HOA crash course!

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April 15, 2017

Volunteering is for You Part 1: The Power of Not-for-Profit Organizations

ShowMe Suburban | Volunteering is for You Part 1: The Power of Not-for-Profits

“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! Let’s kick this off by looking at where it all goes down: not-for-profit organizations.

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Three Simple Strategies to Conquer Wrinkled Laundry

Wondering how to remove wrinkles from clothes and get laundry under control? Learn how to remove laundry from the dryer and avoid wrinkles with these 3 laundry hacks!

A bulging laundry basket heaped high with clean, but hopelessly wrinkled clothes.

Or worse…

Clean laundry that has been sitting wrinkled in the dryer since 5 Friends reruns ago.

Are these common sights in your household?

Fear not.

Messy-looking, wrinkled laundry doesn’t have to be a reality. With some easy tweaks to your routine, you can have clean, wrinkle-free clothing every time. Today, I’m bringing you 3 super-simple strategies that I use to get my laundry out of the dryer and keep it wrinkle-free – even when I don’t always have time to fold it and put it away!

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March 26, 2017

Five easy steps to a beautiful and long-lasting spray tan

Want a golden glow, but intimidated by spray tans? This all-inclusive guide to salon spray tanning breaks it down, step-by-step. Whether you're in an automated booth or in a room with a technician, following these tips will ensure a stunning before and after from your sunless tan!

Looking for a golden glow to show off at weddings, graduations, and other events packed into your warm-weather schedule? A salon spray tan is a great option!

Spray tanning can be intimidating – after all, no one wants to be the girl who looks like an oompa loompa, has a giant white streak up her otherwise-tanned leg, or whose face is 6 shades lighter than her body (Trust me – I speak from experience). With proper care before, during, and after your spray tan, you can get great, long-lasting color every time – let me show you how in 5 easy steps!

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