Little Luxuries: Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

Waking up with a pale, pasty face is the worst! See how Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster makes it all better with a natural-looking, sunkissed glow in this tutorial. Great for giving your face a touch of color.

Waking up with a pale, pasty face is the worst!  You look and feel like someone zapped your energy (Or like you sleep in a coffin during the day…).  But I’m happy to say that my new favorite beauty find makes it alllll better.  And, I’m sharing it with you today!  Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster will save your face from the pallid side and get you glowing stat.

May 9, 2017

A Straightforward Strategy to Learn From Your Experiences

What we learn from our experiences makes us who we are. It's also an important part of self-care, personal development, and personal growth. Here's my straightforward strategy for learning from the lessons life throws at you. You'll learn to make better decisions, and decisions determine your destiny.

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.

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May 4, 2017

Healthy Snacking: Avocados 3 Ways

Need some ideas for healthy snacks? Avocados to the rescue! Avocados are a superfood rich in nutrients and healthy fats. Each of these healthy avocado snack recipes has just a few ingredients, and is quick and easy to make. And… they're all low-carb!

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.

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May 2, 2017

A Super Easy Way to Reduce Paper Clutter

Need organizing ideas to get rid of piles of paper in your home? Try this one easy solution to greatly reduce the paper clutter littering your kitchen counter.

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.

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April 27, 2017

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

In part 3 of this 3-part series on volunteering, I'll provide solutions to some of the common obstacles that prevent people from volunteering. Great for discovering volunteering ideas and opportunities, or even how and why to volunteer!

“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.

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April 25, 2017

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

Hate your job, but feel stuck because it provides economic security? Learn 3 ways to cope with a job you don't like, and even be happy in spite of it! Plus a little inspiration to find a better job!

“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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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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