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Home & Family, Well Being

5 Best Mug Cake Recipes Ever

We are going to talk about the best 5 mug recipes ever to grace mankind. Unlike last week where we discovered the beauty of no-bake recipes, this week we get to play with some heat. That is, a full 1-3 minutes of full on heat by our friend, the microwave. These recipes are ridiculously easy that even your favorite pet could do this without burning down the house. We are all about extremely easy and quick recipes when it comes to anything dealing with food, especially by Friday afternoon. We just want some cake in our bellies and we want […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Spring Renewal

Spring renewal is also known as the second Happy New Year. I know January is long gone but in my world, spring is the time for renew, refresh, and new resolutions. All those resolutions from the first of the year have begun to weaken by now. Or, in most cases, crashed and burned with the dawn of February! I’m looking at myself right now. I’m not pointing fingers, but if you are in the same group as me, then this is our “do over”, a second chance, and this time, we literally have more time thanks to the longer days […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Holistic Approach to Great Abs

Summer is coming and that means abs and swimsuit weather will soon be upon us. This is not your average fitness article. I am not going to promise you a six pack in six weeks. Instead, I want to tell you about holistic fitness and offer an approach to getting great abs that are accessible to all skill levels and body types. Below I will outline my approach to improving your core.   Attitude Your abdominal muscles do more than just look good. They support your back and upper body. No matter your skill level or body type, improving your […]

Home & Family, Well Being

5 Easy No-Bake Dessert Recipes

Did someone say dessert? If we could eat dessert and have it considered a well-balanced meal that won’t lead to the diabetes stuff, then we would do it. But, having to deal with a hot oven is out of our comfort zone. Things have come out unrecognizable and no longer edible far too many times. So, imagine our glee when such a thing called “no-bake” dessert recipes even existed. Without further adieu, here are 5 amazing looking no-bake recipes that even we can’t mess up. Plus, it’s Friday and we all deserve some serious dessert today. Good luck and let […]

Home & Family, Well Being

7 Secrets of Tidy People

If you’re interested in minimizing stuff in your life, you will probably want to know the secrets of tidy people as well. You’ve probably heard about the magical little book called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Condo. Make sure not to confuse messy with dirty. We aren’t talking about old pizza boxes under the bed. We are talking about having nicely piled papers and boxes of toys put in their place. We all tolerate different levels of mess. Being tidy helps to create space to breathe and to live that […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Minimalism: How to Clean Your Closet

Minimalism is liberating, freeing, and it seems like everyone is on a quest to live as simply as possible in one area of their lives these days. Collecting things we desire and love can bring a lot of happiness. When we get to pass these things down to our grandkids, they become heirlooms. But, sooner or later, we have to admit when we are just hoarding things. If you have kids, you’re probably hoarding toys whether you like it or not. If you don’t have kids, what’s your vice that you know you have to stop? With the housing market […]

Home & Family, Well Being

5 Easy St. Patty’s Healthy Food Ideas

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We’ve scoured the internet webs looking for some of the healthiest and yummiest food recipes to help you celebrate this holiday. Even though it is usually about making sure you wear green so you don’t get pinched, magical little leprechauns who guard rainbows, and plenty of merry drinking, you can still have fun while being a little healthier. As much as we are for taking a me-day, that me-day should be fun and not nursing a hangover. *Wink* Here are some delicious and pretty food ideas full of green and flavor below.   Ombre Veggie Tray […]

Home & Family, Well Being

How to Say Sorry

Since February’s theme is about relationships with your spouse, family, friends, and even yourself, the next unavoidable topic is how to say you’re sorry to the people you care about. When people say “nothing’s perfect”, deep down inside, they do expect it to be perfect. It’s one of those subconscious psychological statements people make when they think they are indeed, perfect. But, for a lack of a better term, “nothing’s perfect”, so eventually someone somewhere will have to say sorry. Saying sorry and really meaning it can be a difficult thing to do. It’s sometimes admitting and accepting that you’re […]

Home & Family, Well Being

10 Secrets of Happy Friendships

Have you thought about what makes a particular friendship so satisfying and how both of you feel good inside when you think of one another? Friendships are like marriages in some ways without the ceremonial hoopla, jewelry, and physicalities. But, the trust, intimacy, closeness and unconditional nature of it can be similar to being friends with a puppy. Only, that puppy talks to you and is able to bring you wine on the bad days. Friends are Family We Choose Here are the 10 secrets to a happy friendship that may or may not have been inspired by puppies.   […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

How to Stop a Bad Mood

It’s purely a coincidence that the bad mood article falls on Valentine’s. But, hey, it’s probably a good day than any to address the bad moods. Remember for today, don’t have any expectations so that you’ll be pleasantly surprised. *Wink* With bad moods in general, life happens. People annoy you, someone cut you off in traffic, the train was late, you got a ticket, you lost your 50th tube of lip balm, or you just woke up moody because of a bad dream. Do you know the bad dream I’m talking about? The one where your spouse does something he […]