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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 […]

Home & Family, Well Being

10 Secrets of Happy Marriages

It feels like we’ve been trying to figure out how to be happy and how to stay happy. So, it only makes sense to figure out what a happy marriage looks like. We all know the definition of marriage, when two become one, joining of souls, and all the rest of the poetic romance. But, what’s it really like to be happy in a marriage, especially in today’s society? We’ve talked about how we should try our best not to compare our goals, our journey, our faces, or our bodies to anyone else. This also means we shouldn’t compare marriages. […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Kid’s Valentine’s Day Crafts

Before I had kids, I used to semi-dread and semi-hope for something special on Valentine’s mainly due to societal pressures and norms. But, the reality is that every day, you should be loved and cared for and not just on Feb 14th. Then, when I had kids, my guarded, cold heart became open, vulnerable, and even more sensitive to love than I ever really imagined. It’s a fragile but amazing place to be. The first time my son brought home a handmade Valentine’s craft from school, I thought it was the cutest thing I’ve ever gotten. I came home, put […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the best thing about this holiday aren’t the sappy love songs, public declarations of love that slightly make you nauseous, or the card your spouse bought on the way home. Hands down, the star of this day are all the desserts. It may come as a shock, but desserts can be healthy and delicious. Whether you plan to bake all day or pick up the most delicious pie in town, here are some of the most delicious dessert ideas. Let us know if you end up making any of these and if […]