Take some time to do your nails right

So being a mother and wife seems to be all about keeping the house clean and feeding everyone. Well this is true a lot of the time, but you also need to make time for yourself. You need to take a few hours out of each month and spend it on yourself….. pamper yourself and do something you enjoy.

For me, this is getting my nails done. I usually go down to the local beauty salon and pay $50 to get a nice gel manicure. But I recently did some research into doing it myself and found that it is quite feasible to do so! It can even save you some serious money!

led nail lamp

Think about it, if you spend $50 at a salon once a month, that is $600 a year…sounds like a lot hey? And let me tell you, for that you can get a pretty good LED Nail Lamp, a bottom coat, some gel nail colors and a top coat and even some extra tools to make your life easier…and you will still have money left over!

And for that money you would not even have to get a cheap stuff, you could lash out and really spoil yourself. Get a quality nail lamp, some really good Gelish polishes and a lovely manicure set.

It does not take long to learn to do your gel nails yourself – spend a bit of time practicing and getting it right. You won’t get it 100% correct the first time, but you will slowly get better and before you know it your friends and family will think you went to the salon anyway. Hey – you may even be able to impress them and do their nails too. Maybe this is a new way to make some cash?

Anyway, I have digressed a bit – but please do remember to take some time out of your daily routine every once in a while to pamper yourself – buy something you WANT not something you need and make sure it is for you.

Please let me know in the comments what you do regularly for yourself!


Combined Dried Herbs

Hands up who has a container of dried out combined herbs in your pantry? Combined natural herbs are the hectic chef’s go-to for fast flavor on the fly. The epitome of versatility, combined natural herbs could be used in everything from soups, covered dishes as well as garlic bread to pizza, meatballs and also spaghetti Bolognese.

Yet let’s be truthful, how long do blended herbs last in your kitchen? When you get around to utilizing them, just how much flavor is in fact left? And also who can afford to get several fresh, natural herbs which just end up shriveling down the track?

mixed herbsCurrently you can have the best of both worlds! New Lightly Dried out Mixed Herbs are made with a mix of natural, Australian produced basil, oregano and parsley which have actually been gently dried out (simply enough) to rejuvenate full of flavor in your day-to-day food preparation. They’re the closest thing to fresh chopped natural herbs in appearance, taste and also scent as well as most importantly, they will keep fresh in the refrigerator for 4 weeks which implies no waste.

Discover the rejuvenating distinction of Lightly Dried out Mixed Herbs in convenient pinch pouches or stackable pots in the cooled fresh fruit and vegetables section of your local supermarket.

Tips For Growing A Successful Organic Garden

When you take time to apply proper organic gardening techniques and products, your garden will show great results. It lets other know that you care about growing healthy plants. As with any skill set, your organic gardening skills will only grow with time and experience. The following article will help in your quest for the perfect organic garden.

Plant perennials in your garden that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. Slugs or snails can decimate a plant very quickly. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, smooth, and thin. Perennials with hairy leaves or bitter taste are unattractive to snails and slugs, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs.Some of examples of these are achillea, heuchera, campanula, hellaborus, and heuchera.

Transfer your favorite plants indoors to rescue them from the winter.You should probably save the most resistant or expensive ones. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots carefully before transferring to a pot.

When partaking in gardening activities, particularly in the autumn months, especially during Autumn. They thrive on fruits, as well as peppers, beans and tomatoes. If they are left in the garden, the damage can be excessive, so you need to proactively keep their population under control.


Most vegetables need this amount of sunlight to grow well and quickly. This arrangement will also benefit some flowers.

If you have dirt that has high amounts of alkaline, try mixing some coffee grounds into your garden’s soil. This is a simple way to increase the acid levels in your soil with acid. This method will allow your plants to grow healthier and greenery to really thrive.

Choose your favorite plant and make it the focal point of your garden. The best focal point should be a plant totally different from those that are adjacent.

If you’re planning on gardening inside, you should make sure that you think about how much sun light is there for them. If your house does not enjoy a great deal of natural light, you may want to look into growing something that thrives in lower-light situations. You could also consider using artificial lighting to help.

You now possess the information, the equipment, and the required skills to use what you’ve just read to grow a fantastic organic garden. You are ready to begin planting your own garden. As with most things, natural gardening means that you never stop learning to improve your skills. Take the tips from above to boost your knowledge arsenal about organic gardening. In fact, it is possible that you came across a trick that you would never have thought of otherwise.

What you have always wondered about interior design

You may feel that you have to have certain design skills in order to use interior design to your benefit. You may be surprised at the amount of help that the Internet and simple magazines can provide for you. Let this article be a starting point for you achieving great interior design.

A good tip for interior design is the use of the room in question. For example, if you are designing a child’s room, you might consider bright and lively hues to inspire creativity or to match the child’s personality. But those colors will not work if the room is a library.

It may sound strange, but before choosing a paint color or design theme, it is best to choose the overall mood you want for the room. Moods can extend from bold and exciting to tranquil and soothing. Selecting a mood prior to starting will help you map out your decisions for your space so that you are more likely to achieve the feel that you want when you finish.

A great interior design tip is to start investing in good art. You may not think so, but one good piece of artwork can take a room to an entirely new level. This can also provide you a great focal point to decorate around.


Offices must first of all be functional, so keep this in mind when determining the style and decor. A comfortable workspace and proper lighting is crucial. You should focus on making the room comfortable to work in and pleasing to the eye.

Discuss a budget prior to starting any project. Nothing is worse than starting a project that you can not finish because you ran out of money for it. Doing this ahead of time will alleviate stress and allow you to enjoy the process of designing and remodeling.

Be aware that there’s a risk of cluttering up a room with excess furnishings when you get into an ambitious interior design job. You can have too much of a good thing, and you don’t want your rooms to look small and cramped. Instead, select a few key pieces of furniture, and create as much open space as possible.

As you prepare to decorate a room, consider its purpose carefully. Think about the number of people that will be in the room and what they’ll be doing. Consider your loved ones whenever it is time to design the living room; however, you should focus on you and your spouse whenever you are changing up your bedroom.


It is likely that you have small rooms you want to make seem larger. If you want to make your small spaces appear larger, use light and bright paint. If you use dark colors in an area that’s small, it can make that area look even smaller.

Hopefully, the information in this article has provided you with a good introduction to interior design. It’s not as hard as it appears and using the proper tools available, you can tackle any design! Don’t have a cookie-cutter home; make your home unique to you and your family’s tastes.

Succulents – An Easy Garden

Some of us do not have a lot of time to spare to plant fancy gardens that take a lot of work to get up and going. Even planting some plants in pots can be a lot of work, and cost you valuable time with the kids.

Well I recently read an article on Essential Home and Garden about how to care for succulents that made me seriously co7bd165dc26655ae8be386dbdadb7a6f71687cd5bnsider investing in some Succulents!

They thrive in conditions that some other plants struggle in, and they need very little water to survive and grow. I enjoy gardening these days, but I still prefer to do other things instead. So gardening is more of a secondary hobby for me. Gardens that take very little setup and even less maintenance are perfect!

As a kid I remember my mother putting breaking aloe vera leaves and putting them on my sunburn – so I have a history with them….but I guess I just forgot about them till now!

They can also look very beautiful if they are looked after properly, their colors are amazing and the shapes they grow in are almost hypnotic.

Succulents can be very easy to grow from a stem or even broken off leaves. Which makes expanding your succulent garden even easier and cheaper than ever.

A few of the more important tips that I took from the article were:

  1. Do not over water your succulents – if you water them too much the stems will rot and the plants will dry. You should let the soil dry out completely before the next watering
  2. Make sure the soil is well drained – for the reason stated above
  3. While succulents love sun light, make sure they are not in a location that is too hot or they will get burned. Examples of too hot locations would be inside a window that gets a lot of direct, hot sun.

You can get succulents from anywhere that sells plants really – they are so popular these days that they can often even be picked up off a supermarket shelf or on Amazon!

After doing a bit of research I think I will be purchasing some Paddle Plants, Tree aeonium and Donkeys tail.

So make sure you check out the article mentioned at the start of this blog and be sure to check out some succulents for yourself! Everyone likes an easy garden right?


Use House Work Time as Thinking Time

cleaning the houseWhen we do the cleaning around the house, it is easy to get frustrated and hate it every second it takes. But I believe that doing the house work isn’t all that bad. It is all in how you view the situation.

Think about this for a minute: when do you usually do the house work? The answer to this is probably when there are no kids to look after. So it is probably usually quiet time……

That’s right I said it: QUIET time! Amazing isnt it? I bet you hadn’t really thought about it that way.

And what is quiet time perfect for? Its perfect for thinking, not necessarily about a certain problem – but just letting your mind wander. Let your mind go from thought to thought, thinking about whatever pops up.

I usually find that the cleaning feels like it takes much less time this way, and it doesnt really feel like a chore at all.