Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Creating A Dream Bedroom For A Peaceful Night's Sleep

Kids, partners, pets, and family life all bring a lot of joy to any mom; however, they’ll certainly keep you busy, and at times, give you no time to rest. There’s always something to do around the house, or something to prepare so that everyone is fed, looked-after, and happy (for the majority of the time). You’ll get plenty of fulfilment from what you give to your family; however, you need to ensure that you’re also taking care of yourself and your needs too. It can be easy to get stressed and suffer with fatigue if you don’t give yourself enough room to breathe each day and time out to relax and unwind. A well-rested mom will be able to tackle the many challenges that are thrown her way throughout the week. Therefore, it’s worth spending some time thinking about how you can create a serene and calm environment, where you can switch off and rest, before drifting off to sleep.

Your bed room space might be the last place you’re thinking of redecorating. There will be many more rooms like the kitchen, living area, and bathroom that you think need prioritizing as the whole family uses them. However, preparing a place to retreat at the end of each day will ensure that you can organize the rest of the household successfully so that everything functions and runs efficiently. Fortunately, the bedroom is a place where you can do an array of simple and affordable things to instantly udate and improve the atmosphere. So get your notebook and pen ready to start writing down what you think can be changed in this room. The following are some ideas and inspiration for busy parents who are ready to give theri bedroom the boost it deserves so that they can enjoy a restful night’s sleep.


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Pure, Relaxing Comfort
When you need a break and somewhere to rest your head; your priority should be the bed. Investing in a comfortable, supportive mattress is the best way to ensure your aches will drift away as you do each night. The bed base or frame should add to the character and style of the room, or provide handy storage solutions, which are perfect for family homes. Research online for some of the best places to buy a bed and discover what will suit your bedroom environment and your interior style. Try to remember that choosing simple and classic furniture pieces for the room will help to ensure that they’ll withstand the changes in fashion, and will be a wise investment that can last for the years ahead.

Think about layering your bed up with quality crisp sheets, from companies like PeachSkinSheets soft cushions, throws, and pillows, and anything that will help you sink into sumptuous comfort. It’s always nice to feel like you have a place where you can cocoon yourself in comfort, and your bed should be your first port of call. A deep pile or faux fur rug is another way to bring texture into the room, and your feet will appreciate the addition by your bed.

Peaceful, Calm Surroundings
If you’re able to do a little DIY over the next weekend; why not give the space a fresh coat of paint? A calming, neutral hue, or a crisp white, can give a room an instant facelift and a new lease on life. Therefore, invest in a good, quality paint, a paintbrush and roller brush, roll up those sleeves and get painting.

You’ll be amazed at the transformation, especially if you're painting over busy wallpaper or old and tired looking walls. There is nothing relaxing about a cold, stark, ceiling light that’s beaming down on your head from above. Therefore, it’s worth having some warm-light bedside lamps, and perhaps a floor lamp for when you need to illuminate the room a little more. You’ll want enough light to read your new book, but also create a cozy feel so that you can snuggle-up and drift off to sleep as soon as possible, after a day of busy family life.

Once you’ve applied the new coat of paint, and you have an empty space to play with; you can figure out the best way to arrange the furniture. Try to place things so that the room flows, and it’s easy to walk to everything. Hang a few family photos or a special painting on the wall.  Have a cd player bedside, where you can turn on some soothing music, or white noise to assist you relaxing and going to sleep. You’ll have created a sanctuary to unwind and rest within, in no time. A well-rested and happy parent, will have better days ahead with their (sometimes demanding) brood.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Changing Your Career Could Help Your Health

One of the most important things in life is making sure that we are as healthy and happy as possible. However, some people aren’t as fortunate as others and have a wide range of ailments that they have to deal with every day. Regardless of whether your illness is physical or mental, it can be emotionally draining when you’re dealing with something every day of your life. However, have you ever considered a career that could in fact, help you with your ailments? Many people have found peace and clarity with their illnesses by going into a profession to help others as well as themselves. Take a look at these careers that could totally change your life and help your overall health!


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Become a Personal Trainer
Personal trainers are usually extremely fit and healthy people, so I bet you’re wondering how this is going to be possible, especially if you’ve got a physical ailment. Getting your body to those kinds of levels of fitness could eliminate most if not all of the troubles that you’re having. Many illnesses begin because of lifestyle choices. Things like sore and swollen joints might be because you’re living a sedentary lifestyle, or you’re eating the wrong foods and gaining weight. Consider working towards becoming a personal trainer for your health, and also the prospect of helping someone in the same position as you’re in right now. Imagine going to the gym and seeing a PT with ailments like yours, it would inspire you to work as hard as you can to become as fit as possible right?
Help People with Their Mental Health
Mental health problems are at an all time high. With bigger stresses landing on people’s laps, it’s no wonder that many of us suffer with some form of mental health issue. Regardless of whether you’re feeling just a little stressed, or you’re wondering whether you want to live anymore, it’s important to seek help so that you can get yourself on the road to recovery. Once you’ve got your problems under control, why not consider a career within the industry so that you can help others that are in similar positions as you? You can get an online masters in mental health counseling and begin helping people work through their issues and help prevent the suicide epidemic. Nobody deserves to feel low or unwanted on this earth, and there aren’t enough people taking action to stop this from happening!
Start an Advice Blog
A lot of people find solace in starting up a blog to talk about their issues. Unfortunately, unless you’re a celebrity it’s unlikely that people will only want to read about your ailments. Instead, why not seek out solutions that have helped you and share them with the world so that people like you can try your advice too? There’s also a possibility of money to be made from blogging, so your advice could not only help someone solve their troubles, but it could also become a full time job for you to live from. It will also help you unload your problems and gain clarity mentally too!


Consider these three career ideas that could help you with your mental and physical health and see how much of a difference it makes to your life!

Make Dad's Day With SOG Knives! #FathersDay #GiftsForDads

This Father's Day, it's time to skip the boring old tie and pocket square set, the new dress shirt, or crazy socks. I mean, think about it. Who wants to get the same old gift every Father's Day, especially the rather mundane gifts like that? What dad wouldn't prefer, say, a snazzy knife from SOG Knives?!


I was able to review two products from SOG recently. First up, the Fielder Assisted Knife. This is a very elegant, very classy knife that any guy would appreciate having in his pocket. Even for the men who don't normally carry a pocketknife, the style and appearance of this one make it fit into any wardrobe or style. Just take a look at this sweet, stylish thing!



As you can see, the Fielder Assisted is indeed perfect for any guy, whether his style is jeans and a  t-shirt, khakis and a polo, or even a suit and tie (goes great with that Father's Day gift from last year!). After a couple weeks of testing, I can tell you that the locking mechanism is very secure, so there are no worries about it opening in your pocket. I have owned a couple knives that promised a secure lock only to have them pop open in my pocket, which is not fun at all! I love that it has a belt clip as well, for carry either in-pocket or on your waistband. If you're not familiar with knives, you may be wondering what the "assisted" part means. That simply means you can easily flip open the knife with just a small push on the thumb stud, and then the high-tension coil springs inside take over to propel the knife open - safely but quickly. Another aspect of this knife that I appreciate is the size and weight. It's the perfect size for an everyday carry, very lightweight and yet very sturdy-feeling. At less than 4 ounces, you will hardly even know it's in your pocket!




Another great gift for dads that you can pick up from SOG is their Throwing Knives. I received a set that comes with three throwing knives and a sheath that holds all three and attaches to your belt. Throwing knives are one of my favorite sports, and we have a target set up in the backyard for practice. If your dad enjoys playing darts, take it up a level with a set of these throwing knives! The knives are scratch-resistan, perfectly balanced for optimum throwing, and very lightweight. They come with paracord-wrapped handles which you can remove or leave on as preferred. This set is perfect for beginning knife-throwers! Seriously, what dad wouldn't prefer a cool new set of throwing knives over a boring old tie?!






If neither of these options seem to fit your dad's style, be sure to check out SOG's website for a great selection of all things blades and outdoor gear!!

Friday, June 8, 2018

June Swagbucks Rewards!




All throughout June you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.  

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how:  

1. Sign up using this link 

2. Earn 300 SB total before July 1st, 2018. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it!  

3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned so many gift cards I have lost track now.  I usually opt for Amazon gift cards or PayPal credit, but there are many other options available. 

Lime Crime Continues Their Venus Series

Lime Crime Continues Their Venus Series; Releases Venus 3


Lime Crime, a vegan and no-cruelty make up manufacturer has revealed its newest pallet. It is a part of the Venus palette series and is being called Venus 3. Originally, Lime Crime teased consumers with a clear see-through pink container in front of a pink a purple sky. They continued their promotion by opening up the container but hiding the specific colors in a shadow caused by the top lid. When fans of Lime Crime finally got to see what colors, the new palette included they were treated to a wide variety of bright shades. There are two shades of pink, a very dark purple, and a couple of darker shades with more pink undertones. Dreamy, Beam, Heavenly, Rapture, Ecstasy, Paradise, Bliss, and Beloved are the names of the shades. A lover of pink can pick up the new palette for only $38.


The product comes in a pink packaging with the same image of a woman from previous editions of the Venus line. The woman is standing in front of a purple sunset with clouds and bird behind her. Like most palettes, the top lid of the packaging opens to reveal a mirror.


The palette's catch phrase is "Grunge Gets Pretty," and it couldn't be truer. The pink shades in this palette are mixed with earthy, dark tones to create a mysterious look is appropriate for multiple occasions. The variety in the package makes the Venus 3 palette a great addition to nearly every woman's collection.


About the Venus Product Line


Even though Venus 3 is labeled the third edition to the series, it is actually the fourth. A product called Venus XL, which contained a large number of colors and sold for about 60 dollars, was actually the third product in the Venus line. The Venus XL is certainly true to its name. It contains a total of 18 colors and comes in a long flat packaging. The Venus XL contains a lot of variety too. It has half a dozen tones of pink, metallic colors, and darker, more casual colors.


The original Venus comes in a blue and gold packaging with a bright background on the front cover. This is the earthiest edition of the Venus line consisting of colors like rust red, brick brown, and burgundy. The official names of the colors in the original Venus package are Venus, Shell, Aura, Creation, Muse, Divine, Rebirth, and Icon.


Venus 2 comes in a black and gold packaging, and this time the woman on the front lid has a set of wings. The colors inside are called Boot, Mud, Jam, Fly, Pigeon, Filter, Marsh, and Mustard. This palette is full of unorthodox colors that can't be found in most other palettes. For the people who love unique, this product was designed for them.