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Cell Phone Etiquette at the Dinner Table

June 15, 2017

Etiquette is not a lost art. Practicing good manners is about being considerate of others and showing them respect. Those two things are never a lost art, but sometimes we need to be reminded when modern life makes us forget. Nowhere is it more prevalent that we’ve forgotten our manners than when we have a cell phone in our hands. This is doubly true when we’re at the table.

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Home Tips

Strategies for Setting a Home Design Budget

Get exactly what you want while staying within your budget. Building a home last year was an education for my husband and me. We had never even bought a home much less built one. Working with the builders, picking out finishings and being involved…

June 5, 2017
Tips

5 Habits of Happy People

There are no yellow brick roads on the way to happiness, just a few tried and true principles. These 5 habits of happy people are simple to integrate into your everyday life and can have an immediate impact on your overall happiness. Here’s some…

May 9, 2017
DIY painted lamp
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DIY Painted Lamp

What’s better than buying a new lamp for the house? Rehabbing an old lamp with new paint and saving some moolah. That’s exactly how this DIY painted lamp came into existence.…

January 17, 2017
Inspiration + Wisdom

25 Pearls of Wisdom from Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK, Jr. quotes to inspire every facet of life. I have to start off today’s post with a confession. I’ve always appreciated Dr. King’s life and contributions to American society, but I’ve never truly dug deeply into his words until this year. Maybe it’s…

January 13, 2017
How to Create and Keep Good Habits
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How to Create and Keep Good Habits

New year equals new (and improved!) you… right? It makes sense to use the beginning of a year to wipe the slate clean and set new goals. So why do our good intentions start strong in January and dwindle out by March? Is it…

January 6, 2017
Inspiration + Wisdom Tips

5 Strategies for a Better You in 2017

New Year’s goals that are actually achievable! Every year at this time approximately 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution. Of those, only about 8% say they are successful in achieving their resolution. Despite the grim statistics, many of us look at the new year…

December 30, 2016