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Strategies for Setting a Home Design Budget

June 5, 2017

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 in the details of every decision was sometimes overwhelming. Thankfully, my husband had experience negotiating contracts and I had experience managing projects. However, the best lessons we learned were how to manage our money to get exactly what we wanted while staying within our budget.

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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
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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
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
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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
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Free & Easy Productivity Boosters

Boost your productivity at work and in life with these 5 simple steps. The past five years of my life have had some massive changes at work and in my home life – I’ve worked for multiple companies, planned a wedding, started this blog,…

September 14, 2016