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Five Easy Ways to Improve Your Curb Appeal

First impressions are so important, and your house is no different. That’s why so many people put so much effort into curb appeal, or making the front of their home look stunning. Who doesn’t want to have the best looking house on the street! Why wouldn’t you? It’s also crucial if you’re selling your property. A real estate agent once told me that buyers make a decision within eight seconds of seeing a property. That means an ugly front yard could cost you the sale!

Ways to improve your curb appeal

When I owned my own home, I spent a lot of time tweaking my front yard. I like to think it was beautiful, and helped to add to the 30%-ish profit I made. I just wish someone had given me some advice on how to improve your curb appeal when I was getting started. So, that’s what this post it all about. Helping you improve your curb appeal.

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Beauty & Fashion

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Loft Mix and Match Wardrobe for Summer into Fall

Even though it’s July right now, I can sense that fall is right around the corner.  The Halloween candy is out in stores.  People are starting to talk about Christmas shopping.  And perhaps the most telling of all, school is getting ready to start again. Lots of people have to prepare for Back to School. …

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Awesome Beauty Hacks Using Household Items

There are a few things we all want in life. We want to look our best. We want to have more time in the day. And, we want to save money. Most people assume that doing all three is virtually impossible. However, what if I told you there are some ways of ticking all those…

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Get starstruck with these great fashions

Rock These Star Studded Fashions This Summer

Stars are always in style. While they seem to pop up during the summer months, there’s never a bad time to wear ‘em. Whether it’s a pair of subtle star earrings, a great pair of star printed shoes, or a seriously awesome star skirt, wear your star fashions with pride. Stars can easily be mixed…

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Max Studio and The Giant Summer Sale – Going on NOW!

Special thanks to Max Studio for sponsoring this conversation. Are you familiar with Leon Max or Max Studio? Chances are, you are familiar with the brand and just didn’t know it. Max Studio is a mix of totally modern and old world tradition. The brand is a favorite of style maven celebrities like Olivia Wilde,…

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Home & Garden

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Five Easy Ways to Improve Your Curb Appeal

First impressions are so important, and your house is no different. That’s why so many people put so much effort into curb appeal, or making the front of their home look stunning. Who doesn’t want to have the best looking house on the street! Why wouldn’t you? It’s also crucial if you’re selling your property….

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5 ways to spruce up your bathroom

The bathroom is the difference between a house and a home. Once the bathroom is finished, it feels as if the whole house is ready to start living in. But, it seems that the bathroom is never finished on the first attempt. As it turns out, you really don’t like that showerhead or the unique…

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How to get the rustic home decor look

When it comes to interior design, we all love a project. Creating a new style in your home’s decor is a great project to take on. You can reinvent your whole home with new furniture designs and decor. It’s also a pretty fantastic excuse for a shopping expedition! There are plenty of great themes to…

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Pottery Barn Red Living Room

I have been in the midst of redoing my house. Okay, I admit it – that’s a lie. I want to re-do my house, but I am sort of at a standstill. Do I go super Mid Century Modern, even though that’s not at all what my house’s style is? Maybe I should go a…

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Food

Spinach Gorgonzola salad with Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette

Spinach Gorgonzola Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

One of my favorite things about summer is all of the amazing produce that’s available. I am not sure that there’s anything that’s really better than perfectly ripe home grown veggies in the summer. And don’t even get me started on the great fruit that’s available. A ripe summer berry is like nature’s perfect gift….

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Fins Up cocktail

Fins Up – A Low Calorie Cocktail for Shark Week

Do you remember waaaayyyyyy back when and one of the cable networks introduced Shark Week? It was a somewhat clever ploy, and brought a week of themed programming to the channel.  People that were really into sharks tuned in, and those that weren’t watched something else, I suppose. Fast forward 10 or 12 years, and…

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Fresh summer melon smoothie to kick off your day

Fresh Summer Melon Smoothie to Kickstart Your Day

Smoothies are all the rage right now, but let’s face it – drinking that glass of green sludge stuff isn’t for everyone.  Heck, drinking that green stuff isn’t for me.  I have to admit, I’ve pretty much been ignoring this smoothie trend, as I wanted nothing to do with it.  Until now. Summer is the…

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12 slow cooker dinner ideas

12 Slow Cooker Dinner Ideas Your Family is Sure to Love

Are you looking for some new dinner ideas? Do you love your slow cooker? Then check out these awesome 12 slow cooker dinner ideas. No one wants to get in the kitchen and slave over the stove.  Especially not when it’s so hot outside.  Who wants to heat the house up even more?  Or maybe…

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Travel

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A Visit to Inn at the Mill | Springdale, AR

Not too long ago, I spent a weekend in Fayetteville, AR. Fayetteville, for those that don’t know, is a vibrant college town with a lot going on. It’s the home of the University of Arkansas, and there’s always something happening. It’s a couple hours from my house, and a favorite weekend getaway. Usually, I stay…

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Known as the Paris of the West, San Francisco’s scorching summer heat waves, coupled with the freezing rip winds which come from the Pacific Coast, make it the perfect holiday destination for sun worshippers and city explorers alike.

5-cant-miss-attractions-in-rome

The ancient city of Rome, Italy is famous for being the capitol of an enormous empire.  An empire that controlled a large portion of the world when it was at its peak 2,000 years ago. Nowadays, tourists from all around the world flock to Rome to soak in its unparalleled history and culture. Walking down…

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how-to-stay-healthy-while-traveling

  When traveling, it’s important to protect your health so that you are healthy and happy when you arrive at your destination.  Especially with the recent Enterovirus and Ebola outbreaks. Some easy ways to stay healthy while traveling are to take supplements beforehand, practice good hygiene during your travels, keep moving and stay hydrated when…

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