Thursday, February 25, 2021

How To Improve Your Relationship With Food

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As a society, our relationship with food is a complicated one. While we have an abundance of food in some places, others struggle to find enough food to feed their families. Meanwhile, obesity statistics are only increasing, while eating disorders are also rife around the world. It’s clear that something is missing when it comes to relating healthily to the food we eat, but where do we even start when it comes to unpacking this?

While this one blog post won’t put the world to rights, we can start here to unpack how and why our relationships with food have gone awry, and how to set them straight. If you are struggling with your food right now, make sure to contact a licensed therapist to talk through the issues with them.

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How Is Your Business Perceived?

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One of the most important things when starting any business is to understand that perception is everything. The way that people see your business is the thing that will impact whether or not it actually succeeds. In the modern world, while it might be easier than ever to set up any business right from your own home, that also means that the marketplace is more saturated than ever before so if you’re not able to make the right impression on the wider world in your business, you’re going to be in trouble. With that in mind, here are some that the general public might be perceiving your business and what to do about it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

How To Be More Confident In Your Body

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Confidence in your body doesn’t come easily. We’re all different and what makes us different, can also make us conscious of who we are and what we look like. The reality is, that everyone is beautiful and deserving of confidence in themselves. So with that being said, here are some tips to be more confident in your body.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

You Better BeLeev It!

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My grown boys, like their mother (ahem) work a lot. They have very little down time, and honestly, neither do I, so when one of them gets a chance to come spend some time at mama's, I am very happy indeed. This weekend the oldest carved time out to come see his mama, and as always happens when the boys get together, some of the toys came out... like this new skateboard we have in the house from BeLeev.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

How To Deal With The Unexpected

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We all want life to be happy, easy, and never have any problems. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. They say ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ but sometimes life won’t even hand you that. Unexpected things happen and we can’t always plan for every eventuality so here are a few ways to deal with problems that may happen in life when we aren’t prepared or ready to take them on.

Monday, February 15, 2021

8 Things to Consider Before Moving Home

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Moving house is a big commitment. Not only does it take a lot of time to move your entire life across town or to a new city, but there are a lot of nitty-gritty legal details that need to be finalized along the way. If only moving home was as simple as moving the furniture and settling in. 

For those thinking about moving home, buying your first home, or while moving, here are some things to consider to make the process as smooth as possible. 


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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Scent Split for My Valentine's Day Gift to Myself!



What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a new scent? Honestly, though I do love flowers, fragrance has become my new favorite floral bouquet. Scent Split is one of my two favorite places at the moment to try samples, and when I find something I love, I buy the bigger bottle. No money wasted is always my favorite gift to myself. I ordered 7 scent splits for women, and one for men (my oldest two boys have also taken an interest in my new love of niche and designer perfumes and fragrances).

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Choosing Your Living Room Colors

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Ready to change things up for the new year? With all the restrictions on travel, you will probably be spending

more time at home. This makes it the perfect time to redecorate your living room. 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Romantic North Carolina is Perfect for Valentine's Day

 Known for its historic sites, charming towns and breathtaking scenery, North Carolina is a popular spot to take a break. Whether you’re planning to stay in one place or to organize a packed itinerary that takes in a host of destinations, it’s natural to want to make the most of your time. If you have a trip in the pipeline, here are some tips to make your break extra special. 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Shopping on a Budget

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Your kids grow up fast. And as they grow their tastes change, and the things they used to like are going to be the things they hate these days. They’re going to want new clothes and new toys, and they’re going to be interested in what their friends like, and soon they’re going to be wanting more and more of an allowance from you so they can cut out the middleman and buy their own things!  


While this is just a natural part of raising kids, it can get very expensive. Namely, trying to buy the right clothing for growing children can get very, very pricey, and you might slam straight through your budget each year because of it. But what can you do? Well, it’s time to start saving on clothes shopping with the tips below.

10 Alternatives to Sugary Valentine's Day Treats

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Valentine's Day is a good time to give a little treat to someone you love. A lot times people choose candy or other sugar-filled confectionary treats but there are other ways to give a little expression of amore to your friends and family. I have 10 ideas that make wonderful alternatives to sugary Valentine's Day Treats. 

Grateful Even for the Setbacks

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Still working on my 30-day Gratitude Challenge over here. I am here to tell you that some people say you make time for what you care about, but honestly that is not always true. There are some days where I don't even have a minute extra to do some things that I'd like to do. My job is one that I love again this year (and some of you know I didn't love it last year), but regardless of how I feel about it, it's one that is always, always busy. There are more things to do than time to do them. It spills over into my home life, and if it didn't, I'd be extremely behind on things while at work. I have people who depend on me to deliver, so not doing certain things (that are always very time-consuming) is not an option. That means other areas of my life, like exercising every single day, or taking time to reflect quietly simply aren't going to happen, and that's okay. I'm being as consistent as I can be. Setbacks are inevitable in most things, and that's okay too, just so long as we don't get stuck there, and we keep moving forward.


Today's challenge: Toss the gratitude ball. Share a video of you saying what you're grateful for, packing your gratitude into an imaginary ball in your hands, and sending it to the sky. Release your gratitude to others. You can search for how others are doing as well by looking up the hashtag #dancingthroughcrisis on social media. Gratitude is an important thing.

If you want to learn more, or join along, here's a link! https://dancingandlife.com?afmc=8g 

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Free Mandarins and a Cute Love Bug Craft for Valentine's Day

 Disclosure: I received complimentary items to create mandarin Love Bugs. :)

Halos are California Mandarins that are sweet, seedless, delicious, nutritious and oh so easy to peel (and that's my favorite part because it takes the fun out of eating fruit if it's too hard to peel!). They're also good for making a cute Valentine's Day project with the kids. ๐Ÿงก

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Our Cat Orchestrated Her Own 'Me Time'

Today's Challenge: Share a video of your “me time.”
Go somewhere into nature. Sit in silence for 5 minutes (phones off).
Write down what came up for you and let us know.


My goofy cat walked across my keyboard. Something she has done before. No big deal. But this time, I have no idea what it was that she did, but my computer was down and out. And I do mean down and out. I tried a few things and a professional reset, but it is on its way to computer never-to-be-used-again land. It took me a few days to get around to going out and buying a new one, and those few days, outside of work (lol) were pretty great! It was stressful at first, and then annoying, but then it gravitated into being nice to not have the option to get online and do things on the weekdays. I have a very busy job, and getting to actually take some 'me and mine' time, including time with the cat, hahaha, was so very pleasant. It's not the way I should have chosen to take me time, but it was still nice to have it.

I'm still working through my 30-day Gratitude Challenge. You can join me if you'd like. #dancingthroughcrisis

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Teach My Toddler Learning Kit Giveaway

 

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Photowall Canvas: Use their Photos or Upload your Own!

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This is what the finished product looks like. This is my approximately 16" x 20" canvas print from Photowall. I thought it would be a great Valentine's Day gift to give myself, since I enjoy having photos of my children and grandchildren all around my house. This picture is from a trip we took to the park this past summer when the oldest granddaughter came to visit. I remember the day well. She was a super happy, super busy 7-year-old who loved being on the playground. Her favorite thing there? This tire swing. When I see the picture, I remember her laughing so much, and her 92 million requests for me to push her faster, and it does bring me joy. Those kind of days are just the ones that make up some of our very best memories, and now I have this one commemorated on a canvas on my wall. ๐Ÿ’–

Dancing & Life: Celebrate All of Your Successes!

      

This is the activity for today in my 30-day gratitude challenge. I think it's a good one to talk about here. I have a glass half-full type of mentality most of the time, and do consider it important to celebrate successes as they come our way...and not just the big ones. The little ones are vital too. Doesn't it seem like a goal is pretty far distant, but then you start taking the small steps towards making it happen and before you know it, you're at the finish line. I think the hardest part sometimes is getting started. The second hardest, depending on the goal, is to keep going. If you do both, goals are miraculously (ahem) met. :)  Good luck to all who of us who are working on personal goals. Remember to celebrate all of your successes, even the little ones.

If you're interested in participating in the gratitude challenge, you can still can! It's free and offers a nice way to intentionally start the day off on a positive note: VISIT HERE