Living with Lyme Disease

As we move into the new year, let's get one thing straight. I'm living with Lyme Disease. There I said it. I'm opening up about it more as we move into 2018. Living with Lyme disease means something different for everyone but for me, it means making this year the year of healing. It means a lot of guest posting on here too.  Lol.  Because truthfully since I was diagnosed for the second time in May, my life began to unravel.  I didn't take the time to heal like I did last summer (where I really believe I conquered it) when I got bit the first time.  I didn't rest like before. I kept pushing my mind and my body.  All summer I went full force.  Fall rolled around I continued to do the same creating a schedule that would double my work hours.   And I crashed.  Hard. I thought I was … [Read more...]

Teaching Your Teen To Drive In The Snow: Tips And Tricks

Handing the keys over to your teenager is always nerve-wracking. Your mind races as you imagine your child on the road and hope that you have taught them enough to drive safely. But this worry can be even worse during the winter, when teaching your teen to drive is especially risky. "Temperatures are dropping, and the chillier weather often brings freezing rain, ice and snow," writes Jessica Van Amburg in Family Circle. "While you may be a pro at handling icy roads, younger drivers can be caught off guard by the season's challenges." Fortunately, by teaching your child the right skills and emergency preparedness procedures, you can help ensure their safety on the road. Teaching The Basics Once you begin working with your teen on winter safety, it's important to start with the … [Read more...]

5 Best Exercises For Stress Management

Unsplash- Eli Defaria What is stress? This is a question that does not need an answer everyone in the world is under stress whether it’s one kind or the other. Students face stress at school adults at home at work in relationships needless to say everywhere. While stress can prove to be beneficial and some people work best under pressure or stress, prolonged stress can have dire consequences. Insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure are all problems that arise due to stress and can later even be fatal.   Breathing Exercises According to an article published in the New York Times, controlled breathing can reduce stress. There is no special equipment required, and you don't have to go out of your way to do it  It can be done anywhere anytime.  It might seem minute, and a lot of … [Read more...]

New Year’s Looks

When it comes to putting together a New Year's Look I'm kind of a one and done kind of girl.  I don't want to mess with a lot of moving parts.  Just throw on a dress and let's go! This year with less work comes less of a clothing budget.  Thanks, Lymes!  So, I made a deal with myself.  Find all shoes, accessories, and one part of my new year's look in my own closet.  You can only add one new thing.  That meant breaking out a pair of black velvet skinny pants I wore only once last year and maybe only for a photo shoot.   New Year's Look- House Party by victoriamason featuring genuine leather handbags   New Year's Look- At Home by victoriamason featuring valentines day shirts Sale Dates:12/26-12/28. The sale is additional 25% off sale items with Code … [Read more...]

5 Ways Running Can Improve Your Health

We know that running can improve your health but it was also sacred to me as a writer. It was a time I could let my thoughts wander and unravel.  Often whole ideas would come together as well as lines of dialogue.  The high afterward was perfect for tackling projects too.  I am sharing this guest post this week so you can see the benefits of running too. Running and walking both are some of the most popular outdoor physical activities which help to keep you in shape and fit without any extra efforts and expenses. Outdoor activities can be just as effective as working out in a gym. If you don’t believe then just try it out. It comes along with lots of health benefits. It gives you Better Knees Knees give you a full support system as one of the latest research mentioned that Running … [Read more...]

Festive Drinks for a Christmas Party from around the World

Christmas is almost around the corner, and if you simply can’t wait to take part in all those incredible parties and family gatherings – welcome to the club! Apart from giving and receiving a bunch of wonderful gifts and eating some delicious homemade meals, there’s one more thing that’s typical of the holiday season– tasty drinks that can instantly put you into a festive mood. Here are three of them that are adored all around the globe, so check them out and have at least one of them this Christmas! The delicious Italian Bombardino If you ask the Italians, a warming glass of Bombardino is at the top of the must-drink list when it comes to the holiday season, which makes this tasty drink the most popular one in this part of Europe. Basically, it’s a combo of brandy and the egg-based … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Making Your Home Instagram-Friendly

Our Instagram feeds are rich in inspiring photos of beautiful and cosy homes that give you a quick glimpse of their owners refined tastes. With such an abundance of inspiration, you cannot but wish to give your own home a makeover and join the vibrant Instagram community. In just a few easy steps, you can give the Instagram-inspired look to your home and start inspiring others. 1.      Think minimalism Instagram has no room for clutter, so get ready for artful minimalist designs. To make your photos Instagram-worthy, you need to free them of visual clutter, which means removing all the unnecessary items both out of the frame and your home. Just a few carefully arranged pieces in the background and an appealing focal point will create a stunning visual effect. Minimalism exudes effortless … [Read more...]

5 Easy Bun Hairstyles for Long and Medium Hair

Another festivity, or a special date with your loved one, or an important event to attend, bun hairstyles are always good to go for all types of occasions and celebrations! While creating such buns can be a little tricky, but if you have medium or long length hair, then you can try these spectacular bun hairstyles. All these hairstyles are different and the best thing is that they can be prepared at home. So, ladies what are you waiting for? Want to get that chic look and carry the most trending bun hairstyle, then check them out! Flowery Hairdo with Messy Finish and Texture You might find this flowery hairdo intricate but to your surprise, it is one of the easiest hairdos for long and medium hair. The elegant bun with a textured messy finish and appealing highlights can … [Read more...]

Holiday Hits

Holy Holiday Season, readers! It's here, it's here.  Thanksgiving week is upon us!  Then Black Friday, Cyber Monday and a million sites offering free shipping. I managed to solve one, just one, holiday outfit conundrum with a cute pair of Free People boots and then found a soft berry-red cashmere dress for our Christmas Eve dinner. Ok, make that two outfits. I feel like I'm batting a thousand already. I only wish I could have waited for the Shopbop Tier Sale to get my items. Bop Basics Cashmere Blouson Sleeve Turtleneck Dress   Free People Marilyn Kitten Heels Guys, these boots are an answer to my prayers. I bought this Eliza J dress back in July and I love it.  It's not my typical style or color and I forgot to wear it.  I think it will work really well with these boots … [Read more...]

10 Fun and Simple DIY Travel Projects

*This is a guest post. Affiliate links are used and compensation is received from these links.   Travelling is all about fun and entertainment. You travel so that you can enjoy the beauty of the world and the scenery and nature earth provides us. There are two types of traveling. In the first type, you travel to the latest and up to date urban areas and in the other type you move towards places having more nature. Traveling depends upon your sole character and what you like. Source: Leio Mclaren, Unsplash.com But another thing that provides fun is the DIY (Do It Yourself) projects. In the DIY project, you make some innovating stuff by yourself. DIY projects are even very joyful when linked with travel. There are ten simple projects to be known. 1- Start an adventure … [Read more...]