24 November 2015

How to Create the Most Beautiful Vintage Interior

Everybody has different tastes when it comes to home decor. What looks incredible to one person, may not be the next person’s cup of tea. But you don't have to worry about that if you plan on living in your house for a while. If you love the look of a nice vintage interior, this post is the one for you. Read on to learn how to create the most beautiful vintage interior in your home:

Keep Your Color Scheme Bright & Fresh

One of the nicest things about a modern vintage interior is a fresh, bright colour scheme. Although there are plenty of color schemes you can go for with vintage decor, a white or neutral colored one is easiest to accessorize.

Use Delicate Patterns

Delicate patterns can be used in your vintage interior to spice things up a little and add interest. Floral works very well, but so can polka dots and stripes. Just make sure you keep them in the same kind of color family to ensure that they look great.

Include Textured Fabrics and Furniture

Textured fabrics and furniture can add an element of coziness to your interior. You can use curtains, throws, cushions, and all kinds of other fabrics to get the effect you want. Faux leather, suede, tassels, and similar fabrics can work too. Click here to get an idea of the kind of things you can use. Use your imagination and bring the room to life with your furniture!

Incorporate Your Personality

One mistake that many people make when designing their vintage decor, is making it look the same as everybody else’s, or every board they find on Pinterest. 

Don’t do that. 

Instead, incorporate your personality! If there’s a specific vintage era you like, base your decor on that. If there’s an activity you like, such as gardening, use vintage gardening objects to make it known. Make this decor all your own!


Avoid Banners and Flags

Banners and flags have been done to death, so avoid using them at all costs. If you want a truly beautiful vintage decor, it needs to be as original as possible.

Be a Little Eccentric

Why not be a little eccentric with your vintage decor? Incorporate slogans, unusual accessories, and anything else you can think of to make this vintage interior stand out!

Keep the Look Uncluttered

There’s nothing worse than a cluttered vintage interior. It just isn’t attractive, and makes it really difficult to keep clean and tidy. Try to keep things as simple as you can while showing off your personality and having fun with it.

By using these tips, you’ll end up with the most beautiful vintage interior. Not only will it incorporate an era that you love, it’ll also show off your personality and interests in a really unique way. Vintage interiors are so much fun to create, so think outside of the box. 

Any tips of your own you’d like to share? Leave a comment below. Come back for more soon!

Make Home Improvement Tasks Cheaper with My Great Tips

I love completing little improvements on my home and, of course, repairing it when needs arise. But I am aware of the massive costs this usually involves. For instance, think about how much you would lose if your heater broke down. That could cost as much as five grand to repair. That’s why I’m writing this post. AND my heater is acting strangely... It’s going to offer you some great tips on how to repair or improve your home without spending a fortune. So, let’s get started.

Don’t Buy it, DIY it

One of the biggest mistakes people make when repairing and fixing their home is to call in the professionals. These professionals often charge high rates. While they will complete the job, there’s no guarantee you’ll get a quality service. Instead, you can simply set up a place for DIY jobs in your home. That way, you’ll have everything you need to fix your home at your fingertips. For little jobs, this could be as simple as buying a wood saw. However, if you are going to be completing more complex DIY tasks like welding, you will need to get advanced equipment. Welding fume extractors for workshops are also beneficial to have at home. That way any toxic fumes caused by welding are dealt with effectively. In the long run, completing these jobs yourself will save you money.

Use Your Imagination

A huge cost homeowners build up when improving their house is simply from asking for advice. Interior designers often have the same work ethic as lawyers. They will charge you for only their wisdom on what you could do to improve your property. You won’t be getting any other service except their opinion and they will still charge you a fortune. To avoid this, you can instead, just use your imagination. If you’re creative, you can easily improve your home and give it a unique feel. But, if you do need some inspiration you should have a look at home decor stores. Home decor stores will have pictures of completely designed rooms like the one below.

You don’t have to buy any items from them. But you can use their concept to create the design with pieces of furniture that you already have.

Arts and Crafts

If you are looking to give your house some new design work, why not try some arts and crafts? This is a lot cheaper than buying new accessories, and it can provide some wonderful decor for your home. For instance, if you have children you could create a family collage. This stylistic idea can be completed using some paint, paper and family photos. It will cost you nothing but your time. As well as this, it will make your house feel like a home.

Set a Budget

My last tip is to make sure you are renovating or repairing your home on a budget. Set a price that you cannot go over. Home improvement projects in particular often spiral out of control. But, if you have a fixed cost in mind when you start the process, you’ll never go over it.

21 November 2015

..::Product Review::.. BriteFocus BriteShot, BriteSmart, & BriteShield

My Review of BriteFocus BriteShot, BriteSmart, & BriteShield

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"BriteFocus, Inc. is a healthcare company focused on cognitive health and brain wellness, with a total brain health program which addresses the decline of mental acuity during the aging process."


I was sent a bottle of 60 BriteShield tablets, a bottle of 90 BriteSmart tablets, and one BriteShot to review.  

The price for both bottles is $119.00, and one shot costs about $4.50.

Packaging & Presentation of BriteFocus BriteShot, BriteSmart, & BriteShield

I am glad to write that this set arrived in great condition.  There were no dents, leaks, nor defects.  This is a month's supply (for the supplements).  Every morning, take (3) of the BriteSmart tablets and (2) of the BriteShield tablets.  The BriteShot can be used anytime.

The front of the bottle labels the product, brand, and sizing information.  It also lists three features of each supplement:

+ BriteShield [Protect, Detox, Restore]
+ BriteSmart [Focus, Concentration, Memory]

The BriteShot was brightly colored with all of the supporting information printed on the removable label.

  Each supplement bottle had its own safety seal.

My Personal Experience with BriteFocus BriteShot, BriteSmart, & BriteShield

Each supplement needs to be religiously taken, the more dedicated and consistent you are, the better.  The BriteSmart tablets are white and the BriteShield tablets are yellow.

Pros of BriteFocus BriteShot, BriteSmart, & BriteShield
  • Enhances clarity and focus over time.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Easy to swallow.
  • Potent formula.
Cons of BriteFocus BriteShot, BriteSmart, & BriteShield
  • I haven't found any cons of these products.

          If there is anything that you should take supplements for, it's the one thing that keeps you on point everyday-- your brain.  I'm going to be blunt here, but at times its quite obvious about the lack of care of some people's brains.  This company offers three supplements that can enhance your brain on an incomparable level.

          Are you wanting to try the BriteFocus BriteShot, BriteSmart, & BriteShield, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  


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          DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

          My Favorite Ways to De-stress

          There are plenty of times in life when things get on top of us all. I’m no different. I know when I’m about to hit that point of needing a time out. And I take it. I get away from it all until I feel back on top of things. But with a family that needs me so much right now, I feel like I can’t just run off to deal with my own personal issues. Instead, I need to find ways to keep the stress at bay every day. Here’s what I love doing to de-stress my day:

          Candles, Water, and a Good Book
          Yep, you guessed it. Soaking away my day in warm, bubbly water is one of my favorite things to do right now. I can even get up early and start the day right with a gentle wake-up bath. There’s nothing quite like the tub for easing all those aches and pains we get from time to time either. Sometimes I like some soothing music on, but it’s the candles that help me regain my focus. Reread your fave book, or grab a best seller to pass away the time.

          Sauna - I love the warmth and heat of a sauna. It’s one of the best ways to detox your body, too. As you sweat, all those yucky toxins just seep out; leaving you feeling cleansed. Some say it helps you regain more youthful-looking skin too. I had a look at saunanova.com to see if it’s practical for us to have a home sauna. We’ll see! You definitely can’t argue with the convenience of having your own sauna at home.

          Yoga - Even if I only have time for a Sun Salutation, I can feel immediately released from the worst of my stress. Yoga is great because you can do it at home, or part of a big class. The poses help me get my posture back when I’ve been all hunched up because I’m stressed. And the breathing is ideal for getting your focus back and your energy levels up. Best of all, it’s a great workout for toning those saggy parts!

          Running - When you’re feeling really wound up, a good sprint around my yard really burns off that frustration! Of course, the ducks think I’m crazy mad, and fly away when they see me coming. Sudden bursts of high-intensity exercise boosts your circulation. That brings plenty of fresh oxygen to your whole body. Best of all, it refreshes your brain so you can get your thoughts back on track.

          Cuddling - Cuddling my kids (and my hubs) is the best cure for everything. I don’t care how old they get, they will always be my center. A good cuddle releases all those happy hormones we need after a bad day. Give someone you love a big, long squeeze to de-stress in an instant.

          Stress is horrible. It clogs up your mind and makes your whole body ache. Keeping on top of it every day saves you from the grief of having to deal with it after it’s taken over your whole life. Find your happy place with one of my fave ways to de-stress.

          19 November 2015

          Great Ways to Improve Your Kitchen on a Budget

          Are you thinking about making some improvements to your kitchen? The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home. It’s where you’ll cook all your meals for the family. It might be where you enjoy breakfast and dinner together. I’ve been thinking about ways to improve my own kitchen. The problem is I don’t want to spend a lot of money. I’d like to keep the job as cheap and cost friendly as possible. But, I’ve been brainstorming, and I think I’ve come with a solution on how to do just that.

          Clean It Up

          I’m going to start just by giving my kitchen a good and thorough clean. I’ve bought all the best cleaning supplies and I’m ready to get my kitchen looking the way it used to. It won’t last long and if you have kids it never will but it’s worth a try. An extra tip is to use scented cleaning products as this will make your kitchen smell a lot better. I’ve also been thinking about how cluttered my kitchen looks and how much I use all the accessories I’ve bought. The short answer is hardly ever. I can’t remember the last time I had a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice in the morning. If I put these accessories away, my kitchen is going to look a lot more spacious and tidy.

          I also found online what I like to call a magic wand. It’s actually a UV light on a stick, but supposedly it’s the best way to get rid of a bacteria build up in your kitchen. You might want to give it a go. Once you’re finished cleaning your kitchen might be looking a little better. But we’re not done just yet.

          Add A Few Stylish Items

          I know I just mentioned decluttering the kitchen, and here I am recommending you clutter it up again. But actually the type of items I’m talking about are going to be useful on a daily basis. I’m sure you use cutting boards almost every time you cook. If you don’t, I imagine your counter top is scratched beyond belief. If you want my advice, you could purchase some Premium Bamboo cutting boards. These look beautiful, and you can even get some utensils to match. They are sure to add a little style to your kitchen.

          Make Things Easier

          I love trying out new recipes in my kitchen. I usually find them online (can you say Pinterest?), and I’m a sucker for trying them out much to the delight of the family. But, it’s become a bit of a bother because I always find these recipes online and never have time to print them off. However, I’ve found the solution because you can get a tablet holder for your kitchen. Set it up on the wall and you’ll always have your recipes within reach but out of the way. You can also use this if you have a large phone like I do!

          I hope you have found these ideas useful. My final tip is if you do want to buy more expensive equipment for your kitchen, wait until the sales. After all, Black Friday is just around the corner. Can you believe it?