This is a quick post. I have decided to make some changes around here.
Over the past two years or so, I have been working as an "influencer" in the social media space. I have kinda lost who I am and I am taking that back.
I think that the social media space doesn't typically provide great role models for the age groups that are really into it and I want to change that. Spending more money than you have...no. Looking like the Kardashians and not loving who you are...no. There is so much wrong with this.
Change is not always easy. With this change, I will be writing more on how to save money, love yourself more, and about ways to be more efficient in your life. This will include organization of time and space. This will include ways to get more of your money back on purchases and purchasing more wisely. This will include teaching you ways of saving time and money on meals for you and your family.
I will be spreading all of this on social media and will be proud to be one of the few who are changing things up. I hope you will stay on this journey with me and have patience as my website gets updated throughout this process.
I appreciate every one of you who read this, who follow me across my channels, and you interact with me. You are everything.
Don't know what to do with your excess garden tomatoes? Here's my recipe for homemade freezer spaghetti sauce that you can enjoy for the full next year.
Below is a video that describes this recipe in detail. Here are the ingredients. Once you have the ingredients all prepped and chopped, follow the video to finish your delicious sauce.
When you use your sauce, you can heat it and use as it is or add meat to enrich your delicious meal.
16 oz tomatoes, cored, skinned
4 onions, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 small zucchini, chopped really small
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
2 12oz cans tomato paste
2 tablespoons Healthy Solutions Spice Blends, Savory Meatloaf
I have never had a duvet before so this new duvet from Crown Goose is something that really fully dressed my bed and makes such a difference in my bedroom. Here's more.
I have never owned a duvet. This duvet and sham are luxurious. They are so soft and so classy. Crown Goose gave this to me and now my bed is well dressed.
I chose a minimalist design with mostly white and a simple gray accent outline.
I am still looking for the right quilt to use inside the beautiful duvet, but we do have feather down pillows that fill out the shams so nicely.
The simple outline is exactly my style. I love the clean look, the clean lines, and the gorgeously soft material. It's easy to wash and seriously so worth the price.
The following video shows more on Crown Goose and how well it dresses my bed.
Today I got Botox for Migraine, my regular appointment. Every three months I get this done. Here's more about why I do it and how it works. Plus a little bit on how you can afford to do it if you have migraine as well.
I think there is a day for everything and anything. Here is the list for October.
October 1: Less Than Perfect Day, National Homemade Cookies Day
October 2: Name Your Car Day, Kale Day
October 3: Look at the Leaves Day, Techies Day
October 4: World Smile Day
October 5: World Teacher's Day, Do Something Nice Day
October 6: Mad Hatter Day
October 7: World Day of Bullying Prevention, Bald and Free Day
October 8: National Face Your Fears Day, International Frugal Fun Day
October 9: Curious Events Day, Fire Prevention Day
October 10: World Mental Health Day
October 11: Remember Forever Day, World Egg Day
October 12: Universal Music Day, Moment of Frustration Day
October 13: English Language Day, International Skeptics Day
October 14: Columbus Day, National Desert Day
October 15: National Grouch Day, National Poetry Day
October 16: Dictionary Day, Learn a Word Day
October 17: Wear Something Gaudy Day, National Pasta Day
October 18: No Beard Day
October 19: Evaluate Your Life Day
October 20: Information Overload Day
October 21: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
October 22: National Nut Day
October 23: National Mole Day
October 24: United Nations Day
October 25: National Frankenstein Friday
October 26: Make a Difference Day
October 27: Navy Day, Mother-In-Law Day
October 29: Hermit Day
October 30: Mischief Night, National Candy Corn Day
October 31: Halloween, Carve A Pumpkin Day
Hope you find time to celebrate.
You may have heard of Feng shui, but do you know how it works?
It's Fall, time to Feng Shui our space and clear our energy for things we want.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng shui, also known as Chinese geomancy, is pseudoscience originating from ancient China, which claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. The term feng shui literally translates as "wind-water" in English (Wikipedia)
7 Days to Master Feng Shui is a comprehensive course that satisfies most levels of student. I designed this Feng Shui course as a video course with over 40 lectures, great graphics and free downloadable information.
The ideal student for 7 Days to Master Feng Shui is you, it is the curious beginner, the DIY audience members and even the most savvy interior designer.
This course is broken into seven sections that are named Day1-7. You may do as many sections in a row as you would like, however, you will also be doing homework in areas that you would like to practice the Feng Shui principles.
This course material will change your life if you practice the diagnostic methods and other information you will learn. Here is a short list of what you will learn in this course.
Tools in Feng Shui
Chi (energy flow)
Shapes of spaces
You should take this course if you are curious, or a seasoned professional interior designer/space planner. You will receive positive changes in energy flow throughout your space and/or those spaces of your clients. You will also find that you feel more confident in presenting your design ideas to your clients because of this added layer of pertinent information that will contribute to their success and wealth.
As we get into Fall, we can get to work on the inside of our spaces, creating an energy where we can think clearly, find things easily, and receive opportunity and things that we want without blocked energy.
This is why I am offering this course for only $9.99 this month only. It is typically $40. Follow this link HERE and use code FALL10.
What is home to you? What makes home to you? Does it have to be a house? I know. I know. A lot of questions. Here are my thoughts on this topic.
When I think of home, my thoughts are the following.
Home is a place where you can be yourself. It's a place where you find unconditional love. It's a place where you find your center, your comfort zone. It's a place where you can feel safe. This can be a place you live in by yourself or with others. Those you live in don't have to be actual family.
Home doesn't have to be a house. Plus, you can have multiple places you call home. For instance, you can live in a dorm and call both your dorm and the home your family lives in home.
An apartment might be home. It may have that cozy feel. It may be exactly what you need and love. It may have a pool with a nice community that has become your family.
A town home might be home. You may love having a small little yard with very little maintenance, leaving you time to do things you love with those you love.
Home should give you a warm feeling no matter what the shape or size. Home should be a place where you can dream, you can succeed, you can fail, you can try new things, you can stay the same, you can do what you want and still be loved and appreciated for being you. It's a place where you have support (yes, even if you live alone). It's a place where you long to be at the end of a long day.
Laughter makes my house a home. Humor has gotten us through some of the most frightening and stressful situations of our lives.
In our home, someone is almost always cooking something yummy. The smell of bacon is often one of my favorite smells of home.
We always have meals together in my home. We love to joke around while we eat and often there is a team effort with creation and cleanup of our meals.
Monday is always clean sheet day in our home. It's a favorite day, going to bed with the clean, crisp sheets and blankets.
An extension of our family, our cats also make our house a home. Their familiar routines. Their communication. Their funny play.
Our family room is the gathering place in our home. We will all gather here, every day. We may all be doing something different, but all still in the same space.
What makes your house a home? I'd love to hear more about it below.
The last leg of our adventure. The San Diego Safari Park, a stay in Barstow, and a road trip home.
It was a great family trip. Not long enough, but a great get away. Here's the video of the last leg of our adventure.
Here's where we get wild. It's the perfect place for vacationers of all ages to enjoy. Well worth the money. Watch for some of the fun attractions.
Hope you enjoy the video.
This is the leg of our journey to Coronado Island from Las Vegas. A much better experience. A lot of traffic, a lot of time to talk in the car, and then came beautiful Coronado Island.
Click to watch more.