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Unhealthy Toxins in your Home Air and 5 Easy Fixes

Unhealthy Toxins in your Home Air and 5 Easy Fixes

I am excited to share this sponsored contributed post since air quality is such an important factor in our lives. As you may know, I do environmental compliance at work, which includes air quality permit support. While my job is to assist our clients in compliance with permits and emission limits for outdoor equipment, indoor air quality is just as important. Keep reading for some great tips on improving the air quality in your home and learn more about this new smart device.     If you suffer from mild seasonal allergies like me, the beginning of summer brings a […]

Posted July 18, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Home, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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Why Decluttering is Good for your Home and You [Infographic]

Why Decluttering is Good for your Home and You [Infographic]

It’s spring cleaning time so I know many of us have some goals to make our homes look nicer.  I know I have a huge issue with clutter and since we recently moved and still have boxes of stuff we don’t have a place for. After a while, I get blind to it all. If you have any decluttering goals, give this infographic a read. Great points on how to declutter in smaller steps. And keep reading for a super amazing announcement!   Infographic by EZ Living Interiors. The Best Homemaking Tools   If I’m being honest, I haven’t always felt […]

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The Busy, Working Mom’s Guide to Trying to Keep the House Clean

The Busy, Working Mom’s Guide to Trying to Keep the House Clean

  Is it possible to balance work, kids and keeping a clean house? It’s possible. What about for busy, working moms? Yep. For a few seconds, you have a sparkly, squeaky-clean kitchen, until the munchkins come barreling in the door with muddy feet and squeaky screams. For a few seconds, you stand back and admire the toy-free floor, walk away to do something else and end up stepping on Legos with no munchkin in sight. How do they do that? You wonder if the “eyes in the back of your head” superpower is glitching. Try to talk to your child […]

Posted November 13, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Home, Working Mom, / 1 Comment
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#Harvey update and love for my city Houston

#Harvey update and love for my city Houston

Nine trillion gallons. That’s how much rainfall Houston received on the first day. Twenty Seven (27!!!) trillion gallons in total over the six days. This past weekend, a horrendous storm named #Harvey landed as a Category 4 near Corpus Christi, Texas with a six-foot storm surge and caused so much devastation before it even proceeded to dump a tremendous amount of rain on Houston, Texas. Houston is very, very flat. The water collects faster than it can drain or run off, causing the disaster you have heard about on the news, or are living if you are a fellow Houstonian. […]

Posted August 30, 2017 by Julie in General, Home, / 5 Comments
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Ways to Have Fun Doing Chores

Ways to Have Fun Doing Chores

13 Ways to Have Fun While Doing Chores   Many people dislike the idea of doing household chores. After all, they can be so dull and mind-numbing. But it does not have to be that way. Just follow the steps below, and you are guaranteed to have fun while doing your daily chores.   Listen to great music. Get a and load up your favorite inspirational or upbeat music. This way, you can sing or dance along while working on something. Alternatively, if you have no working player available at home, tidy your home following the beat of a song […]

Posted July 25, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Home, Sponsored, / 1 Comment
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Keep or Toss? Your Go-To Guide on Cleaning Out Clutter

Keep or Toss? Your Go-To Guide on Cleaning Out Clutter

Keep or Toss? Your Go-To Guide on Cleaning Out All Kinds of Clutter We’ve all experienced just a little envy when we see those picture-perfect homes in the full-color pages of our favorite magazine. Magazine photo shoots are a staged event. All the clutter and things are removed from the space. Only certain items were deemed worthy to be in the shot. For those of us who live in the real world of busy schedules, chaos, and especially children, cleaning out clutter gets a little more difficult, but it’s far from impossible. We can take tackle clutter almost in the […]

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Low-Cost Updates to help Sell Your House

Low-Cost Updates to help Sell Your House

Listing a house for sale is an exciting but exhausting time. Making everything picture-perfect is tiring, and keeping it that way isn’t easy. First impressions matter a whole lot when it comes to buyers being interested in your house versus another similar home. There are some fairly simple low-cost updates you can do to help wow people who view your home without doing a full remodel.   Stain your front door The front door is the first thing people see up close when they enter your house, and it should make a statement. If the wood is peeling and cracked, […]

Posted June 29, 2017 by Julie in Home, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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How to Downsize your Home when Planning to Move

How to Downsize your Home when Planning to Move

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Moving is hard, I get that.  This word can cause someone to experience feelings of dread and anxiety. I’m certainly one of those people and am staring down our upcoming move with my fair share of worry. Several years ago, we upgraded our home and moved into a very large, luxurious house. We quickly filled the house with more furniture and all kinds of stuff after we had our baby. Now, we’re tasked with going in the opposite direction and trying […]

Posted June 8, 2017 by Julie in Home, Military, Organize, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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How to have a Well Ordered Kitchen

How to have a Well Ordered Kitchen

Some homemakers have a magic touch when it comes to organizing their homes and especially their kitchens. If you are like me, not a great homemaker, then we need tools to help us fake it. Like the Well-Ordered Kitchen Planner. If your kitchen is anything like mine, it may look like this: Piles of paper – books, newspaper, magazines, coupons, junk mail – ugh Printed recipes from various sites that you sometimes remember to look through Kitchen supplies that you confiscated from the toddler (stolen from the kitchen drawers you can’t easily lock) laid around up high where he can’t reach […]

Posted April 19, 2017 by Julie in Home, Organize, TopPosts, / 6 Comments
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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality for a Healthy Home

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality for a Healthy Home

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Wood Air Conditioning.   We spend a lot of time indoors, whether at work or at home or visiting other places, so understanding the value of good indoor air quality is important. We might not be able to have any input on the indoor air quality at work (though we might expect businesses to maintain high standards), but we do have control over our homes and should take steps to ensure the air we breathe is safe for our health.   Image via Flickr by Artotem   Why is indoor air quality important? It […]

Posted April 6, 2017 by Julie in Home, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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