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FIKA: WHAT IT IS AND WHY YOU NEED IT

Fika

It is no surprise if you have been around here at all that I have a thing for coffee!!  I have a love affair with my coffee. It’s my me time, it’s my personal moment. When all the world is pulling and pushing and demanding every second of every day Read more…


HYGGE-THE SECRET TO NORDIC LIVING FROM THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

Let me paint a picture for you: You’ve just graduated from high school. Everybody and their neighbor has asked you what your plans are. Every time someone asks your stomach gets all knotted. You don’t really know, and you go off to college anyway. You start your classes and pick Read more…


10 HACKS YOU NEED FOR A PERFECTLY CLEAN HOME

So, I have a bit of a confession. I’m sort of a neat freak. I’m undeniably “type A”. If my home is messy, unorganized, or at all out of place I tend to get stressed out and ……well angry. I lose my patience very quickly when my house is not Read more…


13 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With a Food Processor

I have a food processor in the cupboard that I used to only use for the 1 or 2 tasks a month.. A while ago we took our eating habits to a much healthier level and this thing has made it much simpler! I use it almost daily now after Read more…


15 AMAZING THINGS VINEGAR CAN DO THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

The average household ingredient, vinegar, is thought of mostly as a salad or cooking ingredient. But did you know the crazy things this simple product can do? From gardens to house, from germs to food, this amazing ingredient can transform the way you clean and hack your life! Here is Read more…


How to Lose Weight Without Dieting (Especially If You Weigh Over 200 lbs)

This post contains affiliate links. See Affiliate Disclaimer Have you tried every diet under the sun? If you weigh over 200 pounds and you feel like you are at your wits end with trying to lose weight, and having it backfire on you over and over again, then this article Read more…


10 STEPS TO A MORE HYGGE HOME

What is Hygge? I sometimes wonder why things become a trend. Personally, I stay away from anything trendy. I have this weird thing where if someone talks to me about something I already love, wears a shirt I own, loves a movie I love….. I am no longer interested in Read more…


Baking Soda Mask That Will Completely Transform Your Skin

The fountain of youth is a timeless quest! At any age girls are looking to be beautiful. I have a 3-year-old daughter who spends her days dressing up, requesting new nail polish colors and asking me over and over “how do I look mom?” I know personally I watch those Read more…


11 STEPS TO A MORE SIMPLIFIED AND ORGANIZED YEAR

11 Steps to a more organized year

I’ve been doing a lot of goal setting/researching lately on how to make this year the best one yet! Life gets in the way of our happiness a lot, at least in my world. Things seem to go a million miles an hour and at the end of the day Read more…


Clean Your Home Like the Pros with these DIY Cleaners

Have you ever had a professional cleaner come to your home or workplace and whip around leaving sparkles and magic behind them? One of their trademarks is their soaps. Powerful, light smelling, and limited. I know, I worked for a professional service once. They didn’t have as many cleaning products Read more…