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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…


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…


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…


5 Quick Steps to Clean your Coffee Pot

how to clean your coffee pot

  There is nothing better in the mornings than a hot cup of coffee am I right?! What about a cup of moldy coffee? Not so much! O.M.G Gross!   Unfortunately, statistics show that if you haven’t cleaned your coffee maker within the past 3 months you are probably drinking Read more…


6 Secrets to Beat the Winter Weight and Slim Down Fast

As the cold sets in and we hunker down for the winter you might start to feel your jeans tighten up and your face might begin to have that all too familiar winter puffiness to it once again. Unfortunately it’s something all too expected and yet unexpected.  We all know Read more…


9 Practices To Adapt to be Simply Beautiful

1. Smile A smile can brighten a day, make a sad person happy, cure a child’s boo-boo, and completely change an attitude. As a society we don’t smile ½ as much as we should. We “put our heads down and power through” so to say. We aren’t looking around at Read more…


7 Essential Health Habits of Super Fit People

This post contains affiliate links. See Affiliate Disclaimer Sharing a big secret here: DIETS DON’T WORK!!!! Sure they might work for a month or even a season but the weight comes back, and it comes back with a vengeance! They are also impossible to stay on and always leave us Read more…