How To Lift Up Your Mood In 6 Steps

Well, I can't claim to be an always "happy" person. Am not moody though as far as I know. But there are times too, several occasions actually when the usual optimistic ME feels a bit BLUE. It's easy to say JUST SMILE, in REALITY it is difficult to just snap from being sad to glad. We are no robots. Yet here is a LIST of my SPIRIT lifting TRICKS I hope could help you make that SMILE reach your eyes :)

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My friend above captioned her shared photo above- ...."can't afford to let anything or anyone steal my happiness"....

A Rainbow Over Our Home

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I came home yesterday in awe at the beautiful rainbow over our roof. Tired as I was, I took time to take a snap. I was given hope that someone dear to the heart is fine wherever he may be. On this note, I ask everyone to please pray for a missing someone in our family.


Moving Home With Kids: The Stress-Free Way


Moving house can be a very stressful experience. And if you have young children, that experience can be ten-times as stressful! But there are, thankfully, some simple ways you can make the move a lot easier on you and your family. Here are some hacks to help you have a stress-free move, even if you have kids in tow!

How You Can Make the Most of Your Garage Space

If you are lucky to have a garage space, you might not be making the most of it. For a lot of people, it might just be used as a space for storage, or for keeping the car in. While that is all very well, there are lots of other things that you can do to make the most of the garage space. Quite often it is one of the biggest rooms in the home, so you want to use the space wisely.

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First of all, it is a good idea to get the garage up-to-date. If it is falling apart or in need of repairs, it won’t be good to use as anything. So if it needs some plastering or a lick of paint, that is good to do first. It might be a good idea to fix any problems with doors; internal or external. You won’t be able to use the garage if you can’t get in and out easily. So a new garage door opener, from somewhere like Garage Automatics is a good place to start next. Then you can fill it with all of the appliances that you need to store.

Summer Skies At Home

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In the photo is one my Mom-in-law's blooms. She's been filling our porch with different colors of Orchids and mini-Roses. Summer is one season when seeing colorful petals does wonders to the soul! I'll share more of her plants in the next posts!


Is Your Home As Luxurious As It Could Be?

Who doesn't like a little bit of luxury, in this face paced and hectic world? We are constantly running around, and our home can be live a haven in all that business. But is your home as relaxing and luxurious as it could be? Read on to find out.

Do you have enough space?

First of all, something that can cause a lot of stress and sorrows is if you do not have enough space in your home. When everyone feels like they are living on top of each other, tempers often fray. If you are in a situation where people are sharing rooms, then it's important to get an extension to have the space to accommodate everyone. Check out companies like Million Dollar Makeovers for some fantastic inspiration on luxury renovations and extensions.

Do you like the decoration?

If you are not making the best of your home, this can actually stop it being as luxurious as you would like. The interior decoration sets the whole mood for the home and can have a significant impact on how we feel when we are in the rooms. You can go for that pared down minimalistic look; that is expensive but chic, or you could go for a more opulent, over the top look with an extravagant finish.  This can give a more homely atmosphere, which is a good alternative if you find minimalism cold rather than luxurious.

Do you have a relaxing area?

An excellent way of making your home as luxurious as possible is to have some dedicated areas for relaxing and having fun. Whether this is a large lounge, a swimming pool or a reading snug is totally up to your taste and budget restrictions. You can have your own cinema room or a room full of video games machines. You may even choose to have a room dedicated to working out or to meditation depending on how you like to relax.

Do you have outside areas?

A home is unlikely to feel luxurious if it has no outside areas. It can feel boxed in and claustrophobic instead. Even if it is a town house, a roof terrace or balcony can suffice to give you that nice contrast between outside and inside. Dress those sort of outside spaces with large exotic potted plants, which will also help screen your privacy in an urban setting.

Do you have an en suite?

Lastly, any home will feel more luxurious will an ensuite bathroom. Having a dedicated space to get ready in the morning is a great way of ensuring minimal stress in your getting ready for work routine. You can get a TV installed to so you can catch up with your favourite shows or the news as you prepare for the day.  Its also a real pleasure to have a private bathroom to retire to at the end of the day. It can act as your sanctuary and where you can take a luxurious candle lit bubble bath and soak all the day's stress away.

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