What Happened to My Organized Life?!

Getting My Oranized Life BackThere was a time when being organized was one of my strongest skills - I'm not sure what happened.  Hm...   Once upon a time it came came naturally, now I have to work at it.  I often feel unproductive, and I'm not exactly sure what happened to my day.  This didn't happen overnight, it seems I gradually drifted into my current lifestyle, that is not as organized as I would like it to be.  (I do realize when this shift started to take place, but I won't talk about it now - January).  I'm in a season of my life where I'm at home, and there's not much structure, and there seems to be regular distractions - Oh are there distractions ever!  I function much better with structure, and order.  I know I needed some time to settle into my new reality, now I have to create an environment that I can thrive in; an organized life that works for me!...more

What I'm Loving

Fall is my favorite season and even though it doesn't feel like fall here in Florida, I still like to see what new styles are making waves. Whether it be rich deep lips or warm camel toned accessories, I am loving a lot of the trends this season. ...more

Highs and Lows for September 2014

 The last few prompts of the Blog-tember challenge focus on wrapping up the month. Today’s prompt focused on the highs and lows of September. Every month has it’s ups and downs.  Here are just a few from September:Highs...more

7 Tips for Healthy Eating When You’re Super Busy!

This is a guest post by Michelle Tirmandi, who is a Toronto-based Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach. She works with clients individually and runs group coaching programs, focusing on practicality and simplicity in her personalized nutrition plans, using recommendations backed by nutritional science. We asked her to give us her tips for healthy eating on the run!...more

3 Tips for Setting Boundaries

Boundaries can, and should be set with those in our lives who feel they have a right to disrupt our happiness. These people can include close friends, co-workers, and family members. Boundaries are a tool to be utilized to promote self care, and putting ourselves before others. Although that may seem selfish, it’s very difficult for some of us to be fully present with the people around us if we’re unhappy....more

10 Things You Can Learn From a Year Without Alcohol

Next month marks one full year since I last had a drink; it's astounding, really, what can change in a year. Everything has changed: who I am, the way I look at life, and who I am becoming. Choosing to live a life without alcohol has been eye-opening, challenging, at times soul-wrenching, full of emotional peaks and valleys, and quite possibly the best thing I have ever done for myself. ...more
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what is a lifestyle blog?

When I started blogging, I was really inspired by getting ideas from diy and home decor blogs. I thought the blog would be a good way to force me to do more house projects which I could share on the blog. Wellll it wasn't possible for me to do enough diy/decorating projects so I had a lot of "fluff" content which isn't what I wanted. So the blog slowly morphed more into whatever it is now, which I guess is a "lifestyle" blog....more
I am a life style blogger in Kenya and I feel like I am the only one. People basically never ...more

I am Not a Lifestyle Blogger

 In doing research about how to provide you with a better blog experience, I have come across some criticisms of "Lifestyle" blogs – chiefly that a vast number of them seem to be written by people with perfect homes, perfect clothes, perfect hair, perfect food, and perfect projects. In short, perfect people....more

'Til the Love Runs Out

So, I love One Republic, but I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I am totally, completely, 100% over "Counting Stars". I think the radio station that I listen to the most plays it at least 3 times an hour. Give it a rest, guys. However, I still really love the rest of their latest album, Native, especially these songs:...more