Three Fun Ways to Build Self Esteem

In a bit of a rut? Want to build more confidence and improve your skills? The Coronavirus isn’t helping those with mental health issues. Today, we share three fun ways to build self esteem! These are fun ways to go about it!

Three Fun Ways to Build Self Esteem

Travel- especially solo travel

Travel is always a good use of your time and money, and travelling solo can be so empowering. For obvious reasons with a global health pandemic going on at the moment travel isn’t possible right now, but it won’t always be this way. Have a think about where you’d most like to go in the world, and start planning your trip for the future when the virus is under control and life as we knew it before can resume. If there’s one thing that this health crisis has taught us it’s that we shouldn’t take travel for granted, and how incredible it is that on any normal day we can book a trip, hop on a plane and go. Solo travel is great for your self esteem as it shows you that you can manage alone- if you can navigate a foreign country, what can’t you do?! 

Find your personal style

It’s easy to say that confidence should come from within, but it’s not that easy to be completely happy in your own skin. We all have our hang ups and insecurities, although the right clothing, hair and makeup can certainly minimise these and help us to feel more confident. Work on your skin, issues here are often a result of underlying problems in the body such as hormonal imbalances meaning topical washes and over the counter treatments won’t be that effective. In other cases, your skin might just need a pamper and cleanse after being subjected to pollution and daily stresses, a hydra facial acne treatment will leave it feeling and looking fresh. Your hair will also be strongly linked to your self esteem, so when you’re able to visit a salon. Go in with a vision and have them bring it to life for you based on your hair type, length and colour. Buying new clothes and makeup and making an effort with your day to day look can also help you to love yourself and enjoy your appearance- have fun with it!

Try a new hobby

Hobbies are essential for people of all ages to have, even if you think you’re too busy to try something new, it’s so worth making the effort to fit it into your schedule. This is because hobbies allow you to build new skills, meet like minded people and stay productive on your days off. Do you spend your days off work lazing around watching Netflix and going back feeling like you’ve achieved nothing? Having hobbies prevents this from happening. You could start up a sport, try baking, crafting, blogging, the list is endless. Even right now while most of the world is locked down, there are a ton of great hobbies from home that you could start and would keep you busy and entertained. It’s so satisfying seeing yourself improve. 

Quickly & Effectively Clean Your Home

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With everything going on in the world and in our personal lives, its hard to even think about household chores let alone do them. With the laundry piling high and the kitchen and bathroom looking like a disaster zone, its time to get everything sparkling clean. With 3 simple cleaning products, it can get done quickly & effectively. This will leave you with more time to focus on the important things in a cleaner & less stressful environment.

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Getting Clean and Safe Water When Supply is Limited

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These are definitely uncertain times we’re living in right now. It’s almost like being in a science fiction movie, isn’t it? Due to COVID-19, our state has ordered all residents to shelter in place. Many other states are also ordering people to do the same.

In Michigan, this means that we are expected not to leave our homes unless we’re getting groceries, seeking medical attention, aiding a family member, or working in an essential field. Our governor has also requested that people get groceries delivered when possible. For nearly three days, I tried to order groceries. A lot of the supplies I had requested were out of stock, which was very frustrating. I quickly learned that water is one of the essentials that seems to be in shortest supply. How can we find clean and safe water when supply is so limited? I had to get resourceful with other options.

Water filtration systems are a great thing to have in your house, whether you’re in quarantine or not. It’s much more cost effective than purchasing countless jugs or bottles of spring water. In addition, it’s also far better for our environment. Less plastic in our landfills is much better for our planet.

When water is in short supply, water filtration systems allow you to make plenty for your family! I was even able to fill up a few jugs of water for family and neighbors who weren’t able to get any from the local grocery store.

I’ve used many filtration systems, but my favorite by far is the Aquasana Clean Water Machine. I actually love this machine so much, after I reviewed mine, I purchased one for my mother.

Aquasana Clean Water Machine effectively purifies one gallon of water at a time. I love that it removes 99% of lead and asbestos, as well as 96% of chlorine, chloramines and 73 other harmful contaminants.

In addition, it removes:

  • HEAVY METALS– like lead and mercury
  • CYSTS– that resist chlorine like giardia and cryptosporidium
  • ORGANIC CHEMICALS– like herbicides, pesticides and VOCs
  • PHARMACEUTICALS– like estrone and ibuprofen

For Alkaline water fans, Aquasana Clean Water Machine reduces acidic compounds and preserves naturally occurring minerals that improve water alkalinity and overall pH levels for optimally hydrating water.

The Aquasana Clean Water Machine is very easy to use. I’ll admit that I was intimidated by how impressive it looks. But it’s really very simple! Just fill the pitcher, place back into the filter dock, and the Aquasana Clean Water Machine will filter the water for you in about 30 seconds.

Here’s a informative video that shows you just how easy the Aquasana Clean Water Machine is to use:

The Aquasana Clean Water Machine is a good investment for you home, family, and health. Clean water helps our bodies operate at optimum capacity. This machine has been a life saver and made it possible for my family to get clean water while there’s been a massive shortage. We will continue to use Aquasana because it’s economically and environmentally smart. I highly recommend this for your household as well.

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Reclaiming Your Dental Health

Reclaiming Your Dental Health
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With so many great dental health products out on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. I’ve found a great company that strives to build your dental health and leaving your smile at its brightest.

I’ve found a company that has a variety of products sure to meet the need you have. This great company is called VIP Smiles. I can’t wait to share some of my favorite products that they offer. From Whitening treatments to bamboo toothbrushes there are so many different options, here are my favorite.

VIP Smiles

VIP Smiles started by Doctor Catrise Austin has been providing better smiles to A list of clients. Now brings her dental health care to you. Practicing for 20 years, and renown to magazines such as Entertainment Weekley.

Reclaim Your Dental Health!

Sonic Toothbrush

First is their Sonic Toothbrush. This is power packed into a tiny frame. This sonic toothbrush comes with five different settings and even works on sensitive teeth and gums. The sonic toothbrush recharges so you don’t have to worry about batteries ( I know I never seem to have any laying around when I need them ) and it will hold a charge for at least 3 weeks with is amazing! Using 40,000 strokes a minute, it is a great way to naturally whiten your teeth.

Are you looking for something more natural? Vip Smiles have you covered with their Organic Coconut Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder. The charcoal powder is a great alternative to the big chemical bleaching sets. With a light minty flavor, this powder leaves your mouth feeling clean and fresh. Here’s a tip for using charcoal toothpaste, you only need the tiniest of product. If you use too much you will know it for sure, your mouth will feel gritty. Using VIP Smiles Charcoal Toothbrush with Bamboo Handle you have the perfect set to increase your dental health.

Organic Charcoal Powder

Since starting to use VIP Smiles products i’ve noticed a huge difference in my mouth feeling better. My gums used to bleed when brushing, but since using these new products my gums are so much healthier looking. I’ve gotten new confidence when I smile knowing my teeth are healthier looking. This company is a great choice no matter your needs. To find out more or get your very own VIP Smiles products visit their website, Facebook, or Instagram.

What do you think would work best for you, the sonic toothbrush or the organic charcoal powder?

Get Date Night Ready With These 5 Simple Steps

Get Date Night Ready With These 5 Simple Steps

Date nights are wonderful. The perfect opportunity to spend some time with your partner, you can reconnect over a romantic meal, a relaxing drink at a bar or doing another activity that you both love. 

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4 Ways To Make A House Into A Home

You want to make your house into a home, huh? And yes, they are two different words. A house is a structure, and a home is what you turn it into. Like your personalized stamp! We have some ideas on how to make a house into a HOME!! 

Bring in Plants! 

Plants make a house so homey!  Plus the color green is vibrant that represents freshness

Plants make a house so homey! Plus the color green is vibrant that represents freshness.  Seeing plants in a house makes me smile. I love to see plants in every room.  It just uplifts its surroundings and makes it more lively. Also, remember green is a year-round color. 

Now there are so many plant ideas, and my favorite blog House Plant Addicts has some fantastic ideas, plus I love these Plant Artwork too! 

Add Favorite YOUR Colors

What colors do you like? Or maybe you want to create a calming area so bright pinks and purples would not be the right choice.  Think about what you want from your home- comfort, inspiration, or maybe do individual rooms in different styles. 

 It is your house-make it your home.  

When I think of the bedroom, I want calming and neutral colors so I can sleep better.

When I think of the bedroom, I want calming and neutral colors so I can sleep better.  I love my living room to be bright and vivid because that is where the family has fun. Have a plan for each room when you pick the colors. 

Create a SPACE just for you! 

I would love that, but I only have a corner in the living room where I have my favorite chair so that I can read, write, and meditate. I put all my favorites in this little part of the house that is all mine.

I have to share a room with my husband, so I need a space for ME!  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a huge room dedicated to just to you? I would love that, but I only have a corner in the living room where I have my favorite chair so that I can read, write, and meditate. I put all my favorites in this little part of the house that is all mine.  

Personalized Artwork Helps Turn a House Into A Home!

When you start adding pictures of you and your family, then you are creating a HOME.  But let’s not forget our furbabies too. I never thought about getting a picture of my dog, but when I received a custom portrait of Harley from West and Willow, I wondered why it took me so long.  I think I might have found what I want to give as gifts from now on.  

But let’s not forget our furbabies too.  I never thought about getting a picture of my dog, but when I received a custom portrait of Harly from West and Willow

The portraits are clean and simple but so lovely!  I smile every time I walk past my picture of Harley- wouldn’t you?  I think my next step is a customized phone case. 

Custom portrait from West and Willow

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Or what about ARTWORK you create!

My family is very creative, so we have all kinds of artwork around the house, but we have never done Augmented Reality (AR) artwork.  When we had the opportunity to create a personalized work of art, we had a lot of fun. Both beginners and seasoned artists alike can create wall-worthy artwork with Cupixel.  

The experience begins with the Cupixel Art Box. The Box contains EVERYTHING needed to create masterful works of art. The Cupixel Art Box contains enough art supplies to create multiple works of art. When in need of refills, users use the app to place an order for the Cupixel Refill Box. The Refill Box provides additional proprietary painting canvases, as well as an additional Cupixel frame to showcase the artwork.

My daughter was so amazed at how she was able to create her custom artwork with her phone. This was an experience we won’t forget, and we have a new portrait to put in the house- made by Sahara! 

When we had the opportunity to create a personalized work of art, we had a lot of fun.  Both beginners and seasoned artists alike can create wall-worthy artwork with Cupixel.

Now you have some ideas on how to turn a house into a HOME.  We want to hear your thoughts, too, comment below and let us know how you create a home. 

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Get Inspired! 6 Easter Basket Themes For Tweens & Teens

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There is always something about Easter that my kids never get tired of no matter how big they get. We love decorating eggs using the Egg-Mazing & of course our ‘slightly competitive‘ annual Easter egg hunt. After all that running around hunting for candy filled eggs, they get to dig into their personal Easter baskets.

I usually try to create a basket based on what my kids enjoy. So to help out with creating an Easter basket for tweens & teens, here are some great ideas to help you get started.

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Drench Your Skin With Luxurious Natural Skin Care

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Every single product I currently own has some sort of chemical that I can’t even pronounce. To top it off, I had spent a pretty penny on some of these ‘luxury‘ brands that made promises but no real results. I know I am not getting any younger; but my skin needs some TLC that is not loaded with chemicals. During my journey to discover the ‘best all natural skin care‘ I found something pretty amazing. The result, I am ready to toss my old skin care routine out the window, and drench myself in natural beauty.

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Spoil Your Man With Fun And Sexy Underwear!

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Spoiling your man shouldn’t be an over-the-top stressful event. Men are relatively simple & creatures of comfort. So how about something that is super soft on his skin, moves with his body, and cradles his most precious asset. Doesn’t that sound heavenly & perfect for your man?
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My Favorite Anti-Aging CBD Beauty Routine

A couple of years ago, if someone would have told me that I would be using CBD beauty products in my daily routine, I would have looked at them weirdly. Now I can’t see my daily routine with anything else- just saying! 

I use Moon Mother Hemp products because they are high-quality and the purest CBD beauty products around!  It is organic and all about healing for the well-being of the body and mind. The older I get, the more issues I have with my skin.  Having a good skin/beauty routine will help with the wrinkles and aging process. 

Remember, CBD skincare won’t get you high because it doesn’t have the mind-altering properties of marijuana’s tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. Moon Mother Hemp products are made from USDA certified organic Colorado-grown hemp. That is all good, but does it WORK- is what you want to know, right? 

Quality care from Seed to Sale

Moon Mother Hemp Products= Anti Aging CBD Beauty

Weekly

Use the Nourish Hemp & Manuka Honey Mask.  I use it 2x a week, but you can use it daily too!  In the 4 fl oz, there is 500 MG CBD. The mask is a reparative, nourishing, and mineral-rich mask that will leave skin hydrated and glowing. 

Okay, I’m over 50 years old and when my husband told me the other day I was glowing- do you know that made me melt.  So I’m all in for this anti-aging mask that does wonders on my face! I tend to use the mask at night as a way to relax but also great for the morning before you get ready for your day.  

Every Morning

Use the Glow Skin Serum.  This had to come from Heaven!  Glow Skin Serum is a daily moisturizer for all skin types. This nourishing and balancing union of herbs infused in jojoba oil, Argan Oil, Rose, and our full-spectrum hemp extract provides a therapeutic and beneficial experience to help your skin GLOW!. 

If you have never used a skin serum, you are missing out!  This skin serum, though, is something special. I love how the serum makes my skin feel so soft and does glow. It takes away the redness and the puffiness I seem to get a lot of but lately just beautiful glowing skin! 

Every Night

Use the Renew Eye Serum before bedtime.  This eye serum works wonders for my bags in the morning.  I love to look in the mirror in the morning these days. The 35 fl oz 100 MG CBD is the bomb.  

The smile lines and puffiness disappear, so yes, I love the anti-aging serum—no more tired-looking eyes for me. I do have to say this is my favorite product, and I was super surprised how well this works.

CBD Beauty Products are IN! 

I know you want to know more and where you can buy these products so you can buy separately (above links) or buy 3 Part Beauty System Bundle, and you will be set! 

Why Use CBD Beauty Products?

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Wrinkles and Anti-Aging
  • Sensitive Skin

I’m over 50 now and I need as much help as I can with my skincare. My skin is in pretty good condition but I see my age creeping in so I want to slow down the process.

OKAY…with any CBD products, you should always do your research, and please read more about Moon Mother Hemp products.  Plus, I’m not a doctor, but I did try the products and use them daily, so I’m sharing how well it works for my needs.   

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So what do you think- something you would try? What beauty routine do you have? I really do like these products!