Bags of Affirmation

Something that I like to do throughout the year but especially during these cold winter months, is to make up and distribute bags of affirmation. These paper bags are filled with snacks, clothes and encouraging words created for and handed out to those who we see standing on the street corner asking for money.

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3 Things to Keep In Mind When Shopping Second-Hand

When I would think of thrift stores and consignment shops I would envision dirty, poorly lit spaces with clothing that couldn’t possibly be stylish or in good condition. Years later, through some humbling and personal experience, I’ve found that this image that I had had in my mind couldn’t be farther from the truth. While shopping second-hand can be hit or miss, for the most part it is really an enjoyable experience.

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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Our homes are supposed to be our refuge but did you know that they could also be making us sick?  Asthma, headaches, coughing, and allergies are just a few of the signs that you may need to make some changes to your home.  Lucky for you, we've outlined some of the problem areas and what you can do to create a healthier environment for you and your family!

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Let's Talk About the Hard Stuff: Decluttering Photographs, Journals & Letters

I think that most of us could agree that some of the hardest items to sort through and to let go of are old: photographs, cards and letters. Compared to most of the other items in our homes, these are some of the most sentimental. Sorting through we find accounts of our childhood and adult years, words of encouragement, funny stories, and accounts of daily life.

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