An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

Featured Image Credit The urge to enter hibernation mode is strong every year when winter rolls back around.   The cold, dark, bugs and germs – and all the stress of Christmas, tend to make us want to burrow under our duvets, refusing to come back out until next spring.   But life goes on, …

Teenage dating vs. going steady.

Teenage dating vs. going steady.

  I’m a fifties child.   I grew up during a period of great upheaval and turmoil on the social front.   Dating in the fifties quickly gave way to the sixties’ free love movement absent any commitment, then in the late seventies, the dating scene changed yet again to the ‘going steady’ concept.   It …

5 reasons to landscape your garden for ultimate results.

Mark's garden handywork.

  We all want the garden of our dreams, and we will follow any method to try and achieve our goal.   One method that seems to be left out is landscaping, but there are five reasons to landscape your garden for ultimate results.   Most gardeners I know prefer planting pretty flowers and extravagant …

Personalizing your bathroom: 5 tips for homemakers.

Personalize your bathroom oasis.

  Your bathroom should be an oasis, one room in your home where you can always go to get away from it all.   Don’t let your bathroom be boring or uncomfortable! Add some flair to your bathroom with these five tips for personalizating your bathroom.   In floor radiant heating.   If you want …

10 tips to avoid scratching that itch.

How not to scratch that itch.

  In the past, I have written about my own ongoing battle with allergies, sensitivities, skin conditions and itchiness – and how difficult it has been to avoid scratching that itch.   This is a great article offering exceptionally good advice for everyone who has experienced these conditions. ____________________ When you have a skin condition …

Exposé: The ugly truth about beauty.

My entire life, the media and beauty industry have dictated whether I’ve been: happy or unhappy; healthy or unhealthy; mentally sound or depressed and anxious. How? By feeding us a constant, unreachable, impossible idea (and huge lie) of what makes a woman beautiful. I do not and never have bought beauty magazines, but enough of this negative …

Your DIY efforts don’t cut the mustard? Here are the professionals to call for help.

Home repairs.

  From bad backs to bad smells in the home, and overflowing toilets to leaking roofs, sometimes just accept that you’re not going to be able to DIY it. Be comforted to know there is a professional out there who can help. Whether the problems you experience are in the home, or are due to your …