Lots of us think that saving money, keeping to a budget and not splashing out is boring but the simple fact is with just a few lifestyle changes your bank balance won’t be the only thing that’s healthier!

 

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Homemade Meals

 

Every year millions of Americans are diagnosed with obesity, diabetes and heart problems because they’ve chosen convenience over nutrition. Processed food isn’t just full of salt, fat and tons of sugar but it’s also not that tasty when you compare it to a fresh salad, vegetable lasagne or homemade peach cobbler. Cooking from scratch doesn’t just save money on take-out, restaurant meals, and fast food but it’ll also reawaken your taste buds as to what decent, wholesome food tastes like. Why not get the whole family involved? Kids love trying new things and we can think of nothing better than making healthy pitta pizzas!

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Let Me Entertain You

 

While there’s nothing wrong with the occasional trip to the movies or after dinner tv show you don’t want to get into the habit of being couch potatoes. There’s a lot of free, or discounted fun to be had out there from running, hiking, playing in the park, going to the library, getting messy in the kitchen or garden and taking your dog to the beach. Not only are all these actives good for our minds and bodies they’re much cheaper than a family combo popcorn bucket at the cinema! Less screen time also means less electricity being used, which in turn, gives you more money at the end of the month. Want to save even more? Solar panels are cool, environmentally friendly and you can get them for free plus solar maintenance is super easy and will give you hours of sustainable energy!

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Chemical Brothers

 

Do you know how much household cleaner, face moisturizer or cooking oil costs? Naturally, products loaded with chemicals and additives are more expensive than those which use natural ingredients such as e-cover. Coconut is also a fantastic beauty buy, it lasted for ages and you can use it to clean your hair, as a lip balm, body lotion and alternative to perfume. Not only will you look and feel gorgeous but you’re saving money and doing your bit for the environment at the same time!

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Simple Living Is Best

 

So many of us struggle from paycheck to paycheck because we’ve been fooled into thinking we need the latest designer goods. Despite two global recessions consumerism is higher than ever, credit card debt affects one in ten and people are having to choose between paying their gas bill or buying food for their children. Try to avoid having, or using a credit card as while it appears to be the easy solution those costs soon mount up and then you’re stuck with a huge store card bill. Put aside a certain amount of money every month, so you know that if anything does happen you’ve got a financial cushion. Show your kids that there’s more to life than a new pair of trainers, or having the entire set of new Power Rangers action figures by spending real quality time with them.

 

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So, you’ve started to look around your bedroom and notice some things you wish could change. Maybe the lighting just seems a little off or your bedding is looking a little rough. No matter what you might see in your bedroom, we all have those moments when we wish a lot could change. However, most of us are also on a budget and can’t afford an entire bedroom makeover like those we see on TV in those luxury apartments. The good news is that there are tons of DIY ideas out there on the Internet on how you can give your bedroom a bit of a facelift. Keep reading below to learn more about them.

 

Create a new wooden shelving unit.

A fantastic and pretty easy way to give your bedroom a new look is to add a DIY wooden shelving unit or two on your wall. Most of the times, our bedroom walls can look a little bare. Adding shelves that hold your valuables or some cool knick knacks and paintings is great for any bedroom. All you have to do is find an old wooden slat that’s laying around in your garage or one you can find at a local hardware store. You can refinish the wood if you would like or paint it a color that matches the style of your room. And then all you have to do is get it up on the wall and get decorating!

 

Upgrade your dressers.

Do you have boring and plain dressers in your bedroom? These old wooden dressers can be a serious downer when you’re looking to spruce up your style. An easy way to solve this problem is getting some wallpaper or paint from the store that will add some more color to your room. Attach the wallpaper or paint the front of your dresser and you automatically have a brand new dresser! This is a super easy DIY project that won’t take a lot of your time.

 

Change up the drawer handles.

A great project for your weekend is to change up the handles that you have on your bedroom drawers. You can find some affordable ones that look great at the hardware store and easily install them on the fronts of the drawers. This is an easy way to give these units a face lift and add some new style to your bedroom. Your room won’t look like those at The Conrad or any other luxury apartment right away, but you’re slowly getting there!

 

Make a wooden pallet table.  

One last DIY project that just takes a bit of construction is constructing your own wooden pallet table to place in front of your bed. All you have to do is find a wooden pallet that might just be laying around in your basement. You can refinish it and place it in front your bed to act as a table for magazines, candles, or bedtime essentials.

All of these ideas are going to be pretty easy to get done and affordable for your budget. Which one are you going to try this weekend?

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Women with straight hair are said to be the more serious type and would always mean business, and having a hair style such as that makes me realize that it might be true.  Haha!  I have been wearing straight hair since birth and I suppose… oh well, I am one serious gal.

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I love seeing girls who wears wavy or curly hair dos, and honestly I would love to sport that kind of hairstyle since college days.  So, when I had a chance to treat my hair for a curly do, it didn’t work out the way I wanted to.  The curls just lasted for about one hour!!!  So, what I did was to use a lot of hair spray just to hold those curls in place!

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Creating your day-to-day look may seem easy, but once you realize that you have already exhausted all your clothes in your closet, you may need to use the oldest technique in the fashion industry to create your fabulous day-to-day style.  It is time to MIX & MATCH!

One’s ensemble starts with a few key pieces: tops and bottoms or a one-piece dress, shoes and accessories.  You can check out StyleWe for each key clothing pieces, including bags and accessories.  Visit it to see their wide variety of fashion choices.

If you’re putting together top and bottom style, it’s okay to mix, and then find the match. Here are a few basic mix and match tips you can easily follow to create your own signature mix and match outfit of the day.

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