Category Archives: Lifestyle

A Tale of Two Homes or How Design Affects Organizing by @MelindaMassie

Round library with bar,  hidden and open storage. Photo via Brants Realtors

by Melinda Massie | Featured Contributor Gather around Sunshines as I tell you a tale of two homes. Home A is spacious. On the outset everything seems like it will work in good order. Then you try to function in it. There’s barely any storage. The roof angle cuts off the tops of upstairs closets….

Can a Woman Have It All? That Depends by @hkterry1

Can a woman have it all? That depends by Heather K. Terry

by Heather K. Terry | Featured Contributor A morning news program I recently watched featured an interesting discussion about comments made by a high-powered female executive regarding balance of career and motherhood. This woman is the CEO of one of the most recognizable brands in the world, and she was so bold as to suggest…

Building Your Dream Home With Out Breaking The Bank by @simple_decor

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by Maria Brittis | Featured Contributor Dreaming of building a beautiful home, but think you can’t afford one. We’ll with a little leg work and research it can be done. You soon will discover that there are quality builders out there that will not charge a premium to build your home. Especially in a hot…

Do You Want Burnout or Balance? by @ArtistThink

Balance Or Burnout SOI

by Carrie Brummer | Featured Contributor The Struggle to Find Balance: How Creativity Can Help When I taught in schools, art was my release. I could go home after work, take out some paint and lose myself. I escaped from the tedium of teacher meetings, an angry parent, or from the frustration that comes after…

Are You Using Your Superhero Power? by @MonicaRicci

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by Monica Ricci | Featured Contributor Did you know you possess a superhero power? We all do! Thanks to my superhero power, I was able to enjoy a wonderful weekend doing exactly what I wanted to do with exactly the people I wanted to be with. My superhero power also allowed me to get a…

10 Tips to Avoid Burn Out For The Self-Employed Super-Woman by @AnnaMadeItMe

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by Anna Jorgensen 1. Set boundaries. • With Clients. The best way to reduce redundant contact is to come out of the gate with The Expectation Plan. Letting clients know up front what to expect and how we work not only wins professional accolades, it reduces a cache of unnecessary communication. • With Family/Friends. Women…

You are Enough by @MelindaMassie

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by Melinda Massie | Featured Contributor Today’s message is short and sweet, Sunshines. You. Are. Enough. Why am I telling you this? Because in the vast majority of homes I’m in, the excessive clutter is there to fill up some hole that is missing. Mild to moderate clutter is often circumstantial reasons like someone who…

5 Amazing Photo Editing Apps to Beautify Your Next ‘Selfie’


by Amber Alvi Let’s admit it. Everybody loves taking a ‘Selfie’ and that includes even the president, Barack Obama. Although, it doesn’t take rocket science to take the perfect selfie, there are a number of photo editing apps in the market for fixing those tiny errors so you can beautify your ‘selfie’ to share with…

Why you can (and can’t) have it all by @alleecreative

Mother's Day 2014. For me, a reminder of what it's all for.

by Melissa Harrison | Featured Contributor I’ve been stressed out. It’s the good and the bad that is causing the stress–business is great, we’re in the midst of building a new home, all four of our kids have various activities and end-of-the-school-year celebrations, I’m trying hard to stay fit and healthy (that part isn’t working…

Get a Spotless, Organized “Insert Room Here.” by @melindamassie

Getting a Spotless, Organized Home.

by Melinda Massie | Featured Contributor Prepare thyselves for a redheaded rant, Sunshines. I recently saw an article titled, “Get a Spotless, Organized Laundry Room.” This, my darlings, is bullsh… A FULL-BLOWN LIE. Unless you move out of your house, or never actually live in it ever again, you will NEVER have a spotless, organized…