Lists of tips and tricks that will help you become a better you; hack your way to an ultimate work, home and social life.
A Planner's Paradise
HI, my name is Ashley, and I am a planner. Okay, there it is, my (not-so-secret) secret. Over the last few years, I have been on a mission to organize my life. Whether or not I have been successful in this attempt, though, is up for grabs. Life doesn't always play by the rules, as I expressed in previous articles, but I'm determined to do my best to inspire the lives of others while organizing my own. In an effort to continue this mission, I'm going to share with you some helpful planning/organizing tips, tricks, and ideas for bettering yourself and your agenda.
Fun and Affordable Things to Do with Friends
Let's not beat around the bush, it's clear there's a wide range of options we would all love to do when hanging or chilling with our vast array of friends and colleagues, however they are often inexpensive or far too difficult to look into. Most times, we tend to come up with our plans rather last minute, or often never at all, thereby allowing the "wind to take us" so to speak, which in my opinion is the best of strategies, but not always the most affordable.
What's In My Purse?
Let me tell you. For us girls, we always carry our life in our purse. At least that's the case for me. When I switch purses over, it's usually all nice and neat and organized. Until it's not. More stuff gets put in it and then it's basically a junk purse if you want to call it that. Before I cleaned mine out, it was filled with wrappers, receipts, random papers, etc. Now it's back to being my purse, with a few extras not being trash. I call it my mommy purse. I do carry some extra baby stuff in my purse on days where I just don't feel the need to carry the baby backpack. But that will be a different blog. For now, here is my updated collection of what's in my purse.
Tools of Pattern Making
All beautiful garments go through a process of an idea, design, pattern, and, finally, construction before we see the beautiful final work. I compiled a list of tools that are needed for the process of making a pattern design and tracing it over to fabric. All of these items are essential to the pattern maker.
Easy and Awesome Cleaning Hacks To Improve Your Life
Not many people can say that they enjoy cleaning. But there are tips and tricks to mix things up, and more importantly, make things easier.
The A-Z of Soap Making
Attitude: Whether you’re making soap or selling it, attitude is everything. BE POSITIVE! Go into soap making with a "can do" attitude and a smile, and the quality of your soap will benefit from it!
10 Romantic DIY Valentines for the Man in Your Life
1.) "Open When" Letters This is a pretty amazing gift that has gained popularity over the years. You take envelopes and decorate them. Each one should have "Open When" and then something following it, such as "You're sad or "You're Hungry" or "You miss me." Some people decide to include gift cards or money in ones that have to do with hunger or boredom, but they don't have to. They could just be heartfelt notes, letters, or a letter with a recipe.
Popular Lifehacks That Are Actually Fake and Don't Work
Be aware of the appealing yet unplausible tips the internet might trick you with. Though they might seem life-changing at first glance, these lifehacks that are actually fake and will only be an extra headache.
Did Your Parents Ever Tell You to Make Life Smarter, Not Harder?
I can't even begin to tell you how many times my parents told me to work smarter, not harder. Sometimes I listened to them and sometimes I didn't. I guess I like to figure things out the hard way, hahaha! I've compiled a list of lifehacks for my readers. Some of these things are as basic and common sense as putting peanut butter on bread. And then there are some things that you'll have the perfect "ahhh" moment. Some of them are funny, but you know you'll use them, and some of them are genuine things you might want to know. Here you go!
How To: Unique Party Ideas
Planning a party but bored of the same old, same old? This article features some awesome party inspiration, with themes from games, films and quirky twists on the originals. As a side note: I've been told that many of these ideas are for children but honestly, who doesn't want a Star Wars cake?
5 Things I Learned Living by Myself at 17
Emancipation: The fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation. Imagine this. You're 16-years-old in your room after having a heated argument with your parents. I can almost guarantee one of the first thoughts that came to your young mind was, “Man, I wish I could live by myself. I don’t need them.” Am I right? We always jumped to just wanting to move out. Well I’m hear to tell you, it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Coolest White Elephant Gift Ideas
Christmas is coming up! You know what that means? Family get togethers! Joy. If you mostly have adult's or older kids in attendance, chances are your family will be doing a white elephant gift exchange. That means buying a small, gender-neutral gift, under a set amount of money (Usually under $20). It's a fun little game to play, but- lets be honest, most of these gifts are totally useless and once opened, are probably left to collect dust in a closet or on a shelf somewhere. So here are some neat, and (useful!) white elephant gift exchange ideas.