Earth - The Center!
So the last few years we were living in a house that we bought as a fixer upper. It was for sure the ugliest house in the best neighborhood! We painted all the walls white. Remodeled the kitchen and baths white white white! Curtains white! Counters light gray. Furniture white. Painted the old brick fireplaces white. As we slowly worked our way room by room a strange thing was happening to me. I was constantly lightheaded and dizzy in that house for as long as I can remember. We had mold tests - I saw a naturopath. Brain fog in the worst way. I couldn’t think I couldn’t focus and it was difficult completing projects.
Recently we moved to a new house in a new state. This house has much more earth going on naturally than our last house. Since we are renting this house we can’t really do much to it.
The interesting thing is I haven’t felt dizzy or lightheaded since we moved. Even though somethings in the house aren’t exactly my taste the house has a really good vibe and I really love being in it. When I’m in this house I’m in a good mood.
Whenever a house has a particularly good vibe it’s usually bc there is a good balance of all the elements as you go from room to room. Although this house is lacking my beloved white kitchen it has a perfectly nice kitchen and a vibe that can’t be beat! •
Feeling like your feet aren’t touching the ground bring in more earth!
Un consejo para quienes compran una casa por primera vez es verificar si su estado tiene un programa de asistencia. Pueden ayudarlo con la asistencia para el pago inicial, la asistencia de costos de cierre, los créditos fiscales y las tasas de interés con descuento.
Let’s talk wardrobe! Winter is here and that means, so are all of your winter coats. If you live in a small space and are looking for a creative and functional way to store your winter wear, try styling a garment rack and organize by color / style. Not only does this keep you from having to rearrange your entire closet but it also adds a personal touch to your space.
"The topic of laundry came up. I decided to be open—what did I have to lose? [S]he has eleven kids, so I figured she could sympathize with my laundry situation.
I took a deep breath.
“I’ve been behind on laundry since our second baby was born a year ago,” I confessed. “And I’ve already pared down my wardrobe, so it’s mainly kids’ clothes. Washing it is no problem, but it’s the folding and putting away part I can’t seem to do. Honestly, since we still co-sleep, we just throw the clean laundry in the crib and dig it out of there.”
#momconfessions from "My Suitcase Experiment: How I Cut My Laundry in Half" by @julia_ubbenga on Everyday Mamas today (link in our profile). Photo, used with permission, by @amandapahls.
Avoid getting shocked when touching your circuit breaker: Wear rubber-soled shoes, never stand on wet or damp ground, and never touch the breaker with both hands at once. If possible, stand on a rubber mat.
Who says you have to go out for dinner to have a good time? Celebrate a space that's worth enjoying with the help of #VillasofSilverado.
1 4213 hours ago
🎉 TIPS BEFORE YOUR TRAVEL!🎉
As we go into the holiday season many of us will be traveling to see family leaving our homes vacant for a few days. Here are a few reminders to consider since Christmas is ONE WEEK AWAY!
1. Eat, throw away, or give away all perishable food. Nobody likes coming home to a rank smell in their home!
2. Place a hold on your mail delivery and make sure all packages are held at the post office and not left at your door. Package thieves are on the hunt especially the week of Christmas in hopes of finding good loot!
3. Bring in outdoor furniture (tables, chairs, cushions). Y’all- it’s Texas and weather changes constantly. Nobody wants to find their cushion has flown over the fence or chairs messed up!
4. Make advanced payments on any bills that may be due while you are out of town!
Do you have other tips or things you do before you travel to safe proof your house?
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1 2516 hours ago
Winterization is important to prepare your home, but some people don’t know where to start. Here are some steps to take to make sure your home is properly winterized!⠀
Laundry day? Here's a useful tip for you! (Source: Balancedfromtheinsideout)
1 917 hours ago
we hear a lot about the importance of staying present. A way to practice this in your home is to embrace the space you are in now vs. focusing on changes you desire. Just for today embrace the space you are in now. Contemplate or write down all the things you love about your space. Sometimes I recommend clients write a love letter to their home. You can point out the physical benifets of your space, but Also look beyond that into the positive ways your home makes you feel, and the activities your space supports - family memories, a place to create, a place to rest, etc. Think of it like a treasure hunt for all the best qualities of your home.
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✔Freezer tip! ✔Freeze unused broths, sauces, breastmilk and cooked beans, FLAT using a Ziploc bag rather than a container - less chances of freezer burn. Or, pop them in to ice cube trays, freeze and then place in a Ziploc bag. This way you can easily stack them in the freezer and use less space. ✔Broths and sauces can be easily broken by hand in a Ziploc bag instead of defrosting the entire container for a cup or two. You can measure out broths and sauces using a measuring cup so you dont use more than you need and freeze each cup individually. ✔Remember to lable food items and date it as well! I keep a permanent marker in my cutlery drawer. ✔ Most foods should be used within 6 months in a regular freezer, or you may deep freeze for upto a year, to prevent freezer burn. I keep butter, oatmeal, flour, semolina, meats and emergency (junk) foods in my deep freezer in the basement. It is super handy!! ✔I also have a memo on my phone to remind me of what I have in my deep freezer. Out of sight - out of mind!
SWIPE➡️ before and after pictures of washing machine clean I done today😅 There was a lot of mould build up in the drawer and also the drum (forgot to take photo), I used Astonish mould and mildew remover and bleach. Then put the machine on a 90 degree spin with soda crystals and white vinegar ✨