What constitutes a rare book? Is it just the age of the book?

Becoming a rare book collector is an exciting thing to do. It will provide you with the opportunity to go ahead with a magical journey back in time. While going ahead with such a magical journey, you should also have a clear understanding on what can transform a book into a rare book. Then you will be able to spend your money accordingly on the rare books and make sure that you create your own collection in the best possible way. Is age the only factor that makes a book rare? No, age is … [Read more...]

7 Top Tips For The New Freelancing Mom

Juggling motherhood and a career can be tough. Working moms want to keep their careers going, but they also want to spend time with their children. Additionally, some stay-at-home mothers are looking to start a career, but aren't sure how to balance family and work. So, where's the middle ground here? More women are looking to become freelancers who work from home. Some women are even quitting their 9-to-5 job to take on this new gig. This isn't a shocking trend, as 2.7 million workers … [Read more...]

3 Reasons I Love Summer #PrepForSummer

Is it just me, or is summer just a magical time? Longer days, beautiful sunsets and more - there are plenty of reasons to love summer. Today I'm sharing three of my top reasons that I love this season so much. Softball. I played softball when I was younger and absolutely loved it. Now that my Rileybug is playing softball herself, I am loving it for a different reasons. There's nothing like watching her have a great hit or field a ball and get someone out. It makes me so proud. And she loves … [Read more...]

Focusing On Myself

Something I always tell my husband is that he needs to take care of himself before he can take care of Riley and myself. I had to remind him of that about a month ago when he was really sick and was refusing to go to the doctor. Miles is a wonderful man who loves being with his family, but he hadn't felt the best in about a week and wasn't getting any better. After he finally went to the doctor and got medicine, he started feeling better and was back to his old self. Reflecting on that the past … [Read more...]

Why Having a Calgary Professional to Perform Hot Tub Maintenance is Beneficial

The most demanding but rewarding job that a person will take on in their life is as a homeowner. There are so many things that a person can do when trying to increase the look and functionality of their home. Taking the time to find out what type of additions will best suit your home will pay off in the end. For the homeowner looking for something a bit more fun and functional, a hot tub is a great addition. Once the hot tub is installed, the homeowner will need to take the time to figure out … [Read more...]

Learning About E-Cigarettes with bluPLUS

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Readers must be 18 years of age or older. All opinions are mine alone. #bluPLUS #CollectiveBias I have always been interested in how e-cigarettes worked ever since I first heard about them.  I have been a social smoker for a couple years (and occasional cigar smoker) and was before I was pregnant with my daughter, but stopped when I got pregnant but picked it up again a year or so after giving birth.  I've been … [Read more...]

Why Practicing Kindness Matters

Kindness is usually seen as an act of giving; people do for others because it’s right, because it’s what they’ve been taught to do, because it benefits others. But kindness can also have big benefits for the giver. When people practice generosity, helpfulness, empathy, or patience, it’s not only others who reap the rewards. Making a habit of benevolence can improve your health, your outlook on life, and your relationships with others. Knowing that you have the power to make a positive difference … [Read more...]

Craft Room Reveal!

Disclosure: Stamp-n-Storage is providing their products for a craft room makeover, but all opinions are 100% my own. Today is the big day!  The day that I reveal my finished craft room!  I'm so excited to finally share this project with you.  You've seen my planning, you've seen my progress... now let's get on to the reveal!  I have lots of great photos to show you.  Huge thanks to Jenna at JMB Images for coming and taking these! I'm going to start from the left side and make my way … [Read more...]