Category Archives: Life Tips

Misc tips/tricks to make life easier

Stressed? Read a Book!

booksAccording to a study conducted by the University of Sussex, reading a book can decrease your stress levels by 68%.  Quickly followed by listening to music (61%), tea or coffee (54%), taking a walk (42%) and playing video games (21%).

knew there was a reason I enjoyed reading so much and now it’s all clear :p

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The Differences in Size 8

OK!  So, I’ve been ranting about this since I hit puberty and couldn’t EVER find anything in the same size… ever!  Then, I settled into my “adult” size and STILL had the same issues… a size # in one store was ALWAYS different than the same size at a different store!  THERE IS PROOF!  (see graphic below)


Lady Tricks: Straight Iron = Curling Iron

hairI have a straight iron… but I can’t really tell you the last time I used it… a couple years ago? Maybe?  And I have attempted using a curling iron a couple of times; each time resulting in a burn somewhere. :( As a result, I have given up and purchased hot curlers for my hair… just easier right?  Well, as it turns out I could have used my straight iron… who knew!?!

This is a tutorial on how to use your basic straight iron for curing those lovely tresses… Go forth and conquer my friends!

Change in Spacing…

Ok, I know I shouldn’t be as worked up about this as I am BUT as an English major it gets to me…

spacingThey CHANGED THE GRAMMAR RULE! No longer are there two spaces between the period and the beginning of a new sentence… we are down to ONE! Not only that but they changed it a LONG time ago and neglected to inform the general populace… because even while in college, the rule was two!

This is one of the articles outlining the reasons but jeez! One… It’s going to take a while to adjust to this…

Tick Removal Trick

I ran across this on Pinterest and thought I’d share:

tickTick Removal: A nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her simple instructions. “I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. “Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tickwith the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.

40 Ways to Relax in 5 Min or Less


Since Monday is coming up and the inevitable “weekday stress” is looming – I thought I’d share this site to help you battle those stressful moments.  My usual go-to stress relievers would be

  • Remember to Breathe
  • Find the Sun
  • Get Organized

Since I’m a stay-at-home-mom atm, getting some alone time (though loved and appreciated) is a little more difficult… but I try to plan for some each week somehow.

Good luck ladies and gentlemen and have a splendid week!