What to do When Your House is Looking Tired

If your house is starting to look a little worn around the edges, then it might be time to make some changes.  Don’t allow it to continue falling into disrepair, now’s the time to jump into action and start sprucing! Here are a few simple ideas for what to do when your house is looking a little tired.

Here are some things you can do to spruce up a home that's looking a little tired or worn out!

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Pinpoint the Trouble Spots

First of all, you need to pinpoint the areas that could use some work. Before you get started with any renovation projects, you need to figure out exactly what you dislike about the current state of your home.

Go from room to room and make a list of things that need some help. Are the baseboards in rough shape? Would a fresh coat of paint make all the difference? Once you start jotting down the issues that are bothering you, you might find that the task before you isn’t quite as overwhelming as you imagined.

Sometimes, a full-scale renovation isn’t necessary to breathe new life into a tired house. Your house might simply require a few small changes that can make a massive difference.

But if you’re feeling liking you’re living in a “Love it or List it” scenario, it might be time to see what else is out there.

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30 Journal Prompts for Moms Who Want to Live Their Best Life

30 journal prompts for moms who are ready to live their best lives! Dig deep with these soul-searching questions about life, relationships and your biggest dreams. Plus grab a free printable to tuck into your journal!

I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection lately. A little dreaming, a little soul-searching, a little evaluating of my life in general. I want to figure out if I’m living my best life or not. And WHY I’m not, if that’s the case. Where are the limitations coming from? What is making me believe that my dreams are out of reach? How can I make daily changes that will help me reach my long term goals? That kind of stuff. I know, it’s heavy stuff. But at the end of it all, I want to be able to look back on my life and know that I did everything in my power to lead an amazing life. Here are some thought-provoking journal prompts for moms to get us all started.

30 journal prompts for moms who are ready to live their best lives! Dig deep with these soul-searching questions about life, relationships and your biggest dreams. Plus grab a free printable to tuck into your journal!

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I initially composed a list of 30 journal prompts for moms in this post. They are still totally valid questions and a great place to start. But I feel ready to dig a little deeper and I challenge you to do the same.

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Are You Living Your Best Life?

Are you thriving in life or do you feel stuck in a rut?

For too many years I had this baseline feeling of disappointment that stayed with me. Disappointment that THIS was my life. That this life was everything I had always wanted, but it turns out it was actually kind of a let down. And then of course the crushing guilt about feeling disappointed. Lol. Motherhood is one crazy emotional roller coaster!

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How to Prepare for Moving Abroad

Tips for how to prepare for moving abroad

I’ve been doing some journaling and deep thinking lately about what kind of adventures I want to have in my life. And something that keeps popping into my head is moving the family abroad for a year!  But the thought of moving abroad feels totally scary and a little crazy too!  What is there to expect and prepare for? Maybe you are in a similar position and are contemplating moving abroad one day, to a country you’ve already visited or to somewhere new. So here are a few tips I’ve found to help us all out!

Tips for how to prepare for moving abroad

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Preparation

The key to success is to be prepared!

Here is a basic list of things that anyone considering moving abroad should think about before making a final decision.

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20 Super Cute Repurposed T-Shirt DIYs

20 super cute repurposed t-shirt diys! Upcycle your old tees into home decor, adorable accessories and practical baby items. Repurposed t-shirt diys are a great way to practice zero waste and make use of clothes that still have a little life left in them!

Recently I’ve been doing some research on textile recycling. I’m continually trying to make zero-waste decisions in my life and figuring out what to do with old clothes and linens is one of them. The statistics about how many textiles end up in landfills are fairly appalling. 🙁 Most of us have a few sad or too-small t-shirts stuffed into the backs of our dressers. So rather than send them to the landfill or have to part with sentimental items, I’ve rounded up 20 repurposed t-shirt DIYs. So we can craft our way to a happier planet!

20 super cute repurposed t-shirt diys! Upcycle your old tees into home decor, adorable accessories and practical baby items. Repurposed t-shirt diys are a great way to practice zero waste and make use of clothes that still have a little life left in them!

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Some of these projects would be great ways to save t-shirts that have meaning to you but that you don’t wear anymore. Like concert tees, or the t-shirts from your camp counsellor days.

I love these repurposed t-shirt DIYs because A. they keep some textiles out of the landfill and B. they are super frugal.

It’s too easy to run out to the mall or go online and give in to consumerism culture. Gone are the days of making the most of what we already have.

I’m on a bit of a personal journey towards minimalism and simplifying and I’m at the stage where I’m physically stopping myself from engaging in retail therapy to sooth my complex emotions. I really don’t have the money or the space for that nonsense anymore. Maybe you don’t either. So let’s do this together. Finding ways to re-love the belongings we already have and saving money to pursue the dreams that really matter. One t-shirt at a time!

Ok, enough about me. Here’s the roundup!

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Reversible DIY Cowl with Crochet Edge – T-Shirt Upcycle

Reversible DIY cowl tutorial. Upcycle a couple of t-shirts into a cozy cowl with a pretty crochet edge. A simple zero-waste project to breathe new life into sad items!

In my journey to continue reducing the amount of waste my family produces, I’ve been trying to make as many zero-waste decisions as possible. While cleaning out my closet, I found two t-shirts that were too sad and tired to be given away. Since we already have an abundance of rags, I saved these t-shirts until I came up with a good way to upcycle them. And I finally did a couple of weeks ago! I turned 2 old t-shirts into a pretty, cozy and reversible DIY cowl!

Reversible DIY cowl tutorial. Upcycle a couple of t-shirts into a cozy cowl with a pretty crochet edge. A simple zero-waste project to breathe new life into sad items!

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This t-shirt upcycle is a great way to breathe new life into tired clothing. This would be an awesome way to re-use a graphic tee, or something that’s too sentimental to part with! In my case, it was simply a matter of trying to avoid sending them to the landfill.

You should also check out this post of 20 more ideas for repurposing old t-shirts.

As I wrote this post I realized there were easier ways I could have make the cowl, but oh well. Embrace the imperfections, right?! 😀

How to make a DIY Cowl

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