4 Time Saving Tips For Productivity

4 Time Saving Tips For Productivity

Productivity is something that everyone struggles with at one point or another. Here are some time saving tips to help you get more productive while promoting healthy boundaries and reducing distractions in your workspace. 

4 Time Saving Tips For Productivity

Declutter your office.

Is your desk a mess? Go clean it. Identify all of the most-needed items that you frequently use during your workday. These will be the only items that should be within reach on top of your desk or on a shelf beside your desk for quick access. Need more ideas? Here are 7 Tips To Declutter Your Workspace.

Block time off in your calendar.

This may seem simple, but blocking time off in your calendar for basics like lunch, focus time, or even a quick walk to get yourself re-centered will help you find a better flow in your workday. 

Extra tip: Create blocks of time at the same time every day during the week (if you can) so that you have something to look forward to, which can help break up the day!

Take the time to get organized. 

A significant part of being productive is being organized. This means you don’t have to search for files, papers, or books. Even though it might take a while to get organized, it’s definitely worth the effort. As soon as you have everything in its proper place, you’ll be able to focus more on everything you need to do. I love using Monday.com as an organizational tool for my life and business!

Identify your top priority tasks. 

Creating a list of your top priorities daily will help you stay focused on everything that needs to be done. Do it if you can push a task or two to another day! Focus on projects with important deadlines and allow yourself extra time to complete them. 

Everyone has different work styles, and what may work for you may not work for others. And, that’s okay. Learn what works best for you, and don’t bother with the stuff that doesn’t. Completing tasks you don’t like will stress you out and make you less productive.

10 Skin Care Tips To Use Every Day

10 Skin Care Tips To Use Every Day

As you get older, skin care is so important. With just a few simple steps, you can take care of your skin at home every day! Skin care is so important for everyone as they age. I’ve learned that the hard way. Here are 10 skin care tips you can use every day!


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Here are 10 expert skin care tips:

Get plenty of rest.

If you’ve ever heard that rest can replenish your skin, it’s true! When you are overly tired, those wrinkles and lack of sleep lines will make their appearance. Losing sleep consistently can result in those wrinkles’ lines never going away! 

Eat healthy food.

Putting junk in your body will cause those funky toxins to come out of your pores—the cleaner foods you eat, the cleaner and clear your skin will be.

Girl, wash your face.

Washing your face is a huge part of taking care of your skin. Make sure that you develop a healthy skincare routine, so you can rest assured knowing that you are cleaning your skin without putting any harsh chemicals on it. I love washing my face with Tula Skin Care products!

Apply sunscreen when outdoors.

The feeling of the sun on our skin is simply amazing, but just like anything in life, too much of a good thing can turn into something not so good. If you plan on being outdoors quite a bit, make sure that you apply natural and safe sunscreen to keep your skin safe and unburnt. Not only does this sunscreen help protect from those rays, but it’s also gentle for your skin as well.

Drink a ton of water.

Staying hydrated is critical in keeping your skin healthy and happy. If you’ve ever been told that you’ve got a good “glow” about you, you can thank your water intake for that! Lay off the excess caffeine and say hello to the H2O.

Exfoliate your skin to give it a fresh look.

So many of us are guilty of not correctly exfoliating our skin that it’s not something that is commonly done. Scrub away that dry and old skin to let the new skin shine through. After a couple of exfoliations, you’ll be amazed at just how “fresh” your skin will look!

Don’t let stress bog you down.

Stress causes so many adverse reactions to your body, and affecting your skin is one of them! Processing stress can be a challenge, but try to find a way to alleviate your stress, so it doesn’t affect you or your skin. 

Say goodbye to alcohol, sweets, and smoking.

While you maybe don’t do all three of those items, all three do affect the look and feel of your skin. Alcohol can give your skin a unique color and bloat, and sweets and smoking can also cause physical changes. Think twice about putting those chemicals into your body!

Create an overnight skin care regimen.

Did you know it’s possible to take care of your skin, even while sleeping? This restorative cream can help tighten and take away wrinkles, which is why you are getting your beauty rest. 

Remember always to use products that are natural and good for your skin. Too many harsh chemicals on your skin can result in an adverse effect that won’t be a pleasant experience. Invest your time and money into companies that produce great products that are natural and easy on your body.

Skin care is an important job!

Don’t allow the outside influences of the world to cause an adverse reaction to your skin looks. Instead, try these suggested tips above and see if they help you and your skin.

After a few minor changes, you may find that you and your skin look several years younger and healthier! 

Here are some of my skin care favorites:


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Airbnb vs Hotels: Which is better?

Airbnb vs Hotels: Which is better?

If you like to travel, you’ve probably asked yourself a time or two if staying at an Airbnb is better than staying at a hotel. When it comes to finding the best deals and the most comfort, weighing out the pros and cons is important!

It’s so secret that hotels have been around forever. And while they offer a lot of comfort and security, Airbnb is making quite the splash in the travel industry comparatively. Traveling has become more about having a lot of the comforts of home than convenience and the movement of staying in hotels has shifted considerably over the past 5 years or so. 

This blog post is not sponsored in any way by Airbnb. All thoughts and views are my own.


How is Airbnb different than a hotel?

If you’ve never used Airbnb before, you might not know just how. different they are. Literally, almost everything about them is different or unique from a hotel.

Airbnbs are typically entire houses or apartments that you get to rent out for the night, weekend, week or month. They’re always furnished with everything that you need to show up and relax. 

In addition to that, they have cable and wi-fi included, and oftentimes, you might just find that your Airbnb has a private pool as well. When staying at an Airbnb, it really is like staying in a home….because more times than not, that’s exactly what you’re doing. 

Is Airbnb more expensive?

That’s the kicker. Not always. Sometimes you can get a stellar deal on Airbnb and save some serious cash. Other times, you might pay more. If you have a large group of people traveling together for a trip or vacation, finding a home big enough that is rentable as an Airbnb is a perfect solution.

That way, everyone can stay together in the same house, eat meals together, cook in the kitchen together, swim in the pool together, and stay up late bonding and hanging out in the living room together as well.

When you compare that same scenario to staying in a hotel, it’s just different. Everyone would be split up into various rooms, some hotels don’t offer kitchens to cook or eat in, and the pool closes at whatever time they want. it’s just quite different from Airbnb.

Can you negotiate with Airbnb?

This depends. But there are many people out there who claim that they negotiated the price of their stay at their Airbnb. Just like everything else in life, consider the factors of why you’re wanting to negotiate. If you’re looking at staying long-term, you might consider asking if there is a better price than what is offered.

Many Airbnb owners might be happy to discount the nightly rental price if they know that they’ve got someone who wants to stay for several weeks. It’s less work and cleaning on their part and makes it an easier transition.

Compared to hotels, however, you might not be able to negotiate as much. Hotels are known for offering deep discounts when it’s slow season and discounts for the military as well. 

While it isn’t a given to get a discount with your Airbnb, all you really need to do is ask and see if it’s an option. The worst that can happen is that you’ll hear the word, “no”.

Is Airbnb ruining hotels?

They aren’t. With all the traveling that happens on a daily basis, there is honestly enough room for both hotels and Airbnbs in this world. People who are looking for space and that “home” feeling like Airbnbs’s while those who like location and breakfast made in the morning for them prefer hotels.

Even though they are both extremely different from one another, both offer great perks for a wide variety of travelers. 

Are Airbnbs better than hotels?

This question depends on your personal preference. To get your answer, ask yourself what you and your family look for when traveling. If you’re looking for a great location, food and restaurant options on-site, and stress-free living where almost everything is taken care of, a hotel is going to be your best bet.

However, if you’re wanting an entire house to relax and cook in, the possibility of a private pool, and the experience of “living” in a town as one of the locals, renting out an Airbnb just might need to be on your radar.

And if you don’t know the answer, that just means that you need to try out both. Rent a room in a hotel for a trip and rent out an Airbnb for the next. That way, both will be fresh in your mind and you can compare and find out what you truly like better.

The great news is that there are stellar options to consider now when traveling from place to place. No longer do you have to settle for a hotel or rental that just isn’t up to par. The traveling industry is booming and creating great options that afford travelers luxury and comfort.

So, Do you think that Airbnbs are better than hotels?


This blog post is not sponsored in any way by Airbnb. All thoughts and views are my own.

The Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone

The Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone

Are you dreaming of traveling alone at least once in your life? Solo travel is one of the most magical experiences you can have. Traveling alone means being in charge of your schedule, doing activities YOU want to do, and not waiting on others to decide whether to book the ticket!

With that said, traveling alone can come with unique challenges. If you’re thinking of making a solo trip and wondering whether to go ahead and book the flight or not, keep reading!

Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone

Pros of Traveling Alone

You’re in charge

One of the biggest pros of traveling solo is that you can do whatever you want. If you feel like sleeping in, go ahead! You can do that if you feel like soaking in the local scenery rather than hitting the clubs. When you travel with other people, everyone has to compromise and do things other people want to do. This means you’ll have to spend time doing things you’re not super excited about, but it can also lead to arguments that can ruin the trip for everyone (and even hurt relationships).

You can go for as long as you’d like

Another huge pro of traveling alone is that you can leave when you want and return home when you feel like it (and your schedule allows). You know your vacation time, and you can use it. You set the time clock, and you don’t have to arrange your travels around other people’s vacation time.

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Cons of Traveling Alone

Loneliness can be an issue.

This might not be the case for everyone, especially if you’re an introvert like me. It can get tricky for extroverts who thrive on social interactions to travel solo. Moreover, some destinations are best to travel to with friends (i.e., Las Vegas!).

If you think loneliness might be an issue, you can opt to stay at a social hostel where you can make new friends and go out. If you’re not keen on sharing a dorm with other people, many hostels offer private rooms to have your own space to sleep while still socializing and meeting people in the common areas.

Another option is to join Facebook groups to see if another solo traveler is hitting up the same destination or download apps like Bumble BFF, where you can meet locals and travelers alike to share your travels with!

You have to be careful.

One of the most significant downsides of traveling solo, especially as a woman, is to be extra careful. With that said, though, as long as you keep your wits about (just like you would at home – i.e., don’t walk in a dark alley at midnight and don’t accept drinks from strangers), you’ll be totally fine!

So there you have it! Despite the apparent cons, traveling alone is an incredible experience that you should not miss out on. If you’re unsure whether or not solo travel is for you, why not try a short trip close to home to test the waters before going on a more significant trip yourself?

Are you thinking of traveling solo? Let me know all about it in the comment section below!

16 FroYo Treats For Summer

16 FroYo Treats For Summer

If you’re anything like me, you love to indulge in frozen treats during the summer! And, because of that, I wanted to give you a quick little roundup of easy-to-make FroYo Treats. 

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Mango Frozen Yogurt

 Living Sweet Moments


Frozen Yogurt Dots

A Side of Sweet


Matcha Green Tea Frozen Yogurt

 Sidewalk Shoes


Homemade Strawberry Lime Frozen Yogurt

 This West Coast Mommy


Easy Peach FroYo Pops

Delightful E Made


Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

 Pop Shop America


No-Churn Lemon Blueberry Frozen Yogurt with Wafers

Arts & Crackers


Dark Chocolate Dipped Frozen Yogurt Bars

Mama Loves Food


Blueberry and Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

Avocado Pesto


Plain Tart Froyo Recipe

Pop Shop America


Homemade Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures


Blueberry & Avocado Frozen Yogurt

5 Minutes for Mom


FroYo Fruit Cups

Who Needs a Cape?


Nutella Frozen Yogurt with Homemade Nutella Magic Shell Recipe

Stretching a Buck


Homemade Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Living Sweet Moments


Pineapple Frozen Yogurt

Messes to Memories

For legal purposes, I received permission from each blogger to use one original picture with a link back to their recipe post. 


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