Friday, March 31, 2023

4 Steps To Feeling Your Best Again

If you're not feeling so great about yourself or life in general, the go to, in my opinion, is obviously therapy. But in addition to therapy, there are some things you can do to also help you feel better. Here are some ideas, but there are plenty more out there. You just have to choose what works for you.

Not feeling your best self? Don’t worry, you have come to the right place.

We have all been there - not feeling great. It could be due to poor oral health, a medical issue, or experiencing a lot of stress.

Whatever is causing you to feel down or lack confidence can be reduced or avoided. Use this guide to help you feel your best self again.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

5 Frugal Strategies for Keeping Your Home Clean and Fresh

Does a messy and dirty house give you anxiety like it does me? Are you interested in doing what you can to make it more comfortable to live in without spending much money? Read on to find out how.

The benefits of a tidy home are apparent; a clean home is much more inviting, plus it's beneficial for your mental health as a neat home often means a tidy mind. However, keeping up with cleaning costs and time commitments can become costly if not careful; but with some budget-friendly strategies in place, maintaining household cleanliness doesn't need to break the bank. In this blog post, we'll examine some simple yet effective budget-friendly techniques for maintaining its cleanliness.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Sweet and Salty Cucumber Salad with Dill Recipe -- Gluten Free, Vegan, Allergy Friendly

I was trying to think of a way to title this recipe, because I couldn't think of a good descriptor that actually did this recipe justice, because I've tasted many cucumber salads with dill that were just meh, and I didn't mind eating them but I didn't crave them. And then comes this cucumber salad. 

I could eat this by the gallon, as could my family. It is my favorite type of cucumber salad, followed very closely by Korean cucumber salad, with just the right amount of sweet, salty, and sour, enough that it has a good amount of flavor but doesn't have a strong vinegary taste (with that being the predominant taste) as most of the dilly cucumber salads I've tasted have. I've made this both with lemon juice and vinegar and it is great both ways. 

While with most recipes I say you can use either fresh or dried herbs, I really wouldn't make this with dry dill. I mean you can, but it won't be nearly as good.

This recipe is gluten free, vegan, and allergy friendly, and with a tweak can be paleo as well (just choose a different sweetener) and is very easy to make.

Highly, highly recommended. It is even tastier than it looks.

A note about the amount of cucumbers. Since everyone's cucumbers are different sizes, it's hard to say exactly how many cucumbers. This recipe needs enough cucumbers that when sliced the cut cucumbers come close to filling a 32 oz/1 liter container.

Sweet and Salty Cucumber Salad with Dill Recipe -- Gluten Free, Vegan, Allergy Friendly

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Moving Soon? Here’s what to Look for in a Moving Company

While moving can be rough, a bad mover makes everything that much more horrible. Here are some ways to make sure that whatever moving company you use is a good one.

While purchasing a new home or renting a new apartment can be an exciting experience, it can also be full of hassles. After all, no one likes having to pack up and move all their stuff. That’s where a reputable moving company comes in.

Just-In Time Moving, Phoenix movers, a licensed moving company that provides excellent service, exceeds physical limitations and provides the kind of hassle-free experience that will build the company’s reputation. This is why you should look for a mover with lots of 5-Star reviews, plus an A+BBB (Better Business Bureau) Rating.

But what are the specific qualities you need to look into when it comes to choosing the right company for your move? According to a recent article by Consumer Reports, finding the most reputable moving company for your move can take some time and effort, but it’s entirely worth it.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Top Reasons Why You Need Might Need Workers' Comp Coverage For Family Members

When you have a family, you work not only to support yourself but everyone else too. If anything happens that stops you from being able to work, such as when you get a workplace injury, worker's comp insurance can help you manage financially. But you can also get this coverage for family members. Read on to learn more about why you may want this.

Workers’ compensation insurance is a type of insurance policy that provides financial protection to employers and employees in the event of work-related injury or illness. It covers medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits when an employee is injured on the job. For family members who are employed by a business, workers’ comp coverage is especially important as it can provide peace of mind for both the employer and employee.

But, how does workers compensation work in California? How will it affect the workers’ compensation coverage for family members? What are the reasons I might need coverage for family members?

These are just some of the questions we aim to answer in this blog. Read on to understand workers’ compensation:

Understanding Workers' Compensation

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

My Recent Frugal Grocery Shop - Shocking Price Difference

It's been a while since I've done of these "look at my frugal grocery shop" posts, because, honestly, lately I haven't done many grocery shops I've been proud of. I've bought what I needed, and some extra, tried not to exaggerate, but nothing to make me want to show off and inspire others with. 

But I had a physical therapy appointment the other day, an "emergency" one, meaning something that wasn't my weekly pre-scheduled appointment that I need to be able to function, and because she needed to fit me in once she was already fully booked in the city that I see her in usually (she fills up there usually 2 weeks in advance!) I drove further to her town, which is about half an hour further than her office. 

I arrived at my appointment early, so decided to get groceries in the nearby shopping center, where they have a branch of the local cheaper grocery store that I tend to shop in near me. Cheaper grocery store, however, is a misnomer, as prices everywhere have gone up tremendously lately- yay inflation- and the prices locally have been really disappointing. 

In the past I had set an upper price limit for myself, 65 cents per pound for vegetables, and $1.30 per pound for fruit, trying to get decently lower than that whenever possible, but lately that simply wasn't an option. Veggies have been between 65 cents and $1.30 per pound, usually at the higher end of them, and fruit would almost over be over $1.30, on average being $1.95 a pound but up to $2.60 a pound- even when in season!

But stepping into the branch of the supermarket near my physical therapist's office, I felt like I was catapulted back in time many years, to the time when I would gleefully share my grocery shops with you, having gotten produce between 25 and 50 cents a pound and people would incredulously ask how on earth I got such good prices. That's what I saw when I entered this store- nearly all the produce was on sale, and what wasn't on sale was still about half what I can buy it for at the "cheap" store, and since produce was what I needed at home and why I came into the store this was especially exciting for me.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

5 Key Health Tips to Feel Vibrant, Enthusiastic, & Strong

If you're looking for ways to add more healthy living ideas into your life, look no further. Here are some suggestions.

There is no denying that life is becoming more stressful; we're getting more tired, sicker, and emotionally distressed, despite the progress that we've made as humanity, in technology, medicine, you name it. So why is living becoming unbearable? Why are our youths turning to drugs and alcohol to escape this life?

In this article, we will look at five key healthy tips that most take for granted, yet they could be the difference between living a vibrant, energized life or one plagued by chronic health ailments and depression.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

6 Fun Ideas for Family Game Night

One of those great ways to bond as a family is by playing games together. My kids and I like to play games regularly- Wise Guy is played at least once a week round these parts. If you need ideas for things to do as a game with your kids, here are some great ideas.

Family game night can become one of those heart-warming, nostalgia kick traditions that your kids take with them well into their adult years. It doesn’t take much time to put together a fun night that everyone can enjoy on some level, and even if you have a big age range to cater to there are plenty of options to discover. So, for some good old fashioned fun and a nice way to bond with your family, read on for some ideas to make a great family game night.