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Finding Joy Within My Designer Network

Finding Joy Within My Designer Network

I recently visited Atlanta for a #WorkTrip and had a fabulous time soaking up more social media marketing knowledge at the #DesignInfluencersConference. My reason for not missing this conference is the priviledge to hear from the top marketing experts along with receiving valuable tips from successful designers across the country.

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THE 2 MAJOR OBSTACLES TO GRACEFULLY AGING AT HOME

THE 2 MAJOR OBSTACLES TO GRACEFULLY AGING AT HOME

I’ve been an advocate for Aging in Place Gracefully since 2006. For most Americans who are over 50 years old, I’ve observed two major obstacles that prevent this reality. OBSTACLE NUMBER ONE The number one obstacle to the 50+ is an age phobia. The negative attitude or stigma that so many attach to aging. Therefore, why would they need any home upgrades since they are not aging! Yes, of course,...

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How Healthy Is Your Home?

How Healthy Is Your Home?

If it has been years since you have evaluated your home's ability to meet your current life stage of being over 50 years old, this post is for you! Here are 10 basic but essential ways to ensure that your home is your friend and not your foe with unsafe traps  waiting for that gotcha moment.  My dear friends, ignorance is not bliss when it comes to our home's wellness level. To...

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Healthy Home Healthier Life

Healthy Home Healthier Life

 If you had a cast, or recent surgery, or a recent knee or hip replacement, what bathroom in your current home would work for you to easily take a shower? Do you even have a first floor bathroom where you can maneuver safely and easily for your basic needs if you are on crutches or wearing a boot from a procedure or accident? Do you have your own private, personal sanctuary space in your...

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Needing healthier holiday treats? 3 WAYS We’ve got you covered!

Needing healthier holiday treats? 3 WAYS We’ve got you covered!

One of my AGING Gracefully principles is healthy living. Therefore, why not apply this philosophy to holiday sweet treats? In today's blog, there's sure to be a dessert recipe to please anyone in your life, from chocolate lovers to fruit fans. Who says desserts can't be both healthier and absolutely scrumptious? For the over 500 of you that are in my Facebook group, Lifesizing® for the 50+, my...

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3 Ways to Keep Christmas Decorating Simple

3 Ways to Keep Christmas Decorating Simple

Currently, living in our last best nest downsized home, regardless of the size of your home...or your wallet.. :), these 3 principles continue to remain relevant today as timeless Christmas decorating tools. Do you know these tricks of the designers? read on Realizing that many of you have completed your decorating for this Christmas season, many have not done any this year. For either group,...

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5 Tips for Downsizing Christmas Decor

5 Tips for Downsizing Christmas Decor

Especially during these times, oh, how we appreciate the beauty and serenity of a well-designed room or home. These restorative spaces are so often the perfect balm for our weary souls. But wait, here comes Christmas decorating time and with it the temptation and decisions of what to display, keep or say goodbye to forever. Please read on. Before we moved to NE Ohio, there was a major downsizing...

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3 Tips to Healthier Holidays

3 Tips to Healthier Holidays

 DO WE EVER REALLY THINK ABOUT THE COMMON PHRASE, “MAKE UP YOUR MIND?” WELL, MY DEAR FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS, THIS IS ESSENTIALLY THE MOST IMPORTANT KEY! LET’S NOT UNDO ALL WE HAVE WORKED SO HARD TO ACCOMPLISH BY NOT BEING DESIGN SMART, IE DESIGNING OUR HOLIDAY EATING TO BE VICTORIOUS! 🙂 THREE EASY TIPS FOR HEALTHIER HOLIDAYS 1)  DEVELOP A Healthy Attitude: adopt healthy eating and...

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