7 Stunningly Clever Remodeling Ideas for Your New Home. Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

By Guest Blogger, Karleia S.


7 Stunningly Clever Remodeling Ideas for Your New Home


So, you’ve just signed the closing papers on your new home, and you’d like to make it your own. Sure, you can go for something easy like a fresh coat of paint. However, if you’d really like to go above and beyond, check out this list to get your creative juices flowing:


Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.


1. Rethink stairs

In most homes, the space under the stairs is woefully wasted; it’s just a walled in area that’s forgotten about. Instead, you can turn that area into a playroom, reading nook, nifty storage closet or any number or even a small powder room. After all, who wouldn’t like the addition of an extra half bath?

2. Think about platform storage

Besides adding visual interest to a room, platform storage is a great way to squirrel away little used items, like Christmas decorations. Remember, homebuyers today want more storage space than ever, so this addition is sure to pay you back.

3. New windows
It’s really incredible how many different styles of windows are on the market today. Don’t be afraid to be bold. Just make sure that you polish the look with a great window treatments, like polywood indoor shutters.

4. Go for a walk in shower

If you’re lucky enough to have a large bathroom, check out ditching shower curtains and just go for a walk in shower. It’s a dramatic effect that will greatly increase your home’s value. Of course you will probably be sacrificing a bit of privacy if you opt to go with a walk in shower, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons.

5. Install toe kick drawers

The cabinets in your kitchen and bathroom probably have what are known as a toe kick: a recessed area under the cabinet door. However, that toe kick can be replaced for a drawer, giving you more storage space than ever.

6. Remove a kitchen wall

In the recent past, kitchens were generally walled off, creating many awkward and small spaces in your home. Knocking a wall out makes your home feel larger by creating an open floor plan. Opening up the kitchen to the living room can make a cramped living room feel more spacious. While this may not be an easy project, nor the easiest project to complete, it’s certainly one of the most worthwhile.
7. Create an attic bedroom

Would you like an extra bedroom in your home? Look into turning your home’s attic into a bedroom. This remodel generally doesn’t cost as much as you think, but it gives you a lot more square footage. Just be sure that you plan for how the space will be heated or cooled.

Remember, whether you bought a turn of the century historic home, or a space from the 70’s that screams, “flower power,” you really can turn your house into a dream space. Just identify what in your home doesn’t work for you and find a solution.

50 Beauty Tips for Hair. Guest Blogger, Ken Thomas

By Guest Blogger, Ken Thomas


50 Beauty Tips for Hair

When it comes to beauty tips, your hair should be on the top of your to-do list as hair accentuates the natural beauty of a person tremendously. Your hair is a pivotal part of your identity and personality. The color of your hair, the way they are cut, different hairstyles which you make; they all come together and tell the world a piece of who you are. In this article we are going to share the 50 most amazing Beauty Tips for Hair. Here they are:

Photo provided by Guest Blogger Ken Thomas
Photo provided by Guest Blogger Ken Thomas

Healthy Hair Tips

1. The Raw Egg tip: It is the best hair care recipe for all hair types. It is one of the oldest home remedy for hair and it really works. The yolk of the egg is rich in proteins and fats and the white portion of the egg is enriched with bacteria-eating enzymes and it is helpful in removing unwanted oil. Apply raw egg once a month on damp hair and then wash it after a little while. Continue this treatment for 4 to 5 months, after which you will start to see tremendous improvement in your hair.

2. Plain Yoghurt Tip: Use plain yoghurt or sour cream, and massage it into your damp hair and wash your hair after 20 minutes. You can apply this formula once a week and it will give a great and fresh look to your dull hair.

3. Fresh Lemon tip: Mix 2 table spoon of fresh lemon juice, 2 table spoon of olive oil, and 2 table spoon of water. Apply them on damp hair and wash after 20 minutes. This tip is useful for itchy scalp.

4. Honey tip: Mix 2 table spoon of olive oil with ½ cup of honey and massage it into damp hair. Wash your hair after 20 minutes. This tip is perfect for hair types which are greatly damaged by sun rays.

5. Cornmeal and cornstarch tip: Used as an inexpensive treatment for oily hair. Take some cornmeal or cornstarch in a salt shaker and sprinkle it onto your dry hair and then after 10 minutes comb your hair and remove the remaining particles. This formula can be applied daily.

6. Use avocado and mash up them and massage into damp hair. Wash your hair after 20 minutes. This is great to get rid of frizzy hair types.

7. The Baking Soda tip: mix 1 to 2 table spoon of baking soda into small amount of water and make a thick paste. Apply this mixture into your damp hair and wash after 20 minutes. This tip is very good for residue-ridden hair. You can use this treatment every week or every alternative week.

8. Cider Vinegar tip: Mix one part of the apple cider vinegar with 2 parts of warm water. Pour the mixture into your damp hair and wash your hair after 20 minutes. This mixture will have a great impact on the health of your hair.

9. Egg plus Shampoo tip: Mix small amount of shampoo with one egg and apply into your damp hair for 10 minutes and rinse well. This increases the amount of protein in your hair which is surely good for keeping your hair healthy

10. Mayonnaise Conditioner tip: Apply mayonnaise into your damp hair, coating all your hair with it. Wash after 1 hour and you will be amazed to see the shiny and silky hair, as mayonnaise is a great source of protein.

11. Take one capsule of borage oil or flaxseed oil daily, because they are rich in gamma-linoleic acid which is essential for moisturized hair.

12. Eat protein enriched foods like fish, eggs, beans, and low fat products on a regular basis, as hair is made of keratin (a form of protein).

13. Use healthy omega-3 fats which are present in walnuts, soybeans and salmon etc. If you eat them regularly you can expect a natural shining in your hair after just 6 months.

14. Condition your hair every time you shampoo your hair and use a conditioner which has nutrient rich ingredients such as olive oil and avocado oil etc. This helps your hair to look naturally silky and shiny.

15. Never rub your hair when you towel dry, just a gentle squeeze and blot is fine because wet hair are fragile and it’s not right to rub them.

16. Always use warm water to wash your hair because hot water will make your hair look dull.

17. Using wide-toothed comb on damp hair is the best choice because combing through damp hair will cause your hair to break.

18. Use food items which have vitamin A, C, and E on a regular basis, as these vitamins are good for your hair.

19. Use Macadamia nut oil and Shea butter, as they repair the cuticle layer and make your hair look healthier.

20. Don’t use chemical treatments like bleaching, coloring, as they will cause more damage to the already damaged hair.

21. You should cut your hair in soft steps; it will give a particular bounce to your curls. But remember to not cut the upper layer of your hair too short, otherwise it will create the ‘poodle look’.

22. Spray curl styling liquid into your hair and make your desired style, use clips to hold your hair and allow some time to cool them down. After that remove the clips and your stylish curls are ready.

23. Use hair rollers to soften your kinky and tight curls. Hair Curlers will make your hair look great with stylish soft curls.

24. Wrong hair cut is something nobody wants to have or see, so always making an appointment with an experienced hair stylist is a good idea.

25. Use hair brushes which move smoothly through your hair with ease. A well designed hair brush will also eliminate the dirt particles from your hair.

26. Always color your hair with a shade which is slightly darker; it will make your hair look thicker.

27. Use apricot kernel oil for extremely dry and stressed hair. It also tends to soften your hair.

28. Use Carnitine; they are just like vitamins and they tend to strengthen your thin hair and control hair fall.

29. Use Ceramides; they are lipids and help in repairing hair breaking when mixed with shampoo.

30. Use Glycerine as it is effective in moisturizing dry hair.

31. Use Jojoba oil. It is plant wax and it helps in making your hair strengthened and easier to comb.

32. Use wild rose oil; it provides shine to curly hair.

33. For treating dry hair, use foods like raw vegetables, bananas, vitamin E capsules, brown rice, and nuts.

34. For treating oily hair, use foods like fresh fruits like bananas, apple, vegetable salads and fresh juice of fruits.

35. Mix two parts of brown sugar and one part of your hair conditioners and apply the mixture into your damp hair and after 20 minutes wash your hair with warm water. This treatment is very useful for getting rid of dandruff. You can apply this treatment once in a week.

36. Blend Aloe Vera gel with one table spoon of lemon juice and 2 table spoon of coconut oil and apply it into your hair. Wash your hair after 20 minutes. This treatment is perfect for stopping hair fall. You can apply this treatment once in every 10 days.

37. Don’t wash your hair too often as it will cause them to dry and brittle.

38. Use hot oil mask of coconut oil and almond oil once in every two weeks, it will help enhance shinning in your hair and remove dryness from them.

39. Cover your head if you have to spend long hours in the sun, or in air polluted place or in chlorinated pools. Your hair can get damaged by over exposure of these elements.

40. Drinking fresh and clean water is essential for the growth of long hair. Otherwise dehydration will cause dryness and dullness in your hair.

41. Avoid alcohol and caffeine if you want to grow your hair longer naturally.

42. Don’t drink too much soda as it will lead you to nowhere closer to longer hair.

43. Hair growth supplements are great for growing your hair long and strong. Biotin is a famous hair growth supplement and it is great for pregnant women too as it provides enough nutrients to their babies.

44. Always massage your hair with tip of fingers for better results. Do this for 10 to 15 minutes to stimulate blood flow to your head. The more blood is being flowed to your head the more nutrients it will transport to your head.

45. General exercise and workouts are good for flowing blood to your all body parts and it is a must for natural long hair growth.
46. Try yoga and exercise to reduce stress. Because the more you are stressed the lesser you will have the chance to grow your hair longer.

47. Get enough sleep; at least 8 hours daily as your sleep time is the main time during which your body repairs and grows your hair. So the simplest formula is to sleep deep and sleep enough for longer hair growth and maintenance.

48. Don’t make the style of your hair too tight; it will cause breakage in your hair and sometimes dryness too.

49. Cut your hair more often; at least once in 3 months. The ends of your hair become dry and frizzy with coloring and dyeing and other things which you use so try to trim this curly hair regularly to get fresh looking hair.

50. The 50th tip is the most important one, if you follow at least 10 of any of the above mentioned tips, you would be able to achieve 80% of the desired results. Good luck!


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Winter Heating Drying Out Sinuses?

By Tia Cristy

Quickies: Is winter heating drying out your sinuses?
Tips from Tia heater

Here’s a quick tip that can change the air you breathe. Depending upon the air/heating system you have in your home, is how to do this quick tip. All you need is a clean disposable pan you get at the store or from takeout, and fill it half way with water.

Forced Air: Put the pan of water as close to the vent without covering the plate

Baseboard Heat: choose an open corner that won’t have heavy traffic and slide as close under as you can get. (SIDE NOTE: do not put directly under an outlet)

Radiators: Place pan under radiator.

The heat will evaporate the water into the air to give it some moisture. The water will evaporate over a couple days. Rinse pan and refill with fresh water to keep the air fresh. You can use any pan that will fit in the area, I just suggest the disposable since it will leave a crystallization behind on the pan.

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Trigger Nail Growth. Tips on Triggers:

By Tia Cristy


Trigger Nail Growth. Tips on Triggers:

Painting Fingernails

You may have heard this as an old wives tale, but it has some true science behind it. Tapping your finger tips, with a few repetitions, can in fact, stimulate the blood to the tips and help in the growth of finger nails and good circulation in the hands.

Remember, it can be rude to tap your fingers while engaged in a conversation, so leave the reps till your in your private time.

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White Wine Removes Red Wine Stains? Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: White Wine Removes Red Wine Stains?
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So on the light carpet lay a stain from red wine. What to do? White wine is not the answer.  That is the Urban Legend’s of useful home tips. Though it may look to dilute the red stain, it is still wine, and is filled with sugars. White wine will stain the carpet as well, it just takes a little longer for that stain to appear. So the tip to pick up any wine spill, is peroxide.

As soon as you notice the spill, grab peroxide and apply to the area. You will need several towels for the process. Blot the spot to absorb the top level. Add more peroxide if needed. Then, with a new clean towel, apply pressure to retrieve the stain on the lower level.

After the stain is gone, apply a clean wet cloth to the area to absorb the remainder of the peroxide, so if the carpet is colored, it doesn’t lighten. For darker carpets. apply a small amount of dish soap to the water, wet towel and scrub out area.

This process should remove the stain without consequence to the color of the carpet.

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Effective Ways For Office Workers To Get Fit. Guest Blogger Alissa J.

By Guest Blogger Alissa J.


Effective Ways For Office Workers To Get Fit

TipsfromTia.com Photo Provided by Alissa J.
TipsfromTia.com Photo Provided by Alissa J.


It has been proven that working a 9-5 job inside an office can cause health risks like stress, eye conditions and weight gain. This is primarily because it keeps a person from moving most of his or her body muscles. In addition to this, the long exposure to blue light from electronics drains the energy off the body.

Office workers often compensate for these stressful conditions by keeping a stack of snack foods near their desks. These often consist of coffee, chips, chocolate bars and burgers, which of course are not healthy when eaten in excess.

The tips below can offer insights on how one can maintain health and fitness while working in a 9-5 office environment. In fact, such a weight loss program could be more comfortable and enjoyable for a person as it keeps in mind the person’s lifestyle and work habits.

1. Eat More Mini-Meals Instead Of A Few Big Meals:
Eating smaller meals helps our body process the calories we have just taken in better. Eating mini-meals will keep an office worker feeling full and alert throughout the day. This is because eating a big meal will rapidly increase a person’s sugar levels. This causes the body to process it with a high dose of insulin, which in turn will make us sleepy.

2. Buy Healthier Snacks:
Eating mini-meals perfectly addresses the office worker’s need to nibble on food while stressed. We have to watch what we nibble on though. Doctors recommend snacking on nuts like almonds, fruits, yogurt and cheeses.

3. Ride A Bike Or Walk To Work, If You Can:
The drive or commute to the office can be grueling, so if you can, bike or walk to work. It will stretch your muscles and leave you mentally and physically more fit to work. You will also save money and the environment.

4. If You Cannot, Do Exercises At The Office:
This prevents muscle atrophy and is also a good way to de-stress. A healthy way to take a break from writing a financial report is to walk around or outside the office. Instead of taking the elevator, climb the stairs. Some physical exercises can also be done at the work desk. Doing stretches with your hands to your sides and then over your head is a good example. It can help trim your waist and keep your wrists from getting carpal tunnel syndrome. Leg lifts can also be done at the desk. Straighten your knees and lift your legs out from under the work table. Point your toes and repeat.
5. Drink Water Or Tea:
Office pantries usually provide coffee and water. Limit your coffee drinking and take water instead. It will help flush out toxins and fats from your body. Tea can provide the caffeine fix you want with the same cleansing effect.

Work out with your colleagues is a great way to get to know your team members is to invite them to after work sports. Get a national insurance number is important to keep yourself covered in case of anything.

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Author Bio:
Alissa Jones is a Passionate blogger. She works on behalf of NI card. She has been writing contents on the web professionally since 2006. As an avid reader and blogger, she shares her experience through her articles on Travel, Education, Technology, Parenting and many more.

A Teaspoon of Honey a Day. Quickie:

By Tia Cristy

Quickie: A Teaspoon of Honey a Day.
tipsfromtia.com jar of honey on the background of honeycombs

Honey can be a great substitute for sugar, but did you know with it’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, a teaspoon of honey a day, can help with seasonal allergies. (SIDE NOTE: Do not try if you are allergic to bees, check with your doctor first.)

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Queen for a Day: 5 Ways to Pamper Yourself in Extreme Luxury Guest Blogger Karleia S.

By Guest Blogger Karleia S.


Queen for a Day: 5 Ways to Pamper Yourself in Extreme Luxury

TipsfromTia.com Photo Provided by Guest Blogger Karleia S.
TipsfromTia.com Photo Provided by Guest Blogger Karleia S.

The demands of modern life can weigh on everyone. It all adds up so quickly: the job, the kids, making sure you’re eating healthy and exercising regularly, the never-ending to-do list, outings with friends and relatives on the weekend. Oh, and don’t forget it’s your best friend’s birthday tomorrow. The world just rushes madly on, doesn’t it?

But what about your own peace of mind? Even when your life is filled with people and things you love, if you don’t take time out for yourself once in a while, you can find your tank running on empty too often. And let’s face it, every woman deserves to feel like a queen for day.

Here are five ways to indulge in a day of luxury that will leave you feeling refreshed, invigorated and ready to face the world again without breaking your pocket book.

Schedule a Spa Treatment

Not everyone can afford a day at the spa, but if you can, go all out. Schedule an appointment for a massage, a pedicure, manicure or laser hair removal. While laser hair removal prices in Salt Lake City and around the country tend to fluctuate, laser hair removal is something every woman deserves to treat herself to. Or you can always create your own spa experience at home by sprinkling fresh rose petals around the bathtub, lighting some candles, adding a few drops of essential oils to the water and playing your favorite relaxing music in the background. Let yourself sink into the moment, breathe deeply and enjoy the peace.

Take Yourself out for Dessert

Take yourself out to a cafe or restaurant you’ve always wanted to visit, and order desert. Go for something you wouldn’t normally allow yourself to have, and savor every rich bite. If you’d rather eat it at home on the couch in your pajamas, order it to-go, and kiss public appearances goodbye for the day.

Do Nothing

Make sure you clear your calendar of commitments, because you’re going to need a block of time to do nothing while you’re queen for a day. Dress in your most luxurious, relaxing clothes, and put your feet up. Watch a movie you’ve been wanting to see, listen to relaxing music, meditate, or just stare out the window for a few hours and think, “I have nothing to do and nowhere to be but right here being me.” In the mad rush of life, we often overlook how amazing it can feel to do nothing.

Get Your Hair or Makeup Done

A few hours at the makeup counter or in the beauty parlor can make a world of difference to your state of mind. Get a trim, a color, or just discover a new shade of eyeshadow that looks awesome with your skin this season. You’ll be thanking yourself for the instant beauty lift.

Buy Something Beautiful

Every woman needs to feel beautiful. It’s easy to fall into our routines and forget to buy ourselves something new now and then. Go shopping with the sole purpose of buying something that makes you feel beautiful. Maybe a new outfit, a pair of ridiculous yet amazing shoes, a scarf, or a pair of earrings. Never underestimate the power of a new accessory to make you feel like you can take on the world again.

Whatever you choose to do for your day of queendom, just make sure it feeds your mind, body and spirit. If it stresses you out, don’t do it. Pick only the things that leave you feeling relaxed, recharged and beautiful.

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Clean Used Wine Bottles. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Clean Used Wine Bottles.
Message In Bottle

Some wine bottles can be pretty, expensive or used for crafts. If you want to save your used wine bottles, but you don’t want to fill them with soap to clean them and leaving them only rinsed out can still be a smelly, sticky mess, here’s an easy way to clean and disinfect them.

Place bottle in the empty sink. Break up a denture cleaner tab, and put it in the bottle, add water and let the tab bubbles do the dirty work. Rinse the bottle and there you go; a clean fresh wine bottle.

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Help Relieve a Toothache. Tips on Triggers:

By Tia Cristy

Tips on Triggers: Help Relieve a Toothache.
TipsfromTia.com Dentist Examining Little Boys Teeth

Find relief for a toothache, in your hand. Literately, in your hand. The web between the thumb and pointer finger, has a lot of power on the effects of the head.

Go to the midway point of the web, and rub in a circular motion. This can help alleviate some pain before you get to the dentist.

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