Kitchen Remodel Decor Details

While waiting on my new countertop installation, I have started pulling together some of the smaller decor items. As I’ve mentioned before, I really want to keep a retro vibe for the kitchen and keep it original to the design of the home. I am keeping the birch cupboards as is, and just refinishing the wood since the finish is starting to wear off.

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8 Productive Habits to Maximize Your Work Day

In the age of being constantly plugged in, its sometimes hard to feel focused and productive at work. It’s really easy to feel like you’ve worked all day but still somehow got nothing done! I’ve found that there are a lot of ways to work smarter and get your work done, without getting burnt out by the end of the day.

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Here are my top habits for maximizing the time I spend at work:

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8 Easy Packable Healthy Snacks

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know I try to live a pretty healthy lifestyle. I’ve found that a good diet and daily exercise makes me feel so much better mentally and physically, but I also try hard to keep a balance so that I’m not obsessed with what I eat and the calories I burn.

Because I run 25-30 miles during an average week, I have to replace quite a few calories in my diet and it is difficult to add in snacks that are both filling and fuel your body, without spending lots of time preparing them each night. I like to keep packable snacks on hand to keep my energy up throughout the day and to keep me from grabbing a donut or cookie floating around the office.

Here are my favorite healthy snack ideas that are easy to prep and to keep on hand during a busy day:

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Home Office Makeover Reveal

My latest DIY project has been remodeling my home office / guest bedroom. The biggest part of the project was removing the popcorn texture from the ceilings, but I also wanted to take the time to freshen up the room and make it more functional.

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