It’s almost the end of the week, and I hope you’ve made it fantastic one so far. My everlasting love for chic and outstanding decors is no news to you anymore… if you’ve been following my blog for a while, that is. I’ve been coming across stunning and swoon-worthy Spring outdoors or backyards decors a lot lately; and I wanted to share a few with you guys. These are simply gorgeous, and make entertaining perfect; and while they may not be budget-friendly to all, they’re definitely swoon-worthy and worth setting a goal for. Check them out, and share your thoughts with me! I have picked a few similar and buget-friendly furnitures (at the end of the post) that you can shop. XO
Thanks for stopping by! – Shop beautiful and unique outdoor furnitures below.
I know most of you have been waiting for this day with great anticipation! Well, so have I! This very day being extremely busy for us – Conferences at the girls’ school and basketball game for big sister all evening – I actually decided to surprise hubby with a quick lunch for two, since he got the good fortune to be working from home today…
I told myself: If we can’t go to a valentine’s day dinner tonight, well a valentine’s day dinner will come to us… at lunch! I quickly door dashed a steak meal for two from Ciao Bella… Truth be told, as much as I was excited about the quickly planned home-style dinner for two, I was even more excited by these goodies Liana’s Cake Pops hooked me up with! What a great compliment to my ‘minimalistically’ impromptu setup for the lovers’ lunch! The combination and assortment of colors just bring up the V-Day vibe!
And they did not just look pretty, they were scrumptious! Thank you, Liana’s Cake Pops for this marvelous creation! You made my day, girl!
I’m looking forward to the weekend to enjoy fully some fun time for my valentine, but I couldn’t wait to share these pics with you!
I hope they make you smile as they did me… and oh contact me now to book your home or event design/decor complimentary consultation.
Or in my world, thank God for everyday! As I’m writing this article in my bed made in GhostBed Luxury Sheets, I have to give gratitude on how humbled and blessed I am to actually be doing things I love to do, and having the flexibility and the freedom to choose my own schedule, especially when I can do those things in the comfort of my very own bed.
What makes it even more pleasant these days, is the luxury feel of GhostBed Sheets. These Sheets are said to be the world most comfortable and luxurious sheets, and I can see why. This is not a hyperbole! The sheets are silky and smooth to the feel and the unique & luxurious blend of Supima Cotton, plus Tencel Fibers GhostGrip allow this fitted sheet to stay on securely. It never pops off; and that I love even more.
We could feel the difference right at our first night sleep of using these sheets. They are incredibly soft without feeling fuzzy and they are also very cooling. This sheet set will work great on almost any mattress, but it’s ideal to pair it with any GhostBed mattress. which I would love to try next, after falling in love with their pillows and now their sheets!
I honestly thought the set – which came with 1 top sheet, 1 fitted sheet and 4 pillow cases – was a little costly, but I wouldn’t mind paying a little extra money for their incredible quality and the great comfort they provide.
I would highly recommend these sheets; and if you are in the market for some new ones, go ahead and give them a try! They offer Free Shipping and Industry leading 3-Year Warranty. And oh, tell them I sent you! They’ll treat you right! 😉
This is a sponsored post; but all opinions are 100% mine.
I hope you had a great Easter. It’s been quite a minute… I intentionally took some time off, but I wanted to make a quick stop here to give you guys a little update on my healthy living journey.
A couple of weeks ago, I made an exciting announcement about starting a 30-day healthy living and cleansing program, and ever since, I have been receiving inquiring e-mails about the program, and inquiring minds also wanted to know how I’m personally doing so far with the program.
Well, it’s been challenging yet amazing. It’s now three weeks into the challenge; and all I can say is that the results are already speaking for themselves.
The biggest reward of them all is to hear all the positive feedback and excitement from others that have joined me. While this program is intended to help with weight loss, I’m more in awe of the great health changes and overall energetic feelings.
Like they say, abs are made in the kitchen; and for this program to work well, you must commit to eating intentionally, which means being mindful of the food you feed your body. However, safe and healthy nutrition products and supplements are just as important; and Arbonne is a one stop shop for safe, pure, and beneficial wellness/nutrition, bath & body, and skin care products.
Nutrition products and supplements, such as protein shakes, fiber boost, detox tea, etc… are very essential in any diet or cleansing program; and I was frankly shocked when people tell me that they don’t want to use any nutrition products, yet they were interested in joining the program to begin with. I mean, even when you are doing a smoothie cleanse, you still need a good plant-base protein powder, or any type of fiber boost or detox tea for the cleanse or clean eating to be efficient… Right?
My point is, don’t discredit a good program, because you have to buy some nutrition products to go along with the instructions and guidelines. Sure, do your research and decide if that program is a good fit for you.
We are almost at the finishing line, and I cannot wait to share some pictures with you guys later on. However, like I said before, this is a lifestyle and I’m intending to go beyond these 30 days for a healthier, better, and most fabulous me. Watch out! 🙂
P.S If you are interested in learning more about the Arbonne products, the program, or to learn about the Abonne business opportunity, send me a message and I will be more than happy to assist you.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by! I’m so excited about this journey and even more excited that I’m sharing it with you, guys. Until next time, cheers to a wonderful week.
Flipping homes can be both a personally rewarding and highly lucrative business…if you know what you’re doing. You may think it’s simple enough to take a dumpy home, pretty it up, and put it back on the market for a nice profit, but how do you know where to start? What are the criteria you should be used to identify the ideal candidate for your fledgling home renovation business?
Given the amount of time, effort, and (most importantly) money that goes into a venture like this, you want to make sure you have the tools and knowledge necessary to properly evaluate a home and determine its real potential as a flipped property. You should make sure you understand the variables, expenses, and other considerations that need to be taken into account to calculate the return on your Vancouver townhouse.
In the interest of helping you make truly informed, calculated risks in this market, let’s look at four of the most critical tips for evaluating a house and determining how much of a return you can expect on your investment, and indeed, whether there’s a return to be made at all.
Determine the After Repaired Value (ARV).
In short, After Repaired Value, or ARV, refers to the projected value of a property once the upgrades, repairs, and other improvements are finished. This is the first tip on the list for a significant reason: unless you expect to make a good amount of return on your investment, there’s no point in starting in the first place. This is why determining this value should be the first thing you do in any scenario.
Figuring out the expected ARV is essential for another reason: once you have worked out how much you can expect to gross on the project, you can figure out all the expenses you plan to incur during the renovation phase and determine what your net profit will be. Again, you’re in this to make money, and you need to know your ARV before you can work out any of the other numbers involved.
Estimate the total cost of renovating the property.
Before you can calculate your net profit after renovations, you have to have an idea of how much those renovations will actually cost. At a minimum, the costs you can expect to incur include repairing or replacing carpet and or/hardwood floors, electric and/or plumbing repairs, fresh paint, upgraded kitchen and bathroom, new doors and windows, and any exterior work such as landscaping and tree management.
Calculate closing and holding costs.
Don’t forget that the regular costs associated with buying and owning a home will fall to you for as long as you own it. Just like when you buy a home for yourself, closing costs can be expected to run well into the thousands, and if you’re using an agent to sell the house when you’re done with it, you can expect them to take around 5% on commission, and possibly expenses incurred as well. Also remember that you’ll be on the hook for property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, utilities, and any relevant HOA fees as well.
Figure out your offer price.
Finally, it’s time to give the current owner of your prospective flipped property your offer price. This is actually relatively simple to work out: start with your ARV, then subtract your calculated renovation costs, closing/holding costs, and the desired profit, and that leaves you with your offer price.
As you can see, there’s a lot more that goes into flipping a home than just new rugs and a fresh coat of paint. By following the tips above, you’ll have a great idea of how to determine a house’s real value, and calculate your expenses accurately enough to ensure a nice profit for all your time and effort.