Blooming In Spring

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Hello darlings,

Spring got me all blooming; and I can’t complain. When I attended the Spring Blogger Bash with Bachman’s in Bloom a couple of weeks ago, I knew I was going to be in a happy place because your girl loves flowers of all sorts; and this event was all about flowers!!! Bonus: the most interesting behind the scenes of how to grow them and protect them!

Getting to learn and experience all things flowers from the well-known and loved Bachman’s in Minneapolis, was not only educational and such a beautiful experience in its own, but also so much fun.

A group of wonderful bloggers were all prepared to take in the experience and we were warmly welcome and we also enjoyed light refreshments, pizzas, cookies, and more. Another bonus: we got to go home with  goodie bags filled with, well, flowers and plants, and gardening-related goodies, how obvious!

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One of the highlights of the event was the pretty and creative selfie station set up in the growing ranch. Everyone of us wanted to take some cute pictures there! #Bloggerslife… and it was so much fun and we took some cute pics! I did manage to take pictures around the ranch, because who wouldn’t with some beautiful and colorful flowers everywhere?!

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It was such a loving and great experience and I got to make a new friend! She’s such a beautiful soul and we both just hit it off right away like we knew each other for the longest time. I even went a little emotional and shared a lengthy Instagram post here along a picture with her.

Other than that, Bachman’s made a girl happy and blooming on a beautiful Spring day; and the pictures here can certainly attest to that! 🙂 

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As always, thanks so much for visiting me and cheers to a great weekend.

Love + Light,

Edwige

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Celebrate Mother’s Day With Pure Leaf

Sometimes, self-care is adding in an herbal tea to your day while unwinding from your crazy mom life… On this Mothers Day, whether you’re on a boat, having a picnic with family and friends, or spending some alone time in front of your favorite TV show, be sure to sip on some @PureLeaf hibiscus Herbal tea. They’re blooming with flavor and naturally caffeine free and available in Peach, Mango, and cherry.


@PureLeaf is also launching a microsite https://pepsipromos.com/mom/ that allows moms to give that not so-subtle gift hints to loved ones. Be sure to check it out and also, stay tuned if you’d like to win a case of #PureLeaf for your own relaxing moment. Cheers to a fabulous weekend!

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are 100% mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Hypnoz Glam

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GhostBed Luxury Sheets

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TGIF everyone, 

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.

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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! 😉

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This is a sponsored post; but all opinions are 100% mine.

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Abs are made in the kitchen

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Happy Monday darlings.

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.

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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.

Love + Light,

Edwige

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Tips for Evaluating A Home for Flipping

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.

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