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Staying Healthy Between the Pandemic, Back to School, Flu Season, and Winter Coming!

Sleep plays an important role in our health and these days it is more important than ever to keep our immune systems as healthy as can be. Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and studies show that people who don’t get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick and/or take longer to recover.

In a recent survey of women across the USA conducted by WomenCertified Inc, data shows: 

  • 81% of women believe a good night’s sleep contributes to her overall health. 
  • 94% of women believe that the right mattress will prevent tossing and turning thereby helping her sleep better
  • 43% of women said that increasing sleep discomfort followed by 21% who said needing to change the size of the mattress was a reason to look for a new mattress 
  • 40% of women surveyed believe that you should replace a mattress every 10 years. 
  • 78% of women stated cost was a reason for prolonging the decision to change a mattress followed by 36% who felt that their mattress was still in good condition after 10 years
  • Top sleep challenges prohibiting women from getting a good night sleep were: Back/joint pain, temperature (getting too hot/cold) and a close third place tie of tossing/turning, partner disturbance, and insomnia

Mattresses should be replaced every 8-10 years.  While your mattress may look fine on the outside, did you know that an eight-year-old mattress contains more than 10 pounds of dead skin cells and the average bed is home to six billion dust mites. You read that correctly: six billion!

I don’t know about you but that alone makes me want a new mattress today!  

Since you spend a ⅓ of your life on a mattress, it is important that the mattress meet your needs. Mattresses are not all the same.  Making sure you have a good, clean mattress is key to getting good sleep.  

While a mattress is a costly investment, think of it as an investment in your health.  A fresh mattress will help you sleep better and in turn keep your immune system healthy. 

The Shippable Scott Living Mattress by Restonic Mattress has made a huge difference in my sleep. I am so appreciative of the quality rest and sleep I have gotten lately. I would strongly suggest giving Restonic a try and you will find that the mattress is a balance of firm and soft – middle of the road. The mattress is so comfortable with the right amount of comfort for a full night’s sleep. The pictures shown are of a queen mattress – highly recommended.  

The mattress comes in the mail, bubble wrapped, and completely covered and protected. This mattress is rolled and easier to carry up the stairs. I highly recommend carrying up to the location in the box, then opening and removing from the box where it will flatten very quickly. 

The Shippable Scott Living Mattress has an individually wrapped coil base and has coil edging to provide extra support under the memory foam/gel top layer. 

Restonic has earned the Women’s Choice Award as a highly recommended mattress brand by women across the USA and I can see why!

Check out https://restonic.com/purchase/scott-living-shippable-sleep

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The Maximist’s Guide to Moving

I have moved numerous times in my life, I consider myself an expert mover.

I have configured my moves in multiple ways. I have rented a truck, enlisted family, moved over days, and hired movers.

Here is how I manage bringing everything safely to the next destination. The last three moves have been done by Black Tie Moving They are amazing for several reasons:

1. Big Bulky Furniture is wrapped and placed in the truck neatly and safely.

2. Use a red carpet on your floors to keep your floor scratchless and damage less.

3. They will pack and move for you.

4. You get an estimate while on the phone. A few basic questions and you receive a quote.

5. They know the approximate time it will take to move you

6. You can pack everything and move to a garage or inside the front door to save on cost

7. They have insurance in case of damaged items on delivery

8. You get professional movers – people who move on a regular basis who get the job done quickly and efficiently

9. They are dependable and reliable. They confirm your time and show up as promised

10. The cost is worth every penny.

Moving can be stressful. it does not have to be! A quick call Black Tie Moving Phone Number or visit their website Black Tie Moving will make the transition much smoother.

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Master Bath Makeover: All the Details With Links!

I was inspired by the blogger @miamiamine who always has an eye for detail. Loved her master bath and recreated the best dupes on my budget!

*This would not have been possible without my friend Luis who does amazing work. He helps me complete my projects and ways provides assistance, recommendations, and solutions! Let me know if you need his number but please remember – I will cut in front of you in line 😜 if I have a new project and a deadline 😂 *and special thanks to my cousins Bev and Dennis who shared their friend with me 💫

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My Designer blanket dupe – Buy Here

A few tips to help:

Consider the Home Depot Credit Card – I signed up both a business and personal one – ended up with $200 credit and more time to pay (I think business allows 60 days days same as cash)

Consider the Tile Shop Credit Card – if you pay it off in 30 days 20% off or depending on the project – 15% off and 6-12 months

* You can return whole boxes and unused pencil and herringbone mats (just remember to keep some in case repairs or issues come up)

Consider the Pottery Barn Credit Card if buying furniture. I purchased my headboard, sofa, and bench and received gift certificates to purchase both lights for free.

The Vanity

The Vanity is a color called Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal – Sherwin Williams will create any paint color you want. (And used Sherwin Williams Paints – For Project – Semi- Gloss)

The actual vanity was existing including the top vanity. Paint and new knobs were selected

Delta Silverton Knobs – Buy Here

Similar Bathroom Vanity –Buy Here

Mirrors Option 1 – Buy Here or Option 2- Buy Here

Pottery Barn Lights Above Mirror – Buy Here

Quartz Countertop: from Discount Granite Color: Glacier White

(Undermount Sink – rectangle – they bring with quartz)

Also remember you will need a slab as the Shower Base to outline the shower

Wall Color: Sherwin Williams: Extra White (Matte Finish)

Faucets: Delta Silverton Buy Here

Towel Set – Buy Here

Bath Tub Area

Rectangle Bottom Tub 67” – Buy Here

3 Handle Tub Claw Faucet – Buy Here

Ceiling Medallion – Buy Here

Chandelier (has tear drop & beads) – Buy Here

Wall Mirror – Wisteria but is going out of business but here is similar – Buy Here

Toilet – Buy Here


From the Tile Shop

Tinos white straight (680541) 8×44 cm floor (3×17 in) (Shower Subway Tiles)

Similar – Buy Here

Similar – Buy Here

Carrara Gris 7.5 x 15cm (440745)

Hampton carrara pol small herringbone (shower bottom) 658497
Hampton carrara pol large herringbone (658498)
Pencil – hampton carrara somerset

Similar – Buy Here

Similar – Buy Here

*will also need a few extra pieces for the shower base*

The Shower Faucet – Buy Here

As mentioned above – need Quartz from Countertop to create Shower Ledge on the Bottom.

Need floor tiles for the base as well

Shower Glass is spectacular. Opted for space between glass for the door and the work was incredible. If in Columbus, Springfield, Dayton contact Above All Glass Came out quickly, measured and was installed in record time and was perfect at the time of install.

Quartz countertops were cut on site – Discount Granite sets everything up.

So what does this cost???

I have been asked exact amounts for my bathroom and it will always depend on what is being done….for example – if you have to change plumbing or remove bathtubs, rip out difficult flooring, rewire electric….I would estimate high because you always run into issues and unexpected situations. The blogger’s bathroom was over 60k and included marble and designer tub, shower, products – mine is a dupe and my goal was to be 1/4 of her cost or less. I achieved that. It also will depend on if the contractor is getting everything or if you are providing material. For me, I like to get everything and be as involved as possible; but not everyone wants to do this….so to figure out your cost…

If you priced out all materials – to figure out labor and unexpected costs multiply by 2.5 to be safe.

So if all materials (toilet, tile, countertop, glass) was 6000 multiply by 2.5 =$15,000 this will give you a guesstimate before calling a contractor out.

Questions? Just ask!

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Upgrading the Most Overlooked Space in Your House!

What creates curb appeal? From that initial attractiveness from the street or initial appeal of a property to prospective buyers, neighbors, and those that drive by…..that space…is your Garage!

Garage doors can make or break a house! This house has attention seeking garage doors that mimic the front door; while I am a huge Ohio State fan; I am not particularly a fan of the red garage doors. I would paint both black and call it a day, but the garage doors here are basic, nice garage doors. The house has good exterior colors and the red is not a problem but many people may have an instant emotional reaction to love it or hate it.

Let’s take a look at my house and the elaborate design on the garage doors. They definitely catch your attention and coordinate well with the exterior of the house. The garage doors blend with the house,areaesthetically eye catching and you might find yourself taking a second look.

When looking at garage doors, there are so many choices. Let me explain.

There are many different brands, there are many different types (aluminum, steel, wood, vinyl, and others), there are different colors, variations of windows, insulation factors and the list goes on. 

Knowing that the Overhead Door™ Garage Doors earned the Women’s Choice Award also helps ease my mind knowing other women recommend it. 

Overhead Door™ Brand has a visualization tool where you can take a picture of your house and substitute different styles of garage doors and compare them; even allows you to change the colors! 

There are things with a house that you want to spend your money on, especially if your garage door is visible to the street. You want to invest in having a quality garage door. There is importance of a right garage door and how it significantly impacts the value of a home and that includes design and color. There is a hidden emotional aspect of beauty and the wow factor. So many people fall in love with the outside of a house and the garage door can definitely increase the value of your home and be a solid investment.

Remember these key points:

1. Enhance the architectural design of your place.

2. Creates a unique charm to your house.

3. Adds energy efficiency to your home

4. Adds a personal touch

Choosing to change your garage door is easy; the impact can be epic. 

Take a look at the Overhead Door™ Modern AluminumGarage Door. It is the clear – see through garage doors. With this house, it definitely makes you take a double look. Again, sometimes a garage door can cause that immediate reaction!

Consider giving an Overhead Door™ distributor a call to update your garage door or take a look at the visualization tool. For more information, please click below.

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All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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Master Bath Makeover

Unique, creative shower feature highlights top to bottom bathroom makeover!

When looking at taking on a remodel project – you have to be realistic in your wants and needs as well as your budget.

Coming into the project, I knew I wanted the bathroom to be instagram worthy on a budget. One of my favorite bloggers @miamiamine had the most beautiful bathroom and I was inspired to dupe it for 1/4 of the cost.

Guess what? I did it! So let’s take a look at what we were looking at to start.

This was after buying the house

Step 2 was replacing the mirrors and changing the paint

The cabinets and vanity mirrors remained and everything else was taken out. New lights above the vanity, new knobs, quartz countertop definitely made a dramatic change and with the vanity painted Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal Color but paint from Sherwin Williams (they will create your favorite colors of any brand) – The walls and trim are Sherwin Williams color Extra White

Among the signature elements of the renovation is the new shower niche, which features plentiful space for soap, shampoo, and other shower accessories.

You will notice the floor is a 4” by 12” tile and in the herringbone pattern which mimics the shower pan and larger herringbone pattern around the shower faucet.

The shower was increased in size and the footprint was expanded to the greatest extent possible. The previous space was functional, but now with the space maximized – it provides a wow effect.

The original whirlpool tub was taken out and this beautiful tub with claw tub faucet was added with a change in the overhead lighting has really changed the space in an efficient and clean manner.

The complete picture…

As mentioned the floor is a herringbone pattern, white with grey pattern; the countertop was white with sparkles, and all fixtures were changed to chrome, and walls and doors painted white. The toilet was replaced with a right height toilet which is in the room in front of the vanity.

I have been asked for specific details on where to buy each item and what was used…this will come next week 👉 stay tuned!

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