Monday, 20 February 2012

Budget Room Revamp

The most underestimated budget interior design top tip to freshen things up is to simply move your furniture around. Keeping things static keeps you static so it is great to mix things up a little. It is also a good way to get into corners and around skirting boards and give them a good old clean which off course does help with the overall look of your room.

A rail for clothes provides a wardrobe on a budget, making clothes easily visable, accessible and creates a designer feature for beautiful pieces you love to wear but equally get pleasure from just looking at. I've had one for years. It's great.

Get rid of furniture mistakes, dining tables that are never sat at, beds too big for rooms and use them to swap for new to you with neighbours and friends for an interior design pick me up. Next time you must go shopping for your home keep the goal in mind then think small, light, multi purpose and recycled. I bought a low, long foot stool years ago that has moved around my home and had multiple uses from additional seating to a low coffee table to a safe step up for reaching a high storage cupboard. It has been recovered over and over using just a piece of material and a staple gun. It is a fabulous, one of a kind beautiful piece that was really cheap and I'm sure it will reinvent itself many times over in the future.

Be bold, be creative, experiment, swap pieces from room to room. If you don't like the end result or it doesn't work for your lifestyle just have another go. Once you get into this you'll absolutely love it. Keep things simple, clutter is chaotic, clean is calming so best advice donate some stuff to charity, less is usually more when it comes to effective interiors on a budget.

Budget Room Revamp

The most underestimated budget interior design top tip to freshen things up is to simply move your furniture around. Keeping things static keeps you static so it is great to mix things up a little. It is also a good way to get into corners and around skirting boards and give them a good old clean which off course does help with the overall look of your room.

A rail for clothes provides a wardrobe on a budget, making clothes easily visable, accessible and creates a designer feature for beautiful pieces you love to wear but equally get pleasure from just looking at. I've had one for years. It's great.

Get rid of furniture mistakes, dining tables that are never sat at, beds too big for rooms and use them to swap for new to you with neighbours and friends for an interior design pick me up. Next time you must go shopping for your home keep the goal in mind then think small, light, multi purpose and recycled. I bought a low, long foot stool years ago that has moved around my home and had multiple uses from additional seating to a low coffee table to a safe step up for reaching a high storage cupboard. It has been recovered over and over using just a piece of material and a staple gun. It is a fabulous, one of a kind beautiful piece that was really cheap and I'm sure it will reinvent itself many times over in the future.

Be bold, be creative, experiment, swap pieces from room to room. If you don't like the end result or it doesn't work for your lifestyle just have another go. Once you get into this you'll absolutely love it. Keep things simple, clutter is chaotic, clean is calming so best advice donate some stuff to charity, less is usually more when it comes to effective interiors on a budget.
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How To Get The Look For Less When Broke.

Every day of your life is an audition, so looking and feeling fabulous is critical, regardless of age or financial status because when preparation meets opportunity, you get luck!

So how does a girl get the look, without spending a single penny? The Hollywood look for less have been shouting this mantra for years now, buy new and the jokes on you! Times are tough, purse strings are tight and the poor shopaholic has been left with the " I want it" addiction madness but without the money to pay for it.

Its times like this when you have to get savvy, think fast and detach from the over filled closet you already have, if you want to have your cake and eat it. Once you have mastered the clear out process and used the overwhelming desire to have something new to wear to help you detach, you then call your other shopaholic pals and get them to do the same.

Once you have all done the work, you then arrange a swap party at your house and you all swap and style the stuff you have successfully detached from with each other, making shopping the new swapping. This is such a great thing to do and the only thing to do, if you are broke and still want a new look. The great thing is, often what you already had becomes more desirable when on someone else, its called clothes envy.

Swapping clothes in the UK came to early, when money was not so tight but these dark days we find ourselves in now, this truly is the best way to get the look, the fix and the result you desire without the headache of a big unwanted credit card and a purchase you would never wear anyway.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The Good For You Lifestyle

Having a vegetarian diet can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and help you discover a new more healthy lifestyle. Meat is very bad for you and causes bloating in middle age, especially if mixed with too much alcohol, so replace it and include dried beans, like kidney or pinto and plenty of lentils and pulses into your daily meals.

Cut back on high calorie snack foods and desserts like chips, cookies, cakes, chocolate, ice cream and sweet fizzy drinks. To stay looking young in middle age go for non-fat dairy, such as skimmed milk, non-fat yogurt and non-fat cheese. Choose vegetable oil for cooking instead of solid fats and always use plenty of olive oil for your skin and hair. It is a great tip to add a little vinegar to your daily diet, including vinegar-based salad dressing. Vinegar helps slow the rate at which body absorbs sugar from your food. Cut out butter and salt to add flavor to food, try using herbs instead for more flavor. Opt for a high fibre cereals and oats because high fibre is digested more slowly. Try soya, eggplant, spinach, tofu and zucchini as a replacement for the meat in your recipes.  Eating too much of anything can lead to unwanted weight gain, so, watch your portion sizes and stick to 2000 calories per day for Women and 2500 for Men.

Looking and feeling great is the secret to happiness at any age but the older we get, the harder the task becomes, so get in shape, save money and enjoy a long healthy happy lifestyle now by giving up eating meat.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

How To Lose Middle Age Spread

It is a tragic fact that Women over 40 are struggling to keep on top of their weight, youth and desirability, primarily because they have given up even trying, due to lack of honest advice disguised as the diet business. Losing weight until you look great,the size you should be, then maintaining that healthy natural body weight, is easily attainable for anyone willing to listen, then do the work it takes to achieve it.

The natural healthy body weight for a woman is achieved by consuming 2000 calories per day and as long as you keep consistent with that figure, your figure will automatically appear because you will never gain weight only compliments. If you eat just one chocolate biscuit, 100 calories, over your daily 2000, for a year period, without exercising, you will gain weight, so understanding this simple fact, is where you must begin your journey.

The next time you put on a dress, look in the mirror and hate what you see because you look like a potatoes, the massive bloated middle without a waist, recognise you don't have to look like that, if you are just prepared to eat less and think more. Go to the supermarket and shop for fresh fruit and vegetables, salads and pulses, nuts and olives, cheese, eggs, brown bread and brown rice, then cook healthy and tasty meals that are not calorific but high in vitamins, the ingredients needed for looking youthful.

To get the Hollywood body, which in reality is how we should all look, slim, toned and healthy, is all about watching what we eat and drink, as well as how much we eat and drink, regardless of excuses and blind denial. In middle age our metabolism slows down, so eating what you like is no longer an option, if you want a slim figure more!