To Trend or Not to Trend: Home Trends That Can Stay Around for Awhile

Blog about how some trends do not have to be a one-time deal. For example, blog about how retro style for your home is a great way to decorate a den or family room without ever having to redo it again. You can always add retro pieces as you go along to change it up, but that theme can stay around for a long time. Shabby Chic is another great trend that is great for a formal dining room and one that can stay for a long time, as well.

Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

Blog about the possibility of turning your hobby into a business. Discuss how the possibility exists to create a small business from a hobby that you adore. Give tips on how to search for what a possible target audience for your product might look like, what their needs are, and how to reach them. Give tips on how to look into starting a small home-based business, the start up costs, the support you will need and creating a website to support your newfound venture.

Hobbies that Help: How Doing Something You Love Can Help Someone Else

blog about how making jewelry and selling it for a cause can ignite a fire in you. Discuss how doing something that is simply a creative outlet for you may help other people. There are women, men, and children all over the nation in need of something and your craft or hobby may be just the thing you can donate the profits to that will lift their spirits and yours, as well.

Hair, Skin, Nails: Healthy Tips for All Three

Blog about the various supplements that increase the beauty of hair, skin, and nails discussing which vitamins contribute to the best results, and which foods are the best to eat in order to have beauty in all three categories. Also discuss the different beverages such as juices, smoothies, water, and green tea and the beneficial effects on hair, skin, and nails.

Tips to Ease Your Way into a New Hair Trend

Blog about how to start thinking about a new hair trend and discuss taking smaller steps before you leap right in. Discuss how to collect magazine articles and photos of possible style. Blog about not being fearful to set an appointment for a consult with a hairstylist weeks before you are even ready to make the cut, or to play around with a new short-term color or highlight before going full out and changing.

Satisfy Your Skin All Year Round

Blog about the different needs your skin has during the various seasons. Discuss different options for different weather. For example, emphasize the need for more hydration even during the winter months as dry heat can dry out skin. Emphasize the need for keeping skin cleaner in the spring as pollen counts may be higher. Discuss how important and vital it is to use sunscreen all year round.

Food Allergies: Sensitivy, Intolerance, or Allergy

Blog about the difference between food allergies, sensitivites, and intolerances. Discuss how real food allergies may be life-threatening while sensitivity or intolerance may go undetected and be a nuisance factor.

Rainy Day Games to Brighten Dreary Traveling Days

Blog about the many different indoor games you and your family can play without using technology, make a list of top five games such as playing cards, puzzles, and board games. Step it up a notch and introduce games like Scrabble or crossword puzzles.

Panning for Gold

Blog about where to go, for example, Colorado, California, Alabama, how to tips, the cost involved, etc.

Eating Out on a Budget

Blog about how eating out is affordable if you do it right. Discuss taking advantage of new restaurant openings, two-fers, and senior citizens day, as well. Eating out and sharing appetizers and skipping the alcoholic beverages are also affordable ways to treat yourself to eating out without the extra added expense.

Making Home Made Foods: Worth the Time and Effort

Blog about how easy it really is to make your own home made foods and batch freeze some of them. Discuss how this will save money and time in the long run. Home made muffins can go in the freezer for a quick breakfast on the run; making your own dough for a pizza dinner is easy and inexpensive and extra dough is great to keep in the freezer.

Gluten Free: The Inexpensive Way

Discuss how going gluten free does not mean having to take out a second mortgage in order to afford going gluten free. Give tips and advice on buying your own gluten free mix to make your own waffles, muffins, and breads and how this can save you money. Gluten free mixes are great for batch cooking and freezing, as well. Give advice and tips on gluten free meals that are less expensive but are also tasty such as Quinoa, which is made many different and tasty ways.

Jarring and Canning: Unusual Foods

Blog about canning and jarring recipes that are outside the box – anything from cherries to squid. Give advice and tips on how to create your own recipes for canning some unusual foods or even try a new spin on one of your favorites.

The Power of Walking

Blog about the benefits of walking not just for cardio benefits, but for mind, body, spirit benefits, as well. Discuss how walking relieves stress and improves muscle tone, but also gives you a good cardio workout if you power walk.

Mind, Body, Spirit – Juggling Care for All Three

Discuss how important it is to focus on easing the stress of the mind, taking care of the physical body, and renewing and refreshing the spirit, as well. Give tips and advice on how to keep an active, sharp mind, a healthy, energetic body, and a renewed and refreshed spirit. Alternate each week on each one or alternate within the week remembering to nourish and nurture all three.

Relieving Stress: Many Holistic Ways

Relieving stress is as important as eating healthy. Blog about the importance of having some down time every day or utilizing simple breathing techniques in between. Discuss the importance of incorporating yoga, walking, meditation, and exercise into your weekly routine. Discuss how doing these things even twice a week can make the difference in your overall health.

Silly Holiday Celebrations and Their Themes

Blog about the different silly holidays such as National Peanut Butter Day or National Honey Month. Cook different meals with honey as a glaze or bake various peanut butter treats anything from smoothies to cookies. There is even a national kissing day. Emphasize how you can pick themes and even host a party for some of these unusual but silly holidays

Going Green with Your Beauty Regimen

Going Green with Your Beauty Regimen

Blog about the importance of going green even with your cosmetic purchases. Discuss the importance of using cosmetics with ingredients that are all natural. Emphasize how important it is to also look at the packaging of the cosmetics and how much plastic or recycled material is used in the making of these cosmetics.

Natural Beauty – From Inside Out

Natural Beauty – From Inside Out

Blog about the importance of beautiful skin and how a glowing complexion is the only real foundation that you need. Discuss how certain foods, vitamins, minerals, and supplements are essential to have the glowing skin that not many cosmetics cannot duplicate. Discuss how drinking water and exercise are also vital to keeping skin healthy.

Sometimes Simple is Chic: Dressing Simply yet Stylishly

Blog about the importance of accessories and how a simple piece or two of jewelry can completely change the look of an outfit. Discuss how important it is to figure out how the right pair of shoes are necessary to either make or break an outfit. Emphasize that a scarf and a bangle can make the difference between a hot mess and a hot outfit

High Fashion at Reasonable Prices

Discuss how to follow high fashion, but give tips on how and where to find fashionable pieces that are almost identical without paying the high cost of designer prices. Give tips and advice on where to shop for name brands such as department stores that specialize in high fashion goods that are overstocked, outlets, and even online.

Following Fashion: Follow the Trend or Make Your Own

Blog about how not every body or every taste fits into a trend. Discuss how important it is to create your own style and stick with it while incorporating some of today’s trends into the mix. Emphasize how an individual is able to be “trendy” while still maintaining their own original look. Discuss how a pocketbook, shoes, or jewelry trend can accent an original look without completely turning it over to the current trend

Finding Scholarships: Is it Worth it to Pursue?

Blog about whether or not it is worth the time and effort it takes to pursue scholarships. Offer tips about how to find scholarships that are not as popular. Give advice about applying for the smaller scholarships and not overlooking them as these are equally beneficial, as well and could add up in the long run.

Home Schooling: The Pros and the Cons

Blog about the differences between homeschooling and traditional schooling. Discuss the thoughts associated with children who are homeschooled. Also point out the differences in socialization for children who are homeschooled.

Education Trends: College or Trade School

Blog about the differences between a formal college and a trade school. Discuss the benefits and downsides of both. Emphasize the current trends but more importantly blog about what the benefits of both may be for the long haul into the future. Note the difference in salary and compare it against the offset of cost for each type of education.

The Intentional Relationship: Keeping Your Relationship Alive

Blog about the importance of keeping intentionality in your relationship. Being intentional means keeping the other party foremost in your thoughts and mind. Discuss how important it is to keep your own life, needs, and desires while maintaining a balance between keeping your significant other’s needs in that mix, as well.

Building a Repoire with Caregivers

Building a Repoire with Caregivers

Blog about how important it is to be firm but fair with anyone offering care to your parents or children. Give tips on how to express clearly what your expectations are, what your boundaries are, and the duties and responsibilities you are expecting. Let your caregiver know that you respect them and are willing to work alongside them as a team and not just an employer/employee basis. Let your caregiver know that you are all on the same page and want what is best for the person who is in need of care.

Building Strong Relationships with Your Contractor

Blog about the importance of upfront and direct communication with anyone doing work on your home from contractors to painters. Emphasize the importance of getting things, even if they seem small or insignificant in writing. Offer tips on pertinent questions to ask and good listening and negotiating skills when working with contractors.

The Green Gardener: Learn How to Garden the Green Way

Blog about different materials and techniques someone can use and how that individual can garden the green way. Discuss the importance of composting and the benefits to the environment, as well as to gardening. Offer tips on going pesticide free, reusing rainwater, and using native plants to grow a green garden.

Buying a New Home: Taking Advantage of Today’s Market

Blog about how now may still be a good time to purchase a new home. Emphasize interest rates and moderately priced homes as being pluses to purchasing a new home. Also discuss the economy stabilizing a bit more, which offers the first time home buyer another advantage.

Frugal Decorating: Get Upscale Looks without Paying a Fortune

Blog about the various ways one can decorate inexpensively and creatively. Look at the whole recycle and reuse point of view. Emphasize hand-me-downs, garage and tag sales, and even curbside “leftovers” for decorating ideas. Blog about how one can refurbish something into anything and offer tips on taking things home even if a vision is not apparent from the beginning. You never know, you may wind up with one or two pieces that separately do nothing, but together can make an interesting piece

How to Use Your Blog to Earn Income

How to Use Your Blog to Earn Income

Blog about the various ways you can market your blog and earn income by monetizing your blog. Discuss various ways such as pay-per-click, text link contextual advertising, affiliate programs, and direct sales just to name a few ways to market your website and earn residual income.

Marketing and Ebooks: Tips You Need to Know

Blog about the top five tips to creating an Ebook for sale on your website, Emphasis the top five tips such as using important key words and must have statements along with important how-to information to market a new Ebook. Discuss how having a blog with a reader audience that follows it is an excellent pre-cursor to marketing and selling a potential ebook.

Marketing Your Website: From Information to Sales

Marketing Your Website: From Information to Sales

Blog about how to offer your website as an information site with the option to purchase product. Discuss the importance of offering web content that is simple, direct, and serves a purpose of providing information on a certain topic. Discuss how to include a products page or a link back to products pertaining to that information content to sell product.

Business Start Up: Should You Go Solo or Partner

Blog about the pros and cons of starting your own business on your own or with a partner. Discuss the pros and cons of both scenarios. Emphasize how working together with someone in an office or on a volunteer project beforehand is a good idea before collaborating with someone in business on the side

Starting Your Own Business: Setting a Budget

Blog about keeping a detailed and itemized journal on how much it will cost to start up your own business. Emphasize how important it is to set a budget before and to research all possibilities before jumping into this new endeavor. Discuss how important it is to keep some funds on the side for “miscellaneous” and unexpected expenses.

Business Start Up Ideas: Follow Your Passion

Blog about various ideas on starting your own business. Base the blog post on the premise of starting your own business about what you are passionate about, whether it is a hobby or a dream. Discuss how blogging about starting your own business from something you love will have a higher likelihood of leading to success.

Cosmetic Trends: To Follow or Not to Follow

Blog about whether or not to go full out and purchase the latest cosmetic trends or how it may be best to simply add a new eye shadow color or lip color. Emphasize how important it is to focus on skincare first and be open to try new things as compared to running out and buying a new cosmetic simply because it is a trend. Give tips about asking for samples and getting a makeover before deciding to buy a whole bunch of products simply because they are trendy.

Relationships with a Difficult Family Member

Discuss how just about everyone everywhere has a difficult family member and list some tips and advice on how to deal with them. Blog about simply accepting that person for whom he or she is and not trying to change that individual. Blog about not taking it personal; this family member is this way with everyone. Give tips about taking a breath and walking away and not immediately reacting.

Great Vegetable Ideas for Outdoor Grilling

Discuss how sometimes you want to get your family and friends to enjoy their vegetables, yet the traditional methods just do not seem to cut the mustard. Blog about how many different and delectable vegetables you can cook on the grill. Blog about how to make different marinades for the vegetables and how you can steam them right on the grill or grill them directly

Food and Nutrition

Discuss how every whole food has and always has had a distinct and direct purpose for a healthy body. Blog about the benefits of whole foods to your heart, skin, vital organs, and to fight off disease and illness before they occur.

Creating Space for Your Elders

Discuss what you will need if you choose to move your elders in with you, how to create an elder-safe apartment for them, what medical equipment is needed, special ramps for easy access in and out of the home, as well as safety equipment for bathrooms, etc.

Relocating after Divorce: What You Need to Know

Discuss the possibilities of relocating after divorce. Blog about whether or not it is necessary to have it in writing to legally be allowed to relocate. Talk about the implications for the kids and how it will affect travel expenses and custody.

Relating to In-Laws

Discuss how sometimes you find it difficult to relate to in-laws and it is difficult at best at times. Give tips and advice on how to get along better with in-laws. Blog about how seeing things from their perspective may make things a little easier to get along with in-laws. Blog about how important it is to keep your relationship with your in-laws separate and apart with your relationship from your spouse.

Creating Your Own Business and Working from Home

Discuss the many different options for working from home such as freelance writing, editing, blogging, marketing, and copywriting just to name a few. Discuss the upside to each of these choices as well as the downside such as finding your own health insurance.

Food and Nutrition: The Benefits of Making Smoothies

Discuss how important it is to create your own smoothies. Blog about how you can make smoothies with vegetables that are essential as well as fruits that are tasty. Discuss how you may be able to incorporate your daily vitamins blended right into the smoothies in case you are not a fan of swallowing vitamins. List the nutrients as well as the benefits.

Caring for Your Elders

Discuss how many options you have when it comes to the care of a loved one that is elderly. Blog about nursing homes, assisted living, moving in together with elder parents, obtaining the appropriate aids and medical equipment

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