Category Archives Balanced Living

Make sure to pack all your gadgets for vacation!
Summer days are here, and beach days and road trips beckon. But just because you’ll be near the sand and surf or completely out of range in the middle of nowhere (try a national park!) is no reason to travel without your favorite gadgets. We’ve compiled a handy list of gadgets that will make your [...]
Spring is filled with gift-giving holidays, from graduations and end-of-the-year thank-you tokens to Father's Day and spring wedding anniversaries. It can get a little crazy to keep your shopping list organized, but you can turn what might be a chore into a fun project if you go the DIY route. Instead of fighting crowds at [...]
The beauty of Old Florida
Vacation time is undoubtedly one of the best times of the year, but flights across the country or world are not always budget friendly. Day trips and road trips are often the best way to travel while on a budget and in Florida, there is just so much to do. While many may think the [...]
The Southwest in summertime can be brutally hot. With temperatures often exceeding the 100-degree mark in parts of Arizona, Nevada and southern California, summer may not seem like the ideal time to take a road trip in search of the great outdoors. But whether you’re just itching to get away for a day or you [...]
juice slushes are healthier than Icees
How many of us remember the summer days of youth, when we ran into the local convenience store, excitedly anticipating cold, fruit-flavored slushes? Its icy texture combined with sweet nectar made for the perfect refreshing beverage. On the other end of the spectrum, a juicing craze that’s taken hold of Americans’ diets. We’re familiar with [...]
Lock up your phone for a digital detox
Smart devices are here to stay. They’ve let us streamline basic tasks like banking, getting directions, buying movie tickets and so much more. While there’s no doubt technology has made our lives easier in many ways (anyone remember day planners?), research suggests that our addiction to it is real. Chances are you’re reading this on [...]
2018 gardening trends
More and more people are getting back to nature, bringing it indoors if they have to. Regardless of your space or where you live, there is a 2018 gardening trend that will work for you. Urban gardening, often in containers, is more popular than ever and goes way beyond the window box. Those who have [...]
How to throw an English tea party at home
There’s something sophisticated and elegant about afternoon tea, a real English tea party. The custom of afternoon tea was supposedly created by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840. She would get hungry in those long hours between lunch and dinner around 8 p.m. To keep up her spirits, she began drinking tea and [...]

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