Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fair Warning: This post is somewhat long and heavy on the text, but it's something I really want to share, as I'll explain down below. I'm really hoping I can help someone else by sharing my story here!

As I mentioned a few months ago, one of the reasons I took such a long break from writing this blog was because of some "life stuff" that happened last year. Specifically, I began seeing an optometrist that specializes in vision therapy and then began a program of vision therapy that has continued up until now.

And it has changed my life.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dry Shampoo Tips, Tricks, and Recommendations

Dry Shampoo Tips, Tricks, and Recommendations |

Up until the last year or so, I washed my hair every. single. day. Since I have long, thick hair, this was no small investment of time and energy. I had heard of dry shampoo, of course, but the one time I tried to use it, I purchased the cheapest drugstore variety I could find and I was not impressed. (You get what you pay for.)

After reading several recommendations on various beauty blogs, I gave dry shampoo a second try and now I'm a huge fan! I wash my hair usually only every third day now, and I love it! Not only does it save me time in the morning, but I've found that second- and third- day hair hold curls and braids more easily too.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Easy Artichoke Chicken

Easy Artichoke Chicken |

Someone asked me recently if I prefer cooking or baking. I answered as I always do: baking. Ironically though, I bake very rarely anymore. I just don't have a lot of time and I don't eat a lot of refined sugar, so I pretty much only bake when I'm taking a dessert to a party or get-together. 

Cooking, though, I do a lot more often, because you've gotta' eat and cooking at home is generally cheaper and healthier than eating out. I don't really like to spend tons of time in the kitchen though, so I've developed a collection of quick-and-easy meals, and Easy Artichoke Chicken is at the top of the list.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

How To Feed Hummingbirds

How to Feed Hummingbirds |

I really enjoy having bird feeders in my yard. During the summer I usually stop filling my regular bird feeders, but I try to get my hummingbird feeder up early in May to welcome back the hummers. It might seem intimidating at first, but really feeding hummingbirds could not be easier. You do not need to buy the red nectar sold in stores! You can make your own nectar sooo easily and inexpensively. Here's how:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

How to Water Tillandsia (Air Plants)

I love indoor plants. There's something about having living, green things in a room that just makes it feel more cheerful and homey. I'm always looking for new plants to bring home and add to my collection. So when our local greenhouse began selling tillandsia, or air plants, a few years ago, I had to give them a try. And I'm so glad I did!

How to Care for Tillandsia (Air Plants) -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Guess what?!

I'm going to be back tomorrow with a new post! Here's a little teaser:

Seriously Lovely Blog

As I said, I'm hoping to get back to blogging regularly, probably with a weekly post on Wednesdays, starting tomorrow. If you're out there reading this, thanks for sticking with me and I hope you enjoy tomorrow's post!