So as you know we currently rent our condo, it is an older condo which means more room but less efficient. This winter was a LOT colder than last year for sure, which meant that even if our heater was going all the time and using the really expensive auxiliary heating coils, it wouldn’t get above 66 in our place. Which can be frustrating when we still pay a lot in utilities, but that is something that you just have to come to terms with when renting. One day we look forward to having a house, just so that if there is something wrong with insulations, windows, doors, heaters, etc. we can actually get those things fixed and changed over time.
I have been having weird issues with my back/shoulder. No pain, but I noticed a while ago that one shoulder was higher than the other. We were pretty sure it was from the type of purse I was carrying. So I switched to a messenger/cross body purse so it wouldn’t get worse. Two months ago, I started going once a week to this spine care specialist/chiropractor(all of the hospitals and physical rehab places only refer to him). Anyway, he looked at my shoulder and said it is an easy fix because there is no damage yet,but if I had waited 20 years or so, I would have needed rotator cuff surgery which would have been painful, long recovery, and expensive. So he did tissue massages to loosen the muscles so they can start going to the right places, gave me exercises to do at home, and told me the best thing I can do is get a standing desk at home. He said the purse did a little,but mainly it is sitting at a computer which go figure I do all day. He said that when you stand your head weighs about the equivalent of 10 pounds and your back, neck, and shoulder muscles all go back and forth maintaining balance. He said when you sit, your head shifts forward and your head weighs the equivalent of 25 pounds and it is only your neck muscles that get the strain. He said this is why so many people have a lot of neck strain among other health issues from sitting all day. I don’t have that issue,but with bending forward and using my mouse with my right hand, the right shoulder was slowly starting to turn in. It will slowly fix itself with a standing desk since your posture is different when you stand. We were worried about going to a chiropractor because we have been to some who never have an ending date they just always want you to come back and pay even if you don’t need it. So luckily, I am already down to once every two weeks, and next month it will change to once a month, and then only when I feel like I need to go. So, I am happy we decided to have me go just in case because we are trying to take care of ourselves as preventative maintenance.
So, here is a random collection of photos taken from my phone and camera that I stumbled upon, and figured, why not share?!
If you are a blogger or get a lot of emails and texts, it can be somewhat annoying when you are trying to sleep. Even if you put your phone on silent it might still vibrate; I sometimes drive my husband crazy with this. I finally decided enough was enough. Some people don’t keep their cell phones in their bedrooms,but for those who use them as alarms like we do this is our only option. Here is my tutorial on how to make this pad.
I have always been a sucker for the french tipped nail look. There are many ways that you can get this look with gel nails. I know that Sensationail sells their own kit that has white tips that get stuck on, and I have seen people do it successfully. I however tried it and couldn’t get one single nail to work. So, below is how I do this look, it takes a little longer,but for me it is totally worth it.
I just wanted to take a moment and do a review of my own experiences with some of the different Gel Polish Brands. When I started looking into doing my own gel nails at home, I kept trying to find a review of the differences of some of the common brands. I never really found any because all the reviews were sponsored by one of the brands. I am not sponsored and haven’t gotten any of my polishes for free or by any of those companies. I am just showing the brands that I thought were the most affordable andÂ readilyÂ available. I got the brands below at Target, Walmart, and Amazon.com; I know that Sephora and Ulta have their own brands, but I normally don’t shop at those stores, and I just assumed they are more expensive. I could be wrong on that though.