Here’s When You Should Consider DIY Over Hiring A Professional

Bella Breakdown With the weather getting warmer it’s about that time that families begin to renovate their homes. Whether it’s adding that new patio deck for those summer gatherings or finally revamping that kitchen there are many home projects that will be underway. When starting your project saving as much money as possible is going to be the first priority so obviously, anything that you can do yourself is a plus. However, if not done correctly, that DIY project could end up costing you, even more, when a professional comes in to fix it. Before starting your renovations, take...

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Wedding Ideas That Saves Money And The Environment

Bella Breakdown Wedding season is almost here for all those lucky couples planning to say “I do.” For many couples, these days wanting to get married and saving money is very important. Luckily, with new DIY ideas spending money on a wedding planner isn’t even necessary and now there are more ways for you to save some green. In your pocket and on earth. Eco-friendly weddings are slowly becoming the new thing for couples wanting to not only save money but also save the environment. In order to that, couples should consider digitizing their wedding RSVPs. Simply set up...

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At-Home Cupping Is The New DIY Trend

Bella Breakdown Cupping has been a growing trend to alternative therapy since it first gained mass attention at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. Now thanks to a few companies you can cup your own body and face right in your own home. The alternative therapy technique uses suction cups to stimulate your skin and muscles. Commonly used to treat soreness, cupping promotes increased blood circulation, which helps relieve muscle tension, promote cell repair, and aid in other regeneration. The technique is widely practiced in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but researchers say that the earliest pictorial records originated in ancient Egypt....

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Little Ways To Give Your Home A Big Spring Makeover

Bella Breakdown Giving your home a facelift that could compete with anything seen on HGTV can cost you a hefty penny. If it’s not in your budget to go all out on a home makeover here are some small changes you can make that’ll still leave a big impression in your home. Over time, your outdoor lighting fixtures can begin to look beat up and worn down thanks to extreme weather. You can easily revamp those lights by spray painting them with a fresh coat of metallic paint. You can then use a small paintbrush to add gold accent...

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Other Household Uses For Vodka That Don’t Include Cocktails

Bella Breakdown For those who love a good martini or vodka-based mixed drink, it’s not hard to find a bottle of the spirit in your kitchen. However, if you’re looking for a new use for a bottle here are some new ways to get some use out of your vodka. If you find yourself out of Windex then look no further than that bottle of vodka chilling in your freezer. Simply dilute the alcohol with water in a spray bottle of your choice, spray on the dirty windows and wipe clean with a lint-free cloth. Also, get rid of...

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These Copycat Oatmeal Creme Pies Will Make You Never Buy Again

Bella Breakdown Little Debbie’s oatmeal creme pies have been a childhood favorite for every generation since the 1960s. However, as the years passed the sweet dessert has changed its recipe from a more firmer cookie to something softer and gooier. Most likely due to the added food dyes and cheaper sugars. For those of us who miss the good ol’ days of nostalgic desserts the perfect oatmeal creme pies recipe has finally been found. Before starting on your baking endeavors, you will want to make sure you have the following ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, butter, sugar, brown sugar,...

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How To Save Your Money The Green Way With These DIY Cleaning Products

Bella Breakdown With the planet’s climate obviously changing (contrary to what some people believe) and environmentalist is begging everyone to do their part in saving the world we live in. One of the biggest threats to our environment are the toxic chemicals we use to clean our homes, so here are some DIY products you can use that also keep money in your pocket. Everyone loves keeping things minimal to prevent clutter and an all-purpose cleaner is essential in a household. Instead of grabbing that bottle of Lysol or Clorox you’ve grown accustomed to mixing these ingredients instead. Fill...

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Cut Your Waste And Save The Environment

Bella Breakdown The amount of trash that humans produce is enormous. Slowly but surely, we are taking over the planet with our waste. In order to prevent our planet from becoming a “trash planet” we need to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away. Being “zero waste” seems impossible to many. But, as it turns out, a family in Michigan has figured out exactly how to do it. They have reduced their trash to taking out the garbage once a year, and we could all take a page from their book. So, what’s their secret? Check...

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