How To Avoid Homeowner’s Remorse

Bella Breakdown Deciding to buy a house can be a colossal choice. Whether you want to purchase a home for your future family or for a solid investment, it is important to consider all of the responsibilities that go into buying a home and home ownership itself. I am in the middle of this process right now, and one of my coworkers recommended that I read Wealth Can’t Wait by David Osborn and Paul Morris. After reading, I was so glad I took the time to sift through this book. These two real-estate experts have built their wealth from...

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Need To Knows Before You Paint Your Own House

Bella Breakdown Everyone loves a good ol’ fashioned DIY paint job. However, before you decide to take up the brush and tackle the rooms of your house, you should consider whether or not it is going to be worth it. Ask yourself these five questions and then decide if you want to do it yourself and save some money or spend a little more to hire a professional. 1. What condition are your walls in? If your walls are rough, then you will have to either sand them down or scrape off excess paint in order to get a...

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How To Turn Your Home Into The Ultimate Relaxation Station

Bella Breakdown Every single day you come home to your space, so it is important to ask yourself what you want from the areas that are the most important to you: your living room, your kitchen, and your bedroom. I personally desire a clean, calm, and relaxing space that lets me take a deep breath and stretch out, leaving the day behind as I enter into it. If you are like me and you want to come to your home and instantly feel at peace, but you feel as though you would have to make drastic changes, never fear!...

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Plant Ladies Unite! Here’s How You Should Be Taking Care Of Your Plants

Bella Breakdown I was very hesitant to jump on the house plant bandwagon, and I honestly wasn’t sure I really needed a room full of plants to make me feel better. I like the look of plants, I like cute little succulents, but do I really need them? The answer is yes. Oh my goodness, the difference a couple little plants can make is enormous. Besides the fact that they just make you happy, they can have huge benefits for things like air quality. But if you’re not a natural green thumb, plant care can be daunting. Stick to...

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DIY Valentine’s Day Cards For Your Sweetheart

Bella Breakdown It’s very easy for Valentine’s Day to turn into just another Hallmark, commercial event. In reality, this day should be all about love, for friends and family. This year, add a personal touch to your Valentine’s Day cards, and make some by hand, with lots of love. Try one of these adorable, easy DIY cards! Bouquet of Hearts Card Supplies: white construction paper or card stock colored paper markers ribbon glue dots or white glue Instructions: Cut a big pile of hearts from the colored paper. Ours were various shapes and sizes, but small enough to fit...

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Two DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts That Will Earn You A Kiss

Bella Breakdown Valentine’s Day can be a very cheesy holiday, and with all the candy and jewelry and cards that stores try to push on us around this time of year, it can make the day feel a lot less genuine. My favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is with some homemade goodies, from a nice homemade meal to a homemade card or DIY gift. Celebrate with your loved ones and give them a thoughtful gift they will truly love! Love Cactus Succulents are all the rage right now, so why not give your loved one a prickly little...

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How To DIY The Heck Out Of Your Bath

Bella Breakdown We already told you how to transform your bathroom into a spa for just a few bucks, but when it comes time to get in that comfy soaking tub of yours, you deserve a truly special experience. I mean, who doesn’t love a nice relaxing bath with a good glass of wine? It’s an easy way to take some time for yourself, maybe do a few minutes of meditation, and really center yourself after a hectic day. So next time you get ready for that glorious bath, try adding some DIY elements to make the experience that...

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Here’s What To Do If You Want To Get On The Marie Kondo Bandwagon

Bella Breakdown Women (and men) everywhere are emptying their closets, gutting their homes and ditching piles of their belongings. And it’s all thanks to one inspiring lady, Marie Kondo. Now, Marie Kondo has been around for a while, and her methods for de-cluttering your life are tried and true. But once her Netflix special hit the scene just a few weeks ago, an organization revolution began. The basic principle of her teachings, the KonMari method, is this: go through your belongings, and get rid of anything does not bring you joy. Simple enough, but surprisingly difficult in practice. “The...

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