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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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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Dognition: What Type of Genius is Your Dog?

Bella Breakdown Dognition tests measure how our dogs think. Dogs are some of the smartest animals on the planet. They know how to communicate with humans, reading and responding to their cues. They can learn hundreds of words, and some are known to attain an intelligence comparable to a three year old child. Different dogs have different types of intelligence, depending on their breed and how they are raised. A herder’s personality will be very different from a retriever’s, just as a social dog will be very different from an independent dog. Brian Hare, an anthropology professor at Duke...

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A Hair Care Routine To Do Yourself

Bella Breakdown If you’re anything like me, you end up getting frustrated about your hair a few times a week. I just never seem to getting around to doing anything about it. I’m really bad about shampooing everyday. I know you’re not supposed to, but I just can’t help it. Sometimes we get locked in our bad hair habits, and we aren’t being smart about doing what is best for our hair in the long run. Sometimes we’re unaware of how our hair products are actually damaging our hair. If you can, attempt to use natural products. Take care...

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Babies And Budgets

Bella Breakdown There are so many overwhelming factors when it comes to planning to have a baby. There’s the planning, the decorating, the actual birth, safety factors, and of course at the root of it all, money. No one is under the impression that raising a child is cheap. Because it sure as heck isn’t. Despite how expensive having a baby is, there are a lot of ways to be crafty and save money while you also attempt to raise a happy, healthy baby. 1. Opt for household products You don’t have to buy every baby product there is....

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