Monday, January 18, 2021

Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Style

 

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Feeling like a change but don’t have a huge budget to buy a whole new wardrobe? Don’t worry - there are so many simple, and inexpensive, things you can do to upgrade your style and look like a million dollars…


Start building a capsule wardrobe


This may have to be a work in progress, but if you can start building your own capsule wardrobe, eventually you’ll be able to pull anything out of your wardrobe, throw it together and look totally amazing. Start with timeless pieces like a crisp white shirt and a little black dress and keep adding statement pieces that complement each other until you have a wardrobe that matches, makes you look good, and will suit any occasion. Pieces don’t have to be expensive, but they should be of the best quality you can afford.


Restyle your wearable devices


These days, many of us use wearable devices like Fitbits and Apple watches to help us keep fit and monitor our health goals., the thing is, these wearables are often not the most stylish of pieces,. The good news is, it is possible to boost the style of your tech accessories by simply switching out the band. For example, you can get a wooden Apple watch band that’s great if you’re going for a natural boho look or a rose gold Fitbit wrist strap if you want to add a touch of class to your favorite accessory. Inexpensive they may be, but in the style stakes, they’re hard to beat.


Accessorize


As well as wearable tech, there are numerous accessories that can instantly transform any outfit and give you a new style. For example, adding a bold, bright statement necklace to a plain black dress can give it a high-fashion look, or wearing bright pink heels with plain jeans and t-shirt can elevate the look to the next level. Then there are ties, belts, bandanas, hats, and scarves, all of which can add new colors, styles, and textures to any outfit with a bit of thought. Experiment and see what works for you.


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Visit a tailor


A good tailor is worth their weight in gold, They can take your existing clothing and make it look like new simply by hemming it so it’s shorter taking it in do that it fits you more perfectly than it ever did off the rack, or even by adding new buttons, embellishments or patches to totally change the style. Alternatively, you could even learn how to sew yourself, which would mean you could make changes to your style for even less and pick up a brand new hobby into the bargain.


Change your hair


Changing your hair can change your style dramatically even if you are wearing the same clothes. That black dress that looked sophisticated when you were sporting a blonde up-do can look a lot wilder when your hair is long, dyed pink, and full of messy curls, for example, So switch it up and see how much your style will change.


Time to upgrade your style?


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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Benefits of Routine Heating and Cooling Maintenance

 

Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, you understand the importance of keeping your property’s HVAC system operating smoothly. HVAC systems include your heating and cooling systems, and therefore determine your family and employees’ comfort and safety. So, when you are able to invest in these systems to ensure your peace of mind, rather than keep up with a seemingly endless stream of repair, it is crucial that you take advantage. Preventative maintenance is such an investment, and offers several benefits for your home or business’ HVAC system.


The primary benefit of preventative maintenance for your HVAC system, and perhaps the most attractive, is that it saves you money in the long-term. Preventative maintenance helps you avoid costly breakdowns, reduce your property’s energy bills, and extend the life of your system. When you can extend the life of your system, you avoid expensive repairs and replacements. Preventative maintenance also protects you under your system’s warranty. If something goes wrong, you save a significant amount of money.

Much more than saving money, routine preventative HVAC maintenance improves the comfort of your home or business. Rather than waiting for the air conditioner or heating system to break, preventative maintenance ensures that you catch any significant repairs while they are still minor. Preventative maintenance significantly reduces that you will come into work, or come home, to a system that isn’t working, is frozen, or otherwise not operating smoothly.

HVAC preventative maintenance can also improve the quality of air in your home or business. Especially if you or a family member suffer from asthma or allergies, this positive change in air quality helps everyone breathe easier. HVAC maintenance decreases the presence of common allergens, such as pet dander, dust mites, cigarette smoke, pollen, and mold. If you begin to notice a musty smell in your home, you may consider professional air duct cleaning. Preventative maintenance helps ensure that your property’s air vents are clean, well-filtered, and both warm and cool air get where it needs to go. As well, routine maintenance prevents noises or smells that disrupt everyday life.


You can keep your home or business safer with preventative HVAC maintenance. If you’ve once gone away for the holidays and come back to a frozen home because your system stopped working, routine maintenance ensures this issue does not come back up. Frozen or burst pipes, water damage, and worse problems will not occur with regular preventative HVAC maintenance. Because these can be dangerous to your property and potentially fatal for your family or employees, it is critical that you schedule preventative maintenance to keep your property safe.

Other reasons to schedule preventative HVAC maintenance include that it is better for the environment. You, as a property owner, are offered peace of mind knowing your system is operating smoothly. If you are concerned about your home or business’ HVAC system, contact a reliable plumber Santa Fe that you can trust to get your systems inspected and assessed. Whether you have common indoor air problems or want to keep your family safe from potential HVAC emergencies, preventative HVAC maintenance is always a good idea.

 

 

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How To Look At The Year Ahead With A Positive Frame Of Mind

 

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One of the downsides of a fun time like the festive season, including New Year, is that after all of the time off, fun food, catching up and bright lights, it has to end. You can wring some holiday spirit out of the first few days of January, but before long you’re in the beginning throes of another year - and it can be a stressful realization. Everything that is traditional about this time of year puts some pressure on: New Year’s Resolutions remind you of where you went wrong last year, while that one date marked “Pay Day” looks a long way away at the end of the month as you hang the new calendar.


It may seem tricky to be positive at this point in the year, but the good news is that with the old year gone, you have the chance to make this one the best there has been. It can often feel like a year hasn’t really started until weeks, even months have passed, but if you make sure there is something to be enthusiastic about, you can start knocking this year out of the park before January is even in its last gasps.


Purse strings are tight, but your mind can go where it wants


Much of the “midwinter blues” feeling that we’re all familiar with has to do with the contrast between the jollity of Christmas and the grey deprivation of January. Quite aside from the fact that the last parties of the season have been had, you’re now at the farthest point possible from them coming around again. So having something to plan for - for example, a nice holiday in the summer, or a family birthday in the spring - can help break down the seemingly monolithic time period before you can get the fun back.


The next special day is just around the corner


With two of the year’s biggest holidays so close together, we’re a little spoiled at the end of December. The calendar can look a little bare by contrast when January stretches out in front of you. But remember that there are federal holidays scattered throughout the year, gifts to be bought and received, and it’s not long to Valentine’s Day. If you feel a little light on festivity, you can even pick one day a month to celebrate another country’s holiday - you can mark Italy’s Republic Day in early June with tasty Italian dishes. If you can’t wait that long, Australia Day is just at the end of this month!


Christmas indulgence is gone, but there is a bright side


There is a point in the Christmas period - often somewhere between December 25th and January 1st - when you can start to feel like you’ve had enough of the festive food. Everyone lets go a little for the holidays, and while our taste buds thank us, the rest of the body can bear the brunt. Saying a temporary farewell to party food and drinks, and a more permanent one to eggnog - and bringing back lean meat, veg and lots of water - will make you feel ten times more energetic and draw much less protest from your digestive system.



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