Many people take part in a Dry January challenge after all the holiday season partying is over. Taking a break from alcohol has many mental and physical benefits. Enjoy feeling refreshed and focused while you give your liver a chance to detox. Being sober for a month might seem intimidating, but you can still enjoy celebrations while cutting alcohol from your diet. Here are some “mocktails” that won’t make you give up on your Dry January goals. Saratoga Buck The Saratoga Buck is a tropical drink that will help chase away the winter blues. This drink will satisfy the cravings…

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Winter may be a beautiful season, but sometimes natural beauty does more harm than good. The snow and cold can cause your driveway to develop cracks. Fortunately, there are ways you can minimize the damage that takes place in your driveway. Here are a few ways you can protect your driveway during winter. Clear Out the Snow Regularly It may be tempting to let the snow accumulate, but this is one of the worst things for your driveway. When snow melts, it seeps into your driveway causing water to get lodged in there. When the weather heats up, the water…

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Wearing white after Labor Day is no longer considered a fashion faux pas. If you are a fan of the cold and the snow you will love wearing winter white outfits. If you have the winter blues, wearing white is an instant mood booster. Nothing quite stands out like a chic white winter outfit. Here are some tips how you can wear white and look fabulous this winter. Add a White Tee to Almost Anything A white tee-shirt is a wardrobe staple for any season. It can look amazing under a jean jacket, with a sweat suit, under a sweater…

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During the winter, some people come down with the flu like clockwork every year and experience some type of chronic pain, but it does not have to be that way. When you’re sick, it just means your immune system is working overtime to keep you well and it has finally exhausted its reserves. To get healthy and stay that way, it takes an intentional approach to re-fueling your immune system. Here are some easy and affordable ways to boost your immune system so you can enjoy a happy and healthy 2018. De-stress Stress won’t just make you sick, it can…

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Getting in shape is one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions. If your workout goal is to build muscle, lose weight or to get healthy, what you eat matters. Give yourself the right fuel to get through your workout and give your body what it needs to recover; this will help you meet your fitness goals. Here are some dietary suggestions to keep you moving and give your body what it needs before and after working out. Before Working Out If you want to get the most out of your workout, your best bet is to fuel yourself before…

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Opportunities arise when the snow starts to fall. If you’re looking to make extra cash, you can earn money in the winter by shoveling snow. Here are some helpful tips on how to turn snow shoveling into a lucrative business. Communicate Unlike summer services like arbor care, irrigation installation, or lawn maintenance, plowing snow requires urgency. If you fail to remove snow from a local client’s parking a lot at a scheduled time, you’ll likely to lose their business the following year. How do you avoid mistakes like these? Talk to your clients in order to meet schedules and provide…

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Driving during the winter can be challenging when a mixture of ice, rain, snow and slush hits. Ensure that you car has a firm grip on the road with the right tires. Here are some tips to consider when buying snow tires so you can conquer the extreme winter weather driving conditions Types of Tires Studded Tires There are some areas where the roads are icy for most of the winter months and they allow drivers to use studded tires. Unfortunately, studded tires dig into roadways as well as the ice. However, some states don’t allow studded tires because they…

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Everyone loves a good hack. Aluminum foil has more uses than just wrapping up a leftover meatloaf. Foil has dozens of uses and is a thrifty solution to all kinds of problems. Here are just a few smart and surprising uses for aluminum foil. Cleans Dirty Pots & Pans If you crumple your aluminum foil up into a ball it can be used to clean tough surfaces the same way steel wool does. So if you are doing dishes or cleaning the grill and you don’t have any scrub pads, grab a ball of aluminum and get to work. Protects…

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Saving for the New Year is always a great idea, no matter what your financial situation. Whether you have received a holiday bonus or have gotten a good amount of cash as a gift, there are great ways you can put this extra cash to good use. Of course, if your goal is to save money for the New Year, you can stash it away in a savings account at your local bank. Here are several of ways you can save more in the New Year. Switch Bank Accounts If your savings account at your current bank earns very little…

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You don’t have to drop a bundle of cash to look good in the winter. You can look like a million bucks with minimal investment. Be warm and stylish while dressing for winter weather on a budget. Invest in Winter-Wear Staples Winter clothes get a lot more wear and tear than your spring or summer staples because they’re exposed to harsher conditions. A beautiful pair of boots can be paired with less expensive items for a look that’s enduring and fabulous. Pick your investment items in saturated, cool weather colors like black, warm brown or deep burgundy. For footwear, look…

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