xoxo Rebecca

Free March 2017 Calendar Printable



Hello lovelies! It's been so long since I sat and wrote a blog post and I have some good reasons for that. Life has been a big whirlwind since the start of this year and so many changes have happened and my family has needed my time. But I'm trying hard to get back into the game of blogging again. I miss everything about it, including all of you!

So I sat down today and decided to give a few things a try. I wanted to design my own calendar for the month of March since it's fast approaching. And I wanted to share it all with you! So I have created two similar, but different designs to choose from. My inspiration came from the night sky with these. I wanted something gold foil and dark blue. Something a bit different and bold that would stand out.

I decided I wanted to try a new thing called Freebie Friday. I would love to offer something free on Fridays to all of you. It may not be every Friday but I am going to try to make this a habit to keep on designing each week and get back into the habit of it.


And the best part, it's free to just download, print, and start using! Easy peasy.




To grab a copy of them for yourself, just click on one of the share buttons below to share this post and you will see a download button appear. Just click on that and save to your desktop. Then print and use! These files are in PDF form.



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I typed out before printing all the important dates so far that I need to remember and keep track of. I'm sure I'll be handwriting more in there as well as things come up. I prefer typing them in, but that's just a personal preference. You can take this PDF into a photo editing software and add in your own type. I used Adobe Illustrator because that's what I used when creating this so it was just easy to pop in the text.



If you enjoyed this, let me know. I am always happy to hear feedback from everything. This will always be a free download and I would love to create more in the future. If you guys liked these, I may do one for April as well.


xoxo Rebecca

What Happens If My Neighbor Builds Over The Property Line?


You've been watching construction over at your neighbor's house, and now you are realizing that they have crossed over onto your property with their project. Now, what do you do?

Make Sure First
Don't rely on your vague notion of boundary lines to make your judgment on your neighbor's building project. Check on your own property deeds or with the council office to find out precisely where that boundary really is. If this information is not available or you simply can't make out the lines on your own, you can hire a professional residential property surveyor to do the investigation for you.

Remember, you have a right to protect your boundaries and that usually also includes a certain amount of space on their side as well. In other words, if your neighbor’s new shed is literally up against the line of the boundary, you still may have a case against them.

Ignore It
To maintain good relations with a neighbor, you may want to consider doing nothing. If his new shed is a foot on your property and it genuinely doesn't impact your own use of the space, you may not want to press the issue simply because you can.

One thing to remember with this choice is that legal action left too long will be less successful than anything you do immediately. If a structure or fence is over the line, but was not a concern for 7 years, then your claim will lose some credibility. If you decide to ignore it, you should expect to ignore it permanently.

Talk to Them
Nobody wants an expensive legal battle so you can try to come to an agreement unofficially between you. If the structure or fence can be moved, that is one option or you can come up with something that works for both of you. Perhaps you can have access to that new pool occasionally, or store your weed trimmer in the new shed. Just make it clear to them that they have crossed the border and you do have the right to legal action if you can't agree on something.

Or you can simply let them know that the problem exists just so that it's out in the open and known to both parties. It might come in handy later to remind them of this infraction when you need a favor or something else has to be arranged between you.

Take Legal Action
Hopefully, you won't simply jump to this option, but it is definitely within your rights to do so. If you take this route, prepare for a lengthy process and plan on having as much paperwork as possible to back up your claim. Your word against theirs isn't going to hold up in court to establish a boundary. You'll need ownership documents as well as an official map or survey of the property.

The specific process will vary by region as the local laws involving property boundaries are not universal. Talk to your council office and they can probably tell you the right steps or help you contact a lawyer that specializes in property disputes.

Take time to consider your options. Creating a permanent rift in any neighbor relationships because you insisted a shed be torn down may not be worth gaining back a few square feet of property.

xoxo Rebecca

How Can You Treat Termites In Your Home?

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Termites are a pest that you do not always know about until they have caused a considerable amount of damage to your property. They chew on the wooden structures in your home but the process is fairly slow. The problem is that the damage is done to the inside of the wood so you are not always aware of it until floors began to bevel or window frames become loose.


There are some signs of termite activity that you can look out for. You may see termite tunnels around your property or you may notice the presence of termite droppings. One of the best ways to ensure that you are aware if you have a termite problem is to hire a Suffolk County Exterminator to carry out regular inspections. If a termite problem is discovered there are different types of pest control treatment that can be used.

Using a liquid barrier pest control treatment
This type of pest control involves the injection of a liquid pest control product into the soil that is around and under your home. Termites die when they come into contact with the barrier, thereby preventing them from gaining access to your property.

This pest control option can work well if you need a quick solution to your termite problem; but it can be quite invasive. If concrete is part of the structure of your home, or you have concrete around your property, it may need to be drilled in order to provide access to the soil. Obviously, this can be a disruptive process.

Using baits to alleviate a termite problem
It may be that the laying of baits is a more successful remedy for your termite problem in the long term. It takes longer for the process to work, as the termites have to find and chew on the baits; but it's effective. It's worth noting that the use of baits is sometimes a more expensive pest control treatment.

This extra expense comes from the fact that baits need to be laid and replaced more often than barrier treatments have to be revisited. There also need to be regular checks on the effects of the baits on the termite population.

If you want to try to reduce the risk of a termite infestation in your home then you should make sure that all holes and gaps in the exterior walls of your property are filled in. You should also not store wood close to your property or on the ground. No matter what, there is always a chance that termites might find their way into your property. This is why it's so important that you have your home inspected for termites on a regular basis, especially if you live in an area which has a large termite population and where infestations are common. If you have any suspicion that termites are present in your property you should speak to a pest control professional straight away.
xoxo Rebecca

Why Pine Bros. Has You Covered


I don't know about you, but the weather where I live has not been the most enjoyable. It's been freezing and we have seen a little snow already. Winter is for sure in full bloom here. Temperatures are in the 20's or lower every day. Yuck! What's worse about the cold weather? Having the feeling you are getting sick. Nothing is worse than that. Am I right?

Sore throats are in full swing this month and everyone wants relief. I am sure you are like me and really get highly irritated by a sore and scratchy throat. You can't feel like yourself even if you aren't sick. But that is why I really love using Pine Bros. Softish Throat Relief Drops.

When it comes to my family, I don't believe in very many pharmaceuticals. It just all seems so unnatural to me. I don't want myself or my family using anything that can cause side effects or other health concerns down the road. So that is one of the reasons I choose Pine Bros.


Since 1870, they have been the choice of many families to help soothe and relief the throats of their loved ones. Pine Bros uses many great natural ingredients. The natural Gum Acacia
is pure, medicinal, and therapeutic...while the Plant Glycerin has been derived from nature and used as an oral demulcent to soothe mucous membranes for centuries.


I have been enjoying their new Vitamin C Orange, as well as, the Sugar-Free Wild Cherry Throat Drops. These both taste really great. They do not taste in the least bit like any type of medicine. Because they aren't made with medicine! No after taste either. Almost like a great tasting candy to suck on that amazingly helps your sore throat feel better. That is a huge reason I love these. They differ so much from all the other brands out there you can buy at the stores. Plus, these seem to really work and help and I don't have to worry at all with them being "unsafe". A huge plus in my book.


Pine Bros products are also gluten-free and vegan as well. I know so many people with gluten allergies so this makes life just one step easier for those with that concern. I love that. And I have several friends who are vegan. Perfect for them to ease their throats without the worry of using products they don't believe in.

I have been using both of these throat drops every time I feel a sore throat coming on and I can personally say, my throat feels better just after two drops are taken. Now they won't cure a sore throat and nor do they claim to. It just helps relieve some of the scratchy, burning, sore feeling you get when your throat is not happy. But these make them feel happy again! I have tried several products in my lifetime and I can say, without a doubt, I have enjoyed Pine Bros the very best!



I prefer the Cherry over the Orange flavor. Both are very great. I can't say anything bad about the tastes. I am just a person who has a taste for more fruity tasting things over citrus. However, I really love citrus too. So both these choices are the perfect fit for my taste buds to enjoy while trying to feel better.

Go grab some of these for yourself and see why so many mothers fathers, doctors and nurses already love Pine Bros Throat Drops and trust them for their families too. You can find the Sugar-Free Cherry Throat Drops at Harris Teeter, Harmon, and ShopRite. Or grab some Vitamin C Orange Throat Drops from Kinney Drug. But both can found on the Pine Bros website.

Have you ever tried a Pine Bros product? What did you think? What was your favorite? If you haven't, would you like to? On their website, you can find a coupon to save on your purchase with them.



xoxo Rebecca

Habits That Can Induce Wrinkles


Having healthy skin is the best way to prevent wrinkles and keep on looking young as the years pass by. There are several little habits you might have that are going to have an impact on your skin's health, and make wrinkles a bigger problem. Though there are a number of products out there with potent wrinkle-reduction ingredients, avoiding wrinkles in the first place is a better way to go.

Avoiding Sunscreen
Your face sees the sun nearly every single day, and its easy to stop thinking about sunscreen when you're not headed to the beach on a summer day. Protecting your skin with a light sunscreen daily is a better habit than ignoring it, and it will keep your skin much healthier and free from age spots.

Smoking
If you only do one thing to help your skin, choose this one. Quit smoking. Not to mention that it's a habit that will cause a number of other serious health problems besides ruining your skin. Though it effects your body in a number of ways, there are a couple smoking side-effects that are particularly disastrous for your skin.

For one, smoking constricts your blood vessels, and that has a very noticeable impact on the delicate capillaries in your skin. That means every time you smoke, you are starving your skin for moisture and nourishment. On top of that, you have a toxic cloud around your face with each exhale as well.

Leaving Makeup On
You simply must take the time to properly remove your makeup and wash your face at the end of the day. Don't settle for a quick splash of water either. Most cosmetic products are somewhat water-resistant and aren't going to come off completely until you use the proper cleanser to do the job right.

You need to let your skin rest and breathe at night, especially if you do wear a considerable amount of makeup through the day. Stale makeup is going to clog pores and dry out the top layers of your skin, leading to wrinkles in a short period of time.

Pulling and Touching Your Skin
In general, just keep your hands off your face unless necessary. All that constant contact just adds oils, dirt and fine damage to your skin. You also need to be gentle when applying your make-up. It's easy to get a little rough when trying to get your cosmetics just right, leading to stretching or pulling when not really necessary.

Diet and Drink Choices
While not strictly a habit, you may be eating or drinking things that contribute to wrinkles. There isn't a single food or beverage that is the culprit, but rather a more general diet that can be the problem. Mainly, if you are eating a lot of processed junk food that is high in sugar, it will reflect in your face. As your body struggles to process excess sugar, inflammation can develop which will ruin the elastic nature of your skin. From that, you get sagging, poor tone and wrinkles.

And when it comes to drink, you should stay away from excess alcohol. Alcohol interferes with your normal hydration levels and it destroys certain vitamin stores in your body (typically vitamin A), which leaves you without the antioxidants your skin needs to repair damage.


xoxo Rebecca

She Did My Makeup {Halloween Style}

Happy almost Halloween everyone!!!! That's right, tomorrow is Halloween and are you just as excited as I am? I cannot wait. I have my costume almost ready {I'm making it from scratch} and my kids' costumes are all ready to go as well. We are so excited to take on the neighborhood this year trick or treating! Yea!!! It will be my two little one's first-time trick or treating and they can't wait.

So in honor of Halloween, my daughter has been begging me to want to paint my face. And since my really great friend Chrissy [A Little Dash of Diva] is always on top of the youtube makeup stuff, I finally got her to convince me to try it out as well.

Though I have to tell you, this was really hard for me. I'm really super shy in front of the camera. I was not feeling well at all during this taping and I have gained so much weight lately.... I just hate the way I looked on film. I feel a lot prettier on snapchat! You can use filters to hide your "self conscious" areas. I couldn't on here.

So as hard as this is for me to publish this video and post it for the world, I am doing it because my daughter really wanted me to. And so I decided, for her I will. But next time, I'll be looking back to glam like I usually like to look in photos and videos soon.

So this is Natalya {my ten year old} painting my face Halloween style. This was her first time doing this seriously and I think she had it turn out good. I then painted hers but didn't record the process of doing it. Just the end result. I hope you all enjoy.


xoxo Rebecca