Courtney Myers

It's holiday party season! Want a quick way to "wow" your guests on a budget? Create a meat and cheese board that they'll nibble on -- and talk about -- for hours. more >
It’s officially September, which means back-to-school season has kicked into high gear. Whether you’re a parent dealing with supplies lists, bookbags, forms to sign and more, or a student yourself about to embark on another semester of learning, chances are your home is a little upside down at the moment. Here are five simple ways to cut down on the clutter, bring on the organization and create a much-needed sense of calm. more >
Want to breathe new life into your living room? The good news is that you can do so by using the furniture and items you already have, without needing to go out and buy anything new. The result? A totally transformed space that looks and feels like you, but offers a fresh twist on an old favorite. more >
In life, we all have challenges that set us back. From financial issues to family struggles, there is a host of reasons why we may be in a season of difficulty. Yet, these situations don’t have to define us and in many circumstances, they can actually lead to some of the sweetest and most rewarding seasons as we make our way out of them. Here are five ways to turn even the most dire time into one of success. more >
Do you constantly find yourself looking for that missed document, opening three drawers just to find your stapler, or sorting through stacks of paperwork to find your mouse pad? If so, there’s a chance your office isn’t designed to maximize productivity. Here are five ways to make yours as functional, practical and productive as possible. more >
Do you find yourself looking at your closet before work, then letting out a deep sigh? The good news is you don’t have to shell out tons of cash to look polished and professional on a dime. Here are five ways to build a work wardrobe from scratch without breaking the bank. more >
We might still be in the thick of summer, but fall is right around the corner. That means it’s almost time to sip that pumpkin spice latte you’ve been craving since last October! It also means it’s time to start thinking about your fall wardrobe. While you might be dreaming in shades of brown and orange, you don’t need to totally give up your summertime sparkle. Here are five ways to bring that bling into the new season. more >
We all know those people who accomplish more by noon than we get done in an entire day. By and large, people who ace their morning routines are more centered, focused and even-keeled throughout their day. But how do you create a transformative jump-start? Here are five ways to begin. more >
These days, hardwood floors reign supreme. From new construction to remodels, it’s not uncommon to hear about homeowners completely eschewing carpet altogether, opting for a hardwood-only design, and for good reason. Hardwoods are easy to clean, offer a great aesthetic and high-quality ones will last a lifetime. Yet, for all our efforts to preserve them, they can become dingy and dinged over the years. Here are five simple ways to restore their natural beauty. more >
When you’re younger, your money is primarily managed for you. Yet, once you get out on your own, start earning your own paycheck and planning for your own future, you may suddenly find yourself overwhelmed with investment options, account types, portfolio jargon and much more. This is an important time to take control of your finances and as such, it’s important to know what steps to take first. more >
Maybe you wish for a high-rise apartment right in the heart of the city, where you can be close to all the best dining, entertainment and work opportunities. Or, maybe you look forward to one day owning a piece of land out in the country, with plenty of room for family and pets to roam. Regardless of what your ideal property looks like, chances are you’ve daydreamed about it. Does it still feel out of reach? Here are five ways to help pull that vision closer. more >
The temperatures are dropping and the days are getting shorter. Does the idea of getting dolled up for a chilly night on the town pale in comparison to the thought of staying in by the fire? Luckily, you don’t have to travel far for a romantic and uber-special date night. Pull on those sweats, cue up the Netflix, and settle in for a night you won’t forget. more >
If you’ve noticed your electric bill rising with the colder temps, you might be tempted to pack up and move to a warmer climate just to save a few bucks! The good news is, there are plenty of small tweaks you can make today to save some significant cash on your next invoice. Staying warm and saving money -- what’s not to love? more >
Winter means the holidays, snow, and cozy nights by the fire. Unfortunately, it also can also mean itchy, red, and super dry skin. If you're struggling with chapped hands and scaly elbows, you're not alone. Here are four quick ways to reverse the damage. more >
It’s impossible to know everything about every subject you’re interested in. Thankfully, that’s why there are specialized and knowledgeable experts ready and willing to help. Connecting with these individuals is critical to helping you grow both personally and professionally. Here are five experts you should have on speed dial. more >
The word itself might send shivers down your spine: wallpaper. If you have not-so-pleasant memories of your parents struggling to sponge and peel off their 1980s-era beauty, you might think that wallpaper is tricky, cumbersome, and only available in mauve, floral motifs. However, take heart! Today’s wallpaper is gorgeous, trendy and even available in peel-and-stick options! In other words, it’s hard to mess up and easy to love. Let’s take a look at five ways to make it work for your home. more >
The idea of working out at home sounds luxurious. It’s open 24/7 and just down the hall. You can go in your sweats or pajamas without worrying about running into anyone you don’t want to see. Yet, most people set up their home gym with the latest equipment, then fail to make it an inviting space where they actually want to hang out. The result? It sits empty for years, collecting dust. Here are four ways to make your home gym as inviting and motivating as possible. more >
If you love everything fashion, you’ve likely spent a while honing your unique sense of style. You love to wear outfits that express your personality, reveal your creativity and spark interest from others. Yet, did you know that some of this season’s hottest fashion trends can actually be translated into your home decor as well? Why stop at your wardrobe when you can share your style with every visitor who graces your threshold? Here are five summer fashion trends we’re loving this year, and ways to bring those vibes into your home today. more >
We pay close attention to our physical health, but what about the emotional side of things? Unless we practice self-care and check in on our feelings every now and again, we could let past hurts and current circumstances fester until we become depressed. Here are four simple ways to improve or maintain a solid foundation for emotional health. more >
We’ve got a bunch on our plate, and juggling it all is never easy. Thankfully, there are plenty of tech tools designed to take the stress and headache out of the equation. Let’s review a few of our favorites. more >
Home decorating can be an exciting and rewarding pursuit. After all, your home is an extension of yourself and your personality and as such, it should be filled with things you adore and cherish. Yet, sometimes, obtaining those pieces can be a little pricey, especially if you have tastes that teeter on the luxurious. Yet, you don’t have to fill your most beloved rooms solely with thrift store finds just because you’re on a budget. Here are four ways to bring in a little extra side cash to help fund your decorating endeavors and help you afford the pieces you love. more >
Summer is here, which can only mean one thing: It’s the season of the family vacation! While these are meant to be fun-filled weeks spent lounging by the pool, playing in the ocean and building sand castles by the seashore, they can quickly turn stressful before you even leave thanks to the mess and clutter that usually accompany the packing process. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to alleviate the headache of packing and actually even enjoy it! Here are a few ways to achieve this! more >
It’s almost ingrained in our psyches that we should constantly be on-the-go. If we aren’t rushing to a meeting, cramming to make a deadline or running back and forth running errands, we are too idle. As such, we often fail to pay close attention to our minor, nagging health issues, regardless of how long they last. Yet, to ignore them or sweep the symptoms under the rug, could be to do a great disservice to both your current and future health. Often, these are underlying signs that a more serious issue is at play, and it’s vital to get them checked out immediately. Let’s take a look at four commonly ignored health issues you should take action on immediately. more >
You may have heard it said that eyes are the windows to the soul. If this is the case, then your home’s windows serve the same purpose. They allow visitors and passersby a glimpse into your interior and set the stage for the entire tone, spirit and purpose of every room. Yet, it can be easy to either overlook or overspend on your window treatments. Today, let’s take a look at five fresh, creative looks that can quickly transform the look of your windows without breaking the bank. more >
We live in a fast-paced, harried world where it seems as though we’re constantly moving from one task to the next. As such, it can be easy to become overwhelmed, stressed, anxious and downright tired. Yet, while there are plenty of things that can sit on our nerves, there is an equal number of ways to combat those stressors and live a more peaceful, intentional life. Here are four steps to take today that can help eliminate negativity from our lives and our homes. more >
The season of warmer, longer days is upon us. Is your wardrobe ready? If you’ve packed up your blue jeans and sweaters, you’re on the right track. Yet, a great summer wardrobe is built on more than just day dresses and tank tops. If you really want to inject some laid-back island vibes into your outfits, there are a few key rules to follow. Here are five ideas to get you started. more >
When we’re young and healthy, we tend to put off thinking about our long-term healthcare plan. After all, we know those decisions will need to be made someday, but not today, and we have more pressing matters to contend with. Yet, being proactive and taking control of our healthcare action plan, savings, timeline and budget today can mean a more stress-free, peaceful tomorrow. Let’s take a look at a few steps it’s never too early to take. more >
We’ve all been there. You go rest your head on your pillow after a long day’s work and for some reason or another, the quiet just won’t come. You’re worried about a million to-dos, what-ifs and other questions that keep your mind spinning far into the wee hours of the morning. Here are five simple ways to calm down, find peace, and sleep like a baby. more >
Most of us begin the new year with ambitions to get healthier, eat better, exercise more and go to sleep earlier. Now? We’re more than halfway into this year and it’s likely we’ve abandoned that mindset just a little. The summertime tends to be a difficult season to maintain these goals. Between the cookouts, celebrations and vacations, there are plenty of opportunities to slack off. Here are a few easy ways you can stay on track and stick to your plan. more >
Advertisers around the world are seeking to appeal to one target demographic: Millennials. Defined roughly as those aged between 22 and 26 in 2018, this sector has grown to encompass its own style, expression, way of thinking and more. Along the way, it’s helped to shape and redefine our creative perspective. One arena that Millennials have definitely impacted is that of home decor. Let’s take a look at five ways they’re changing the game and shaking things up for the better. more >
It seems like summer just got here, but before we blink, it will be September. As long, sweltering days begin to give way to crisp and chilly mornings, early evenings and holiday season, it can be difficult to know how to transition your wardrobe. The key is to do it in stages, so it’s an effortless change. Here’s how to do it. more >
The summertime beckons us to spend more time outdoors. The days are longer, the sky is clearer and the grass is greener. If you’ve been stuck in a gym rut lately, you might be looking for a few ways to freshen up your workout and breathe new life into your exercise routine. One of the quickest ways to do so? Take those moves outside! Here are five ways to make the switch. more >
It’s summertime! That means it’s time to hit the road and head for the nearest body of water, right? Unfortunately, we can’t all enjoy a beach vacation during this season of longer, warmer days. Whether you live halfway across the country from the nearest ocean, have to work all summer long, or are strapped for cash and can’t afford to jetset, you’re in luck. There are plenty of ways to bring the beach to your home, even if that home is a cabin deep in the heart of Minnesota. more >
Sometimes, you just don’t have time for an in-home spa day. Likely, you’re running around in a million different directions, trying to make a dent in your milelong to-do list. If that’s the case, you might find yourself feeling more harried and stressed than usual. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can recenter yourself and reduce that anxiety, even if you don’t have a bathtub full of Epsom salts at your disposal. more >
Hop online, watch a decor reality show, or browse through an interior design magazine, and you may think you have to shell out a ton of money to create the dream home look you want. Yet, it’s totally possible ooze style and glam on a dime. The key is to know where to look and how to get a little creative. Once you start value shopping, you’ll be able to replicate those high-end looks you love for much less. more >
Stepping on spare Legos in the middle of the night? Losing your bills amid the stacks of paper covering your home office? You don’t have to devote an entire afternoon to deep cleaning your home. There are five easy and quick ways you can declutter right this very instant. Let’s clean it up! more >
She'll always be your baby, but she's ready to move out of that crib and claim a space of her own. Here are five easy ways to give her the special, big-girl room she deserves. more >
Holiday baking is right around the corner. Are you rolling with the best tools or are you still stuck mixing dough by hand? Let's take a look at five can't-miss gadgets that'll save you time and sanity. more >
It’s out with the old and in with the new! This year, resolve to take charge of your health and reclaim your well-being with these five easy steps. more >
Got a big presentation coming up, or getting ready to have that talk you’ve been dreading? Don’t sweat it! With these quick and easy tips, you’ll be ready to handle any situation with grace and confidence. more >
With cooler temperatures come frozen pipes, chilly drafts, leakages, and dangerous driving conditions. Help protect yourself, your loved ones, your vehicle, and your home with these five simple steps that could make a big difference. more >
They might be temporary living quarters, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't look and feel like your own. Here are five easy ways to transform your rental without creating a permanent change. more >
Wintertime aches got you down? Before you invest in an expensive pro massage, try these simple tricks to ease the pain and find fast relief! more >
Right now, it seems the entire country is in the middle of a cold snap. Brave these frigid temps and shorter days by creating a playlist that's hot enough to get you through even the chilliest season! more >
Ready to change things up a bit in your powder room, but aren’t ready for a total (expensive) remodel? Luckily, there are a few easy changes you can make to give your bathroom space an entirely new look for less. more >
If you work from home, you understand the struggle. You want a space for yourself, where you can spread your work out and get tasks done, but you also want it to be as comfortable as possible. After all, you’re in your home! The good news is that you don’t have to set up shop on your living room couch anymore. Reclaim that fun space for your family, and give your home office a makeover with these simple tips. more >
We’re not even halfway into the year yet, and already there are major design trends popping up all over the place. From the quirky and cool to the downright beautiful, here are five you can’t afford to miss. more >
As homeowners, we’re always looking for ways to save a little cash. It makes sense then, that when issues arise, our first inclination is to attempt to fix the problem ourselves. However, unless you’re a trade professional in that area, you can often end up causing more harm than good and exacerbating the damage. Here are three projects you should always leave up to the experts. It’s worth the extra money to save yourself a ton of stress down the road. more >
Everyone wants that youthful glow, but it’s not easy to come by. Age, lifestyle, and genetics all play a role in how our skin looks. Thankfully, there are a few simple ways to transform yours into the healthy and smooth look you desire. Today, we’re sharing five of our favorites. more >
You spend a ton of time in your bedroom, but do you love the way it looks? It should be a peaceful oasis that encourages you to relax and escape, but most of us see it simply as the place where we sleep at night. No more! Transform it with these simple, inexpensive quick changes. more >
You worked hard to get the home of your dreams. You planned for it and saved for it and the day you were handed the keys to your front door is one you’ll never forget. Yet, without proper foresight, you could risk losing your dream to foreclosure, disaster, theft and more. Here are a few simple ways to stay safe and protected. more >
It’s the Digital Era and we’re here for it. If you thought your automatic coffee maker was cool, you’ll be blown away by these smart home technologies that are completely changing the game. more >
Working from home is the dream...until you realize it’s 2:00 in the afternoon, you’re still in your pajamas and you still haven’t gotten through that pile of emails growing in your inbox. The good news is that it’s totally possible to be productive and successful when you work from home. They key is to stay on task and minimize distractions, which can be easier said than done unless you know a few tricks. Here are five of our favorites. more >
We might be in the middle of a long and chilly winter, but spring is just around the corner and you know what comes after that! Summer! If you’re tired of blankets and candles and you’re ready to throw open the windows and let a warm breeze in, hold tight. Today, we’re taking a look at five ways you can bring a little cheerful summertime into your home no matter what the temperature is outside. more >
It’s Friday, the kids are at your in-laws and it’s finally time for a romantic date night with your significant other! The only problem? Your living room is full of Legos, coloring books, homework, and office supplies -- not exactly the environment you want to come home to. Not to worry! Here are three ways you can quickly transform the space into a special, whimsical area that’s sure to send a few sparks flying. more >
Planning to move in the near future? If you’ve ever undertaken the process before, you know it can be more than a little time-consuming and stressful. Here are five ways to make the journey to your new home as smooth and successful as possible. more >
As a homeowner, you want the best for your property. You want to make sure that no matter what happens in the future, your home and its contents are properly cared for and available to your dependents. Let’s take a look at three steps you can take today to make sure your loved ones can always come home to the house they love. more >
He who fails to plan, plans to fail, right? If you believe this mantra is true (and we totally do!) then keep reading. Today, we’re sharing five super easy things that you can plan for right now to ensure that your home and life are easier to manage, both now and in the future. more >
In most parts of the country, it’s the dead of winter. You’re likely (rightly) snuggled inside by the fire, catching up on your shows and digging into that great book you’ve been putting off by your bedside. Yet, there’s no time like the present to get your yard summer-ready. Here are three steps you can take now to make sure that when warmer temperatures do roll around, your lawn will be ready. more >
The big day is coming up soon, and you’re still standing in the card aisle, looking over that same old box of chocolates. This Valentine’s Day, spread a little love and cheer by doing something totally different and unexpected. Besides, flowers don’t last long anyways, and neither does that candy you’re holding. So let’s look into something new and fresh that will leave an impression long after February is over. more >
Want skin that glows from the inside out? The good news is you don’t have to take major steps to overhaul your skincare regime. With a few simple changes, you can be well on your way to that fresh and healthy look that renders foundation totally optional. more >
This is it. You’re ready to settle down and you’ve given up the “just for now” phase of home ownership. Your forever home is just around the corner, and you’ve been dreaming about it for years, maybe even since you were a little kid. But the journey to reach it might be more challenging than you think. Here are a few ways to make the process smoother, and come home sooner. more >
It’s winter, which means you’re likely doing a majority of your workouts indoors. Tired of the same old weight machines and ellipticals? Here are five fun workouts you can try to shake up your exercise routine! more >
You’ve dreamed about it since you were a kid playing M.A.S.H. in middle school. Now, you’re grown and about to embark on the house hunting (or building) adventure of a lifetime. Stressed out about what things to include, or not sure where to even start? We’ve got you covered. more >
For all their snow-covered glory, the winter days can be short, cold, and bleak. Thus, it’s no wonder why so many of us feel the blues creeping in this time of year, especially once all of the holiday excitement is over. The good news? You don’t have to hibernate until spring to feel better. Try these five quick pick-me-ups for an instant mood booster that works. more >
We’ve turned the calendar page to 2018, which means there are 12 new months of birthday celebrations! Read on to learn five ideas sure to leave your family and friends in awe, from the littlest generation to the oldest. more >
Is your ice maker on its way out? Are you constantly calling the HVAC tech to repair your air conditioner? Let's explore when to save those big-ticket appliances and when to look for a new one. more >
Temperatures are dipping, which can only mean one thing. It's peppermint mocha season! Save money and gas by making this DIY version at home! more >
You don't have to shell out big bucks for a fancy spa. Here are five easy ways you can take off the day, right within the comfort of your own home! more >
You don't have to have a huge budget or tons of time to make a big difference in your living space. All it takes is a little creativity and gumption! Here are five easy ways to get started today. more >