Archives for December 2016

No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays

No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays

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Greetings! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. We sure did! We actually got to use our kitchen for the very first time on Christmas day. We were so excited, but it was a crazy week leading up to it.

No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays
Besides all the busyness that always seems to come in the final week before Christmas (last minute gift wrapping, anyone?), we literally had like eight contractors in our house and the house was a wreck (see all the contractors roaming around our dining room that day?). A contractor was installing our two new exterior doors right up until 4PM on Christmas Eve, so we could have a cozy Christmas morning in our kitchen.

We had so many people working in our house and it was SO COLD outside, so we decided to stay in and order dinner to be delivered one afternoon. We’ve used Uber for conveniently getting around Seattle now and then, but had never tried UberEATS. We had a credit to our account so we ordered up a feast.

No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays

Have you heard of UberEATS? It’s really easy to use. We just pulled up the UberEATS app on our cell phone and it showed us all the local restaurants. There were tons to choose from! After we picked one of our favorite restaurants, we were able to see the full menu and place our order. You pay with your card right from your phone so it’s super efficient. We got a confirmation of when to expect the food to arrive and could track the expected delivery time from our phone. Before we knew it, the meal was at our door!

No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays

No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays

No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays

No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays

No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays
No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays

The food was hot and delicious. Best part was we were able to sit down in our living room as a family and just enjoy time together. No prep, no cooking on our electric skillet in the basement :). UberEATS is like having your own personal delivery person who will drive over and pick up your food while you stay comfy in your own home. I think it took only about 33 minutes from the time we placed the order to the time we were sitting down to eat it.

No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays

We were already planning lots of holiday meals so our refrigerators were full. What a treat to have dinner simply brought to us at such a busy time and no mess to clean up! We’ll definitely be utilizing UberEATS again, even this week when mama gets tired of being in the kitchen :). You could even use this service to deliver a meal to someone else; perhaps bless a new mom or someone recovering from surgery with a meal.

No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays

No-Stress Family Meals Over the Holidays

No-Stress Family Meals Over the HolidaysPolka dot pillow source

You’ve probably had a busy holiday season, too, so let UberEATS take care of dinner one night this week and give yourself the night off. The first 50 readers to use the code INSPIRED10 on UberEATS will get $10 off your first order! Plus there’s free delivery on any order over $50 during the month of December, so try it out.

UberEATS is truly a dream service for a busy family around the holidays or anytime you have a lot going on. Have you tried it yet? 

Best Decorating Tips to Drastically Transform Your Home

Best Decorating Tips to Drastically Transform Your Home

Hey friends! I’m pretty much just chilling with my family this week, but I’m getting excited for 2017 because I have so many fun house and home projects and ideas to share with you. :) Hopefully you had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying your last week of 2016, too.

I love to share about all things home every chance I get. You may not be aware of this, but for several years I’ve been a writer at a number of sites around the web, including eBay. eBay isn’t just a place to buy stuff, you can actually read free informative articles, too. I always share links to my articles over on Facebook so my followers there can read them, but I don’t often share them here. A reader pointed out that she enjoys the eBay posts so much that I really should post links to the eBay articles on the blog more often, too. Good point!

So today I’ve pulled together some of my most-popular home-related posts and the best decorating tips I’ve shared on eBay. I hope these ideas will inspire and encourage you as you look forward to all the possibilities in 2017!

Best Decorating Tips to Drastically Transform Your Home:

10 Ways to Bring More Joy to Your Home

5 Most Expensive Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

5 Rules for Selecting Paint Colors

7 Clever Ways to Make Your Home Prettier

5 Ways to Creatively Decorate Your Walls

8 Important Things that Might be Missing from Your Home Decor

5 Ways to Add Farmhouse Style to Your Home

5 Common Mistakes When Decorating a Small Room (Part 1 and Part 2)

Why It Pays to Redecorate Your Home

How to Mix Patterns in Decorating

13 Ways to Transform Furniture You Don’t Love

3 Secrets to Creating a Happier Home

Best Decorating Tips to Drastically Transform Your Home

Best Decorating Tips to Drastically Transform Your Home

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