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Is It The Most Wonderful Time of the Year or Is the Crazy Train About to Arrive? We’re Here to Help!

Is it really true? Did October just fly by and now we find ourselves in November already?! You know what that means. HOLIDAYS! The most wonderful time of year 🙂 It’s time to start decorating the house, entertaining guests, going to parties, shopping, and traveling among other things! All while we juggle our usual day to day activities that are already jam packed. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!! But, I’m not always the best at managing my time in the most productive of ways when there are so many things to juggle. And, what about enjoying the holiday season? Enjoying the holiday season, not just getting through it, is so important. Ever wish you could have the gift of time management before all the festivities get underway? LOOK NO FURTHER! I’ve enlisted the help of friend Jessica Modad. I met Jessica through a networking group I’m part of here in Houston called Women Helping Women Network. Jessica is a strategic life and productivity coach and is going to share her top …

Sunday Post: 4 Finds From Around The Internet This Week

Lessen your chance of colds and flu in the winter months with Vitamin D! With less daylight hours and donning more clothes comes less sunlight exposure and with less sun exposure comes lowered Vitamin D levels being produced naturally by our bodies. I personally use a Vitamin D and Vitamin K liposomal spray, but here are some other ways to get your daily dose. The Best Ways to Boost Vitamin D in Winter I’m always excited this time of year when I see pomegranates in the grocery store! Especially when the seeds are already removed for me 🤗 Removing them can be a little tedious and messy. But once they are out you can use them on salads, yogurt, oatmeal, desserts, or on whatever you want. My favorite way is just eating them on their own. They ar full of healthy benefits! Check it out on Style Craze. 30 Amazing Benefits of Pomegranates for Skin, Hair, and Health My scarves are finally seeing the light of day now that the temperatures have dropped! I love …

Sunday Post: 5 Finds From Around The Internet This Week

It’s a rainy Sunday morning here in Houston as a cool front is blowing through. I actually like mornings like this. Makes you want to linger in bed a little longer. I opted to get up and make some coffee and enjoy the sights and sounds of the storm. Hope you have a great Sunday and enjoy this edition of the Sunday Post! This first one I’ve been thinking about for a while. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase! I probably can’t undo the damage done from sleeping on a cotton pillowcase all my life, but changing now MUST be better than never starting! Do you use a silk pillowcase? 4 Reasons Why You Need A Silk Pillowcase There’s just 9 days until Halloween! Grab some popcorn and a cozy blanket and get ready to be spooked with these scary movies! A friend to watch with you is probably a good idea too!! The 25 Absolute Best Halloween Movies to Watch Right Now Do you try to eat organically as much as possible? Then why not …

Sunday Post: 5 Finds From Around The Internet This Week

I am always running across things on the Internet that I think to myself, “my friends may like to see this”. All to often I’ll forget so I’ve decided to start sharing some with you on a weekly basis here on the ANGELA edit! So grab your coffee, relax, and take a moment to see what I’m sharing this week. I hope you enjoy this new feature! If you haven’t decked out the house for Halloween yet, or you are still in the decorating mode, check out these mantle decorating ideas at Apartment Therapy. I’m loving the Glam Goth look! Your Halloween Mantle 3 Ways: Modern, Glam Goth, and Classic Like to cozy up to a good book? It’s not too late to get your scare on before Halloween! Check out Career Girl Daily for some spooky reads. Stephen King, anyone? 5 Seriously Creepy Books Perfect for Your October Reading List While it’s not cold outside yet, it’s never to soon to be proactive about staving off the flu or colds this winter. Hello Glow …

7 Great Girlfriend Dates That Aren’t Brunch!

You and your girlfriends have done brunch together, painting parties, spa days, and hitting the farmer’s market together to buy local wares, to name a few. Your girlfriends are a great source of fun, sanity, and relaxation! Are you at a loss for new ideas of ways to spend time together? When it comes to bonding with our besties, these are all great ideas! And, who doesn’t love brunch with friends? But sometimes we need a break away from the usual. Sure, we’ll always appreciate a mimosa (or three) with our gal pals, but there’s something to be said for out of the ordinary activities that make us say, “Remember the time that we…?” Here are 7 ideas for your next gal pals date: Spend part of a day riding bikes through a park. Here in Houston we have the fabulous Buffalo Bayou Park. Stretching from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive, the 160-acre Buffalo Bayou Park is one of the country’s great urban green spaces. You can take your own bikes or …

10 Things That We Learned From Hurricane Harvey

We are about 12 days post Hurricane Harvey here in Houston and we are far from being recovered! That will take weeks, months, and as some even say, years… The flooding rains of harvey were unimaginable. There are still roads and neighborhoods under water to this day! There are curbs covered with debris, furniture, appliances, and personal belongings, among other things. There are still people displaced and in need and will continue to be for months to come. We are volunteering our time and giving supplies to those that need it. Our communities have come togehter in BIG ways! And many have come from far away to help us. Thank you! Minimal worries are it’s taking extra long for people to get to work and to get out to help because the roads that ARE open are packed because other roads are closed. There is no denying that there is still a long, long road ahead of us! But I am pretty confident that WE WILL RECOVER SOONER RATHER THAN LATER! Here are 10 things that …

Harvey May Have Destroyed A Lot of Things in Houston But Not Our Humanity!

Harvey, you suck! You brought unimaginable devastation into our lives! You were scary. You were unpredictable. You were relentless. You wreaked havoc for 4+ long days in Houston and our surrounding areas. You destroyed homes, lives, and infrastructure. People were left stranded on rooftops, in their attics, clinging to anything they could waiting for rescue. No food. No water. No end in sight. You took so much from us! But with all that you brought you also brought out the best in people! You brought out the humanity in people! People in our communities and even people from far and wide have come together to help the thousands in need of rescue. Things that that might normally come between us have been forgotten. Race. Religion. Gender. Political party. Sexual orientation. Socioeconomic status. None of this matters! What matters is human life! Helping your neighbors. Helping complete strangers. Thank you to all the first responders whose “job it is to help” by putting your own lives on the line to help others. And thank you to …

What Is Your Rising Sign and How Does It Affect Your Personality

We all know what our astrological sign is…I’m a Capricorn! But, what about your rising sign? My rising sign is Cancer. What does that mean and why would you want to know? Well, one’s rising sign is a very important piece of your astrological profile. The other day Bridgette and I  were talking and I mentioned that I felt that she and I shared a few similar qualities and I went on to explain the concept of rising signs. Bridgette is a Cancer, and as I said, I am a Capricorn. Very different sun signs. Actually, we are astrological opposites! But, Bridgette and I have discovered over the course of our friendship that we do have some similar qualities –  among other things, we both love being at home; we both crave and need alone time; we both feel affects on our mood based on the weather and the moon; we are both quite sentimental and sensitive. I’m guessing that this is due to the fact that my rising sign is Cancer, the same as …

De-Stress According to Your Astrological Sign

According to Well and Good, whether you’re a feisty fire sign or an airy daydreamer, there’s a de-stressing method that fits your unique astrological profile just right. Think of this as your toolkit to regaining that feeling of Zen, regardless of how hectic things get. “Astrology has helped us determine our decorating style, bedroom paint color, travel plans, ideal engagement ring, and so much more—why stop at stress management?” Read on to see how how your astrological sign should de-stress. And, let me know in the comments section at the end if you think they got it right! I think that they hit the nail on the head with mine – Capricorn – having a plan set in place always makes me feel more at ease. Though a good massage never hurts 🙂 Aries: Work out Aries energy can burn bright and hot. When she gets overloaded, the fire can rage out of control. Her best course of action to chill out? Heat up. Raise that body temperature to match the temperature of her spirit …

8 Home Habits That Mean You Are More Intelligent!

I was browsing the Internet earlier today and ran across this post from My Domaine. The title really intrigued me. Might I have any of the “home habits” that mean that I am more intelligent than some of my friends 🙂 Do you? Oh, and by the way, It’s National Ditch Your Resolutions Day today. Appropriate that this article would come out today. Obviously, not by chance…. Here’s the post from My Domaine:  “It’s easy to feel guilty about our bad habits, especially at the start of a new year when overachievers commit to waking up even earlier, working out even more, and being even more organized—leaving the rest of us feeling like lazy slobs. But what if our biggest flaws at home were actually a sign of higher intelligence? According to a variety of studies, our wishful thinking may be true. Finally, you have a witty response to the question, Why is your stuff lying around everywhere again? Or, Can you please stop playing video games? The answer may be as simple as, It …