The Signs of Depression

Article From: Healthy Living


1. Fatigue

Though a symptom caused by lots of other conditions, when combined with other depression symptoms, fatigue is a tell-tale sign that you have the condition.

People with depression will experience emotional changes that can impact their physical health, making them feel overall more tired and unable to move as quickly. Their thought processes will slow down and they will have very little energy to get up and about, and get things done like they used to.

2. Sleep problems

There are two ways that depression

20 Best Home Decorating Ideas


Read this House Beautiful article and you will be inspired to make some changes!

  1.  Add wallpaper and paint or a few accent colors!
  2.   Add a statement tablecloth for a designer look!
  3.   Re-Organize your bookshelves.
  4.   Turn your floor blue for a POP of color.
  5.    Mix and match chairs for an eclectic look.
  6.    Brighten up built-ins.
  7.    Spruce up window shades.
  8.    Try a patch of wallpaper.
  9.    Make bedding changes.
  10.    Add a modern flair.
  11.    Mix in a new pattern.
  12.    Show off an antique.
  13.    Dress up your hallways.
  14.    Move furniture away from the walls.
  15.    Paint something white.
  16.    Add a cheerful accent color.
  17.    Display a collection.
  18.    Create a statement wall.
  19.    Paint half the wall for a dramatic look.
  20.    Recover the furniture.
  21.    Use a bright colorful curtain.
  22.    Hang art on a bookshelf.

Continue reading 20 Best Home Decorating Ideas

Labor Day Weekend 17 Perfect Recipes

Are you ready for your Labor Day Party?  Time to think ahead it will be here before your know it!  Here are 17 delicious recipes for your next party!

Old Bay Shrimp

Best Summer Berry Trifle

Luchious Lemon Squares

Juicy Steakburgers

Grilled Chicken Breast with Chipolte Honey Vinargrete

Sun Dried Tomato Dip

Grilled Turkey Burgers

Simple Summer Strawberry Cake

Black Bean Salad With Chopolte Honey Vineagrette

Grilled Asparagus and Feta Cheese

Stone Fruit Salad

Fresh Corn Salad with Scallions and Basil

What is your French Country Style?

French Country style is inspired by the  influence of Provence, South of France.   Time worn furniture and homes inspired by vine yards and rolling hills!  Farmhouse colors are Ochare , Dusty Rose and Soft Green.  Cyprus trees, fields of Lavender, Vine yards and Olive trees inspire French Country!  French Country means the art of good living with good food a slower lifestyle and a feeling of going back in time.

There are four styles of French Country:

CHATEAU:  A manor house or residence of the Lord of the Manor.  Chateau denotes wine areas, traditional furniture and art passed from generation to generation. Color scheme is soft shades of Orange, Rust, Red and Pink.


COUNTRY FRENCH: Features include bright colored fabric, textured walls and distressed painted furniture.  Fabrics in Blue, Yellow, Red and White.  Gold framed paintings, Sunflowers and Roosters.


PROVENCAL: Colors from the sun, earth tone, stone, trees, fruit and flowers that are unique to Provencal decor.  Lavender fields, sun flowers, sun ripened tomatoes and olive trees.

PARISIAN:  Bold with color!  Parisian interiors has distinct Paris elements.  Antiques and historical influences are very important to Parisian decor details!










Neutral French Palettes

Neutral colors provide a soft, romantic French Country look. Walls painted in light greige — a blend of beige and gray — complement creamy whites and accents in pale pink, yellow, green or blue.

Warm grays on painted furniture blend with cream, light buttery yellow or earthy ocher or mustard yellow. Rooms layered in neutrals of white, ivory, cream, ecru, oatmeal, beige, brown and gray feel comfortable, yet elegant. Neutral palettes can also be accented with varying shades of green, blue, berry pink, red or yellow. Toile patterns on fabrics, wallpaper or china provide a quintessential French Country look and bring in accent colors of red, blue or green. Mix in patterns of stripes, checks or gingham in the same color. Add textural interest with accent pillows or chair seats covered in burlap and grain-sack cloth.

A Touch of Gold

Gold gilding is a signature element of French interiors and decor. Add a touch of glamour to mirror or picture frames with gold metallic paint. Detail a headboard or dresser painted in white with gold gilding or try a simple stenciled design on a wall or ceiling. Add a thin stripe of gold at chair-rail height on bedroom walls or a golden line around a door or window.

Timeworn Finishes

Mimic the look of lime or chalk whitewash finishes in rural French homes by applying a white or gray semi-transparent stain to untreated wood paneling. Use an opaque stain on previously treated wood. Chalk paint in antique white, blue or gray provides timeworn character to painted furniture and is used for distressed finishes.

Whitewash can be applied to brick with a 1-to-1 ratio of white latex paint to water. Apply the whitewash with a brush, and have a partner come along behind you and wipe it with a rag. Practice distressing and whitewashing techniques on scrap wood or bricks before applying to furniture, paneling and masonry.