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Self-Care Gift Guide

My approach to buying gifts for those I care about has changed a lot over the past few years. As an overthinker, you can bet that I overthink the shit out of gift buying. Which I guess isn’t entirely bad. I find myself pondering things like… will this better their life? Will it bring them happiness? Is this a gift that will make them a better person in some way? Will it bring a smile to their face each time they see it or use it? Maybe it is just me, but I would rather spend my…

The Calm Before the Storm – Proactive Stress Relief

There are phases which are extra tough and push us in ways we never thought was possible. It could be a new job that is at a higher skill level, becoming a parent or moving to a new country. Looking at these changes and not get overwhelmed is hard. Choosing to look at life’s challenges as opportunities and push them to thrive can make us stronger. I believe life’s challenges can bring out the best in us. Being aware and taking care of our mind and body can make a huge difference in energy levels and…

Fall Beauty Essentials 2017

We are well into Fall now and there is really no turning back. It is going to get colder, drier and darker from this point on. It is true! But hey, it is not all dark and depressing. Fall is also pretty cozy, cute, festive and warm. Although I consider myself nowhere near the kind of beauty guru who knows about the trends of seasons. I still wanted to share what I am loving so far this fall. Mainly because I love reading these kinds of post and because I need to share this with someone! I hope you find…

Now Live: Fall Feelings Blogging Party

Welcome to Scale it Simple’s annual Fall Feeling Blogging Party! To me, fall is such an inspirational time for blogging. And there is no better way for me to get into the creative spirit than by throwing a blog party! There is simply nothing better than writing, reading, and connecting. If you agree then this is the place for you! So grab your favorite steamy beverage, turn on a festive flick and let’s get this party started! The rules are simple. 1. Choose one of your favorite blog posts from your own blog. Any and all kinds of…

Your Invite: Fall Feelings Blogging Party

You have been invited to Scale it Simple’s Fall Feelings Blog Party! Yay! What better way to embrace the beautiful and cozy feelings of fall than to bundle up with your favorite fuzzy blanket, read some awesome blog posts and meet new blogging friends? This blogging party will be an opportunity for you to share your blog posts with a larger community. And connect with like-minded creative people! There is no theme for this blogging party, all posts are welcome as long as they are tasteful and the content is appropriate! Fashion, crafts, lifestyle, fiction, beauty, recipes, blogging…

5 Spine Chilling Book Recommendations

Fall is in full swing. The leaves are finally turning the most beautiful shades of red, orange, brown. The air is crisp. I just love fall and all its spooky magic. It’s spooky and spine-chilling magic. Another perk of Fall is of course reading! When fall rolls around my reading endeavors usually amp up a bit. You know fuzzy blankets, tea, and all that reading coziness. It is not only my reading habits that change but also the material. October is the perfect month to start a spiritual or spooky read. Nothing too scary of course, a…

Most Attractive Places To Visit In Istanbul

Istanbul is literally located in the middle of the World. People come to visit Istanbul from the Far East, the Middle East as well as the Europe, USA, Australia, and Canada. Istanbul steps forward with its natural beauty: The Bosphorus Strait which connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Black Sea. Besides, it has very valuable historic sights to visit. Istanbul is a place where you may enjoy the ancient history as well as the medieval history. For instance, Constantinople’s (Istanbul’s former name) Hippodrome is of Roman heritage so it’s considered as the ancient history. Hagia Sophia…

Brilliant Travel Tips To Save Money & Enjoy Your Vacation

Travel is a huge passion of mine and I would love nothing more than to visit beautiful historic cities every other week. However, let’s be real. I am not rich and most of you probably are not either. But that does not mean we can’t enjoy a vacation every now and again. We just have to be smart about it. Save smarter, spend smarter. Here to help you enjoy the vacation of your dreams and save some extra doe in the process is blogger Michelle McGregor. She is sharing her experience as an avid traveler with…

Life Updates: Vol. III – Goodbyes are Hard

In Buddhism, we are always talking about attachment. Attachment to people, material things, feelings, thoughts, everything. So I am really trying to check myself here lately because… I am moving. Being a Buddhist is hard. My relationship with this old apartment of mine runs pretty deep. In fact my feelings kind of surprise me. I moved in almost 4 years ago. Wide-eyed and ready to grab change and my life by the short and curlies. I found this cute little apartment that was a great price in a great location. The timing was right so I went for…

Fall Feelings

We made it, here we are. Fall has arrived, crept right into our lap and cuddled up like an old cat trying to settle in and get comfy. Or something like that. I never used to be a big fan of Fall. It’s not that I didn’t like Fall, I just didn’t care either way. I guess I never really paid attention to the subtleties of routines. I spent a lot of time just doing and going and moving. The past few years I have been more aware and awake. Awake to my surroundings…