Yolanda Ridley

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Simple and Healthy Cranberry Apple Crisp

I am a huge fan of apple crisp. Probably because it’s easier to make than pie (and healthier), but it’s also such a delicious comfort food that is …

How Entertaining Enhances Your Life (and Your Relationship)

The weekend is coming and you’ve decided to have friends over. You’re figuring out what to cook, what to drink and how you’re going to get the house …

The 10 Best Cities for Green Space, Revealed

We're going to go out on a limb here and assume that everyone likes a little greenery. After all, you don't exactly have to be an outdoorsy person to …

Top 10

Dryer Balls: The Healthy Alternative to Toxic Dryer Sheets

The environment that surrounds us so laden with chemicals, toxins and garbage, and sadly this also includes our homes. I am therefore on a new quest …

5 Summer Activities You Should Be Doing In The Fall

There are officially 23 days left of summer and don’t hate me for stating that fact! For many, school has already started and for others it starts …

Goal Setting. Can It Make You Unhappy?

<b>Are you a goal oriented person?</b> Do you have the type of personality that keeps going after your goals until you’ve gotten what you want? Do you cause …

Spiced Chunky Apple Muffins

Spiced Chunky Apple Muffins<p>For many years I’ve had the routine of baking muffins every Sunday morning. It’s the perfect time to relax, unwind and get …

Your Ultimate Guide to Loving Fall: Recipes, Outdoor Fun & More!

Fall is upon us.<p>The change of the season makes us appreciate nature at it’s finest and teaches us that everything in life has a time to flourish and …

12 Unique Gifts for the Tea Lover in Your Life

12 Tea Gifts for Tea Lovers<p>Tea feels good, tastes good and is like a nice warm hug from the inside.<p>Having over 25 varieties of tea in my home, you …

How to Benefit from Facebook Groups - A Bloggers Guide

I have been blogging now for almost 4 full months. There has been a lot to learn, plus great learnings to share. What I have been most surprised …

What to Write about as a New Blogger. 5 Tips to Get You Started.

You’ve spent ages setting up your new blog and have written a few good posts. So, now what?!<p>If you haven’t done so already now is the time to fine …

Happiness Is: 'Get Your Groove On' HAPPY Playlist

It’s hard to deny… in life we turn to music like a good friend. We seek out music to support us when we’re sad, we look to music to celebrate with us …

Dear Future Mama: A Note to ALL Women Who Plan to Conceive

Remember those days in school when we all learned about the birds and the bees? Or think about when you were a teenager and you thought that if you …

A Message to Childless Hopeful Parents

A Message to Childless Hopeful Parents<p>People may think you are not a mom or dad… that you are not a parent, but <b>you are.</b><p><b>YOUR HEART IS LIKE ANY OTHER</b> …

8 Easy and Classic Summer Desserts

Summer is abundant with fresh, gorgeous fruit and when it’s ripe there is usually a LOT of it. So, take advantage of the natural sweet treats mother …

Simple & Delicious Mexican Bean Salad

You’re off to a BBQ this weekend and they asked if you could bring a salad, but what kind of salad?! You want something easy, fast and delicious, …

When getting pregnant isn't easy

Shares 556<p>When you want to get pregnant but can’t, one of the most difficult things to deal with can be the feeling of loneliness and the impression …

How to Shop According to Master Organizer Marie Kondo

You've probably heard of Marie Kondo, the thirty-year-old Japanese woman who has become a powerhouse of the home organization industry and sold two …

Minimalism

Organizing Paperwork at Home in 5 Simple Steps

Our 1940’s bungalow has zero storage. The result: All the paperwork that enters our home during the week ends up in various places in the kitchen …

11 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Bedroom

(Image credit: Foster House)<p>Dealing with a tiny bedroom can be a bit overwhelming — how are you supposed to sleep in there and fit all your stuff in …

Home Depot

Marie Kondo’s illustrated guide to a home that sparks joy

An entranceway that sparks joy<p>As a self-proclaimed tidying freak, I can tell the state of a person’s closets the instant I set foot in the doorway. One client’s front entranceway was jammed with shoes and a bundle of newspapers ready for recycle. Keys, gloves, and delivery forms were strewn …

Minimalism

10 Simple Ways to Save Your Money This Week

You work hard for your money, so being mindful of where it’s going is extremely important to get ahead financially. Whether you’re looking to save …

7 Ways to Save When You Don’t Have Any Extra Cash

No sane person would ever suggest you tackle assembling IKEA furniture without instructions. Yet that’s often what you face when it comes to the far …

The only 3 financial rules you need to get rich

Everyone defines financial success differently. For some, it may mean an early retirement — by the time you turn 40, perhaps — or having enough money …

14 Hacks That Will Save You a Ton of Money

In today’s economy living (and all the expenses associated with it) can become incredibly expensive. This is why we must do our best to save and …

After 10 years as a financial planner, I've realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

That's probably because, as a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances all the time.<p>After nearly 10 years working with some of the brightest people in this city — from social workers to lawyers to Wall Street pros — I've realized almost everyone gets …

Personal Finance

Healthy Cranberry Yogurt Muffins

My healthy cranberry yogurt muffins are originally from my very first cook book that I received as a gift when I was 9. The book is simply called</i> …

Smoothie Love. My Spiced Pear Smoothie.

I am on a serious smoothie kick lately. When it’s hot outside my appetite changes and I can’t eat the same heavy foods I might eat in the winter …

Nutritious Raspberry Spinach Smoothie

Today was one of those days where I was in and out of the house running from one place to the next. So, with just 10 minutes at home around …