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Budget Decorating Floyd Elliott 

Transitioning From Summer To Fall Décor


Good morning, lovely companions! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. We did…and my husband and son gave me a one-hour massage as a gift. They recognised just what this expectant mother required!

I enjoy reading blogs that inspire me to be more creative. Because we rent, my decorating “secret” is to create attractive vignettes and temporary DIY projects… It’s not like knocking down a wall or redecorating a room. Ha! While not all of my favourite home décor websites cater exclusively to renters, you can incorporate elements from them into your own house.

Here are some amazing home decor blogs where I get tonnes of ideas!

I adore the Nester not just because she is the Nester, but also because she is a fellow tenant who enjoys her surroundings. She has made a lovely home and has a strong desire for simplicity, which I like. Her backsplash solution for a renter’s kitchen is brilliant…and yes, it involves hot glue.

It’s tough not to catch the fever while exploring Kevin and Layla’s site because they have such a passionate inventiveness for life and home design. They are skilled stylists, and I admire how they incorporate a vintage feel into every job. Adding individuality to your home decor by using antique, unique objects is a fantastic method to do so.

If you have a piece of furniture that has been crying for a coat of paint but you don’t know where to begin, let me tell you…my friend Shaunna can help. She motivates me to pick up a paintbrush and try something new. Reading her blog motivates me to improve… a better mother, designer, and painter who isn’t afraid to take risks.



COVID vaccinations and children: 11 Myths


You may find it difficult to sort through all of the information you’ve heard as you consider getting your children vaccinated against COVID-19.

Benefits vs. side effects. Children are at danger from COVID. On social media, there are rumours, rumours, and more rumours.

It’s also difficult to tell the difference between facts and lies. With children aged 12 and up eligible for the vaccine and approval set to be extended to younger children in the near future, parents may have legitimate worries as they assess their options.

“Ultimately, parents want to do what is best for their child, and there is reasonable fear of causing them harm,” said Elizabeth Lloyd, M.D., a paediatric infectious disease expert at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

“We recognise that there is a lot of misinformation out there, and we want to assist families in answering any questions that may make them hesitant to vaccinate their children against COVID. We recommend parents to speak with their child’s paediatrician about their concerns.”

Lloyd answers frequently asked questions about the COVID vaccine and children in this video.

Concern: Will my teen’s heart be affected by the COVID-19 vaccine?
Truth: It will have no influence on the hearts of more than 99 percent of children. However, health officials are keeping an eye on a very uncommon case of myocarditis, or heart inflammation, following the immunisation. The symptoms of this hypothesised immunological reaction are usually modest, can be managed with ibuprofen, and go away in a few days.

However, Lloyd points out that infection with COVID itself poses a bigger risk of myocarditis than the vaccine.

“The risk of heart inflammation following immunisation is quite low, and the symptoms are usually transient.” However, if you’re concerned about this danger, keep in mind that COVID-19 infection …

Blogging Floyd Elliott 

Providing children with the skills they need to succeed in life––and getting them started


Every parent wants their children to be successful in life, which includes not just having a good job and a good paycheck, but also being happy. And every parent wonders how they will be able to accomplish this.0c45a4f2-ad13-429f-b71b-6e945ced206b

It’s less about grades and extracurricular activities, according to Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child, and more about a basic set of abilities that help youngsters handle life’s problems as they mature. All of these abilities are categorised as executive function skills, which are used for self-control. People can feel more successful and happy in life if they develop good executive function skills and find strategies to increase them.

What are the five most crucial core competencies?

Being capacity to develop and carry out concrete goals and plans is referred to as planning.
The ability to concentrate on what is vital at any particular time is known as focus.
Self-control is the ability to manage how we react to difficult events as well as our emotions.

Not only are we aware of the people and situations around us, but we are also aware of how we fit within them.

Flexibility is defined as the ability to adjust to changing circumstances.

While children (and adults) can and do gain these abilities throughout their lives, two time periods are particularly important: early childhood (ages 3 to 5) and adolescence/early adulthood (ages 13 to 26). Learning and using these abilities within these windows of opportunity can help children set themselves up for success. We’ll discuss about that initial window of early childhood in this post.…