6 Tips For A Richer Life

posted on April 22, 2013 by  |  posted under Cleaning, Mother's Day, Recipes, Summer  |  3 Comments

6 tips for a richer life

This past month, on HowDoesShe, we have been celebrating many ways to live a richer, more balanced, full life! If we only get to live once, why not make it the VERY best life we can? We have really enjoyed sharing some tips, tricks, and ideas that have worked for us and we hope will help make your life richer, too! In case you missed out, here is a review of what we’ve been sharing. Here are 6 tips for a richer, more full life!

1. Eat Well

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”
Ruth Reichl

Life IS delicious and we can squeeze out all of the best flavor when we take the time to enjoy the best food. Here are a couple of our favorite recipes to whet your appetite!

Amazing Biscotti recipe

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California Carne Adobada Street Tacos with Pineapple, Avocado & Bean Salsa

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2.  Play Often

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw

Playing and laughter is so important (vital, even) to having a rich life. Instilling the love of play in our children, and participating in play with them, keeps them happy and us YOUNG! Here are some ideas for integrating play into our lives:

Bringing Outdoor Spring Activities INDOORS

Keeping  Kids Boredom-Free

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3. Experience Life

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Whether you are an avid traveler, or you are a home body, there is so much to love and to experience about life. We share some travel tips, and tips for making your house a HOME through decorating!

10 Travel Tips

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Unpacking? No. Decorating? Yes.

4. Create Beauty

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” – Dr. Seuss

Being creative is something that is within each of us, in some form. A rich life is one filled with creating. We can tap into our creativity in many ways! Here are just a couple of creative ideas to get the wheels turning:

Cupcake Centerpiece

Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


5. Live Clean

“Cleanliness generates healthiness, which generates other aspects of life and most important security, but if security and healthiness are there without cleanliness then they are sure to collapse.” Ankur Agrawal
My mother would be so proud that I now, as an adult, consider cleanliness a vital part of a rich life. Living clean will improve our health and our peace of mind, which in turn improves every other part of our lives. Here are a couple of tricks to living cleaner in easy ways:

6 DIY Greener Cleaners

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Teaching Children to Help With Spring Cleaning


Spring Clean Your Fridge (and your food)

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6. Love Much

“Love is a language spoken by everyone but understood only by the heart.”

Loving others, loving ourselves, and loving the world around us is where the most profound joy comes from in life. What is life, without love? Taking some time to enjoy others and enjoy nature is very fulfilling and we are sharing a few ideas to inspire:

Connecting With Nature

Tips For Creating Mommy groups

We hope that you have been inspired, this past month, to enrich your life in every way you can. You are amazing, and this life is yours to live! Make it the best!

6 tips for a richer life

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    1. April 23rd, 2013 at 4:53 am
      Get Crafty says:
      This is such a lovely and cheerful post! xx
    2. May 6th, 2013 at 10:49 am
      Melinda says:
      I just found your site...this is amazing! I especially enjoyed reading 6 tips for a richer life.
      So refreshing to see the next generation embracing motherhood and spending time discovering ways to enrich yourself and your family. Keep it up!
    3. August 18th, 2013 at 8:07 am
      Cindy Carter says:
      Need help redoing wall in living room with 18 ft ceiling with fireplace and four
      Windows.... 2 windows on each side of fireplace and two windows straight up at height of ceiling. I have white wood blinds on all four windows. The windows on each side if fireplace are covered but I want do take down and redo. Also have a tapestry over fireplace, but I am so tired of it and want to take it down and try something else. Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I want to send you a few pictures of living room so you can "see" what I am trying to redo. How can I send pics to you?

      Cindy Carter
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