Earlier this month, I attended ShiftCon, a first of its kind blogger conference – it’s all about green living and the food movement. It’s the perfect conference for me, so I was beyond thrilled to be able to attend this year.
Since it was held in Los Angeles, I was able to drive there. I had to drive my kids all the way to San Diego to stay with my sister, and then all the way up to LA for the conference. Then of course back to San Diego to pick up the kids and back to my sweet mountain home after that.
That’s a lot of driving in one weekend. So I didn’t want to take our all wheel drive SUV to the conference – it uses too much gas! I was so fortunate to be able to drive the 2015 Kia Optima EX Hybrid over the weekend. I drove the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid last year and loved it, so I was thrilled to drive the latest year’s model.
The total trip was around 585 miles over the weekend. See – I told you it was a lot of driving! And guess what? I only used one tank of gas! I didn’t even have to fill up the car until after we got back home. Amazing, amazing, amazing. It made me feel good to drive a very green car to a green living conference
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Having the perfect bathroom does not have to be a herculean task, even if you haven’t got much space to work with. Today, there are more smaller-sized bathrooms than ever – and if you would like to maximise the space in your bathroom and make it look larger than it is, there are some things you can do that don’t involve a major overhaul, a hefty budget, or even too much time, sweat, and effort.
With a few easy and simple changes, you can transform your bathroom and give the illusion of breadth and space as well as make sure that you can make use of every inch of space you have.
Rely on Softer Colours
The colours you choose for your bathroom not only need to be well-coordinated and a perfect match – they also have to be able to lend your bathroom the illusion of space. For this, what you can do is choose softer colours, especially for your bathroom’s walls and flooring. If you are refurbishing your existing bathroom or are creating a new bathroom altogether, opt for more subtle colours for your bathroom floors, such as cream, white, or beige. If you already have an existing bathroom, you can simply paint the walls a lighter colour, such as light green or yellow. If you want to have a bathroom with a more dramatic effect, then just choose stronger and brighter colours for your bath accessories, such as your towels and linen, decorations, and others. [click to continue…]