Author: Kris McDonald

Spring is Here! Consider These Healthy Home Renovations

Last week we talked about what to do to create a healthy home from the start when building. It’s great to get a jump on making sure that your home is created with things to keep your home healthy. But, what if you are buying an older home or wanting to update your existing home? Even in a brand new house, there are some things that we want to accomplish in terms of renovations. Some projects were held off to keep the mortgage down. Most of these projects are no very invasive, but some will require some dust and...

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5 Tips for Building a Healthy Home From the Start

Even though I’ve gone through the process of building two homes over the past 12 years, there is still more to learn. Housing technologies,¬†building materials, and processes are always changing. We are always learning more about the materials that go into building our home and whether or not they are good for us. We are learning how to build a healthy home. Asbestos¬†and lead are two items that are no longer used in home building materials. It is now a known fact that both are very bad for our health. Not too long ago I was watching a news...

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The Importance of a Good Education for Your Career

As a mother of 4 children, I strive to help my kids understand the importance of a good education. I’ve been blessed to have kids that seem to love learning. There have been a few bumps along the way, but for the most part, they are brilliant kids, and it shows. They are at ages where they are learning all about how the world works. They are realizing that the more you know about the world around you, the more likely you are to make informed decisions about important things. The importance of a good education is particularly important...

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5+ Tips to Succeed at Your Hustle or Small Business

There are a large number of people in the world that work for themselves. Why? They have found something profitable that they love to do. Some don’t like working for other people. And some may have a hard time holding down a 9-5 job. There is also another set of people that do have a 9-5 job but have a side hustle too. I’ve done both! You have heard my struggle and the reason that I went back to work. If you own and operate a small business, you know how important it is to make the most of...

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5 Things to Think About When Planning a Basement Finishing Project

In the Midwest, we are lucky enough to have basements. In some other parts of the country, they don’t exist. Basements are usually where things like the water heater, furnace and sump pump are housed. However, it doesn’t have to stay as just cold, dark, storage space. Depending on your home plan, when building you may even have the option of upgrading from a half basement to a full basement. Having a full basement will give you plenty of space for storage and living. We opted for the full basement. However, when we moved into our home, one of...

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