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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Eco-Friendly Sea Bags from Maine #seabagsighting

Disclosure: I received a sample product. Opinions 100% my own.

If you went into my closet, you would a variety of bags in all shapes and sizes. I love bags. I am always on the lookout for new ones as well. My bags tend not to last a long time because I use them for everything. I travel with them. Shop with them. I have a bag for every occasion and, if I don't, I get one!

When I was asked to review a one of the bags from the Sea Bag from Maine Spring Catalog, I jumped at the chance because bags! I had heard of Sea Bags before from a friend who swears by hers.

I received the Aquamarine Sea Turtle Tote and it is so cute. It is perfect for summertime, I cannot wait to take this to the beach or on my vacation. It will hold my towel and sunscreen. It is also large enough to hold my Kindle. a water bottle and other accessories. We are thinking about taking a trip to Hawaii or Maine this year. Luckily, wherever we decide to go, the Sea Bag will be the perfect traveling companion.

What I love about Sea Bags is that they are made from sails. The products are made from recycled  sail cloth and handcrafted in Portland Maine. Sea Bags have tons of items like bags, totes, wristlets and home goods. The designs are fun and nautical.

This bag is also great for shopping. Because I like to reuse bags to help make the world a little greener, I used my bag to go to the grocery store. It was large enough to carry my fruits, veggies, bread and even some wine! Because the bags are so sturdy, it was easy to pack it without worrying that it would break.

By using recycled sail cloth, the bags are sustainable and perfect for those who like eco-friendly options. They are perfect for traveling, shopping or just as an every day bag. Check out the Spring Catalog at Remember, if you want a stylish, sturdy, quality bag, Sea Bags are a great option!

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The 3 Best Ways to Save Money through Smart Living

Now that you’ve discovered the benefits of luxury living in apartments similar to those at The Glen or The Village, you may have noticed that it costs more to live in high-end luxurious places like this. So it’s time to focus on saving money, and the easiest way to accomplish this is through frugal, smart living and tightening your purse strings in certain situations.

As an example, let’s say your dream apartment costs more than you can typically afford based on your current lifestyle. If you’re willing to make some changes and a sacrifice or two, you can live in this luxurious apartment. You’ll just need to become more frugal and money conscious in other areas, but you’ll still have the opportunity to live a comfortable yet lavish life.

Now that we’ve covered the basics, it’s time to discover some powerful smart living tips. These tips will make it simple for you to begin saving money, which will ultimately make it possible to afford to pay higher rent or mortgage payments if you plan to buy or lease a luxury apartment. Let’s take a look at three ways to use smart living to save money right now.

Service Provider Hiring Methodology

As the owner of a luxury apartment, you can bet your bottom dollar that things are going to break from time to time and you’ll need local companies to help fix them. As an example, if your plumbing is suddenly on the fritz, you can contact local plumbers through PlumbingFix and find an amazing company to help with repairs. Or you may need the assistance from HVAC repair services, electricians, and carpenters.

In an effort to save money, you shouldn’t hire the first company to come along. In fact, your goal should be to meet with many businesses providing household repairs. Find 10 plumbers and interview them. See which ones offer the lowest prices. Next, find 10 carpenters and do the same thing.
At the end of the day, you should get a detailed quote from each and every repair company you call when you have a specific problem. If you’re confident that they can do a good job, you should have no trouble hiring the one charging the lowest price. So look at as many service providers as you feel comfortable with, find out their prices, and choose the one giving you the best deal.

Avoid Shopping Whenever Possible

If you’re like most people, you’ll feel a sudden urge to spend money the second you set foot into a store. So instead of putting yourself in harm’s way by being tempted to spend cash on things you don’t really need, you should do yourself a favor and avoid the shops altogether.

This holds true for the shops online as well. If you typically go to Amazon, Walmart, or Target online and buy things whenever you’re on those websites, it’s time to block them from your web browser and avoid them at all costs. You’ll avoid spending money you need this way and you’ll have an easier time paying for your wonderful luxury apartment.

Cancel Services No Longer Being Used

Do you still watch TV on Netflix? If not, it’s time to cancel the service even if you like it. The same holds true for cable, Amazon Prime, your Barnes & Noble membership, or anything else you can think of. These monthly or yearly memberships cost a pretty penny, and you’ll be able to save a decent amount of money as soon as you cancel them and remove them from your life entirely.


It may seem impossible to save money right now, but you can do it if you use the advice shared today. Make the necessary changes in your life to cut down on extraneous bills and you’ll have no trouble paying for your beautiful luxury apartment.