Best Door Sweep for Soundproofing a Home

Not everyone can tolerate continuous exposure to high levels of sounds, especially those who need a quiet environment to work from home. Most would consider such a space to be unappealing, even annoying. Since you do not have the option to choose who gets to build a house next to your home, or whatever development that may happen within the next few months or years, you will not know whether a once peaceful place can turn out to be a place where deafening noise and unusual sounds will be constantly heard.

It can quite be suffocating and strenuous to be living in a place like that, and you might at times think of a way to go to a far away, secluded place where you can just retreat and regain your sanity that the raucous city life seem to have taken away from you.

Fortunately, there are several ways that you can do to deaden, if not limit the volume of sound that may get to pass through the gaps and holes within your private space. Even if you have been occupying the space for years now and would like to make the necessary changes to the existing space to make it more conducive for studying and working, you can always do so with the right products and tools.

Why Should You Need to Soundproof Your Home

The most obvious reason for doing so would be to ensure that you can enjoy a more peaceful space whenever you want to. Just imagine how noisy the space could be if all your windows and doors are kept open and there is a small store that is always filled with customers. How much noisier will it be if your neighbor decides to expand or renovate their homes?

Soundproofing is not only necessary in limiting unwanted sounds from passing through the gaps and crevices in the building structure. Making sure that the whole infrastructure has been soundproofed makes it easy for you or anyone in the house who prefers to listen or watch TV on full volume to do so without disturbing your next door neighbors.

Having an appropriately soundproofed home will also help anyone in the house to have a good rest whenever they need to. Remember that an undisturbed sleep is essential to maintaining a good health. Anyone who does not or cannot get the right number of hours of rest or sleep or are those suffering from sleep deprivation will sooner or later experience any of the following health problems: heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, even heart failure.

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Princess Preschool

Princess Preschool

All kids learn differently and not all kids have the same desire and motivation to learn. My daughter didn’t really have any interest in letters, numbers or colors. I tried my best to teach her but nothing caught her attention. After many failed attempts, I decided to create my own teaching method catered to my daughter. This method spotlighted all of her favorite princesses and we called it “Princess Preschool”.

This method worked so well for my daughter and she knew her letters and colors in less than a month. I introduced a letter a day in a short 10 minute time frame. She hasn’t been in a formal preschool before so I needed it to be short, educational and, most importantly, fun. Every letter is assigned to a princess or character from a popular TV show or movie. I focused primarily on letter recognition and colors. We loved this preschool so much that I am sharing it with you all today!

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DIY: Kids Magnet Board Tutorial

DIY: Kids Magnet Board Tutorial

This has been one of my most expensive kid projects, but it has been worth every penny. I started with a dry erase magnetic board from Hobby Lobby foundĀ . The board is $24 but make sure you use a 40% coupon or wait until it goes on sale. To hang the magnet board, I used the screws that came with it and made sure I secured them to the studs in the wall.

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DIY: Beautiful Lego Storage

DIY: Beautiful Lego Storage

We have a Lego problem in our house. My son is obsessed so we have grown to have quite the collection. The problem is his Legos are only allowed in the dining room, at the table, because we have a baby who likes to eat little Legos. I needed to give my son some sort of organization and storage for all his Legos, but all I could find online were plastic stacking containers and kid furniture. Now I would totally use those if I were putting his Legos in his room but I wanted them in the dining room.

The Pink Room

The Pink Room

I always told myself I would never have pink walls in my daughter’s room and here I am sharing a pinkalicious toddler room. Never say never, right? The previous owners painted the bedroom pink and luckily my daughter is obsessed with the color. She now calls it her “princess room”.

Free and Easy Thanksgiving Decor

Free and Easy Thanksgiving Decor

I searched and searched the internet for Thanksgiving decor inspiration and found beautiful ideas I wanted to use but the problem was I didn’t have any of the materials I needed to create that decor. While searching online, I also stumbled upon this quote:

10 Minutes to a Stronger Family

Bedtime is my favorite time of day. I look forward to bedtime on those days where I have lost all control and my kids have stopped listening. I look forward to bedtime because my kids will be asleep and I can have some quiet time. I look forward to bedtime so I can talk to my husband, have a snack, and catch up on TV shows. I love bedtime for so many reasons but, to be honest, my favorite part of bedtime aren’t any of those reasons.

I love the routine of our bedtime. Not the routine of putting on pajamas, cleaning up, or brushing teeth, but what happens after all of those. Once the kids are all ready for bed we all kneel down and say a family prayer together. My oldest son always insists on having his little brother sit on his lap and my daughter always sits on my lap. Then they usually fight over who gets to say the prayer, which is a good fight to have. We always end up saying 2 prayers so nobody feels left out. Then we give everyone hugs and kisses before heading upstairs for bed. The hugs usually turn into wrestling matches with lots of laughing. After that they usually grab the football and start chasing each other around the house laughing. Then we finally stop all the fun and head upstairs to read books. My daughter always yells down the stairs “I love you Dad” and giggles uncontrollably. Then lastly, my oldest son tells my youngest son “Goodnight Asher Bologna Sandwich” because he thinks it is hilarious.

This happens EVERY night. The exact same thing EVERY night. It doesn’t matter if we had a good day or a bad day, we still do it. It doesn’t matter if the kids weren’t listening all day and sat in too many time outs or if they were mad at me for not letting them have dessert because they didn’t finish their dinner, we still do the routine. We all come together at the end of the day and pray and laugh together.

Our routine only lasts about 10 minutes but those 10 minutes make our family stronger. I cherish those 10 minutes of smiles every night. Best part of my day.