NIC + ZOE Comfortable Fashions

We all have our favorite shopping sites and fashion favorites and I’m no exception. That’s why when it comes to comfort and style, I turn to stores like NIC + ZOE to give me the artistic look I like.  Mixing and matching has never been easier from bold to causal depending on my destination or engagement.  NIC + ZOE uses high-quality yarns to create comfortable pieces that are unique and affordable in sizes for everyone from petite to plus sizes. With warmer days ahead and vacations on the horizon, like me, I imagine you’ll want casual wear that you can wear anywhere. That’s one of the perks you’ll get with the NIC + ZOE brand. Their goal has been to provide women with a brand to make it easy to live a life full of creatively inspired style.

At NIC + ZOE you’ll be able to find the perfect outfit for any occasion. From playing tourist to taking a cruise, NIC + ZOE has you covered. Comfortable linen pants or the perfect shorts are just a couple of the hundreds of products you’ll find. They provide unique colors, prints, and silhouettes for the everyday casual or active woman. Be sure to find your nearest location for NIC + ZOE so you can shop in person or if you’re like me and you do most of your shopping online, they provide that option as well. You’ll receive free shipping on purchases over $150.


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Shop this look: THE BEGONIA SLIDE, AHOY TOP, EVERYDAY LINEN PANT

NIC + ZOE has an experienced team to bring you the very best for your dollar. Their designs can take you from day to night, from work to weekend and they’re made by women who wanted to get rid of the confinement of uniform type designs to surround you in comfort. Check out all of the new arrivals and sale items. I guarantee there’s something for everyone, regardless of your income or style preference.

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How Should You Choose a New Range For Your Kitchen?

The range you have in your kitchen has an impact on your overall lifestyle. Your kitchen range is arguably one of the most important appliances you choose. It’s functional and depending on how often you cook, it may be something you use every day or even several times a day.

A range is also part of your décor. Nothing makes a kitchen look quite as great as a sleek, high-end range serving as the focal point.

So, if it’s time to replace yours, you might be wondering with all the available choices, how do you pick the right one?

Different Types

Before starting your search, you should know at least the basics of the various kinds of ranges. For example, you may have to have an electric range because you don’t have gas, however, if you do have an available gas line to your kitchen, many people prefer this option because it offers constant heat. There are also dual fuel options, which combine elements of both gas and electric heating.

Another more specific option is the induction range, which is designed to make cooking and boiling times faster.

Freestanding or Slide-In?

Another significant categorical distinction to keep in mind as you’re shopping for kitchen appliances including a kitchen range is whether or not you require something slides in or is freestanding. A freestanding range will have sides that are finished in most cases, and the knobs and controls are located in a backsplash-like setting.

A slide-in range won’t typically have finished sides, although a lot of contractors, designers, and homeowners prefer this option because they have a wider top that goes over kitchen countertops, which gives them a built-in, custom look. Also, these options don’t have a backsplash, which can be good if you want a seamless backsplash throughout your kitchen.

Capacity

While you want your new range to look great, you also want it to work for your lifestyle, and a big consideration here is the capacity. If you only typically cook small meals for yourself or your immediate family, capacity isn’t likely to be a huge concern, and you can go with something a little smaller that’s also likely to be somewhat less expensive.

On the other hand, if you frequently entertain, you might need something with more cubic feet, and the largest options on the market are almost four cubic feet in most cases.

Special Features

Once you’ve decided on the basics, it starts to get fun. Ranges have so many bells and whistles that are available these days, or if you’re budget-conscious, you can still get a great model at a low cost.

If you want something more, you can consider additional features such as dehydration settings for making things like jerky and dried fruits and vegetables, warming drawers, and automatic shut-off features to avoid burning.

What you choose here is really up to your preferences and your needs.

Shopping for a range can be a costly endeavor, but if you do your research ahead of time and know what you need as well as you don’t, it will make for a more seamless buying experience.

 

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Three Crucial Tips for Creating Your Hybrid Home Office

Three Crucial Tips for Creating Your Hybrid Home Office

Imagine ditching the daily grind, working from home and getting down to business on your own terms: living the dream, right?

However, one of the most overlooked aspects of working from home is the importance of a designated office space.

After all, many remote workers don’t have the luxury of a dedicated home office and therefore must make do with the space that they already have. If you’re already in a cramped apartment or simply don’t have the square footage for a designated office, is your journey as a solopreneur sunk?

Absolutely not.

It takes a bit of creativity and some rearranging to make work, but it is possible to create a hybrid home office by understanding how to make the most of you space you already have.

Pick the Right Spot

In most cases, you have three options of meshing an existing space in your home to create an office environment:

  • Your bedroom
  • Your guest room
  • Your living room

Each of these spaces has their distinct advantages and disadvantages. For example, you’re probably most prone to interruptions in your living room if your working hours aren’t confined to the daytime. Similarly, staying cooped up in your bedroom may make you feel a bit claustrophobic as you spend the bulk of your day in the same space.

Ideally, a home office can be placed in a guest room which often goes unoccupied most of the time anyway. This option provides you with the most space as you can invest in a stylish daybed and install a desk in a guest room without feeling cramped.

Make the Most of Your Storage

Considering that you’re going to need to take up as little space as possible, make sure you have storage options that allow for a compact working environment. Whether through home storage hacks such as hanging storage or Ikea-style cubes where you can hide your clutter, it’s important that you take up as little space as possible to give yourself some literal breathing room.

Designate a Space That’s Distraction-Free

Regarding the placement and design of your home office, bear in mind that one of the notorious productivity killer is distractions. Many stay at home workers sadly discover distractions after they’ve set up their office, so don’t make that mistake. Such distractions related to the placement and design of your office include:

Light – Make sure that you control the level of lighting in your room to your preference, either by investing in lamps or sun-blocking shades.

Noise – Noise most definitely impacts your productivity: if your desired office space is adjacent to a window or on the side of your home that faces a busy street or highway, you may want to rethink your placement.

Family – Likewise, you may want to have your office away from the kitchen or your kids’ rooms (think: high traffic areas of your home). Also, make it crystal clear to your family that your office space means serious business. In other words, it’s not a play area, nor is it somewhere where you should be disturbed.

Creating a hybrid home office just plain makes sense if you’re in a cramped space; however, you need to be both smart and selective when it comes to design and placement. Think of it this way: the sooner you get settled in your new space, the sooner you can get down to business.

 

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