81 Tips for Fine Living

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The ability to live one’s life with style and refinement is what I call fine living. Fine Living is a choice as much it is a lifestyle and if you want to live life more fully and vibrantly then you have come to the right place. The purpose of The Domestic Life Stylist is to direct readers to goods, products, resources and services that will help cultivate a life that is filled with finesse and style. Living a rich life is not just for the rich.

81 Tips for Fine Living

Each person is responsible for styling the life that they want to live. So why not style a life that is beautiful, breathtaking and fabulous?

Here some easy ways to incorporate fine living into your everyday life:


    1.Shop the farmers market when available.

    2.Incorporate greens like kale into your family’s diet

    3. Use center cut bacon

    4.Serve yogurt parfait in a fancy glass

    5.Use fresh herbs

    6.Make pancakes from scratch

    7.Make “fancy sounding” meals like frittata at home

    8.Try some superfoods

    9.Avoid the dirty dozen

    10.Use real chocolate for homemade hot chocolate

    11.Use fresh garlic

    12.Try a new recipe

    13.baby food at home

    14.Upgrade the classics

    15.Eat foods in season

    16.Indulge in dark chocolate

    17.Use maple syrup instead of “pancake syrup”

    18.Use fresh cracked pepper


19.Throw a fancy tea party

20.Have a mom’s night out

21.Throw at least one marvelous party

22.Enjoy each season

23.Make amazing memories with your family

24.Watch the sunset

25.Visit the pumpkin patch every year

26.Have a staycation: act like a tourist



27.Take a fabulous trip

28.Visit a swanky hotel

29.Get a passport

30.Plan to travel at least once a year

31.Embrace travel at every age, every stage of life



32.Buy a hotel robe or invest in your own

33.Set the table

34.Pull out fine dinnerware during the week…not just special occasions

35.Do something amazing with family photos

36.Keep fresh flowers and real plants in your home

37.Buy a custom rubber stamp

38.Get matching hangers

39.Hire a house cleaner

40.Buy some Egyptian cotton sheets

41.Play jazz, light classical music during busy times like when getting dinner ready

42.Light candles and use amazing scents to create ambiance



43.Buy full size versions of sample products you love

44.Try a different hairstyle

45.Find a great hat

46.Tailor clothes for a great fit

47.Invest in statement jewelry

48.Whiten your smile

49.Treat yourself to a pedicure

50.Buy a bold new lipstick

51.Exfoliate your skin

52.Shape your eyebrows

53.Invest in quality clothing basics

54.Wear sunscreen



55.Begin each day in gratitude and prayer

56.Fuel your passion

57.Write hand written notes

58.Take professional family photos

59.Go to dinner just because

60.Take fabulous photos using posing tricks and secrets…celebrities don’t have to have all the fun

61.Get rid of mismatched and worn-out underwear

62.Get a cool app

63.Buy flowers just because

64.Draw a bath

65.Explore other cultures

66.Celebrate your birthday every year

67.Actually try most of the things you “pin

68.Discover your signature fragrance

69.Deviate from “safe” fonts (Times New Roman, Arial )

70.Outsource tasks that you don’t enjoy

71.Send customized Christmas cards

72.Only patronize businesses you love

73.Learn a new language

74.Choose a personal theme song

75.Use personalized stationary

76.Buy new toss pillows

77.Dance like no one is watching

78.When you have the option to monogram or personalize- Do it

79.Find ways to get active

80.Live the life of your dreams

81.Live life at home with finesse and style

Live Life with Finesse and Style™


  1. Thanks so much for linking to my chamomile and orage sugar scrub to exfoliate! :)

  2. In the pursuit of fine living, I’m going to work on #32. Maybe it’s just my family, but it’s how busy families can get to the point that we don’t think to set the table, something we only do on the weekends.

    • No it’s just not you…some days will always be better than others. People live busy lives. Good thing we get to start over every 24 hours.

  3. I totally agree with your list and find that I already do lots of these things. I love it!

  4. Such a great list! My kids love it when I light candles for dinner. I think I’ll surprise them tonight.

    I’d love for you to share this list at my Motivation Monday linky party: http://www.alifeinbalance.net/motivation-monday-linky-party-81/

  5. letwhylead says:

    Aw, just wanted to say thanks for including my week of hairstyles in this awesome roundup! I just today bought myself a little statement necklace, and I think next up is some eyebrow grooming! :)

    • LisaDLS says:

      Yes…eye brow grooming is my trick for making it look like I have it together, even if I may not. It just takes five minutes and between 10-20 bucks. An instant face lift!

  6. Love it! Thanks for sharing this great list! Just came over from Mom It Forward.

  7. Great tips! Introducing a little beauty into the every day isn’t as difficult as it sounds!

  8. I really love seeing such a comprehensive list. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me today!

  9. I like this list. I do some of these but certainly can add in more. I did serve takeout on cut glass last week though. :)

  10. I absolutely love this list! Everyone can create a fabulous lifestyle.

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