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It’s OK to fall behind if you hold yourself accountable

I love planning. I love writing my schedule down in my planner and I love crossing items off my to do list. I hate falling behind. If you couldn’t tell, I’m a Type A person.  However, I have slowly learned to accept that life doesn’t always have to be completely planned out and that it’s OK… Continue reading It’s OK to fall behind if you hold yourself accountable

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Transforming my childhood room + moving tips

I have been living in my dad’s house for a whole three weeks now, although it seems like SO much longer. So far, I can proudly say I have 1. Made the grocery bill go up, but the dining out bill go down; 2. Helped my dad make many decisions more quickly than he would… Continue reading Transforming my childhood room + moving tips

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Thrift with Me + My 5 Top Tips

Nothing makes me feel better than getting a good deal. Well maybe dog cuddles and sushi, but VERY little gets me more hyped than buying something with a major discount. And if you know me, you know I will not buy anything full price unless absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, I haven’t been thrifting for quite some… Continue reading Thrift with Me + My 5 Top Tips

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10 Valentine’s Day ideas during a pandemic

Valentine’s Day is just about here! Whether you’re the type of person who loves going all out for the holiday for friends or a significant other, or someone who absolutely despises the holiday and sneers at corporate America every year for cashing in on love (like me), the day will probably look a bit different… Continue reading 10 Valentine’s Day ideas during a pandemic

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How to plan and achieve realistic New Year’s resolutions

In my last blog post, we spoke about reasons behind making New Year’s resolutions. This time around, I want to touch on how to make New Year’s resolutions that we can actually achieve (which I also spoke about in my latest YouTube video). Yes, I did say that I normally don’t make New Year’s resolutions.… Continue reading How to plan and achieve realistic New Year’s resolutions

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My First Time Making New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve never been one to make a New Year’s resolution(s). I think it’s just too much pressure to put on yourself with the possibility of being disappointed at the end of the year. And who wants to end a year by being mad at themselves for not reaching whatever far-fetched goal they planned? I definitely… Continue reading My First Time Making New Year’s Resolutions

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CA to NJ: To take the best play or the smart play?

Taking chances makes me nervous. It makes a lot of us feel uneasy. Why choose something that might not work out over something stable? Why risk anything? The only answer that I have is life is full of risks, and that’s part of the thrill. Some work out, and some don’t, but as long as… Continue reading CA to NJ: To take the best play or the smart play?

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5 Small Businesses to Support this Holiday Season

I love the small business energy of 2020. With more than 30 million small shops in America, there is one to suit all tastes and needs. If you do need some help, though, I have compiled a list of all the affordable small businesses I have purchased from in recent months. If you need some birthday or holiday shopping… Continue reading 5 Small Businesses to Support this Holiday Season

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4 Black-owned Businesses to Support

It would be naïve to say that coronavirus has not helped the online business community; more so, the big name brands who can offer unbeatable prices and fast shipping (hello, Amazon). However, one thing that that has unexpectedly come out of the coronavirus pandemic is a new wave of support for small businesses. Furthermore, shoppers have been… Continue reading 4 Black-owned Businesses to Support

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25 fun self-care ideas during the pandemic

With so much, yet so little going on right now, you might be getting tired of the usual pandemic self-care tips that people on the Internet and our TV screens have generously afforded us. Have you re-watched Gossip Girl once or twice? Have you done the same hike five times? Do you need a new way to… Continue reading 25 fun self-care ideas during the pandemic