What did you learn in 2018? What are you going to do differently in 2019? Familiar questions, right? I thought so. At the beginning of a new year we look back at the previous year and evaluate how we did. What did you learn that truly stood out to you? What major life events happened? How or what are you going to change this year that’s going to make a difference? What are your new goals and how will you accomplish them? We ask ourselves these questions with the intent to make every new year a little better than the one before. As we’re already almost 3 weeks into 2019 (holy cows!), I reflect back on what truly stood out and had a lasting effect on me in 2018. Major changes, insights, and overall awareness that’s made a noticeable impact on me.
The holidays are a time of fancy lights, extravagant Christmas trees, and lots of festive decorations. All your favorite Instagrammers have picture perfect homes decked out with Christmas decorations EVERYWHERE, and you just want to have a cute home without spending boo-koo bucks. Anyone with me?? I feel ya – so do I. Luckily, I’ve found a few ways to do just that, and I’m sharing them with you here. So why not make your home or apartment fun and festive while saving that extra money to spend on gifts (or more decorations ;P).
I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Which means that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner! And we all know what that means… SHOPPING!! But how can you be smart about your shopping and how much money you spend? Obviously you want to get all those amazing deals on the items you’ve been wanting, but you still want to have money for the ACTUAL holidays. Amiright?
In light of taking a sick day off of work, I thought I’d share a little laugh for those of us with pets. If you’ve ever tried taking pictures with your furry friend, you know it’s not easy! Unless you have a perfectly behaved, never curious, statue as a pet. There’s expectations and then reality of shooting with your pet. Let me show you the reality.
Who here has been to Universal Orlando or Disney World? I may be the only one who HASN’T! So it was super funny to me that I was taking a vacation to Orlando and not even going to Disney or Universal! Seems silly, right? Until you discover the Marriott Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. If you’ve never heard of the Gaylord chains you are truly missing out!! But I’m here to change that. I’ve created a detailed guide below with all the important info you need and a bunch of indulgent photos.
I’m sure you’ve heard the rule about picturing potential purchases with items you already own, right?! Whenever you find something you’re thinking about buying, you should always picture it with at least 3 items you currently own. Doing this allows you to gauge how often you’ll wear it, and the CPW (cost per wear) for it. If you buy a cute skirt that you can only wear with one specific shirt, how often are you really going to wear it?! Say you pay $30 for that skirt and wear it twice — that’s costing you $15 each time you wear it! If you’re a budget shopper like me, you definitely want to get the CPW as low as possible. Another way to do this is to shop with coupons, or sales only! I rarely ever pay full price for an item!!
If you’re anything like me, you always want to have a bomb birthday that you’ll remember for awhile. Well this definitely was! And at the right time too – my super special 25th! It had been nearly a year and a half since I had been to the beach, so I was extra excited to take this mini-vacay for my birthday. Not to mention, I got to spend the entire weekend with my man, who I rarely get to see! Needless to say, I had to plan my outfits with my passion in mind — starting a fashion blog and Instagram account to inspire people.