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Entering the World of Blogging and Social Media Consulting

I know, you’re shocked. What happened to blogging, you ask? Well, blogging definitely isn’t going away. Throughout the past few months, blogging and even Instagram marketing have been such a whirlwind experience filled with new friends, opportunities, and even new epiphanies about myself. I wouldn’t change it for the world. I don’t consider myself a…

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How to Manifest the Life You’ve Always Wanted

I’m huge on spirituality and energy. People who’ve just met me can’t help but shake their heads or roll their eyes when I talk about the universe, souls, vibrations, energy, and auras. Truthfully, I used to be a tar-black soul. I was angry all the time, and my life always seemed terrible. Bad things were…

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Staycation Planning (Coat: $25)

“I need a vacation.” Yep, I’m overdue to say that phrase. I never realized how tiresome being a full-time blogger could be! Although some amazing things are happening, I do feel a little worn-out from working double-time. Of course, the work is very fulfilling and I love what I do, but I think I need a…

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The Winter Bod Phenomenon (Poncho: $22.90)

With every year that passes I’ve grown to discover the patterns of my body that many people can probably relate to. Come January, nothing fits, and I usually have to wear oversized clothes and leggings until most of the holiday weight has been worked off. From Halloween candy, Thanksgiving meals, Christmas parties to excessive drinking…

A Tale of Two Neighbors: My Love Story

You know that famous saying, “the love of your life will come when you least expect it”? Sometimes I feel like my life could so easily be a movie, because that’s exactly how I felt when I met my neighbor. It was 2011, and I’d just gotten out of an almost 6-year stunted relationship that…