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    Hallway Bathroom Update: Updated Vanity and Lights Featuring Lights.com

    Jun and I are in the home stretch of completing our hallway bathroom DIY renovation! …

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    Friday Favorites Vol. 6: Staying Sane (& Cute) During Self-Quarantine, Breathing to Pass the …

    This is my 2nd week of self-quarantining, and I’ve been biting my nails (figuratively, …

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    Friday Favorites Vol. 5: Coping With COVID-19 Panic, Anxiety Attacks, Self-Quarantine and Social …

    It has been a wild week. I admit that for the weeks leading …

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    The 2021 Kia Seltos: Strength & Style Under $22,000

    Last week I joined the Kia USA family on a road trip to Calabasas to …

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  • 2016 Holiday Giveaway!

    2016 Holiday Giveaway!

    This year is my first holiday for the Baller on a Budget, so I really wanted to do something special for the people who have decided to support me and follow this blog. It truly means a lot that there…

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    My Pit Bull’s Behavior Saved His Life (& My Money)

    My Pit Bull’s Behavior Saved His Life (& My Money)

    This is Skooter, our pit bull. Jun rescued him from my sister’s home, where she discovered him abandoned by his previous owner upon moving in. She’d been taking care of him for some time, but couldn’t continue to do so…

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    Caramel Sweaters to Keep You Cozy

    Caramel Sweaters to Keep You Cozy

        With the Christmas tree up and having already finished Christmas shopping, I really thought it’d be feeling more like the holidays, but I guess because my parents have been out of the country for some time now there’s…

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    The $20 Christmas Gift Guide For Literally Everyone You Know

    The $20 Christmas Gift Guide For Literally Everyone You Know

    If you haven’t completed your Christmas shopping list during Black Friday, chances are you probably haven’t even started shopping yet. Don’t wait until the last minute – rushed shopping often results in thoughtless gifts. Two of the worst feelings in…

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    Affordable Alcohol Vol. I: Clear Liquor & Cocktails

    Affordable Alcohol Vol. I: Clear Liquor & Cocktails

    I remember when my friends and I first turned 21, we’d go to the liquor stores and fund our newfound legal privilege with the cheapest bottles of alcohol we could find. We would proudly come back home with tons of…

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