black friday 2018 + christmas shopping on a budget

black friday 2018 + christmas shopping on a budget

the most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us! thanksgiving truly snuck up on me this year, it’s so hard to fathom that it’s next week! but I know a lot of us are looking forward to black friday shopping, too. I didn’t start utilizing black friday deals until the last few years but I will tell you it is the best way to save on your christmas shopping! obviously there are too many black friday deals to count (let alone post!) so I am sharing items from my christmas list with you and where you can find the best deals!

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favorite instagram accounts, nov 2018

favorite instagram accounts, nov 2018

happy friday friends! I’m working on getting some fun posts up for you guys, but I’m still in the process of getting all the details in order. so, to tide me over until I can do that, I wanted to do something fun + simple – share my current favorites from instagram! it’s so hard to narrow it down to just a few instagram accounts, but I’ll likely do more of these posts because I love getting to share other bloggers or influencers that inspire me in my every day life. be sure to check out their accounts and show them some love + support!

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how to find blog post inspiration

how to find blog post inspiration

hello, my sweet readers! but especially my fellow bloggers. you’ll have to holler in the comments that you’re on here reading this because I’ll be so happy to know I’m not the only one that struggles with blog post ideas! I’ve been (officially) blogging for nearly two and a half years now, but seriously blogging for a little over a year; but I still consider myself a newbie blogger.

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healthier eating on a budget

healthier eating on a budget

I’m the first to admit I know the benefits of healthy eating – but man, oh man, do I know how hard it is to do when you’re on a budget! some weeks I can allot more money towards groceries and it doesn’t feel so bad, but there are other weeks I feel like I’m going to turn into a Ramen noodle if I don’t chill.

I’m not always the best with my money, but the one thing I always have people asking me is how I manage to spend so little on groceries. on average, I spend about $100 a month on my groceries. granted, my big meal of the day is lunch and I tend to snack around it – breakfast and dinner are generally small. but, for those of you that are looking how to make healthier choices and save a little extra money, here’s how I meal plan + prep around a tight budget.

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the distortion of love

the distortion of love

before I get started with this post, I’m not claiming to be a professional when it comes to love – not even in the slightest. I’m just as human + just as flawed as the next person. but as I have listened to a particular song, more and more I have started to wonder what has happened to the concept of love + what it’s supposed to be.

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a year in the making

a year in the making

yesterday officially marked one year since graduating from college, and it’s a crazy pill to try and swallow. a lot can happen in a year, especially a year that stretches you as a person and challenges you to be outside your comfort zone. there are times I miss being a student and being able to feel independent without having to accept full responsibility – so there’s something about this first year right out of college when you feel like you’re squandering because you feel like you’re at the bottom of the totem pole, trying to figure this adulting thing out. and while it’s been intimidating at times, I’ve discovered strengths + independence I never realized I had.

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how blogging has helped my anxiety

how blogging has helped my anxiety

The main problem with anxiety is that you get completely stuck in your head – like, super stuck. You feel like a broken record and no matter how hard you try to talk it out or talk yourself down, you can feel yourself continue to spiral to the point of a physical and mental breakdown.

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