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Spruce Up Your Space for the New Year (On a Budget!)

Something about a New Year makes me want to freshen up my space more than usual. If I could, I would redecorate at least one room in my house every 2 or 3 months. I LOVE home decor, especially if it’s budget home decor. There’s something about freshening up a room and making it feel totally different than it did before that just gets all my creative juices flowing. And because I love home decor so much, I’m always itching to try new things when I see them on the shelf at HomeGoods or on Pinterest. But yeah, it’s a pricey habit. …

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Stop Starving at Work! 5 Snacks You NEED in Your Office

Alright, here’s one of my worst habits: I forget to eat. Some of you may be thinking that that doesn’t sound so bad, but trust me, it’s not good. It usually results in me not realizing I’ve skipped a meal until I’m absolutely starving, and have lost all ability to make a smart decision about what I should eat. And then I gorge on like twenty McNuggets and a large fry and a strawberry milkshake and maybe also a cheeseburger and call it good. Until (duh) ten minutes later when I have a headache and stomachache and everything aches, and there goes …

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The Truth About LipSense (from someone who doesn’t sell it!)

I’d seen people raving about LipSense products from SeneGence for a few months on Facebook, but I’m usually not someone who pays much attention to products from direct sales companies. You know? In general I think the products under-deliver and are over-priced. Not to mention, it’s really hard for me to accept a product review from someone who is selling the stuff. You know what I mean? Well, I am not being compensated in any way, shape, or form for this post. Even if you wanted to buy it from me after you read this post, ya can’t. I don’t sell it! So from …

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Outfit of the Week// The Little Red Dress, Teacher Style

Did you know that I’m a teacher by day? I am! You can read more about how I spend my days here, but the gist of it is that I’m 26 year-old who teaches high school students, so I have to put a bit of thought into my teacher style. I’m young and (as you can tell) am not exactly tall. When I first started teaching I dressed way more professional than I do now: blazers, pencil skirts, the whole she-bang. But ultimately it wasn’t really “me” and I think my students could sense that too. I’ve done quite a bit of tweaking …

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My Publishing Journey (so far!)

My dream is to be able to write as my full-time job. Not only this blog, which I love, but the REAL joy of my heart is in writing fiction. So of course, I’m aiming to become a published writer. You can read about my first book here if you’re interested in learning more! In a few weeks I will be publishing the full story of how I finally managed to write my first novel, when I was 23. It was the most magical, exciting process of my life and I cannot wait to tell you all about it! In the meantime, I …