Oh, Valentine’s Day… It is THE corniest holiday and if you’re #SingleLikeMe, it’s either a bummer or just another day. I am not embarrassed to admit I want to participate in this holiday too! This year, instead of swooping in on marked down candy*, I am taking time to participate in a more meaningful way. I set aside time to reflect on self love and developed a few journal prompts to help jumpstart your self love journey too!
*Just kidding. I am going IN. Continue Reading
The glow up doesn’t have to be one big overnight transformation! A few tweaks to your routine and investment in key items can really make all the difference in your mood. Over the last few months, I’ve made simple adjustments to my home and routine that have helped me level up. You also deserve nice things – treat yo’self, sis!
Improve and simplify your busy life with this tiny list of tiny things that are all under $25! Continue Reading
Hey, y’all! I am writing a short and sweet post to show you how I saved over $100 on high end skincare! Today, I noticed my facial cleanser was running out and was BUMMED! The retail value of my cleanser is $40 and I’m not quick to spend money (though this product is totally worth it!). So, I did what I do best:
Research! Time for some good old fashioned price comparison (swear, this is an actual hobby).
It’s the new year, y’all! Aren’t you so excited? Like many others, I am sure you have big resolutions for 2018. Let me guess, you want to achieve your dream body, improve mental health, travel the world, make more money, practice minimalism, and on and on.
I bet this isn’t the first year you’ve set this particular goal for yourself. And that’s okay. You’re not the only one: Only 8% of people achieve their new year goals.
Good thing the advent of 2018 is a great time to hit reset and try again!
If you’re serious AF about achieving your goals for this year, I’ve got you. I’ve created a free New Year’s Resolution Worksheet to get you started! Continue Reading
Once a month, I have a “no spend weekend” and encourage others online to participate with me (#NoSpendWknd). I started challenging myself to limit my spending days as a way to become a more intentional with my money. Continue Reading
It is not an understatement when I say, I love podcasts!
If you haven’t heard, I even have a podcast of my very own. Looking for comedic political analysis and millennial foolishness? Check out The Caudacity Podcast after this post!
I started listening to podcasts before they were cool (10+ years ago = street cred) and currently subscribe to around 15 shows (obsessed, much?). I don’t listen to all of them on a regular basis, but I listen to certain shows depending on what I need in that moment.
Today, I am sharing my favorite podcasts that have helped me glow up financially, spiritually, and inspire me creatively. Continue Reading
Your big dreams are likely going to end in failure.
Hear me out.
You have big dreams. Oprah has big dreams. The difference between you and Oprah? At some point, Oprah stopped dreaming and started doing.
This is a simple, but powerful, reminder: actions speak louder than words.
It’s fun to dream. It feels productive to read blogs and write goals in your journal. We spend hours, days, YEARS, talking about our dreams with friends. Time passes and the dream lives on, but you are not any closer to achieving your vision. Continue Reading
“I’m gonna pop some taaaaags!” (Thrift Shop, Macklemore)
Thrifting is an art. Perhaps even a sport. My mother would be considered a competitive thrifter – finding exquisite pieces for a fraction of the original price. She knew where all the best deals were and which stores had the most quality items.
Luckily, I picked up this penchant for thrifting. Whenever I am looking for something specific, I will price compare until the cows come home. I toggle between websites for ages, drive around from store to store and raid the sale rack. If I can get exactly what I’m looking for at a decent price, it’s worth the time.
If you just aren’t into shopping, don’t have the time, or are brand new to thrifting – I’ve got you, boo! Below are my top 10 tricks for thrifting. Do you have any thrifting tips? Comment below! Continue Reading
I have saved hundreds of dollars with these little known tips and now you can too! Don’t play yourself, a little bit goes a long way. Start saving here and there and it will pay off in the long run. Do you have any other tricks that work for you?
Write a buy list
Physically write down the items you wish to buy (description, price, reason for purchase) on a piece of paper or in a notebook. It’s easy to add things to the Amazon wishlist without thinking, but something about writing it down makes it more real (similar to the argument that cash slows spending because you can feel and see it leaving your hands – it’s more real). Continue Reading
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Auntie Maxine Waters made this phrase go viral, but the concept? Old as time (get it?). We all have 24 hours in a day – even Beyonce. What you do with this time will set you apart from your peers. When you are intentional with your time, you will see major changes in your life. All of those big dreams that seem impossible will become within reach.
Related post link to why big dreaming leads to failure…
I am currently reading The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey and he says, “It’s what you do with your waking hours… that makes the difference in how productive you are”
Managing your time is not easy when you have others encroaching on your time, energy, and attention. This is why you need a few tips on how to reclaim your time and design your days that get you closer to the life of your dreams. Continue Reading