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Lifestyle

Gift Ideas for Planner Fanatics

Before I got into using planners a few years back  I had no clue how large the community was. Planning is more than just another hobby. For many people it’s a way of life because it gives them control over their time, which in turn decreases anxiety and scatterbrain. If you have a planner in your life trust me when I say there’s really no such thing as too many accessories for them.

They already have all kinds of planner related crap! What more could they possibly want?

Well my friend, I’m so glad that you asked. Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Gift Ideas for the Homebody

If you’re at all like me, you start thinking about gift ideas long before it’s time to even pass them out – no matter the occasion. Christmas will be here in a jiffy! I’ve already explained before why us homebodies are so awesome to have as friends/family. If you want to get us them something meaningful this holiday season, the good news is that we’re usually easy to please in the gift department. Keep in mind that homebodies just love making a house into a home. It’s a place of refuge and rejuvenation for us and for anyone who visits. Continue Reading

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All in Fun, Lifestyle, Writing

Gift Ideas for the Writer in Your Life

I just want to start by saying that this post is in no way an attempt to coax anyone into buying me any of these things. I’m a writer so I’m simply giving you ideas for other writers. *insert smiling with angel halo emoji*

As with all creatively led folks, writers can be a bit complex and difficult to understand. OK maybe that’s just me as a person. Anyway the point is that it may not be easy to think of gifts to get because creatives are seemingly all over the place at times. Don’t worry though, I got you! Here are some things that any writer would appreciate receiving. Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Decorate for the Holidays – Under $50!

If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you know that I’m a frugal gal who loves a good deal. I try to get as much done as I can, while spending as little as I can. Decorating is, like, SO fun and I was so excited for the holiday season that I had my tree up before Thanksgiving. Judge me, IDC.

Even though I’m zealous about this time of the year, I still didn’t want to buy expensive decor especially when it’d be stashed away in just a couple of months. I also enjoy thrifting but I didn’t have the time to run around town hunting for crazy markdowns. I wound up improvising but I pulled it off for less than $50! I’ve decorated on the “dime” before (read about it here) and am sharing my ways with you all over again! Let’s get to it, shall we? Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Real or Fake – Which Tree is Best?

When I was growing up my family had a real Christmas tree every year. We’d load up into the car and head to a tree lot…OK it was more like the corner of a strip mall parking lot with trees already cut down and for sale. We always got the cheaper tree – no fir! Oh the memories!

But I’m an adult now and this is my first year forming my own traditions. The biggest decision for me…real tree or fake tree? Hmmm.

I couldn’t believe that I was even considering a fake tree. My mama raised me better that. But then again mama wasn’t here to help me load and carry a tree from a parking lot. So I decided to use the virtually fool proof Pro/Con list to decide which was best for me. If you’re still undecided on what kind of tree you’ll have for 2016, this could help! Continue Reading

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Relationships

How to Be a Comfort This Holiday Season

We’re coming up on my most favorite time of year again. The holiday season! I’m a Fall baby (#teamlibra) and I love dressing in layers and sipping on warm drinks. This time of year is supposed to be about love, charity and overall togetherness. Personally my heart always feels for the people who had a loved one to pass on. This time of the year can remind them of what they don’t have rather than the things they do have.

Here’s a list of ways to be supportive to a person who might not be feeling the holiday cheer right now. Continue Reading

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Personal

Father’s Day is Not for Single Mothers

It’s not to honor women period.

Sorry not sorry.

Let me go ahead and lay out my parental situation. My mom is a single mother to 3 boys. I’m the only child my parents had together before they split. My father has always been in my life consistently in money and time. Even though my mom raised my brothers without consistent help from their dad I still don’t wish her a happy Father’s Day.

Because she isn’t a father and she never will be. Father’s Day is not for single mothers. Continue Reading

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My Christmas Miracle

“I won’t be coming home for Christmas.”

That’s pretty much what I repeated to all of my family members, and it sucked. I was pretty much set to be in my new home (Georgia) instead of Maryland when Santa was making his rounds. Sad face emoji’s kept coming across my screen as I texted out the unfortunate news. The bottom line was that I had a work obligation on Christmas Eve and it would’ve been too late to make the 9 hour drive after I was finished. And of course, plane tickets were crazy expensive.

So I jokingly kept saying that I was hoping for a Christmas miracle so that I could go home. But I really didn’t expect anything to happen, honestly. Again, joking – haha. Continue Reading

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Freebies

…And We Have a Winner!

Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for! Well, I have anyway…

Entry has closed for the $50 Walmart gift card and holiday candle giveaway, co-hosted with Lex Be Livin’ and The Krystal Diaries and a random winner has been chosen.

It’s the first time a giveaway has been hosted here and I enjoyed seeing all the entries rolling in over the last couple of weeks. It truly is better to give than receive!

And the winner is…

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Thank you to everyone who participated. Don’t fret if you didn’t win this time. I have other things up my sleeve!

Until next time…
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