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    How to Plan the Perfect Staycation

    June 22, 2019

    We all know that prolonged breaks from work are beneficial to our mental and physical health. However, in a world where time is a commodity — and traveling is so stinkin’ expensive — it may be difficult to nail down when and where your next vacation will take place. Thankfully, you don’t need to take…

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    How to Create a Space You Love (Even While You’re Renting)

    June 18, 2019

    The year is 2019 and it’s time to clear the air: there is decidedly nothing wrong with renting. That’s right — despite the gripes and groans of those Boomer / early Gen-X relatives of yours (you know who you are!), renting is a perfectly normal way of finding a space of your own without committing…

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    How We Reclaimed Our Finances in 2018 (And How You Can, Too!)

    December 30, 2018

    I know what you’re probably thinking: “Hey, didn’t she publish a whole blog post denouncing New Year’s resolutions this time last year?” And, in a way, I did! However, I think the most important takeaway from last year’s piece was that we should never base our goals and aspirations off of what’s currently trending. Instead,…

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    My Updated Morning Skin Care Routine: Winter 2018

    December 2, 2018

    Happy second day of December! This month has to be one of my favorites out of the entire year, what with all of the holiday cheer, Christmas lights, and cold weather it brings. While I may enjoy all of the blustery and snowy days, my skin certainly does not. So, I’ve recently taken the time…

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    The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Part Two

    November 27, 2018

    Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the holiday season has officially begun! If you’re anything like me, you go all out for this time of year, prepping your gift lists and mapping out your seasonal home decor months in advance. Sometimes, though, no matter how much time you put into these preparations, your plans…

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    Style Staples | Fall 2018

    October 30, 2018

    Although it felt like it took much longer to arrive this year, fall is finally in full swing. With temperatures still ranging anywhere between 50 and 70 degrees in a given week, though, many of us are still struggling to strike the right balance between wearing transitional layers and straight-up sweaters. With that in mind,…

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    How to Do Valentine’s Day on a Budget

    February 7, 2018

    Whether you and your significant other are still in school, or are just figuring out your adult life like my husband and I are, it’s possible you’re absolutely stressed out by the idea of planning the perfect Valentine’s Day festivities. However, I feel it’s important to note that you don’t have to go all out…

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    In 2018, Let’s Rid Ourselves of Resolutions

    January 6, 2018

    It’s no secret that a lot of people treat a new year as an opportunity to start out with an entirely clean slate, leaving behind any and all negativity, bad habits, and every other stressor imaginable. Unfortunately, though, that “new year, new me” philosophy is not always so simple. After all, countless studies have concluded…

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    Skincare Series: Winter Edition

    December 30, 2017

    As frigid temperatures settle in to stay, you may be thinking of the ways you can winterize the important things in your life — namely, your car, your house and, sometimes, even your office space. However, as we focus on protecting these and other items, we often forget to winterize something even more important: our…

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    The Ultimate Last-Minute Gift Guide

    December 14, 2017

    If you are anything like me, you love getting your Christmas shopping done in one fell swoop, and usually on major shopping days like Black Friday or Cyber Monday. However, this year, I have found myself struggling to find the perfect gift(s) for everybody on my list. Perhaps it is because I have a little…

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