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    Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving

    #LetsGetReal. Next Thursday will be my 31st birthday. I have no qualms about getting old. In fact, I embrace it. In my teens I always thought 28 was *the* age to be.…

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    6 Closet Decluttering Principles

    I declutter my closet every three months to prep my wardrobe for a brand new season. Think of it like the culinary phrase “mise en place”, or everything in its place. For the…

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    9 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Good

    One of the biggest downsides of apartment living is how easy smells can travel. If I’m frying food or cooking with strong scents, the smell permeates our entire house and latches on…

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    Our Wedding Spending Pie Chart

    Last year I wrote a post on what we had budgeted for different aspects of our wedding. Our original budget post was created when we were planning to have our wedding at a…

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    Design Your Holiday Cards with Basic Invite

    Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love spreading holiday cheer to friends and family in the form of Christmas cards. Not only is it nice to get snail mail but it’s…

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    11 Travel Essentials If You’re Staying in a Hostel

    Hostels may be known for their budget accommodations and shared rooms but no two hostels are alike. I’ve stayed at beautiful places that immediately felt like home (like Squirrel Hostel, pictured) and…

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    I Have Too Many Interests To Have A Hobby

    What are your hobbies? What do you like to do in your spare time? This use to be one of the toughest questions for me to answer because I didn’t have a…

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    Life After Travel

    Like all things, travel has its downsides. Living out of a suitcase, getting sick, loneliness, missing family and friends, dealing with challenges in a new country. For me though the hardest part…

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    The Smaller Moments

    The days are long, but the years are short. I’ve only kept a journal twice in my life. The first time I was 9 and wrote all my deepest desires that a…