20 Random Facts About Me

20 random facts about me
Hey loves! So I was tagged by the lovely Hannah from http://www.milltalks.com to answer this “20 Random Facts About Me”! She’s a 20-something lifestyle blogger that loves inspiring others. She talks about blogging, healthy living, travel, DIY & crafts, and more! Be sure to head over to her blog and check out her Q&A post as well! I loved doing this post and I had so much fun filling it out! I really hope that you guys enjoy learning a little more about me and seeing a different kind of post here. So, grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine, and let’s do this. 20 Random facts about me | 1 | When was the last time you cried? Believe it or not, the last time I cried was a few hours ago! I’ve been up all night binge watching Grey’s Anatomy and I got to the part where Derek died, and let’s just say…it was intense. But honestly, I cry super easily. I’m such a sap! 20 Random facts about me | 2 | If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? Umm, lol. I mean I think I would. I’m shy,…
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10 Self Care Tips You NEED

10 Self Care Tips You NEED
This post contains affiliate links which means that if you use my unique link to make a purchase I receive a commission at no additional cost to you. Read the full disclosure here. On Saturday mornings like today, I like things to be a tad bit different. I don’t feel like getting all dressed up really early in the morning. I may not even feel like cooking. I like to be a little lazy. Besides the fact that Saturdays are my Sabbath days, Saturdays are also my designated “self-care” days!  On these days I like to put in a little more effort into my body, my skin, and my mind. I like to feel pampered to say the least. The goal is to feel relaxed, refreshed, and renewed. Here are 10 Self Care Tips You Need! 10 self-care tips you need| Tip #1: Develop an incredible skin care routine On my self care/love Saturdays I love to go the extra mile for my skin. I love a good sheet mask, my facial brush, and toner. Not only is it good for my skin and helps my skin to look smooth, but it also just makes me feel generally good. In…
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5 Steps to Feeling Confident

5 Steps to Feeling Confident
You don’t have to hit google up to know that plenty of people aren’t confident. We’re drowning in self-doubt and insecurities in a social media world where everything is Facetuned to perfection. I get it. I’m obviously not the poster child for confidence and beauty, but I do know a thing or two about trying to gain confidence. After gaining weight from pregnancy and dealing with depression, I developed a mindset of feeling unattractive and therefore attracting more experiences to support that theory. What I mean is, I was the embodiment of low self-esteem. I dressed in sweat pants and t-shirts, refusing to assert myself in places where I would have. I was unhappy. There are plenty of people that feel the way I did, and I’m here to share with you 5 steps to feeling confident. The issue for most of us, is that we believe that confidence is reserved for perfection. Which is totally wrong. We think that we will be more confident if we just lost 30 pounds, wore better clothes, and made new friends. Confidence happens on the inside.  Your clothes, hair, weight, and money have NOTHING to do with confidence. In order to experience this,…
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How to Get Cheap Auto Insurance Under 25

How to get cheap auto insurance under 25
This post (how to get cheap auto insurance under 25) contains affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase using the links I provide to you, I will receive a commission. It doesn’t affect the price you pay at all, it just supports this blog so that I can continue making content. All opinions are my own. Read more about my disclosure policy here.  I’ll be honest with you, if there’s one bill that I HATE paying, it’s car insurance. You pay IN CASE something happens. At least with my electric bill I’m actually using my lights, but with the car insurance I’m hoping that I never have to use it. Long story short, I don’t want to pay a lot for it. Unfortunately, when you’re under 25, like me, you ARE paying a lot (and you probably are if you’re over 25 too). Because the truth is, insurance is expensive. So if you’re under 25, cool. But if you’re over 25, that’s still cool. This is for everyone and anyone! About two weeks ago, my husband bought another car. Nothing brand new, nothing fancy. A 2008 red Mazda, because we just needed a smaller vehicle for our…
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5 Easy Ways To Make Your Small Apartment Look Larger

5 Easy Ways to Make You Small Apartment/House Feel Larger
We are all pretty much magicians at this point! Living lux on a budget, making spaces feel larger, and rocking it out at this thing called adulting!  I’m really surprised at how we’re all still sane! Haha. At any rate, if you haven’t quite figured out the making spaces feel larger part, don’t panic, here’s a guide on 5 Easy ways to make your small apartment feel larger! It’s safe to say that we all love a spacious, larger feeling living area. No matter if you’re into warm + cozy, or miminalism + modern, no one likes small-“feeling” or cluttered spaces! A nice chunk of America is actually middle class – about 49.9%. This means they make anywhere from about $42,000 to $125,000. Monthly, we are talking about $3,500 to just under $10,500. That’s a really nice chunk of change! And I’ll be completely transparent, I haven’t quite made it into middle class yet. Hence, for those of us that are scraping by, or for those of you that just may have a smaller bathroom or whatever, and still want that airy, bright vibe don’t be discouraged. We just have to be a little more creative and finesse a little…
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5 Cheap Ways To Decorate Your Front Door (NO WREATHS)

front door decor
If you’re anything like me, then you want to have a beautiful home. You want it to be chic, luxurious, and cozy. You also want it to be affordable. That’s one of the most important pieces (for me, anyway). So, when it comes to home decor, I like to keep the prices low and the projects easy. When I was trying to decide how to do my own front door, I figured I could share some ideas with all of you. It may sound a little silly to say, but your front door aesthetics are important when it comes to home decor. I’m not saying it’s a big deal and that you should start stressing out if your door isn’t decorated. I’m merely saying that if you care about the look and feel of your home, then the front door is important. Your front door is like the outfit you wear to an interview for a job. It creates a first impression to the people seeing it. Is your door plain white? Goth and dark? Gingerbread house? Whatever your style may be, when people walk up to your house, they feel something. If you’re looking to create a sense of…
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5 Steps for Consistenly Crushing Goals

There’s only two types of people that are looking to reach their goals. THE SCOFFER – you’ve probably read fifty of these posts and watched a countless amount of Youtube videos searching for that one trick that’s going to help you accomplish your goals. THE OPTIMIST – you’re receptive. You too, have absorbed your fair share of content, but you aren’t searching for one thing. You’re taking notes, collecting data, rummaging through the ruff in search of diamonds. In order for advice of any kind to work, whether it’s from this post or your neighbor, you have to be the optimist here. I know, *insert eye roll*, but I’m serious. You can’t look for advice and then come up with 3 different reasons why the advice won’t work. You have to take the advice, apply the advice, and then apply the advice again before coming up with a verdict. So let me clarify something: you can be the optimist and still not be completely confident in the advice. Because I know that sometimes you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work, so you’re insecure about your abilities to change your luck. That’s understandable. But you can’t rule it out before…
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Saying Bye to My Babies

bye babies
September is usually one of my favorite months…like ever. I love the fall time, the fall weather. I love the beautiful colored leaves and the not-so-gruesome-warmy-coolness. But this September everything feels different. I had to say bye to my daughters. 12 days ago on the 14th, my world disappeared. Emory and Eden, my beautiful babies, passed away in mommy and daddy’s arms. It was the most horrendous experience that I’ve ever had to endure. I’m not sure that I’m even still processing anything. It was all so sudden. They had caught a cold, which then turned into a respiratory infection, and with their existing heart defects, they just couldn’t breathe. They were not breathing on their own at all. Eden had completely tired herself out, and my poor baby just had no more fight. On the other hand, Emory was still TRYING to hold on. There was one point where I was watching them, on 70% oxygen, and Emory would stop breathing for a couple seconds because she was just so tired. Then she would get back into it, breathing for her and her sister. She was breathing so hard, that when she was sucking for air (what actually seemed…
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C-section: My Classical Story

First and foremost, let me just start off by saying that if anyone ever says that women aren’t strong, they either have never met one, or they are just plain cruel. And of course they’ve met one, so let’s assume it’s the latter. As I’ve said many times before, being pregnant is hard, but actually giving birth, that’s a completely different monster! No matter if it’s a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section (c-section), it’s always emotional, serious, and important. I can never understand how one mother can give another mother flack based on the way their baby was delivered. It’s just not right to me. C-section mamas already feel like they were basically robbed of the bonding and labor that traditional vaginal delivery mamas get to experience and there is no sense of someone else giving them a hard time on top of it. But, that’s another blog post for another time. ANYWAYS, I had a c-section, and like ANYONE who undergoes that procedure, I was beyond terrified. Actually, terrified doesn’t even begin to describe the type of fear that resonated inside my bones while I was on that table being wheeled to my demise. I really thought I…
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Bad News | How I’m Coping

bad news
Undergoing any type of test can be unbearable sometimes. Not only are you in a situation, but now you have to be tested on it. No matter if it’s a test for education or a medical test. You walk in, and you take the exam, and then it takes what feels like 2 centuries and an additional lifetime for them to come back with your results. It’s perfectly normal, we all get nervous. So in that moment, you know…the moment the doctor walks in and you poke out your chest and pretend you haven’t just spent an hour praying and begging the Lord to work his magic, it can be ultimately relieving to receive that good news. In that moment, it feels like a huge weight is lifted off of your chest. You can now breathe. Inhale. Exhale. You haven’t fainted. You can now swallow without it feeling like you just chewed on a bowl of cactuses. So, what about if you don’t get the good news? What happens when you get the bad news? The doctor walks in and starts off with “Unfortunately…” or “This may be hard to accept, but…” What the hell will you do then? Sure,…
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