3 Things You Must Do If You’re Clueless About Finances

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Hope you guys enjoy today’s guest post  from my friend Mila! Let us know what you think!


I hate money. I really do. Don’t get me wrong, I love SPENDING money, and if I do say so myself I’m still pretty good at saving (despite the spending). I just hate DEALING with it. I know nothing about money and most things related to it. I mean, I still get help from my mom to do my taxes! I always feel like I’m not mentally prepared to handle money issues on my own. How do I invest? What’s the difference between a 1040, a 1040A, and a 1040ez? What is compound interest, and why do I get so little interest in my savings account, but pay a bunch of interest on my school loans?! Why weren’t we taught this stuff in school?!

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10 Gorgeous (and Free) Fall Printables

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Let me start off by saying that I’ve had fall decor in my home since August 1st. I walked into Kirklands, saw all the GORGEOUS Halloween and fall decorations, and that’s it! It’s been fall in my home ever since!

Sure, I live in Miami where we hardly ever seen any fall weather and the leaves definitely don’t change colors, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying my favorite season! I created a fall Pinterest board, set a goal of making at least 3 of those fall recipes over the next couple of months, and I have about 35 fall candles all over the place (this one’s my FAVORITE).

I’ve also become OBSESSED with fall printables, so these were the best of the best that I found online. PS, they’re all FREE! So check them out, print out a couple, and start making your home feel nice and cozy and ready for the fall. Let me know which one’s your favorite!

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Motivation Monday: Do The Work

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I’ve had a crazy week.

On Thursday, I was in the emergency room, diagnosed with vertigo.

WTF were my first thoughts. What the hell is vertigo, and isn’t that something only old people get? Well, this 26 year old couldn’t walk straight Thursday morning so I guess young people get it too.

One injection to my butt later, I was sent home to rest for a couple days.  But despite how tired I was and how badly I wanted to bum out on my couch, I still had work to do.

I still had e-mails that needed to go out, posts that had to be updated, and about 50 other things on my to-do list that I needed to get to. So much freaking work.

But I did it.

And it reminded me of one of my favorite lessons from Lisa Messenger’s Daring & Disruptive (aka, one of the most inspirational book I’ve read in a long time.)

Basically, that we need to do the work.

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5 Key Blogging Lessons From Building A Framework

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I’ve been blogging for almost 6 years now. For 6 years I’ve poured my heart and soul into this blog and at this point, I can’t imagine what my life would look like without it.

It’s funny when I think back at how little I knew about the blogging world when I first started, though. I didn’t know this was a thing. I didn’t know that people took blogging seriously and that it was a potential business and revenue stream.

I just needed a place to freaking vent!

That’s how I got started. And over the past 6 years, I’ve learned more about the blogging space each and every day, and I think that’s probably why I’ve been able to stick with it for so long.

I love that I’m never done learning. I love that every day there’s something new. Every day there’s a new algorithm stirring the pot or a new idea to try or ways to improve my old content. Maybe I’m a total nerd, but I find that so satisfying.

I recently re-read one of my favorite blogging books, Building A Framework, and today I decided to share 5 key blogging lessons that even a seasoned blogger like me can take away from this amazing blogging resource.

Building A Framework

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Blogger Life: Transforming My Home Office With Staples

Thank you, Staples, for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all opinions are my own. #MakeMoreHappen

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For the longest time, I’ve wanted a home office, and today, I’m SO EXCITED to share what it looks like with you guys! It’s still a work-in-progress, but I finally have a dedicated workspace where I can sit down and get some stuff done! It’s just a little corner of my bedroom, but I love it so much and I couldn’t have done it without some help from my friends at Staples and their Copy and Print department.

So let’s talk about this. First things first, I decided that it was finally time to get myself some business cards. And if you’re a creative business owner or a blogger, I highly recommend you get some too. The process was super simple, and that made me happy because I don’t have time for anything complicated these days. I  just downloaded a business card template from Creative Market, edited it in Photoshop, and then uploaded it onto the Staples website and placed my order. The next day, they were ready for pickup!

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7 Must-Haves for Outdoor Entertaining

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Joe and I have been in our new house for almost a year now (how crazy is that?) and since we’re officially grown ups, we’re looking forward to doing a lot of entertaining over the next couple of months.

As excited as we are though, outdoor entertaining is a first for us. Up until we moved into our new home we never really had a backyard, so outdoor entertaining was never our thing. But now we DO have a yard, and I can’t tell you how excited we are to get it all fixed up!

Since I’ve been doing some research lately, I thought I’d share my 7 must-haves for outdoor entertaining. Here’s what I’ve decided we can’t live without.

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Why And How You Should Negotiate Job Offers

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Hi guys! Hope you enjoy today’s guest post from my friend, Trisha! Let us know what you think!


Finding your dream job isn’t easy. For many of us it’s not even a feasible option. However, two traits that are absolutely essential to your job searching success are patience and persistence. It’s so easy to become discouraged when searching for a new job, especially if you are in a bind. Yet, the sense of accomplishment and security you can feel when you land a great job is priceless.

What’s more, landing a new job (even if it is not your forever job) entails a great deal of dedication to your new employer. Basically, if you’re going to be spending 40 plus hours a week doing said job, you should be respected as an employee and be compensated according to your expertise regardless of gender, race, or religion.

The fact of the matter is, the pay gap is real. Statistics show that men are being paid significantly more than women. Raising awareness about this issue is the only sure-fire way to end such inequality, but in the meantime negotiating your salary is one way to even the playing field for all those involved in the employment game.

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