12 Inspirational Girl Boss Quotes


Every once in a while I need a good kick in the butt to get me motivated, so consider this your friendly kick in the tush from yours truly.

Print these out, post them on Instagram, save them as your computer background…do whatever you have to do to remind yourself to chase after your dreams.

You got this, babe.

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7 Reasons Why I Love Blogging

Sharing a few of the many reasons why I love blogging.

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I don’t sleep these days. That pretty much sums up my life.

Juggling a full-time job and a blog isn’t easy, but after five whole years, it’s just a part of who I am and what I do.

Why do I love it so much? Why do I give up hours of Netflix watching and sleeping in on the weekends?

Well, here are a few reasons…

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50 Easy Ways To Save Money

If you’re trying to save money, you’ve come to the right place, my friend!


The most popular post on my blog is this one –> How To Be Rich In Your Twenties.

It seems it’s a pretty valid topic, given that us millennials need all the help we can get in this department.

Between student loans and a ridiculously inflated housing market, if we want to be able to survive on our own, we need to save money.

I repeat: We need to save A LOT of money.

So here are some of my favorite ways to save that don’t take a whole lot of effort.

Because just a few simple lifestyle changes can put a whole bunch of money back in your wallet.

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Adulting 101: 5 Safe Driving Tips


Drinking and driving is illegal. That’s not shocking news.

I think at this point, we all understand the consequences of getting behind the wheel while under the influence, and if we’re smart, we don’t do it.

But you know what else is just as dangerous? Distracted driving. How much do you know about distracted driving?

You can be 100% sober, but if you’re texting or curling your eyelashes while you drive, you’re putting other people, yourself included, at risk.

So here are a couple of safe-driving tips, because you guys are all my friends, and I’d like you to stay as safe as possible.

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First Look Wedding Photos

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought I’d be fun to share my first look wedding photos with you guys.

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When Joe and I were planning our wedding over a year ago, we had to decide whether or not we wanted to have a first look session.

Now, for those of you who don’t know what that means, first look photos are photos you take on your wedding day BEFORE the actual wedding.

Traditionally, the groom doesn’t see the bride until she walks down the aisle. But with first look photos, the bride and groom meet before the ceremony to capture the first moment they see each other.

When I decided that I wanted to take first look photos, sure, I had moments of doubt. Do I want to keep things traditional? Is it really worth the argument with my mom? What if it turns out to be a total disaster? I had all those thoughts.

But let me tell you guys something, it was 100% worth it.

In the craziness of your wedding day, you’re surrounded by people every minute…every hour. So these 20 minutes that I spent with Joe before we said ‘I DO’ were some of my favorite moments of  that day.

Glad Lara Rios captured them on camera.

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The 52 Lists Project | Week 2: List Your Favorite Characters From Books, Movies, Etc.

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Like I explained during Week#1, since one of my big goals for 2017 is to write more frequently, my amazing hubby bought me The 52 Lists Project. If you haven’t heard of it already, The 52 Lists Project is a journal with 52 different writing prompts, one for each week.

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A 3-Point Shot At Curing Cancer

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CoachesvsCancer #CollectiveBias


Basketball has always been a part of my life.

Not because I played basketball. I’m totally not coordinated enough for that.

But my dad played basketball in college, and he’s been coaching in some way, shape or form ever since.

Then there’s my brother. My brother’s  16, and his world revolves around basketball. He plays for his high school team and literally, that’s his life.

So yea, basketball is kind of a huge deal in our family, and that’s why I was really happy when I learned about an initiative called  Coaches vs. Cancer.

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