• financial,  lifestyle

    Life Changing Apps

    Apps can be life changing. We often let our phones and technology take over our lives. However, instead of letting technology run us, we need to use it to our advantage. I want to spend less time on my phone this year. This means that when I use my phone I want it to be important and not just a time suck like mindlessly scrolling on Instagram. Life Changing Apps to Keep Google Keep. Perfect for list-making and being organized. Social Media apps. The big thing to do with these is to follow people you want to follow. Don’t compromise on this one. Otherwise, they become a time waster and…

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    The Power of Manifesting

    The Power of Manifesting has been an interesting topic for me recently. The Secret is about manifestation. I read the book when I was younger. However, I definitely didn’t get much out of it. Okay, this is probably because when I say “read” I really mean barely skimmed. I always create goals at the start of each year. They’re kind of like my manifestations for the year. Manifestation is defined as “the action or fact showing from an abstract idea”. It’s also defined as “a version or incarnation of someone or something”. I’ve been listening to Tori DeSimone’s podcast and she talks a lot about the power of manifesting. However,…

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    Bank Accounts

    Bank accounts can either work for you a little or work for you a lot. Have you heard of the term passive income? This essentially means that you are earning money while doing nothing. For instance, rental properties are often passive incomes because you don’t really have to do much outside of regular maintenance (depending on your terms) and keeping a tenant. The stock market can also be a passive income. On the other hand, active income is where you are physically working for the money. This is like your day job where you earn a salary. I’m all about your savings account working for you! Savings Accounts The best…

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    Invest in Yourself

    Invest in yourself. You can invest in yourself in so many ways that are good for you! Invest in Yourself Financially Create stocks | I use the Robinhood app for micro-investing. The app allows you to buy micro shares (aka not a whole share). If you use this link you and I will both get a free share! Stocks are a great way to increase your financial net worth. Have a high yield savings account | Create a high yield savings account so your money grows for you! Create a budget | Create an actual budget that you can stick to. If you aren’t sticking to the budget you will…

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    Amazon Workout Finds

    Amazon has tons of great workout finds! I’m spending a lot of time this year focusing on my mental and physical health, and I love finding stuff on Amazon to use to workout. I have a Beachbody account (not a coach!). Obe fitness is similar, however, are stand-alone classes, while Beachbody are more comprehensive programs. The Amazon Workout Finds Disclaimer: I am a member of Amazon Affiliate Program and may receive compensation with your purchase from Amazon. All opinions are my own. The Links Booty Bands |$24.95 | Fantastic for glute activation! Loop Bands | $9.69 | Love these for training legs and adding some resistance. Step | 26.50 |…

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    Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Picks

    It’s time for the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale! This means it’s time to share some of my picks. These items are all still in stock and available in multiple sizes. I love shopping the After Party Sale to pick up some great pieces at great prices. Darlah Stretch Dress | originally $218-sale price $59 | Prints: Carnivale Coral and One In a Melon Marlowe Tshirt Dress | originally $98-sale price $44| Prints: Sunshine City and One in a Melon Madison Skort | originally $78-sale price $24 | Print: Vitamin Sea Jane Shift Dress | originally $178-sale price $59 | Print: Turtle Villa Faye Skort | originally $98-sale price $29…

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    2021 Glow Up

    Glow Up. We’ve all heard the term before. It basically means that you looked better than you did before. I’ll be the first person to say that 2020 stressed me out. 2020 had a lot of life changes that I either was not prepared for or had to make in a haste instead of having time to think through everything. A lot of people want their glow up to be physical-changing hair, being tan, new outfits, etc. However, a glow up doesn’t have to be physical. It can be mental or spiritual, too. Think about what you want to improve | What you want to change about yourself and why.…

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    Shopping the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

    The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is here! This sale is also known as APS amongst Lilly lovers and is the best time to buy Lilly on sale! The discounts are amazing (typically between 40-70% off)! We all know I love Lilly Pulitzer and I’ve blogged about the sales in the past. I’m definitely going to pick some of my favorites for you and share them in a post tomorrow but I also wanted to give you the best tips for successful shopping. I really don’t need any more clothes, and the amount of clothes I have to go through right now is ridiculous. However, if I was shopping, I’d…

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    2021 Goals

    2021 is here, which means it’s time for the New Year’s Goals! 2020 Goals Say “no” more. | I won’t say this was the most successful, but I definitely took some things off my plate. However, then I added some things back! Save money | This one was successful! I’m almost to my goal for savings for my house and I have saved almost enough to pay for my Master’s in full. I cannot recommend mint enough for helping someone saving money. While I understand Dave Ramsey’s points of putting all money toward debt and not enjoying {any}thing. I think it is important that we still do nice things for…

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    Reflecting on 2020

    Reflecting on 2020 seems a little strange because it was such a strange year! January January was possibly the most normal month of the year. I worked in retail at Lilly Pulitzer and officially started my Master of Education program at UVA. I was also teaching 5th grade full time. February Another seemingly normal month. I was still working at Lilly and working on my Master’s degree. At this point, we were still teaching in person. Reflecting on 2020-March This is when the whole world turned upside down. March 13th, Virginia’s governor canceled in-person classes for two weeks. I’ve never been so thankful for my grad classes to be online…