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    Weekly Catch Up 6.20.2020

    Hi y’all, Happy Saturday! I hope y’all have your Father’s Day gifts all picked out and ready to go. Unfortunately, my dad is most likely only getting part of his gift as the second half hasn’t arrived yet. However, I’ll spoil the real present tomorrow (it’s a good one). Anyway, I wanted to drop in and share about my week. I’ve been working on my grad classes and we started a major assignment for one of them. We actually will be working on the project all semester which is a little crazy. Technically next week is modules 5 and 6 for this class, which means I’ll be halfway done with…

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    A Local’s Guide to Charlottesville

    Hi y’all, I’m so excited to be sharing this with y’all today! As you may know, I was born and raised in Charlottesville and I’m lucky enough to still call it home today. I also realize that people can have a negative opinion or think they know Charlottesville from what they’ve seen on the news. Charlottesville is definitely not what is being constantly portrayed in the media, and I want y’all to see the Charlottesville I know and love. There are several different “neighborhoods” so to speak that make up Charlottesville and the surrounding county, Albemarle. I broke it up a little bit to share with you my favorite places…

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    Book Chat: Children’s Books

    Hi y’all, You all seem to love my monthly book chats so I wanted to share with you some children’s books, too. As a Reading teacher, I absolutely love sharing new books with my class and I’m so glad y’all love to read as much as I do. These books were all assigned or I picked them for my Children’s Literature course I’m taking for grad school at UVA. I have finished all but 3 for the class, but I still wanted to go ahead and share them so if you wanted to request them for your classroom you had time to. Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearnace of Amelia…

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    2020 Mid Year Goal Update

    Hi y’all, Back in January, I shared my goals for the new year with y’all. Since we’re not about halfway through the year, I thought I’d share a little update with you. 1. Say ‘No” more. Um, yeah no so much. Still a work in progress. This is honestly the hardest goal for me because I always help out. 2. Save money. I’m so happy to say, I’m almost halfway to my house savings goal. I have not started saving yet for a new car, but I do need to start doing that just so I have enough for a downpayment in case something happens. 3. Increase my social media…

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    101 in 1001 June 2020 Update

    Add title Hi y’all, I’ve done a few 101 in 1001 posts, and while I’ve accomplished a lot of things on them, I’ve never finished one. My goal for this one is to finish one, or at least be 90% done. This would mean accomplishing at least 91 items. I’m starting this list on May 15, 2020 and 1001 days is February 10, 2023. If you haven’t heard of one of these lists before, McKenzie Horan from design darling created this a while back. Here’s her latest list. I like to break mine up into different categories just to keep it a little more organized. Career/Grad School Graduate with my…

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    My Relationship with God & Religion

    Hi y’all, As I mentioned yesterday, since I’m blogging every day this month, I want to share some more personal posts. This post is very personal and definitely goes into more about me as a person. Today’s post is about my relationship with God. This is not something that I normally talk about with other people, I hold this relationship very close to the heart. I am not here to tell you what you should believe in or not believe in. I’m here to share my experiences and story with you. Yes, I grew up in a Christian household. I celebrate Easter, Christmas, and all the other traditional Christian holidays.…

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    An Extra $1000

    Hi y’all, Since I’m blogging every day in June, I wanted some of my posts to be about me so you can get to know the girl behind the blog. Today’s post is one of those: What would I do with $1000 extra dollars? I did this post a while ago about what I’ve spent during a month in quarantine. That was such a fun post because it really helped me realize what I was spending money on. I have also realized that I don’t always stay in my budget. I actually was well beneath it in May; however, because I paid for school I technically wasn’t. I don’t factor…

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    Weekly Catch Up 6.13

    Happy Saturday y’all! This week I’ve been doing a lot of reading for my classes to hopefully get ahead so I don’t feel as much pressure during the rest of the summer term. However, I did spend a little bit of money this week. I haven’t shopped at Sephora in a while (like years) and I wanted to try out the Isle of Paradise tanning drops because I’m extra pale and nothing seems to be working as far as self-tanners go. So I put in an order….I just got the tanning drops, and tried them out tonight. No worries, I’ll keep you updated! I also got some Charlotte Tilbury lipglosses…

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    10 Secrets for Productivity

    Hi y’all, Happy Friday! How fitting is it that this post is on productivity, when I’m sure we’re all a little checked out at this point. My “summer” officially started on June 2nd; however, I have summer classes that have already started, and will end in late July/early August. Since I don’t really get a break where I get to sit around and do nothing (before my classes started I spent a great deal of time reading ahead so that I wouldn’t have to do as much each week). I have to continuously be productive without a relaxing break. Plus, when you add in my extracurriculars (blogging, Junior League, alumnae…

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    PSA: Protect Your Skin

    Hi y’all, Happy Summer! Now that it’s getting hotter (and more humid, thanks Virginia), which means it’s time to head out on the water. Public pools, lakes, etc. are closed in my area all summer thanks to the Coronavirus; however, rivers, lakes, and the ocean are all still open! It’s also harder to get in an indoor workout since so many gyms are closed if you struggle with motivation to workout at home. One thing I bought last year that I’m so glad I did was a UPF swim shirt. I wore it multiple times while out fishing on the river and did not get sunburned on my arms, chest…