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    Setting Boundaries

    Y’all, I cannot stress enough what it means to set boundaries and how important it is-in all aspects of your life. Especially with work from home being the norm for almost all jobs, it is really important to keep the work-life balance and know when to cut work off. Plus, most millennials have side-hustles. When you have a side-hustle, second, or third job, it can be tough to set boundaries for everything. It’s definitely something I’ve struggled with in the past (and still do). Setting boundaries help you become more productive and stay true to yourself. For instance, I don’t like being touched. I’ve been pretty clear with my family…

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    Being Productive

    Being productive is one of the hardest things for me right now. I don’t know what it is: the weather, I’m tired, everything seems hard, the list goes on. It does not help there seem to be 10 million things going on at a time. This year, with teaching the way it is, everything takes longer to do. Just to upload one week of stuff to Canvas can take 3 hours for one subject (not ideal). Consequently, there have been tons of days where I want to sit and do absolutely nothing. However, I have to make sure my classes are ready, assignments are being graded, my UVA grad class…

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    Eco Shirts for a Cause

    Y’all, my best friend, Lili, created these gorgeous eco shirts! Lili hand drew the plants, and it’s her handwriting on them! There are shirts for both plant moms and dads here. Added bonus: they are all made with environmentally friendly materials. I immediately ordered one as soon as I saw them and knew I had to share them here. Plus, every purchase goes toward a donation to an environmental nonprofit. Lili is super passionate about the environment. She’s starting law school in the fall with the goal of working in environmental law. Additionally, she’s served as Miss Virginia Earth, Miss Midatlantic Earth, and Miss North Carolina Earth in the Miss…

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    Things I Don’t Spend Money on Anymore

    Money is always a hot topic. Recently, I realized that I was not spending money on the same things as I have been in the past. Maybe this shopaholic is taking some of the advice I’ve been offering! Every new release at Lilly Pulitzer| Y’all I am a tried and true lifelong Lilly Pulitzer fan. I will be the first person to say that. However, I am not buying from every single release right now. Everything an influencer shares | I know I’ve shared my opinions on influencing here, and I do still think there are better influencers out there. There are only a handful of things I’ve tried from…

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    Real Estate: An Inside Look

    Real estate is changing fast! We’re currently still in a seller’s market (meaning that the seller can get pretty much whatever they want). I shared with y’all what Sadie had to say here and Belle added to it. Belle shared more about the inside look into real estate, particularly into what you need in a real estate agent. Before you even start reading, I’m going to go ahead and plug Belle’s email and Instagram. Belle is one of the sweetest human beings and is hands down one of the hardest workers I know. All information is from Belle unless it is under my personal experience. Belle’s Journey to Real Estate…

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    Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

    Valentine’s Day date ideas is always something that comes up. Whether it’s because plans are being made at the last minute or because you genuinely don’t know what to do. While there are tons of things to buy for Valentine’s Day, there is not always an impressive amount of date ideas. Everyone always seems to rely on the same old thing. With COVID and different restrictions all over the country, it’s hard to plan one thing. Some people can go out and about; others can’t. Date Ideas Cook a different meal together and watch your favorite movie | This way you keep something familiar (favorite movie) and mix it up…

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    Office Decor

    I love decorating office space. Honestly, I love decorating in general. However, there is something special about office supplies. I also love back to school shopping, so it’s probably that they’re similar if we’re being honest. As I keep moving toward buying my own house, I’ve started to think about what items I want to have in it. Thankfully, I’ll be done with grad school by the time I’ll purchase and finalize everything for a home. However, this is not stopping me from wanting a dedicated office space. Desk || L-shaped desk ($199)-This desk can be converted to have different shapes based on your space needs. White desk ($110)-love how…

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    Influence

    Influence: (n) the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself. We’re used to looking at the word influence and influencer in the terms of social media. In fact, I asked my 5th grade class what it meant to influence someone or be an influencer they said: “to share ideas and thoughts on social media”. Not a bad definition for a 5th grader to come up. Who is an Influencer? Consequently, my first question back to them was “is it only on social media?”. This one was a little bit tougher for my kids. Keep in mind they idolize…

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    How to: Create a Brand

    Everyone has a brand. How you cultivate and show your brand depends on your. However, before you can cultivate and show your brand, you must create it. This is a lot like creating content for different websites and apps to promote a brand. Steps to Creating Your Brand Know who you are. || Be able to describe yourself with adjectives as I did here. The better you know yourself the easier this will be. I would sit down and write down a list of words that describe you and ask your friends and family. This way you get a very realistic view of yourself instead of what you want to…

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    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…