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    Fast Fashion

    Fast fashion seems to be all the rage-especially with how Shein has stayed at the top of the game. However, they’re not the first fast fashion brand, and certainly won’t be the last. Remember Forever 21? They’re fast fashion, too. I will admit, I’m a shopaholic. However, I’ve been doing a lot better recently. I really think my surgery helped with that. However, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend on TikTok and around the rest of the internet (Instagram, other bloggers, etc.). have been shopping heavily at places like Shein. Shein is known for being very inexpensive, and often poor quality. But, what even is fast fashion? It’s the mass production…

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    Easter Baskets

    Easter is right around the corner, which means it’s time for Easter baskets. I love putting together gifts for any occasion. I have been seeing a ton of high end Easter ideas-like Dyson hair dryers. I’ll be honest, I came from a family where we got chocolate and a small thing like bubbles growing up. Plus, the annual Easter egg hunt! There was one year our dog, Emma, tried to hunt down the eggs before my brother and I! I love putting together gift guides and holiday guides. So, of course, I had to do one for Easter! I included mostly things for kids, but shared a few things for…

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    Living Room

    As y’all know, I am in the market (using that loosely) for my first home. I will be the first person to say I love the farmhouse feel- think Chip and Joanna Gaines. Decorating my future home is one of my favorite things to do in all my free time. I did an office decor post here. Today, I’m sharing with you the furniture and decor for a living room. Disclaimer: I am part of the Amazon affiliates program, and I may or may not make a commission from these links. All opinions are my own and I am not being paid for this post. Furniture Pieces I love this…

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    A Weekend in my Life Vlog

    I took the time to film a few things on my snowy weekend in-just in time for it to (hopefully) snow again! I love creating vlogs for y’all, and it’s super fun when it’s a weekend without a lot going on. This week and weekend, I’m filming because I have a LOT going on. I can’t wait to share with y’all some exciting things coming up! Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to always see the videos first.

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    A Week in my Life as a 5th Grade Teacher | Feb. 2021

    Join me for a week in my life as a 5th grade teacher! This year, school definitely looks a lot different due to protocols. However, in my district, elementary school is still 5 days a week. Families have the choice to be 100% virtual or 100% in person. Middle and High schools are either 100% virtual or hybrid (where they attend school 2 days a week and do virtual work 2 days a week). I’ve shared before what it’s like to be a teacher this year, and I’ve shared a video about it here. This year, instead of being departmentalized (where I would teach Language Arts and Social Studies and…

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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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    Owning Versus Renting

    Owning versus renting is a huge discussion these days. People are either all about renting or throwing their money into owning. It doesn’t even matter what it is: homes, cars, clothes. You name it, there is a discussion about it. While I am a big proponent of saving money, I also know it’s important to consider how you spend it. The Pros and Cons of Owning Pros: You’re building equity. Especially in things like homes, when you purchase it, you are continuing to build your financial portfolio and continue to build wealth. After you finish paying it off, no one can take it from you. This is huge. Especially if…

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    Tuckernuck Sample Sale Picks

    Tuckernuck is having their online sample sale today and tomorrow! This morning I shared the news here and said I would be shopping the sample sale after school. Well, the time has come! While I don’t feel like there is a ton of variety in the sale, the prices for the most part are fantastic. Tuckernuck is promising up to 80% off. Sample Sale Picks Black Wrap Skirt | Sale Price $99 | I love how cute and simple this skirt is! It’s sure to stay a classic! The same skirt in army green is available in more sizes for $69. Brown Corduroy Mink Skirt | $19 | Y’all, I…

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    Tuckernuck Sample Sale

    The Tuckernuck Sample Sale is online for the first time ever! Tuckernuck has a store in DC, which is where this sale is normally hosted. However, with COVID, they switched it to be all online. I am so glad to shop around the site. I love what Tuckernuck has to offer, but can’t afford a ton of it on a teacher’s budget (hello, Barbour). The sale is only 48 hours, January 6-7, so make sure to hop on and take a look around. Tuckernuck has also said they’ll be adding more pieces on the second day. They have it set up like a Lilly Pulitzer sale, where there is a…

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    Amazon for Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is coming up! While I typically don’t do much for the holiday (I blame this on being single), I do like looking around and browsing for fun decorations and ways to celebrate! I will say I am usually quite the grinch about Valentine’s Day. Plus, I do love any excuse to shop! One of the usual perks of being a teacher is decorating for holidays. However, this year, I’m not planning on doing anything for Valentine’s. It’s hard to decorate with COVID, since soft surfaces can capture the germs. I’ve really tried to minimize the soft surfaces in my room this year. Likewise, I made this keeping in…