Turning a house into a home begins with the five senses, and the easiest of them all is smell. When you walk into your home after a long day at work, what do you want to feel? Relaxed? Fresh? Playful? That’s a good starting point for choosing a scent to set the tone. Here are […]

Gift Guides, Lifestyle

November 15, 2021

5 Dreamy Candle Scents to Unwind & Luxuriate at Home

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If you’re like me, going without a pamper session for weeks can make me feel (and look) like Chewbacca, which…good for him, but no thanks. Thus, it’s my recommendation that you pamper yourself from home! To help you unwind & relax, here are the products that have leveled up my Sunday evening self-care ritual. You […]

Gift Guides, Lifestyle

November 9, 2021

What You Need for an In-Home Spa Day from $2-150

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This new life motto started in a place where all good philosophical ideas begin: my wardrobe. Let’s rewind to a few years ago when my closet looked like… Actually, I’ll do one better. My shoe closet looked like this: I was 26 years old with my first corporate salaried position. I was already working on […]

Declutter, Lifestyle

September 8, 2021

Life Motto: “If it’s not a banger, it’s a no for me.”

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When I was in my 20s, I stocked my house with two things: Things my parents had in their houses Things I saw at other people’s houses I didn’t really think about the purpose of objects and whether or not the stuff I had was fulfilling its objectives. But as I started replacing my college […]


September 7, 2021

7 Household Items I Refuse to Buy Anymore (& Better Alternatives)

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If you had the kitchen of your dreams, wouldn’t you enjoy cooking so much more? Maybe you don’t need a brand-new house to have your dream kitchen — maybe you just need better tools. In my late 20s, I started migrating from eating out every other night to savoring the home cooking experience. I accredit […]

Gift Guides, Lifestyle

August 7, 2021

These Kitchen Tools Will Make Cooking 10X Easier

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Over your lifetime, you’ll spend 1,728 HOURS shaving your legs! That equals 72 days of your life spent on leg hair. It’s absurd, but the alternative of donning hairy legs is equally unappealing, right? Allow me to introduce you to my life hack which takes only 5 minutes, once per week. This is my solution […]

Lifestyle, Shopping

June 3, 2021

If you hate shaving your legs, here’s the best affordable solution

Do you want to become a reader? Start by buying a book you’ll truly enjoy, and it’ll be way easier. To help in your quest for a great book, Here are the top 5 books I’ve read so far this year. You can click the photos to go directly to Amazon and have it in […]


May 15, 2021

I read 20 books this year. These are the BEST 5.

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Let’s face it: life is busy (or full, depending on how you look at it). Close your eyes and think about all of the things, events, to-dos on your list today.  For real, do this, it’s a good exercise.    If you peered through a looking glass into my life today this is what you […]


April 21, 2021

5 Work From Home Secrets For Increasing Your Efficiency

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“Let’s get salad, because I have to get my summer body ready,” …is what I overheard at the gym today. Maybe it’s because I’m in my 30s, but I don’t even think about a “summer body” versus a “winter body”. I eat seasonally, and in the winter I like heartier foods because they’re cozy. Since […]


April 13, 2021

If You Hate Salad, Try These 7 Mix-Ins

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When I was 25 years old, I was laid off from my job in retail.  I had a car payment, a house payment, credit card debt, and no idea of how I was going to pay my bills. I remember feeling so overwhelmed. Fast forward to now, and I realize the lessons I learned in […]


March 24, 2021

How to Successfully Climb the Career Ladder in Your 30s

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