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    Budgeting For Beginners

    Hi loves❤️ Welcome back to my budgeting series. In this post, I want to share the budgeting method that helped me pay off $5,000+ in credit card debt. I don’t want to mislead you all – so I will say this loud and clear. It took a lot of effort, research, and documentation to prepare for this budget. I had to look deep into our debt, our current bills & monetary responsibilities, & our income. The Simple Method The budgeting method I used combined a few different techniques together. I liked the concept of the debt snowball & the Dave Ramsey principles – but neither of those strategies fit my…

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    5 Tips For Hosting The Holidays Like A Pro

    Hi loves❤️ Are you hosting the holidays for your family this year? Are you a newbie host? This holiday season I wanted to spread my tips on how to become a great host. Hosting for the holidays can be a stressful event, but with a few ways to plan ahead – this year will be a breeze. I am hosting my first Thanksgiving this year. EEEK! With our new home, we have the space to host my mom, stepdad, and sisters. Within the past two years, I have found I love to host & plan parties. I was able to host my sisters Bridal Shower & our Mother’s Day celebration.…

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    5 Simple Self Care Methods

    Hi loves❤️ If you know me, you know that I take self-care very seriously. If you can’t take care of yourself regularly – how do you think you can keep up with everyday life? I am constantly on the grind between my full time position, weight lifting five days a week, running this blog, and somehow tending to my relationships in my life. When I start to get overwhelmed and overly stressed, I turn to one thing. Self Care. Self Care can look differently for each person since it is about taking care of YOURSELF. So what may help de-stress and relax Cindy over there may not help you at…

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    Tips and Tricks for A Successful Vacation

    Hi loves❤️ It is officially vacation season. We are so excited to be leaving for our beach vacation in just a few short days. This is our first vacation in THREE years. We are so excited to spend our days and nights poolside in Florida. In celebration of our vacation – I wanted to share a few Road Trip Hacks. We will be driving about 13 hours straight to our destination. Luckily, we will be leaving in the wee hours of the morning so most of the trip – I will be snoozing. To make these tips a little easier to navigate, I have decided to divide them into a…

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    Birthday Freebies!!

    Hi loves❤️ Today I am celebrating my 25th birthday! Where has time gone?!?! One of the things I look forward to the most on my birthday is my free drink I can get from Starbucks. I have honestly been thinking about it since the moment I woke up this morning. With Starbucks you can order whatever drink, whatever size, with whatever additions you want. FOR FREE. Only if you are an rewards member. This sparked an idea today to do a little research and find what freebies you can receive from other companies. Everyone wants to celebrate YOU on the day you were brought into this beautiful world. Free Items…

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    Buying A Home At A Young Age

    Hi loves ❤️ I never imagined that at 23, I would be approved to purchase a house of my own. We bought our home 2 months after I graduated college. The past 10 months has been an incredible journey. We looked into buying a house after the realization that renting yet another apartment didn’t make financial sense for us. We would be paying SO MUCH money and not getting anything in return. So on a whim, we looked at a few houses in Lebanon. What started as just innocent browsing houses – turned into a house hunt. Everything happened so quick The realtor called us within minutes of requesting a…