How To Deal With Being Laid Off

Hello Loves,

Recently there have been quite a few people in my circle losing their jobs or being laid off.  Hence the reason I was inspired to write this post.  I have been laid off in the past so I definitely understand the struggle.  When I had my first job after college, the thought of losing or leaving that job was quite scary to me. Especially since I invested a few years of being a loyal employee there.  I knew of nothing else.  However, I must say when I did get laid off it felt oddly enough relieving to me.  Naturally I felt terrible at first but once I put my resources to work and finally landed a new job, I realized life goes on. So cliché right?

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Apps I Use To Make And Save Money

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During my recent research, I discovered a great deal of free apps that can help people earn extra cash.  I am currently trying a few of them out and I am definitely enjoying the results.  I never thought I could make money right from my phone.  Keep in mind these extra funds are not exactly enough to live on but since I shop regardless, why not save some money and get cash back for items I already use? Read More

My Birthday Wishlist

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My birthday is next week (August 30th) so naturally people are asking me what I want.  So I decided to create a list to share.  Truthfully, this list was tough to create because when I want something, I normally just get it myself.  (I can’t help it, it’s the control freak in me.) But since my birthday is coming up I decided to give this wishlist thing a try.  If anything I can keep this list as a shopping list reference after. Read More

How To Stay Positive In A Negative World

Hello Loves,

When people see you focusing on living a positive lifestyle, some people think that you do not experience negativity.  This is far from the truth!  We all experience negativity every single day.

The difference is I choose to focus my attention on remaining positive.  Yes certain situations are more painful than others but after allowing myself to process my emotions, I start analyzing the situation.  What can I learn from this?  How can I move forward from this?  What should I do differently?

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Bedroom Decor Wish List

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It has been a few years since I last updated my bedroom décor and I feel that now would be the perfect time to do so. My furniture is falling apart (because it is so old) and I am honestly ready for a new look.  For the past few days I have been searching around the internet for some bedroom inspiration. The most challenging part is finding functional pieces that work with my vision and budget.  Also my room is small and I live in the basement.

My goal is to create a dreamy, cozy, and relaxing bedroom.  I plan on using mostly neutral colors with pops of color.

So far my bedroom makeover wish list is as follows:

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How To Save Money At Target

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For me Target is rarely ever a quick 15 minute trip.  Last night I went to Target for 3 items and I walked out of there with only 1 of the items I actually needed and 9 other items which were not on my list.  I know I am not the only one who gets sucked into the Target trap. However, I will mention that the items I bought I could not pass up on since they were pretty good deals. Which lead me to share with you my tips for saving money at Target.  Read More

6 Fruits To Eat This Summer

Hello Loves,

During my recent vacation, I definitely ate foods that are not a part of my normal daily diet. Being on a cruise ship there were not many appetizing healthy options, so the struggle was real.  Since returning from my trip, my focus has been on eating better.  I am currently on a 28 day detox regimen which I am using to ease back into eating more raw fruits and vegetables.

I love fruits and we are still in the summer season, so I am definitely indulging in them.

Here are my favorite fruits that are currently in season:

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Carnival Cruise With The Fam Part 4

Hello Loves,

This is the last part of our recent family vacation and cruise on the Carnival Sensation.

We spend the 4th day at sea exploring everything the ship had to offer. When we arrived in Florida we took a trip to Hollywood Beach.  Did I ever mention I love the beach 🙂

After the beach we went to Chef Creole for some delectable Haitian cuisine. Then we take a road trip back to Maryland.

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My 10 Favorite Movies Of All Time

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A few days ago I went to see the movie Girls Trip.  This is not a sponsored post but I must say this movie was fantastic!  This movie had me laughing so hard from the beginning to the end. Needless to say hands down this was one of my all time favorite movies.  Girls Trip made me think about all my favorite movies so I decided to create a list and share it with  you.

Check out my top 10 favorite movies:

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Carnival Cruise With The Fam Day 3-Cozumel

Hello Loves,

On Day 3 of our Carnival cruise the fam and I were in Cozumel, Mexico!!! This was definitely the highlight of the trip since I have been wanting to visit Mexico for some time now.  We were there in just the right amount of time to convince me to come back for a longer stay (I am hoping for my birthday next year 🙂 )  I was able to catch some of the memorable moments of our trip in my vlog.  Check out the footage below:

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