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Tips for a Better Move + a Giveaway

I did it!  I moved back in with my parents. From 6 AM Saturday morning to 6 PM that night, I was moving boxes upon boxes. I still have a few small items to go back and pick up, but for the most part, I’m trying to settle down in my new downsized space.  In retrospect, I would’ve done a few things differently in preparation to the “big move.” 1. Start early! I didn’t actually start packing up things until Thursday evening after work. For sure  ...

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Weekend Detox 101

This past weekend I hosted a bachelorette party for one of my good friends (recap coming soon!) To say it was one for the books, would be an understatement.   I had way too much junk food and just enough sun. Miraculously, I only gained like a pound, but now, my body hates me. Literally, I can feel a difference–and, believe me, it’s not a good difference.   Here’s what I’m doing to not reach for the cupcakes and detox after a very fun, but very  ...

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Staying Motivated When You Want To Quit

Working out is hard.   Working out when it’s raining is harder.    Yesterday I just wasn’t feeling the gym. At all. In all honesty, I wanted to pitch a fit and eat a tub of ice cream followed by wine.   Some Most days, the gym is not my friend. I always find some reason to talk myself out of it. But this time, I sucked it up and went anyway. And I’m glad I did.  I felt accomplished and strong, albeit  ...

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How To Survive a Sunburn

Isn’t the beach so gorgeous?! In recent experience, it’s gorgeous until it’s not–until it burns you that is. I’ve heard wear sunscreen probably a million times, but sometimes you just forget or miss spots (a combo this memorial day weekend). So here’s how to prevent it: Wear a hat AND sunglasses. The bigger the hat, the closer to God the less chance of burning your face. This is one I did well–my face didn’t burn! Sunscreen with a higher  ...

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