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Whenever I write a service story, I always write with two goals in mind. The first goal is that, of course, the reader takes something away from the piece that helps them feel happier with their life — more organized or calm or confident. The second goal, however, is usually to remind myself of whatever I’m […]

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Whenever I write a service story, I always write with two goals in mind. The first goal is that, of course, the reader takes something away from the piece that helps them feel happier with their life — more organized or calm or confident. The second goal, however, is usually to remind myself of whatever I’m […]

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For as long as I can remember, there has been a group of clothing that I have reserved as… just not for me. This group includes almost all jeans, baby doll dresses, and pretty much every pair of shorts ever made. Now, this doesn’t mean that I haven’t found versions of all of the above […]

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For most of my adult life, I’ve considered myself an average cook. Could I cook enough recipes to keep things interesting and edible? Yes. Could I enter a cooking competition or feel thrilled at the idea of cooking for an entire dinner party or holiday get-together? Maybe not. As I’ve gotten older, though, I’ve enjoyed […]

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Whenever clients ask me if they need a social media presence in order to be successful as a freelance writer, I always tell them this: No, but it helps. A lot. In other words, if you have never set foot on a social app and you have no intention to doing so, there’s no one […]

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Featured Image Credit: Calpak Surprise! It’s me, talking about the Calpak Luka Duffel and matching Luka Belt Bag again. As much as I feel a little bit annoying talking about these items so much, it just brings me so much joy every time someone sends me a photo of them using either of the products […]

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When my husband and I finally ended up at Excellence Playa Mujeres, an all-inclusive resort near Cancun, Mexico, it had been quite the journey to get there. We had had our long-awaited and fully planned wedding and honeymoon canceled the year before, but 14 months later, we were finally married and ready for total and […]

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Before I dive into exactly how to find new clients as a freelance writer, I think this post deserves a disclaimer: If you are reading this and you haven’t even started your freelance writing career yet, then you should close this tab and start reading something else first. Why? Well, it’s pretty simple. While there […]

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Interested in shopping my most recent vacation outfits reel? Here are links to everything, in order of appearance. I also include the sizes I’m wearing, if relevant! If helpful, I’m 6 feet tall and a size 12/14 in tops and a 14/16 in bottoms. My usual dress size is a 14. Denim bustier, Size 12 […]

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In case you don’t know, I recently challenged myself to a no buy month. I wrote about it for Apartment Therapy, so you can check out the article there when it’s live and read about all the insights I gained from the experience if you want, but TLDR: The four weeks of only buying essentials […]

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