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I am very behind on publishing this blog post because it has taken me *so* long to gather all of these links and photos and… you know, all that stuff. However, I felt the need to spread the good word when it comes to all of this stuff. So I persevered! Here it is, from […]

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I am very behind on publishing this blog post because it has taken me *so* long to gather all of these links and photos and… you know, all that stuff. However, I felt the need to spread the good word when it comes to all of this stuff. So I persevered! Here it is, from […]

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I’ve always loved the New Year’s resolution of choosing a single word to focus on for the entire year ahead. You’ve probably heard of something similar to this. Maybe someone chooses ‘gratitude’ or ‘kindness’ or ‘abundance’ or, I don’t know, ‘pasta’ and then they spend the entire year going back time after time to that […]

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Whenever someone asks me what my favorite [insert thing here] is, I panic. You mean I’m supposed to choose just one thing? Out of all the things? This is especially true when it comes to the things I love the most in this world. Picking a favorite book, song, travel destination, or candle just feels […]

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My job is writing on the internet. That means, naturally, I have written a lot of gift guides in my career. I have written gift guides for fashion lovers and makeup enthusiasts and bookworms. I have written gift guides for people who love boardgames. I have written gift guides that only include gifts that are […]

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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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As someone who grew up in Florida and experienced about as much warm weather as one can take, I’ve grown to pretty much despise being in heat and humidity, with two exceptions. One: If I am at the beach or pool with a cold beverage in my hand. Two: If I’m in New Orleans. The […]

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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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