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    Lifestyle,  Personal

    My Perfect Morning Routine

    2020 has been horrible and disappointing in so many ways, but it’s also given me a chance to slow down, take stock of what really matters to me, and cultivate habits and routines that help me become a better me. One of the routines I feel like I have gotten down to a science during this time is my morning routine. My mornings have never been better than during the pandemic. Part of this is because I don’t have anything keeping me out late at night, so I get a full night’s sleep, but another part of this is due to adding in some instrumental to-do items to my morning checklist. Let’s…

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    Top 10 Halloween Movies to Watch That Aren’t Scary

    I’m the first to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Halloween. I hate being scared — and I am very easily scared. But, because the pandemic is allowing me to really enjoy the small moments in life, I’m trying to embrace this season for all that it has to offer — pumpkin carving, salted-caramel treats, apple picking, and yes, even Halloween movies. If I’m going to watch Halloween-themed movies, I’m going to watch them on my terms, which means they aren’t scary. Let’s get started! one | Hocus Pocus My roommate and I just watched Hocus Pocus this weekend for the first time, and it’s one of my new favorite…

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    My Favorite Amazon Purchases

    Truth be told, I’m not the biggest Amazon shopper in the world. I love the ease of Amazon, but usually, I try to buy locally or in-person at somewhere like Target to avoid the environmental hazards of shipping purchases. But, if you love Amazon, good for you! You can find all of my favorite purchases on Amazon at the links below, but I’ll let you know if I actually got it somewhere else if you’re interested in picking it up in person. From fashion to cat toys, Amazon’s got it all! Let’s get started! one | charcoal detox bags My brother’s fiancé told me about these when I was over…

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    Lifestyle,  Personal

    My Ideal Morning Routine

    Confession time: I’ve been off my A-game for quite some time now, but I am ready to get back into it. I don’t know what happened, but I have not been able to get out of bed lately! I used to be really good about waking up early and getting in a workout and reading time before work, but lately I’ve been rolling out of bed at 6:30 with barely enough time to pack my lunch. I thought it would be a good idea for me to share what my ideal morning routine would be to help me get back in my groove. Let’s get started!   I have to…

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    Fall Bucket List

    I’ve decided that if I talk about fall enough, I can will it into existence. It’s still unbelievably hot here in Nashville, and while I’m not entirely ready for summer to be over (I’m from Florida, sue me), I am ready to be able to throw on sweaters and jeans when I leave the house. To get me (and everyone else) in the mood for the new season, I figured I would share a little fall bucket list. Let’s get started! 1. Drink apple cider. I’ve never been a hot drink person, but I love apple cider. There’s something about sitting in a cafe with a scarf wrapped around my…

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    Advice,  Lifestyle

    Top 5 Tips to Help You Save Money

    One of my goals of 2019 was to become an expert on my personal finances. A lot of that has had to do with finding a budget that works for me, and sticking with it. I’ve read a lot of personal finance books so far this year, but the best one I’ve read so far is I Will Teach You to be Rich. It’s basically a game plan of how to start saving money from paying off any debt you may have to investing in a Roth IRA. If you’re a money beginner like me, I highly recommend giving it a read. Money is one of our biggest stressors in life,…

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    Favorites,  Lifestyle

    Summer Favorites 2019

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think summer might be almost over. It stays hot in Nashville until mid-late October, but I’m already craving leggings and oversized sweaters. That being said, I’ve really fallen into love with a few things over the past couple of months, so I thought I would share my thoughts on my summer favorites. Let’s get started! 1. Winnie-the-Pooh Mug I have been absolutely loving this mug. My brother and his girlfriend brought it back for me from their trip to Disney a few months ago, and it’s quickly become my favorite mug in my ever-growing collection. I use it every night when I…

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    Lifestyle,  Playlists

    Summer 2019 Playlist

    It’s that time of the season! I’ve got a 2019 summer playlist all cued up for you. These playlists include music I’ve been listening to regularly, concerts I’ve gone to, or specific songs that remind me of specific moments. It’s super personal to me, but everyone can enjoy it. Some of my favorite songs on this playlist are War Paint by Fletcher, Love Somebody by Taylor Henderson, and Never Really Over by Katy Perry.   Happy listening, Kimberly

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    Books,  Lifestyle

    10 Reading Habits You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed Of

    I believe everyone appreciates books in a different way. I also believe we can all enjoy books in a variety of ways, and that’s okay. There is no one right way to read a book. There is no one right type of book to read. And there is no one in this world that should make you feel guilty about what or how you like to read. Let’s get started with the 10 reading habits you shouldn’t be ashamed of. 1. Reading more than one book at a time. I used to have a friend that would shame me for reading more than one book at a time. It’s something…

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    Top 5 Newsletters To Get In Your Inbox

    There’s nothing I love more than reading a good article, and then, sharing it. I probably read more articles online than the average person, but it’s how I take mental breaks rather than surfing social media. I’m not fantastic at finding articles on my own unless they are from my favorite bloggers and websites. Instead of scouring the Internet for hours finding the perfect think-piece, I rely on a few newsletters to enlighten me. Here are my top 5 newsletters to get in your inbox today. Let’s get started! 1. 5 Smart Reads This is one of my favorite additions to my inbox by far. Hitha Palepu is mostly known for her book How…