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balancing your work life and home life

balancing your work life and home life

I recently read the very annoying New York Times article (that I refuse to link to, because I am still annoyed) about how today’s young people work longer and harder than ever before and are addicted to working long hours. It’s plain and simply true, because it takes a lot more work and a lot more grit to achieve the same level of success. Without getting into my own personal bitterness about generational differences and why things are much harder for millennials than they…

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what to pack in your Disney World park bag

what to pack in your Disney World park bag

Just as important as making those dining reservations and FastPass selections when preparing to go to Disney World is making a packing list and planning ahead! What you bring to Disney World can make your vacation much more pleasant – and what you forget or leave at home can lead to unnecessary extra spending. I’m going to break down the things I always keep in my Disney World park bag and would recommend to others, too. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I may make a small  commission when you click or make a purchase. Necessary first aid….

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the best things I bought in January

the best things I bought in January

I did not do a lot of shopping this past month, but there were a few things I did pick up that were huge game changers for me. Blue-blocking glasses. Am I a construction worker or an office employee who stares at screens all day? It’s hard to say. But I spent $15 on these clear blue light-blocking glasses in mid-January, and I do feel significantly better when I wear them! It took me a few days to get used…

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what I read in January

what I read in January

I’ve challenged myself to read 52 books in 2019, and I thought it would be fun to recap what I read every month all year to hold myself accountable. So, these are the books I read in January (plus the books I plan on reading in February and the books I checked out and/or purchased in January). Carly, one of my favorite bloggers, is doing the same thing, and she’s also posting her reads on her Instagram stories. So, consider…

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what I will be leaving at home on our next trip to Disney World

what I will be leaving at home on our next trip to Disney World

On my last trip with my mom in October 2018, I learned a lot about what not to bring to Disney World. I hadn’t been since I was a senior in high school (around 6 years prior) and a lot had changed both about me and about Disney World itself. So, I packed a lot of things that just didn’t get used! Today, I wanted to share what I will not be packing again. We’re planning to fly in December…

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my ideal daily routine (and how to stick to your own)

my ideal daily routine (and how to stick to your own)

I am not big on mornings, but I am big on routines. So, I do have a general daily routine that I like to stick with, even though what happens between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for my day job can totally run the gamut. I’m going to share my ideal daily routine (meaning the way my day goes when everything goes according to plan) and also a few tips for setting and sticking to your own….

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how to get more digitally organized

how to get more digitally organized

I am incredibly guilty of hoarding physical objects – books, clothing I don’t wear, magazines I never read, dog treats, etc. – but I am just as bad if not worse when it comes to my electronic life, except there’s even more of it. Digital organization is crucial for me!  Electronic clutter is just as stressful as physical clutter, not to mention just as exhausting when you try to sort through all of it to find what you’re looking for. Because…

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5 things I love about the Disney Dining Plan

5 things I love about the Disney Dining Plan

It shouldn’t come to a surprise to anyone that I do in fact like the Disney Dining Plan, and my parents and I have had it on our last four trips to Disney World. I break down the Disney Dining Plan a lot more here. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, and I may make a small commission when you click and/or make a purchase. Pros to the Disney Dining Plan 1. You can pay in advance. This is…

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my 5 go-to recipes to get me through the winter

my 5 go-to recipes to get me through the winter

I love to meal plan, and I often find myself struggling to figure out what to eat for dinner when it’s 90º + outside. But when it’s cold and a little gross, I have enough winter recipes to keep a lot of variety on our table. Of course, I have a few winter recipes that are my go-tos for dinner. I’ve rounded up five of my favorite winter recipes here. Some things to know: I’m almost always cooking for two….

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my favorite places to eat in Disney World

my favorite places to eat in Disney World

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, and I may make a small commission when you click or make a purchase. When my mom and I are planning our next trip to Disney World, we spend more time on eating than on anything else. With so many Disney World restaurants to choose from, where do I eat? That’s a controversial topic, for sure, but I will share my opinions and want to hear yours in the comments, too! Most importantly: I don’t think there are any awful places to eat. There are places I avoid because it’s not my…

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