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10 things you want to bring with you to Disney World

10 things you want to bring with you to Disney World

I meant to blog about this a lot closer to mine and my mom’s trip to Disney World, but you know how it goes. Life comes at you fast. So, let’s dive in to what I learned about what to bring to Disney World. If you’ve ever been to Disney World, you know that what you do and don’t bring with you can make or break a day. Not your entire trip, but at least a day. Let’s dive in. Disclaimer: This…

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packing for long trips

packing for long trips

This summer, I was tasked with the impossible. OK, I’m being a little melodramatic, but who didn’t know that? Anyway. I had to pack two suitcases, two carryons and two personal items with enough items to get Patrick and I through a 8-day Mediterranean / Southern European cruise, plus three days in Venice beforehand and three days in Athens afterwards. Eek. This is what I was born for. My tips for how to pack for a long trip: 1. Do…

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5 podcasts for women with big dreams

5 podcasts for women with big dreams

I just recently got into podcasts. Specifically, self-development podcasts. And I’m here to round up my choices for the best podcasts for women – specifically, women who want to focus on their personal development and women who have big dreams. Obviously, I am about 10 years behind. I listened the famous ones like Serial and S-Town and Dirty John (all crime-related, yes) and Patrick and I are known to binge a true crime narrative podcast on long trips, but in…

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gift guide for her – for every budget

gift guide for her – for every budget

Sometimes, my favorite part of gift guides is picking out things I might like for myself. That’s what I’m doing today! My gift guide for her features gifts for many budgets, in case you’re shopping for a friend, a sibling, a relative, a significant other or your mom. There’s something for everyone. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I may make a small commission if you click or make a purchase from one of these links, at no additional cost…

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10 gift ideas for the friend who loves to cook

10 gift ideas for the friend who loves to cook

As the friend in every friend group who is usually shoving food or snacks down the other friends’ throat, I’m here with a few ideas for gifts for people who like to cook. Because, honestly, that’s me. This will be the first in my gift guide series, and I feel so totally behind, y’all. How is it already November 19? Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, and I may earn a little bit of money when you click on links…

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how to pack your carry-on

how to pack your carry-on

I always have carry-on packing tips to share for any of my friends going on long-term trips. It seems like a lot of people are traveling right now, so now is a great time to share! I don’t consider myself a traveling pro – far from it, considering it makes me incredibly anxious – but I am an excellent packer. Only flight attendants do it better than me. Thankfully, I do not travel for work anymore, so packing a carry-on isn’t…

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10 tips for writing (when you don’t want to)

10 tips for writing (when you don’t want to)

It’s almost November (as in, tomorrow!) and that means it’s almost NaNoWriMo! Time to share some of my NaNoWriMo tips. November is my favorite month of the year for 1,500 reasons, but one of those 1,500 is because it’s NaNoWriMo. If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, I’ll sum it up for you: Join an international community of people trying to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Even the years when I don’t have the time to truly commit…

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35 ways to say no

35 ways to say no

If you’re anything like me, you struggle with overcommitting yourself – and even more, you struggle with how to say no when you need to or want to. I love to feel like I’m wanted, and I love to be helpful to other people. Saying no might be one of the hardest things for me, because I never want to turn down an opportunity to help other people. I don’t like to turn down opportunities, period. That leaves me with…

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what you need to know about eating in Disney World

what you need to know about eating in Disney World

Eating in Disney World is a hot button topic for anyone who’s ever been. I have a lot of thoughts about it, and even though I might disagree with many of “the pros,” I like to think I at least try to take advantage of the best there is to know about Disney dining. Let’s break down some of the biggest things to know about eating in Disney World. Tips for making the most of eating in Disney World 1. Do…

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9 mistakes not to make on your Disney World trip

9 mistakes not to make on your Disney World trip

Heading to Disney World, or planning a trip? I have a few Disney World tips for you to make sure you don’t get caught making the same mistakes that I have made in the past. I love Disney World, and while I haven’t been 20-plus times like some people I know, this will be my fifth trip. I always use this book to guide my decisions and it rarely leads me astray. I don’t know all there is to know about…

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