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how to get rid of old clothes

how to get rid of old clothes

If you’ve just Marie Kondo-ed your apartment or dorm room and are suddenly overwhelmed by huge piles of clothes you don’t want anymore and don’t know what to do with… I feel you. Let’s talk about how to sell your old clothes and make extra cash to replace them. The process of purging my closet began in 2017… and somehow, in April 2019, I am still on this adventure. I don’t even know what to say about that. But I…

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4 rookie mistakes you don’t want to make at Disney World

4 rookie mistakes you don’t want to make at Disney World

First time going to Disney World? Let’s run through a few common Disney World rookie mistakes, so you walk in like a pro – even on your first visit. It can be really easy to not know everything about Disney World. There’s so much to know! But there are a few things you can avoid in the planning process of your trip, to minimize your stress and maximize your enjoyment of your vacation. 1. Buying tickets when you arrive. Forgetting…

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what I’ve learned from Rachel Hollis about creating habits

what I’ve learned from Rachel Hollis about creating habits

I was so excited when Rachel Hollis’ new book, Girl, Stop Apologizing, came out in March! I always listen to these sorts of books on audiobook (I have an Audible subscription and totally recommend it!) and this one was especially good. Rachel Hollis has a great way of speaking and is a very engaging narrator. Plus, I love listening to authors narrate their own books! They tell the story in a completely different way. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate…

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what I read in March 2019

what I read in March 2019

Somehow, I managed to read six books in March, even though it felt like an intense marathon that I was never going to get out of. I definitely didn’t predict that I’d have free time to read, especially when I tried to fill my spring break with writing my manuscript. But here we are – I made some good progress on my March TBR! (Except for the fact that three of the books I read in March were books I’ve…

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4 ways to invest in yourself (at a low cost)

4 ways to invest in yourself (at a low cost)

If personal development is high on your priority this list (and good for you!) you may be worried about the cost. If you’re trying to master a skill, grow as a leader or make serious progress towards your goals, it’s time to invest in yourself. That doesn’t have to cost money! There are plenty of ways you can invest in your own personal development at little to no cost. 1. Get a library card. The best way to invest in…

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my packing tips for Disney World

my packing tips for Disney World

Wondering how to pack for Disney World? You’re in the right place! I love packing for vacations (I know, it’s my weirdest trait) and consider packing to be an art form and a science. I’m here to share a few of my best packing tips for Disney World, so you aren’t cramming things into your suitcase the night before. I can’t say anything about things you need to bring to Disney World without mentioning my favorite guide to Disney World, the Unofficial…

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the Disney restaurants on our list for our next trip

the Disney restaurants on our list for our next trip

Mom and I spent one evening last week talking about the restaurants we wanted to try to get reservations for on our next trip. There are so many must-try restaurants in Disney World! Our last trip, we only had 30 days to plan. Now, we get to make reservations 180 days in advance, so we’ll have a better shot of getting our favorites! Hey, don’t forget: if you’re planning a trip to Disney World, make sure to grab a copy…

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what I read in February

what I read in February

I didn’t make much progress on my TBR in February (I don’t know why, honestly, because I didn’t make much progress on my draft, either – so what was I doing?) but I did read three books that I enjoyed! Remember – I don’t mention books that I didn’t like at all on the blog, so if I write about a blog I read here, it means I enjoyed it enough to give it three or more stars! Disclaimer: I…

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6 things you can throw out (or donate) right now

6 things you can throw out (or donate) right now

It’s time for spring cleaning! When Pat and I moved from a one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte to a two-bedroom apartment in Durham, I was adamant that less stuff needed to leave Charlotte than what came in. Both of us are terrible about hoarding things – for me, it’s clothes, books and office supplies, and for Patrick, it’s t-shirts and papers. If you are in the mood for spring cleaning, I hope this list of things you can go ahead and…

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My can’t miss attractions (and more) in Animal Kingdom

My can’t miss attractions (and more) in Animal Kingdom

Some people have trouble deciding what to do in Animal Kingdom, and even worse than that, some people don’t think this lovely park is worth visiting! I know many travelers will budget a half day for or even skip Animal Kingdom when they’re pressed for time on a Disney adventure. Let’s get this out of the way: My mom and I love Animal Kingdom so much, we usually plan a full day for it, or two half days. Remember: I…

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