How Does Mindfulness Lead to Success?

Self-care is important. Whether it’s quick mini-meditations each morning to your weekly Sunday bath – it’s about time you put yourself on the top of your list of priorities.

As a woman, at times we may feel like we can’t do certain things (like taking care of ourselves and putting ourselves first!) but don’t let the noise put you down. Whether you have kids, are in school, or anywhere in between – let’s dive deeper into ways that we can put ourselves first and still be successful.

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Create a Positive Money Mindset for Success After College!

Taking control of your money and being self-sufficient is an incredibly freeing thing. Especially for those of us who are still in that in-between stage where we’re expected to be adults but still vaguely understand how to file our taxes. That’s what tax preparers are for, right?

Let’s face it. I’ve always been an incredibly frugal person. Cutting corners and purchasing the cheaper option was my go-to for a really long time. I’ve spent a lot of time over-analyzing my bank account and creating budgets on top of budgets to feel secure. Rarely would I allow myself to spend on myself, and if I did — yup, you guessed it: I’d go the cheaper route. In the end, I’d end up losing track of my budget plan and spending way too much on unnecessary things.

So how do we combat this and take control of our money?

Simple. It takes a little bit of time and tons of tweaking, but follow these steps and you will find yourself in a better place financially in just a couple of months!

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Blogger Checklist: 5 Things Every Successful Blogger Should Do Before Clicking ‘Publish’ (Free Checklist!)

As you’re getting started with blogging, you want to first get in the mind of a blogger. What resources do they use? What tips do they follow? Do they have a particular schedule? Do they wear their comfiest pajamas to blog? Okay — maybe not that specific, but I think you get my point. With my blog posts, there are a few guidelines I like to follow before I am completely confident with my content and I know you do, too. But where do you track it all? What should you track!? From what I’ve observed throughout my research before getting started with my blog, and even now, I have noticed that many bloggers give themselves a checklist or guideline on what they should and must do before pushing ‘Publish.’

Allow me to shed some light, my fellow bloggers!

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How to Manifest a Morning Routine That Works for You

It’s been told to us time and time again: In order to be successful, we must wake up early.

If I could relate myself to any person when I even remotely hear this line, bah humbug!

Seriously, though — I am not a morning person at all.

When I was in high school, I used to bribe myself to wake up early by promising myself a nap right when I got home.

Which never happened, by the way — but it was a nice thought.

Although the idea of going to sleep early is incredibly pleasing, these past few weeks I’ve tried (and failed) one too many times to wake up early.

I began realizing that I needed to give myself an intention, Why am I waking up early? 

Yeah, it’s nice and I’d have more time in my day but my schedule is so crazy that just it giving me more time to my day wasn’t enough.

Whenever we’re looking at things we want to happen, giving yourself a reason to back up that want is going to make it so much easier to actually manifest it.

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5 Fun, Easy, and Delicious Dishes That Will Save Your Twenties

As I’m reaching adulthood, I’m starting to realize that I enjoy routines and being a home-body much more than I thought. With having my own place, I’m noticing that these menial day-to-day tasks surprisingly help root me — and although obligatory — I’m starting to actually… enjoy them.

Blah. Enjoy laundry? Enjoy cooking? Enjoy sleeping early? Well, yeah! Mostly because I have to enjoy them, but also because I want to.

I’ve always loved baking but never really cared for actually cooking. I always found it much more stressful than anything else… Quick info about me, I’m a Grade-A multi-tasker with an extremely small attention span… so yeah, I’ve left many pots on they’re own to only end up burning rice, like who does that!?

Luckily, those days are long gone… (fingers crossed!)

But now that I’m away from home and in a completely different environment, there are some meals that bring me back to Miami like arroz con pollo or pan con bistec. And although I don’t know how to make the second one that well, I make some mean arroz con pollo! Being away from comfort foods that our parents would make us can be hard, but I’m trying to see it as more of a challenge to learn how to master those meals and make my momma proud!

Sadly, not every evening calls for hours worth in the kitchen. Sometimes we’re a bit more rushed than we’d like to be or just not inspired. I totally get it. I’ve been there, literally yesterday I was too tired to cook and ended up just popping in some frozen steak fries and popcorn chicken in the oven and called it a day!

I must also say I’m blessed to have such a chill boyfriend. We’re always up for anything, and last night he knew I was exhausted so fries and frozen chicken it is! On the same token, I want to be inspired to cook awesome meals that are healthy and delicious but also easy ’cause your girl isn’t always the best in the kitchen. Of course, like many of us — Pinterest (and Youtube) is my go-to when I’m looking for meals to inspire me and before I ramble on for too long…

Here are my favorite, go-to easy dishes we should all have in our arsenal in our twenties.

Whether you’re trying to make it to Master Chef or find excitement with your meals – I’ve got you covered!

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25 Christmas Gifts Under $25 to Gift the Ladies in Your Life

Hello, ladies!

Steph here – hope you all are having a wonderful December so far! Can you believe it’s already time to prepare for Christmas!?! This is so crazy. It felt like just yesterday I was planning for my 22nd birthday and my graduation. I’m so incredibly blessed to be where I am right now, and I’m excited to have you guys come along with me on this wild journey!

The more I research, the more I’m learning on what I want to do with my life and the direction I want to take this blog. *Crazy!!!*

But anyway – today I wanted to share with YOU the most perfect holiday gift guide for any gal in your life ’cause I know it gets hectic this time of year so I thought I’d help a girl out!

Whether you’re last-minute shopping or just don’t know what to get to anywhere in-between – check this gift guide out! You won’t regret it!

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Winding Down… Everything You Need for a Relaxing Night In

Grab Some Tea and Most Comfiest Socks, We’re About to Get Relaxed!

With everything happening in the world, we all need some time in our day, or even week, to wind down. I usually like to incorporate a mix of things into my evening routine, especially if I’m trying to stay relaxed. Nice smelling candles, a warm bath, and anything vanilla scented is definitely my go-to.

I wasn’t able to take many things with me during our move because we weren’t sure when we’d be finding a permanent place to live, in addition to not wanting to weigh down the car during those 5 days.

Seeing it with a glass half full, I think it’s a good and bad thing.

Bad because now I don’t have all of my essentials and have to re-buy a good amount of them but also good since I’m able to start fresh.

I love spending time to pamper myself, but sadly don’t do it enough. I’m trying to get better, though! I may not have the crème de la crème when it comes to products, but that does not mean I don’t know how to throw myself a nice little pamper party a few times out of the week.

Here are a few ways you can, too!

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Invest in Your Blog While Not Spending Money

Bloggin’ on a Budget? Here Are Some Free Resources & Strategies to Being a Badass Blogger

As you may be able to tell, I just started my blog. Within less than a week of starting and adding different social media strategies, I have already seen improvements. However, these improvements didn’t just come to me, I had to do the research. I’m not lying when I say I learn something new each and every day.

Being someone who has a full-time job and just got out of college, I understand how it feels to not to have time to do what you enjoy. As I write this, it is nearing midnight and although it’s way past my bed-time, I made a commitment when I started on my blog and I know I have to follow through.

Maybe it’s due to the fact that I’m still stuck in the mentality of a student, but lately, I’ve just been wanting to learn. 

The more I got into researching blogging techniques and strategies it finally just *clicked* and I knew this was something I wanted to do and best of all – something I knew I could do.

And you know the best part? So could you.

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