Do you know how to have a productive week? It starts with the things you do on Sunday to set yourself up for success. Fulfilling these 7 tips every Sunday to start my week helps keep me motivated and accomplishing my goals. What’s on your Sunday to-do list for a successful week? Exercise This doesn’t have to be much, but just move. Preferably, get outside for some fresh air. It’s not so much that you need to burn all the extra calories you might have consumed over the weekend, it’s just that once you get up and moving and get…

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It’s time to start thinking Christmas shopping and stocking stuffers. I have over 100 stocking stuffer ideas to get you started!  I can’t believe Christmas is just a few weeks away. The second half of this year has really flown by. I’m usually one of those people who has most of their holiday shopping done months in advance, but not this year. I come from a big family, so I’m usually getting a few small things for a lot of people during the holidays. I think this has made me quite the expert in picking out relatively inexpensive, but still…

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Happy almost Halloween! This is my personal favorite time of year. I love the fall weather, the crisp air and crunchy leaves. The return of fall fashion with boots and jeans and sweaters or flannels. I love pumpkin-flavored everything and carving Jack-O-Lanterns. Plus, Halloween is the best holiday. It’s the one time of year when we can dress up in crazy costumes and it’s completely normal, and basically expected. I’ll be traveling this year during Halloween, and returning the afternoon before any festivities. So, I haven’t planned out a very elaborate costume. Instead, I will try my hand at one…

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New Orleans is a dream to me. I love the city and it feels so different than anywhere else I’ve been in the US. I hope to make a visit back sooner than later and I’ve already been planning out what I’d like to do and where I’d like to stay. If you’re visiting soon, I’ve listed below the best neighborhoods and hotels or Airbnbs to stay in in New Orleans.

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I haven’t traveled nearly as much as I’d like, but even out of the places I have been, there are a few that grabbed a hold of me tight and make my heart ache for another visit. One of these such places is New Orleans. It’s so unique and I can’t imagine finding this experience anywhere else in this country. I’ve written about New Orleans a few times here, here and here. Today though, I’d like to talk about how to spend a weekend in New Orleans. This budget-friendly guide can serve as an itinerary for a long weekend full…

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