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My family means a lot to me, so even though I'm states away from my loved ones, I make every effort to close the gap with keepsakes and care packages. 

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This post is sponsored by T.J. Maxx Who we are is formed from the impressions and influence of our loved ones- friends and family alike.  Living as far away as I do, many of  my loved ones are back...
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What do you think of when you envision being healthy? Do you look like a supermodel? More toned? My vision of being healthy has changed over the last 4 years since I embarked on a journey to get healthier. It's all about finding your own version of healthy. 

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Have you ever felt that before and after pictures are inspiring and totally misleading at the same time?  Three years ago, when I started to recognize that my couch potato ways were weighing on me ...
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Earning more money sounds great, but it can be difficult to do. We're giving you 5 ideas on earning more in this post!

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Too often when we talk about being frugal, the easy answer is to find things to cut back on. When I was trying to pay off my student loans, I started by cutting back. But eventually, like a diet, y...
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My latest subscription box obsession is Prospurly. The items are all useful, and some even make for great gifts. There's a 10% off coupon if you want to try it out- highly recommend it!

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Y'all know I love subscription boxes.  I've subscribed to a few over the years and have been a Birchbox subscriber for well over three years now. I honestly just adore having happy-mail days.  One ...
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Want to get started with thrifting, but are overwhelmed with shopping the racks? Here's how you can get the most out of thrifting!
My friend Erica is a master of thrifting, so when I finally got the chance for her to share her wisdom on one of my favorite topics, I jumped at the chance.  Erica blogs over at The Truth Tea, so g...
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If you're thinking of treating someone to a special experience, try a 2-hour cruise on the Odyssey in Chicago. They never disappoint!
One of my favorite things in Chicago is to go cruising on the Odyssey Chicago with Entertainment Cruises. If you come to Chicago and you want a truly unique experience with good food, good service ...
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If you're thinking about merging your finances once you tie the knot, you need to have a few discussions on your values and financial beliefs beforehand. Here's how!

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The last vestige of single life isn’t living alone, it’s having your own finances. Most of us have had roommates at some point. But unless you’re married or engaged, you probably haven’t had to sha...
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Can we just forget winter ever happened? It's finally warm out and that means it's perfect weather for wearing sandals! Find out how I'm enjoying the weather comfortably. 

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Chicago seems to not really have a spring.  Tulips and irises, which typically bloom in the early weeks of spring, stayed dormant this year as we completely skipped the temperatures between freezin...
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Want to overcome challenges and turn bad times into amazing opportunities? You just need to learn to be grateful.

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The last few months have been challenging as most people have noted- in the fall, I called off my engagement.  In the spring, I dealt with the devastating impact pancreatic cancer took upon a dear ...
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Spain is beautiful, and surprisingly budget-friendly! If you're looking for tips on how to see Madrid in 24 hours without spending a bunch, this is for you.

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(source.) Traveling to a new city opens up a wealth of unknown experiences. Yet while you’re overcome with excitement, intrigue and maybe a little apprehension (let’s be real, a whole lotta apprehe...
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Budgeting with cash can be a pain when you don't have time to run to the ATM. Prepaid debit cards are a lot easier to manage!
If you're paying down your debts and really struggle to stick to a budget, and a cash system just doesn't do it for you (because ahem, going to the bank and withdrawing cash before going out can be...
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If it seems like the tough road you're on is never ending, don't give up. You'll reach your destination eventually. 

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One of the emails I get most often from readers who read this blog is A.) How to know if you're doing the right thing in life (when paying down debt, going back to school, saving up for a wedding b...
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Frugality isn't frumpy! A blog dedicated to living a frugal, beautiful life on a budget. Frugal and budget fashion, frugal beauty, lifestyle tips and ways to get out of debt and live authentically in your budget!