How to Budget in your Bullet Journal

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Budgeting is tricky business. I think we all feel that way. If you have never set up a budget before, essentially it is tracking what is going out and what is coming in financially. You can do this in a variety of ways and there are so many apps, programs, and books out there to teach you exactly how that there is definitely something for everyone. Whether you use the envelope method, an excel spreadsheet, a finance binder, or some other method is entirely up to you. Continue reading


The Family Corleone by Ed Falco

The Family Corleone by Ed Falco

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This week I’m reviewing a classic, The family Corleone by Ed Falco, l love procedural novels and shows, as well as crime shows. I’ve actually be really into the peaky blinders lately on Netflix. While looking for a book to fit my popsugar reading challenge category : A book with a family member term in the title, I came across my sister’s keeper and a few other intriguing titles, but this seemed right up my alley, and it was available on Overdrive – My Library’s Online Database, so perfect timing! Continue reading

Nose Intensity and Age Assessments: In Action

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I’m super excited about this post today. You know how I love my experiments, and my wine, and getting the opportunity to combine those two things and maybe learn a bit as well. Well, today I get to share that with you, again. I took my post from earlier this month and decided to show you exactly what I meant about being able to the age of wine by the nose. I may point out some other age identifying tricks as well. Continue reading

5 Early Morning Exercises To A Healthier You

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This week I have a great guest post about fitness from Iris Tan. You can check out her blog here. We’ve been talking a lot in the past about reaching your goals, and you know each month I keep you updated with my own fitness challenges. I think her post is a great collection of ideas on how to incorporate what we’ve been working easily into your own daily life.

Discover Early Morning Exercises For A Healthier You

Feel amazing and look amazing at the same time!

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Legend by Marie Lu

Legend by Marie Lu

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This week I am reviewing a fantastic young adult novel by a super charismatic author that I follow on Goodreads: Legend by Marie Lu. I originally picked up this book to fill my PopSugar challenge category: a book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you, but I stayed for the story. I downloaded the book through Overdrive, my library’s online database as an audio book, and the story was really compelling. When I finish a book at work now, I feel compelled to find the next in this series. Unfortunately I have myself on a pretty tight reading schedule, so I haven’t given in yet, but I am definitely looking forward to the next installment. Continue reading

How to make Rice-A-Roni Wild Rice Mix: a copy cat recipe

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I love summer! The sun on my skin and the wind in my hair, driving with the windows down, vinyl records playing with the windows and blinds all the way up to let in the sunshine. It’s amazing how different a sunny day can make you feel. Kind of like comfort food for the skin. You know what they say, we are all just plants with more complicated emotions. While I’ve definitely been kicking up my heels in this beautiful sunshine, I’ve also been doing a lot of cooking, for you guys of course. A few weeks ago I posted one of my favorite recipes ever, my dad’s Nixon Chicken Casserole recipe, and I mentioned that I like to pair it with Rice-A-Roni Wild Rice Mix. I’ve mentioned this recipe a few times it feels like, and it really is my go to side with just about everything, so I figured I would share it with you all. Continue reading

What Really Grinds My Gears

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I’ve been super grumpy lately for no good reason, and I think I’ve just been feeling overwhelmed with life, the universe and everything. My kitchen is a mess, my friends are all really needy right now, and I’m feeling really broke. These are all decent reasons to feel generally grumpy, but it got me thinking about pet peeves. pexels-photo-209037.jpeg Continue reading