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    How to Find Amazing Content Creators

    *In this post I walk you through my steps to find and decide if content creators are worth my attention. This is a rather unconventional post, but my husband asked me to write it. So, here I am. Step One: Pick a topic. I know, this sounds so elementary, but it’s important. Without picking a specific topic you really don’t know where to start your search. Your topic can be anything that you are interested in. Books, gaming, cooking, science, space, cats, etc. If you are interested in something there’s likely someone else who has created content for it. Step Two: After you pick your topic of interest head over to Google,…

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    Being Authentic in a Counterfiet World

    authentic:1. not false or copied, genuine, real2. representing one’s true nature or beliefs; true to oneself 3. reliable, trustworthy4. authoritative Have you ever encountered an authentic person? Somehow we just know when we are in the presence of an authentic person. They are aware of their limits but live in spite of them. They don’t let the things that aren’t perfect about them slow them down. We feel really good when we are around such a person. We even start to act a little more authentic. We say more meaningful things and we are kinder to others. It’s a good thing to be in the company of an authentic person. …

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    An Instagram Worthy Moment vs. A Lasting Memory

    Have you ever found yourself not taking pictures of your family because you didn’t think it was Instagram worthy? Our Photos are our Memories I have this fun thing I do where I keep the photos I take on my phone in an app called Google Photos. (If you have a Google account you get 15 GB of storage space for free) At the beginning of every month, I download last month’s photos to my computer using Google Photos to do so. (Because it’s available on any platform this makes transferring my pictures almost effortless. No Bluetooth, SD card, or USB cord required) This month when I downloaded July’s pictures…

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    My Favorite Curly Hair Products and Resources

    When I was a little girl I hated my hair. It was always a mess and it never did anything but be frizzy and hideous. I would dream about having straight hair because I thought I was ugly with curly hair. If you’ve ever been in the same boat as me, read on. I’m about to drop some hope bombs in your lap. I used to flat iron my hair every day when I was in high school. Mostly because I had no idea how to make my curly hair look beautiful. I had been given tons of terrible advice on taking care of it and it was just a…

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    5 Ways to Add Simplicity to Your Summer

    Simplicity and summer aren’t usually two words you find in the same sentence. They seem at odds with one another. This summer I’m paring them up and I’ve got 5 great ways you can keep summer and simplicity the best of friends.   Personally, I love summer. It’s (almost) my favorite season. I love the hot days, playing outside with my boys, ice cream trips. The list goes on. But I know that not all of you feel the same way. To you, summer is here and then gone, just like any other season. I know you would like to experience simplicity but you have so many things that you…

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    How to Be Present (Almost) Every Day

      Have you ever felt asleep to your life? Is it too hard to be fully present in your day-to-day? I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been there. Here’s my story of how I had to wake up to my life.  Being numb to your life is easy. It’s being present that’s really hard Sometimes it’s so hard to be present in our lives that we can get numb. Numb can mean a lot of things. It can be extreme like substance abuse. Or it can be low key like reading non-fiction books or browsing Pinterest. Or scrolling scrolling scrolling through Instagram or Facebook. It could be food. Or…

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    How to Set Goals the Right Way

    January is pretty much over and I just sat down and wrote out my goals for the year. January is the worst time of the year to set goals. I know, I know. That is sacrilege in the planning community. But really, who wants to make plans in January? We are all recovering from the holidays. We might be a little stressed. Personally, I spend the majority of January getting back into “work” mode. I also feel a little like I might never get back on track after the holidays. There might also be some stressing about the fact that my skinny jeans don’t look as nice as they did three…

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    3 Easy Steps to Stop Comparison in Your Life

    Do you find yourself constantly looking at other people’s lives and comparing your every day to their social media approved lives? This used to be a big source of pain for me and I want to show you what I do when the comparison bug starts creeping around my mind. We all fall into the trap at one point or another. It’s the comparison trap. That little game our minds like to play on us when we scroll through Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. We always see beautiful images of houses and we feel that ours will never sparkle like that. Or we feel guilty that we fed our kids frozen…