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The Best Tools for Blogging Full-time


Since starting a year ago, I’ve learned first-hand that blogging is a full-time career that takes a lot of effort and you need the right tools to succeed. Without these following tools, I would be drowning in work. These tools are a great way to organize and maintain a successful business. They are creative tools, organization tools, or social media tools. Stay on top of your blogging…


Money Principles You Should Know by 25


Having bad financial habits can create tons of unnecessary stress for you! Having to live paycheck to paycheck and always count pennies can really derail us from living our life to the fullest. Your 20’s is the perfect time to learn to be financially smart and independent. I live by these five money principles so I can save more, afford more, and live comfortably. If you are looking to…


Why He’s Just Not That Into You and That’s OK


This post is definitely different from what I typically write about. My blog focuses on lifestyle, travel, fashion and beauty but I’ve always been interesting in dipping into the category of love and relationships. When I was younger, I watched Sex and The City religiously and I loved Carrie’s Bradshaw life. An independent, fashionable woman who found support in other women and built an empire writing about her…


The Health Benefits of Owning a Dog


I have had Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety for years now and I have never felt better than I do since adopting my dog, Kona. I’ve mentioned in past articles that Kona has been God’s gift for my life. There are TONS of benefits to owning a dog, but did you know it actually is good for your health too? Just in case you need a few…


The Pros and Cons of Greek Life


I never thought I would be the sorority girl “type”. Before college, all I really knew about sororities was the image movies portrayed of them —tons of parties, dumb blondes, hazing. I wasn’t really interested in Greek life.Then, my sophomore year of college all the girls in my dorm signed up for recruitment. I still didn’t expect much but I wrote my name down as a pledge…


Staying Organized with Erin Condren


I love all things organization and productivity! For Christmas, I used to ask Santa to bring me school supplies —pens, notebooks, and folders got me hyped! I’ve kept a planner since I was a freshman in high school and I largely credit them for helping me keep my shit together. Now that I’m in the workforce I’ve decided to step up my organization game. Besides blogging, I…


A Dog Lover’s Dream


It’s no secret I love dogs. Just call me the crazy dog lady.I’ve always dreamed of having a career where I can be surrounded by pups all day. (Doesn’t everyone?) But I’m not interested in being a vet, dog-walker, or groomer… so what?The Collective Designs is my happy medium! It combines my three favorite things: clothes, creativity, and dogs.I started sketching and…


23 Things I’m Grateful For


Twenty-two was an interesting year. This past year, I’ve been thrust into adulthood and somehow have managed to stay afloat. In fact, better than afloat. I have also grown in my career, made awesome friends, and had a number of spectacular opportunities. Twenty-two was my selfish year. I’d worked hard my whole life and deserved to put myself first. I am proud of all I’ve…


Not Your Average Kibble


I love my dog, Kona, and I always want what’s best for her. I take her on multiple walks a day, brush her teeth once a week, and visit the vet often to make sure she’s in good shape! We care about our pets and their health. So why aren’t we more concerned about what dog food we’re giving them? And what ingredients are going into…