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A Dog Lover’s Dream

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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…

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23 Things I’m Grateful For

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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…

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Not Your Average Kibble

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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…

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Tips for Traveling With Your Pooch

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I love bringing my dog, Kona, along with whether it’s to the beach, shopping, or a hike at Umstead. It’s more fun with your four-legged best friend by your side!However, sometimes our dogs don’t know their limits and we have to keep an eye on them. One thing is for sure, we want to keep our pets healthy and safe.Both the extreme weather of…

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I Tried Lula Roe So You Don’t Have To!

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Some people love LulaRoe… Some people hate it… (Going as far as calling it a ‘scam’). LulaRoe seemed to pop up out of nowhere and then, took the world by storm. I got bit by the LulaRoe bug and want to share some of my favorites (and not so favorite) things about the brand. And guess what? No affiliate links, sponsorships, or gimmicks. I simply want to help my readers…

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5 Things You Need In Every Blog Post

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Every time you hit publish, you should be confident in the post you are sending out into the world. While it’s unlikely EVERY article of yours goes viral, there are steps you can take to produce a post people will want to read!! Your post should be visually pleasing, easy to read, and SEO-friendly for the highest quality.Blogging isn’t simple. Most posts I write go through…

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Tag You’re It!

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OK, I’ll admit it… I have the BIGGEST girl crush on Nicole from Relatable Red! She is just so relatable. Nicole tagged me to answer these 11 fun questions! You can check out her answers here. I love this tag game because it promotes women supporting women and female friendships! Yay feminism! Now I’m answering the 11 questions she came up with.So how does the game work…

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Blogging Tips from 7 Girlboss Entrepreneurs

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I love celebrating women and their accomplishments! Quoting Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: “Females are strong as hell.” ?Women have taken the blogging world by storm. Which is awesome. We have worked hard and intelligently to get to where we are! There are multiple awesome, successful female bloggers who I’m thankful to call friends. As a blogger, it’s important to build relationships with other bloggers and support each other. We…

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Prepping for Bridal Season

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My sister recently got engaged and I couldn’t be happier for her! My sister is only a couple years older than me and she has always been by my side (even when making fun of me). So, it’s bittersweet to watch her go. However, her fiancé is awesome and they are absolutely in love. Plus, I’m super excited to have a brother ?I’m at the time…