• Where I Buy Clothes Secondhand
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    Where I Buy Clothes Secondhand

    Recently, I shared my reasons for quitting fast fashion and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made in the past few years. Since I’m no longer buying from traditional stores at the mall, I’ve started exploring new options for adding clothing and accessories to my closet. This had led me to get creative when searching for specific items and also have a more open mind to secondhand clothes in general. Now how does one buy clothes when not buying from your regular fashion stores? At first, I wasn’t too sure myself. Of course I knew about thrift stores, but even I’ll admit that that can be time consuming with little…

  • Meal Prep Sunday Tips & Recipes
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    Meal Prep Sunday Tips and Recipes

    Taking time out of your Sunday (or whatever day is your free day during the week) to prep your meals for the week is going to be the best way to keep you on track to hit your goals. I’ve been doing meal prep Sunday consistently for the past three years and I get better at it every week. Prepping meals is also a great way to save money – if you already have meals at home or ready to take with you to work, you’re going to less likely to sway away from those meals and go out for lunch. Also, having a prepared lunch with you at work…

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    Gardening and Thrifting Fun

    Happy June! For the first time in my memory, I’m enjoying the warm, summer weather. It’s been the 80s the past few weeks and I was loving it, though I could do without the humidity. I consider myself a fall girl and have dreaded summer in years past. I’ve gone the past two summers without air conditioning and my hair expands larger in width by the minute during Minnesota’s humid summers. Now I can’t wait to get outside (with SPF on) to get some sun on my skin, lay out at the lake, and get some yard work done. This spring has inspired me to try new things that I even previously…

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    Spring Clothing Haul

    I’m heading out to Los Angeles in a few weeks (I know, I can’t stop talking about it) and wanted to pick up some new clothes both for the trip and for work as the weather gets warmer. I’ve mentioned this before, but I only started my current job this past fall and it’s the first time I’ve had to rock business casual five days a week. I’m still working on getting pieces in my closet that work for both business casual and play, and that includes a few shopping trips now and then. Usually, I would just purchase new clothes online, but all my previous purchases from the Old Navy petite section…

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    Plan With Me | Gym Schedule, Meal Prep, Activities

    To keep me on track with everything, I like to sit down at the beginning of every week and plan a schedule including gym days and my meal prep. I use my planner and weekly whiteboard to add a schedule, and get ready for meal prep Sunday. So come and plan with me for my weekly gym schedule, meal prep, and activities. PLANNER I have a basic Mead planner that I purchased during Back to School this past fall. It’s a standard 8 1/2” X 11” size which may be large for some, but I love having extra room to jot down notes and lists. I write my work schedule into the…