I’ve wanted to write about my complicated mother/daughter relationship for years, but have been afraid to do so. First, I didn’t want it to be a negative reflection of my childhood.
It’s the middle of summer and I’ve already traveled a lot this year. I love exploring new places but I’m so ready to buckle down, save some money, and implement a no spend month. I’ve got a lot of expenses to take into account with having a dog, house, car payment, being a small business owner (omg TAXES)… I also want to focus more on my financial goals and build a nice cushion with the big 3-0 approaching next year.
Turning a year older is a time to take inventory, and reflect on life – or at least it is for me. I like to think about how much I’ve changed, where I want to go and what I want to achieve in the next year.
I first heard about intermittent fasting on Instagram as I saw other bloggers talking about it. I was super skeptical, as I am with most “diets”. The idea is to fast for 16 hours and eat within an 8 hour time frame. So if you start at 12pm, you stop eating at 8pm. I haven’t talked much about it but I’ve noticed so many benefits of intermittent fasting.
In late March Greg and I headed south for 72 hours in Charleston. Ever since I went there 3 years ago for the Blog Societies Conference, I’ve wanted to go back with Greg. We both LOVE to eat and the city itself is so beautiful. We decided to stay at the Fulton Lane Inn and from having been there before, I knew it was going to be a great location.
I’ve gotten into a great habit of getting rid of things I don’t like. One of the main categories I do that in, is my beauty collection. Whereas I used to have a mindset of more, more, more – I’m now a less is more kind of gal. From throwing out tons of products over the last 12 months, I’ve got 5 tips on how to declutter your makeup.