Category: Organization

Organization, Podcast

Staying Consistent With Our Passion Projects

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I’ve seen a lot in the digital content world that quarantine life is picking up! Lots of us are still working from home but more things are filling up our time. We have fully adjusted to this lifestyle, so old activities are starting back up virtually. With that, it may become more difficult to stick …

Lifestyle, Organization

How To Road Trip In Summer 2020

This summer has started off as the perfect time for road trip vacations. With the pandemic still in full swing, extra precautions have to be taken in order to still enjoy summer vacation without spreading the virus or catching the virus. Nick and I dove into our first round trip road trip for the July …

Money, Organization

How To Control Crazy Spending With More Time On Your Hands

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How the Spending Evolved Since the quarantine has started, I’ve found myself online shopping more frequently, building poor spending habits. I know that it’s a byproduct of me not having the luxury to just go out and shop but I think it is also something deeper than that. Not only have I carved out more …

Lifestyle, Organization

Our Favorite Wedding Registry Gifts

Let’s be honest, the wife probably does most of the curating of your wedding registry, but that doesn’t mean the husband won’t enjoy the spoils as well! Coming from college apartments to living with our parents to furnishing a rental home while planning for a wedding, we did not have too many “grown-up” items. We …

Lifestyle, Organization, Pageants

How to Choose Your Next Pageant

We all know the big (pageant) systems like Miss America, Miss Universe, and Miss World, but research will show the overwhelming number of pageants out there. How do you know which system is best for you? There are way too many pageant systems to count and all of them have something different to offer. These …

Lifestyle, Money, Organization

Home for the Holidays

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This Christmas was the first year that Nick and I had to travel many miles via the airways to be with family for the holidays. We quickly discovered that bootstrapping our way to December 25th wasn’t going to work. Lucky for you my friend, here’s my take on how to hack the holidays for traveling …

Lifestyle, Organization, Podcast

It’s Time to #SelfBless (Setting 2020 Goals)

This blog post is an extended version of show notes for my 12/31/19 podcast episode. Tune in or read my blog post below. As we get closer to the last hour of 2019, I started to think more about my goals from January. You may have set your goals for 2020 already, but this inspiration …

Organization, Professional

Your Most Successful Year: How to Form a Habit

?New year, new you.? I got so many email newsletters this week bashing that phrase and rightfully so. There is some truth and effectiveness that lies behind the statement though. With the transition of a new set of 365 days, there comes a time to pause and reflect on your progress. A few of my …

Money, Organization

How I Changed My Money Rules: Making a Budget That Works for Me

October 2017, I struggled to stick to my budget and that?s coming from a hyper-budgeter. I kept reviewing and changing my budget based on terrible spending. This was a vicious cycle that I knew I had to break. And after months of tweaking my plan, I had to change my money rules and change my …

Money, Organization

6 Ways to Be More Productive in 2018

As you know, I love the ability to organize, categorize and optimize all parts of my life. Throughout 2017, I?ve had the opportunity to sample?different productivity systems in an academic and professional setting. Adjusting to full-time work was truly a challenge but I?m adjusting thanks to new productivity tools. With my latest resources and new …