First Time Homebuyer

Earlier this year I purchased my first house. Woah. I can’t believe I just fixed my fingers to type that previous sentence. I think it’s safe to say I’m officially adulting. The process was assuredly a roller coaster of a ride, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. They say the best teacher is experience, and I’m grateful for some of the roadblocks I encountered along the way. I entered the process with very little knowledge on what it takes to acquire and maintain a property. While I cannot boast to be a real estate acquisition guru (yet), I can say the knowledge I gained through the process has started me on what I hope will be a fruitful journey in the world of real estate.

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Wading // Charleston Pt. 1

I’ve always heard how amazing Charleston, South Carolina is. The beaches, the architecture and importantly, the food. So when we decided to plan a quick weekend vacation, Charleston quickly came to mind. It’s located fairly close to Atlanta, so we could save money by driving rather than flying; and with the unpredictable Atlanta weather, I just wanted sun and beach. READ MORE…

Love Yourself

“Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.”         – Alan Cohen READ MORE…

Spring Has Officially Sprung

I love Spring. A time when you can witness nature changing so vividly and intentionally. It’s a time of growth; and for me a time reflect on my own personal growth. They say if you are not growing you are dying. And while physical growth occurs naturally, mental and spiritual growth are not so innate. It takes a certain level of conscious effort and personal dedication in order to mature beyond just what the eye can see. But, to me, the hardest part about growing is not the amount of work it takes. I personally enjoy hard work. It is more about the inevitable relationship between growth and uncertainty; constant growth equals constant change, and constant change equals a constant level of uncertainty. So how does a go-by-the-books planner like myself cope with uncertainty, as to never stifle my own personal growth? Read on to find out!

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Consignment – New Clothes & Extra Cash

Happy Martin Luther King Day! I was feeling a little chill and boyish on this wonderful four-day weekend, so I pulled out one of my favorite thrifted oversized sweaters. I paired it with my favorite pair of American Eagle boyfriend jeans, and my new favorite sneakers – these navy blue Reebok Classics. Shopping consignment stores is a great way to not just save, but also make money while shopping. READ MORE…