How was your week, friends? We had a four day, three night trip to Decorah, Iowa (adorable!) and Minneopa State Park (waterfall! bison! very under-visited!) I spent the rest of the week co-working with friends, attending my friends’ lovely wedding, and catch of up with buddies who were in town from Australia!
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How was your week, friends? I coffee-d, caught up, and took walks with several friends, went to a graduation party and stuffed my face appropriately, and today Kenny and I are enjoying a four-day, three night sojourn in this adorable Airbnb. A converted train car! I am charmed! (If you’ve ever used Airbnb before, here’s a $40 credit towards your first booking!)
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Since it’s summer and we’re all at the lake/pool/ocean/river, a reminder that drowning doesn’t look like drowning.
Some professional insight into what’s going on with the ‘missing migrant children.’ I didn’t know any of this!
If you’re in the twenties and life doesn’t quite look how you thought it would, 7 impressive, accomplished women share stories from their lives at 22.
My boss would take credit for my work, had unrealistic expectations and made me cry weekly. I spent every chance I could hitting the town with my girlfriends…crossing our fingers that guys would buy us drinks – we certainly couldn’t afford our lifestyle. I lived with my best friend in a tiny yet adorable apartment that was in a shady part of town.
I pre-ordered this SO FAST.
Every time I post a selfie, someone asks about my eyeliner. It’s just this! $5.50!
Whaaaat? Playing Tetris after a traumatic event can reduce the likelihood of PTSD? (There are actually multiple studies that support this.)
Should we all be rebooting our routers?
This is really sweet: The Love Story I Never Thought To Tell.
Super interesting: 5 people on why they code-switch.
If I want to make guests, new folks or students of mine comfortable, I’ll greet them with a plucky “Hay y’all,” clasp onto their forearms and ensure them that “I got you baby!” As I’m pushing into my late twenties, I’m starting to recognize the patterns of when I use my Kentucky accent outside of familial spaces, and every time it’s to create warmth.
This Mediterranean cauliflower rice looks amazing!
Thoughts on doing our part.
It’s the man and woman who left halfway through that I’ve thought of most often. His actions, his words, revealing a brand of entitlement that I’ve rarely seen so close. It was below his pay grade–that was the sense of it. And so he didn’t want to deal with it. But none of us did.
Not one person who walked into that coffee shop late on their Sunday could have anticipated, or expected, what was going to happen–and certainly, not one of us wished for it. And the thing about him leaving was this: it didn’t end the situation–didn’t ameliorate the conflict. He left the rest of us in there–in that small storefront, grappling with the situation and our conflicted feelings. He walked away, leaving the rest of us in the shit. And he knew it.
I loved these tips on decorating with inherited pieces.
Hope you had a lovely weekend!
How was your week, friends? I went to a ‘couple’s shower’ (rather than a ‘bridal shower’), had my ladies over for patio brunch, and got prettttty excited about landscaping. Watch out!
In an effort to save up for a bunch of big, exciting things, next week I’ll start a spending diet with a fun budget of $30 per week (!!!). I’ll be documenting all the fun I can squeeze out of that seemingly paltry amount of money over on Instagram Stories if you’re curious.
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How was you week, friends? I walked the lakes with a friend I haven’t seen in months, saw the RBG movie with some of my favorite high-powered ladies, opened the doors on my most affordable course yet: Bank Boost. It’s a $25 group program and the methods I teach helped one student pay off $10,000+ of debt. Whaaaat? For $25 what do you have to lose? Click here to join us; class starts on Tuesday!
Also: tomorrow night at 7 pm, I’m doing an ’emotional spring cleaning’ live q & a with my More Money, More Happy Facebook group. Join us and bring all your questions about aligning your spending with your values (or just where to sell all the stuff you purge from your closet).
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How was your week, friends? I flew back from Philly on Monday, after spending a few days poking around Reading Market, eating my weight in soft pretzels, and imagining a life in which I live in one of those row houses with cute window boxes and a brass knocker on the door.
I’ve traveled SO MUCH these last few months and I’m really looking forward to spending the next few months doing things like: staining the deck. Going to friends’ weddings. Actually moving my life and business forward instead of just packing, unpacking, and digging myself out of an email hole.
Also! On May 10th, I’m running my Spending Diet + Earning Spree book as a group program! Book + private Facebook group + live Q & A + accountability for less than the price of a Target swimsuit! Sign up below and you’ll be the first to know when doors open!
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How was your week, friends? As you read this, I’m in Philly, speaking at The Blog Connect conference about defining success for yourself and creating habits that will make that success a looooot easier. (P.S. If you run a conference and you’d like me to speak, drop me a line and let’s chat!)