the best stocking stuffers for any budget

hiii - can you believe christmas is in two weeks? wild.

it seems as though everyone is completely in gift-buying mode by now, and although i finish my shopping early every year, there always seems to be a last-minute gift to buy - a litt

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Truth Talks: Stephanie

meet stephanie, founder and President of The Animal Pad, a non-profit, all breed dog rescue that focuses on saving dogs from high kill shelters and the streets of Mexico. I recently spoke to her because I wanted to learn what goes into animal rescuing (beyond all the misconceptions and those heart-breaking commercials you see on TV), and why it’s so important to rescue animals, especially for those of you looking to get a pet this holiday season.

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5 lessons i've learned from blogging

hi! hope you are having a good day :)

i cannot believe it’s already december!! this year has absolutely flown by. anyone else excited for the new year?

so when i was visiting family last week, i kept getting asked about my little blogging project and what i’ve learned from it. my main reaction was to say “a lot,” but i kept thinking about it later on and trying to formulate a better answer.

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the savvy shopper's guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

hi guys!

so i went back and forth on whether or not i wanted to post anything about the thanksgiving weekend sales.. obviously they are incredibly popular and kind of symbolize the kick-off for holiday shopping, but there is something about sacrificing family time for shopping that has me feeling a bit hesitant.

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monuments at midnight

ok so maybe we weren’t actually there at midnight but the sun was definitely setting! while we were in DC, we went and saw all the monuments and memorials later in the evening and it was the best idea ever because it was less crowded and you’re also not wasting time that could be spent in the museums (the museums close, the monuments are open 24/7).

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day in my shoes: LA randomness

hi guys! today’s post is all about following me around in a day in my shoes. this day is a little different from normal because i’m not often in LA! but i would rather document and share that than a day where i don’t leave the house ha. and for those of you wondering, “does she really change her shoes that often?” sometimes.. yes! i will be the first to admit that i have a lot (too many) shoes, so i try to make use of them rather than let them sit around and collect dust.

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how to make the most of your trip to DC

hi guys! i don’t have a technical travel guide, but wanted to share some tips and advice from my recent trip to DC. we were there for my dad’s reunion, so our time was split up in the middle, but we ended up spending 4.5 days in DC, including a day in Mt. Vernon + Alexandria.

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Truth Talks: Jamey

Hi! Welcome to my new series, Truth Talks. I started this because I’ve always been a curious person, and love having deeper conversations with people who are different than me – whether that’s because of their experiences, their perspectives, values, or what they do in their day to day life. These interviews are all about the authentic conversations I have with friends, strangers, and people I admire.

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