our lake house renovation

This story is such an odd one to tell – and one I never intended to. Our lake house is just a tiny, old thing in the woods, but we LOVE it and it’s home. It was built in the 80s and hasn’t had much of anything besides paint in the way of upgrades. Unfortunately, practically the whole thing was covered in carpet (even the bathrooms – ew) and it was a very nasty shade of tan. Oh and everything else was tan/brown too – walls, toilets, vanities, countertops. We gave it our best, but there’s only so much you can do with paint. It never mattered much to us though because we spend so much of our time outside on the dock or the screened in porch while we’re there. But….

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my newest love

I don’t think anyone who truly knows me will be surprised about this, but I have fallen in love with overalls. I knew it was bound to happen. My dad’s signature style is overalls. You know, the legit pointer brand ones that look like you should be working on the railroad. And they’re just so fun! But when they first came back in style, I looked and looked for the right pair and didn’t have much luck. Then I saw these. I asked for them for Christmas. And it’s true love, y’all. They’re so comfortable and practical. That front pocket is the best – it fits my phone perfectly. Also, THEY’RE FREAKING CUTE. I mean there’s about 1 million ways to style them (maybe a post for another day?), they work for all types of weather, they are practical, and they’re stylish. What’s not to love?

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march resolution: embracing winter style

I know that come March, most people are dying for winter to be over. I hate sitting in a waiting mentality though and so instead, I’ve decided this year to really embrace the cold weather style for the next month and then once March is over, I’ll let myself go whole hog into the warm weather attitude. This does two things: prevents me from sitting in the bad attitude of “I hate cold weather” and allows me to look at my clothing from a “what do I want to wear more of before I can’t wear it anymore.”

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law of attraction: scarcity mentality

There’s this thing called Scarcity Mentality and I hate it because it breeds fear. It tells you that there’s only so much of something and that if someone else has what you want, there’s less of it available for you. If someone else has success, there’s less for you. If someone else has money, there’s less for you. If someone else has love, there’s less for you.

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how to save a bad day

Once Wednesday rolled around, it didn’t want to cooperate. I started off the day in a decent mood, but not really my chipper self. We got a series of frustrating news about the inspections and it was one of those days where we were in constant contact with our realtor. By noon, I was thoroughly stressed out and completely out of alignment. And do you know what I did? I tried to push through. I did the one thing I know doesn’t work. I tried to keep going when things weren’t flowing. So here’s how I deal with my “bad” days.

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guest bedroom + moving update

Our guest bedroom in the townhouse is a really cool room and one of the reasons I loved it right off the bat. Inside the room is a set of stairs leading to a loft. This was the perfect setup back when I had a roommate because she got a little living room area + a bedroom in one! And once she got married and left me, we turned the loft area into our office which was clutch since we now both primarily work from home.

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how i beat my anxiety

I don’t write this post title lightly and I acknowledge that my levels of anxiety weren’t as bad as some. I was never medicated (though in the worst throws of it, maybe I should’ve been.) I tended to err on the side of “I’ll just deal with it” and most of the time, it didn’t severely impact the way I lived my life. That being said, it still sucked and I always tried my best to temper it. I’m not a doctor, but I’d like to share my take on how I was able to significantly decrease my anxiety. I know this won’t be the end-all-be-all for everybody, but it’s something to consider.

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not sure about law of attraction? read this.

If you are a law of attraction skeptic, this one’s for you! In the past I’ve struggled with the concept of teaching others how to leverage law of attraction to manifest something specific - mostly because I didn’t have an awesome manifesting story myself. Yesterday that changed and I feel like I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t share it.

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where i am: february 2019

HOW is it already the middle of February. I feel so thrown off right now. We were in Mexico for the first few days of February (recap coming soon) and then got really sick. I mean like a sickness from hell. We’re slowly regaining our energy and appetites, and I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve actually written anything. Apologies for the absence, but I’m back! January was a slow month and I experienced an energetic/emotional low that I haven’t seen in a while, but that picked up once I realized it was just my annual winter blues. The end of January ended up being really productive.

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7 awesome self-improvement books

Obviously I’m a serious self-improvement junkie and I believe that books are some of the best value if you’re going to invest in yourself. You don’t have to spend $1000 on a course to learn some of these concepts. Of course, those courses do offer different benefits than a book, but if you’re just starting out or on a budget, here are a few of my favorite personal development books that will help you uplevel your life.

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