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A Beginner’s Guide To Mixing Patterns

  Have you ever looked at Instagram fashionistas and thought, "I love how they mix patterns, but I just don't know how to do that for myself"? Or saw someone on the street who rocked a patterned top and skirt, but couldn't figure out why the items looked so good together? You can mix patterns like a… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide To Mixing Patterns

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10 Items To Avoid At Target (And 10 That Are Worth Buying)

  "Generic items are just the same as name brand items, they just don't have the same label." While this is often repeated, it's not always true. Sometimes name brand products are better quality and last longer over time. One reason I love Amazon is that you can read reviews that tell you how long… Continue reading 10 Items To Avoid At Target (And 10 That Are Worth Buying)

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8 Things To Think About When Shopping Before Baby Arrives

The old cliche "having a baby changes everything" is never more true than when thinking about it in relation to the things you purchase. Once you have a baby, the clothes, shoes, and even home decor you have will need to be different. If you are pregnant or planning on having a baby/adopting a baby in the near… Continue reading 8 Things To Think About When Shopping Before Baby Arrives

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The “Why” Behind The “Buy”

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why you buy the things that you buy? "Well that's a silly question," you may be thinking. "I buy them because I need them."  Bread, toilet paper, soap- okay, those are needs.  There are so many things we buy though that have nothing to do with needs, or even… Continue reading The “Why” Behind The “Buy”

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Why You Should Keep Those Expired Coupons

Oh, coupons. I have a love-hate relationship with them. I love saving money with coupons, but many of them pile up and expire before I ever get a chance to use them. I had a cute mini 5 pocket coupon organizer, where they were all organized by type, and I would still forget to use… Continue reading Why You Should Keep Those Expired Coupons