7 Things You Should Do Each Week at Work

7 Things You Should Do Each Week at Work

One of the coolest things about being an adult is being able to work in a field you're passionate about and earn a living doing what you excel in or what you enjoy. When I'm not blogging, I'm working full-time at my day job. I'm lucky to have a job that I love and to work with people that inspire me and motivate me. I've learned a lot after working in my industry for five years and I know that I still have a lot to learn. I'm excited to see where my career takes me and I can't wait to continue growing and developing my skill set. 

Since I'm used to being in an office setting, I've learned how to make the most of each week and ensure that I stay organized and on top of everything on my plate. Writing things down and recharging by taking small breaks throughout the day definitely helps me to stay focused. I challenge you to try these seven things this week at work and see if they make a difference in your productiveness and the overall way you feel. 

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10 Millennial Bloggers You Need to Know About Right Now

10 Millennial Bloggers You Need to Know About Right Now

"Millennial" is such a buzz word these days, don't you think? It describes the generation born between 1982 and 2000. As a millennial myself, I see first-hand how connected this segment of people is and how they're changing the way marketers sell their products. 

It's no surprise that a generation that loves to consume and share content has turned to blogging as a way to share their lives with the world. In a world dominated by social media, millennial bloggers and influencers are thriving right now. 

Since you're interested in millennial bloggers, let me first introduce myself and tell you a little about my millennial-oriented blog before we jump into the list of 10 other bloggers you need to know about.

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Monthly Favorites: March 2018

Monthly Favorites: March 2018

I still can't believe that it's almost April. 2018 is flying by and summer will be here before we know it (that's something that I'm definitely excited about). This weekend is Easter and April Fools Day - it'll be so fun to spend some extra time with family. I'll be cheering on the Michigan Wolverines as they face Loyola Chicago in the Final Four NCAA Tournament game this weekend. Go Blue! 

I'm excited for today's post because I get to share a few of the brands/products that I've been loving lately with all of you. As a blogger, I have the unique opportunity to learn about and partner with all kinds of different brands. I absolutely love trying new products and finding ones that fit into my lifestyle. Being able to share the items that I love most with all of you is something that I enjoy and I hope all of you enjoy it, too! 

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9 Items You Shouldn't Forget to Add to Your Wedding Registry

9 Items You Shouldn't Forget to Add to Your Wedding Registry

Now that spring has officially arrived, that means wedding season is right around the corner! Do you know anyone getting married this year? I'll be standing up as a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding this May! The only wedding that I've ever been apart of is my own, so I'm excited to play a role in my friend's wedding, just like she did in mine when she was my bridesmaid!

My friend's wedding shower is coming up in a few weeks and as I was searching for gifts to buy off of her registry, the idea for this blog post popped into my head! Back when I was engaged, I was so excited to set up my wedding registry. I spent a lot of time researching different products and figuring out what my fiancé  (now husband) and I would need in order to start our lives together and create a comfortable home. Thanks to Pinterest, I had a pretty good idea of the things I should register for, but I always felt like I was missing a few things. I knew that there were items that I was forgetting but I had a hard time putting my finger on just what it was that I was leaving off of my registry because I had so many other things going on in my life while I was wedding planning. 

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Quick and Easy Dinners Brought to you by Kroger Prep+Pared Meal Kits

Quick and Easy Dinners Brought to you by Kroger Prep+Pared Meal Kits

There's something so rewarding about cooking a meal that tastes delicious, don't you think? It's even better when you have someone to share a meal with. My husband and I enjoy trying out new recipes and cooking for each other. We both look forward to dinner time because it gives us an opportunity to catch up and hear about each other's day while eating a great meal. From Italian food, to Mexican food and everything in between, we like to switch it up each week and make different recipes that fit with our lifestyle and budget. 

The first time I started cooking for myself was when I started living in an apartment during my sophomore year of college. When I was a freshman I lived in the dorms on campus and had a meal plan, but once I was on my own during my second year of college, it was time for me to test my skills in the kitchen. My roommates and I all cooked for ourselves and bought our own groceries, so I mostly stuck to easy or basic recipes that only required a few ingredients and could be made for just one person. Back then, meal delivery services where you can pay a monthly subscription and get food delivered to your door weren't a thing yet. Even so, now that I'm older, I've never enrolled in any because they seemed too expensive for my taste.

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The Perfect Candles for any Gift-Giving Occasion

The Perfect Candles for any Gift-Giving Occasion

If you had to pick your favorite scent, what would it be? When you stop and think about it, that’s a pretty tough question to answer. For me, so many scents are tied to memories so it’s hard to narrow it down and pick just one.

Personally, I love the smell of Lily of the Valley flowers (if you haven’t seen or heard of Lily of the Valley, they’re little white bell-shaped flowers). I remember picking these in my grandparent’s backyard. My grandpa loved gardening, so he would always tell me about his different flowers and plants.

Since I enjoy fresh floral scents, I gravitate toward those types of smells when I’m picking out perfumes and candles. Before I go to work each day, I spritz on a little perfume before I walk out the door. It’s always such a compliment when my coworkers tell me that I smell good or when they ask what type of perfume I’m wearing. Whenever I’m home, I love to have a candle burning while I’m relaxing or working on blog-related tasks. There’s something so soothing about burning a candle and letting the aroma fill the air.

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5 Small Daily Tasks That Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life

5 Small Daily Tasks That Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life

Have you ever started a new routine or a new habit and looked back at what your life was like 3 months, 6 months or even a year before you started it? Most of the time, when we try new things that'll improve our lives and stick with them, they prove to be beneficial. Some might even say trying new things, no matter how big or small, can be life-changing. 

Over the course of my life, I've learned that small things add up to big things. In time, the small things we do each day can impact our health and happiness in the weeks, months and years to come. That's why I believe it's important to do a few small things each day to benefit ourselves in the long run. 

Simple tasks like following a skincare routine and removing your makeup to doing a few daily chores around the house can have a big impact on the way your week unfolds and how you spend the rest of your free time. 

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The Perfect Pair: Asian Pulled Pork Tacos and Diet Coke® Zesty Blood Orange

The Perfect Pair: Asian Pulled Pork Tacos and Diet Coke® Zesty Blood Orange

One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to plan out my meals for the upcoming week. I feel so much more organized when I create a grocery list, pick out the ingredients that I need at the store and know what I'll be cooking ahead of time. When I'm in the kitchen, I like to make easy recipes that are full of flavor.

Lately, I've been experimenting with all sorts of different recipes. I've made everything from hearty soups to refreshing salads! Each day I crave something different and having an assortment of recipes to choose from keeps things interesting.

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