Four Back to School Looks from Candie’s at Kohl’s

Four Back to School Looks from Candie’s at Kohl’s

Summer is winding down and back to school season is almost here! Starting school again after a great summer can be so bittersweet. While it’s sad to leave the freedom of summer behind (no homework), getting back to school means starting a new routine, making new friends and most importantly, learning new things.

Before a new school year starts, it’s always a good idea to stock up on new supplies, books and best of all, new pieces to add to your wardrobe. I’ve been shopping at Kohl’s for years and I love the variety of tops, bottoms, dresses, and everything in between from the Candie’s collection in the Junior’s Department.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Egg Freezing Process at CCRM

Everything You Need to Know About the Egg Freezing Process at CCRM

This month my husband and I are celebrating our third wedding anniversary! With every year that goes by, we talk about having kids and when we’d like to expand our family. We both want to wait a few more years until we welcome a baby so we can do things like buy a new house, travel and spend time together as just the two of us. While it would be great to conceive and have kids naturally down the road, we know that it’s important for us to explore our options and ensure that welcoming children is something that we’ll be able to do in the future. One of the options that we’re considering is egg freezing.  

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Cruising Around Michigan in the Mazda3

Cruising Around Michigan in the Mazda3

Is it just me, or is this summer flying by? It feels like Memorial Day was just yesterday, yet we’ve already celebrated the 4th of July. Every year and every season seems to pass in the blink of an eye. Speaking of seasons, summertime in Michigan is by far my favorite. There are so many cool places to go and things to see. The weather this summer has been great – 70- and 80-degree days with plenty of sunshine. Warm weather is definitely a welcome sight after the harsh, cold winters we experience in the Mitten State.

A few weeks back over the 4th of July, Mazda was kind enough to let me take their Mazda3 Sedan for a spin! I currently drive an SUV, so getting behind the wheel of a sedan was a weird feeling at first, but it was something that I got used to quickly.

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How My Husband and I are Planning for Our Future Family with CCRM

How My Husband and I are Planning for Our Future Family with CCRM

How do you know when you’re ready to have a baby? From what I’ve heard, no one is really ready for parenthood. It’s just something that you fully embrace when the time is right. Seeing my friends start families of their own has been so eye-opening and it’s been great to see the way that they care for and interact with their children. My husband, Kyle, and I have talked about having kids and starting a family of our own one day. Before getting married, we discussed our plans for the future and when children might fit into the picture and we both agreed that we wanted to be married for a few years and enjoy being newlyweds before welcoming a baby.

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How I'm Working Toward my Financial Goals with Huntington Bank

How I'm Working Toward my Financial Goals with Huntington Bank

As a young millennial, I have a lot of things going on in my life. Between my full-time job, blogging, traveling, spending time with family and friends and just general hobbies, I’m always on the go. Since I’m awfully busy, I have to carve out time to spend on tasks like paying bills and sorting out my finances. I like to set aside time every few weeks to go over anything and everything related to banking. I have found that being intentional with my finances has made such a difference, especially after entering “adulthood.”

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3 Tips for Your Next Out of Office Email Message

3 Tips for Your Next Out of Office Email Message

If you work in an office setting or if a future job opportunity will require you to work in an office setting, chances are that you'll have to set an out of office email reply during your career. Spending time outside the office and having a good work-life balance is so important. Disconnecting from your workplace and taking a few days to yourself to relax can help you come back to the office feeling refreshed and ready to tackle your next big project. Just because you step away from the office for a few days doesn't mean that the world will stop and the company you work for will be put on hold. Business will continue as usual and you'll be responsible for catching up on any work that you missed while you were away. 

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The Ultimate Travel Q&A

The Ultimate Travel Q&A

I thought it would be fun to share a little travel Q&A post on the blog today! If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I love to travel. Being able to explore new places and learn about new cultures is so eye-opening. Some of my favorite memories are from vacations and trips that I've taken over the course of my life. I'm diving into tons of travel details in this Q&A and answering questions about things like my scariest travel moment, my bucket list travel destinations and the items I can't travel without. 

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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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