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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others in 2019

2018 was a year full of comparing myself to others. It made me absolutely sick, physically and mentally. I had set so many goals for myself that I didn’t accomplish. Instead, I spent the majority of the year putting myself and my accomplishments down while comparing them to more successful people. Throughout 2018 (and the entirety of my life) I …

Personal Finance Travel

How We Saved $8,000 in 6 Months On One Income

Do you find yourself struggling to save money throughout the year? It can be overwhelming, especially with bills, student loans, credit cards, etc. I’ve found one of the main ways to stay motivated to save is to have two end goals, one short term and one long term. In the summer of 2016, I was on the verge of committing …

Life Travel

12 Must-Have Travel Gifts Under $50 for Every Traveler

If there is one thing in this world I love more than anything (besides hubby), it would be travel. I eat, sleep, and breathe travel planning and we are constantly planning trips. Trent and I are strictly carry-on travelers only. Because of this, we have gotten good at narrowing down must-haves and can-live-without items. These 12 travel gifts below are …

Military

10 Things to Remember When Becoming a Military Spouse

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So you’re getting married to a military man, huh? Welcome to the club! You’re going to love this lifestyle! Being a military spouse (milso) is an experience like no other. You’re going to get the opportunity to see different parts of the world/country, opportunities to better your life, and so much more. While the military life is extremely exciting, it …

Mental & Physical Health

The Top 10 Instagram Fitness Accounts You Need to Follow Today

instagram fitness

Looking for new fitness inspiration? Look no further! These 10 Instagram fitness accounts (no they are not sponsored, this is all my personal opinion) have changed the way I work out and have taught me how to love my body again! These accounts are tailored more towards strength-training instead of weight loss. I hope you are able to take advantage …

Life

30 Essential Pieces of Marriage Advice That Cannot Be Forgotten

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Everyone knows the advice “Never go to bed angry” or “happy wife happy life”, but here are some tips that we have learned/been given that really made a difference in our marriage. We may have only been married for four years now, but we have been through more than what many couples go through in a lifetime together! Not to …

Life

How to Get the Best Deal on Furniture – Advice From a Successful Furniture Seller

A little not so known fact about me is that I sold furniture at Ashley Homestore for almost two years after moving to our current base. Within my first three months I was the best salesman in the store and  I was on track to be a million dollar seller during my second year. Ultimately, I quit so I could …

Mental & Physical Health

28 Lessons I Learned From Being in a Psychiatric Hospital

Disclaimer: I am not yet a licensed professional. This is based purely off my own experience with mental illness and education through my Master’s program. Do not substitute professional help with this article. Please seek out the proper clinicians to ensure the best care possible.  If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, or just needs to talk to …

Life

Here’s How I Made $40 and Gained 3,500 Followers My First Month Blogging

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No, this isn’t an income report! Making $40 through affiliates is not nearly enough money to start telling everyone I’m an expert on blogging! Ha! I’m not going to complain though, I’ll take the extra $40! It went straight into our Europe fund. What this post is about though is showing you step by step what I did to gain …