On July

July 30, 2014

If July had a theme, I think it would have been simplicity. July was a simple, enjoyable month. I worried less about things that are out of my control and for the things I can control, everything felt a little less chaotic, a little less overwhelming. I’m not where I wish I was, but I am […]

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My Favorite Podcasts

July 28, 2014

I recently discovered podcasts. It was probably five or six months ago that a blogger I read started one, which introduced me to the world of podcasting. After listening to her podcast, I started searching for other shows to listen to because I enjoyed it so, so much. And now podcasts are taking over my […]

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Five For Friday: Childhood Confessions

July 25, 2014

Happy Friday! Oh, boy, am I excited for the upcoming weekend. I am taking myself on a date Saturday night to eat ice cream on the beach and watch the sun set, and I also want to take Dutch to a dog park to stretch his legs and run around in a new environment. I’m […]

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July 23, 2014

feeling very content, relaxed, and at peace about life right now anticipating tackling an adventure or two off my Tampa list this weekend, a girl’s trip in October, and the upcoming NFL season reading Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner thinking about how to maximize my time on the weekend. (I never seem to have […]

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Book Review: The Sweet Spot by Stephanie Evanovich

July 21, 2014

From Goodreads: When pro baseball player Chase Walker first meets Amanda at her restaurant, it’s love at first sight. While Amanda can’t help noticing the superstar with the Greek-god-build, he doesn’t have a chance of getting to first—or any other—base with her. A successful entrepreneur who’s built her business from scratch, Amanda doesn’t need a Prince […]

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Five For Friday (v. 34)

July 18, 2014

1) On a whim, I checked my credit score on Credit Karma the other day. I didn’t think it had changed much because I haven’t paid off any loans since the last time I checked, but surprisingly it did! It’s still a crappy number, but in the past seven months, it’s gone up 32 points […]

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July 16, 2014

I’ll admit that every now and then, I’ll succumb to the draw of The Bachelorette, and this season, I’ve been watching. It’s research! (Right?) So, a couple weeks ago, it was “hometown” week where the bachelorette meets with each remaining contestant in their hometown to get to know their family. And, during one visit, a contestant’s […]

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On Purpose & Passions

July 14, 2014

I went to a blogging event last week. One of my good friends that I met through book club is a local food blogger and she gets invited to fun events all the time because of her blog (and she’s got some sort of Yelp status? I dunno. I don’t “Yelp,” so I don’t know […]

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On Frugal Living

July 11, 2014

I started reading personal finance blogs this year. Because 2014 was The Year I Was Going To Be In Control Of My Finances. This was it! I would learn how to save money, spend less on frivolous purchases and meals out, and start paying off my consumer, school, and medical loans. I scoured the Internet […]

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The Tampa Bay Project

July 9, 2014

I want to go on an adventure. I mentioned this in my monthly goals post last week, about how I’m anxious to get out and do something. The truth is, I live in such a beautiful area and there is so much to do. Between Tampa and St. Petersburg and the beaches, the options are […]

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