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Pool Break

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine. #PickYourPepper #Walmart Y’all! I’m happy to announce that I’m officially moved into the new place AND unpacked. Well, except for three boxes in my bedroom. Still waiting on a new dresser to arrive, and that shipment is taking a minute. Everything else though? In its proper home. For right now. This is my first solo apartment so I know I’ll continue to move and adjust things as I settle in and add to my ever-growing collection. Currently in the market for a TON of new art to hang on the walls, so help a brother out! Where should I start the search? Keep in mind, I have roughly 13 foot walls. Meaning I have a lot of ground to cover. Especially as all the art from my old place barely even covers a third of the main wall in my living room. A few friends recommended looking into turning things like shower curtains or draperies into large wall art, and I’ve got to say – I’m a fan. Mostly because I have so much wall space to cover that I…

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Gear Upgrade

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by KEH and contains affiliate links, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Well, my first ever DSLR served me VERY well for several years. In fact, it would’ve kept serving me for many to come, but there comes a time in everyone’s career when it’s time for an upgrade. Which is why I’m very excited to team up with KEH Camera today to walk through their trade-in process. They make the process of trading in and upgrading your photography gear SO simple and easy. The whole process takes no more than 5 minutes to complete, and by the end of it you have a shipping label to send your old gear in with. They literally couldn’t make the process any more simple. Ready to take your photos to the next level? Then let’s jump in! Head to KEH.com. Navigate to the “Sell Gear” tab. Enter the name or Model # of your old gear. Click “Sell to KEH”. Enter in your info. Print off your packing and shipping labels. Then the sell process is complete! Once all of that’s done you can either schedule a Fedex pickup or drop it off at…

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Patron The Summer

Howdy all! Is it just me or is Summer seriously flying by? It feels just like yesterday that I was in Nashville, and here we are halfway through July. I guess it’s true what they say, time does fly when you’re having fun. Anyways, if y’all remember (and follow along on Instagram) I was in Nashville with Patrón to kick off their #PatronTheSummer tour last month. And today I’m sharing a delicious spicy tequila cocktail created by a Nashville legend perfect for celebrating those dog days of Summer. Because there’s no better way to cool off than with an ice-cold cocktail or two. Which is why I’m excited to have partnered with Patrón for today’s post. So without further adieu, let’s dive head first into a new favorite riff on a classic.  The Tan Fresco Tan Verde brings the heat while also managing to be perfectly refreshing. Meaning it’s the perfect drink for just about every occasion. Hence why it’s been on repeat at my house over the last few weeks, especially for those days spent by the pool. Now for the coolest part of this whole story! Over the last year 3 years Patrón has gathered flavor trends from millions…

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Tips on Staying Hydrated

 Hot weather is here to stay y’all! And I’m not mad about it. Especially since the new pad has a pool, and I’m quickly becoming a regular after lunch time. Since no one (literally not a single soul) is ever there before 5 o’clock during the week. Perks of working from home are real – seriously. Other perks of working from home include always remembering to drink plenty of water. But when I’m traveling or out running errands? I’l be the first to admit that I’m not the best at remembering to drink water. Looking at you coffee!  I’ve not drank soda (minus in mixed drinks) in years. Actually, since I was about 13-14. A friend of mine helped get me out of the bad habit, and I’ve not looked back since. So drinking water isn’t the issue. It’s remembering to do it once my schedule gets hectic, and I’m away from home. Now let me tell you, I can 100% tell whenever I’ve not been drinking enough water. How? Because my energy levels drop, I have a hard time concentrating, and I’m constantly getting off task. Used to think that meant I needed more coffee, but boy was I…

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Rocketbook Wave

Happy Monday, y’all! I’m almost completely moved into the new place, minus a few boxes in the bedroom. HOORAH. I hate moving. It is the worst. I will never, ever move without movers again. And now I’m mostly ready to tackle the week ahead. Making up for lost time as I go. Why? Because on top of having my camera stolen a few weeks back, my computer bit the dust a few days ago. Meaning that I had to take a few days off work while she was in the shop for repairs. At least it gave me a chance to finish unpacking? Even though it means I’m even more behind than I was before. AND to top it off, I’m more than likely going to NYC in less than a week. No rest for the wicked, right? In other words, my hands are gonna be full the next couple of days.  My only saving grace? The Rocketbook Wave that I picked up from Touch of Modern last week. It’s seriously the best of both worlds. Old school note taking/to-do list meets tech integration. Which is perfect for me. Because as much as I love writing out my to-do lists…

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