Thursday Things:
Live Minimally

The older I get, the more I do my best to live minimally and with intention.  Also, the more I realize I’d rather take several shorter trips vs. a few long ones, and these 10 hip hotels in upstate New York look like a great place to start.  “Every overnight success…

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Thursday Things:
Go Freely

As we head into the second half of 2016 remember that you always have the freedom to go freely into what lies ahead, without fear or trepidation, because the only limits placed on life are the ones you place on yourself.  Hotels with history are always a personal favorite, especially when…

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Thursday Things:
Inspired Content

If you’re anything like me churning out fresh content 5 days a week can be a tad difficult on occasion, but these 5 tips on how to create inspired blog content were a good reminder to not over complicate things – too much.  Even on your worst days never forget…

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Biggest complaint about my face (other than the occasional zit)? Under-eye bags and dark circles, which is why I always wear sunglasses in photos.  Just when I thought I couldn’t want to visit Greece more I ran across Cocorinna who proved me wrong.  As much as I love fried chicken…

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Thursday Things:
Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and while I know that sweet kiddos like us are the ultimate gift I’m sure all the dads out there wouldn’t mind an actual gift or two.  Hate spending a lot of time in the kitchen this time of year, and these easy…

Thursday Things:
DIY Kitchen Hacks

I had contemplated moving apartments, but my landlord isn’t raising rent and my location is pretty rad – so I’m staying put. My kitchen needs some serious love though, these DIY Kitchen Hacks from Emily couldn’t have come at a better time.  Another area of my house that could use…

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Thursday Things:
Kentucky Derby 2016

And just like that, they’re off. In honor of the 142nd Run for the Roses I figured I’d dedicate this week’s Thursday Things to the best two minutes in sports. Whether you’re a local, visitor, or someone admiring from afar – I’ve got you covered.  Ben Sollee launched his new…

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Thursday Things:
Use Your Influence For Good

It overjoys me when I see people use their influence for good, especially when it comes to online influencers. Because I’ll be the first to say that the majority of us use our influence to score a new handbag or a free pair of designer jeans, but Lindsay and Bjork used…

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Thursday Things:
WFH Blues

The WFH Blues are real, and they’re stronger than ever as I move into year two of working from home full-time. At least thanks to these 6 ways to combat those blues I know I’m not alone. Only thing I have no my to do list this weekend is some much needed…

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Thursday Things:
Networking Tips

I love to help people. I really do. It’s a big reason why I started this blog, but I’ve had to learn to stop getting coffee with everyone that asks me to. I’d encourage more self employed folks to do the same, and if you’re on the opposite end and…

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Thursday Things:
Instagram Update

Night before last the news of an Instagram update sent #TeamInternet into a tizzy, but if we’re being real with ourselves – it was only a matter of time after Facebook acquired them. But like the girls at Create & Cultivate pointed out we’ll just have to learn to roll with the…