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Monday Morning

I’m sharing #NESCAFE  in my life as part of a NESCAFE sponsored series for Socialstars™. I’m not a morning person. There I said it. I loathe getting up early. I’m guilty of hitting snooze one too many times. And I have the hardest time making myself get into bed at a decent hour. I much prefer staying up late, sleeping in, and then pressing repeat the next day. But over the last couple of years of being my own boss I’ve worked my hardest to wake up earlier than my norm. Not quite the 6 or 7 a.m. wakeup times that I wish I could manage but more like 9 or 10 a.m.  The biggest help for me in that area? Quick and easy morning routines. First and foremost, food and coffee upon waking up. And my new NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® has made my mornings 100x easier because I know a hot, delicious cup of coffee is just the press of a button away. Gone are the mornings of groggily filling up a coffee pot and making too much coffee. Because now I’m able to make just the right size, from a short cup to a full 12 ounce pour. My first cup of the day is…

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Bedroom Spring Cleaning

Even though the weather in Louisville isn’t quite Spring like at the moment, as we’re expecting 10-12 inches of snow this weekend. There have been several days where I’ve had the windows open airing out the stale winter air. Like this past weekend for instance. The temperature reached nearly 80 degrees, all my windows were open, and I was in full on Spring cleaning mode.  First up on the agenda was my bedroom. Sorting through old clothes, tossing dirty sneakers, and throwing away the junk is always at the forefront of spring cleaning. But an aspect of bedroom spring cleaning that’s easy to overlook happens to be our actual bedding. From spot cleaning the mattress (note to self: no more coffee in bed) to tossing sheets that are past their prime.  If you’re washing your sheets once a week, and only working with one set of sheets it’s safe to say they’re ready to retire. I’m guilty of holding onto things for too long. I’ll admit it. I’m guilty of it also. Take my old mattress for instance. I happen to be just as bad with sheets. Bad habits are hard to break after all. But I’m working on it. That counts for something, right?  When Authenticity 50…

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Havenly Blogger Home Office

I’ve lived in my current apartment for almost 3 years now, and for whatever reason I’ve just now started to settle in to the space. My bedroom doubles as a living space and home office, and up until now that meant my productivity at home wasn’t the best. I teamed up with the team at Havenly to help make my work from home life as productive as possible.  What’s better than a Instagram-worthy blogger home office? One that’s as productive as it photogenic. Plus, Havenly takes all the guess work out of the design and buying process while allowing tailoring to personal tastes – like those Star Wars posters.  If you’re not familiar with Havenly then you’ve been missing out! They can help you design and furnish nearly every room in your home, and the process is incredibly seamless. The whole thing starts with a quick quiz, followed by uploading a current photo of your space, along with dimensions of said space, and inspiration photos for your new space, and after that, it’s time to select your designer.  Your designer looks through your quiz answers and uploaded photos to develop concepts for your room, which you then narrow down to your favorite. I picked…

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Fun fact: up until last month I’ve had the same mattress since I was in high school. Yes, that means I’ve had the same mattress for close to 10 years. Gross. I know. Lucky for me Leesa was there to save the day (and my back.)

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Apartment Cleaning Made Easy

This post is sponsored by Dyson via Mode Media, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Let me start this off by coming out and saying that the whole time I’ve had my own apartment (going on five years now) I’ve not once owned a vacuum. Go on. Go ahead and judge me. I’ll be the first to admit that I slightly deserve it.

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