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Spring Fling

 Well, it is officially Spring, but Kentucky weather seems to not quite have gotten the memo on that just yet. Just this week we’ve went from 30 degrees up to 80 degrees and now back down to 45 degrees with a chance of weekend snow. Mother nature sure does need to go ahead and make up her mind on what she’s doing. But her bi-polar nature didn’t stop my friends and I from taking full of advantage of the few warm days we’ve had. And what better way to celebrate Spring officially being here than with an cookout. That’s right. Nothing. Especially with a Black & Tan in hand after the recent launch of Yuengling in Kentucky. With their lineup of Traditional  Lager, Light Lager, and Black & Tan there’s literally a beer for everyone. If your friend is anything like mine there’s definitely a plethora of different tastes which is why options are always important. Speaking of options, for our cookouts or dinners together we take a divide and conquer approach. Whomever is hosting the dinner that night  typically tackles the main dish while the rest of us pitch in everything else. With a group as big as ours it…

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Receipt Tracking

QuickBooks is sponsoring this blog post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  If the above scene looks familiar to any of you then you’ve more than likely elbow deep in tax prep just like me. Tons of fun, right? At least I’m not tackling it alone this year! Like I said in my post with Intuit earlier this year delegating is a top priority for me this year; especially with tasks that I don’t love to do. Why? Because I’d rather spend my time and energy on things that I excel at and ask for help when I don’t excel at something. Using QuickBooks Self-Employed the last few years has always helped me work smarter not harder during tax season. Like helping me find tax deductions, keeping my finances organized by capturing receipts, and categorizing my business expenses. Don’t believe me? QuickBooks Self-Employed users find an average of $4,340 in potential tax savings per year and more than $18,000 in deductions. Which is why I’m excited to partner with them on today’s sponsored post. So let’s walk through how I’m getting ready for taxes this year. Shall we? Keeping organized has never been my jam, but QuickBooks…

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Topman Denim

What a crazy, crazy few weeks it’s been! From trips to New York for Fashion Week to a week in Texas. Then most recently fun in the sun down in the Dominican Republic it’s been a wild ride so far. And we’re only 3 months in! Happy to have a few weeks at home though to settle back into normal life and enjoy seeing spring on it’s way. Speaking of spring, I’m getting ready for the upcoming season with my friends at Topman. They’ve been my go-to for years for getting quality denimand staples like tees, tanks, and sweatshirts. Not to mention, their price point is perfect for any budget, and with as fast as styles come and go that’s a godsend. Ready to stock your closet with a few new pieces for the weeks and months ahead? Then you’re in luck. Get a discount for your Topman purchase by using my coupon here!

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48 Hours in Waco

This crazy hobby turned job has taken me lots of amazing places filled with amazing memories and equally as amazing people. Last month’s trip to Waco, Texas though will go down as one of the most unexpected YET exciting trips of my career, so far. Why? Because I got the chance to hang with Joanna Gaines (yes, that Joanna Gaines) along with the team from Magnolia and Darling Magazine. It was an amazing weekend full of great food, workshops, and plenty of two-stepping with my new found friends. Cause is it really a trip to Texas without dancing in a pole barn? No. No it isn’t. What a whirlwind 48 Hours in Waco, but I’m not complaining. But enough, for now, about that. Back to what I’m sure you’re all way more interested in. Joanna, Magnolia Silos, and why I was there. Well, to celebrate the launch of the latest issues of Magnolia Journal and Darling Magazines they had influencers and media in from all over the country. We got the chance to explore Waco, be the first to dine at Magnolia Table, and attend workshops hosted by the two teams. In other words, it was an amazing weekend of…

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2018 Plans

QuickBooks is sponsoring this post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Saying that 2017 was a struggle would be the biggest understatement to ever leave my lips, but what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Right? After the way 2018 is already shaping up I’d have to say, more than ever, that I’m now a firm believer in that phrase. I lost sight of a lot of things over the course of 2017 and in doing so let myself get off track. Not just in work, but in my personal life as well. I was trying to do it all and failing miserably at it all. Sound familiar? I’m sure it does. I think it’s a trip that most self-employed folks fall into at one point or another as they feel their way through life. But if there’s one thing I learned last year it’s that I can’t do it all, and that it’s more than ok to ask for help. Which is why I’m excited to be partnering with QuickBooks Self-Employed and Turbo Tax Self-Employed for a three part sponsored series on the struggles self-employed folks can face along the way. First up? My plans for 2018….

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