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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…

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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: Set The World On Fire

In typical The Fresh Exchange fashion they started my week off on the right foot with the above quote, and I know I’ve said 100 times before, but I’ll keep saying how much Megan & Mike inspire me to be both a better person and creative business-person until one of…

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Thursday Things: Pool Party

Yesterday we had a much, much needed break in the heat down in Kentucky, and by break in the heat I mean it was in 80’s not 90’s. I celebrated this monumental occasion by working on the back porch for the first time in what felt like years, but this…

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Thursday Things:
4th of July Sangria

Can y’all believe that it’s already time for 4th of July? We’re seriously half way through with the year, and boy – what a whirlwind year it has been. From trips to Mexico, California, and Charleston to going full time with the blog this has been the best the year of…


Thursday Things:
Everyday Beauty

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months, from a slew of sponsored posts coming down the pipeline to traveling to California, Nashville, Chicago, Southern Kentucky, and Charleston this weekend I feel like I’ve been going a million miles per hour in one hundred different directions – which oddly enough I’m…

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Thursday Things:
Decorating Tips

Yesterday I talked about some things that I don’t have in common with other homosexuals, and while decorating prowess wasn’t on that original list after seeing a list of decorating tips + room inspiration c/o Wandeleur I was starkly reminded that I just don’t have the eye. I can definitely appreciate…

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Thursday Things:
Summer Terrariums

Summer Terrariums from Flower Girl NYC Recently I tried to add some greenery to my room for a few reasons, but mostly because my room could’ve used some color. Also because I heard that it can help improve oxygen in your home, and since I work from home now I…

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Thursday Things:
Summer Sweets

This week’s post will follow a certain theme. A theme that’s almost on my mind, even more so this time of year: Summer Sweets. I mean, look at those above cookies. What’s not to love about them? They’re everything I want, but never find in a boyfriend. Soft on the…

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Thursday Things: Begin Fresh

The Fresh Exchange always, always serves as a source of inspiration for me. I mean with graphics like above how could they not, right? But this week they may/may not have inspired me to give this “Whole 30” thing a chance. Because a chance to begin fresh sounds like something…

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Thursday Things:
Grateful For Right Now

In my line of work it’s incredibly easy to be so focused on what’s ahead that we forget to enjoy the moment or be grateful for right now. Last week I mentioned making a conscious effort to slow down and ride the wave more often, and while I’m not 100% there (yet) I’m…