Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Here are a few of my favorite things–the topics that really make me tick. I love to focus aspects of life that are already good and find ways to make them even better. You’ll find content here that I hope will add value to your everyday. We’ll discuss faith, travel, home, organization, fitness, podcasts, and more topics that will cheer you on to live your best, most abundant life.

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Easy At-Home Date Night Idea

I know I haven’t shared much of #mysteryboy with y’all other than a few Instagram moments, but that’s mainly because I want to keep that part of my life private and protect our relationship. Plus, I kinda like keeping him to myself. So even though I don’t share much of him, I thought I could do a better job at sharing more about dating and what we like to do…

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7 Steps to the Best Bath of Your Life

Most of the time, I’m a shower girl, but when I was building my house I knew I wanted an amazing bathtub. Because every so often, this girl needs a freaking bath moment! Especially once fall and winter hit, I tend to take a bath every week or so, and I think of it as part of my self-care routine (that I’m always trying to get better at). When I…

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30 Ways to Nourish Your Mind, Body & Soul

Last week I took a week off of work (and just everything really) and it’s reminded me about the importance of nourishment. And I’m not talking about only healthy food or things like that – I’m talking about deep nourishment that cleanses you. That might sound dramatic, but it’s how I feel! It’s SO important and something that we can skip on when we’re in the chaos of daily life.…

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Best of Spotify Holiday Stations

I’m not someone who listens to Christmas music in October or anything, but by the time December rolls around, I’m usually ready for some holiday spirit. I’m such a music fan and always have some going whether in my house or car so I like to switch it up, too! Here are 4 really good holiday music stations on Spotify. They range from classic to fun and cover everything in…

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How to Do Holiday Cards in Your Twenties

Gosh, I’ve actually been meaning to tackle this subject for years, and season after season, I think about it when holiday cards start rolling in. First of all, I LOVE them! They’re one of my favorite traditions and I fill up my fridge and mantle with them. But I’ve never known what to do about them personally! Because here’s the thing – I’m not married and I don’t have kids,…

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5 December Expenses I’m Budgeting For

Does anyone else think that November flew by? Like somehow it should still be October in my mind? But here we are, December! Did you guys enjoy the blast post at the beginning of last month talking about budgeting in November? Based on the analytics on my end, it seemed like you did! So I decided to bring it back for December and share my thoughts on how we can prepare…

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4 Secrets to a Successful Social Media Detox

Hi friends! Today I’m back to talk more about social media detoxes, because well, I just can’t get enough. You might notice I’ve been going kinda silent on social more and more lately and it feels dang good. It also seems like y’all love this topic based on this post and this one, too. So I want to keep talking about it! I’ve already covered when you know you need…

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2019 Planner Round Up Review

Last year around this time, I did an impromptu planner review on my IG stories. covering the differences and specifics of a few different planners. I was blown away by how much y’all loved it and so I wanted to bring it back this year but bring in a few more planner. Last year I only review 3 of them, but this year I’ll be talking about 7 different planners.…

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A Guide to Christmas Tablescapes

Christmas in Color And cue…”It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..” Ok y’all, were finally here, if you’re anything like me.. (don’t sue me those of you who disagree)… I like to wait until after Thanksgiving to start decorating for Christmas and turning on my spotify Christmas playlist! But… IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE! And I am all here for it now! Thanks to those of you who voted in…

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How to Make Holiday Travel More Enjoyable

Living away from my family means one thing: I’m always traveling for the holidays. I think it’s pretty normal and something a lot of us suffer through together ha! The holidays always have such a bad stigma for traveling, and between delays, the crowds, and the weather, it can honestly be a nightmare. BUT! This year, I’m trying really really hard to go into in a more positive mindset. It’s…

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3 Things I’m Saying “No” to This Holiday Season

I’m so happy y’all responded well to the article I put up the other day about funks during the holidays! It seems like SO many of us are similar there, and funks aren’t all that uncommon during the holidays. It also got me thinking about the reason so many of us suffer from funks this time of year. What I kept coming back to (along with a couple other things)…

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I haven’t worked out in 6 weeks; Here’s how I’m getting back on the wagon

Ugh,  it’s true. I’ve totally and completely fallen off of the workout wagon. Man, I was doing SO dang good too! But then came a few weekends of travel back to back and busy work schedules and life. You know how it goes. Even though we KNOW something feels great and that it’s making our life better, it falls off eventually. At least for me. I’ve really come to realize…

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10 Small Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Somehow it’s already freaking November and the holidays are going to be here before we know it. I like this time of year (like everyone), but it’s also overwhelming! Between the gifts and the parties and the gift guides and all the things, it’s a lot! So I’m trying to go at this holiday season in a more simple way – doing little by little and starting early. Let’s hope…

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5 Things You Can Do Before Bed to Make the Next Day Easier

I’ve been working on doing life better. I know that sounds so cliche and blah and whatever, but like, it’s true. I’m 29 years old (well, almost) and I need to get some structure in my life. Because between working from home (for myself, might I add!) and trying to maintain a somewhat of a balanced life, I’ve realized that routines and consistency are what I’ve been missing all my…

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5 Things To Help You Financially Prepare for November

Do you guys remember my post, “8 Things To Do at the Beginning of Every Month”? I talked about certain things that I like to do at the start of each month, and I want to encourage y’all to have a “beginning of month” checklist as well. It has been so helpful (and motivating) for me! One thing that I have on my “monthly checklist” is to do a quick…

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Tips for Making an Inspiration Board

Inspiration boards…love to have them, but making them is an undertaking. Thinking about what the vibe of the board will be plus finding all the images THEN printing them off, taping or tacking them up — can take more time than expected and leaves me with NO inspiration, lol.

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A Fall-Themed Dinner Party

Hey y’all, Katie here! With my first ever blog post, so cut me a little slack if it’s not the best thing you’ve ever read, I’m not as slick with the words like Brighton! But if you got a chance to learn about me here, you know I am passionate about any and all things creative. So why not start my first post with how to host the perfect, fall…

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20 Quick Ways to be Healthier in Less Than 10 Minutes

To keep on with this whole health kick that I seem to be on, I thought it’d be fun to write out some ways to be healthier in 10 minutes or less. Because I know a big reason people (me included) fall off the health wagon is because of time. I’ve been trying some of the items off this list and of course being healthier in my spare time, and…