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Self

It took me a minute to figure out what to call this category because it encompasses SO much, but I kept coming back to the ideas of all things “SELF” and how to become a better version of yourself. And I don’t mean changing or becoming something different, but instead honing in on your natural talents and become the best version of who you already are! Find articles about self-improvement, self-love, self-care, adulting, tips for success, motivation, productivity, and more!

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What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

If you’ve been following me on social media or reading BTD for any amount of time then you know I’m someone who gets overwhelmed easily. I tend to overthink and overanalyze, which then leads me to feel, well, overwhelmed. It used to be something I was embarrassed about, especially sharing so much of my life online. Like, why were some things so hard for me when they weren’t for others? But…

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How to Do Self Care in the Winter

Outfit Details: Top (wearing size xs) // Pants (wearing size xs) Hey friends! I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how I’ve adjusted to Denver not only because moving across the country is a big deal, but because I moved into a whole new climate that has a full-on winter (go here for what to buy when moving to the snow). The answer is I’ve definitely had to…

Motivation

How to Make Journaling a Habit

Hey, friends! Today’s post is all about one of my favorite things – journaling! I mention it A LOT on Instagram and here on BTD, but I realized recently that I’ve never really shared with y’all how to make it a habit. I want to walk through this because journaling is honestly so therapeutic for me. If you’re just getting started, I don’t want it to feel like a “chore”…

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Ideas to Prepare for a New Year

Holy moly this is my LAST blog post of 2019 – of the decade!! The ending of this year feels so much more meaningful and monumental because of the whole decade thing, don’t you think? I mean, the start of a new year always feels like an opportunity for fresh starts, but I’ve honestly never looked so forward to it. And to get things started on a really positive note,…

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30 Things I’ve Learned By 30

Well, I am officially 30!! I want to say it’s hard to believe but TBH, it’s really not. I feel like I’m ready to enter this new decade and kind of use this birthday as the true mark of starting a new chapter in my life. One that will include getting married (ahhhh!!), finally getting to share a home with Duncan and just starting the next phase of my life that…

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What I’m Grateful For + A Cooking Playlist

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! I’m feeling all the good feels right now as I think about being with family and people I love over the Thanksgiving holiday. I try my best to walk through life every day with a grateful heart, but that’s why I love Thanksgiving so much – to remind us all to stop and take a minute to really think about what we have in life and…

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6 Adulting Habits I Want to Form for My 30s

You read that right – as of this month I am officially joining the 30s club! And ya know what? I’m actually really excited about it! I feel like with the move and the wedding it’s the perfect time to just start a new decade fresh. I’m entering this whole new chapter in my life and turning 30 seems like the perfect way to get it started. And with this…

Motivation

How to Stay Motivated When it’s Cold and Dark

Hey friends! I feel like it’s getting to be that time of year again when the temperature and the short days start to take a toll. Anybody else experience this? I think I’m just someone who feeds off of the sun and beautiful weather, which has been one of the big bonuses of living in Dallas. But now that I’m living in Colorado, I want to double down on what…

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CBD Q&A: What I Know So Far, the Brand I’m Using and Answers for Your Questions

I’m so excited to write this post and share with you what I’ve learned so far about CBD and Equilibria – the brand I’ve been using on this journey. Even though I felt VERY nervous to initially talk about this topic, y’all seem just as curious as me and want to know more, which makes me happy! To make this information easy to read and skimmable (like if you just…

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Here’s How to Make Your October a Good Month

Happy fall, y’all! Is that cheesy to say? LOL. But for real, happy fall! I think I’m so excited for the change in season because I’m moving to a place that actually has all four seasons. I mean I love Dallas and always will but let’s be honest, it’s pretty toasty year-round. Anyway, my excitement for fall got me thinking about how we can all start October off on a…

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4 Things I’m Trying to Have More Energy

Hey friends! I hope today’s post doesn’t come across as me complaining or anything, but I feel like I have to share it with y’all in case anyone has any good tips. See, I’ve been SO run down lately. Like even back before the engagement and I wasn’t running around quite as much as I am now. You might remember me talking about it on Stories? I thought maybe it…

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6 Financial Goals to Set Before Turning 30

Talking about money is like #adulting to the max if you ask me and sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m old enough to even be thinking about and planning for my financial future. But as I get closer and closer to turning 30 (ahhh!), it’s kinda forced me to take a look at my life and gauge where I’m at. I want to make sure I’m setting myself…

Motivation

What to Do When You’re Feeling Uninspired

Hey friends! I’m coming at you today with a post that I *hope* will provide some inspiration and tips for when you’re feeling a little blah. I try to make all my posts inspiring in some way or another and provide insight into what I do to get myself motivated, stay productive, etc. So if you’re needing some inspo to relight your fire, here are 15 of my best tips…

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4 Benefits of Waking Up Slowly and How to Actually Do It

I’m not sure if it’s all the travel I’ve been doing this summer or maybe I’ve been trying to do too much in general, but I’ve been waking up so darn tired lately. It’s like I’ll go to bed and get a full eight hours of sleep (or more!) and still wake up wanting to hit snooze three times. Anyone else ever find themselves in this kind of a funk?…

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How to Detox Your Life: Scheduling + Routine

Hey friends! Today’s How to Detox Your Life installment is the fourth and final one and is all about detoxing your schedule and routine. I’ve written a lot about priorities and building a routine on BTD, so you probably already know this is a topic I’m really passionate about. I guess I saved the best for last (at least for me LOL). If you missed the first three you can…

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How to Stop Being a People Pleaser

Hi friends! I’m back today with thoughts on people pleasing and how to go about breaking the pattern of always wanting to bend over backward for everyone. As a fellow people pleaser, I know this is much easier said than done, which is why I wanted to write a post about it. Here’s the thing, being a people pleaser isn’t a bad thing, in fact, I think it means you…

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How to Detox Your Life: Work

Time for installment number three of four in my How to Detox Your Life mini-series. Have the other posts on home and self-care been helpful for y’all? I really hope so! They’ve honestly been helpful to me just writing them out and visualizing what I need to do to clean up my own life a bit. But anyway, today is all about work. I’ve talked about finding work/life balance on the…

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How to Detox Your Life: Home

I hope y’all are loving my new mini-series “How to Detox Your Life”! In the first post, I covered everything self-care and called out all the skincare products I’m loving right now. But for today, we’re switching gears and I’m diving into detoxing your home! When I came home from Portugal (I know I keep mentioning that in these posts, but it’s when I realized I needed to detox my…