How to Save Money on the Things You Love

As you may have gathered, I am a bit of a shopaholic, but I’m also a huge deal hunter. I believe in treating yourself to the things you love, but also being really responsible with finances. Finding great deals takes some extra leg work and sometimes a lot of patience. But if you’re willing to take a few extra steps, you can get all the excitement of a splurge, without the hefty cost!

Keep reading for some of my secrets to scoring deals on beauty, fashion, and home decor!

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Ways to Wear Your Summer Wardrobe into Fall

This year, you might not be thinking about spending a lot on a new fall wardrobe. Whether you aren’t going out as much, or trying to stick to a budget, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! I’ve recently been eyeing some fun looks that incorporate spring and summer pieces into cold weather looks.

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Free Printable Artwork

I was recently working on new frames and artwork for above my bed. After searching etsy, I just couldn’t find a pair of prints that I really liked. I was looking for something simple, yet a statement piece. I hopped on Canva, which is my favorite website for designing things like invitations and printables. Canva has lots of free photos and illustrations, which make designing your own content really easy.

I ended up designing a few different options for myself, and thought that I could share them with you all! The files are all a series of 2 or 3 5″x7″ print pages. You can download, scale, and print how you wish to create your own artwork!

Be sure to click the blue download button below the images in order to download and print the high res file!

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Twin Cities Marathon 2020 Race Recap

As you know, I have been training for the virtual Twin Cities Marathon this year. I signed up for the marathon when it was still an in-person race back in March. I had a great race last year, and was so excited to see what I could do this year.

And then all of the cancellations started happening. There was no refund option for the race and it was just switched to virtual, meaning you just had to run it by yourself and submit the results. Marathon day is the highlight of the fall for me, and the race is so exciting with all of the other runners and people cheering, so this was really disappointing.

I decided to still run the race, because I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to train and improve. I also knew that running a virtual race would be such a challenge that would make me stronger when real races come back.

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Easy Tips to Become a Better Public Speaker

Public speaking doesn’t come natural to anyone, and I’m not sure anyone actually enjoys doing it (if they do, they may be lying!). As a very introverted person, I really struggle with presentations or speaking to large groups. I tend to get really nervous, talk really fast, and not say enough, just to get it over with. 

I frequently present designs as a part of my job, sometimes to celebrities and executives, so it’s something I’ve really had to work on over the course of my career! I have to say, I’ve gotten better at at! I wanted to share some of the things that helped me the most. 

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Secrets to Become a Faster Runner

Over the last 6 years, I went from non-runner to a 3 time marathon runner. The strangest thing about running is that there are times you see a ton of progress, but then there are times when you go for months and months and feel like you have gained nothing. This summer, has been one of those plateau periods for me, but then I ran a mile PR of 5:29!

There are some specific things that I have learned and tried to become a faster runner. It’s actually not always about running more, or even running faster all the time! I thought I would share some of my biggest secrets!

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