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My Favorite Podcasts

Podcasts seem to be all the rage these days. It took me a long time to properly get into them because I never really found one that stuck with me, until I discovered my #1 favorite podcast Potterless! Now that I’ve listened to a whole bunch more, I feel like I have a good selection to recommend to you.

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2020 Goals & Resolutions

Happy 2020! A new decade, haven’t showered since last year, blah blah, you’ve heard it all before. 2019 was a year that was fairly clear to me: I knew I was going to move out and focus mostly on…

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Secrets of Adulthood

If you’ve read my book review of The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, you may already know how much I love habits and personal growth. In her book, Gretchen writes about a thing called ‘secrets of adulthood’, which are lessons…

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Book Review: The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help Publication date: 2009 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 331 Format: Paperback Add to Goodreads | Buy from The Book Depository Synopsis Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest…

Two books on a pile on top of a white dresser. The background is light grey. The books are 'Tiny Houses' and 'Dit is een goede gids'.
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Read Fewer Books

For years, my Goodreads reading challenges have been set to goals like 100, 80, 50 books (depending on how much I had going on that year). In 2019, my challenge is set to 25 books. And for the first…

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Guest Post: Donating My Hair

This is a guest post written by Laura. Check out her blog! Hello, my name is Laura. You might have seen me around on Lauren’s channels — I am her best friend after all, meaning I often also carry…

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4 Things I Learned From My Puppy’s First Few Weeks Home

Photo by Laura Wounded hands? Check. Puppy-proofed/extremely minimalist house? Check. Tears, frustration, and insecurity? Check. My life has changed dramatically since bringing home my golden retriever puppy Nugget on December 9th, 2018. We’ve only been together for a little over…

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2019 Goals & Resolutions

Happy 2019! Setting goals is something I like to do all year long, but I especially look forward to the New Year. It’s a fresh start and everyone is focused on self-improvement, which is always inspiring.…

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10 Instagram Cats You Should Be Following

According to TIME, Instagram is the worst social media for our mental health. (Source) It is associated with high levels of anxiety, depression, bullying, and FOMO, or the “fear of missing out.” I think this can easily be avoided…