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A Local’s Guide To San Diego

A Local’s Guide to San Diego: Ocean Beach Beautiful San Diego, California has so many awesome things to do. One of my all-time favorite things to do in San Diego is to visit Ocean Beach. This last weekend I went down and had an incredible beach day with a few friends. Our Day was filled […]

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Yard Sale | things to buy at a yard sale | Garage sale | deals | how to save money | how to get a deal at a yard sale

Get The Upper-Hand on Second-Hand

Do I get awesome things at yard sales??? Uhhhmmmm YES!!!! Do I think that you should too??? Heeeeckk YES!!! I have personally saved so much money from shopping at Yard Sales. For me, it’s not always about saving money. (even though it’s a HUGE perk) I love to get out, enjoy the fresh air, listen […]

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Yard Sale

Top Yard Sale Secrets from your Yard Sales Guru!

Tips and secrets for the best deals at yard sales… Have you gone on a yard sale adventure yet? I’m sure you know of great success stories from people hearing about all the inexpensive things they have bought and found. If you haven’t, keep reading I have soooo many success stories. I go hunting for […]

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4 Reasons Why You Failed Last Years Resolution Goals

“Wow! I can’t believe it’s the new year!” You say this every year right? “where did the time go?” or “Time flies when you’re having fun!” But then you think back on last years New Years Resolution Goals and think ‘oh crap, I failed that one!’ or ‘ugh, I have the SAME goal AGAIN’ do […]

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Host your own paint night party

Host Your own Paint night Party!

Have you seen pictures of people posting there awesome paintings done at some “paint night”? I have, I’ve seen advertisements online, Groupon coupons, and people posting pictures all about how much fun they had at a paint night party,  So knowing me, I, of course, tried to figure out a way to attend one of […]

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Make Money While Shopping!

Want to know how to earn money while you shop for Christmas? Sign up for my weekly email subscription and get a FREE Tutorial on how you can earn money this Holiday season and all year round! It’s that easy! cool right? I know! you’re welcome 🙂    

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Let’s Go on a Bike Ride!

My boyfriend wakes me up, and says, “Good morning, what do you want to do today?” I respond, “I don’t care, all I want is to be by the ocean.” So we come up with the idea to go on a bike ride…ohhh waiittt. We don’t have bikes. They got stolen. (ugh) But that wasn’t […]

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25 Days of Giveaways Challenge

This is the 25 days of Christmas Giveaways! The challenge and opportunity to give instead of take! Christmas is the time of giving and sometimes we need a reminder of this. It’s not about the money, time, lists, wants etc. It’s about giving with a joyful heart and thinking about someone other than yourself. I […]

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How to make Candles out of Old Candles

How to make New Candles from Old Candles. Want to make a Gift? Or do you just need something to do with your old ugly candles? For Christmas this year I have decided to take the stress away from buying everyone expensive gifts and instead make everyone gifts. Now I know that may seem impossible […]

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How to Open a Wine Bottle without a Wine Opener

I’m sitting here writing this post with beautiful music in the background, boyfriend is in the kitchen cooking dinner annnndddd all I want that would make this Friday night perfect is a glass of nice wine. Unfortunately, I don’t think this is possible. I have a bottle of wine and no wine bottle opener. (ugh) […]

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