35 Reflections On My 35th Birthday

Once we hit adulthood, time seriously seems to speed up. I pinky promise swear I was just celebrating my 30th birthday! And now I’m at the mid-point of my 30s. Over the past few weeks I’ve been jotting down some reflections and thoughts and compiled this list of 35 reflections.

They are in no particular order – just thoughts that popped into my head as I started writing and thinking on where I am,

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The Importance of A Media Kit: A Review of HIP Media Kits

The Importance ofA Media Kit

Hi DIVAs! Today I’m sharing the importance of a media kit and want to thank HIP Media Kits for the opportunity to use their service in exchange for sharing with you my thoughts. I am, also, an affiliate of HIP Media Kits which means I will receive a portion of your purchase price if you choose to use my links to work with them.

A media kit is an essential and important tool to have when it comes to promoting your brand to others.

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Can Buying in Bulk Really Help You Save for Vacation?

This year our family is participating in a money savings challenge. My children don’t know yet, but their savings is going towards a Disney Vacation for New Year’s 2016.  Of course, I  do now want to utilize all of our savings for the trip so I am implementing other practices to help save additional money and offset our costs.

I’m, also, looking at planning a getaway for my husband and I in 2016 to celebrate our 10th anniversary and have been pricing travel and accommodations in Los Angeles,

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Things to Think About And Do Before Getting Married

Recently an old friend asked me what were some things she should think about and do before getting married.  She thinks her long-term boyfriend is preparing to ask THE question. Her biggest fear is not a lack of trust or love – it is a lack of positive relationship role models in her life. She comes from a family that has a history of divorces, settling, adulterous relationships and just plain unhappy couples.

While I do not consider myself a “veteran”

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List Your Goals and Make Them Visible For Success

Goal Planning Success: Keep your goals visible

Goal Setting Success:
List Your Goals and Keep Them Visible

Surprisingly few people regularly make lists of their goals and even fewer put their lists where they can see them. Part of goal setting success is creating visuals that will keep your goals front-and-center on a regular basis and motivate you to remain focused and actively working towards your success.

A lot of money was once paid for the following famous goal setting advice given to a rich businessman:

Each night make a list of 6 things you need to do tomorrow and list the 6 tasks in order of priority.

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Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Honestly, I stumbled across making this cheesy broccoli and rice casserole by accident a few years ago.

We were having a potluck at work and I had to bring something other than soda or iced tea.

I was trying to make a broccoli and cheese casserole and misread the instructions. No idea how that happened, but eh, it worked and was a hit.

It’s become one of my family’s favorites and I’ve made adjustments to it as I got more comfortable in the kitchen.

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Preparing A Care Pack

Thank you to U by Kotex for sponsoring today’s post on preparing a care pack and inspiring me to become an #UnderWarrior and stay confident!

Hi there, Divas! Today’s post is a little personal but it’s one that we can all relate to – especially if we have pre-teen and teen divas in our life.

My oldest niece and I share a very special bond. Before my little Diva came along,

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