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Small Ways To Improve Life

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I recently read this NY Times article about 5 Cheap(ish) Things You Can Do To Improve Your Life and was inspired to list out some of my own goodies and habits that have improved my life. Some of these are things, some of these are habits…writing these out, I realized how helpful each of these have been and was greedy to learn more. So please share yours as well!

A small sampling of my pouch collection!

Clear storage boxes. I have a ton of these Sterlites, in a bunch of different sizes. Yes I believe in Marie Kondo but even after seeking joy in each of my rooms I still have a lot of stuff in storage. Clear boxes make stuff SO much easier to find, are overall neater, and its so much better for my mental health to have things sorted. Whenever I go to Target, I used to never leave without some cosmetics goodie…now I am proud to say, I usually leave with some kind of storage.

I put a large glass of water by my bed each night. I’m always super thirsty in the morning, and even when I’m not, I always find I’m happy to down an entire glass in the AM (thus bringing me closer to my eight glasses per day water goal). Even my husband, who isn’t really a water drinker, has adapted this habit. Continue Reading

Life Money

Small Savings – Part Two

A few months ago, I did a post on small savings – all the wee little ways I try and save some moola here and there. I loved all the comments  from posts and there’s been a requests for…

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Tips on Negotiation

When I went to business school a few years ago, one of the few skills I knew I wanted to work on was that of negotiations. I am one of those annoying people who say things like, “life is…

Life Style

Weekend Reading: Michael Lewis and Bazaar

Just a few bite size pieces of reading to share this weekend. The first I found in this month’s Harper Bazaar. I like these types of features in general but lately the wish/it lists provided by magazines have failed…

Life Style

Book Recommendations: Part 2

I know it’s been quite a while since my last “book recommendations” post, but after posting the chat with George R. R. Martin, I realize that quite a few of you are reading lovers too (or at least love…