Simple Advice for Sleepy New Moms

As you may know from reading some of my previous posts, my husband and I are expecting our first baby in March 2018. The new year is right around the corner and my third trimester has officially started (thank goodness), and I’ve been receiving so much kind and generous advice for when baby gets here! Yesterday, however, I heard some of the best advice I’ve heard so far as an expecting mom. And it’s for your poopiest days (literally)…

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The Easiest Side Hustle: How I Paid Off Two Credit Cards Last Month

The Easiest Side Hustle Ever_ I Made $300 Last Month in Truly Passive Income

I am always SO skeptical when people offer “side hustles” because I have found that a lot of times it ends up being a lot of work for very little pay or the opportunity just doesn’t pan out in general and I’ve gotten my hopes up for nothing. credit-card-2761073_1280

I have tried surveys for hours, reselling gently used items online, and countless other little side jobs that never worked out for me. Until I started this blog, I was spiraling into side hustle hell where I was so desperate to try anything but was constantly disappointed. This blog has helped me branch out a lot, and while I haven’t made a profit from this blog in particular yet, I’m hoping it’ll get there eventually!

However, I did finally find one side hustle that has actually been successful to me. Last month, I made $350 and was able to pay off two of my smaller credit card balances completely! It’s only the 7th of the month as I’m writing this, and I’ve already got $45 waiting to be paid out at the end of this month as well. HOW??

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12 Perfect Gifts for Wine Lovers


I am currently six months pregnant, and I have been missing a lot of things the last half-year, but I have to say, one of the things I miss the most is my wine. I was a one or two glasses three nights a week, kind of wine-o and it’s been a very long 25 weeks without it.

I am also a huge fan of a bottle of wine as a gift – it’s an easy gift and many people can appreciate a nice glass of vino! But what do you give to someone who is really a wine lover, someone who doesn’t just pick up the cheapest bottle(not that I didn’t do that — ha!) or the one that’s on sale that week?

Peruse these gift ideas and see if they inspire a gift to pair with that bottle they love! If you’re looking for something for someone who loves wine and beer, check out my other list for beer lovers!

1. This adorable wine stopper from Dillard’s just in time for the holidays! – $10


2. If it’s the holiday season, try this punny holiday wine glass from Nordstrom – $12


3. The perfect coffee table read from Barneys New York – $13


Written by one of the world’s most respected wine critics, this book teaches would-be experts all that there is to know about wine. Jancis Robinson shares her extensive knowledge in a way that is informative, witty, and approachable. By Jancis Robinson.

4. This kitty cat bottle opener that makes the perfect rose gold accessory to any bar! From Kohl’s – $13


5. This t-shirt from Zulily you can wear year round, really… – $16


6. These cute socks from Shoptiques for when you need to put your feet up at the end of a long day – $13


7. This handy kit from Kohl’s that has everything you could possibly need! – [BARGAIN] for only $9.99!


8. A Hydroflask wine glass from Nordstrom that’s perfect for camping or tailgating – $29.95


9. Or this simple and classy glass with a pop of gold from Cost Plus World Market – Get the full set of 4 for $19.16!


10. If you have a funny friend who loves wine, try this Fred Coq Au Vin rubber chicken wine stopper that’ll turn some heads at a party! From Sur la Table – $10


11. This baseball tee from Charming Charlie that describes my perfect weekend – $19


12. Or these cute little Lauren Conrad birds from Kohl’s so no one forgets which glass is theirs! – $10.40


You can’t go wrong with any of these options for the wine lover in your life! Treat them or treat yourself!

*Full Disclosure: a few of these items may link to affiliates, which means if you love them as much as I do, I could earn a small commission should you choose to purchase the product*

Thank you for reading, and as always, try to spread some happiness today!


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9 Reasons You Won’t Make $400+/Month Taking Surveys Online

This post may leave a sour taste in your mouth, and if it does, I am genuinely sorry. (I am clearly not an affiliate for any survey company.) While I generally prefer to post positive articles about motivating people to succeed, I just can’t stand to let another person feel defeated and disappointed by a lack of success due to a system that wasn’t designed to let you win. However, in my truer spirit, I will help you set some realistic goals after my rant. I will tell you how to make these sites work for you! 

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Save Big On Your Next Grocery Trip | The App That’s Saved Me Hundreds This Month

My husband and I recently got married and moved from a 700 sq. ft one-bedroom apartment into a gargantuan 1200 sq ft two-bedroom apartment. With the extra space, obviously, came extra rent money each month. We have also been saving for a European honeymoon to London and Barcelona this summer – so to say we’re penny pushing would be a gross understatement.

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Bibliophile Fitness | A Complete Workout Plan for Avid Readers


Sounds too good to be true, right? While this plan might not work for everyone, I think it can be tweaked and personalized to fit just about every bibliophiles fitness goals.

I’ve been slowly learning to love working out – being fit and looking and feeling healthy have always been important to me, but I began to find myself getting more and more sick of the same old routine at the gym day in and day out. I’ve tried different hacks to motivate myself to go to the gym (some of which can be found in my blogpost for lazy fit lovers) and I’ve found that my favorite way is motivating myself to workout by reading my favorite books.

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6 Simple Fitness Tips for the Slightly Less Motivated


I think it’s safe to assume that everyone reading this knows (or has come across) someone who obsesses over working out. Do you ever watch them strut into the gym and envy their strong and deep-seeded desire to lift exceptionally heavy things and run for miles of end? Yeah, me neither…

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