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I Suck at Saving Money, But I’m Gonna Do Better This Month

So we’re almost halfway through the month when I realized that I forgot to post my goals for the month. This post has actually been written since the 3rd, but my work schedule has been so busy. And when I finally get home from work in the evenings either even up having to continue working another couple hours or I don’t even want to touch another computer until the next day. And here we are, on the thirteenth of the month. Just reviewing my goals for the month. #dontjudgeme Let’s just get into my recap of January’s goals below. Finish My Vision Board I gave myself the entire month to finish my vision board because I was lacking the images I needed to complete the board. I asked friends for magazines and even attempted to purchase magazines before I realized the prices had increased drastically since the last time I…

How to Disinfect Your Hotel Room

Traveling makes us susceptible to all kinds of germs, whether it’s at the airport, on the plane, in our taxi and especially in our hotel rooms. A survey done several years ago found that 81% of hotel room surfaces tested held at least some fecal matter. DISGUSTING; but when you think about it, hard surfaces are what people touch the most, whether it’s the handles of doors, the drink tray on a plane or the remote in a hotel room. If you want to know which surfaces in a hotel room are the most bacteria-laden, you can read this article. I am already somewhat of a germaphobe while traveling, so with the continued spread of the coronavirus, I am taking extra precautions. Here are some tips on how you can disinfect your hotel room while traveling: 1. Pack travel-size cleaning products. Before you even leave for your trip, make sure…

My Goals for January 2020

Did you read my earlier post on the major L I took setting big goals before my fortieth birthday? I set a LOT of goals and probably only accomplished 25% of them. So if it’s one thing I’ve learned when it comes to goals, it’s keeping it simple and keeping it realistic.  I am really trying to take on the whole “new year, new me” attitude in various avenues of my life. Finish My Vision Board I attended a vision board party right after the new year but did not get a chance to complete the board. Never did I think it would be so hard to complete the board. I don’t subscribe to any magazines. My roommate throws all of hers away. My co-workers didn’t have any. This past weekend, I figured I would just run to the bookstore, grab a couple of magazines and work on my…

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

Since it’s the new year, I am trying to be better about my eating habits, which means I am back to intermittent fasting and trying to meal prep low carb foods for lunch/dinner. Revive Superfoods sent me a box of smoothie cups that I’ve been trying out the past few days.  I love the fact that all of the ingredients for the smoothie, except the liquid, are in the cup. It makes making a smoothie easy because the fruit and other foods are already measured out. All you have to do is throw them in the blender with a liquid of your choice, blend and then pour it back in the cup. If you’re looking to try the smoothie cups, use my discount “YAYA60” to save 60% off your order. Since I have my healthy breakfast covered for the next couple of weeks, I also want to make sure I…

I Failed in a Big Way and I’m Okay with It

So a little over two years ago I made this list called, “My Not So 101 in 1001 Days”. It was a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish before my fortieth birthday. Well, my 40th is just a week or so away now and I wanted to review what I have accomplished and what I haven’t accomplished in the last year. When I first reviewed this list a couple of months ago, I laughed reading all the big dreams and goals I had set. And since I hadn’t looked at the list in over a year, I knew I had failed in a major way. Without having printed this list and displayed somewhere I would see constantly, I completely forgot about all the plans I had made. It was “out of sight, out of mind”. So yes, I failed in a MAJOR way and you’ll see…