All the Reasons to Say “Yes!” This Fall

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About six and a half years ago I was not “Kelly Baum”. I was not a blogger, I was not someone who did things outside of their comfort zone and I was definitely not someone with any kind of  ambition. A far cry from the person you see today! Sometimes the biggest things that propel you forward in life start out as the smallest things, it only matters what you say those three little letters to…”yes!”

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Weekend Recap – October 16

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This weekend was rainy, blustery and filled with blankets and movies! I watched the entirety of War and Peace on Hulu while I did my cleaning and homework and my goodness, it is a beautiful period piece. I have not yet had the time to read War and Peace but it is definitely on my post-grad “freedom” to-do list. There’s no time like fall to catch up on everything on my watchlist, I just added Grantchester from Masterpiece Theater on PBS and I’m already excited for next weekend!

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Five Tips for the Perfect Fall Hairstyle

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The temperature has dropped about 20 degrees in the last 24 hours in Michigan and I am loving it. I broke out my boots and sweater today and I had to come up with the perfect fall hairstyle to match – during the summer I rock beach waves and loose curls but once it hits fall I am all about the braid. I decided to switch it up today and try a different braid/bun style than I normally do but is still quick and easy to do in the morning. Here’s how I got the perfect fall hairstyle and my tips and favorite products I used along the way!

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How to Decorate a Dorm Room on a Budget – And Have it Look Good

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It was only last year that I was decorating for a dorm room or first apartment, which is crazy to me because it feels so long ago! Time flies…when you’re an adult and the bills pile up! All kidding aside, I used to love decorating my dorm room or apartment every year and I actually loved the greatest challenge of all: designing and decorating, and being able to turn it back to the way it was at the end of the year. It was really important to me to have my personality in the room as much as I could, without getting a bill at the end. So I was really excited when I found Devine Color + Target and I knew it would be the perfect solution to decorate a dorm room on a budget and have it be removable when it’s time to move out!

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Weekend Recap – October 2

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It’s officially fall in Michigan! The temperature finally dropped to below 70 this weekend and I grabbed the first opportunity to whip out my trench coat and brown riding boots. Yes, I was a little toasty but totally worth it because fall is my favorite time of year. The one thing I don’t like about fall is the season allergies, which is why I laid on my couch for most of Saturday but Sunday I was feeling better to catch my brother’s football game and get out for a little shopping!

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