I Moved! Here’s How I Decorated a New Home

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I can’t even begin to tell you how stressful August was overall – moving is no small feat, that’s for sure! It was time to find a new crash pad and I ended up moving two cities over to a one bedroom apartment. It’s not the first time I lived on my own but it is the first time I had a little money to make the place feel at home. I have (and this is not a joke) been preparing and shopping for at least six months before I moved and it is so incredible to finally see all my planning in reality! I think the biggest victory of the whole move was the fact that I built my whole couch by myself – and it was one of those were the directions specified two people had to put it together! Here’s how I decorated a new home and links to where I purchased everything.

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Weekend Recap – August 21

I swear, every time I move I swear I’m never doing it again for a long time – and then a year later I end up moving again! I’m in the process of packing up my life and moving 10 minutes away to a new apartment and boy, it is a process. I’m exhausted from packing and taping…and packing and taping. Right now I’m about 50% moved and next weekend is going to be the kitchen, my closet and all the furniture. If you’re moving soon my top tip is start packing earlier than you think you need to – I’m going to be living out of boxes for a few days this week but it’s worth it to just pick up and go when I need to. So the next weekend recap will hopefully be more positive and less stressed! Here’s what else I was up to this weekend…

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The Latest Obsession: Target Backless Mule Loafers

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I’ve always struggled with finding the perfect pair of shoes for work – flats are okay but by Friday my blisters are too painful and let’s be real, I can’t wait pumps all week! I’ve been lusting after those oh-so famous Gucci loafers but honestly I do not have funds to be as fashionable as I like to think I am! So imagine my surprise when I was shopping at Target for things I don’t need (at least this didn’t happen in the home goods section this time) and stumbled my latest HG find in shoes: the Target Backless Mule Loafers by Merona. I always stumble on far too many holy grails in Target but I finally broke down in the shoe aisle and decided to treat myself…and yes, I can hear my closet thanking me now.

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How I Freshen Up My Skin for Summer

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I know it’s already half way through August but I refuse to believe that summer is going any where soon! I’m definitely ready for apple pies and cozy fuzzy socks but I’m not quite ready to say good-bye to sunny days and beach weather. I’m definitely not ready for August to be over because that means I will have started graduate school! I’m nervous but very excited to get my M.B.A. going – Basics of Financial Management, here I come. I’m trying to get my life in order before it goes crazy again with school and work next month, and that includes getting my skincare sorted. Because I’ve started breaking out a bit with the stress of getting everything ready this month, my skin has called for a new routine!

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Weekend Recap – July 31

Can you believe it’s already August? July seems to have flown by. Weekends are no exception, they keep getting shorter and shorter as I’m getting busier and busier. I’m spending every moment at home either packing or prepping my furniture. Instead of buying new coffee tables, side tables, dressers, etc., I decided to just repaint and refinish my current Ikea furniture. That sounded like a great money-saving idea at the time but chalk painting, hammering nail heads, cutting vinyl planks is hard and time-consuming work. But I can’t wait to have everything out and in its place when I move in a few weeks!

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