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Since the start of this year, I’ve focused less on resolutions and more on resolving to do and be better in general. Goals are great, but habits are what bring about real change. After all, goals are successfully attained as the result of habituated actions that help you reach them. I decided to focus more on changing certain habits and less on measurable goals, to …

Making the Most of your Time in Phuket, Thailand

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We took a trip for 10 days to Thailand in honor of our dad’s upcoming 50th birthday. We made pit stops in Bangkok and Nakhon Phanom, my dad’s birth place, before heading for the southern coast of Thailand. While Bangkok is bustling and Nakhon Phanom is idyllic and I loved both cities, Phuket has been at the top of my travel bucket list for the …

Women Who Work: Why I Continued my Career After Having 3 Kids

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Meet Lauren Oviatt, Interior Designer, Stylist, TV personality & Mother of 3 Lauren Oviatt is a woman who has got it going on — she has a precious family, a creative eye, her dream career, plus few side hustles. While Lauren prioritizes her family first, she also values creativity beyond playtime with her littles and working as a woman in business leaves her feeling fulfilled. …

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Sexual assault in the United States and around the globe is an epidemic. Sapphire shares her own experiences and adds to the collective voice of thousands of women coming forth with their own #MeToo stories.

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Half the country is reveling in “sweater weather” right now, while the other half is still sporting sandals and cut-offs. If you fall into the latter group like me (no pun intended), it can be hard to feel festive for the season as pumpkin spice lattes and cozy blankets are a ways off.   Whether you’re already donning those Nordstrom Anniversary Sale booties and enjoying …

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gifts for your boss

For some gift giving is fun and enjoyable, for others holiday shopping is a thing they dread early on in the year. Regardless if you love or hate gift giving, it’s gotta be done, which is why we are here to help!

Things You Need For International Travel

Things You Need for International Traveling

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to brush off the dust from your passport and book your next exotic or adventurous getaway. Traveling internationally for the first time is exciting and thrilling…until you arrive in a foreign city and realize you came completely unprepared. Before you travel abroad it is important to do some research beforehand as to not feel underprepared. Here is …

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Erin's Interior Designer Home Tour

Last month we took a little weekend trip up to Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossoms. Oftentimes the biggest expense of any trip away from home is the cost of accommodations. Why does it cost so much to just sleep and shower anyway? Luckily for us millennials we have been gifted with Airbnb. It’s one of the most inexpensive, comfortable, and innovative ways to …

24 Hours in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is brimming with so many things to eat, see and do. If you only have a weekend to explore this historically and culturally rich city it’s important to prioritize what you want to do and see. We got into the city in the afternoon after checking into our AirBnB and eating lunch so we were ready to pack in as much as we …