Discount shopping is the best – and like most of my fellow budget babes, hunting for deals has been part of my life as long as I can remember shopping at all. In my family, it was garage sales. But I’m not much of a morning person, so in adulthood I switched from strangers’ yards to discount stores to find my best deals. … Keep reading…

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What’s that you say? I didn’t post about the Karlie Kloss x Express fashion show experience enough? Agreed. One of the greatest parts of participating in the #Karlie4Express runway show was meeting inspirational women from across the country, like Mattea. Mattea is a fashion blogger, photographer, current student at my alma mater, and all-around rad woman. Say hi. I think I mentioned before that … Keep reading…

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I highly doubt anyone will ever look at my sense of style and say, “She seems sporty.” Or me in general. No one is fighting to get me on the company softball team. People don’t ask if I caught last night’s game. It’s just not a vibe I give off. And frankly, that’s for good reason. I am not sporty, in personal … Keep reading…

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You remember Bit-O-Local, the St. Louis-based subscription box that shares local makers in a curated package four times per year. Tons of you entered our December Bit-O-Local giveaway, so I know I’m not alone in my local love. The mad rad team of ladies behind the brand sent me over the Spring 2017 box, and we’re giving one away to a reader! Scroll … Keep reading…

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When I mention to friends I am working on a craft project, one of the most common responses is, “I wish I knew how to do that!” (Spoiler alert: about half of mine don’t turn out right. Ha!) If you don’t think you’re particularly arts-and-crafts ready, a class might be the right choice. Having an expert around can keep everything on track — … Keep reading…

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