Five Tips on How to Discuss Finances with Your Better Half

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6 Lessons to Pursue Happiness

A few articles have caught my attention during our Spring Break get-a-way. And it's been gratifying soaking in nature and culture these past few days. Today I want to focus on a few articles in my reading list that can reconnect you to life and the pursuit to happiness. It's easy to blame the economy, the man in your life or the politicians for your woes but the problem with this mindset is that there's no resolution. The truth is that your life is a factor of your choices. Once, you own this, you can create positive change. Click the titles to read the articles and share your comments.

1. The Power of Rituals 

An article about femininity and beauty with enlightening excerpts from successful women of the beauty industry analyzing how beauty rituals are a woman's life force.

2. How To Clean Up Your Finances

The advice Whitney Morrison outlines in this read on how the things you value can dictate your buying and saving habits plus tips on cleaning up your finances. 

3.  How to Network When You're Introverted

I think for many women just starting their own businesses or new to exercising social networking platforms it can be difficult to share yourself with others without thinking, "am I experienced enough"? Experience shouldn't measure what you have to offer so speak up, ask questions, focus on the qualities you like about yourself and be confident with where you are. This article says it all and more. 


{Image Source: TheyAllHateUs}

{Image Source: TheyAllHateUs}


4. Be Happier At Home  

Cultivate a system that fits your lifestyle to prioritize the different duties of your life. Because when you're talking about a schedule that includes a combination of work, relationships, kids, hobbies, creative endeavours, working out, and possibly all of the above, organization is the way to go.

5. Why I Finally Broke Up With My Best Friend

At some point you wake up and realize it was all for not. You learn what genuine friendship is and you no longer want to invest time or energy in relationships that add no value to your life. It's the jealous best friend story that puts it plain! As one comment says, who needs friends like this when you have haters to pretend with!

6. How To Build A Killer Career Plan For 2016

Essential habits to success and how to continue pushing forward. Don't know where to start, well grab a pad and take notes. It's an election year and with the unexpectancies of our economic future it is smart to start mapping out your business plans.


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Spring Break 2016 Reading List

What's your plans this Spring Break? Family vacation with the kiddos, catch up on the forgotten "To do" list, maybe even spend time doing nothing without interruption...haha or all of the above? Hopefully, time slows down just enough to escape from your busy schedule for a good read. Click through the {dls} picks for Spring 2016, and tell us what you think? We'd love to hear all of your reading additions for this Spring as well. Start a discussion in the comments below.

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This week's Pin Board

I am a Pinterest addict and this week I've come across some inspirational and uplifting "made me smile" images. Something a little different than my usual blog post this Thursday is about sharing my mood board with you. Don't forget to follow me on Pinterest if you aren't already! You can find these and more from my photo libraries.

A well tailored blazer and baseball cap says it all...I know what I'm doing!! Lol.  (Photo: shop.emersonfry.com)
A well tailored blazer and baseball cap says it all...I know what I'm doing!! Lol.  (Photo: shop.emersonfry.com)
I can only think of Brooklyn and that I need to put a design together inspired by this photo. #brooklynbrownstone #comingsoon  (Photo: brittanyambridge.com)
I can only think of Brooklyn and that I need to put a design together inspired by this photo. #brooklynbrownstone #comingsoon  (Photo: brittanyambridge.com)
When you are accomplished it shows!!!  This just makes me happy and thankful for my own life and accomplishments. Not to mention this is a flawless photo capturing one of the best smiles in the world. #juliaroberts #blessed #legacy #womenpower (Photo: karinecandicekong.com)
When you are accomplished it shows!!!  This just makes me happy and thankful for my own life and accomplishments. Not to mention this is a flawless photo capturing one of the best smiles in the world. #juliaroberts #blessed #legacy #womenpower (Photo: karinecandicekong.com)
#KILLINGIT Whatever IT is....you killing it! Make the impossible possible. This needs to be on a t-shirt for the "Killing It" campaign. Haha! (Photo: uvre.tumbler.com)

#KILLINGIT Whatever IT is....you killing it! Make the impossible possible. This needs to be on a t-shirt for the "Killing It" campaign. Haha! (Photo: uvre.tumbler.com)

The heart of the home. This French-style kitchen featured in Better Homes & Gardens has it all. Don't you just want to cook and entertain in here?  #parisianstyle (Photo: Better Homes & Gardens)
The heart of the home. This French-style kitchen featured in Better Homes & Gardens has it all. Don't you just want to cook and entertain in here?  #parisianstyle (Photo: Better Homes & Gardens)
 (Silence.) Just look at the detail of this millwork. Breathtakingly beautiful. (Photo: koziel.fr) 
 (Silence.) Just look at the detail of this millwork. Breathtakingly beautiful. (Photo: koziel.fr) 
MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm! Raspberry Lemon cookies get in my belly! #sweettooth  (Photo: Bake.Eat.Repeat)
MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm! Raspberry Lemon cookies get in my belly! #sweettooth  (Photo: Bake.Eat.Repeat)

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