3 Best Things I've Learned from Marie Forleo

I have heard so much business and life advice online, but often it's "in one ear and out the other." Thankfully, there is one source of great insight with sticking power that stands head and shoulders above anything else I've found. Marie Forleo and her amazing YouTube channel for women entrepreneurs is a MUST watch on the weekly. Here are my top 3 favorite Marie Forleo lessons to share with you - the ones that over the years have made the biggest difference for me!

Read on!

When He Doesn't Buy You A Holiday Gift - My 3 Best Ideas to Turn Things Around

Free printable! The unthinkable has happened... he didn't get you a gift on a major holiday. And maybe you got him something extra thoughtful so now you're extra brokenhearted.

Maybe you're considering not even giving him the gift anymore. Maybe you're thinking it's a deal breaker, but you don't want to be shallow either...

I have been there.

3 Best Food Box Subscriptions Put to the Test!

$40 off coupon for Food Box Services! Today I'm reviewing the best food box subscriptions, so you can get a good look at Hello Fresh, Home Chef vs Blue Apron, and get some valuable promo codes.

So, who will do it best? As always, I'm covering the 3 best options and giving you the best promo codes I can find - all in an effort to simplify your life and mine!

3 Weird Things People are Doing to Relax These Days (that actually work!)

Beyond prayer, which by its simplest definition is a very powerful form of meditation – there are things we can do to reduce stress and anxiety.  The three "weird" things I'm going to share with you today I have personally tried for myself! And I can attest yes - although unconventional, they do work! Let me know what you think about these and if you choose to try one.

3 Best NYC Day Trip Ideas

It's amazing living just close enough to the big apple to visit for a day! But sometimes it's a bit overwhelming to plan a decent trip there. Life is just so busy! And, after you've been to the city more than a few times like I have, the thrill of typical tourist stops inevitably wears off - making it even more challenging to justify a trip.

My husband and I are planning a trip to Hillsong Church this Sunday in NYC and area looking to maybe mix in one or all of the below!

photo / Youa Vang - Youa Photography
No matter how busy life gets, quality time is very important, and novelty is vital to long-term relationships! Living so close to one of the most incredible cities on the planet - it is a SHAME to waste the opportunity.

I always have my eyes peeled for romantic and fun NYC local-style adventures for my husband and I. So to help you make it happen, I'm keeping you in the loop with a regularly updated, fresh list of the best NYC day trip specials that I can find, passing along new ideas and cool deals!

Here's what I have planned for us on our first trip to the city this Summer - we'll be having a relaxing morning in a huge indoor/outdoor "spa castle", grabbing great bar eats/drinks for lunch and dinner on a pre-paid passport, and enjoying the harbor on an afternoon or evening cruise. Sound good?

Here's how I'm doing it all for only about $200 total!!

Blogilates Stretch Challenge: Join Me!

Have you made daily stretching part of your morning routine yet? Stretching improves flexibility which is key to fitness and protection from injury - and stretching is very good for improving blood circulation and mood! 

Good stretching is part of my optimal 5am morning routine. You can read more about that right here.

Me - stretching for all to see on my Instagram!
There is an awesome stretch challenge on Instagram right now and I'm hoping you'll join me. We're on day 3 of 30. There is still time to join in! I don't want you to miss this.

Closet Organization DIY Idea for Shoes: Using Cardboard Boxes, in 3 Simple Steps!

As a young business woman, I have struggled to expand and improve my wardrobe at a low cost. When you finally get to the point that you've got a good collection going, it's hard to keep it all organized -especially shoes. The options out there for shoe organization were either pricey or just weren't doing it for me.

Here is a cool closet organization DIY idea I had using the iconic "You Look Gorgeous" cardboard box from LeTote! If you haven't heard of LeTote, check out my LeTote Review and prepare to fall in love with this company!

You could really do this same DIY using your own cardboard boxes as long as they're about the same size.


3 Best CHEAP OR FREE Productivity Apps

Hello lovely readers! As you know, I love to write about getting things done, and I am constantly learning about how to do things efficiently and effectively. I do all of this in the spirit of fun. I really think it's important that whatever you do, you infuse a certain spirit into it... Mary Poppins style.

So why not be a little more like Mary Poppins in an age when technology is a type of magic? Why not get the aid of these three tools that can help you to be a little more superhuman. A little more magical.

In this post, I'm going to outline the three apps that have really helped me reshape the way I do business.

3 Steps to Banishing Burnout - Based on my personal experience!

Burnout. It's something that I've had to deal with a few more times than I'd care to admit. And when I searched the topic online, I was disappointed to find that few people are offering decent solutions to burnout.

I know a lot of my readers are small business owners, or at least they're exceptionally driven to succeed. A lot of the topics I write about have to do with productivity, business leadership, marketing, and finding ways to hack into your daily life for efficiency and happiness. So, I wouldn't be too surprised if some of you have experienced a burnout as well. In fact if you have please leave me a comment in the comments below. I would love to know that this post has helped someone.

What's in My Purse? Digital Marketing Conference Edition

Hi there, women on the move! I'm writing you from a Trailways express bus on the way to NYC for the HSMAI Digital Marketing Strategy Conference! I am so pleased to be traveling to the city today to just be a sponge at this exciting conference. 

But- here's the thing. I found it so challenging to determine what to bring with me, and couldn't find by good advice online.

So, my friends, in this spare time I have on the bus I'd like to share with you the contents of my business day bag! I really hope this can help you plan what to bring for your first big business trip into any major city!