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The B Hive Book Club – The Books We’ve Read

Like I talked about previously, The B Hive started out as a book and brunch club! We started up back in November and we’ve read a TON of books since then! Since I’m always seeing folks post about how they need a good new book to read, I figured I’d share with y’all the books The B Hive has read! I actually put them in order of what we read! The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – This was our very first book (and one of my personal favorites!) It is so beautifully written, vivid and filled with imagery that you can actually imagine yourself in the tents of the circus! The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins –...
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The B Hive – How We Made 80 True Friends in Less than 6 Months

I’ve mentioned The B Hive in some of my recent updates, and even a few months ago when I decided to take a break from blogging. But now that we’re officially official, I want to share with ya’ll what The B Hive is and WHY it is. Because the Why is the most important part!! When I moved to Austin, I had two friends and my coworker (who is now one of my closest friends) and meeting new girls was kind of hard. I didn’t have an expanded circle like I did in Chicago. With friends that I had made over the years and years that I lived there. And let me tell you something; as a thirty year old,...
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Welcome Back! Welcome Back! Life Lately

My life the past year has been complete chaos! Between changing jobs in Austin, moving, meeting someone and expanding my group of friends two-fold. I’ve hardly had time to do anything (even catch up on Netflix/Hulu) let alone blog. But I finally feel it starting to slow down, I’m learning to say no and I’m making my finances a HUGE priority this year. Especially when I took a look at my credit report this past week. It was like a lightbulb went off and I realized I could really accomplish those goals I set out for myself a few years back…and quickly, if I put my mind to it. So it’s time for me to put my mind back to...
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An Update

I was all motivated to start January off right on the blog, had a whole bunch of posts written, ready to go with just a few final touches to go and then life got so crazy I barely had time to sleep. Now that life is slowing down just a tad (I’m talking like, now I get to sleep but still don’t have time for much).  I have a million and a half things to do and only 24 hours in every day. You will be seeing a LOT less of me on the blog. As much as I love sharing, writing and creating on the blog, my schedule has just gotten too insane. Not to mention, I’ve started a...
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Planning Your Budget for the Year

Planning a budget for the year can be super challenging. If you’ve never prepared a budget for yourself (and your family) I’d suggest taking a look at my post from last year about planning a budget for the first time. Prior to last year, I never budgeted, or kept track of my expenses. When I had money I just spent it, not knowing where it was all going and what it was going to. I paid my bills, but I had late fees and wasn’t aware of balances really on my credit cards (until it was low and I knew I had extra credit to spend). It was not a smart way of living at all. I was living truly...