• 7 Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money in 2019 // Minimalist Ways to Earn and Save
    Finances,  How to

    7 Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money in 2019 // Minimalist Ways to Earn and Save

    Are you trying to brainstorm on the best ways to earn extra money this year without getting a new job or breaking you back? I swept the web for you guys to cut back on your research time. Let’s catch up on our finances together with these easy ways to earn extra money in 2019. Written by: Melissa Reeves Ways To Earn Extra Money Make your money work for you. Any time you can earn money with the money you already have you should take advantage, and this does not mean you need to invest in the stock market. Switch your funds to a credit union with a higher interest rate,…

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    How to Organize Your Life & How to Declutter // 6 Ways to Declutter

    Are you wondering how to organize your life and how to declutter? Here are 6 different ways to declutter your life. The first four tips have to do with your *physical space* and the last two deal with clearing more space and decluttering aspects of your *life*. I’m not a minimalist, but there is value in keeping things minimal and simple regardless how how minimal you choose to be. Decluttering is a huge component to simplifying your life. This video will give you ideas on how to cut the clutter, clean your space, different ways to declutter and hacks to simplify your life. What do YOU think? Sound off below!…

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    Fall Golden Glow Makeup // Awkward Girl Does Her Makeup II

    With fall just around the corner (well, probably here for most of you), I wanted to share my fall golden glow makeup tutorial (Part 2 of “Awkward Girl Does Her Makeup“). In my Everyday Makeup Routine video, I shared the exact steps and makeup I use every day to do my makeup. I keep it super simple, skip the foundation, and call it a day… But sometimes, I shnazz it up a bit with some foundation and eyeshadow, and I’ve gotten a lot of requests on my Instagram to share the steps I use to do the golden eyeshadow look I use a lot.     I used some new…

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    How to Build a Versatile Wardrobe // 34 Outfits From 10 Items

    After wearing the same outfit for 21 days and creating a dress code out of it, I’ve felt intrigued at the idea of how to build a versatile wardrobe from a few items. Tell me if this sounds familiar… You’re subscribed to emails for a few clothing stores you like. All of a sudden, you get a sales email from Forever 21 and you excitedly head over to the website or app. You begin browsing and you see all these cute people wearing cute clothes and you imagine how DANG awesome you’ll look in those same clothes. You put in an order. Anxiously await for the clothing to arrive. Then…

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    How to Build More Self Confidence // 5 Tips For Anyone

    It’s easy to live my life comparing myself to other people, which is why, for me, learning how to build self confidence was extremely helpful. Building self confidence has been a component of learning and practicing self-care, which is still pretty new for me. “Her thighs are thinner than mine.” “I’m not as smart as him.” “I’m not as talented as her.” “People don’t like me as much as they like…” When I don’t consciously STOP and think, my mind can get flooded by insecure thoughts and fears. But I’ve realized, especially recently, that I have a lot to have self confidence about and to feel self worth for. I’m…

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    How to Do Things You Hate To Do // Work + School

    Everyone has moments at work or school where they feel unmotivated, annoyed or blocked—I’ve been there too. And if you’re feeling stuck, it can be really hard to get through the day and learn how to do things you hate to do. In this video, I give you 5 awesome tips for how to do things you don’t want to do. So, if you need help getting over a motivation-hump, try using the tips below to make your work at your job or in school more enjoyable. This is something I have a knack for, I wanted to share my silly but super practical tips with you… Ready to get…

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    How to Learn Anything – 4 Steps for Anything

    This week, I wanted to share my experience in teaching myself how to learn anything – and how you can learn anything using the same 4 steps! Obviously, there are many methods out there for learning new things. I’m not a specialist or expert o learning in general—but I am great at learning new skills and hobbies and often find myself interested in something new. Below and in the video, you’ll find the exact steps I use to teach myself many of the things I’ve learned… Ready to jump in? First – Google it 🙂 For much of my life, “google’ing” something wasn’t a thing. But the bottom line is…

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    Fashion and Style,  How to,  Videos

    How to Wear White Pants: 3 Tips Even If You’re Thick

    Hi everyone! In today’s video, I give 3 tips on how to wear white pants (even if you’re thick). They’re probably not what you think. If you want to know how to wear white pants, then he back story to this is that I’ve gained a lot of weight, and really missed wearing my favorite pair of white pants. Maybe you relate, and maybe not. BUT… I finally realized… I can wear whatever the heck I want and still look great. So, now that I have some white pants in my life, I want to share my 3 biggest tips that help me feel confident! What are YOUR tips? Add…

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    How to Fight With Your Boyfriend (Or Anyone) – Short Tutorial!

    In this video, I talk about how to fight with your boyfriend! Or anyone, really. This method of “fighting” is called a Clearing. When people normally fight, they tend to accuse each other of things without even realizing it. A Clearing allows you to think about the facts, the feelings, why the situation hurts, and how to repair the situation in the future. While it won’t fix everything, it WILL help both parties to communicate better without acquiring so many hurt feelings! There are basically 4 steps to a clearing, and using these steps will make your arguments more productive. Step 1: State the facts The facts mean just what…

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    How to Not Drink – Tips on Easy Ways to Avoid Drinking! Alison’s Notebook

    Hi guys! I had such a sweet, positive response from my video on WHY I don’t drink that I decided to do a follow up on HOW not to drink. When I first decided to stop drinking, it was a real challenge, especially in social situations. Now, there are a few things I do on a regular basis that make me feel confident, independent and empowered. If you don’t drink at all, or maybe are just taking a break from drinking like a friend of mine did for “sober January”, then maybe these tips will help you! Please subscribe! To see my other video on why I stopped drinking and…