The best books I read in April (and March, if I’m being honest). Mystery, finance, and manga, oh my!
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What have you read lately? Drop a recommendation in the comments.
Products I don’t like, products that make my eyes hurt, regrets, lessons learned, and an update on my #ProjectPan!
My first makeup #declutter of 2019 (likely, not the last).
Are you doing a project pan? How’s it going?
An update on my Camp NaNoWriMo project, what happens when I overthink, and how I hit a wall and worked my way back to save the plot.
Cue obsessive thoughts and Upholder tendencies.
Are you working on a writing project? How’s it going? Let me know in the comments 🙂
How I plot, my current planning process, and a quick overview of the HB90 planner designed by author Sarra Cannon.
I’ve been on a financial planning/budgeting kick for a few months. I want to make 2019 the year I up my investing game and the first place to start is research. Here are four of the best books I’ve read so far — these are practical, useful, and provide just enough insight to help you get started on a debt-free journey, and detailed enough to help a first time investor understand the finance lingo.
– The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
– Women and Money by Suze Orman
– Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry
– The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money by Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage
What are your favorite budget/finance books? Comment below! I’m always looking for recommendations.
In my Happy Planner review, I mentioned that I combine the Happy Planner budget tracker with a cash envelope and the EveryDollar app to take control of my spending. Today’s video is on the how and why of it – how I budget, why I do it, and what I want to get out of it.
Are you on a debt-free journey? How do you keep track of your spending?
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I have hypothyroidism. I was diagnosed when I was around 17 years old, but I suspect it started around the time I was 15. I’ve had years to deal with the symptoms and side effects of my illness, and the medication I take to manage it, so I’ve started sharing my experience in an effort to raise awareness and help others.
Today, I’m talking hair. My hair was one of the first indicators when I was diagnosed: it was falling out in major clumps. The kind where my fist was full of strands whenever I ran my fingers through my hair. It’s also one of the first indicators when my hormones went out of balance and I needed to have my meds adjusted: it dried out and refused to grow.
It’s growing again, but I’m still dealing with dryness (especially after an ill-judged color experiment), so today I’m sharing what I’m doing to deal with the aftermath of hormone imbalance and bad decision-making.
Products below the break.
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It’s time for another round of empties… mostly supplements (as usual), with a couple of skincare items, a travel-sized perfume, and a PEN!
Continue reading “video: January – February 2019 empties”
My current makeup capsule and a preview of what I’m planning to pan in 2019. My goal is to learn is to fall in love with what I own and curb future beauty spending…
Sorry about the noise in the background. I live on a noisy street.
Are you on a no-buy or project pan? Comment below!
I became aware of Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies during the summer of 2018 and was fascinated by the idea that people respond to internal and external motivations in different ways. The Four Tendencies is not about changing your habits or personality, but about learning what drives you and how to work with people who respond differently to internal and/or external factors.
Gretchen Rubin offered a Four Tendencies course last fall and I was quick to sign up. I find the whole concept really interesting, and am looking into ways to apply the Tendencies in a work setting.
If you’re wondering, I’m an Upholder. My partner is a Questioner.
Have you heard of the Four Tendencies? If so, what are your thoughts? I’d love to know.