How I earned $1000 in just 1 months of side hustling

Let me start off by saying that side hustling is not for everyone.  The idea of an extra $1000 sounds fantastic, but what you need to know is that it is going to take a little work to get it.  I tell friends ALL of the time about new ways that I have found to side hustle my way to more $$$ and guess what?!  Hardly any of them actually take the time to do it!  However, since you’re here reading this then I imagine you are actually ready to tackle this thing called side hustling!

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I have a consistent income but when I have something that I want to pay for without it dipping into my regular income then I get to work with a little side hustling.  There are so many options out there to bring in some extra cash every month.  Some of these include Ebates, getting a part-time job, teaching a skill, selling on Ebay, Inbox Dollars, online surveys and so much more… Read more

Time management for busy women

I hear “I don’t know how you do it all” or “when do you have time to…?” ALL OF THE TIME!  Yes, I work full-time in Finance and part-time teaching dance, just started a blog, keep up with a house, yard, family, friends, and an unbelievable boyfriend. However,  I still make time to get everything (or at least most things) accomplished without sacrificing sleep!  So I wanted share my best time management skills with you.  Hopefully it will get you on the right track.  Do not be confused though, I still know so many lovelies out there that I am in shock over how well they manage life (and secretly can’t stand but also want to be them haha ya know love/hate). Life is busy but it doesn’t have to be stressful!


Here are a few tips:

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How to make homemade laundry detergent powder

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Yall I just cannot say enough about this laundry detergent! The cost, the smell, the results…YES!

I was hesitant about making my own laundry detergent for several reasons.  I had so many questions! Time? Upfront cost? Would it actually get my close clean? What about my super sensitive skin?  On July 4th, 2016, I made my first ever batch of homemade laundry detergent.  I was previously using pods (which I loved by the way) but I was about to run out.  One of my favorite friends told me about how she made it and was loving it so I thought “Ok, I’ll give this a try.”  (All the credit goes to LC here and I’m so glad she convinced me to try it!!!) Well, over a year later, I am still using that same batch and I am totally sold!

Hopefully this will answer a few of your questions:

The cost compared to pods– the big bucket that I was buying was around $22 for 80 loads.  This recipe cost around $20 for 250-500 loads! WOW!

Time it takes to make– The part that takes the most time is cheese grating those 3 bars of soap.  It does not take long but it is tedious and I did temporarily hate it by the third bar.  The rest is so simple because you are just pouring 4 boxes together!

The smell– my goodness it is fresh! I do not even use the purex crystals for the extra smell.  What makes the detergent smell so good is the Fels-Naptha soap bars.

The results– my colors are still bright and my whites are white! What else could I ask for?  Honestly, I cant tell any difference since changing from the pods that I loved.  Also,  after using it for almost a year, my super sensitive skin has had zero problems!

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10 things you’re wasting your money on

Raise your hand if you have a list in your head of things that you could cut out of your monthly spending to save a little cash?  ME!  Now raise your hand if you can think of more than 10 things you’re wasting your money on! Also ME!  Some ideas are easier than others but consist of taking up time…like me doing my own nails instead of getting a mani/pedi.  Ughhhhh….I’d much rather get pampered every couple of weeks but when I thought about how much I would save by doing it myself, I started to do my own!  If saving money is what you need to be doing then try out these 10 ideas to get your going in the right direction!<img src="" alt="pinterest graphic of 2 jars full of pennies with words saying 10 things youre wasting your money on"> Read more