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Wedding Guest Must Haves

We’re in the middle of wedding seasons #2 right now and I’m two weddings down and one to go before the end of the year. I thought this would be the perfect time to share some of my favorite wedding must haves as I complete the wedding circuit. This list could include many items, from flats to lip gloss, but I chose to stick with the very basics and have compiled a list of three wedding essentials. Let’s jump right in. Evian facial spray! This is a wonderful all-purpose little can of goodness. I use it in the mornings before weddings to help hydrate my skin and reapply during weddings to give my makeup a little boost. It’s small enough to fit in my purse which makes it extra convenient. You can find more info here. I’m always wary of facial mists and anything that isn’t specifically made for oily skin, because that’s one of my biggest skin issues, but this spray was light enough to not cause any excess shine and only enhanced my makeup. …

Building Credit

I just got a notification from the bank that my credit limit has been increased $1,000 so I’m feeling pretty awesome when it comes to credit cards. So now is the perfect time to share some tips on building credit! First, a fun fact about credit cards – did you know that if the credit card is authentic then when but under a UV light a big “V” will appear in the logo on Visa Cards, “AMEX” will appear across the top of American Express Cards and “M C” will appear for MasterCard? I had always been weary of credit cards and figured that there was no reason for me to have one because I already had a debit card. Sadly, this was completely incorrect. Because in order to basically get by in this world and make big purchases (aka a car, or car insurance, a house/apartment etc.) you need to have credit! About a year ago I was able to purchase a car from a friend of a friend, which meant that I escaped …

How to Survive Your First Twitter Chat | Advice | Social Media

Surviving Your First Twitter Chat

I am here to tell you that not only is it possible for you to survive a Twitter chat but it is also possible to benefit from it! I took part in my first Twitter Chat with The Peony Project this past Saturday – and absolutely loved it. You may be wondering: What exactly is a Twitter Chat? It is a live Twitter event, usually moderated and focused around a general topic. To filter all the chatter on Twitter into a single conversation, a hashtag is used. A set time is also established so that the moderator, guest or host is available to engage in the conversation. What Will I Get Out Of It? Twitter Chats are a great opportunity to not only interact with brands (hello partnerships!) but also to meet and get connected with like minded individuals (hello new best friends!) Top Tips For Surviving Twitter Chats 1. Don’t feel like you have to respond to absolutely every tweet in the chat. There’s going to be a lot going on, and you can’t do everything. 2. …

Tips For Surviving Jury Duty

Tips for Surviving Jury Duty

A few months ago I was feeling a little left out that several of my friends had already been chosen for Jury Duty. Well, not any more. I received my summons in the mail and immediately regretted wishing wanting to get it. Have no fear though – if you haven’t had Jury Duty yet, or it’s been years since you’ve served, I have some tips to help you make it through the day. Tip 1 Arrive a little early if you haven’t served before to get the lay of the land and figure out where you’re going. I actually was a few minutes late but it wasn’t a big deal because they waited to take “attendance.” Tip 2 You get paid for Jury Duty! But, don’t spend your well earned money in one place. I actually got $15 dollars for sitting around all day but apparently DC only gives you around $5 dollars and mails it to you after the fact. So if you live elsewhere be thankful, and if not, sorry for your bad …

Customer Service Nightmares

I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for months now and I’m finally getting around to it! The title originally was meant to be “Things Not To Say To An IKEA Bistro Employee” but it evolved and the shorter the better, right? In case you’re not sure – the Bistro is not the restaurant which is on the second floor and is like a cafeteria almost – the Bistro is the little place close to the exit where you can purchase hot dogs, cinnamon buns, soda and frozen yogurt. Disclaimers: All Bistro prices already include tax – so you really do only need 50 cents, or a dollar etc. The hot dogs are indeed always 50 cents. That’s not a special that they run every single day of the year. And they are also all beef. The frozen yogurt is fat free and it tastes almost exactly like vanilla ice cream, and the employees will know what you’re talking about if you refer to it as ice cream. And while I do agree with …

Tips for Getting Rid of A Migraine

While I am no expert on migraines (well…does suffering from them for the last 15 years count?) I have learned a lot about how to deal and get rid of them. I know I’m not the only one out there that suffers from these debilitating things so I thought I’d share some of what I’ve learned. And if you’re one of those lucky people that has never had a migraine – thank the gods because they are just the most excruciating pain ever. And it’s usually not enough that there is a very large person in your head pounding on your skull to get out. There is also usually a lot of sensitivity to light and noise also. So without further ado here are my tips to getting rid of a migraine: 1. Take your favorite pain medication! I prefer Advil but Ibuprofen will do also. When I have a migraine I generally go for 3 pills right away because I have built up a tolerance but if two does it for you then I …